Briefs: Northstar is Homeless, Carmen Carrera Responds To Andy Cohen, and Meet a Rugby Glamazon

Birthday shoutouts go to Esara Tuaolo (above), who is 45, Li’l Kim is 38, and Sela Ward is 57.

NBC dumps Betty White.

Darren Star will return to TV, helming the pilot for the Lifetime series HR, which stars Alicia Silverstone, and “focuses on the professional and personal changes Silverstone’s Ellen Bell, the uptight Director of Human Resources for a multinational corporation, goes through after suffering a head injury.”

Bleeding Cool has announced that Astonishing X-Men, which features the gay superhero Northstar, has been canceled, effective in October.

Google to host fundraiser for gay-hating, climate-denying GOP Sen. Inhofe.

Rick Perry and GOP Gay-Bashing in 2016 .

Via NewNowNext comes Carmen Carrera‘s response to an anti-trans bit Andy Cohen had on last night’s Watch What Happens Live.

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Won’t Fight Gay Marriage Lawsuit. And Brian Sims tweeted his support. Hey, Rep. Sims, I won’t fight it, either. Marry me.

Below you can see the latest voice from I’m From Driftwood, Rudy Flesher.

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 … Jake Shears.. Jake has had a lot of success outside of Scissor Sisters. He, bandmate Babydaddy, and Kylie Minogue wrote “I Believe in You” for her greatest hits compilation Ultimate Kylie. And Jake and Kylie also co-wrote “Too Much” with Calvin Harris for her album Aphrodite. In 2011, Jake collaborated with John Garden to write the music for a musical version of Tales of the City.

Now, presenting … THE TOP 40 HORROR FILMS OF THE 80′S! Journey with me back to the birth of the Dead Teenager movie (actually, that began in the 70′s, so I guess it would be the Afterbirth Of The Dead Teenager Movie), the last gasps of the Italian Horror Masters, and the franchises that still continue today. Yes, your Freddy, Jason, and Michael will be represented, but I’m also going to pay tribute to the obscurities that deserve to be seen. At #34 is … Dolls.

The late 80′s saw a small boon in killer puppet films, with Child’s Play (which we’ll see later), Puppet Master and Dolls. 87′s Dolls was Stuart Gordon‘s followup to his classic Reanimator, but is sadly forgotten. It’s a shame, because it contains some truly great moments, including what would be the creepiest giant teddy bear seen on film until Bjork ran through that forest.

Congrats to Rob, who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Pushing Daisies.

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

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