Afternoon Delight: NBC “Today” weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe comes out, Zoie Palmer joins the fight against poverty

Good afternoon everyone!

Happy birthday to Mariah Carey, Brenda Song, Pauley Perrette, Elizabeth Mitchell, Fergie, “Ferge,” Jessie J, and Kimbra!

Out rocker Jessie J in London

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How are everyone’s spirits this week as we deal with marriage equality and the Supreme Court? Well, if you’re down in the dumps just know that Bud Light supports marriage equality.

And if that didn’t lift your spirits watch The Golden Girls discuss marriage equality.

This morning NBC Today‘s weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe announced that she and her girlfriend, NBC foreign correspondent Stephanie Gosk, are expecting a baby girl in August. Congratulations to the happy couple and make sure you pick up this week’s People magazine to read more about their story.

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After Michelle Shocked’s anti-gay tirade the folk singer is losing gigs left and right. Shocked’s March 29 musical performance at the HopMonk Session Room in Novato, CA has been replaced by a Comedy for Equality showcase featuring out comic Marga Gomez and Johnny Steele. The queer comedy event is also a fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds will go to Spectrum LGBT Center in San Rafael, CA.

Lana Wachowski and her brother Andy are taking their talents to the small screen. The Wachowskis are teaming up with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski for the series Sense8. The show’s first season will be comprised of 10 episodes and will premiere in 2014 exclusively on Netflix.

On April 20, get “Up Close & Personal with Melissa Etheridge.” Etheridge will be chatting it up on stage at the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa. Tickets are now available for this event, which includes a Q&A and meet and greet with the out singer.

Lost Girl’s Zoie Palmer is featured in this “Live Below the Line Canada” ad. I have to be honest, I would have a difficult time surviving on $1.75 a day.

 

The angry mob that is the internet has turned their attention to Today Show co-host Matt Lauer. A source is claiming (and if it’s “a source” we know it’s a reliable story) that after Ann Curry’s chaotic departure from the morning talk show, NBC executives selected three female producers to take over and try to fix falling ratings. Lauer was apparently not having that and waved his finger at the idea saying “these women running the show reminded him of Lilith Fair.” Hey, what’s wrong with Lilith Fair?!

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