Briefs: Adam Lambert’s Narrow Escape, GLAAD Will Honor Bill Clinton, and The Science of Cats

  • Birthday shoutouts go to Jamie Bamber (above), who is 40, Alec Baldwin is 55, and David Hyde Pierce is 54.
  • Towleroad has the video and translation of a wonderful, inclusive Swedish ad for mobile carrier Halebop.
  • Busta Rhymes wants his condiments on the bun. Sorry, but I have to ask. When has he ever been a “very important person?”
  • In ratings news, the first episode of The New Normal matched the ratings of Go On from last week, while the finale was up 8% from last week.
  • I feared the worst when I noticed he hasn’t done much on his site lately, and today Roger Ebert announced he is taking a leave of presence to fight the cancer that’s returned.
  • The Science Of Cats.

  • Below you can see fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice apologize for the physical and verbal (including anti-gay slurs) abuse of players.

  • Below you can see the latest NSFW episode of Old Dogs & New Tricks. Nathan rides Damian’s hog, and Ross’ internet hookup doesn’t go as planned (but kudos for the very precise towel juggling). And “friend phone & sex phone” is brilliant.

  • Below you can see the Kickstarter Campaign for the True Colors Film Project: It’s a “Documentary film about a theater troupe of LGBTQ youth & their allies creating a revealing production on the theme of love.” You can learn more on their Facebook page (h/t Greg Storella)

  • Adam Lambert Narrowly Escapes Parking Ticket In West Hollywood!

  • Introducing our new feature – The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT to … Russell Tovey. Russell had his biggest role to date on the BBC series Being Human. For three seasons he played loveable werewolf George, which fortunately gave him plenty of opportunities to get his kit off. Tomorrow – Russell goes for laughs.

  • Continuing the Top 50 Movie Songs Of The 80’s! At #11 is … “The Rose” by Bette Midler

  • A few days ago we saw “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and here’s Bette’s other greatest soundtrack smash, which won her the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal. It debuted on the chart on March 22, 1980 and peaked at #3 on July 12th. Starting Tomorrow – THE TOP TEN MOVIE SONGS OF THE 80’S! Here’s the clue for #10 – “The Gift Of Life Extension, By Divine Intervention.”

  • Congrats to

    virgo108 and lazycrockett

    , who were the first (at the exact same time!) to guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was American Gigolo

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


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