Morning Brew – Maria Bello is writing a coming out memoir


Good morning! Did you spend all weekend watching Orange is the New Black?

While we’re talking OITNB, here’s a story on the real jail. Also Lori Petty talks with The Daily Beast about her role and career. Here she is talking about working with episode 1 director Jodie Foster:

We’re around the same age and I’ve known her in L.A. We have a mutual friend—Stockard Channing—and we used to go to her house all the time for dinner parties, and Jodie is super cool and sweet, but very quiet. That’s just her personality. But on the set, she’s jumping around, helping everyone, and just glowing. She doesn’t scream from her chair, she comes over to you and whispers in your ear, “What if you really were a crackhead?” It’s so inspiring to see someone so happy and engaged, and someone where you really know, “This is what you’re supposed to be doing.” She’d say, “I look at my monitor and I see you, Lori, and it makes me so happy!” She would leave every day of shooting during the polar vortex just grinning from ear-to-ear.

"Orange Is The New Black" Season Two Premiere

EW has the mugshots you’ve been waiting for.

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The show also partnered with and Dress for Success for some fierce fashion photos.


Azealia Banks tweeted about how much love the crowd showed her when she performed at LA Pride over the weekend. She also hopes that the community will forgive her for her less-than-stellar actions over the last year or two.




Oxygen has announced a new reality series called Sisterhood of Hip Hop, which includes up-and-coming out rapper SIYA. Here’s a video of hers from the past called “D.Y.K.E.”

The show premieres July 22.

Maria Bello has a new memoir in the works about coming out and her “modern family” which she originally wrote about in The New York Times. Miracles and Madness, a working title, will be published by Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher. Maria said in the press release that she is:

“…interested in opening up the conversation to a bigger audience — the conversation being that the only labels we have are the ones we give ourselves.”

Paris Photo Los Angeles - Private Preview And Press Conference

These are supposedly the 20 Greatest Lesbian and Gay TV Couples Ever. Included: Calzona, Last Tango in Halifax‘s Kate and Caroline, and Pipex.

This just in: Hillary Clinton doesn’t respond to claims she’s a lesbian because SHE DOESN’T FUCKING HAVE TO.

Out tennis legend Amelie Mauresmo has a new gig coaching pro Andy Murray. Andy said of choosing Amelie:

“I’m excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired. She’s faced adversity plenty of times in her career, but was an amazing player and won major titles, including Wimbledon. I have a very strong coaching team already in place, but I think Amelie brings with her experience and tactical expertise and will push us all to improve. Everyone I know talks very highly of Amelie, as a person and coach, and I’m convinced that her joining the team will help us push on – I want to win more Grand Slams. I’ve always had a strong female influence in my career. With my mum especially she listened extremely well and that’s something I needed right now.”

2014 French Open - Day Fifteen

The New York Times featured some photos from “A Difficult Love” series of South African lesbians. Zanele Muholi‘s work is fantastic.

Out BBC presenter Jane Hill is encouraging you to nominate the LGBT people and things you love for the 2014 European Diversity Awards. Jane is hosting this year’s awards, which aren’t just LGBT related but celebrate “excellence in the areas of gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, race, culture and religion across Europe.”

Cara Delevingne‘s first acting gig in Timeless has her wearing a polo but texting a guy. I’M SO CONFUSED.

Out comic Rhea Butcher is part of this Funny or Die video about freeing nipples.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Katie “Gay in the Military, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), 8: The Mormon Proposition (Pivot 9 a.m.), Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (MGM 9:40 a.m.), *Roseanne “Ladies’ Choice” (We 11 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), *The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), *La La’s Full Court Life “Meet the Parents” (VH1 1:10 p.m., 4:30 a.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 1:14 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (FX 3 p.m.), 2014 Golden Gods Awards (VH1 Classic 3 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m), *Finding Bigfoot “Bigfoot Call of the Wildman” (Animal Planet 7 p.m., 1 a.m.), MasterChef “Top 20 Compete” (Fox 8 p.m.), Last Comic Standing “Inivitational 4” (NBC 8 p.m.), *R&B Divas: Atlanta “Can’t I Just Be Keke” (TV One 8 p.m., 2 a.m.), *Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Normal Heart (HBO Signature 9:30 p.m.), Cruel Intentions (MovieMAX 9:35 p.m.), *The L Word “Liberally”/”Looking Back” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.), Undercover Boss “Mood Media” (TLC 10 p.m.), Love It Or List It “Room For a Family” (HGTV 11 p.m.), Sia on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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