Last night I went to see my girl Brandi Carlile play at Mississippi Studios in Portland and she shared that her new album (yet unnamed) will likely come out on May 1. Super exciting.
In other news, I will not be doing Brew tomorrow through the next week as I will be traveling to La La Land to cover all things happening at the Television Critics Association conference. Heather Hogan will take over Brew duties in the meantime.
Speaking of TCA, at the end of this column, I’d love your feedback on which shows you are interested in us covering so I can make sure to get some scoop from the actors and writers while I’m in their presence!
Dakota Fanning is on the cover of Cosmopolitan this month (kind of weird, right?) and, inside, Kristen Stewart shares this tidbit on their time filming The Runaways together:
We had a few scenes that were crazy intimidating, and maybe once or twice, she was like “Okay, I have a butterfly in my stomach.” Meanwhile, I’m hyperventilating! Sometimes I give her s–t for being so on the ball.
Hmm, I wonder what kind of scenes she means!
I had to use Google Translator for this article, but from what I gather, Sarah, the out winner of the Danish X Factor is still happy with her girlfriend but hasn’t found success, necessarily, post-show. She’s working at Build-a-Bear in Trivoli, but her girlfriend insists it doesn’t mean she’s given up singing. In fact, she says Sarah has worked two to three different jobs since winning to keep her grounded.
How are Tegan and Sara coming along on their new studio album? Sara gave a progress report to Stereogum, but talked about a lot more than that. (In case you’re wondering about that album, it’s coming “early in the New Year.”)
Meanwhile, Sara’s keeping busy by lending her voice to Jonathan Coulton for his song, “Still Alive.”
The BBC premiered a new song by Katie Melua yesterday called “Better Than a Dream.” It’s going to be on her new album, Secret Symphony, which comes out in March.
Out author Emma Donoghue shares life lessons over at The National. I like numbers one and five best.
If you’re a fan of Stephen King‘s Carrie, you might not be thrilled to hear they are remaking the horror film. However, you might have more faith it it knowing that Kimberly Peirce will be directing the film, and the out director is behind Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss, two incredible (and incredibly different) films. According to Deadline, this rendition of Carrie will follow closer to the original novel. I have faith in you, Kimberly!
Star magazine has an interview with the stepmom and friend of Monica “the bisexual Bachleorette” in which they say Monica isn’t gay or bisexual; she was just drunk. I just don’t know who to believe! So I won’t believe any of them and get on with my life.
In other gossipy items, remember when Demi Moore had a “lesbian tryst” with Real Housewife Brandi Glanville? Brandi wants people to know it’s false. She said via Twitter:
An untrue story is circulating that I had an affair with Demi Moore. While I have met her briefly &she is a beautiful woman it’s 100% untrue.
If it is so not true, how does something like that get started? I’d love to have a rumor going around I hooked up with someone as gorgeous as Demi Moore. Let’s start one right now: Did you hear Trish Bendix made out with Rachel Maddow? Go forth — I will not deny it!
In the next few weeks, Her HRC events will be held in multiple cities across the U.S., including LA, Portland, Dallas, Cleveland, Kansas City and Salt Lake City. Including everything from "live performances to comedy to everything in between," the events (set to take place primarily the weekend of January 14, 2012) are attended by over 6,000 annually and open to all, regardless of gender identity or history. For a full schedule of events and ticket info (tickets include annual HRC membership and support the work of HRC and HRCF), check out the Her HRC site.
How do Glenn Close and Janet McTeer look so convincing as men in Albert Nobbs? This video will let you in on the secret.
Here’s that poll I was talking about. Let me know what you want! I deliver!
Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Say Yes to the Dress (TLC 11 a.m.), *The Parkers (BET 11:30 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 2 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), Annie Leibovitz (Ovation 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 9 p.m.), Inside Portlandia (IFC 10 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)
*Denotes a rerun