Tony Enos is Muy Caliente!

By Stephfon Guidry

If you haven’t heard “Work It Out” or “Good Love” by Tony Enos you must have been closing your ears to good music. Tony Enos is one of the hottest choreographer-dancer-singer-songwriter entertainment sensations to come from Philly. Inspired by greats like Janet Jackson and considering himself the “male Diana Ross” Tony Enos will mesmerize you with his signature sound and moves. His seductive voice and banging moves he hypnotizes his fans. He is more than a hot performer; Tony Enos also cares about making change in the gay community. Tony Enos is an official spokesman of the Education Justice Coalition in Philadelphia, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on the educational and academic achievements of LGBTQ Youth.  Using his past experiences of bullying and hardships through school Tony Enos is truly showing the younger generations that “it gets better”. From tours to community outreach Tony Enos proves that you can have it all your dream and give back. Get ready for his new hit single of his upcoming album “DID IT RITE”, I trust you’ll hear it bumping through the club speakers soon! Check out some photos/videos & our Exclusive Interview with sensation Tony Enos below. Enjoy!

HC: What about your unique talent and image will revolutionize the mainstream music industry to accept an openly gay artist?

Enos: “I think perhaps my approach. At the forefront of all I do is my heart and my love. I’m not trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes. Whether I’m singing about my relationship with God, or sexual experiences, I give it to you straight up. I think people respect that honesty and open up to you quicker than when they can sense a fake or phony.”

HC: Have any other gay artist or international artist caught your attention?

Enos: “Yes, quite a few. I think Nhojj is amazing, Bone Intell is fabulous, and there’s an artist right here in Philly by the name of Oliver Chris. He’s awesome and I say he’s the one to watch. And of course Ricky Martin. It’s nice to know that all those years of making out with his poster weren’t in vein. LOL!”

HC: Has being involved with the Educational Just Coalition, inspired you to want to work with other organizations or maybe even create your own foundation?

Enos: “Absolutely!!! EJC has changed my life and the work I do with them is some of the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done. This past winter I produced an anti-bullying event called “GAYSTOCK” which was LGBT artists & activists against bullying and suicide (kind of like Woodstock) and there’s now such a demand for it that I’m working on turning GAYSTOCK into a non-profit organization.”

HC: While working on your 2nd album has your sound changed at all? Or the story you are telling with your music?

Enos: “hmm . . . The overall sound is definitely a more current sound. I basically got dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century by my amazing producer Phil “Insane P” Cason and my VP, Robert Francis lol. The message is still the same and I still give you all or nothing but it definitely features a different side of me than people haven’t heard in the past.”

HC: If you could do collaborate with any hot mainstream artist now who would it be and why?

Enos: “RICKY MARTIN!!!! lol, we were actually trying to get him to do a song with me on this album called “Just The Three Of Us” but given the time constraints were weren’t able to make it happen. I adore Ricky, his talent and music, and what he stands for. I’d love to see him do this kind of song as an openly gay artist. It would really shatter the glass ceiling in terms of what the industry expects of an openly gay “mainstream” entertainer/artist. Better luck on the next album I guess :)”

Roger O’s Baby Turns 2! — “Finding Me: Truth” EXCLUSIVE

By Stephfon Guidry

“I love telling an original unique story. It’s not about the money it’s really the journey of creating something,” words of wisdom from director/writer, Roger S. Omeus Jr. I laughed, I cried, and then I laughed until I cried while attending Finding Me: Truth New York Premiere.  Hearing comments like, “Your first movie inspired me to move to America from Belgium,” reveals an audience member sharing out during the Q&A after watching the Finding Me: Truth. The movie brings a sense of progression in character building and growth in the human condition as the homo- hetero- and bi- sexual love, intimacy, and relationships converge in a three-part friendship that is anything but dull. Director/writer, Roger S. Omeus Jr., spoke candidly about the film in an interview saying, “It’s no longer my baby it’s your baby and it’s unique to you.”

Before the movie began, the tribute to Maurice Murrell was so heartfelt and truthful his performance in the movie brought more joy and life to his legacy. Following the love, sex and relationships of Faybian, Greg, and Amera was more than entertaining it was classic.  Roger revealed that his favorite line from the movie came from Amera, “I hope ya dick falls off and goes to rehab!”  NO SPOILERS but the movie brings the lives of the three characters to points of change and transition, each character must “Find their truth”.  Roger Omeus Jr. says, “I had to be true to these characters.”

Casting in the movie was superb, the director/writer, Roger S. Omeus Jr. gave each member of this cast direction that provided a vibrant array of talents and picture perfect artistry. Up-n-coming rapper, Bry’Nt, cast as Omar, a street smart tough hustler with an attitude and sex appeal, had this to say about his experience with the cast, “They embraced me and I fit right in” The audience felt right at home, the theater was so packed it was standing room only in the back. With so many supporters in one room the reactions were bigger the laughs kept coming and some tearful moments worked the crowd over.

Finding Me Truth is sure to be sold out in stores, as it is now available on DVD — for more info check out Faybian must find the truth within him to truly be himself, Greg must find the truth in-between lust and love, while Amera must realize that sometimes the truth is not something you search for but in fact something you have to patiently accept as what’s right in front of you. When asked what advice would he give to future artisans Roger detailed, “You have to be passionate about it”. It’s not easy and once you figure out your passion nurture it. Remember you need tenacity and perseverance.”

Chef LoveJones joins HomoCouture this Fall!

By Melvin Browne

HomoCouture has a new addition to the Editorial Team; His name is Chef LoveJones! He will be heading our Food and Dessert Section with tasty articles published EVERY Wednesday.  So get your kitchen clean and prepare for an exceptional adventure of fun and sensational foods.

Chef LoveJones is noted for his creative spin on vintage recipes. He has captured the attention of many notable clients with his creations of such palate pleasures as Amaretto Pound Cake, Sweet Potato Cheese Cake, Haute ‘Chok-Lit’ quad Layer Cake and a Pecan Tart that has not left any dessert connoisseur disappointed. His impressive list of Clients include notables like President Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tyra Banks, J Manuel, DJ ENVY, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, SONY Music, Victoria’s Secret and Black Enterprise. He definitely has too MANY Clients to List!

Inspired by his beloved grandfather William Samuel Jones, LoveJones mixes his own dessert repertoire with boundless personal style. Chef LoveJones is an alumnus of the Institute of Culinary Education and studied Hotel & Restaurant Management at New York University. His creations have been featured and detailed in numerous publications, Macy’s 2005  Cellar Kitchen Presentation, the December 2006 Issue of Essence, the Spring 2007 Issue of FREE, and the F/W Issue of World Bride Magazine, and that’s Just to a few.

I hope our readers are just as excited as we are about Chef LoveJones joining the HomoCouture Team. And we are excited and look forward to his tasty features starting October 4th 2011!

Diddy Announces New Flavor of Ciroc Vodka!

By Melvin Browne

Today Hip Hop Mogul P. Diddy announced on Twitter that the vodka brand Ultra Premium Ciroc will be adding a new flavor to the family. For those who are not familiar with the brand, the original Ciroc Vodka was introduced back in 2003. Diddy became the Official Spokesperson for the Brand in 2007. Later in 2010 they released two additional flavors Ciroc Coconut and Ciroc Red Berry. They have now announced that the new flavor will be Ciroc Peach! Although Ciroc Red Berry is definitely the HomoCouture preferred choice, we definitely look forward to the release of the new Peach Flavor. **Everyone Drink Responsibly** 🙂