Morning Brew – Wed. Oct. 3: A genealogy expert takes on Rachel Maddow’s past, “Rizzoli & Isles” gets a return date

Good morning!

Lea Seydoux talked with IndieWire about her role in the upcoming lesbian romance Blue. She said “it’s a very dramatic love story.” I think she pulls off the blue hair wonderfully.

Photo from i-D magazine

Rizzoli & Isles is back November 27. That’s something to be thankful for!

Four states are voting on marriage equality soon and if you know any one in Maine, Maryland, Washington or Minnesota, post this on your Facebook page or some equivalent so perhaps someone on the fence can watch it.

Out X-Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan said her grandfather didn’t know she was gay until he read it on the Google. His response?

“We’ve got loads of grandchildren, one of them was bound to be gay.”

Photo from X-Factor

Perfect! I’m still searching for the other gay in my family. I can’t be the only one!

Lauren Russell talked with Patch about how she came to design jewelry. Here’s a hint: Hard work!

Lissy Trullie‘s new video for “Madeleine” has her channeling Dusty Springfield and Nico. AKA it’s amazing.

Are you a heterophobe? Fifty Shades of Grey could do that to you.

October is Anti-Bullying Month and so some authors made a video to give some advice on how you will end up being the most amazing person ever and the bullies will never win. Writers, they’re so good with words.

The Real L Word‘s Romi Klinger went on The Ricki Lake Show yesterday and made me nostalgic for the original Ricki show in the 1990s.

Will be seeing another lesbian on New Girl soon? One of our AE Facebook friends told us that on last night’s episode, Schmidt joked his mom “met a female coworker she lives with to this day.” Lez see the happy couple!

Go On and The New Normal have been picked up for full seasons and NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said of the two gay-friendly comedies:

In partnering with Matthew Perry for Go On, creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion. And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in The New Normal that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in. These shows are both welcome additions to our new lineup!

Indeed! And once Chicago Fire stars next week, it seems NBC finally has a hang on how to do some great lesbian characters.

Genealogy Expert Megan Smolenyak discovered 10 things you don’t know about Rachel Maddow, including the fact her mom was Canadian until she became an American citizen in 1973. A month later, she gave birth to Rachel. Thank you Mrs. Maddow!

Photo from NBC Newswire

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), *Living Single (TV One 12 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.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.), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 7 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Rachel Maddow hosts the Presidential Debate coverage (MSNBC 8 p.m.), Sia on Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 8 p.m.), *R&B Divas (TV One 8 p.m.), *Bomb Girls (Reelz 10 p.m.), Tegan and Sara on Conan (TBS 11 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (5 MAX 11 p.m.), The Shipping News (Starz Cinema 11:10 p.m.) and LP on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS 11:35 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)