Mr. Gay World Resigns, What Does Gus Kenworthy Smell Like?: BRIEFS

Plus don't scare cats with cucumbers

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Birthday shoutouts! Adam Driver (above) is 32, Jodie Foster is 53, Meg Ryan is 64, Calvin Klein is 73, and Jason Scott Lee is 49

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Justin Bieber Vs. One Direction:
Who won the album chart battle?

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After forever in limbo, the Freddie Mercury biopic is still going to happen.

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Bette Midler confirms there will never ever be a Hocus Pocus 2

“After all these years and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no.”


Gay German couple takes in 24 refugees to show friends what real compassion is.


The adorable Moschino Barbie boy was cast by designer Jeremy Scott, not Barbie.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Just FYI – I know you’re all wondering what the hell happened to Ed Kennedy. He’s still here! But he has been experiencing technical difficulties (i.e. his PC died a tragic and lingering death). But he’ll be back to writing soon! Ed, if you’re reading this …

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Speaking of cats, remember that Cats Vs. Cucumbers vid I posted a few days ago? Apparently, it’s wrong to do, and if you found it amusing, you are PURE EVIL.

“If you cause stress to an animal that’s probably not a good thing,” says Jill Goldman, a certified animal behaviorist in southern California. “If you do it for laughs it makes me question your humanity.”

Whoops! Here are a few more, but don’t watch.


Jared Fogle has been sentenced to 15 years, which is more than prosecutors asked for.


Kit Williamson: The GOP hates extremism, except when they’re endorsing it.

“Perhaps these candidates don’t see how similar they are to the extremists they denounce because they haven’t done much research into them in the first place.”


Klaus Burkart, Mr. Gay World, has resigned because reasons.

“I’m very sad to announce that due to personal changes in my life I will no longer be able to live up to the expectations and serve the community to the extent that the title requires to do so.”

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What would Gus Kenworthy smell like?


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 … Todd Graff

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Todd wrote and directed 2003’s indie hit Camp, which featured the first film roles for Anna Kendrick, two-time Tony nominee Robin DeJesus and Ethan Green star Daniel Letterle


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 #63 is “Sausalito Summernight” by Diesel

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This exuberant, classic driving song was a favorite of my older sister, who used to crank it while she got ready for going out on Friday nights in high school. I asked her once who sang it, and she said “Duh, it’s Steve Miller, dumbass!” So it felt good years later to finally throw in her face “Ha! It was not Steve Miller, you dumb ho!” Of course, I probably could have waited for a better time (she was in labor). It was actually performed by Dutch band Diesel, who took their only charting single to #25 in November 1981
 


Congrats to verycutepanda, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Cloud With A Chance Of Meatballs.

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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 … Winson Lim

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