Morning Brew – Ellen rocks a tux in dancing Oscar promo

Happy Friday! A huge congrats to New Mexico for making gay marriage happen!

Goddamn, Ellen can rock a tux. I also happen to enjoy her dance moves and lip syncing quite a lot.

Vulture says it was a good year for women on TV. An excerpt:

The interracial lesbian foster moms on The Fosters; the weird sister dynamic between Tina and Louise on Bob’s Burgers; Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project; Alicia, Diane, Kalinda, and Robyn on The Good Wife; Bullet on The Killing; Anna Farris and Allison Janney on Mom; Stephanie Beatriz’s Rosa on Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Abbie on Sleepy Hollow; everyone on Getting On — everywhere I looked this year, there were interesting women with unusual stories and unusual styles, ideas, and perspectives. I hope there are more next year, especially more stories by and about women of color, queer women, and women with a wider range of body types and physical abilities. One show, one character — that’s not enough. AMC, FX, Showtime, BBC — they all have plenty of shows with male leads, some shows with male and female leads, but a real dearth of shows that have female, and only female, leads. Hell, I’d be thrilled to see even a USA show whose episodes pass the Bechdel test.

IndieWire lists 10 missteps in queer films this year, including Concussion, PowerUP’s row with Angela Robinson and Passion.

The BBC is going to air a Buffy the Vampire Slayer retrospective, including interviews with Joss Whedon and some of the show’s stars.

Carrie Brownstein shares her favorite Portlandia sketches, including the one she makes out with Chloe Sevingy. Good choice!

Do you want to have Melissa Etheridge come over for Christmas? Just play this video on your big screen TV and it’s like she’s there with you.

If you watched Time of Death on Showtime, you’ll recognize Little as part of this band The Switched. They have a new holiday song you might enjoy.

Backstage named Tatiana Maslany their performer of the year. (Duh.) EW also praised the cast and they were happy to say thanks from the set where Tatiana was dressed as Cosima.

Sara Gilbert is looking perfectly nerdy for her role as a shy high school teacher on CBS’s upcoming sitcom Bad Teacher.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, *America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 17 marathon (Oxygen 6 a.m.), *Buffy (FX 7 a.m., 8 a.m.), *Ellen marathon (FX 9 a.m.), Pariah (OMAX 10:10 a.m.), *Degrassi (TeenNick 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *America’s Supernanny “The Paul-Sheckles Family” (Bio 2 p.m.), *Friends “The One with the Truth About London” (TBS 4 p.m.), Election (HBO Comedy 4:30 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (Logo 4:30 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress “Day of Challenges” (TLC 5:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche (Fox Sports 1 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (Showtime2 10:40 p.m.), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Comedy Central 11 p.m.), Chelsea Lately (E! 12:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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