Briefs: Mark Patton Comes Out As HIV Positive, Greg Louganis Rejects The Boycott, and Goodbye Sean Sasser

Briefs

Birthday shoutouts go to Roger Federer (above), who is ageless, JC Chasez is 37, and Drew Lachey is 37.

Syfy has chosen the title for its NYC-centered Sharknado sequel from over 5,000 Twitter suggestions. They completely ignored my entry, Sharks & The City and instead went with … Sharknado 2: The Second One. Whatever.

As I still try to wrap my head around the fact that Karen Black is gone, here’s an interview with her Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean co-star Mark Patton, who talks about that experience, as well as playing Jesse in A Nightmare On Elm Street 2, and his despair over Hollywood homophobia. He also talks for the first time about being HIV Positive, and his happy life now, as he’s about to turn 50.

Russian Sports Minister Wants LGBT Activists to ‘Calm Down’

But Greg Louganis is rejecting the Sochi Olympic boycott.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sean Sasser, who has passed away at the age of 44. His onscreen commitment ceremony to Real World star Pedro Zamora was groundbreaking TV.

Out singer/songwriter Mike Hamel was appalled when he learned that one of his songs was being used in … well, it’s self-explanatory.

Call Sharon Needles on the Ouija Board.

Oh those Jonas brothers. Nick posted that muscle selfie last week, and now Joe gets in on the action.

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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 … Ben Whishaw. Ben took a big step forward when he nabbed one of the iconic recurring roles in films, as the new Q in Skyfall, the latest in the Bond franchise.

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 Chucky will be represented, but I’m also going to pay tribute to the obscurities that deserve to be seen. At #14 is … Fright Night

The 80′s was not a great decade for quality vampire movies, but there were some exceptions. The Lost Boys had slick MTV appeal, Near Dark was an early triumph for director Kathryn Bigelow, and The Hunger was the closest Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon would get to starring in a Red Shoe Diaries, but the one that had the most impact for me was Tom Holland‘s Fright Night. Charley Brewster is a horror fan who suspects that his next-door neighbor is a vampire, and enlists the aid of Creature Feature host Peter Vincent to find the truth. It had a great cast, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse and Roddy Mcdowall (who had a field day), and we can’t forget our brother Stephen Geoffreys, who brought us “Evil Ed.”

Congrats to Kemdon , who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Josie and the Pussycats. Actually, I should disqualify you, because you had “Josie and the Pussycat Dolls,” which is obscene, but I accept your excuse.

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

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