Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

Plus, Cher turns down the Olympic opening ceremony offer, Easy Abby meets the sexy Whitney Mixter and we’ve got the trailer for the new lezzie film Concussion.

Former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon (The Big C) will be joining the cast of NBC’s Hannibal as the recurring role of Kade Purnell, “an employee of the Office of the Inspector General in FBI Oversight who is investigating the events of the first season and Jack Crawford’s (Laurence Fishburne) culpability.” [TVLine]

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 26—Glee is back! The season five promo has been released, and it looks like The Beatles will be the theme of the premiere, “Love, Love, Love.” The two-part Beatles extravaganza will continue on Oct. 3. [Broadwayworld]

Cher quickly turned down a request to perform at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The LGBT discrimination under the Russian government is apparently not something that the performer wants to have any association with. You go, girl! [Buzzfeed]

Hey, Pretty Little Liars fans! Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell recently starred in a short film called Immediately Afterlife, which premiered last week at LA Shorts Fest. We’ve got the trailer for you! [Shewired]



Lesbian web series Easy Abby has an episode coming out that will have every dreadlock and tattoo-loving girl tuned in. In the next episode, Abby volunteers to work backstage during a concert, when who else does she awkwardly bump into but Whitney Mixter (The Real L Word). Check out the promo and watch the unfortunately embarrassing encounter between the two. [Shewired]

The sexy Amber Heard (Machete Kills) is currently working on a new film London Fields alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, and Theo James. “Heard plays the ultimate eternal sexual femme fatale, possessed of unusual beauty and hypnotic magnetism. Mysterious and clairvoyant, she sets a plan in motion to fulfill the prophecy of her own murder.” [Deadline]

Toys R Us has announced that it will stop marketing its toys as gender-specific. Expect to see everything from kitchen sets to action figures being marketed to both boys and girls. What a great step for future generations! [Telegraph]

Speaking of enhancing our childhoods? What if our favorite Disney princesses did a little gender-bending? (Aside from Mulan, of course) Hot, right? Check out how great these princesses look in their princes’ clothes! [io9]

Michael Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine, publicly came out by posting a photo of her and her girlfriend Tyson-Thomas on Instagram in August. She responded to users’ confirming that she is gay. [PinkNews]

The CW is in the process of developing a show about a transgender teen in Texas. ZE is about a teen who comes out as transgendered and will be living her life as a boy. We can’t wait to watch the premiere! [Hollywoodreporter]

The trailer for Stacia Passon’s new les movie Concussion is out! Prepare for some steamy girl-on-girl action. [Afterellen]

Also, Lady Gaga openly admitted to taking “a few dips in the lady pond” to Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Fantastic. [Shewired]