Longtime Smoking Nun fave Joe Manganiello is finally cashing in on that hot bod. The 36-year-old actor’s new book Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted (subtitle: I’m So Damn Hot!) will smack shelves December 3. Merry Christmas, indeed!
Director TJ Scott, who has worked on the likes of Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and other episodic series in New Zealand, is raising funds for breast cancer research via a coffee table book titled In The Tub. Among those featured are celebs from Starz’ Spartacus. Check out the soaking hunks below. From Homorazzi.
The 2012 print edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, published Tuesday, now includes “F-bomb,” “sexting” and “man cave” among about 100 new terms added to the reference. Kory Stamper, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster, told AP that “F-bomb” is “very visually evocative. It’s not just the F-word. It’s F-bomb. You know that it’s going to cause a lot of consternation and possible damage.”
“Brain cramp,” “bucket list,” “energy drink,” “life coach” and “aha moment,” were also added to the 114-year-old print edition of the dictionary, as well as “flexitarian,” “obesogeniccopernicium,” “systemic risk,” “craft beer,” “e-reader,” “game changer,” “gastropub,” “geocaching,” “shovel-ready” and “tipping point.” Online, hundreds of new entries are included each year.
In 2011, “tweet,” “bromance” and “cougar” were among them. No word on whether fuck is also included by Merriam-Webster. *
Read William Levy’s interview with Celebuzz on The Smoking Nun’s sub-blog William Levy Ultimate Fans, the most comprehensive English-language Will webbie on the Internet. See here.
I suppose it makes sense: The area along the now swanky raised park known as the High Line in the Meatpacking District (all too ironic, eh?) used to be the same nabe that offered New York’s most deliciously grimy gay haunts, like Spike, the original Eagle and Roxy.
Last week, its authors Joshua David and Robert Hammond, co-founders of the Friends of the High Line, offered a discussion based on the book, “Behind the Bushes: The Secret Homo History of the High Line,” which covered the historical and contemporary relationship between gay men and changing neighborhoods, preservation and design—and how the gay community has influenced and been influenced by the High Line. More about the book here. *
On Saturday, Donna Mae and I began a 10-hour New York City jaunt that took us from Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn to Central Park to the new Uniqo flagship store on Fifth Avenue, a coolio street fair, the New York Public Library’s main branch behind Bryant Park, Boxer’s bar, Beauty Bar lounge… and finally home for din din. When we got to the city from BK post-carousel, we walked from 59th Street criss-crossing down to 14th Street. We figure we covered three-plus miles on foot.
Here, NYPL, the largest public library in North America, which opened in 1911, and its beautiful, historic third-floor Main Reading Room, which extends a half-acre and has seating for 768, with 25,000 volumes along the walls. As you see in the right pic, it has hardly changed in 100 years.