Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (May 11, 2007)

Out actress Jill Bennett (In Her Line of Fire) has joined the cast of here! TV’s campy supernatural drama Dante’s Cove for its third season, which is slated to air later this year. Bennett takes over for actress Erin Cummings in the role of Michelle, “whose sudden return to Dante’s Cove tests the budding relationship of Brit (Michelle Wolff), the island’s sexy bartender/oceanographer, and Elena (Jenny Shimizu), a newcomer to Dante’s Cove.” That makes three out lesbians in the cast now (Bennett, Shimizu and Wolff), and in a lesbian love triangle no less — we love those!

But can we just stop for a moment and appreciate the ridiculousness of Wolff’s character being a “bartender/oceanographer”? That’s so lesbian. Maybe Jenny’s character will be a daytime talk show host/pirate? Oh wait, Rosie O’Donnell already has that gig.

Here’s a photo of Jill at Dinah Shore last month with Advocate editor-in-chief Anne Stockwell:

Anne is another great out lesbian, but she’s not on Dante’s Cove. Yet.

Our guest this week is New York’s DJ Storm, who talks about the difference between playing for straight audiences versus gay ones. Check her out at

Next week’s episode of She Said What?, with guest Kate McKinnon from The Big Gay Sketch Show, will be our last episode before we go on a summer hiatus. I know some of you will be bummed not to get new episodes of the show for a few months, but we’ll be back in the fall, hopefully well-rested, rejuvenated and tan. OK, maybe not tan, since we’d prefer not to get skin cancer, and maybe not well-rested, since the last time that happened was 1994, before the internet was invented. But the rejuvenated part should be true!

After 13 years, pioneer cable access show for lesbians Dyke TV is shutting its doors due to funding and organizational support issues.

The controversial French Connection TV ad showing two women fighting and then kissing is No. 6 on the list of Britain’s most complained-about ads in 2006.

You only have one day left to bid on a VIP package for the South of Nowhere appreciation
, which includes a private meet-and-greet with Gabrielle Christian. Cast
your bid on eBay now

Cynthia Nixon will
as a
woman with multiple personalities in the season opener of Law and Order: SVU this fall.

Rosie O’Donnell reportedly
wants to be the new host of The Price Is Right.

Against all common sense, FX has renewed Dirt, the Courteney Cox drama
about life in the sleazy world of tabloid journalism. The network’s other hallmark
of good taste, Nip/Tuck, will also be returning in the fall, bringing
back perpetually unlucky-in-love Liz (Roma Maffia), now with one less kidney thanks to a lesbian
one-night stand gone very, very wrong.

For a good time, don’t forget to check out our frequently updated Video Picks page!

I’ve created a new thread in our forum called “Ask” where you can pose those lesbian entertainment-related questions you’ve always wanted to ask us (or have asked us via email, and we just haven’t had time to reply), such as “When is South of Nowhere coming out on DVD?” (never), “How does choose which women to interview?” (casting couch) and “How can I buy tupperware from Phranc?” (her website). Just don’t ask us about Scribe Grrrl’s true identity. We’ll never tell.

That’s all for this week! Check back next Friday for another edition of Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever.