Afternoon Delight: Evan Rachel Wood talks Kate Winslet and merkins, Anne Hathaway’s “Glee” appearance delayed

Happy birthday Reese Witherspoon! Remember when our little Reese played a teenage juvenile delinquent running from a serial killer and made a pit stop in juvie to make out with the late Brittany Murphy (I miss her) in Freeway?

These days, Witherspoon is starring in Water For Elephants (alongside Twilight’s Robert Pattinson) and This Means War. The latter is directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) and is about two lifelong friends played by Tom Hardy (Inception) and Chris Pine (Star Trek) who both fall in love with Witherspoon and therefore have to battle it out in the name of love. Fighting to the death over the same girl? Sounds like Dinah Shore Weekend to me! 

And a belated happy birthday to social messaging site Twitter, which turned five years old yesterday. Make sure you tweet the ones you love and block the ones you don’t.

Speaking of Twitter, Wanda Sykes has an account and was tweeting up a storm last night from the Janet Jackson concert.

I hope she has since iced her dance-related injuries.

Evan Rachel Wood plays the arrogant vampire Queen Sophie-Ann on True Blood but her shy side came out when she had to go nude on the set of the upcoming HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce.

Fancast.com reports that at a New York press event, Wood discussed her concern about doing full-frontal nudity and explained that co-star Kate Winslet helped her get over her fear.

I looked at Kate and she was like, “You’ve got to do it. Trust me, it’s so brave. Put a merkin on and you’ll be fine.” Kate helped me. She gave me strength. She kind of dared me. I also felt I had to prove it to myself. I had to do it at least once — get it all on film now so when I’m 80 I can look back at it and say, “Yeah! I did that!”

Wood also revealed working on a period piece has its challenges. “Let’s just say, I had to wear a wig because it was in the ’30s, and everything had to look like it was in the ’30s.”

First, a big thank you to Kate Winslet for supporting and encouraging Wood’s nudity. Second, how do I get a job styling pubic wigs on Wood’s next movie?

If you’re an avid reader like I am and you’re always looking to better yourself , then pick up the new self-esteem book for women, Ask Elizabeth, written by none other than Nomi Malone (aka Elizabeth Berkley). 

In an interview with Radar,  Berkley explained, "Girls’ inner critics are starting to reveal themselves at a younger and younger age. And body image issues are an aspect of their lives which is causing them low self esteem and day-to-day suffering." So what can we girls do about it? Berkley advises, "One of my favorite tools is ‘flip it’. ‘Flip it’ can become your new favorite mantra when you are having one of those mean thoughts. You can choose to flip it and change how you are feeling about yourself in that moment. This is helpful at any age."

OK, I’ll buy the book but only if it also includes step-by-step instructions on how to do an upright V-spin and an aerial straddle.

Red Riding Hood’s Amanda Seyfried is only 25-years old and has already starred in mega movies (Mamma Mia, Mean Girls) and the critically acclaimed HBO series Big Love, but she’s still bummed out about the roles she didn’t end up landing. She told AdelaideNow.com, "I auditioned for a role in the new Superman and didn’t get it. And I really wanted Emily Browning’s role in Sucker Punch. I’d originally got that role and everything was in gear, but then I got the call from Big Love saying `We need you this season, you can’t do it.’ Big Love wouldn’t let me go so I cried a lot.” 

Don’t cry Seyfried, Elizabeth Berkley and I don’t want you to be upset. Read Ask Elizabeth, practice your aerial straddle and I promise you there will be many more juicy roles to come. FYI, I was almost cast as the sidewalk salt in SALT.

To celebrate the season three premiere of Nurse Jackie, Showtime and Bliss Spas are giving away $75 Bliss Spa Gift Cards to all the hard working nurses out there. All you have to do is show up with your nursing ID card and be ready for pampering.

Maya Rudolph will need a nurse soon since she’s pregnant (again) with her third child. The Saturday Night Live star, who is married to director Paul Thomas Anderson, can be seen next in the movie Bridesmaids.

To honor Rudolph and her growing family, check out her impression of Whitney Houston and enjoy her Running Man moves.
Warning: pregnant woman should not consume cocaine brownies.

      

In sad princess news, actress Anne Hathaway’s Glee cameo is being delayed once again. It has been reported since December that Hathaway is going to stop by Glee and to Chris Colfer’s lesbian aunt.  (Is she old enough to play his aunt?) Hathaway created the role herself, but apparently due to Hathaway’s busy schedule we’ll have to wait until Season 3 before she shares the screen with our beloved Sue Sylvester.

Bisexual actresses Kristanna Loken and Bai Ling posed as mermaids for photographer Mark Anderson’s new photo book, Mermaids of Hollywood. I’m having a hubba-hubba moment here. (Thanks for the tip, Cardinal!)

Lesbian/Bi Photo(s) of the day:

Hunter Valentine‘s Kiyomi McCloskey is apparently pretty stoked about her ranking on the AfterEllen.com Les/bi List list.

See you tomorrow!