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August 4, 2011
What's funny about Jane Lunch, says Carol Burnett in the foreword to Lynch's autobiography, "Happy Accidents," "is her 'take' on any character she's playing. Here, Lynch offers some insights into some of the funnier lines she's gotten to deliver. As Sue Sylvester on "Glee": "You know, for me, trophys are like herpes. You can try to get rid of 'em, but they just keep coming. " "That's certainly not my opinion," Lynch says. "But Sue prides herself on winning awards, and she wants everyone to think it's easy for her. " As Sylvester, speaking to Will Shuester (Matt Morrison)
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January 27, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2011
The Primetime Emmys may have lots of cheer this year. Jane Lynch, whose portrayal of acerbic cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester in Fox's "Glee" scored her an Emmy last year, has been tapped to host the award show on Fox Sept.18. Thursday's announcement prompts one question: Will Lynch conduct her hosting duties as herself, or as her humorously mean-spirited character? The actress appeared as her alter ego on the "Glee" concert tour, during the opening number at last year's Emmys, and during the recent Fox presentation of its fall season.
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December 13, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Model Lindsay Ellingson, seen Tuesday night walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS, has become engaged to boyfriend Sean Clayton, a medical sales representative. Clayton reportedly proposed over the Thanksgiving holiday, between the time when the fashion show was taped on Nov. 13 and its airing on TV. [People] Singer Erykah Badu is the new celebrity face of Givenchy. She'll appear in the label's spring campaign. [Style.com] Van Cleef & Arpels celebrated the opening of its redesigned Manhattan flagship this week with a "flash ballet.
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August 12, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jane Lynch plays the scheming Sue Sylvester on "Glee," but in real life the actress was recognized for her big heart on Saturday night by Project Angel Food , which provides meals for people affected by serious illness. Lynch and celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis were the co-honorees at the Angel Awards Gala in Los Angeles. Both ladies wore sleeveless black outfits, and Lynch got a little help from a friend when the evening grew chilly and fitness guru Richard Simmons lent her his bright purple jacket.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | By Ellen Olivier
From on stage at "Backstage at the Geffen," the annual gala for the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, host Jane Lynch of "Glee" said she had participated in the theater's previous fundraisers, alongside such stars as Annette Bening, Alfre Woodard, Julie Andrews and others. "But now I'm the clearly most famous person in the room," Lynch said, sliding into the personality of her "Glee" alter-ego, Sue Sylvester. In truth, the Geffen had quite a lineup of A-list stars for Monday's event, which broke the theater's fundraising record by raking in $1 million from silent auction sales, sponsorships and tickets, which sold for $350 and up.  On hand to make presentations, provide musical entertainment and regale the audience with behind-the-scene tales of theatrical life were actors Bening, Helen Mirren, Andy Garcia, Warren Beatty, Dick Van Dyke, Matthew Morrison, Dana Delany, Joe Mantegna and Beth Behrs, jazz great Arturo Sandoval, singer Monica Mancini, and Bruce Vilanch, the 17-time writer for the Academy Awards telecasts.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Ken Budd, AARP magazine; Jane Lynch. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Elton John; Gary Oldman; Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Cybill Shepherd; Chris Colfer; Backstreet Boys; Victor Cruz.
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June 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Jane Lynch is headed for divorce court. Lynch and wife Lara Embry, who married in Sunderland, Mass., on Memorial Day in 2010, have decided to split up, the "Glee" actress told People on Monday. "This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter," she said in a statement to the mag. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 The couple - Embry is a psychologist - met in 2009 at a fundraiser and Lynch spilled word of their engagement on the Golden Globes red carpet in April 2010.
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August 5, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Strolling through Paramount Pictures' backlot on the way to the commissary, "Glee" costars Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch notice a change to the soundstage where they shoot their hit show. Colfer whips out his phone and takes a picture of the building's exterior, now adorned with a big sign trumpeting the first-year program's 19 Emmy nominations. "I'll tweet that later," Colfer says. "That's just amazing." Amazing doesn't begin to describe the last 15 months for the cast of "Glee," and particularly for Lynch and Colfer, both Emmy-nominated themselves.
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August 6, 2009 | By Rachel Abramowitz, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A regular in the Christopher Guest repertoire company, the hilarious Jane Lynch first burst into many people's consciousness as the butch dog handler in "Best in Show. " She followed up as a porn star-turned-folk singer in "A Mighty Wind" and a celebrity reporter in "For Your Consideration" before reaching an additional audience playing Steve Carell's sexually propositioning boss in "The 40-Year Old Virgin. " ('I'm very discreet?but I will haunt your dreams. ") This Second City comedy vet now stars as the Glee Club's fiercest antagonist in the new Fox series "Glee," and does a turn this week as Julia Child's sister, Dorothy McWilliams, opposite Meryl Streep in "Julie & Julia".
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
When news of Cory Monteith's death in July sent shockwaves through "Glee's" fan base, many wondered how the series would pay tribute to one of its most beloved characters. But more importantly would the show, which has long handled heavy-duty story lines about sexuality, gender, race, disability, body image and countless other meaty topics high schoolers confront, address the star's death from a heroin and alcohol overdose? Those answers came on Thursday, three episodes into the new season, with an hour-long tribute to Monteith's Finn Hudson.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
With its Gen X perspective on family dysfunction and a cast of ace comedic actors, "A.C.O.D. " - short for "adult child of divorce" - looks primed for a trip through sharply observed comic territory. But even with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler on board, the results are regrettably forgettable. Scott plays Carter, a mildly R-rated version of his nice-guy character on "Parks and Recreation. " A successful restaurateur with a longtime girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
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September 23, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
If there's one thing you can count on from awards shows, it's that they will be heavily tweeted about, and Sunday night's Emmys telecast was no exception.  The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, in which "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and "Behind the Candelabra" walked away with top honors, drew 924,700 tweets during its three-hour run, the most of any show for the week ended Sept. 22, according to Nielsen's SocialGuide.  The awards show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who was joined by past hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch and Conan O'Brien during the opening monologue.  While more than 900,000 tweets is certainly a big number, the Emmys didn't do as well on the social media site as recent youth-oriented galas, including Fox's "Teen Choice Awards," which got  4.4 million .  Emmys 2013 full coverage:   Best & worst moments | Winners and top nominees | Red carpet arrivals MTV's Video Music Awards last month generated a whopping 18.5 million mentions , thanks in part to Miley Cyrus' much-mocked performance.  The first runner-up for the past week was the penultimate episode of AMC's "Breaking Bad," which brought in 325,000 tweets.  Fox's Wednesday episode of Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" came in third, followed by the premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC. The series finale of the serial killer drama "Dexter" on Showtime was tweeted about more than 126,000 times, and the season closers...
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September 23, 2013 | Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The days before Sunday's broadcast of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were filled with dissension. Not just the usual palaver over who should win and who would win, but also over a departure from the customary "In Memoriam" segment and a question of who had been singled out for special tribute - "special superstar tribute," as it was described in the opening teaser - and who had not. Who was in: James Gandolfini, memorialized by Edie Falco; Jonathan...
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August 26, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SERIES Whose Line Is It Anyway? Former professional boxer Laila Ali tries her hand at improv comedy, in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Extreme Weight Loss Chef Rocco DiSpirito demonstrates how to make quick and healthy meals in this new episode.
NEWS
August 12, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jane Lynch plays the scheming Sue Sylvester on "Glee," but in real life the actress was recognized for her big heart on Saturday night by Project Angel Food , which provides meals for people affected by serious illness. Lynch and celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis were the co-honorees at the Angel Awards Gala in Los Angeles. Both ladies wore sleeveless black outfits, and Lynch got a little help from a friend when the evening grew chilly and fitness guru Richard Simmons lent her his bright purple jacket.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2011
EVENTS The Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, known to legions of "Glee" fans as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, will sit down with her one-time "Party Down" costar Adam Scott to discuss her new memoir, "Happy Accidents. " The book explores Lynch's past struggles with alcoholism and sexuality, as well as her unpredictable journey as a performer. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Sun. $29-$125. (213) 765-7000. http://www.livetalksla.org
NEWS
August 4, 2011 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At last year's Primetime Emmy Awards, Jane Lynch showed up in the red tracksuit made iconic by her Sue Sylvester character on "Glee," threw slushies on Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey, joined in on the exuberant "Born to Run" opening number and went on to win the trophy for supporting actress. How do you top that? By actually hosting the ceremony this September. But whether the track suit will be back remains to be seen. For despite the huge audience affection for the character who wears it, Lynch is downplaying the role the menacing McKinley High cheerleading coach will play in her award night antics.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Ripples from Cory Monteith's death continued to spread through Hollywood and more details emerged in the week after his body was found in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room. The 31-year-old "Glee" actor accidentally overdosed on a mix of heroin and alcohol, according to the coroner. He was found around noon Saturday after he failed to check out on time. "Glee" costars Jane Lynch and Dianna Agron expressed their grief publicly Wednesday, the former on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and the latter in a statement to Us Weekly.  "Cory's one of the biggest hearts, a real bright light," Lynch told Leno, who said he'd never met Monteith and asked what type of guy he was. "He knew he was breathing rarefied air with the gifts that this show, this wonderful show, gave us. He was always aware that it was a gift, and he was quite generous and one of those adventurous types of people.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
NBC's new "Hollywood Game Night" had me at Jane Lynch. At this point it's easier to name the projects she hasn't starred or guest-starred on ("Game of Thrones"? "The Real Housewives of Orange County"?), but as far as I know, she's never done a game show. And that just seems wrong. Trained in improv, which is the closest anyone gets to live television these days, Lynch could have absolutely held her own against Paul Lynde and Carol Burnett in the halcyon days of the original "Hollywood Squares" and "Password.
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