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.
Lea Michele thoroughly enjoys her annual family Christmas “traditions”.
The 25-year-old Glee star prefers to spend the holidays in her native New York City with her kinfolk every year.
A frosty frolic through the park with her family close at hand puts a huge smile on Lea’s face.
“Every year my family and I go to Central Park,” Lea explained. “There’s a band and fireworks and it’s a big tradition for us.”
Although she enjoys time off, hardworking Lea can’t wait to crack on with her New Year’s resolutions in 2012.
The actress is determined to realise her ambitions in the New Year, even if it means making a big effort.
“[My main] New Year’s resolution is to keep working, doing things that are challenging, exciting and enjoyable. Maybe that will get me closer to playing my idols, Natalie Wood or Barbra Streisand,” she laughed.
“Glee” Stars Lea Michele, Cris Colfer, Jane Lynch and More Tape “Inside the Actors Studio”
The cast of the hit musical series “Glee,” including Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch, sat down with host James Lipton Dec. 18 for an upcoming episode of “Inside the Actors Studio.”
Among the cast and creative team members who were present for the 7 PM taping were Michele, Morrison, Lynch, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer and creator Ryan Murphy, according to “Inside the Actors Studio.”
“Inside the Actors Studio” is taped at the Schimmel Theater on Pace University’s New York City campus.
A representative for “Inside the Actors Studio” said the episode will air this spring on Bravo TV.
peta2, PETA’s youth division, is giving teens the opportunity to vote for their favorite animal-friendly stars in its sixth annual Libby Awards (“Libby” is for “liberation”), which honor animal-friendly people and products. Visitors to peta2.com can vote for their favorites in each category, and peta2 will choose the winners.
In the category of Top Animal-Friendly Celebrity, Glee star Lea Michele—who stood up for horses used to pull carriages in New York City—will face off against Jackass’s Steve-O, who protested outside the Edmonton Valley Zoo to call on zoo officials to allow Lucy (the ailing and lone elephant there) to retire to an elephant sanctuary; Victorious star Daniella Monet, who filmed an exclusive video for the peta2 Street Team promoting “Hug a Vegetarian” Day; and Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta, who fought to defend his title of peta2’s Sexiest Vegetarian on Twitter and Facebook, and who also starred in a peta2 anti-fur ad.
You can vote for Lea here. Voting ends on December 23, and the winners will be announced on January 17.
“Glee'”‘s Lea Michele says her cat Sheila needs a resolution.
“I wish that Sheila would stop going into my bathroom, taking out all my cotton balls out of the jars and spreading them all over. So her New Year’s resolution would be to get over the cotton ball obsession.”
“Glee” actors Lea Michele and Chris Colfer appear on the season finale of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live,” hosted by television personality Andy Cohen. The episode airs Dec. 19 at 11 PM ET.
“I am so psyched for our Glee-son final-glee tonight on ‘Watch What Happens: Live’ with Lea Michele and Chris Colfer – both huge Bravo fans!” said Cohen on the Bravo TV website. “And they are making a major ‘Glee’ announcement that you won’t want to miss!”
On “Watch What Happens: Live,” Cohen sits down every week with guests from the network’s hit shows – and from the world of entertainment – to chat about what just transpired on-air and in pop culture. Bravo viewers can join in via e-mail, phone, video, Twitter and Facebook.
As the year draws to an end, we can’t help but reflect on all the memorable movies and stand out performances of 2011. But nothing made our hearts skip a collective beat like the actors who scorched up the big screen with their scintillating romances this year.
Whether it was teen newlyweds who brought new meaning to the idea of everlasting love, best friends who finally gave in to their undeniable feelings or superheroes who couldn’t resist the magnetic pull of attraction, these couples had it bad for each other, and we for them. Take a look at the 20 sexiest cinematic couples of 2011.
19. Ashton Kutcher & Lea Michele, ‘New Year’s Eve’The two primetime stars may stand a foot apart, but the petite Michele and the 6-foot-3 Kutcher are a surprisingly well-matched odd couple (he’s pajama-clad, she’s in a cocktail dress; he’s laid-back; she’s Type A) in the ensemble holiday rom-com. How much sexual tension does it take to blow up a stuck elevator?
Do you watch the Real Housewives after-show Watch What Happens Live? If you’re a Gleek, next week’s episode is going to be exciting because Chris Colfer and Lea Michele are stopping by!
According to the Twitter account StarryMag, Lea and Chris will be guests on Andy Cohen’s popular after-show next Monday, December 19th:
Next week on #WWHL will be #Glee stars @ChrisColfer and @MsLeaMichele! @BravoAndy is going to be in for a hell of a treat!