Afternoon Delight: Cherry Jones wins another award, Sia and JD split up but stay friends

Happy birthday to Ally Sheedy. The High Art actress turns 49 today. And a happy belated birthday to Swedish musician Robyn who turned 32 yesterday (June 12).

Speaking of amazing international singers, yesterday Australian singer Sia, who’s been most recently seen on NBC’s The Voice, tweeted about her relationship with JD Samson (who she refers to as Mr. Boop).

I’m glad these two are still friends and I wish them both the best.

This Just Out co-host Raimy Rosenduft is a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones (who isn’t?) and tweeted a brilliant thought that might bring us all closer to Lena Headey’s medieval world.

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This morning, Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie’s new Louis Vuitton ad was released for our visual pleasure. The campaign, called "Core Values," features Jolie in her son Maddox’s native country of Cambodia wearing her own clothing, no make up and carrying her own 6-year-old bag.

Celebrities really are just like us! Except for the whole photo shoot in Cambodia part. If Jolie is wearing all her own stuff then what is she selling? The boat? What do you think of the “Core Values” campaign?

Speaking of Academy Award winners, Rachel Weisz stars in the new drama The Whistleblower. The film is based on the real-life experiences of Nebraskan police investigator Kathryn Bolkovac. While Bolkovac was working as a human rights investigator for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, she discovered that some of her UN colleagues were paying for prostitutes and participating in sex trafficking. The United Nations covered this information up and Bolkovac was fired from her job, although she went on to file a lawsuit for unfair dismissal and co-author the book, The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors And One Woman’s Fight For Justice. Many of Bolkovac’s former colleagues resigned although none of them have been prosecuted.

Will you go see The Whistleblower? (I will, with a large box of tissues.)

Iron Chef Cat Cora and her family (wife Jennifer and their sons Nash, Thatcher, Zoran and Caje) are featured in July’s O Magazine in the article “The Family that Eats Together…” No, the article is not an instructional guide on cannibalism (although that would be interesting). Instead Cora discusses her backyard BBQ-ing and good ol’ home cooking recipes.

In anticipation for a fun summer, I recently shot a music video for my new song “Dry Hump” with my co-producer Adriana Torres. I showed the video to my parents, whose eyes immediately started to bleed as they ran out of the room. When they returned my mother said, “something is seriously wrong with you.”  To which I responded, “Duh!” Anyway, check out my new smash hit (in my mind only) and hopefully you won’t hate it as much as my family does.

If you’re in New York City and have no plans tonight (and have an extra $500- $20,000 to spare) then join Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Cherry Jones as she is honored with the 2011 Abe L. Blinder Award at the A.R.T. New York Gala. The event starts at 6:30 pm and will be held at 3LD Art & Technology Center (80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006.) The New York Times stated, "Ms. Jones’ talent, industry, and dedication to the stage over the last decade make her a prime candidate for the honorary title of "leading lady" of the American Theatre." Offstage, she has long worked as an advocate for the arts and gay rights.”  Congratulations to Jones!

Which brings us to …

The Lesbian/Bi Video of the Day:

Cherry Jones really wants to hang out with you tonight, so much so that she made a special video insisting that you join the party! Please don’t make her beg.

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