A moment on the web, a lifetime as celeb
It appears to be a faded memory now, but for a hot minute, Bradenton hair and makeup artist Joey Killmeyer was going viral. Killmeyer posted a picture of himself and an 8-year-old boy who wants to be a makeup artist and asked Killmeyer to teach him. Killmeyer worked with the boy, showing him on one side of his face how to do the makeup and then allowing Ethan to do the other side of his face himself. The picture of the final product had more than 2,500 shares and nearly 150,000 likes, but after a day in the sun the post was deleted. The picture had gone further than any of them expected and, at the request of the boy’s parents, the post was removed and no more interviews were given. Most of the over 500 comments were positive and encouraged Ethan to be himself and applauded his mother for her support. After the post went viral, Killmeyer took to Facebook again to advise Facebook to take note that Ethan wants to be a makeup artist and not a drag queen, saying, “He is 8 and simply expressing his creativity. I am tired of seeing this spun in the incorrect way. And I do not want Ethan bullied or harassed at school.”
Where’d he learn moves like that?
Hollywood superstar Channing Tatum is best known for two things: a smoking hot body and dance moves that hypnotize as you watch those hips gyrate and thrust in such hit films as Magic Mikeand its sequel Magic Mike XXL. Those moves and that body were perfected right here in Tampa Bay where, as a young man, he danced, grinded and stripped at several clubs in town making them dolla-dolla bills rain down. Rumor has it that he even did a little shake, shake, shake in some of the gay clubs. Tatum, while shaking that bon bon, was apparently wishing he had a different job… that of drag queen, that is if the latest episode of Spike TV’s show Lip Sync Battle is any indication. Tatum busted out the looks of two icons for his performances on the show. First, as the ice queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen when he performed “Let it Go,” then as the music queen Beyonce when he had the hair blowing in the wind with “Run the World (Girls).” Tatum’s performance was so on point Queen Bey herself joined him on stage to finish up the set. From Tampa strip clubs to Magic Mike to on stage with Beyonce. At least we can say we knew him when.