Atlantic City is working overtime to get the gays down for a visit. This afternoon, Visit AC released a new video showcasing its entertainment lineup for 2015 and its chock full of gay and gay-adored entertainers. They’re pulling out the big guns, too. I’m talking Madonna (October 3rd), Lady Gaga (July 24th), Ricky Martin (October 17th), Wanda Sykes (June 12th and 13th), Margaret Cho (July 18th), Idina freaking Menzel (July 10th).What Ellen was too busy?
The concerts and comedy shows only scratch the surface of the other LGBT-specific events lined up for the summer. Others include Sandblast (July 17th to 20th), Fire Island Black Out (August 7th to 9th) and the Miss’d America pageant this fall. I also have word from a reliable, yet anonymous source that there will be a second club opening this summer that “focuses on the LGBT community.” Stay tuned for any updates.
Check out the entertainment-lineup video below. Get more info on dates and tickets here.
Neil Patrick Harris and Anna Kendrick during the Oscar’s opening number.
Neil Patrick Harris: I love you, but you were just dreadful last evening, despite your brief stint (no pun intended) in your underwear. Patricia Arquette totally rocked out major girl power. Gaga wore strange red gloves and then surprised the hell out of people later when she totally nailed an entire medley from The Sound of Music. People were uncontrollably bored as a whole. That essentially captures the highlights of last evening’s Academy Awards ceremony, which dragged on and on and on and on. The show finally came to life during a rousing performance of “Glory” by John Legend and Common during the last hour of the night, and the aforementioned Gaga number. Here, to save you the trouble of watching the first two and a half hours of the show on your DVR before things got really good, are our picks for the good, the bad, and the ugly of the night. Read more »
It’s Mother Monster like you’ve never heard her before: The epic duo of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are coming to the Borgata in Atlantic City on July 24 with their “Cheek to Cheek” tour, and tickets go on sale at 10AM this morning.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a giant rock, most likely you’ve heard and seen Gaga and Tony perform classic jazz hits from their duo album, which just won a Grammy on Sunday evening. It’s been said once, but it is worth saying again: This is amazing music, and we finally get to hear Gaga reach vocal heights outside of her pop routines. Case in point:
And we can’t forget the iconic Tony Bennett. At 88 years old, he can still croon like none other. The event is a perfect compliment to the Atlantic City resort’s new OUT at Borgata LGBT initiative, which includes plenty of travel and entertainment opportunities.
Tickets to the show run $125-250, and can be purchased here.
Kathy Griffin will headline the OUT at Borgata March weekend.
If you’re looking for a gay getaway, Atlantic City’s Borgata and Water Club are rolling out the rainbow carpet … literally. The luxury resort, which features a casino, two hotels, and multiple spas, is launching an OUT at Borgata initiative, and they’ve got a killer March party planned with headline entertainment all weekend long. Read more »
Madonna looked like a hooker and Lady Gaga was best dressed (no, she wasn’t wearing a gown made of meat). Annie Lennox essentially owned the night and Kim Kardashian donned something that looked like she pulled it out of a Best Western closet and Bedazzeled it. Yes, this all sounds like an alternative universe, but it pretty much captures the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Sure, there were dozens of performances, but, let’s be honest: Who watches the Grammys for the music? Below you’ll find our picks for the evening’s most memorable moments, including the Material Girl’s assless outfit and a certain celebrity who looked like a defunct Muppet. Read more »
In case you want to break the internet this morning, we kind of went crazy when we saw this video of the one and only Mother Monster donning an utterly insane blow-up dress while she was in Paris for her ARTRAVE tour.
I mean, seriously…there are no words. Watch it below.
For years, I have had the honor of DJing on Gay Christmas (aka Halloween, aka the holiday that gives masculine fellas the excuse to put on heels). The most fun part for me is bringing out some of my favorite classic spooky tunes to create the perfect soundtrack for the night of all nights.
Here are just a few of the songs to add to your Halloween party playlist, or to blare in the car on your way to your favorite nightclub or party. Merry Gay Christmas!
You can find the playlist on Spotify, or enjoy each track in the videos and playlist after the jump.
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This Friday, October 24th at 9 p.m., the very-special Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! will air on PBS as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The two megastars share the stage for an hour-long show, singing from their new duets album of Great American Songbook standards, Cheek to Cheek. The performance on PBS will include both duets and solo performances.
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Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters who purchased tickets to her concerts in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia are clearly poor unfortunate souls. The Mother Monster herself canceled both gigs due to bronchitis, and she blamed a very unlikely fictional character for her illness: Ursula from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Gaga took to Twitter to share the news that she had to pull out of the gigs; check out what the little mermaid herself had to say:
She later apologized again, saying that she’d make it up to the Little Monsters who purchased tickets.
Hey, Disney: here’s an idea. What about casting the Mother Monster herself in that live remake of The Little Mermaid you keep kicking around? Just a thought…
- First Lena Dunham, now Lady Gaga: See her un-Photoshopped Versace ads here. Her skin is definitely a more normal color without retouching. [Jezebel]
- Tiny Fey is the newest spokesperson for Garnier Skincare! Let’s hope skincare ads stop being so darn serious. [Digital Journal]
- Lorde is so much cooler than the any of us were at age 17. Here she is in Teen Vogue, sans black lipstick. [Teen Vogue]
More fun news straight ahead.