Briefs: James Franco Is Unconcerned With Shrinkage, Grant Gustin Accepts The Challenge, And AMC Makes A Surprise Renewal

Birthday shoutouts go to Andrew Garfield (above), who is 31, Amy Adams is 40, Alex Newell is 22, Demi Lovato is 22, and Robert Plant is 66. Here’s one of his greatest solo hits.

In surprising news, AMC has renewed Halt And Catch Fire for a second season

Cult Matriarch Gets Verdict in Her Quest Against LGBT Ordinance in Arkansas. Actually, I’m shocked at this outcome.

Billy Crystal to Present Robin Williams Tribute at Emmys

Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

Grant Gustin takes the ALS challenge.

As does James Franco, pantsless, of course.

Bianca Del Rio in bed with Joan Rivers

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a promo for the Emmys.

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 Birthday Week ShoutOUT™ to … Mika.

Mika’s second album The Boy Who Knew Too Much was released in 2009, and the first single “We Are Golden” was another smash on the UK chart. It’s been appropriately described as “Jim Steinman doing High School Musical.”

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 #28 is … David The Gnome

Airing for 26 episodes on Nickelodeon in 1987 (and then on Nick Jr. in the 90’s), David The Gnome featured the the voice of Tom Bosley, Swift The Fox, dancing bunnies, trolls, and various other oddities.

But the show earns its place in TV history when, in the final episode, David, his wife, and their friend … all die. But Swift gets laid, so its not all bad.

Congrats to The 5th Golden Girl, who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Michael Jackson does the moonwalk for the first time..

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


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