AfterElton Briefs: “Glee” Supercouples In Trouble, Previewing the “Political Animals’ Finale, and “NewNowNext Vote With Wanda Sykes”

  • Birthday shoutouts go to Cam Gigandet (above) , who is 30, Steve Carrell is 50, Angela Bassett is 55, Lesley Ann Warren is 66, and Madonna is 54.
  • Wanda Sykes will host two election specials for Logo (our parent company) starting next month. NewNowNext Vote With Wanda Sykes will air four days after the Democratic National Convention on Monday, September 10 at 10PM ET/PT, followed by a second special on election-eve on Monday, November 5..
  • The fourth episode of the new Glee season will be a turning point for all of the show’s supercouples. “I’m not going to say who breaks up and who doesn’t, but they all — Santana/Brittany, Kurt/Blaine, Will/Emma, Rachel/Finn — get kicked in the nuts. And it’s all about how do they recover — and can they recover? And some don’t. Absolutely some don’t. Of those couples, not all of them are going to make it. It’s like Titanic.”
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn’t fond of TV news. “What I’ve seen on TV focuses on the superficial stuff. It’s a pretty simple notion: People who have lots of money –people in corporations who have tons of money — are malevolently manipulating the system to keep their money. And the rest of the world suffers for it. You could show a trillion examples of how Goldman Sachs, McDonald’s, Walmart and Monsanto are clearly f*cking over everybody, but CNN, Fox and MSNBC are owned by Fortune 500 companies, so they never show any of it.”
  • Below you can see a preview of the Sunday night finale of Political Animals. “Finding some nameless boy to screw and do some blow with?” I love that broad.

  • Below you can see Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors discuss the origin of Project Runway.

  • Below you can see the NSFW Episode Five of Where The Bears Are. (Update: Vimeo is undergoing maintenance. Check back later)

  • Below you can see the new poster for Arrow. All this, and now John Barrowman too!

  • Continuing the Official snicks Top 100 Lost Hits of The 80’s! Today it’s #71 … “A FINE FINE DAY” by Tony Carey. Former Rainbow keyboardist Tony Carey had two minor hits as a solo artist in 1984, but he also performed under a completely different name that year, as well (and you’ll hear that lost hit when we get to the Top Twenty.) “A Fine Fine Day” was a tough ditty about a mobster’s fate, and peaked at #22 in May 1984. Tomorrow’s Clue – “A beautiful angel with her face in the sun”
  • Congrats to iheartfrosty , who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was L.A. Confidential.

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


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