Afternoon Delight: Fergie hawks vodka, Michelle Rodriguez wants to know her roots

Good afternoon everyone!

Happy birthday to Jenna Fisher (The Office) and Rachel Weisz (Stealing Beauty)!

Fergie “Ferge” is hawking Voli Light Vodkas, an assortment of low calorie and favored vodkas. The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman is the new partner and owner of the vodka line, along with Grammy winner Pitbull (who, for some reason, my wife loves).

If you want look like out fitness guru Jillian Michaels, then consider subscribing to her new Freshology Gold, “a calorie-controlled, all-natural, hand-crafted gourmet meal program delivered directly to clients’ doorsteps nationwide.” The health-tastic food delivery program will run you about $50 a day, but can you really put a price on health and six-pack abs?

Queen Latifah‘s production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, is set to produce the CW’s new reality musical competition show, The Star Next Door. Her Royal Highness and Gloria Estefan will act as mentors and travel to contestants’ hometowns, pluck them from obscurity and transport them to Hollywood to compete against other hopefuls with dreams that will soon be squashed. It sounds like a musical version of The Hunger Games, minus all the death.

Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) looked lovely at the Cinema Society & People StyleWatch screening of Friends with Kids in New York City.

Underworld‘s Kate Beckinsale is rocking an unbuttoned tuxedo shirt on the cover of Australia’s Men Style. What do Beckinsale and male style have in common? Who cares!

Michelle “Mitchie Likes Sausage” Rodriquez, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes and Barbara Walters are looking for their ancestry on the PBS series Finding Your Roots. The 10-part series “examines the histories and family genealogies of a number of well-known personalities” hosted by Harvard scholar and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. The series will premiere at 8 p.m. on March 25. (I wonder who else in Rodriquez’s lineage liked sausage.)

It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s An Evening with Women. Join Linda Perry at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) on Saturday, May 19 starting at 6 p.m. The proceeds from the event will go toward the center’s vital services for women.

Out rocker Patti Rayne is performing a free concert this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Very Venice Gallery (1649 Abbot Kinney Blvd) in Venice Beach, CA.

I am proud to announce that Season 2 of my mockumentary series McManusland will debut in April. In celebration, Tellofilms is hosting a “McManus March” by rolling out a free episode of McManusland Season 1 each week throughout the month.

Tweet of the Day!

Today’s tweet comes from actress Olivia Wilde (House).

Vagina is indeed a great word. See you tomorrow!

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