Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Like A Rhinestone Cowboy
Kevin Costner
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...Remember when Kevin Costner was one of the biggest movie stars in the world? Well, then you are old to moderately so.

With him starring in the new Paramount Network series Yellowstone, premiering tonight, it got me thinking about Costner of yore and how he Directed one of the worst films to ever win a Best Picture Oscar, Dances With Wolves. How watching him on screen was akin to watching paint dry. Yep, I was a real fan, not!!

Obviously there were many people who disagreed with me, and most of them found Costner sexy as well. Which brings me to the only movie I ever liked him in, and "yes" I did actually find him sexy in as well... Bull Durham.

If you haven't seen Bull Durham, I highly recommend it, because me extrapolating on it would never do the movie justice. It's one of those things you have to see to truly appreciate.

So for those of you rabid Costner fans who will be tuning in tonight, you know I won't be. Here is a montage of Kevin's celebrity skin via Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things.

I'm sure the link will be better than the show, give it a click, right here, right now... 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Chris & Katherine Sitting On A Park Bench...

Hello Young Lovers
Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger
Yeah, they weren't sitting in a tree, that's so dated. Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger the eldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver
Were spotted on Father's Day on a bench in a park in Santa Barbara, CA.

As you may recall Chris and his also famous wife, Anna Faris divorced not too long ago. 

This was his first Father's Day without his kids, but, hey they're all right.

Whatever is, or isn't happening with Chris & Katherine, their reps aren't commenting. Silence is golden after all.

Don't they simply look cute as a dickens together?

Nod your head and say "yes."

Chris on Instagram:

Bram Stoker's "Shadowbuilder"

Demons, Saints & Priests...Oh My!

Bram Stoker's "Shadowbuilder" 
coming August 28th from MVD Rewind

Featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Leslie Hope (Crimson Peak), Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) and Tony Todd (Candyman).

From the mind of the master of horror, Bram Stoker (creator of Dracula), comes Shadowbuilder for the first time ever on Blu-ray!
A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy, who has the potential to become a saint. If the demon succeeds, it will open a doorway to Hell, blazing a terrifying trail of destruction, possession and mayhem and destroy humanity. Now the fate of the world hinges on the final outcome of a renegade priest's battle with the soul eating Shadowbuilder .

The epic struggle between good and evil in Shadowbuilder features an all-star cast that includes Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Leslie Hope (Crimson Peak), Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) and Tony Todd (Candyman).

Bonus Materials
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature.
  • Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Audio Commentary from Director Jamie Dixon
  • NEW! 'Making of Shadowbuilder' featurette (HD, 33:22) (featuring director Jamie Dixon, writer Michael Stokes and stars Andrew Jackson (The Shadowbuilder) and Tony Todd (Covey)
  • NEW! 'Shadowbuilder: Visual Effects' featurette (HD, 13:26)
  • NEW! 'Shadowbuilder: Kevin Zegers' featurette (HD, 5:00)
  • Reversible, 2-Sided Artwork
  • Spanish Subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collectible Poster

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Who's Your Daddy?

Father Figure
Michael Shinafelt

Happy Father's Day!

While my Father passed away a while ago from Cancer, lung to be exact, this year I thought I would take a different approach to the designated day for Dad's

That's correct it's time to play "Who's Your Daddy!" Yay! Hooray! 

Now that it's out there, perhaps I could be yours. My name is Michael, I'll be your Daddy tonight. Hey, it wouldn't be the first (nor last) time I've ever been called that.

After all "I will be your preacher teacher, (Be your daddy)", Father Figure, ya know.

To all you Father's out there it's your day, celebrate. To all you Daddy's out there, keep doing you.

Michael has left the laptop...

Got Daddy?    

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hey Queen!

Did You Hear The One About...
Meghan Markle & Queen Elizabeth II
How many Duchesses does it take to make a Queen smile? Apparently just one if you happen to be the Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex

Whatever Ms. Markle said to Queen Elizabeth II must be worth it's weight in gold. Seldom has anyone every seen HRH this giddy with delight.

Further proof that Meghan was the perfect commoner to become Royal. Let this be a lesson to all of you, a sense of humor goes a long way. 

Happy Saturday - and remember to smile Queens, smile!

The Royals on the WWW at:  

Friday, June 15, 2018

Just Because...Polka Dots & Portman

Don't Forget To Dot The "I"
Natalie Portman
Just Because my computer crashed today. Just Because I now have a sparkly awesome new one & Just Because the first thing I saw when I got set-up and logged on was this, and it made me smile. Why It's none other than Natalie Portman working a polka dot dress.

Polka Dots are fun and so is Portman's infectious smile while sporting them. Let's face it, very few people can pull off "dots" Natalie slays and then some in them.

Finally I am up and running and coming at ya on the good ole WWW again. 

Now aren't you happy? Yeah, that's exactly what I thought you'd say....

Keep on doing you!

Natalie on IMDB:      

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Michael's Musings

What's Black & White & Read All Over...
Michael Shinafelt
"I'm outta time, all I got is four minutes" - "4 Minutes" Madonna/Justin Timberlake 
Even thought 4 Minutes is one of my least favorite songs ever. Sorry Madonna & Justin, not! This refrain is how I am feeling at present. "Yes" I said present, so shower me with gifts minions!

Ask me about how much patience and understanding I have at "present" it will turn into one of the worse gag gifts you have ever received. Moving on...

I f#cking miss Tina Turner, she's simply the best, better than all the rest...

Did a photo shoot with artist Daniel Dehnert yesterday, that is all 

If you are ever feeling powerless, just remember one of your pubic hairs can shut down an entire restaurant 

Went to the Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles this past weekend. It was epic - that was not a compliment

Finally I cracked 170 and now weigh 169, that's correct minions I'm bringing sixties back!

When someone asks if you give a damn, be honest

Remember when damn was actually considered a curse word? "Yes" I am old

And then there's Maude -

Have you heard?! Mike Clifford crooning his awesome cover of Carole King's Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Here's your chance, after the jump!

Happy "Oh What The Hell" Day!

If at first you don't succeed, figure it the f#ck out

What's new pussycat?

Miley Cyrus, MIley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus

Have yourself a good day, and do what's right

I'm gonna take you out, on the neon side of town

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This Tour Ain't D.O.A!

I Licked It, So It's Mine!
D.O.A. East Coast / Midwest "Fight Back" Tour dates announced
Godfathers of Hardcore 40th Anniversary Tour - July 2018

Punk is the new black!

D.O.A., the pioneering punks who set the bar high for punk and basically invented hardcore, are ready to rip it up on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. Their new album is called Fight Back and they are embarking on a worldwide tour to support this impressive new effort. The "Men of Action" are ready to take on all opposition and lay down a punk rock path of wild music and free thought. Their rough and ready line up is led by the Godfather of Hardcore, Joe "Shithead" Keithley (guitar, vocals). He is more than ably accompanied by the manic rhythm section of Paddy Duddy (drums) and Corkscrew (bass).

Early reviews indicate that Fight Back is the most innovative D.O.A. album since War on 45D.O.A. has always been right on the pulse of what's going on in our screwed up world. Fight Back deals with what we have left, which in a lot of ways, is not much. 
"When you really think about it, income inequality and disparity is at the root of a lot huge problems, like environmental degradation, war, sexism and hate" said Keithley who has been fighting the good fight for the last 40 years. It's why he's made TALK - ACTION = 0 his lifelong mantra. 
Fight Back, released on Joe's own label Sudden Death Records, is a scathing and timely piece. Joe deals with all manner of unseemly low characters and issues. The album opens with acerbic "You Need an Ass Kickin' Right Now," next rips right into the startling "Killer Cops," then smashes into the anthemic "Time To Fight Back," which is street punk resistance at its fiercest. The album proceeds with the timely "Gonna Set You Straight" with violent and natural ease, and continues with the vitriolic "I Just Got Back From the USA." Then, the album takes a funny twist with "We Won't Drink This Piss" (down with bad corporate beer!) and "You Can't Stop Me," a song in which Joe delves into the character of Slapshot's playing coach Reggie Dunlop (a natural alter ego perhaps).
The "Men Of Action" are returning to the US for some unfinished business.

7/13 - Lombard, IL @ Brauerhouse
7/14 - Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
7/15 - La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater
7/16 - Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
7/17 - Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
7/18 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
7/19 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
7/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog
7/21 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
7/22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
7/23 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
7/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
7/26 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
7/27 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
"You Need An Ass Kickin' Right Now" is the first video from D.O.A.'s new album Fight Back. Canada's legendary punks have always delighted in sticking it to pompous and despicable characters, so this new video carries on their fine tradition of defiance and irreverence.
"In our modern world that is stuffed with ever increasing episodes of racism, sexism, greed and warmongers, it's time say enough is enough, time to fight back," said Keithley, the fearless leader of D.O.A. 

In "Ass Kickin'" he takes on callous and tragic characters like: Kanye, Putin, Harvey Weinstein, Xi Jingping, Trump, and many more. "My only regret is that the song is only one minute and 20 seconds long, so we ran out of time to include more," concluded Keithley.

Follow Joe and the D.O.A. gang on Twitter and on Facebook 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" Mike Clifford

You Will Absolutely Love Him!
Mike Clifford
Former Teen Idol and Entertain Me favorite, Mike Clifford has come a long way since his Close to Cathy days. He is living proof that you aren't getting older, you are getting F#cking Better!

Mike is here to hit us with his best shot yet. An amazing cover of the Carole King chestnut Will You Love Me Tomorrow.

I asked Mike to name ten things he will always love, no matter what, tomorrow. Behold the anointed ones...

1) Classic Cars
2) Mexican Food
3) Dogs & Cats
4) Aircraft
5) PBS
6) The Wizard od OZ
7) Space Exlporation
8) The Ocean
9) Butterflies
10) Every Flower on Earth

Stop and smell all the flowers with Mike. Feel the love by watching the video for Will You  Love Me Tomorrow after the jump.

PS Yours truly has a blink and you miss it cameo in it - OK, now it's time to watch it, and watch it now! Jump minions, jump for Mike's love! 

Give your love to Mike at:  

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday Motivation

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
After a weekend of massive errands, work and the endless Pride Parade I need much motivation and today that takes on the form of caffeine, you know, coffee.

"Yes" I know Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are no longer together. "Duh" I also know this is a publicity still for Mr. & Mrs. Smith. All that being stated this is about Monday Motivation, not current celebrity commentary minions.

What better way to motivate me than eye candy. The former love birds shot in glorious black & white, each engaging in a cup of java is perfection, no? I asked you, and I'm waiting for an answer...seriously, speak up!

It's time for me to say so long, farewell...the kitchen is alive with the sound of brewing!

Yep, I am outta her, the thirst is real.

Coffee on the WWW:   

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Happy Gay Pride Los Angeles!

Closets Are For Clothes
Michael Shinafelt
June is officially Pride Month & today is Pride Day in Los Angeles, CA. I remember I came out officially at the age of 25. It was the best thing I ever did for myself.

Since then life has had it's ups and downs just like anyone else's, but the one thing being true to yourself does is it alleviates you of the burden of living an life that is not authentic. 

If you can't love yourself, how can you love anyone else? 

Today is a day for celebration of our true selves, be who you are and be proud of it.

For those of you out there who might be struggling remember it's OK to seek and ask for help. That is something to be proud of as well.

On that note, it's time to get the party started, Michael has left the closet...

Closets are for clothes at:

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain
Photo Courtesy Of:
Maresa Wickham
While I never had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Bourdain, by all accounts he was a great guy who seemingly had it all. I could address depression and suicide, yet I am hardly qualified to do so. Having been through a clinical depression myself, all I can say is it's a beast. 

I thought it would be nice to serve Anthony's memory by reprinting a first hand experience from someone who knew and adored him. My friend Maresa Wickham worked with him in 2006 here is what she had to say about the man:

This one hits a little harder... one of my inspirational idols... I was honored to work with him in 2006 and was so impressed at how nice and how real he was. Such an interesting guy who seemed to have it all. My dream.

"Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you... You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind." RIP Anthony Bourdain

Here's a handsome shot of him from our Travel Channel promos video shoot.  

Friday, June 8, 2018

"Godmonster Of Indian Flats"

Look Mommy, It's A Godmonster!
American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) and Something Weird to release a new 4K transfer of GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS on Blu-ray July 10th

The most berserk and deranged creature feature in history!

"I want what the filmmakers were having" - Michael Shinafelt

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Something Weird are excited to announce an July 10, 2018 release date for the GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS Blu-ray. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, AGFA purchased a 4K film scanner to create new digital transfers of titles from the Something Weird library. GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS is the fourth release of dozens in this partnership, following THE ZODIAC KILLER, BAT PUSSY, and Ed Wood's THE VIOLENT YEARS.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the petting zoo, you meet . . . GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS! Written and directed by infamous outsider artist Fredric C. Hobbs (ALABAMA'S GHOST), this is the story of an eight-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, and terrorizes stoners! From the surreal "wild west" locations to the outrageous monster effects, GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS is easily the most berserk, out-of-control, and inexplicably deranged creature feature in the history of forever. This includes the scene where the Godmonster crashes a children's picnic.

"Get the straight jackets ready," said AGFA advisory board member Frank Henenlotter. "GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS is one of the weirdest, wackiest, oddballest monster movies ever made!"
Special features include:
  • New 4K preservation from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print!
  • Rampaging monster trailers from the AGFA vaults!
  • Berserker shorts from the Something Weird vaults!
  • Bonus movie: LEGEND OF BIGFOOT (1975), a new 2K preservation from an original 35mm theatrical print!
  • Reversible cover art with illustration by Shana Cleveland!
For developments on AGFA's upcoming releases follow:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Michael's Musings

Michael Shinafelt
Happy Pride Month Minions! This weeks column will consist of the gay agenda - you know what we are after, living our lives like everyone else, with equal rights. What a lot we are how dare we as tax paying citizens think that we are entitled to such things.

For the record I am proud to be a part of the tribe. I also know I am not alone in that. Honestly I find other things way more offensive than loving someone of the same sex. Let's try making lecherous comments about your daughter on for size.

So this week we are going to celebrate - with images, quotes and good old fashioned love. Let all those feckless c#unts "Eat Cake."

The Bitch is back, luckily I am not feckless, or a c#nt

Gavin Newsom "Yes!"

"Slavery really ended when Abraham Lincoln outlawed Ambien" - Out Comedian Faith Choyce 
Got Rebel Heart?

Let Love Rule!

This is an image I took for a piece I did on the Marriage Equality Rally in West Hollywood, CA on June 27, 2013. What a beautiful day!.

"More proof that Facebook is bullshit: "The #1 song on the day you were born defines your life".Well, mine was COME TOGETHER.And, I've never even had a 3-way"
 - While I doubt he has never had a three way - Out Comedian, Tony Tripoli

One of my fondest memories was the first Pride Parade I ever went to. It was with my first real boyfriend. That was a huge step for me.

The Los Angeles, CA Gay Pride Celebration is this weekend in West Hollywood, CA 

In this month of Pride I am proud of who I am, what I've been through and where I am going.

I know what guys like

There is a guy, a very special guy...

Wanna know more? Follow me at:                              

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Come On In The Waters Fine
Max Riemelt
With it's two hour series finale airing June the 8th on Netflix - Today's Hump Day & Chill is brought to you by Sense 8 and one of it's stars Max Riemelt

For the uninitiated here's what the buzz is about:

"A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order."

Intriguing stuff I must say, and I just did. But that's not what you really came here for, to be schooled on the unique now, is it?

Of course it isn't you came here to see Max in the flesh, and your wish shall be granted! 

No, you don't need to suddenly get hooked-up mentally to a group of strangers, all you need to do to get plugged in is click on the link below to Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things and feast your eyes on max baring it all.

Hump Day & Chill like you mean it minions!

Click Me!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Who's Your Daddy???

Let's Pretend We're Married
Nikki Bella & John Cena
Alright Total Bellas watchers, file this under - "I'm so not surprised" John Cena is now stating that he wants to be a Daddy.

This has to be one of the most transparent, not to mention lame PR Stunts ever. Seriously did we all not see this coming? First he is gun shy about marriage then proposes to long time love Nikki Bella, then he doesn't want children and they "break-up"...As If?!

Cut to him now wanting kids. He always did my magpies, I'm not sure what the Total Point is here when a PR Stunt is this obvious it really has no point. "Yes" I know I am addressing it's inanity so perhaps I am feeding into it. But if any of you took this load of garbage at face value you may want to consult with someone about that.

Time for Michael to dance & sing, get up and do his thing.

Total Bellas on the WWW:

Monday, June 4, 2018

Just Because...Channing Tatum

I'm Gonna Strut
Channing Tatum
Just Because I am feeling loopy today, Just Because pigs are going to fly and Just Because he has a really cool name - here is Channing Tatum strutting the streets of London. Not walking them, then he would be a street walker

While I don't get particularly turned on by Mr. Tatum like a majority you minions do, his presence is quite winning and as stated above, what other actor has as cool a name as he does? Yeah, I knew you couldn't give me an answer to that, because there isn't one.

Moving on, I really don't have much more to extrapolate on regarding al things Channing. Other than Tatum does have a quite well proportioned body and I am sure, despite the fact that he doesn't do much for me in the nether region, he is a really good shag.

Mic Drop!

Channing on Instagram:

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Funday!

Da Bomb!
Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres & Kelly Clarkson
"Just stay calm, baby, no more bombs" - Liza Minnelli "Don't Drop Bombs"

I don't know about you minions but I'm feeling quite silly today, hence I did a search on the WWW for what else? Celebrity Photobombs

As you can bear witness I mined a treasure of one. See Ellen DeGeneres & her wife Portia de Rossi canoodling at The Grammy's - why look it's Grammy Winner Kelly Clarkson making silly in the BG (background for those acronym challenged.)

And so the story goes...

That Kelly she's so adorable don't you just want to take her home and feed her?

Mic Drop!

For more levity click on the link below:

Saturday, June 2, 2018

"Last Kiss Goodbye" Haley Reinhart

Refinery 29 Premieres New Video

Nah, nah, nah, hey, hey - goodbye...!

 Singer-songwriter and Season 10 American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart has confirmed a June 1, 2018 release date for her brand-new song “Last Kiss Goodbye” from her forthcoming Concord Records album due later this year. 

"Last Kiss Goodbye" was written and produced by Haley Reinhart & Anders Grahn (Andrew McMahon, Haley Kiyoko) while the video which premiered on Refinery29 was directed by famed photographer Joshua Shultz (Jared Leto, Imagine Dragons). 
The video features Haley bicycling on the beach and frolicking through the picturesque canals of Venice Beach while she sings into the camera through a California sun drenched lens.
“I wrote & recorded “Last Kiss Goodbye” sitting crosslegged on my living room floor, channeling the very essence of a timeless love. I shot the video in Venice, CA at the canals as well as the beach. I adore these places as they truly radiate romance. I want you to get butterflies & feel as though you are watching an old film noir! This tune spilled out of me like a fine wine... And so, I hope it takes you wherever it is you wish to go!” says Haley
“Last Kiss Goodbye” is the first taste of Haley’s new music and is available through all digital retailers:
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