AfterElton Briefs: “Smash” Hits a Sour Note, Previewing a Chaotic “Revenge,” and an Inclusive Google Doodle


Adam Lambert visits fuse studio in NYC.

  • Happy Birthday to Florence Henderson, who turns 78, and marriage-equality advocate Rob Thomas is 40. Time to name your top five Rob/Matchbox Twenty songs! Here are mine: 5. “Lonely No More,” 4. “Unwell,” 3. “Push,” 2. “3 A.M.” 1.”Bent.”

  • Jonny Lee Miller will star as Sherlock Holmes in the CBS modern update Elementary.
  • In ratings news, the second episode of Smash was down 26%. Let’s hope it can stabilize in the coming weeks.
  • Margaret Cho has a Valentine story a lot of us can relate to, about those stupid cards we were forced to give everyone in school.
  • Below you can see the Valentine’s Day Google Doodle, which has a same-sex couple at the end. I’ve read complaints online by people who are upset that the gay couple is included with “freaky” couples cookie and milk, alien and astronaut, cat and dog, princess and frog and … elderly couple.

  • Big congrats to Nontawat Jaroengsornsinpose and Thanakorn Sittiamthong , who now hold the world record for longest kiss, at 50 hours, 25 minutes.

  • For the first time, same-sex couples were allowed to wed on top of the Empire State Building. Congrats!

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

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