ABC Family Renews “The Fosters,” Cheyenne Jackson Gives Back: BRIEFS

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Birthday shoutouts! Gael Garcia Bernal (above) is 37, Elisha Cuthbert is 33, Clay Aiken is 37, Michael Cudlitz is 51, Billy Idol is 60, Mandy Patinkin is 63, and Stacey Q is 57.

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Adele’s bodyguard sets fire to the internet.

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Actress Holland Taylor reveals she is a lesbian, declaring “I am out, I live out.” I’ve loved her since Bosom Buddies.


Amazon brings Christmas early with episode one of Season Two of Transparent


The “Hot Cop Of The Castro” arrested for injuring two, fleeing the scene of hit and run.


Russia may have just shaded Lady Gaga with the world’s ugliest wax figure.


IN OTHER NEWS

A Programming Note – Join me tomorrow for a Days Of Our Lives Liveblog, as it’s rumored that only-gay-in-the-village Paul may actually have scenes that don’t involve him listening to his father kvetch about his past.


Holiday homophobia hurts:

“When your family chooses to extend an invitation that doesn’t include your significant other: turn it down. If Martha Stewart isn’t your role model, skip the napkins and decorating and offer to set up chairs or take out the trash instead. Should you be asked when you’re going to find a nice girl, respond that you’ve already found a nice guy. Feel free to make introductions yourself — or clarify them — if Cousin Susan oh-so-tactfully forgets to say “boyfriend” when introducing him to some far flung relation. Try to remain cognizant of your partner’s emotional needs during this time as well — don’t make him a piece in a game of familial chess and don’t allow him to be hurt by not standing up for him.”


ABC Family has renewed The Fosters for Season Four.

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I still haven’t forgiven The Walking Dead for not killing off Glenn (not that I wanted him gone, but that stupid fake-out was such an Annie Wilkes ’He didn’t get out of the cockadoodie car” moment), but at least gay character Aaron survived the mid-season finale, and The Advocate talks to Ross Marquand about Aaron’s bromance with “asexual” Daryl and his real romance with partner Eric.

“This show, at the end of the day, is about relationships,” he says. “I think it’s wonderful that Aaron and Eric have this beautiful bond, and I want to see it developed in a big way.”


Elias returned to Quantico last night, but he’s now the lawyer for present-day Alex. Dullsville. There were only two interesting moments: Realizing how … refreshed … guest star Anne Heche looks, and Josh Hopkins in his skivvies.

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Niecy Nash, Cheyenne Jackson, and Emmy Rossum serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Los Angeles Mission.

at the Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving For The Homeless held at Los Angeles Mission on November 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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at the Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving For The Homeless held at Los Angeles Mission on November 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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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 we give a ShoutOUT™ to … Troye Sivan

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 26: Australian singer Troye Sivan performs live during a concert at the Gretchen on November 26, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images)
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20-year-old Troye is a South African born-Australian actor, singer, songwriter, and YouTuber (over 3.5 million followers). Let’s let him tell you more.


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 #57 is “Frankie” by Sister Sledge

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The sisters went back in time to the girl groups of the past (something they had more success with in their previous chart hit “My Guy”) for “Frankie,” which was a huge hit in the UK (four weeks at #1), but stiffed in the U.S., peaking at #75 in July 1985. It was their final entry on the Hot 100.

 


Congrats to stormymac, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Battlefield Earth.

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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 … Tony

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Lionel Andre.
80's Pop Culture Expert, Shooting At The Walls Of Heartache.
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