Birthday shoutouts! Pharrell Williams (above) is 43, Hayley Atwell is 34, Paula Cole is 48, Roger Corman is 90, and Agnetha is 66. Still one of the greatest lost hits of the 80’s.
NOTE – Apologies for the lateness of today’s Briefs. The site experienced technical difficulties today, and things may still be a bit wonky.
30 years later, Greg Louganis finally gets on the front of a Wheaties box.
Mississippi joins hate nation, signs anti-gay HB 1523 into law.
How Sailor Moon inspired queer kids in the 90’s.
The trailer for Grace & Frankie Season Two is here.
IN OTHER NEWS
Big congratulations to Sean Maher, who apparently married his partner Paul. The two have been together over a decade and have two kids. But some wedding pics would be nice, Sean. Just sayin’.
I sit here and Tweet. Check my profile. Still pretty much the same. Oh… but I change 'Partner' to 'Husband'. Cus that happened.
— Sean Maher (@Sean_M_Maher) April 2, 2016
Chris Colfer just released the cover of the 5th book in his Land of Stories series. An Author’s Odyssey will be released in July.
15 old-timey names for gay. I knew all of them except “Uranian” and “Invert.”
Johnathon Schaech on being Ellen’s beard before she came out.
“My manager asked me to accompany her to events. She was scared people would not watch the show, her sitcom ‘Ellen,’ because she was gay,” Schaech said.
Arrow star Katie Cassidy will guest star on The Flash as the Earth-Two version of Laurel Lance.
“In the parallel universe, Laurel takes on the moniker of Black Siren, who was a member of the Justice Society and the mother of Dinah Laurel Lance in the DC Comics canon.”
Take it away, Bette.
Why would you watch Batman vs. Superman, a movie about a rich crusader vs. an alien, when you can see Trump vs. Cruz on CNN any day?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 1, 2016
Here’s the Puzzler! “Sandy Cheeks”
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 160th ShoutOUT™ is to … Jay Armstrong Johnson
Jay followed his understudy work in Hair with a standby gig in the Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can. Here he talks about suddenly being thrust on the Broadway stage with little preparation.
And here he is performing “Live In Living Color” from Catch Me If You Can.”
Most Briefs lists involve the “best” or “greatest” of something, so for a change let’s switch it up, as Evil Snicks brings you The 30 Worst Music Videos Of All Time.
You’ll see debacles from major musical artists, as well as a few Youtube “stars.” Sure, it’s really easy to pick on desperate wannabes. It’s fun, too. But it proves that terrible can run the gamut from multi-million dollar productions to, well, a certain video named after a day of the week. You know the one.
At #24 is “Come On Back” by F.U.S.B.I.
I don’t know where to begin with this. There’s the song, which sounds like a demo from The Cars from 1982. The lead singer, who literally strains with every note. Is that John Goodman on guitar? And then there’s the bizarre juxtaposition of the adorable, happy Asian guy on keyboard. WTF is this?
Congrats to smileneyes, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was The Love Boat.
(Due to wonkiness, I can’t show the magical transformation, but trust me ,it was The Love Boat.)
Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?