Laura Prepon is back on for more OITNB episodes and Meredith Baxter is tying the knot

Plus, Lady Gaga and the muppets are taking over Thanksgiving


Laura Prepon, who plays the beloved-by-lesbians Alex Vause on Orange is the New Black will now be in four episodes of season two as opposed to what was originally supposed to be one. That might be the best news we’ve heard all week. Let’s keep that number rising! [buzzfeed]


Out actor Meredith Baxter is apparently getting married to her girlfriend Nancy Locke. Baxter came out in 2009 after having been married and divorced to men. Baxter and Locke have reportedly already sent out invitations for the big day. A huge congratulations is in order! [shewired]


YouTube Sensations Bria and Chrissy release their debut album with a hot title track called Face Your Fears. You love their covers, and now they’ve got ten original compositions for your enjoying pleasure. [shewired]


Wildcats is the web-series from Rachel Puchkoff, and it’s got a Kickstarter campaign to get the ball rolling. The web-series is a production that has as its focus increased visibility for female characters, as well as gay and lesbian characters in entertainment media. Plus, cheerleaders. The teaser is lovable and hella spunky. [kickstarter]


Lexus’ latest commercial seems to feature a lesbian couple, holding hands and doing outdoorsy things — as far as visibility goes, it’s only a small step forward, but we’ll take it! [afterellen]


Carmen Carrera has responded to the petition vying for her participation in Victoria Secret’s fashion show with the following statement: “I hope that all the angels would act like angels and accept me with open wings. You know, one can only dream.” We’re keeping our fingers, and wings, crossed for ya. [huffington]


A recent University of Pittsburgh Study has both unsurprisingly and disappointingly confirmed that many people still hold a great deal of prejudice against bisexuals, even within our minority communities. Looks like we’ve got a lot of work to do. [huffington]


Crime novel author Patricia Cornwell has recently come out in a HuffPost Live appearance this week. “For me, I feel it’s important to own anything that’s the truth,” she said, “I don’t ever want dirty secrets in my closet.” Case closed! [huffington]


Lastly, Lady Gaga is taking over TV on Thanksgiving this year. She’ll be starring in a 90-minute “holiday spectacular” alongside Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul, and Kristen Bell. It sounds like quite the mash-up. Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular is definitely a must watch this winter season. [afterellen]

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