AfterElton Briefs: Luke Macfarlane Goes On Tour, “Glee” Rebounds, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Yeast Infection

  • Birthday shoutouts go to hot Aussie triathlete/actor/presenter Daniel MacPherson (above), who is 32 (he’s also our Briefs Guy today), Al Pacino is 72, Renee Zellwegger is 43, and Andy Bell is 48. What are your fave Erasure songs? Here are mine: 5. “Take A Chance On Me,” 4. “Victim Of Love,” 3. “Always,” 2. “Chains Of Love,” 1. “A Little Respect.”
  • Oxygen has announced new shows, and it includes All The Right Moves, starring AE fave Travis Wall. As for the rest of the sked? Oh dear.
  • In ratings news, Glee was up this week after last week’s series low, while The CW’s L.A. Complex was a disaster.
  • Woo-Hoo! Patrick Breen, Luke Macfarlane, and Christopher Hanke will lead the national tour of The Normal Heart. Wait a minute! WAIT JUST A KEVIN/SCOTTY MOMENT! Christopher Hanke? Didn’t he play the slutty waiter who tried to come between our favorite TV couple? Interloper!
  • Below you can see a preview of next week’s Smash (which I don’t think we cover nearly enough here), as … Drag Queen Debbie Harry? sings.

  • Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin welcome Roseanne Barr to the Six Pack Podcast. She talks about her presidential campaign, her new sitcom and how macadamia nuts can reverse global warming. Speaking of Roseanne and nuts, five years later, how do we feel about this?
  • A big welcome out to Honk Kong pop star Anthony Wong, who ended one of his concerts by announcing, “People don’t need to guess whether or not I’m a tongzhi [Chinese slang for homosexual] anymore. I’m saying, I’m gay. I’m a homosexual. G-A-Y.”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by Ellen yesterday and … suffered the consequences.

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  • If you haven’t had the chance, check out Advocate’s Top Forty Under Forty, which features Freedom To Work founder Tico Almeida, Out On The Town founder Mike Halterman and Brian Sims, who last night became the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Congrats, Brian!

  • Congrats to AstroSmurf, who was just seconds ahead of MattSkywalker in correctly guessing the film from yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. (although I loved “Scooby-doo” and “pornstache”

  • Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Below you can see a character from a famous movie. Can you name it?

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