Briefs: “Z Nation” Will Be Shambling Our Way, Matt Bomer Inspires, and What is “The Tenth?”

Birthday shoutouts go to Kevin Alejandro (above), who is 38, Russell Crowe is 50, John Oates is 65, and Jackie Chan is 60.

Our thoughts are with the family and generations of fans of screen legend Mickey Rooney, who died today at the age of 93. He’ll always be the one true Fallout Boy to me.

In more sad news, model and ally Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25.

Supreme Court won’t hear anti-gay photographer case. NOM heads just exploded.

I Was Broken, and Matt Bomer Put Me Back Together. Is there anything he can’t do?

As I’m sure you’ll agree, The Asylum is one of the great production companies in Hollywood. They’re responsible for most of the iconic Syfy Channel movies, including Sharknado, Almighty Thor, Nazis At The Center Of The Earth, American Warships, Atlantic Rim, Titanic II, and of course, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (to name just a few.) Now comes word that they’re entering the TV series game, with the Syfy “ORIGINAL” series Z Nation. “Set three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.” There’s been nothing like this ever attempted, and I can’t wait!

Here’s Matt Dooley’s story about his coming out to his Notre Dame teammates.

Below you can see Willam, as we’ve rarely seen him before, in Hollywoodland, as one of those gay men who well, hate everything.

The Tenth launches on April 10, and is a bi-annual zine that “documents the history, culture, ideas, and aesthetics of the black, gay community.”

Charlie Hide takes on Madonna’s MDNA skin care commercial

Betty Bowers reads bedtime bible stories

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 … Michael Arden.

31-year-old Michael got his start in theater, making his Broadway debut as Tom Sawyer in the 2003 revival of Big River. More importantly, he also filmed a commercial around this time with a deranged Oompa-Loompa.

And circa 2008, here’s Jefferey Self trying to help Michael with his hoarding problem. He discovers something … unexpected … in Michael’s closet

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 #51 is “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.. Prince had quite a few female proteges, but Sheila Escovedo was one of the most successful, probably because she had actual musical chops. A successful drummer before she met Prince, he helped guide her to her pop success with her smash debut “The Glamorous Life,” which peaked at #7 in October 1984

Congrats to A.M. Burns , who was the first to correctly guess that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Quantum Leap

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


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