GIRL TALK: Gossiping With Southern Baptist Sissies Star Leslie Jordan

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On Thursday, PhilaMOCA is screening Del Shores’ Southern Baptist Sissies, the coming-of-age tale about four gay choir boys growing up in a church in the South. The film stars Leslie Jordan, the adorable, country-bumpkin dynamo who’s stolen scenes — and our gay hearts — in everything from Sordid Lives and Will & Grace to, most recently, American Horror Story: Coven (AHS), where he held his own alongside the likes of Jessica Lange and Francis Conroy.

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MORNING TEA: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Local The Voice Hopeful Christina Grimmie

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In their chat with Marlton, N.J.-bred The Voice hopeful Christina Grimmie, Wet Paint hosts uncover a few little-known, fun facts about the big-voiced chanteuse. Check out the video here to find out which other pop princess she can imitate to a tee, about the array of instruments she can play, and which movie star she’s crushing on.

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MORNING TEA: Patti LaBelle Brought the White House Down

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As we reported earlier this week, Philly soul queens Patti LaBelle and Jill Scott performed at the White House last night for Michelle Obama’s “Women of Soul,” an arts workshop for high school and college students. The reviews are in, and it sounds like Miss Patti brought the house down. From AP: ”First up in the East Room lineup was LaBelle, with a thundering delivery of ‘Over the Rainbow’ that had the audience on its feet. … [She] had plenty of stories and advice to share with the students, then got them whooping, hooting and swaying with a [song] in the intimate venue of the State Dining Room.”

Scott joined Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae, and Tessanne Chin on a “rollicking” version of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.” The concert streamed live on the White House website, and you can catch it on April 7th when it airs on PBS.

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MORNING TEA: Bradley Cooper,
Kevin Hart, Tina Fey Nominated for
MTV Movie Awards

mtv movie awardsPhilly will be well represented at this year’s MTV Movie Awards: Bradley Cooper is in the running for Best Male Performance for American HustleTina Fey (alongside Amy Poehler) is up for Best Cameo Performance in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and Kevin Hart nabbed two nominations — Best Comedic Performance for Ride Along, and he and Ice Cube are nominated together for Best Comedic Duo in the same film. My guess is that Hart is a shoe in, especially for Best Comedic Performance, since he just took home a similar prize at the way-more-prestigious NAACP Spirit Awards.

The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, airs Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. on MTV.

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GIRL TALK: Rosie O’Donnell On Ellen at the Oscars, Adele Dazeem and How She’s Taking Care of Herself Post Heart Attack

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Outspoken comedian and LGBT icon Rosie O’Donnell is coming to Philly this week to perform a four-night standup gig at Helium Comedy Club. I caught up with her on the telephone to see what the show’s all about, how she’s doing after suffering a heart attack two years ago, and of course I couldn’t let her go without picking her brain about recent pop culture news. Keep reading for her thoughts on Ellen at the Oscars, John Travolta’s “lazy” Adele Dazeem flub, and whether or not those rumors about her taking over for Piers Morgan are true.

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Teresa and Joe Giudice: “Let Us Serve Jail Time Separately, For the Kids”

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Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice are up a you-know-what creek after pleading guilty Tuesday to federal fraud charges. Now, each facing several years worth of jail time between them, the couple is expected to ask the judge to let them serve their sentences separately so one of them can be home with the kids. TMZ reports:

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