Following the release of her Top 10 hit, “Boom Clap” that has now sold over one million copies in the US, and a recent win at this year’s Teen Choice Awards (‘Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song’ for “Fancy”), Charli XCX announced her sophomore album that will arrive on October 21. The first single, ‘Break The Rules,” was released this week, and we have the video for you after the jump…
Images by Marcus Braham
Last night, a diverse crowd of New York’s who’s who filled Space Ibiza NY, for Stoli and GayCities’ finale of their national 2014 Stoli Guy competition, where pop-sensation Betty Who, menswear designer Andrew Christian, and Olympic Speed Skater Blake Skjellerup were guest judges and weren’t shy when it came to mixing and mingling with the partygoers. Stoli Guy finalists from all corners of the United States performed for the guest judges as Stoli’s National LGBT Brand Ambassador Patrick Gallineux and Sherry Vine hosted. While the votes were being cast, Betty Who, rocked the crowd with her single “Somebody Loves You.” At the end of the night, after all of the votes were cast, Davy D from Boston, emerged as the evening’s winner, winning the crowd over by performing his original song “Hands Up.” He was named Stoli Guy 2014 and received the grand prize of $10,000.
The latest from Bluewater gives Liza Minnelli the comic book treatment. Female Force: Liza Minnelli, a new comic book about the life of iconic singer, dancer, and actress Liza Minnelli was created by Michael L. Frizell. The 24-page comic book with art by Rafael Cordeiro will have four collectible covers by artists Keaton Alexander Kohl, Michael Troy, and Cordeiro. The comic will be released this week in print and on multiple digital platforms. “Drawing this book was a unique experience. A biography is a challenge for any artist, because you have to delve into someone else´s life, interpret it and bring those memories back through graphical representations. This task is even more challenging when you´re speaking about a person as legendary as Liza Minnelli,” said interior artist Cordeiro.
A 4-D, fully immersive virtual travel experience? Why not? Marriott Hotels has officially launched #GetTeleported, its traveling exhibit of straight-from-the-future virtual reality booths, and we had the chance to try it out.
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Before gay social apps like Grindr existed, and even before online dating sites like Gaydar emerged, gay men used to meet the old-fashioned way: in a bar. It was authentic, it was romantic, and it birthed the love story of Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, who met 20 years ago on February 12th at a gay bar called The Bar in the East Village. “It was really just a neighborhood pool bar, a remnant from 1970’s gay bars. I saw Matthew from across the room, and I thought he was very cute,” says Andrew. They had their first date and never for a minute did either predict they would later become international, household names in the beauty industry.
Annie Lennox has officially got us in the mood for Halloween this year with the release of the first single off her latest album, Nostalgia. Staying true to the album’s name, Lennox will release the collection of covers first on vinyl on September 30. Her first single is a cover of “I Put a Spell on You,” which was first performed by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and later made famous by jazz-legend Nina Simone.
Feel the nostalgia after the jump…
This October 24, join Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria as she hosts the Ali Forney Center’s annual Fall Gala A Place at the Table. This year’s event will celebrate the 12th anniversary of Ali Forney Center’s work to protect and empower homeless LGBT youths, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood. Guests are invited to the Lower East Side hotspot Capitale, where a silent auction along with passed hor’douvres, a fabulous dinner (really!), award show, live auction, and finally a VIP after party. The evening consistently welcomes New York’s most generous crowd who all come together to take care of those most vulnerable. Additional celebrity guests to be announced soon.
Every third Wednesday of the month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out contributor Tom Mizer’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. For September, we’ve got a guy who is truly fabulous…
Name: Adam Kemmerer
Hometown: Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
Current Show/Role: Rock Henderson in Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies
The best part of the show I’m working on now is: Listening to the waves of laughter my castmates get every night.
The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: I was in a production of Forever Plaid in New Hampshire. I think we had to learn the music and choreography in 3 days. I remember a lot of cursing and gentle sobbing. But it turned out to be one of my favorite productions of all time.
If I wasn’t a performer, I would be: I’ve always wanted to be a police officer. Someone that can help his community. So I think a NYPD detective would have been fun. I’d settle for playing one on TV though.
House Democrats are moving forward to force a vote on a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with a narrowed religious exemption. The lead sponsor for the bill is Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado. He filed a discharge petition, yesterday. The bill will need 218 signatures to bypass Republicans and bring it to a vote. “We appreciate the leadership of Leader Pelosi and Congressman Polis in seeking every possible avenue to advance ENDA in the House this year, “said David Stacy, HRC’s Government Affairs Director. “No American should be denied a job opportunity, fired, or discriminated against just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. With an overwhelming two-thirds of American voters, including a strong majority of Republicans, supporting a federal law that protects LGBT people from workplace discrimination, this is clearly an issue lawmakers from both parties can support. Speaker Boehner should bring ENDA to the floor for a vote.”
Big hair, outlandish makeup, fabulous dresses, and extravagant personalities can only mean one thing: the Atlantic City Miss’d America Pageant! On September 28, Harrah’s will have fabulous drag stars strut their stuff down the runway. The alterna-show began in 1993 for boys who had to literally “miss” participating in the Miss America Pageant , a chance to show off their goods a day after the Miss America Pageant. The pageant took a five-year break when Miss America abandoned Atlantic City for Las Vegas, but was revived in 2011 (which we covered) and following in their lead, Miss America also returned to Atlantic City last year. The entertaining queens will have you laughing and leaving you wanting more as they compete in four categories: swimsuit, talent, evening gown, and interview. Carson Kressley will be hosting the event. You don’t want to miss who will be crowned Miss’d America 2014. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
We’ll see you there!