The Interviews
Sam Worthington: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing?

Sam Worthington: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing?

By Duane Wells When Aussie actor Sam Worthington enters a room, an almost palpable cloud of testosterone trails him. He is both every man and guy next door yet a heroic and action figure-like spirit also lurks behind his scruffy demeanour. Dressed casually for our interview in a faded black T-shirt, black jeans and a...
Lady Gaga Talks Fame

Lady Gaga Talks Fame

Fame is a thing well known to 22-year-old electropop princess Lady Gaga , who is anything but afraid to sing about what seems to be one of her favorite subjects on her cheekily titled new album. The Lady and her House of Gaga have been winning gay raves ever since her first single “Just Dance”...
Eternal Vixen

Eternal Vixen

Actress, author, and television icon Joan Collins, has never been a shrinking violet. And after over 50 years in show business she apparently has no intention of becoming one. Whether playing sex kittens, historical heroines, or the villainous ex-wife of a certain Denver-based oil baron, Joan Collins has developed a reputation in Hollywood for portraying  brassy characters who refuse to fade...
Levi Kreis: Finds Where He Belongs

Levi Kreis: Finds Where He Belongs

Levi Kreis isn’t merely a run-of-the-mill hit-chasing troubadour — he’s s a pop-soul evangelist whose pulpit is the stage and whose songs are his sermons. Whether he’s crooning about the end of a love affair, lamenting a sexy backroom encounter, or lifting his voice in praise to the high heavens, Levi Kreis doesn’t just sing...
Trevor Wayne's: Pinup Show

Trevor Wayne’s: Pinup Show

If you don’t immediately recognize Trevor Wayne’s face, you might recall catching a glimpse of one of the head-to-toe tattoos that have helped to earn the alternative pop model roles on ER, Mad TV, and Living With Fran in addition to landing him modeling gigs alongside Margaret Cho, Nip/Tuck’s Willam Belli,  Project Runway’s Kit Pistol, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Tom Lenk, and...
Ted Allen: Dines Out

Ted Allen: Dines Out

Ted Allen has become a household name because of his love for food and wine. First gaining notoriety as a contributing editor to Esquiremagazine and later as the food and wine specialist on Bravo’s Emmy-winning hit series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Allen has gone on to author a collection of classic recipes titled The Food You Want...
Chris Cornell : A ‘Scream’ In A New Direction

Chris Cornell : A ‘Scream’ In A New Direction

Rocker teams up Timbaland for the party album of the year By Duane Wells Depending upon your generation, the name Chris Cornell may well evoke completely different musical memories. To some, Cornell’s name will instantly recall the grunge era, when he was the frontman of the pivotal Soundgarden, a band whose signature sound personified a...
Heather Headley

Heather Headley

Heather Headley has been winning hearts with her rich, soulfully elastic voice since the moment she made her Broadway debut as Nala in the Elton John–Tim Rice musical The Lion King back in 2000. A subsequent star turn in Aida, two critically acclaimed pop albums, and a stack of anthemic hit ballads–turned–contemporary club remixes later, and the multitalented Headley is releasing her first gospel CD, titled Audience...
In the Spotlight: Jennifer Hudson

In the Spotlight: Jennifer Hudson

Hollywood may change some people, but Oscar-winning Tinseltown ’It’ girl Jennifer Hudson is not one of them. She may have an Academy Award and few other glittering statuettes to her credit nowadays, but in conversation and in demeanor, the forever real Miss Hudson is still the consummate un-diva. Don’t get me wrong, she bristles with...
Hey Sister Soul: The Return of LaBelle

Hey Sister Soul: The Return of LaBelle

By Duane Wells and Stayce Holte Hey sister soul sister, go sister, soul sister Hey sister soul sister, go sister, soul sister –LaBelle / Lady Marmalade   In the moments before the landmark Wear Something Silver concert at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1974, I can still remember standing backstage listening to my grandma Chubby...
Dan Futterman’s Private Life

Dan Futterman’s Private Life

By duane wells Hollywood is a place known for its lists.  The A-List, the B-List and the best-dressed list are all among the most sought after lists on which to find one’s name if one has designs on making a name for oneself in the city of angels.  However there is only one list that...
Patti LaBelle – When A Woman Loves

Patti LaBelle – When A Woman Loves

by duane wells There is probably no other singer on planet earth who sings a song quite like the incomparable Patti LaBelle. Whether as a part of the seminal 60’s girl group, Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles or as the leader of the space age glam rock band, LaBelle, or as the definitive soul diva...
La Dolce Denyce

La Dolce Denyce

by duane wells It is not ordinary for an opera singer to experience a rise as meteoric as that of Denyce Graves, but, then again, there is nothing quite ordinary about the woman herself.  No ordinary diva…No ordinary mezzo-soprano…No ordinary human being…Denyce Graves is, in a word, extraordinary.  An elegant and refined creature marked with...