Leonardo DiCaprio Explains That Gaga Moment At The Golden Globes: BRIEFS

Plus redefining what it means to be a gay black man.
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Birthday shoutouts! Marc Blucas (above) is 43, Mary J. Blige is 45, Amanda Peet is 44, Vicki Peterson is 58, and Naomi Judd is 70.


Farewell to an icon


Lady Gaga wins Golden Globe, thanks Matt Bomer and the cast of AHS: Hotel

Gaga and Sam Smith were just two of the surprise wins. We have the complete wrap-up. OUT OF THE WAY, FOOL!

Who slayed on the Golden Globes red carpet?

Gender-Neutral pronoun “they” named word of the year.

Madonna sings “La Vie En Rose” at Sean Penn’s Haiti benefit.


ABC is reviving the GREATEST GAME SHOW in the history of TV. Game Show Network tried a few years ago, with disastrous results. Here’s my all-time favorite Pyramid player, Shelley Smith, winning yet another person $100,000.

Jack Falahee gets ready for the Golden Globes

Leonardo DiCaprio explains that awkward Gaga moment, “I just didn’t know what was passing me!”

Here’s the sweetest video proposal you’ll see today, as Youtuber Jamie Pine proposes to his boyfriend Mike. (h/t perftronnie)


John Cameron Mitchell on David Bowie:

“Some people felt a little bummed out when he said he was a latent heterosexual later in the ’80s, but we all have our queer straight uncles, and he’s the greatest one. He’s a music hall performer at heart, and because of his genius — his brilliance — he took everything he loved and made something absolutely unique with every new album that came out. They’re timeless records, especially that string of albums in the ’70s from Hunky Dory to Scary Monsters. Who has had that string of brilliance? Even Dylan had problems.”

Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau at the Golden Globes.

attends FOX Golden Globe Awards Awards Party 2016 sponsored by American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

Redefining what it means to be a gay black man.

“This theory that black men are being persuaded to “turn gay” or the notion that there is a conspiracy to feminize black men are lies. What they are as I see it, are the cries of some black folk that want to stay in the box that was engineered for us. We know the descriptions — militant, aggressive, thug, hyper-masculine, Mandingo, unemotional, n-word. We know them well, don’t we? While we hate stereotypes, I have to acknowledge that many of us have subscribed to them.”

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 148th ShoutOUT™ is to … Stephen Spinella

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59-year-old Stephen made his stage debut in Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day in 1985, but his first time on Broadway eight years later would prove to be star-making, winning the Tony Award for Featured Actor in Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.



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 #31 is “On The Loose” by Saga


Canadian group Saga won the Juno Award for Most Promising Band in 1982, and it’s easy to see why. They crafted a pair of of terrific pop singles from their album Worlds Apart, with “On The Loose” becoming their only American top 40 hit, peaking at #26 in March 1983. We’ll see them again later.



Congrats to Gregory, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Orange Is The New Black.


Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Since it’s a new year, let’s switch things up again. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?


And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Cole Monahan

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