Briefs: Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff Call It Quits, The Queen Comes Through, and “Sharknado 2: Sharks & The City”

Birthday shoutouts go to Brando Eaton (above), who is 27, Diahan Carroll is 77, The Hoff is 61, Eric Winter is 37, and Mike Vogel is 34.

Syfy has confirmed that Sharknado 2 is a go, this time taking place in Manhattan.

The IOC said that it will “work to ensure” that the Sochi Games take place without discrimination against LGBT participants. They don’t specify exactly how, though.

Keith Olbermann is returning to TV, this time with an ESPN late night sports show, that will definitely not have any politics. But what about “Worst Sportsperson In the World?”

Equal marriage bill for England and Wales given Royal Assent and is now law!

So very sad.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be on board when the first same-sex marriage in New Zealand takes place on an Air New Zealand flight.

I admit I was horrified when I saw this headline: Jonathan Groff’s New HBO Series Is ‘The Gay Experience’. But relax, that’s not the title, thankfully.

Speaking of Jonathan, Via NewNownext comes word that he and Zachary Quinto have decided to end their relationship.

Here’s the trailer for The Fifth Estate, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange

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. In 1994 B.D. starred with Margaret Cho in her short-lived series All American Girl, but he scored big in 1997 when he starred as recurring character Father Ray on HBO’s Oz (sadly, he never hit the showers or required a pee bucket).

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 #30 is … Christmas Evil aka You Better Watch Out

There are two “Killer Santa” films on the list, and the first features Brandon Maggart (who you may remember from the 80′s sitcom Brothers, and he’s also the father of Fiona Apple) as a man who experienced a terrible trauma as a child … he witnessed Santa getting frisky under the mistletoe. Somehow that made him go bonkers, and he finally goes off the deep end, and starts hacking up the town. It’s a serviceable slasher pic, but it probably wouldn’t have made the list if it weren’t the final scene, which is so wonderfully wrong and batshit, it elevates the entire film.

Congrats to Someone! Someone correctly guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was The A-Team, but because the site’s commenting is still on the fritz, I can’t be more specific than that at this time.

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

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