Happy birthday to Belinda Carlisle! The Go-Go’s frontwoman turns 53 today. Yesterday marked the three-year wedding anniversary of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Congratulations to the lovely power couple!
Out contestants Vicci Martinez and Beverly McClellan had me glued to my television set during the first season of NBC’s The Voice. During the run of the show, judge Adam Levine commended The Voice for featuring gay artists and not hiding their sexual orientations from the audience. Levine, who is now Out magazine’s cover boy, criticized other reality competition shows for not being open about allowing their contestants to be, well, open.
In an interview with EW, American Idol, Pop Idol and So You Think You Can Dance? producer Nigel Lythgoe responded to Levine’s accusation, saying:
Are you on Team Levine or Team Lythgoe? I’m Team Bald Beverly!
Emma Stone is on the cover of September’s Teen Vogue. Stone, whose face appears to be everywhere these days, talks about The Amazing Spider-Man, having a panic-attack on the set of Crazy Stupid Love and being called an "old soul."
Stone said, "I mean, what is an old soul? Let’s just tell the world that this is BS, and I’m not an old soul. I am a screaming, newborn, just-slapped baby."
Emily Blunt and Rosemary DeWitt (any relation to Joyce DeWitt?) star as two sisters from Seattle in the “emotionally twisted” film Your Sister’s Sister. The plot is hush hush because apparently it will ruin the movie’s surprise. (I love surprises!) Blunt plays Iris the more successful sister while DeWitt plays Hannah, the troubled sister.
Blunt tells EW:
Your Sister’s Sister is bisexual director Lynn Shelton‘s follow-up to Hump Day and will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Jodie Foster is looking for aliens. The Academy Award-winning actress has contributed to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute to keep it up and running through the end of the year. SETI was shut down in April due to lack of federal funds. The actress said of her involvement:
Dakota Fanning has teamed up with Emma Thompson to star in the title role of Effie. The biopic is about "the unfortunate marriage between Euphemia Gray and the famed critic John Ruskin in 1850s London." Thompson, who wrote the film’s screenplay, stars at Gray’s confidant, Lady Eastlake. (That would be an awesome dog name.) Effie is set to shoot in Scotland, London and Italy in October.
Photo of the Day:
Emmy host Jane Lynch tweeted a photo of herself and Glee co-star Matthew Morrison.