It’s official! Out Glee star Jane Lynch will host the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards airing Sunday, September 18 on Fox. (Nominees will be announced on July 14.)
Jane Lynch with wife Lara Embry and daughter Haden
In a Fox press release, Lynch said, “I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on Fox. I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.” I am equally tickled, and I’m officially requesting some sort of song and dance duet with Lynch and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family). It would also be cool if Lynch used a megaphone instead of a microphone for the show. Just a suggestion.
Heather O’Neill, a regular contributor AfterEllen.com contributor and the woman who recommends all the best books to you in her monthly Across the Page column, has published Memory Future, an award-winning collection of poetry. Congratulations, Heather!
HawthoRNe fans, check out this behind-the-scenes video featuring Vanessa Lengies, who plays lesbian Nurse Kelly, and John Tinker (HawthoRNe‘s executive producer) share what’s in store for Season 3 of the show. The show returns to TNT on Tuesday, June 14 at 10 p.m.
Be sure to tune in to Showtime tonight at 10:30 p.m. for the premiere of Pride Comedy Jam, featuring the comedy stylings of Julie Goldman, Jackie Monahan, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Renee Santos, Raneir Pollard and Nico Santos.
Out singer Jennifer Knapp and Nhojj will perform at the NuWine Press launch of RAW: A Poetic Journey on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the LGBT Center Lerner Auditorium (208th W. 13th St., NYC). RAW is a “collection of poetry written with honesty and heartbreak from diverse individuals living all around the world; young people, academics, pastors, city workers, straight and gay, all journeying toward self acceptance.” The event is free, and you can find more info about it at NuWinePress.com.
Ten-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello will be performing the music of Prince on June 15 at the Highline Ballroom in NYC as part of the first annual city-wide Blue Note Jazz Fest, and in the DC area on June 16 at The State Theater.
We recently told you about Lez Be Proud, the Texas-based reality series following follow two lesbian couples as they live out and proud in front of the cameras in the Bible belt. Now you can watch the first episode, “Fight for Equality, which “focuses on providing viewers with background information, how each couple met, the wedding proposal with a slight “twist” and a Valentine’s Day surprise that could bring a few tears,” at OneMoreLesbian.com and lezbeproud.com. Episode Two is scheduled to premiere at the end of June and will highlight the road to the wedding.
As a bonus, the cast has also created a bloopers video to raise money for gay military members. The bloopers video can be purchased for $1.99 (and can also be viewed on the LPB website), with all proceeds from the sales going to Service Members United.
Wendy & Lisa have a new EP, Snapshots, full of songs they’ve never officially released and some songs that have not seen the light of day in 15 to 20 years.
The EP is available now in various packages, exclusively as a direct-to-fan offer at their website wendyandlisa.com/snapshots.
Lesbian/Bi Photo of the Day:
Vanessa Carlton has teamed up with PETA to promote spaying and neutering. Below, Vanessa tips her hat to her canine pal, Victor, for being a lifesaver by getting neutered.
My dogs will be so jealous. All they have to show for getting fixed are tiny T-shirts that read, “My moms had me spayed and all I got was this lousy T-shirt. And a scar.”