Afternoon Delight: Michelle Chamuel advances on “The Voice,” Oprah thinks gays will “help” the institution of marriage

Good afternoon my lovelies and happy hump day!

Happy birthday to Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, La Toya Jackson, Melissa Etheridge and Annette Bening!

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Congratulations to out singer Michelle Chamuel for making into the top six on The Voice!

Oprah Winfrey once again spoke out in support of marriage equality. On
Winfrey’s series Super Soul Sunday Winfrey said, “Maybe the gay people
can help it [the institution of marriage].”

Out chef Susan Feniger was named one of the 20 Most Influential Chefs
in Hollywood
! Feniger was dubbed Los Angeles’s “romantic authentic”

Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux graces the cover of Elle France.

Actress Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) will be
making her Broadway debut with revival of Machinal
. The Sophie
play is inspired by the “true story of Ruth Snyder, who was
executed for teaming up with her lover to kill her husband.” The play will open on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Animal Planet is celebrating the massive ratings it received on its
show Mermaids: The New Evidence. 3.6 million viewers, setting a record for the network, watched the telecast. If there were mermaids in the
world, Finding Bigfoot’s Ranae Holland would find them.

The Hollywood Reporter has posted its annual Emmy roundup list featuring dramatic actresses Connie Britton (Nashville), Anna Gunn
(Breaking Bad), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men),
Monica Potter (Parenthood), and Scandal’s Kerry Washington.

It’s like lesbian comedian Jessica Kirson is reading my mind.

Our gay brother Neil Patrick Harris will once again host the Emmy
. Tune into CBS on September 22 to see Harris in action!

Out financial guru Suze Orman is Lesbian News‘s latest covergirl!

If you live in Wilton Manors, Florida, consider attending tomorrow night’s Women With
Pride empowerment series’ Butch/Femme Discussion. The event starts at
7 p.m. at The Pride Center.

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