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FINALLY SOME LESBIAN TABLOID NEWS YOU CAN BELIEVE

Carly Pope

AfterEllen.com exclusive scoop! The upcoming FX drama series

Dirt,

starring Courtney Cox as a paparazzi maven who will do whatever

it takes to get good gossip, features Carly Pope (Popular,

Itty Bitty Titty Committee
) in a recurring role as

a gay drug dealer. Pope’s character Garbo is introduced

in the third episode, and appears in several episodes after

that.

I

haven’t seen a screener of the series yet, so I can’t comment

on her performance myself, but according to our sources,

Pope is “amazing” as Garbo, and “born to

play this role”. I’m definitely digging her name, no

doubt a reference to legendary actress Greta Garbo, who

was long rumored

to play for both teams.

Carly’s

character on Popular,

Sam – an unpopular teen who suddenly becomes step-sisters

with the school’s most popular girl, Brooke (Leslie Bibb)

– was actually slated to come out as a lesbian in the third

season, but the show was canceled at the end of season two.

You’re

more excited about Carly playing gay in Dirt now,

aren’t you? Check out the cool FX official site for it here.

The series premieres January 3rd.

I’LL

HAVE WHAT SHE’S SMOKING


In a new interview

with our brother site AfterElton.com, Megan Mullally not

only claims she never said she was bisexual 7 years ago,

but she makes this ludicrous statement: “When we started

doing Will & Grace, I don’t think there

were very many shows or any shows that had gay lead characters.

Now I feel like almost every single show has at least one

gay or lesbian lead character … or a major supporting

character. That’s a gigantic change.”

Let’s

examine: in 1998-1999 (when W&G debuted), network TV

featured two older supporting lesbian characters (Roseanne),

a sitcom revolving around a lesbian (Ellen), a

teenager on the verge of coming out (Buffy), and

two out supporting lesbian moms (Popular and

Beverly Hills 90210
). Today, network TV features…one

supporting lesbian character (ER). Yeah, that’s

a gigantic change, alright – in the wrong direction.

On

the positive side, I definitely believe Megan now when she

says she’s straight – no self-respecting bisexual woman

would make such a completely clueless remark.

WHAT?

NO NOMINATION FOR BETTY?!


Two out lesbians received Grammy

nominations
this year: Melissa Etheridge, for “I

Need to Wake Up” for the environmental documentary

An Inconvenient Truth; and Tania Elizabeth of

The Duhks, who were nominated for Best Country Performance

By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for “Heaven’s My

Home”. Find out if they win when the Grammys air on

February 11th.

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