Afternoon Delight: Ellen sells a comedy series to NBC, Jane Lynch sticks up for marine mammals


Good afternoon and happy Friday! No, seriously, happy Friday!!!

Happy birthday to Kimberly William-Paisley, Melissa Leo and Faith Ford!

Melissa Leo at the New York premiere of her new film Francine

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Congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres for selling a new TV show to NBC! The untitled single-camera comedy revolves around a “successful, happily independent 32-year-old woman who, as she’s about to close on a house, realizes she’s listed as “a single woman” and careens into an existential crisis.” Whatever DeGeneres is selling, I’m buying!

Jane Lynch is hoping the organizers of Atlanta Pride will consider changing their kickoff party event location (currently, the Georgia Aquarium). Queerty reports that Lynch wrote a note to the Managing Director of Atlanta Pride that read, “These parties are supposed to be loud and boisterous — it’s a celebration! However, animals shouldn’t have to suffer for the sake of a party. Many of the marine mammals at the aquarium are extremely sensitive to sound, and large parties create an even more stressful environment than they already endure in captivity… Since the kickoff party sets the tone for all of Pride, will you please consider moving it to one of the many alternative venues that Atlanta has to offer?”

Lady Gaga is proudly celebrating her new fragrance Fame! Yesterday Gaga live-streamed the launch party for her scent so her little monsters from all over the world could join in on the festivities.

Jennifer Lawrence resembles The Black Swan’s Natalie Portman in October’s W magazine.

Lesbian comedian Fortune Feimster  (Chelsea Lately, Last Comic Standing) does some seriously disturbing impressions of the stars from TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.


Reverend Jesse Jackson is urging Maryland voters to support gay marriage. (I concur.) During a recent radio interview Jackson said, “I would hope that people would respect people’s basic fundamental rights. If you don’t believe in it, don’t engage in it. But don’t deny other people their basic civil rights.”

On Thursday, September 27 lesbian comedian Vicki Shaw will be taking over the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club in Ventura, CA. Shaw is quite a treat so if you’re in the area you must see her live.

Lesbian/Bi Tweet of the Day!

Out rocker Linda Perry shared her high self-esteem with her Twitter followers.

Have a happy and safe weekend everyone!!!

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