Matthew Mitcham Is Still Limber, Ted Cruz Is Still Lying: BRIEFS

Plus bad news for Pastafarians.
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Birthday shoutouts! Glenn Howerton (above) is 40, Caroline Rhea is 52, Peabo Bryson is 66, and Tony Dow is 70.

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Two authors are challenging stereotypes with LGBT fairy tale Promised Land.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton are marvelous in new Doctor Strange trailer.


Robert DeNiro to be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in NYC.

“De Niro has long been an ally to the LGBT community and a staunch advocate of marriage equality. In 2014, he shared the story of his gay father in the HBO documentary Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., which recounted the elder De Niro’s struggle with self-acceptance.”


Kevin Keller is a total stud in new series Life With Kevin.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Matthew Mitcham isn’t letting Olympic retirement slow him down. “Had my first pilates session today, which is the first time I’ve had a stretch or been upside down in months! And possibly the first sweat I’ve broken in months, too!”


“I thought pilates was going to be a gentle hour laying on my back. I was mistaken.”

I thought #pilates was going to be a gentle hour laying on my back. I was mistaken @balmainbodies thanks for the workout!

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Ted Cruz tries to rewrite history, claims he “denounced” radical “kill-the-gays” pastor. I really hope Rachel brings this up tonight.


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Federal judge rules that worshipping a flying spaghetti monster is not a real religion. But Scientology is okay?


“Affluenza” teen Ethan Couch gets nearly two years in jail.


Michelangelo Signorile: How Dennis Hastert demonized gays as predators while he was the real “Super-Predator.”

“The Hastert story is revolting on so many levels. He sexually assaulted boys who trusted him as their wrestling coach, scarring them for life. And while he covered it up over a period of decades, he also assaulted an entire minority group that was under a barrage of attacks from religious conservatives continually denying them civil rights and demonizing them and pummeling gay people over and over again, with bill after bill, informed by lie after lie. If there’s a true definition of a super-predator, Dennis Hastert is it.”


David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris at the premiere of The Jungle Book in NYC.

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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 161st ShoutOUT™ is to … J.E. Freeman.

The same year he starred in Wild At Heart, J.E. scored again with The Coen Brothers’ Miller’s Crossing, playing scuzzy henchman Eddie Dane, along with another recent ShoutOUT™ honoree, Jon Polito!

 

 


Most Briefs lists involve the “best” or “greatest” of something, so for a change let’s switch it up, as Evil Snicks brings you The 30 Worst Music Videos Of All Time.

You’ll see debacles from major musical artists, as well as a few Youtube “stars.” Sure, it’s really easy to pick on desperate wannabes. It’s fun, too. But it proves that terrible can run the gamut from multi-million dollar productions to, well, a certain video named after a day of the week. You know the one.

At #18 is “Wilder” by Gnesa

How is this unique talent not on a Bravo show yet?

 

 
And someone has done God’s work and made a 10 hour version on a continuous loop. Bless them.
 


Congrats to Miz Liz, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Babylon 5.

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

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Colby! from DNA Magazine

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