Morning Brew – Friday, Sept. 23: Wanda Sykes had a double mastectomy, “Anyone But Me” calls it quits


It’s Friday again! I love Friday.

Daniel Craig says The Girl WIth the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher made the right choice in casting Rooney Mara in the leading role. There were tons of A-list actresses up for the part, but Daniel told MTV he knew Rooney was the one.

I think I knew pretty early on. I screen-tested with her a couple times and I saw exactly what [director] David [Fincher] was after with her. If you read the books, she’s just spot-on. Rooney herself is actually really rounded and normal — she’s not boring, honestly — but she had to bring this very broken human being to life and she did it brilliantly.

Yep, still can’t wait to see it. Tease.

Wanda Sykes will be on The Ellen Show Monday and in the interview she reveals that she had a double mastectomy after going in for a breast reduction and finding out she had traces of breast cancer. Now she is cancer free, and tells Ellen:

I was like, I don’t know, should I talk about it or what? How many things could I have? I’m black, then lesbian. I can’t be the poster child for everything. At least with the LGBT issues we get a parade, we get a float, it’s a party, I was real hesitant about doing this, because I hate walking. I got a lot of [cancer] walks coming up.

Wanda, why are you constantly hilarious? I’m glad she’s OK because I need her comic relief, always.

A writer at HollywoodLife says she doesn’t want Grey’s Anatomy to be all about Callie, Arizona and Mark this season because it was last season. We’ve already heard they are taking a backseat this time around, but do you think the show will be better off for it?

A review of the film Cloudburst, where Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker play elderly lesbians in love, says the comedy is cute but “flawed.” I’m not quite sure how to feel about this joke that is in the movie but felt the need to share it with you:

If I were on death row, I would request a last meal between k.d. lang’s legs.


Jane Lynch says that doing the Emmys made her feel “creative and alive,” but she’s not sure she’d want to host again. I get it — she already did a great job. Done and done! (Although, selfishly, I want her back!)

Want to see a really small pic of Heather Peace looking real cute at the Homo Hero Awards? You’re welcome!

So TMZ isn’t the most reputable of sources, but still: It seems Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels are battling things out in court. The worst of it, though, is that Melissa is saying she doesn’t owe Tammy alimony because they weren’t technically married. Sad. I hate when we use things like that against ourselves.

As if I couldn’t love OWN anymore, Oprah’s network will be airing a special about Annie Leibovitza this fall on their Visionaries series.

Want to go inside The Good Wife‘s writer’s room? Now’s your chance! Live vicariously, anyway.

Anyone But Me will release one final episode and then cease production. The creators told Tubefilter that it became difficult with three cast members moving to L.A. and not being able to secure sponsorship. The ABM team will shoot a series finale early next year, featuring the entire cast. (All of the episodes will remain online, even after new production has come to a halt). How are we feeling about this? Sad? Ready to say goodbye?

If you watch Archer, you probably share in this writer’s love of lesbian character, Pam.

Bitch magazine interviewed Jennifer Knapp and the out singer talked about playing a festival alongside Michelle Shocked, a singer who recently said she thinks being gay is a sin.

Michelle Shocked surprises me, but I am okay about being in this venue with her because I can find validation and support elsewhere. However, there are people who just cannot accept it, people who deny LGBT people of faith access to spiritual practices they value. Being a member of the LGBT community, for them, is evidence that you’re not in the right spiritual place. That’s a very serious problem.

And thank God Jennifer is brave enough to be out and proud about being gay and being spiritual. She’s a necessary voice against those like Michelle Shocked.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Suzanne Westenhoefer: A Bottom on Top (Logo 11 a.m.), Laughing Matters…Next Gen (Logo 12 p.m.), All My Children (ABC 1 p.m.), One Night Stand Up (Logo 1 p.m.), Jessica Kirson (Logo 2 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), RuPaul’s Drag U (Logo 4 p.m.), Set It Off (HBO Zone 7:20 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (WMAX 11:45 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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