Hunktoberfest: No Tricks, All Treats At Chippendales This Halloween

Prepare to Be Thrilled and Chilled for “Hunktoberfest” as the Chippendales Transform their Show into the Sexiest and Spookiest Playground for Halloween

Get ready for “Hunktoberfest” as the Chippendales transform their Las Vegas home at Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino into a sexy and spooky playground for these Halloween hunks to host a special costume contest on Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31, in honor of one of the biggest themed-holiday weekends of the year. Continue reading “Hunktoberfest: No Tricks, All Treats At Chippendales This Halloween”

News Round-Up: January 15, 2021

Chippendales calendar

Chippendales calendar

Some news items you might have missed:

Chippendales: It’s a new year which means it’s time for a new calendar. This year’s edition of the iconic Chippendales calendar (above) is an all-star affair packed with fan favorites.

NBC News: The Arizona Republican Party will vote on a measure to censure Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, on January 23, in part because of her support for President-elect Joe Biden and for same-sex marriage.

The Hill: Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation hearing for the role of Transportation secretary will be held Thursday. If he’s approved, Buttigieg will be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the Senate.


BosGuy: The veteran Boston blogger celebrates Furry Friday and we’re all the better for it 🙂

New York Times: Prosecutors in Georgia appear increasingly likely to open a criminal investigation of President Trump over his attempts to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 election, an inquiry into offenses that would be beyond his federal pardon power.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out the weekly round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like this week’s issue of MetroWeekly (below).

Cover of MetroWeekly Magazine

People: In a new interview, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson does not hold back saying Donald Trump is “grossly limited in his ‘understanding of global events, his understanding of global history’ and hamstrung by his own attention span.”

Arkansas Online: Peter Francis Stager, 41, caught on video using an American flag and flagpole to beat a police officer during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot was arrested by federal authorities Thursday night. Remember, these are the folks who were upset at people taking a knee during a football game.


InstaHunk Round-Up: Weekend Editio

Bremen Menelli and Hugo (screen capture)

Checking in to see what some of my favorite InstaHunks are up to this fine weekend.

Fitness guy Bremen Menelli tried to do some cardio at the beach but someone else had other ideas:

Woofy Rod Facundo is down in Cancun giving you some cool/pool choreography:


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First try… 🙄 wait the song is longer 😳

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Blacktain America went canoeing (had to wait for a big boy boat, first, though):

Celebrity chef Franco Noriega (looking spiffy in a pale blue polo) really wants you to VOTE:


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We are the only ones who can choose and build a new society. VOTE! Be the agent of change! #thefuture #america #landofthefree

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Dentist Curtis Fitzgerald is giving you serious beach body:

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summer 2020

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Broadway hottie Jim Newman is down in Brazil, says he’s working on ‘losing the dad-bod’ although we think he looks pretty fab already:

Ignacio Pérez Rey is all flirty with Andy Aguilar (“that cute little face”):


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esa carita

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Francesc Gascó had to work on Saturday, so the ambitious paleontologist got up early for a 5K run. I’m sweating just thinking about it…

Chippendales reminds us what Friday nights used to be like in Las Vegas 🙂


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Who else misses Friday nights at #Chippendales? 😜😜😜

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Party promoter Eliad Cohen is the pool boy I never had:


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Pool service ? 😉 📸 @carloscampos_male

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Modern Bears’ Travis and his boo, John White, shared their wedding pics:

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It was a week before our originally scheduled but then cancelled wedding date of May 23rd when our good friends the Bartons, invited us over for dinner. We were all still trying to physically and emotionally navigate Covid’s ravaged takeover of the world we knew. The Barton family, Greg, Dee Dee, and daughters Maddie and Chloe had been in serious quarantine lock-down for weeks, not venturing out, or seeing people. We talked about the postponement of our wedding and shed some tears. And then Dee Dee said, “hey, why don’t you still get married? I can legally officiate it, and we’ll just do it here on your original day, May 23rd.” And so, a week later, we did. We were touched by the family’s enthusiasm and efforts in making the moment special for us, and it was beyond lovely. Maddie, an incredibly talented musician, played our wedding dance song on her sax, “That Sunday, That Summer” ( and we slow danced by their pool. Dee Dee had emailed each of us questions about out how we met, etc. earlier in the week and then integrated each of our answers into her marriage ceremony speech before marrying us. We all cried and ate chocolate wedding cake. We decided to just keep it to ourselves until we could do it officially before all of our family and friends on November 28th, the new date for the wedding. November 28th seemed like a long ways away when we rescheduled our wedding back in early May. Surely everything would be back to some sort of normalcy by then, where we could all be together again sans masks and social distancing. But here we are. So, we’ve decided to postpone our wedding celebration party until Fall of next year. And we hope and pray for so many reasons that we will ALL be able to celebrate together by then. A huge thanks to that sweet family for opening up their home and hearts to us, and making our wedding happen ❤️. #gaylove #gaywedding #covidwedding #gaymarriage #gaycouple #lovewins #bearcouple

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Nyle DiMarco To Star In Comedy Series About ‘Smart Deaf Man In Modern Times’

Nyle DiMarco (photo: Denise Truscello)

Over the past few years, we’ve watched as the dashing and devastatingly handsome Nyle DiMarco has conquered just about everything he’s set his sights on.

The latest in his long string of successes – DiMarco has sold a scripted comedy TV series to Spectrum.

According to Deadline, DiMarco will star in the “irreverent  comedy centered around his experiences as a charismatic, smart deaf man in modern times.”

“The episodes look to offer funny, character-based storytelling designed to provide a deeper perspective on the experiences of the deaf and hard of hearing communities in America,” Deadline adds.

Dimarco will executive produce along with Hawaii Five-O’s Daniel Day Kim as well as John Cheng and Tara Bohn and Melrose Placed’s Sami Housman.

DiMarco took to Twitter to celebrate the series news tweeting, “If I told my younger self that I would eventually have my own series about Deaf culture, I wouldn’t believe it. Deaf people leading in a series about deaf culture? Not possible! This is huge for me… thank you all!”

The ‘sexually fluid’ model and actor first came to the national spotlight when he won the 2015 season of America’s Next Top Model. He is the only deaf contestant in the show’s history, and the second male to win.

From there, he snatched up the mirror ball trophy as the Season 22 winner of Dancing with the Stars.

Check out his freestyle championship dance with Peta Murgatroyd to “The Sound of Silence.” As you watch, remember – Nyle can’t hear any of the music. This is waaaaay impressive.

Although he’s best known for his victories in reality TV, the 31-year-old has also appeared in several scripted TV series like Station 19, Difficult People and Switched at Birth.

And don’t forget his sold-out run on the Las Vegas Strip as the ‘Celebrity Host’ of the world-famous Chippendales in September 2016.

In 2018, he was on the team of producers who brought the award-winning, Deaf-themed play, Children of a Lesser God, back to Broadway.

So, yeah, this is a guy who does a LOT of things well. #NoSlackerHere

DiMarco has also used his celebrity to advocate for more representation for deaf individuals in Hollywood and increased literacy in sign language for deaf children. He launched The Nyle DiMarco Foundation in 2016, which works to bring educational resources to deaf children and their families.

I interviewed the very handsome Mr. DiMarco as he was about to open his run with Chippendales here in Las Vegas. Here’s my chat with him from my podcast:

And since we’re talking all things DiMarco, let’s peruse some of his woofy Instagram feed:

News Round-Up: June 22, 2020

Chippendales’ Jeffrey Garrovillo and co-star (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: Book a ‘Chippendales at Home’ party (above) and you never know – you might get two woofy Chipps for the price of one.

Instinct: Why are some gay Republicans unhappy about the recent Supreme Court victory for LGBTQ protections in the workplace?

Politico: A coalition of advocacy groups sued the Trump administration on Monday over its rollback of LGBTQ patient protections, arguing that last week’s Supreme Court decision extending workplace legal protections to gay and transgender employees invalidates the new rules.

LGBTQ Families: Family Source Consultants, Fertility Centers of Illinois and International Fertility League Group are hosting an expert-led discussion on family building for the LGBTQ+ community on June 25th at 5pm CDT via ZOOM. The informational event is focused on couples and individuals who are interested in building their family through third party reproduction.

Newsweek: Kentucky has slashed the number of polling locations for Tuesday’s primary elections to just 170 in-person polling stations across the Commonwealth — a major drop from the standard 3,700 sites usually made available for voters. The decrease comes as state officials heavily encourage residents to vote by mail amid the coronavirus health crisis. Many of the state’s most populous areas, like Jefferson County, home to half of the state’s Black residents, will have ONE polling location.

NY Post: A defiant shopper fought his way into an Orlando Walmart after he was denied entry for refusing to wear a face mask, a viral video shows. The incident occurred on the same day masks became mandatory in the county. In the viral video, an employee tries to block the man from entering. “You gotta wear a mask, bro!” the man behind the camera says. The older man then shoves the Walmart worker, even falling to the ground at one point.