Afternoon Delight: France gets marriage equality, Fiona Shaw gets raves for “The Testament of Mary”

 
 

Good afternoon everyone! 

Happy birthday to Jamie King, Judy Davis, Valerie Bertinelli, Jan Hooks and Joyce “Janet Wood” DeWitt

Rave reviews are in for Fiona Shaw’s performance in The Testament of Mary. Shaw’s one-woman show can be seen at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York through June 16.   

I’m loving Lana Del Rey‘s new song for The Great Gatsby soundtrack. What do you think?

On yesterday’s Jeff Probst Show, UFC Champion Ronda Rousey demonstrated her infamous “armbar” move on yours truly. (Fast forward to the 5:30 mark to see Rousey kick my ass.)

 

A Pennsylvania principal has banned a trans teen from running for prom king. Issak Oliver Wolfe, a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School in York, PA, has been widely embraced by his classmates and teachers and opted to run for prom king. But the new principal, Mark Shue, was “uncomfortable” with the idea of a trans male being crowned prom king and Wolfe discovered that his entry had been switched back to his birth name and put into the girls’ category. To show your support for Issak, sign the Change.org petition started by his sister, or email Shue at shuem@rlasd.k12.pa.us.

Cate Blanchett looks stunning (as usual) on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar

Out photographer Tasya van Ree shared an interesting picture with her Twitter followers

In preparation for Pride 2013 season there are a slew of new queer T-shirts. The one below is my favorite!

Speaking of Pride, The Big Gay Sketch Show’s Julie Goldman will be taking her comedy magic to Long Beach Pride. On Thursday, May 16 Goldman will be headlining at Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach, CA

Ke$ha‘s new docu-series My Crazy Beautiful Life premieres on MTV tonight at 11/10c, and in interviews promoting the show she has revealed that she smokes glitter and once drank her own urine. Ke$ha confirmed what you probably already imagined when she added, “I heard it was good for you. That was, like, the rumor. But I don’t know. I’m also just one that doesn’t shy away from things. I’m not good at saying ‘no’ so I just figure, fuck it, I’ll try anything once. So I tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it. It was pretty gross. And I don’t think it really did anything very beneficial to me so, yeah, I wouldn’t probably do it again.”

At the Hollywood premiere of the lesbian webseries Kiss Her I’m Famous, the stars and creator posed on the red carpet.

From left to right: Ilea Matthew, (creator) Rolla Selbak and The Real L Word’s Tracy Ryerson

LesbianNightLife and Women for Provincetown have put together a series of lady lovin’ events for Memorial Day Weekend. Tickets are now available for the four-day fiesta starting Thursday, May 23 in Provincetown, MA.

Michelle Rodriguez graces the cover of Cosmo for Latinas and discusses rebelling against herself (which sounds exhausting).

X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer showed off Halle Berry’s new look as Storm.


If you want to see a snapshot of Naya Rivera wearing red shorts then click here

Photo of the Day!

Enjoy this pic of a big wet kiss shared in front of the Paris City Hall, hours after the French National Assembly adopted a bill legalizing same-sex marriages and adoptions for gay couples.


Bertrand Guay/Getty Images

 
 

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