Morning Brew – Jodie Foster to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Athena Film Festival

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Raven-Symone and AzMarie Livingston were at the Empire premiere last night in Hollywood. More on their roles on the show to come! Tune into the show’s debut on Fox tonight.

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Rookie has an interview with Rachael Cantu about her band Little Brutes, as well as a few tracks from their new EP, Desire


Out French pop singer Soko has a self-professed super lesbian song called “Who Wears the Pants?” It’s from her forthcoming album,  My Dreams Dictate My Reality.

Suze Orman and partner KT were in Florida to celebrate the state’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

Sue Perkins and TV presenter Anna Richardson are officially an item. And now that I’ve called a couple “an item,” I’m officially my mother.

Celebrity Sightings In London - October 15, 2013

Decider has a list of gay celebs who have gone straight for pay. Love it!

This gay woman is over the “secret lesbian,” aka the speculation of otherwise noted straight women’s sexual orientations. (Think: Taylor Swift.)

Love & Hip-Hop New York Star Cyn Santana had this to say about her ex Erica Mena, and backlash regarding her now having a boyfriend:

 “I never stopped liking men. I love beards, my man has a beard. I never stopped liking men, I always liked my men. I dated a girl. It seemed realer than what it really was because it was on TV. I really wouldn’t say a phase because I really love this girl. Until this day I’m still in love with her.”

Amber Benson held a Reddit Q&A this week where she answered a question asking the most rewarding thing about playing Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

“The most rewarding thing about playing Tara was that the relationship on Buffy between her and Willow helped kick open the door for more amazing LGBTQ characters on TV. We were so blessed to walk in their shoes and play those ladies. It’s one of the things I am most proud of in my life.”

Jodie Foster will receive the Laura Zizkin Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2015 Athena Film Festival. Jodie said in a statement:

“It is truly an honor to receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the Athena Film Festival, which celebrates the power, creativity and leadership of women in the entertainment industry. These are values I share deeply with the festival and I am thrilled to be recognized amongst my colleagues and peers.”

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The Athena Film Festival celebrates women in powerful roles in the movie industry, and will take place in NYC this February.

Emily Schromm has some workout tips for you at Women’s Health.

The cast of Queer as Folk will reunite at the ATX TV Festival this June. Michelle Clunie and Thea Gill are both confirmed, although Michelle just had a baby, like, yesterday!


Looking for some ’70s subtext? The Facts of Life box set comes out on January 13.

Yahoo! Style says Kristen Kish is a “mover and a shaker,” and a “millennial to watch out for.” We don’t disagree!

Paste has a great interview with Carrie Brownstein.

Megan Ellison has found her next project: The out owner of Annapurna Pictures will produce Ana Lily Amirpour‘s The Bad Batch.

Bustle wrote about Paily and results are mixed.

Pat Griffin penned a piece on women coaches in college sports for The Huffington Post where she calls out discrimination and homophobia.

Sia‘s new video for “Elastic Heart” will again feature Maddie Zeigler‘s dancing skills. The bisexual singer will also be on SNL when it returns for the rest of its current season.

Brunch With Bridget is back, and Rent Controlled‘s Heather Dean is the first guest.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (FX 9:30 a.m.) The View (ABC),  *Top Chef marathon (Bravo 11 a.m.) Cruel Intentions (Encore Suspense 12:20 p.m., 7:20 p.m.), *Mega Dens “Cleaning Up and Coolifying Jill’s Mega Disaster” (DIY 1 p.m.), *Living Single “Woman to Woman” (Logo 1:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.),  *Sex and the City “Bay of Married Pigs” (E! 2 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 2 p.m.), Girl Code marathon (MTV 2:30 p.m.), Reaching for the Moon (TMC Xtra 4 p.m.), *Property Brothers “Sarah & Mari” (HGTV 6 p.m.),  Being John Malkovich (TMC 6 p.m.) Dog Whisperer “Hollywood Hounds” (NatGeo Wild 7 p.m.),  The Real World: Skeletons “Blast From the Past” (MTV 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) People’s Choice Awards 2015 (CBS 9 p.m.), Bully (Pivot 9 p.m.), Top Chef “For Julia & Jacques” (Bravo 10 p.m.), Art School Confidential (MGM 10 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out (MTV2 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.), Rock and Rock Hall of Fame (HBO2 11 p.m.), Carrie Brownstein on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC 11:34 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (Logo 12:30 a.m.), Jane Lynch on Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.), *Girl Code “Girl Power” (MTV 2:30 a.m.), Chloe (Starz Edge 3 a.m.), Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)