Briefs: Darren Criss Reaches That High Note and “Romeo & Juliet” Prepare To Die Again

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …

“Never fall asleep when the kids have a sleepover.”

Thanks to


for this week’s winning caption!

  • Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on AE). Nicholas Brendon (above) is 42, Ed O’Neill is 67, David Letterman is 66, Sarah Michelle Gellar is 36, and Claire Danes is 34.
  • Kristen Chenoweth will star as Matthew Broderick‘s sister in an untitled CBS comedy pilot.
  • Just a heads up that our own Louis Virtel will be co-hosting the 2013 Logo NewNowNext Awards red carpet livestream along with Willam Saturday night at 8 PM ET. Here’s a much-bleeped clip from last year.

  • Below you can see Darren Criss performing at the Verte Grades of Green’s Annual Fundraising Event. I think this may be my favorite Darren pic.

  • And here’s Mindy Kaling trying to keep up.

  • Below you can see the trailer for the latest version of Romeo & Juliet, with Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the doomed lovers. The most crucial question is, can Douglas’ posterior possibly compare to the iconic film ass of Leonard Whiting in the 1968 classic version? Those are some perfect orbs to fill.

  • Introducing our new feature – The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT to … Zachary Quinto. Wrapping up our week with Zachary, in between Trek films, Zach returned to TV as part of the Ryan Murphy ensemble for the American Horror Story series. He’s also a Hollywood Super Couple with Jonathan Groff. It’s not fair.

  • Continuing the Top 50 Movie Songs Of The 80′s!. we’ve now come to THE TOP TEN MOVIE SONGS OF THE 80′S! At #4 is “Live To Tell” by Madonna, from At Close Range

  • Madonna’s greatest song, it was featured on her greatest album, True Blue, and comes from her then-hubby Sean Penn‘s crime drama At Close Range. It entered the chart on April 12, 1986, and hit #1 on June 7th.. Monday’s clue – “The planets aligned, so rare!.”

  • Congrats to

    No One!

    Nobody was able to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Dr. Strangelove

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

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Matthew Mitcham and friends

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