Will Lexington Flees “Nashville,” Plus Zachary Quinto, “X-Men: Apocalypse”: BRIEFS

Janet Porter loses her Senate bid.
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Birthday shoutouts! Kurt Russell (above) is 65, John Boyega is 24, Tamar Braxton is 39, Rob Lowe is 52, and Patrick Duffy is 67.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: 13 Irish celebrities we want to get lucky with.

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Adam Lambert releases new synthpop single, “Welcome To The Show,” returns to American Idol.


Corn Nuts! Heathers is being turned into a TV show.


Cardinals pitcher says he quit baseball after coaches, teammates talked about “killing gay people.”


There is now a Lisa Frank tarot card set and we must have it.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Nashville returned last night after months off the air, and newly-out country music singer/songwriter Will Lexington (Chris Carmack) – had about two minutes of screen time. I’m being generous. He got a phone call saying the closeted asshat he was working with was spreading lies that he was “difficult” to work with, and he was so upset he decided to skip Rayna’s wedding and disappear for the rest of the episode.

*sigh* From the previews, it looks as though he’s going to be assaulted by a drunk homophobe next week. Well, at least he’ll get screen time!

Seriously, after watching Zero and Jude on Hit The Floor, it seems like Will’s story is spinning its wheels.

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Is Buffalo really the most homophobic city? As a Western New Yorker, I’m glad someone is sticking up for us.


Here’s the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, which features more Storm, Psylocke and Quicksilver.
 


Right wing lunatic Janet Porter lost her Senate bid in Ohio, even with the endorsements of this Who’s Who of nutjobs.
 


Here’s how How To Get Away With Murder became the queerest show on network TV. Show creator Pete Nowalk:

“I think that seeing yourself, and especially if you’re a young person, seeing what can be possible for life, is really validating and very reassuring, and can take away some of the loneliness you feel, as a kid especially,” he said. “So, for me, I’ve written on many TV shows where we’d write tons of characters having sex in many different ways. And that includes gay characters. So I was surprised by how much attention it did get.”


I hope Zachary Quinto is wearing tights.

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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 157th ShoutOUT™ is to … Larry Sullivan

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Larry made a memorable appearance last season on Modern Family as an old boyfriend of Mitchell, but that’s just one of the comedic performances he’s given over the years. Here’s his comedy demo reel, which includes his guest shot on Will & Grace and the movie Pretty Ugly People.

 


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 #7 is “I Melt With You” by Modern English.

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Like yesterday’s “What I Like About You,” Modern English’s “I Melt With You” is another 80’s classic that originally flopped on the chart, peaking at #78 in April 1983. It was re-released in 1990 and again failed, reaching #76, but its place in pop music history is secure, thanks to a constant presence in popular media.

 


Congrats to Kiyani, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Johnny Bravo.

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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 … Josh Wald from Charlie By MZ

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Patrick Xiong
80's Pop Culture Expert, Shooting At The Walls Of Heartache.
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