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Razzie Awards: Every Worst Picture ‘Winner,’ From ‘Can’t Stop the Music’ to ‘Holmes & Watson’ (Photos)

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Since 1980, UCLA film grads and industry veterans John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy have honored the very worst in cinema with the Razzie Awards. Here’s a look back to the worst pictures of the last four decades.

“Can’t Stop the Music” (1980)

The Golden Raspberry Awards got their start by recognizing this musical comedy, a justly mocked quasi-biopic of the Village People.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

Mommie Dearest” (1981)

Faye Dunaway goes full camp as Joan Crawford in a docudrama whose comedy was often unintentional.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

Inchon” (1982)

This bloated, over-budget Korean war film starring Laurence Olivier as Gen. Douglas MacArthur was an epic turkey.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

The Lonely Lady” (1983)

Pia Zadora followed her mysterious (and widely mocked in retrospect) Golden Globe win for “Butterfly” with this adaptation of a trashy Harold Robbins novel about a schoolgirl/wannabe screenwriter.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

Bolero” (1984)

Bo Derek
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National Gay Killers Day. What? Ewww!

Because we're having fun with this little feature we'll continue. On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

1881 Ahead of her time Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross. She doesn't get a biopic because Hollywood is only interested in "Great Man" biopics

1916 Happy Centennial to author Harold Robbins who penned 25 best-sellers some of which became famous movies like The Carpetbaggers (1964), the Elvis flick King Creole (1958), and the notorious Pia Zadora Razzie winner The Lonely Lady (1983)

Rope (1949) and Swoon (1992) - two great movies inspired by the Leopold & Loeb case

1924 Chicago college students Leopold & Loeb murder a teenage boy in a "thrill killing." Their crime inspires the story of the gay deviants in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1949), the Cannes Best Actor winning Compulsion (1958) and is recreated in the New Queer Cinema classic Swoon (1992)

1926 Kay Kendall of Les Girls (1957) fame is born

1952 Two time Oscar nominee John Garfield (best
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Liveblogging Lifetime's "Liz & Dick"

Below is our transcript from last night's liveblog. Relive the White Diamonds of train wrecks!

*Note - Feel free to participate in the Liz & Dick drinking game. Every time I use the word "Howler," ... down a shot!

We start with "Based On A True Story." Hmm ... wasn't The Texas Chainsaw Massacre also "Based On a True Story?" I have a feeling this is going to be even more brutal

Speaking of Leatherface, we get our first glimpse of Lindsay Lohan as "Elizabeth Taylor," as she sits by a pool, as the voice of "Richard Burton," (played by True Blood's Cooter) speaks on the soundtrack about the first time he met her. Cooter looks nothing like Richard Burton, but the makeup people have done a stunning job of making him look like ... a bad botox victim.

So this flashback leads to ... another flashback ... of the last day of Richard Burton's life,
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AfterElton Briefs: Anderson Talks About Coming Out, Zac Efron On His Gay Fans, and Jon Hamm's Three-Legged Race

Birthday shoutouts go to Chandler Massey (above), who is 22, Colin Firth is 52, Ryan Phillippe is 38, Johnathon Schaech is 43, Siobhan Fahey is 54.Here's something special for fans of Doctor Who. Ae member Carlos has started a Doctor Who Forum for fans of the show to discuss this season. Speaking of, how great did Rupert Graves look on the last episode, 25 years after Scudder? Out Aussie Rules footballer Jason Ball has launched a petition calling on the Afl to do more to wipe out homophobia. Zac Efron talks to The Advocate about his gay fans and the inevitably of playing a gay role: "I’d never take a role just for the sake of playing gay, but I’m always looking for a role that’s challenging, different, and entails some risk, so there’s no doubt in my mind that one of those characters will be gay at some point in the future.
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10 Celebrities Who Fell Off the Radar … and Where They Landed

Some were huge in their day, with hit records, popular movies and roles on top TV shows. But we haven’t seen them much lately — or for years. Here’s what they’ve been up to recently.

Sam Jones

The onetime Playgirl centerfold and star of Flash Gordon (1980) went on to star in 1986’s My Chauffer and the 1987-88 TV series The Highwayman. While starring roles were hard to come by, Jones occasionally appeared in minor TV and movie roles up until 2007. He is reportedly now the CEO of a security company providing protection for high-profile clients all over the world.


For those too young to know of her, think Shakira’s dance moves and Sofia Vergara’s sexy comic timing — in one person. Known for her trademark “Cuchi-Cuchi” and her frequent Love Boat and Tonight Show appearances in the ’70s and ’80s, Charo, whose full name is Maria
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Ask the Flying Monkey: What Ever Happened to Pia Zadora?

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Contact me here (and be sure and include your city and state and/or country!

Q: What ever happened to Pia Zadora? Is she dead, alive, rich or poor? – Michael, New York NY

Pia Zadora then and now

A: For those who weren’t around or aware in the 1980’s, Pia Zadora was a young starlet who, in 1977, married a much older businessman, Meshulam Riklis, who decided to make her a star. He financed a soapy movie vehicle, 1982’s Butterfly, that ended up being one of the most reviled movies of the decade. But (allegedly) because Riklis had wined and dined the members of Hollywood Foreign Press, which give out the Golden Globe Awards, Zadora ended up winning the Golden Globe for “Best New Star of the Year” (over Kathleen Turner and Elizabeth McGovern).

Meanwhile, the movie racked up major Razzie Awards nominations
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Best. Gay. Week. Ever. (March 13, 2009)

I Heart Camp! No, Not The Kind With Tents!

I have no taste. That's the general consensus from my friends, who are by turns bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by my obsession with camp, especially when it comes to films and 80's pop culture. Things came to a head last week when I invited some of them to a special screening in my house of the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man. For those unfamiliar with it, here's a clip of some the movie's greatest scenes. Enjoy!

"How'd it get burned? How'd it get burned? How did the Bees in my eyes get Burned?

There is absolutely nothing better than Nic Cage at his most spastic. The Wicker Man had Nic in full looney-tunes mode, along with the most unintentionally hilarious script to come along in many a moon. Plus it also had the great Ellen Burstyn looking like Braveheart's crazy grandma.
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