Afternoon Delight: Sarah Kate Ellis is the new CEO and President of GLAAD

 
 

Good afternoon and happy Monday!

Happy birthday to Katie Cassidy, Christina Applegate and Jill Hennessy!

In a press release issued today, GLAAD announced that Sarah Kate Ellis is the new CEO and President of the organization. If her name is familiar to you, it might be because Ellis co-authored a memoir with her wife, Kristen Ellis-Henderson (of the band Antigone Rising), Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made.

Ellis said in the statement:

While our community has made great strides in recent years, our movement has an important and critical journey ahead. Together with our dedicated staff, I will push for a culture where everyone in the LGBT community not only has legal equality, but is fully welcomed and respected by our neighbors. I look forward to leading GLAAD and creating a world where LGBT people and our families have the freedom to joyously—and openly—live a life they love.

Sarah Kate Ellis (left) and Kristen Ellis-Henderson with their kids
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Lady Gaga made GQ’s list of Least Influential People of 2013. On the upside, Gaga looks stunning as the face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2014 line.

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Speaking of Gaga, Weird Al Yankovich is donating the profits from his “Born This Way” parody to the HRC.

Suze Orman is a fan of Jennifer Lopez. Who knew?

On December 5Diana Nyad and Catherine Opie will team up for an installment of Hammer Conversations at the Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd.) in Los Angeles. The free event starts at 7:30 p.m.

Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez was named on The Hollywood Reporter Young Hispanic Hollywood Class of 2013 list.

A robot based on Robyn is under construction. In the video below, she meets the robot and observes its Robyn-inspired dance moves.

EW has named Sandra Bullock as one of their Entertainers of the Year. Other honorees include Jennifer Lawrence and Grumpy Cat.

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On Thursday, December 12, out rocker Vicci Martinez will take the stage at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Rd) in Santa Rosa, CA.

The pilot for the new HBO series Getting On, starring Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Laurie Metcalf (Jackie!), is now available for free online.

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Sara Gilbert and Joan Jett’s famous faces are among those featured on PETA’s vegetarian stamps.

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Congratulations to newlywed Sheetal Sheth. Over the weekend the I Can’t Think Straight actress married nRelate CEO Neil Mody in Mexico.

Here’s some photographic evidence of The Gossip rocking out in Shaghai.

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Carrie Brownstein gives her approval to the adaption to Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. (Read our review here.)

Margaret Cho will headline the Orpheum Theater (203 West Adams St.) in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight, Glee’s Demi Lovato will stop by Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Photo of the Day!

Lea DeLaria posted the below photo on Instagram with the caption, “Truly one if the best fortuitous moments EVER. #howcoolisthisdudette  #babybutch.”

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