Kathy Griffin Will Torment Anderson Cooper Again, The Ten Worst Right Wing Moments Of 2015: BRIEFS

Plus the year in male nudity on TV
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Birthday shoutouts! Chris Carmack (above) is 35, Meghan Trainor is 22, Ralph Fiennes is 53, and Susan Powter is 58.

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Steve Grand wears long johns and and nuzzles a hot bear in “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

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Colton Haynes reunites with his Teen Wolf co-stars.

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I watched Hallmark holiday movies so you don’t have to (Mariah Carey edition), with a sprinkling of Luke Macfarlane.

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Get cooking with Adrian De Berardinis, the bear-naked chef.

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An Ed Kennedy Post! Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant re-team on gay right mini-series When We Rise


Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton announce adoption of 2-year-old son.

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Adele can see her baby son having a boyfriend someday.


When Isabella Rossellini discovered Death Becomes Her was a gay movie


IN OTHER NEWS

Full frontal male nudity was all over TV in 2015.

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5 years after ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, President Obama couldn’t be prouder.


Chris Christie talks terrorism when asked about trans people.

“Life is confusing enough right now for our children,” he added, suddenly bringing up the school closings in Los Angeles after a threat there. Then he went into a long aside about the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, summing them both up with a proclamation that “children learn better, grow up better, mature better when they live in a safe and secure and loving environment.”


LGBT youth participate in unforgettable Giants game.

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The gay ’Jihad,’ The Charleston ’accident’ and the 10 worst right-wing moments of 2015.


I was getting worried.


Here’s the Puzzler! “Naughty or Nice?”


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 146th ShoutOUT™ is to … Roger Rees

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Roger’s most famous TV appearance was a recurring role on Cheers, playing Rebecca’s object of affection Robin Colcord for 17 episodes over four seasons.


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 #41 is “Stranger In Town” by Toto

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Toto had a daunting task following up their mammoth album Toto IV, which was one of the greatest soft rock classics of all time. Unfortunately, their followup Isolation was a bust, barely reaching gold and peaking at #42, and the underrated first single “Stranger In Town” peaked at #30 in December 1984.


 


Congrats to johned, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Scrooged.

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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 … Romain Chamby

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