Matt Bomer Meets Team USA, Matthew Mitcham Does Shania Twain: BRIEFS

Plus Martha Plimpton on playing Dan Savage's mother.
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Birthday shoutouts! Jon Hamm (above) is 45, Olivia Wilde is 32, Carrie Underwood is 33, Edie Brickell is 50, and Sharon Stone is 58.

ICYMI

President Obama welcomes Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, talks up marriage equality. I’m telling ya, Justin is such a hot Canadian he could be in a Hallmark movie!

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the location of the Stanley Cup as he welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. This is Trudeau's first trip to Washington since becoming Prime Minister.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bette Midler serves Kim Kardashian, turns shady Twitter war into call to action.


There is now Bernie Sanders gay erotica. Because of course there is.


Local group would rather cancel Easter celebration than worship with LGBT church.


Steakhouse or gay bar? Take the quiz.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Michaelangelo Signorile talks with the faboo Martha Plimpton about playing a “facsimile” of Dan Savage’s mom on The Real O’Neal’s.

“I said yes right away,” she said. “They sent me the script. It was very funny and I loved the idea of working with Dan, even if peripherally. Even though [the character Eileen] doesn’t get it, she’s definitely coming from a place from love and devotion and she adores her children and she particularly adores Kenny. Nothing’s going to get in the way of that. She will do her damnedest to try and get him to go straight again. But she won’t abandon him, which is a lucky thing for Kenny, because a lot of kids don’t have that experience with their parents when they come out. And that’s one of the reasons why I think the show could be of value.”


Yesterday I mentioned that Gavin MacIntosh had tweeted that his time on The Fosters had ended, but he’s moved on to the upcoming fairytale thriller American Fable< , premiering at the SXSW Film Festival. Here he is in a very creepy scene. (h/t bystander 9529)


Pacquiao attempts damage control after antigay meltdown.

“Longtime homophobe Manny Pacquiao finally paid the piper after his latest round of antigay comments — including calling same-sex couples worse than animals and posting on social media that gays deserve death. Nike ended its endorsement deal with the athlete, while the Filipino senatorial candidate’s approval numbers dipped since he made the statements last month.”


The international trailer for Ghostbusters features a lot more Chris Hemsworth.
 


Matthew Mitcham’s message for women.

To all the women

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Matt Bomer attended the Team USA Olympic Media Summit in Beverly Hills, meeting basketball players Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker, Sue Bird and Elena Delle Donne.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 09:  (L-R) Basketball players Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker, actor Matt Bomer, Sue Bird and Elena Delle Donne pose for a photo at the USOC Olympic Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for the USOC)
Harry How/Getty Images for the USOC

Fencers Alex Massialas and Ibtihaj Muhammad.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 09:  (L-R) Fencers Alex Massialas and Ibtihaj Muhammad talk to actor Matt Bomer at the USOC Olympic Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for the USOC)
Harry How/Getty Images for the USOC

And Gymnast Jake Dalton, Olympian Greg Louganis, and gymnast John Orozco.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 09:  (L-R) Gymnast Jake Dalton, Olympian Greg Louganis, gymnast John Orozco and actor Matt Bomer pose for a photo at the USOC Olympic Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for the USOC)
Harry How/Getty Images for the USOC

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 156th ShoutOUT™ is to … David Monahan

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Dave Monahan and Larry Sullivan attend the Trigg Ison Fine art exhibit for the work of Maxine Kim Stussy-Frankel at her home June 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeanne Rice/Getty Images)
Jeanne Rice/Getty Images

We first got to know David and Larry Sullivan as a married couple with this Sabra ad last year. It would be just the beginning for the two of them.

 


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 #12 is “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC

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Released just a couple of months before the death of lead singer Bon Scott, “Highway To Hell” would mark the first entry on the Hot 100 for the iconic Australian band, and even though it only reached #47 in December 1979, it has become one of the all-time rock classics, heard in countless movies and TV shows. That riff will live forever.

 


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

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Thiago Volpato

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