Remembering “My Own Private Idaho,” “Celebrity Apprentice” Replaces Trump, And Who’s Really Homophobic In The Hip-Hop World?: BRIEFS

Plus John Oliver's sticky situation, and paying tribute to the Scooby Gang

Birthday shoutouts go to Andrew Lincoln (above), who is 42, Ben Cohen is 37, Melissa Leo is 55, Amy Winehouse would have been 32, and the fabulous Joey Heatherton is 71.

So, Disney is planning to reboot Mary Poppins with a new live-action film. Obviously, a spoonful of … something … resulted in this decision.

Former The Real World cast member Karamo Brown asks “Who’s Really Homophobic in the Hip-Hop World?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger will replace Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice, so I can continue to not watch it.

Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes discuss My Own Private Idaho, which will be out on blu-ray October 6th.

John Oliver had had to shut down his church, “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption,” because some pervs took the “seed” request … literally.

Pro-equality Malcolm Turnbull has ousted Tony Abbott as Australian Prime Minister. I’d like to hear from our Aussie readers. How shocking was this?

Here’s the newest creepy teaser for American Horror Story: Hotel.

Hillary Clinton chats with Mario Lopez. Up next, Bernie Sanders shops with Lisa Turtle.

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 … Ryan Spahn


35-year-old Ryan (don’t you think he could be the lost Fiennes brother?) may not be a familiar name, but he’s been acting on TV and films for fifteen years, so you’ve likely seen him in one of his many episodic TV appearances or indie films. Or maybe in a commercial? For instance …

Continuing the top 30 live-action TV themes/openings of the 90’s! At #8 is Buffy The Vampire Slayer.


Airing on The WB and UPN from March 10, 1997 – May 20, 2003, Buffy The Vampire Slayer was a pop culture touchstone, still beloved over a decade after it ended. The theme song was performed by pop punk band Nerf Herder, and is screechingly 90’s. Here’s a side-by-comparison of the DVD and the official HD Remastered version, which has fans outraged.

Congrats to jazz, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Shark Tale.


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 … Jabel Balbuena

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