Morning Brew – Portia de Rossi upped to series regular on “Scandal”

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Happy Friday!

I’m super jazzed about tomorrow night’s An Evening With Women at the Hollywood Palladium. There’s still time to get your tickets.

The stars of Carmilla were sweet enough to share the behind-the-scenes of their new Season 2 photoshoot.

I went on HuffPost Live’s QueerView yesterday to talk about Cate Blanchett‘s subtle coming out.

The Daily Dot ponders the coming outs of Cate, Miley Cyrus and Maria Bello.

Portia de Rossi has been upped to series regular on Scandal. Yes, girl! She tells TVLine:

“I’ve been here for the entire season, so, honestly, I already feel like I’m part of the family. It would’ve been very sad for me not to come back. And to come back with a guarantee of a few more episodes than [I was in this season] is really fantastic. It’s just a great ensemble cast. And we’re all really excited about the show — still. I came on as a fan, but all the actors are just as excited as when they first started the show. And I love Shonda Rhimes. I love Shonda Rhimes.”

The Paley Center For Media Presents An Evening With The Cast Of "Scandal"

Ellen better watch out for Shonda.

The accolades keep rolling in for Transparent creator Jill Soloway. She’s been named the Banff World Media Festival’s showrunner of the year.

Great news, Arrow fans! Sara Lance lives again in Legends of Tomorrow! (Thanks Peter!)

The Misselthwaite Archives is crowdfunding Season 2. If you love the series, throw a few dollars their way.

Charice performed on Asia’s Got Talent this week and songwriter/mentor David Walter Foster accompanied her.

The Daily Beast talked with Queen Latifah about Bessie, and noted how weird things got when they started talking sexuality. An excerpt:

…when the conversation turns to how Rees and the film depicts Bessie’s sexuality—beautifully, we might add, in a very straightforward, this-is-who-she-loved manner—Latifah puckers on the cough drop she’s been sucking, fidgeting with lots of “mhmms” and “rights” and “yeps.”

“People can say whatever they want,” she says. “People will say things either way. Me not playing this role isn’t going to make a difference with that. So I’m going to have fun and do what I think is right for me at the end of the day, and let people form their own opinions about what they think about it, or what they think about me. It’s all well and good. That’s their choice. I’m happy I did it. And I’ll do it again.”

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - May 13, 2015

Tegan and Sara wrote a song called “Hold Up For” for the Silver Lake Chorus.

The New York Times featured Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson‘s wedding in their Vows section. Meanwhile, The Root included the couple in a piece about how the LGBT community ignores domestic violence.

The UN has released a new video that celebrates the people behind their labels.

It’s not too late to read this Mother’s Day letter Melissa Etheridge wrote to her children and published in Time.

Amber Rose is crushing on Margot Robbie. I hope Margot sees her Instagram post and calls her up and we have a hot new couple to create a portmanteau for.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Doctor Who “The Crimson Horror” (BBC America 9 a.m.) (rerun) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guest co-host: Raven-Symone Doctor Who “The Name of the Doctor” (BBC America 11 a.m.) (rerun) This Is Where I Leave You (HBO2 11:30 a.m., 9 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) #RichKids of Beverly Hills “#Pride&Prada” (E! 3 p.m.) – With Lea DeLaria (rerun) Cruel Intentions (Encore Suspense 3:05 p.m.) Past Obsessions (LMN 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) ACM Presents: Superstar Duets (CBS 9 p.m.) – Brandy Clark performs Lost Girl “It’s Your Lucky Fae” (Syfy 10 p.m.) Nurse (TMC Xtra 10 p.m., 1:05 a.m.) The Grace Helbig Show “Jack Black, Adam Devine & Hannah Hart” (E! 10:30 p.m.) South Park “Tom’s Rhinoplasty” (Comedy Central 10:30 p.m.) (rerun) Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me (HBO Comedy 1:15 a.m.) Roseanne “Ladies’ Choice” (Logo 6 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)

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