It’s Lady Gaga‘s birthday, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to announce she is the recipient of this year’s Always Next, Forever Now award, which she’ll be presented with next month at Logo’s New Now Next Awards. The birthday girl is 25 today.
BlogHer is celebrating another out woman who was also hugely influential in LGBT rights (although in an entirely different way): Barbara Gittings.
Anna Camp has finally got her girlfriend on I Hate That I Love You. The NBC pilot about a pair of straight friends that hook up their lesbian BFFs has finalized their gay girl duo by casting Danneel Ackles, who you might know better as Danneel Harris. (She took the last name of her beau, Jensen Ackles.)
Danneel has played a lesbian most recently in The Roommate, and also played a gayish cheerleader in Fired Up. Is she seeking out these roles or is there something about her that Hollywood just sees reading “lesbian”?
Director Shamim Sarif talked with Gaelick.com about her struggle to finance follow-up films to I Can’t Think Straight and The World Unseen because their North American distributor went bankrupt. She told the site:
But Shamim is still hard at work on her third film, Despite the Falling Snow, and says it will go into production soon.
The New York Times had a nice profile of out hotelier Liz Lambert this week, describing her ultra-mod Texas hotels. There’s also a quote about her from friend Nina Garduno, owner of Free City/Leisha Hailey‘s partner. Nina says of her friend branching out into other cities:
You can take the girl from Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl!
Shonda Rhimes was recently asked about how she likes to surprise the Grey’s Anatomy audience. Her response:
If someone didn’t watch the show, they’d probably think that sounds kind of nutty. Well, maybe it does even if you do watch the show.
Backstage reminded legendary actress Catherine Deneuve that she had a hot lesbian sex scene with Susan Sarandon in The Hunger, years before Black Swan created hype over one much tamer.
There’s probably not much you can do that Catherine hasn’t.
Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Ghost Whisperer (Ion 3 p.m.), Curb Appeal: The Block (HGTV 3 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m.), Stargate: Universe (Syfy 10 p.m.), Cat Cora on The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network 10:30 p.m.), HawthoRNe (TNT 11 p.m.), Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), Dog Whisperer (Nat Geo Wild 11 p.m.), The Sounds On Jimmy Kimmel, That Time of the Month (Logo Tue 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)