Morning Brew – Fri. August 17: Jillian Michaels on “Shape,” Rachel Maddow to host MSNBC’s election coverage


Good morning!

Jillian Michaels is on the cover of Shape magazine this month. (Her second time as the fitness rag’s cover girl.)

She discusses motherhood in this video and shares her favorite workout playlist in the new issue.

Ali Adler talked about The New Normal with The Huffington Post, saying the show is not just about the gay couple at its center.

If you just look at my cast as representative, they all have a new normal. And maybe America does too — married, divorced, gay, straight, we’re brought together by the word family, or love, or anything as treacly as that. It’s really true.

She also shares what she likes to watch on TV, which ranges from Real Housewives to Homeland.

Mary Portas‘s baby-mama-to-be broke her ankle a day before her due date. Yikes!

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same is now playing in Los Angeles and the Times gave it a pretty good review. Also, its out star Jackie Monahan is in Esquire‘s Best New Comedians of 2012.

Whitney Mixter and Sara Bettencourt have some cute shots they shared with, where they also talked about wedding planning.

Wedding planning is so much to handle and you’ll definitely be seeing that in episodes to come. I never really understood the concept of ‘Bridezilla’ before but now I almost feel compassion for them.

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Half-queer duo 2:54 have a new video for their song “Sugar.” It’s super dark and sexy, just like their music.

Rachel Maddow is going to co-anchor the MSNBC Primetime Convention Coverage alongside Chris Matthews. That means 20 hours of Rachel talking about the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. OK, so she won’t be on it the entire 20 hours, but for a lot of it. Rachel was on Totally Biased with W. Kamu Bell last night, looking real nice.

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Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Tabatha Takes Over marathon (Bravo 8 a.m.), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Mulholland Dr. (MMAX 10:50 a.m.), *Police Women of Memphis marathon (OWN 11 a.m.), *The New Adventures of Old Christine (Lifetime 11:30 a.m.), Glee Live in Concert (HBO Signature 12:25 p.m.), *RuPaul’s Drag U (Logo 1 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), *House (USA 1 p.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), *The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Vito (HBO2 2:30 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne (Style 5 p.m.), The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network 7:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Lost Girl (10 p.m.), *The Real L Word (Showtime2 10 p.m.), *True Blood (HBO2 11 p.m.), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Starz 11 p.m.), Big Brother After Dark (Showtime2 midnight) (Thanks Roni!)

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