For their 2012 ad campaign, Julipet enlisted Christian Santamaria to show off their beachwear collection. This time around the Italian-based brand taps male supermodel Miguel Iglesias (no relation to Enrique) to front their 2013 one. A fine choice indeed. Definitely a fan of the Spanish stunner who’s been the face and body for Armani Exchange, UGGs, Dolce & Gabbana and DSquared to name a few. Check out the promotional images below.
On May 18, 2013 Janet Jackson’s fifth studio album celebrated its 20th anniversary. janet moved a whopping 20 million units worldwide and spawned 6 Hot 100 Top 10 hits. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with the largest first week sales in history for a female artist at the time. It just seems like yesterday when “That’s The Way Love Goes” was dominating MTV and radio airwaves.
“I can’t believe it is already 20 years! I always write my music based on what is going on in my life at the time. I wanted to allow people in… I want my fans to really know me. The ‘janet’ album was sexual and I was beginning to really discover that side of me.” – Janet Jackson to Billboard
Control may have been her breakout album, with Rhythm Nation 1814 her best-selling set, but janet was IMHO her best creatively and sexiest. She dabbled with a sexier image with the last single, “Love Will Never Do (Without You),” off her previous album, but janet saw Jackson fully embracing her womanhood and sexuality. Gone was her bulky “Rhythm Nation” uniform. In its place were midriff baring tops and chokers. And in some instances, nothing at all. Who could forget her topless iconic Rolling Stone cover?
The very first teaser trailer for the Anchorman sequel premiered in May 2012. Almost a year later, Paramount finally drops another one for the early-awaited flick. Like the first clip, it features Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, along with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner standing alongside him. The foursome take turns dropping their unique catchphrases.
Also returning for the second film are Christina Applegate and Vince Vaughn. New blood comes in the form of Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear. The Anchorman sequel also features a few notable cameos including Jim Carrey, Drake, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Kanye West, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Catch all the action when Anchorman: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 20, 2013. This time around the action moves from San Diego to New York. Check out the teasers below.
I realize I’m encroaching on Tommy’s territory here talking about World of Wonder and RuPaul, but I just had to beat him to the punch with this one. I couldn’t resist posting about RuPaul’s latest music video, “Lick It Lollipop,” for the sheer fact that it prominently features male model Miles Davis Moody.
The name might not sound familiar to you, but his juicy bubble butt will refresh your member. He’s the guy in Willam, Detox and Vicky Vox’s parody video, “Boy Is A Bottom.” Watch him work his tongue on his guns as he stares into the camera with his seductive bedroom eyes. Definitely poetry in motion. Check it out below. If you’re a fan of Lady Bunny, RuPaul’s gal pal also pops up in the video. Enjoy.
Last week I had the privilege of attending the private press screening (yes I am THAT important) of the Vancouver created short film Whispers of Life at the Shangri La hotel. Short films I feel are tricky, you have to get your point across and tell a full story in a short amount of time. In the case of WoL they did it, and did it well in about 11 minutes.
Whispers of Life is a film about suicide, or even more specifically the thoughts about suicide and how it will affect the lives of the people around you. Tom (Travis Nelson) is a high school kid who finds peace on a park bench after school. One day two punks come up and start calling him a faggot and then leave him with a threat of seeing him tomorrow. When we were in high school we all know what “I’ll see you tomorrow” means from a bully. After they leave, Tom meets Charles (Patrick Gilmore) and they start up a conversation with Tom asking the question “Have you ever though about suicide?” It is here that I started to get very interested because I don’t think anyone ever real talks about it, and sometimes all you need is someone completely unbiased to has a chat with. Through his kind words and caring personality, Charles helps Tom get an idea of what the outcome would be should he kill himself.
I’m a sucker for all things Werewolves (Team Jacob) and this book takes that world to a whole new level. First time authors Jade Olivia Braddock and Cyril Alfred Blake really outdid themselves on this one. If I had to compare it to anything I would say it’s like Game of Thrones meets True Blood with a hit of The Mortal Instruments.
This is the story of the death of Devon Andrews, and her rebirth into a world she never asked for. On the night of the winter solstice: a lunar eclipse, a prophecy and a world of war and leadership. A once-forgotten ancient culture and a dynasty under the guidance of the last of the druids. A war between two families, one given gifts by the Gods the other created through dark magic, both with their own secrets and agendas. Her old life ripped away, a new destiny is created. Follow Devon and her journey into this one-of-a-kind story of history, magic, and werewolves. The Solstice Moon Series has taken a classic supernatural genre beloved by its fans and given it a world that no one has seen before.
I found Devon Andrews to a rough and tumble kind of girl with a tomboy sense of fashion and a street smarts attitude. She kept me guessing the whole way about how she was going to react in certain situations and there was always this aura of mystery around her which I quite enjoyed. There is also a slew of other characters to fall in love with along the way including a fabulous gay and a studly trainer. I find whenever there is a gay character in a book, like The Mortal Instruments for example, I grow more attached to the story and enjoy reading it just that much more. All in all I loved the story and thought it did a beautiful job of setting things up for the rest of the series, which I will definitely be buying.
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve chosen to highlight a handsome fellow from Major League Baseball who plays for the San Francisco Giants. The hottie is 35-year old Barry Zito, a pitcher for the team.
Outside of baseball, Zito plays guitar, surfs, and practices yoga. He’s done some acting and an interesting fact is that his uncle is TV actor, Patrick Duffy. Zito also founded the charity ‘Strikeouts For Troops,’ a charity that provides comforts of home and works to lift the spirits and morale of injured US Troops and offers support to military families. Zito is also and LGBT ally, having participated in the San Francisco Giants ‘It Gets Better‘ video.
A scruffy/handsome professional athlete who can sing & play guitar? Yes please! Check out some pictures and videos of Zito below.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge fan of Lana Del Rey. I swooned over her first album, melted for the second and lost my shit for her contribution to the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. Having said that, one can only take so much breathy, somber, melancholic songs about Hollywood before you either turn it off, or jump out the window which is why I’m SO excited that she has taken this song in a fresh new direction.
“Queen of Disaster” is pure upbeat 60s pop. It makes me feel like I’m at a sock hop or hitting the local diner for a burger and a milkshake. While it’s not a huge stretch from the 60s style the singer usually embodies, its mood is lighter and fun which is a welcome change of pace.
Even though Del Rey has said that her next album will be stripped down but still sound dark and cinematic, I’m really enjoying the brighter sound of this track. If this is a sign of what’s in store from the divisive chanteuse, I can’t wait to hear what’s coming next.
Check out “Queen of Disaster” below and let me know what you think.