Morning Brew – Keyshia Cole sings about a woman lover in “She”


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This interview with True Blood actress Bailey Noble reveals her character, Adilyn, was originally written to be gay.

“No, Adilyn is not going to be a lesbian.” [Laughs] Actually, when my character first came to life, they had written my character to be a lesbian! But I guess that somewhere along the line that just kind of got nixed.”

The rest of the interview is pretty spoilery about the season premiere so don’t read unless you’ve watched.

Another almost lesbian: Makoto Nanaya of BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience. Says the series creator Toshimichi Mori:

“…I’m not an expert on the “yuri” genre (fiction depicting girl-on-girl romance) or anything, but I think I can reveal now that initially, Tsubaki was going to be a yuri (translates to “lesbian”) character. To the point that she’d often go ‘I love Noel!’ However, mid-way while writing the plot for BlazBlue, I realised that I couldn’t quite make it work. So in the end I changed it so that she had affections for Jin instead. This created a gap of sorts. To fill that gap, I created Makoto Nanaya, and the rest is history. Anyway, it looks like I’m just not capable of writing yuri fiction, I suppose.”

Back to True Blood for a second: Kristin Bauer van Straten will miss playing Pam.

It’s been fun playing such a strong woman. I have lesbians come up to me often and say, “It’s so good seeing a gay female character who dresses well.” [Laughs] I didn’t know this was something that was needed, but I’m very happy in those shoes. Literally. The main thing I’ll miss is hanging out with this particular group of people on this particular set. It’s been lovely. I think it comes from the top down. HBO is an incredible network, and they hire the most creative people and they just let them create. The other thing I’m going to miss, on an acting level, is the variety of emotions I’ve gotten to play. I’ve seen her vulnerable side, her loving side, her slutty side, her strong side.

Kristin also went on The Wrap’s “Drinking with the Stars” to talk about the show.

Keyshia Cole‘s new track “She” has some sapphic content. The R&B star sings the lyrics:

“Lips and legs, soft skin so feminine/Curves like me, covered in my cherry scent. The boys love some you, but I ain’t mad because you look good on me too.”

Keyshia Cole Visits Macy's Herald Square

Hell yeah girl! That’s my summer jam now.

The New York Times profiled out real estate broker Tama Robertson who specializes in helping find LGBT families homes in NYC.

Related: Support this LGBT homelessness film called Road to Home on Kickstarter.

Brooke Vincent says dudes always think she’s gay like her Corrie character.

“That’s the first question a lad will ask me, ‘Are you really a lesbian?’ ”

More guys watch the soap than I expected!

David Malcolm Strickland has been arrested in connection with the 2012 murder of Mollie Olgin and attempted murder of her girlfriend Kristene Chapa. Here’s hoping justice is served.

Two pieces worth reading on The Daily Beast: Why Pride isn’t a Sin in June and a review of Out in the Night. (We have our own review/interview with the filmmakers forthcoming!)

Ryan Murphy says Glee is “going back to its roots” for Season 6. Feel free to speculate on that.

The New Republic says Orphan Black masters the female gaze.

Variety says Fortune Feimster and Lena Waithe are two comics to watch. We agree and have already been watching.

Sia went on The Howard Stern show last week. A must listen for fans!

The 2014 Wayuu Taya Gala Honoring Kimora Lee Simmons

Crystal Chappell won Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series for Venice: The Series at the Daytime Emmys.

41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - Press Room

The Ellen DeGeneres Show won for Best Talk Show, but it looks like Ellen was spending time with her love in NYC.

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - June 19, 2014

Sara Gilbert rocked a silver blazer on the red carpet.

41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - After Party

41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards - After Party

Jordan Scruggs is featured as one of the Young Trailblzers on Logo Trailblazers. Inspiring.

Trailblazers airs this Thursday, June 26  at 9pm ET on Logo.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.), Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 5 marathon (Oxygen 8 a.m.) Reaching For the Moon (Showcase 11:30 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Law & Order “Girl Most Likely” (Sundance 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Defiance “The Opposite of Hallelujah” (Syfy 2:30 p.m.), Basic Instinct (Encore Classic 2:50 p.m.), *The Fosters “Things Unknown” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence marathon (Animal Planet 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Mulholland Dr. (Starz Cinema 7:30 p.m.), MasterChef “Top 17 Compete” (Fox 8 p.m.), R&B Divas: Atlanta “California Love” (TV One 8 p.m., 2 a.m.), Last Comic Standing “Semi Final Day 2” (NBC 8 p.m.), True Blood: A Farewell to Bon Temps (HBO 8 p.m.), Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Fosters “Take Me Out” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), The Case Against 8 (HBO 9 p.m., 5:10 a.m.), True Blood “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (HBO2 9 p.m., HBO 11 p.m.), Finding Bigfoot “Beast of the Bayou” (Animal Planet 9 p.m.), Two and a Half Men “Welcome Home, Jake” (CBS 9:30 p.m.), Imagine Me & You (MovieMAX 9:50 p.m.), Under the Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill (CBS 10 p.m.), *The L Word “Light My Fire”/”Lifeline” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.), Notes on a Scandal (HBO Signature 12:45 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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