AfterElton Briefs: Chapel Bells in DC, Ratings for “Southland” are Up… for Interpretation, and More!

Will Young (wearing that scarf again) attends the AVON and
Women’s Aid Empowering Women Awards in London

Following this assortment of carefully-selected news items, interested readers can find a refreshing pic of a hot man in underwear. Yes, we’re serious.

  • Loveable fashion godlet Christian Siriano will return to Bravo for the one-hour special Christian Siriano: Having a Moment on Monday, April 5 at 10 PM EST. Here’s a preview.

  • Southland returned with new episodes last night, and while the show is as gritty as ever, it got off to a modest start in the ratings (although I prefer this report, which uses the slightly more optimistic word “decent”). *Sigh* I really hope ratings improve. After Caprica’s tepid ratings, we really don’t need another show with an intriguing gay character to flounder.
  • Say what you want about PETA’s practices (and you can say a lot of good and bad things), they know how to get celebrities to strip. The latest to go bare is rocker Dave Navarro. Come to think of it … it probably didn’t take that much convincing.

  • Via BoyCulture comes the inevitable speculation from The National Enquirer that Marie Osmond’s son Michael killed himself in part because of the conflict between his sexuality and his Mormon faith.

  • Out Precious director is headed to the small screen. He’s teaming up with writer Amy Bloom to develop a series for HBO about a multigenerational, multiracial family in Philadelphia.

Rocky Galloway and Reggis Stanley after obtaning their marriage licenses.

  • Marriage-equality officially became law in D.C. today, and TheBLT has a photo essay of the historic proceedings this morning.
  • Finally, the Spurf™ at Entertainment Weekly has news on a couple of favorites returning to Ugly Betty before the series finale on … April 14? OMG … It’s coming too soon!

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