AfterElton Briefs: The “Nerds” Are Coming, Prepare To Enter “The Dark Place,” and “Star Wars: The Crowd-Sourced Edition”

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …

“”No, no, it was that other gay guy who starred in Eyes Wide Shut.”

Thanks to John
for this week’s winning caption!

  • Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on AE). John Wesley Shipp (above) is 56, iCarly’s Jerry Trainor is 35 … wait, what?, Bill Maher is 56, James Denton is 49, Geena Davis is 56, Emma Bunton is 36, Tom Baker is 78, Linda Blair is 53, Diane Lane is 46, Will Young is 33, and Steve Perry is 62. Time to name your top five Steve or Journey songs! Here are mine: 5. “Stone In Love,” 4. “Open Arms,” 3. “Oh Sherrie,” 2. “Still They Ride” 1. “Send Her My Love”

  • Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has acquired film rights to the best-selling book series Nerds, about “a group of unpopular and socially inept geeks who run a spy network from inside their elementary school.”
  • Below you can see the newest NSFW! webisode of Old Dogs & New Tricks, with guest star Thom Bierdz. What do you do when you have too much in common … sexually … with a guy?

  • James Purefoy is joining the cast of Revenge as a love interest for soon-to-be divorced Victoria.
  • Judas Kiss stars Sean Paul Lockhart and Timo DeScamps will team up again for the thriller The Dark Place, which tells the story of “Keegan Dark, who returns to the the heart of California’s winery valleys to make peace with his long estranged family. Instead, he finds a harrowing mystery that endangers his family’s lives and livelihood.” I enjoyed Judas Kiss, and am looking forward to seeing both adorable guys again. For a refresher, here’s Timo’s video for “Like It Rough.”

  • Towleroad has video of more than 70 mayors from across the U.S. joining forces to support marriage-equality.
  • You can now see the entire crowd-sourced edition of Star Wars online. I’ve never been a fan of the series, but even I think this is a lot of fun.
  • Here’s another still from Dark Shadows. I know I’m in the minority, but this is the hottest Johnny Depp has ever looked.

  • Happy 62nd Birthday to Billy Ocean! What are your Billy favorites? Here are mine: 5. “Get Out Of My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” 4. “Suddenly,” 3. “When The Going Gets Tough”, 2. “Caribbean Queen,” 1. “Lover Boy”
  • Below you can see the cast of a famous TV show. Can you name it?

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