Afternoon Delight: Queen Latifah sidesteps the L word again, and Stephen Colbert proves that lesbians are bad parents


Another Wednesday afternoon, another journalist asking Queen Latifah if she’s a lesbian. This time it’s UpScale Magazine

Upscale: You’ve been asked so much about your sexuality. Wouldn’t it be easier at this point to just speak on it-once-and be done with it?

Queen Latifah:
I don’t have to explain anything. I don’t have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life.

Upscale: But isn’t that a part of being a celebrity, letting people into your personal life?

Queen Latifah:
You know, I was looking at something the other day. A magazine with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. That’s a strong woman right there. All of these people in her business — who is she dating? Angie this. Brad that. They come up with so much stuff. That’s a tough situation to be in. My situation is small compared to that. But still, I don’t feel like I need to explain. I’m the one living it. You write about it. You go ahead and speculate. I’ll just live it.

You know what Americans love? Deflecting with Jennifer Aniston. Seriously, it’s like the answer to every question you don’t want to answer. Q: "Did you cheat on me?" A: "Gosh, remember when Brad Pitt cheated on Jennifer Aniston?" Q: "Why won’t you say you’re gay?" A: "I’m just glad people aren’t in my business like they are in Jennifer Aniston’s." Q: "Are America’s covert wars really covert?" A: "More covert than every date Jennifer Aniston’s ever been on."

You know what else Americans love? Stephen Colbert, and it’s a good thing, too: we need someone to remind us about of the dangers of homosexuality. Last night on The Colbert Report he addressed the recent 25-year study that suggests children are better behaved when they’re raised by lesbians.

Yes, lesbians raise well-adjusted teens who don’t misbehave — and that proves it’s unnatural! Teenagers are supposed to be cryptic, angsty, mumble-mouthed, narcissistic, alienated, mood-swinging, reclusive, cynical hormone junkies, who go through vampire phases and are mortified to be seen with their parents, even when you take them some place awesome like the Grammys!

Here’s another video to make you smile: Betty White appearance on The View earlier this week.

New York Magazine wonders if it should now be illegal to criticize Betty White? Um, obviously.

Remember yesterday when I told you about AJ Cook getting the shaft from Criminal Minds and you told me that Paget Brewster‘s role has been reduced as well? Well, fans have started a petition to bring both women back to the show full-time. You can sign it here. has posted the final installment of their "director’s commentary" podcast series with Terry Moore, author and artist of Strangers in Paradise (the all-time best comic book series ever). In it, he discusses the final SIP pocket book, which of course includes Francine and Katchoo’s happily every after. Listen to the entire podcast on Terry’s blog.

Today’s Afternoon Delight is brought to you by Kristen Bell because I bought When in Rome on DVD yesterday, and I was doing some … cinematic research. 

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