Morning Brew – Wednesday, Dec. 14: Rachel Maddow is crazy about her pickup truck, Jane Lynch adopts a puppy


Happy Hump Day!

Emma Donoghue told an interviewer that she’s glad Room got so much attention, but only because it brought people to her other novels, which are way gay!

Sometimes I feel a little irritated, thinking “I was just as good a writer before 2010!” But mostly I’m grateful that all the fuss made about Room has not only brought new readers to my previous books but is making people take what I write from now on more seriously.

Over at IndieWire, out producer Christine Vachon talks about the amazing (very queer) film Velvet Goldmine, which was just released on Blu-Ray.

MTV has named Santana one of the top characters of 2011. Duh.

WetPaint tries to answer the question “When did Lea Michele and Diana Agronn kiss?” But they can’t.

The Atlantic wrote about Rachel Maddow‘s “love affair” with Ford trucks. Got a mental image? She says of her pick-up:

I live in rural Western Massachusetts, and we don’t have trash pickup –we have to take everything to the dump ourselves. In the winter it’s no big deal, but in the sweaty summer, the trash is an olfactory unkindness to a car trunk. Hence the open-bed pickup.

She’s just crazy about Ford trucks! Not pictured: Ford truck.

Well there go all of my dreams that have to do with Rachel Maddow’s backseat! I guess I’ll have to move to the smelly trunk.

Allison Weiss stopped by Kickstarter’s offices to serenade them during the work day. I could use someone to serenade me while I work, Allison!


Guinevere Turner is selling crochet snowflake ornaments she made on Etsy. She’ll customize one for you for only $17.

Jane Lynch rescued an adorable Australian Shepherd mix puppy and named it Francis Willoughby. Of course.

What has Vicci Martinez been up to since The Voice ended? She tells DigitalSpy:

“Since the tour ended life has been a very crazy ride. I got signed by Universal Republic and went to Berlin to work with Peter Svensson. It’s so awesome to have these really amazing producers and writers wanting to work with you. I definitely feel this show has made me way more focused and boosted me. It’s exactly everything I wanted.

I’m really looking forward to hearing her album.

If you love Anyone But Me, head over to and vote for them as Best Web Drama. They are up against a web series about Mortal Kombat, which apparently exists! I remember playing that game on Sega.

Did you catch Wild Flag on David Letterman last night? So good.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Bath Crashers (DIY 10:30 a.m.), The Real World: San Diego marathon (MTV 11 a.m.), Bound (TMAX 12:35 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Mulholland Dr. (TMAX 4:15 p.m.), Under the Tuscan Sun (Oxygen 6 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (AMAX 8:50 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Real World: San Diego (MTV 10 p.m.), *The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs (Food Network 11 p.m.), *Hot in Cleveland (TV Land 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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