•• Elizabeth Perkins takes a stand against bullying for Spirit Day! You can join her at http://glaad.org/spiritday.
– What is Spirit Day?
An annual day held on the third thursday of October when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
– Where did the idea come from?
An amazing teenager named Brittany McMillan wanted to remember those young people who lost their lives to suicide and to take a stand against bullying.
– Who participates?
Students, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals, celebrities, parents and many more. Everyone from Oprah to Cher to Facebook and MTV have gone purple for Spirit Day. Even the White House joined the cause! Check out this year’s Spirit Day Ambassadors.
How do I get involved?
It’s easy! Go purple now and wear purple on October 17th and help us create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. You can also download our Spirit Day resource kit, which has ways you can turn your community purple. Spirit Day participants can also spread the word and tell their friends that they’re standing up against bullying.
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 17th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
Getting involved is easy: Wear purple or go purple online on October 17th and help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
•• Her 2005 diabetes diagnosis “completely overwhelmed” her, but the Emmy nominee is feeling great these days and helping her fellow diabetics with a new documentary.
Elizabeth Perkins is always a scene stealer, and her performance in ABC’s “How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” is no exception. Elizabeth Perkins plays Elaine, the laidback, free-spirited wife of Brad Garrett’s Max, and mama to Sarah Chalke’s single mom Polly, who moves in with Elaine and Max after her recent divorce.
The comedy didn’t make the cut for the network’s 2013-14 lineup, but Perkins’s TV schedule isn’t likely to remain open for long. Yahoo! TV talked to the actress about “Parents,” about her new documentary, which spotlights a fresh take on how diabetics can approach their health issues, and about “Weeds” and how she thinks Celia deserved a big send-off in the series finale.
-Elaine is definitely one of the least grandma-y grandmas on TV…
Yeah, that’s why I loved her. I loved Elaine. I just think she’s awesome. I had been on “Weeds” for five seasons, playing somebody who was incredibly bitter and angry and down. It’s not easy playing somebody like that (laughing) week after week. When (series creator) Claudia Lonow showed me the script for “How to Live” with Elaine, I thought, here’s a person … the glass is always half full. She’s always going to find the positive. She loves life. She likes to eat it and drink it and taste it. That was kind of where I was in my life, too, so it was a perfect match for me. I get to play somebody who’s happy and alive and stimulated and just loves to laugh and thinks everything’s funny. You don’t get to see a lot of middle aged women like that on TV. We’re usually sort of cranky and controlling… this was really a great opportunity for me, and I get to work with Brad Garrett, who’s awesome.
– You two have great chemistry, like you’ve worked together before, even though you haven’t. Was that instant?
Oh, I love him. He’s just so easy. Yeah, we definitely connected. Like I said, everything’s easy. It’s like I’ve known him forever. He’s such a professional that you can do anything in the middle of the scene, and he’s never thrown, because he’s a standup. He’ll just catch the ball and throw it right back. He likes to have fun, and so does Sarah Chalke. She’s one of the most positive people I’ve ever worked with. It’s a really different environment for me than shooting “Weeds,” which was a very dark, sardonic show. This is like, “How much fun can you have?” It’s perfect, because it’s exactly where I’m at in my life.
•• ABC has decided not to pick up the comedy “How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest of Your Life)”, which starred Sarah Chalke as a newly-divorced mom who moves back in with her mom (Elizabeth Perkins) and step-father (Brad Garrett), for a second season. So if you are fan of this show, please sign this petition to save the show “How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest of Your Life)” and spread the word with your family and friends. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/abc-give-how-to-live-with-your-parents-a-second-chance