Briefs: Jenny McCarthy Joins “The View,” “True Blood” Will Return, and “Ex-Gay” Pride Month Cancelled

Birthday shoutouts go to Scott Foley (above), who is 41, Brigitte Nielsen is allegedly 50, and Linda Ronstadt is 67.

Dangerous whackadoodle Jenny McCarthy has officially been named the new co-host of The View. On the plus side, just think of all the classic Whoopi reaction shots we’re going to get!

Tickets are now on sale for GLAAD’s big event Saturday in Hancock Park in Los Angeles. “Enjoy delicious tasting stations from incredible, high-end Los Angeles restaurants and caterers, entertainment, and an amazing food and wine-themed silent auction.” Plus it’ll have appearances from such faves as Mike C. Manning, Max Adler and Darryl Stephens. *If you buy your ticket before 6 PM PST on Wednesday, you’ll be entered to win a complimentary ticket for a friend!

“Ex-Gay” Pride Month canceled because who cares.

Today In Gay History: Versace’s Murder

The cast of Major Crimes for GLSEN.org

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Thomas Roberts this fired up.

HBO has renewed True Blood for a seventh season. Vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies, maenads, shapeshifters … dare I hope for a … Merman!

Somewhere shirtless idiots in stupid masks are crapping their trousers.

A little pitchy.

Jane Lynch talks to Larry King about her divorce.

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 … B.D. Wong. 52-year-old Bradley Darryl got his start back in the 80′s with bit parts in TV roles, and small roles in the early 90′s in The Freshman and Father Of The Bride, but his profile was raised considerably in 1993 with roles in Jurassic Park and And The Band Played On.

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 #32 is … Curtains.

This 1983 Canadian (so you know it’s awesome) slasher stars the faboo Samantha Eggar and Linda Thorson (so you know it’s awesome). A bevy of young, nubile actresses converge on a remote mansion to audition for a director. Below you can see one of the film’s “Moments of WTF” that contribute to its greatness.

Congrats to iheartfrosty, who was the first to correctly guess that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Family Ties.

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

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