Friday, March 29, 2013

OML Brings Back "The Battle of The Web Series" At The Dinah!

OML Media Corporation ( has confirmed the return of its ever-popular “Battle Of The Lesbian Web Series” at The Dinah 2013.

The highly anticipated Battle, now in its fourth year, is a competition of wit, grit and much hilarity featuring some of the LGBT community’s favorite lesbian celebrities starring in some of the most watched & hugely popular online web-series.

Suzanne Westenhoefer and Doria Biddle

Your chance to party and hang out with your lesbian celebrity crush!

Celesbians participating include:  
Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard of "Gay Street Therapy"; Haviland Stillwell and Ashley Reed of "Unicorn Plan-It";  
Tucky Williams and Abisha Uhl of "Girl/Girl Scene"; Bridget McManus of "McManus Land"; Nicole Pacent of "Anyone But Me"; Marnie Alton and Shannan Leigh Reeve  of "Cowgirl Up"; Lisa Cordileone and Wendy Jo Carlton of " Easy Abby"; Rolla Selbak and Ilea Matthews of "Kiss Her I'm Famous"; and Dalila Ali Rajah of "Cherry Bomb", among many others.

Brandi Howard

Cherry Bomb

Bridget McManus

Haviland Stillwell

Julie Goldman

Lisa Cordileone

Marnie Alton

Nicole Pacent

Shannan Leigh Reeve

Abisha Uhl and Tucky Williams

Rolla Selbak

Ilea Matthews

The lighthearted “Battle”, created by Shirin Papillon (Founder and CEO of OML) is not only fun and entertaining, but is also meant to create solidarity among the series. 

Shirin Papillon

The lesbian web series play a particularly important role in the LGBT community as they make up for the lack of representation and visibility in films and television.

The continued success of these events is a testament to the unwavering support of The Dinah and OML in the world of lesbian entertainment. 

The Battle will rattle on Saturday, April 6 at The Dinah Pool Party held at The Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs. CA, and will be MC’d by Sirius/XM Radio host Doria Biddle and Fortune Feimster of "Chelsea Lately".


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


This year The Dinah is introducing for the first time ever an exclusive “Celebrity Poker Tournament” with all proceeds going to the HumanRights Campaign (HRC).       

Participants will have a chance to join some of the hottest celebrity guests for a fun night of poker and charity to benefit HRC.

Celebrities joining the poker tables include Fortune Feimster ("Chelsea Lately"), Jessica Clark ("True Blood), Jill Bennett ("Second Shot"), Lauren Bedford Russell, Kiyomi McCloskey, Kelsey Grace Chavarria and Rose Garcia of The Real L Word; Tucky Williams ("Girl/Gilr Scene"), Nicole Pacent ("Anyone But Me"), Dalila Ali Raja ("Cherry Bomb"), Dreya Weber, as well as Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard of "Gay Street Therapy", among many others.

The Poker tournament takes place during the "Dinah Goes to Monte Carlo" party held on Saturday, April 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center featuring exclusive headlining concerts by pop duo KARMIN performing their hits "Hello" and "Brokenhearted"; as well as former American Idol contestant, Leah LaBelle.


The Grand Prize is a full 2014 Dinah package including air transportation, hotel, meet & greet, and VIP tickets! The second grand Prize is an Ocean view Junior suite at Sweet Vacations Playacar Resort September 21-28, 2013.

Leah LaBelle

From April 3 through the 7th, the world’s largest lesbian event in the world will once again turn Palm Springs into the ultimate entertainment hub delivering a spectacular slate of legendary headliners, rising pop stars, celebrities and celesbians! 

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is April 3-7, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA.

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Monday, March 25, 2013


You've seen them on TV now meet them in person at The Dinah 2013!
Your favorite cast members of Showtime's hugely popular Reality TV Show "The Real L Word" will be in attendance all weekend long at the legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend. 

They were all there last year as Showtime filmed two full episodes of The Real L Word Season 3 exclusively at the original Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs.     

Now Season 3 fan-favorite couple Lauren Bedford Russell and Kiyomi McCloskey, whom met & fell in love at The Dinah 2012, as well as Rose Garcia and Kelsey Grace Chavarria are packing their bags and heading out to the Sunny Oasis this year again to mingle with the fans, catch some sun and keep the party going for an unforgettable, life-changing epic 5-day weekend. 

Watch Kiyomi and Lauren reminisce about "grassy times" when they met 
a year ago 
at Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend!

Join your favorite lesbian celebrities on primetime non-scripted reality as they heat up the desert in celebration of The Dinah's 23rd Anniversary.    

Show them what it takes to dodge some balls and take home the trophy in the famously entertaining "Dodge Ball Celebrity Game" hosted by Sirius XM Radio, Saturday, April 6 at the Hilton Hotel. 

Watch them walk our star-studded red carpet on both Friday and Saturday evenings; and catch them at the poker tables on Saturday night's "Monte Carlo Party" during Club Skirts' first time ever world-class "Celebrity Poker Tournament" with all proceeds going to HRC. Your chance to join some of the hottest celesbians for a fun night of Poker, Black Jack, and charity!

Don't miss this chance to hang out with your lesbian celebrity crush … and it's only happening at Palm Springs’ premiere destination event, The Dinah!

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is April 3-7, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA. 

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Friday, March 22, 2013

The Exclusive Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend interview of UH HUH HER !

The critically acclaimed electropop duo Uh Huh Her is headlining Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend with a grand finale concert on Sunday, April 7 at Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs, CA.

The LA-based duo, crowned  “lesbian royalty”, featuring Leisha Hailey, better known as bisexual journalist Alice Pieszecki on Showtime’s The L Word, and ex-Mellodrone bassist and keyboardis Camila Grey, will perform for the third time at this year’s legendary Dinah Shore Weekend.

In the meantime we caught up with the band to chat about music, The L Word and The Dinah!

It’s your third time performing at The Dinah. What does the event represent for you?

(Leisha) It represents freedom of expression and a place where women can come together safely and have a good time. 

As you get ready for Dinah Shore, how do you plan to keep things fresh for audiences who have been following you since the early days?

(Leisha) We're working on new songs for the show in April, so hopefully the set won't be too redundant for the ladies.  I'm still fresh as a daisy, so not to worry.  ;)

Do you have a special “Dinah moment” you remember?

(Leisha) Watching Katy Perry when she first started and Cam tugging on her hair backstage and asking her if it was a wig.  LOL.

Leisha Hailey, Kathy Valenti, Camilla Grey, Mariah Hanson and Kathy Perry (The Dinah 2009)

 Being a Dinah veteran, what's the best advice you have for revelers and artists alike?

(Leisha) Stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and cam says, "keep your pants on"

Uh Huh Her at The Dinah 2011

Can you tell us anything about what’s in store for Uh Huh Her in 2013 in addition to The Dinah?

(Leisha) We are about to start working on our third record.  It’s going in the direction of DANCE…we’re very excited.

(Camila) We start production this week and we're very excited.  We're working with some amazing people!

Leisha, being so recognizable from The L Word, was that a built-in bonus or did it create more pressure to do well?

I was actually shocked at the attention the band got right away.  I was surprised people cared as much about my off screen life as they did my character on screen.  

Camila, honestly...were you a fan of The L Word?

I watched a couple of seasons, yes.  Now you could say I’m a fan…of Leisha

As the show’s resident out lesbian how do you think L Word faired at depicting our community and how important do you think it is to have LGBTI visibility on screen?

(Leisha) I think the writers did a great job. To me it was more character driven than a perfect depiction of what a lesbian lives and looks like. I think the L Word was just another spoke in the wheel. A part of a bigger picture but not the whole picture.

Overall Leisha, what was it like to be apart of such an iconic series?

Those were some of the best years of my life. I miss it a lot and I'm so grateful to have been a part of that show. Thankfully, many girls from the cast are some of my closest friends.

Uh Huh Her at The Dinah 2008

Mariah Hanson with the cast of "The L Word"

How would you describe the Uh Huh Her sound to the uninitiated?

(Leisha) We think of it as electro pop. 

(Camila) Indy Electro Pop with a classic rock twist

 How would you say your music has evolved over the last few years?

(Leisha) I think we have incorporated more of what we both love into our sound with each record. I am very influenced by beats and heavy grunge power chords and Cam is very electronic and 80's driven. I think our next record will combine those even better.  

(Camila) -I think that I'm much more willing to explore new territory as I think we did with Nocturnes as well as our latest EP3.  I think as time has gone by I've become a better producer and engineer and thus the sound has gotten so much better in my mind from our first effort "I see Red".  I'm less concerned about perfecting everything and so much more focused on the intention behind the song and the feeling of a piece of music.  I am really excited to make a dance record because we've never really focused solely on one genre.  It will be a fun challenge...."Dark Dance"

How hard is it to create a sound that’s all your own?

(Camila)  Its not hard creating something unique when you stick to listening to your own voice and not the current state of the music industry.  Sometimes it’s much harder to compete that way, however I love that we don’t compromise our sound for the sake of being commercial or doing what’s current.  

Where do you find inspiration for your songs?

(Leisha) I usually write from a very personal place 

How much does your real world experience inform your songwriting?

(Camila) It does in the sense that we will always take from our own personal experiences, however I love to write from other perspectives.  I like to make believe still, which is a good thing. 

 What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned over time since the first album?

-Record labels are complicated but helpful
-People don’t buy records anymore
-And if you don’t use twitter or facebook you don’t exist. 

Compatibility seems so important in a working relationship, let alone a romantic one. Are there areas that you completely butt heads?

(Leisha) Directions while driving.  =)

What female artists are you listening to these days?

(Leisha) Nina Simone, Haim, Blonde Redhead, Portishead, Bjork, RiRi...

(Camila) Azelia Banks, Rihanna, Apparat, Air, Big Black Delta, Depeche Mode, Billie Holiday and Ella F, Nina Simone, to name a few!

 Is there anyone you’re interested in working with in the future?

(Leisha & Camila)   KANYE!!!!!

Worst gig?

(Camila)  Our first gig at Shepherds Bush Empire in London.  I was so nervous I wore 2 different pairs of shoes and was just a general mess on stage.  We had only been a band for 5 months and we were playing to 2,000 + people.  Was a bit strange and I think we needed more time to ummm….perform in general. =)

(Leisha)  Definitely First show at Shepards Bush Empire J

 Best gig?

(Leisha) Koko in London with UHH
(Camila)  Selling out KOKO in London.  Amazing gig. 

Earliest musical memory?

(Camila) Sitting on a seventies shag rug listening to “running scared” by Roy orbison with my dad’s huge white headphones.  ( I have a great pic of it if you’d like it)

(Leisha) My dad playing john Denver around the house.




Wednesday, March 20, 2013


 Leah LaBelle
 Former American Idol Contestant  
Now Music’s New “It” Girl
Is Ready To “SEXIFY” The Dinah’s Monte Carlo Party!

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend has just announced the addition of Leah LaBelle to its 2013 Entertainment line-up.

Building on its reputation as the inescapable venue for new recording artists to breakthrough, in less than 2 decades, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend – the largest Lesbian event in the world - has positioned itself as a trendsetting event that entertainment industry insiders watch and jockey to book their artists’ performances.

As a MUST DO venue that has proven to be the catalyst propelling new young artist to superstar status, The Dinah was a logical choice for LaBelle’s record Label and agency (CAA), who reached out to Mariah Hanson (founder & producer of The Dinah) for a coveted spot on the 2013 Dinah Talent Roster.

Now following the footsteps of Lady Gaga. Katy Perry, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Kesha, Dev and Neon Hitch (to name a few), who, post-Dinah, have all gone to become Grammy/VMA winners, #1 Billboard charters, and international hitmakers, LaBelle is set to perform during the Dinah “Monte Carlo” party held on Saturday, April 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, following the buzz-heavy headlining performance by pop duo Karmin.

Showcasing her sensational voice and flare, the talented young artist will deliver a variety of songs from her new album (due out this year) including the hit single “Sexify” and her new track “Lolita”, produced by Pharrell Williams, which recently premiered on

No stranger to the music industry, Labelle was a contestant on the 3rd season of American Idol, bowing out at a respectable 12th position.  While she certainly made her marks on the TV show, it was her YouTube videos that made her an overnight phenomenon. As a result she landed gigs singing backup for such artists as Jordin Sparks, The Jonas Brothers, Eric Benet and Britney Spears.

The Canadian-born daughter of Bulgarian refugees eventually caught the eyes and ears of L.A. Reid, Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri who signed her to a joint deal with their respective labels, Epic Records, and So So Def Recordings.

This former American Idol contestant turned backup singer, turned Youtube sensation (phew!), has now turned music’s new “IT” girl, making a whole lot of noise as a solo artist.

A star in the making Leah LaBelle is about to blow up so make sure you come along for the ride …

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is held April 3-7 in Palm Springs, CA.

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