Afternoon Delight: Geri Jewell joins the cast of “Alcatraz,” pics of the Michael Jackson tribute ep of “Glee” from “TV Guide”

Good afternoon!

Happy birthday to rock goddess Pat Benatar!

TVLine is reporting that out actress Geri Jewell (Deadwood) has joined the cast of the new Fox show Alcatraz, "appearing in circa-1960s flashbacks as the eccentric sister of deputy prison warden E.B. Tiller (played by Jason Butler Harner)."  Alcatraz premieres on Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m.

TVGuide.com has photos from the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute episode of Glee.

People magazine is speculating that bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood might be engaged to actor Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) to which I say, “NOOOOOOOO!” Wood’s rep has not confirmed or denied the engagement so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Wood and Bell are just good friends who give each other expensive jewelry. Friends do that, right?

On Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 a.m. PST, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence will announce 10 of the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards. (They asked me to do it, but I’m not a morning person.)

Speaking of awards, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo might garner David Fincher the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2011. (Wow, that’s a really long award title. I hope the plaque on the statue can fit all the text.)

Yesterday, The L Word’s Kate Moennig posted a film recommendation via Twitter.

And Olivia Wilde (House) revealed her new career path. (And yes, Crazy Girls is a strip club in Hollywood.)

For all of you who live in Dublin, Ireland, consider spending Valentines Day with out rocker Melissa Etheridge. Tickets are now on sale for the 8:45 p.m. event being held at the Olympia Theatre. (p.s. I hate Valentines Day. Does anyone else feel the same?)

This might be completely masturbatory, but I don’t care. Behold my starring role in a Little Caesars pizza commercial! (And by “starring” I mean that if you blink you’ll probably miss me.) I play the  soccer field mom holding the pizza box. It’s a role I was born to play, minus the mom part.

Tonight, tune into the Late Show with David Letterman to catch Underworld’s Kate Beckinsale in action or watch Joyful Noise star Queen Latifah on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Lesbian/Bi Photo of the Day!

Bisexual actress Bai Ling showed off her armpits at the Los Angeles premiere of the thriller Beneath The Darkness.

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