Birthday shoutouts! Jude Law (above) is 43, Marianne Faithfull is 69, Yvonne Elliman is 64, Patricia Clarkson is 56, Michael Cudlitz is 51, and Mary Tyler Moore is 79
Welcome back to the Briefs! I’ve been severely under the weather since Saturday so I’m sorry I couldn’t provide your Briefs needs yesterday, but I thank you for your well wishes, and hopefully the worst is over!
Deadpool offers “Backstage passes to my asshole” in new infomercial. Well, any takers?
Glee star Mark Salling arrested for possession of child pornography.
BBC Journalist suspended for condemning homophobia breaks silence.
“I’ve almost ruined my career because my employer is saying someone who is saying I’m akin to a paedophile is worthy of a pedestal in front of other people, and that’s what I take exception to.”
James Franco interviews his gay self in new book of poems Straight James/Gay James, Oh, for god’s sake.
IN OTHER NEWS
The best celebrity bulges of 2015
Was I hallucinating, or did Paul briefly appear on Days Of Our Lives today? Nah … it was probably wishful thinking.
Steve Grand’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has amassed over 500,000 views since it was released, and Steve has a thank you card. He also talks about his sobriety, and his wish for chest hair. It’s definitely worth a read.
Over 1/2 million views on "All I Want for Christmas is You" in just 6 days. You guys are incredible! THANK YOU! 3.5 weeks of sobriety (with a few exceptions). Honestly, I am feeling better than ever. Who would have thought that when you stop poisoning yourself every day with alcohol and fast food, and start doing cardio and sleeping at normal hours, that you actually start to feel and function better? ?;p But in all seriousness, this is big for me. I have a feeling it's going to be a big year for all of us here in this #GrandFam. :) so many exciting things to come over the next few months (starting with #WeAreTheNight video :D!) So since I am abstaining from alcohol (mostly) and can't do shots with you, I figured the next best thing would be posting this douchey, post-gym selfie (not at all because I'm loving my post-gym pump and how much bigger I look in this downlighting ?) So here's to you, and to all of us – to getting this far (even if we made it there just barely… And drunk) and to an even bigger, better, more magical 2016. Love, Steve ? :D Ps. I'm naturally a hairless cat. Send your #thoughtsandprayers – that I may grow chest hair. And not just in little circle forests around my nipples. #thanks Pps. My back actually isn't crooked. I'm just trying to make my abs look better than they are ?;p #opticalillusion
If this is affluent, i’ll stay dirt poor, thank you. We’re talking “Dueling Banjos”
Here’s the new trailer for DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, which is just three weeks away!
Here’s the Puzzler! “Office Temps”
NOTE – Because this is a short week (with only three Briefs), it would be unfair to rush through a Weekly ShoutOUT™, so we’ll pick back up on Monday.
Three years ago I presented my personal favorite Briefs list, The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s, and because if there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us, it’s that sequels and reboots and remakes are ALWAYS better then the original, we’re going to the well again with The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s Part 2: The Even More Forgotten
We’ll be spotlighting 100 more of the greatest minor hits of the decade, the songs you don’t hear on any 80’s nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty … or top forty. Hopefully these forgotten gems may ring a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provide a pop music history lesson.
At #38 is “Somebody’s Knocking” by Terri Gibs
Terri Gibbs was born blind and learned to play piano at the age of three, beginning a lifelong music career. She only had one hit song, but this crossover scored her a Grammy nomination and an ACM award for Top New Female Vocalist. It peaked at #13 in May 1981
Congrats to smileneyes, who guessed that Thursday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Polar Express.
Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?
And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Vinicius Gomes