Morning Brew – Tuesday, March 8: Ashley Fink wants in on Brittana action, Meredith Baxter on the gayest ep of “The Talk” yet


Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrate yourself today, girl. I am! (Celebrating you, that is.)

The Guardian has made a list of the Top 100 Women and some of the gay ladies on it include Carol Ann Duffy, Judith Butler, Alice Walker and Lady Gaga.

Corrie star Shobna Gulati told The Daily Mirror she predicted Heather Peace‘s role in Lip Service. The paper writes:

She predicted Heather would have to choose a mainstream TV role or one in a new show – and the next week she got offered parts in Corrie and lesbian drama Lip Service. She also said Heather would travel the country “n a stage” and then she was offered a UK tour.

Either she really knows her stuff, or she just read Heather’s CV. The actresses worked together in the theater production, Crazy Lady.

Elektra Luxx premiered in LA last night and the women of the very lesbianish film all looked gorgeous. From L to R: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Adrianne Palicki and Malin Akerman.

Emmanuelle chatted with us about her hot scenes with Adrianne in the film, which opens this Friday. We’ll have that interview for you later this week!

Lesbian favorite (and straightish but not narrow) actress Mo Gaffney has joined the cast of a new ABC pilot, My Freakin’ Family. She’ll play the mom of Anna, a young mother herself part of a couple “whose lives change after they have a baby and the four grandparents with very different cultural backgrounds descend upon their lives.” Mo is one of those grandparents.

Lady Gaga hasn’t planned any collaborations in the near future because she doesn’t feel like she can top “Telephone” with Beyonce. Probably true, but I wouldn’t mind her trying.

Glee star Ashley Fink told WetPaint she’d be interested in dating another girl on the show. “Maybe she can get in on some of the Santana-Brittany lovin’,” she said of her character.

OK the shippers don’t want any interference into Brittana, I’m sure, but Lauren can have a gf of her own, too. I don’t see her with any of the existing girls on the show, though, so I think they’d have to cast a new lesbian. I’m down with that! Otherwise, this could happen over Brittany.

Baroness Oona King is the diversity executive at Channel 4 in the UK and she said something that I hoped the other execs in the room listened to: “Lesbians really aren’t portrayed very often and certainly not to reflect the population at large.” She was in conversation with Helen Sandler as part of GFEST – Gaywise FESTival, London’s LGB & T and had been asked about the proposal for a new LGBT talk show. Need. More. Lesbians.

Yesterday’s episode of The Talk was their gayest yet, and not only because Meredith Baxter was a guest. While in a discussion about the host’s hanging out with their families together over the weekend, Sara Gilbert described having a conversation about her wife and kids with Leah Remini‘s daughter, Sofia. You can watch the whole episode and catch that convo at about eight minutes in. Below, Meredith talks with the hosts about her book, her sexuality and her partner, Nancy.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Bath Crashers (DIY 6 p.m.), Cat Cora vs. Elizabeth Falkner on Iron Chef America (Food Network 7 p.m.), House Hunters (HGTV 8 p.m.), Glee (Fox 8 p.m.), The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m., midnight, 4 a.m.), Our America With Lisa Ling (OWN 10 p.m.), One Born Every Minute (Lifetime 10 p.m.), Margaret Cho on HBO Comedy Half Hour (HBO Comedy Wed 3:10 a.m.) and What I Like About You (TeenNick Wed 4:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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