Morning Brew – Friday, December 10: Wanda Sykes in “Annie,” Jillian Michaels leaves “Biggest Loser”



You might have already read this in BLWE, but it’s also my duty to tell you that Jillian Michaels is leaving The Biggest Loser after this season. She’s taking a break from training/TV to concentrate on having a family of her own. Jillian has been very open about her plans to adopt children. No word on if her partner will also be part of the adoption process.

Speaking of Jillian, here’s a behind-the-scenes look of her Superbowl GoDaddy commercial.

We asked Jamie Lauren why she thinks she’s getting “the asshole edit” as she Tweeted after this week’s episode of Top Chef All Stars. The chef told us:

I think the biggest thing for me is defending my decision to go to the hospital instead of staying. I did that because the minute the medic said I needed stitches I freaked out. I had slept 45 minutes in two days and my head wasn’t thinking clearly or rationally at all. I’ve never had stitches before and it scared me, so if that makes me a p–sy then so be it. But in terms of the asshole edit comment, I wasn’t happy with what I saw on the episode last night. But I’ve decided to embrace it and roll with the punches.

For what it’s worth, I’m totally fine with being seen as a p–sy, too, if that involves getting my thumb to stop bleeding all over.

Our advice blogger Anna Pulley also writes a column for The San Francisco Weekly, giving people tips on how to navigate social networking and living in the digital age. This week’s column: “How Not to Offend People on Twitter.” She writes:

If I learned anything from the Great Scott Baio/Jezebel Twitter Freak Out of 2010, it is this: You can call anyone a “c–ty lesbian sh-tass” so long as you also have a lesbian friend that you can take a picture with and post on Facebook in order to prove that you have someone willing to pose as a lesbian for you.

So true, Anna. We learned so much this year — and from Scott Baio’s homophobic wife!

Wanda Sykes is currently playing Miss Hannigan in the Philadelphia Media Theatre’s production of Annie.

She recently joined two co-stars for an interview on their local NBC station and talked about playing the infamous role of the drunk orphanage head.

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Cat Cora will be on The Talk today, which means she’ll be the first out lesbian guest to sit on their couch. Although, she might not be sitting, as she’ll probably be in the kitchen sharing her holiday cooking tips.

TNT’s Men of a Certain Age has returned for a second season and lesbian character Maria is being reprised by Emily Rios. Here’s hoping she’ll be a bigger part of the series this time around. The show airs Monday nights.

Check out Kayla Ferrell‘s new test shots, post-America’s Next Top Model. Looks like she’s kept the red hair for now.

Lost Girl fans, check out Anna Silk Tweeting from the show’s Twitter account all day today.

Carrie Brownstein has listed her top 10 albums of 2010 over at NPR. Since she is an amazing musician, I’d trust her taste.

Today on TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Bringing Home Baby (TLC 2:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Out of Practice(Universal HD 10 p.m.) and Reba (Lifetime 10:30 p.m.) (Thanks Roni.)

Have a great weekend!

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