Briefs: Gwyneth Paltrow Loves Chick-Fil-A, Frank Ocean Bares Some, and “Showgirls 2″ Is Here!

Birthday shoutouts go to Nate Berkus (above, with fiance Jeremiah Brent), who is 42, Bryan Singer is 48, Matthew Settle is 44, and the faboo Cassandra Peterson is 62.

The GOOP is about to hit the fan.

You can stream the entire Cher album Closer To The Truth at Amazon.

Here is the official DVD trailer for Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven, which follows the adventures of superfluous Showgirls character Penny. It stars Showgirls actors Rena Riffel, Glenn Plummer, Dewey Weber, Greg Travis, as well as … Peter Stickles!

Oyster Mag talks to Frank Ocean, who loses some of his clothes.

Below you can see Episode One of Takei’s Take, looking at Google Glass.

Ben Cohen apparently wanted to be paired with Robin Windsor for Strictly Come Dancing Think of the possibilities.

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 … Dan Bucatinsky.

Dan did many guest appearances on network shows (most memorably as an obnoxious blind date for Will on Will & Grace), and in 2005 he guest-starred in and exec. produced his creative partner Lisa Kudrow‘s short-lived classic The Comeback. I’d still be upset about its demise, but … angry hurts my throat.

And now we have the 50 GREATEST LOST HITS OF THE 90′S! I’ve often ragged on the pop music of the 90′s for being an arid desert devoid of fun, but there were bright spots, including these 50 songs, which should have performed better on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Like The 100 Greatest Lost Hits Of The 80′s countdown, this list is very female-centric (what can I say, I like rock chicks), but hopefully, some of these pop gems may trigger a long dormant memory.

At #40 is … “Martika’s Kitchen” by Martika. My favorite Kids, Inc. diva (sorry, Stacey), Martika hit it big with her debut album. It yielded three top 40 hits, including the #1 classic “Toy Soldiers.” She enlisted Prince‘s help to produce her second album, and the first single “Love … Thy Will Be Done” sailed up to #10. But the album flopped, peaking at #111, and the second single and title track, “Martika’s Kitchen” debuted on the Hot 100 at #93 … where it peaked, spending just two weeks on the chart. And that was it for Martika, who would never hit the chart again. She continues to make music independently, but I was shocked her pop career had such a short shelf life.

Congrats to No One! . Nobody guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Once Upon A Time.

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

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