Catching Up With Darren Criss, Will’s Gay Panic On “Nashville”: BRIEFS

Plus Jonathan Groff can die happy, and bad lip reading the Democratic debate

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Birthday shoutouts go to Derek Theler (above), who is 29, Winona Ryder is 44, Kate Jackson is 67, Finola Hughes is 55, and Richard Dreyfuss is 68.


I’m pedaling this bike as hard as i can, folks.


ICYMI

SNICKS – That time Derek Theler was naked and afraid.

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SNICKS – Beyonce wants to steal Jonathan Groff’s Hamilton walk.


SNICKS – The Zac Efron/Robert DeNiro Dirty Grandpa trailer is here, and it’s terrible


DAN AVERY – The 11 most fabulous animated superheroines of all time

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ADAM SALANDRA – Grandma responds perfectly to learning her granddaughter is marrying a woman.


MATTHEW THARRETT – Disney villains made some pretty terrifying real life people

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IN OTHER NEWS

Why it matters that Gus Kenworthy came out.


Catching up with Darren Criss. On why LGBT causes are so important to him:

“For me it was self-implicit. I was lucky enough [on Glee] to have a role that was a beacon for the gay community and it was a privilege and an honor to be part of it,” he says. “I personally care about it because I was left-handedly raised by the gay community.”


Bad lip reading the Democratic debate. This might be better then the Republican one. “Have fun in staring class!”


Catching up with Will on Nashville, he finally got the chance to perform his song in front of an audience, but finds to his horror that his audience demographic has … shifted.

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Oh Will.

He falls apart afterwards, telling boyfriend Kevin that he can’t handle not being worshipped by girls, and Kevin has finally had enough, and kicks him to the curb.

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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 and bisexual celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT™ to … Darren Young

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Darren is the first professional wrestler ever to publicly come out while still signed to a major promotion, and he did it in the most nonchalantly way possible, in an interview with TMZ in 2013.


Three years ago I presented my personal favorite Briefs list, The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s, and because if there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us, it’s that sequels and reboots and remakes are ALWAYS better then the original, we’re going to the well again with The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s Part 2: The Even More Forgotten

We’ll be spotlighting 100 more of the greatest minor hits of the decade, the songs you don’t hear on any 80’s nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty … or top forty. Hopefully these forgotten gems may ring a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provide a pop music history lesson.

At #77 is “Another Lover” by Giant Steps

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British musicians Colin Campsie and George McFarlane teamed up to form Giant Steps, and took their only top 40 hit to #13 in November 1988.
 


Congrats to Daltonj, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Sixteen Candles.

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … MMA fighter Talon Hammons

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