“Grease Live” Is Ratings Lightning, Christopher Sean Makes The Cut: BRIEFS

Plus Adele tells Trump to cease and desist.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  Michael C. Hall during the curtain call as he takes over the role of Hegwig in the Broadway Musical 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' at Belasco Theatre on October 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
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Birthday shoutouts! Michael C. Hall (above) is 46, Harry Styles is 22, Heather Morris is 29, and Sherilyn Fenn is 51.

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Former rep. Aaron Schock offered one million dollars to star in gay porn film.

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Trans women dominate the red carpet at this year’s SAG Awards.


Twitter’s 100 best reactions to Grease Live


LGBT youth center aiming to take over Harlem hate church.


New Hyundai ad drives through “Ryanville,” where everyone is Ryan Reynolds.

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IN OTHER NEWS

GreaseLive! was an enormous hit for Fox, beating The Wiz, and just barely losing to Sound Of Music in the coveted demo. What did you think?

I waited patiently, but my dream never came true.


Gays for Trump: How the Log Cabin Republicans were deluded by a demagogue

“LCR, in fact, got dumped by Trump as soon as Trump saw that many evangelicals would back him even though he’s thrice married, can’t quote bible verses accurately and owns and operates casinos. And now, trying to nail that vote down further — and knowing that he’ll need that constituency in South Carolina and beyond — Trump has thrown gays under the same bus he threw Latinos and Muslims.”


Speaking of Trump, Adele is demanding that he stop using her music at rallies.


The pre-noms for the Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced, in which shows reveal the names they’ve put forward for consideration. Days Of Our Lives has offered up Christopher Sean for Supporting Actor, as well as, inexplicably, every one of those deadweight kids who have been SORAS’d.

Here’s hoping Christopher makes the final cut, but he really needs to bail from that crap barge. I’ve tried watching occasionally in the last few weeks and it’s become a sour, unpleasant dirge. But we’ll always have the fun times.

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Crow Dallas-Hamilton being all kinds of adorable.


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 151th ShoutOUT™ is to … Colman Domingo

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04:  Colman Domingo attends the first day of rehearsals for the cast and creatives of the Vineyard Theatre's production of 'Dot'  at Snapple Center on January 4, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
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46-year-old Colman Domingo is an American stage, film and television actor, PLUS a playwright and director. After supporting roles in films and TV during the late ’90s, Colman had huge success with the rock musical Passing Strange in 2007. Playing three roles, he won an Obie Award for the Off-Broadway run, was part of the original Broadway run, and starred in the film version, directed by Spike Lee.

 


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 #16 is “Drop The Pilot” by Joan Armatrading

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Out British singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading only hit the charts in the U.S. once, but has still managed to rack up three Grammy nominations and a legion of stalwart fans. The exuberant “Drop The Pilot” reached #78 in June 1983.

 

 
In 2003, Mandy Moore released her own version on her cover album Coverage.
 


Congrats to nobody! No one guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Lost.

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Since it’s a new year, let’s switch things up again. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Ovidio González.

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