Good afternoon and happy Friday! We did it!
Happy birthday to Shelley Long, Barbara Eden and our gay brother Charles Busch!
Speaking of Busch, have you seen his 2003 masterpiece Die, Mommie, Die! starring OITNB’s Natasha Lyonne? If not, do yourself a favor and watch it IMMEDIATELY!
Today the Glee cast began production on its Cory Monteith tribute episode. E! is reporting that Lea Michele’s Rachel “does not appear in the episode until the final act. Her presence is limited but incredibly powerful. And yes, she does sing.” It all seems a little too soon for me.
Actress Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) has been cast as Cressida in the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay films. I support this casting.
Orange is the New Black’s Taryn Manning dishes about getting into her religious whackadoo character Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett.
Speaking of Orange is the New Black, out actress Lea DeLaria stars as an evil lunch lady in the musical Dear Dumb Diary, airing on the Hallmark channel September 6 at 8 p.m.
Attention Law & Order SVU fans! Mariska Hargitay has signed on to return for the show’s 15th season.
Here’s a clip of what’s in store for Hargitay’s Detective Olivia Benson.
If you don’t speak French then check out the trailer for Blue is the Warmest Color with English subtitles. My mouth dropped when Lea Seydoux slapped Adele Exarchopoulos. Not cool.
As a Massachusite my dreams have been answered! Check out the Limited Edition Barbie: Massachusetts Edition. If these were real I would totally purchase the Amherst/Northampton Barbie, which claims to be made out of actual tofu.
Last month, Oregon cab driver Ahmed Egal made headlines when he allegedly forced a lesbian couple out of his taxi on the side of a busy highway because they were gay. Now the City of Portland Regulatory Division has permanently revoked Egal’s license will because he “failed to get his customers to their destination safely.” Egal’s employers Broadway Cab were also fined $1,000.
Maya Jean-Baptiste has created the lesbian webseries Lez Build a Family with the goal of sharing practical information on having and raising children. Its weekly episodes will cover “insemination, fostering, adoption, surrogacy and the controversial new two-egg method of fertilization.”
Model and action star Milla Jovovich posed with Daft Punk for CR Fashion Book Online.
The owner of a movie theater in Kentucky refuses to show Lee Daniels’ The Butler because Jane Fonda stars in the film. The owner trained pilots during the Vietnam War and is still angry with Fonda for her (in)famous public protests.
The whimsical Audrey Tautou film Amelie is becoming a Broadway Musical. I’m really excited about this.
Video of the Day!
Today’s video comes from out director/actress Anna Margarita Albelo performing as Kabuki Kate Bush.