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:
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:
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:
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:
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.