Briefs: Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” “Loser Keeps Bieber,” and HBO’s … “Homos?”

Birthday shoutouts go to Brian Litrell (above), who is 39, Gloria Vanderbilt is 90, Rihanna is 26, Anthony Head is 60, Cindy Crawford is 48, and Sandy Duncan is 68.

We were thrilled when Nick Zano was cast as the male lead on NBC’s One Big Happy, and there’s more cause for celebration as his Happy Endings co-star Elisha Cuthbert has snagged the female lead. The show “centers on two platonic friends since childhood — a lesbian, Lizzy (Cuthbert), and her straight male best friend, Luke (Zano) — who have been living together and trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life.”

Anderson Cooper Decides To Keep Recent Gay Conversion Therapy Private. It’ll never last, “Marie.”

Marriage Equality Is Destroying Traditional Marriage, and Why That’s a Good Thing (An Open Letter)

TPTB at Looking talk about the show’s intentional slow pace, and the fact that two titles that were bandied about before Looking were Homos and Golden Boys. Wait … Golden Boys? Does that mean Patrick is the Dorothy … or the Rose?

Producers of Kate Hepburn Biopic Should Follow Ellen Page’s Example

LOSER KEEPS BIEBER: Billboard Makes Fictional Bet Between U.S., Canada. I never do this, but … USA! USA! USA!

Australian drag queen Courtney Act was a contestant on Australian Idol about ten years ago, and we’ll see her strut her stuff on this season’s Drag Race. Below you can see her music video for “To Russia With Love.”

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” is at #1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, (her ninth #1 single), and she released the music video today, which is all kinds of nuts. But “She eats your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer” is one of the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

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 … Murray Bartlett.

In 2011, Murray starred as the center of conflict in a love triangle in the languorous August.

We’re shifting the focus of the latest Briefs List back to the greatest aspect of 80’s pop culture … the music, which remains the ultimate pop music decade. For this list, we’re going to focus on the ladies, and countdown the The Top 100 Hits Of The Ladies Of the 80’s. There are only two rules: all the songs had to hit the Billboard Top Ten, and they’re all sung by women … whether solo or with a group. Ready to jog your memory?

At #82 is … “Make It Real” by The Jets. In the category of “underrated 80’s pop groups,” I present The Jets. The Wolfgramm family racked up five top ten hits between 1986 – 1988, a couple of which you’ll see on this list, starting with the lovely ballad “Make It Real,” which peaked at #4 in July 1988.

Congrats to Sadie Kossovski, who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was American Dad.

Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a famous TV show. Can you name it?


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