I won’t tell you what Jason Mraz told me during our interview in early 2012. Realizing after the fact that a political remark could potentially shake up his love club, he graciously asked me to omit that bit from the story. I did.
Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie is on the Westboro Baptist Church’s shit list – who isn’t? – and he couldn’t be happier about it.
In 1992, Sinéad O’Connor was at the height of her career following the success of “Nothing Compares 2 U” when, during a one-woman protest against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, she tore up a pic of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live.” Causing an uproar, and eventually thwarting her pop-culture presence (not that she cared), that defiance would come to define the Irish singer’s life and career.
Long before dishing lesbian wisdom to Melissa McCarthy’s mess of a character in this summer’s road-trip comedy “Tammy” (out July 2), Kathy Bates had the gay community in shackles. It didn’t take a sledgehammer to maintain our obsession with her, however – it just took the Hollywood icon’s every turn on television (“Six Feet Under,” “American Horror Story”), Broadway (“‘night, Mother”) and the big screen (“Titanic,” “Misery”).