AfterElton Briefs: Hugh Jackman in Concert, “Torchwood” Sets the Date, amfAR Celebrates Elizabeth Taylor, and More!


  • Starz has announced that Torchwood: Miracle Day will premiere on Friday, July 8th at 10 PM EST. Interestingly, the description makes it sound like the Torchwood team will be playing second fiddle to a C.I.A. investigator.

  • These kids and their new-fangled ideas! When South Africa was asked to support a UN resolution making the Universal Declaration of Human Rights applicable to GLBT people facing discrimination, they proposed an alternative resolution to study “new concepts such as sexual orientation.” (h/t Matthew)
  • This commercial for the “Attention Assist” feature in the Mercedes-Benz is … odd. I don’t know what the hell they were going for here. It’s a good thing that other “classy” Mercedes-Benz driver was there to save her from those … grimy guys who were dancing with each other?

  • If you’re currently using Netflix to keep up with all of the hot series that are on Showtime …I have bad news for you.
  • If you have an hour to spare, below you can see Google’s Marissa Mayer (who looks scared to death some of the time) interview Lady Gaga.

  • Hugh Jackman will perform his favorite Broadway and Hollywood musical numbers at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. The two week limited engagement starts May 3rd, and will feature a a 17 piece orchestra.
  • Boy Culture has a very … detailed first-person account of this year’s Broadway Beauty Pageant.
  • The Gayle King Show airs on OWN weekdays at 10 AM EST, and below you can see a clip from this morning’s show, in which she discusses the “It gets Better” campaign with Dan Savage.
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  • We began the Briefs with an Elizabeth tribute, so let’s close with one more. From earlier this year, here’s amfAR’s look at it’s Founding International Chairman.

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