Morning Brew – Friday, Oct. 28: Wanda Sykes tells “People” about her breast surgery, Marsha Thomason joins “2 Broke Girls”


Happy Friday! Are you doing any thing fun for Halloween this weekend? I’m going to a party tonight where I’ll be dressed as Wednesday Addams. (Non-slutty.)

Wanda Sykes talked with People about her recent breast surgery, saying her wife, Alex, took great care of her in recovery.

We never hid anything from the kids. They were a huge part of my decision because I wanted to be around for them. I feel whole again, I really do. I’ve told them, “Mommy’s boo-boo is much better now.”

I’m so glad she’s OK!

White Collar‘s Marsha Thomason will be playing a very different character on 2 Broke Girls. She’s been cast as Kat Dennings‘ rival, as they are both after the same guy. I think I prefer her as a lesbian detective, but that could just be me.

The Rum Diary opens today (check back later for our review) and Amber Heard talked with Collider about using her sexuality to win roles.

I would love not to, but the sad thing about our society is that women are put in one of two categories. You’re either in the beautiful category and you’re seen as sexy and beautiful, or some version of that, or you’re put into another category. In those categories, there comes a certain set of obligations, expectations and standards. The former allows you a larger flame, but that flame dies super-quick and you have nowhere to go from there. You have to do something else by 30 years old, if you haven’t found another way to explore your own identity and make something of it. The latter category affords women the opportunity to be smart, funny, independent, mean, strong, intelligent and opinionated. We take them seriously as politicians, if they fit into that latter category. That’s in relative terms – not seriously, relative to a man. We respect their opinions more and give them higher expectations. That latter category is what allows female actors to be characters.

That’s what I reference when I say I’m a rebel. I’m continually fighting against that. I don’t take parts because they’re for the sexy girl. I take the sexy girl parts and try to give them something else and make them a character. I just know that, at some point, you have to choose between the two. We didn’t take Charlize Theron seriously until she did Monster and became physically ugly. I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful. Even more, I would love to see women held to different standards, other than the superficial ones that we’re held to.

You know who wants to see strong, hot women do something besides be sexy in movies? Us. Me!

Speaking of those kinds of ladies, Jane Lynch was hilarious on Conan last night. She talked about her wax figure and how the unveiling ceremony felt like a funeral.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Will & Grace (Lifetime 10:30 a.m.), Judy Gold on The View, RuPaul’s Drag U (Logo 12 p.m.), Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (HBO Comedy 12:50 p.m.), Jessica Kirson (Logo 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), One Night Stand Up (Logo 3 p.m.), *Portia de Rossi on Oprah (OWN 6 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Ask Oprah’s All Stars (OWN 10 p.m.), *Six Feet Under (HBO Signature 11:15 p.m.) and Judy Gold on Craig Ferguson (CBS 12:37 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

Zergnet Code