Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (July 9, 2010)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH SIA

We get a peek at Sia in the studio as she records "Be Good to Me," accosts a large yellow moose/reindeer and makes her own contributions to the German language.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
The hardcover edition of Detective Comics #854-#860, Batwoman Elegy, was released this week. Heather Hogan tells us that it proves once and for all that "Boobs aren’t the only female superpower."

GLAAD announced that NBC has agreed to change the rules of the Today Show‘s “Modern Wedding Contest” to allow same-sex couples to apply.

Samantha Ronson recently told The Times, "I’m not gay. I’m an equal opportunity player."

Canadian cop drama The Bridge will debut on CBS this weekend. it stars Inga Cadranell as bisexual officer named Jill. We even get a glimpse of her interest in women in the first episode. But don’t get too excited. A CBS publicist told us that the character’s bisexuality does not come up again in the series — ever.

Lesbian housemate Shabby left the UK Big Brother. She wanted to leave with her crush in the house, Caoimhe Guilfoyle, who she "hopes to have turned." Caoimhe, however, decided to stick around. Shabby told The Sun, "I just really wanted to be able to say to her, ‘I’m falling in love with you… and if you don’t feel the same, if you really don’t, I’d rather you just tell me.’"

The 2010 Viscera Film Festival, screening new short horror films directed by women, will take place on July 17, 2010 at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles. Amber Benson will be one of the presenters, and appearing at the festival will be Guinevere Turner, Stacie Ponder, Mary Lambert, Christopher Atkins, Kevin Sorbo, and Allison Anders (among others). For more info, check out the official website.

Our beloved out comic Fortune Feimster got the boot on this week’s episode of Last Comic Standing.

Have you heard of the sci-fi film Kaboom? It premiered at Cannes this spring where it won the Queer Palms award, the first ever LGBT Award given at the fest. It stars French actress Roxane Mesquida as a lesbian witch who has a romance with Haley Bennett.
It was acquired by IFC Films and looks like it’ll be available for Video on Demand from the channel soon.

Sarah Waters was named Writer of the Year by Glamour magazine in their Women of the Year Awards.

The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as lesbian moms, opens today. Check out our exclusive behind the scenes video and check back soon for our review.

Melissa Etheridge filed a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the end of her relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels. Michaels has counterfiled and is filing for full custody of their twins, while Etheridge is seeking joint custody.

Lesbian producer Christine Vachon talked with T Magazine about her new film, Mildred Pierce.

Have you seen the new webseries That’s What She Said? It’s about five friends navigating the lesbian scene in Los Angeles. Is it as "real" as The Real L Word? You be the judge!

Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail this week after being found guilty of violating the terms of her probation from a 2007 DUI case. She’ll begin serving time at the Los Angeles County Jail later this month.

This month’s issue of Diva magazine features an interview with Jennifer Beals by Rachel Shelley.

Be sure to check out the epic pride edition of our N.Y. Scene column by Grace Chu. We don’t know how she got through it, but we’re glad she did! Speaking of Ms. Chu, technology permitting she’ll be live
blogging the Lady Gaga show tonight from Madison Square Garden on gracethespot.com. Look for the post around 6:15 pm EST.

In partnership with OneMoreLesbian.com, AfterEllen.com will be livestreaming the Gay Games from Cologne July 31 through August 7. Hosting the livestream will be comedian Bridget McManus (can you say color commentary?), and she’ll be sending us live reports from competitions including in-line skating, volleyball, basketball, handball, soccer and wrestling, as well as some of the scheduled social events.

Real housewife Danielle Staub told MSN that being with “girlfriend” Lori Michaels is just really “natural and organic.”

Hot In Cleveland was full of lesbionic goodness this week. Do we have out writer Liz Feldman to thank for those particular jokes?

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. Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.

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