Football star David Beckham is set to be honored with a statue by L.A. Galaxy that has been in the works for more than a year.
However, James Corden devised an intricate prank in which Becks is filmed as he’s brought to the unveiling of the statue, which the sports star has never seen in finished form, and turns out it looks nothing like the handsome footballer.
“It’s slightly different than what it was when I saw it in Chicago,” said Beckham, struggling to be polite. “I mean, look at my chin. Look at my eyes. Look at my bum. Look at my ass…it definitely doesn’t look like that.”
ICYMI: Our new favorite Odd couple is Pete Davidson and John Mulaney. The two comedians who skewered Clint Eastwood’s latest movie The Mule on last weeks SNL are hysterical together. The two are doing a limited tour together called “Pete Davidson & Friends.” They’ve got upcoming dates together in Kingston, NY, a few in New Jersey as well as Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
FLIRT LIKE BECKHAMSVictoria & David Beckham were allegedly “flirty & touchy” at her Reebok event. D-Listed says, “Victoria Beckham has been in New York for much of this week. She’s been promoting her collaboration with Reebok, and she and David even reunited for some kind of NYC event for Reebok. A big part of me still believes that what we’re seeing from Posh and Becks these days is the last gasp of their marriage. Last year, when the split rumors really started swirling, it seemed like Victoria was still doing the most to save her marriage or make it look like they were still a happy couple. I don’t think she’s still doing that – when they step out together these days, they both look so over it.”
“Some things in that video cannot be disputed – no matter what angle or how extended the cut is,” she argued. “These boys, who attend a religious school, were there on a school trip protesting against a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Several of these boys were wearing red MAGA hats, a hat that has become synonymous with white nationalism and racism. Several were doing a ‘tomahawk chop.’ Several were laughing.”
TRUMP KEEPS ROLLING BACK THE CLOCK HIV care is threatened by proposed changes to Medicare Part D. “The proposed rule, ‘Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses,’ has the important aim of lowering drug expenditures for higher-cost conditions by increasing negotiating power. An estimated 25 percent of people living with HIV have access to care and medicine through Medicare. Lifelong treatment should be affordable for them and everyone who needs it” according to Stat.
ON THE RAG What’s new on the gay magazine front? Ruth Ellis Center Development Associate Dwayne Cole Jr. was awarded $10,000 and received an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2019 Creating Change Conference sponsored by the National LGBTQ Task Force.
“I’m just excited about the experience because I hear a lot about Creating Change. I hear that people can get a lot of information from the sessions there and a lot of my colleagues at the Ruth Ellis Center are working some of the suites,” Cole Jr. said. “I’m excited to see what they have put together and to experience Creating Change for the first time.”
SNEAK PEEK The Justice League face off against the 30th Century foes of The Legion of Superheroes in this new sneak peek at Justice League Vs. The Fatal Five.
BOOK SMART A memoir is coming from the young, gay Mayor of South Bend running for President. The New York Timesreviews Pete Buttigieg’s new tome saying “he has been the mayor of South Bend, Ind., since 2012. He went to Harvard, spent two years as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, where he studied Immanuel Kant and John Rawls, and served as a Navy lieutenant in Afghanistan. He speaks Arabic. He plays concert piano. He is gay. And now, at the age of 37, he has written a memoir, Shortest Way Home.”
REALLY?! Japan’s supreme court ruled in favor of forced sterilization of trans people, according to Out Magazine. “The two year trial was brought by Takakito Usui as he sought to transition. Law 111 requires anyone transitioning and wanting to have their official documents changed to reflect their gender, must follow specific rules. Of those guidelines, they must have no children under 20, be single, and undergo a psychiatric evaluation. They also cannot have reproductive glands or their reproductive glands must “have permanently lost function.”
HARD WORK How Charles Hix & Ken Haak pumped up queer desire. Matthew Rettenmund over at Boy Culture says, “the book was ostensibly a guide for men looking to have supermodel bodies, subtitled The Total Shape-Up Guide for Men, but Haak’s sensual black-and-white photography owed more to the closety physique mags of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s than to fitness. I believe it was late MuscleMag publisher Robert Kennedy who once identified how some fitness magazines seemed gay because of a subtle perception that the models were ‘seducible’ — by men; this is what Haak’s photography, like Bruce Weber’s before him, exuded.”