Afternoon Delight: NBC wins bidding war over Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler’s gay family comedy, Jessie J wins at MOBO Awards


Good afternoon!

Happy birthday to actress Kelly Preston! Didn’t Preston and Famke Janssen make an adorable couple in the film Eulogy?

NBC has won the bidding war for a “heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family” to be written by Glee creator Ryan Murphy and Glee‘s lesbian co-executive producer Allison Adler and directed by Murphy. According to, “Murphy and Adler conceived the idea for the comedy drawing on their real-life experiences having a family or looking to have one.” We’ll keep you posted as we get more info on the project.

Out actress Amber Heard is in the November Vanity Fair. (Heard could really injure someone with those high-heels.)

Jane Lynch made a guest appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 for a very important discussion with students who aren’t allowed to discuss homosexuality in their school. (This video is heartbreaking.)


The full trailer for Carnage has arrived. Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet go head-to-head in director Roman Polanski’s dramedy, due in theaters December 16.


Tonight, lesbian comedian Jackie Monahan and I will be performing at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club at 8 p.m. (1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205. Ventura, CA.) If you’re in the area stop by and say hi!

Against my advice, Alyson Hannigan stars in the raunchy American Reunion (the latest addition to the American Pie movie franchise). The red-band teaser trailer has arrived, so watch with caution.

Congratulations to Exes & Ohs star and creator Michelle Paradise! Paradise is a writer on the CW series Hart of Dixie, which has received a full-season order.

Madonna’s 1991 documentary Truth or Dare is being released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Pick up your copy of the risque film, available in stores starting January 2012.

Congratulations to WNBA President Laurel J. Richie who will receive “The Shot Caller Award” at BET’s Black Girls Rock! 2011. The star-studded event, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, will air on November 6 at 8 p.m.

LGBT icon and famous mother Cher will finally get her own comic book. It’s about time! Female Force: Cher is the new biography comic book that “turns back time and tells how this platinum selling singer became an award winning actress and a performer for the ages.” The 32-page comic features art by Zach Bassett and will be available in stores starting in December (or you can pre-order your copy at Amazon).

Lesbian Bi Photo of the Day:

Congratulations to out singer Jessie J, who received the Best Album honors at the 2011 MOBO Awards in Glasgow, Scotland.

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