The GLAAD Wrap: Adam Lambert joins 'Glee;' 'The Hot Flashes' opens; and Pet Shop Boys album available for streaming

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

1) The Hot Flashes, starring out comedian Wanda Sykes, Daryl Hannah, Brooke Shields and Camryn Manheim, opens in limited release this weekend. The film follows an unlikely group of middle-aged women who challenge the high school girls' state championship basketball team to a match to raise money for a mobile breast cancer screening truck. Hannah's character is a closeted lesbian who over the course of the film comes out with the help of her teammates and best friends. Find a screening of The Hot Flashes near you and check out the trailer below.

2) British actor David Flynn will be replacing Matthew Wilkas as Brett on NBC's Undateable. Brett, best friend to Justin (Brent Morin), is gay and incredibly selective when it comes to love, finding a flaw in every guy he dates. Will Brett stay undateable, or will he find the right man? Tune in to find out!

 

3) Get excited Nashville fans! TVLine has announced that Chris Carmack's character Will, Scarlett's friend who seems to be struggling with his orientation, will be returning as a series regular beginning in season 2. Look out for the premiere of Nashville on ABC in fall 2013.

4) This fall on CBS's Two and a Half Men, the season premiere will feature Charlie Harper's lesbian daughter, Jenny, who has recently moved to Los Angeles from New York. At the moment, Jenny is slated to be a recurring character for the new season.

 

5) Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee for its fifth season. Whether Lambert's role will be regular, recurring, or a guest appearance is up in the air, as is who he will be playing. Lambert is excited to join the cast, commenting that Glee "really paints a picture of what it's like to be an arts kid in high school." Tune in to Glee's fifth season on Fox, set to premiere on September 19th at 9pm.

6) The Pet Shop Boys' new album is available for streaming now via their official website. Featured on the new album are popular tracks "Vocal," "Fluorescent," and "Axis." Electric will be available for purchase on July 16.

 

 

7) The Clive Davis Theater will be hosting out comedian Tig Notaro on Monday, July 15, just before the deluxe CD release of her album, LIVE, due out the next day. Notaro has been featured on NPR's This American Life and has been reviewed by both The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Tickets to see The Drop: Tig Notaro at the Clive Davis Theater are available here.

 

8) Filmmaker Lucas Omar and eight-year-old Ethan explore what it means to not adhere to society's set gender roles in Show and Tell—but need your help to do it! Ethan likes to do yoga, play poker and design dresses for his best friend Mandy, a Barbie doll. With Show and Tell rapidly approaching for Ethan's class, he plans to bring Mandy in and share her with his classmates as the last presenter. What is the message Ethan and Omar hope to impress upon viewers? "Let's let kids be kids," Omar said at the end of the film's trailer. Check out Show and Tell's Kickstarter page, and take a look at the film's trailer below.

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