Tom Daley’s Impossible Challenge, Plus The “Doctor Who” Spinoff, Beardo Chandler Massey: BRIEFS

Plus Archie is ripped.
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Birthday shoutouts! Todrick Hall (above) is 31, Nancy McKeon is 50, James Roday is 40, Robert Downey Jr. is 51, Hugo Weaving is 56, Graham Norton is 53, and Clive Davis is 84.
 

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Colton Haynes is pregnant, coated in glitter.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Actor Colton Haynes attends the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF)

Stephen Schwartz bans productions of Wicked in North Carolina after antigay law.


So that American Eagle “Real Men” underwear campaign was an April Fool’s joke. How hilarious.


Stars shine bright on the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Tom Daley has a challenge: Can you go six weeks with no alcohol? Sadly, he offers no reward, not even a striptease.
 


Chandler Massey appeared on The Disney Channel show Bunk’d over the weekend, wearing a full beard, and thus providing an entirely new set of fantasies.

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But he ain’t fooling me. I know exactly what’s going on here. He grew the beard for his return to Days Of Our Lives, in which he’ll burst through the church doors as Sonny and Paul are getting married, after having been thrown into a dungeon and imprisoned for the last year, only escaping by flooding the cell with his voluminous tears. Mark my words.

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Echo Kellum, who plays out tech wiz Curtis Holt, has been upped to series regular for Season Five of Arrow.


The cast for the Doctor Who spinoff Class has been revealed.

“Set in contemporary London at Coal Hill School, Class is described as “scary, funny and as painful and sharp as youth,” shining a light on “a whole new corner of the Whoniverse.” Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street, Happy Valley, Mr. Selfridge) will play a teacher and powerful new presence at the school, while Vivian Oparah, Greg Austin (Mr. Selfridge), Sophie Hopkins and Fady Elsayed (Silent Witness) have been cast as students who will face “their own worst fears, navigating a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow… and possibly the end of existence.”

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In case you’re interested in what KJ Apa is going to bring to the role of Archie on The CW’s Riverdale, here’s a taste. (h/t perftronnie)


Aaron Schock’s investigative records will remain sealed for now.

“We oppose Politico’s request to disclose the Sealed Documents because the U.S. Attorney has made certain untoward and unsubstantiated allegations of Mr. Schock’s conduct and character within these documents that would be highly prejudicial to Mr. Schock if unsealed, Schock’s attorneys wrote.”

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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 our 160th ShoutOUT™ is to … Jay Armstrong Johnson

Jay Armstrong Johnson and Gavin Creel pose as Claude in Hair backstage at The 2009 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Gypsy Of The Year Competition at The Palace Theater on December 8, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
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28-year-old Broadway babe Jay Armstrong Johnson made his stage debut in the touring company of A Chorus Line, and made his Broadway debut as Gavin Creel’s understudy in the revival of Hair. Here he is performing a perfect “Where Do I Go” from a 2009 understudy concert.

 

 


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 #25 is “Chewing Gum” by Iselin.

Dubbed “Norway’s answer to Rebecca Black,” Iselin Michelsen’s smash hit “Chewing Gum” even has the same “Fun Fun Fun” chorus as Rebecca’s claim to fame. But unlike Rebecca, Iselin has solid credentials in the entertainment world. No, seriously! She was on the Norwegian version of the reality show Paradise Hotel, which is a real thing.

 

 


Congrats to Debbie-Anne, who guessed that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Sailor Moon.

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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 … Joey Hakim from DNA Magazine

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