Watch Live-stream at the Teen Choice here!
The red carpet pre show is today (Sunday Aug. 8th) at 3:30 pm Pacific.
If you’re reading this now, chances are you just may be just as obsessed with Lea Michele, star of the surprise smash Glee, as the rest of the country. (The show, which started last summer and garnered a whopping 19 Emmy nominations in its freshman season, has been recently renewed for a third season. Who knew musical theater could be so cool?) That success is due in large part to Michele’s pitch-perfect portrayal of the ultra-ambitious, extra-talented Rachel Berry.
The 23-year-old actress plays it so well, in fact, that it’s easy to assume she might have a lot in common with her plucky character. But aside from considerable musical gifts, the two are as different as Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli. (Well, maybe not that different…but still—they’re hardly carbon copies.) Take, for instance, Michele’s penchant for tattoos. While Berry would never disfigure her body—it might take her out of the running for future roles!—Michele has nine of them, her favorite being the two notes on her shoulder, snippets from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “I love tattoos because they tell stories and they’re reminders to me of things I love and that are important to me,” she told us, although she wouldn’t reveal what—or where—her next ink will be. Berry’s also a bit of a control freak, where Michele knows how to let things go—especially in the beauty realm. “I completely leave my hair and makeup to the pros. That’s why I love working with Mark,” she told us. “He helps push me in new directions, but I still feel comfortable and like myself.”
As for today, we can be sure that Berry is pining away for life beyond William McKinley High School. Michele, on the other hand, is living in the moment—for now, anyway: “My hope is to just continue to do a good job on Glee…and hopefully do a film in the future.”
We are catching up with a lot of scans and today we added the first batch. More to come soon!
+ MAGAZINE SCANS > TOTAL FILM – DECEMBER 2009 x2
+ MAGAZINE SCANS > J14 – MAY 2010 x1
+ MAGAZINE SCANS > STAR – MAY 2010
+ MAGAZINE SCANS > MISC. & SNIPPETS x7
+ MAGAZINE SCANS > PEOPLE MAGAZINE – 24 MAY 2010 x1
+ MAGAZINE SCANS > MMM MAG – UNKNOWN DATE x2
+ MAGAZINE SCANS > WOMEN’S HEALTH – JUNE 2010 +1
Also added a promo shoot
GLEE > SEASON ONE > PROMOTIONAL IMAGES > JOURNEY TO REGIONALS PROMO x4
Public Appearances > 2007 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards – May 14, 2007 +2
Public Appearances > 61st Annual Tony Awards – June 10, 2007 +1
Public Appearances > Spring Awakening Unveils New Billboard – June 27, 2007 +1
Public Appearances > Broadway’s Back and Better Than Ever! – November 30, 2007 +3
Public Appearances > FOX Winter All Star Party – January 13, 2009 +3
Public Appearances > 2009 Winter TCA Tour – Fox Panel – January 13, 2009 x3
Public Appearances > American Idol Top 13 Party, March 05, 2009 +1
Public Appearances > Glee Premiere Event Santa Monica High School – May 11, 2009 +3
Public Appearances > Entertainment Weekly and Syfy party celebrating Comic-Con – July 25, 2009 +3
Public Appearances > Summer TCA Tour, Glee Panel – August 6, 2009 +12
You probably all know this by now, but Lea got her first Emmy nomination today and we are so happy for her! Congrats to Lea and everyone on Glee for their 19 nominations! You can check all the nominations here.
Here are a couple of Lea quotes about her nomination:
“I am beyond honored and thrilled to be nominated. The other women in this category are extraordinary actresses that I respect and admire. To be a part of Glee is a dream come true and the fact that the Academy acknowledged us in this way makes that dream even more surreal.” Source
Lea Michele was in such shock after learning of her first Emmy nomination — as lead actress in a comedy for “Glee” — that she had to go online to make sure it was actually true. “It’s one of those things where it doesn’t feel real,” she said. “The Golden Globes were so real this year. Losing to Toni Collette was the coolest thing that has happened in my life so I can’t wait for the Emmys.” Saying that Michele was ecstatic about the show’s 19 noms was an understatement, but what really touched the actress were the nominations her co-stars received. “The fact that Matthew (Morrison), Jane (Lynch) and Chris (Colfer) were all nominated — every time I say Chris’ name today I feel like I’m going to cry,” she said, adding that her song to mark the occasion would be Kool and the Gang’s “Celebrate.” While Michele didn’t have any specific plans to honor the nom, she did break her personally imposed ban on listing to “Glee” music. “I caved in and listened to ‘Glee’ on my iPod this morning,” she said, adding that she hopes writer-creator Ryan Murphy allows fans to meet Rachel’s dads in Season 2. Source