Jennifer Hudson, the former American Idol contestant
and upcoming star of the blockbuster musical Dreamgirls,
is embroiled in controversy after she made remarks in an
interview recently that were considered by some to be anti-gay.
In response, Hudson posted a statement
on her blog saying, "I find it upsetting that some
folks equate being a Christian with being intolerant of
gay people. That may, unfortunately, be true for some, but
it is not true for me. I have talked often of my love and
support of the gay community… Yes, I was raised Baptist.
Yes, I was taught that the Bible has certain views on homosexuality.
The Bible also teaches us not to judge. It teaches us to
love one another as God loves us all. I love my sister,
my two best friends and my director dearly. They happen
to be gay. So what? … I hope that my friends and fans
who know me, know where I stand."
she doesn’t come out and say she was misquoted – and frankly,
she probably does have mixed opinions on the issue – Jennifer
seems to be making a genuine effort to be supportive of
the gays here. And if she loves her lesbian sister, I’m
willing to forgive and forget.
KNOW YOU WANT TO WATCH THIS SHOW…DON’T CHA
Beginning tomorrow, Logo is running short clips of Queer
Year on air. The special features a
group of entertainment people – the women include director/actor
Amanda Bearse, actor Jenny
Shimizu, and can’t-act-my-way-out-of-a-paper-bag me
– discussing the major GLBT pop culture and political events
of the year. Topics ranged from music (Melissa
Etheridge’s Grammy performance) to movies and TV (Imagine
Me and You, The
Black Dahlia, The
L Word, South
of Nowhere, etc.) to politics (various sleazy sex
scandals involving gay men – for once, I was glad to have
been running promos of the show on the air for the last
few weeks, with a clip of me at the end saying "Don’t
get between a lesbian and a Pussycat Doll!" which sounds
really odd out of context. Just to explain: I was talking
about how shocked I was at Dinah Shore last year to discover
how many lesbians loved The Pussycat Dolls (I’m still a
little freaked out by that). I also thought the camera was
turned off at the time – what can I say, I was distracted
by the figure-skater hairstyle they give me! But
overall, it was pretty fun – look for the clips on air and
starting this weekend.
Elizabeth Hendrickson is returning to All
My Children in mid-January, reprising her roles
as the cheating Maggie. I’m guessing there’ll be lots of
hand wringing and tearful apologies between Maggie and Bianca.
But make-up sex? Not likely.
is not leaving not
leaving The View.
lesbian entertainment exec Nina Jacobson, recently ousted
from Disney, has landed
a production deal at Dreamworks.
Cheney is pregnant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus
it "the Ellen DeGeneres moment of national politics".
manga artist Megan Gedris was awarded
Prism Comic’s first grant to produce her comic, YU+ME.
Morissette’s role as Liz’s controlling girlfriend on Nip/Tuck
out with a whimper this week.
week on the blog, you all definitely had something to say
about our lists of TV’s
Top 10 Female Cops and TV’s
Top 10 Female Doctors. Other popular topics: Kate
Winslet and Cameron Diaz in The Holiday, the
ER kiss, and evolution
of the dance. Because we’ve all done The Robot at least
once in a our lives.
That’s it for this week! Check back next Friday for
a new installment of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. or read past installments here.