Mister Chase (see our previous interview) is back and buff -- covering Rihanna's "Stay."
My buddy Bronson posted the video above of Miles Fisher giving us a music video homage to American Psycho Patrick Bateman... complete with underwear workout video footage. What do you think?
Check out this music video from the UK duo Graffiti6, with lead singer Jamie Scott! A great acoustic recording of "Stare Into The Sun."
Hunk du Jour: What gigs does Vintage Youth have lined up for Pride Season?
Giulio Pellcoolj: We have two appearances coming up for Seattle PrideFest. We'll be part of the Hard Times takeover of the PrideFest DJ Stage and then immediately afterward we head over to the Main stage. I'm very excited to be part of the Hard Times/Qulture Qreative crew and to play alongside DJ L.A. Kendall. We recently played a fashion show fundraiser in support of 3 Dollar Bill Cinema for the Run and Walk with Pride.
Friend of the site Mister Chase (previous coverage) is back with a new music video for his latest track, Addicted.
Keep an eye out for Chase this summer, he is currently booking Pride season gigs - and in the meantime will be appearing at the Ritz this Friday, and in Columbus on June 18th for the FCKH8 Campaign event there.
For more information on all things Chase, check out http://officialchase.com/
Check out this video of Glee hottie Darren Criss, who appeared on MTV's The Seven and serenaded us all with a rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and a pared-down version of Teenage Dream!
Enrique Iglesias released his new album today -- I just went to the iTunes store to get my copy since my partner and I are both fans.
Check out the new album at Enrique's website and enjoy these promo photos by Chapman Baehler!
[ Enrique Iglesias - Official Site ]
Signing songs from Britney and Gaga, Chase originally caught our eye with his outstanding versions of music videos where he both dances and interprets the songs in sign langugage. Since then he was featured in last year's Broadway Bares show, and now he's getting his own music off the ground!
Chase will perform in Times Square this Sunday at 8:00PM, so get tickets and more information.
Chris M, Lead Hunkologist: Hey Chase, welcome back to Hunk du Jour! So I hear that you've been up to a lot since we last chatted, so it's time to settle in and get the scoop! The hunk-lovers out there probably remember you best as "that sign language music video guy!"
Chase: Thank you, Chris! Haha, that's true. It's become my middle name.
Chris M, Lead Hunkologist: And names are something that might be tough for people to keep track of for you as well... since your YouTube channel has since been through a few of them. Where can folks find your YouTube channel now?
Chase: Oh, man. You're telling me. To make it easiest, they can go to www.officialchase.com, there is a video section that holds all of them! It's even broken into segments, singing and signing.
Chris M, Lead Hunkologist: Hehe - so whatever the channel name of the week is, we can find you there! From your YouTube roots you are starting to branch out in a few new directions too -- including a little project around this time last year called Broadway Bares?
Chase: Yeah, Broadway Bares was great. I was in a number called Football Fantasy. All the money goes to HIV/AIDS research. It was a lot of fun dancing with the guys, being on stage with them, and for such a good cause.
Pop Idol hottie Will Young appeared on American Idol tonight celebrating the release of his new CD, Leave Right Now. The album has been available digitally, but it is out in stores now for those souls who insist on having that plastic disc hanging around the house after ripping it.
Good morning, hunk lovers!
I was surprised and delighted this morning when an interesting search result appeared in my Google Alerts for Hunk du Jour. This handsome fellow, Love Harnell, is creating a new jingle each day for fun and some pocket cash - and the advertising network I'm a member of, ModUrban Media, signed up for one.
Hunk du Jour as well as the fabulous site Greg in Hollywood get big shout-outs. (I thought maybe it was because Towleroad is tough to rhyme... but it looks like they signed up for tomorrow's jingle.)
It's fun, and I've never been part of a jingle before so I guess I can check that off my list now... thanks, LoveJingles!
This new video from Adam Joseph might not be as provocative or shocking as Adam Lambert's performance on the AMAs, but it adds another voice in the dialog about marriage equality in New York and the rest of the country.
I like the simplicity of it, and that we are not pictured as a stereotypical gay couple, but rather as two people, who happen to be men, who love each other.
It's a touching video, and brings a new life to Adam's cover of Finally... check it out.
Mark Salling showed us on a recent episode of Glee that he can hold his own amongst the cast, with an inspired version of Sweet Caroline on a recent episode (see the video after the jump!).
What you might not have known is that he covertly released his debut solo album under the pseudonym Jericho. Mark's official site has sample tracks and you can find the album, Smoke Signals available for purchase on his website (along with a signed photo!) or available on iTunes.
Hunk du Jour HQ is all a-twitter (and we aren't talking about our @HunkDuJour twitter account here) over the Mika concert coming up tomorrow night at The Moore theater in Seattle. Mika's had a spell of bad luck lately, though -- he has an injured foot at the moment. According to his twitter stream it has afforded him the opportunity to make up a few new right-foot-centric dance moves.
There's one more tour stop after Seattle for our Canadian neighbors to the north in Vancouver, BC. After that Mika heads to Australia and south east Asia for a few stops in late November. European fans will have to wait a little longer to see him perform again, when he returns for a UK and Europe set of tours in early 2010.
Fellow Seattlites, enjoy the show -- perhaps we'll see you there!
Bonus: Check out our pictures from when Mika was last in town at the Showbox SODO. He may or may not have taken his shirt off. (Hint: He did.)
Mika brings on his latest video, Blame it on the Girls with an exclusive launch over at PopEater. Check out the video, and all of their Mika coverage (including some new interviews.)
Our friend, photographer Sonny Tong sent over these photos of actors Michael Walker and Chris Salvatore, who appear in the movie Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat which is making the film festival rounds this month.
We're planning on attending the screening at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on October 17th, perhaps we'll get a chance to say hello to these boys in person!
This photo of Lance Bass has been making the rounds this morning in a cropped-and-watermarked form. But you're (literally) only seeing half the picture, and photographer credit has been hard to come by!
So I did my research this morning, and here's the scoop: the shoot was done by New York photographer Braden Summers with make-up by Chris Lanston. I really encourage you to visit Braden's site and check out his other work, I definitely enjoyed it!
Toby Madigan is and up-and-coming recording artist who is getting involved and coming out for marriage equality. His song Stand for Love is one of four finalists in the Equality Song contest for the October 11th National Equality March.
Chris M, Lead Hunkologist: How big of a culture shock has it been moving from Michigan to Los Angeles?
Toby Madigan: I grew up in Michigan, but I went to high school and college near Toledo, OH, which was a fairly decent-sized city, so I'm not a total country boy, but LA is way different than anything in the Midwest, that's for sure.
Toby Madigan: First of all, we have seasons . . . but who's complaining? It's basically the weather they die for where I am from every day in LA.
Toby Madigan: I would say the biggest cultural shocks were positive ones. There is much more diversity in LA and it seems like a place where everyone is following some kind of dream or passion. Of course, with that comes a little bit of ambition and self-centeredness that you can sometimes run into, but it's much more exciting and much more open-minded.
Toby Madigan: The only thing I miss is the spaciousness and fresh air . . . oh yeah, and the leaves, I love the fall leaves back home . . .
Check out DJ Seth Cooper in this photo shoot and interview with Man of Austin.
Christopher Dallman appears here with his real-life husband in the video for his song Over My Head. Direction by Kevin R. Thompson.
The next Broadway boy on our road to the Tony's is a nominee this year. Gavin Creel is nominated for his performance as Claude in HAIR.