Briefs: John Barrowman Talks “Arrow” and Comic-Con, When Jason Collins Met Robbie Rogers, and IT’S A BOY!

Briefs

Birthday shoutouts go to Colin Ferguson (above), who is 41, Alex Trebek is 73, John Leguizamo is 49, Rob Estes is 50, and Don Henley is 66. And a little dancing eagle informs us it’s the **th birthday of Ulysses Dietz!

Billy Magnussen is in final talks to replace Jake Gyllenhaal in the big screen adaptation of Into The Woods. With his Tony nom and now this, he’s come a long way from his days as Butters on As The World Turns.

Veteran character actor Dennis Farina has passed away at the age of 69.

Male Eating Disorders Are One ‘Men’s Issue’ We Don’t Discuss Enough.

Harvey Fierstein on Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown.

The View Takes On Homophobic Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. But it wasn’t my fault. On the plus side, tomorrow should be epic. Adrienne just sealed Sami’s fate, and when Sonny finds out what his mother did, well … I think I’m going to love Ballistic Sonny!

Via NewNowNext comes Chad Michaels as Cher on the W.O.W. Shopping Network.

The Spurf talks to John Barrowman about possibly coming back to Arrow, his love for Comic-Con, and his thoughts on who the next Doctor should be. John reiterates his belief it should be a woman, but not a Hollywood a-lister.

Congrats!

Here’s the latest Where The Bears Are.

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 … Lance Bass. In his junior year of high school, Lance was asked by friend Justin Timberlake to audition for a new boy band. Lance auditioned and got the job, but was almost fired when the record company thought his dancing wasn’t on par with the rest of the group. The band rallied behind him, he got to stay, they took the name ‘N Sync, and the rest is music history.

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 #27 is … Pieces

10-year-old Willard is innocently putting a jigsaw puzzle of a nude woman together when his mother catches him, flies off the handle, and well, Willard ends up grabbing an ax and dismembering her. That’s the opening of one of the most unintentionally hilarious horror films of the 80′s, which starred Christopher George and the faboo Lynda Day George (who will always be Fausta Grables, Nazi Wonder Woman to me). Below you can see Lynda in one of my favorite scenes of the decade (along with co-star Ian Sera, who provides some full frontal nudity in the film … before his testicles are ripped off). Enjoy!

Congrats to Lazycrockett, who was the first to correctly guess that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Homeland

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

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