As far as parental cliffhangers go, it’s second only to the identity of the Mother on a certain CBS sitcom: Glee has finally cast Rachel’s gay dads, and TVLine can reveal which musically-inclined actors landed the plum parts.
A show insider confirms to TVLine exclusively that onetime Law & Order: Criminal Intent detective Jeff Goldblum and Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell have been tapped to play Hiram and LeRoy Berry, the adoptive parents of Lea Michele’s character.
The duo will first appear in the show’s Valentine’s Day episode — which as luck would have it will actually air on Feb. 14, and is titled “Heart.” And yes, they will sing.
Is Obama a huge Maroon 5, Glee, and Black Eyed Peas fan? Maybe, maybe not — but he does want their endorsement on his 2012 re-election. The Commander-in-Chief already has stars like Lady Gaga on his team, but that didn’t stop him from releasing a “wish list” of celebrities he’d like on board as he bids for a second term. Amongst names we might easily expect to find here, such as B.o.B., Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys, there are such diverse acts as Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, the Jonas Brothers, Janelle Monae, Ricky Martin, Regina Spektor, and Vampire Weekend. (Kelly Clarkson was apparently already spoken for.) Check out the full list of names below.
Style experts Anita Patrickson and Lindsay Albanese give us their list of best-dressed from the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Why: “This is a lot of dress for a petite girl but she owned it! It fit her snug in all the right places,” Albanese says. “The gunmetal color kept the whole look sleek and seductive.”
Tip: A long sleeve, form-fitting dress is “the perfect choice if you want to cover-up for cooler temperatures but still look sexy,” Albanese says.
Lea Michele’s having a very good week.
There was the People’s Choice honor for Favorite TV Comedy Actress; the announcement that she’ll be the new spokesperson for Candie’s; and now this showstopping turn on tonight’s red carpet in a Marchesa gown, Jimmy Choo shoes and jewels from Lorraine Schwartz.
(Rachel Berry would be jealous. Or at least tell the Glee star to cover up a little!)
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Talk about a sweet gig.
Glee’s resident red carpet diva is about to profit from her increasingly cooed-over sartorial style, as E! News has exclusively learned that Lea Michele has been named the newest spokeswoman for Candie’s.
Talk about the perfect fit.
“Lea’s fans are the same as Candie’s fans,” an insider for the fashion brand told E! News.
Lea’s rep could not be reached for comment and Candie’s has also remained mum on the stylish new appointment, though a source told E! News that Michele will appear in a series of print ads for the company later this year as part of her endorsement deal.
As it is, she’s stepping into some well-heeled shoes for the new gig. Vanessa Hudgens is Candie’s most recent celebrity spokeswoman, and the job has been filled in the past by Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson, Fergie and Jenny McCarthy.
Can’t wait to see those spots, Lea!
Lea Michele took home the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress, beating out Courteney Cox, Kaley Cuoco, Tina Fey and co-star Jane Lynch, something she was very surprised about.
Prior to her big win, AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman chatted with the “Glee” star on the red carpet, where she dazzled in a white Marchesa gown.
“Listen, I’m in the same category as Jane Lynch so I got no chance but I’m just really happy to be here,” a humble Lea said.
During her speech she thanked her co-stars, saying, “I want to dedicate this to my amazing cast, my ‘Glee’ club. You are my family and my best friends. I’m an only child and now I have 11 other siblings.”
And how did she celebrate her new People’s Choice Award?
“Such an incredible night! Im so so grateful and happy:) Back at home now celebrating in PJs eating pasta with my cousin watching movies!,” the actress Tweeted following the ceremony.
Glee will not be given a spinoff and Lea Michele will continue with the show next season, Fox has confirmed.
Reports that Michele’s character Rachel Berry could team up with Chris Colfer’s Kurt Hummel for a new adventure followed rumours the pair would ‘graduate’ from the show with Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) at the end of season three.
Speaking at the TCA press tour today (January 8), Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly revealed that Michele would still be a big part of Glee’s future.
“We are graduating the characters that are [due] to graduate, and what’s come out of it is [series creator] Ryan Murphy and the guys have come up with a really cool idea,” he commented.
“There will not be a Glee spinoff, but those characters will graduate and it’s led to a very interesting idea that I think is going to really give us something cool to dig into next season.”
It has not yet been confirmed if Colfer and Monteith will feature in Glee’s fourth season.
Murphy previously claimed that plans for a Glee spinoff were dropped following the controversy over cast changes.
Fairy tales are timeless. As the year comes to an end, filmmakers are ready to release fairy tale-inspired movies with cutting-edge flair and plot twists in 2012.
“Dorothy of Oz”
Everyone loves the tales of Oz, from musical fantasy film “The Wizard of Oz” to theatrical production “Wicked.” And now we have an upcoming computer-animated film “Dorothy of Oz,” which is scheduled for a 3-D US theatrical release in August.
The movie revolves around Dorothy Gale’s (Lea Michele) jaunt to save her old friends, the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and the Lion (James Belushi). As she makes the journey through Oz, Dorothy meets new companions Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy) and The China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg (Patrick Stewart), who help her fight against the wicked Jester (Martin Short).
The movie is directed by Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre and is based Roger Stanton Baum’s book of the same name. With its line up of Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actors and actresses, this one is sure to not disappoint.
Broadway.com readers (and editors!) love to see favorite stars perform in bite-size video clips. No wonder our “Watch It” items have become among the most-clicked-upon features on the site. As in 2010, a clip featuring Glee star Lea Michele topped our list of five favorite Watch Its, followed by morning show appearances for How to Succeed and Priscilla and two snippets from the 2011 Oscar telecast. Missed any of them? Click below and enjoy!
1. Wicked Great! Watch Glee’s Lea Michele and Chris Colfer Change ‘For Good’
2. How to Succeed Star Daniel Radcliffe Wakes Up The Today Show With ‘Brotherhood of Man’
3. Oscar Host Anne Hathaway Sings ‘On My Own’ to Hugh Jackman
4. Bette Midler and the Dancing Queens of Priscilla ‘Survive’ an Early Morning on Today
5. Oscar Night Highlight! Musical Versions of Harry Potter, Twilight, The Social Network and Toy Story 3
Lea has like, the best voice of our entire generation, and she def put her pipes to good use this year. Aside from belting it out as Rachel on Glee, Lea voiced Dorothy of OZ in the 2012 animated flick, acted and sang in New Year’s Eve and went on a worldwide concert tour with her fellow gleeks. Next stop, Broadway? Oh, wait…
Lea Michele has made DoSomething.org’s annual “Celebs Gone Good” list of the top 20 celebrities who support charitable causes.
16. Lea Michele
Lea Michele is using her powerful voice to ban horse-drawn carriages. A devoted advocate for PETA, Lea recently filmed a shocking video that shows the brutal conditions the horses are forced to endure. Lea also inspires her followers to get involved by tweeting information about animal cruelty.