On Tuesday I attended NBC’s Summer Press Day, a day long panel extravaganza filled with actors you vaguely recognize from USA, E!, SyFy, Netflix, and of course NBC. Walking in to the press room with my iPad mini and seeing 50 laptop screens aglow felt a lot like Elle Woods walking in to that Harvard classroom with just a notebook. Happily, I quickly realized that reporters brought laptops to entertain themselves during panels they didn’t care about. My iPad mini more than rose the the occasion.
The first show of interest was Last Comic Standing, executive produced by Wanda Sykes. Also on the panel was Roseanne Barr (a judge) and out executive producer Page Hurwitz. One highlight was when a reporter brought up the “women aren’t funny” question.
Today I went NBC Summer Press Day to chat with panels and interview my fav NBC starlets. I found out some amazing new lesbo news and celeb ‘AfterEllen Hot 100’ recs, but you’ll have to wait until I publish them with AfterEllen. I can give ya’ll one baby teaser:
Jill Flint (The Good Wife, The Night Shift) is adorable and clever and shares my appreciation for statuesque brunettes like Liv Tyler.
The next contender for the Hottest Hookup in the AfterEllen Visibility Awards is Kalinda and Lana’s “goodbye garage door” romp on The Good Wife. Our minds are still reeling because this scene made it onto network TV. And by “minds” we mean “pants” and by “pants” we mean — oh, just watch it.
You know what’s funny? I don’t actually think about her being either gay or straight. She’s just a sexual being. That’s so funny, I don’t really think of her as different. This is who she is as a woman and this is what she does, what she likes, who she likes. I don’t think of her differently.
Kalana fans got their wish this week, as Lana Delaney (Jill Flint) strolled back into Kalinda’s life. Her wooing skills need some work, though. We learn that Lana is behind the IRS investigation of Kalinda. Why? As she tells Alicia, “Sometimes I just get an itch.” I bet you do, Lana. And we can see exactly where you want it scratched. - The Linster