Ryan Kwanten Returns To Get Naked, Sam Smith Sings The Hell Out Of Whitney And A Pretty Convict Makes The Internet Swoon

No one can sing like the late and eternally beloved icon Whitney Houston. (Not even Whitney during the last decade before she shuffled off to her final reward.) However, out entertainer —and diva-in-trainingSam Smith can sing the hell out of Houston’s classic pop hit “How Will I Know?” like few others.

True Blood returns tomorrow night, which to most people means one thing: Ryan Kwanten. But it also raises two very important questions about his character Jason Stackhouse: Will he get naked more frequently and will he have another shaving fantasy?


If your obsession with Kwanten and the other sexy men of HBO’s homoerotic True Blood is getting out of hand, you’ve got nothing on adult film star Blue Bailey.

One of the year’s most anticipated films, Love Is Strange, stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a gay couple whose lives are severely changed after they marry. Directed by Ira Sachs, it also stars Queerty fave Cheyenne Jackson as a gay cop. Check out the trailer below.

Notice anything interesting about this clay replica of the Washington Monument molded by a very precocious fourth grader?

Black people are super-pissed about the way they’re depicted in movies lately. At least that’s the premise of the highly-praised film Dear White People from out director Justin Simien. The Sundance Award-winning comedy will be in theaters in October, but you can check out the satirical shenanigans in the trailer.

For season two of Looking, HBO has bowed to our demands and will shoot 10 episodes instead of eight like in season one. Good news: even more Richie! Bad news: more annoying Augustin.


Selfie pioneers Thelma and Louise, AKA Susan and Geena, live again.


International music superstar Stromae, who loves to play around with gender roles, has released a video for his new single “ta fête,” which is also the anthem for Belgium’s World Cup team.

Matt Bomer, ever-dapper in a tux, nabbed a Critics Choice TV Award as best supporting actor for his stunning performance in HBO’s The Normal Heart. Will he repeat at the Emmys?


The internet exploded this week when girls and gays swooned over the mug shot of photogenic felon Jeremy Meeks that was posted on the Facebook page of Stockton, California’s Police Department. (Come on folks, this guy is a criminal. Take note of that telling teardrop tattoo!) So we leave you with this question: What will happen to a man this pretty in prison?


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  • Fidelio

    Kwanten is everything that is right about Australia. Ummfff!!!!

  • tricky ricky

    I do not care for sam smith. more brit pop crap like that adele woman. brits that can’t speak/sing the English language correctly.

  • Tackle

    I thought Matt Boomer was a stunning man. And still do. But that felon,
    Jeremy Meeks, is just as stunning as Matt: Even more-so. I noticed they have the same eye color. But Jeremy’s pop more, because of his coloration. With that bone structure, facial features (lips wow) and eyes, he could have turned the modeling world upside down. But too bad he choose a life of crime, and those horrible neck tattoos.

  • bcbear4u

    Sam Smith…wow…I expected a dance beat but got a really nice ballad. Thanks Sam.

  • yupwhatever

    Well if Jeremy Meeks is that popular on the internet, he must be REALLY popular in prison, yahknowwhatimsayin’? lol

    Yeah, yeah, prison rape is not funny. Whatever, the dude is a hardcore criminal. No sympathies, sorry.

  • AJAnders

    This Jeremy Meeks story is getting worldwide attention and it’s reached a bizarre level of publicity. Yes, he’s insanely handsome. But he’s still a criminal. And yet you have these stupid, stupid, STUPID women who are desperately trying to raise the money for his $900,000 bail and constantly calling the prison to try and check up on him. These women aren’t going to be lusting after him once he robs them and slits their throat.

    It kind of reminds me of when Scott Peterson was arrested for murdering his wife and unborn child because he wanted to start a new life with his mistress. After being arrested and convicted of murder, he got thousands of love letters and marriage proposals from women because of how handsome he was.

    Good looking people really do have it well. There’s so many morons out there willing to overlook any disgusting thing you have done simply because you’re hot.

  • MMDD

    @bcbear4u: Very disappointing, though, that he chose to remove all the male pronouns from the song and switch them to the generic “you.” The song doesn’t carry the same meaning anymore, plus the line about “I’m asking you coz you know about these things” doesn’t make sense.

  • masc4masc

    if all black guys looked like this, I’d have serious jungle fever. doesn’t the tear tat mean you’ve killed someone?

  • Snapper59

    The “pretty convict” is just the dreamy Boston Marathon bomber on the cover of “Rolling Stone” again.
    So dreamy. A shame a kid was blown into bits and a man was wheeled away from the site with his leg in shreds from the thigh down. He’s a dreamboat!

  • tjr101

    Fortunately or rather unfortunately you can’t help who you’re attracted too and this criminal is incredibly attractive (those lips and eyes). But like a coral snake, however beautiful they’re still deadly.

  • Isaac

    Jeremy Meeks is not hot. But he is the thuggish, ruggish Bone!

  • Alan down in Florida

    Sam Smith (especially wearing his glasses) may be the sexiest thing on two feet around these day. Makes me wish I were 20 years younger and better hung.

    Jeremy Weeks time in prison will be a good education in performing the acts that gay men with money will make use of after his parole.

  • Addison DW

    I need to do some time in prison. DAMN those convicts are getting HOT!!!

  • Desert Boy

    The sought-after convict has ink on his face? Gross.

  • Bryguyf69

    @MMDD: That was a BRILLIANT rendition. Switching from “he” to “you” does put a whole new spin to the song — but in a very very positive way. Instead of being fluffy chitchat amongst girlfriends, it is now an anguished plea to a lover to clarify his intentions. The introspection makes it so much more powerful. As listeners, we’re made to hear an uncomfortable conversation not meant for our ears. Brilliant.

    Unlike most lyrical gender-switching, Sam Smith is openly gay so we know where he’s coming from. And we know he’s not trying to hide.

    As for the line you found nonsensical, listen to it again. It’s NOT,“I’m asking you coz you know about these things.” Instead, he changed it to, “I’m asking you to know about these things.” In other word, he’s begging his lover for clarification of the relationship. But even if he left the line unchanged, why wouldn’t it make sense? He’s asking his lover because his lover “know[s] about these things.” The “things” being his intentions. Makes perfect sense. Brilliant.

    • MMDD

      @Bryguyf69: I don’t see it nearly as the masterpiece you’re describing it to be, but music speaks to each of us in a different way. As for your statement, “Sam Smith is openly gay so we know where he’s coming from. And we know he’s not trying to hide,” have you seen his video for “Leave Your Lover,” where throughout the majority of the video it appears like he’s making his plea to a girl?

    • Bryguyf69

      @Tackle: I left out Africa because a [stunning] Brazilian classmate of mine said that his dark skin has very little African influence. It is mostly South American. Compare that with dark skinned Cubans, whose pigmentation has a heavy African influence.

  • Bryguyf69

    @masc4masc: You’d love Brazil. The perfect blend of South America with Europe. Lots of milk chocolate skin with piecing blue eyes (and often, blond hair). That’s why so many top models come from Brazil. Tune into the World Cup to see what I mean.

  • Bryguyf69

    When I first saw Jeremy Meek’s mugshot, I wondered what the fuss was all about. The face didn’t do too much for, probably because of the distracting tattoos. Ugh. Or maybe it’s because I live in Soho, NYC and am surrounded by models (a few years ago, the apt next to mine was inhabited by 3 male models). Naomi Campbell owned an apt just 2 blocks from me. So maybe I’m just jaded. Then I watched a video of him waiting arraignment, and then an interview and … ZOWIE! Despite being surrounded by model types, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a man who was so naturally model-ish. I mean, he was modeling without trying. As he waited for the judge, his angular body lines and posture showed the instincts of a model. The way his face, and especially his eyes, looked at the video camera was amazing. Despite his criminality, his eyes suggested a soulful vulnerability. Tyra Banks talks about “smyzing” — or smiling with the eyes (see tutorials on YouTube). This guy could teach Tyra a few things.

    I’ll probably upload both the CNN and Nightline stories on him because both acknowledged his gay fans.

    • Bryguyf69

      @Roan: To quote George Takei, “Ooh my….” Thanks! :)

  • LadyL

    The Jeremy Meeks Phenomenon. By now there are shelves of books about people who pursue guys like him, that explore the bizarre phenomenon of women (I suppose this could apply to men too) who pursue relationships with hardcore criminals. Rapists, murderers, whatever–it doesn’t seem to matter how vicious the crime. Some time ago I came across a fascinating book on this subject, written before the Internet era so the attraction wasn’t really about drop-dead beauty.
    According to the author, several things seem to be going on with women (and men?) like this. They are desperately needy and so become steeped in denial, insisting to anyone who will listen that the object of their devotion is innocent and–a key word–“misunderstood.”
    If they actually succeed in meeting the guy they will believe whatever story he tells them no matter how self-serving or contradictory, and ignore evidence of guilt no matter how compelling. They send him money regularly, go broke paying for lawyers, offer themselves in marriage, and become estranged from family and friends in their misguided loyalty.
    And many of these women have sad histories of abuse, either in previous relationships, or they grew up in homes where they watched their fathers abuse their moms. They’ve been conditioned by their experiences to see thuggery and violent criminality as “strength” and felons as “real men.”

    • Bryguyf69

      @LadyL: By coincidence, this has just been in the news, even before the Meeks phenomenon. Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three is out promoting his book, and was on CNN three days ago. As part of the interview, CNN did a story on women are obsessed with imprisoned men. Many of the women eventually marry the men, despite a life sentence. As an aside, wasn’t one of the Menedez brothers gay? I ask because both are now married to women.

      That said, it’s important to differentiate between merely finding Meeks PHYSICALLY attractive, and being obsessed with him, body and soul. Many of us who think he’s handsome/sexy would never consider coming (cumming?) within touching distance of him. Nor are we under any illusion that he’s a good man. Physical attraction is beyond our control. Proposing marriage is fully within our control.

  • MarionPaige

    I too did not get Jeremy Meeks from the mugshot. But, in motion, the guy is stunning. Too bad that, according to THE BLACK GUY RULE, he can’t possibly be well hung.

  • Bryguyf69

    @MarionPaige: I’m not familiar with the rule, but he looks biracial so the rule my not apply. heh

  • hotboyvb81

    the Backlot is running a link to supposed nude pics of Jeremy Meeks- if it’s him- WOW! (it’s just 2 dick pics/no face)

  • Tackle

    @Ihadtosayit: Hey that link to Jeremy is [email protected]Bryguyf69: Shouldn’t that be the perfect blend of, yes South American, (indigenous: already there.)Yes European,(mainly Portuguese.) And the one group you left out, African?

    And Queerty, Sam Smith does NOT sing the hell out of “How Will I Know?”
    Whitney’s Pop version was fun,innocent and upbeat. It put you in a good mood.
    Sam’s version is just too slow, dark, boring and depressing. It’s the complete opposite of the Whitney version. Yes a different take, but not in a good way. Just my [email protected]LadyL: I hear what you are saying. And I also have read of the phenomenon. So true. But for most of us, it really is not that serious. We’re just admiring the beauty from afar…

  • Bryguyf69

    @MMDD: I really love Smith’s version because he actual performs the song as opposed to just singing it. He makes you think that there is a backstory behind the lyrics, and each line has a subtext beyond the written words. Perhaps most importantly, he connects with the song, implying that he’s lived — or is living — the story. It’s one the reasons I love showtunes. A song can mean so much more if there is external context. My favorite example has always been Sondheim’s “Our Time” from Merrily We Roll Along. The scene features three teenagers planning the rest of their lives. It’s often sung at graduations for the incredibly hopeful and naively optimistic lyrics. But when taken in context, it’s a devastating statement of failure — the opposite of what most people think. Another example is The Police’s classic, “Every Breath You Take.” Most people sing it as a love song, but Sting says that it’s a dark song about obsession and stalking. Along those lines, Whitney’s version is a fun fluffy romp that leaves me as soon as the music ends. Sam’s version still has me thinking, although I heard it 5 hours ago.

    Here are two versions of “Our Time.” The first has top Broadway actors while the second features a musical theater class at Ithaca College. The hug at the end between the two cute guys was nice.

  • Tackle

    @Bryguyf69: So you left out African, because “one” stunning Brazilian classmate to you that his DARK skin had very little African influence. I guess you never bothered to do any study or research on your own about the history of Brazil? And contrary to your friend, I have met many Brazilian’s, who acknowledged an African add mixture.
    In fact, Brazil was the last country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery: 1888… And by that time, over 4 million slaves had been bought over to Brazil from Africa. Brazil got over 40% of all African slaves in the Americas. Brazil has the largest Black population, outside of Africa. And the
    Indigenous population, there was not that many to began with. With many being wiped out by murder and disease. And the European and African in Brazil had a longer and more everyday contact then the Indigenous people. So I would say that Africa had everything to do with your stunning classmates dark skin. But there are many Central, South American and Caribbean people, where over 90% of all African slaves went, who have dark skin, kinky or curly hair, full lips,
    (Where it’s obvious there is African blood), will deny the obvious. Whether this is simple ignorance of not knowing ones history, or self hate through brain washing, is anyones guess. I say a bit of both…

    • Bryguyf69

      @Tackle: And I should have done “any study or research” about Brazil because…? First off, I never said that he was my “friend.” Nor did I ever detail how I got that information, which consisted of me overhearing part of his conversation with someone else. Nor did I say that he claimed all Brazilians lack African influence. If you read my post carefully, I merely said that he said that HIS skin was mostly Latin American. I’m pretty sure that he would have known his familial history more than you would. So where you got anything about “self hate” or “brain washing” is beyond me. And yes, I omitted Africa based on the little snippet I heard, but that doesn’t render my original statement incorrect (“The perfect blend of South America with Europe”). Finally, I never expressed any interest in the matter so why would I have done any research on Brazilian history? As a grad student in neurophysics, why would I have cared? Why would I care now? Indeed, I only read your first and last paragraphs.

  • Bryguyf69

    @MMDD: Yep, I’ve seen Smith’s video for “Leave Your Lover.” The wonderful thing about being out is that you can play the role of heterosexual without being accused of hiding. Neil Patrick Harris played a hyper-hetero in his sitcom but no one said he was hiding. Whether the two play gay or straight are then artistic decisions, not acts of fear.

  • Sebizzar

    So much goodness in this article! Love Sam Smith, love Ryan Kwanten, and as much as it pains me to say it… I do love this “sexy criminal” meme. What I DON’T love about it, nearly every article (or news report) makes it sound like it’s just women swooning over him (clearly men do too). Unless they’re purposefully ignoring then http://alwaysimagining.tumblr.com/post/89320741062

  • LadyL

    @Bryguyf69: Excellent point–there is an important difference between merely admiring Mr. Meeks’s photogenic sex appeal and trying to become involved with him. Social media both illuminates and complicates the issue, as it isn’t always clear (at least to me) who is being facetious and who is dead serious in their admiration.

  • LadyL

    @Bryguyf69: Gorgeous.

  • MMDD

    @Bryguyf69: That’s not the same thing, and you know it. By your description, Sam could sing every single song addressed to a girl and you would say, “Oh, he’s not hiding who he is. He’s just acting out a role.” If he ever actually put out a song and video where he makes it crystal clear that his love interest is solely a man, the negative backlash would halt his career right in its tracks. “Artistic decisions” have little to do with it. No major record label would allow that to happen.

  • Tackle

    @Bryguyf69: Yes you should have. Because you don’t want to come off sounding foolish, and talking about a subject that you don’t know anything about. And then becoming slightly irritated and annoyed, when the truth is pointed out to you, causing you to back peddle, claiminig that you did not say what you did say.

    I see you’re the type who hates being wrong. Too bad because we can’t always be right. First off, from your first post on the matter, when you mentioned a perfect blend, to @masc4masc:,you were talking about Brazil. Not just your classmate, as you tried to later claim. If it were JUST your classmate, you would have just said my Classmate. And you say “(Lots) of milk chocolate.” Nothing singular. And then you say (so many) of top models etc.
    Again nothing sigular.
    . You’re the one who needs to go back and reread your own post to get your lies right.
    And there are many people who do not know about their family history. Many only know only what their parents told them, which often times is embellished. Espicially if there is a history of slavery involved.And since we are talking about slavery, self hate through brainwashing was a big strategy and necessary to keep the slaves subservient, and in line, Since you asked. And sure thing that you only read my first and last paragraphs. Right!! (Eye roll). That’s just like saying, I put a dick in my mouth, but my tougue did not touch it.Every poster on here will take the time to read a post that is addressed to them. Espically someone who took the time to write and post 11 times. Bloop!!

  • Ben Dover

    Gotta love these non-rac*st “fan” comments like “milk chocolate” and “the perfect blend of South America and Europe”!

    Do you guys jerk off while watching the World Cup? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

  • spencer87

    @masc4masc: Racism is alive and well.I’m sure that ignorant ass statement,just came to you with such ease.So in order to meet your “standard”,you have to have light skin and European features? Disgusting.

  • masc4masc

    @Bryguyf69: i know exactly what u mean about Brazil. Meeks definitely does have a look that’s probably more common w/Brazilian guys. as usual, tackle hasn’t let his misunderstanding of a comment deter him from criticizing it. he’s what I call ‘afro-angry’. just look at how mad he is that u didn’t attribute the looks of hot Brazilians to African ancestry. then take a look at how upset he seems at the idea of people thinking a white guy sang a Whitney Houston song well. he’s obviously got a lot of issues with himself.

  • MMDD

    There’s nothing “r*cist” about being attracted to someone because of his skin color and/or body type associated with that particular race or cultural background.

  • masc4masc

    @spencer87: ooooh, the r-word. too bad u guys throw it around so much it doesn’t mean anything anymore. a preference isn’t r @ cism. it doesn’t have to be urs. though most of the black guys i’ve known also seem to prefer light skin and euro features. ;-)

  • Ben Dover

    @MMDD: Elaine on “Seinfeld”: “Isn’t that a little bit rac*st?”

    Jerry: “If I LIKE their race, that’s not rac*st!”

    – in reference to a supposed Chinese woman who, much to Jerry’s disappointment, turned out not to be Chinese after all.

    • MMDD

      @Ben Dover: That’s one way to look at it.

  • MarionPaige

    In my experiences, the good-looking, light skin, articulate Blacks Guys have always had the shortest dicks = The Black Guy Rule. If youse looking for a really hung Black Guy, you should probably find yourself one of them Old School House DJs.

  • jockboy1986

    @Tackle: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz… It’s sad how some people choose to get all self-righteous over an innocent comment. Worse, they read all kinds of info that isn’t there and choose to tell others what they “should” do. They have every right to do so, of course, if it fulfills some kind of psychological need, just like I have every right to skip those messages.

  • jockboy1986

    @Bryguyf69: If you’re really not interested as you’ve stated, just ignore @Tackle’s post and don’t feed his need for righteousness and superiority. Really, in my experience, you’d be helping him and Queerty in the long run. Peace.

    • Bryguyf69

      @jockboy1986: Thanks. Yes, I’ve been ignoring his posts and will continue to do so. So much more productive to discuss topics I’m interested in with people who don’t have a moral superiority complex.

  • jockboy1986

    Yeah, Jeremy Meeks is hot. But only from afar. The fact that his bail is set at $1 million suggests that this is a seriously dangerous man. I wonder how many men he’s [allegedly] killed. But I do agree that he looks and moves like a model without even trying. I wonder if anyone has ever suggested that he model. The industry doesn’t like huge tatoos like his though,

  • Tackle

    @masc4masc: What happend to your buddy @Bryguyf69: ? I guess it got too hot in the kitchen, so he got the hell out. And you got things mixed-up. With words like “stunning”
    “perfect blend of South American & Europe”, on his post, it was your buddy @Bryguyf69: who got upset that all these stunning, beautiful, hot, dark skin men in Brazil, who he lust and fantasize about, could possibibly have large measures of African blood. And no one said anything about Sam’s color. He could have been any color. And singing like that, I still would not have liked it. And you’re the one with the issues, who brought race into topic in the first place with your “jungle Fever” comment.

  • Tackle

    @jockboy1986: LOL… You should really follow your own advice….

  • Bryguyf69

    @Bryguyf69: Here are two reports on Jeremy Meeks. Both acknowledge his gay fans although I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. :) Nightline includes a short interview. And I’ll repeat that for me, at least, it’s a fun superficial attraction, not some fatal obsession that needs analyzing!


  • Bryguyf69

    @james_in_cambridge: Check out the link @Roan gave above. More photos in a larger format. Not that he needs any enlargement! :) There are two genitalia photos and ones of his wife and mother. The last photo shows his face at an angle with his eyes looking especially dreamy and soulful. It’s why I say he’s a natural model without even trying. The photo was taken at his arraignment, which you can see in the above video.


  • enlightenone

    @masc4masc: Don’t do us any favors!

  • Esoteric Man

    The ignorance of most of these comments are baffling. lol I can’t even fathom the mindset of some of you people here. I just love when people post their ignorance on public display like so many here has done. “Masc4Masc” HAHAHA!!!! Pure comedy. SMDH

  • masc4masc

    lol it’s not okay to say ‘jungle fever’? wasn’t it the title of a movie about an interracial relationship?? how about all u racially oversensitive drama queens get together and compile a list of what ISN’T r @ cist so we all know. i’m sure it’ll be short.

  • Bryguyf69

    @Bryguyf69: In a post above, I praised Sam Smith’s interpretation of “How Will I Know?” because his anguished voice suggested a personal backstory of unrequited love. Today’s Queerty blog about out celebrities seems to confirm my theory:

    “After years of speculation, British singer Sam Smith confirmed his sexual orientation in a May interview with The Fader while promoting his new album. “In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year,” he said, “and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before.” By his revelation, Smith is going the way of his idols George Michael and Elton John.


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