Morning Brew – Lena Waithe gets BET pilot for “Twentysomething”


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BuzzFeed has bisexual women talking about their identities.

Out producer/writer Lena Waithe will see her Twenties web series on the boob tube soon. BET has signed Lena to write a pilot based on the series, which follows a queer black twentysomething woman.

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Some new castings are happening for Queen Latifah‘s Bessie Smith biopic, and The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as such:

The telepic revolves around iconic blues singer Smith (Queen Latifah) as she overcomes the challenges of her tempestuous personal life to become one of the most acclaimed performers and recording artists of the 1920s and ’30s, to be known forevermore as the “Empress of the Blues.” The film, based on Smith’s life story, is written and directed by Pariah‘s Dee Rees.

Melissa Etheridge has a new single called “Take My Number.” I wonder how her wife feels about that.

Here’s a list of 8 Gay Actors Who Play Straight. Surely there are many, many more than 8.

What an interesting friendship: Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron like to hang out on boats together.

Want to hang out where Piper and Alex do? PaperMag has 13 Real-Life NYC Spots Featured on Orange is the New Black.

Ellen DeGeneres comes in at number five on Forbes‘ Celebrity 100. That’s just under Oprah!

In Touch Weekly claims Portia de Rossi checked into rehab in May for “30 day treatment” after some fights with Ellen. Consider the source, aka “anonymous.”

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Cara Delevingne has a new Mulberry ad where she plays with puppies.

StyleMePretty featured a lesbian wedding on their site and it happened to be one of our readers. Congrats Jacqueline! I’m dying over those shoes!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Amber Rose on The Wendy Williams Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Melissa Etheridge on The Big Interview “The Winners” (AXS TV 9:30 a.m.), La La’s Full Court Life “Little Shop of Horrors” (VH1 12 p.m.), Pretty Persuasion (Starz Cinema 12:35 p.m., 10 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), *The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Signature Series “Martina Navratilova” (Tennis 2 p.m.), The Normal Heart (HBO2 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Laurel Canyon (Starz Cinema 2:30 p.m.), 112 Weddings (HBO 2:45 p.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 2:55 p.m.), *Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 3 p.m.), Kicking & Screaming (OMAX 4:35 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Cousins Undercover “A Wounded Warrior’s Broken Down Home Transforms Into a Healthy Haven for Rehab and Relaxation” (HGTV 8 p.m.), *True Blood “I Found You” (HBO 8 p.m., 12:30 a.m., HBO Signature 10:45 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Catfish: The TV Show “Miranda & Cameryn” (MTV 9 p.m.), R&B Divas: Atlanta “Reunion, Pt. 1” (TV One 10 p.m.), La La’s Full Court Life “How to Succeed in Business” (VH1 10 p.m.), Untying the Knot “A Date for Divorce” (Bravo 10:01 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Rick Ross/MMG” (MTV2 11 p.m.), To Rome With Love (Starz Cinema 11:55 p.m.), *Wanda Sykes on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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