Morning Brew – Evan Rachel Wood to star in HBO series “Westworld”

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Tonight on TLC, Cynthia Nixon traces her family history on Who Do You Think You Are? Here’s a clip!

Evan Rachel Wood has joined the cast of a new HBO series Westworld, which is based on Michael Crichton‘s 1973 film of the same name. The Hollywood Reporter says “the drama is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” Evan will play “Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.” The show will also star Anthony Hopkins, so it sounds great already.

2014 Maui Film Festival At Wailea - Day 1

Songwriter Diane Warren is being honored by the Point Foundation for her support of the LGBTQ community.

Taylor Schilling talked about the real Piper on The Late Show.

Meanwhlie Laura Prepon talked about OITNB with Queen Latifah.

Ken Burns new documentary The Roosevelts will feature Eleanor Roosevelt‘s “friendships” with women but doesn’t portray her as a lesbian, although some in the film believe she was.


Vulture wonders why Under the Dome ratings are doing down. Well, for one, the lesbians want more Carolyn. OKthx.

Pam Fields wants to have Allison for dinner on next week’s Pretty Little Liars.

Out actress Cherry Jones spoke with Slant magazine for an in-depth Q&A about her life and career. Here she is on how she identifies with her current role in the show When We Were Young and Afraid:

The first knowledge I had of a grown lesbian was when I was Penny’s age, in high school. There was this woman, she was very pale, with dark hair, and beautifully defined features. She was the student teacher for PE. I didn’t have to take PE because I was in the band. But I was desperate to find a way to talk to this woman because I had such a crush on her. She was the only gay person I’d ever met back then in Paris, Tennessee. I decided I was going to go to the National Speech Tournament. I’d won for my state in dramatic interpretation. I chose original oratory. I’d heard the PE teacher was active in her college’s chapter of the National Organization for Women. So I went to her and said, “I’ve chosen this topic. Is there any material that you can bring me?” And she did. It turned out that she was this radical lesbian feminist separatist like Cherise’s character in the play. The first thing she brought me was Sisterhood Is Powerful with this huge fist on the cover. All of this stuff—that’s exactly what Cherise is saying to me every night on stage as Hanna, and it just takes me right back. My oration, by the way, was called “Sex Role Stereotyping: Traditional Tommy-Rot.” Don’t ask me where that came from. But I won second in the nation with it and the only reason why was that I had a passion for that college student.

"When We Were Young And Afraid" Opening Night

Shewired posted a new music video from Dani Shay that is a tribute to performers who have passed, including Cory Monteith.

Reality show chef Khristianne Uy (Chef K) filmed her proposal to her GF, who she met through an appearance on The Millionaire Matchmaker.

The Wrap has two video interviews with Uzo Adubu where she dishes on Crazy Eyes.

The lesbian-themed streaming video site Section II is halfway to meeting their fundraising goal but need your help.

Susan Sarandon supports you and me and all of our friends.

Joan Jett talks about her new album Unvarnished on The Queen Latifah Show.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Kitchen Crashers “Barn Door Blue Kitchen” (DIY 9 a.m.), The Out List (HBO2 9:20 a.m.), *Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “The Journey Begins” (VH1 11 a.m.), She Hate Me (Starz InBlack 11:15 a.m.), Happy Endings (Flix 12:45 p.m.), *Will & Grace “My Uncle the Car” (We 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Law & Order: SVU “Fallacy” (USA 2 p.m.), The Jane Austen Book Club (Starz 2:50 p.m.), *Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 3 p.m.), the xx on Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 3 p.m.), *Law & Order “Girl Most Likely” (We 5 p.m.), *Property Brothers “Nancy and Rhonda” (HGTV 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Real Housewives of New Jersey “Oh, Christmas Tre” (Bravo 7 p.m., 10 p.m.), Kidnapped For Christ (Showcase 7:30 p.m.), *True Blood “Lost Cause” (HBO 8 p.m., 12:30 a.m., HBO2 10:30 p.m.), *Arrow “Heir to the Demon” (CW 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Who Do You Think You Are? “Cynthia Nixon” (TLC 9 p.m.), Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “Finding the Weakest Link” (VH1 10 p.m.), The Bridge “Sorrowsworn” (FX 10 p.m.), *Erin Foley on Gotham Comedy Live “Craig Carton” (AXS TV 10 p.m.), *Masters of Sex “Kyrie Eleison” (Showtime 10 p.m.), Reaching for the Moon (TMC Xtra 10 p.m.), Boys on the Side (Starz InBlack 10 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Bow Wow; Que” (MTV2 11 p.m.), The Last Ship “El Toro” (TNT 11:03 p.m.), *Instant Mom “Not Your Mother’s Day” (Nick Jr. 11:30 p.m.), *LP on Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:36 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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