Afternoon Delight: Cat Cora on “The Late Late Show,” “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse

Good afternoon and happy Thursday! (Watch out Friday, I’m coming for you!)

Happy birthday to Joni & Susanna writer and star Joni Lefkowitz!

In case you missed it earlier this week Iron Chef Cat Cora appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Cora showed off some of her favorite holiday dishes, including her Italian Cream Cake. Yum yum.

Forbes magazine named Lady Gaga the fourth highest paid musician of 2011. Gaga was trumped by Elton John, Bon Jovi and the top moneymaker honors went to the Irish rock band U2. Fergie and her band, the Black Eyed Peas, ranked seventh, grossing a mere $61 million dollars this year. Only $61 million? They should really try harder next year.

This week Samantha Ronson attended the grand opening of Pressed Juicery in West Hollywood, CA. Ronson looked adorable while posing with pal Nicole Richie. I almost didn’t recognize Ronson without her signature curmudgeonly pout.

This year’s VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul will pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. Florence + the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Wanda Jackson will team up to perform Winehouse’s hits "Back to Black" and "You Know I’m No Good." VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul will air Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. EST.

I Can’t Think Straight actress Sheetal Sheth took to Twitter to answer an age-old question.

How do we get Santa’s little black book?

Actress Marion Cotillard throws a tantrum in the short film L.A.dy Dior. (Marion, Please promise me you’ll never talk about quitting "the business" ever again. Love, Bridget)

Out comedians Julie Goldman (The Big Gay Sketch Show) and Poppi Kramer want you all to have A Very Jewish Queermas. The laughs and holiday festivities will be taking place on Monday, December 19 at 8:30 pm at The Stonewall Inn (55 Christopher Street) NY, NY.

Lesbian/Bi Tweet of the Day!

Attention social media fans, Uh Huh Her and The L Word star Leisha Hailey has a message for you.

Now stop doubting her!

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