AfterElton Briefs: Adam Sandler Makes History, Mitt Unzipped, and HBO’s “Newsroom” Looks Familiar

  • Birthday shoutouts go to Christopher Meloni (above), who turns 51, the faboo Emmylou Harris is 65, The Barbi Twins are 49, Adam Rodriguez is 37, Michael Fassbender is 35 ,and Marvin Gaye would have been 73. What are your fave Marvin or Emmylou songs? Here are my Marvin picks: 5. “Inner City Blues,” 4. “Mercy Mercy Me,” 3. “What’s Going On,” 2. “Sexual Healing,” 1. “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.”

  • In ratings news, Shameless scored big with its Season Finale, up 26% from last year, but the return of AMC’s The Killing was down a third from its debut last season. I guess people don’t appreciate being dicked around.
  • Speaking of dumb and bizarre statements, Two And a Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn is fed up with all of the female-centric TV comedies, saying, “Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods.” Needless to say, he’s now being appropriately barraged by faboo ladies.

  • Patti LuPone will guest star on Army Wives as the mother of Kellie Martin‘s character. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La- Da … Life Goes On.
  • Happy 51st Birthday to Bananarama‘s Keren Woodward. What are your fave Bananarama songs? Here are mine: 5. “Shy Boy,” 4. “I Heard a Rumour,” 3. “I Can’t Help It,” 2. “Venus,” 1. “Cruel Summer.”
  • Below you can see “Becoming Me,” from In The Life, which profiles eight families with transgender and gender non-conforming children. On a side note, our own Addison Dewitt‘s house makes an appearance.

  • Below you can see a NSFW first look at Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming HBO series Newsroom, which features Jeff Daniels as an unhinged, volatile news anchor. No, not for Current TV.

  • Below you can see a character from a famous movie. Can you name it?

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