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Lance Bass Is Making The World’s Best Reality Show

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Man, sometimes I hit the boy band stuff hard around here, don’t I? But you love it, right? Right?!

Well, even if you didn’t care about one of the Backstreet Boys checking into rehab (and for shame if you did not!), you almost HAVE to care about this news. Because this news involves Bobby Brown. Are you sold yet? No? Ok, let me explain.

Beautiful Lance Bass is apparently making reality shows these days, and he wants to do his own singing competition show, natch. Except, of course, there’s a catch: no girls allowed! Because it’s all about boy bands, get it? Let’s let Lance explain:

“It’s a really great music show, starring all your favorite boy bands. It’s going to be really fun,” Bass says. “I got a member from Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean. A member from *NSYNC, Joey Fatone. A member from New Kids on the Block, Joe McIntyre. And a member from New Edition, Bobby Brown. They’re all going to form a boy band, each, from the most talented guys in America that I’ve scouted, and then they’ll go head-to-head in a competition to see who the best band is, so it’s bragging rights for the guy in the group, for sure.” Well, almost: Bass admits that Brown hasn’t officially signed on yet. “I think Bobby will do it,” Bass says. “I think he’d love it.”

I don’t see how Bobby couldn’t love it, Lance. I truly don’t.

Lance Bass Thinks Justin Timberlake Deserves The World

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Ok, maybe not the world, but at least an Oscar.

Remember The Social Network?  I don’t, because I didn’t see it (until they make a movie about Neopets or Youporn, I doubt I’ll be interested enough to see a movie about a website), but the rest of the world did, including Lance Bass.  And like many people, Lance had strong feelings about it:

“I think ‘The Social Network’ just made sense for everyone. It was something that everyone had in common. Everyone could relate to it. Even I finally got a Facebook page, and honestly, it changed my life. The movie captured that revolution, and Justin helped capture that revolution.”

When Lance was asked if he thinks Justin deserves an Oscar, he responded with “Of course! Justin did an amazing job in the movie. He was incredible.”  Lance also said that Justin “blew me away.”

I’ve seen Justin on SNL and in Model Behavior and everything, but an Oscar, really?  Maybe I’m just way too attached to “Sexy Back” Justin and “Tearin’ Up My Heart” Justin, but this seems like a little much.  On the other hand, I’ve only seen clips, so maybe some magic happened that I don’t know about.  So you guys tell me – does Justin deserve an Oscar?

It’s Fine That Lance Bass Used To Bully His Gay Classmates Because He’s a Big Homo Now, Too

Thank God so many celebrities are stepping out to talk about bullying in schools after the suicides two gay teens have been making headlines. This is a subject that’s been deserving of our attention for so long because it’s always been a problem. Hell, I am not even gay and I still got called a dyke like, every single day of middle and high school.

But Lance Bass’ confession that he was a closet gay teen who bullied other gay teens mildly upsets me. Sure, that’s one possible reason that students are gay-bashing in the hallways, but general homophobia and ignorance seems like it effects much more of the population. Getting kids to stop bullying other kids because they might come off as closeted doesn’t really seem like the best way to convince people that it’s wrong.

And since we’re probably not going to cure a lot of the population’s ignorance before they die off, I’d also like to bring your attention to this video that sex columnist Dan Savage and his husband posted on their YouTube page. The It Gets Better Project is designed so that gay teens living in rural areas or feeling unaccepted in their environment have something to watch to let them know that there isn’t anything more difficult than being an unaccepted gay teen, but if you stick it through the rough years, you can have a wonderful, open and fulfilled life.

Dan Savage and his husbo are my favorite people, BTW.

Help Me Understand You, Lance Bass

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Lance Bass recently posted these photos on his Facebook, taken at a recent photo shoot by Mike Ruiz.  And I don’t get it.

Ok, Nsync has been over for years, so it’s not like he’s trying to break away from that wholesome image.  He came out a few years ago, so it’s not really like a cheeky “fuck all y’all, I rock makeup too, go ahead and suck it.”  And he never went to space like he wanted to.  I don’t know how that’s immediately relevant, it just always disappointed me.

I’m not trying to judge you, Lance Bass.  I mean, whatever you want to do, that’s cool, I’ll support you.  You wanna wear makeup and weird eyebrows and hair that doesn’t make you look like a frat boy from the late 90′s, that’s cool.  It doesn’t matter, because I recognize that it’s just about respect, and you get me hyped and you do it to me every time (this is an ok demographic to quote Nsync lyrics to, right?).

Rest of the Evening Round-Up: Erin Lucas, Lindsey Vuolo, Danielle Staub, Kelly Bensimon, Lance Bass

At the 3 Olives party last night, I tracked down a bunch more celebs to get the dirt on their lives. Erin Lucas — chain-smoking in the VIP area (NYC clubs are all non-smoking) and “catching up” with her ex-boyfriend from The City — took time to take a pic with me and answer some questions about why she wasn’t returning to the next season of The City. “I’m doing a couple things on the side,” she says. “I can’t really talk about it very much. It was a personal decision of mine to not continue on to season two. I’m kind of a gypsy. I’d like to focus on hosting — that’s what I went to school for, and that’s what I love.” I asked her about the AC/DC tat on her side — her dad’s the bassist for the group — and she said she changed her last name and tried to hide the fact that he was her father. “I never wanted to be known as the girl whose dad was in AC/DC, but that flew right out the window after the first season.”

Sasha Pasulka and Erin Lucas from The City Pictures Photos

Then I had a chance to talk to Lindsey Vuolo, Playmate Extraordinaire. She was at Kendra’s wedding and they’re close friends, so of course I had to ask her about Kendra’s impending motherhood. I mean, this is a girl who can’t keep her room even remotely clean — how’s she gonna raise a baby? “She is going to be a great mom,” says Lindsey, “because she wants to be a mom. She wanted to be married, she wanted to have a baby. She looks crazy and stupid on TV, but she is really a good person and she has a great family. She’ll learn, like we all do. I mean, it’s a baby, so I think she realizes she needs to be a little more responsible, but she’ll definitely have help. Her mom and her grandmother are fantastic. I wish her the best.”

Here’s Lindsey on the red carpet:

Lindsey Vuolo at 3 Olives Party Pictures Photos

Sasha Pasulka and Danielle Staub at 3 Olives Party Pictures Photos

Then I grabbed Housewife Danielle Staub for a photo and interview. I have to admit, she looked really pretty when I first saw her on the carpet and in the club, but the camera flash kind of did away with all that. (I can’t say it did me any favors either). I stood next to her for this photo and I swear her tits are made of rubber. Too funny. But you know what? I kind of thought she was awesome. She’s had scandal after scandal dug up about her — she was a stripper, she abused drugs, she’s been arrested — but she’s kept a positive attitude about it all. “I didn’t know that people would dig up things [when I signed up for the show], but I’m kind of really relived it happened the way it did,” she says. “I kind of wish people would leave my past in the past and let me tell my own story. And I’m about to do that … I’m writing a book.” But as for all the stories from her past — which she’s admitted are true — she says it’s freeing to have that all out there. “It’s almost like taking those tights off at the end of the day.”

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Last, I talked to Kelly Bensimon — who divorced photographer Gilles Bensimon in 2007. I didn’t take a photo with Kelly. I didn’t want to be anywhere near a photo with Kelly. She is way too freakishly gorgeous in person. Totally unreal. So of course I had to ask her about her beauty regime. “I use body scrub every day and use a Neutrogena body oil on my skin, keeps my skin really soft,” she told me. “I drink a ton of water. And I sleep a lot. I really don’t drink that much, and I think that’s one of the reasons I look the way that I look. I’m not one of those people who is always on a diet, I just exercise and take care of myself and live a healthy life. I think of the word ‘diet’ as ‘die’ with a ‘t.’” Kelly’s launching a line of costume jewelry, so I asked her about her favorite fashion trend right now. “Shorts,” she says. “Shorts are like the new mini. You can run around and have fun in them but you still feel covered.” Kelly was, of course, looking absolutely stunning in a pair of glittery silver shorts, which I’m sure I never could have afforded, let alone looked good in. But she? Looked fabulous.

Lance Bass walked the red carpet really quickly, didn’t do many interviews, and then spent the rest of the night holed up in the VIP area texting away, Lohan-style. So I didn’t get a chance to talk with him, but I did grab him and make him take a photo with me, and he was really sweet about it, even though I’m pretty sure he was very annoyed with me:

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And what would the end of the night be without a crazy non-celeb photo shoot on the red carpet? Yes, of course, my friend Kate and I hopped right on up there and made random people on the street take our photos. The fabulous end result?

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All in all? Exactly what an NYC party should be like. We had a blast. And now? I must sleep.

The 4th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards

That’s right everyone.  There are now awards for paying common respect to one another.  The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the people responsible for this, “recognize individual and corporate leaders who have helped propel GLSEN’s efforts to ensure safe schools for all of America’s students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”  I applaud the agenda and cannot understate its importance.  

Since there are now awards for everything, I want my own “You didn’t run over any old ladies this week” phallic looking award thingy.  I mean, I’m showing respect to the elderly.  I deserve it.

A New Boy Toy?

There have been rumors for several months now, but I think Lance Bass has made it official by dragging hottie (married!) trainer Sebastian Leal to Puerto Rico with him for the grand opening of Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in San Juan. Looks like Lance has a new lover boy.

Granted, Sebastian’s been separated from his wife, Jessica Gannon, for years now (and it may well have been a green card marriage, since he was born in Brazil), but still. Scandalicious!!!