Sean Hayes Brings 80s Realness, Richard Blanco Makes History Again, The History Of Sitcom Gays: BRIEFS

Plus the Duggars set the date, and Ryan Murphy's first ensemble show

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ….

“EVERYONE COVER YOUR EARS! MAMA’S GOING TO SING!”

Thanks to pachubear for this week’s winning caption!


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Weekend Birthdays! Christopher Gorham (above) is 41, Lesley Ann Warren is 69, James Cameron is 61, Madonna is 57, Angela Bassett is 57, Susan Saint James is 69, Jackee Harry is 59, Marcia Gay Harden is 56, Lady Bunny is 53, Halle Berry is 49, Debra Messing is 47, Ben Affleck is 43, Joe Jonas is 26, Jennifer Lawrence is 25, Julie Newmar is 82, Steve Carell is 53, and Cameron Monaghan is 22. PHEW!


Why this gay couple from Survivor is staying with Hillsong Church


TLC will air the child sex abuse documentary featuring the Duggars on August 30th. Am I the only one shocked they didn’t hold it for Sweeps?


ABC has released three promos for The Muppets, featuring Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, and Patricia Heaton.


Gay Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco reads from his poem “Matters of the Sea” at the ceremony for the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana today.


Sean Hayes and husband Scott have released their latest lip-synch video “Velcro” by Clarity (which may “borrow” a bit from the Yaz classic “Don’t Go)


Zachary Quinto attends the Hitman: Agent 47 premiere

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Matt Baume on the history of gays in sitcoms. It’s a great time machine, but he did leave out a few, including Brothers.


The Taiwanese Animators on gay wedding cakes


Here’s the Friday Puzzler! This one is called (appropriately) “Brave New World”

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 celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT™ to … Alec Mapa

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Closing out our week with Alec, he and husband Jamie adopted a 5-year-old, and that provides the basis for his concert film Baby Daddy, which was released last year. Here’s the trailer.


Continuing the top 30 TV themes/opening of the 90’s … at #28 is Popular

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The WB’s sadly short-lived show was an early indicator that Ryan Murphy would be adept with working with ensembles, but maybe it’s for the best that it ended prematurely, since we’ve seen what happens when his shows are allowed to live past their prime. Popular’s theme song “Supermodels” was written and performed by Kendall Payne. Oh, my beloved Mary Cherry.

Congrats to stormymac, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Dracula.

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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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Here’s your caption pic for this week. Drop your caption ideas in the comments (And please remember to keep the captions PG-13!)

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Today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Joe Carrier

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