Afternoon Delight: Angelina’s future mother-in-law against marriage equality, Jane Lynch in “Escape from Planet Earth”


Good afternoon and happy Friday!

Happy birthday to Jennifer Saunders and Della Reese!

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Xena herself, Lucy Lawless, is on the cover of Curve magazine.

The off-Broadway production of Rent is closing up shop on September 9. If you’re interested in catching one of its final shows, head over to the New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City.

Former Viewco-host Star Jones suggested that Anderson Cooper came out in order to get better TV ratings. Ouch. Jones appeared on Today and shared her thoughts starting at the 4:30 mark.

Rumors are swirling that Johnny Depp‘s ex, Vanessa Paradis, is blaming out actress Amber Heard for the demise of their union. Depp and Heard starred in The Rum Diary, and if they are a couple I hope they have more chemistry in real-life than they did in that crappy movie.

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Angelina Jolie‘s soon to be mother-in-law, Jane Pitt, is getting some national flack. Pitt wrote a letter to Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader stating she supports Mitt Romney, she’s pro-life and anti-gay marriage. I’m glad I don’t have to sit down with her at the Thanksgiving table.

Earlier this year, a lesbian college student at Central Connecticut State University reported that she had been harassed for being gay and even received death threats. It turns out the student, 19-year old Alexandra Pennell, made the whole story up and even went as far as writing eight anti-gay notes to herself. Pennell was arrested for falsely reporting an incident and will be in court to deal with her actions on July 26.

Jane Lynch will lend her voice to the animated comedy Escape from Planet Earth. The film, which also stars Jessica Alba and Sarah Jessica Parker, hits theaters February 14, 2013.

On Friday, July 13th (ooh…scary!), Jessie J will be taking over the Warwick Castle in Warwickshire.

On Saturday, July 21 please join me and brilliant comedian Shawn Pelofsky for Menage a Ha Ha comedy show at the Liberty Arts Gallery (435 Alamitos Ave) in Long Beach, CA.

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