In 1988 flamboyant pianist Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson published a tell-all book entitled Behind The Candelabra: My Life With Liberace. It chronicled Thorson and Liberace’s five-year relationship, which started when Thorson was 17 and ended as a result of Liberace’s sexual promiscuity and Thorson’s drug abuse. Now HBO is allowing television viewers go behind close doors to see how the couple lived, based on Scott Thorson’s autobiography. Directed by famed director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Magic Mike), it also stars two very prominent Academy Award winners.
Author: Christopher Dellea
Norma Jean Baker transformed into Marilyn Monroe and became an American sex symbol in the 1950s and 60s , starring in films like “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and ”Some Like It Hot”. She was also known for having affairs with high-profile men, such as John F. and Robert Kennedy, Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Two of her affairs ended up in marriage: baseball player Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller. As the 50th Anniversary of Monroe’s death approaches on August 5, a new book entitled Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner is investigating Marilyn Monroe’s sexuality and alleging that she might have been struggling with her sexual orientation.
In the seventh season of Fox’s singing sensation American Idol, pop superstar Mariah Carey was a mentor. She had warm and caring advice for the contestants that took on her songs and it brought up some of the most stirring and emotional performances that Idol has ever produced, including a slowed-down version, with a plethora of stringed instruments, of “Always Be My Baby” by winner David Cook. When it was announced Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler would not be back to create television magic with Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest, the world was holding their breath and on pins and needles to see who would be joining them.
The nominees for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles by ABC’s “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and late night host Jimmy Kimmel. It seems to be cable’s night as several shows from HBO, Showtime, AMC, and FX dominated the nominations.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, known as Gronk to football fans all over the nation, has been known to say some pretty crazy things in interviews. One example was when he made an appearance at the University of Rhode Island and was playing the Fuck-Marry-Kill game using New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, Golden Girl Betty White, and Superbowl opponent Tim Tebow. According to Outsports.com, Gronkowski exclaimed he would “F Tebow to take his virginity.” (Tebow is a self-proclaimed virgin.) He also said he would never reveal a concussion if it meant coming out of a game. Gronk has also known to do some pretty wild and crazy things such as posing shirtless with porn star Bibi Jones and naked for the cover of ESPN Magazine’s annual Body issue (pictured above). But never has he just paused when asked a question until the night of July 11 at the 2012 Espy Awards.