It’s been a year since, well, since Taylor Kitsch’s attempt to become a big blockbuster movie star went bust. Texas Forever and Riggins for life, but there’s no other way to say it. So what do you do?  Hockey analogy seems to apply here -- we take it shift by shift, so let’s call last year the first period, and after a solid intermission, we’re now beginning the a blonde.

A blonde TK, in suspenders!, was shooting The Normal Heart in New York yesterday. This is a great project for him. He’s working with Ryan Murphy and Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts and it’s based on the play of the same name to raise AIDS awareness. Very smart career move after 2012. And he’ll also be seen in Lone Survivor, due out in December, starring Mark Wahlberg, which is said to be an award season possibility. Second period, see? Lots of time.