Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) joins forces with Moby, Adam Scott, Misha Collins, Jesse Ferguson, Jane Lynch, Mayim Bialik, Elizabeth Banks along with a choir of your favorite stars (including Patti Lupone!) who have resorted to song because HOLY FUCKING SH*T, You’ve Got To Vote!
Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8” is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8 a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.
Video of last nights performance made available by American Foundation for Equal Rights — the organization behind the effort to overturn Prop 8 — the event was streamed live on YouTube last night And now you can watch the full program below.
The play itself starts at roughly at the 30 minute mark after a recap of news reports and speeches about the court case challenging Prop 8.
Narrated by Jane Lynch, the Southern Poverty Law Center presents the documentary “Bullied” which tells the story of of Wisconsin’s Jamie Nabozny, whose middle and high school years were spent in HELL verbally and physically abused by classmates because he’s gay. Multiple suicide attempts and running away from home preceded a 1990s lawsuit that resulted in the first court ruling holding a school accountable for not preventing a student’s victimization
The The SPLC is making the film and teaching kit available –free of charge – to every school in the country. Educators have already ordered more than 17,000 kits
*PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG AND REPOST THIS AND CONTACT A SCHOOL IN YOUR AREA ABOUT SHOWING THIS DOCUMENTARY.
OMFG!!! Wait, I mean Ach, du lieber – Mein Gott in Himmel
Comedy legend Carol Burnett has been aigned to play Sue Sylvester’s Nazi-hunting mother on Glee according to Mike Ausiello of EW.
Burnett, he six-time Emmy-winning Burnett has made only a handful of TV appearances in recent years, most notably playing Bree’s evil stepmother on Desperate Housewives in 2006 and a Rockette-turned-strip-club owner on Law & Order: SVU (for which she was nominated for an Emmy) in 2009.
Sue referenced her adventurous parents in an episode of the Fox phenom last season. Details of Mama Sylvester’s arrival are being kept under wraps, but it’s said that Sue’s father will not be accompanying her.
She should show up during the Rocky Horror Show Episode!
The couple exchanged vows at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland on Monday and 21 guests witnessed Lynch and Embry tie the knot in a 20-minute ceremony before chowing down on sea bass, duck and a three-tiered chocolate-mousse wedding cake with vanilla-cream frosting.
According to a Blue Heron “They’ve been planning the event for the past few months. We were all so excited. They’re really great people.”
Lynch and Embry, a psychologist, chose to wed in Massachusetts because same sex marriages are not legal in California, where the couple lives.
CONGRATS TO JANE AND LARA! MAY YOU HAVE MANY HAPPY YEARS!
Lynch talks about Madonna’s reaction and praise for her and Chris Colfer in the Madonna episode: “Chris and I held each other tenderly, we were so touched by it.”
There’s also a short clip from the interview in which Couric asks Lynch about Ramin Setoodeh’s Newsweek interview. Says Lynch: “I play straight people all the time and nobody’s upset about it.”
Do you worry at all about the impact of being so open about your sexuality?
I have Ellen DeGeneres, and Melissa Etheridge, and, uh, all of them to thank for kind of paving the way. Rosie O’Donnell. So, it’s not such a big deal anymore. You know what, I really don’t think about it. It’s not like I have a strategy of how I’m going to deal with my orientation. I’m kind of just very open about who I am and I’m more than just that…it is just one aspect of who I am and I would like it to be viewed that way for everybody.”
Jane Lynch is classy, genuine woman who I am happy to say is on our side of the fence!