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December 2, 2009 | By Denise Martin
As ambitious glee clubber and social pariah Rachel Berry, Lea Michele has been called RuPaul, taken more than a few fruit slushies to the face in the hallways of McKinley High and tried romancing her teacher by singing "Endless Love." The leap into the land of awkward adolescence has been a big one for Michele, the 23-year-old stage actress whose Broadway résumé is all serious drama -- she's been in the sexually charged "Spring Awakening" and the tear-jerker " Les Misérables." To get into Rachel's high-strung head, she dutifully studied Reese Witherspoon in "Election" -- "I channel Tracy Flick, yes," Michele said -- but it sounds like all she really needed to do was dig deep into her own aspiring performer days.
July 25, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Lea Michele and the rest of the "Glee" cast and crew gathered Thursday for an "emotional" goodbye to their fallen costar Cory Monteith. In a brief statement, Twentieth Century Fox Television wrote: "Today, [executive producer] Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of 'Glee,' along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith. "We thank the public for their continue outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time," the statement said.
April 24, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
In the case of Gotye, as with most any rock-star import for that matter, it's a charming ritual to watch him cope with understanding U.S. media obsessions. Like when the Australia-based "Somebody That I Used to Know" singer dared open his mouth in criticism of the download-driving "Glee" machine and its handling of his hit, calling the show's cover of the tune "dry. "   Outlets widely reported the comment as a diss, but Gotye told the Ministry a different story after a jam session Tuesday at the Sayers Club for Los Angeles radio station KYSR-FM 98.7.  "You know, God forbid you try to dissect something at any length," he said with a laugh, "and people just want the sound bite.
March 18, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. After Kings of Leon, Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters are standing up to the unstoppable onslaught of "Glee. " ( Hollywood Reporter ) If you leap it, he will come: Kevin Costner will play Superman's father. ( Los Angeles Times ) Darren Aronofsky has suddenly decided he doesn't want to be in Japan for a year filming "The Wolverine" and has left the project. ( Los Angeles Times ) He's not alone. Disney is temporarily suspending all operations in Tokyo.
February 21, 2011
Kathy Griffin will bring the "tea party" to "Glee. " ( TV Line ) "Inception" takes the top film sound editing Golden Reel honors. They did a good job of drowning out the sound of audience members saying "What's going on?" ( Los Angeles Times ) The weekend isn't over, but it looks as though Liam Neeson and "Unknown" will win the box-office derby. ( Los Angeles Times ) Actress Hayden Panettiere took a nice, quiet Lifetime movie and landed herself in a world of controversy.
December 13, 1986
Things must not be too bad for President Reagan--he hasn't summoned Sinatra to the White House. BILL STEIN Encino
December 13, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
A recent subplot on "Glee" features an anguished dad trying to quash his son's dreams of becoming a professional dancer because, he reasons, show business is so fickle. And indeed it is — as Fox has witnessed to its chagrin this fall. A rare TV/music double sensation just last year, "Glee" — an over-the-top romp about a high-school show choir filled with colorful characters — has officially entered its awkward middle years. Some of the stats are about as inviting as pimples and braces.
September 21, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The second season of "Glee" is going to be much harder to pull off than the first. It's not that the knives are out — although having a special issue of People devoted to the show was truly weird and annoying. It's just that while the glorious and joyful noise of the first season rocked most everyone back on their heels, we're all caught up on the soundtracks and the live shows, Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy have got their Emmys and now we're looking forward to "Glee's" becoming a real television show.
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