Scarlet Johansson and Barry Manilow team up for World AIDS Day charity jingle. Plus win some interesting celebrity prizes
Carrie Fisher told to drop 35 pounds for new Star Wars film.
So-called “War On Christmas” ignites the tensions we’ve been waiting for on The View
U.S. Marine who killed Filipina woman in “trans panic” gets only 6-12 years in jail.
Champion divers come out as gay and boyfriends.
IN OTHER NEWS
Bigotry backfires for One Million Moms and the American Girl family.
“Yet One Million Moms were fighting a one-sided war, as their boycott all but backfired. Due to the group’s homophobia, the story gained momentum and went viral. Amaya, her family, and American Girl were discussed, interviewed, and featured in an endless number of publications and news outlets.”
Patton Oswalt is joining the reboot of MST3K, which has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal.
Adam Lambert has responded to the petition to keep him out of Singapore, and well, they’re out of luck.
Here’s the latest teaser for Batman V.s Superman, which focuses on bondage
These 17 posters powerfully document the AIDS epidemic over the last thirty years.
Here’s the Tuesday Puzzler! “Batter up!”
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
Troye made his acting debut as Baby Logan in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Here’s a very early interview in which he displays an amazing amount of maturity.
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 #56 is “Cry Wolf” by A-Ha
Success was short-lived for Morten and the boys, at least in the U.S. After the phenomenal success of “Take On Me,” they would hit the Hot 100 twice more. With the follow-up “The Sun Always Shines On TV,” which hit #20 in February 1986, and “Cry Wolf,” which was the first single in the U.S. from their second album Scoundrel Days. It would hit #50 in March 1987.
BONUS! Here’s the underrated “The Sun Always Shines On TV.”
Congrats to zoso, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Ruthless People.
Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?
And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Tyler Iwinskil