Briefs: The Bradley Manning Verdict, Josh Hartnett in Something Dreadful, and Looking Back 42 Years Later at the First Legal Same-Sex Marriage In The U.S.

Briefs

Birthday shoutouts go to Simon Baker (above), who is 44, Delta Burke is 57, Hilary Swank is 39, Lisa Kudrow is 50, and Kate Bush is 55. And a Birthday shoutout to TBL reader OmViRa.

Thank you for all of your Birthday wishes!

Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty of most other counts

Harry Styles On Being Bisexual: ‘I’m Pretty Sure I’m Not’

Josh Hartnett and Eva Green will star in the Showtime “literary horror” series Penny Dreadful, which will “feature Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the Dracula novel.”

What Really Happened When OutServe-SLDN Came Undone

Will Los Angeles Sever ‘Sister City’ Ties to Anti-Gay St. Petersburg, Russia?

On Thursday, Minnesota will become the 12th state to recognize same-sex marriages, but 42 years ago in the same state, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell became what is believed to be the first gay couple to legally wed in the U.S. (well, temporarily)

Neil, David, Gideon and Harper at the L.A. premiere of Smurfs 2

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 … Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Jesse Tyler made his television debut in 2002 in … Absolutely Fabulous? Yep, it’s true. Take a look.

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 #21 is … Motel Hell

“It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent’s fritters.” Motel owner Vincent (Rory Calhoun) and his sister Ida (Beulah Balbricker herself Nancy Parsons) have a secret garden where they grow the special ingredients they need for their famous smoked meats. Motel Hell is a lot of fun, alternating between horror satire and gruesome set pieces. And this is the third greatest Rory Calhoun film of the 80′s (behind, of course, Angel and its sequel Avenging Angel)

Congrats to Miz Liz , who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Due South

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

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