Briefs: Robbie Rogers Has “Attitude,” “The Normal Heart” Sets The Date, And The Terror Of Phallic Wedding Cakes

Birthday shoutouts go to Grant Show (above), who is 52, Josh Groban is 33, Chelsea Clinton is 34, and Joanne Woodward is 84.

HBO has announced that The Normal Heart will premiere on Sunday, May 25th at 9 PM ET.

How Big a Win Is Jan Brewer’s Veto in Arizona, Honestly?

Patrick Wilson has joined the cast of Ant-Man.

Gay marriages recognized in Kentucky for now

Robbie Rogers talks to Attitude: “25 years of self-hate doesn’t go away just because you come out.”

Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips is worried about Arizona’s slippery slope into depravity: “Should a devote baker be required to create a cake for a homosexual wedding that has a giant phallic symbol on it or should a baker be required to create pastries for a homosexual wedding in the shape of genitallia?” Actually, he may have a point …

Neil Patrick Harris needs a moment.

Bobby Steggert on coming out and appearing on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons. Hmmm … I think a ShoutOut is in his future.

Out singer/songwriter Ryan Dolan is best known as Ireland’s contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest, and he’s just released the music video for his haunting single “Start Again.”

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 … Nathan Lane.

After the success of Lion King, The Birdcage, and his greatest film Mousehunt, Nathan took to Broadway again, and in 2001 won his second Tony Award for The Producers (and earned another Golden Globe nomination for the film version).

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 #77 is … “Make A Move On Me” by Olivia Newton-John. The first Olivia song on the list, it was the second single from her Physical album, and the follow-up to the mammoth title song. It peaked at #5 in April 1982. BTW, “Physical” spent ten weeks at #1 and was the #1 pop song of the 80’s, but it’s not on this list. Why? I just don’t think it’s one of Olivia’s better songs. In fact, It’s one of my least favorite from her songbook.

Congrats to Nobody! No one guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was The Today Show.

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


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