“Days of Our Lives” Throws Viewers A Gay Bone, Charlotte Rampling Causes Oscar Uproar: BRIEFS

Plus Sean Hayes does Justin Bieber

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.


Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …. It’s a tie! Two captions tied for the most votes. The winners are …

“The new showrunner took The Muppet Show in unexpected directions”

Thanks to matt the bruins fan for this week’s winning caption!

And …

“It’s pictures like this one that make Miss Piggy deny she even HAS a brother.”

Thanks to dostka for the co-winning caption!

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Weekend Birthdays! Johann Urb (above) is 39, Neil Diamond is 75, Mariska Hargitay is 52, Rutger Hauer is 72, Chita Rivera is 83, Gabriel Macht is 44, Diane Lane is 51, Linda Blair is 57, Anita Pointer is 68, Steve Perry is 67, and Piper Laurie is 84.


Why did this cute model take a bath in 500 lbs. of liquid glass putty?


8 things we want from Lady Gaga’s new album.

Idris Elba calls for better LGBT representation in TV and film.

“You have to ask the questions; are black people normally playing petty criminals? Are women always the love interest or talking about men? Are gay people always stereotyped? Are disabled people ever seen at all?”

Grant Gustin pens open letter to fans pitting him against new Flash Ezra Miller.

Gay couple together 55 years star in Necco’s Valentine’s Day campaign

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Paul made an increasingly rare appearance on Days Of Our Lives yesterday, posing with Gabi at the Kmart Portrait Studio. Seriously, this was the most low rent professional shoot ever seen.

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But we met photographer “Jacob,” fleetingly, who asked Paul out, although we didn’t see that moment. But we did get lots of Nicole moping around, in mourning for Dan (still?) Move on, honey.

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Paul was nervous about being out with a guy, so he asked annoying new supercouple Gabi and JJ to tag along to keep him just nauseated enough that he would have an excuse to leave if he needed to. Apparently the date went well, because Paul was all smiles afterwards. Sadly, I think this was just a one-off, because I haven’t heard that Jacob will be returning.

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling says diversity uproar is “racist to whites.” Oh dear.

“Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling has plunged headlong into the Oscars’ race controversy, telling French radio today that “perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list” and that the uproar over the lack of black nominees “is racist to whites.”

12 mainstream movies you forgot were transpohobic.

James Corden and Sean Hayes play Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” on a giant piano.

Celine spent hours with mourners at the funeral of husband Rene. Her brother (who died just two day after Rene) will be buried this weekend.

Nate Berkus and his husband have a beautiful way of honoring Nate’s late partner.

Here’s the Friday Puzzler! “Life’s A Beach”

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 … Charlie Carver


Closing out our week with Charlie, he co-starred again with brother Max on the first season of HBO’s The Leftovers

He also co-starred in last year’s I Am Michael. Here he is talking about the threesome with James Franco and Zachary Quinto.

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 #22 is “Goldmine” by The Pointer Sisters


The sisters had a huge couple of years in the mid-80’s, but it started to slow down by the time their overlooked album Hot Together was released in late ’86. The first single, the dance pop nugget “Goldmine,” would only reach #33 in November, and would sadly be their final top 40 entry.


Congrats to zoso (who beat kyle with an answer by 18 seconds), who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was How I Met Your Mother.


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


Here’s your caption pic for this week. Drop your caption ideas in the comments (And please remember to keep the captions PG-13!)


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