Out Music: Todrick Hall “Rainin’ Fellas”

Screen capture from the latest music video from Todrick Hall "Rainin' Fellas"
Screen capture from the latest music video from Todrick Hall "Rainin' Fellas"
Screen capture from the latest music video from Todrick Hall “Rainin’ Fellas”

Todrick Hall drops the music video for “Rainin’ Fellas” from his new album, Femuline, and it’s about the gayest thing I’ve ever seen. Yay!

In the music video, an homage to the 1982 uber-gay “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls, Hall turns the gay way up past 10 as he and his company of dancers turn it out.

Richy Jackson’s choreography is tight and clever just like Hall’s rapid-fire lyrics.

And yes, that is former N’SYNCer Lance Bass tripping into the taxi in heels at the top of the video.

The new album, Femuline, is bold and unapologetic, like it’s creator. Hall exudes confidence and charisma on every track, not to mention his clever wordplay. The album was entirely written by Hall, with production from Grammy-winning Wiidope (Nicole Scherzinger, Ciara), and Jeeve (Bruno Mars, Britney Spears).

The dance floor-ready collection is a defiant statement of self-empowerment and self-described as an “open love letter to the LGBTQ community,” released in tandem and in honor of Pride.

Additionally, today Hall announced a global tour in 2022, with dates spanning the U.S., Europe and Australia. The North American leg will kick on March 12, 2022 in Seattle and wind through the U.S. until May 3, 2022, ending in Toronto, ON.

News Round-Up: April 30, 2021

NIKO releases his latest single, "Dance Again"
NIKO releases his latest single, "Dance Again"
NIKO releases his latest single “Dance Again” (photo: Billie Black)

Some news items you might have missed:

LA Magazine: Former N’SYNC member Lance Bass is about to open “the biggest gay nightclub in the USA” in West Hollywood. The new club will land at the same location of the long-running, but now-defunct, RAGE.

NBC News: Amid a slew of anti-transgender bills working their way through state legislatures, the American Medical Association has written an open letter asking governors to veto legislation that would prohibit physicians from providing transition-related care.

BosGuy: It’s Furry Friday over at the longtime Boston-based gay blog. Click here for previous installments of furry goodness at BosGuy.

(image via BosGuy)

Washington Post: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is an apparent ‘no’ vote on statehood for the District of Columbia. Manchin says there should be a constitutional amendment to move DC up to statehood, but there were no such amendments in making Alaska or Hawaii states.

Fox5 Atlanta: The family of Ashli Babbitt, the insurrectionist who was shot by Capitol Police while illegally climbing through a window in the Capitol building, is apparently planning on suing the officer and police department for $10 million.


New Music: Dance into the weekend with the latest from Randy Report favorite, NIKO (top photo) who wants us all to “Dance Again.

Inspired by classic 90s trance tracks, the LA-based Euro Pop artist takes us on an uplifting sonic journey featuring effortless shimmering vocals, switching with equal ease between Italian and English, as that groovy bass line bops like a boss.

NIKO says the track was written during the pandemic when he was “missing my loved ones who were thousands of miles away.”

“The track can be interpreted very literally (wishing we could go out dancing like we used to), however, for me, the song’s message goes beyond that,” explains NIKO. “It’s about leaving your home to pursue your dreams, feeling homesick, and looking back on a time when life seemed a little more carefree. “

News Round-Up: April 20, 2021

TV hosts Jaymes Vaughan and Jonathan Bennett are the first gay couple to appear on the cover of The Knot Magazine

Jaymes Vaughan and Jonathan Bennett cover The Knot Magazine

Some news items you might have missed:

Instagram: Celebrity Page TV host Jaymes Vaughan and actor Jonathan Bennett are the first gay couple to grace the cover of The Knot magazine.

The Advocate: Black LGBTQ activists see justice in Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdicts in the murder of George Floyd, but also acknowledge the work ahead. “Today, humanity won over indifference.”

Instinct Magazine: After many queens have impersonated her on RuPaul’s Drag Race, the indomitable Cher is hinting she may finally appear on the Emmy Award-winning series  as a guest judge.

NewNowNext: Gender-affirming healthcare bans are making life hell for transgender kids. Trans kids and their families are “in a state of panic,” one doctor in Arkansas told the AP.

HuffPost: Former boy-bander Lance Bass says ‘Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood is catching flack from the LGBTQ community because some queer folks aren’t down with him ‘monetizing’ coming out.

The Daily Beast: Ted Nugent, the right-wing rocker who’s spent the past year declaring the coronavirus a ‘scam’ has announced that he’s fallen badly sick with COVID-19.

InstaHunk Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Diego Barros found his own special Easter costume
Fitness star Shaun T
Fitness star Shaun T got his groove on this week – see below (via Instagram)

Checking in with some of our favorite InstaHunks this week.

First up, Shaun T busted some moves on “4-3-2-1 Day” (4/3/21) with his boo and cocktails:

Diego Barros found his own special Easter costume #woof

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKTooeiF8gI/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

International pop-star Ricky Martin (above) showed off his way cool new tattoo.

Fitness guru Joel Green was hanging around Spain looking for a pick-up game:

Boy Butter spokesmodel Rod Facundo shared some behind the scenes footage from the latest Boy Butter ad shoot:

Trans fitness guys Jesse Diamond and Shae Scott celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility:

The Griffopotamus offered this snap as his “serious” side:

‘Tree Man’ Danny Jones took all 6’7″ of his muscular self social fitnessing. Hey, leg day – we can see you…

Tom of Finland ambassador Terry Miller couldn’t find any leather that fit – or did he?

Giovanni (aka Buffet Papi) got his groove on jamming to Nicki Minaj:

Lance Bass and his boo Michael Turchin celebrated Easter in their own special way:

Furball Hunter Harden offers this wisdom for the ages: “Furry chest > comfy pillow.” We can’t argue with that…

According to Marco (aka Taxfighter), this is what accountants in Germany look like:

News Round-Up: March 31, 2021

Trainer Michael Blevins
Trainer Michael Blevins
Fitness trainer Michael Blevins (screen capture via Boy Culture)

Some news items you might have missed:

Boy Culture: Michael Blevins (above), a close personal friend of actor Henry Cavill’s who has trained him since 2011, used Instagram Stories to argue against the COVID-19 vaccine and face masks, leaning on his belief that the main reason the virus has been so deadly — well over a million killed worldwide — is because too many of you are fat, fat, fat.

PBS: A record number of bills to limit transgender rights have been introduced this year in state legislators across the country, with lawmakers in 28 states considering 93 bills targeting the rights of transgender Americans.

KTLA: NSYNC’s Lance Bass is getting ready to open the nation’s largest gay club in West Hollywood. Bass signed a lease to rent the space that was once home to famed gay nightclub Rage, which closed in September after a 37-year run over a landlord dispute.

AP: As Wisconsin stands on the precipice of another COVID-19 surge, the state Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate on Wednesday, stripping the governor of one of his last remaining tools to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

New York Times: Pfizer and BioNTech report that their coronavirus vaccine is extremely effective in adolescents 12 to 15 years old, perhaps even more so than in adults. No infections were found among children who received the vaccine in a recent clinical trial; they produced strong antibody responses and experienced no serious side effects.

PEOPLE: Former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has announced she has tested positive for the coronavirus and is urging people to wear face masks.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Over at KIT212 the ‘Song of the Day’ is Madonna’s “Live To Tell,” inspired by a Facebook post by one of my favorite LGBTQ journalists, Jeremy Kinser, who declares the tune is Madge’s best ballad. I agree with Jeremy and Kenneth. (Although, ‘Rain’ comes in a close second…)

InstaHunk Round-Up: Weekend Edition

First up, Lance Bass found the Chippendales in Las Vegas. Clearly, the conversation was all about nutrition, right?
Lance Bass and the Chippendales

Checking in on our favorite InstaHunks this Sunday.

First up, Lance Bass found the Chippendales in Las Vegas. Clearly, the conversation was all about nutrition, right?

Taron Egerton, soon to star in the Elton John musical fantasy biopic, Rocketman, celebrated John’s birthday with this pic.

Out college footballer Jake Bain found a little bit of paradise.

Out wrestler Anthony Bowens was prepping for a weekend of work.

A post shared by Anthony Bowens (@bowens_official) on Mar 31, 2019 at 7:45am PDT

Jim Newman is still dreaming of Brazil.

Musclemania InstaHunk Jun Choi was killing it at the gym.

Killian was feasting on watermelon in Mykonos.

And fitness guru Ramses Principe was giving you muscles by music.

Documentary Chronicles Behind-The-Scenes Scandals Of Boy Band Producer Lou Pearlman

Lance Bass

Lance Bass, the openly gay member of the boy band *NSYNC, has produced a new documentary that chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of his former manager and producer titled, The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story.

In the 1990s, Lou Pearlman became fascinated by the success of the New Kids on the Block and set out to replicate their business model.

Beginning with the Backstreet Boys, the best-selling boy band of all time racking up over 130 records sold, the music impresario would go on to create and manage the bands *NSYNC, O-Town, LFO, Take 5 and US5.

All of those acts would eventually sue him in court for fraud and misrepresentation.

In 2008, Pearlman would be convicted of perpetuating a huge Ponzi scheme that bilked over $300 million from investors. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, where he would eventually die in 2016 at the age of 62.

Along the way, there were also allegations (never proven) of inappropriate sexual advances to the boys of his bands.

In 2009, Rich Cronin of LFO told Howard Stern that auditioning for Pearlman included the producer asking Cronin to take his shirt off and then massaging the singer’s bare shoulders.

When Stern asked if Pearlman ever made a sexual move on him, Cronin reportedly replied, “Eventually he did – some other dudes went for it. And if you did, he took care of you. He’d buy them cars…”

The new documentary, available on YouTube Originals, is the first time Boy Band members themselves have shared their perspective on Pearlman’s story.

Taking part in the testimonials are Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys), Aaron Carter and Ashley Parker Angel (O-Town).

In the trailer, several of the band members express their surprise when they finally starting making money, but not nearly what they felt they deserved after selling millions of records.

Bass presented the film at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, this week and sat down with the local ABC affiliate to chat on the film.