Dylan O’Brien on how MTV’s Teen Wolf prepared him for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Dustin Lance Black on His Powerful Anti-Bullying Coca-Cola Campaign
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges
An Open Letter to my future parents in-law who won’t attend our wedding
Bad Lip Reading the Republican Debate. The Ben Carson bit had me snorting out my Yoo-Hoo.
Jane Lynch with “Anaconda.”
Lyle mentioned it this morning, but I have to give another shoutout to Yvonne Craig , who has passed away at the age of 78. Batgirl was the epitome of superhero chic.
Hump Day With Adam Lambert! Work it.
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 … Mike White
Mike wrote the 2007 Molly Shannon film Year of The Dog, and it was also his directorial debut. Here he explains how it came about.
Continuing the top 30 live-action TV themes/openings of the 90’s! At #25 is The Heights.
Congrats to lazycrockett, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Caligula.
Today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Ulrik Nielsen
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Having enjoyed Snicks’ latest list so much, I made a similar one concerning the UK. The rules are the same “every song must have hit the top ten on the official UK charts, and they all must be performed by female vocalists, either solo or as part of a group”. I added one extra rule, out of respect for master Snicks, which is that every song that would be eligible for both lists would not be included in mine.
The weird will be there side by side with the wonderful, because that’s what the British Charts are all about.
At No 62, there’s an Oscar winner who is also a one-hit-wonder. Carole Bayer Sager, born in 1947 @ NYC, is mostly known for the songs she has written or co-written: A Groovy Kind of Love (Mindbenders, Phil Collins), Melissa Manchester (Midnight Blue, Don’t Cry Out Loud), Dolly Parton (Heartbreaker), Carly Simon (Nobody Does It Better), Richard Marx (Now and Forever), Dionne & Friends (That’s What Friends Are For), Diana Ross (It’s My Turn), Roberta Flack (Making Love), Leo Sayer (When I Need You), Neil Diamond (Heartlight), Aretha Franklin (Someone Else’s Eyes), Patti Labelle (On My Own), Céline Dion & Andrea Bocelli (The Prayer) and countless others, including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli and Agnetha Fåltskog. Prominently among them, the Oscar-winning #1 smash Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do), co-written with soon-to-be husband Burt Bacharach, ill-fated Peter Allen and the song’s singer, Christopher Cross.
Despite having so many hits as a songwriter, she only had 1 hit as a performer, which hit #6 in the UK and #1 in Australia. She co-wrote it with Bette Midler and Bruce Roberts. Bette also released the song and had a medium sized hit in the US with it, narrowly missing the Top 40 (#42). The song itself is a jolly little ditty, of an empowered woman showing her loser boyfriend the door and ending their cohabitation after a year. The packing list is quite interesting: it includes a rubber duck, a rubber hose, Modern Screen, a portrait of the Queen, a map of Mozambique and a water bed that leaks. She does not allow him, however, to pack her Lorna Doones. Also a verse of perpetual mystery to me: “Your nasty habits ain’t confined to bed, the grocer told me what you do with bread, why don’t you take up with the baker’s wife instead of me, fool!” What DOES he do with bread, how come the grocer knows about it and how does the baker’s wife fit in? Please enlighten me.