Afternoon Delight: Jessie J ditches her cast, a lesbian couple gets a wedding cake on “Cake Boss”


Good afternoon and happy October! This is my birthday month, so feel free to start saving up to buy me presents. (I’ve had my eye on a big bag of mustaches …)

Happy birthday to Imagine Me & You’s Lena Headey (38) and Wild ThingsNeve Campbell (38.) Yesterday famed photographer Annie Leibovitz celebrated her 62nd birthday while Saving Face’s Michelle Krusiec turned 37.

Amanda Palmer received a shout-out from The New York Times in their story, “Online Tools Help Bands Do Business.

Are you Facebook “friends” with Rosie O’Donnell yet? The entertainer wants you to like her page and add her.

On Saturday, October 15 join out comedian Carol Leifer at The 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest. Leifer will be speaking at the vegetarian/vegan festival (sponsored by Whole Foods Market). The meat-free event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (601 Old Water St. Tampa, FL).

Jane Lynch is on the cover of October’s American Way magazine. In the American Airlines magazine (guess who flew American yesterday? Give up? Me.), Lynch reveals that she never shoots scenes with the Glee students and talks about how she transformed her bachelor pad when she married Lara Embry. Of her memoir, Happy Accidents, Lynch says, “I didn’t write the memoir to help people, but ultimately I think it will be helpful as far as its message to just relax and go easy on yourself. What I would like to do, if I could go back in time, is put my hands on my shoulders and say, ‘You’ll be fine.'”

Attention, Chicago! If you live in the surrounding area check out the “Out in Chicago” queer exhibit at Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark.) Here’s a description of the exhibit via the Chicago History Museum’s website.

Out in Chicago spans diverse stories and perspectives and explores issues such as language, gender expression, formation of identity, the role of LGBT people in politics and culture, and family relationships. It balances private stories with public perspectives in relation to gender, community, and identity and spotlights the inspiring and charged heritage of this diverse Chicago community, whose history truly belongs to all of us.

The exhibit is open and runs through March 26, 2012.

There is good news and bad news for out rock star Jessie J. The good news? She finally got her foot cast removed! The bad news? She will suffer from arthritis for the rest of her life. In an interview with the Daily Mail, J revealed that four months in the foot cast took its toll on her body.

I’ve lost so much weight. My left leg has lost all its muscle. I don’t like it. Things got so bad my mum had to move in with me. I fell out of the bath, I couldn’t stand, cook, get up by myself. At first they gave me loads of painkillers at the hospital, but I didn’t take them after that. I didn’t want to become addicted. What sort of role model would I be if I became addicted? When I first came out of hospital I was so frustrated I broke down. That’s what set me off crying, feeling so helpless. I was heartbroken when I had to cancel my US tour dates with Katy Perry. It has been a slow recovery. I can’t keep fit, I just have to watch what I eat. I still love a kebab.

J’s next big challenge? Building her strength for the 2012 Olympics as she’s the new face of its sponsors, Glaceau Vitaminwater.

Tonight at 10:30 p.m., TLC’s Cake Boss features a lesbian couple aiming to be the first same-sex couple to be married in Long Island, NY. Five bucks says there will be at least one rainbow on their wedding cake.

Also airing tonight, there is a new episode of the lesbian version of 1 Girl, 5 Gays at 11 p.m. on Logo. Check out the below promo (and due to the language, it’s NSFW).

For a limited time, Livingsocial is offering discounted tickets for the LA Femme Festival. The “premier festival focuses on women filmmakers’ platforming their commercial films for the world wide audience. It is a Festival for those women who want to have an equal opportunity in commercial entertainment desiring to change, enhance, or become leaders in the industry as a Director, Writer, Producer or Director of Photography.” The seventh annual festival runs from October 13-16 at the Renberg Theatre (1125 North McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA).

Speaking of films, The Future’s Miranda July will be judging the October Film of the Month on To enter your film in the contest, visit their site.

This morning, Tucky Williams released the trailer for Girl/Girl Scene Episode 7 “Psycho Suicidal Girl.” The full episode hits the web on Monday, October 24.

Lesbian/Bi Photo of the Day:

Out model (and former lingerie football player) Amber Elizabeth is on the cover October’s Oxygen’s magazine.

And if you want to get Elizabeth’s chiseled look then check out her meal plan on her cover girl profile page.

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