Morning Brew – Kate McKinnon does Bieber for “Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary”


Good morning! Happy Presidents’ Day.

Kate McKinnon was great (per usual) as Justin Bieber on Saturday Night Live‘s 40th Anniversary Special last night.

Here she is with her castmates, too.

SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration

Slate gets into it with a discussion on how to “mend the rift” between cisgender lesbians and transgender women.

Mary Portas and wife Melanie are having a baby! Mary’s brother, Lawrence, has given the couple his sperm so that Mary’s genetics can be a part of the babe, which Melanie will carry.

Out comic Nikki Carr performed at NYC benefit for P.S. 11 recently, and after talking about being gay on stage, Gilbert Gottfried “came out and identified himself as a big, Black Lesbian, … with a yeast infection.” Charming!

No Depression talked with Joan Osborne about love and hate.

Engaged babes Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher also give some advice and answer questions about love for The AV Club.

Caitlin Stasey spoke with VH1 about feminism and sexuality. A must-read for fans, and conducted by one of our contributors, Tara Aquino!

Lesli Linka Glatter was the director of Marlene King‘s epic movie Now and Then, and she says she’s totally open to making a sequel. Also it sounds like the ABC Family TV adaptation of the show might be dead in the water. Boo.

Cynthia Nixon spoke with T magazine about her directorial debut, her next few projects, and what her wife is working on for the city.

Jodie Foster made a fantastic speech about women directors at the Athena Film Festival last week.

Kristen Stewart is on the cover of Wonderland magazine this month and, inside, she talks about how she “lives her life under a microscope.”

“Your life becomes this stage-show broadcast for public consumption. Like, I was probably followed here, and they’re going to photograph every expression I make, and wonder what it means, and then that’s the show that’s going to be running tonight. And sometimes they catch something true, but often it’s rooted in pure falseness.”


Annie Potts has been cast as Fortune Feimster‘s mom in the pilot, Family Fortune. Ms. Potts has experience playing the mom to a lesbian on The Fosters, so she’s obviously perfect.

LA-band Kera and the Lesbians covered an Elvis track: “I Love You Because.”

The Chicago Tribune writes about lesbian content creator Tello Films and features their hit series #Hashtag.

Oregon’s new bisexual governor, Kate Brown, is getting all kinds of tongues wagging about bisexuality.

There’s a lesbian sex scene in Spike Lee‘s new filmDa Sweet Blood of Jesus. Felicia “Snoop” Pearson also has a role.

NBC has a new show called Love is a Four Letter Word that sounds dramatic already. Nadine Velazquez has been cast as “Rebecca, a Cuban American who is deeply in love with Julie and very happy with their marriage, but doesn’t realize her wife is actively considering getting back together with her ex, Nick.” The show is written by playwright-TV writer Diana Son and “chronicles the collision of race, sexuality and gender roles when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test.” (Thanks Alex!)

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Celebration At The Beverly Hills Hilton

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO Comedy 9:45 a.m.), Top Chef marathon (Esquire 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *House Crashers “Rustic Industrial Kitchen” (DIY 5:30 p.m.), The East (HBO Signature 5:15 p.m.), *Black Sails marathon (Starz 6 p.m.), Classic Tennis – 1984 U.S. Open Finals – Navratilova vs. Evert (ESPN Classic 7 p.m.), The Fosters “If You Only Knew” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Gotham “The Blind Fortune Teller” (Fox 8 p.m.), The Great British Baking Show “Advanced Dough” (PBS), Sharon Isbin on Tavis Smiley (PBS), *Shameless “Crazy Love” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m.), *Ellen’s Design Challenge “Off the Wall” (HGTV 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Chasing Life “The Big Leagues” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Jane the Virgin “Chapter Fourteen” (CW 9 p.m.), Ellen’s Design Challenge “Ouch, We Have to Build a…” (HGTV 9 p.m.), Black Ink Crew “C’est La Vie” (VH1 9 p.m.), *Rules of Engagement “Beating the System” (WGN America 11 p.m.), *Catfish: The TV Show “Miranda & Cameryn” (MTV 11:01 p.m.), *Friends “The One with the Birth” (TV Land 12:40 a.m.), *Lost Girl “Of All the Gin Joints” (Syfy 3 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.), *Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Showdown at Le Cirque” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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