Darren Criss Is A Prince, Plus “Teen Wolf” Casting News: BRIEFS

Plus "Madtv" is returning.

Birthday shoutouts! Matt McGorry (above) is 30, Brendan Urie is 29, Claire Danes is 37, David Letterman is 69, Ed O’Neill is 70, and David Cassidy is 66. Remember his 1990 comeback hit, which peaked at #27?


The Powerpuff Girls introduce “transgender pony” who is really a unicorn.

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David Gest found dead in London hotel room.

“Gest was a music producer and performer, but is most famous for being married to Liza Minnelli from 2002 to 2007, and in recent years he appeared on reality series I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and this year’s Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K.

Billy Ray Cyrus speaks out against anti-gay laws.

““In light of my good friend Bryan Adams, taking a stand and my daughter having been on the ground floor of this movement, this issue is very important to me,” he wrote.

“As a friend and dad… I’ve witnessed this fight from the very beginning. I think everyone should be treated equal. We’ve come too far; we can’t mess this up.”

Nyle DiMarco is lord of the jungle in Tarzan-themed routine on Dancing With The Stars.

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Darren Criss Instagrammed this with the caption “I may be Prince Eric at the Hollywood Bowl, but I’ll still always be Ariel in my dressing room by myself with the door closed. MOM GET OUTTA MY ROOM.” This is some great casting.


Bruce Springsteen won’t sing in North Carolina. Here’s a list of bands scheduled to play there this summer. Who’s next? Will Beyonce step up?

Arden Cho released this emotional video, informing fans that she won’t be returning for Season Six of Teen Wolf.

John Grisham joins 95 Mississippi authors in letter protesting anti-LGBT law.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on leading men, their gay followings, and being allies before it was cool.

Barbra’s long-delayed big-screen Gypsy is allegedly back on again, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

Maybe they can show Saturday Night Live how it’s done. The new series will feature both new and returning cast members.

Here’s the Puzzler! “Warrior Of The Wasteland”

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 our 161st ShoutOUT™ is to … J.E. Freeman.

J.E. got his first big role starring as the evil mobster Marcello Santos in David Lynch’s 1990 Wild at Heart, beginning a string of cinematic heavies that would become his trademark.



Most Briefs lists involve the “best” or “greatest” of something, so for a change let’s switch it up, as Evil Snicks brings you The 30 Worst Music Videos Of All Time.

You’ll see debacles from major musical artists, as well as a few Youtube “stars.” Sure, it’s really easy to pick on desperate wannabes. It’s fun, too. But it proves that terrible can run the gamut from multi-million dollar productions to, well, a certain video named after a day of the week. You know the one.

At #19 is “Take On Me” by A1.

It’s bad enough that British-Norwegian boyband A1 tried to remake one of the iconic 80’s songs, but the video was cringe-inducing, a cheesefest that featured them flying through virtual reality for some reason.


Congrats to tinkertanner, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Aqua Teen Hunger Force.


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


And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Bryce Thomas from Charlie by MZ

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