Will Catches A Break On “Nashville,” Plus Rick Astley, Liza For President: BRIEFS

Plus another Marvel series is coming to TV.
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Birthday shoutouts! Kevin Alejandro (above) is 40, Russell Crowe is 52, Janis Ian is 65, Jackie Chan is 62, and Carol Douglas is 68.
 

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The Golden Girls get Sailor Moon treatment in stunning fan tribute.

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The 14 gayest moments in game show history. Louis Virtel is included.


Three boys work it out as the Schuyler sisters from Broadway’s Hamilton.


Ricky Martin’s rumored boyfriend is a hunky Swedish artist.

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Catching up with Will on Nashville, after last week’s decision to strike out on his own as an artist, he asks Luke to release the hold he has on the songs Will wrote with ex-boyfriend Kevin. After some soul searching, Luke decides to go him one better, and he offers to give Will his contract back, which he ended after Will came out.

So Will is back on a major label, and basically we’ve hit the reset button to when Will first came out. *sigh* But at least Will has grown to truly accept himself. Hopefully. Now beg Kevin for his forgiveness.

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Another Marvel series is coming to TV. Freeform has ordered a live-action drama based on Cloak And Dagger.

“It follows the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.”

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Well, this is awkward. Out anchor Robin Roberts is this year’s cover model for the Official Mississippi Tour Guide.

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Rick Astley has just released “Keep Singing,” his first new song in a decade. He still sounds great. But my favorite Rick song is still “Cry For Help.”
 


Liza for President! These are some impressive reasons.

“Continued protection and expansion of marriage equality laws: Unlike candidates like Hillary Clinton, Liza’s position on gay rights didn’t have to evolve, she was born evolved. Not only is Liza in favor of equal rights, but she has first-hand experience with the subject, having survived legal unions to at least two gay men herself.”


Five reasons why we need disabled, queer male porn performers.

“Seeing a disabled male porn performer would send the message to the community as a whole that disability is sexy, and that it is okay to sexualize queer crippled men. It would allow them to answer so many questions about the disabled body for themselves, and it would help them to become less uncomfortable when thinking about sex and disability.”


HBO is officially confirming that Jon Snow is dead on Game Of Thrones. Yeah, right.


Jussie Smollett captioned this “Running around all day preparing to leave for Australia and punk ass #Otis the pimple visits again… this time on my cheek.” Yes, it totally ruins your face.

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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

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Jay Armstrong Johnson with the cast during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'On The Town' at the Lyric Theatre on October 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
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Jay had his biggest Broadway success to date last year when he starred as Chip in the revival of On The Town. Here he is in rehearsals with “New York, New York.”

 

 

Here he is answering questions about his Broadway experience.
 


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 #22 is “On The Floor” by IceJJFish.

Once, in every generation, a vocalist comes along who speaks to the heart and soul. My friends, I give you IceJJFish. There’s a reason why this clip has 47 million views. Behold the magic for yourself.

Some sample comments: “My dogs started to howl.” “Autismspeaks.org.” “This would make an onion cry.” “I’m moist.”

 


Congrats to Carlos, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Watch What Happens Live.

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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 … Lucas Mesquita from DNA Magazine

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