Morning Brew – Wednesday, April 6: Greta Garbo’s face is money, FunnyorDie goes carpooling with Jane Lynch

 
 

Hi! It’s Hump Day. Make of that what you will.

Greta Garbo is going to be the face of the new 100 crown bill in Sweden. Will it make it harder for you to spend when you see her smiling back at you? (Thanks Kerstin!)

Should we care who is bisexual on TV? Duh. I mean, visibility, right? Popmatters.com details the sexuality of Brittany and Santana on Glee, Callie on Grey’s Anatomy and Kalinda of The Good Wife, coming to the conclusion that it’s “nobody’s concern” who someone sleeps with. However, I would use these woman as examples of why it is our concern — especially because so much of TV drama is based on who someone is sleeping with, even if they are straight. (Has this person ever watched an episode of these shows?)

Jessie J told GlobalGrind why she was inspired to pen “Do It Like a Dude”:

Well, I’ve tried wee’ing standing up and it’s not as easy unless you’re a guy. [Laughs] “Do It Like A Dude” for me is very much, the deeper meaning is that everyone is equal. No one should make you feel intimidated and you can go, you know what, eff you, I can be who I wanna be and stand on my own two feet and not feel like I can’t because you’re making me feel like I can’t.

But at the same time it’s a parody of the typical male that exists today and it’s kind of a tongue in cheek, a way of going, you know, this is funny. It’s not that I hate men. It’s not like we’re saying, women are better, we hate men. That’s not it at all. But you know, sometimes it’s nice to have an empowered feeling that makes everybody so equal. It was the quickest song that I’ve ever written. I wrote it in about 15 or 20 minutes. It’s very, very simple and I think that’s the beauty of it, is that everyone can sing along. And I’m glad we released in first in the U.K. because it didn’t give everything away. Because it definitely shook up some controversy.

She also reconfirmed her crush on Rihanna, saying:

I mean, who doesn’t fancy Rihanna? I just feel like I could have such a good laugh with her. She’s just so cheeky. It’s that little nose [and] smile. I met her at the Brit [Awards] and she shook my hand, and I was like, ‘Oh my god!’”

What’s it like to to carpool with Jane Lynch? Matthew Morrison finds out in this new FunnyorDie video.

North Carolina Sate University did a study and found that women and men are beginning to look “more alike.” UPI reports:

The researchers found that while craniofacial features for both sexes in Spain have changed over time, the changes have been particularly significant in females, with the facial structure of modern Spanish females considerably larger than that of 16th century women.

The difference may stem from improved nutrition or other environmental factors, the researchers say.

Interesting. That must be why lesbian musician Dani Shay is getting so much hype for looking like Justin Bieber.

Nextmovie.com has a list of the 20 Funniest Women in Movies…Right Now. Wanda Sykes and Jane Lynch are repping for the gay women and more than half of the women on the list have played gay.

Girl/Girl Scene fans, check this interview with Katie Stewart. She’s Miss April over at SplatterTribe.

A crazed woman attacked a Paul Gauguin painting called “Two Tahitian Women” for being “evil.” The woman grabbed the painting and tried to pull it off the wall. She told an investigator:

I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosex­ual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

I love that she considers that painting so lesbian. Has she ever seen Catherine Opie‘s work? She’d have a coronary!

People love to write books about their time with Susan Sontag, and I love it because I read every single one of them. The latest is Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag by her former assistant Sigrid Nunez. She tells ArtForum:

It’s a memoir about a person who had a great influence on me at a particular time in my life under rather unusual circumstances. I first met Susan in 1976, soon after her first bout with cancer. She had a huge pile of unanswered letters to get through, and she wanted someone to sit at her desk and type while she dictated. I happened to live near her apartment at 106th Street and Riverside Drive, and I’d also worked at the New York Review of Books, whose editors in fact recommended me to her. The job lasted just a few days, but by then I’d met Susan’s son, David, who was living with her at the time. We started dating, and I ended up moving in with them.

David also has a memoir about his life as Susan’s son called Swimming in a Sea of Death. It’ll be interesting to see how they compare.

When we first saw America’s Next Great Restaurant, Kansas City-based contestant Sandy DiGiovanni definitely pinged.

But it wasn’t until this last week’s episode that she actually said anything gay, and it was when she mentioned that she’d “fired her girlfriend” from a bar she used to manage that we congratulated our gaydar. You can watch Sandy compete to win the opening of her dream restaurant, Saints and Sinners, on NBC.com.

Female Force: Rosie O’Donnell is available today. Will you buy a copy?

In other news, I just started reading Jillian Michaels new book, Unlimited, and she refers to Heidi Rhodes as a “close friend and personal yoga instructor.” All this time I’ve been calling Julie my girlfriend! Is she supposed to be teaching me yoga poses?

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), Jillian Michaels on The Gayle King Show (OWN 10 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), A Family Is a Family Is a Family (HBO Family 3 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m.) and Top Chef: All-Stars (Bravo 10 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

 
 

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