Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Auld Lang Syne...

2009 was a year to be reckoned with. This should come as no surprise though. As Ogden Nash once wisely inquired, "Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?"

For many of us, the previous year may have seemed mostly to be just that. An ever-present dark angel with a wicked sense of humor and a bottomless bag of tricks. Always there listening to our thoughts as they would ask "Could it get any worse?" There would be the angel, with his cruel laugh and pointed finger, to show mercilessly just how much worse it can get.

But for all the mirth that dark angel enjoyed throughout the year, or throughout the years rather, there have been a great many more angels of light to silence his cackle and leave him sulking in a corner.

Angels of light in the form of family, longtime friends, an abundance of new friends, and the consistent faith, support, and generosity of them all. Angels of light allowing us to laugh, allowing us to dance, allowing us to grow, to learn, to love, and to hope. Angels of light allowing us to take pride in our accomplishments and pride in who we are.

Angels of light who will not allow us to give up.

So as we approach the dawn of the New Year, with both light angels and the dark in tow, let us march bravely and merrily into the new day. Even if 2010 should prove to be yet another in a long line of proven criminals, we shall face it armed with equal amounts of humor, determination, logic, and idealism.

Let us go forth fearlessly and unabashedly holding to the hope that the future exclusively holds. Always keeping with us the memories and the lessons we've learned, but never looking back with regret for a single moment of life.

"For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning."
- T.S. Eliot

With all the love and appreciation in the world, I wish a Happy New Year to you all!

Cheers and have another!

Mairi Campbell And Dave Francis - Auld Lang Syne .mp3

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pogo Treats "UP" and Returns to "Wonderland"

Well it appears that my would-be Australian lover, Pogo, has been a busy lad as of late!

He has most recently put his magic touch to use on a track entitled "Upular" composed using chords, bass notes, and vocal samples from the smash hit Disney-Pixar film UP. The video to accompany this track is featured below!

While working on that project, he also returned to Wonderland with the tracks "Bread and Butterflies", "Lost", and "Unbirthday". These are of course branches off of his initial success which was a track simply entitled "Alice". You can listen to all of Pogo's amazing work by going to his LastFM page where there are also a wealth of free downloads!

Here is the video for his latest track "Upular"! Enjoy!

Pee-Wee Returns

Comedic actor Paul Reubens has resurrected his wacky, childlike alter ego and will be unleashing him full force in 2010!

Pee-Wee Herman, a character Reubens first developed as a routine with The Groundlings, is back! Herman was catapulted to national fame in the 1980s with performances across the U.S. as well as multiple appearances on late night shows. The character's vast success was taken even further by films such as Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Big Top Pee-Wee as well as the smash hit series "Pee-Wee's Playhouse".

The Pee-Wee Herman Show will officially begin its four week run at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on January 12th, 2010.

Director Alex Timbers states that this is not just a comedy show, but a "90 minute theatrical extravaganza." An extravaganza, no less! Timbers went on to state that the show is based on the five-season run of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" and will feature "eleven actors, 20 puppets, 7 puppeteers, and Broadway scale production values throughout."

There has already been talk surrounding this project in regards to a tour of the show and a new Pee-Wee's Playhouse film is already in pre-production.

Sign me up!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

Born: November 10, 1977
Died: December 20, 2009

5'5" actress Brittany Anne Murphy died today in her West Hollywood home just a little over a month after her 32nd birthday.

Thus far authorities and reports state that Murphy died of "cardiac arrest" and even "natural causes". Natural causes at age 32? I find that hard to believe. A good friend of mine summarized my thoughts pretty concisely: "Anyone ever hear of Karen Carpenter?"

Time will tell what the official cause of death was. An autopsy is scheduled for the next couple days.

However, what is official is that audiences have lost a great entertainer with a lot of talent, energy, and charm. Another great talent lost far too soon.

Moving with her mother to California, Murphy started her career in the early 1990s appearing on shows such as "Blossom", "Murphy Brown", "Kids Incorporated", "Frasier", and "Party of Five".

Her major breakthrough came with the role as Tai in the hit comedy Clueless alongside Alicia Silverstone. From there, Murphy went on to gain major audience and critical acclaim with her appearances in films such as Drop Dead Gorgeous, Riding in Cars With Boys, Just Married, 8 Mile, and Uptown Girls, among many others.

Two of my personal favorite film appearances of Brittany Murphy's were as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted and as Shellie in Sin City.

Murphy also had a busy voice over career having voiced Luane Platter in 231 episodes of "King of the Hill", for which she won an Annie Award in 2005. She also provided voice over work for Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs and Happy Feet.

This well-loved actress who stated that "home is where my Mom is" will be greatly missed by many.

Below is a scene with Brittany, Angelina Jolie, and Winona Ryder from Girl, Interrupted.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking"

Anyone living in NYC should do all they can to see Carrie Fisher in the Broadway run of her one woman show (based on her book) entitled Wishful Drinking. The woman is a riot and I am amazed at not only her fantastic stage presence, but also her unabashed honesty and willingness to laugh at herself. Not to mention her memory! The woman dishes out for two hours on that stage! And nearly every moment is dynamite. She is, at heart, a true entertainer and enviously intelligent.

I had the great fortune of being taken to this show (which is playing at the iconic Studio 54) by a dear friend of mine. I was completely elated from the first moment, when Fisher saunters out on stage in pajamas and a silk robe, singing "Happy Days Are Here Again", while pelting front row audience members with confetti.

The woman is crazy. And I love her all the more for it!

I have long been a fan of Fisher's, not just for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy (which she talks about in depth on stage), but also for her fantastic comedic performances in films such as The 'burbs, When Harry Met Sally, and Soap Dish. She was also recently nominated for an Emmy for her memorable guest appearance on Tina Fey's "30 Rock".

Her show is endlessly entertaining. Go see it!

Click Here for tickets!

Pogo: Bangarang!

So a while back I had posted regarding the apparent battle that was sprung over Pogo's latest track, entitled "Bangarang", which was made using sound clips from the classic Steven Spielberg film Hook.

It would seem that the battle between my Aussie boyfriend and Sony has been resolved since the video is, to my delight, back online!

So for those of you who haven't already seen it, here is the video for this fantastically fun track!

My talented love has left some hints on his MySpace Music page as to what we might expect from him next and it would appear that his magic touch will soon be put on Disney's Winnie the Pooh. Be still my heart.

Who Is That: Henry Gibson

Name: Henry Gibson
Occupation: Actor
Born: September 21, 1935
Died: September 14, 2009

I had been meaning to write an article about one of my all-time favorite actors and comedians, Henry Gibson, for quite some time. Sadly, I now write this as a memorial since he passed away just a few months ago. I was greatly bereaved to hear of his death. The tremendous talents and versatility of this outstanding man, best remembered for his work on the TV show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" and for films such as Nashville, The 'burbs, and The Blues Brothers, will be long remembered.

Born James Bateman in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the actor donned the name Henry Gibson as a take on the famed playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen. Though he began performing on stage and in films as early as 1963 (in Jerry Lewis' The Nutty Professor), Gibson first gained major national success and a Golden Globe nomination for the hit television show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" which featured other rising stars such as Jo Anne Worley, Arte Johnston, Ruth Buzzi, and Goldie Hawn. Gibson's famously simplistic poetry recitations on the show have been much quoted and often imitated over the decades.

He set one of his poems, "Keep a Goin'", to music which he performed in Robert Altman's film Nashville, one of his most highly acclaimed film roles (Golden Globe nomination and National Society of Film Critics Award). He also appeared in the Altman films The Long Goodbye, HealtH, and A Perfect Couple.

My initial admiration for Gibson came along with his performance as the polite and subtly crazed serial killer Dr. Werner Klopek in Joe Dante's The 'burbs, in which he starred along Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, and Bruce Dern. His performance alone put this movie toward the top of my favorites list.

Gibson's talents and versatility were also utilized by director John Landis who cast him as the leader of the "Illinois Nazis" in the iconic film The Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, a role many still remember him for.

He has also been seen in the films Inner Space, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Luck of the Irish, and Tune in Tomorrow...(an under-appreciated comedy alongside Peter Falk and Keanu Reeves). More recently, he made memorable appearances in films such as Magnolia (as eccentric barfly Thurston Howell, another favorite of mine), Teddy Bears' Picnic, and Wedding Crashers.

The actor also put in a wealth of television appearances including shows such as the "The Dick van Dyke Show", "Bewitched", "Tales from the Crypt", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Fantasy Island", "Magnum P.I.", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Charmed", and many others. As recently as last year, Gibson appeared in a total of 24 episodes of the hit series "Boston Legal" as Judge Clark Brown.

In addition to this vast body of work, Gibson also put in a slew of voice over work for such hit cartoons as "The Wuzzles", "The Wild Thornberrys", "King of the Hill", "Smurfs", "Rugrats", "Hey Arnold!", "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy", etc. He also did some of his most famous voice work for the hit animated movie Charlotte's Web in which he provided the voice of Wilbur.

Henry Gibson's wide range of roles and performances in almost every genre imaginable have allowed him to reach audiences of all ages the world over. I will never forget this man who stood a mere 5'3" but whose talent dwarfed many in his field.

Below is a fan-made video collection of Gibson reciting his poems on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In". The collection includes appearances by Sammy Davis Jr., John Wayne, and Ruth Buzzi. R.I.P. Henry!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When Two Passions Collide: Disney and Underwear

So according to sources, these images have been around for quite a while. I, however, just came across them earlier today. I have to say, I might be more entertained by these than is considered healthy.

Everyone should be aware by now that I underwear. And everyone should know that I Disney. Did someone say Aladdin in a jockstrap? Sign me up!

Apparently an imaginative individual at Deviant Art named David Kawena decided it was a good idea to torment me with some original artwork depicting a collection of Disney men posing in nothing but their skivvies and some interesting accessories.

I find these images hilarious... But am also a little turned on by them. And to think I had a therapist tell me he didn't feel I was in need of therapy!

What say you now, doc?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Official Trailer for Doctor Parnassus

I have been anticipating the U.S. release of this film for ages! The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, after a long period of turmoil and the possibility of no U.S. theatrical release, will be in theaters October 16, 2009!

Directed by the brilliant Terry Gilliam, the film not only boasts the final performance of Heath Ledger, but also features an all-star cast including Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Verne Troyer, and Tom Waits!

Below is the official trailer. My excitement over this film is almost sinful.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Man Candy

Hey... Remember Jonathan Bennett from Mean Girls?

I know I do.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, September 11, 2009

La Coacha - "Gaydar"

This is a hilarious parody of the Britney Spears song "Radar" brought about by Latina comedienne and gossip blogger La Coacha. The video was executive produced by Perez Hilton and, I have to confess, legitimately made me LOL.

Some of the jokes and references made in the lyrics may not make sense to those who have not lived or spent time in Los Angeles / West Hollywood, but nonetheless, it's still highly entertaining in my opinion.

Pogo vs. Sony

I was going to share something new here, but apparently my Australian lover Pogo hit a snag with his latest (and ultimately fantastic) track entitled "Bangarang". The piece and the accompanying video, made using clips from the film Hook, have been pulled from the web at the insistence from Sony Pictures Entertainment that he is violating copyright laws.

While Pogo proclaims that he simply wants freedom of creative expression, others argue that Sony should embrace his work since similar YouTube videos have proven profitable for other studios and artists by which the pieces were inspired. Most notably, the forces behind Monty Python encouraged clips and segments on YouTube, noticing a significant sales increase in their DVD's thereafter.

Pogo and his fans also argue that Sony is ignoring the United States Fair Use policy which "allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders".

Fans are making continual attempts to re-upload the video, but each gets taken down with the same copyright claim. If you go to YouTube you might just be able to find one posted that's yet to be sniffed out and taken down.

Hopefully this pans out in favor of my honorary Aussie boyfriend. Meantime, here's another favorite of mine entitled "Scrumdiddlyumptious" which uses bits from the classic movie musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Michael Urie Should Ask Me Out: Reason Eight

Reason #8: Because he'd be hard-pressed to find someone as enthusiastic as I am about his performance last February for Broadway Backwards 4. Broadway Backwards is an annual benefit concert put on by New York's LGBT Center. The always star-studded event takes the most well-known Broadway songs and changes the gender for whom the song was originally written.

In this case, my would-be lover Michael sings Sondheim's "Getting Married Today" from the musical Company, along with Becki Newton and Christopher Kale Jones.

Now I've seen legendary comediennes like Carol Burnett and Madeline Kahn kick this song's ass with their comedic force in the past. While Michael may not quite be on that pedestal, I still think that he has brought his own unique style to this piece and really sold it with everything he had.

If I'd been at the concert, I totally would've put out just for this performance alone.

Hey, Michael! Meet me in the green room after your performance so I can properly reward you for it!

A Gay Moment: Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall

This Gay Moment is brought to you by the film Gamer.

Gerard: Why didn't you return my calls?! Why?!

Michael: Because I knew it would make you mad which is when I find you the most irresistible, you sexy fuck.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Concerning Underwear

My friend Brandon maintains a site aimed at sex education for the "inquiring queer" ( As part of that education he asked me to write an article about one of my passions: Underwear!

Check out the article I wrote for him by Clicking Here!

And read everything on his site henceforth. You'll thank me later.

As a reminder, you can shop for the best fashion undies at the following sites:

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dirty Sanchez - Give Head

The music video for Dirty Sanchez's fantastic song "Give Head" is arguably one of the best videos in the history of all mankind. I love it.

If you haven't already seen it, here it is. Headless go-go dancers. The detached heads of band members Jackie Beat, Mario Diaz, and Barbeau all singing from a mantle. It's magic. Give head.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Unforeseen Obsession: Pogo

In previous posts, I have mentioned both Pogo's "Alice" track which I loved as well as my enjoyment of the main theme from the classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Well, this little genius Pogo has brought the twain together! And I couldn't be happier about it.

Below you can watch the video made by a fan to accompany his track (titled "Drunk in the Mat Mobile") using excerpts from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I have been listening to this track on my iPod obsessively the last several days. Along with his piece entitled "Scrumdiddlyumptious" which was made with sound clips from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Pogo's work brings me endless delight. You can hear more of his music and download it by Clicking Here!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy Dies at 77


I honestly never thought it would happen.

Ted Kennedy, the last surviving brother of the famously tragic political family, has actually passed away at the age of 77 after a year-long battle with a brain tumor.

Kennedy served in the United States Senate longer than all but two Senators in history, starting in 1962. He was a major champion of civil rights, including women's issues and gay rights.

His family, as well as former First Lady Nancy Reagan, have released statements regarding the death.

Kennedy's family stated: "We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever."

Nancy Reagan said: "I was terribly saddened to hear of the death of Ted Kennedy tonight. Given our political differences, people are sometimes surprised by how close Ronnie and I have been to the Kennedy family. But Ronnie and Ted could always find common ground, and they had great respect for one another... My heart goes out to Vicki and the entire Kennedy family."

Rest in peace, Ted Kennedy. Regardless of anyone's opinions or political beliefs, I don't think I'm alone in saying that it feels odd being in a world without you in it.

Cher & Chaz: Episode 2

Well, obviously I was a bit behind with my first post about the hilarity of this series brought to you by Roseanne Barr and Jackie Beat.

Episode Two is already here!

3'10" Selene Luna joins in this time... Three guesses as to whom she portrays.

Happy Birthday Tim Burton

On this day, August 25th, fifty-one years ago, a mad genius was born in the quiet, Eisenhower-reflected suburbs of Burbank, California.

Timothy William Burton had entered the world.

Little did his parents, Bill (a former minor-league ballplayer turned Parks and Rec employee) and Jean (who ran a cat-oriented gift store), know that their detached, horror film-obsessed child would go on to be one of the most original, quirky, and successful film directors of his time.

Since my childhood I have been continually entranced by Burton's films all the way back to his first full-length motion picture Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (which also marked the first union of Burton and Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman, of whom I am also an avid admirer).

Tim Burton's dark, fairy tale-esque films never fail to bring me joy and inspiration. All of them. Batman, Beetle Juice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. And his short films such as Frankenweenie and Vincent. Over the years I have grown unconditionally biased when it comes to this man and his work. He can do no wrong in my eyes.

So Happy Birthday, Tim Burton! Thank you for your amazing work which continually brings me great joy.

Can't wait to see Alice in Wonderland! March 5, 2010. Day of reckoning.

Below is Tim Burton's first short film, a stop motion animated piece entitled Vincent. The short is narrated by the late and great Vincent Price, of whom Burton is a lifelong fan.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cher and Chaz

When two forces of nature come together, the results are either catastrophic or unparalleled magic.

Fortunately, the combination of the forces known as Roseanne Barr and Jackie Beat have brought something hilariously magical to the worldwide interwebz.

Below is the first episode of an online series entitled "Cher and Chaz" executive produced by Roseanne Barr, written by and starring Jackie Beat and Nadya Ginsburg, and also starring Selene Luna.

The series already has some in the Trans/Queer community up in arms, stating that the parody, as well as Beat's song "He/She Chastity", is wrought with trans-hating sentiments. Most of the people griping, however, have no idea who Jackie Beat is nor that the comedic careers of Barr and Beat are hardly known for their reputations of being polite.

Enjoy and stay tuned! Roseanne is supposed to make an appearance in upcoming episodes!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Michael Urie Should Ask Me Out: Reason Seven

Reason #7: He and I are both actors, with the obvious difference that he gets paid for it and I, as of yet, do not.

Be that as it may, two actors in a dimly lit bedroom could be quite an interesting dynamic. Role playing anyone?

Okay, Michael! Let's do it again, this time with feeling... And this riding crop.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Gay Moment: Dennis Quaid and Cast

This Gay Moment is brought to you by the film GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Dennis: Okay guys, Folsom Street should be just around this corner...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Love and Juice

Ginch Gonch has announced the titles of their 2010 collections!

First there's the "Fruit Juice" collection which will apparently be an array of "punchy solids". Juicy!

And then there's the "I Love" collection... No official images or details have yet been dished out but based on this promotional ad, I just might be in love with "I Love"...

Ginch Gonch Underwear + I Bacon???

Love, Love, Love!

Who Is That: Crispin Glover

Name: Crispin Glover
Occupation: Actor
Genre: Film
Born: April 20, 1964

Let's call a spade a spade, when your middle name is Hellion you're bound to lead a life of eccentricity met with raised eyebrows. And thusly Crispin Hellion Glover is one of the most unique personalities in history to appear on the big screen.

While his commercial success as an actor has been up and down for most of his career, Hollywood directors always come back to him before too long. Tim Burton is the latest to utilize Glover's talents, having cast him in the upcoming films 9 and Alice in Wonderland.

Beginning his career at the age of 13 in several films, sitcoms, and television movies, Glover's breakthrough came with his unforgettable performance as George McFly in Robert Zemeckis' timeless classic Back to the Future. This film's release came just after, and completely overshadowed, Glover's work in a short film entitled The Orkly Kid which he has said was one of his favorite performances.

Always opting for the more artistic and alternative paths, Glover turned down the offer to reprise his role in Back to the Future II (and successfully sued the producers for using his likeness in the second film). He would instead go on to win critical praise for his performance as an ever-stressed murder witness in the indie film River's Edge alongside soon-to-be superstar Keanu Reeves.

Over the next fourteen years, Glover's film appearances would be few and far between, though he would put forth memorable work in films such as What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Little Noises, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and as Andy Warhol in Oliver Stone's The Doors. He would also focus on writing books which he self-published under his Volcanic Eruptions publishing company.

Commercial success and mainstream audiences would be reintroduced to Crispin Glover in 2000 when he appeared in the smash hit film adaptation of Charlie's Angels. His performance as the "Creepy Thin Man" would win over audiences and even land him a revival of the role in the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

In recent years Glover has made appearances in films such as Crime and Punishment, Incident at Loch Ness, Epic Movie, and was reunited with Robert Zemeckis for the huge-budgeted Paramount Picture Beowulf.

Glover also appeared in a supremely dark and disturbing remake as the title character in Willard, a macabre story of a man who befriends the inhabitants of his mouse and rat infested basement. The film earned him critical praise for his performance, but the movie did not do well in the box office.

Aside from his upcoming performances in Tim Burton's highly anticipated releases of 9 and Alice in Wonderland, Glover is also set to star alongside Judd Nelson in the horror film The I Scream Man, as well as the comedy Hot Tub Time Machine with John Cusack, Lizzy Caplan, and Chevy Chase.

When it comes to Crispin Glover, he's somewhat like receiving a birthday present from a stranger. You have no idea what to expect, but you simply must unwrap that present and find out.

Below is the richly bizarre music video made for the film Willard in which Glover sings to an over-sized rat named "Ben".

Friday, August 7, 2009

R.I.P. John Hughes

One of the greatest Hollywood talents of this generation has fallen. John Hughes, the quintessential writer/director of heartfelt teen and preteen comedies, died of a heart attack here in New York on August 6th. He was only 59 years old.

Hughes directed only a handful of films, but they would all be some of the most successful and continually beloved films to come out of the 1980s. The mere eight movies guided by his great directorial hand are Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes Trains and Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, Weird Science, Uncle Buck, and Curly Sue.

His credits as producer and (primarily) as a writer are much more numerous, but still include some of the most memorable films of the last 25 years. He wrote the screenplays for all the films he directed as well as the screenplays for Home Alone, Pretty in Pink, National Lampoon's Vacation and its sequels, Mr. Mom, The Great Outdoors, and Disney's live-action 101 Dalmatians starring Glenn Close.

Macaulay Culkin, who worked with Hughes on Home Alone and Uncle Buck, said, "I was a fan of both his work and a fan of him as a person. The world has lost not only a quintessential filmmaker whose influence will be felt for generations, but a great and decent man."

Ben Stein, who appeared in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, stated, "He made a better connection with young people than anyone in Hollywood had ever made before or since. It’s incredibly sad. He was a wonderful man, a genius, a poet. I don’t think anyone has come close to him as being the poet of the youth of America in the postwar period. He was to them what Shakespeare was to the Elizabethan Age."

Steve Martin, Matthew Broderick, and others have released similar statements praising Hughes not only for his tremendous talent at penning complex characters, but also for his humility and genuine nature.

The unique gifts that Hughes brought to the world will be greatly missed, but always within our reach to visit through his fantastic works.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Toy Story 3: Michael Keaton as Ken

That's right. It was confirmed at Comic-Con by director Lee Unkrich. The world's most beloved closet case in doll form, Mattel's Ken, will be making his big screen debut in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3.

He will be voiced by a man of limitless talent, a personal favorite of mine, the great Michael Keaton.

I am completely ecstatic!

Not only do we have the return of Barbie voice actress Jodi Benson, who of course is best known for voicing everyone's favorite mermaid Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid, but we now get the delight of hearing Ken brought vocally to life by the man who brought us Batman and Beetlejuice!

Keaton worked for Disney/Pixar previously in the hit Cars, in which he played the race car Chick Hicks.

A longtime fan of Keaton's wide range of comedic performances, I am now anticipating the release of this film even more than I already was!

Let's also add to this that one of my favorite character actors, Oscar-nominee Ned Beatty, will be joining the voice cast for this film! Rumor has it that Beatty will be voicing a character named Lotso, a villainous pink teddy bear. Rad.

I Disney!

A Gay Moment: Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint

This Gay Moment is brought to you by the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Snape: Stop snogging!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I ♥ Tim Burton

Everyone should already have seen this by now, but as I am a Disney zealot, Tim Burton's slave, and a lifelong fan of Alice in Wonderland, I have no choice but to post it again.

I will be watching this on repeat like a madman until March 5, 2010.

My level of excitement and anticipation is beyond words.

Click the image below to see the official HD teaser trailer for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ships Passing

It appears that, unbeknownst to me until now, Michael Urie and the rest of the cast of the successful Off-Broadway show The Temperamentals made an appearance in New York City's Gay Pride parade this year.

Obviously Michael was either oblivious to my presence or failed in his frantic search to find me further back in the parade, otherwise I'm assuming he would've seized the opportunity to finally ask me out on that date.

Better luck next time, Michael! You looked great!

I really want this song now.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Michael Urie Should Ask Me Out: Reason Six

Reason #6: Because I'm a Taurus and, should our date come to this, I am apparently the best lover he'll ever have.

"Those lucky enough to snare this lover will find that the best, amazingly, has been hidden from view! In private, the Bull is an intense partner, and one quite happy to have sensual encounters go on all night long. The Energizer Bunny of the Zodiac has arrived! These days and nights of play should be punctuated with conversation, fantasies, seduction, even a few edible treats, the better to create the perfect mood. Sex as a release from the more practical aspects of life is often all the Bull wants."

Hey Michael... Got six hours to kill?

A Gay Moment: Johnny Depp

This Gay Moment is brought to you by the film Public Enemies.

Johnny: Come and get me boys...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thank You Ginch Gonch!

There are some kind of wonderful psychic women using their powers for good up in Montreal.

Ginch Gonch's head of Schmoozing and Carousing (Media Coordinator), Rebecca, and her partner in crime, Cristina, not only graciously added my blog to the Ginch Gonch Blogroll but they also sent me two pairs of underwear!

And clearly they have psychic ability because one of the pairs they sent, the Marvelous Meow, is a pair I had my eye on for a long time. The brief features a fun jungle print and one sassy black panther!

They also included a brief from their Load'n and Dump'n collection called the Engineered Big Rig, which is also totally adorable.

I would like to say that the photos here are of me, but alas my workouts haven't taken that kind of effect just yet.

So thank you, ladies! I promise to drop trou all over town so that everyone in New York City will see and appreciate the delight you've brought me. I'll let you know if bail needs to be posted.

Long live Ginch Gonch!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Unforseen Obsession: Lady Gaga's Paparazzi

I don't know how it happened. I'd heard the song a handful of times. I liked it, but didn't really think twice about it.

I saw the video. I thought it was very intriguing and unique. Didn't think about it much after that. Though it did prompt me to download the song.

Then the other day, while sitting at home listening to my iPod, "Paparazzi" came on. And the next thing I knew an obsession was born. I've legitimately gone insane. I've been listening to the song almost non-stop for 24 hours.

I can only assume that Lady Gaga has employed some kind of subliminal message in the song to alter my mind and heart, because this song now makes me emotional every time I listen to it.

Even now... I can't stop!...

Promise I'll be kind,
But I won't stop until that boy is mine.
Baby, you'll be famous! Chase you down until you love me.