Briefs: Previewing Episode Two of “Looking,” Sharon Stone Is The VEEP, and Hugh Jackman Is Blackbeard

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 …

“Meryl congratulates Emma on her Best Supporting Actress win for her role in that jacket.”

Thanks to Morgan for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Johann Urb (above) is 37, Alicia Keys is 33, Neil Diamond is 73, Anita Baker is 56, Ellen Degeneres is 56, and Colin ODonoghue is 33.

Sharon Stone is starring in the TNT pilot Agent X as the newly elected vice-president. “Initially apprehensive that her job will be ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a top secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated “Agent X.”

In more casting news, Hugh Jackman will play Blackbeard in Pan, the updating of Peter Pan, along with Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook.

It’s official: Madonna will be performing at The Grammys

Here’s a snippet from X-Men: Days Of Future Past, featuring a glance of Evan Peters as Quicksilver.

This clip has been making the rounds today. It’s all about priorities.

Kylie has released her new album cover and title.

Here’s a preview of this Sunday’s Episode Two of Looking

Here’s NPH talking to Ellen fill-in Ellie Kemper about his kids and getting sloshed on margaritas.

Rachel Maddow talks to David Letterman about Chris Christie and Sochi.

In honor of Federbear getting to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semi-final (and his countrymate Stan Wawrinka getting to his first major final), here’s an underwear model on a tennis court. Good luck Stan!

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 … Rufus Wainwright.

Closing out our week with Rufus, he released his last album Out Of The Game in 2012, and below you can see the title track (starring Helena Bonham Carter)

And now we have the TOP 50 SCI-FI/FANTASY FILMS OF THE 80′S! This was originally going to be a Top 25 sci-film list, followed by a Top 25 fantasy film list, but there was so much overlap (and it’s difficult to differentiate between the two with some films), that I decided to combine both lists. At #1 is Ladyhawke ALIENS

And here we have the greatest sci-fi action film ever made, with the all-time greatest action movie performance. Sigourney Weaver was tough, tender, smart, and thoroughly kick-ass, and delivers one of the most iconic catch phrase in movie history. Add in a terrific cast of supporting characters (including the memorable Vasquez), and you have a groundbreaking film that’s just as exciting now as it was almost 30 years ago.

That’s it! Thanks for indulging my at times peculiar (according to some people) choices. Now it’s your turn. What are your favorite sci fi or fantasy films from the 80’s? And Monday we begin a new countdown. Rumor has it it may involve music again …

Congrats to Greggarious, who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was What’s Happening

Here is a character from a famous TV show. Can you name it?

Here’s your caption pic for this week. Drop your caption ideas in the comments (And please remember to keep the captions PG-13!)


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