Afternoon Delight: Zoe Saldana gets tough in “Columbiana” & Amber Heard enters “The Ward”

Good afternoon!

Congratulations to Glee’s Naya Rivera for being selected by AfterEllen.com readers as the hottest woman in the world!  (No pressure, Naya.) Rivera knows you love her and tweeted her excitement and gratitude.

Happy 53rd birthday to Tony award winner Lea DeLaria! And a very happy birthday to out writer/actress Guinevere Turner (Go Fish, The L Word) who turns 43 today. Turner is gearing up to star in director Anna Margarita Albelo’s latest film, Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? also stars comedian and Community writer Karey Dornetto.

Lady Gaga’s new album “Born This Way” has finally arrived! (I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this damn thing.) If you haven’t hit your Gaga limit, Amazon.com is offering a 99-cent MP3 download for the bisexual artist’s third album. Speaking of Gaga, tonight the eccentric artist will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman, and comedian Wanda Sykes will be stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live.

And speaking of Gaga, if you missed her performance on the season finale of SNL, check out the hilarious (and disturbing) “3-Way” music video with Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake. Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson also make cameos in the video.

 

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, known as the “Queen of Mean,” showed off her softer side when you she donated $1,000 to Gay Men’s Health Crisis for HIV/AIDS prevention for every anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church protestor that showed up at her comedy show in Topeka, Kansas. In total, 44 protestors arrived, so Lampanelli rounded up and donated $50,000.

Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks tells UK’s Daily Mail online that her voluptuous breasts are in fact real.  Thank God, now I can stop losing sleep.

The adorable German actress Kasia Borek posted a charming video thanking her fans for watching Hand aufs Herz (Hand On the Heart).

Rainbow Rumpus, the online magazine for kids with LGBT parents, is launching a free series of downloadable books. The books are designed to fight bullying and promote acceptance. Each book tells a story about a child with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents, and gives parents and teachers tools for talking about family diversity. The books are available at www.rainbowrumpus.org.

At the 2009 Dinah Shore weekend, many celesbians strutted their stuff on the catwalk in Silvr Lining’s Dugwear collection. If you witnessed and enjoyed the chic styles first hand, or you like comfortable clothing made from organic materials, check out Silvr Lining 2011 collections Dugwear, GO and Modbox. The three fashion lines are progressive, green and some include solar charging devices for your cell phones. WTF? Check out Silvr Linings newest styles at www.silvrlining.com.

Tomorrow night The Big Gay Sketch Show’s Nicol Paone takes her comedy to Akbar in Silverlake, CA. Check out Paone and special musical guest Blondie at 8 PM.

The creators of Le Femme Nikita bring us another story of a female assassin on a mission. Zoe Saldana stars in Colombiana, as a woman who witnessed her parents’ murder as a child and grows up to be a stone-cold killer seeking revenge. Even though Saldana is the same size as the machine guns she’s packing, I can’t wait to see her kick some ass.

Out rocker Abisha Uhl, the frontwoman for Sick of Sarah, is making skeleton key necklaces. While Uhl was in Scotland she picked up some 200-year old skeleton keys (where does one find 200-year old skeleton keys?) and has been inspired to create some original designs. If you’re interested in buying a custom made piece of jewelry, contact Uhl on her Facebook page.

For the second year in a row, Emmy award-winning writer/producer and comedian Carol Leifer will host the North Shore Animal League America’s Annual Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon. The 10th Annual Awards luncheon will take place on Wednesday, June 8 at the Garden City Hotel, Garden City, New York. Leifer, who has seven rescue dogs of her own, is a great supporter of the Animal League.

Lesbian/Bi Photo & Video of the Day:

Out actress Amber Heard stars as a mental patient inmate in John Carpenter’s The Ward. Check out this film’s trailer and Heard’s new disturbing poster.

Here’s a clip from the film too:

What do you think?