Afternoon Delight: Cate Blanchett gets wicked in “Cinderella,” Scarlett Johansson signs on for “Her”

 
 

Good afternoon, happy Friday and happy first day of summer!

Happy birthday to True Blood’s Carrie Preston, Lana Del Rey, Meredith Baxter, Rebecca Black, Juliette Lewis and Lana Wachowski!

Director Lana Wachowski at the Los Angeles premiere of Cloud Atlas

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Professional quarterback and out lesbian Sami Grisafe is retiring from football so she can focus on her dream; being the lead singer of The Sami Grisafe Band. Grisafe also plays the ukulele. (Thanks to Jen Sabella for the tip!)

Tomorrow night at 10 pm, Brian DePalma’s lady lovin’ film Passion will (finally) make its U.S. premiere at the Provincetown Film Festival. After the screening, DePalma will stick around for a Q & A. The erotic thriller stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace and will be released in theaters on August 30.

Helena Bonham Carter will team up with Cate Blanchett for Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. Carter will play the fairy godmother role while Blanchett will portray the wicked stepmother in Disney’s live action reboot.

Tonight, The True Colors First Annual LGBTQ Pride Art Exhibition opens at Uno St. Claude Gallery in New Orleans. One of my paintings will be displayed as well as artwork from Catherine Opie, Robert Mapplethorpe and many more.

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Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway will produce and star (as a murderer) in the period piece The Lifeboat.

My mother woke me up today to tell me that out comedian Fortune Feimster (Chelsea Lately) was featured on CNN. Thanks, Mom!

Britney Spears wants Miley Cyrus to teach her how to twerk. Spears should really take a lesson from Trish Bendix.

TheBacklot.com is asking if the below FunnyorDie video Gay Gang is offensive or just stupid. I think both, what do you think?

 

Speaking of FunnyorDie, have you seen Kylie Minogue as She-Ra?

 

Scarlett “My Wife’s Dream Girl” Johansson has replaced actress Samantha Morton in director Spike Jonze’s film Her. Johansson joins an all-star cast including Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.

Speaking of Adams, pick up the latest issue of Allure to see Adams run away from the Eiffel Tower. Maybe she’s late for a dinner date.

Shred of Hope is auctioning off one-of-a-kind t-shirts to raise funds for the Ali Forney Center, the largest shelter in the United States for homeless LGBTQ youth.

 

Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) is starring in the Off-Broadway play The Explorers Club at the Manhattan Theatre Club through July 21.

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During Los Angeles Pride, out director Anna Margarita Albelo sported a vagina costume (again) and chatted it up with Peaches.

 
 

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