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Tom Daley Heads North, Plus Kit Williamson’s Wedding Video: BRIEFS

Plus Boston isn't feeling North Carolina
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Birthday shoutouts! David Tennant (above) is 45, America Ferrera is 32, Chloe Bennett is 24, Eric McCormack is 53, Dorothy Lyman is 69, and Hayley Mills is 70.

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Ricky Martin and new boyfriend Jwan Yosef make it official.

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American Idol finalist La’Porsha Ranae “deeply apologizes” for saying she doesn’t agree with the LGBT “lifestyle.”


ABC’s Once Upon A Time finally shows same-sex kiss and it’s magical.


Abc’s Gio Benitez marries Tommy Didario in beautiful Miami wedding.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Tom Daley and his diving partner Dan are continuing to compete in the World Series, and so far they won bronze in Beijing, silver in Dubai, and now they head up to Canada, where they again picked up the silver. Check it out to see how Tom fares solo, and be sure and watch to the end to see a VERY SPECIAL GUEST!
 


Here’s a shocker: If Castle comes back for Season Nine, it will be without co-lead Stana Katic.


Anti-LGBT backlash brings out our best.

“But since the pushback in North Carolina, there’s no mistaking that our side has urgency and intensity now. Folks in our community who believe they are insulated from the worst kinds of discrimination by geography or financial comfort are feeling the insult intended in the passage of HB2. Allies who had believed the process of securing protections was mostly ceremonial have now seen the ugly, unveiled face of bigotry.”


Here’s the first teaser for Birth of a Nation, which has been garnering incredible buzz ever since Sundance.

 


Boston is the latest artist to cancel concerts in North Carolina.

“While the enjoyment of our fans is our central concern, and we have been looking forward to celebrating forty years of history performing for our listeners in North Carolina with spectacular live shows this spring, human rights are more important. It is with deep regret, that I must announce the cancellation of our upcoming shows on May 4, 5 & 6 in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh in order to raise awareness, and protest in the strongest terms, the recent passage of HB2, the so called “North Carolina bathroom law.”


A few weeks back I posted pics of EastSiders stars and producers Kit Williamson and John Halbach on their honeymoon, and they just released a gorgeous video of their wedding day at Joshua Tree.

 


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 Grizzard on phone only wearing a towel in a scene from the television film 'Warning Shot', 1967. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
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George Grizzard (1928-2007) was an Emmy and Tony winning actor, successful on TV, films, and the stage. After appearing in numerous TV shows during the late 50’s and early 60’s (including three episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and two episodes of The Twilight Zone), he made his big film break in Otto Preminger’s 1962’s Advise and Consent, playing Senator Fred Van Ackerman.

BTW, Advice and Consent was featured in The Celluloid Closet, and not in a flattering way, which makes the fact that at least a few of the actors in the film were gay an intriguing footnote.

 

 


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 #15 is “Torres Gemelas” by Delfín Quishpe

Horrific scenes from 9/11 combined with kitschy techno proves that terrible is the universal language. This is what happens when green screen falls into the wrong hands.

 

 


Congrats to jmart4400, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Phineas And Ferb.

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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 … Nick Marshall from DNA Magazine

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