Morning Brew – Jillian Michaels gets nude for “Shape”


Good morning! Here’s a little #TBT with Anna Paquin and Ellen Page.

2006 Cannes Film Festival - "X-Men 3: The Last Stand" Photocall

Anna Paquin is the only nude one on the cover of EW, for some reason.


Jillian Michaels gets a little bare herself in this month’s issue of Shape. I feel like I’ve seen her more naked in workout clothes.


Hannibal fans might find this funny. Creator Bryan Fuller explained the kinds of hilarious network notes they have gotten on the show.

“There was a quote in the book where a character describes his lesbian sister as a ‘muff diver,’” recalled Fuller. “The Standards and Practices chain of letters was hysterical, because I wrote, ‘I wanna use this quote from the book, which is ‘muff diver.’ We were told we can’t use muff diving or a bunch of other things I had never heard before. Anything that’s aurally implicated we can’t use. I asked, ‘What about button stitching?’”

Come to think of it, I don’t know that I’ve ever heard that phrase on network TV.

Out comic and writer Carol Leifer did a Reddit Q&A this week where she talked about writing for Modern Family:

…My episode was called “Two Monkeys and a Panda.” Mitch and Cam create a storybook for their adopted child, and that came from real life as my partner and I have an adopted son, and Jay and Gloria argue over where their final resting spot will be, in the ground or in a crypt, which is something that my partner and I have also bickered about, but the real genius of Modern Family is that Steve Levitan and Chris Lloyd, who are the Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld of Modern Family, also know how to service all of the characters where it feels equally distributed and everyone has a decent storyline.

A new study finds lesbians are pretty into e-cigarettes.

Sia will show her face while singing for one person: President Obama.

The Huffington Post celebrates queer female artists like Heather Cassils and Catherine Opie.

The Pushovers are a super cute lesbian trio with a new track called “XOXO.”

Meanwhile Beth Ditto lends her vocals to an EDM track from Netsky called “Running Low.”

Joan Rivers is judging Orange is the New Black‘s Dress for Success interview fashions.

I can so see some of you using this: “Dating site fixes you up with ‘ex’ lookalikes.”

You can always count on Anna Pulley to create lesbian sex haikus.

Tello Films’ The Pitch Show takes current TV series and makes them lesbian.

Freckles has a great new equality-themed video for her song “Ordinary Love.”

Got 20 minutes? Watch The Forgotten, a short film about “women, rape culture, religion, partriarcat, lesbophobia and a reminder of the lesbian community history.”

Best news! Afterlife with Archie is getting a lesbian couple! From LezGetReal:

We are first introduced to Ginger and Nancy as they have avoided the local Halloween Party and are at Pop Tate’s Diner. The two are having an argument regarding the fact that Ginger is tired of sneaking around and hiding the fact that the two are a couple. Their argument comes to an end when a zombie enters the diner and things go downhill rapidly.

Zombies always ruin such precious moments.

The Rappler has a lovely piece: “When two women are in love.”

Like The People’s Couch on Bravo? Julie Goldman shares how the show goes down with EDGE.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Girl Code “Falling in Love; Nails; Being Creepy” (MTV 9 a.m.), The East (HBO Zone 10:40 a.m., 8 p.m.), *Roseanne “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (We 11 a.m.), *Catfish: The TV Show “Tracie & Sammie” (MTV 12:41 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), *The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), *Law & Order: SVU “Alien” (USA 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (HBO2 3:45 p.m.),

Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence “Swamp Ape” (Animal Planet 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *True Blood “Radioactive” (HBO2 7 p.m.), Defiance “The Opposite of Hallelujah” (Syfy 8 p.m.), 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards (CW 8 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night “50 Charades of Grey” (NBC 8 p.m.), Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), *Ray Donovan “Road Trip”/”Fite Nite” (Showtime2 8 p.m./9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Rookie Blue “Blink; All By Her Selfie” (ABC 9 p.m.), Two and a Half Men “How to Get Rid of Alan Harper” (CBS 9:01 p.m.), Last Comic Standing “Semi Final Day 2” (NBC 10 p.m.), The Fosters “Things Unknown” (ABC Family 10 p.m.), *The L Word “Lacuna”/”Labia Majora” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.), *True Blood marathon (HBO2 10 p.m.), *Carol Leifer on Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO Signature 10:15 p.m.), Iris (Starz Cinema 11:45 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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