Morning Brew – Kate McKinnon gets a surprise on “Live with Kelly & Michael”

Happy Friday! And Happy May 1!


Maria Bello told The Hollywood Reporter she has a new production company called Ground Seven Entertainment, and will focus on projects that we are guaranteed to love.

“Our whole company focuses on the normalcy of diversity in productions, specifically women. So we are telling lot of stories — films, TV shows, video games — all with female perspectives that are fun, interesting, empowering and dynamic. It’s all about expanding people’s voices, because I want to hear more voices.”

Maria was also a guest on HuffPost Live this week, and interviewed by The Daily Beast.

The Illinois-based sperm bank being sued for giving a lesbian the wrong sperm is seeking dismissal as “the law does not recognize damages or extra costs associated with raising a healthy child.” Jennifer Cramblett‘s lawsuit alleges that she wasn’t prepared to raise a biracial child in a conservative area and the mix-up has given her “anxieties and uncertainty about her future and [daughter] Payton’s future.”

The New York Times says we need more same-sex love songs and I’m inclined to agree.

Styleite interviews lesbian porn star Ela Darling.

Monifah attended a New York premiere of Blackbird where she talked with a reporter about LGBT acceptance in the black community.

“My brother was a gay man and I had lots of gay family members on my mom’s side. It wasn’t abnormal to me. We were family. So I felt free to be myself. I’m happy this film is pulling the covers back and asking hard questions and looking at it from every perspective.”

Barney Frank is not having Andy Cohen‘s lesbian jokes

Florida is allowing a lesbian couple to get divorced, despite the fact their marriage isn’t recognized in the state.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will bring Lisbeth Salander back on August 27. If David Lagercrantz de-gays (di-bis?) her….


Desiree Akhavan is one of Paper‘s Beautiful People.


Want to hear the bellas of Pitch Perfect 2 singing “Cups” around a campfire? You’re welcome.

This week’s Catfish was about a lesbian named Blair and her long-distance lover, Markie.

Kate McKinnon was a guest on Live with Kelly and Michael yesterday and got the surprise of her life when Theresa Caputo stopped by to critique her impersonation.

Sandra Bernhard‘s new show is called “Sandra Bernhard is #Blessed.” Too good.

Bessie director Dee Rees talked with HuffPost Live about getting the film made with HBO after 22 years of it being in the works.

I was interviewed for this Cosmo piece: “Seeking: A Bestie Who Loves Brunch, Netflix Binges, and Going Down on Each Other.”

Is an LGBT character coming to Once Upon a Time? “There’s always a chance.”

Ellen DeGeneres is executive producing a new animated version of Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. She’s officially the busiest woman in show business.

Classic Alice will return with all new episodes this summer.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Wendy Williams Show – Guest: Robin Roberts Hot Bench “Toxic Lesbian Love” Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Law & Order “Panic” (WGN America 9 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “The Wish: (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun) The Big Interview “Jane Lynch” (AXS TV 10:30 a.m.) (rerun) Being John Malkovich (Sundance 11:15 a.m., 6 a.m.) Buffy marathon (Pivot 12 p.m.) Signature Series “Martina Navratilova” (Tennis 12 p.m.) (rerun) Younger marathon (VH1 1:10 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Chopped “Chopped All-Stars: Mega Chefs” (Food Network 2 p.m.) – Elizabeth Falkner competes (rerun) Cold Case “Boy Crazy” (Ion 2 p.m.) (rerun) Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Margaret Cho” (OWN 3 p.m.) (rerun) Dog Whisperer “Hairy Houdini” (Nat Geo Wild 3 p.m.) – With Jillian Michaels (rerun) South Park “D-Yikes” (Comedy Central 3:22 p.m.) (rerun) Chopped “Chopped All-Stars: Celebrities” (Food Network 4 p.m.) – Judy Gold competes (rerun) Will & Grace “Buy, Buy Baby” (Logo 4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Friends “The One With the Dozen Lasagnas” (TBS 5:30 p.m.) (rerun) But I’m a Cheerleader (Starz Cinema 8:30 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Lost Girl “Big in Japan” (Syfy 10 p.m.) Archer “Archer Vice: A Kiss While Dying”/”Archer Vice: A Debt of Honor” (Comedy Central 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.) (rerun) Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) Best in Show (HBO Signature 2:45 a.m.) Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.) Ellen “The Apartment Hunt” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)