The State Of Gays On “Days Of Our Lives,” Nick Jonas Can’t Make Everything Look Good, Will’s “Nashville” Epiphany: BRIEFS

Plus get well Jesse Tyler!

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Birthday shoutouts! Kenny Branagh (above) is 55, Raven Symone is 30, Gloria Loring is 59, Agnes Nixon is 88, and Susan Dey is 63. Of course, whenever Susan is mentioned, I must acknowledge her greatest and essential contribution to pop culture.

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Carol, Transparent, Lady Gaga highlight the Golden Globe Nominations. *Sigh* No Charlize Theron, no Sense8, and The Martian is a comedy? But at least we can look forward to seeing what Gaga wears.


MADtv reuniting for 20th anniversary special. Will they bring back James and Andra? Or at least Mrs. Swan or Stuart.

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Fear not – All of Jonathan Groff’s on screen sex partners have smelled nice.


Transparent creator Jill Soloway reveals she is dating poet Eileen Myles


9 Disney Channel original movie characters every gay boy loved


IN OTHER NEWS

HBO has renewed The Leftovers for a third and final season. We’ll have one more season of Justin Theroux almost baring all.

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Soap’s five best and worst recasts. They left one off for worst, but i’m not going there.


Speaking of soaps, Jim Halterman talks to Days of Our Lives stars Diedre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, and Christopher Sean about what the hell is happening in Salem for the gays. Sadly, not much, at least for the foreseeable future.


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Nick Jonas models the latest in corpuscle fashion.


Checking in on Will on Nashville, *AHEM* CALLED IT! What did I say last week? “So how long will it be before family values man Wade makes a pass at Will? I’ll be shocked if this is not where this is going.”

Well, that’s exactly what happened last night. After a successful songwriting session, country legend Wade tells Will how much he admires him. How much? This much.

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Will is shocked, and asks “You’re gay? How have you managed to stay in the closet all these years?” Wade tells him that he’s managed just fine. He’s one of the biggest selling singers of all time, “I’ve got more money than I could ever spend, I’ve got a great family. And you could’ve had it all too, if you had just learned to play it right.” Will leaves, but not before finally realizing how much his self-respect is worth.

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Will joins Avery and Gunner for drinks, and is noticeably more confident and happy, and not the mopey dishrag he’s been lately. And he finally gives us what we’ve all secretly wanted.

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Hopefully when the show comes back from hiatus Will can move on, get back together with Kevin, and sign with Rayna’s label.

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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 we give a ShoutOUT™ to … Anthony Callea

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Anthony independently released his EP Last To Go in 2012 to great reviews, and a very different sound from his music of the past

Here’s an interview about the album with the show The Circle, which looks like an Aussie version of The View


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 #49 is “Not Just Another Girl” by Ivan Neville

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The son of Aaron Neville and nephew to members of The Neville Brothers briefly tasted chart success himself when his only top 40 entry, the pop nugget “Not Just Another Girl” reached #26 in December 1988


 


Congrats to Nobody! No one guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Single White Female.

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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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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Robert Westbrook

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Armando Adajar
80's Pop Culture Expert, Shooting At The Walls Of Heartache.
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