Hi friends! This is going to be my last Morning Brew for a week, as I will be in Iowa with my partner, Julie, as she makes an honest woman out of me. That’s right — we’re getting hitched this weekend and so I’ll have to give all my knowledge of lesbian happenings around the world to Heather Hogan to pass on to you — and to Julie’s whole family, who I am sure will be very impressed with me telling them things like what Cynthia Nixon has been working on lately.
I will miss you all and I promise not to change and be all clingy and scoldy once I return as a married woman.
Onto the fun stuff!
On last night’s episode of The Voice, out contestant Vicci Martinez wowed all of the coaches with her rendition of Pink‘s “Perfect,” which she duetted on with fellow contestant Nikki. Check it out.
Since it was a battle, someone had to win — and it was Vicci! Which means she will be one of the final four performers that her coach, Cee-lo, will develop to become a star.
Sia also made her Voice debut last night, helping Christina Aguilera coach her first duet team of Frenchie and Tarralyn. Here’s a clip of the two singers coaching Frenchie.
Lastly, I am sad gay Tyler went home. I mean, every other judge said they would have chosen him over Patrick but Blake Shelton was his coach, so…
A new plaque has been put up in Dusty Springfield‘s honor outside the West London building she called home from 1968 to 1972. The building lost the original one (put up in 2001) during renovations, so the Music Heritage Foundation replaced it and held a ceremony on May 8 in the bisexual singer’s honor.
I don’t know if you’re a Woody Allen fan, but I am, and have been way before that Scarlett–Penelope dark room scene in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. So when I found out Kathy Bates makes an appearance in his new film, Midnight in Paris, as Gertrude Stein, well, I about shrieked with happiness until my girlfriend said, “Oh I thought something really exciting happened.” Boo on her. Anyway, the famous lesbian writer shows up, alongside other famous literary figures, when Gil (Owen Wilson) takes late night walks around Paris. IndieWire explains:
Allen told IndieWire he is not sure the American public will be as psyched as I am, though.
Never underestimate lesbians, Woody! The rest of the movie is set in modern day, but it totally screws up Gil’s world — and his marriage to Rachel McAdams. You want to see it yet? It just premiered at Cannes to good reviews. Here’s the trailer.
Jillian Michaels says she’s adopting her baby from the Congo, and that it could take anywhere from two months to two years. She told Us Weekly:
Did you hear that? The Congo has Jillian Michaels’ phone number. Ask them if you can have it!
The Presbyterian Church will finally allow LGBT ministers — at least that’s what will probably come from the decision to remove a celibacy requirement for unmarried clergy made in Minneapolis this week.
Carrie Browstein shared her favorite tour outfit with Rolling Stone. Here’s what she wrote about stage get-ups:
What Carrie really wears on stage
She’s so funny. That’s why we’re in love.
GFs/musical collaborators Thao & Mirah were interviewed by Interview (always fun to write) and Mirah was asked why she sings such sexual songs. (I am going to steal this question and ask it to every musician I talk to, even if they don’t write what I think are sexual songs.) Mirah said:
Also, sex sells. Ask Enrique Iglesias!
Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Amazing Race‘s Kisha on Regis & Kelly, Jillian Michaels on The Today Show, The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Iron Chef America (Food Network 7 p.m.), Lady Gaga on American Idol (Fox 8 p.m.), Rosie O’Donnell on Ruby (Style 8 p.m.) and The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)