Afternoon Delight: “Forbes” names the highest-paid TV actresses, The Boys Scouts of America uphold discriminatory policy


Good afternoon my lovelies!

Happy birthday to Kristen Bell and Elizabeth McGovern!

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Shannyn Sossamon stars in the post-apocalyptic horror film The Day. I’m more of a night person myself.

Out actress Lindsay Lohan posed with her criminal defense attorney Shawn Holley for The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Power Lawyer List.

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If you live in Los Angeles this Friday, July 20 Outfest is screening its annual collection of Girls’ Shorts. That’s right, 86 minutes of lady-on-lady programming!

Forbes magazine listed the 2012 highest-paid TV actresses with Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara claiming the number one spot. Vergara made $19 million dollars last year. Um, that’s a lot of money. Who else made bank? Tina Fey ($11 million), Mariska Hargitay ($10 million), Zooey Deschanel ($10 million) and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo ($9 million).

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Check out this new clip from the Total Recall reboot featuring Kate Beckinsale.

Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America announced it will uphold its longtime policy of banning openly gay boys from membership and gay or lesbian adults from serving as leaders. The chief Scout executive Bob Mazzuca said, “The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisors and at the appropriate time and in the right setting. We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”

The Boys Scouts of America also posted a press release on their website stating:

After careful consideration of a resolution asking the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider its longstanding membership standards policy, today the organization affirmed its current policy, stating that it remains in the best interest of Scouting and that there will be no further action taken on the resolution.

All I can say is this news makes me very very sad.

On Sunday, July 22 please join me for An Afternoon with Queer Female Artists at Very Venice Art Gallery (1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd.) in Venice, CA. The free event will feature Designs by Dewberries and runs from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tomorrow, catch out chef Susan Feniger on CBS’ The Talk. How cute is she?

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Ellen DeGeneres shared a brilliant movie idea with her Twitter followers.

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