Morning Brew – “L Word” actress Patricia Velasquez comes out

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Good morning! I ate way too much salt during the Super Bowl and I’m feeling it. I hope you enjoyed the game if you watched!

Tara Clancy tells the story of her wife having her biological baby on Story Collider.

ABC has ordered a pilot from Fortune Feimster‘s new show with Tina Fey. The comedy, called Family Fortune, follows “the family life and stand-up of Feimster, who grew up in Belmont, N.C. … it centers on  popular gym teacher in North Carolina (Feimster) who comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends.” 

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You may remember Patricia Velasquez as the actress who played “Karina,” aka Jenny Schecter’s Marina character in Les Girls. Or maybe you loved her as Marta in Arrested Development. (I did!) The supermodel/actress is coming out in a new memoir, Straight Walk, and in it, she discusses how in love she was with none other than Sandra Bernhard. This info was supposed to be embargoed until February 10, so I have a feeling the NY Post is going to get scolded but, nonetheless, we’re happy for Patricia and are looking forward to speaking with her about the book.

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Not to be outdone, EastEnders star Pam St Clement reveals her own Sapphic relationship in her new book. She said she fell for a woman while her marriage was ending in divorce, and tells the story of “an axe-wielding maniac launched a terrifying homophobic attack on her and a group of friends outside a well-known gay club.”

English musician Myleene Klass has a crush on Amal Clooney. Good choice, Myleene!

Brandy Clark has been nominated for two Academy of Country Music Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for her writing on Kacey Musgraves‘ “Follow Your Arrow.” 

GRAMMY Nominee Party - Nashville Chapter

Elle asked stars at Sundance to pose so they could put a fun vintage filter on them. Lily Tomlin and Olivia Thirlby are among them, and it turns out that if you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful in every filter!

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Speaking of Sundance, out director Alante Kavaite took home the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award  for her lesbian-themed film The Summer of SangaileSuper exciting!

"The Summer Of Sangaile" Premiere - 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Tig Notaro’s documentary got a so-so review from Variety, who says it’s a “a reality-TV-esque tagalong.”

Aly and Andrea were the couple that got engaged in Sara Bareilles‘ “I Choose You” video, and now they are seeking help to have a baby.

Out lesbian Mary Cheney wants to know why drag is OK but blackface isn’t. Face. Palm. Ugh. Why?!

Lphabet babes Brittany Ashley and Fawzia Mirza star in this BuzzFeed video about seeing your ex.

SheKnows has six of Shay Mitchell‘s most inspiring quotes on playing gay and having a positive body image.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Meredith Vieira Show – Guests: Shay Mitchell, Mel B.,  Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m., 2 a.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 9 a.m., 6 p.m.), *Hollywood Scandals “Lindsay Lohan” (Reelz 9 a.m.), *The Big Interview “Great Conversations of 2014” (AXS TV 9:30 a.m.) – With Jane Lynch, The View (ABC 11 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Sex and the City “Bay of Married Pigs” (E! 2 p.m.), *True Life “True Life Presents: Crazy Young Love” (MTV 2:30 p.m.), *Friends “The One With Rachel’s New Dress” (TBS 4 p.m.), *South Beach Tow marathon (TruTV 5 p.m.), *Black Sails “X.” (Starz Edge 5:10 p.m., 9 p.m., 11:45 p.m.), *Boy Meets World “Shallow Boy” (ABC Family 5:30 p.m.), *Chasing Life “Guess Who’s Coming to Donate?” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), Valentine Road (HBO 6:30 p.m.), *The Fosters “Stay” (ABC Family 7 p.m.),  The Fosters “Mother Nature” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Gotham “The Fearsome Dr. Crane” (Fox 8 p.m.),  The Great British Baking Show “Continental Cakes” (PBS), *Shameless “A Night to Remem…Wait, What?” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m., 12 a.m.),  Ellen’s Design Challenge “Crate Expectations” (HGTV 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Chasing Life “Cancer Friends With Benefits” (ABC Family 9 p.m.),  Jane the Virgin “Chapter Twelve” (CW 9 p.m.), Ellen’s Design Challenge “Contain Your Enthusiasm” (HGTV 9 p.m.), Black Ink Crew “Extra Baggage” (VH1 9 p.m.), *South Park “D-Yikes” (Comedy Central 9:30 p.m.), Rent (AXS TV 9:30 p.m., 1:30 a.m.),  *Catfish: The TV Show “Kya & Alyx” (MTV 11:01 p.m.), *Friends “The One With the Dozen Lasagnas” (TV Land 12:40 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.), *Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Beachside Bistro” (Food Network 4 a.m.), *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo 6 a.m./7 a.m.), *Married…With Children “Lez Be Friends” (TBS 8 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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