Morning Brew – “Orange is the New Black” stars honored at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon


Good morning! How are you dealing with all your Brittana wedding feels today?


If you love Bob’s Burgers and Sleater-Kinney, then this is your dream music video.

Out comic Ali Clayton loves her some country music. Here she shares her feelings on Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush.”

Alan Cumming talked with good friend Saffron Burrows for Interview magazine. She talked about feeling like a new person now that she’s married to her partner and they have a baby together.

It feels really good. I realize one can do things in a very personal way and it comes to a moment where you might have to talk to the outside world because you want to encourage someone to look at something you’ve worked on, or you’ve got to enter the world again once you’ve been in the world of having a new baby. It’s very internal really, the whole thing. In a really good way. But then you want to go out into the world again and work again and talk about your work and be proud of it. More importantly, you feel you have this child now and you need to be very clear what you’re showing them and what pride you’re displaying so that they get very clearly that this is what your family unit is and how proud you are. It felt really good.

saffron-interviewvia Interview

Some of our favorite women were at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon yesterday, where the stars of Orange is the New Black were among the honorees.

Portia de Rossi was a guest on Shondaland: Revealed this week, and host/producer Betsy Beers asked her the tough questions. (Thanks Beth!)

If you have a hard time finding shoes that a.) you like and b.) fit you, NiK Kacy could be your new go-to.


Out actress/director Alexandra Roxo will be on our TVs soon!


Heather Morris is part of this hilarious video taking on dumb questions actresses are asked on red carpets.

Congrats to Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, the first ever lesbian couple married in Texas!

NPR did a great piece on Dr. Pauli Murray, who is the black queer feminist profiled in Salon I told you about yesterday.

Michelle Tea talks self-care with New York Magazine.

This is something you might need: A Tabatha Coffey ass kicking.


Nikki & Nora are trying to raise $95k for a second season of their web series.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Extreme Homes “Alien, Egg, Tattoo” (HGTV 9 a.m.), *Married…With Children: Where Are They Now? (Pop 10:30 a.m.), *Doctor Who “A Good Man Goes to War” (BBC America 11 a.m.), *Roseanne “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (We 12:30 p.m.), A Family Is a Family Is a Family (HBO Family 12:45 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO 1:15 p.m., HBO2 9 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Bully (Pivot 2 p.m., 3:30 a.m.), The East (HBO Signature 3:25 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids “Not So Identical Twin” (TLC 5 p.m.), *90210 “To Sext or Not to Sext” (Pop 5 p.m.), *Friends “The One with Rachel’s Big Kiss” (TBS 5:30 p.m.), V for Vendetta (Cinemax 7:25 p.m.), Hart of Dixie “Alabama Boys” (CW 8 p.m.), Cameron Esposito on World’s Funniest Fails “Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Gotta Fail!” (Fox 8 p.m.), *Shameless “Crazy Love” (Showtime 8 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), *Black Sails “XII.” (Starz Edge 8 p.m., Starz 11:25 p.m.), The Jane Austen Book Club (MoviePlex 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Glee “A Wedding” (Fox 9 p.m.), Preachers’ Daughters “Evil Eye for an Eye” (Lifetime 10:02 p.m.), *Law & Order: CI “Tru Love” (Ion 11 p.m.), *The Walking Dead “Them” (AMC 12 a.m., 4 a.m.), *Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (Logo 1:30 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.), *Saturday Night Live “Adam Levine; Kendrick Lamar” (VH1 4:55 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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