My favorite commercial on TV right now. But I preferred the waitress. This chick is trying too hard. It really seems like she wants us to use Education Connection, whereas the waitress was all like, "Go check it out or don't. I don't care."
(Clockwise, from bottom) Thairin, Stephen, Mary Ann, James, special guest Michael Pressman of PopMuse, and I were cranky and irritable, but nevertheless sat down to discuss World of Wonder's 5 EMMY NOMINATIONS! WE ARE THRILLED! RUPAUL WAS ROBBED! Plus the impending doom of CARMAGEDDON and what our shut-in plans for the weekend are. Also: Is Paris Hilton really a lesbian?
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Driving home from work yesterday this poor guy caught my boyfriend's eye on Sunset Boulevard at the corner of Highland, and caused us to create a mini traffic jam as I slammed on the brakes and reversed back up the lane so he could get this photo. Winding down the window to give the dude a dollar, we asked if we could blog his picture. He told us we'd been beaten to the punch already by TMZ, and sure enough, you can read his whole sorry story here on that site. (Photo: James McGowan)
(Clockwise, from bottom) James, Steven, Thairin, Fenton, Randy and Tom are glowing / hungover / hiding behind dark shades after last night's Outfest opening gala, where of course Randy and Fenton were honored with the Achievement Award. We talk about the many wowlebrities in attendance, faux pas during the acceptance speech, the hot troupe of dancers who did an interpretative dance to the legacy of World of Wonder, the legalization of gay marriage in New York coinciding with gay pride weekend, the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in the '80s, the latest broadway hits (is Ellen Barkin good or bad in The Normal Heart?), the genius of Alexander McQueen, and the Club Kids' legacy in today's pop-world fashion.
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Having grown up under the iron rule of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, quite frankly, this teaser trailer of Meryl Streep's spot-on portrayal leaves me terrified. No disrespect to Miss Streep, but I'm not so sure I want to relive the real-life nightmare that we had to wake up to every day in the '80s. And I definitely can't see this film playing so well in the north east of England.
Most frightening however is that the film is being released by Fox. No matter how knowing and ironic Streep plays it, can a Rupert Murdoch-owned film portray Thatcher in any light other than the softest glow by which to kiss ass?
Ofnote: The teaser borrows the music from the Sam Rockwell movie Moon, standard practice for early teaser trailers when a movie's score is incomplete. Now if only the film portrayed Thatcher struggling with mental illness and trying to survive on the barren surface of the moon. That I may pay to watch. (via Towleroad; previously; previously)
RuPaul's Drag U returns this summer with your favorite queens from Drag Race seasons1, 2 and 3 serving as "professors." Head over to LogoTV.com for sneak peeks of the first episode, and to see the full faculty of drag queen professors - more than would even fit on the new poster.
RuPaul's Drag U Season 2 premieres Monday June 20 at 9|8c on Logo.
Doggelganger is an awesome "human to canine pairing software" website that matches your face with that of a dog. I'm not convinced the technology is in any way accurate, and suspect the dogs are pulled quite randomly from a pool, but the face matching "technology" is super cool - especially if you use your computer's webcam.
See my canine match after the jump. The WOW Report takes no responsibility for any impulse dog adoptions.
James pointed us in the direction of this nutball interview with Courtney Love. The zingers are plentiful, and it's the juiciest celebrity interview you'll read all day. Still immensely enjoyable, even knowing that 90% is drug-addled bullsh*t. My favorite quote:
[My] bottom was snorting blow up Pamela Anderson’s ass! [laughs] Actually my real bottom was buying my pharmacists on both coasts wide-screen plasma TVs for Christmas!
The Pam Anderson roast on VH1 wasn’t a great moment for me, either. I was a mess. I had lipstick smeared all over my face. I was doped and dazed. I may have even been drooling. But it’s all Andy Dick’s fault, really. He handed me a pill right before the show and said, “Courtney, take this, it’s like Vicodin without the aspirin.” It fucked me up bad. Winona Ryder slipped me a similar pill a few months earlier. I’m such an addict that I just swallowed them both, without asking what they were. So thanks to Andy Dick I ended up accidentally getting addicted to benzos, which went on to plague my life.
Dean of Drag the Lady Bunny schools the children in sexy in this sneak peek from the second season of RuPaul's Drag U, aided by Drag Professors Shannel, Raven and Manila Luzon. But what's all this about a mangina??
Episode 1 premieres Monday June 20 at 9/8c on Logo.
While the UK prepares to close down tomorrow for the royal wedding and national public holiday, the new game to play on British Facebook is What's Your Royal Wedding Guest Name? Start with Lord or Lady, take one of your grandparents' first names, then create a double-barreled last name using the name of your first pet and the street you grew up on. A bit like your porn star name, only posher.
I'm Lord Cecil Freddie-Garden, how do you do? What's your royal wedding guest name?
The Dame screws up her lines, curses, and has the cast and crew chuckling during these outtakes from her 1981 role as Helena Cassadine on the soap opera. Impossible to watch without smiling. I. Love. This. Woman. (t/y Marcel)
It’s Friday afternoon, and you know what that means: CRY TIME. This week I've got a guaranteed tearjerker that will make all your coworkers green with envy while you sob the remains of the day away in your fluorescent soaked cubicle cell. Above is a comment posted below the freshly debuted Britney Spears music video "Hold It Against Me."
So the kids are calling Britney Spears OLD. Now what does that make you and I? OLDER. Didn't it seem like yesterday that Britney was a wee bubblegum-chewing school uniform-wearing slip of a thing, bopping about in the playground? Wrong. You're DELUSIONAL. She's like, f-ing 40 now. OK?
Now that you've had a good cry, cheer yourself up by watching the adorable Michael Chase DiMartino serving up a sign-language version of Britney's new song. James St James usually has his finger on the pulse when it comes to hot shirtless signing twinks, but in his absence I've taken the liberty of posting this cutie.