Keahu Kahuanui Does A John Stamos, Luke Macfarlane Vs. Jemm?: BRIEFS

Plus Abigail Breslin is Baby

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Birthday shoutouts! Dominic Monaghan (above) is 39, Ian Somerhalder is 37, Sinead O’Connor is 49, Teri Hatcher is 51, Mike Ruiz is 51, Nicki Minaj is 33, Kim Basinger is 62, and Mary Woronov is 72

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Broadway star Nick Adams’ naughty elf is our favorite stocking stuffer.

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Jussie Smollett makes history as Pepsi’s first out celebrity spokesperson.

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AN ED KENNEDY POST! Watch Gus Kenworthy get a haircut, reveal if he’s cut or uncut.


Nobody wants to be lonely – How to deal with the post-coming out blues.


10 Instagram couples giving us relationship goals


X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore interested in seeing Iceman’s coming out translated on screen. Love those Ashmore boys.

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IN OTHER NEWS

ABC is remaking Dirty Dancing. No word on who will play the Patrick Swayze character, but as for Baby, no one puts Abigail Breslin in the corner!


Former? Teen Wolf star Keahu Kahuanui pulls a John Stamos. This is the kind of trend I can get behind (jokes!) But it looks like Keahu didn’t want to go the full moon, so this is only a passable crack at it (more jokes!)

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Little known origin of “gay rights are human rights.”

What many people do not know is that Secretary Clinton had said that famous phrase before. A year and a half prior to Geneva, U.S. diplomats gathered for the State Department Pride celebration in a stuffy, windowless auditorium. At this small and unglamorous event, the secretary ran through most of her prepared speech, but then paused and looked up, catching the crowd by surprise. Going off script, she emphatically stated:

“These dangers are not ’gay’ issues. This is a human rights issue. Just as I was very proud to say the obvious more than 15 years ago in Beijing that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, well, let me say today that, Human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights, once and for all.”


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Last week Luke Macfarlane showed up unexpectedly on Supergirl for two scenes, and we were hoping he would have more to do on last night’s show.

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His character Agent Donovan was a major part of the first half of the episode (and Luke’s name was first on the guest cast list), until he became possessed by a truly outrageous alien named “Jemm.”

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Sadly, he didn’t survive the mind meld, and Jemm tossed him away like used Kleenex. It always comes back to used Kleenex watching Luke Macfarlane, doesn’t it.

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I was really hoping Luke would get one scene with Calista Flockhart, thus giving us a mini-Brothers & Sisters reunion (this is a Greg Berlanti show, after all), but maybe Sally Field can guest star as a flying alien nun.


Here’s the Tuesday Puzzler! “Bareback”


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 … Anthony Callea

Anthony Callea during 2005 MTV Australia Video Music Awards - Red Carpet at Luna Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
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Anthony may have lost Australian Idol, but when he released his first single “The Prayer” in December 2004, it debuted on the Australian chart at #1 and spent five weeks at the top, and became the second biggest selling single of the decade down under. Ten years later he performed it again, still sounding great.


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 #51 is “Let Him Go” by Animotion.

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Animotion kicked off the first Lost Hits countdown three years ago with their non-hit “I Engineer,” and here they are again with a forgotten gem. Bill Wadhams and the fabulous Astrid Plane (still one of my favorite pop music names) took this followup to “Obsession” to #39 in July 1985.

 


Congrats to zoso, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Ordinary People.

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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 … Eduardo Romo.

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