LAURA DERN TAKES ONE FOR OUR TEAM
Last Monday, actress Laura Dern recounted on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show how she couldn’t get an acting job for more than a year after appearing on the famous “Puppy Episode” on Ellen in 1997, when Ellen’s sitcom character came out. “There was certainly backlash, I guess, [that] we all felt from it,” she told Ellen, who said she was sorry and “had no idea” that Dern was snubbed in Hollywood.
Dern added that not getting work felt “awfully terrifying,” but she is grateful she had the “extraordinary experience and opportunity” to be a part of the groundbreaking episode. A class act, that Laura.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Ellen’s coming-out episode, Oxygen is airing an Ellen marathon on Monday (April 30th) beginning at 8 a.m. EST/PST.
LESBIANISM IN A VAMPIRE MOVIE? WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT!
Lucy Liu (Kill Bill, Charlie’s Angels) and Carla Gugino (Entourage, Threshold) have a romantic encounter in the upcoming trashtastic-looking vampire movie Rise: Blood Hunter, which is described on IMDb as a “supernatural thriller in which a female reporter [Liu] wakes up in a morgue to find herself a member of the undead. She vows revenge against the sect that put her there and hunts them down.”
Somehow hunting them down involves sleeping with Carla, who is a fellow member of the undead. That’s showing ’em, Lucy!