Adam Lambert Has A “Girl Crush,” “The Wiz” Crushes “Peter Pan”: BRIEFS

Plus goodbye Scott Weiland

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ….

“Please, please, please Santa, let it be another dick in a box!”

Thanks to recordman for this week’s winning caption!


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Weekend Birthdays! Tyra Banks (above) is 42, Marisa Tomei is 51, Little Richard is 83, Frankie Muniz is 30, Tom Hulce is 62, Jeff Bridges is 66, and Margaret Cho is 47


ICYMI

Producer of UK soap Hollyoaks criticized “all the time” for making the show “Too gay.” U.S. soaps could learn something.

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Food services manager says all girls school fired him for being gay.

“Matthew Barrett, 43, was offered a job in 2013 as food services director at Fontbonne Academy in Milton, a suburb outside Boston. In court on Tuesday, Barrett stated that the offer was rescinded just days later, when he listed his husband as his emergency contact.”


11 things we learned from The Wiz Live.


Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots singer, found dead on tour bus. Our thoughts are with his family and fans. What’s your favorite STP song? I have a tie with “Interstate Love Song” and “Sour Girl.”


IN OTHER NEWS

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THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: Queen Latifah as The Wiz -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)


Speaking of The Wiz, it scored big in the ratings, rising over 40% over NBC’s last live musical, Peter Pan


I’m loving the slow build on Arrow and The Flash leading to Legends Of Tomorrow, and today The CW released key art for the series, which debuts January 21st.

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Conservatives sing the blues over portrayal of antigay bigotry on Nashville


Ryan Reyes, partner of San Bernardino shooting victim Daniel Kaufman, joins Thomas Roberts to discuss how Reyes had to wait almost 24 hours to receive confirmation of his partner’s death.


Little Big Town was honored on Wednesday’s 2015 CMT Artists of the Year event, and here are Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis paying tribute with a duet of “Girl Crush.” They sound fabulous together, and I hope they collaborate again in the future.


Here’s Episode 18 of Season Four of Where The Bears Are “In Part Two of the action-packed two-part season ender, the Bears find themselves in dire peril on board a luxury yacht far out at sea where a dangerous criminal and a pair of murderous thugs plan on shooting them and dumping their bodies overboard never to be found.”


Here’s the Friday Puzzler! “In Full Bloom”


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

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Closing out our week with Troye, he came out on his YT channel two years ago, and his coming out vid has over 6 million views. He’s so honest and sincere you just want to give him a big hug.

A few months ago he posted a followup on how life has been since coming out.


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 #53 is “My Ever Changing Moods” by The Style Council

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Paul Weller is a music icon in the UK, but he’s not as well known in the U.S. (he’s charted 12 consecutive top ten UK solo albums since 1992, none of which made the U.S. chart). U.S. audiences know him best from his appearance on “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” his time with The Jam, and with The Style Council, who hit the top 40 once, with “My Ever Changing Moods,” which hit #29 in June 1984.


Congrats to nobody! No one guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Christmas Vacation.

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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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Here’s your caption pic for this week. Drop your caption ideas in the comments (And please remember to keep the captions PG-13!)

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