Afternoon Delight: Ellen dances “Gangnam Style,” Cynthia Nixon to play Emily Dickinson

Good afternoon everyone!

Happy birthday to Taraji Henson, Ariana Richards, Virginia Madsen, Amy Madigan, Kristy McNichol, Anne Ramsay and my sister Audrey!

Taraji Henson at the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Academy Award winner Melissa Leo stars as a former convict/cat lady in Francine.

Heather Morris shines (as always) in Glee‘s take on Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe.”

AE’s own Trish Bendix posed with The Real L Word‘s Kiyomi McCloskey
and Laura Petracca during Shedonism.

Yesterday Anderson Cooper and Kristin Chenoweth discussed the importance of gay-visibility on Cooper’s talk show Anderson Live.

SheWired is reporting that out actress Cynthia Nixon will star in the Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion, directed by Terence Davies.

The Source magazine posted an adorable photo of But I’m a Cheerleader actress Natasha Lyonne and out rocker Sia Furler on Twitter.

Christina Cox (Lady Cops, Better Than Chocolate) stars in the Lifetime original movie Virtual Lies airing Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m.

If you’re feeling political today check out 20 Badass Quotes from the Women of the Democratic National Convention.

Tonight Akbar’s queer comedy show returns with Mike Rose, Jackie Monahan, Sharon Houston, Erin Foley and Bruce Daniels. The $5 show starts at 8pm (4356 W. Sunset Blvd.) in Silverlake, CA.

Titanic has been released on Blu-Ray and 3D-Blu-Ray. (I own the film on VHS.) Check out 19-year-old Kate Winslet‘s first screen test for the role of Rose, which she auditioned for opposite Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under, Suburgatory).

Lesbian/Bi Video of the Day!

On yesterday’s Ellen Show the out talk show host learned how to dance “Gangnam Style.” Korean rapper Psy gave DeGeneres and guest Britney Spears a personal dance lesson for the new sensation which Psy describes as “dress classy and dance cheesy.”