Morning Brew – Portia de Rossi says her nieces prefer “Aunt Ellen”


Happy Friday!

Sarah Paulson told David Letterman it’s hard for her to get creeped out on the set of American Horror Story: Freak Show. (Blame craft services!)

Portia de Rossi went on Jimmy Kimmel last night to talk about her Scandal obsession and how she “hounded” Shonda Rhimes for a role.

She also talked about those baby rumors and why her nieces prefer Aunt Ellen.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker is taking some heat for “attacking conservative preachers” in Texas. The word “witch hunt” is used. Hilarious.

Mary Lambert talked with EW about being inspired by Tori Amos and the story behind her gorgeous tattoo.

The Guardian has a great piece from Otherbound author Corinne Duyvis on why diversity in books is sorely needed. An excerpt:

Many people clamour for a different approach to diversity. Marginalized characters should get to go on the same adventures as more privileged characters. Why shouldn’t an Asian character expose a government conspiracy? An autistic boy become a werewolf? A lesbian girl start a school newspaper? And why shouldn’t they be able to do these things without their marginalized identity ever becoming an issue? Many of us do homework, hang out with friends, or play video games pretty much the same way anyone else would. Our lives don’t revolve around being marginalized, and it’s exhausting to only see ourselves reflected in characters whose entire role is to be different.

Snap snap!

Dana sent me this link to Vice’s “I’m Trying to Be a Bisexual, but I’m Failing Miserably.”

Filmmaker Ainara Tiefenthäler created a video to explain why some people identify as queer.

Out lesbian comic Brittany Ashley stars in “What It’s Like to be Stoned at the Grocery Store.”

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, The View (ABC), Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo 9 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 10 a.m.), *Buffy “Consequences”/”Doppelgangland” (Logo 11 a.m./12 p.m.), *Top Chef “Sudden Death” (Bravo 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Will & Grace “East Side Story” (We 3 p.m.), *Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Raven Symone Opens Up About Her Sexuality” (OWN 6 p.m.), The East (HBO Zone 6 p.m.), Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word (Logo, MTV 7 p.m.), TransForum: The T Word After Show (Logo 8 p.m.), Melissa Etheridge on Tavis Smiley (PBS), Marry Me “Pilot” (NBC 8 p.m.), Women’s World Cup Qualifying Soccer Pregame (Fox Sports 1 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Women’s World Cup Qualifying Soccer – U.S. vs. Guatemala (Fox Sports 1 9 p.m.), Gotham “Arkham” (Fox 9 p.m.), *The New Adventures of Old Christine “For Love or Money” (Nick Jr. 10:30 p.m.), *The Walking Dead “No Sanctuary” (AMC 12:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!

*Denotes rerun

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