Portia De Rossi Is Joining Scandal

7.23.2014

By Alex Panisch

…And five other things you need to know today.

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1. Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres is stepping into a top secret role on the next season of ABC's Scandal. Her wife first tweeted the news but no further details have been announced. Let's hope she likes red wine. [BuzzFeed]

2. In other Ellen news, Stephen Merchant has purchased the talk show host's home in Nichols Canyon. It's the same house that was once owned by Max Mutchnick and husband Erik Hymans. Take a peak inside what $3.1 million gets you. [Variety]

3. As more and more LGBT organizations crop up on the campuses of Christian colleges, students, faculty, and administrators are having to reevaluate long-held beliefs on homosexuality. [The Atlantic]

4. Lesbian author Ali Smith has made the Booker Prize longlist for her novel How to Be Both. [Vulture]

5. Douglas Gotterba, who claims to be John Travolta’s ex-boyfriend and allegedly planned to out the actor, has gone to court to challenge the gag-order he may have signed when he left his job as a pilot at Travolta’s aircraft company, Alto. [The Hollywood Reproter]

6. Laverne Cox went on The View and talked trans rights and why she loves her role on OITNB. 

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