Morning Brew – Thurs. Dec. 13: Archie Panjabi and Rutina Wesley face off for an NAACP Image Award, Rachel Bilson’s coming back to “How I Met Your Mother”


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Congrats to Archie Panjabi for her NAACP Image Awards and Golden Globe nominations this week! I’m torn, though, as Archie is up against Rutina Wesley for the NAACP category of Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

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Also up for NAACP awards: Glee for Best Comedy Series, True Blood and Grey’s Anatomy for Drama Series, and Shonda Rhimes for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series.

A gorgeous Brooklyn-based lesbian couple are featured as part of a New York Daily news piece about how DOMA affects the citizenship of immigrants who want to marry their same-sex partner. Just another reason DOMA is dumb.

Speaking of dumb, NYC CIty Council Speaker Christine Quinn shut down some homophobic remarks made by Justice Scalia this week. Obviously she’s not the dumb one.

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The Toronto Sun wonders if Kate McKinnon is the new Kristen Wiig. I say no, she’s just SNL‘s new power player.

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Gillian Anderson is returning to TV in NBC’s Hannibal. She’ll be playing the murderer’s psychiatrist. Scary!

Rachel Bilson is finally returning to How I Met Your Mother! She plays Cindy, a lesbian character who has something to do with who Ted’s mother is.

Jessica Clark attended a NOH8 event in Los Angeles last night.

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Sarah Jaffe performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. Here she is doing “Mannequin Woman.”

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Black Swan (TMAX 2:40 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 4 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *R&B Divas (TV One 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Glee (Fox 9 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 9 p.m.), *Degrassi (TeenNick 9 p.m.), She Hate Me (5 MAX 1:10 a.m.) and Eloise’s Lover (Sundance 2:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun