Afternoon Delight: Rosie gets hitched, Utah TV station won’t air “The New Normal”


Good afternoon and happy Monday everyone!

Happy birthday to Sarah Chalke, Chandra Wilson and Bobbi Sue Luther!

Chandra Wilson posing with her Grey’s Anatomy co-star Sandra Oh

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People magazine is reporting that Rosie O’Donnell wed Michelle Rounds on June 9 in New York, but is only now making that news public. O’Donnell’s rep Cindi Berger told People, “They got married but they haven’t had the wedding celebration.” O’Donnell also wrote about the marriage on her blog. Congratulations to the happy couple! 

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Attention chefs! The True Blood cookbook, True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps hits stores on August 29. The recipe book, co-written by the show’s out associate producer Gianna Sobol, will feature cocktails from Fangtasia and meals from Merlotte’s restaurant. Yum!

Out country superstar Chely Wright is analyzing some of her past work.

My wife brought it to my attention that the melody in my song “Damn Liar” is the same as “Hot Pockets”. #jimgaffiganwouldbeproud

Vogue has released more photos from their September issue featuring Lady Gaga. In Gaga’s interview the out artist said, “I don’t want to settle down yet. I just want to keep riding this rainbow.” I am also an avid rainbow rider.

Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler‘s new gay-themed comedy The New Normal will not be aired on the Utah’s KSL-TV, because the television station deemed the show “inappropriate.” The CEO of KSL’s parent company, Jeff Simpson, released the following statement, “After viewing the pilot episode of The New Normal, we have made the decision to keep it off our fall schedule. For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.” KSL also refused to air the short-lived The Playboy Club, starring Amber Heard.

New Normal star Ellen Barkin protested the ban on Twitter:

Gay Ally Video of the Day!

The San Francisco 49ers have added their manly voices to the It Gets Better Campaign.


This is my last Afternoon Delight for the week because my wife and I are heading to Hawaii to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. Aloha!

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