Friday, April 9, 2010

The Queen of the United States

So in a recent poll taken, the results showed about half the United States as being "fine" with a gay president. Somehow I think those statistics are a bit skewed. Although it did remind me of a little tidbit I heard once...

A gay president? We've already had one, ladies!

15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, is the only president in history to remain a bachelor... OR WAS HE???

*cue dramatic music and thunder clap*

Her Royal Highness Buchanan was engaged to Ann Coleman, daughter of a wealthy iron manufacturer. But the poor lass died "of hysteria" while the two were still engaged. Buchanan sent a letter of sorrow to the girl's Father which basically stated that he'd never love again.


For 15 years prior to his presidency, Mme. Buchanan, lived with his very close friend and fellow bachelor William Rufus King, an Alabama Senator. Buchanan and King's nieces destroyed their uncles' correspondence, leaving some questions as to what relationship the two men had, but the length and intimacy of surviving letters illustrate "the affection of a special friendship" and Buchanan wrote of his "communion" with his housemate.

"Communion." Is that what they called snogging then?

In May 1844, during one of the interruptions in Buchanan and King's relationship that resulted from King's appointment as minister to France, Buchanan wrote about his social life: "I am now 'solitary and alone', having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone, and should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection."

Buchanan and King's close relationship prompted Andrew Jackson to refer to King as "Miss Nancy" and "Aunt Fancy," while Aaron V. Brown spoke of the two as "Buchanan and his wife."

Miss Nancy and Aunt Fancy! And I've just figured out what I want my nieces and nephews to call me and my partner should I happen to find the poor bastard.

Ready for a gay president? The question is are we ready for the next one?

You go, Miss Nancy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Witches of Oz

Someone on writer/director Leigh Scott's PR crew needs to be fired.

I just stumbled upon the info the other day that a movie entitled The Witches of Oz is coming out with one of my all-time favorites, Christopher Lloyd, portraying the Wizard of Oz himself!

This news lead me to the Official Witches of Oz website, whereupon I learned that this film is set to be released on April 16th!

WHAT?! How have I not heard about this film at all?!

Upon inspection of the website and cast, and viewing the teaser trailer and mini-making-of, I am so excited to see how this movie comes out. It's quite an ambitious undertaking for a budding director and a small independent studio, which means it could be the underdog victorious or it could be "pursed lips"... Catastrophe.

I'm a longtime fan of both The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Disney's cult classic Return to Oz (1985), so I have my fingers crossed that I can add this little gem to the Oz film lineup of favorites.

Along with Christopher Lloyd, the cast also includes Mia Sara, Jeffrey Combs, Lance Henriksen, Ethan Embry, and LOTR alumni Sean Astin and Billy Boyd! Newcomer Paulie Rojas will be portraying our heroine Dorothy Gale who, in this rendition, is all grown up and living as an author in New York City. But old familiar faces (and some new ones) from her childhood visit to the Land of Oz start popping up! Some of them friendly. Others... not so much.

Click the key above to view the trailer and see the making-of featurette!

Follow the yellow brick road, betchez!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres: The Comic Book

Ellen DeGeneres is now a comic book hero! Okay, not exactly. Though she is the subject of the latest issue of Bluewater Productions' "Female Force," who will be telling her life story (thus far) in a comic book style.

The comic will apparently revisit big moments in her life from the episode of her sitcom in which she came out to her invitation to join the "American Idol" judging panel. The book hits the shelves today so any die-hard fans can run out immediately to get their copy. I might get it if there's a single cell that just has her yelling "The bangs!"

The issue will also explore her gay advocacy. Issue writer Sanda C. Ruckdeschel says, "It is part of who she is and any telling of her story without acknowledging the importance she places on her identity would be disrespectful to her accomplishments."

Previous subjects of FF include Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin. Now I think they should've made that a joint issue and told their stories in a Spy vs. Spy way. I'm not gonna lie, the mental picture of Clinton and Palin standing back-to-back, wearing huge-brimmed hats, and holding bombs tickles me pink.

The comic should be an interesting read and visual, even if it is sans Ellen wearing a mask and having the ability to fly.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ghostbusters III

There has been talk about a third Ghostbusters film probably since the interwebz first came crashing into living rooms around the globe. Though whenever asked about it, most of the parties who were originally involved would react nonchalantly at best.

In the case of the films' lead, Bill Murray, it would often be met with an eye roll and has been referred to as his "nightmare."

However, the release of the film looks to finally be making some headway, though Murray may not be far off from referring to this as his nightmare.

Columbia has made an official announcement and the film is set for a 2011 release. Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson have signed on, while my platonic celebrity crushes Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are presumably going to be joining in on the reunion as well. Ivan Reitman stated in an interview that Rick Moranis is considering coming out of retirement to reprise his role as super-nerd Louis Tully, though no confirmation as of yet.

Also no word on whether Annie Potts will be reviving her outrageously stellar glasses and hair from Ghostbusters 2.

The film's story was written by Aykroyd, though the final screenplay has been penned by Lee Eisenberg (of "The Office" fame).

Veteran director and producer Ivan Reitman, who helmed the first two Ghostie films, is all fired up to direct this one as well... Here's where some of that aforementioned nightmare comes into play.

Apparently the studio is trying to oust Reitman from the director's chair in the hopes of getting a new, hot, young, sexy director in his place. As the old coot has already signed on to romantic comedy Friends With Benefits the studio thought he would relinquish his duties on Ghostbusters. No dice! Reitman has stated he intends to do both, which has also allegedly created some friction between the producers and the stars.

There are also stories flying around that the real holdup on this project is Bill Murray himself. Rumor has it that Dan Aykroyd had to put his foot down with Murray who has script approval in his contract and had requested that his character be killed off early on.

However, in an interview on "The Morning Show," Murray stated for the first time that he considered the story and script promising and met the question with as positive an air as the notoriously deadpan actor could muster.

Provided all the stars align, the juices flow, and the shit gets cleaned off the fan, I think this could potentially be one amazing sequel. I am excited to see what happens. It could also be the biggest disaster of the 21st century. Oh the suspense!

Personally, I just wish they could get Harris Yulin back to play Judge Wexler. His was probably my favorite scene out of both Ghostbusters films.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Man Candy

Jai Rodriguez.

The boy just keeps getting sexier with each passing year.

Um... Yeah, he needs to call me.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Toy Story 3

My level of excitement over the Summer release of Toy Story 3 is about on par with a kitten receiving his first dose of catnip.

Typically I'm vocally anti when it comes to Disney sequels, but I absolutely loved the first two Toy Story films and the third installment is shaping up to be no let down!

There are no less than fourteen new characters in this epic comedy from Disney/Pixar! Not to mention a slew of additions to the voice cast that have me near orgasm.

Aside from nearly the entire original voice cast returning, we've also got Michael Keaton, Timothy Dalton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Schaal, Ned Beatty, Charles Adler, Gilbert Gottfried, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Jeff Garlin, and Frank Welker (who is probably the busiest voice actor in the history of everything)!

The only actor not returning to voice his character is of course Jim Varney (famous for his creation of the character Ernest P. Worrell) who died in 2000 of lung cancer at the age of 50.

Although, at this time there is no confirmation as to whether or not Annie Potts will be bringing her sultry sass back to the character of Bo Peep. I sincerely hope she is. Annie, don't ruin the magic!

Click the image above to see the trailer and check out Pixar's Facebook page to see images of all the new characters!


Happy Easter

That's all.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Get a "Clue" Remake

The Remake has been unleashed and running amok. And the beast is not slowing its roll one bit.

Now, thanks to a contract signed between Hasbro and Universal Studios, the brilliant piece of film comedy gold known as Clue is at risk of being overshadowed by a new film which Blind Wink Productions VP Jonathan Strauss describes as "A global thriller and transmedia event that uses deductive reasoning as its storytelling engine." ... Gross.

Universal has attached Gore Verbinski (of Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring fame) to direct and produce under his Universal-based Blind Wink Productions banner, according to The film is set to be released in 2011 and no other official details have yet been revealed.

Clue, the 1985 comedy from Paramount, has been one of my favorite movies since I was about six years old. The brilliant ensemble cast they assembled were complete comedic dynamite.

Who could forget Madeline Kahn's famous "flames on the sides of my face" routine, which is still quoted constantly? Or Michael McKean slapping Eileen Brennan in the face to stop her screaming? Or Tim Curry's whirlwind recap of the night's events, sprinting from one end of the mansion to the other? Or even our beloved Singing Telegram Girl?

Kahn, McKean, Brennan, Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, and Colleen Camp, under the direction of Jonathan Lynn, made this film a classic.

I shall delete Universal from my Facebook friends for this! Unlike! Veto, Veto, Veto!

Whatever, I'm getting cheese fries.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Glenn Beck Is On To You!

Case closed! He knows who you are!


Click the link below. Watch the video. Thank me later. You'll need to input your Facebook info to view. I've done it, it's totally safe. It's the same process as when you "allow" an application on FB.

Glenn Beck: On the Attack!

You can also thank the progressive forces at who funded this video and all of its pursuant hilarity. is "a way for busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media."

Whatevs, the point is this shit's hilarious.

"Jesus wrote the constitution...!"

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gaga Telephone Murder Death Kill!

Just in case anyone else hasn't already seen this yet, click on the photo of Sasha Fierce there to see Lady Gaga's "Telephone" music video in HD!

It's bizarre, dirty, gritty, plot driven, and I LOVE IT!

Also note Gaga's lovely product placement with the Polaroid camera. For anyone not aware, our Lady is the new creative director for Polaroid. And keep your eyes peeled for my boy Jai Rodriguez who makes a fun little cameo toward the end.

I also like how she tackles the hermaphrodite rumors. Well played.

Telephone Music Video

So I think I'm a little too excited for tonight's official premier of Lady Gaga's music video for "Telephone." I mean, how can I possibly be expected to not be creaming my jeans over this? I practically permeate glitter when I walk down the street, and this video has all the elements that a nelly 'mo like myself craves. Lady Gaga. Beyonce. Crazy elaborate costumes. And there's even an appearance by my pretend-lover Jai Rodriguez.

Can. Not. Wait.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Candy Land: The Movie?

When I was a kid, I was rather in love with the Candy Land board game. So much so in fact, that I not only made up my own character to add to it but also imagined it as an animated movie for which I cast every character.

What seemed genius as a child, I have long since recognized as ultimate nerdy lameness. The character I made up was named Larry Strawberry and he simply lived in a field of sugar-coated strawberries. Wow, Kasey. Brilliant.

Although I will give myself a gold star for my imaginary voice-over cast which featured Christina Ricci, Wilford Brimley, Frank Welker, Tim Curry, and the now-deceased John Ritter and Maureen Stapleton, among others. Hey, not too shabby of a casting job considering I was about ten years old!

But apparently Universal Studios decided not to hire me as casting director even though they have officially announced that the Candy Land film is underway!

According to, this is the first film to emerge from the deal Universal made last February with Hasbro, whose properties are the basis for the summer tent-pole films G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Now when I first heard about this project, I was immediately dreamy-eyed and hopeful that the plan was to take the characters and plot, and give them a dark, American McGee-esque twist.

I envisioned Jolly of the Gumdrop Mountains to be a dirty, red-eyed goblin!

Queen Frostine turned into the tyrannical goddess of the ice cream sea, complete with iridescent skin and solid white eyes!

I saw the villainous Lord Licorice as a cloaked, monocled, sunken-faced pedophile!

But once again Universal and I are at odds. The director attached to this project is not Tim Burton. Nor is it Terry Gilliam. Nor any other director who would keep my dream of a dark and twisted land alive. The director shall be none other than Kevin Lima, whose directing history includes Disney's Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians, and his biggest success of all: Enchanted.

But perhaps Lima will be taking things in a darker direction since he is now under the helm of Universal instead of Disney? I'm gonna guess not so much. For whom does the studio have writing the screenplay? Etan Cohen, whose major film credits include Tropic Thunder, Madagascar 2: Escape From Africa, as well as what I'm sure was a tremendously insightful and poignant film entitled My Wife is Retarded.

So while I am still likely to go see Candy Land when it's released in 2011, it would've been nice to keep that macabre dream alive at least a little bit longer.

Alas... Parting is such sweet sorrow. (Pun unabashedly intended).

But who knows? Perhaps Lima and Cohen will yet surprise me. The tiny optimist inside me apparently endures.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Teddy Thompson

So Teddy Thompson is not exactly what you'd call fresh on the scene (he released his first album in 2000), but sometimes I'm not exactly quick on the uptake when it comes to current music.

I'm sorry, I mostly listened to the Carpenters and musicals when I was growing up... And occasionally still do. Ahem.

Anyway, I first heard Thompson in 2005 when he recorded a track with his close friend Rufus Wainwright for the soundtrack of Brokeback Mountain ("King of the Road"). And being the least curious cat in the alley, it wasn't until today that I bothered to check him out.

Not only did I learn that this 33-year-old British musician is completely dreamy, but I also love his 2008 album A Piece of What You Need.

He is the son of British folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and moved from England to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue his music career. His first album, Teddy Thompson, was released in 2000 and achieved great critical success, but minimal commercial success. This album was followed by Separate Ways (2005) and Upfront & Down Low (2007).

A Piece of What You Need
is considered by many critics and fans to be his greatest album to date. The album ranked #10 after its first week on the UK Charts during August 2008.

I have also unwittingly been listening to him sing backup and guest vocals for years on Rufus Wainwright's Want albums. Thompson is good friends with both Rufus and Martha Wainwright. The three have toured and recorded together multiple times.

Thompson's song "Love Her for That," from his debut album, was featured in the 2002 film 40 Days and 40 Nights. He currently resides in New York City.

Thompson is a great musician and a gay-friendly British babe to boot. In an interview with he was asked who he would date if he were to be gay for one weekend. Thompson responded "Who is to say I’m not gay? It’s tempting to say something obvious like James McAvoy but everyone fancies him, so probably Johnny Depp as it seems I could have fun with him."

Thompson went on to say that his ideal woman would be Johnny Depp with tits, so who can say?

The point is he delights me and I sincerely hope that he continues to delight more people as time rolls along.

Below is the official music video for what is probably his most popular song to date, "In My Arms." The song is sweet, the video is adorable, Thompson is a cutie patootie, and the video features a cameo by Rufus Wainwright who inexplicably spazzes out on a pair of roller skates and then plays the organ. I love it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Header!

Kasey with a "K" has gotten a little face lift! That glorious new header was done courtesy of the very woman who squeezed me out into this horrid world to begin with. My mother, Debra Dickerson.

Everyone may now praise her.

And you may also hire her. She's a freelance graphic designer. She is also available to sing at parties and does perfect impressions of both Liberace and Shakira!*

Gracias, Mamacita!

*Preceding sentence may not actually be the truth.

Unhappy Hipsters

Unhappy Hipsters: It's Lonely in the Modern World

This site has had me legitimately LOL-ing for about the past hour and I intend to get back to it as soon as possible.

The blog author of Unhappy Hipsters has taken photos from other credited sources which show seemingly tortured and lonely individuals living in exceedingly trendy and modern homes. They have added their own supremely witty captions to accompany them and the combination is an unmatched chuckle fest.

At this time, I am not sure who the author of this blog is, but I offer him or her a tremendous number of the kudos I currently have in stock.

Suffice it to say, "The octopus was full of judgment" is only one of the many phrases which had me giggling uncontrollably. I encourage everyone to take a look! Truly priceless stuff.

The Octopus was full of judgment.

Jai Don't H8

Hey, remember li'l Jai Rodriguez from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"?

I know I do.

He has been a longtime inclusion on my short list of honorary celebrity boyfriends. I used to think he was cute as a button, but in recent years he has segued into looking outright dreamy.

Which reminds me, I need to workout.

I stumbled across this yummy photo of SeƱor Rodriguez the other day, which is a portrait from Adam Bouska's fantastic No H8 campaign.

The No H8 Campaign is a photo project and silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8.

The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, brothers and sisters, law enforcement, lesbian mothers, directors, politicians, newlyweds, and more. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and "NO H8" painted on one cheek in protest.

If you want to support or learn more about the campaign, check out the Official Website or become a fan of No H8 on Facebook.

But coming back to my dreamy Puerto Rican-Italian lov-ah for a moment... He's remained quite the busy bee since QE. He's appeared on multiple television shows, live performances, and a few films. I kinda wanna see this little gay movie he was in last year. It looks cute!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Who Is That: Christopher Plummer

Name: Christopher Plummer
Occupation: Actor
Genre: Film/Television/Theater
Birth: December 13, 1929

It's difficult to determine where to begin when discussing an actor whose career has spanned over five and a half decades. His numerous award wins and nominations date back to 1959 and still haven't stopped!

Fifty years ago Plummer was nominated for both an Emmy and a Tony in the same year. This year, at age 80, he is nominated for his first Academy Award for his supporting role as Leo Tolstoy in the Michael Hoffman film The Last Station. If he wins the Oscar, he will tie the record with George Burns for oldest male Academy Award winner!

Born in Canada, Plummer started training as a classical pianist at an early age, but developed a love for theater and began traveling with the Canadian Repertory Theater. About fifteen years later, Plummer was cast in the Broadway play J.B. for which he was nominated for his first Tony Award. Among other nominations, Plummer went on to win Tony's for the the musical Cyrano in 1974 and for the play Barrymore in 1997.

After multiple television appearances throughout the 1950s, his film career was launched by Sidney Lumet in 1958 when he cast Plummer in the film Stage Struck. From that time on, his film career spanned from one end of the spectrum to the other. He has appeared in films such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic The Sound of Music as Captain von Trapp as well as films like the cult classic Dragnet (starring Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd) as the villainous Reverend Jonathan Whirley.

His other outstanding film credits include The Man Who Would Be King, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Jesus of Nazareth, The Return of the Pink Panther, Battle of Britain, Waterloo, The Silent Partner, Shadow Dancing, Inside Daisy Clover, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Malcolm X, Dolores Claiborne, Wolf, Twelve Monkeys, Murder by Decree, Somewhere in Time, Syriana, The Inside Man, A Beautiful Mind, Alexander, National Treasure, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Plummer has also lent his distinctive voice to several animated features including Rock-a-Doodle, 9, and Up.

He was married to Tony Award winning actress Tammy Grimes for only four years. The couple's daughter, Amanda Plummer, is a multiple Emmy Award winner and has gone on to gain a great deal of fame and critical acclaim. Christopher Plummer lives with his current wife, Elaine Regina Taylor, in a 100-year-old converted farm house in Connecticut.

Plummer's memoir, In Spite of Myself, was released in 2008. He remains busy with two more films in the works. Beginners starring Ewan McGregor, and Priest starring Paul Bettany and Karl Urban.

Good luck to Christopher in the upcoming Academy Awards!

Below is the official trailer for the film in which Plummer is nominated, The Last Station.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brit Brief: Ginch Gonch's "I Love London"

Those unstoppably naughty forces in Montreal have successfully executed another attack upon my weakness for wacky skivvies.

Ginch Gonch is continuing the launch of their "I Love" Collection, a series which got off to a supremely successful start with the "I Love Boys" and "I Love Girls" styles (almost all of which are currently sold out on their website)!

The latest release was "I Love London". And I do love it! The Burberry-esque waistband, along with the pop art graphics depicting Big Ben and double-decker buses, have this poof feeling sixpence short of a shilling!

Pictured above is the lowrise style entitled "Skid Vicious". Brill! I need that in order to live. As well as the sister style called "London Baller".

The London addition to the "I Love" collection already appears to be selling out quickly! So hurry up and buy me a pair before it's too late!

Up next from those nutters up in Canada: I Love Tokyo! Arigato, Ginch Gonch!


Friday, January 1, 2010

DJ Earworm: United State of Pop 2009

I've been a fan of mash-up king DJ Earworm for several years now. I don't remember what song it was that first turned me on to his fantastic remixes, but some of my favorites are the pieces entitled "Promiscuous Lola" (Sarah Vaughan vs. Nelly Furtado) and what I refer to as the Gayest Mash-Up in History "Believe Somebody" (Whitney Houston vs. Cher vs. Madonna).

For the last several years, Earworm has brought us the United State of Pop, an annual year-end mash-up of all of the Billboard Top 25 for the year! No easy task!

Well the United State of Pop 2009, entitled "Blame It On the Pop", is nothing short of staggering. He has brilliantly intertwined these fantastic songs to bring us a piece that is both celebratory and heartwarming.

This amazing mash-up features the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jason Mraz, Justin Timberlake, The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, and many others!

You can listen to the song and watch the accompanying video below. If you love it anywhere near as much as I do, you can download the mp3 completely free by Clicking Here!

United State of Pop 2009 ("Blame It On the Pop")