Happy Endings: Women We Love

bound_180x120.jpg• Who says gays can’t play baseball? Or, at least guys who look gay… [Deadspin]

• Yes, our Jem And The Holograms contest is the coolest contest in the blogosphere right now. But the Congressional Catfight is pretty good too. Go vote on Barney Frank vs. David Dreier. (Duh, Barney Frank would totally win!)

Bound plays on IFC TV tonight. Have you seen this film yet? It’s not so much the lesbian-bondage film it was marketed as; it’s more a gangster film. The Wachovski brothers direct, Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon star. GENIUS. [IFC TV]

• Speaking of women we love: Darryl Hannah, our favorite assasin ever, keeps a video blog on how to live harmoniously with Earth. She was brilliant in gay-themed Speedway Junkie, by the way–the film that gave slack-jawed cutie Jesse Bradford his start. [Popbytes]

red_wine_1.jpg• For the woman we love most of all: don’t forget that this weekend is Mother’s Day. And don’t you dare show up to her house without a gift! A bottle of wine is always appreciated, and if we may make a recommendation: try the Guigal Cotes du Rhone, for about $11. With flavors of red berries and just a hint of spice, this French red wine breaks the “serve with red meat only” rule, and can be enjoyed with all sorts of food, including Chinese or roast chicken. If you can splurge on your Mom, Guigal offers a Chateauneuf Du Pape for around $40 (often on sale for $30). This wine is easy to drink and incredibly friendly on the palate. Wine Spectator called this one of the top 100 wines of 2003. We all love Mom, but if your family is anything like ours, sobriety isn’t an option. [WineFetch]

• She’s on her way to being a woman: Alexis Arquette, the coolest trannie to hit Hollywood since Bea Arthur, accepted the Platinum Circle Award in honor of her family. We love Alexis, and she is the best thing to happen to The Surreal Life since, well, it was created. Just keep her away from the patio table umbrellas, she will kill you with one of those things. [Cityrag]

• And finally, he’s not a woman, and we’re starting to not love him: Howard Dean screwed up. Again. He is the poster boy for the “Say The Wrong Thing” club. After screaming his head off at his political rally, you can’t expect him to suddenly learn tact. We’re hearing Princess Leia again: “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” [ABC News]