Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (January 21, 2011): Fortune Feimster heads to “Chelsea Lately,” “Skins” needs to tone it down

MTV execs want the producers of Skins to tone it down with the whole sex and drugs thing because the show may be violating federal child pornography statutes. Unfortunately, a good number of the viewers are tuning in exclusively for the whole sex and drugs thing.

Iron Chef Cat Cora‘s snazzy new line of cookware is now available. Will using it guarantee that your food will tase like hers? Highly unlikely.

AfterEllen.com Across the Page columnist Heather Aimee O’Neill has won the 2010 Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Competition with her manuscript Memory Future. Congrats Heather!

Please take a moment to vote for your favorite video in Logo’s Anti-Bullying PSA Contest. Voting continues through January 25.

Check out Trish’s overview of the queer films playing at Sundance this year. We’ll be updating you on Sundance news as the film festival continues, including reports from the festival by our special assignment vloggers Dee Rees and Nekissa Cooper, whose film Pariah premiered there this week.

DC Comics has delayed the release of Batwoman #1 until April.

It’s been a big news week for rocker Melissa Etheridge. She went public with her relationship with Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem and announced that she’ll be participating in Canadian Music Week as a keynote speaker in the singer/songwriter music seminar on March 12 in Toronto. She also announced that from February 1-6 she’ll be playing the role of "St. Jimmy" (the lead male role played by Billie Jo Armstrong for the remainder of the month) in American Idiot on Broadway. She told the Hollywood Reporter, “I definitely have to be in shape because it’s a lot of young folks running around on that stage. Young, pretty and skinny, so I’m going to be a bit more voluptuous than the previous Jimmys … But yoga always gets me through everything.” Etheridge also confirmed what Wallem initially told us in a 2009 interview, that they are collaborating on a Broadway musical of their own.

By the way, Nurse Jackie returns to Showtime on Monday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Check out metal star Otep‘s essay in Blurt about “a debauched night of sex, drugs and handcuffed homophobia.”

The Kids Are All Right star Julianne Moore will receive the Hasty Pudding Award this year.

On our sibling site, 365Gay.com, this week’s "Ask the Expert" column includes a burning question from a lesbian reader who wants to know how she can plan her wedding around football season. And you thought you had problems …

If you’re in the mood for some Glee spoilers, read TVGuide.com’s exclusive on the Valentine’s Day episode set list. But if you’re in the mood to read about a Brittana duet, then don’t bother. In other sucktastic Glee news, the show will turn Rent’s lesbian duet, "Take Me or Leave Me" into a “diva-off” between Amber Riley and Lea Michele rather than a, well, lesbian duet sung by Heather Morris and Naya Rivera. Finally, show creator Ryan Murphy this week told Entertainment Weekly that he’ll be pairing Santana (Rivera) with Sam (Chord Overstreet) on the show because he "got bored." Had enough of our depressing Glee updates yet? Of course, there’s always this news

Over on Oprah.com, out filmmaker Miranda July has created a special project "meant to spark your imagination and illustrate a curious paradox: the freedom to be found in working within creative constraints." So give it a whirl and send the results to Oprah. Queer women represent!

Jezebel.com reports that CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Condoleeza Rice a batch of presumptuous (and insipid) questions, including "If I was going to woo you, how would I do that?" We think that’s a pretty big "if."

That’s it for this week! Got the inside scoop on a hot new lesbian/bi actor/musician/TV show/film? Tell us at afterellentips@gmail.com.

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