Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Charles Nelson Reilly: The Movie

Check out this new movie coming out: http://www.charlesnelsonreilly.com/

Keith me in the morning...

Keith fell asleep on me just like this, sorry for the bad pic, I had to grab for my phone... isn't he CUTE?

Via La Mojito!




Well JMH and I got together in my backyard - and by backyard I mean - the spawn of green behind my apartment and in front of my garage.

So - we brought out the ol' MacBook to listen to some tunes and also snapped a pic of the ol' JMH and Robbie DRUNKZIES

Sharon from Tampon - you'll note that I'm wearing the cute hat you sent me.

Happy Memorial Day Y'all.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Charles Nelson Reilly - RIP



One of my all-time heroes is gone.

All kidding aside, I really really really love this man.

A total trail-blazer for all geeky gay comedians everywhere. Here's a full article from Playbill.com

Charles Nelson Reilly, Tony-Winning How to Succeed Star, Is Dead at 76
By Andrew Gans
and Robert Simonson
27 May 2007


Charles Nelson Reilly

TV and Broadway musical star Charles Nelson Reilly — a Tony Award winner for his performance as Bud Frump in the original production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — died May 25 in Beverly Hills, CA. He was 76.

Mr. Reilly died from complications of pneumonia, according to The New York Times. Patrick Hughes, Reilly's partner and only immediate survivor, told the New York paper that the actor had been ill for over a year.

Mr. Reilly, who in his middle years became best known for his appearances and quick quips on such TV shows as "Match Game" and "Hollywood Squares," chronicled his adventures on stage and off in his one-man show Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly. That title, the Times explains, came from the words his mother would often use to stop him from speaking: "Save it for the stage," mother would say to son.

Though known to the world as—along with Brett Somers and Richard Dawson—as one of the resident cut-ups on the saucy and popular "Match Game," to theatregoers Mr. Reilly was an important supporting player in the Broadway musical theatre of the 1960s. He was educated at HB Studios by the legendary Uta Hagen alongside such acting legends as Steve McQueen, Jerry Stiller, Jason Robards, and Jack Lemmon. He made his Broadway debut as Mr. Henkel in Bye, Bye, Birdie (where he met future "Match Game" host Gene Rayburn), was nominated for a Tony Award as the original Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! and received the Tony for his performance as the original Bud Frump How To Succeed In Business.... In this last, as a sniveling, conniving embodiment of corporate nepotism, he sang about his devotion to the daily "Coffee Break" and plotted the downfall of hero J. Pierpont Finch.

His Broadway appearances also include Skyscraper, a failed musical starring Julie Harris, who would become a friend and frequent collaborator, God's Favorite and Charlotte.

Mr. Reilly — who often sported ascots and oversized glasses — also appeared on "The Tonight Show" (with Johnny Carson) nearly 100 times. In an interview for The Advocate in 2001 Mr. Reilly discussed the effect game shows had on his career: "You can't do anything else once you do game shows. You have no career."

It was, perhaps, because of this that he turned to directing and the second half of his career took place behind the scenes. His first Broadway directing assignment was The Belle of Amherst, starring Julie Harris, who won a Tony for her performance. Harris and Reilly worked on over ten plays together, including The Gin Game. For that production, Mr. Reilly received a Tony nomination for Best Director of a Play; Ms. Harris was also Tony-nominated.

Other Broadway directing credits included Paul Robeson with James Earl Jones, Break a Leg and The Nerd.

While his campy work on "Match Game" is still fondly remembered, Reilly was also a multiple Emmy nominee for his often comic work. His turn as Jose Chung on "The X-Files" garnered much attention and guest-spots on "Millennium" and "The Drew Carey Show" resulted in Emmy nominations. Emmy first nominated the actor for his performance in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" in 1968.

One of his last projects was directing a production of Harvey — starring Charles Durning and Joyce and Dick Van Patten — that played the Laguna Playhouse in summer 2003. The once-Broadway-bound production never made its way to New York.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Happy Memorial Day Y'all!



Whether you're have the family over for BBQ, eating a five-gallon bucket of potato salad from Wal-Mart, or diving face first into a kiddie pool of pork rinds - remember our troops.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

I'm absolutely in love!




So Tom Ford was on Martha this week.

Holy Balls.

I've always admired his design work and of course he's a hotty.

But to actually see him animated and talking and sexy and sexy and did I mention how sexy he is????

I wanna have his babies.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Another Season Pass I Can Delete



Well.

That's it.

I'm officially done with "The View"

Rosie announced that she will not be returning to the "The View" to finish her contract.

on a related note: I still hate Elizabeth Hasselback

So You Think You Can Mother Fuckin' Dance?


So on last night's premier of SYTYCD, I think we got a flavor of what is to be expected all season. The producers focusing on all the girls... very little air-time for the boys.

I hope the are not trying to "fix" this show like they do on the Idol. Load the stage with bad men so that we are forced to get behind the best of the demographic that they would like to win. Not that I have anything against the lady dancers, but I say, let the best dancer win... and they are normally hot men ;)

That all being said, there were some great dancers, I can't WAIT for Vegas baby!

Oh, when that scary guy that calls himself "sex" said the phrase,

"I have a new motto: I'm the best."

I about peed myself... that, ladies, is my new life mantra.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chubby Kids are Hilarious



Wait for it.

Tip-toed On Her Tulip



Poor Paula!

She tripped over her little dog "Tulip" and broke her nose!

Can't wait to see Idol tonight - I hope she's wearing a bandage.

Or no shirt.

Monday, May 21, 2007

BINGO KARAOKE at Mary's Attic!

Hey Y'all, Thanks to everyone who came last night... and also those of you that joined us for BINGO KARAOKE (wokka, wokka) The crowd was awesome and we had a blast!

Here are some pictures of the wild times (I'm sure there will be more as people send them in):

The one and only drag queen in attendance (singing nothing but 80's hard rock.. which was strange.)

My Top Gays...
My hot hot DJ David and myself...
My man don't like no kisses sep mine...
Me singing Stevie Wonder... I am black and blind.
Rob and Alex singing "Midnight Train to Georgia" (f-ing hell, it was SO good)
Our dear listeners Jorge and Lutz... on a bed... in a bar.
Travis singing George Michael's "Freedom" (i.e. the longest karaoke song in the world) but that bitch brought it.
MORE TO COME!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

More Little Edie



What I wouldn't do to be able to go back in time and catch Little Edie's cabaret act.

God I love her.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My nephew Thomas is ready for the summer!

I love this picture so hard... he's all "who's up for canasta?"

Am I right ladies?

Want Ads: Online Addition

This great Want Ad was sent to us by our listener Michael from British Columbia.

It had a great picture posted with it so I just had to post the whole thing here.

Thanks Michael!!

"Clowns wanted - 43
Date: 2007-05-15, 2:40PM PDT


I have a big fetish for having sex with men in clown make-up. Nothing is hotter than a clown top. I love seeing the expression of total "release" on a man wearing clown make-up. TOTALLY HOT!!!"

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

How Awesome is Molly Shannon?!

She was so good on SNL this weekend.

She brings the whole show to another level.



I also really enjoy that she has no probs bringing back the characters that made her a star. And showing her HUGE camel toe.

The View without Hasselbeck is like a night without SARS

It's time for her to go... for real.

My subtext...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Poor Tammy Faye



Tammy Faye Messner announced on her website TammyFaye.com that she is stopping treatment for her cancer and is down to 65 pounds. Poor thing.

I challenge all gays to wear mascera as a sign of support. Tons and tons of it.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Don't Hassel the Hoff



Here's what doing 8 shows a week of The Producers can do to a guy in Vegas.

It does make me hungry for a Wendy's burger that my personal assistant put on a plate.

And I love when he says "Fuck you," to his 16 yo daughter. Classy Mr. Knight Rider.

I Love Goldie Hawn



Goldie was on "The View" today. I have to admit ever since Rosie said she's leaving I greet each new guest co-host with a "I wonder if they will replace Rosie" - Roseanne? no please. Ricki Lake? She'd be ok. Today I was praying Goldie would. She's just so damn good. And funny. And smart. Thus she won't be doing the gig. But I like to dream about it.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Support the AIDS WALK


I just got this awesome email from our listener Kristen and of course, we support her:

Hey there J. Michael and Rob,
I am participating in the annual San Francisco Aids Walk. About six months ago a friend of mine (who is incidentally the best hair stylist that I have ever come across) was diagnosed with HIV. Since then he has had to give up his spot at the salon that he worked at for 7 years, all because he is too sick from the medications that he is on to make it through the day on his feet. He has lost his insurance, and his family is far from independently wealthy. I have tried to be there for him in every and any capacity that I can, but it all seems to be too little. So I figured that I would attack the situation at the heart of the problem, the disease itself.
The San Francisco Aids Walk is a 10 kilometer race that will begin and end in Golden Gate Park on July 15th. I have spoken with the company that I work for (an outpatient blood laboratory) and they have agreed to match dollar for dollar the money that I am able to raise for the cause. I mainly wanted to let you know so that maybe you could announce it on the show and help us raise a few more dollars and remind people that while HIV is not necessarily considered a lethal disease anymore, that does not mean that the problem is solved, and there are still millions of people who suffer and will continue to suffer horribly from it every day of their lives. If you would give a shout out I would be very very grateful. This is a link to the general donation page:

http://www.aidswalk.net/sanfran/registration/donate.html

This is also a link to my personal page. The benefit of having the donations go through me is that for every dollar that someone donates, two will actually be sent to the foundation, due to my company matching program. I have also declined any prizes for raising money, as I feel that it is more important that the money go to the research than a T shirt for me to wear on that day. If this is something that would seem awkward to announce or just not something you are interested in promoting, please at least think of putting up a link to the general donation page on your site.

https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=227376&supid=129730347

Thank you thank you thank you so much for taking the time to read this. It means a lot to me, and even more to the people that we are trying to help.

Kristen

you're coming... you're singing... that's not a question.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Who's Up For a Star Jones Lap Dance



She'll be hosting a telethon to help pay for his "The shit I won't go through to prove I'm not gay" leg replacement.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Just Look At My Boys!



More pics from my Birthday! Look how cute Doug (the awesome boyfriend) and Tim (the straight boyfriend) are!

Not quite sure why Dougie is making crazy "I just had some lemon" lips - but he's my most favorite boy

Thanks David J for the pics.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Oh what a difference a year makes...

Last night as we were celebrating Rob's birthday, having a wonderful time with wonderful people, Rob reminded me of a picture that was taken at his birthday party last year...
Which, incidentally, after I saw this picture I started the Weight Watchers...
and here we are a year later... (taken last night):

Not to pat myself on the back or anything... but least I can REACH my back now, so... *pat, pat*

Susan Werner Video Clip



With my very own Allison Bazarko on background vocals! She's the one playing the shaker and singing the higher harmonies!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB LINDLEY!!!

Such a Big BOY!

How big are you?

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BIG!

(honk)

Happy Birthday Robbie!!!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Stow it Alice




Sweet Jesus I used to love this show.

Did I ever tell you about the time I was working as a waiter at the CRACKER BARREL and I decided to re-inact Vera throwing the straws in the air from the opening credits. I almost got fired for that. Then later got fired because I'm gay. No, I didn't. But I did blow one of the other waiters.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Zero Gravity! WHEEEEEEE!



The only person who makes me smile as much at Terri Schaivo is Stephen Hawking.


*Speak and Spell voice* "WHEEEEEE!"