AfterElton Briefs: Your Holiday Mom, Leonardo DiCaprio Snogs Joanna Lumley, and 10 Queer Things About Thanksgiving

Chris Colfer at a book signing in New Jersey.

  • Birthday shoutouts go to Marlo Thomas who is 75, and Goldie Hawn is 67.
  • Just a reminder to please join me on Sunday night at 9 PM ET, when I Liveblog the Lifetime original movie Liz and Dick.
  • Programming Note: Because of the holiday, AE will have a very limited schedule tomorrow and Friday, but we will have a Meme and Briefs both days, as well as a Puzzler, and recaps of Survivor and Glee.

  • In ratings news, it was a bad night for Happy Endings and The New Normal, which both hit series lows.
  • Straight Men Respond to: “Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends”.

  • Dan Savage takes down Porno Pete

  • Continuing the Official snicks Top 100 Lost Hits of The 80’s … And here we are. The Ten Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s! At Number Four is … “Voyeur” by Kim Carnes

  • Kim Carnes has more songs on this list than other artist, and her last entry proves my belief that “Bette Davis Eyes” was as much a curse as it was a blessing for her career. It was an enormous hit (nine weeks at #1), but nothing she followed it up with could hope to compare to its success. She gave it a valiant try, though, with the title track to my 2nd favorite album of the decade, and a synthrock classic. “Voyeur” was a ballsy choice to follow up the radio and family friendly BDE, and it did earn her a Grammy nod for Rock Vocal, but both the album and single were notorious flops. The album was the lowest charting follow -up to a #1 album in Billboard history (until 6 years later when Mr. Mister took that title away), and the song sputtered out at #29 in October 1982. Here’s the clue for #3 – “I’m Always Looking For The Man Behind the Mask”

  • Congrats to

    Ed Meiller

    , who was the first to guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Free Willy.

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


And today’s Briefs are brought to you by…


This guy!

80's Pop Culture Expert, Shooting At The Walls Of Heartache.