Jussie Smollett Wants To Dump Trump, Paul Is Tortured On “Days”: BRIEFS

Plus "Indiana Jones 5" is a go.
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Birthday shoutouts! Kellan Lutz (above) is 31, Chris Bruno is 50, Eva Longoria is 41, Sly Stone is 73, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 83.

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Tom Goss gives Dusty Springfield’s “Son Of A Preacher Man” an LGBT twist.

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Anne Hathaway set to star in Princess Diaries 3.


This is what happens when you ask Cher to turn off her caps lock.


Publishing Triangle announces finalists for LGBT literary awards.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Christopher Sean tweeted this preview pic from next week on Days of Our Lives (I think it’ll air on Tuesday). What do you suppose is happening here? I think it’s obvious. Paul is being forced to watch Days of Our Lives. Now that’s cruel and unusual.

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It’ll be a mini-Warehouse 13 reunion at Sci-Fest LA’s 3rd Science Fiction One-Act Play Fest. Allison Scagliotti will star in one of the plays, directed by WH13 exec. producer and showrunner Jack Kenny. An IndieGoGo campaign has been set up to raise funds for the special effects. Judging by the past shows, it’ll have sci-fi/fantasy icons galore.
 


Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are teaming up to bring Indiana Jones And The Search For Shady Pines to the big screen in 2019.


Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick on breaking the boycott of The Beverly Hills Hotel.

“Does this boycott make sense? I did not want to go against my core values. Or worse, offend a Higher Power. (Elton John.) But it hit me like a rock being thrown at my face by the village baker in Brunei that, after two years, the only thing that changed at the Beverly Hills Hotel was that the hard-working staff, those least responsible for the offending action, were getting hurt the most. While a hotel representative says the employees are being compensated for lost wages, I’m dubious. We don’t know for how much or for how long.”


Jussie Smollett has a few things to say about Trump.

“I think that he is the mogul of hate. That is what I will call him forever. What he has done is capitalized on the fear of this nation.

I think that [Trump] is truly one the worst people that has ever walked the face of this planet,” Smollett continued. “I can’t talk about him without getting heated and I get so emotional about it. I’m so emotional about it because I feel it so deeply. And I’m also ashamed. I’m embarrassed for our nation, that we allowed someone like this to get so far.”


Gal Gadot talks to Ellen about playing Wonder Woman. She seems lovely, but I’m still worried.


Here’s the Puzzler! “Mosaic”


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 157th ShoutOUT™ is to … Larry Sullivan

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In 2002 Larry starred in the beloved gay-themed The Trip. As 70’s closeted republican Alan, Larry fell in love with polar opposite Tommy (Steve Braun), and the movie details their decade long, on-again off-again relationship.

 

 

Here’s Larry’s memorable strip tease. If only the entire road trip could have been this happy.
 


Over the next few weeks we’ll have a lot of fun looking at 20 Songs Everyone Knows That Didn’t Hit The Top 40! These are all songs that have become a part of pop culture history, but failed on the chart when they were originally released. Songs that, through inclusion in films, TV, or other medium have managed to withstand the test of time.

Note – We’ll also include a couple of songs that were never actually released a singles, but have also become classics.

At #9 is “Into The Groove” by Madonna.

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Madonna cemented her stardom in 1985 with the Like A Virgin album and her hit movie Desperately Seeking Susan, but she ran into a strange quandary.

“In the United States, due to similar problems with “Crazy for You” and “Material Girl” being released at the same time and competing with each other, it was decided against releasing “Into the Groove” as a 7″ single so it would not compete with “Angel”, the third single from Like a Virgin. “Into the Groove” was eventually released as the B-side to the maxi-single of “Angel”, therefore it was ineligible to enter the Billboard Hot 100 or Hot Singles Sales charts.”

“Into The Groove” would become one of Madonna’s most-loved songs, honored by Billboard as the “Dance Single Of The Decade,” and is routinely near the top of polls of her greatest songs.

 


Congrats to george, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was All In The Family.

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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 … Bruno Marchetti

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