Morning Brew – Mary Lambert will give us the goods from the VMAs

Good morning!

I have some great news for you guys: Mary Lambert will be performing at the VMAs with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis when they do “Same Love” this Sunday. Even better: Mary will be sending us exclusive pics from her time at the show, which we will live blog and tweet and put on our Facebook. Got any suggestions for a hashtag? #lezvma?

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Amber Heard talked with The Edit about her personal life, saying she knows it’s going to be talked about.

“I have had relationships, successful relationships, with men, and I had a great relationship with a wonderful woman. I will never beg for an easy classification or label for that moment in my life, or assume to know what the future holds for me. I have always been and always will be just who I am and I will never fake anything for anyone. I am not ever going to be a person who has a desire to expose myself more than I feel. Being a private person made me want to not expose myself any more than I already had. But I also felt I had a responsibility to not appear to be in hiding. I watched people around me succumb to hiding and hiding denotes shame. I feel, and felt, zero shame. We all love who we love; we don’t choose it.”

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Ain’t no shame in Amber’s game.

Whenever a celebrity goes a little cray, lesbian rumors start. Obviously that’s part of the equation. This week: Amanda Bynes. (Why are they called “lesbian romps”? ROMPS!?)

AE reader Trude sent us this tip: Out Norwegian singer Silje Hrafa has released her new album, Paper Bag Poetry. It’s available on iTunes and Spotify.

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The Real World: San Diego‘s Sam McGinn announced on Instagram/Twitter that she proposed to her GF. She said yes!

BleedingCool has a post about how sad lesbians on Tumblr are about the death of a queer character in Fearless Defenders. (DUH.)

Lily Tomlin and longtime partner Jane Wagner may just get married after42 years. Lily joked about how simple the ceremony would be:

“No rings, no bridal dresses. Maybe we’ll be dressed like chickens.”

Can I please be invited? Thanks.

Actress Haji passed away at the age of 67. Her most famous role was in Faster Pussycat Kill Kill as “the lesbian paramour of the lead character, Varla, played by Tura Satana.”

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Starting September 10, we’ll be running a new web series called Kelsey from creator Kelsey Rauber and director Christina Raia. Check out this promo and check back in September for the first episode.


Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres ShowBest in Show (Starz Cinema 10:35 a.m.), Jessie J: Live in London (Palladia 12:30 p.m.), All My Children (OWN 1 p.m.), *The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 3:30 p.m.), What’s Cooking? (Indieplex 5:30 p.m.), *Wicked Attraction “Lesbians and the Little Man” (ID 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey  (Bravo 7 p.m.), Chopped  (Food Network 7 p.m.), *Family Tree  (HBO Comedy 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family 8 p.m.), *Hollywood Game Night (NBC 8 p.m.), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Encore 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Ray Donovan (Showtime2 9 p.m., Showtime 12:30 a.m.), *House (Universal HD 9 p.m.), Person of Interest (CBS 10 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out (MTV2 11 p.m.), *True Blood  (HBO 12 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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