Glee Kids Strike A Pose for Vogue As Jane Lynch Releases Memoir


The Glee kids are all fancy in red and black for Vogue‘s promotion of Fashion’s Night Out, an evening of nation-wide retail events scheduled for September 8th. Interestingly, Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Naya Rivera are missing from the photo and Chord Overstreet (Sam) is present, despite not being a part of the upcoming season. Ironically, it’s actually Kevin McHale (Artie) who is the male fashionista IRL, not Chris Colfer:

“When Glee started, I had no idea who Marc Jacobs was. In no way was I a fashion person! I did all my shopping at my small-town Target. Maybe if I dressed better I wouldn’t have had such a hard time in school. Whenever Kevin sees me in an outfit, he feels the fabric and looks at the label, then goes and buys it.”

Meanwhile, Jane Lynch is the busiest woman in Hollywood this month as she prepares to host the Do Something awards as well as the Emmys in September. She has also released an excerpt from her memoir, Happy Accidents, to be released September 13:

“If I could go back in time and talk to my twenty-year-old self, the first thing I would say is: ‘Lose the perm.’ Secondly I would say: ‘Relax. Really. Just relax. Don’t sweat it.’

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t anxious and fearful that the parade would pass me by. And I was sure there was someone or something outside of myself with all the answers. I had a driving, anxiety-filled ambition. I wanted to be a working actor so badly. I wanted to belong and feel like I was valued and seen. Well, now I am a working actor, and I guarantee you it’s not because I suffered or worried over it.

As I look back, the road to where I am today has been a series of happy accidents I was either smart or stupid enough to take advantage of. I thought I had to have a plan, a strategy. Turns out I just had to be ready and willing to take chances, look at what’s right in front of me, and put my heart into everything I do. All that anxiety and fear didn’t help, nor did it fuel anything useful. My final piece of advice to twenty-year-old me: ‘Be easy on your sweet self. And don’t drink Miller Lite tall boys in the morning.'”


In a new interview with Out Magazine, Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine calls out American Idol for not promoting out contestants (two of The Voice finalists were out lesbians):

“What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” Levine said in the interview. “C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing.”

He also talks candidly about his brother who happens to be gay:

“I can singlehandedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired,” he said, laughing. “Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was 2. We all knew. We really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s okay. A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it all costs. You’ve got to embrace it from the beginning. That’s the only way to deal with it as a family. Otherwise, you’re just screwing yourself over and you’re gonna make your kid miserable.”


We’ve already told you how f’in good this book is and now Patti Smith is co-writing the screenplay to turn it into a feature film! So far, Kristen Stewart and James Franco are the favorites to play Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe.


Happy times for Callie & Arizona sayeth writer/creator Shonda Rhimes:

“We’re going to let them be a three-dimensional happy couple, and we will watch them have struggles that are their own, but we’re not going to play intense angst with them. We’re going to enjoy them as mothers, seeing what motherhood does to their sex life, their relationship, and their work life.”


Oh hey! Peggy Peabody aka Holland Taylor is receiving the Aid for AIDS Celebrity Trailblazer award for having shown a strong desire to make a difference and having given time, talent and financial support for events such as Best in Drag Show. Peabody has also acted as a celebrity judge to raise money for Aid for AIDS.

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  1. I spent a good minute searching for Naya Rivera in that Glee photo before admitting to myself that she wasn’t there.

    Also, my God, do I love Peggy Peabody/Holland Taylor.

  2. Am I missing something? Where’s the oh-so-lovely Naya Rivera in that Vogue photo shoot? As Santana would say, “No me gusta.”

  3. I feel like that glee photo is weirdly christmasy. they’re all wearing shiny winter clothes in red and like new years-y dresses

  4. I kind of really needed to hear that bit of wisdom that Jane Lynch had to share, so thanks for that.

  5. Jane Lynch is a freaking awesome lady. That is just what my twenty year old self needed to hear.

    Also, I want less Lea Michelle and more Naya Rivera. And more Chris Colfer. I have a very confusing crush on Chris Colfer.

  6. Where is the beautiful Naya Rivera in that Glee photo?
    This is just not acceptable. I may just cry.

  7. That Adam Levine interview was really good. I love him, he’s so intelligent and down-to-earth. What he says about sexuality is so true.

  8. kate moennig should play Patti Smith. Have you guys seen those pictures she took a while ago looking like Patti? She could pull it off. But I guess she’s not a big enough name so kristen it is.

  9. Also Adam Levin has always given me a douchey vibe, but I try not to be a judgmental bitch so I ignore that feeling, try to be nice.
    But I’ve always wondered why celebs. always come out as supporting the gheys when they’re on the cover of some gay shit and not earlier. Maybe I’m just jaded/too suspicious, but I feel like it’s just cause they got the cover so they have to. Otherwise, why not before?

    • For whatever it’s worth, Levine did an It Gets Better video last year as well. He may be a douche, but maybe he’s not a homophobic douche?

  10. We don’t have cable so I only just started watching this show on our NetFlix and Oh My God do I love it! I’m hoping that because there is still so much chatter about it that is stays good rather than doing downhill in the second season. :)

    For Women.
    For the Love of Women.

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