Raul Castillo On Saying Goodbye To “Looking,” First Look At Aaron Tveit In “Grease Live”: BRIEFS

Plus Elisabeth Hasselbeck calls it a day

maxwell-caulfield-3
Birthday shoutouts! Maxwell Caulfield (above) is 56, Bruce Vilanch is 67, Miley Cyrus is 23, Chris Hardwick is 44, and Robin Roberts is 55.

ICYMI

Matt Bomer to star as 1930s Hollywood mogul in Amazon pilot The Last Tycoon. No current actor can project old Hollywood glamour like Matt.


That time nerd god Chris Hardwick splayed in a speedo
chris hardwick shirtless speedo attack of the show


Simon Dunn rents Montana log cabin just to lipsynch Pitbull’s “Timber” in his underwear.


Reid Ewing of Modern Family talks Body Dysmorphia, casually says he’s out.


How has five years of “It Gets Better” affected the LGBT community?


IN OTHER NEWS

Jim Halterman talks to Raul Castillo about playing a villain on Gotham and saying goodbye to Looking.


Elisabeth Hasselbeck to step down as co-host of Fox and Friends to spend more time with her family. I’d rather see her back at The View than that simpleton Candace Cameron Bure. At least Elisabeth was entertaining when she was wrong. Candace is wrong AND bland, which is a deadly combination.


Here’s a first look at Julianne Hough as Sandy and Aaron Tveit as Danny in Grease Live, which will air Sunday, January 31st on Fox.

gl-s1_17-julianne-aaron-white02_4947-rc-a-copy
Fox


Skiier Alex Schlopy sort-of apologizes for calling Gus Kenworthy self-serving for coming out


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 … Reid Ewing

reid3

27-year-old Reid may be best known for Modern Family, but he got his start at FLCT (Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater), and here he gives a glowing tribute to his time there, with scenes from his youth and a tour of his book collection.


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 #61 is “Miracles” by Stacy Lattisaw

hqdefault

Stacy was just 13 when she scored her first top 40 hit, 1980’s “Let Me Be Your Angel,” and hit the top 40 again the next year with a remake of “Love On A Two Way Street.” Her final top 40 entry, the lovely ballad “Miracles” squeaked in at #40 in October 1983.

TRIVIA: “Ring My Bell” was originally written for a then 11-year-old Stacy as a teen song about kids talking on the telephone, but after she signed with a different label, the song was re-written to make it more suggestive, and given to Anita Ward, who took the disco classic to #1.

 


Congrats to jazz, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Hunger Games: Mocking Jay part 1.

4768955

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

castnov23


And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Anderson Cooper Ed Garcea

Ed-Garcea-Shirtless-by-Gus-Bastos-8
Gus Bastos
80's Pop Culture Expert, Shooting At The Walls Of Heartache.
@therealsnicks