Afternoon Delight: Lucy Lawless to star in “Chicago”

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Happy birthday to Erin Cummings!

Lucy “Xena” Lawless will star as Mama Morton in the Hollywood Bowl’s production of Chicago. The show will run July 26-28 and if you want tickets you better act fast because they will sell out.

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Are you swept up in Orange is the New Black mania? Then you’ll be happy to learn that tonight the cast will have “Visiting Hours” on Twitter. Series stars Taylor Schilling (@TaySchilling, “Piper”), Taryn Manning (@TarynManning, “Pennsatucky”), Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb, “Taystee”), Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba, “Crazy Eyes”), Laverne Cox (@lavernecox, “Sophia”), Dascha Polanco (@DashPolanco, “Dayanara”), Selenis Leyva (@selenis_leyva, “Gloria”), Alysia Reiner (@alysiareiner, “Fig”) and more will join the Q&A, as well as series writers from the Orange is the New Black writers room. Fans can join the conversation with the cast during “Visiting Hours” by Tweeting hashtag #AskOrange
tonight from 10-11pm ET/7-8pm PT.

Tig Notaro is featured in the current LA Weekly. (Check out Notaro’s interview on page 41.)

The first trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has arrived. The film stars Naomie Harris as Mandela’s wife Winnie.

Gillian Anderson reunited with her X-Files costar David Duchovny at yesterday’s Comic-Con festivities.

Speaking of Comic-Con, Aubrey Plaza and Rachel Bilson sat down with MTV to discuss their sex-comedy The To Do List.

And here’s an exclusive clip from the film:

Gay ally/comedian Chelsea Handler is joining forces with Snoop “Dogg” Lion in an effort to save dogs from being euthanized in animal shelters.

ESPN has already issued an apology for Holly Robinson Peete‘s “lesbian lacrosse team” comment on their show “First Take.”

Maggie Q’s final season of her spy series Nikita will wrap up with three two-hour movies.

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Out artist Raimy Rosenduft has come to terms with her feelings for Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling. (Join the club!)

J.K. Rowling is pissed that her law firm revealed her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Award-winning comedian Kate Clinton is selling audio clips from her standup comedy show Lady Haha.

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CollegeHumor’s Original Series CAMP makes some people wish they were gay.

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