Morning Brew – Diana Nyad joins “Dancing with the Stars”


Good morning! Happy Fat Tuesday!

The new cast of Dancing with the Stars was revealed this morning and out swimmer Diana Nyad is among them! Here’s hoping she fares better than Martina.

ESPN Sport Science Newton Awards - Arrivals

Fortune Feimster guest starred on 2 Broke Girls this week. If you want to see what happened, you can watch the episode for free on

I love this! Ellen DeGeneres told Parade that Miss Congeniality, the comedy starring Sandra Bullock, was based on her!

“When I was getting ready to co-host the Emmys, the writer saw me [on TV] learning how to walk in a dress and heels. My stylist at the time — a man — was teaching me, and it was hilarious. The Miss Congeniality writer saw it and thought it was brilliant.”


So another situation in which a lesbian is de-gayed for film?

In the same interview she talks about her favorite movies of all time, including Oliver! Please, sir, can I have some more?

Carol is starting to film in Cincinnati next week and stars Sarah Paulson and Cate Blanchett will be playing exes. Fun fact: They just met for the first time on the red carpet at the Oscars.

While there was a bunch of hoopla over the Academy Awards, the Indie Spirits went down the night before, so I feel compelled to share some of the fashions from that carpet, too. Here’s Maria Bello and Sarah P.

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

BTW Blue is the Warmest Color won for Best International Film, too!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), k.d. lang on The View, *Degrassi “Take a Bow, Pt. 2″/”Underneath It All, Pt. 1” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *Love & Hip Hop Atlanta marathon (VH1 12:35 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “Stand By Me”/”Elevator Love Letter” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Reba “Van’s Agent” (ABC Family 2 p.m.), *Friends “The One with the Birth” (TBS 3 p.m.), *Friends “The One with the Breast Milk” (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet 5 p.m./6 p.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Set It Off (BET 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars “Cover For Me” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Glee “Trio” (Fox 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi “Basket Case” (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Chicago Fire “Keep Your Mouth Shut” (NBC 10 p.m.), *Couples Therapy “Fired Up” (VH1 10 p.m.), *Black Sails “VI.” (Starz 10 p.m., 1 a.m.), Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Choy” (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), Jane Lynch on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC 11:35 p.m.), Four Rooms (TMC Xtra 1:35 a.m.), *Comedy Half Hour “Judy Gold” (HBO Comedy 3:55 a.m.), Jack & Diane (Showcase 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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