The ginger cutie shamelessly mugged for photogs outside the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.
Today is the big day! Today, the legendary Jackie Beat goes in for her long-awaited double hip replacement. From her GiveForward page: “Well, it’s finally happening! Today I am having my double hip replacement at Cedars Sinai. ! can’t believe it. For the longest time I thought this was an impossibility. Without insurance, it was just too expensive. And so I resigned myself to a life of pain. This is like a dream come true. I am excited and scared, but mostly excited. In the past few days my hips have been worse than ever, so it really is time! Thank you everyone!” We’re all sending our positive vibes your way, hon! Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery and two happy, healthy, GORGEOUS new hips!
Performance artist and drag legend Joey Arias comes to the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, Friday, February 22, for a performance of his acclaimed cabaret show Lightning Strikes, presented by the Fold. ”Borrowed from the title of a Klaus Nomi song, Lightning Strikes marks the first collaboration between New York icon Joey Arias and acclaimed singer/songwriter Kristian Hoffman – both of whom were close friends and collaborators of the late German counter-tenor. [Nomi and Arias famously backed up David Bowie on Saturday Night Live in 1979 and the two were close friends up until the time of Nomi's death. Hoffman wrote some of Nomi's signature songs ('Nomi Song,' 'Total Eclipse,' 'Simple Man') and did the arrangements for others.] In addition to a Nomi song or two, Lightning Strikes features a mix ’70s rock anthems, popular standards, original material and Arias’ signature ‘channeling’ of Billie Holiday.” Tickets available here.
Last night, I picked up a coveted Golden 40 Ounce at the Who’s Who Awards sponsored by WeHo Confidential and hosted by the fabulous Vicky Vox. I won “Best WeHo Socialite” despite the fact that I’m an old recluse and almost never go anywhere, but what a fun party and my lord, the boys were cute. WOW’s very own Chanel Perillo won “Best Faghag” (her mother must be so proud), and Josh Peace won best DJ, which is wonderful, we love Josh. Courtney Stodden – THE Courtney Stodden! – was there with Bobby Trendy, so yeah, it was THAT kind of night. I talked to her for a hot second and she was actually just adorable in person, with a wonky sort of glamour that made her the indisputable center of the room – not what I was expecting AT ALL. I also ran into old friends Doron Ofir, Jared Gold, Rudeness, Barbie-Q, Anderson Brookes, Onch, Kiki Extravaganza, Conquistador, and problably a dozen others, some of whom are pictured here (just don’t ask me to caption them, omg). Thanks to Lucas John for throwing a wonderful party!
Drag legends Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, Momma, Barbie Q, Kay Sedia, Jimmy James, and possibly you, converged on the Echoplexx in Silverlake Saturday night for the 20th anniversary and final performance of Drag Strip, hosted by Paul Vitagliano and Gina Lotrimin. I wasn’t there, but that’s Jason Rasmussen from accounting in the Keith Haring tee and it looks like he’s having a marvelous time. Wish I had gone. (via LA Weekly; photos by Matt Baume)