Morning Brew – Portia de Rossi joins “Scandal”

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For today’s #TBT, Sandra Bernhard gets a little feisty on a bike and it’s probably not hers.

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If you are a fan of Hunter Valentine or Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, join us at 12pm ET/9am PT for our first Live Google Hang with Kiyomi McCloskey. Ask questions on Twitter using #askkiyomi and yours will be asked.

Portia de Rossi is joining the cast of Scandal for a top secret storyline. All we know is that she’s definitely part of the show, and that Ellen DeGeneres tweeted her excitement. I wish Portia had Twitter!

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Several castmembers of OITNB will visit Conan on Monday, August 4. Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne and Jason Biggs (him?) will appear together on the show. Conan’s going to need a bigger couch.

Sad news: The CW has pulled Seed from its summer line-up. But since it was aired in full in Canada, you can track down the rest of the episodes.

Variety put Fortune Feimster and Lena Waithe on their 10 Comics to Watch List and talked with them about their careers.

Orphan Black is getting the comic book treatment. Fuck yes!


Caity Lotz is back on Arrow as of episode 2 (titled “Sara”) in the new season. Executive producer Mark Guggenheim teases:

“Her first line [upon returning] is one of my favorites…. She says something amazing. It’s like a movie trailer line. In fact, it may end up in a commercial or something.”

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Black Canary is the bomb.

A lesbian was discriminated against at Michigan’s Adventure waterpark for wearing men’s swimtrunks. She was told she needed to wear a woman’s bathing suit or else she had to leave the park.

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EastEnders star Luisa Bradshaw-White told The Mirror the only thing she has in common with her character is they are both gay.

Golf Alpha Yankee is a documentary about LGBT human rights and it needs your help to get made.

Out comic Jessica Kirson is in the new Amy Schumer-penned film Trainwreck. Here she is hugging Amy (lucky!):


Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The Case Against 8 (HBO Signature 10:45 a.m.), *Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “Finding the Weakest Link” (VH1 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Boys on the Side (Starz InBlack 3:15 p.m.), To Rome With Love (Starz Comedy 4:20 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey “Oh, Christmas Tre” (Bravo 4:30 p.m., 1 a.m.), *Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence “Bigfoot Merit Badge” (Animal Planet 6 p.m.), *Living Single “Woman to Woman” (TV One 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night “Lynch…Jane Lynch” (NBC 8 p.m.), Defiance “This Woman’s Work” (Syfy 8 p.m.), Black Box “The Fear; Consequences” (ABC 8 p.m.), *ESPY Awards (ESPN 8 p.m.), *Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), *Law & Order: SVU “Learning Curve” (USA 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Last Comic Standing “Challenge 4 – Roast” (NBC 10 p.m.), *Ray Donovan “Uber Ray” (Showtime 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), *The L Word “Lesson Number One”/”Lexington and Concord” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.), WNBA Basketball – Phoenix at Los Angeles (NBA 10:30 p.m.), *Penn & Teller: Bullshit! “Nukes, Hybrids & Lesbians” (Showtime 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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