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May 22 2017
Bubbling Under 2 — 20 More '80s Singles That Should've Hit The U.S. Top 40 Comments (0)

Eurythmics-Savage25-Photo-26-1Annie Lennox, circa 1988, when Eurythmics were dying out on the Top 40 (Image via RCA)

It's been a long while since my last round-up of incredible '80s singles that failed to hit the U.S. Top 40 (on the Billboard Hot 100), so I thought I'd do an addendum!

My Original List of 50 '80s Singles That Didn't Go Top 40 — Here!

Since then, Huffington Post wrote the exact same item as I did (with many of the same tracks highlighted), so hopefully this sequel (and future ones) will distinguish itself from lists already in existence.

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Let me know of any that come to mind when you ponder the question of '80s singles that bombed, but shouldn'ta ...

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May 20 2017
Patti LuPone Should Be The Special Counsel On That Russian Probe Comments (0)

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Patti LuPone, appearing on Show People with Paul Wontorek, went off on Donald Trump, saying:

He's a f*cking-ass, motherf*cking asshole. He's a f*cking nut and he should be — he's certifiably insane, and he has compromised this country, and it is tantamount to treason what he just did. And why are we not doing anything about it? Why is it taking so long? What the f*ck is going on in this country? That's what I think of Trump.

Her Madonna outburst bummed me out, but when she's right, she's right!

Watch the entire segment after the jump ...

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May 19 2017
6-PACK — Fall Of A Gay Leader + Beaten Trans Woman Dies + Notre Dame Ready For Pence + New Trump Portrait Is On Fire! + Foreigners Tasked With Mollifying Trump + Macedonian Flag Basher! Comments (0)

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WIDGETThe New York Times: Dissecting the fall of Mayor Murray of Seattle. Great read on the confusion in the LGBTQ community following sex-abuse allegations.

Sherrell Faulkner_1495128611796_3329438_ver1.0Sherrell died after eight months, making her assault case into a murder investigation. (Images via Facebook)

WIDGETFox 46 Charlotte: Trans woman found bludgeoned in Charlotte last November dies; case now a homicide.

WIDGETCNN: Notre Dame students plan a show of contempt for Vice President Pence when he speaks at their commencement. Also: Young people have the flees for the GOP.

There-was-an-obvious-typo-in-trumps-official-inauguration-portraitTrump's official inauguration poster had a typo; the new portrait is even hotter!

WIDGETChaser: Here's the, uh, official White House portrait of Trump.

WIDGETAP: It's a f*cking outrage that this headline is real: “Worldwide effort set to make Trump happy on 1st trip abroad.”

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: U.S. embassy in Macedonia flies rainbow flag, hatemonger Tony Perkins implores SOS Tillerson to make it stop.

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May 18 2017
6-PACK — Manning Up! + Blue Jays Player's Gay Slur + Horrible Times Square Car Crash + Jim Parsons Wedding Details + Trump's Bitch Hunt + Outrageous Attack By Erdogan's Goons On U.S. Soil! Comments (0)

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WIDGETInstagram @xychelsea87: Chelsea Manning, released yesterday after years in prison, makes herself Instagram-official with new portrait.

WIDGETTowleroad: Kevin Pillar, a Blue Jays player, called Braves pitcher Jason Motte a fag — for striking him out. He later begrudgingly appologized.

WIDGETCBS News: A Bronx man with previous DUIs who witnesses described as appearing drunk, has been arrested in a deadly Times Square car crash.

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WIDGETExtraTV: Jim Parsons talks about his wedding, admits he stayed up later than he has in ages. The life of a glamorous star!

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Trump's latest meltdown is so delicious you won't need to add sugar. He thinks he's been more persecuted than actual witches.

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WIDGETThe New York Times: A bodyguard of Turkey's President Erdogan strangled a female protester in D.C., attacked others — D.C. cops call it a “brutal attack.”

 
May 16 2017
6-PACK — Free, Fenway & Happy! + Sandra Lee Burns Paul Ryan + Emma Stone Is A Billie Jean Queen + Kentucky Sides With Anti-Gay Printers + Diego Plays Luis + Roseanne, Please Stay Canceled! Comments (0)

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WIDGETBosGuy: Pride Night in Boston!

WIDGETDListed: Sandra Lee despises Paul Ryan — now we're cookin'!

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Everything you need to know about Billie Jean King — or at least about that Emma Stone biopic of her.

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WIDGETTowleroad: In Kentucky, printers can refuse to print anything gay.

WIDGETVariety: Diego Boneta will play Luis Miguel on Telemundo.

WIDGETThe Hollywood Reporter: Conspiracy-theory-pushing, virulently anti-Obama, blindly pro-Trump nut Roseanne Barr's classic sitcom is being revived. Ugh.

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6-PACK — High Approval + Miss USA Will Watch You Die + Trump's Russian Mess + Gilbert Baker Memorial March + Lifetime's New Movie Is ... Touching Comments (0)

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WIDGETDListed: Pretty but stupid Antonio Sabato Jr. wants to be a Congress critter, but his estranged wife wants him to be her ex — and says he's a drug addict.

WIDGETHLN: Miss USA 2017 is a nuclear scientist and government employee, but dumb enough that in a pinch she said access to health care is a privilege, not a right:

WIDGETPolitico: Trump claims “absolute right” to leak whatever he wants with whomever he wants, including Russians ... but continues attacks on media and leakers!

WIDGETHuff Post: Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia on Trump's intel spill: “This is a complette disaster, it's an embarrassment.”

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WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Gilbert Baker Memorial rally is coming June 14 in NYC!

WIDGETOMG Blog: Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland looks like a creeptastic exploration of the King of Pop.

Michael-Jackson(Video still via Lifetime)

 
May 15 2017
6-PACK — Katy Perry Bears WITNESS + America Warming Up To Already-Legal Gay Stuff + Bharara Begs For Special Prosecutor + Trump's Fake-News Addiction + Kellyanne To Preach Hate + RIP Powers Boothe Comments (0)

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WIDGETKatyPerry.com: Katy Perry announces Witness album and tour using totally awesome '80s imagery.

WIDGETGallup: 64% of Americans now back gay marriage, 72% are okay with gay sex, both all-time polling highs. (F*ck you — both legal anyway, guys.)

WIDGETHuff Post: Fired attorney Preet Bharara pleads with Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein to assign a special prosecutor for the Trump-Russia investigation.

Facebook_meme_Global_Cooling_11The cover on the left IS FAKE. (Images via Time)

WIDGETPolitico: This is how Trump, a deranged and feeble-minded madman, comes to believe the fake news he then pushes. UNBELIEVABLE.

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WIDGETtheOUTfront: Kellyanne Conway, anti-gay Benham Bros. will headline a massive hate conference in Iowa. Tell me again Hillary would've been same/same.

WIDGETTHR: Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) & Sin City (2005) actor Powers Boothe dies in his sleep @ 68.

Powers-boothe-sin-cityPowers Boothe: June 1, 1948—May 14, 2017 (Image via Miramax)

 
May 14 2017
6-PACK — A Kiss Before Impeaching + Trump's Silence On Chechnya + Trump Is What He Is + Gay Man Beaten In The Bahamas + Meet Germany's Right-Wing Lesbian Leader + THE GODFATHER Turns 45! Comments (0)

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WIDGETExtraTV: Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer gets the kiss of death from Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump on SNL.

WIDGETLos Angeles Times: L.A. City Council member puts Trump on blast for tone deafness on the plight of gay Chechens.

WIDGETVox: People are overanalyzing Trump — he is what he is.

Gay-bashing-Carnival-BahamasAdrian Brown, who says he was attacked for being gay, paid thousands to get patched up. (Video still via NBC4 Washington)

WIDGETNBC4 Washington: Gay veteran from veteran brutally attacked in the Bahamas — just for being gay.

WIDGETFortune: Germany's right-wing populists are being led by an out lesbian.

WIDGETYouTube @ The Graham Norton Show: Diane Keaton reflects on The Godfather (1972) 45 years later, remembering how Al Pacino was nearly fired: 

 


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