Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and gay icon (why not?) Stephen Hawking arrives at the Pride of Britain Awards, to be honored along with the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, the Saturdays, and 90′s dance sensation Lisa Stansfield. Hail Britannia! Speaking of Stephen: Have you SEEN the first images from the upcoming biopic The Theory of Everything: The Story of Stephen Hawking? Eddie Redmayne’s resemblance to the young Hawking is UNCANNY. Check them out here. Can’t wait! (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
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So exciting! Warhol superstar and drag icon Holly Woodlawn, star of cult classics Trash and Women in Revolt, will ACTUALLY BE in the World of Wonder studios tomorrow for a Ring My Bell! Think of the history! Think of the people she’s worked with! Ask her about ANDY! Ask her about CANDY! Talk about the time she fucked a beer bottle on film! Or just ask what she’s been up to lately. It’s up to you. JUST BE SURE TO CALL! SHE’S A LIVING LEGEND, for cryin’ out loud! (Photo by Idris + Tony for the World According to Wonder book)
This weekend Diana Ross invited Gloria Gaynor on stage to perform the disco classic “I Will Survive.” I KNOW, I KNOW. Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 recording is and will always be the definitive version. Still, Miss Ross’ 1996 cover is of herstorical significance for its dragtastic music video that co-stars RuPaul and the queens of West Hollywood. Very ARTPOP ’96.
She’s a goddamn nation treasure, is what she is. She’s given so much to so much to so many over the years, and she’s not going to be around forever, you know. Watch this video, savor the gorgeousness that IS Carol Channing, and then follow the instructions for the write-in campaign to get her nominated, for Christ’s sake. Just do it. I am, right now.
Wig mistress and astrologer to the stars Arlene Dahl and Broadway legend Liliane Montevecchi attend the 40th Annual “A Posh Affair” gala at the Plaza in New York, which has nothing to do with Mrs Beckham, but celebrates “fashionable philanthropy” (is there any other kind, darling?). Arlene’s old school pose with one hand on her hip and the other on her clavicle, and Liliane’s pin curl are EVERYTHING. (Photos Pacific Coast News)
The Film Society of Lincoln Center presented the 40th Chaplin Award honoring Barbra Streisand last night at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. The celebration in honor of Babs’ groundbreaking career featured musical performances and film and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award by President Bill Clinton. From top left: The lady, the legend, Miss Barbra Streisand, Catherine Deneuve, Amy Irving (would you have recognized her?), and Liza (who looks like she’s sucking on a sour patch kid). Other guests included Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Bennett, George Segal, and Kris Kristofferson.
Miracles happen. And I don’t mean the Smokey Robinson kind. James St. James came across this shocking photo. The two surviving, original Supremes, Diana Ross and Mary Wilson, reportedly feuding for years, shared the stage during the curtain call at the Broadway premiere of Motown The Musical. And all I want to do…all I want do…oh, is cry, cry, cryyyyyyyyyyyy. Paging Cindy Birdsong. There just might be a Supremes reunion yet. (via Centric)
Tonight, on the occasion of the premiere of Motown: The Musical, I present the “Leading Lady Medley” from the 1969 NBC special Diana Ross and the Supremes & the Temptations G.I.T. (Gettin’ It Together) on Broadway. Yes, the longest title in herstory. Gag as Diana Ross performs six Broadway standards with a “Sound of Young America” beat, and wearing SICKENING costumes designed by the legendary Bob Mackie, who just so happens to be an extra special guest judge on Monday’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.