Morning Brew: Beth Ditto ties the knot, Shay Mitchell gives the world a lesson in Emily 101


Good morning, Brewbies! Are you following Trish Bendix (@TrishBendix) on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the shenanigans going down at TCA? If not, what are you waiting for? She hung out with Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon last night!


The Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has married longtime girlfriend Kristin Ogata. The group posted a wedding photo on their official Facebook page yesterday with the message:

At long last, now that we have returned home and recovered from all the amazingness and had some time to bask in the afterglow, we are exited to share with you a pic or two from Beth and Kristin’s wedding! So much love and appreciation to all of our family and friends who celebrated with us! And a huge thank you to Jean Paul Gaultier for the dream-come-true dress!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Hey, speaking of weddings, The Oxford English Dictionary, the bar-setter for defining English words, is literally changing the definition of marriage to be more inclusive to same-sex couples. As of now, the definition is: “A formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife.” An Oxford University Press spokesperson told Gay Star News that in light of England and Wales recently legalizing same-sex marriage, the defintion will change in the next edition of the dictionary: “We continually monitor the words in our dictionaries, paying particular to those words whose usage is shifting, so yes, this will happen with marriage.”

In more awesome news from England’s printing presses, Jane Austen will replace Charles Darwin on England and Wales’ 10-pound notes!


Jane would surely be proud that Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice made it into our Ultimate Femslash Madness Tournament this year.

Shay Mitchell decided to give the world a lesson in Emily Fields 101. She talks about Emily’s shyness, her relationship with Ali, and then she physically swoons into talking about Paige and Emily.

Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, and Ashley Benson also did 101s for their Pretty Little Liars characters over at You should check them out because Troian is fulling wearing a Gryffindor uniform and Ashley Benson is wearing a plaid flannel button-up.

Now that the Supreme Court has struck down DOMA, New York will begin offering refunds to same-sex couples who were gouged by estate taxes because their marriages weren’t recognized at the federal level. Refunds must be claimed within three years.


Lady Gaga has supposedly announced the first single from her upcoming album ARTPOP. Gaga’s makeup artist posted a photo Tuesday night to Gaga’s social networking site. In it, Gaga is working on a painting titled “Applause” with a signature of “lady gaga 8 19 13” in the corner. August 19th is the date her new album will drop and apparently she began hinting that her first signal would be called “Applause” all the way back in January.

That’s more clues than a single season of Pretty Little Liars. You gotta work to be a Little Monster!

ABC Family has released some stills of next week’s episode of The Fosters, and I’m just going to go on record right now and tell you that you don’t want to miss that hour of television. Or the following week’s finale. It’s some of the most heartwarming lesbian TV you’ll ever see.


Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show*, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The View – Guest co-host: Margaret Cho, But I’m a Cheerleader (Showtime2 10:40 a.m.), Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (Lifetime 11 a.m.)*, Real Housewives of New Jersey “Scum One, Scum All” (Bravo 12 p.m), What’s Cooking? (Starz InBlack 12:40 p.m.), All My Children (OWN 1 p.m.), The Laramie Project (HBO2 1:05 p.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.)*, House “Holding On” (Oxygen 2 p.m.)*, The Shipping News (Starz Cinema 2:35 p.m.), Top Chef Masters “Sous Chefs and Skydivers” (Bravo 3 p.m.), Election (HBO Zone 5:40 p.m.), Chopped “Crunch Time” (Food Network 6 p.m.)*, Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Say Yes to the Dress “Great Gown Expectations” (TLC 7 p.m.)*, Chopped “A Bunny Thing Happened” (Food Network 7 p.m.)*, Law & Order: CI “Lonelyville” (MyTV 8 p.m.)*, The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi “My Own Worst Enemy” (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night “Saturday Night Reunion” (NBC 10 p.m.), Food Court Wars “Casual Joe’s vs. the Wrap Trap” (Food Network 10 p.m.), Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 10 p.m.) – Hole performs, Ray Donovan “Black Cadillac” (Showtime Extreme 12 a.m.)

* Denotes a rerun. Thanks for the schedule, Roni!

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