Archive | July, 2010

Madonna Dolce & Gabbana AW10/11 Campaign Images

22 Jul

Found these amazing pictures of Madonna on Madonnalicious.com

Dolce & Gabbana have revealed the seven images that comprise the AW10/11 advertising campaign that was shot by Steven Klein.

The pictures and story can be viewed at dolcegabbana.com and swide.com

The much expected advertising campaign starring Madonna and shot by Steven Klein for AW10/11 is revealed in full.
Steven Klein captured frames of life, entered the home of a proud family, and put Madonna at the heart of it, breathing dignity and poise.
Scenes that evoke tenderness, at times true happiness found in moments we capture in an impromptu, or a profound sense of pride and solidarity between family members.
Madonna is the light at the centre of the family axis, she is the story, the point of gravity to which all other members attract.
She is cajoled, protected, glorified, her sun-touched hair piercing through the black and white background.
An incredible way to swift through a tale and start thinking of winter with a sense of warmth.

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Leo DiCaprio: Shirtless for Rolling Stone!

21 Jul

Holy Crap another great find on JustJared.com:

Leo DiCaprio: Shirtless for Rolling Stone!

Leo DiCaprio: Shirtless for Rolling Stone!

Leonardo DiCaprio goes shirtless in the latest sexy cover shoot for Rolling Stone, on stands today. Here are some choice quotes from the 35-year-old Inception actor:

On what makes him anxious: “[My stomach churns over] really stupid stuff. Things that shouldn’t make you anxious whatsoever. It’s crazy how your mind will become this database to make you worry about things that are so arbitrary. I have a well-organized life, and I’ve put a lot of thought into the things that I do, and then, you know, my stomach will be…I’ll just be sitting there, totally anxious about something ridiculous.”

On growing up: “I was essentially a dwarf with the biggest mouth in the world. I would talk back to anyone and be up for any fight, and when you tell a kid that’s three years older than you to shove it, you’re going to get your ass beat…I was a real punk, there’s no question about it.”

On partying in the pre-tabloid/blog age: “I got to be wild and nuts, and I didn’t suffer as much as people do now, where they have to play it so safe that they ruin their credibility. I didn’t care what anyone thought…. It was also about avoiding the tornado of chaos, of potential downfall. It was, ‘Wow, how lucky are we to not have hung out with that crowd or done those things?’ My two main competitors in the beginning, the blond-haired kids I went to audition with, one hung himself and the other died of a heroin overdose… . I was never into drugs at all. There aren’t stories of me in a pool of my own vomit in a hotel room on the Hollywood Strip.”

On dating: “I had better success meeting girls before Titanic. My interactions with them didn’t have all the stigma behind it, not to mention there wasn’t a perception of her talking to me for only one reason.” (He’s currently dating Israeli model Bar Refaeli.)

On dealing with his Titanic fame: “It was like there was a separate entity out there. Not to use a James Cameron reference, but it was like being in a little bit of an avatar. (cringes) That’s going to sound extremely self-indulgent. It’s going to sound like, ‘Oh, I was a frickin’ avatar,’ give me a break, I’m already vomiting.”

Read more: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/07/21/leonardo-dicaprio-shirtless-rolling-stone/#ixzz0uMbLlrfJ

Swimming with Ricky Martin

20 Jul

Swimming with Ricky Martin and Angelo Garcia

By Advocate.com Editors

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–>Former Menudo singer Angelo Garcia dug through his photo albums and found a picture of Ricky Martin getting ready to teach him how to swim.

Garcia posted the pic on his Facebook page with this note: “Strange fact but true …. Did you know Ricky Martin taught me how to swim? when I was Just 11 years old I was terrified of the deep end of the pool and Ricky let me ride on his back and eventually I lost my fear and he was able to teach me how to swim LOL”

Garcia came out earlier this year a few months before Martin, but his interview got mainstream attention after the pop-star came out in a blog post on his website.

Writing Tools

20 Jul

Character Profile Rocco from Life on Emerson Ave

I created this collage about 6 months ago. My character Rocco wasn’t developing or evolving because I couldn’t get a clear idea of who he is. Because of his age, I found creating pictures of who I think he is would make the writing process flow much easier. As if turns out I was right.

This huge canvas hangs above my sofa in my writing area of my apartment. Before each session I’ll stare at it until I hear his voice, and wait for him to tell me what to do.

In creating this collage I used the idea of Vision Boards. I collected photos of things, people and places that I felt Rocco would be interested in. I arranged the pictures on the canvas in a way that exampled his energy. Starting from the base I glued the pictures so they fanned out toward the top. This is his energy – he’s like a tree. From root to branch there’s something to look at, something to study and learn from, and he’s amazing to watch.

I use a lot of collages to help me get into his world, Life on Emerson Ave. Sometime, I create collages to start a writing project, other times I use it to help me decode a message that I’m not understanding. For the most part, working on collages keeps me interested in writing. After all, when it comes down to it, everyone is a writer but few have a completed book.

Big News! self publishing venture releases title of first book

15 Jul

After announcing that I’d be doing a second booking reading to celebrate the completion of Chapter: Happy Birthday Stupid Twink I’ll have to take back my words (in short term) so I can announce that I will NOT be hosting a book reading. Many of you expressed your disappointment which lead me to post this message.

Title Release Date: December 15 2010   Press Release: Phunkybrats

When was the last time you went out on a date? Who was the last boy you kissed? What was his last night?

Phunkybrats is a prince who is searching the world looking for loves first kiss. He traveled by sea and across the sky, hoping to find him, apple of his eye.

The story, promotes that love is a fate for everyone’s. Done so in a rhyme and walks, flies or sails the reader through Phunkybrats’ adventure.

Written and Illustrated/Photographed by Frank Giansante

Make this the choice read of a Gay tween in your life.

cristiano ronaldo SEXY

6 Jul

Cristiano Ronaldo Facebooks Fatherhood

6 Jul

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While sipping my morning coffee and checking out good old Towleroad.com what do I read but this…Cristiano Ronaldo has become a father. Yes I’m happy for him and who ever he knocked up – actually I’m bullshitting through my teeth. Someone who looks like him shouldn’t be wasting our time on starting a family.

Another couple of interesting facts: 1) you can follow him on twitter (twitter know the boy could read much less write) and 2) he will accept your friend request on facebook.

I suppose it’s hard to stay single when you look this good in your underwear.