Madonna is recording with Swedish EDM maestro Avicii according to a note she wrote accompanying the above photo on Instagram:r
"Doing some house work after 4 hours of sleep which is why i cant spell! On my way to the studio to work with Avicii! #clean"r
In other news, Avicii just plopped down $15.5 million for a sick mansion in the Hollywood Hills.r
We renewed our interest in straight Olympic diver Chris Mears this week when he posed for the debut issue of gay luxury lifestyle magazine Winq.
One thing led to another and, well — we posted a few pictures of Mears with fellow Team GB divers Tom Daley and Jack Laugher. The boys were spending so much time together during the 2012 Olympics that their shirtless trio poses have inevitably led fans to threesome fantasies.
“I’ve had a couple of funny suggestions [on Twitter],” Mears said, “normally guys asking for foursomes with me, Tom [Daley] and Jack Laugher.”
Unfortunately, we don’t (and probably won’t ever) have footage of a steamy Team GB threesome, but the recent posting of Tom Daley’s debut bare ass shot means we do have photos of their asses. Mears posed nude for Gay Times in January 2013, and Laugher did the same in October.
Obviously, we need to take a poll on which Team GB diver has the best ass.
Click photos to see the uncensored version (NSFW).
Death is not the end. Or, at least, not until you've died a lot. In the world of author David Edison's debut novel The Waking Engine, when a person dies the "soul" shifts to another world in another reality with memories and personality intact to begin another life anew, again and again.r
Eventually they shift to a place called 'The City Unspoken' where a lasting 'True Death' - that is, a permant rest and an end to shifting from world to world - can be found for the lucky few who earn it. This was one of the first things that native New Yorker Cooper learned after waking up on the hill of Displacement outside The City Unspoken. However, something has stopped the True Death. What's more, some can't even simply die normally and shift worlds, inexplicibly cursed to a sort of unlife and left stranded in their present world.r
Meanwhile, the aristocratic denizens under the sealed Dome within The City Unspoken are suffering from an inverse crisis. Though they are bodybound - when they die they simply regenerate after a short amount of time, neither experiencing True Death nor shifting to another world - someone amongst them has found a weapon capable of administering True Death and is using it to pick them off, one by one, for reasons unknown.r
Edison does an excellent job of imparting the confusion of Cooper as he experiences the sheer alien-ness of The City Unspoken and its multi-dimensional denizens onto the reader, and precious little handholding is given to usher the reader from one improbable event to the next, trusting the reader to make sense of it all. And it does start making sense, eventually. Events that at first seem to be scattered and unconnected, a few of which border on non-sequitur, become intricately woven as greater plots are revealed and schemes within schemes come to light.r
Because of this, the reader should be prepared to pay attention as The Waking Engine is not a breezy read; by that same token Edison has quite the expanded vocabulary and isn't afraid to use $20 SAT words.r
One of the standout features of the book is the treatment of Cooper as an openly-gay character. As a gay man himself, Edison didn't hesitate to make him the main protagonist. There are no subtle hints about his orientation nor is he "coded", Cooper is just flat-out gay, and his sexuality is treated the same way that the sexuality of heterosexual characters usually is: as a part of the character. It is neither Cooper's defining characteristic, nor is it some unimportant incidental like his shoe size. He's simply gay. This is a lesson that so many writers, both in and outside of genre fiction, could take note of when trying to figure out how to write gay characters, and it's encouraging to see one so well-represented.r
The Waking Engine isn't without its flaws, however. For such an imaginative world, Cooper takes it all in remarkable stride, and his clueless befuddlement sometimes comes across as a blasé going-with-the-flow. Some of the supporting cast, such as Cooper's two companions Sesstri and Asher, feel very flat at times and would have benefitted from some further fleshing out. Also, despite most events coming together by the end, some of the sequences of events are just a bit too jumbled or obscure and there were a few instances where I felt like I had missed reading some connecting event.r
Even with the few flaws, The Waking Engine is garnering favorable reviews, and it's a book I would recommend for anyone who wants to read something with a strong gay protagonist, and whose story and setting break molds and defy conventions. Just be sure to have a thesaurus handy.
NYC Cardinal Timothy Dolan appears on Meet the Press tomorrow and will talk about the church's sexual abuse scandal, and also gay football players.r
Dolan, who claims to not be "anti-anybody", has equated same-sex marriage to incest, denied LGBT Catholics entry to mass, and insisted LGBT individuals are entitled to friendship, not marriage. Last year he vehemently opposed same-sex marriage legislation in New York state, calling it a "communist threat" and has since complained that he felt burned by lawmakers. In May Dolan issued a memo to LGBT Catholics urging them to "pray, fast, and sacrifice" over the Supreme Court's upcoming decisions on marriage.r
But Dolan is happy for out NFL-hopeful Michael Samr
“The same Bible that tells us, that teaches us, well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people,” Dolan said. “So I would say, ‘Bravo.’”r
Watch a preview clip, AFTER THE JUMP...rrrrr
Cirque du Soleil performers Les Beaux Freres offer a dance of strategically-placed towels on the French TV Show The Worlds Greatest Cabaret hosted by Patrick Sebastien.r
Enjoy, AFTER THE JUMP...
Child of the Internet/recording artist Chris Crocker appears in his second hardcore bareback adult flick this week, this time for the cameras of Lucas Entertainment, a company enlisting the likes of several “condom-only” performers to shed their rubbers for its new “Raw” line.
Michael Lucas boasts the new scene as Crocker’s “bareback debut,” even though he officially made his bareback debut in an amateur-style Maverick Men video back in 2012.
“Chris Crocker’s Raw Love”, now available to view at Lucas Entertainment (NSFW), features the viral video star having a “most intimate” romp with on-again/off-again boyfriend Justin Dean, who also appeared in the wild Maverick Men foursome that kickstarted the couple’s respective porn careers.
Last year, Crocker told Out that he regretted “doing [porn] with my ex more than I regret doing it in general,” but the pair seem to (obviously) be back together, as he exclusively told Queerty last month that their relationship is “complicated.”
Dean began his official gay porn career last year after filming several more scenes with conglomerate studio Men (NSFW).
“Performing for Lucas Entertainment feels like my true debut in gay porn in many ways,” Crocker said in a statement. “I have recorded most of my personal life on camera, so doing porn feels like a natural extension of that exhibitionism.”
This also isn’t the last bareback scene Crocker will be performing for Lucas Entertainment. The press release announcing his latest scene indicates “his second raw, passionate load will be unleashed for download on April 14.” Also included with the DVD release on March 14, condom advocate Jonathan Agassi’s bareback debut.
As far as Crocker’s official stance on barebacking, he tells Queerty exclusively to “do as I say, not as I do”:
I put out statements on my Tumblr when it came out to let everyone know, do as I say not as I do. I think that’s a complicated conflicting message to send, but at the same time I’ve never been America’s sweetheart. I don’t know where the shock comes from. But in terms of just barebacking, I definitely tell all of my friends to be safe. We definitely don’t bareback in our private life with random people at all. And so it was just for that scenario.
To see Chris Crocker “feast on hole,” “give Justin’s ass a thorough tongue bath,” and “top his man with his raw cock,” visit Lucas Entertainment.
Coming to terms with who we are is hard enough to tell people, but for Sean he must come to terms with his exploration in a world that he cannot hear and a world that does not always hear him. A fascinating story of love, trust, and friendship.
OK, I admit it, I hate Glee. Just never worked for me. I do however like some of the cover versions they do of songs. I've recently become a bit of a fan of Adam Lambert and I always loved Gloria by Laura Branigan, so this one works for me.
In theaters March 7th!
Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
"300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Warner Bros. Picture presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, "300: Rise of an Empire." The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton ("Gangster Squad") as Themistokles and Eva Green ("Dark Shadows," "Casino Royale") as Artemesia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from "300" as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson ("Clash of the Titans") stars as Aeskylos; and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.
Sam, who will become the first openly gay athlete to play in the NFL when he is drafted later this year, announced on Twitter last night that he is now selling rainbow-clad merchandise on his website to promote his new brand.
— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) March 8, 2014
The variety of t-shirts and buttons range in price from $21.99 to a whopping $100, all sporting what are presumably his new slogans, #standwithSam and #Samstrong. Unfortunately, no #Samschlong.
According to TMZ, a portion of the proceeds will benefit at-risk youth in the St. Louis area.
|Nick Jonas, def. the hottest of the Brothers and probably the only one with real talent. Yeah Nick, I love you for who you are.|