Madge Mucker | November 24, 2005
Rent's Poster Lesbians Tracie Thoms and Indina Menzel
The highly anticipated film version of the Broadway hit musical Rent opens in theaters nationwide in the US this week. Although the movie has so far received mixed reviews from critics, lesbian viewers will most likely give it a thumbs-up for two very good reasons – Tracie Thoms and Indina Menzel. The two women play Rent's poster lesbian couple performance artist Maureen (Menzel) and attorney Joanne (Thoms). Menzel and Thoms give admirable performances and their smokin' duet in the film is one of the best highlights of the movie. Check it out here.
L Word Star Jennifer Beals Welcomes New Baby
Jennifer Beals, much beloved star of The L Word, has two new babies to deal with – one on the show with her on-screen partner Tina, and one off the show, her very own first progeny with husband Ken L. Dixon.
Beals gave birth to a healthy baby girl last month, but the news has been kept hush-hush from the press. The news of the birth was revealed last Friday, but the exact birth date and name of the new baby are still not public knowledge. Both mom and new baby are doing fabulously.
Ellen DeGeneres Hits On Usher
On a recent episode of her hit talk show, Ellen DeGeneres had a grand time playing with her guest Usher, suggesting to the R&B; superstar that he needed to find a woman who loved dancing and had a sense of humor...
Usher, seemingly a bit caught off guard, nonetheless snapped back a quick retort: "Hint, hint?"
DeGeneres replied "No, I'm not right for you," to which Usher laughed, before admitting that he was on the lookout for a companion to love. Awwwhhh.
Want to Be a Queer Eye Girl?
The producers of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy are mixing it up in the new season. In addition to makeovers for celeb guests such as Michael Bacon and former NFL star Boomer Esiason, casting directors are looking for a few good gays to be on the show – and they want Gay.com to help find them. They are on the lookout for:
a gay man who's about to come out to friends and family
Fab Five wannabes who happen to be in their teens
a lesbian who welcomes a total physical makeover,
finally the candidates must live within a 30-mile radius of New York City, but don't let that stop you – even if you're in Idaho, certainly you must know someone in the Big Apple who fits the bill, so nominate someone. After all, don't you want to see Carson finally let loose on a dyke?
To participate, send an email with your name, phone number and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Logo Airs Out 100 Special
Logo has joined forces with Out magazine to create an hour-long special that delivers an insider look at the movers and shakers who made the 2005 list of Out magazine's Most Intriguing People. Find out who made the list from the worlds of television, fashion, film, media, business, music, politics, visual arts, and books. The Out 100 reveals all 100 names, uncovers each and every groundbreaking accomplishment, and digs deep to find out what really makes these talented honorees so intriguing. The program airs Sunday, November 27 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), on Logo. For more information, visit www.logoonline.com.
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