Posts tagged ‘Los Angeles’

August 16, 2011

Results of the 1st Los Angeles Beard and Mustache Championships [Updated]

by Accidental Bear

 

“You know competition’s tough when Abraham Lincoln comes in third place.”

1st LA Beard and Mustache Championship

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August 13, 2011

Beard News: Chaz Bono Grows A Beard, Bee Beard, Shia Labeouf Works on His Beard

by Accidental Bear

Chaz Bono Grows A Beard -First Photos

Chaz Bono stepped out with his first beard on Friday, and RadarOnline.com has the photos. Bono is the transgender son of Cher — he began life as Chastity Bono — who has completely made the transformation from female to male. PHOTOS: Chaz Bono Shows His New Beard Now an advocate for gay, lesbian and transgender rights, Chaz documented his change in a film titled Becoming Chaz.  It has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. Chaz was out running errands in Los Angeles Friday when he was spotted sporting facial hair for the first time.

 

 

Colorado State University Entomology Instructor Creates a Buzz with Bee Beard 

Feature Story ImageFORT COLLINS – When Colorado State University entomology instructor Mathew Camper wanted to illustrate a point for students, he called for help – from 10,000 bees. Camper had thousands of the stinging insects buzzing around, crawling on and clinging to his torso, head, neck and face while he offered his mug as the milieu for a bee beard. The entomologist will use photos and videos from the stunt to demonstrate honey bee behavior and disposition for students. “Honey bees are really gentle, the gentle teddy bears of the insect world,” said Camper, a faculty member in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. “The bee beard is a great teaching aid to make this point.”

SHIA LABEOUF WORKS ON HIS BEARD AND HIS FITNESS

Transformers front-man Shia LeBeouf walks to the gym to keep up his leading-man figure with headphones in. The promising young actor will star in the big-screen adaptation of The Company You Keep, which will be directed by Robert Redford who will also star in the film. 

August 5, 2011

Does the Law Allow Jurors to be Dismissed for Being Gay?

by Accidental Bear

Wow, this would be great, then I could stop playing crazy, unstable and a tear producing fool to get out of my duty. AB

JURY JURORS COURT LAW X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COMA lesbian was allegedly kicked off a jury because of her orientation, and now lawyers are arguing to a federal appeals court that it should never happen again, the Los Angeles Timesreports.

The woman was bumped from the trial of a gay Nigerian who was later convicted of assaulting a guard at a jail in Los Angeles. In his defense, Daniel Osazuwa had claimed he was merely giving the guard a hug, which he says is a sign of respect where he’s from, when the homophobic guard overreacted and caused a scuffle.  via Advocate

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August 2, 2011

Rachel Maddow is in it, to Win it!! Extends MSNBC Contract

by Accidental Bear

TEAM RACHEL!!

MSNBC has extended Rachel Maddow’s contract in a new multi-year deal that will keep the primetime host at the cable news network well beyond the 2012 presidential election.

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The announcement is expected to come Tuesday at the network’s portion of the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.

The news comes as MSNBC has already locked in many staffers and longtime contributors with contract extensions, a response to overtures from erstwhile MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who abruptly left MSNBC last January. Maddow’s previous contract was not set to expire until next year. MORE

July 20, 2011

All Eyes on Alexander Ebert On World Cafe: NPR

by Accidental Bear

Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros plays live from his new solo record on today's World Cafe.

(via NPR)

Alex Ebert launched his musical career as frontman for the quirky Los Angeles dance-rock group Ima Robot. When the band stagnated in 2007, he reinvented himself as Edward Sharpe, leader of neo-hippie folk collective the Magnetic Zeros, whose hit single “Home” climbed the charts in 2010.

This year, the prolific singer-songwriter recorded a solo debut — literally. Ebert played every part on Alexander himself, crafting a collection of songs inspired by his diverse personal influences: hip-hop, ’70s psychedelia, Spaghetti Westerns and Paul Simon. The result is summery, laid-back and seemingly effortless, buoyed by Ebert’s pithy songwriting and natural charisma.

On today’s World Cafe, Ebert performs songs from Alexander, backed by the Magnetic Zeros, and discusses the process of going solo, which he describes as “addictive.”

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July 20, 2011

Tattoo Model Alert: Beautiful Ful Men’s Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

by Accidental Bear

Punk dress up day or punk-young-professional? Yes, that’s Beautiful Ful (one l) Men’s Collection.

Beautiful Ful Men's Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

Los Angeles based, Beautiful Ful looks to bring classic looks of menswear in line with the California ideals. While this is not always a match made perfect, the collection for Autumn 2011 does offer a few garments that may lead you to examine their collection in more detail. Tattoos not included but more than welcome.

July 13, 2011

Brady Kids Remember Sherwood Schwartz; Dispel Rumors About Gay Dad

by Accidental Bear

ROBERT REED SHERWOOD SCHWARTZ X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of TV landmarks Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch, who passed away early Tuesday in Los Angeles, is remembered fondly by those who knew him.

And despite rumors that Schwartz was conflicted over star Robert Reed’s homosexuality and refused to attend Reed’s 1992 funeral because he feared knowledge of the actor’s HIV-positive status would harm the franchise, two of the actors who played Bradys say that’s not true — Schwartz and Reed simply didn’t get along, but it had nothing to do with the fact that Reed was gay. READ MORE

July 5, 2011

Melissa Haslam “Kigurumi”| Unveiled July 15th, 2011

by Accidental Bear

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On July 15, 2011 LeBasse Projects will unveil the first major solo exhibition from Australian artist Melissa Haslam. Haslam, who has shown in group shows throughout the United States, will share paintings exploring her fascination with the Kigurumi seen. Participants in Kigurumi fashion themselves as living stuffed animals, wearing what they call “disguised pajamas.” Haslam, employing oil, presents young women dressed in full costume with great delicacy and an intimacy that proves her interest in the subculture includes some reverence as well.

LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown
932 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

June 27, 2011

Adam Kimmel Spring/Summer 2012 Runway

by Accidental Bear

Clothes tell stories. They say thing like, “Hi, I’m a junkie whore” or “Hi, I want to look like a just crawled out of bed but I spent 2 hours getting ready.” Adam Kimmels’s Spring/Summer 2012 looks tells me that the wearer might be a surfer boy who was told by his girlfriend that he need to clean up a bit, but holds on to dark colors as to accommodate spills. Kimmel sneaks in a few skirts and has most of his male waifs barefoot. For those who wore shoes, are sporting  slip-on and boot looks from the designer. (gq)

More looks after the jump…

June 6, 2011

Circumcision Battle Takes Odd Turn When you Add a Anti-Semitic Novel

by Accidental Bear


via Advocate.com Editors

Foreskin Man comic book Matthew Hess X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM

An effort to ban circumcision for anyone under the age of 18 is now complicated by a graphic novel that many are calling anti-Semitic.

San Francisco is set to vote on the ban in November, and an effort is under way to ban the practice in Santa Monica, Calif., just west of Los Angeles. The debate has been pitched already, but the discovery of a comic book that depicts Jews as knife-wielding, bloodthirsty villains is sparking an outcry. The San Francisco Chronicle  discovered the Foreskin Man comic book, which was written and created by Matthew Hess, the president of MGM (male genital mutilation) Bill, an anticircumcision group based in San Diego. Hess told the Chronicle he doesn’t see his comic book as anti-Semitic, but Jewish leaders say it reeks of European hate imagery that sprang up around World War II.

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May 11, 2011

Furlesque’s Debut Performance; Move Over Show Girls

by Accidental Bear
Show girls move over, Furlesque, the men from down under are  here to take over. This was Furlesque’s debut performance and they put on moves that might make the delicate blush. I have my eye on these hair balls and will document their every move. You’ve been warned. You have my word on that!

The New Bear Sensation!

Theses images come from The Femme Guild’s ‘Love Boat’ party was the venue for the debut performance of Furlesque, and two other equally wonderful performances. Vanessa Wagner MCed.
There’s an extended set of photos at: http://dirtyqueermag.com/2011/03/furlesque/

Photos by Morgan Carpenter.

April 12, 2011

Uh-oh, Galliano Gets a “Fucking racist!” Welcome in LA

by Accidental Bear

Galliano Taunted at LAX

By Advocate.com Editors

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Disgraced designer John Galliano received the opposite of a warm welcome when he arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday.

A photographer screamed, “Fucking racist!” at the former Christian Dior designer when he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. Galliano is accused of hurling racist and anti-Semitic statements at patrons of a Paris café. A video of one of his tirades led to his firing from Dior.

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April 11, 2011

GLAAD Awards; Dolly Remains, Publicly, Heterosexual

by Accidental Bear

No last name needed, Dolly steals the show. Big hair, enormous ta-tas and even big gay fan base. Does anyone really care about her lesbian rumors? Not me, her music make me cry, gives me goose bumps and makes me soar with joy (self-confessional).

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Dolly Parton‘s Pseudo Coming Out At The GLAAD Awards

At last night’s GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles, the second of three award-y fundraisers the organization hosts each year, you had both Modern Family and Glee winning for Best Comedy, because homosexuals cannot make up their minds about which type of homosexual humor they like more. (Though I can’t remember any of the gay storylines on Glee ever being really … funny.) But the best part of the program was when surprise guest Dolly Parton came to the podium to give NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt, who came over from Showtime, a trophy. “I guess you could say that I’m coming out tonight!,” Dolly screamed at the audience. Which was cute, but not true: Dolly remains, publicly, heterosexual. – Queerty

April 2, 2011

Johnny Knoxville Goes All the Way Gay w/ Bear Tattoo

by Accidental Bear
 

Johnny, I just wanted to say you are my favorite little Jackass. Stevo gave you tough competition, after all, how can you loose while giving us gays so much full frontal. Your Grrrrr tattoo is hilarious and shows you true, charm and charisma. If you ever come down on your luck, I always have a couch for you to sleep on and I promise not  to throw pool balls at your crotch. As Sandra Bernhard once said, ” As long as I have a face, you always have a seat. Table for 2.”

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Johnny Knoxville Got A Tattoo Celebrating His Gay Bear Fans

Via Queerty

Last year while promoting Jackass 3-D, Johnny Knoxville took his film to the Los Angeles bar The Eagle for a screening in front of grizzlies and bears. It was so cute! But that’s not where Johnny’s affinity for his gay fans ends. Promoting Jackass 3.5 on last night’s Conan, Johnny reveals he went so far as to get some gay ink.

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Read more: http://www.queerty.com/johnny-knoxville-got-a-tattoo-celebrating-his-gay-bear-fans-20110401/#ixzz1INLgLtCr

March 28, 2011

American Apparel Shakedown

by Accidental Bear

NOOOOOO, don’t make it politically incorrect to buy my beloved American Apparel t-shirts. They’re perfectly soft, hang sensually on my chest to make appearance of sweet pecs and hug my biceps ever so tender for an exaggerated gun show.

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Sex, Lies, and the Dov Charney Lawsuit

Hamilton Nolan writes— Earlier this month, notoriously pervy American Apparel CEO Dov Charney was sued for a quarter of a billion dollars by a former employee named Irene Morales. Her accusations of sexual harassment fit with Charney’s longstanding reputation for bad behavior in the workplace. But judging by emails and text messages we’ve obtained, there may very well be another side to the story.

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