Morning Brew: Monday, November 15: Lisa Vidal and Laura Innes miss playing girlfriends, Ellen thinks same-sex dancing is “weird”


Did you have a nice weekend? So much to catch up on, so let’s get started.

Lost Girl has been renewed for a second season, which means there’s more bisexual succubus for Canadian viewers. Here’s hoping it comes to the States soon.

Actress Lisa Vidal recently talked with The New York Post about working with former ER love interest Laura Innes on The Event, where they both play straight.

Laura and I pretend that our characters are having a little affair on the side. … we just laugh because Laura always jokes with Blair that they’re sharing women. I loved my character on E.R., so great.

I’m pretty sure those two are not alone in pretending their characters are having an affair on The Event. It’s the only way to get through the show.

Coronation Street stars Sacha Parkinson and Brooke Vincent are joining Stonewall UK for their anti-bullying week campaign. Said Brooke of their support:

Sacha and I really enjoy playing gay characters. Playing Sophie has made me realise that it’s not easy to say look I’m gay, deal with it – because it’s not. Different people have different stories, some people have a terrible time, and some people just breeze through.

Also participating from Corrie is Anthony Cotton, who plays gay barman Sean Tully.

Apparently Jade Ewen of Sugarbabes has a “lesbian stalker” that leaves her obscene phone messages. Look, lesbians, you have to quit stalking. You’re giving us all a bad rap, and some of us prefer to admire from afar.

A new documentary called Subjectified follows nine women who all identify differently when it comes to sexuality, and one of the women is a lesbian. Here’s the trailer:


Visit the film’s website to find out where Subjectified is playing near you.

Samantha Ronson is being sued for her bulldog allegedly mauling a maltese. She seems to be keeping a sense of humor about it.

Mila Kunis wants to set the record straight: No tequila was consumed before the sex scene she filmed with Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Glad we cleared that one up.

In this month’s O magazine, Portia DeGeneres gives her Aha! Moment, which is when she realized she wanted to stop eating meat. Hint: It’s because she loves animals.

Speaking of Portia, Ellen DeGeneres had Kelly Osbourne on her show last Friday, and they talked about Dancing With the Stars, as Kelly was once a competitor. Since Portia is rumored to be wanted as one of the first same-sex dancing couples, Kelly told Ellen she thinks it’s so awesome Israel is hosting their own girl-girl partnership. Ellen’s response: “I think it’s weird. It’s not a romantic thing. It’s an art form and in dancing it doesn’t matter. We are just so used to seeing a man and woman dancing together.” Hmm, somewhat of a strange statement from someone who has probably dealt with people telling her that being with a woman in general is weird. Was it weird when they danced together at their wedding? Perplexing

Since coming out recently, New Zealand TV personality Alison Mau has continued to speak openly about her relationship with her partner. She told the New Zealand Herald about an upcoming romantic getaway to L.A. and why Ali decided to come out when she did.

It was about trying to gain control over my story. I used to dread Sundays. I used to feel powerless about what was written about me.

Why Sundays? Well the columnist who penned the piece had written about the women’s relationship back in February, but neither of them were willing to go on the record about it just yet. So when the Sunday column came out, Ali would be scared to see her name. And for that, the columnist, Rachel Glucina, apologized.

Out lesbian musician Kristen Hall has finally reached a settlement with her former bandmates that continue on as the band Sugarland. No word on what it was that was agreed upon, but it seems everyone is just trying to move on.

AE reader Audra clued us that Plan V, the Argentinean webseries, has started back up again. Catch up on season 2 at their website.

Sandra Bernhard will come to the West End for a performance of Whatever it Takes this winter. Playbill writes: “The show is based on her ablum of the same name, which is described as a mixture of sophistication, sensuality and pure rock and roll, stirred with the passion of world music, providing a musical cross-cultural road trip which travels musically from New York, to Africa, the Middle East, and South America.” Oh, that’s it?

Today on TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Brandi Carlile on Austin City Limits (PBS, check local listings), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m. and midnight), The Big C (Showtime 10:30 p.m.) and a re-reun fo Degrassi with Palex (TeenNick 10 p.m.). (Thanks Roni!)

We’ve got a ton of great stuff coming your way today, so make sure to come back ASAP.

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