Briefs: Harry Styles Twerks For Darren Criss, Archie Boycotts Russia, and Is This Zachary Quinto’s New Guy?

Birthday shoutouts go to Peter Krause (above), who is 48, Sam J. Jones is 59, and Justin Gaston is 25.

Character actor Henry Polic II has passed away at the age of 68. He’s best known for the TV show Webster, and his many, many appearances on such game shows as Password and Pyramid.

While talks of an Olympics boycott are ongoing, Archie and the gang will be boycotting Russia.

Speaking of Russia, it’s now become a clusterf*ck of conflicting reports.

Big congrats to our (well, and AfterEllen’s) own Heather Hogan, who just won 10 grand being all Heather Hogan.

Zachary Quinto attends Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.

According to Socialite Life, Zachary has a new guy in his life, 24-year-old model Miles McMillan, who has a certain Emile Hirsch meets Selma Blair look to him.

Via Towleroad comes out singer/songwriter Chris Munro, who is “flexing his personal power.”

Lea Michelle delivers an emotional tribute to Cory Monteith at last night’s Teen Choice Awards

Also, this happened. But Harry now has Twerker remorse.

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 Urie. 33-year-old Michael got his start with bit parts in film and TV before scoring his big break in 2005 in the stage and feature version of WTC View, playing a man who spends the weeks after 9/11 looking for a someone to share his 2 bedroom apartment in NYC.

Now, presenting … THE TOP 40 HORROR FILMS OF THE 80’S! Journey with me back to the birth of the Dead Teenager movie (actually, that began in the 70’s, so I guess it would be the Afterbirth Of The Dead Teenager Movie), the last gasps of the Italian Horror Masters, and the franchises that still continue today. Yes, your Freddy, Jason, and Chucky will be represented, but I’m also going to pay tribute to the obscurities that deserve to be seen. At #12 is … Child’s Play

The sequels were so campy (which is not a bad thing), that it’s easy to forget that the original Child’s Play was actually a straightforward serious horror film, with a fine performance from the always dependable (and underrated) Catherine Hicks as a single mother who discovers that the Good Guy Doll she .. well, you know the story. Gay screenwriter Don Mancini is about to unleash Curse of Chucky on us, so now is as good a time as any to pay tribute to the … gulp … 25TH ANNIVERSARY? God, we’re old.

Congrats to David , who was the first to correctly guess that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Blue’s Clues.

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


Birthday Boy Justin Gaston

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