Morning Brew – Wed. Sept. 5: Emily Fields will step up her fashion game, Ellen’s Walk of Fame acceptance speech

Good morning! I saw Butterfly Boucher and Missy Higgins play last night and they were pretty great. I wish they’d play together forever.

One of my favorite duos is Telepathe, who are ex-girlfriends and manage to make beautiful music together. They’ve got a new track up and an interview over at Nowness for your aural pleasure.

Jimmy Kimmel made a very nice speech about Ellen DeGeneres yesterday when she was given her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also in the video: Portia de Rossi and Betty DeGeneres.


And here’s Ellen’s acceptance speech:


Sara Gilbert and her The Talk co-hosts are going make-up free when the show returns for its third season premiere next Monday. I’m sure Sara will look just as fresh-faced as always.

Photo from CBS

Billie Jean King and Pat Summit were hanging out at the U.S. Open. this week. Oh to be a fly on the wall!

Photo from Facebook

Lesbian writer Jill Kushner penned a hilarious piece about being stood up over at HelloGiggles.

Pretty Little Liars wardrobe stylist Mandi Line talked about dressing each character for the show over at CNN. She says this fall “Emily, the queen of simple tank tops and tees, will really step up her game.”

This R&B Divas spoof couldn’t figure out anything else to have Monifah do other than be a creepy lez. Sigh.


The New Yorker reports on the LGBT outlook at the Democratic National Convention and talks to Houston’s out mayor Annise Parker. It’s looking good for us!

In case you missed my interview with DJ Lisa Pittman yesterday, I’m heading to Vegas this weekend for Shedonism and I’d love to meet you there. Stay at the host hotel Rumor Boutique for $99 a night, where one lucky room will be chosen at random to win a lunch date with Whitney Mixter and Sara Bettencourt. The pool parties, dancing and performances take place Sept. 6-10 as part of Las Vegas Pride. Find out more at

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover marathon (Bravo 8 a.m.), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Baby’s First Day (TLC 9:30 a.m.), Melissa Etherdige on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live (VH1 10 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.), *Make Room For Multiples (TLC 2:30 p.m.), *Top Chef Masters (Bravo 4 p.m.), Democratic National Convention coverage hosted by Rachel Maddow (MSNBC 7 p.m.), Big Brother (CBS 8 p.m.), *R&B Divas marathon (TV One 8 p.m.), *Supernatural (CW 9 p.m.), Big Brother After Dark (Showtime2 midnight) and Black Swan (HBO midnight) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun