Morning Meme: A “Glee Live!” Picture Page, Neil Patrick Harris Hogtied by Smurfs, Goodbye Oprah, and More!

NOTE: Ed Kennedy is getting used to his new digs (last we heard he was buying some plywood to cover the portal to hell he discovered in the basement), so I’m filling in again. 80′s quiz! A few months ago I challenged you to name 10 classic 80′s music videos. Above is part two … name the artist and the song!

sarahmichelleToday is a Very. Special. Day. The meme is not the proper place to discuss it, but join me later in the Briefs.

EW.com has the full length trailer for The CW’s Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Until I saw this, I had no idea what the show was going to be about, but now that I see that they’re dragging out and dusting off one of the hoariest storylines ever created, I can’t wait! The only problem I see is how they’re going to be able to sustain the premise for more than one season. But it does feature Ioan Gruffudd, and that’s always a good thing.

We knew that GOProud’s Chris Barron was an asshat, but it turns out that his husband is just as bad. Oh, the deep conversations those two must have!

Casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s summer production of Hairspray. Joining the original Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur are Corbin Bleu, Drew Carey, Diana DeGarmo, Mo Gaffney, Nick Jonas, Darlene Love, Tara Macri and John Stamos.

brianwilsonTouch the beard. Go on. You know you want to. Do it. Now!

Adam Pally was on a cross-country flight with Tim Robbins, and tweeted the experience. I don’t know if any of it really happened, but it’s highly entertaining.

MSNBC’s Ed Shultz is taking a week of unpaid leave after referring to Laura Ingraham as a “right-wing slut.”

Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz are in final talks to join the cast of Oz: The Great and Powerful. It stars James Franco as “a young circus magician whose hot air balloon is transported to the land of Oz, where he becomes the wizard. “

Johnny Weir has been named grand marshal of the 2011 L.A. Gay Pride Parade: “Johnny lives a life with a defined purpose, is dedicated to helping young people and is not afraid to be himself, sometimes not always an easy thing for a world-class athlete.”

hudsontaylorChicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is accepting his $50,000 dollar fine for using a gay slur: “I made a mistake. I’ll learn from it and move on. I didn’t really know what my fine would be. I was just ready to face the consequences and move on and get ready for this game. I don’t want to be a distraction to this team.’’

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has suspended the production and distribution of anti-homophobia kits to schools because they don’t “offer an objective picture of homosexuality.”

Outsports has the latest update from Athlete Ally Hudson Taylor. He recently visited Bates College in Maine and signed 500 new pledges.

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