Tom Daley Is A Stair Master, Matthew Rhys Remembers “Brothers & Sisters”: BRIEFS

Plus Scotty Bowers' scandalous sex tales of gay Hollywood.
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Birthday shoutouts! We have two special belated birthdays. First up is faboo reader Miz Liz, who is – ageless. And a happy birthday to Freddie Smith (above), who turned 28 over the weekend, as reader stormymac gently reminded me. If you missed it, here’s my tribute from last year.

Birthdays today include Gary Oldman, who is 58, Matthew Broderick is 54, Rosie O’Donnell is 54, Kassie DePaiva is 55, Jaye Davidson is 48, and Timothy Dalton is 72.

 

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Mr. Smithers will finally come out on next week’s The Simpsons

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Madonna says team up with Kylie would be “dream come true.”


What would happen on a day without Grindr.


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IN OTHER NEWS

In his latest vlog, Tom Daley and friends traverse the Great Wall Of China to a stunning soft-core porn soundtrack. Tom wears impossibly form-fitting pants and resists the urge to buy an “I Love BJ” t-shirt.
 


I missed this on Friday, but big congrats to Conrad Ricamora, who has been upped to series regular for Season Three of How To Get Away With Murder. But doesn’t this mean poor Oliver is going to have to kill someone?


Kiss and Tell: Scotty Bowers’ scandalous sex tales of gay Hollywood.

“The book is an upbeat romp through decades of the sex trade during Hollywood’s golden years, with Bowers at the center. He claims to have had a 50-year friendship with Katharine Hepburn, adding that he set her up with more than 150 women. And he says he was a regular in Cary Grant’s bed, at a time when Grant was married to Barbara Hutton. Among the other big names Bowers says he got to know, sexually or by arranging sexual liaisons are Gore Vidal, Cole Porter, Rock Hudson, director George Cukor, Spencer Tracy, Errol Flynn, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, each with unique sexual tastes, mostly gay or bisexual, that Bowers was consistently able to satisfy.”


Matthew Rhys on his “refreshing” gay character on Brothers & Sisters.

“There was no coming out story. There was no challenge,” the actor continued. “He wasn’t defined by it or identified by it. He was one of the siblings who happened to be gay and he was so clear about that. And in reading that, I just thought ‘Oh, how refreshing. That’s how it should be.”

*Sigh* I so miss Kevin and Scotty.

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Speaking of Brothers & Sisters, Matthew’s TV sibling Rachel Griffith has joined the cast of ABC’s seven-episode LGBT rights mini-series When We Rise, along with Mary Louise Parker and Guy Pearce.


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 158th ShoutOUT™ is to … Evan Adams

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49-year-old Canadian Evan Tlesla Àdams has led a fascinating life (as you’ll see this week), starting with his breakthrough acting role in 1998’s Smoke Signals, as Thomas Builds-the-Fire, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.

 

(h/t to reader afhi for the Shoutout recommendation!)


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 #5 is “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

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The second single from Elton’s fourth album Madman Across The Water is, of course, one of his most recognizable songs, and one of great classics of pop music. It was also a chart failure, peaking at #41 in April 1972. “Tiny Dancer” would eventually be certified platinum forty years later, having stood both the test of time, and Phoebe Buffay’s lyrics confusion.

 


Congrats to dostka, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Roseanne.

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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 … Jonathan Dobal from DNA Magazine

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