During AOL’s What To Watch session at SXSW now, four decades later, former hairy heartthrob Burt Reynolds says he regrets posing for the 1972 Cosmopolitan nearly nude centerfold that sold over 1.5 million copies and helped cement both Cosmo and Reynolds’ name in popular culture. (And also became masturbation fodder for generations of gay men and women. Don’t be a prude. You know its true.)
Reynolds revealed that he thinks he did the naked shoot because he didn’t want people to think he was afraid to do it. “The only rules I had… I wanted a lot of drinks before. I have to be truthful, I was totally zonkered when I did the picture. That stupid smile, that’s what it is you know.”
On the way to the photo shoot, I stopped for two quarts of vodka and finished one before we got to the studio, which was freezing cold (bad for a naked man’s self-esteem).
The famed Francesco Scavullo photographed me on a bearskin rug. He took hundreds of shots: with a hat in front of my … tallywacker, with a dog in front of it, with my hand in front of it. (If I was trying to prove something, why would I cover it up with my hand? I have very small hands.) They promised to burn the outtakes and give me the negatives
Reynolds was the first male nude “legitimate” centerfold in publishing.
It wasn’t until later that Reynolds found out that Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan and author of the best-selling book Sex and the Single Girl had asked Paul Newmanto do it first.
BEARY HOT Toronto high school teacher Joe Killoran was out for a jog yesterday when he came upon Rob Ford was being pelted with jeers and insults when while he marched in his city’s Canada Day Parade this afternoon. Killoran who is outspoken and has writtenat newspaper op-eds on educational issues including an essay on the rights of LGBT students in Catholic schools just couldn’t hold back and captured the media’s attention when he repeatedly called Ford a racist and a homophobe
Ford was at one point confronted by local resident Joe Killoran — a Toronto-area teacher who was apparently out for a jog when he crossed paths with the mayor’s entourage. Killoran hurled questions and accusations at Ford while the mayor’s staff attempted to intercede. “Answer one of the million questions people have for you,” Killoran said. “People have a million questions about your lying and your corruption.” Ford did not respond to Killoran. Someone in the crowd asked if he was working for one of Ford’s political rivals. “Do I look like I’m with a campaign?” Killoran, who was shirtless at the time, responded. “I’m an East York guy out for a jog.”
Dear Joe Killoran: Please jog by my house, I’ll be ready with refreshments.
The Beary handsome, hairy, and hung Joe Jervis of the extremely popular blog Joe.My.God has been in San Francisco for the past week and at the ” Remember The Party” party San Francisco’s legendary Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence cannonized Joe as one of their saints.
“As Sisters we strive to uphold our vows to our community; to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt. While the pathway of a Sister isn’t for everyone, we recognize special individuals living the calling in their own lives through their devotion to public service, social activism, and spiritual enlightenment. In recognition of their actions we give the honorific of Sainthood within the Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The Sisters could not minister to the community without the exemplary support and collaboration with our Saints and in this humble way we thank them for their continued embodiment of service, action and joy.”
All hail and kneel before Saint Joe My Gawd! (No problem there!)
Congratulations Joe!(Peter LaBarbera’s going to go apeshit! Tee hee Tee Hee!)
England’s World Cup winner and LGBT Equality Champion Ben Cohen has announced his retirement.
Beautiful Beary Ben Cohen has OFFICIALLY been released by Sale Sharks despite being the club’s player of the season. Cohen has turned down offers from clubs. Cohen will be leaving rugby and instead will focus his future on heading up the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation, an organisation set up to tackle bullying and homophobia. “To be honest, I would never have imagined my career was going to move in this direction after my professional rugby career, but here we are.