Tag Archives: gay icons

Madonna – Rebel Heart

Via Billboard: A snippet of a new Madonna song, rumored to be titled “Rebel Heart,” leaked to the Internet on Thursday (Nov. 27). Madonna’s publicist had no comment about the leak, but the diva’s manager, Guy Oseary, tweeted: “I would be grateful to any Madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak. We appreciate your ...

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Gaga & Bennett – It Don’t Mean A Thing

Out today is the latest single from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s album of American songbook standards, which was a surprise hit and made 88 year-old Bennett the oldest living artist to achieve a #1 pop album. RELATED: In other “gay icon remakes oldies” news, Bette Midler tied Babs for a chart record last week. Bette Midler celebrates a fifth ...

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Bette Midler – Tell Him

Another track from her girl groups tribute album.

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Bette Midler – Waterfalls

Via the Advocate: Bette Midler is paying tribute to some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups in music history with her upcoming collection of covers It’s the Girls. The album, available November 4 from Warner Bros. records, features 15 classic tracks by legendary ladies including the Ronettes, the Supremes, TLC, and the Chiffons, among others. TLC’s critically-raved original ...

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COMING: Donna Summer 9-CD Box Set

Coming in December is Donna: The CD Collection, a nine-disc remastered retrospective of Donna Summer’s lesser-known catalog from the years after the late 70s peak of her disco fame. Included are The Wanderer, the eponymous Donna Summer, Cats Without Claws, I’m A Rainbow, All Systems Go, Mistaken Identity, and Another Place And Time – the Stock/Aitken/Waterman-produced smash which has been ...

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Babs: I’m Not A Diva

She said as she sat in the host’s chair in order to show her most flattering side.

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Headline Of The Day

Via the Washington Post: This is how you know you have reached true capital-”D” Diva Status: the “Tonight Show” clears its entire slate of guests just for you. Barbra Streisand will be Jimmy Fallon’s only guest on Sept. 15, when she appears to promote her new album, “Partners,” which comes out Sept. 16. The last time she was on the ...

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Babs Issues Trailer For Partners Album

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Stevie Nicks – The Dealer

From 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault. Due in October.

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Kylie At The Commonwealth Games

This weekend Kylie Minogue closed out the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where openly gay divers Tom Daley and Matthew Mitcham both won gold medals. (Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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Actress Elaine Stritch Dies At Age 89

Via the New York Times: Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes. Before Ms. Stritch ...

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Dolly Parton: I Want To Do A Dance Album

Via Digital Spy: Dolly Parton has revealed that she would like to work on a dance anthem. The country singer spoke about her gay following during a press conference last week, saying that she hopes her fans “relate” to her more than her music, but added she wants to work on some more upbeat anthems. “At some point I would ...

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LOS ANGELES: Grammy Museum To Open Exhibit Honoring Donna Summer

Via the Randy Report: Fans of classic 70s and 80s pop/rock/dance music – mark your calendars! On July 2, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its latest temporary exhibition, Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, the exhibition will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic career of 5-time Grammy Award-winner Donna Summer. This ...

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Dolly Parton – Home

Billboard reviews: Dolly Parton has just released a new video, “Home,” from her hit “Blue Smoke” album. The playful video follows Parton as she prepares for a photo shoot. True to form, her wardrobe is colorful throughout, and she even breaks out the banjo for part of the clip. The decidedly poppy song is a heartwarmer about, well, home. “I’ll ...

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Kylie Minogue – Crystallize

Idolator reports: You won’t find Kylie Minogue‘s new song “Crystallize” on her recently-released album Kiss Me Once, but you will see all the names of those who donated to One Note For Cancer at the end of the clip. The track is a tie-in with the cancer charity, and Kylie got fans involved by having them bid on eBay for ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Bette Midler

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BROOKLYN: Liza And Rosie Join Cyndi Lauper For Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

During last night’s concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Cyndi Lauper prefaced a song from Kinky Boots by mentioning that she has now won a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony, a status known as GET. Lauper noted that the night’s headliner, Cher, has EGO status as she’s won an Emmy, a Grammy, and an Oscar.  Following the Kinky Boots number, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Kylie Minogue Leads Audience Singalong At GLAAD Awards

I’ll have tons of photos tomorrow. You can almost hear me singing. Except for the high parts.

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Dolly Parton On Gay Marriage

“I think everyone should be with who they love. I don’t want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals.” – Dolly Parton, speaking to Britain’s Event Magazine. Parton first ...

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Betty White Responds To Fan Questions

Betty White fielded questions from fans on social media last night at the close of an interview with Larry King. Near the end of the clip below, Betty reaffirms her defense of the gay community.

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