Briefs: Kristen Bell Is Mary Poppins, Benedict Cumberbatch With A Penguin, and “AHS: Freak Show” News

Queen and Adam Lambert rock the Izod last night in New Jersey

Birthday shoutouts go to Kristin Chenoweth, who is 46, Jennifer Lopez is 45, Anna Paquin is 32, and Gus Van Sant is 62.

Weird Al’s new album Mandatory Fun hits #1 this week, becoming his first #1 album, and the first comedy #1 in over 50 years.

The Stupidity of the New York Giants Hiring Anti-Gay David Tyree

A familiar face from a past season may be showing up on AHS: Freak Show

And in more Freak Show casting news ..

There better be bareass shots

Benedict Cumberbatch with a penguin.

Mary Poppins can’t live on minimum wage, and she’s had it up to here.

Jason Collins weighs in on Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam

Here’s the trailer for Saint Laurent. It’s in French!

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 … Sam Harris.

In 1984 Sam co-created (and wrote several episodes) the series Down To Earth, which ran for four seasons on TBS. Trivia – It featured Kyle Richards and, in later seasons, Rip Taylor. I miss these days.

We’re about to embark on what may be the most profound, essential, and in some ways … soul-scarring list we’ve ever done in Briefs. I give you … The 50 Greatest Kids Shows Of The 70’s and 80’s! Sit back and let the memories wash over you … the comforting yet oh-so terrifying memories.

At #47 is … The Bugaloos

Airing for 17 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings between September 12, 1970 – September 2, 1972, The Bugaloos was an early Krofft production that featured four British teens who lived in Tranquility Forest and played music, while trying to escape the evil plans of Benita Bizarre (Martha Raye). Trivia – Phil Collins was one of the three finalists for the role of “I.Q.”

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

Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are famous TV personalities. Can you name them?


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