We Got Bruce!

Exclusive!!! Mister V Hurts Self Falling off “Cha Cha Heels”!!!


Picture: David had no involvement in this episode. I just liked the picture:-)

Mister V, being the true artisite that he is, confirmed to me that he injured himself while vocalizing and cleaning his house. Okay, I made up the cleaning part. But rest assured, he is okay.

A nice, friendly female impersonator lent him some shoes, but not the kind Edna Turnblad, from “Hairspray” would wear. According to Bruce, Edna wears “sensible fat-lady heels, low and blocked.” Bruce, on his method acting, bemoans, “Over-reaching, they call it. the suffering of the true artist is what I say. But, as the kidney stone remarked to the turd, this too shall pass. A little proctologist humor there. You never know when there’ll be a block of them in the house.” Read More

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Mr. Vilanch’s Understudy Hired for “Hairspray”

June 15, 2003
Chicago Sun-Times

Blake Hammond–currently starring as legendary New York theater critic Alexander Woollcott in Northlight Theatre’s musical “At Wit’s End”–has built his 17-year acting career on faith, persistence and the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time.

It’s been a long journey from growing up as the middle child of a Southern Baptist minister in Glen Rose, Texas (population: 2300), to playing Woollcott, one of the theater’s sharpest wits and, along with the likes of Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley, a resident of the famed “Vicious Circle” that held court at the Algonquin Hotel in the 1920s. Read More

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Welcome to: “We Got Bruce”

This site is such a work in progress, I didn’t even have my e-mail or contact information on it:-) I’ll try to fix that today. You can reach me at:


Also, you will need to have your sound on to get the full effect of certain pages like “Friends” and the Hairspray section uses Flash and sound, so that may be a problem for some….just give me time:-)

Thanks Jane and Sara for already weighing in on the site….

I really want to emphasize the help I received from Darrell, Barry, and Chef Bev, and the Miro brothers whom I forgot to thank…they have been sending me fabulous original Bette and Bruce artwork which I just love…Darrell, thank you for hooking me up with these guys…I literally could not have gotten as far as I did without all these peole’s help. Hope I wasn’t too pushy or that my ideas were too hare-brained. Read More

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Bruce Vilanch Comes “Out”


Bruce Vilanch Comes “Out” to Celebrate ABSOLUT OUT
A Fundraising Campaign in Support of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “National Coming Out Day”
June 11, 2003 – Mecca
San Francisco, California USA

Looks like Mister V helped auction some stuff off for “National Coming Out Day” in San Francisco. Some of the things he auctioned were Melissa Etheridges guitar, and a framed photo of Barbra Streisand, and his autographed t-shirt…”Got Beer?” Read More

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Mister V Honored By APLA Saturday


APLA stakes out lavish bash
Fund-raising dinner fetes ’20 Heroes’ over 20 years

Ron Burkle’s impressive five-acre Beverly Hills estate was once even more impressive: When Harold Lloyd built the 36,000-square-foot, 44-room villa in 1927 it was set on 16 acres — including a nine-hole golf course.
“Now this is a movie star’s mansion,” said Bruce Vilanch, who was among those honored at Saturday’s “20 Years — 20 Heroes” AIDS Project Los Angeles fund-raising dinner. “It just shows what you can do when there’s no income tax.” Read More

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Bruce Vilanch Hosts the 21st Outfest Festival


Outfest Opening with “Party”; Streep and Others Win Screen Idol Prizes
by Brian Brooks

Outfest is turning 21 this year and hitting the scene this summer with its film festival, the largest in Southern California. “Party Monster” will open the festival on July 10th while Samuel Goldwyn’s “Mambo Italiano” will close the twelve-day event. Additionally, Outfest has announced the recipients of the annual Screen Idol awards.

Outfest, one of the largest gay and lesbian film events of its kind, also announced that Meryl Streep has won a Screen Idol Award for best performance by an actress in a leading role prize. The awards honor four performances from a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered role in a feature film or television movie. Shane Meier will receive the best performance by an actor in a leading role prize for his performance in “The Matthew Shepard Story.” Best performance by an actress in a supporting role is Queen Latifah for “Chicago,” and Dennis Quaid was named best performance by an actor in a supporting role for “Far From Heaven.” Presentation plans for the awards are still pending. Read More

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