Morning Brew: Jillian Michaels makes Ellen cry, Quinn and Santana make us swoon

Happy Tuesday, Brewbies.

This morning, AfterEllen reader tetetar sent me a picture that made my whole day:

She explains:

Hey we have a central city Anglican church here in Auckland, New Zealand that put controversial billboards up outside their church. It’s an old traditional church with a large congregation and a new attitude.

And speaking of large congregations, Glee has released some promo pics from that rumored Quinntana episode, and would you get a load of these two?

I still find it very, very hard to believe that Quinn and Santana are going to hook-up, and it seems like most of our readers don’t believe it either. Buuuut it also seems like our readers really, really want it to be true.

Jillian Michaels chatted with Ellen yesterday about The Biggest Loser and motherhood. She also gave her quite a pep talk.


There’s been a lot of will-he/won’t-he debate about whether or not President Obama plans to include same-sex couples in his immigration reform proposals. (As it stands now, even if an American citizen marries a non-American citizen in one of the half-dozen states where it’s legal, the non-American citizen will not receive citizenship because the marriage is not recognized at the federal level.) When the Senate revealed its plan yesterday afternoon, it did not include same-sex couples. But last night, BuzzFeed’s political team confirmed that the President will include gay folks in the plan he will unveil in Las Vegas today. If so, it will be another landmark moment for the push for LGBT equality in America.

Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth “the Manimal” Faried has teamed up with his lesbian moms to make a video for One Colorado, the group working hard to make civil unions a reality in Colorado. (His moms are so shy! I can hardly handle how adorable they are!)


Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Anderson Live – Guest: Anne Burrell, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun), Kourtney and Kim Take Miami “Lez-B-Real” (E! 5 p.m., 10 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars “Out of the Frying Pan Into the Inferno” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Emily Owens, M.D. “Emily and…the Perfect Storm” (CW 9 p.m.), Go On “Pass Interference” (NBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi (TeenNick 9, 9:30 p.m.) (rerun), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Starz 9 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Zone 9 p.m.), White Collar “Brass Tacks” (USA 10 p.m.), Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (Nick 11 p.m.) [Thanks for the schedule, Roni!]