Birthday shoutouts! Ansel Elgort (above) is 22, Jamie Bell is 30, Chris Klein is 37, Kevin Williamson is 51, Adrian Zmed is 62, and Billy Crystal is 68.
The CW’s Riverdale casts gay student Kevin Keller to round out classic Archie cast.
Rare Walt Whitman letter written for a dying soldier uncovered.
Adam Lambert launches teaser for new song “Welcome To The Show.”
Richard Simmons says he’s fine despite report claiming he’s being held hostage by witch.
Xena and Gabrielle will definitely be lovers in Xena reboot.
IN OTHER NEWS
Freeform has renewed Shadowhunters for a second season.
Tom Daley is back with another workout, this time focusing on abs, with help from some milk cartons.
Judge denies request to reconsider jail sentence for Kathryn Knott in assault conviction.
Lion King roars back! Congrats to reader Lion King, who has started his own blog to continue his fabulous list on pop music and the gay experience.
How Nancy Reagan finally started a conversation about AIDS – 35 years later.
David Burtka, Rosie O’Donnell, and Neil Patrick Harris at the Broadway premiere of Disaster!
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 157th ShoutOUT™ is to … Larry Sullivan
45-year-old Larry had a ton of episodic TV appearances on his resume in the mid to late 90’s (including West Wing, Felicity, Jag, Beverly Hills 90210 and Suddenly Susan), but it was his 2001 guest shot as Will’s dancer boyfriend Robert on Will & Grace that first brought him major attention.
Will was an idiot.
Over the next few weeks we’ll have a lot of fun looking at 20 Songs Everyone Knows That Didn’t Hit The Top 40! These are all songs that have become a part of pop culture history, but failed on the chart when they were originally released. Songs that, through inclusion in films, TV, or other medium have managed to withstand the test of time.
Note – We’ll also include a couple of songs that were never actually released a singles, but have also become classics.
At #10 is “Baba O’Riley” by The Who
The Who was one of those artists that was known more for its collective catalog than chart hits (in the entirety of their career, they had one top ten song). “Baba O’Riley” was released as a single in a couple of countries in late 1971, but was not released as a single in the UK or U.S., thus missing the pop chart altogether.
Of course, its legacy as an iconic rock classic speaks for itself. From the opening notes, the song is unmistakable, and the phrase “teenage wasteland” is synonymous with the group and that era. But for some reason, listening to that opening always makes me want to go out and investigate crimes.
Congrats to johned, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was True Blood.
Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a FAMOUS TV SHOW. Can you name it?
And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Tom