Birthday shoutouts! Guillermo Diaz (above) is 41, Tyler Oakley is 27, Reese Witherspoon is 40, Matthew Modine is 57, Stephanie Mills is 59, Andrew Lloyd Webber is 68, and Stephen Sondheim is 86.
Terror attack in Belgium airport, metro station kills 34.
Freeform orders transgender family drama from Joel Silver, Don Roos.
Nyle DiMarco performs a killer cha-cha on Dancing With The Stars.
Homophobic Toronto mayor Rob Ford dead at age 46.
Marvel hunky variant covers give us “Mighty Men Of Marvel.”
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Former Days of Our Lives star Spencer Neville Instagrammed this pic of himself at Yosemite, in front of a “really big tree called “Leaner” in Nelder Grove.” That’s a hell of a massive trunk. And the tree is big too.
These ten Twitter hashtags changed the way we talk about social issues. #LoveWins is the second most tweeted.
“After the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage, Twitter included a rainbow heart emoji with each of the 12,800,000 mentions of #LoveWins. The monumental decision led other social networks to create ways to let users colorfully show their support, such as Snapchat’s custom rainbow location-based filters and Facebook’s rainbow profile-picture filter.”
Sarah Palin developing her own Judge Judy-style reality show. So will her son be the first case on the docket?
Jussie Smollett reminds us that AIDS isn’t a problem of the past.
Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson compete for hottest guy at the Paleyfest closing night presentation for American Horror Story: Hotel.
But wait! Here are Finn Wittrock and Denis O’Hare! Um, what’s up with Finn’s hands?
Here’s the Puzzler! “Rung By Rung”
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 158th ShoutOUT™ is to … Evan Adams
Evan teamed up again with Smoke Signals director Sherman Alexie for 2002’s The Business of Fancy Dancing, playing Seymour Polatkin, a successful gay poet living in Seattle who returns to the reservation he grew up on to attend a funeral, and confronts his past.
Over the next few weeks we’ll have a lot of fun looking at 20 Songs Everyone Knows That Didn’t Hit The Top 40! These are all songs that have become a part of pop culture history, but failed on the chart when they were originally released. Songs that, through inclusion in films, TV, or other medium have managed to withstand the test of time.
Note – We’ll also include a couple of songs that were never actually released a singles, but have also become classics.
At #4 is “How Soon Is Now” by The Smiths.
Even though it never charted in the U.S., and only charted at #24 on the UK chart, 1985’s “How Soon Is Now” is one of the definitive (maybe the definitive) alt-rock anthems of the 80’s, and helped to introduce the mainstream world to the island unto himself Morrissey. The song’s legacy was increased when a cover version by Love Spit Love was used in the movie The Craft and as the theme song for the TV series Charmed.
I remember the first time I heard it, I thought the opening line was “I am the sun and the air.” Of course, this was before I knew Morrissey and discovered he couldn’t possibly have written such an upbeat lyric.
Congrats to zoso, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Family Guy.
Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is someone from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?
And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Daniel M. from DNA Magazine