Here is an embarrassing classic example of the downside to not watching TV. Boardwalk Empire, the HBO series, which stars Steve Buscemi, stopped in Yonkers, NY recently to film on location. This being a old stomping ground, one which we happened to find ourselves in, we thought we’d take a saunter by.
We’ve admittedly never watched the show and, as a general rule don’t generally watch TV – cept for maybe Big Bang Theory, and that is if we happen to be home when its on. We did however know that Michael Pitt, Paz de la Huerta and Bobby Cannavale also happen to be part of the cast (at some point in the past.) And any of these three we would gladly shoot and be happy with… Read the rest of this entry »
Kudos to Jason Collins on becoming the 1st NBA player to raise his hand and say ‘yup, I’m gay!’ on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the world to see. In our book that is one brave act and we applaud his strength, pioneering the way, and demonstrating that you can be “different” and still be talented and strong enough to play a game looked on as something for breeders only.
At 7-ft tall we already know he is one tall piece of hot chocolate – with a killer panty-dropper smile – but now gets our respect alongside our thoughts to do naughty things to him!
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. Read the rest of this entry »
Some times all types of shit are thrown at you by the universe as you try to make your way to a freelance gig prior to your regular post. Resistance is futile. But you can’t help but take notice – and snap an I-Phone pic in passing as you ask ‘Seriously?’
Case and point:
On our way to the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Julianne Moore’s The English Teacher, we encountered a series of obstacles and roadblocks that all seemed to be saying ‘turn around now!’ But yet we persisted.
These included a major accident on the Parkway involving a motorcycle that backed up traffic off-parkway more than a mile… Upon our attempt at circumventing the traffic, after waiting 15-minutes without movement, we initiated an U-turn and were shortly thereafter pulled over by a cop, who rather than try to aid the chaos ensuing from the stalled traffic due to said accident, looked to knock off a quota filling moment.
And just when we thought we had dodged a bullet by coasting down the WSH we run into a shit load of traffic – for no apparent reason post 42nd Street and arrive at a Chelsea bike path fire for which cars scrambled all about to try and let a fire truck thru. Of course the fire was far from accidental and did look like it had started and fueled prior to getting out of control, smoke rising everywhere, as no one thought to pour their designer water on it at the start.
Don’t get us started on the finding a temporary parking spot down at BMCC area!
As you can see from the proceeding post, we did manage to get to the premiere and procure a shot of Ms. Moore – one which we will forever be grateful to her and her PR for… But it does stand to reason that Murphy’s Law is always in affect.
Thespian talent Jeffrey Wright was pulled over and subsequently arrested on charges of alleged DUI early Saturday morning, on Manhattan’s LES, reports state.
“He was speeding and nearly caused an accident,” a source is quoted as offering up. ”Cops caught a whiff of alcohol on his breath, they asked him to step out of his Toyota Tacoma,” the source goes on to add.
Why is it always a “source”?
Might it have something to do with quota time? Cuz that never happens… Read the rest of this entry »
Julianne Moore headlined the Tribeca Film Festival screening of her new film The English Teacher, held at BMCC, yesterday, clad in a purple cocktail dress and peep-toe stilettos. A thing of absolute beauty.
We worked against every obstacle imaginable to make the call time for the step-and-repeat – we kid you not! Traffic jam leaving our apartment, getting stopped by the fuzz, fire on the West Side Highway and then, as if all this wasn’t enough, a 25 minute traffic jam in Tribeca to go two blocks and find parking. Read the rest of this entry »
Meet Omar Borkan Al Gala. He is a Saudi national. Seemingly a young’en from the looks of his photos – we would put him at early 20′s, if a day, and exudes the tall, dark and handsome attributes associated with Prince of Persia or Omar Sharif types. He bills himself as a photographer, actor, poet with a Mod frame and soft pouty lips.
Assalam Alaikum, we would eagerly offer him.
But its his gift that has thrust-ed him into the spotlight.
Recently there came a story of three men – Al Gala being one of them – being spotted at a Jenadrivah Heritage and Cultural Festival in Riyadh and approached by Saudi Arabia religious police who proceeded to not only escort the trio out but to deport them on the grounds that they were too handsome and the Commission members feared that female (and clearly male) visitors could fall for them legs in the air. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is Alan Gendreau. An openly gay football player from some southern state college – Middle Tennessee State to be precise – who, to hear him tell it, in this below posted interview, played 4 yrs of college football all the while openly gay to his team-mates.
And two things immediately come to mind when thinking of a college football locker room scenario and being gay – but we won’t delve into any of that cuz that’s not what this blog is about, dammit! Read the rest of this entry »
James Franco swooped through Chelsea to attend the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of The Directors a few days ago… And we couldn’t help but notice his thickening around the mid-section. Read the rest of this entry »
This is sure to be a new take on facing your own humility! OSCAR winning actress Reese Witherspoon defies the conventional going into hiding after her and her hubby James Toth were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for DUI, and embraces her humility by jetting to NYC to attend the Mud premiere at MoMA.
This brazen act of “mea culpa” is assuredly going to make a whole lot of folks think twice about letting their publicists take the lead in spin control. And we love her all the more for it.
(More photos after the jump…) Read the rest of this entry »
On a recent Fox News 29 – out of Philly – interview on Good Day Philadelphia, promoting his new reality show “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” Olympic medalist winner Ryan Lochte, 28, sat himself in the dunce dunk chair as the fodder for the dimwitted anchors of the show, lead by Mike Jerrick.
And thus proving, for all the public to see exactly what Ryan Lochte shouldn’t be doing: agreeing to interviews with the likes of unprofessional folks. That along with looking like he needs a better publicist. Read the rest of this entry »