Sunday, June 30, 2019

World Pride

She's Got Spirit!
Lady Gaga
Today is the official last day of World Pride, and while the party may be over, the celebration should continue. "Yes" life should be a celebration every damn MotherF#cking day!

Bear witness to Lady Gaga sauntering her way in rainbow regalia to The Stonewall Inn, the place where the first Gay Pride was literally a riot. Hence on the 50th Anniversary of the historic event which transpired on June 28th in NYC - the Pride Party this weekend in the city of origin is an extravaganza!

So of course Gay ally our Lady of Gaga is out in full force and rocking it like a unicorn! Hey, she was Born This Way...

Thus on the last day of the party I leave you with this delightful image to remind you to keep on keepin' 365 days all the time. You and your life are a reason to celebrate!

Rainbow High Five!

Gaga on IG -

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday Sinema: Ladyworld


Amanda Kramer's Psychological Thriller LADYWORLD
Nationwide Theatrical Release on August 2nd 
VOD / DVD Roll-out On August 27th

"In pairing the aftermath of a natural disaster with the minefield that is female adolescence, it proves its own surreal, savage and superbly performed creation."
  - Sarah Ward, Screen International


LADYWORLD stars Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso (CAPTAIN FANTASTIC), Ryan Simpkins (BRIGSBY BEAR, THE HOUSE), Odessa Adlon, Maya Hawke (STRANGER THINGS Season 3), Tatsumi Romano, Zora Casebere and Atheena Frizzell. Written by Amanda Kramer and Benjamin Shearn, and produced by Love & Death Productions' Leal Naim and Thomas R. Burke alongside Amanda Kramer, the film is a modernized all-girl story inspired by LORD OF THE FLIES.

In LADYWORLD, eight teenage girls become trapped in an endless birthday party after a massive earthquake. The girls' sanity and psyches dissolve as they run out of food and water. Eventually, they regress to their basic instincts, exploiting each other's fears and insecurities.
 

The film enjoyed recent success on the festival circuit, including BFI London Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, TIFF Next Wave, Denver Film Festival, and SF Indie Fest. 

Cleopatra Entertainment will theatrically release LADYWORLD nationwide on August 2nd, followed by a VOD / Home Entertainment DVD release on August 27th. 
 
Additionally, the film will have an East Coast Premiere on Friday, August 2nd at the Cinema Village, New York, NY and a West Coast Premiere also on Friday, August 2nd at the Arena Cinelounge in Los Angeles, CA with a Q&A with Director Amanda Kramer and cast. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ho, Ho, Ho, It's David Archuleta

Baby, It's Sweater Weather?
Photo:
Cyrus Pamganiban
DAVID ARCHULETA ANNOUNCES 2019 CHRISTMAS TOUR

ALL DATES ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019


David Archuleta has announced he will hit the road this fall with a 2019 Christmas tour which is sure to feature songs from his 2018 hit holiday album Winter In The Air.  The album featured such hits as “Christmas Every Day” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0QuvuTEGiU (which went Top 10 on the Billboard Holiday chart) as well as title track “Winter In The Air” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz70efcbPPw  with the video featuring World of Dance dancer Cassidy Forsyth and So You Think You Can Dance & World of Dance dancer Ezra Sosa.
The 2019 tour will kick off November 23 in Utah and weave through such cities as Atlanta, Nashville & Portland among others before winding down on December 23.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28: https://davidarchuleta.com/home/live/
“I’m so excited to announce my 2019 Christmas tour. I had such a blast last year singing so many Christmas classics as well as songs from my two holiday albums.  It’s such a special time of year and I hope you’ll come out and make some new memories with us this year ” Says David
Additionally, David is also writing new material for his next pop album scheduled to be released in late 2019.
2019 Tour Dates
Richfield, UT
Fairgrounds Hall
Grand Junction, CO
Avalon Theatre
Moab, UT
Star Hall
Flagstaff, AZ
Orpheum Theater
Queen Creek, AZ
Queen Creek Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Snowflake, AZ
Snowflake High School Auditorium
Albuquerque, NM
John Lewis Performing Arts Theater
San Antonio, TX
Tobin Center for The Performing Arts
Austin, TX
One World Theatre (Early Show)
Austin, TX
One World Theatre (Late Show)
The Woodlands, TX
Dosey Doe
Atlanta, GA
City Winery
Franklin, TN
Franklin Theatre
Franklin, TN
Franklin Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar
Portland, OR
Alberta Rose
Pasco, WA
Faith Assembly
Tacoma, WA
Alma Mater
Pocatello, ID
Stephens Performing Arts Center
Logan, UT
Logan High School Auditorium


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Michael's Musings

Listen To Beethoven...
Michael Shinafelt
"I'm a little bit unholy. So what, so is everyone else" Unholy, Miley Cyrus

"Yes" everyone is quote en quote unholy, what you need to ask are you an immoral POS?! Donald Trump stand in the front of that line. Swish, swish, Motherf#cker!!! Moving on...


I put my money where my mouth is. I attended a benefit for the ACLU organized and headlined by the amazing Ariel Beesley @ The Echo in Los Angeles this past Tuesday. So There's that.


Damn, it's four ayem!


"Head like a hole, black as your soul, I'd rather die than give you control" Head Like A Hole, Nine Inch Nails


Shade never made anybody less gay, it made them get gayer


Hope everyone is having a groovy Brady Bunch type of week


Random Thought: Anyone out there seen Maria Callas in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Medea, anyone?


About last night - "#Trump tweeted that tonight’s #DemocraticDebate was boring. As if we aren’t aware that’s how he feels about anything he can’t eat or fuck." - Bette Midler


HBO's Euphoria is an amazing show!


I have many answers, what is the question?




Girl Crush of the Week: Zendaya

Basically an all nighter and still grinding


Dr. Seuss, that is all


There once was a Boy from Chile who decided to show everyone his ______ I bet you all know what word to fill in the blank with 😉


Plaid Rompers, discuss -


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hump Day & Chill

Touchdown!
Richard
After my late night of hitting a benefit for the ACLU at The Echo in Los Angeles. Headlined and organized by one Ms. Ariel Beesley, Daddy really needs to Hump Day & Chill. "Yes" it's hard out there for a Daddy when he is out past midnight on a Tuesday (or any night for that matter.)

Yet I woke up at 5:20 ayem, without an alarm, which is twenty minutes later than it is set for daily. Being as I did not actually hit my bed until after one ayem, yeah there's that...

Thus I woke up and hit Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things and I spied with my little eye everybody's All American, Richard. Richard is the perfect archetype of the football jock one would fantasize, or not, about in High School.

Normally Richard is NMT (not my thing) but there is something about his smile, and the fact that he bares every inch of his beautiful body for Bodytorium.com's camera that got Daddy ready steady go for a Hump Day & Chill marathon. 

On your marks, get set, hit Richard at the link below. Go Speed Racer, go!!!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2019/06/a-break-in-clouds-richard-by-bodytorium.html

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Weird Science

"Weird Science, Plastic tubes and pots and pans
Bits and pieces and
Magic from the hand" 
- Weird Science, Oingo Boingo

THEY WENT FROM ZEROES TO HEROES IN ONE FANTASTIC WEEKEND. If you can't get a date... make one! After proving himself the king of heartfelt teen flicks with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, writer-director John Hughes infused the genre with a hefty dose of wacked-out sci-fi comedy in Weird Science, a film where every teenage boy's wildest fantasies come to life. Perenially picked-on high school nerds Gary (Anthony Michael Hall, Sixteen Candles) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt's computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman - and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys' dreams come true... but what about Wyatt's gun-toting psycho older brother Chet (Bill Paxton), and the two bullies (Robert Downey Jr and Vamp's Robert Rusler) determined to put them back in their place? Inspired by EC Comics and boosted by a killer soundtrack (including the classic title theme by Oingo Boingo), Weird Science has never looked better than in this new special edition, including an exclusive extended version of the film featuring deleted scenes never released on home video before.

Bonus Materials

  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Theatrical Version of the film (94 mins), plus seamlessly-branched exclusive Extended Version (97 mins), featuring two additional scenes newly remastered in high-definition
  • Original lossless stereo audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option (theatrical version only)
  • Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Edited-for-TV version of the film (SD only, 95 mins), plus comparison featurette highlighting the alternate dubs and takes
  • Option to watch additional scenes from the Extended Version separately
  • Newly-filmed interview with special makeup creator Craig Reardon • Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
  • Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos • All-new interview with casting director Jackie Burch
  • It’s Alive: Resurrecting Weird Science, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including star Anthony Michael Hall
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tracie Ching
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Amanda Reyes
  • https://mvdb2b.com/b2b/s/AV209

Monday, June 24, 2019

Just Because...Drag Queens

Invasion of the Drag Queens
l-r
Violet Chacki, Kim Chi, Carson Kressley, Ginger Minj & Bob The Drag Queen
Just Because it's still Pride Month, Just Because there is a plethora of them & Just Because the Queer Eye OG Carson Kressley is thrown in for good measure I bequeath to you Drag Queens.

That's correct minions, don't be a drag, just be a queen. What else you gonna do with that crown? I ask you, oh that's right you never have any answers...moving on.

Here they are celebrating The Advocate & World of Wonder Pride Event at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, CA.

"Yes" it's another Pride day here on Entertain Me, hey why not? June is winding down and soon there it will all become the run of the mill gay agenda again. 

Oh, and let's not forget Drag Queens will inherit the earth...

Tiara Drop! Now pick up that bar of soap.

Drag Queen on Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_queen

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Show Your Pride

Taste The Rainbow
Evan Rachel Wood
June isn't over yet, thus Pride Month marches on...to keep the love flowing I bring you one Evan Rachel Wood, who happens to be openly bisexual, showing how proud she is at the Los Angeles Pride Parade.

Ms. Wood recently appeared on HBO's Westworld, is seen here at the corner of San Vicente & Santa Monica Blvd. waving a rainbow flag in the air like she don't care. What's that? How did I know what street corner she is standing on? Because I recognize the background clues. "Yes" in case you are out of the loop I live in Los Angeles.

So let the Pride continue and carry on with your bad selves...

Rainbow High Five!

ERW on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/evanrachelwood/?hl=en

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Just Because...Chic Out!

Stepping Out
Naomi Watss
Just Because she looks so chic in this black ensemble, Just Because she is a power house actress & Just Because everyday is not like today I bequeath you Naomi Watts taking it to the streets in NYC.

Oh Naomi you look so fine you blow my mind, Naomi, hey, Naomi! Despite that Naomi's star making role (deservedly so) was in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive. She first came to my attention in the movie Tank Girl

Ya that loopy movie where Ice-T played a kangaroo human hybrid that goes like this:
"A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet"

A word to the wise this is one movie where you probably don't want to be a Jet Girl like Naomi was.

Moving on...up I hope, or not. "Yes" up for sure. Naomi ended up getting her first Oscar nomination for a film called 21 Grams. Which I found challenging, thus I loved it!

Now where did I stash my cool black ensemble?

Naomi on IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915208/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2

Friday, June 21, 2019

Who Do You Think I Am?

 
Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?
coming to Blu-ray / DVD and VOD on August 13th
New documentary about "The Big Man" Clarence Clemons of E Street Band fame features interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, Narada Michael Walden and more


From Virgil Films & Entertainment comes Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? - an intimate portrait of one of the most famous saxophone players in the world. After a theatrical run in select cities in July, the film will be released on August 13th as a Blu-ray / DVD package (MVD Entertainment Group) as well as Digital HD (Virgil Films). A TV or SVOD release is planned for first quarter of 2020.

After Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's marathon "Rising Tour" came to an end in 2003, saxophonist Clarence Clemons felt like he needed a break. Though the world knew him as The Big Man and a lifetime member of the E Street Band, there was also a deeply spiritual side to Clemons. So he packed up his saxophone and journeyed to China, where he could be more or less a nameless traveler in a foreign land. Following him was director, friend and photographer Nick Mead, who documented Clarence's transcendent awakening overseas. Once Clarence had returned to the States, Mead decided to keep the cameras rolling, which is when tragedy struck: while in Florida, Clarence suffered a stroke and passed away.

With the help of producer Joe Amodei, the film became more than just a document of Clarence's spiritual journey - it became a biography for his life and a love letter and farewell from those that knew him best.

"It was an honor and a privilege to work with Nick Mead on this project. Clarence was a true Big Man! His spirituality rose to the top of every interview we conducted." says producer Joe Amodei.

Featuring interviews with President Bill Clinton, Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Jake Clemons, and former band mates, friends, and close family members, Who Do I Think I Am? highlights Clarence's life as musician and member of the E Street band while also presenting another side of the man not many knew when he was away from bright stage lights. It's an intimate portrait of Clarence's quest for enlightenment and meaning in what would sadly be the final years of his life.

The film was one of the spotlight premieres at the recent Asbury Park Music and Film Festival in April and will show in June at the NJ International Film Festival as well as the Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod this summer.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Michael's Musings

Because I'm Michael, Bitch!
Michael Shinafelt
And the week keeps turning...like my stomach, like the key of a car, like someone in their grave, like a Gold Dust Woman - "Yes" I have a silver spoon, and I'm gonna dig my, whatever. 

Hey Guy, your name is Coffee? You can keep me up all night, fer sure!!!

"I thought I was the bitchiest Gay until Taylor Swift made a video, about how everyone should support the LGBTQ community and now SHE’S THE ENEMY!" - Tony Tripoli, Comedian 

The plumber is still here - is this a euphemism?


Laura Dern on Big Little Lies is brilliant!


Current Instagram Girl Crush: Laverne Cox


FYI Madame X is a c#cks#ker 


PS Madame X & Myself share a common goal


Whores of a feather do spin class together


Ariel Beesley
Catching the awesome Ariel Beesley this Tuesday for an ACLU benefit @ The Echo in Los Angeles, join me? 

Whoopi Goldberg is jealous of Bella Thorne because nude photos of her have leaked and no one wanted to see that sh!t


I'm stoked on ambition and verve, I'm gonna get what I deserve 

Not thinking about anything is zen

People like us just don't give a _______ fill it & fill it hard, it's blank after all

He got me moving like the beat of a drum, I threw him on the floor and made him want to - it rhymes with drum minions

Don't ask why at -
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https://twitter.com/MShinafelt   

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hump Day & Chill

Oh Adam You're So Fine
Adam (minus Eve)
"And "God" created Adam -"

Let me spin a yarn about a twisted tale involving a serpent a garden and someone called Adam. The next time an anti-LGBTQ bigot brings Adam & Eve into a discussion, remind them that Eve is a transgender clone. Oh, and that Adam is a stud!

While he may not be the Adam of mythical yore, this Adam is indeed a 100% grade "A" meat.

Photographed in all his glory by Scott Clare for ClareVoyance Photography. As spied on my favorite source for skin of the male variety Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things.

Yeah, that's where I found the Adam of my dreams. A real living one...kick the Biblical Myth to the curb and get down with your Hump Day & Chill dream Adam by hitting the link below. "Yes" and tap your hands together three times and say "There's no place like Adam."

Woot!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2013/11/sunday-morning-at-home-adam-by.html

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

If You Don't Know Me


Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don't Know Me 
coming to Blu-rayDVD, and VOD on August 23rd

New feature-length documentary details his extraordinary triumph over adversity
"A comprehensive and engrossing documentary that adds dimension 
to the life of the late singing star." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Considerably superior to Bohemian Rhapsody." - Philadelphia Weekly
"Lichtenstein's terrific documentary reveals the so-incredible-it's-amazing-it's-not-a-Hollywood-movie story of 'the black Elvis'. - Metro
"Lichtenstein does a brilliant job of explaining what a vital figure Pendergrass was 
for US black culture in the 1970s...The archive footage she presents is captivating and 
beautifully emphasizes the utterly irresistible pull of the man." - Record Collector 

If You Don't Know Me is the powerful and moving story of R&B star Teddy Pendergrass (Theodore DeReese Pendergrass), who was on the brink of global super-stardom when tragedy struck. A compelling tale with surprising twists and turns, the film is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest singers of his generation. It also tells how Teddy fought for the rights of African-American artists in a 1970s music industry prejudiced against black performers and reveals how, aged just 31, Pendergrass overcame terrible tragedy to get back on stage against all the odds.
 
The film's triumphant world premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival (Teddy's home city), resulted in an Audience Award and a nomination for the Pinkenson Award. The film also had successful screenings at DOC NYC, Minneapolis Sound Unseen Film Festival and San Francisco Black Film Festival. Earlier this year, If You Don't Know Me was shown to sold-out cinemas in the UK, on Sky Arts and also aired on Showtime in the US.
 
Director and BAFTA award-winner, Olivia Lichtenstein conceived, researched and directed the film, which reveals Teddy's meteoric rise from his tough childhood in Philadelphia to become the lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. His was the voice of worldwide hits, "Don't Leave Me This Way" and "If You Don't Know Me by Now."  

Olivia recalls: "I grew up listening to soul music and I'd just started listening to Teddy again when I saw a documentary about Shep Gordon, the legendary artist manager who worked with everyone from Blondie to Alice Cooper - and Teddy. It included a little bit about him working with Teddy Pendergrass and it made me realize that I didn't know what had happened to him. I had a really strong sense that I had to make a film to tell his story."
 
Olivia contacted Shep Gordon, who agreed to join the project as an executive producer, along with Michael and Katherina Saunders. A short trailer was enough to sell the idea to BBC Films, who stepped in to co-finance the production with Wasted Talent. The 106-minute documentary features revealing interviews with his family, including Teddy's ex-wife Karen, mother Ida - now 101-years-old, as well as friends and industry legends, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The film also boasts rarely seen archive footage and a super soulful soundtrack. 
 
Lichtenstein added: "This is an extraordinary, human story that feels almost Shakespearian - it's much more than just a music biopic, it's an intimate portrait both of Teddy and of the extraordinary times in which he lived. We really get to know him because we hear from so many people who were close to him. It almost feels as if he comes back to life to let the world hear him sing again."
 
Producer Ian Flooks of Wasted Talent said: "We were committed to this film and extraordinary story from the start, especially given our roots and unique experience in the music industry before expanding into film, theater and digital media, so it was the perfect fit for us." Producer Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions adds: "Teddy's story is an important and ultimately inspiring one and we are delighted to help shine a light on the man and his music".