26 September 2012

Ben Rimalower

Ben Rimalower photographed by Christian Coulson

The fabulous Ben Rimalower has extended his autobiographical one-man show, Patti Issues, through the 1st of November. I went to see the premier of his show last month at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre in the West Village and went again a few weeks back to take a friend to see it. This week I interviewed the mensch himself as our Hottie of the Week, check out the interview after the jump!

25 September 2012


New York City Pride 2012... is over, now put some clothes on!

Summer was officially over three days ago, folks, which means no one should be walking around in shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. Autumn has graced us with her chill breeze and falling leaves which means y'all should really be prepping yourselves before, during, and after every workout. The change in temperature means a slight change in your routine so, if you haven't already been doing so, properly stretching your muscles out before and after each workout will help keep you limber, injury-free, and not as achingly sore as I currently am for not following my own advice this afternoon.

24 September 2012

Hello, My Name Is Elle And I'm A Foodaholic

spiced turkey breasts with corn, peas, and asparagus

I'm a huge foodie. I make it a rule to try any and all kinds of dishes at least once, and then maybe three or four more times after, before making a solid judgement on it. Corn was the only exception to that rule. I couldn't stomach the thing when I was much younger and would gag upon trying to put it in my mouth - which never happens with anything, so you know something was wrong. After years of failed attempts I was finally able to swallow an entire corn on the cob with such gusto and pleasure you would think it was my day job. All puns intended, I would totally drop down on one knee and propose to and marry food once we passed the legislation allowing me to do so.

18 September 2012

That Awkward Moment When You Want To Start Dating Again

Now that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is finally behind us I can once again start to focus on the one person that really matters most - me. Ever since I came out at age fifteen I've only casually dated a few guys but none of them were officially my "boyfriend." But after all these years of being a strong and independent black woman, I think I'd like to venture out and potentially add someone of such significance to my life - provided they can keep up with my crazy antics. At the end of the day I am just a goof looking for his ball.

17 September 2012

GLEE Season 4 - The New Rachel

Meet the season four cast of GLEE, introducing Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Alex Newell, and Dean Geyer!

The fourth season of Fox's musical comedy-drama GLEE premiered this past Thursday, the 13th of September 2012. Our favorite characters are joined by a handful of fresh, new faces who will only add to the drama, romance, and musical talent of this great cast. The first episode, titled "The New Rachel," follows Rachel Berry's (Lea Michele) first few days at NYADA and her struggle to adjust to college life in New York City. Meanwhile, back at McKinley High the New Directions are holding auditions for a new star singer as the seniors compete for the spotlight.

11 September 2012

Lady Bunny's "Let's Have a Kai Kai"

When I first heard the Scissor Sisters' popular song "Let's Have a KiKi" I cringed at the thought of two drag queens getting it on - that's just not my cup of tea. Well, that's exactly what Lady Bunny's latest parody, "Let's Have a Kai Kai" is all about. I was confused by the similarity of their spelling and pronunciation but a kiki is a party with good friends and music whereas a kai kai refers to two drag queens having sex in full drag and makeup. If you think the video was hilarious, check out the rest of the behind the scenes footage that didn't quite make the final cut after the jump!

10 September 2012

ZeBeDoo: Shop, Save, Socialize

ZeBeDoo is a brand new online shopping experience which allows consumers to share their favorite items and comment on purchases with friends in real time. In a day and age where so many people are connected through instantaneous online interaction via personal webpages, profiles, and applications ZeBeDoo provides a solution to personal shopping. ZeBeDoo partners with Amazon.com and Facebook, giving users access to both the world's leading online shop and social network and providing them new ways to connect with each other when buying merchandise online.

03 September 2012

Behind the Scenes with Bianca Del Rio for Next Magazine's 2012 Summer Yearbook

Bianca is never impressed...

New York drag queen Bianca Del Rio graces this week's cover of Next Magazine as Eva Perón and McKayla Maroney, photographed by Kevin Thomas Garcia. Shot for Next Magazine's 2012 Summer Yearbook, which highlights this past summer's many gems, Bianca is also featured as U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney who was photographed with her now world famous stank face. With the release of this past issue Del Rio proudly becomes one of only a handful of drag queens to be featured on the publication's cover.