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Max Adler Takes On “Gods & Secrets,” Tom Hiddleston Is Hank Williams, And A Word On Spam: BRIEFS

Plus Anderson Cooper on Donald Trump, Kristen Stewart on her sexuality, and the new Briefs countdown begins!

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Birthday shoutouts go to Sam Jones (above), who is 61, Peter Krause is 50, Casey Affleck is 40, Justin Gaston is 27, and George Hamilton is 76

A word on spam: We know that many of you are having troubles with our new spam filters, with comments disappearing, or not being published at all. We’re working on finding a solution, but in the meantime, here are some red flags you may want to watch for that may cause your comment to be mistaken for spam:

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If you can avoid any of these (for instance, writing out a number instead of using the actual number) it might help to prevent your comments from being flagged. But, we now have the power to unflag comments, so if your post disappears, give us a little while, and we’ll be able to bring it back. This is all a work in progress, so please bear with us, and we’ll keep you updated.


Max Adler has two films lined up. A Woody Allen film set in L.A., and Gods & Secrets, “a deconstructionist take on superheroes that examines personal foibles, celebrity culture and moral quandaries involving public figures who are also super-powered.”


Kristen Stewart on Her Sexuality: ’Google Me, I’m Not Hiding’


The man who attacked West Point grads Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate has been arrested


What is sexual fluidity?


Sony Pictures Classic has released the first promo pic of Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw The Light, which will open in November

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Anderson Cooper thinks Donald Trump should be taken seriously … as a candidate.


And here’s 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 … Alec Mapa

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in 2008 Alec hosted the Logo reality competition show Transamerican Love Story, in which Calpernia Addams searched for Mr. Right. Here he is during some down time, relaying a valuable tip he got from Stephanie Powers (that I first heard on The Golden Girls)


Well, the votes are in, and your choice for the next Briefs list is …

The Top 40 TV Themes/Openings Of The 90’s!

It won with 39%, with TV Theme Songs Of The 70’s and The Definitive Top 100 Of The 80’s in a tie with 30% each. Thank you also to the people who wrote in their own choices, including “Songs Everyone Knows That Didn’t Hit The Top 40,” “Best celebs in Speedos,” and whoever voted for “for the love of all that’s holy, please stop!!” … maybe next time.

So let’s get started with the top 40 TV themes/openings of the 90’s! At #40 is Going Places.

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Within a few seconds, the sound and font are unmistakable. This has the stench of ABC’s TGIF all over it. Going Places aired on ABC from September 21, 1990 until March 8, 1991, starring Heather Locklear, Alan Ruck, Data’s Offspring, The Original Stiles from the movie Teen Wolf, Phillip Charles Mackenzie, That Girl Who Had Two Dads, and the incomparable Holland Taylor. The theme song was written by the same songwriters who gave us the themes for Perfect Strangers, Family Matters and Full House. In case you couldn’t tell.


Congrats tolazycrockett, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Pretty In Pink.

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?

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Today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Daniel Felipe Richter. he has a certain Jamie Dornan quality, don’t you think?

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