Morning Brew – Wed. May 23: Jillian Michaels and partner have a baby, Carrie Brownstein gets animated


Good morning!

Congratulations to Jillian Michaels and partner Heidi Rhoades! Jillian has just adopted 2-year-old Lukensia from Haiti and Rhoades birthed Phoenix on May 3. In this week’s issue of People, Jillian says:

We’re swimming in babies over here!

Photo courtesy of Andrew Macpherson/People

Tegan and Sara are touring with The Black Keys this fall for a few select West Coast dates and then heading down to play Austin City Limits. It all starts October 1 in Fresno.

Also going on tour, Jessie J. Her Nice to Meet You tour will go all over the UK, as in, nowhere close to me. Rude.

Want some tour stories? Carrie Brownstein gets animated for Pitchfork’s Frames series. She tells a few stories about show after parties, including one with a furry convention.

A dog named Maddy has a fashion blog where she poses with some friends, including JD Samson. Oh, the internet.

Photo courtesy of She Loves You Yeah Yeah

Yesterday in Delight we told you Lady Gaga was going to perform a second show in Manila despite threats from protesters. While on stage, she discussed her reasons for being there, despite the pressure to cancel:

I just feel like, you know, so many people have been protesting and it really doesn’t bother me truly because I know that there has to be change, but for all those kids all over the world that take their lives when they’re so young because they feel bullied or they’re afraid because they’re gay and they don’t want to tell anybody, don’t you think that some of us should f—ing stand up and say the g-ddamn truth? It’s true. It’s not about the music, it’s not about, it’s not about anything, it’s not about my clothes, it’s not about having a hit record, it’s the f—ing g-ddamn truth that people in the world need to be free of who they are and be proud and feel valuable no matter where they are.

All you Gaga haters, I’m sorry to tell you that she’s the real deal. She loves you even if you don’t love her.

Anna Paquin shares the cover of TV Guide with new Trubie Chris Meloni. OK, I’m officially ready for the new season to begin immediately.

Photo courtesy of TV Guide

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Missionaries of Hate (Current 12 p.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Outrage (Logo 2 p.m.), *Boy Meets World (MTV2 2:30 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *CSI: Miami (AMC 5 p.m.), Under the Tuscan Sun (Oxygen 7 p.m.), America’s Next Top Model (CW 9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Around the World in 80 Plates (Bravo 10 p.m.), The Next Food Network Star (Food Network 11 p.m.), *Lost Girl (Syfy 1 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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