astarisborn

Watch Closely Now: Does Streisand ‘A Star Is Born’ Deserve Second Look?

Entertainment, Exclusive, Featured  

By Joe Ferrelli As the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper take on the rising star/falling star showbiz tale opens around the world, Flagrant looks back at the Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson (Google him, children) juggernaut that rocked the box office, Billboard charts and awards shows in 1976-77. If you count “What Price Hollywood?” (1932), the Streisand/Kristofferson version of…

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Pop, Politics Dominate 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Entertainment, Featured  

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were awesome if you were either Bruno Mars, a Patti LuPone fan, an admirer of sign language, a supporter of the #MeToo movement, or that hot chick dancing to “Despacito.” They were also pretty good for everyone else, except for maybe the losers. (At least they got puppies, though.) The…

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gagavegas

Viva Gaga! Vegas Residency, ‘Star Is Born’ Remake Coming Next Year

Entertainment, Featured  

There’s an unspoken rule in the music industry that in order to be a next-level queer icon and “that bitch,” you have to complete a Las Vegas residency. Lady Gaga is finally THAT bitch. While we continue our Las Fat-ass residencies of bingeing on The Crown, Gaga will pocket a cool $14 million for performing…

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gagawax

Mother Monster Indeed. Gaga Waxwork Will Haunt You

Entertainment  

Something truly frightening, just in time for Halloween. There’s a new wax sculpture of international pop star/Mother Monster Lady Gaga, and it can be found in a museum in Lima, Peru. However, photos of the recently unveiled figure show something… amiss. It appears the artiste took some detours in the realization of what was supposed…

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IMG

New Gaga Doc Is Trying Very Hard To Be ‘Truth Or Dare’

Entertainment, Featured  

We’re not ones to stoke a feud between two strong females, but it appears there’s evidence the rivalry between Madonna and Lady Gaga is far from over. Admittedly, we haven’t yet seen Five Foot Two, the new documentary that offers what’s described as a vulnerable look at Lady Gaga, yet watching the just released trailer gives us…

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starisborn

Lady Gaga: A Star Is Boring

Entertainment, Featured  

Forever starved for attention/authenticity/adulation, Lady Gaga is going to debut Five Foot Two, “a documentary about her life” in September. The film will simultaneously debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and on Netflix September 24. She tweeted three short clips of the documentary, showing her in various, artsy Instagram-filtered clips speaking about how she…

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Civic-Minded Celebs Lash Out At Trump’s Inadequate Response To Charlottesville

Politics  

When President Trump offered his initial statement about the tragedy that occurred during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia which left three dead last weekend, many people felt it was weak, to use one of 45’s favorite words, particularly because he said there were “many sides” to blame. A few days later Trump read…

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HighHeels

How To Jump A Shark In High Heels

Comedy, Featured  

By Joe Fritts We’ve had freaks, comedy and corset queens, and now in an era where West Hollywood’s Pride Parade is scrapped for a decidedly more timely #resist march, RuPaul’s Drag Race has caught the wave and crowned its first activist queen. Thank you and welcome, Sasha Velour. Educate the children on their past, and…

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Queer Faves Dominate Emmy Nominations, Anger The President

Entertainment  

If the Academy Awards are dubbed the gay Super Bowl, the Emmy Awards must be considered at least the gay World Series. This year is no exception with queer-beloved series such as Feud: Bette and Joan, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Saturday Night Live and Stranger Things nabbing multiple nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards which will be handed out…

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FromTraitor

From “Traitor” To Trans Rights Activist?

Politics  

Chelsea Manning was released from prison today and re-entered a world greatly changed since her incarceration began seven years ago. Gone is an LGBTQ-friendly White House, but transgender issues and celebrities have arrived front and center in politics and pop culture. Manning was an Army intelligence analyst convicted of a leak that revealed American military…

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