Afternoon Delight: A “Bridesmaids” blooper reel, out artist Patricia Cronin’s new sculpture


Good afternoon!

Happy 30th birthday to Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson! Hudson, who is an LGBT advocate, famously said, “I’m Christian and I support the gay community.” We support you, too!

I hope you all tune in to see the new season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which premiered today. On Wednesday, September 14, DeGeneres will reveal the footage of her on stage with Taylor Swift singing “The Story of Us,” which was shot during Swift’s summer concert tour, and Dancing with the Stars’ Chaz Bono will stop by the studio and hopefully show off some of his dance moves.

Watch this NSFW extended blooper reel from the Bridesmaids DVD, if you dare! (I wonder what a “fanny pack made of skin” would actually look like.)

In preparation for the new series The Playboy Club, lead bunny Amber Heard has been doing press left and right. During an interview with Time Out Chicago, Heard was asked about the media labeling her sexuality. She said, “My frustration with the media is really just a reaction to the intense attention that has been put on my personal life. But when I went to the GLAAD Awards, I offered more information up about my personal life because I felt a moral obligation to do so. I just didn’t want anyone to mistake my valuing my private life for me being insecure about my sexuality and therefore propagating this relentless legacy of lies in Hollywood. I am a proud member of the LGBT community and could never bear the idea that someone could say I was closeted. I couldn’t sleep at night thinking that somebody could mistake my fierce protection of that private life as me being a part of this systematic straightening out of Hollywood — because it’s a lie.”

Over the weekend, Megan Fox dazzled on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. Fox and her lovely gams are in Canada promoting her new film Friends with Kids. Fox looks giddy as she posed with the film’s director/ writer/actress Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein.)

For those of you who dream of taking Black Swan’s Natalie Portman home with you, you’ll be able to pick up her action film Thor on Blu Ray and DVD tomorrow.

Also out tomorrow on DVD is Leading Ladies, the festival favorite about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mother.

This fall, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays will be heading to New York City. The anthology play, which originated in Los Angeles, features nine pieces by different writers and will star a rotating cast. The play is scheduled to open on October 24 and a portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to marriage equality organizations.

On Tuesday, September 20, artist Patricia Cronin will install a bronze sculpture of her and her wife, artist Deborah Kass, at the Woodlawn Cemetery. The piece, entitled “Memorial to Marriage,” features Cronin and Kass embraced in bed and will serve as their grave marker. Cronin and Kass were legally married in New York on July 24.

On a side note, I want to be cremated.

Tomorrow night, join Showtime’s Jackie Monahan and a slew of other comedians to celebrate out comedian Erin Foley’s birthday at Akbar in Silverlake. The 8 p.m. comedy show costs $5 and will be full of laughs and two for one-drink specials.

Tweet of the Day!

Tonight, out artist Sia will be appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Sia tweeted her main objective for tonight’s appearance.

Is it wrong that I hope her undies do show?