Afternoon Delight: Sarah Shahi in “Maxim,” Adele sings “James Bond: Skyfall” theme song

Good afternoon and happy Monday!

Happy birthday belated birthday to Amy Poehler, Alexis Bledel, Lauren BaCall, Madeline Zima, Molly Shannon and Bound‘s Jennifer Tilly! (All of these fabulous ladies were born on September 16.)

Amy Poehler at the Peabody Awards in New York City

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Sarah Shahi (The L Word, Fairly Legal) is Maxim‘s October covergirl. You’re welcome!

Congratulations to out writer/actress Joni Lefkowitz and her writing partner Susanna Fogel (Joni & Susanna), for getting their drama pilot Terminales picked up by ABC Family! Terminales “is an adaptation of the Mexican drama series created and produced by Miguel Angel Fox. Described as Sex And The City if Carrie Bradshaw was dying of cancer,” Terminales follows a young woman’s life after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness.”

NiRè AllDai provided the entertainment at our first annual AfterEllen/AfterElton Hot 100 event in Hollywood back in July and I chatted with her last month about the experience and what was coming up next for her. She also teased the video for her next single “Hella Bad,” and the video for the song was released today. Enjoy!  


Jessica Chastain stars in the horror film Mama. Since I’m a scaredy cat I think I’m going to have to skip this one.


Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore and Penny Marshall were named in Hitfix’s 15 Actors Who Became Surprisingly Good Directors list. I also think Dawn of the Dead actress Sarah Polley is a brilliant director.

Out actress Lindsay Lohan is making headlines for comparing her legal troubles to Amanda Bynes. Bynes was pulled over by police for driving with a suspended license and Lohan took to Twitter with the following statement.

Sadly both these celebrities (and many others) get extra chances to misbehave just for being celebrities while regular citizens aren’t so lucky.

Today episode two of Michelle C. Bonilla‘s webseries Failing Upwards has been posted online. Enjoy!


Adele has finally confirmed that her perfect voice recorded the official theme song for the latest James Bond film Skyfall. Not surprisingly, the name of the song is called “Skyfall.”

Lesbian/Bi Photo of the Day!

Over the weekend Lady Gaga (sporting a flower wreath headdress) sat in the front row at Philip Treacy‘s runway show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013.

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