Showtime's "The L Word" Complete 5th Season on DVD (Oct 28)

L Hath No Fury... "The L Word" tells intertwined stories about the lives and loves of a group of women--some lesbian, some straight--in Los Angeles.

THE L WORD, Showtime's popular cable TV drama series, is back with the Complete 5th Season DVD set arriving next Tuesday October 28 (SRP $55.98).

Creator/producer Ilene Chaiken is gearing up for the 6th (and final) season debuting in January, which will be an abbreviated 8-episode season. Afterwards, the producers will broadcast a pilot for a possible spinoff series centering around Leisha Hailey's character Alice Pieszecki.

Showtime's CEO Matt Blank first announced plans for the new show at the Television Critics Association press tour in July.
The L WORD: Five Season Pack - Paramount and Showtime have also packaged every episode of the series' five seasons! Each season set includes many exciting bonus features, including audio commentaries, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes, music selections, fan letters, website features, and much more (SRP $235.98).
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New program helps lesbians become moms.

by Tara Murtha

Cast members of Showtime’s hit series The L-Word are coming to town to raise money for women’s services and programs at the Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia’s leading LGBT healthcare center. Mazzoni Executive Director Nurit Shein says that in addition to medical services like PAP smears and mammograms, the new funds will support a progressive collaboration with Pacific Reproductive Services, a lesbian-owned sperm bank founded in California in 1984 to serve the reproductive needs of women planning alternative families.

Pacific has the nation’s largest selection of “willing to be known” donors, which means that at 18 the child can discover his or her biological and cultural heritage, an important option for many lesbian parents. [read more]

November 1st: 11th Annual Women's Event

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is thrilled to celebrate their 11th annual Women’s Event and the 25th anniversary of the organization on Saturday, November 1, 2008, with an evening of cocktails, dining, fabulous silent auction items, dancing and so much more. Women’s Event is the largest and signature gala for women on the east coast and in New York, and a not-to-be missed celebration. And this year Women’s Event will also serve as a salute to “The L Word” in its sixth and final season, with cast members from the iconic series in attendance!

In addition to cast members from “The L Word” attending, the event serves as an awards evening, with this year’s three distinguished honorees including Ilene Chaiken, Creator and Executive Producer of “The L Word;” Stephanie Gibbons, Executive Vice President of Marketing and On-Air Promotion of FX; and Lisa Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Logo.

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Source: Gay Online Magazine

Captive in 'Couver: Episode 607

by Cassie Pappas

A crumpled up piece of paper and a DVD were found last night by a janitor on the floor of The L Word soundstage. The handwriting was barely legible and the contents of the DVD may help investigators determine the whereabouts of the missing blogger, Cassie Pappas. A transcript of the blogger's last words are below. [read more]

It's a Wrap!

It's a Wrap - A Message from Jennifer Beals

The Soft Side of Pam Grier

As one of the most iconic actresses of all time, the beautiful Pam Grier of "Foxy Brown" fame, has most recently been seen on TV hits like "The L Word" and "Law & Order: SVU." Most famous for portraying powerful, serious characters, Grier is currently playing a more lighthearted role in her new Hallmark Channel TV movie, "Ladies of the House," premiering this Saturday, October 18 at 9 p.m. E.T.

"Ladies of the House" is the story of three friends, the always loud and comical Birdie (Grier), down-to-earth Rose (Florence Henderson), and the wealthy and successful Elizabeth (Donna Mills), who are asked by their pastor to renovate a run-down house that was donated to church-- the proceeds of the sale would allow the church to keep its daycare center open. In addition to learning how to fix up the house (none of them has any experience in home improvement), each woman has their own marital issues at home to deal with. [read more]

All the Girls Love Alice and Leisha Hailey Too!

It’s six years into playing sexy, quirky Alice Pieszecki on The L Word and Leisha Hailey, a bonified double threat of an actress and rock star graced with cracker jack comic timing and on-screen pathos, is an unstoppable rising star.

While Showtime’s breakout little lesbian-themed show that could is gearing up for it’s sixth and final season Hailey’s just getting started with the announcement this summer that Alice, one of the show’s most beloved characters, is slated to headline a yet-to-be-named spin-off. But it’s really no surprise that Hailey -- who wowed the girls early on in her acting career playing the adorable, pink-haired musician in the indie flick All Over Me -- and Alice, who’s character already spawned the, would get land the spin-off.

This year has been a busy one for Hailey, who along with her Uh Huh Her band mate Camila Grey, released their first full-length album Common Reaction in late August, while Hailey was already in Vancouver shooting The L Word. Before The L Word had finished shooting the upcoming season -- they’re just wrapping up -- Hailey was home in Los Angeles for a quick visit and then off on a whirlwind tour with Uh Huh Her beginning in San Diego Oct. 17. [read more]

I Live Here!

Mia Kirshner's First Book

Book Tour

10/15—Los Angeles / 7 p.m Book Soup in-store signing 8818 Sunset Blvd.

10/17 Vancouver, Canada, 7 p.m Vancouver Writer's Festival, location TBA

10/19—Madison, WI/ 12:00 p.m Wisconsin Book Festival appearance, Orpheum Theatre, 216 State St.

10/20—Minneapolis/ 7:30 p.m Magers and Quinn reading and signing 3038 Hennepin Ave. South, Minneapolis

10/21—New York/ Idlewild Books book party.

10/22—New York / 7 p.m Barnes and Noble Tribeca reading and signing event. 270 Greenwich St. New York

10/25 – Toronto IFAO event with Lauren Kirshner and Karen Connelly, Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West

10/27—Seattle/ 7:30 p.m Elliott Bay Book Company at Town Hall event 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle

10/28—Portland/ 7:30 p.m Powell’s Books Burnside reading and signing 1005 W. Burnside, Portland

10/29—San Francisco/ 7:30 p.m Books Inc in the Castro reading and signing 2275 Market Street

10/30—Corte Madera, CA/ 7:00 p.m Book Passage reading and signing 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.

11/1—Santa Cruz, CA/ 7:30 p.m Bookshop Santa Cruz reading and signing 1520 Pacific Ave.

11/6—Los Angeles/ 7:00 p.m Vroman’s reading and signing, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena

11/8—Pasadena, CA/ 11:00 a.m Amnesty International Regional Conference

11/11 Los Angeles, CA/ 6:00 p.m Chapman College Event

11/14—Boston/ 7:00 p.m Harvard Books event Masschusetts Ave., Cambridge

11/15—Boston/ Amnesty International Regional Conference

11/16—Miami/ 12:00 p.m Miami Book Fair appearance. Miami Dade College. 300 Northeast Second Avenue.

11/17—Austin/ 7:00 p.m Book People event 603 N. Lamar Blvd

I Live Here

Showtime Sets Premiere Date for 'L Word,' Diablo Cody Comedy

The last season of 'The L Word' launches on Jan. 18

The premium cable network announced Wednesday (Oct. 1) that the final season of "The L Word" will be paired with a comedy block of "United States of Tara" and the second season of "Secret Diary of a Call Girl."

Sunday nights will lead off with the sixth season of "The L Word" at 9 p.m. ET. Core cast members Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Rachel Shelley, Daniela Sea and Pam Grier will return for the eight-episode closing run.

Pam Grier Listens to Colorados Frog Symphony

Colorado actress Pam Grier hears a frog symphony — in her new movie “Ladies of the House” and at her simple spread near Colorado Springs.

She’s currently shooting “The L Word” in Canada — and she called in to explain what the heck a frog symphony is.

“You go out to the swamp and listen to the frogs. It’s a metaphor for finding a place that takes you away from the harshness and coldness and pain of life. It gives you a comfort zone.”
“Ladies of the House” stars Grier, Donna Mills and Florence Henderson and airs Oct. 18 on the Hallmark Channel.

That’s a long way from “The L Word.” Oh yeah.

And her Colorado home is a long way from Hollywood — just how she likes it.

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