A Taylor Lautner Sighting, Grinch Trump, Another GOP Contender Bites The Dust: BRIEFS

Plus "Star Wars" is a behemoth
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Birthday shoutouts! Tom Sturridge (above, kissing Garrett Hedlund) is 30, Kiefer Sutherland is 49, Chris Evert is 61, Jane Fonda is 78, and Phil Donahue is 80.

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Jane Fonda’s ten greatest performances. Hopefully I did right by Louis Virtel.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why he didn’t come out sooner.

“[If] some kid somewhere, some kid in Alabama, just for a moment stops and say ’if it didn’t limit him, it may not limit me.’ Or, this kid that’s getting bullied or worse… I’ve gotten notes from people contemplating suicide. And so if I could touch just one of those, it’s worth it.”


7 shows that need to fix the gay in 2016.

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FDA lifts discriminatory ban on gay men donating blood – sort of.


Steve Harvey announces wrong winner during Miss Universe 2015 – Twitter reacts accordingly.


Michael Sam tweets massive Star Wars spoiler, ruins everything.


IN OTHER NEWS

The clown car has lost its confirmed bachelor.


The dust has settled, and it looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to take in $250 million in its first weekend at the U.S box office, and over half a billion worldwide. So what did you think? Was it worth the hype?


This is so unfair – to The Grinch.


Michael Musto: From Caitlyn to Carol, here’s a look back at 2015’s gayest show biz moments


More Americans claim to have seen a ghost than have met a trans person.


Why Caitlyn Jenner and I prayed with one of our fiercest enemies.

“At the end of the evening, Pastor Young approached us. We all stood up. And Caitlyn Jenner looked him in the eye and told him how much his actions and his words had harmed our people. I was proud of her— given her conservative beliefs, it struck me as a sign of great progress, a first step into activism, gentle though it may have been. The pastor seemed to me to have never spoken face to face with transgender people before, and he clearly did not understand our lives, given some of the things he said to us.”


It’s been a while since we’ve seen Taylor Lautner, but here he is making an appearance at The Nice Guys Club in West Hollywood.

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And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay and bisexual celebs who deserve more recognition.

This week our 146th ShoutOUT™ is to … Roger Rees

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The late Roger (he died of brain cancer back in July at the age of 71) had his greatest and earliest success on the stage. He started with the Royal Shakespeare Company and created the title role in the original production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a New Play in 1980 and when the show came to Broadway won the Tony Award for Best Actor in 1982. He would also receive an Emmy nomination for the filmed version in 1983.


Three years ago I presented my personal favorite Briefs list, The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s, and because if there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us, it’s that sequels and reboots and remakes are ALWAYS better then the original, we’re going to the well again with The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s Part 2: The Even More Forgotten

We’ll be spotlighting 100 more of the greatest minor hits of the decade, the songs you don’t hear on any 80’s nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty … or top forty. Hopefully these forgotten gems may ring a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provide a pop music history lesson.

At #42 is “Who Says” by Device

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My love for Holly Knight has been well established. She appeared on the first Lost Hits countdown solo and with two groups, Spider and Device (and of course, she’s responsible for my Twitter signature line). The Device song “Hanging On A Heart Attack” was #8 on the first list, and Device is back with their only other chart entry, “Who Says,” which peaked at #79 in October 1986. The fabulously-maned Paul Engemann would go on to front Faux Animotion.

 


Congrats to jazz, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Miracle on 34th street (1947).

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Johnny V

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