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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.
December 13, 1986
Things must not be too bad for President Reagan--he hasn't summoned Sinatra to the White House. BILL STEIN Encino
July 12, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
He was so eager to make the trip, he called several times to make sure it hadn't been canceled. "Mr. Lopez, is the pickup still at 9 a.m?" "Yes, Mr. Ayers. I'll see you in the morning." When I pulled up, he was standing on the sidewalk playing a skid row reveille on his trumpet. He had a small overnight bag and five more instruments -- cello, violin, French horn, clarinet and flute, meaning he had made the difficult decision to leave several other instruments home.
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.
July 14, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Iqbal Theba had only three words: "OMG!! My Cory... " The death of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith prompted tweets of shock and disbelief from members of the show's cast and crew, including the reaction of Theba, who plays Principal Figgins. Monteith was found dead Saturday in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada. Others in the "Glee" cast and crew tweeted their reactions. "I have no words!" said Dot-Marie Jones, who plays coach Shannon Bieste. "My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend he was one amazing [man]
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