Houston Fallout, Adam Lambert Is A Ghost Rocker: BRIEFS

Plus "The Muppets" is getting a makoever, and the fate of Lego "Golden Girls" is sealed

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Birthday shoutouts! Jeff Probst (above) is 54, Doris Roberts is 90, Ralph Macchio is 54, Matthew McConaughey is 46, and Kathy Griffin is 55.

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Lego makes final decision about Golden Girls playset

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Joe Jonas, a sad clown, sadly covers Adele’s “Hello”


Italian soccer chief: I’ve got nothing against jews and gays but keep them away from me.


Houston Voters reject LGBT protections ordinance by a wide margin


The lost gay episode of Star Trek

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IN OTHER NEWS

How Houston was lost: Prop 8 redux as LGBT rights are put on the ballot

“LGBT activists argued until they were blue in the face that every other major city in Texas had such a broad ordinance, as did 200 other large cities across America — and Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. — but that argument held no weight against the lies of the “bathroom” ads. The opposition ran a hideous but enormously effective attack campaign warning people that their daughters would be molested by men dressing as women in public rest rooms.”


ABC’s The Muppets is going to undergo an overhaul during its hiatus.


Adam Lambert always brings his best for Halloween, and this year he took “Ghost Town” literally.

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Supreme Court rejects appeal of antigay harassing state attorney

“The request came from Andrew Shirvell, a former Michigan assistant attorney general, who lost his job in 2010 after tormenting Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan, throughout the student’s tenure. Shrivell’s alleged harassment was so severe that it included allegations he was stalking Armstrong, resulting in Shirvell’s temporary banning from the university campus.”



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

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JP first gained national attention when he participated in the 13th season of Survivor in 2006. He was the 4th contestant voted out of Cook Islands.


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 #74 is “Steady” by Jules Shear

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Jules Shear is probably best known for writing The Bangles “If She Knew What She Wants,” and one of Cyndi Lauper’s greatest songs, “All Through The Night,” but he’s also recorded over 20 albums on his own, yielding one chart single, “Steady,” which hit #57 in May 1985. TRIVIA: He’s the ex-boyfriend of Aimee Mann, who we’ll see later on this list.
 

Here’s his original version of “All Through The Night”


Congrats to Nobody! No one guessed that yesteray’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was G.I. Jane.

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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 … Paul Alex Molnar

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