Hillary Makes History

Former First Lady, New York Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was announced last night as the 2016 Democratic nomination, becoming the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party.

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#ImWithHer and you should be too.

Meet the Judging Panel of the return of America’s Next Top Model on VH1!

ANTM on VH1 JudgesAs some of you have known for some time now, Rita Ora will be hosting the return of America’ Next Top Model on VH1 this coming fall with an entirely new set of judges.

Rita Ora will be joined by model Ashley Graham who made that very refreshing Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover below.

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Another one is Drew Elliott who’s the Chief Creative Officer at PAPER Communications  and stylist Law Roach. I’m not exactly familiar with the two guys  but I’m still excited for the return of ANTM!!! Yaasss!

Troye Sivan Returns to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

TroyeAfter he made his US TV show debut in December 2015, Troye Sivan came back to ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ last night and performed Wild off his critically-acclaimed ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ album. The 21-year-old Australian popstar is returning to the States to hold another tour entitled Suburbia Tour starting this fall after his highly successful Blue Neighbourhood Tour last spring.

Here’s that awesome live-performance by this super-talented guy!

So proud of you Troye!!!!!

ICYMI: Jennifer Lopez wearing a 20-foot Michael Cinco Cape on ‘The Tonight Show’!

Jlo's Back With Lin-Manuel Miranda

Here’s JLo hitting the diva meter while performing a new song called “Love Make the World Go Round” with Hamilton-star Lin-Manuel Miranda on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”  Adding flare to her emotional performance was the couture crystallized Sainte Chapelle inspired hand painted cape she’s wearing by fame Filipino designer, Michael Cinco. The 20-foot stained glass cape features 10,000 colorful Swarovski crystals with hand-made silk embroideries, which according to the designer took six months to complete by about 100 people!

Now, that is how you make a statement! Bravo JLo and Mr. Miranda!

[Photo Credit: Questlove Gomez]

A Sentimental Book Review for ‘Red Sky At Morning’ by Richard Bradford (1968)

Red Sky At MorningPaperback, 256 pages
Published May 5th 1999 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics (first published 1968)

I’ve got my copy of this book from a used bookstore during my teenage years. It was just there and I got it for less than a dollar. Little did I know that this gem would turn out to be so good and will accompany me on my way to adulthood. It’s literally a “coming of age” story that made my transition into adulthood easier – I dunno, maybe I was readied by this book into the chaos that is ‘growing up.’ I feel like I’ve known Josh, Marcia and Steenie from my past and their adventures in Sagrado feels like a reflection of my own childhood. The humor, the quirky ambiance of Sagrado and the oh-so-colorful cast of side characters reminds me so much of home. Rarely does a book create magic like this [at least for me.] Up until this point, my decrepit paperback copy of Red Sky At Morning is still one of my most treasured book possessions.

And as I’m really on my way into the midst of my adulthood – it still remains a favorite of mine. I wish I was able to say back then that I want to be Josh, Steenie and Martha when I grow up! I guess I just did that now…

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July 13, 2016
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Model Focus: Pietro Boselli for Risbel Magazine

Heya guys! Tell me, do I even need to say you who Pietro Boselli is? Okay, no?  Good. Now for the eye-candy part of this post, let’s take a look at one of his latest shoots with Risbel Magazine.

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These photos were released as part of an editorial entitled Lurid Perversions through the lense of Darren Black for Risbel Magazine May 2016.

Risbel is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine for the male youth who care about the fashion industry. Edited by Mateo Carrasco. You can check their website via www.risbelmagazine.es or follow them on Instagram: risbelmagazine and like their official Facebook page: Risbel Magazine

There you go folks, you’re very much welcome! ^_^

Via: Homotography

Book Review: Smoke & Mirrors (THIRDS, #7) – Charlie Cochet

Smoke & MirrorsDate of Publication: July 8, 2016
Genre and Themes: LGBTQ, Romance, Shifters, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Format: 230 pages, ebook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781634773881
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Characters: Dexter J. Daley, Sloane Brodie

I’ve been spoiled by Charlie since the first book of this series and every release in between that is not part of the THIRDS universe so with this one being a Dex-Sloane book, I’ve terribly high expectations and this book more than surpassed them. This seventh installment just made me more excited than before on the next book of the series and especially for the ‘upcoming’ solo series of Dex and Sloane. I am in heaven with this news because I just soooo loved them!

So on with the book – it started from where the last book ended with Dex getting ‘kidnaped’ leaving Sloane dumbfounded because seriously, how the hell did that happen? Hhmm… yes, apparently it could happen even to the mighty Sloane. A certain Mr. Wolf was the culprit for Dex’s abduction and what happened just made me weep internally for my baby Dex. Sorry folks, ‘won’t spoil it for you but you will be absolutely livid for Dex’s sake. I don’t care how good looking Mr. Wolf is – I seriously do not like him. Period.

Right after that, Dex has been acting strange. See, strange things has been happening with him already from the last book so there are already clues there and I think I’ve already gathered what is about to happen here so I’m a bit ready and excited for it to finally happen. Again, no spoilers!

There’s this one scene though that I thought you should be ready for. Remember that if you love Dex, you should also love Sloane. As usual, this big bad Therian is being literally a big BAD Therian. He’s got an a-hole moment here and I was just so fucking disappointed at him. I was like – seriously, aren’t you guys way past this stage already? But yeah – stupid Sloane is stupid. Sorry, I love the guys but he’s an idiot. Sorry – Charlie – I just need to let it out.

Don’t worry tho, because he more than made up for it. It was just the sweetest thing ever and I hope that he’ll never do such a thing again. Although given that there will be a series exclusive for them, it’s unlikely that he’d stop becoming Mr. Running Man. *rolls eyes*

A lot of things are about to be reveal here which are very pivotal into the story arc of the THIRDS universe in general. It was very fascinating and very exciting at the same time.

But here’s the mini-spoiler I just need to air out to Charlie:

Please, have them do the THING in the first book of their series or atleast during the next installment of the THIRDS series!  Don’t wait for the 18th book for it to happen please…lol.

To end this, I just have to say that fans of the series won’t be disappointed with this new offering from Charlie Cochet. It was superbly written and something that I’d like to call a ‘classic Charlie.’

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Buy Links:
Amazon | Dreamspinner Press | Barnes & Noble

About The Author
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
Facebook Author Page: http://www.twitter.com/charliecochet
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/charliecochet/
tumblr: http://www.charliecochet.tumblr.com

Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

Visit The Purple Rose Tea House hosted by Charlie Cochet. For M/M Romance guest authors, giveaways, and more!

Breaking Barriers with Smart and Hallmark’s The Beginning

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These past week, I’ve seen a couple of very heartwarming short films (one is a commercial for Smart Communications) which made me think how beautiful acceptance is especially if it’s from our loved ones since they are a core part of our lives. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everybody but I am hoping that one day, no matter how long – we’d learn that these barriers are stupid things we set upon ourselves. After all, love is love.

Here, a gay teen comes out to his dad in a new Hallmark clip:

#loveislove
#breakingbarriers
#lovewins

Rita Ora to host the return of America’s Next Top Model!

Rita12So I’ve been waiting for a more definite confirmation before I post this one but it looks like it’s almost a sure thing that popstar Rita Ora will be hosting the come-back of the original ‘Top Model’ series, America’s Next Top Model. Obviously, Tyra Banks won’t be the host but she’s still going to be playing a big part on the show’s comeback as its executive producer.

With Tyra okay-ing the former X-Factor UK host as her replacement, it sure sounds like a very interesting Top Model season is before us as it returns to its original channel, VH1.

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I’m still not sure about Rita hosting the show as I expected at least a really working supermodel to do the job (like Alessandra, Karolina or Coco) but I loved Rita during the X-Factor last year and she absolutely upstaged Cheryl when it comes to fashion as well. Hah! So for now, that works for me.

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What do you think of Rita hosting the show?

images via cosmopolitan.co.uk

2016 FHM Philippines Full List of 100 Sexiest Women in the World!

Kapuso star Rhian Ramos is gracing the cover of this year's most anticipated issue of the magazine!

Kapuso star Rhian Ramos is gracing the cover of this year’s most anticipated issue of the magazine!

I’ve been so busy with my dayjob and haven’t got the time to post this year’s list until today. So for you guys who’ve been waiting for it, here’s the complete list of the 2016 FHM Philippines Sexiest Women in the World!

100 Sexiest List

100. Jodi Sta. Maria
99. Paulene So
98. Gretchen Ho
97. Karen Bordador
96. Erika Padilla
95. Angela Gabrielle
94. Shaina Magdyao
93. Ann B. Mateo
92. Mayumi Yokoyama
91. Heart Evangelista
90. Gwen Zamore
89. Mika Reyes
88. Louise delos Reyes
87. Ashley Rivera
86. Rochelle Pangilinan
85. Aica Sy
84. Maxene Magalona
83. Alyssa Valdez
82. Danita Paner
81. Michele Madrigal
80. Carla Abellana
79. Red Dela Cruz
78. Rizza Diaz
77. Maica Palo
76. Belle Daza
75. Ryza Cenon
74. Jahziel Manabat
73. Dawn Zulueta
72. Megan Young
71. Jackie Rice
70. Debbie Garcia
69. Abby Poblador
68. Myrtle Sarrosa
67. Roxee B
66. Dawn Chang
65. Daiana Menezes
64. Aubrey Miles
63. Sarah Lahbati
62. Sunshine Garcia
61. Kylie Padilla
60. Queenie Rehman
59. Leah Bernardino
58. Chloe Dauden
57. Meg Impreial
56. Julia Montes
55. Ella Cruz
54. Cindy Miranda
53. Georgina Wilson
52. Julia Barreto
51. Bea Alonzo
50. Margo Midwinter
49. Janine Gutierrez
48. Sunshine Cruz
47. Danielle Castano
46. Erich Gonzales
45. Julie Anne San Jose
44. Angelica Panganiban
43. Kim Chiu
42. Arianny Celeste
41. Sarah Geronimo
40. LJ Reyes
39. Ritz Azul
38. Arny Ross
37. Jasmine Curtis-Smith
36. Christine Reyes
35. Valerie Bangs Garcia
34. Lovi Poe
33. Ina Raymundo
32. Bella Padilla
31. Katrina Halili
30. Liza Soberano
29. Yassi Pressman
28. Valeen Montenegro
27. Maria Ozawa
26. Alice Dixson
25. Yam Concepcion
24. Aiko Climaco
23. Maja Salvador
22. Max Collins
21. Mane Mendoza
20. Andi Eigenmann
19. Kathryn Bernardo
18. Anne Curtis
17. Coleen Garcia
16. Pia Wurtzbach
15. Andrea Torres
14. Jinri Park
13. Glaiza De Castro
12. Sam Pinto
11. Ellen Adarna

10 Rachel Ann Daquis

9 Kim Domingo

8 Solenn Heussaff

7 Arci Munoz

6 Marian Rivera

5 Rhian Ramos

4 Angel Locsin

3 Nadine Lustre

2 Jennylyn Mercado

1 Jessy Mendiola 2016

Reigning supreme right now and voted as the sexiest women in the Philippines!

Jessy Mendiola On Top

Be sure to grab your own copy of the July 2016 issue of the magazine you guys!

photos courtesy of fhm philippines