Steve Grand Put In His Place, CNN’s Homophobic Virginia Coverage, Celine’s Triumphant Return: BRIEFS

Plus Katy Perry and Jonathan Groff, and the delicious insanity of "Baywatch Nights"

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

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 21:  A police officer pretends to arrest a Furry enthusiast at the Eurofurence 2015 conference on August 21, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Furry fandom, a term used in zines as early as 1983 and also known as furrydom, furridom, fur fandom or furdom, refers to a subculture whose followers express an interest in anthropomorphic, or half-human, half-animal, creatures in literature, cartoons, pop culture, or other artistic contexts. Many but not all of the followers of the movement wear furry animal costumes. The earliest citation of anthropomorphic literature regularly cited by furry fans is Aesop's Fables, dating to around 500 BC.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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Thanks to everyone for participating! It was incredibly close this week, with only a few votes separating the top two, but the winner is ….

“So that’s what happened to the Cats cast!! You can never trust TMZ to report the latest.”

Thanks to lostguy47 for this week’s winning caption!


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Weekend Birthdays! Jo Weil (above) is 38, Emma Samms is 55, Jennifer Coolidge is 54, Shania Twain is 50, Jack Black is 36, Jason Priestley is 36, Leann Rimes is 33, Armie Hammer is 29, Rebecca De Mornay is 56, William Levy is 35, Lea Michele is 29, Lucas Cruikshank is 22, Cameron Diaz is 43, Andy Roddick is 33, and Michael Jackson would have been 57.


Op-ed: Michael Sam helps therapy come out of the closet


Ellen Page: ‘Borderline Offensive’ To Call Straight Actors ‘Brave’ for Playing Gay Roles


You know your coverage is shitty when Don Lemon is the voice of reason. CNN took great glee in announcing repeatedly that the Virginia shooter owned GAY PORN WEBSITES! Seriously, has Wolf Blitzer ever not been cringe-inducing?


What Josh Duggar, Sam Rader and Adam and Eve Have in Common


Celine Dion premieres the much-anticipated return of her headline residency show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. DIVA!

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 27:  Celine Dion premieres the much-anticipated return of her headline residency show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on August 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 27:  Celine Dion premieres the much-anticipated return of her headline residency show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on August 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
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Katy Perry is the latest to stop by to see Hamilton.

<> on August 27, 2015 in New York City.
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Is he ever not adorable?

Someone's gotta put him in his place… "Who do you even think you are?!" #MichiganPride today in Lansing. Come!

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Here’s the Friday Puzzler! “Lifesaver”


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 … Nick Deutsch

Closing out our week with Nick, here he is from just two weeks ago performing “Green Light” at the New York Songwriting Circle


Continuing the top 30 TV themes/opening of the 90’s … at #18 is Baywatch Nights

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The first season of Baywatch Nights was a colossal bore. David Hasselhoff, Angie Harmon, and a young and cute Eddie Cibrian were detectives working sub-Silk Stalkings cases, with Playboy Playmate Donna D’Errico … trying her best to keep up.

After mediocre ratings, it was decided (gloriously) that the second season would come back as an X-Files rip-off, setting the stage for one of the greatest trainwrecks to hit TV since Mary Hart sang and danced on The Dolly Show. David and the gang battled vampires. aliens, sea monsters, and as I recall, almost everyone in the cast was possessed at some point. You can see the intro for Season Two below. That scream you hear at the beginning is your own soul begging you not to continue.

Unfortunately, ratings didn’t pick up, and the show was canned after the second season. David went on to enjoy impromptu living room picnics, Angie is now on Rizzoli and Isles, Eddie is still adorable Eddie (that … messiness aside), and Donna? Donna D’Errico wants to climb Mount Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark. I guess if you survive Baywatch Nights … anything is possible.


Congrats to lostguy47 (A RARE DOUBLE FRIDAY WINNER), who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Shelter.

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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!)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) examines a flying axe while visiting the MAKS-2015, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on August 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI CHIRIKOV        (Photo credit should read SERGEI CHIRIKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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Today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Furry Friday Guy Sam Morris

My room is a mess and I'm starting to look as old as that vintage TV behind me

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VIA LION KING!

Having enjoyed Snicks’ 70s list so much, I made a similar one concerning the UK. The rules are the same “every song must have hit the top ten on the official UK charts, and they all must be performed by female vocalists, either solo or as part of a group”. I added one extra rule, out of respect for master Snicks, which is that every song that would be eligible for both lists would not be included in mine.

The weird will be there side by side with the wonderful, because that’s what the British Charts are all about.

At #55, a song that will please RM, Chanson D’Amour by Manhattan Transfer. The song, written by Wayne Shanklin and originally a hit for Art and Dotty Todd (#6 US) in 1958, made #1 in the UK and Norway in 1977. It was also a Top 20 hit in France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland and the Netherlands. It didn’t chart in the US, except for Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart (#16). The band had 7 more Top 40 hits in the UK, but never hit the Top 10 again. They did in the US however, where their remake of the Ad Libs’ The Boy From New York City made #7.

Chanson D’Amour was produced by the great Richard Perry. It is a bit unclear as to which of the two female lead singers (Laurel Massé and Janis Siegel) sings lead.

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