Monday, November 10, 2014

HBO's THE COMEBACK Season 2: Episode 1 – “Valerie Makes A Pilot” Full Episode

Today on YouTube, HBO released in its entirety Season 2: Episode 1 of The Comeback.



I love Lisa Kudrow's cringe-worthy Valerie Cherish and can't wait to see more of this season nine years in the making.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

LOOKING Season 2 Teaser

HBO's Looking dropped this teaser trailer today. Season 2 begins January 11, 2015.



In the teaser, I suspect the gang is pharmaceutically altered at a gay club in San Francisco, California.

As I recently discussed on Twitter with series writer Tanya Saracho, I've not lost hope Jonathan Groff's character, Patrick, is caught naked up a tree this season.




When you jump to this post on the blog, you can read about the world premiere of Looking I attended earlier this year at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Time" and "Bennie and the Jets" by Steve Grand

As I mention in this post on the blog, openly gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand's Kickstarter campaign broke records as Grand raised funds to produce his first album.

Today, he released his original song "Time" and his cover of Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" co-composed with Bernie Taupin.

You can purchase these songs on iTunes and listen to them on YouTube.







This is a clip Grand made while waiting for his mics to be set up at his recording studio in San Diego, California.



Grand's first album is due out January, 2015.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Interview with Armistead Maupin at the San Francisco Public Library

On October 23, 2014, KM Soehnlein interviewed Armistead Maupin at the San Francisco Public Library.

Maupin talked about how his Tales of the City books first ran as a newspaper serial, what San Francisco was like in the 1970's, his adventures at Burning Man, and much more.



I like to purchase his books directly from his website - He signs each one for you!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Interview with BITTEN's Laura Vandervoort and Greyston Holt

If you don't already know about my obsession with Canadian TV network Space's Bitten, jump to this post on the blog and find a way to watch the first season.

I have no doubt fans of the female-lead werewolf show will enjoy this interview with leads Laura Vandervoort and Greyston Holt shot by Eclipse Magazine at Comic-Con.




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bella Thorne on the Cover of the Platypus Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 18 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!


Known as the Platypus issue, it features Bella Thorne, Robert Budd, Al Hutchinson, Wilmer Valderrama, Jennifer Ehrenfeld, Alex Garibyan, The Vampire Diaries, Aerosmith, Estelle, Alex Chung, Miike Snow and much more.



Bella Thorne discusses her upcoming films, what she learned starring in Shake It Up, overcoming dyslexia and working on her debut album.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bizarre: A Circus Story

I'm thrilled the first trailer has been released for the documentary Bizarre: A Circus Story, with the tagline "A Small Man with a Big Dream for the Big Top."



Circus Center is across the street from the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. It is where circus performers learn their craft under the guidance of Master Lu Yi, who's hailed as the father of modern acrobatics.



This visually stunning documentary is about Master Lu Yi, Circus Center and the circus' place in our digital century. It's now headed to a film festival near you.

Be sure to jump to their site to learn more about Bizarre: A Circus Story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THE COMEBACK

The second season of The Comeback (co-created by Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King) airs November 9, 2014, with Kudrow returning as neurotic Valerie Cherish nine years after the first season premiered on HBO.



Between 2005 and now, there have been plenty of reality stars, but none have brought me as much joy as Kudrow's sincere, smart and manipulative Valerie Cherish, a faded sitcom star followed around by a reality-TV film crew as she tries to reignite her career on a sophomoric TV sitcom with much younger co-stars.

The new season promises many more cringe-worthy moments of Valerie Cherish trying to edit and re-edit (with no editor in sight) what the reality-TV film crew records as she anxiously second-guesses how every little thing she says and does might be judged by her much-loved fans.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mild to Wild: First Annual Bob Mizer Emerging Photographer Competition

The Bob Mizer Foundation has announced its First Annual Bob Mizer Emerging Photographer Competition. It is the Foundation’s 4th anniversary and the 70th anniversary of the beginning of Bob Mizer’s amazing career.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of internationally recognized professionals, including photography critic Vince Aletti, working artist John Sonsini, and editor Dian Hanson of Taschen Publishing.

Gene Eberle
Winners will receive cash and original, unpublished Bob Mizer photographs.

While Mizer’s best-known work was erotic or semi-erotic in nature, his experimental work often was not. This competition is open to all subject matter—from mild to wild.

Jimmy Lewis
If you're a fan of this blog and of the photographs at my vintage beefcake blog, you know Mizer nearly all by himself invented the concept "male model" in the 1940's in Los Angeles, California. When you jump to this post on the blog, you can read about Mizer in my interview with Dennis Bell, the current owner of the Athletic Model Guild and founder of the Bob Mizer Foundation.

Jack Conant and his wife
With this competition, Dennis Bell’s primary focus is to encourage emerging, unknown photographers to publicly share their vision.  Professional photographers are welcome to submit experimental work that has not been commercially sold or publicly exhibited.  Images should focus on experimental photographic methods—whether historic or modern—and may be shot digitally.  (There's a separate category for analog photography.)  Entry categories are: Figurative, Portraiture, Erotic; "Retro," Any Subject, and Analog Camera (i.e. traditional film).

John Winship
Entries must be received by the end of the day on November 30th, 2014.  Applications are available on the Foundation's website.

Winners of the 1st Annual Bob Mizer Foundation Emerging Photographer Competition will be announced December 30, 2014.

Hank Evans
For further details about the 2014 Bob Mizer Emerging Photographer Competition, including the list of awards, award judges, and their credentials, please go here.

Email the Foundation for all submission and media inquiries.

You can help support the Bob Mizer Foundation by donating directly at its website. There you will find more information on Bob Mizer, the Athletic Model Guild and the Bob Mizer Foundation, including its mailing address for your donations and updates on gallery shows, screenings and lectures.