Steve Grand Gives Us “PillowTalk,” Plus Adam Senn Navigates Coachella: BRIEFS

Plus Belinda Carlisle has a message for Mississippi.
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Birthday shoutouts! James Franco (above) is 38, Kate Hudson is 37, Ashley Judd is 48, and Tim Curry is 70.

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Colton Haynes goes in drag as Maleficent to BFF Serena Williams’ party.

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Anderson Cooper explains why he’s not voting for Hillary or Bernie.


Ted Cruz can’t answer gay man who asks “What are you doing to protect my family?”


Actress Doris Roberts dies at 90. This is what I’ll remember most.
 


IN OTHER NEWS

Steve Grand covers “PillowTalk,” which was recently a #1 hit by Zayn. Damn, I was hoping it would be “Pillow Talk” by Sylvia.
 


Belinda Carlisle won’t be cancelling her Mississippi concert, but has a few things to say to the Governor:

“Nearly 30 years ago, I released a song titled “Heaven Is a Place on Earth.” I was proud of the message of that song then and I continue to be proud of it today. Unfortunately, Governor Bryant, you and those around you are making life hell on earth for many Mississippians.”


Out Broadway star Michael Longoria (who starred as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys), will release his debut album Broadway Brick By Brick on May 5th, and here’s a preview.
 


North Carolina bathroom reopens with on-duty compliance offer. Well done.

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Here’s something special. My former colleague at AfterElton, Brent Hartinger, sings a song he wrote, with words taken from his novel The Road To Amazing, which is the final book in the Russel Middlebrook Futon Years trilogy. The video contains scenes from the first movie based on Russel’s life, Geography Club. Brent writes “P.S. I never claimed to be a singer! But I like trying new things, and I’m generally pretty good at faking it. Mostly, I thought this would be a fun project to do for fans of my books.”
 


Hit The Floor star Adam Senn is enjoying Coachella. And I’m enjoying him enjoying Coachella.

Nothing like a Lobster Pizza with a side of Flamingo! #Coachella2016 #Coachella #PoolParty #Lunch

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Here’s the new trailer for Warcraft. Confession time: I’ve never played Warcraft. I’ve played tons of other RPG’s (currently working my way back through the Fallout series), but maybe if I get a free weekend, I’ll check Warcraft out. I figure it’ll take about 8 hours to get through, right?
 


Here’s the Puzzler! “Double Vision”


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 162nd ShoutOUT™ is to … George Grizzard.

George continued to act on TV, stage and films throughout the 70’s, and in 1980 he won the Emmy for Best Actor for The Oldest Living Graduate, which was performed live April 7, 1980, as the debut presentation of the NBC-TV series, NBC Live Theatre. He also had a memorable role in the western Comes A Horseman, with Jane Fonda and Jason Robards.

 

 


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 #14 is “3 Second Rule” by Lisa Gail Allred.

If Paula Deen had attempted a singing career. And I never thought I’d say this, but it makes me wish for autotune.

 


Congrats to GiovanniF7, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Dynasty.

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Tank Joey from Charlie by MZ

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