AfterElton Briefs: Rugby Stars Strip For World AIDS Day, NPH On Marriage, and Ian Cooke and his Cello

  • Above you can see UK rugby stars Karl Dickson, Sam Smith and Seb Stegmann pose in their underwear as part of Terrence Higgins Trust’s new World AIDS Day campaign, Stand Up, Stand Out. I’m not sure exactly why they’re in their underwear, but they certainly stand out!
  • Happy Birthday to Sarah Silverman, who turns 41, Matthew Shepard would have been 35, and Bette Midler is 66. Time to name your top five Bette songs and/or movies! Here are mine: 5.”Ruthless People,” 4. “Hocus Pocus,” 3. “Outrageous Fortune,” 2. “Beaches,” 1. “Big Business.” And songs … 5. “From A Distance,” 4.”Do You Wanna Dance,” 3. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” 2. “Otto Titsling,” 1. “The Rose.”

  • One Life To Live‘s executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati will take over those same positions at General Hospital when OLTL ends in January.
  • In ratings news, last night’s premiere of Jaime Pressley And Eric Sheffer Stevens Deserve Better Than This was mediocre, while Happy Endings scored its best ever rerun numbers.
  • TV Line has the new trailer and behind-the-scenes look at Dallas, which debuts next summer on TNT.
  • Just Jared has pics of Zachary Quinto being all Zachary Quinto while taking a walk with a friend. Anyone recognize the friend?

  • TV Line has pics of Chord Overstreet‘s return to Glee, but not, unfortunately, any of him stripping.

  • Okay, let’s discuss that “Don’t Say Gay” PSA that’s making the rounds everywhere. Go take a look and then we’ll talk. A lot of people are saying, “love the intent, hate the violence,” but it didn’t bother me because it’s so cartoonish and slapstick, and the little kid is so hilariously earnest in his anger. What do you think? Oh, and it’s best to end the PSA just before the “other video” recommendations appear. Trust me.
  • Finally, today is World’s AIDS Day, and below you can see President Barack Obama deliver his White House message.

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