G Lounge Teases Changes // Demanda Dahling Takes Over Gay Socialites
(Injured Bar-tini Ultra lounge co-owner Ted Arenas)
Griffin Sundays Dangerous To Bar Owners' Health?
It was bound to happen one of these days. Every time we saw all those cute boys dancing on tables and banquettes at Griffin Sundays we could hear our mother’s voice say, “Get down from there before someone gets hurt!” Ted Arenas should have headed mamma’s advice this weekend. On Sunday night, the Bar-tini Ultra Lounge owner fell off a table at Sean Paul Mazur and Brian Rafferty’s weekly party and had to be taken to the hospital. Sources tell us he fell onto a vodka bottle and cut his back, which a photo Arenas’s Facebook page (above) confirms.
A New G Spot?
Could there be a major shake-up in store for G Lounge in the near future? The bar raised eyebrows recently by instituted a cover charge for it’s Saturday night party. Now they’re bringing in promoter Chris Ryan for a new Saturday night, Twisted, a party one source tells us will be “different [from] anything we’ve done at G…we are inviting chaos.” But that’s hardly the most surprising development for the 19th Street hot spot. Our source also tells us that promoters Franco Diluzio and Mark Lander are currently working on an unspecified “new venture.”
So You Think You Can Drag (Like Priscilla?)
Tonight’s So You Think You Can Drag finale at New World Stages’ Time Out New York Lounge is sure to be even more fabulous than usual. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert cast members Thom Allison and Joshua Buscher will be on hand as guest judges, joining resident judge Emily McNamara and host Paige Turner. The drag elimination competition has become a magnet for boldfaced names recently, with Adam Lambert dropping by to fill in as guest judge last week.
Gay Socialite No More?
Gay gossip-monger—we use the term affectionately, obviously—Charles Winters announced today that he’s stepping away from his role as Editor-in-Chief of GaySocialites.com. Thomas Bistritz, a.k.a. Demanda Dahling, will be taking over for Winters as top editor at the dishy site, while Winters takes on his new role as President and Editorial Director of GaySocialites’ parent company, Charles Winters Information Management.