Birthday shoutouts! Andy Bell (above) is 52, Jason Lee is 46, Renee Zellweger is 47, Bjorn Ulvaeus is 71, and Al Pacino is 76.
Frank Ocean: Prince helped me come to terms with my sexuality.
Richard Madden’s Cinderella pants were so tight he nearly threw up.
Beyonce’s Lemonade features gay couples, Serena Williams, no Rachel Ray shade.
Israel’s Eurovision contestant stopped in Russia for being gay, passport torn.
IN OTHER NEWS
Tom Daley headed to Russia to finish up the World Series, where he and partner Dan took the bronze, and Tom competed against his two main Chinese rivals for the individual crown. Does he take the gold?
The cast for the Twin Peaks revival has to be seen to be believed.
It doesn’t sound like you’re “A Little Gay,” James Franco.
“It’s problematic how you currently discuss your own sexuality. It’s blatant bi-erasure, and promoting a duality of sexual orientation. Instead of being bi, you’re gay when it comes to one specific sexual or romantic attraction, but straight when it comes to another.
I don’t know what’s going on with you. You could be fluid, you could be in denial, you could be afraid of using the label — as many celebrities have been. Or it could all be an elaborate queer-baiting facade meant to promote your popularity.”
Here’s the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, with a huge spoiler at the end that I was sure they were going to keep under wraps as long as possible.
Blue Man Group is the latest artist to cancel concerts in North Carolina.
“At the heart of every Blue Man Group performance is a joyful celebration of all human kind including our commonalities and our differences. We value every individual’s right to live a dignified, vibrant life in full color. As such, we are joining the growing list of entertainment professionals in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law by canceling our upcoming tour performances in Charlotte.
We regret any disappointment this may cause our fans, but look forward to performing for you in the future”
Finally, here’s something life-affirming. Our favorite incorrigible icon John Barrowman posted a live video on Facebook over the weekend, updating fans and just being, well, John Barrowman, when husband Scott accidentally came into view completely naked. John was quick to move the camera away, but not quick enough.
He later posted another vid joking about the incident and boasting about Scott’s attributes. You can see for yourself here, and of course it is extremely NSFW, but as I said, life-affirming. I’ve said it before, but I don’t know which of these guys is luckier, but Scott’s junk may just tip the scales. (h/t Fred)
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 163rd ShoutOUT™ is to … Sam Tsui.
26-year-old actor/singer Sam first tasted internet success in 2009, when his web series College Musical hit big, garnering millions of views. A parody of High School Musical,, Sam played horny college student Cooper, and here you can see his inspiring plea “I want to bone my T.A.”
Most Briefs lists involve the “best” or “greatest” of something, so for a change let’s switch it up, as Evil Snicks brings you The 30 Worst Music Videos Of All Time.
You’ll see debacles from major musical artists, as well as a few Youtube “stars.” Sure, it’s really easy to pick on desperate wannabes. It’s fun, too. But it proves that terrible can run the gamut from multi-million dollar productions to, well, a certain video named after a day of the week. You know the one.
At #10 is “Friday” by Rebecca Black.
So after five years and 93 million views, it’s time to reassess “Friday.” Is it really as bad as we remember, and does it still deserve scorn?
Congrats to jazz, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Miami Vice.