Sports Stud: Mick Fanning

In: Patrick, Sports & Health, Totally GAY!
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For this week’s Sports Stud, we’re featuring a man that made headlines all around the world this week. Nicknamed “White Lightening,” Mick Fanning is 34-years old from Australia and the recent survivor of a great white shark attack.

Fanning survived a shark attack by a 3.5 meter great white shark during the world surfing tour event the J-Bay Open in South Africa. You can see the three-time world champion surfer manages to keep his cool and get to safety in an incredible confrontation caught on video. The next day, Fanning returned to Australia. He wondered why the shark did not bite him and told reporters, “I’m just lucky it wasn’t my time.” He expects to surf again but expects it will take him months to recover. Totally understandable if you ask me. Glad he’s okay!

Check out the shark attack video as well as other videos and pictures below.

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As with any Lorne Michaels-produced film, Staten Island Summer features a handful of current and past Saturday Night Live cast members. Will Forte, Bobby Moynihan, Fred Armisen, Cecily Strong and Colin Jost are among those who appear in the comedy film. Jost played double duty and also wrote the screenplay.

Staten Island Summer isn’t anything groundbreaking but looks like it’ll provide a few laughs. It’s giving me a Porky’s meets American Pie type of vibe. Two teenage buddies and their motley crew throw one last huge bash before heading off to college. Naturally, a hot girl that one friend has been crushin’ on for years is the ultimate conquest. Ashley Greene plays the unattainable girl-next-door.

Staten Island Summer arrives on Netflix on July 30, but is already available for digital download. Check out the trailer below.

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Beyonce’s 4 era was highly-underrated.The highest-charting single off that album was “Best Thing I Never Had” which peaked at No. 16. Following up her commercially and critically-acclaimed I Am… Sasha Fierce album was a monumental task, even for Queen B.

I’m not a hardcore card-carrying member of the BeyHive but I enjoy listening to “Love on Top,” “End of Time” and “Run the World (Girls)” more today than when they were first initially released. Like wine, the tracks have aged quite nicely.

I utterly hated “Run the World (Girls)” when I first heard it, but now think it’s one of Bey’s finest moments. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed watching numerous dance tributes to the female empowering anthem. This recent one featuring Larsen Thompson and Taylor Hatala is one of the fiercest. These girls can daaaaaaance. Watch them slay the choreography below and literally walk over men in the corporate world.

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Toying with a classic track, especially a much-revered gay anthem, is a difficult juggling act. Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy” addressed key issues including homophobia in the 80s, bullying and loneliness due to family rejection. The accompanying visual was a moving one which featured band member Jimmy Somerville flashing back to the events that motivated him to runaway.

Kate Ryan does an astounding job with her cover. Her vocals over a deep house beat give the track a contemporary vibe but also keeping it quite somber. The same can’t be said for the music video. It’s kind of a host mess if you ask me.

The Belgian dance diva is shown riding a horse before stumbling upon a group of young adults camping. “Runaway (Smalltown Boy)” isn’t exactly a feel-good campfire song. So random?!?!?! Check out the Pascal Baillien and Wim Rombouts-directed visual below.

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30 Gay Men React To The Word ‘Marriage’

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!
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Recently, I shared a clip where 30 gay men reacted to the word ‘faggot.’ It was fascinating to see how polarizing the word truly is, especially in the gay community. Cut Video, the folks responsible for that video, gathered 30 more men to get their thoughts on another word.

This time, ‘marriage‘ was the subject of their word association exercise. Not surprisingly, ‘equality,’ ‘love,’ and ‘husband’ came to mind, but ‘non-existent‘ did as well. Check out all the responses below.

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When you have a smile as infectious as Janet Jackson, that’s all you need. It could light up a room, if not a stadium. The 49-year-old icon flashes her signature smirk in her seductive new music video.

The Dave Meyers-directed clip isn’t full of bells and whistles, but rather on the minimal side. It just relies on Janet simply sauntering around her stunning mansion while executing a couple of dance moves. The rainy backdrop suits the nocturnal vibe of the visual quite nicely. I also love the giant vintage portraits shown throughout. J. Cole who’s featured on the remix also appears in the clip.

Jackson looks as stunning as ever. I can’t believe the woman is almost half a century old. I can’t wait to watch her Unbreakable World Tour which kicks off in Vancouver on August 31. Check out the video below.

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While one young adult dystopian franchise is ending, The Hunger Games, another one is just ramping up. The next chapter of James Dashner’s dystopian sci-fi saga, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, hits theaters on September 18.

The first film, made for just $34 million, was a blockbuster hit, earning $340.8 million worldwide. The sequel should match its performance, if not exceed it. The studio certainly feels bullish about its potential. It’s clear they shelled out more cash for the second instalment. The action scenes look tense and harrowing.

Movie Synopsis
Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Joining Dylan O’Brien for the second go-round include Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen and Giancarlo Esposito. Check out the exciting new trailer below.

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Without a doubt Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest names, if not the biggest, in the World Wresting Entertainment (WWE). There was a time when Hulkamania spread across the land. After all these years, the WWE decided to sever its ties with the 61-year-old wrester after audio featuring Hogan using the n-word surfaced online. Here’s the official statement from the organization.

“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

For his part, Hogan’s attorney claims the wrestler wasn’t fired but rather resigned from the WWE on Thursday night.

The controversy stems from an interview back in 2012. The only reason why it came to light now is because of a lawsuit between Hulk and Gawker over his now-infamous leaked sex tape. Hogan is repeatedly heard uttering the n-word in the interview. However, it’s audio from a second tape that is far more damning.

In court transcripts, Hogan allegedly tells Heather Clem – a friend’s wife with whom he was filmed having sex – “I guess we’re all a little racist” and uses racist language while referring to his daughter’s love life. “I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever.” He supposedly goes on, “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player,” he allegedly states.

Listen to the interview below, along with reading his apology statement issued to People magazine.

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