Louis Virtel Snaps At The GOP, Adam Lambert In Shanghai: BRIEFS

Plus Taraji on "Empire" haters
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Birthday shoutouts! Zayn Malik (above) is 23, Kirstie Alley is 65, Naya Rivera is 29, and Howard Stern is 62.

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The hottest man in anime gives lap dance as One Piece’s Roranoa Zoro

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Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver comes out as gay.


Photos from New York’s No Pants Subway Ride flood Instagram.

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Sherri Shepherd sure has a lot to say about Raven Symone.


Ellen Page confronts gay-killing Brazilian cop in new travel doc Gaycation.


Guys holding BB8 is serving up peak Tumblr

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IN OTHER NEWS

Our beloved former colleague Louis Virtel created a viral sensation with his Jeopardy appearance last year, and now the GOP is using the gif of his snap seen round the world on their website. Louis is not pleased.


Speaking of beloved former colleagues, you may have noticed there are no Shameless recaps this season. Unfortunately, Brian Juergens is still too busy with his day job and married life to recap this season. Damn you, happiness!


Cate Blanchett interviews Ian McKellen for Actors on Actors.


Jerry Hall is marrying a crocodile handbag. No, not that one, one of pure evil.


Absolutely Fabulous movie cast banned from boozing on set after partying gets out of hand. Bottle of champagne for Lulu!


Here’s how Taraji P. Henson would silence homophobic Empire haters.

“We ignore that. That’s nonsense and that’s fear, so we understand where that’s coming from, so there’s nothing to comment on that,” she said. “People are dealing with this, it’s not a joke, that’s why it’s in the script. It’s not for show, it’s not for sensationalism.”


Adam Lambert performs in Shanghai.

American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert performs at his concert in Shanghai, China, 5 January 2016. Pictured: Adam Lambert Ref: SPL1203568  050116   Picture by: Imaginechina / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:	310-821-2666 New York:	212-619-2666 London:	870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert performs at his concert in Shanghai, China, 5 January 2016. Pictured: Adam Lambert Ref: SPL1203568  050116   Picture by: Imaginechina / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles:	310-821-2666 New York:	212-619-2666 London:	870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com
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Here’s the Puzzler! “Addicted To Studs”


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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Stephen followed up his Tony win in 1993 for Featured Actor In A Play in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches with the 1994 continuation Angels in America: Perestroika, and he would win a Tony for a second year in a row, this time as Lead Actor.

 

 


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 #30 is “Shelter” by Lone Justice

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After their first album flopped on the chart, Maria Mckee and Lone Justice gave it one more go with the more polished and radio-friendly album Shelter, but the result was the same. The title track became their highest charting single, but still couldn’t crack the top 40, peaking at #47 in March 1987. It would be their last chart entry.

 

 


Congrats to nobody!, No one guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Empire.

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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?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … The Hernandez Twins

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