Morning Brew – The real Alex Vause lands a book deal

Good morning! Happy Friday!

AfterEllen just joined Instagram, and right on time to catch Mary Lambert‘s secret show in L.A. last night. The new songs from Heart on My Sleeve are fan-fucking-tastic.

We’ll be hosting a live chat with Hunter Valentine‘s Kiyomi and Laura today at 10 a.m. PT. Ask questions using #askhv on Twitter and join us live to talk about this week’s Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project. Here’s a clip that didn’t make the show, where Kiyomi and Laura tell Laura why they think Aimee is using them. Then Linda calls Aimee Kristy McNichol and it’s amazing.

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Cleary Wolters is the name of the real Alex Vause (aka the woman who landed Piper Kerman in the big house) and now she’s got a book deal of her own. Out of Orange will tell the story of her “complicated” relationship with the real Piper. It comes out on HarperOne in May of next year.

clearyvia Vanity Fair

Rachel Johnson, sister to the Mayor of London, says she once had to stop the tabloids from running a false story about a lesbian affair one of her co-workers made up. This is why crushing on straight women is so not worth it, guys. She tells the world you’re a nut job.

Vicky Beeching‘s first TV interview since coming out had her slaying a pastor trying to tell her she’s not really gay. She’s giving into a “lie.”

Actress/director Magda Apanowicz talked with Queerty about

Tig Notaro Cynthia Nixon will star in Drama Club: Seagulls at Joe’s Pub, while Alison Bechdel and Jonathan Lethem will have a discussion of their work turned stage musicals on October 27 at the Newman Theater.

Out artist Tara Jane O’Neil spoke about her new record with Chosen One.

Amber Heard is part of The Hollywood Reporter‘s philanthropy issue.


Ruby Rose and fiancee Phoebe Dahl are adorable for Diva.



Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Buffy marathon (Pivot 9 a.m.), *Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “Courtney Love’s Fallout” (VH1 11 a.m.), Thirteen (IndiePlex 11:30 a.m., 11:10 p.m.), Best of the AP Music Awards (AXS TV 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Will & Grace “East Side Story” (We 2 p.m.), *Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Femme-C’s” (Oxygen 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.), *South Beach Tow marathon (TruTV 3 p.m.), Kicking & Screaming (HBO Family 3:50 p.m.), *Friends “The One With the Lesbian Wedding” (TBS 4 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Deadly Women “Malicious Hearts” (ID 7 p.m.), WNBA Basketball – Minnesota at San Antonio (NBA 8 p.m.), *MasterChef “Top 10 Compete” (Fox 8 p.m.), *Masters of Sex “Giants” (Showtime 8 p.m., 11 p.m., Showtime2 10 p.m.), *Four Weddings “…And a Grilled Cheese” (TLC 8 p.m.), *Signature Series “Martina Navratilova” (Tennis 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Ray Donovan “Irish Spring” (Showtime2 9 p.m., Showtime 12 a.m.), Monster (Showtime 9 p.m.), *Face Off “Twisted Trees” (Syfy 10 p.m.), *True Blood “Almost Home” (HBO 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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