Morning Brew – Fri. Feb. 1: Olivia Thirlby in a new Target campaign, another “Real Housewife” on her lesbian experiences

Good morning! A big thanks to Heather Hogan for taking care of the Brew this past week. I had so much to catch up on!

Bisexual actress Olivia Thirlby is the gorgeous face of Target’s new collection from Prabal Gurung. Stunning!

Another day, another Real Housewife having bisexual experiences. Brandi Glanville writes about hers in a new “memoir”:

On occasion I would hook up with girlfriends, so that my husband could watch. (Sometimes the girl had a boyfriend and husband, too, who also seemed to enjoy the show.) It was harmless and Eddie seemed to appreciate it, because without fail, it would lead to some pretty hot sex afterward.

Don’t worry, though. She never had SEX with any of the women — just “made out with them and grabbed their asses.” I will not be reading this.

Julianne Moore has played a lesbian so many times, of course she supports gay marriage. She told The Sunday Times Style Magazine:

At one point, “feminist” became a pejorative term. How did that happen? If you’re a feminist, you’re basically saying you’re a humanist. That’s why the issue of gay marriage is so important to me. It’s about everybody having the same shot at everything, at work, at marriage, at life.

You know you want to see Santana in this “Diva” episode preview for next week’s Glee.

Willow is the number one Whedon Woman. Duh.

If you’ve ever wanted to see real life copies of The Ladder, they’re on display at the Smithsonian.

Entrepreneur featured StartOut, a lesbian mentorship program, on their blog. Check it out if you are starting your own business. So cool.

A lesbian chef in Atlanta details her struggle with Chik-fil-a at CNN’s Eatocracy blog. I can make it easier for you, Virginia — just don’t eat it. Instead you can shake your first at it when you go by one, like I do.

Harry Potter‘s Miriam Margolyes is now an Australian citizen. Her partner is an Aussie, but it is unfortunate they are going from a place they can be legally wed to one where they certainly cannot.

Nancy Grace is reporting that Jodi Arias, a woman accused of murder, has a “girlfriend behind bars.” Well she certainly wouldn’t be the first LURD I’ve heard of — Lesbian Until Release Date.

Clare Balding is the focus of a profile in The Telegraph this week after she was named as one of the most interesting people on the Tatler list. (Number eight, to be specific.)

Speaking of the UK, a femme group called Stilettos wants more visibility and consciousness for “lipstick lesbians.” Out actress Victoria Broom is part of the group and says:

Feminine bi and gay women can feel excluded in gay bars, because they look straight, and straight men hit on them due to the way they dress. They need a place to meet and interact with similar women. Stilettos will break down the fear barrier and allow these women to interact in a safe environment.

Maybe this is why Miriam Margolyes moved to Australia!

If you’re in NYC this weekend and want a place to watch the big game, The Dalloway is hosting a Super Bowl Party.

In some tragic news, Cori and Kacy Boccumini have announced the loss of their baby. Our thoughts our with them!

God Des and She have released a new single from their upcoming album. It’s called “Between the Sheets.” Sexy!

The film Forget Us Not from out filmmaker Heather E. Connell is a documentary about the non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including the gay and lesbian victims.

AE reader Evie tipped us off to the out lesbian contestant on The Voice Israel. Ronnie Perry has won the battle round and will proceed to the semi-finals. You go girl!

Thinking about going to MichFest this year? This is what you can experience.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Margaret Cho on The Ricki Lake Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Anne Burrell on The Best Thing I Ever Made (Food Network 2 p.m.),, *Friends (TBS 3 p.m.), *Roseanne (CMT 5 p.m.), Pariah (HBO Zone 5:50 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Degrassi (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Portlandia (IFC 10 p.m.), *Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Starz Edge 11:15 p.m.), Wanda Sykes on The Tonight Show (NBC 11:35 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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