Afternoon Delight: Gaga’s scary fragrance, Tegan and Sara get mistaken for Pussy Riot members

Good afternoon my lovelies! Are you all watching Shark Week on Discovery channel? If not, check out my homemade Shark Week video for inspiration. (And yes, the video is supposed to be bad.)

 

Happy birthday to Mila Kunis, Halle Berry, Marcia Gay Harden, Jackee Harry and Sarah Brightman!

Mila Kunis at the Hollywood premiere of “Ted”

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In true Lady Gaga fashion, the superstar created an over the top trailer for her perfume Fame. Who knew a fragrance could be so scary?

 

Attention Gleeks! The Glee cast will cover Carly Rae Jepsen‘s infectious summer hit song “Call Me Maybe” on the show’s Season 4 premiere, airing September 13.

Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes star in the most recent adaptation of Charles DickensGreat Expectations. Watch the film’s international trailer below.

 

Recreational equipment and outdoor retailer REI supports marriage equality. REI CEO and President Sally Jewell penned a blog stating, “Marriage equality is important to the co-op because the benefits, legal clarity and societal understanding that Warren and I have enjoyed these past 34 years should be available to any two people who want to express their love and make a permanent commitment to each other that is so clearly provided for in the legal definition of marriage.”

The WNBA now has its own watch collection. Starting August 17, Deucebrand.com will be selling the line of products that “help athletes look good and play good, has created a functional wristband watch that can be worn in athletic play, as well as a fashionable accessory.” The watches are available in all 12 WNBA team colors and logos and retail for $30. I will be purchasing a New York Liberty timepiece.

Want actress Chloe Sevigny (Hit & Miss) to read your screenplay? Then enter the Four Stories Contest sponsored by W Hotels and Intel. Sevigny and a handful of other industry professionals will judge your short script (10 minutes or less) and the top four scripts will be directed by Roman Coppola.

Forbes magazine is reporting that female authors are on the rise. Power trio Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games), E.L. James (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling were named “phenoms” for their multimillion dollar book sales. So successful women are now referred to as “phenomenons”? Not surprisingly, the Forbes article was written by a man.

Dolly Parton continues to be a great gay ally. In a recent interview Parton said, “I have a lot of gay fans because they know that I just accept people as they are. That’s not my place to judge. I ain’t God and I ain’t runnin’ for office.” I know Parton said she’s not running for office but could you imagine if Dolly Parton was President? That might be the best idea I’ve ever had.

Dolly Parton with Queen Latifah

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Chely Wright‘s debut album, Woman In the Moon is available for the first time in 10 years on Itunes.

Tweet of the day!

Today’s Tweet comes from the musical duo Tegan and Sara.

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