Neil Patrick Harris Is Dad Of The Year, Plus Gawker, Zachary Quinto: BRIEFS

Plus Sir Ian McKellen on Stonewall UK.
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Birthday shoutouts! Steven Strait (above) is 30, Keri Russell is 40, Randall Park is 42, Ric Ocasek is 67, and Chaka Khan is 63.

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Hot Guys had their butts painted like Easter eggs.

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Rod Stewart: I don’t mind if my son turns out to be gay.


Canadian mom performs universe’s worst rap to attack trans people.

“This is just a fender bender, all over sex and gender.”


Meet the first Muslim finalist in Mr. Gay pageant.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Sir Ian McKellen talks to Owen Jones about multiple topics, including coming out and facing discrimination, Patrick Stewart, and Stonewall UK.
 


Can I please be one of their kids?

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Zachary Quinto speaks at the MCC Theater groundbreaking in NYC.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22:  Actor Zachary Quinto speaks at the MCC Theater groundbreaking event on March 22, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
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And wears an ill-fitting hardhat.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22:  Actor Zachary Quinto attends MCC Theater Breaks Ground on its first permanent home on March 22, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
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Nick Denton on Gawker losing in court to Hulk Hogan:

“Hogan did not sue us, as he has claimed, to recover damages from the emotional distress he purportedly experienced upon our revelation in 2012 of a sexual encounter with his best friend’s wife, Heather Cole (then Heather Clem). It turns out this case was never about the sex on the tape Gawker received, but about racist language on another, unpublished tape that threatened Hogan’s reputation and career.”


President Obama meets with Cuban LGBT activists.

“Juana Mora Cedeño of Alianza Mano and Nelson Álvarez Matute, who works with her organization, attended the meeting in the Cuban capital. A pool report indicates that Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Chief of Mission Jeffrey DeLaurentis were also present.”


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

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Evan starred in numerous Canadian series, including recurring roles on Da Vinci’s City Hall and These Arms Of Mine, and played the title role of Raven in 26 episodes of the award-winning animated children’s series Raven Tales, which was targeted at school-age children and their families to introduce native Aboriginal folklore.
 


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 #3 is “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin.

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Of course this would have to be on the list someplace. Led Zeppelin’s iconic radio staple was never released as a single, but its legacy is well documented.

“Stairway to Heaven” was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs, and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been officially released as a single there.”

 


Congrats to Carlos, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Project Runway.

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

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … David Birtwistle from Charlie by MZ.

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