Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Jane Lynch were joined by their Glee cast members to honour Ryan Murphy as he received the PaleyFest Icon Award in LA last night. Lea wore a sheer black Vivienne Tam dress while her boyfriend, Cory, went for a simple suit at the event. The Glee cast weren't the only stars from Ryan's shows to attend the shindig — Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope and Leslie Grossman from Ryan's first show, Popular, walked the red carpet along with Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha from The New Normal. Many of the stars of Ryan's shows have grown close with the prolific TV creator, and Andrew, Naya Rivera and Darren Criss even did some impressions of Ryan Murphy on the red carpet for the Associated Press. After the award ceremony, Lea tweeted, "A beautiful night honoring the amazing Ryan Murphy. So happy for him. What a joy to be in such an amazing room with such incredible people."
Gwyneth Paltrow showed skin in a cut-out little black dress designed by Michael Kors at yesterday's Golden Heart Gala, benefiting the God's Love We Deliver charity, in NYC. She was joined at the charitable event by other Michael Kors-clad celebrities like Karolina Kurkova, a newly-brunette Brooklyn Decker and Anna Wintour. Michael himself had the honour of sitting between Bette Midler and Anna Wintour during dinner. Gwyneth took the stage to introduce Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who made a speech and even asked Bette if she'd make a cameo on Glee — to his relief, she said yes! Michael was also honoured at the fete for making a generous gift that will allow God's Love, a nonprofit that delivers meals to the seriously ill, to fund a new building.
Cory Monteith escorted girlfriend Lea Michele, dressed in floor length Armani gown, to Saturday night's LA premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum. Lea and Cory were on hand with friends, and co-stars, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch to support Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who is also the brain behind American Horror Story and The New Normal.
The second season of American Horror Story features a cast of new faces including Jenna Dewan. Jenna hit the red carpet in a sexy white Reem Acra and joked that it was so tight she couldn't sit down. Some of Hollywood's hottest names make cameos on Asylum including Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Zachary Quinto, and Chloë Sevigny, just to name a few.
Kate Hudson was a guest of honour at last night's Glee season four launch party in LA. She donned Alexander McQueen to pose with the show's leading lady Lea Michele, in Versace. Other stars of the hit show, including Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris, and Mark Salling, were also on hand for the bash. It was great fun for Lea, who tweeted, "Best night ever! Got to see the first two episodes and they're amazing! Season 4 starts tomorrow!" Kate Hudson's role on Glee is one of the many celeb cameos to come — Sarah Jessica Parker also has a small part. Kate plays Cassandra July, Lea's character Rachel's dance teacher at a new performing arts school in the Big Apple. Kate made the rounds at the after-party as well, posing with Lea, Chord Overstreet, and show runner Ryan Murphy.
Kate Hudson posed with Lea Michele on the set of Glee today. The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, tweeted a photo of the two, saying "Ms. Lea Michele and Kate Hudson on the NYADA set. Kate had chandelier approval."
Kate is guest starring in six episodes during Glee's fourth season. She'll be playing Cassandra July, Rachel's dance teacher at her new performing arts school. Lea Michele gave us a glimpse of her new co-star's arrival late last week. She shared a photo of her and Kate's chairs next to each other on the set, tweeting that it was "the coolest thing." Another A-list star to join the cast this season is Sarah Jessica Parker. She'll be playing a Vogue editor, though there's no word yet on whether she'll sing or dance.
This is something we should’ve been expecting given Ryan Murphy’s previous explanation of how he’s going to graduate some of his original Glee characters in 2012. The Glee co-creator has revealed that three of the characters who won’t be returning are Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith) and Kurt (Chris Colfer). He told The Hollywood Reporter, “You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticise you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.” He also says that Lea and Chris were involved in the decision-making process. As for who else we’ll be saying goodbye to next year? All will be revealed when the third season of Glee commences in the US in September. Who do you want to stay on the show? And who will you miss the most?
Some high school-based TV shows manage to keep their characters in school for years, which we all know isn’t very realistic. That’s why Glee creator Ryan Murphy has revealed that many of his original characters will be graduating in May 2012, and that he’ll be introducing a new set of singing and dancing students to take their place. In the US there’s a program on the Oxygen Network called The Glee Project, which is a reality competition show where the talented winner has the chance to have a seven-episode arc on the third season of Glee. This is where Ryan hopes to find his new stars.
- Gwyneth Paltrow talks about her relationship with food — Ladies’ Home Journal
- Glee creator Ryan Murphy apologises to the Kings of Leon — MTV
- Can Kane and Lee actually win My Kitchen Rules? — Reality Ravings
- Miley Cyrus and Charlie Sheen are new Twitter BFFs — Daily Mail
- Jay-Z has launched his own lifestyle website — Life + Times
- Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie joins The Hobbit as an elf — Variety
- Kevin Federline and girlfriend Victoria Prince are expecting a girl — PopSugar US
- Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and more nominated for MTV’s first O Music Awards — E! Online
When it comes to Glee, it seems like music’s biggest stars sit in two camps: they either love the show and are willing to let them use as much of their catalogue as they want (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga), or they’re not a fan and want to keep their songs free from the Glee treatment (Slash and Kings of Leon, who famously had a war of words against the show’s creator Ryan Murphy). Now the Foo Fighters are joining the latter group, with frontman Dave Grohl telling The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f**king Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f**king show . . . f**k that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.” It’s hard to believe that a show that’s trying to promote the positivity of music is causing such a divide between music artists, and bringing on such strong reactions. What do you think about Dave’s comments?
(Side note: the Foo Fighters will be performing at an exclusive show this Thursday night at a secret location on Sydney Harbour. They’ll be performing songs from their new album, Wasting Light, and the concert will be broadcast on Channel V on Saturday, April 2.)
The cast and some crew members of Glee attended the panel for their hit TV show at PaleyFest, and they were chock-full of exciting spoilers and what we can expect from upcoming episodes. Last night’s “Original Song” regionals episode that aired in the US had some big surprises (we’ll see it all unfold next Monday) but here are some more fun bits the cast were able to spill: Darren Criss hasn’t been back to a GAP store since performing a number in the “Silly Love Songs” episode; creator Ryan Murphy called guest stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth the “muses” of the show; Naya Rivera said she had an “overwhelming response” to Santana’s coming out on the last episode; Cory Monteith thinks it’s more interesting when Finn and Rachel are apart; Vocal Adrenaline and Charice will be back; and there will be an episode dedicated to a whole album (Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours). Unfortunately Lea Michele couldn’t be with her co-stars as she was busy filming scenes with Ashton Kutcher for New Year’s Eve.