Luke Macfarlane’s Stealth “Supergirl” Role, Leonardo DiCaprio Was Not Raped By A Bear: BRIEFS

Plus checking in on superhero Joey on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Birthday shoutouts! Charlie Puth (above) is 24, Britney Spears is 34, Jason Collins is 37, Dan Butler is 61, Steven Bauer is 59, Cathy Lee Crosby is 71, and my all-time favorite tennis player Monica Seles is 42. *GRUNT!*

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Chris Hemsworth cuddles with kittens, heals the world.

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Sting’s adult child, Eliot Sumner, comes out as genderfluid: “Nobody ever asked”


Ten Walls atones for homophobic post by releasing new track with trans singer Alex Radford.

“Behind the walls of silence stood emotional, sleepless and creativity—filled days and nights. Together with Alex, we made it and it is yours now.”


34 ways you can honor Britney on her birthday.


EXCLUSIVE: Shadowhunters stars Harry Shum Jr and Matthew Daddario on conjuring the show’s gay romance

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IN OTHER NEWS

Our thoughts are with the victims and everyone affected by the mass shootings in San Bernardino.


Louisiana’s next governor John Bell Edwards will protect LGBT workers by executive order. Hopefully the Jindal era will quickly fade from memory.

“The Times Picayune of New Orleans reports that sometime after his inauguration January 11, Edwards will sign an executive order to protect his state’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender state employees and government contractors from getting fired, being discriminated against and harassed.”


Contrary to what the vile Matt Drudge says, Leonard DiCaprio is NOT raped by a bear in his new movie.


Okay, I admit it, the last few episodes of Supergirl are still sitting on my DVR. Hey, I have a husband to tend to, and kids to raise (in Skyrim, but still …), so I missed that Luke Macfarlane is back on our TV screens! Well, very, very briefly.

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He showed up for a couple of scenes in Monday’s episode, had two lines, and was seen in the background a couple of other times. He is scheduled to appear on next week’s episode, too, so hopefully he’s more than an overqualified extra. (h/t JohnEd)
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Checking in on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., gay metal-melting superhero Joey made another appearance last night, and he’s finally a member of the team! Well, they really had no choice, since all hell is breaking loose. He only had one scene, but it looks as though he’ll have a bigger part in next week’s mid-season finale. Go Joey!

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Speaking of S.H.I.E.L.D., does anyone else have the same problem I do?


Here’s the first official trailer for Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw The Light, which will open in March.


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 … Troye Sivan

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Troye starred in the 2010 coming-of-age film Spud, as a boy spending his first year at an elite boarding school, given the nickname “Spud” because he hasn’t yet reached puberty. Troye was nominated for a South African Film and Television Award for Best Lead Actor In A Feature Film.

He made two sequels, Spud 2: The Madness Continues in 2013 and Spud 3: Learning To Fly in 2014.


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 #55 is “Do It Again” by The Kinks

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The Kinks had a big comeback in 1983 with the top ten smash “Come Dancing” (their first top ten in the U.S. since “Lola”), and had a minor hit with the followup “Don’t Forget To Dance” (#29), but the first single from their 1984 album Word Of Mouth should have been a bigger hit.

“Do It Again” hit #41 in February 1985, and was their final entry on the Hot 100.


 


Congrats to Lazycrokett (who beat Bucky619 by about 10 seconds), who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Lawrence Of Arabia

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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 … Jeff

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