Morning Brew – Brandi Carlile welcomes a daughter


Good morning!

A huge congratulations to Brandi and Catherine Carlile on the new addition to their family.

Surely some songs will be written about this little one.

Real L Word couple Kiyomi McCloskey and Lauren Russell have announced their breakup.

EW has 27 things they learned from Orange is the New Black cast members during their weekend press junket. My favorite:

Samira Wiley’s parents are on board with Poussey’s scissoring scene

“I just talked to my parents this morning,” she said. “My parents, they’re the freaking greatest, I swear. They knew that I had trepidation about them watching it, and they were like, ‘You don’t have anything to be ashamed about, Samira. We watched that episode, and it’s so clear to us that this is what you’re supposed to be doing.’ I almost cried this morning.”

Taylor Schilling is gorgeous on the cover of Allure this month.


Laura Prepon will definitely be in every episode of Season 3.

Here’s a new clip highlighting some of the most surprising moments from Season 2 of OITNB:

Pariah star Adepero Oduye talks gay rights and her acting career in this Indigo Tongues feature.

Over at Slate: “I Grew Up Going to Pride With My Moms. Do I Still Belong in the Parade?” Short answer: Yes.

JD Samson penned a great piece about Pride and celebrating queerness.

Also talking Pride: Lea DeLaria at HuffPost Live.

Only read this TVLine interview with Rutina Wesley if you’ve watched the season premiere.

iO Tillett Wright is a guest on Steve Buscemi‘s Park Bench video series.

Heroes Con hosted a great discussion on making comics more LGBT-friendly. On the panel: Comic creators Terry Moore, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, and Kate Leth .

Venice: The Series won a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series: New Approaches.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover/Tabatha Takes Over marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.), Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 5 marathon (Oxygen 8 a.m.), Kissing Jessica Stein (Sundance 9:45 a.m.), Signature Series “Martina Navratilova” (Tennis 11 a.m.), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (HBO 11:45 a.m.), The East (HBO Zone 11:45 a.m., 8 p.m.), Election (Showtime 12:30 p.m.), Tabatha Takes Over marathon (Bravo 1 p.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.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), La La’s Full Court Life “Working Girl” (VH1 2:10 p.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m.), Catfish: The TV Show “Tracie & Sammie” (MTV 5 p.m.), *Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (TBS 5 p.m.), Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (HBO Comedy 6 p.m.), Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence “Frozen Bigfoot” (Animal Planet 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Kicking & Screaming (5 MAX 7:20 p.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (TMC 7:30 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars “Surfing the Aftershocks” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi “My Hero” (TeenNick 9 p.m.), *Living Single “Woman to Woman” (TV One 9:30 p.m.), *The L Word “Lifesize”/”Lone Star” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.), The People’s Couch (Bravo 10:01 p.m.), The Case Against 8 (HBO2 11 p.m.), True Blood “Jesus Gonna Be Here” (HBO 11 p.m.), 8: The Mormon Proposition (Pivot 11 p.m.), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Guarnaschelli” (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), *Modern Family “Schooled” (USA 11:33 p.m.), The Normal Heart (HBO 12 a.m.), Chloe (Starz Cinema 12:10 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun