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When Divas Attack!

Wow!  the bitch is back, and he’s being vile, bitter, and slightly on point.

Queerty, reports some pretty vicious quotes from an aging Sir Elton John about an also aging Madonna.  It’s been obvious for some time that Elton and Madge don’t like each other.  But the vitriol in this latest dust up is quite stirring.  The following are not for delicate eyes.

Quote #1

“If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray Of Lightand stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to go and prove… she looks like a fucking fairground stripper.”

Quote #2
“Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger cunt.”

MDNA Will Have Biggest Second Week Drop in Chart History

According to an exclusive Forbes Magazine article, Madonna’s “MDNA” album will have fallen from its inflated perch at number 1 by 88% – from 359,000 copies in its first week to roughly 46,000 the second week.  The article goes on to reveal that most of Madonna’s first week sales were CDs that were included in the sale of concert tickets, which inflated her numbers.

Retro•Fixé: a new Wednesday night 80s & 90s dance party

Attention all of you into your throwbacks and waybacks! There’s a new party in town and it serves up a great dish of not only 80s and 90s songs and video smashups, but also TV shows, video games, and movies from yesteryear.

Retro•Fixé is a new dance party that goes back in time each and every Wednesday night at Tattoo Bar, the K Street biker ink & bar where motorcycles and tattoos are key elements.

I had a chance to speak with the party promoter, Nik Groshans, earlier this week to get a little background on the retro experience.

Now in its seventh week, Retro•Fixé seems to be bringing in quite an eclectic crowd. At its maximum Tattoo holds a capacity of about 300, including its upstairs and private rooms. On Wednesdays, Nik says they have been consistently bringing in anywhere from 100 when it’s slow, to 200 in recent weeks.

Initially, Scott Eustace, the club owner reached out to Nik because he wanted to establish a conduit to the gay community. When Nik was hired, he said that he wanted the weekly event to be more than just for the gays, but for everyone who loved the culture of the 80s and 90s. So while he was happy to serve as an ambassador to the gay community, he made it known that he had a vast array of contacts within other pockets of the DC nightlife. So when you do finally moonwalk down to this K Street party, you will likely find a cross-section of DC – gay, straight, black, white, young, and old alike.

DJ Benny C & NickThe visual sounds of Retro•Fixé are amazing. Ben Cohen, aka DJ Benny C has been spinning the digital wax all around the country for years. Originally from Boston, Benny has a degree in film and editing, which goes hand in hand with what’s required to successfully pull off Retro•Fixé each and every week. (Benny was noticeably absent last Wednesday, but that was due to the fact that he was in Chicago playing over 5 clubs in one week!)

Each week, Nik develops an overall theme for the week. Then Benny meshes music videos with TV and movie clips. Sometimes he even throws in popular cartoons from the era. The results are fun-filled night where the dance floor is packed with people doing their best Michael Jackson and Madonna moves. Retro-Fixe bartendersSpeaking of, tonight there will be TOTALLY AWESOME mashups and mixes of Madonna VS. Michael Jackson. Not to be missed!

The bartenders are a delight to both look at and hold a conversation with. In DC, you usually get one or the other, but seldom both. Chris is my favorite!

The party starts at 10pm, where the drink special is $1 Kettle One drinks until 11pm. Though this weekly party is on hump day, the crowd mostly arrives closer to the witching hour of midnight. And from midnight to 12:30am, they offer complimentary Champaign. Nik promises more drink specials to come later in the calendar year, once the beach crowd returns.

Chris, John, me, and AndyThere are also private rooms and bottle service that start at $150. One of their private areas is located right beside the DJ booth, with a bird’s eye view of the entire bar. I had the privilege of sitting there with a few friends during their sneak peak the day before their grand opening back in July.

Nik also promises more treats down the road, such as movable performance space to feature a burlesque show, possible performances from the DC Kings, and a True Blood party (on a Sunday).

Be sure to RSVP for the free GUEST LIST to avoid $5 cover: RetroFixe@gmail.com

Guest List Closes Wednesdays at 4pm

Retro•Fixé at Tattoo Bar
is located at
1413 K Street NW
McPherson Sq Metro Station (blue/orange lines)

Oh My Glee!!!!

Last night, I read with antici………….pation, that among other things, next season on Glee, they plan to do an homage to the Rocky Horror Picture Show!  Dr. Frank-N-Furter would be so proud!  I read this with, ahem, glee on tvguide.com.

Below are there top ten spoilers for season two, along with my comments.

1. Glee will pay respect to The Rocky Horror Picture Show: This news was a shock to even the cast in attendance — Naya Rivera (Santana), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Heather Morris (Brittany), Kevin McHale (Artie), Colfer (Kurt) and Amber Riley (Mercedes).  When they were asked by an audience member what songs they still wanted to sing on the show, Colfer piped up, “The Time Warp” — and practically got his wish on the spot. “Well, funny enough Chris, we are doing a Rocky Horror episode,” Murphy said.

This is pure brilliance!  I see this as a sweeps episode, perhaps in October or February.

2. “The Power of Madonna 2” is going to happen: “Madonna was thrilled with the [first tribute] episode,” Murphy said. “We don’t know when we’re doing [a second] but we will at some point do it.” The “Power of Madonna” took 12 to 13 days to shoot “and went over budget very early on. But I said to the studio and the network, ‘Do it for Madonna. C’mon.'” (Did you know? Many of the props used in the Sue Sylvester rendition of “Vogue” were used in Madge’s original music video. Murphy said they were found in an old prop house.)

Madonna’s catalog is so vast and impressive, they should just plan to do one each season.  Last April, the first “Power of Madonna” episode was beyond brilliant, with TV’s Queen of Mean, Sue Sylvester taking on the iconic song of Vogue; video and all.

3. Tina, Mike and those other characters you don’t know so well will get more face time: Murphy said it’s what he wants — and what the fans have told him they want: “[Everyone] pops so much, I personally want to see a whole episode of Brittany. I want to see more Artie and Tina,” he said. “The second season is designed to be much more intimate, and it’s from the feedback we’ve gotten really. [Viewers] want to see more of the people they’ve grown to love.”

All I have to say here is… MORE.HARRY.SHRUM.JR. please!

4. Even though there’ll be more Artie and Tina , it won’t be Artie with Tina: McHale looked just as shocked — and possibly upset? — as some in the audience did when Murphy dropped this bomb: “We’re writing an episode that I really like where we find out that Tina has fallen out of love with Artie and in love Mike.” Awww, it’s over before it really began…

Artie found his voice in the Dream On episode, singing “Safety Dance with a flash mob.  Tina never really had a big moment.  Let’s hope they rectify that.

5. More relatives will make an entrance: Kurt’s dad (Mike O’Malley) was recently upped to a series regular, and fans have grown to love Finn’s mom. (Quinn’s parents? Jury’s out on her mom, who came around in the finale.) Next, viewers will meet Rachel’s two dads and Brittany’s sister. “I have a feeling she has a very smart older sister,” Murphy said. Added Morris: “I imagine my parents work for NASA.” Murphy also confirmed that Idina Menzel will return as Rachel’s birth mom, Shelby.

Kurt’s dad should get PFLAG’s parent of the year award after his character’s performance last season.  Finn’s mom is quaint.  Please ditch Mr. Schuester’s now EX-wife.  Her character has always been lacking, though not boring.

6. Mercedes is taking Glee to church: Colfer’s eyes got very large when, a beat later, Murphy revealed, “Kurt gets to go with her.”

Mercedes.  Church.  Nuff sed.  If there is anyone who should be singing in a church choir, it’s definitely Mercedes.

7. Not everyone will be excited about singing Britney Spears: As TVGuide.com exclusively reported, the episode will be about our favorite daffy Cheerio Brittany, who will get to sing at least two of the pop star’s tunes. But the idea of paying tribute to the ex-Mrs. K-Fed doesn’t excite Matthew Morrison. The actor once said in an interview that the one artist he hoped wouldn’t be included in the Glee songbook was Spears. So Murphy decided that Morrison’s Mr. Schuester will be the one saying, “I don’t want to do Britney, I don’t want to do Britney.” As for the episode itself? Murphy said, “We’re doing it in a very fun hallucinogenic way.”

I’m glad to hear there won’t be an entire episode dedicated to Britney Spears.  A couple of songs are fine.

8. Speaking of Brittany, she may be getting hot and heavy with a fellow Cheerio: Which one? Duh, Santana.  Maybe. “We’re actually writing an episode where we’re debating if they should kiss,” Murphy said.

Hot and steamy!

9. Kurt’s going to get a sweet boyfriend: No devious Jesse St. James types for Kurt. “I think he should have a boyfriend and they should be prom king and king,” Murphy said. “I think that’s an important thing to put out in the world. I want to see what that relationship is like. I want to see what [Kurt’s dad] thinks of that relationship.”

According to the Advocate, said boyfriend will be played by Chord Overstreet.  And according to Movieline, Overstreet will play Sam, an athlete who “starts off as Finn’s protégé but becomes his competition.”

10. The post-Super Bowl episode will be another tribute. To who? Murphy’s not saying yet. Producers are still negotiating a deal.

What ever they do here will be amazing.  If not, the producers should be fired.  The post-Super Bowl slot is the Holy Grail of television.


File this under “Now I’ve heard it all!”

Reuters is reporting that troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade for a $100 million over a Super Bowl commercial that improperly invoked her “likeness, name, characterization, and personality” without permission, violating her right of privacy.”  From Reuters…

In her lawsuit filed Monday in a Nassau County, New York state court, the 23-year-old actress sought $50 million of compensatory damages and $50 million of exemplary damages. She also demanded that E*Trade stop running the ad and turn over all copies to her.

While Lohan is a walking hot mess, she does NOT maintain the same “single-name recognition” as Oprah or Madonna, as The New York Post reports.  Hell, when I think of famous people named Lindsay, the names that first come to mind are Davenport (female tennis player), Wagner (the Bionic Woman), and Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac).

More from Reuters…

In the ad, a baby boy apologizes to his girlfriend through a video chat for not calling her the night before because he was on E*Trade.

The camera switches to the girl, who asks suspiciously, “And that milkaholic Lindsay wasn’t over?”

It then switches back to the boy, who uneasily replies “Lindsay?” before another baby girl, presumably Lindsay, moves into the frame and asks, “Milk-a-what?”

Just another reason we need tort reform!

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