AfterElton Briefs: Cyndi Lauper’s “Kinky Boots,” Zac Efron Loses His Love Glove, and is “X Factor” Courting Britney?


Neil Patrick Harris from an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother

  • Happy Birthday to Emily Blunt, who turns 29, Dakota Fanning is 18, and Howard Jones is 57. Time to name your top five HoJo songs! here are mine: 5. “New Song,” 4. “Everlasting Love,” 3. “Life In One Day,” 2. “Things Can Only Get Better,” 1. “What is Love?”

  • Mira Sorvino is set to star in her first TV series, the CBS procedural Trooper.
  • Sebastian Stan will guest star as The Mad Hatter in an upcoming episode of Once Upon A Time. I still say the best Mad Hatter was Tom Petty.
  • In ratings news, Happy Endings was the only ABC show to show gains, and the season finale of Downton Abbey scored huge for PBS.
  • Below you can see a two-part interview with Jimmy Kimmel and Barney Frank. I really hope Barney doesn’t fade from the public eye when he retires.

  • So Zac Efron was at the premiere of The Lorax, and apparently, accidentally dropped a condom on to the red carpet.
  • Britney Spears is the latest rumored judge for X Factor. I’m still rooting for Stacey Q.
  • Please join me tomorrow at 1:00 PM ET when I liveblog Days Of Our Lives again, as Will tries yet again to come out to his grandmother.
  • Monday is the Season Finale of Bravo’s It’s A Brad, Brad World, and you can see a preview below.

  • Below you can see characters from a famous TV show. Can you name it?

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