Stars ARE Just Like Us! Jillian Michaels Is NOT Shagging Her Straight Best Friend

JILLIAN MICHAELS: Yesterday our top search terms were all variations on “Jillian Michaels Vanessa Marcil girlfriends” — leading to the article we wrote about Jillian coming out bisexual in Ladies Home Journal (yah! Ladies Home Journal!) a few months back.

Now we know why! Perez Hilton published a story yesterday about Jillian Michals & Vanessa Marcil banging (me thinks his helpers did a total f*up). Despite what Perez said, Jillian Michaels is not banging Vanessa Marcil and went on Facebook to prove it.

Jillian Michaels’ girlfriend is Heidi “Mouse” Rhoades.

So there you go. Don’t feel bad that your straight best friend won’t bang you, it’s not like an epidemic or anything.

Carol Leifer with partner, Lori Wolf

Fellow lesbian, comedian, vegan and animal rights activist Carol Leifer wants to know what the f*ck is up with Ellen DeGeneres.

You may not know the name Carol Leifer, but you’re more than likely familiar with her work. She’s a sought after comedy writer after performing  stand-up on David Letterman’s show over 20 times in the 1990s, writing for Seinfeld and 6 different Academy Awards shows, most recently last month hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. She also co-created Ellen DeGeneres’ second sitcom The Ellen Show in 2001 with Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz. After an epiphany while watching Bound, she started dating her first girlfriend after a failed marriage and turning 40 and they’ve been together for 14 years and have an adopted son.

In a new interview with Howard Stern she discusses how Bound “turned her gay,” and goes into detail about why she’s hurt & disappointed that Ellen DeGeneres will not have her on her talk show after working together on their sitcom and being friendly for nearly 20 years. After all, they have a lot in common – they’re both lesbians, vegan, rescue animal lovers and comedians. But Carol says that Ellen won’t take Carol’s calls to allow an appearance on her talk show. Leifer’s memoir When You Lie About Your Age the Terrorists Win is a New York Times Best Seller and has appeared on nearly every other talk show in existence to promote her book.

LISTEN to Carol talk about her burning desire for lesbian sex after watching Bound, the lesbian fling that turned into a 14 year relationship, her Jewish parents’ reaction to her going gay at 40, her history with Ellen DeGeneres, writing for the Oscars, her hilarious porn addiction and getting fired off Celebrity Apprentice this week.

Lady Gaga finally explains this truly bizarre/fascinating video of her nearly passing out on stage while performing in New Zealand. She explains she laid down on stage during a show because, “I’d rather die on stage than walk off the stage because I was going to pass out. I said, ‘Lay down and sing those lyrics, you little bitch.” She adds that at the recent New Zealand show, “You see at the end of ‘Bad Romance,’ I get up and hit that last eight count. It’s never happened to me before, I was just really tired… I was so jetlagged, I got in the night before and the jetlag just really caught up with me. I passed out about three times on stage that night but I got myself to the floor.” Stay healthy, bb! We really don’t want you turning into Britney. (@people)

Also, it was only a matter of time (2 weeks exactly) before someone made a parody of the Telephone video:

Megan Mullally pulled out of the Broadway play Lips Together, Teeth Apart two weeks before it’s first preview due to conflicts with the director. Coming to NYC this spring? Here’s a list of 10 new Broadway shows not to miss. (@nypost)

Tegan is interviewed by OnMilwaukee.

“I’m here to tell you that I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay and gay is better.” Watch Cynthia Nixon’s funny and insightful speech at the GLAAD Media Awards while receiving the Vito Russo Award presented to an openly lesbian or gay member of the entertainment or media community for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia. (@glaad)

AfterEllen interviews Jennifer Coolidge, who will be hosting an HRC event at Girlbar’s Dinah Shore Weekend and once played Jane Lynch’s girlfriend in Best in Show. (@afterellen)

Don’t miss our interview with Toni Collette about the super gay new season of United States of Tara, including getting it on with Joey Lauren Adams. (@autostraddle)

A new teaser for the lesbian web-series We Have To Stop Now starring Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono has been released to get your juices flowin’ for the April 13 premiere.

“I’m not against marriage, but it’s just not for me. I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t have a problem if you want a hamburger. Marriage to me is like eating meat. I think it’s gross and [bleep]ing crazy. [Because gays and lesbians can’t get married in most states], if you’re getting married today, it’s the equivalent of joining a country club that doesn’t allow blacks or Jews.” – Sarah Silverman (@nypost)

CHLOE: An interesting analysis of the upcoming lesbian film, Chloe, starring Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. (@ebar)

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!


Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

Jess has written 240 articles for us.


  1. I <3 the title of this post so much. It’s too bad they aren’t a couple, though, they would be adorable together!

  2. Dude those We Have to Stop Now chicks look SO MUCH ALIKE. But then again so do my girlfriend and I, so yeah. Maybe that’s like porn for couples who resemble eachother?

    • “But then again so do my girlfriend and I, so yeah.”

      I’m glad you said it so I didn’t have to. Also yes you are obvs the cutest ever, cuter even than that webseries

  3. Okay the reasons and ways in which I want to do terrible things to Sarah Silverman has just increased thousandfold.

    • Um, I don’t know what it is you want to do, but none of the things I want to do to Sarah Silverman are terrible at all. In fact, I’m pretty sure she’d enjoy them all quite a lot. CALL ME SARAH.

        • Sarah would love me despite my non-Jewishness. She dated Kimmel for ages after all (“Daddy thinks Jesus is magic”).

          I am pretty sure that the resemblance between my ex and Sarah Silverman is a large part of why we stayed together so much longer than we ever should have.

          • A momentary lapse in judgement! Sarah and I are meant to be always and forever!

            I would love to date a girl who looks like Sarah Silverman, so I AM JUST A BIT JEALOUS

          • Don’t be. It turns out, looks aren’t everything. I wonder why no one ever tells you that. Huh…

          • I would be like “excuse me, you can’t be a crazy nutjob because you look like Sarah Silverman, so shape up, OKAY??”

            Which is probs why I am single.

  4. Why would everyone think it was V? From all the FB pictures it is clearly mouse. Sad she even has to address these rumors.

  5. i want gaga to stay healthy and not pass out on stage. because that’s crazy! i admire her dedication though.

  6. Oh man, I’m seeing Gaga tomorrow night (she performs here TONIGHT and tomorrow) and I hope she’s OK! *brings hot chocolate*

  7. I feel like I mostly love Jillian Michaels because of her mouth. It’s filthy in a figurative way – probs literal too. But this story makes me love her more. And way to rock facebook!

  8. “…I would go to clubs and meet hot girls, but so many of them would think they know who I am or start shaking and want a photo with me.” Suddenly I feel kind of bad for Tegan… I for one would totally start shaking if I ever met her, and if she started putting any kind of moves on me I’d probably pass out (this is purely hypothetical though as I’m not a hot girl but just a small Justin Beiber).

Comments are closed.