Good afternoon and happy November! Where does the time go?
Happy birthday to Toni Collette (United States of Tara), AE contributing writer Dorothy Snarker and Indian actress Aishwarya Rai.
On Saturday afternoon, Lady Gaga made a special trip the NAZ foundation care home in Delhi to visit with HIV-positive children. Gaga was there for two hours and answered the kids’ questions, including, “Why do you dress the way you do?” Gaga responded, “I feel it’s me, my personality, who I am.” Gaga also gifted large amounts of food, a 64-inch television and a Playstation.
Orphanage founder Anjali Gopalan raved about the outlandish singer, saying “It was utterly refreshing and surprising. Hardly anyone of her stature has done that before. There was absolutely no hype about her and she comes straight from the heart. Lady Gaga is well-informed about HIV and told the children to take their medicines regularly and eat well so they could stay strong.”
Out comedian Margaret Cho is getting some flack for her newest music video “Asian Adjacent” from her a comedy album Cho Dependent. Do you find the video offensive?
Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer is taking her acting skills to the Hallmark Channel. Helfer stars in Mistletoe Over Manhattan as Lucy, a woman trying to get her husband’s Christmas spirit to return. To find out if Lucy and Mrs. Claus wrangle up a Christmas miracle tune into Hallmark on Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m.
The GLSEN 2011 LA Respect Awards Online Auction is offering up a walk-on role in HBO’s True Blood, auditions with the casting directors of Glee and Modern Family, two tickets to the New York City premiere of Albert Nobbs and much, much more. If you want to get closer to bisexual actress Anna Paquin and the True Blood cast, you’ll have to dig deep into your pockets because the current bid is $13,000 and the auction ends tomorrow.
Yesterday CNN featured a piece on legendary out musicians the Indigo Girls. The ladies discussed the rise of their career, their new album Beauty Queen Sister and their dream collaborations. Amy Ray chose Andre 3000 from Outkast and Emily Saliers picked Mary J. Blige. Saliers said, “I don’t think I could sing with her, though. She’s too intimidating. Mary J. Blige or Stevie Wonder, those are the two at the top of my list.”
Actress Scarlett Johansson is Vanity Fair’s December cover girl. In the upcoming issue, Johansson dishes on her nude photo scandal, her divorce from actor Ryan Reynolds and her ongoing relationship with director Woody Allen. Johansson said, “The only reason why Woody and I are still friends is because I’ve diagnosed all kinds of his skin tags, lesions, ailments. I’ve prescribed things for Woody that he’s then asked his doctor to prescribe for him.” That’s kind of gross.
All-female band Sick of Sarah is teaming up with Deas Vail for their Oh, Christmas Tour starting Saturday, December 3 in Sioux Falls, SD. If you haven’t seen SOS’s out frontwoman Abisha Uhl live (wearing a sports bra while spitting water into the audience), do yourself a favor and check her out. And bring an umbrella.
Tune into USA tonight at 10 p.m. for an all-new episode of Covert Affairs starring Piper Perabo; on Wednesday, November 2 check out lesbian comedian Fortune Feimster on Chelsea Lately’s roundtable; and on Thursday, November 3 Twilight’s Kristen Stewart will head over to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Lesbian/Bi Video of the Day:
Today’s video comes from Uh Huh Her. Check out “Human Nature” and let me know your thoughts.