Good afternoon and welcome to December!
Happy birthday to Bette Midler (The Women), Sarah Silverman (The Muppets), Emily Mortimer (Elizabeth) and Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One).
The 2012 Grammy nominations were announced last during during the Grammy Nomination concert, featuring a spooky Lady Gaga.
Gaga snagged three nominations including Album of the Year. Adele was also nominated for Album of the Year, Kathy Griffin garnered a Best Comedy Album nomination for Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant and Tina Fey earned a nomination in the spoken word category for her audio book Bossypants. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air on February 12, 2012 on CBS.
And speaking of Gaga, the superstar is on the cover of Vanity Fair’s January 2012 issue. The numerous photographs of Gaga were taken by fame photographer Annie Leibovitz including a nude shot that is NSFW.
Rumor has it The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is coming to Universal Studios in Hollywood. So Hermione Granger is going to be my next-door neighbor? Dreams do come true!
Out producer Andrea Meyerson (All Access Pass) is taping a comedy special featuring LGBT supporter Shawn Pelofsky and hosted by Niecy Nash (Reno 911). To purchase tickets for the December 8 show, visit Womenonaroll.com.
Out performer and reigning Miss Lez Drae Campbell will be making a guest appearance during the Molly Jolly Christmas show starring Molly Equality Dykeman. The event will be held at the Laurie Beechman Theater (407 West 42nd Street, New York, NY) on December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Now that The Hunger Games are heading to the big screen, Suzanne Collins‘ epic trilogy has some new cover art and three additional books for crazy fans like me. On February 7, 2012 The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion, The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-in Edition and The Hunger Games Tribute Guide will be available for purchase and adoration.
Dallas is back! (Although Ghostella’s Haunted Tomb director Stacie Ponder, AfterEllen.com editor Karman Kregloe and myself are probably the only ones excited about this reboot.) D.E.B.S. star Jordana Brewster has joined the Ewing clan in their search for oil. Since it’s almost 2012, the infamous and ruthless family should hunt down the best location to capture wind power instead of digging for Texas tea. Windmills are so much prettier than oil rigs. Dallas heads to TNT next summer.
Eighth grader Grant Viola created a PSA about the misuse of the word gay for a classroom project. Grant shares the screen with his younger brother and although I don’t condone violence the video sure gets its message across.
The Huffington Post reports that bisexual women are more likely to suffer from "depression, stress, and binge drinking." Researchers at George Mason University found that women who identified as straight or lesbian didn’t have the same risk factors of depression as bisexual women who are attracted to both sexes. The lead researcher in the study, Lisa Lindly, said, "There tends to be this expectation or standard that a person picks one sexual identity and sticks with it. I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about bisexuals. I think their risk has a lot more to do with stigma.” Dear bisexuals of the world, I love you and support you! You are perfect exactly the way you are. Love, Bridget.
Video of the Day:
Tomorrow’s episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will feature the Walker family. As you may recall, son Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover took his own life in 2009 after being bullied at school for being gay. SheWired.com reports, "During their makeover experience, the Walkers were flown out to Los Angeles, CA to join a star-studded anti-bullying rally in their son’s memory." Among the celebrities in attendance were Demi Lovato and Janina Gavankar (The L Word and True Blood). Check out a preview clip of the episode below: