Jonathan Groff Cleans Up Nicely, Plus “Eastenders” To Resurrect Gay Character: BRIEFS

Plus Colton is still waiting for his Met invite.
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Birthday shoutouts! Bobby Cannavale (above) is 46, Mary Lambert is 27, Dule Hill is 41, and Christopher Cross is 65.

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A new comic book re-imagines Robin Hood as a gay outlaw.

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Anti-gay Jehovah’s Witness video teaches kids that LGBT people “can change.”


Hamilton makes Broadway history with 16 Tony nominations.


Fashion and the future come together at 2016 Met ball.


IN OTHER NEWS

Big congrats to Jonathan Groff, who received his second Tony nomination today, and looked insanely hot at last night’s Met Ball.

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The show wasn’t televised this year, but you can now watch The Daytime Emmy Awards.


Eastenders is bringing back Aaron Sidwell as troubled gay character Steven Beale after an eight-year absence.

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The New York Times bizarre attempt to portray Donald Trump as “more accepting on gay issues.”

“I would hope that in 1968, a year after the Supreme Court ruled that states couldn’t ban interracial marriage, that a New York Times reporter would have objectively described a politician opposed to the ruling as a racist, or at the very least wouldn’t write an entire article telling us why that politician is “far more accepting” of blacks than other politicians because said politician happens to have had a a lot of black friends. After all, with both of them opposed to marriage equality, saying that Donald Trump is “far more accepting” on gay issues than Ted Cruz is like telling us that Barry Goldwater was far more accepting of blacks than Strom Thurmond.”


Idina Menzel: Adele Dazeem was “best thing that ever happened to me.”

“The honest truth? Right when it was happening, I was like, What the fuck did he just say?” Menzel recounted to the laughter of the audience. But with the orchestra playing and America watching, the Broadway star checked her feelings at the door.

Get over yourself. You’re so vain and conceited. Just go. Sing. Like, Meryl Streep is there,” she told herself at the time. “That’s the whole thing that went on, about eight seconds to get myself back in the zone.”


Colton would have killed at the Met Ball. “Just gonna dress up and act like I got invited to the #metball …no big deal lol. If I’m not there next yr I might actually shed some tears.”


Here’s the Puzzler! “The Only Way To Travel”


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 164th ShoutOUT™ is to … Wesley Taylor

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Wes followed up Rock Of Ages with another Broadway success, originating the role of Lucas in The Addams Family. Here he is answering fan questions with co-star Krysta Rodriguez (who plays Wednesday Addams).
 

 

Since 2009 Wes has starred in his own web series, Billy Green, about a clueless actor in New York City who has no idea how to act around other performers … or in society in general. Here’s an episode, which features cameos from Bobby Steggert, Kyle Dean Massey, and many others.

 


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 #4 is “America, We Stand As One” by Dennis Madalone.

Yes, it’s another 9/11 vid, this one by a former Star Trek stunt coordinator turned singer. Unfortunately, it plays like a parody vid from The Onion, with incredibly cheezy special effects, and poor Dennis constantly looking like he’s about to pop a blood vessel (when he’s not touching kids heads and releasing some kind of celestial light). No. Just no.

 


Congrats to stormymac, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Tim Warring from Charlie by MZ.

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