Apr
21
2014

Girl on Top 2014 Officially Begins! Vote in Round 1 Now

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64 ladies. Six rounds of competition. One winner.

Girl on Top 214 is officially underway, y’all! Our annual tournament to find TV’s top leading lady kicks off its first round of competition today and judging from the wide range of nominations submitted by you, our dear readers, this year’s tourney is going to be the toughest yet!

Several newbies are making their Girl on Top debuts, including Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, Sleepy Hollow’s Nicole Beharie and The Blacklist’s Megan Boone, while perennial fan favorites such as Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order: SVU and Stana Katic from Castle also found themselves back in the competition, as well as last year’s finalists, Lost Girl’s Zoie Palmer and Anna Silk, with Palmer taking home the (imaginary) trophy.

We’ve also got some costars battling it out for award, including trios from Game of Thrones and The Vampire Diaries, all four of Pretty Little Liars’ leading ladies, and pairs from The Good Wife, The Originals and Glee. (Fingers crossed we don’t cause any tension on set, this is a friendly competition, people!)

Voting for the first round of competition closes Thursday, April 24 at 5 p.m. PT, with 32 ladies advancing to the second round, which will kick off bright and early on Friday Morning.

And remember, you can vote as often and as many times as you like, and can spread the word about the tournament on Twitter using the #GirlonTop hashtag.

OK, enough with the boring stuff. Let’s rock this vote, shall we?!

Lea is up against Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchel, at Game 1.3. Click here to vote for Lea!

Apr
20
2014

People’s 2014 Most Beautiful at Every Age

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From Allison Williams to Julia Roberts, these stunners prove true beauty is timeless

LEA MICHELE, 27

Glee’s leading lady has to-die-for body confidence, but that wasn’t always the case. “I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn’t get [a nose job],” she revealed to GQ. “And if anybody needed it, I probably did. But my mom always told me, growing

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Apr
11
2014

“Brunette Ambition” News

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I’ve posted here that Lea will go on a short book signing tour for Brunette Ambition next month, and the list has been updated with a new date in New Jersey. You can go here to find more info about the dates and where Lea will do the book signings.

And if you haven’t preordered the book yet, on Target the special edition includes 16 of Lea’s exclusive lifestyle cards in the back of the book. Click here to preorder there!

Apr
10
2014

Join The Thunderclap

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Celebrity Spokespeople Eva Longoria, Aimée Mullins, Lea Michele, Skin Cancer Survivor Diane Keaton and L’Oréal Paris Executive Danielle Macaluso Invite You to Join the Thunderclap on May 20th and Lend Your Social Voice to Stop Melanoma

Apr
9
2014

Best known for her role as Rachel Berry on the award-winning Fox series Glee, actress and singer Michele offers a hybrid memoir, cookbook, and fitness and style guide, sprinkled with lists of favorites, Dos & Don’ts, and fan q&as. Bronx-raised Michele discusses her role models (and her first time meeting Barbra Streisand), and her family and childhood, including details about juggling “normal school” life with performing on Broadway (Les Misérables, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, Spring Awakening). The middle of the book presents tips on taking care of one’s body (health, diet, fitness, makeup) and balancing everyday style with red carpet glamour. Readers learn about home spa treatments, a recipe for a DIY hair masque, Michele’s food regimen (with easy-to-follow, illustrated pescatarian recipes), and basic exercises. Michele’s warm, easygoing tone and colorful anecdotes will appeal to her devoted fan base. Full-color photos throughout. Agent: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, William Morris Endeavor. (May)

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Brunette Ambition will be available on May 20. You can preorder the book here.

Apr
8
2014

Lea Michele to attend 19th Annual “TASTE FOR A CURE”

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The 19th Annual Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s (JCCF) “TASTE FOR A CURE,” is set for Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television, receives the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. Actor Joel McHale will present. “Glee” star Lea Michele and “How I Met Your Mother’s” Alyson Hannigan will be part of the program featuring a performance from “Glee’s” Darren Criss and entertainment from actor/comedian Tom Papa.

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Apr
4
2014

The “Glee” star and “Bad Words” actor are nearing deals for Kevin Lima’s animated movie

“Glee” star Lea Michele and talented child actor Rohan Chand (“Bad Words”) are nearing deals to voice two of the lead characters in DreamWorks Animation’s musical “Bollywood Superstar Monkey,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Representatives for DreamWorks Animation and Michele did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Kevin Lima, the “Enchanted” filmmaker who also directed Disney’s “Tarzan,” signed on in July 2011 to direct from a script by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges, who previously co-wrote “Bend It Like Beckham” together.

DWA’s first Bollywood-style animated musical adventure is loosely based on the “Ramayana,” an epic Indian tale about a man whose wife is kidnapped by a demon king.

Story follows monkey brothers Raj and Deepu, the latter of whom is younger and will be voiced by Chand. When Raj accidentally releases the ten-headed demon king Ravana from his enchanted sleep, the demon kidnaps Bollywood superstar Chandani. The unlikely sibling heroes then team up with Chandani’s pet monkey Pinki and embark on a thrilling journey to rescue Chandani, save their city and defeat Ravana.

Michele is in negotiations to voice the role of Pinki, though her deal has not closed yet.

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Mar
31
2014

In this interview at the KCA for Access Hollywood, Lea talks about her album ‘Louder’, upcoming book ‘Brunette Ambition’ and animated movie ‘Legends of Oz’. Check out the video:

Mar
30
2014

Kids’ Choice Awards 2014 – Videos

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Here’s the videos of Lea at the KCA from yesterday, including arrivals, interviews and Lea presenting with LL Cool J. Click on ‘continue reading’ to watch all videos.

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Mar
25
2014

Mar
25
2014

The “Glee” Cast Looks Back On The Song That Started It All

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Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, and more stars of the Fox dramedy talk about the first time they ever performed on the Glee stage.

Glee comes full circle with the March 25 installment, as the two-part 100th episode celebration concludes exactly where the pilot did: with the cast performing “Don’t Stop Believin’” on the McKinley High stage.

BuzzFeed was on the set as the cast prepared to shoot the bookend performance and asked Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Alex Newell (Unique Adams), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), and Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn) to look back at the first time they performed on the now iconic stage.

Kevin McHale: Our first real experience on that stage was “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and it felt like camp at the time because we were all trying to figure out what the hell this show was. None of us knew what we were doing.

Lea Michele: And we got in trouble.

Chris Colfer: We got in a lot of trouble for goofing off during Matt [Morrison (Mr. Schue)]’s coverage.

Michele: When they were filming Matt, we were messing around so much that [creator] Ryan [Murphy] came up and yelled at us.

Colfer: I wasn’t messing around. I was very serious.

Michele He was back then, but we broke him.

Amber Riley: That was the first time — of many times — we got in trouble with Ryan.

McHale: The best memory I have is of us all sitting on the stage and getting to know each other in between takes. Also, that number was probably one of the simplest we’ve ever done, and it took a day and a half to shoot. It was also re-choreographed at least 12 times.

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Mar
24
2014

It’s Glee’s signature song!

Since 2009’s one-of-a-kind pilot, the entire cast of the musical hit series have sung Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” a grand total of three times in five seasons. (A quick refresher: The pilot, the first Regionals competition and the NYADA audition.)

And now, in celebration of Glee’s two-part 100th episode, Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer), and the rest of the characters that we have come to know and love, will once again take the auditorium stage to sing their anthem of strength and optimism.

Since we love Glee just as much as you do, we’re bringing you an exclusive sneak peek of Tuesday night’s grand finale that will serve as the series’ catalyst into a solely New York-centric storyline.

With the future of the glee club still looking bleak, Will (Matthew Morrison), the WMHS alumni and the current New Directions will continue to band together in Tuesday’s 101st episode in an attempt to save McKinley’s music.

In addition to “Don’t Stop Believin'” Tuesday’s episode, “New Directions,” will also feature “I Am Changing” from Dreamgirls, Glee’s original hit, “Loser Like Me,” and many more. Glee: The Music, Celebrating 100 Episodes will be an album accompanying the music from ep 100 and this episode, as a celebration of the show’s special milestone. The album will be released March 25, 2014.

Glee airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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Mar
21
2014

Lea Michele Answers Your Questions! Part 2

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Mar
20
2014

Lea Michele looks back at Glee fashion

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Mar
19
2014

Rob Stringer on Lea’s Solo Album

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In a recent interview, Columbia Records prexy Rob Stringer mentioned Lea and her decision to wait to record her debut album:

“Columbia signee Lea Michele, long pegged as the show’s most likely breakout star and who had made a name on Broadway before TV beckoned, has only this month released her solo debut, though Stringer notes that the demands of shooting made it difficult for cast members to commit to launching independent music careers.

“That show is intense, you know, it’s eight months of work a year, and there were a few years where they were touring too,” he says. ‘And being a pop star is a full time job. We talked (with Michele) about making a record after season one, but she’s a very smart girl, and she didn’t know if she’d have the time to do it properly.‘”

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