AfterElton Briefs: Good News For “Partners,” A Backstreet Boys Christmas, and Cheyenne Jackson is “Mandrew”

Adam Lambert performs at the Uptown Theatre for “Live In The Vineyard” in Napa, California.

  • Birthday shoutouts go to the faboo icon Sally Field, who is 66, Ethan Hawke is 42, Rebecca Romijn is 40, and Emma Stone is 24.
  • Yoko Ono is almost 80 and still going strong, and talks about marriage-equality and her new album of dance songs.
  • In ratings news, the Monday CBS shows returned last night, and only Partners held steady with its last airing, while the other shows were down. “It may be enough to clinch the series a back episodic order.”
  • Backstreet’s back, with a new holiday song.

  • Oh Rick …

  • The history of misheard lyrics.

  • Broadway World has pics of Cheyenne Jackson as porn star “Mandrew” from The Performers.

  • Continuing the Official snicks Top 100 Lost Hits of The 80’s … Today it’s #15, “WHAT ABOUT ME” by Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes, James Ingram. There are two songs in the top 15 with the title “What About Me,” and the first is this unique collaboration, which told the story of a love triangle from each participant. From Wikipedia: “Originally the male and female parts not sung by Rogers were to be performed by Lionel Richie and Barbra Streisand, but after Richie backed out of the project, Streisand did as well. The second proposed trio of singers was Rogers, Olivia Newton-John and Jeffrey Osborne, but Newton-John began working on a duet with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and decided not to do both projects simultaneously. Osborne had a conflicting schedule as well, so the line-up of Rogers, Carnes and Ingram was ultimately the one that recorded the song.” It peaked at #15 in November 1984. Here’s the clue for #14 – “Somewhere there is a fire burning, Somewhere inside. “

  • Congrats to

    NO ONE!

    No one guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Creepshow … I’ve got my cake!

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


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