Nicholas Hoult Is J.D. Salinger, A Kentucky Update, The LCR’s Uncertain Future: BRIEFS

Plus Mount McKinley is no more, goodbye "Downton Abbey," and remembering Sal Mineo

Birthday shoutouts go to Ryan Kelley (above), who is 29, Richard Gere is 66, Julie Brown is 57, Candis Cayne is 44, and Debbie Gibson is 45. Here’s her final top 40 song.

Nicolas Hoult will portrey J.D. Salinger in the biopic Rebel In The Rye. “The author ended up in a life of seclusion after a rebellious youth and seeing the horrors of World War II where he ended up on Utah Beach and was part of the notorious Battle of the Bulge (which was known for its hand-to-hand combat and brutality; in fact, they executed a lot of the prisoners in front of other soldiers). He suffered badly from PTSD and was hospitalized after a nervous breakdown. While there, he met a woman (who was rumored to have a Nazi past) and they married but that was short-lived.”

The Log Cabin Republicans’ Uncertain Future.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Why Hasn’t Black Lives Matter Been Labeled A Hate Group?

Gay couple thrice denied marriage license sue Rowan County and clerk

Plus, there’s a new petition: Stand up and make Kim Davis pay her OWN legal fees for her defiance of the courts

Mount McKinley Will Again Be Called Denali

Here’s the trailer for the final season of Downton Abbey

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 … Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo (January 10, 1939 – February 12, 1976) was born in the Bronx, and made his film debut in 1955’s Six Bridges to Cross, beating out Clint Eastwood for the role. He followed that up with The Private War of Major Benson, but it would be his third film of 1955 that would catapult him to fame. Sal co-starred with James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause as troubled teen John “Plato” Crawford, and his performance earned him his first Oscar nomination.

Here’s a fascinating look at the screentest of Sal, James and Natalie Wood. Of course, it’s difficult to forget that all three died so young.

Continuing the top 30 live-action TV themes/openings of the 90’s! At #17 is Melrose Place.

Melrose Place/Fox

Airing on Fox from July 8, 1992 to May 24, 1999, Melrose Place was the second smash in a row from out creator Darren Starr, and the closest we got in the 90’s to the fabulous insanity of Dynasty. After a rough start, in which the show seemed adrift much of the time, Heather Locklear was brought in, and the show found its focus. The opening was typical of the early 90’s, with cinema verite (French for “shaky camera”), and some really unfortunate hairstyles (who the hell did Courtney-Thorne Smith piss off that first season?)

By the fourth season, the show (and opening) had settled in, although Heather was still (and would remain) a “Special Guest Star.”

Congrats to Nobody! No one guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Caddyshack.

Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?


Today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Romain Chamby

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