I first read about Beth Ditto and The Gossip in Diva magazine a couple of years ago but then I totally forgot about the band. Recently I happily rediscovered them in my iTunes. Beth Ditto is fierce, oh yeah.
(And I don't think she's cool just because- to quote some others- she's gay or "hot in a miniskrit even though she's big" or whatever; in my opinion that has nothing to do with it. Why does it even have to be pointed out. She'd be cool with or without those attributes.)