Briefs: Anderson Cooper Is A Comic Book Hero, Pet Shop Boys Get “Vocal,” and Republicans Should Fake It

Briefs


Zachary Quinto attends Summer Party On The Highline

Birthday shoutouts go to Paul MCartney, who is 71, Carol Kane is 61 and Alison Moyet is 52.

Longtime readers of the TheBacklot (formerly AfterElton) will surely know Dennis in Mpls, TheFixer and Mockingjay. This intrepid trio has banded together to start a website called The New Millennial Gay Experience. We know a little something about the headaches of launching a new website, so our hat is off to them and we wish them every success with this venture.

Jeb Bush: Republicans should fake it.

Cher To Headline NYC’s Pride Dance On The Pier.

Armie Hammer is the latest Hollywood hunk to deny reports he’s going to play Christian Grey.

17 LGBT Political Moments That Made Us Proud This Year.

I’m glad I’m not the only one getting tired of all talk, no action.

Samantha Bee is a Goddess. And it always amazes me why asshats continue to agree to appear on The Daily Show. Either they’ve never seen it, or their egos are so massive they think “Well, it’ll be different for me.”

Anderson Cooper is the latest celeb to get the comic book treatment. “Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the silver fox chose to follow his passion journalism with a vengeance. Join writer Michael Troy and artist ? For an account of his life from decorated journalist to out and proud gay man.”

Here’s the video for “Vocal,” the latest from Pet Shop Boys. “This short film has been produced and directed by the filmmaker and photographer, Joost Vandeburg. He has created it using authentic amateur film footage shot at various raves in the late 80s, along with some footage from the Haçienda in Manchester. The video (and the song) was inspired by the way British youth at this time found its own freedom with a new culture epitomised by dance music and raves: “It’s in the music/It’s in the song/And the feeling of the warmth around us all is so strong.”

And here’s 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 … Blake Skjellerup. Blake competed for New Zealand in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and while he didn’t medal, he did publicly come out.

Now we have THE TOP 50 HOTTEST HUNKS OF THE 80′S! Please keep in mind that this countdown encompasses the whole of 80′s pop culture, from TV to Movies to Music, to miscellaneous. In other words … some of your favorites might not show up, because there’s just not enough room. But just consider this a sampling of some of the hot guys the 80′s had to offer!

AND NOW THE TOP TEN HOTTEST HUNKS OF THE 80′S! At #10 is … Jon Hensley. 47-year-old Jon shot to stardom as As The World Turns‘ hot farmhand Holden Snyder, who fell in love with rich girl Lily, eventually becoming one of the show’s supercouples. More importantly, he was stepdad to Luke Snyder, and was the only one of Luke’s three parents to completely support him in his coming-out process. Now that’s hot!

Here’s your Tasty Two For Tuesday With Matt Bomer. PITS!

Congrats to Lazycrockett, who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Archer.

Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a character from a famous TV show. Can you name it?

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