Good afternoon and happy hump day!
Happy birthday to Charlize Theron, Abbie Cornish, Brit Marling, Francesca Gregorini and Samantha Ronson!
Orphan Black’s Évelyne Brochu (“Delphine”) has signed on for the drama Tom at the Farm. The film is about “a grieving man that meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.”
And speaking of Brochu, check out the griping trailer for her film Inch’Allah, in theaters August 16.
Here’s the latest image from the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
I completely agree with this tweet from Ellen:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 7, 2013
Joan Jett is featured in the latest issue of LA Weekly. When asked about the media’s interest in her sexual preference, the out rocker said, “I’m not comfortable talking about everything I do. I like boundaries. It kind of extends into music. You want to talk about music, we’ll talk music. You want to know about my love life, I don’t discuss that. My lyrics speak for themselves.”
Actress Kristen Bell says she’s planning on getting “gay-married” to her baby daddy Dax Shephard. I don’t think Bell understands the meaning of the word “gay.”
Shedonism Vegas Pride (a “sinful women’s weekend”) is happening September 5-9 in Las Vegas. The event includes a take-over of the Palms Fantasy tower, all-girl pool parties, official nightlife events, celesbians and more. Get your tickets here!
Tonight, starting at 7 p.m, Arrested Development’s Maria Bamford will be signing her comedy album at Amoeba Music (6400 Sunset Bld) in Hollywood, CA.
Meryl Streep is returning to the big screen with The Good House. The Hours screenwriter Michael Cunningham will pen the comedy, which also stars Robert DeNiro.
Can you handle the return of Naya Rivera’s Santana?
— Naya Rivera (@NayaRivera) August 7, 2013
Katy Perry has released a new teaser for her upcoming single “Roar.” The song drops on Monday, August 12. Will you pick it up?
Queerty thinks comedian iconic Lucille Ball was a gay rights activist. During Ball’s 1980 interview (33 years ago!) with People magazine, she commented on the LGBT community and said, “It’s perfectly all right with me. Some of the most gifted people I’ve ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it?”
Tweet of the day!
Today’s tweet comes from Glee’s Jane Lynch. It’s so meta that I’m writing about Lynch’s Afternoon Delight film in my Afternoon Delight column.
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) August 6, 2013