Morning Brew – Thursday, July 15: Lesbian nurses on “Children’s Hospital,” Annie comes out to everyone on “Big Brother”


Good morning all!

After coming out to her gay housemate last week, bisexual Big Brother contestant Annie Whittingon called a meeting for all the women in the house to tell them she has a girlfriend. She cried while telling Britney, Monet and Kathy that she lied to them about having a boyfriend of out of fear of being judged and said her parents didn’t want her to come on the show because of her sexuality.

The women were all supportive, though, and Annie will likely be treated no differently than before. As always in the BB house, no one can be trusted — sneaky gay or not.

Amber Tamblyn is joining the cast of House as a “whip-smart med student,” which means we won’t have to be too sad that Olivia Wilde is taking some time off the show. After all, Amber is no stranger to kissing women on screen.

Is it too much to ask that her character be gayish too?

We’ve got an amazing opportunity for you Melissa Etheridge fans! AfterEllen and Logo are presenting The Wanting of You Sweepstakes where you can win a VIP trip to Las Vegas to see her in concert and a meet-and-greet session with the Fearless Lover herself. Visit to register and you could be gambling with Melissa come September.

Martina Navratilova has signed on to participate in the 19th Annual Celebrity Tennis Classic and “Casino Royale” Gala on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the Berkeley Tennis Club and the Claremont Resort. It’ll be great to see her back in action and for a good cause: the proceeds go to the Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center which gives health care to residents of the East Bay Area.

A web series called Children’s Hospital spoofs shows like House and Grey’s Anatomy and won a Webby this year. It got picked up by Adult Swim and aired its first episode this week, which gives us a glimpse of a burgeoning relationship between two nurses. Please let it be Erin Hayes and Malin Akerman.

Although from a brief clip, I caught two blondes smooching, and I don’t think it’s either one of them, but more than one lesbian couple can exist on one TV show besides The L Word. At least I’m hoping for that in the near future.

Check out new episodes every Sunday night on Adult Swim.

I’m psyched to tell you that we have an interview with Bianca Lawson of Pretty Little Liars coming up today. I’m also glad to tell you that she gushed over how much she loves reading Heather’s recaps of the show. She’s basically in love with Heather and I’m starting that rumor right now.

See you later!

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