AfterElton Briefs: “American Idol” Plunges, Another Sailor Reunion, and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” Goes Red Band

  • Birthday shoutouts go to Mark Ballas (above),who is 26, Bob Dylan is 71, Rosanne Cash is 57, Kristin Scott Thomas is 52, Greg Berlanti is 40, and the faboo Patti Labelle is 68. What are your Patti faves? Here are mine: 5. “Something Special,” 4. “On My Own,” 3. “New Attitude,” 2. “If Only You Knew,” 1. “Come What May.”

  • We wish a speedy recovery to Elton John, who’s had to cancel three Vegas shows due to a serious respiratory illness. Please get well, Elton. That’s the last thing we need.
  • Towleroad has the details on a sports camp that’s being used by an “ex-gay” group to help men overcome the gay by pitching, catching, and playing with balls.
  • Speaking of sports, A dozen NFL players tell Outsports they would support a gay teammate.
  • Below you can see the Red Band trailer for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. This has a much bigger budget than I thought.

  • Below you can see Marko Djurdjevic’s variant cover to Astonishing X-Men #51. Iceman doesn’t look happy.

  • Below you can see ABC news interview Air Force Academy Graduates about what the reaction has been to the repeal of DADT.

  • This has been making the rounds today. Oh honey, calm down.

  • Congrats to kat_g

    , who was the first to correctly guess that the film from yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Up.

  • Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Below you can see a character from a famous movie. Can you name it?

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