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” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAuPoFRugsM) 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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Guess What Disgraced Former Congressman Got Handsy At Carnaval?

Aaron Schock gets a bit handsy with gay circuit party promoter Eliad Cohen
L-R Aaron Schock & Eliad Cohen (photo via Rob Shuter)

The city of Rio de Janeiro was full of LGBTQ travelers from all over the world last week for the annual Carnaval celebrations.

The event, known for sexy costumes, rowdy fun and beautiful people everywhere you look.

The siren call of Carnaval even drew disgraced, totally-not-gay former Congressman Aaron Schock down to the sun and fun along with other well-known gays.

Naughty But Nice gossip guy Rob Shuter shared a few pics of Schock getting cozy with woofy Israeli actor and circuit party promoter Eliad Cohen at the plush Fasano Hotel.

In the above photo, Schock gives Cohen a hand with sunscreen, and below took a few snaps of Cohen relaxing at the rooftop pool of the Fasano.

 

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Disgraced former Congressman Aaron Schock Getting Cozy With Out Israel Actor Eliad Cohen

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Here’s more of Cohen and Schock taking in the sun and fun together. As you can see, Schock took the time to ‘Like’ many of Cohen’s pics.

 

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Life sucks 😛🥥🇧🇷

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Bom dia Rio 🇧🇷

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Toasted 🥥☀️

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Now, to be clear, I don’t have a problem with anyone living their best life.

But – Schock still has an issue with the gay community for the anti-LGBTQ political positions and votes he cast while in Congress including voting against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and opposing same-sex marriage.

The only reason that came to an end was when criminal charges were brought against him for using campaign funds for re-decorating his Congressional office a la Downton Abbey, taking expensive trips on the taxpayer’s dime and buying pricey gifts.

The charges were eventually dropped in an agreement which includes Schock repaying $68,000 to his congressional campaign fund and $42,000 to the IRS in exchange for dropping all felony charges against him.

Since then, he’s been seen kissing guys at Coachella with his hands down their pants, tipping go-go boys in Mexico, frolicking on the beach with a wanna-be ‘Insta-Influencer,’ and even had his selfie pics and video leaked to the internet.

The community still feels if he wants to be embraced, he still needs to address his political past when he took aim at the LGBTQ community.

When Schock attended an evening last September at a popular West Hollywood bar, drag queen Jonnie Reinhart spoke to him about his anti-gay past. At the time, he told Reinhart he was working on “putting out a statement.”

Well, how long does it take to draft that statement? It’s five months later, gurl, tick-tock.

It is curious that Cohen, a gay celebrity in the dance party world due to his celebrated Papa Party events, wouldn’t know (or care?) about Schock’s less-than-loving treatment of the community.

As Rob Shuter asked in his report, “What message is Cohen sending to his 1.3 million gay followers by embracing someone like Schock who has yet to apologize for his anti-gay past?”

 

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Let the sun shine Rio ☀️🇧🇷

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Instagram Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Bruno Tarchetti in Brazil (via Instagram)

Catching up with some of my favorite InstaHunks…

It seems like everyone is down in Brazil this week. You could title beefy Bruno Tarchetti‘s pic (above) ‘Bear takes flight in Brazil.”

Kiko Riaze is attending the Revolution Party down at Carnival in Rio de Janiero:

Sexy Eliad Cohen took his uber-popular Papa Party world tour down to Rio for Carnival as well:

 

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@papaworldtour Carinval @theweekriodejaneiro 💥 📸 @igoramota Body painting by @vitor_martinez

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And Max Souza is giving you COSTUME down in Rio for Carnival as he expressed his appreciation for the invite to take part:

International pop star Ricky Martin declared he was ready for Miami (but was Miami ready for Ricky?):

 

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Hello #Miami. @premiolonuestro I’m ready. 📷 : @danielavesco

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Emmy Award-winning choreographer Travis Wall flew high above Hawaii:

Karlitos Amarilla says “Life is prettier on the beach!” If this is the view, I’d be inclined to agree:

 

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Por que la vida es más bonita en la playa!!! ☀️

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John Travolta recently joined ‘Mr. Worldwide’ himself, Pitbull, onstage in concert. Posted this twin bald pic from backstage:

 

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A knight hugged a dame as Sir Elton John welcomed Dame Olivia Newton-John to his concert in Melbourne:

 

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There is nothing like a Dame ❤️🚀 @therealonj 🚀❤️#EltonFarewellTour 📷: @bengibsonphoto

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News Round-Up: September 11, 2019

Eliad Cohen relaxes on a big, inflatable pink flamingo.

Eliad Cohen relaxes on a big, inflatable pink flamingo.

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: Some days you just want to ride a big pink thing. Just ask Eliad Cohen (above)…LOL

Bloomberg: The state of Michigan has approved a charter for the first-ever LGBTQ credit union set to open in 2020.

KIT212: Happy Hump Day! You know what that means over at kenneth-in-the-212… Wrestle Wednesday!

HuffPost: Talk about underhanded politics… After promising there would be no votes until Wednesday afternoon out of respect for 9/11, North Carolina GOP lawmakers in the state House took advantage of Democrats attending memorial ceremonies to push through an override of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget.

Washington Post: The Supreme Court has ruled the Trump administration’s policy to bar many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States may go into effect while legal challenges move forward. Since 1980, the U.S. has said those who say they are fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries have the right to at least apply for asylum.

NY Times: The White House was directly involved in pressing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to denounce the weather forecasters who contradicted Donald Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama. Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have NOAA publicly disavow the forecasters’ position that Alabama was not at risk.

New Music: Tony Award winner drops his newest music video, the uptempo, pulsating “Rain,” from his album Sing To Me Instead.

Platt’s upcoming September 29 concert at Radio City Music Hall is not only sold-out (huge place, don’t you know?) but it will be filmed for a future Netflix music special.

And of course, there’s the upcoming Netflix series The Politician, by Ryan Murphy, which he stars in alongside Jessica Lange, Gwenyth Paltrow, and his Dear Evan Hansen co-star Laura Dreyfuss.

News Round-Up: September 30, 2018

Eliad Cohen

Some news items you might have missed:

• Woofy Eliad Cohen throws back to some 2018 Burning Man realness (above). #Dang

• Kevin Spacey is being sued for sexual battery by a massage therapist he alleged assaulted in 2016.

• Track Palin, the son of former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is in trouble with the law – again. This is Track’s third assault/domestic violence arrest.

• Queen Elizabeth’s first openly gay footman has been demoted for “courting publicity.”

• Another man has been arrested for tricking men into believing they were having sex with a woman (really him)  while wearing a blindfold. Who are these men that are so gullible?

• Check out Jess Glynne’s new single, “123,” from her upcoming album, Always In Between.

Glynne is the first-ever British female to earn six #1 UK singles. I’ve previously featured Glynne’s single “I’ll Be There” and her collaboration “Real Love” with Clean Bandit on The Randy Report.

Hit play below. #Delicious

News Round-Up: August 29, 2017

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Some news items you might have missed:

• Eliad Cohen keeps scanning the horizon looking for me in Mykonos, Greece #ICanDayDream

• 143 House Democrats have penned a letter asking Donald Trump to reconsider his “ill-advised and indefensible policy” of banning transgender service members from the U.S. military. Citing probable unconstitutionality of the policy, the lawmakers’ letter to the president underscores that trans military “serve with equal distinction; they are equally deserving of our gratitude and respect.”

Superman Henry Cavill assures us all that his moustache “continues to thrive” even on vacay. #FurryGoodness

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• Pro-Trump/Nazi websites Stormfront and The Daily Stormer have lost their web hosting due to hate speech and histories of violent crimes.

• A Republican lawmaker has proposed an amendment in Congress that would stop funding the Special Counsel investigation 180 days after it became law. The amendment from Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis would also limit special counsel Robert Mueller from probing “matters occurring before June 2015,” which is the month Donald Trump announced his presidential bid.

• Averaging only a few thousand viewers during the day in the UK, the owners of Fox News have decided to pull the network from airing in Britain.

• New music from out Canadian twins Tegan and Sara as they team up with Matthew Dear for “Bad Ones.” Listen below.

News Round-Up: February 6, 2017

Some news items you may have missed:

• It’s a grey day here in Las Vegas, but Eliad Cohen and friends have clearly found the sun in Playa del Carmen.

• White House press secretary Sean Spicer thinks Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him this past weekend on “Saturday Night Live” was a little over the top. Missing the point there, Sparky. Satire works best when it’s “over the top.”

• According to the New York Times, President Trump often spends evenings watching cable news shows in his bathrobe, and wandering around his new abode.

• Last night’s historic overtime Super Bowl game pulled in 113.7 million viewers.

• The U.S. Supreme Court will hear transgender student Gavin Grimm’s case on March 28.

• Elton John says Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance was “the most spectacular performance ever seen during Super Bowl half time.” Watch the video below if you missed it!