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Justin Hernandez is the author of the confessional memoir, Inside the Vortex. In addition to being a contributor for Huffington Post, he also blogs about pop culture on his own website, Follow him on Twitter @HernandezJustin.

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Devious Maids Recap: The Bad Seed (S2, E5)

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 3:59 PM

The truth that goes along with lifting the veil off of secrecy can sometimes be difficult to handle, and that's exactly where several characters on the last episode of Devious Maids found themselves.

Ethan is moving full steam ahead with his romancing of Valentina, even going so far as...

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Interview With Devious Maids' Rebecca Wisocky

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 12:41 PM


When it comes to playing devious, nobody does it better than Rebecca Wisocky in her portrayal of Evelyn Powell on Devious Maids. The show, now in its second season, is delivering some interesting plot twists for several of its characters, and Evelyn is...

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Devious Maids Recap: Dangerous Liaisons (S2, E3)

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 4:08 PM

This week's episode of Devious Maids was all about alliances and liaisons, and as we saw throughout the show, aligning yourself with the right people can be a tricky, yet extremely beneficial necessity.

After the failed robbery attempt during Alejandro and Carmen's engagement party (which sadly, led to Alejandro...

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Devious Maids Recap: "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (S2, E2)

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 4:46 PM

Devious Maids continued to deliver more secrets this past Sunday as it introduced a new family and served up a couple of shocking plot twists.

The episode begins with Peri visiting her doctor. She is still trying to fast track her pregnancy, and since she already told Spence she is...

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'Devious Maids' Recap: 'An Ideal Husband' (S2, E1)

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 3:28 PM

Sometimes in order to go forward we have to look back. That's exactly how the season premiere of Devious Maids began. A flashback sequence from 1999 introduced us to Nicholas Deering (Mark Deklin) and his wife Dahlia. A late night altercation leads them out to a bridge as Dahlia runs...

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Has The Real Housewives Gone Too Far?

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 1:40 PM

Theoretically, The Real Housewives is an interesting concept when it comes to Reality TV. A show featuring women who portray themselves as power players in their respective cities complete with lavish lifestyles. However, throughout the years people became less interested in the opulence and more fascinated by the train wreck...

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Drag Makes the World Go Round

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 6:36 PM

We're less than a week away from the premiere of the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The show has amassed quite a following over the years and become part of today's pop culture dialogue in the process. However, every once in a while, I'll come across some gay men...

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7 Questions for RuPaul's Drag Race's Shangela

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 5:06 PM

If you keep up with RuPaul's Drag Race's Shangela on social media, you know that she has been on the mend after a bad injury that occurred on stage last October. But just because Shangela hasn't been able to perform, doesn't mean she has been resting on her laurels. Quite...

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Tweeting Happily Ever After

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 12:38 PM

Next weekend marks my three-year anniversary on Twitter. I know this because one of the third-party apps I use for tweeting lists the date on my profile. It's not like I have a calendar alert set to remind me of my Twitiversary... but I probably should. After all, my relationship...

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How Britney Spears Stole Everyone's Thunder

(10) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 12:25 PM

In the past few weeks, we have lived for the applause, heard a woman roar, and listened to one of the great MCs go berzerk. It's been an exciting kick off to the fall music season; however, as these recording artists embark on promotion for their current singles and forthcoming...

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Turning the Final Pages of Facebook

(4) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 5:55 PM

Remember the days of AOL Desktop, where the biggest draw to installing the software was having chat room access? No? How about Friendster, one of the first social networking sites? Still drawing a blank? Okay, well then surely you remember Myspace, where friends could post comments on your page that...

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Conquering Television One Devious Tweet at a Time

(9) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 6:09 PM

Something exciting is happening over on Lifetime TV on Sunday nights. A group of followers has taken to Twitter with the hashtag "#DeviousArmy" and are live-tweeting during the broadcast of each new episode of Devious Maids. However, here's where it gets interesting: The cast and crew of the show are...

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When My Date Called Me the 'N' Word

(12) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 4:56 PM

You have to love the intricacies of gay dating. Well, OK, you don't have to love them, but you can at least appreciate them and chuckle at some of the hilarity they produce. When two men get together, anything is possible. The interactions I've had with the guys I've dated...

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What a Girl Wants

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 3:16 PM

As we continue to watch Amanda Bynes and post our thoughts about her on various social media forums, it has dawned on me that we are feeding a monster. Bynes has succeeded in becoming something of a tabloid darling thanks to her Twitter rants and bizarre behavior. She's in my...

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The Slow Death of Urban Grit

(5) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 5:14 PM

After spending a week out in Los Angeles where I caught up with old friends, hung out at Disneyland, and did some promotion for my book (an appearance on the internet radio show The Craig & Robbie Hour), I flew back to New York this past Sunday. There's...

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The Future of the Literary Gay

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 12:43 PM

Reading is fundamental. No, I am not referring to the type of reading where we kiki and cackle with our friends, playfully ripping each other to shreds about various aspects of our appearance and mannerisms. I'm actually referring to the act of looking at, and comprehending, printed text. And yes,...

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Are They Laughing With Us or At Us?

(28) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 9:47 AM

Last week, Jay Leno spoofed GoDaddy's Super Bowl commercial on the Tonight Show by attempting to recreate the kissing scene with supermodel Bar Refaeli. Once Jay closed his eyes in the skit, Bar pulled in her male partner from that same commercial and had him complete the kiss, leaving the...

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Let's Cut Jodie Foster Some Slack

(11) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 6:27 PM

Jodie Foster came out during Sunday night's Golden Globes telecast, and depending on whom you ask, it was either a success or an epic fail. Immediately after her speech, my Twitter timeline and Facebook news feed were overloaded with thoughts on what she said (or what she didn't say). Even...

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Tips for New Year's Gym Resolutions

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 2:49 PM

We are now one week into 2013. The holidays are officially over and the fear of the Mayan apocalypse is behind us. More importantly, the countdown to Speedo season has begun. This means that the gym has become very crowded with old members who blew the dust off of their...

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Helping Out Our LGBT Youth

(7) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 2:06 PM

I remember what it was like as a teen while I was coming to terms with my homosexuality. I grew up in the Bronx, an area that wasn't (and still isn't) exactly the gay-friendliest of places. I dealt with my fair share of teasing from the neighborhood kids, which caused...

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