Gus Kenworthy Crushes Our Hearts, 13 LGBT TV Characters Who Are Getting It Right: BRIEFS

Plus Jimmy Kimmel scars kids again, and get down, goblin!

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Birthday shoutouts! Bottle of champagne for Lulu, who is 67, Terrence McNally is 77, Roseanne Barr is 63, Dolph Lundgren is 58, Anna Wintour is 66, and Adam Ant is 61.

Our apologies for the unexpected absence yesterday. There’s been a technical problem that we’re working on, and while it’s still a work in progress, we’re back in a limited capacity. Thanks for your patience!

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I hear, and must obey.


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Here’s why you won’t be seeing Gus Kenworthy shirtless again soon.

“I need to cool it with that — according to my publicist,” Kenworthy said with a devilish smile while gesturing to his rep, sitting nearby. “But I don’t know, I guess I just felt like for so long, kind of pretending to be straight and lying in interviews, and everything that I was doing to try and fit in, I felt like I was like — I know it’s not actually clothes — but I felt like I was covering myself, and covering myself, and covering myself, and really censoring myself. So when I got to the point where I was really telling people that I was gay and I knew that I was going to come out publicly and stuff, it was sort of nice, and I guess freeing, to do something like that that was kind of off-brand for me, and something fun and I guess kind of objectifying, but still something that was fun and different.”


13 LGBT TV characters who are getting it right.

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How was your Halloween? I spent mine the way I always do. Reenacting scene-by-scene the greatest Halloween video ever made for the local Jaycees holiday party.


Here’s the Tuesday Puzzler! “The Tide Is High”


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 … J.P. Calderon

JP Calderon Guest attend City of West Hollywood Hallowe'en Carnaval on October 31, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Putnam/FilmMagic)
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Before 40-year-old John Paul Calderon became a model and reality TV star, he was a pro athlete. He began his professional volleyball career in 2004 and became a nationally ranked Association of Volleyball Professionals player.

LONG BEACH, CA - APRIL 6, 2006:  Model and professional beach volleyball player J.P. Calderon poses for a photograph on the campus of Cal State Long Beach in Long Beach, California on April 6, 2006.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 (Photo by Johnny Vy/Johnny Vy Photography)

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 #75 is “My One Temptation” by Mica Paris

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With a voice that echoed Natalie Cole, and a sound reminiscent of classic Dionne Warwick, “My One Temptation” should have been a surefire smash. It debuted on the Hot 100 in June 1989 at #97 … which is where it peaked, spending just four weeks on the chart. Really, U.S.?
 


Congrats to Nobody! No one guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Halloween: H2O.

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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 … Ant Barnes

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