Watch out One Direction, you have some boy band competition from your very own X Factor family. Union J even has their very own Harry Styles-looking bloke in the form of George Shelley. That’s where the similarity ends though. This boy band is only a quartet, has an openly-gay singer in the group and for the most part, friends prior to the show. Shelly was added to the trio ( known then as Triple J) once they hit the judges’ homes portion of the competition.
In their brand new clip, Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley, JJ Hamblett and Shelley do what hipster boys their age do- buy vinyl records, skateboard, shop, ride their bikes and get their hair did at the barber shop. Taking a page from their real-life journey, the boys enter an open mic contest. Hopefully for them, they end up better than their fourth place finish on the show. Check out the clip below. It’s kinda odd that they debuted it now since their single doesn’t officially hit iTunes til June 2.
Philips Norelco gets up close and personal with male grooming rituals with their “I’d FAQ Me” campaign. The creative is trying to help the brand expand beyond its older user demographic to a younger, 20-something guy. The campaign was conceived by Ogilvy & Mather and directed by Michael Downing at Epoch. “I’d Date Me” and “I’d Beach Me” are the latest clips from the brilliant new campaign.
The two new ad spots feature men using the company’s Click & Style Razor. Each man stands in front of the mirror manscaping as he contemplates all the wonderful things he would do to himself. From “I’d wink at me,” says one guy to “I would share a shawarma with me,” expect the unexpected to come out of their respective mouths. Both clips end with “I’d FAQ me,” with the middle word, a good sound-alike for the F-bomb, silenced and his mouth pixelated.
It’s a big ‘ol gay wedding on the latest issue of Next Magazine. The publication takes a look at gay matrimony from several perspectives for their 2013 Gay Wedding Guide. From a guide to post-wedding finances to exploring five couple’s proposals to gay-wedding-planner-approved wedding ceremony locations and everything in between, Next has you covered if you’re in the midst of planning for your big day.
Gracing the cover of the issue are Fab.com’s (one of my favorite sites) Bradford Shellhammer and his new husband, investment banker Georgi Balinov. The pair met while each was on vacation in Rio de Janeiro. They held a black and white masquerade ball at New York’s famed Russian Tea Room. Their nuptials were in the spirit of Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel. Officiating the ceremony was none other than Sandra Bernhard herself. Check out a video of their magical night of musical performances, love and drama below.
Since it’s Game of Thrones Sunday, I thought I’d share a couple of GoT-related clips. Both are ridiculous but somewhat entertaining, even for me and I don’t watch the HBO show. Yes, I realize I’m missing out, but have the show queued up. Soon enough, I’ll be caught up with all you folks.
The first clip involves Games of Thrones footage spliced up with the Friends theme song. A couple of weeks ago, I shared a similar video with The CW’s Arrow getting a Friends-type of intro. IMHO, this one works better because GoT is far more serious and hearing “I’ll Be There For You” associated with it is the last thing you’d expect. Emilia Clarke and them prove they’ll be “heir” for you in the fan made clip.
Next up is Funny or Die’s hilarious recap of the show. I’m so glad Jonathan the hairdresser is back to deliver his unique viewpoints. This time he amps it up by bringing along Alfie Allen who stars in the HBO show. Check out his fierce musings on this week’s Gay of Thrones which includes twerking, Alfie’s gang rape scene, the three “T’s” and three “B’s.” It’s must-see FOD.
For this week’s Sports Stud, I decided to highlight 23 year old (24 in July) Welsh footballer/soccer player, Gareth Bale. Aside from the fact that I find soccer players to be super hot (legs!!), I was inspired to choose a soccer/football player because I myself and some of my friends are starting up a new season this week and I’m pretty excited.
At the moment, Bale plays for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales national team as a winger. He’s been a stand-out player over the last few years and has really contributed to the Tottenham’s success domestically and in the Champions League. He lives in London with his high school sweetheart Emma and the two have a daughter together that was born this past October.
Check out his photos below. He’s got beautiful eyes, a great body, and those sexy signature soccer player legs that I love. Enjoy!
Today you’re getting a twofer. I’m combining the latest clips from two of our favorite YouTube channels for your viewing pleasure.
First up are the towel-wearing studs of Steam Room Stories. They’ve discussed everything from funky spunk to being butt drunk in the past and everything in between. This time around they chat about online pirating, specifically porn. They come to the conclusion that if they pay for porn, the models will be hotter. Agree with that train of thought?
The second clip features Davey Wavey questioning senior citizens about gay sex. For all you Davey haters, he doesn’t appear in the clip. The golden gays are the stars here. Though not as entertaining as Davey Wavey quizzing Bel Ami models, this one has a lot of charm. The best moment is when one of the ladies says her favorite is the “cum, cum, cum, cum, cum” part. She then reveals when she was young she chased around all the “little dykes.” Check out both clips below.
I’ve been going through the gay fiction section of my local bookstore pretty fast lately, and some reads have been better than others, and then along came one that punched me in the stomach even as it proceeded to rip my heart out of my chest.
Don’t Let Me Go by JH Trumble is the love story of Adam and Nate, who meet in high school and who are inseparable from that point forward. When Adam gets a chance to go to New York to pursue a career on Broadway, it’s Nate that pushes him to go. That’s where the book begins.
But it’s not just the story of a long-distance relationship, because you see, the book jumps around a bit in time, flashing back to first touches, first times, coming out, and the horrific assault Adam and Nate suffer at the hands of their bigoted classmates. So all through this love story, you’ve got a darker thread of intolerance, homophobia, and hatred, and it’s different than when you see it on the news. More real, because you really start to care about these guys. Well, I did anyway. All of Nate’s feelings, I’ve felt, jealousy and paranoia and the need for some sort of revenge, at the same time as you’re feeling angry at the world for its bigotry and want to make some grand political statement and be a martyr for the gay cause.
Most people know Tuc Watkins from playing one half of Desperate Housewives’s token gay couple. For me, the 46-year-old actor will always be David Vickers from One Life To Live. Truth be told, I had a little crush on him back in the day. Little did I know, he played for our team. My gaydar definitely needs a bit of tweaking. That, or it’s really well-tuned and I just ignored the signs. During an interview airing on Monday, April 29, Watkins speaks publicly about being a gay man, as well as becoming a new dad for the first time.
Tuc sits down with Marie Osmond on her Hallmark Channel talk show to promote One Life To Live’s online relaunch. During the interview, he talks about reprising his signature role and about recently welcoming his twins Catchen and Curtis born via surrogate. From an early age, Tuc reveals he always knew he was gay and one day was going to be a dad. Check out a preview of his chat with Marie below.