Hi pals. I hope you’re doing well.
AfterEllen.com reader Shortypants let us know that the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest has this sad news: Clementine Ford has been let go from The Young and the Restless.
Apparently they felt she and her also axed love interest, played by Thad Luckinbill, had no storyline. It seems like that’s a little more of an issue for the writers than Clementine, if you ask me. The couple’s last appearance will be on Nov. 5.
Popeater.com talked with Ilene Chaiken about what she’s looking for on the second season of The Real L Word. Ilene said:
Hmm, where have we heard these stories before? Well at least you get paid, as Ilene also confirms to the website. And then she’s asked if the current cast members are “stuck up”:
What a nice way to say “yes!” And speaking of The Real L Word, you can now win the Season One DVD or $500 by entering our sweepstakes.
On last night’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim Zolciak performed at a gay event and was then annoyed by being asked about her relationship with Tracy Young. She tells the camera, “So I slept with a woman, big deal, keep it movin’!” This, of course, was after she’d already been paid by Life & Style for an exclusive on her bisexual fling.
Little Brown has released the cover for Malinda Lo‘s new novel, the follow-up to Ash.
So that’s what the Huntress looks like. No wonder Ash was so into her!
Mary Timony talked with The Washington Post about her new band, Wild Flag. She said Carrie Brownstein was the one that took charge of the project, aka the lesbian, as usual, is the HBIC.
OK, still can’t wait to hear the nine songs Mary says they have written now. I don’t think I’ve ever been so psyched on a band before hearing them play.
Some dude from a metal band I’ve never heard of said something I found offensive, so I feel the need to have you commiserate. Byron Davis of God Forbid (right? who are they?) was asked during an interview with Metal Underground what pop star he’d want to have sex with. His answer:
I am now asking myself, What Would Otep Do? Not as in which pop star she’d want to be intimate with, but how she’d handle this d-bag.
The Talk‘s Marissa Jaret Winokur told Movieline she wants a little more attention, siting the TCA talks in which the press asked Sara Gilbert about publicly addressing her sexuality for the first time.
The funny thing is, no one was “up in arms” about it — we were all just really excited she’s finally being so open. Now someone go ask Marissa all about her sex life, but don’t mention her vagina.
Lesbian writer Carol Leifer is taking a different approach to selling her new script for Have a Great Day: she’s hosting a table read for prospective networks and studio heads. The show is based on her life with her partner (pictured below), and the cast she has lined up to do the reading (and hopefully to star in the show if/when it’s picked up) includes Rachael Harris, Kym Whitley, Emily Rutherfurd and Valerie Harper. The reading will happen on Nov. 1 at the Acme Comedy Theater in Los Angeles. Good luck, Carol!
Laura Ricketts, one of the owners of the Chicago Cubs, is a lesbian, and she’s the only openly lesbian owner of a major U.S. men’s professional sports team. The Chicago Tribune profiled her recently, discussing her LGBT activism and how she realized she was gay. She said of coming out:
And though she was worried about her Catholic family’s reaction, she had no need.
And now she’s a super successful lawyer and co-owner of the Cubs. Kids, follow her lead.
Suzanne Westenhofer says she’s struggling with how to make the bullying issue comical.
In Finland, there’s a huge debate on the rights of gay people. AE reader Camilla let us know about a televised discussion regarding a huge number of people leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church based on their anti-gay stance, tied to Christian Democrat Päivi Räsänen. You can read more about it at FinlandforThought.
China is finally getting with the gay program! Shanghai is hosting its second ever Pride Festival this week through Nov. 6. (Thanks Kavita!)
And, lastly, today on TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), The Biggest Loser (NBC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m. and midnight), Stargate: Universe (Syfy 9 p.m.) and The Good Wife (CBS 10 p.m.). (Thanks Roni!)
OK, that’s enough to chew on for now. Check you later!