Morning Brew – Friday, Feb. 10: Kelly Clarkson loves Brandi Carlile but still isn’t gay, Rachel Maddow announces tour dates

Good morning!

On last night’s Jersey Shore, Vinny struck out when he hit on a lesbian. I wouldn’t blame the girl if she just said she was a lesbian so she could get away from him.

Jackie Warner is like the Suze Orman of diets and fitness. Only read what she has to say if you want to get a smackdown. Sugar? DENIED.

Out performer LP performed at the Grammy Foundation Show last night and it sounds like she tore the house down. I can’t wait to hear her new album. Here she is on the red carpet with Malin Akerman.

Apparently the new Marie Antoinette themed film Farewell, My Queen has some lesbian undertones to it. A reporter at Berlin’s Film Fest asked star Diane Kruger if she thinks Marie was gay. Her response:

The way [the director] saw her she is borderline crazy…I don’t think she’s a lesbian.

Oh OK, that clears things up. Actually, I know some girls who could qualify as both.

Kelly Clarkson is still not a lesbian, but this time she said if she were, she’d be proud to say so.

“I’m not gay. If I was, I’d say: “I love women!” That’s why it drives me nuts. But I feel like even if I did say it, people would be like, “You’re just trying to do that to win the gay audience.

I would not say that at all, Kelly. I would say things like “Yes!” and “I knew it!” But Kelly C also rocked my world this week when she told her fans to check out Brandi Carlile, writing on Facebook:

Brandi Carlisle [sic] is so incredibly talented! If you haven’t seen her live please go. She will break your heart in a good way with her lyrics and her voice is one of my favorite sounds on the planet! A shout out to the twins singing with her as well! Tim and Phil you are both ridiculous!

Rachel Maddow has posted her book tour dates over at her blog. Get tickets now! I did yesterday.

Out actress Jenny Hagel stars in this clip from the web series Uncastable.

Ellen Barkin has been cast in the new Ryan Murphy/Ali Adler sitcom, The New Normal, which solidifies that I will be watching it.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The New Adventures of Old Christine (Lifetime 11 a.m.), k.d. lang on The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) , *Make Room For Multiples (TLC 2 p.m.), Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (HBO Family 5:50 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), *Jane Lynch on Inside Comedy (Showtime2 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Portlandia (IFC 10 p.m.), Vicci Martinez on The Tonight Show (NBC 11:35 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun