Lea attended the Mohegan Sun 15th Anniversary last Saturday and did some red carpet interviews. See them below:
Lea Michele Says Ashton Kutcher’s A ‘Great Kisser!’
Lea, 25, said it was great to kiss Ashton, 33, while filming the upcoming New Year’s Eve, she told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“He’s a great kisser and has no fear,” she said. “He just went right in and kissed me and I was like, ‘Okay Ashton — go right ahead!’”
When asked to compare her onscreen loves, Lea simply admitted she was fortunate to have such handsome costars!
“How lucky am I, right?” she said. “Ashton Kutcher, Cory Monteith — I feel like one lucky girl!”
Lea Michele Talks Breakup & Seeing Ashton Kutcher Naked?!
Glee gal Lea Michele recently split with her longtime beau Theo Stockman, but just like her chipper character Rachel Berry, she’s looking on the bright side of the breakup.
“I’m having a great time!” the single starlet told me last night at Mohegan Sun’s 15-year anniversary soiree. “I feel like they say ‘You lose a boyfriend and you gain a best friend’ and that’s really my situation exactly.”
Lea was on hand with her girlfriends to see Jennifer Lopez perform at the Connecticut casino to fete their big anniversary.
She also opened up about getting to kiss another guy recently…Ashton Kutcher!
Lea locked lips with him while filming New Year’s Eve and told us that she got to see more than she expected of Ashton.
“He really takes everything so seriously, but then he would also make me laugh so hard and play pranks on me,” she explained. “One day, I opened up a door and he was supposed to be there fully clothed and he wasn’t. That was awesome.”
Lea Michele Thinks Charice Will Return To ‘Glee’ This Season!
“I’m thrilled to announce our 15th Annual Movie Benefit will be on Thursday, December 8, featuring a very special advance screening of Warner Brothers Pictures’ New Year’s Eve, an ensemble-cast romantic comedy which, according to EW.com, has “more A-listers than the drive-through at In-N-Out after the Oscars.”
…The festivities take place in Cleveland Park and begin with a buffet reception at Spices Restaurant at 5:30 pm, before going across the street to the Uptown Theater for the very special advance screening of the film at 7:30 pm.”
Lea is up for a Capricho award, and so is Glee. It’s an annual event that honors both Brazilian and international musicians, actors, and actresses. Lea is nominated in the ‘Melhor Atriz Internacional’ category and Glee is nominated under ‘Melhor Seriado’, and you can vote for her here. To vote, you simply click on the right picture and click ‘enviar votos’. You can vote as many times as you’d like!
Women’s Impact Report 2011: Power of Women
Influential over-achievers pour their efforts into causes greater than themselves:
Actress known for her vocal chops helps PETA give voice to animal rights
Who: As the star singer and leading diva of a high school glee club on Fox’s smash hit “Glee,” Lea Michele has won her share of fame and accolades, including Grammy and SAG awards. The show’s music, often with the Broadway-bred actress singing lead, has been a huge commercial success, boasting more than 21 million digital single sales and numerous live tours. Michele has upcoming roles in 2011′s “New Year’s Eve,” helmed by Garry Marshall and co-starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher; and in 2012′s “Dorothy of Oz,” an animated musical in which Michele lends her voice to the title character.
What: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization active since 1980. Boasting 300 employees and 2 million members and supporters, it is the most conspicuous animal rights activist group in the world. PETA believes that “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, abuse or exploit.” PETA focuses its attention on four main areas — factory farms, the clothing trade, laboratories, and the entertainment industry — though the organization also works on other issues, including cruelty to domesticated animals.
Why: “For me to be able to fight and speak up and protect animals who can’t speak for themselves feels really empowering,” Michele says. She says she got involved with PETA in 2006 after seeing a presentation on a Janice Dickinson reality show. “They showed a video, which was very disturbing, but it opened up my eyes. Afterward the spokesperson said if you could just take one moment and go look online, and I immediately turned off the television and went onto peta.com.” Michele left a note in the comment box saying she was a Broadway actress and wanted to help, and she got a reply by email the next day. “I’ve been working with them ever since,” she says.
What’s next: Michele is still focusing on her recent campaign against horse-drawn carriage rides in New York City. In PSAs that first aired earlier this year, Michele makes an impassioned plea to tourists and New Yorkers alike to boycott horse-drawn carriage rides in and outside of Central Park. “The proper care for these horses would at least be the first step,” Michele says, “but my dream would be that they would completely be gone.” She adds, “I’m constantly brainstorming (with PETA) about what we can do. I’m so thankful that being in this business and this industry gives you a little power to inform people on these issues.”
Lea Michele tells THR that she has a “fabulous duet” with Idina Menzel ahead.
As Season 3 of Glee gets under way Tuesday, the kids at McKinley High have a lot on their plate.
For some, it’s senior year and life after graduation is already all mapped out (we’re looking at you, Rachel and Kurt). While for others, things are a little less clear (Finn).
While Finn, Kurt and Blaine will be going head-to-head as they battle for the lead in the school musical, The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop on what’s next for some of McKinley’s best and brightest at Fox’s recent fall preview party.
Kate Middleton appears to be dressed to perfection every time we see her: She even looks great in jeans and rubber boots or strolling matchy-matchy with her man.
But editor, uberstylist and Fashion Week fixture Mary Alice Stephenson tells us that the duchess could actually use a bit of help—and she even tells us there’s a certain actress she’d like to see come to the rescue.
So who can save the future queen?
None other than Glee’s Lea Michele!
Stephenson says Kate could take a tip from the way Michele manages to strike a balance between looking both youthful and elegant at the same time.
“I have to say, I was talking to Lea in the front row at Alexander Wang and I like that shes not about showing it all off,” she told E! News. “I love that she’s a little more demure in a time when everyone is taking their clothes off. She’s wearing beautiful, feminine, chic clothes and it’s like Kate Middleton can take a nod from Lea, because I think Kate Middleton has so many eyes upon her and sometimes I think she’s a little too adult. And I know the pressures and Lea kind of does that perfect elegance but still stays young.”
Stephenson said it was the way Lea wore her Alexander Wang dress that she bought off the rack that caught her attention.
“She was wearing an Alexander Wang dress that she actually saw in the store here for Fashion’s Night Out so she threw it on,” she told us. “She was sitting front row and she looked gorgeous. I think that she’s kind of like that; she still is such a lady for such a young girl and I love that.”
Other than Prince William’s lady, who else does she think could use a little help in the fashion department?
“Besides Snooki? I want to single-handedly go in and make over the entire Jersey Shore,” she laughed. “Can we do that?”
The ATAS announced additional presenters for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, with Don Cheadle, Kaley Cuoco, Rob Lowe, nominee Melissa McCarthy, Lea Michele and Ian Somerhalder joining the roster.
Previously announced presenters include Will Arnett, Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher, Julianna Margulies, Amy Poehler and Sofia Vergara.
The 63rd Primetime Emmys, airing live, Sept. 18, on Fox from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, is executive produced by Mark Burnett and will be hosted by Glee’s Jane Lynch.
Starring in: “New Year’s Eve” (December 9)
So Fresh: Michele made a splash in the Broadway hit “Spring Awakening,” but it looks like this “Glee”-ful gal has set her sights on the big screen. Remember “Valentine’s Day”? Well, Garry Marshall’s revisiting the whole intertwining-ensemble-holiday thing for “New Year’s Eve,” where Michele will sing with Jon Bon Jovi and apparently score a midnight kiss in Times Square from Ashton Kutcher. Sure, NYC nights are pretty exciting, but that’s a lot for anyone to handle. Michele is also putting her pretty pipes to work for “Dorothy of Oz,” the 3-D animated film that picks up where “The Wizard of Oz” left off.
The accolades keep coming in for Lea Michele.
The Glee starlet will be honored later this month at Variety’s Third Annual Power of Women luncheon.
Michele will be feted for her work with PETA. Fellow honorees include Olivia Wilde (Artists for Peace and Justice), Eva Longoria (Eva’s Heroes), acting icon Annette Bening (The Actor’s Fund) and DreamWorks Studio Partner and CEO Stacey Snider (City Year).
The star-studded afternoon, presented by Lifetime, takes place Sept. 23 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel.
Here is a new Lea interview with The TV addict, where she discusses Rachel’s storylines, meeting her TV dads, and the status of Finchel.
After a summer marred by controversy and cast changes, it would appear as though all is quiet on the GLEE front. And while the cone of silence that seems to have ensconced the Paramount Studios Lot as hundreds of hard working and talented cast and crew members busy themselves with shooting the show’s much-anticipated third season may be music to the publicity department at Fox’s ears, it’s not to us. Which is why we thought now might be as good a time as any to offer up a sneak peek at GLEE Season 3. Oh, and not just any sneak peek, but rather a Lea Michele-infused one direct from Fox’s recent All-Star Summer TCA Party in Los Angeles. See for yourself, after the jump.
Before we get into the new season, we’d be remiss if we didn’t ask you about the recent controversy surrounding the reported spin-off from earlier in the summer.
Lea Michele: You know what’s so funny is that I feel like so many people are looking so far ahead, and honestly for me, I know what is coming up for Rachel this season and I’m so excited for that so I try not to get too far ahead of myself and I’m just focused on what I have to do right now.
What specifically are you excited about as we look towards GLEE’s third season?
I know that I have some really great story lines with Chris Colfer and Darren Criss. I know that I’m going to be in the high school musical which I can’t say but it’s one of my dream roles — not Fanny Brice [of FUNNY GIRL fame]. So I know that I’m doing that and I know that they’re going back to a lot of classic songs. From the first script it was not a lot of top 10 songs but older songs which I love and am so excited to sing and lots of broadway. So I’m super excited about that.
What’s Rachel’s relationship status in terms of Finn and is there any fallout from last May’s surprising kiss?
He’s there, handsome as ever [Laughs], but I think we’re still paying for it [the kiss] a little bit. It seems like the two of us are still together in the first episode, but you never know with Finn and Rachel what could possibly happen.
Are you looking forward to Rachel’s graduation this season?
Well, unless I flunk, which I can work out you know. I can fail my classes, so I’ll see how I feel, and then decide! Obviously I can’t be on the show forever, but I think I look fairly young… right… I think so?!
Do you think this will be the year that we finally get to meet Rachel’s two Dads?
You know what, what the heck? Like really, I really hope so! For me, my dream of meeting Rachel’s dads would just be even if she was performing on stage, taking a bow, and then she’d just waves and there they were her dads in the audience, Elton John… and… one of them is African American so I’ve always had trouble about thinking who that would be. But it would be a great way to just easily slip it in, but he won’t tell me when Ryan [Murphy].
One of the things Ryan Murphy has gone on record about is the notion that this third season will see a refocusing on the show’s core characters. Do you welcome that versus last season’s penchant for big name guest stars and theme episodes?
Here’s the thing, I love focusing on the main characters, but I still love our guest stars. It’s a great opportunity for people who may not be singers to get to come on and sing and have fun and for that I really hope that they continue to bring people on. As for the theme episodes, they are incredibly hard so if we don’t do too many of those I think I would be okay.
Between the show, the tour and now the 3-D movie do you ever worry that GLEE has hit its peek?
I feel like every time we feel that it’s the peek, then next month we’re meeting President Obama. So every time I’ve kind of felt that “Oh my God it can’t get any better than this…” it does.
The Glee Cast are this year’s faces for Fashion Night Out and they were featured in Vogue. You can find a picture from the photoshoot in our gallery, and the article from Vogue is here. EDIT: I have added the HQ image from the shoot to the gallery.
I have also added two more outtakes from Shoot #55, for THR.