John Barrowman On His “Arrow” Return, Neil and David Pig Out: BRIEFS

Plus Canada's new Prime Minister, and "What does Katy Perry's cat care about?"

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Birthday shoutouts go to Niall Matter (above), who is 35, John Krasinski is 36, Dannii Minogue is 44, Viggo Mortenson is 57, and Tom Petty is 65. “Think of me what you will, I’ve got a little space to fill”


ABC’s Dr. Ken has received the first full season comedy pickup by any network. I haven’t seen the show, nor do I have any desire to, but I’m happy for out co-star Jonathan Slavin.


John Barrowman on his return to Arrow this week:

“It’s complicated but it’s good, because where we left him, he had the League kneeling at his feet, Nyssa included. Six to seven months have passed, so you do don’t know whether he’s in control or not, but something happens [this week] where you realize that these fighters, these men and women, are under his control.”


NYC will host WorldPride 2019 to mark the Stonewall Uprising’s 50th anniversary

“The two-month celebration will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and mark the first time the international LGBT event will be hosted in the United States.”


Meet Justin Trudeau, the dynamic, liberal—and gorgeous—new Prime Minister of Canada

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Anna Kendrick joins Billy Eichner to play “What Does Katy Perry’s Cat Care About?”


Neil and David at the Blue Moon Burger Bash.

attends the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray - Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Pier 92 on October 16, 2015 in New York City.
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attends the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray - Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Pier 92 on October 16, 2015 in New York City.
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Here’s the Tuesday Puzzler! “Catch Of The Day”

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 … Greg Berlanti

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Greg created and occasionally wrote the series Everwood, which aired for four season on The WB from September 16, 2002 – June 5, 2006. It starred Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, and early starring roles for Emily Van Camp and Chris Pratt.


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 #84 is “A Little Love” by Juice Newton

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The first of two songs from Juice on the list, she racked up 7 consecutive top 40 hits between 1981-1983, but the first single from her album Can’t Wait All Night barely missed, peaking at #44 in July 1984. She would never get close to the top 40 again.
 

 


Congrats to jmart4400, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Where The Wild Things Are.

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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 … Marlon Courbin

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