Happy birthday to Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates, who turns 63 today. Bates played gay in the 1998 political film Primary Colors (1998). At one point in the film, Bates held a gun to a man’s crotch and declared, “I am a gay lesbian woman! I do not mythologize the male sexual organ!” I’ll have to remember that one.
Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna) has been cast in Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of The Host, based on Stephenie Meyer‘s sci-fi novel. Ronan will play a young woman whose body is taken over by an alien. Yikes! The film will be shot in Louisiana and New Mexico, and is set to release in theaters on March 29, 2013.
Lindsay Lohan has been keeping herself busy by watching movies and making helpful casting suggestions.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is going to Comic-Con! This is only the second time the Buffy star will attend the epic “geek-fest.” Gellar will appear on The CW’s panel for her new show Ringer. She’ll be joined by co-stars Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd and Kristoffer Polaha.
This year, the Emmy Awards will be hosted by Sue Sylvester (aka Jane Lynch). The comedian/actress/Glee scene-stealer has been rehearsing and tweeting some behind the scenes photos of the upcoming September 18 awards show. Lynch is only the third woman to solo host the Emmys. The two other lucky and talented female hosts were Angela Lansbury and Ellen DeGeneres.
So wait, only three women in history have ever hosted the Emmys all by themselves, and two out of three of them are out lesbians? Seriously, why are we so awesome?
Being Lady Gaga isn’t all playtime and meat dress-up. No, sometimes it involves heavy-handed business like dealing with lawsuits. A Michigan law firm is accusing Gaga of keeping some of the proceeds of the “We Pray for Japan” bracelets. Gaga has been selling the bracelets on her website to raise money for Japan’s earthquake victims. The superstar’s website states all bracelet proceeds will go to charity, which the law firm is disputing. On Saturday, the law firm filed a federal class-action suit, stating Gaga inflated the shipping charges. No word from Gaga’s representatives on this matter. (Like they say, no good deed goes unpunished.)
Yesterday CNN.com posted the powerful article, “I Was Wrong About Same-Sex Marriage,” by David Frum, a self-declared conservative who was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. Frum has also written six books, including Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again. I haven’t read that one.
For years, Frum had fought against gay marriage and spoke publicly about how gay marriage would lead to the downfall of our society. Now, Frum has changed his tune and claims he was not at all upset about New York legalizing gay marriage. He lets us in on his new brand of thinking:
The case against same-sex marriage has been tested against reality. The case has not passed its test. Since 1997, same-sex marriage has evolved from talk to fact. If people like me had been right, we should have seen the American family become radically more unstable over the subsequent decade and a half. Instead — while American family stability has continued to deteriorate — it has deteriorated much more slowly than it did in the 1970s and 1980s before same-sex marriage was ever seriously thought of.
By the numbers, in fact, the 2000s were the least bad decade for American family stability since the fabled 1950s. And when you take a closer look at the American family, the facts have become even tougher for the anti-gay marriage position.
Tonight: Lesbian comedian Gloria Bigelow performs at Akbar (4356 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA) at 8 p.m. alongside Terry Zeller, Michael Cornacchia and Amy Claire. The event will be hosted by Erin Foley and Bruce Daniels and only costs five bucks!
Lesbian/Bi Photo of the Day:
Check out these two lovely ladies celebrating during last weekend’s New York Pride parade. The anonymous and adorable couple can now legally marry (if they want to). Can I come to the wedding?