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Celebrity Birthdays - July 14, 2014

July 14th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Jane Lynch
Happy Birthday to:

Glee star Jane Lynch (1960)

Actress Camryn Grimes (1999)

Actor Sean Flynn (1989)

Actor Chad Faust (1980)

Actor Scott Porter (1979)

Country singer Jamey Johnson (1975)

Black Eyed Pea Taboo (1975)

Actor Matthew Fox (1966)

Actor Jackie Earle Haley (1961)

Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo (1960)

Tenacious D guitarist Kyle Gass (1960)

Producer Joel Silver (1952)

Music executive Tommy Mottola (1949)

Actor Vincent Pastore (1946)

Actor Sid Haig (1939)

Prolific character actor Harry Dean Stanton (1926)

Folk legend Woody Guthrie (1912; d. 1967)

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Head And Shoulders Above The Rest: The 15 Tallest Actresses In Hollywood

April 30th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Gwendoline Christie
We recently profiled the tallest actors in show business, so naturally we wanted to also honor the women who stand out - for both their height and acting ability.

Gwendoline Christie, 6'3". Christie plays the towering Brienne in Game of Thrones and told Stylist, "As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity and what it is to be a woman."

Brigitte Nielsen, 6'1". At the height of her fame in the 80s, the danish actress was unfairly branded an "amazon" by several newspapers when she was marrie...
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Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, More Celebs Campaign For Girl Empowerment, Want To 'Ban Bossy'

March 10th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, More Celebs Campaign For Girl Empowerm
Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch, Condoleeza Rice and more stars are fronting a new campaign called Ban Bossy that encourages young girls to be leaders in their communities.

The Girls Scouts and women's empowerment organization LeanIn.org are spearheading the initiative, which is aimed at the next generation of female leaders.

In a new Public Service Announcement video, Beyonce says, "Girls are less interested in leadership than boys," since they worry about being called "bossy," whereas boys who take on responsible roles are called "leaders."

She adds, "Be brave. Be You... I'm not b...
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Jane Lynch's Ex-Wife Demands $94,000 In Monthly Spousal Support

September 9th, 2013 2:38pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch's estranged wife is demanding almost $94,000 a month in spousal support following the breakdown of their marriage earlier this year.

The 53 year-old actress separated from Dr. Lara Embry in February, and filed for divorce in July, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Embry responded to the filing by asking for financial help, and new legal documents obtained by TMZ.com reveal that she is seeking the cash to help her maintain the luxury lifestyle she had become accustomed to while married to the comedienne.

Embry claims Lynch only had $400,000 in savings when they wed in May,...
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Jane Lynch Is Honored With Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

September 5th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Jane Lynch
"Glee" star Jane Lynch was notably excited on Wednesday when she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Family members and friends joined the actress as she unveiled the 2,505th star on the famous sidewalk.

She struck various poses on the red carpet, looking proud and pointing to her accomplishment in front of photographers. In one iconic picture, she leans against a tree in a pose reminiscent of a high school yearbook shot.
 
"Glee" creator and producer Ryan Murphy told the crowd, "She is the hardest-working person on the set... She makes everybody better and everybody h...
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Jane Lynch Calls 'Glee's' Tribute Episode To Cory Monteith 'Beautiful'

August 22nd, 2013 1:01pm EDT
Jane Lynch on Glee
The Cory Monteith tribute episode of "Glee" is "beautiful," according to the late actor's co-star Jane Lynch. Monteith died on July 31 in Vancouver, Canada, from a heroin and alcohol overdose.

Lynch, who plays tough-talking cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the show, read the script for the emotional episode for the first time on Wednesday and is pleased with the way the show's creators and writers have decided to say goodbye to Monteith's character Finn Hudson.

Lynch tweeted to fans: "Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian B...
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Jane Lynch Ends Three Year Marriage

July 14th, 2013 11:02am EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch marriage has come to an end as the Glee star has filed for divorce, ending her three-year marriage to wife Lara Embry.

The actress announced the split a month ago, and on Friday she filed documents in Los Angeles County Court, citing "irreconcilable differences".

The divorce papers suggest the couple separated in February.
 
They wed in 2010 in Massachusetts.
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Jane Lynch Brings Her Hosting Skills To NBC's 'Hollywood Game Night'

July 10th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Jane Lynch Brings Her Hosting Skills to NBC's 'Hollywood Game Ni
NBC’s Hollywood Game Night is bringing back old school game show glamour to television with the help of host Jane Lynch. The Glee actress and current Miss Hannigan in Annie on Broadway can add another line to her impressive resume with a different kind of program. Part game show, part comedy hour, part interactive game night at home with your friends, Hollywood Game Night combines elements of entertainment programming for a unique competition show unlike anything else on television.

The show comes from the mind – and backyard – of executive producer Sean Hayes, who has hosted legendary gam...
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Jane Lynch And Wife Lara Embry Divorcing After Three Years

June 11th, 2013 1:22pm EDT
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
Actress Jane Lynch and her wife of three years have decided to divorce.

The Glee star, 52, and clinical psychologist Dr. Lara Embry, 44, met at a fundraiser in California in 2009 and were married in May 2010 in a ceremony in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal.

The star released a statement to People.com about the split on Monday, saying, "Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. 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."

Lynch is the stepmother of Embry's daughter Haden, legally b...
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Jane Lynch To Host TV Game Show 'Hollywood Game Night'

February 25th, 2013 10:49am EST
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch is hosting her own game show.

The Glee star has signed on to front Hollywood Game Night, which will pit celebrities against regular contestants as they compete for cash prizes.

The program, which was created by former Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes, is set to air on NBC later this year.

Network executive Paul Telegdy says, "With Jane Lynch on board as our host, we now have a key component in place that will further enliven the sheer fun of a raucous Hollywood party that will include real everyday people. Her exuberant wit and ability to think quickly will be the perf...
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Fashion Fail: SAGging Looks

February 3rd, 2013 12:07pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails! This week we have a collection of bad fashion from the SAG awards.

Jennifer Lawrence: Above we have Miss Lawrence, whose dress was forgettable except for the fact it was apparently designed to fall apart if she attempted to walk up stairs.

Julianne Moore: From the bottom up, her dress starts nicely before ending in an unflattering and loose blouse top.

Ellie Kemper: This sea foam gown looks like it was the selection of a p...
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Jane Lynch Applauds Jodie Foster's Golden Globes 'Coming Out' Speech

January 21st, 2013 6:05pm EST
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch has heaped praise on Jodie Foster for seemingly confirming long running speculation she is a lesbian in a speech at the Golden Globes, insisting she is "grateful" to have witnessed the actress' "big moment".

The Panic Room star moved the Hollywood crowd to tears with an impassioned speech about her personal life and career as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award onstage at the Los Angeles prizegiving earlier this month.

She declared, "A big coming out speech tonight... I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. In those very quaint days ...
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'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Wants To Help You With College Debt (sponsored)

July 21st, 2012 9:35am EDT
Glee
Glee star Jane Lynch has partnered with the National College Finance Center on their "Don't Major In Debt" program, which endeavors to educate students, prospective students and their loved ones on paying for higher education.

The NCFC's website states that their mission "is to guide students and families to resources that will help pay for college the smartest way possible, as well as provide information and advice on repaying student loans."

Lynch, who is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner for her role as coach Sue Sylvester on the FOX comedy, recently spoke with me about why she's ...
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Jane Lynch Narrates LGBT Rights Video For President Obama's Campaign

May 24th, 2012 1:09pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch has showed her support for Barack Obama by narrating a new campaign for the President.

In the advertisement, the openly gay actress applauds Obama for publicly endorsing same-sex marriage in a TV interview earlier this month.

The narration begins with Lynch declaring, "In 2008, our country elected a leader who not only acknowledged the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, but who embraced it. He counted us as friends. We elected a man who understood our struggles and who has pushed the nation forward towards equality."

Lynch, who married her lo...
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Farrelly Brothers Breathe New Life Into 'The Three Stooges' (Video)

April 13th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
The Three Stooges
First I must say that I have never been a fan of 'The Three Stooges.' Never watched them on TV way back when or understood their appeal. Slapstick, over the top comedy has never been my thing.

So you can imagine how much I was dreading seeing the Farrelly Brothers new film 'The Three Stooges.' Well guess what? To my surprise, I absolutely loved it and I LMAO.

This has a lot to do with the three actors portraying these guys. Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) Larry (Sean Hayes) and Curly (Will Sasso) are absolutely spot on in bringing these iconic characters to life.

Yes, the humor is campy, s...
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2012 SAG Awards Fashion: A Skinny Angelina, Lots Of Black Gowns & More

January 30th, 2012 9:10am EST
2012 SAG Fashion
Many stars attended last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, and black was one of the most popular colors on the red carpet.

Angelina Jolie showed off her particularly thin figure in a draped black gown. Other stars in black included Stacy Keibler, Jayma Mays, Amber Heard, Ashlee Simpson, Emma Stone, Glenn Close, Heather Morris, Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy.

But there were some spots of color in the bunch, including Sofia Vergara's bright pink gown and Emily Blunt's seafoam green dress.

Check out all the looks on the following pages:

Michelle Williams

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie...
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'Glee' Recap: It's Mash-Up Week!

November 16th, 2011 9:50am EST
Glee 305
It seems like ‘Glee’ has just decided to pretend last week’s West Side Virgin Story never happened. Thank goodness! What a relief it is to jump right back into election season and age-inappropriate relationships! Puck leads the boys in a sexually charged performance of Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” within the first five minutes of the episode and it's clear that we can put 'The First Time' behind us and have some fun this week.

The good news gets even better when Ms. Corcoran , who has nice scenes with just about every single character in this show, speaks to Mr. Schue about keeping their...
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Jane Lynch: 'I Had A Crush On Ron Howard'

November 15th, 2011 3:27pm EST
Jane Lynch
A tearful Jane Lynch met her childhood crush Ron Howard for the very first time on TV on Monday.

The gay Glee star has often discussed her longtime affection for Howard, who played innocent Richie Cunningham on the popular sitcom Happy Days when she was growing up, but never got the chance to meet him face-to-face.

That changed while she was promoting her memoirs on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon when the host booked the two celebrities on the same show.

Expressing her delight, she said, "Like every closeted lesbian in the 1970s, I had a crush on Ron Howard. It's the truth. All gay girl...
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Jane Lynch Not Offended By Brett Ratner's 'Humor'

November 14th, 2011 9:37pm EST
Jane Lynch
Gay Glee star Jane Lynch has thrown her support behind embattled moviemaker Brett Ratner after he stepped down as the producer of the Oscars last week following a homophobic slur scandal.

Ratner's resignation came four days after he told movie fans that "Rehearsal's for fags" at a question-and-answer session to promote his new movie Tower Heist.

The remark led to a weekend of outrage among gay rights groups and, after apologizing for his slip-up, the outspoken director decided to walk away from his first Academy Awards.

Host and pal Eddie Murphy stepped down a day later.

Now Lynch has s...
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Lauren Potter Appointed To Serve On President Obama's Disability Committee

November 14th, 2011 3:39pm EST
Lauren Potter
Glee star Lauren Potter has been appointed to serve on President Barack Obama's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities.

The Down Syndrome actress, who plays Jane Lynch's sidekick Becky Jackson on the hit TV show, will share her own real-world advice on issues of education, home ownership and work placement with the American leader.

Releasing a statement to CNN, she writes, "It is important to me that people with intellectual disabilities are represented and treated fairly and are given the same opportunities as every other American.

"Our challenges are the same as many ot...
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Jane Lynch Honors Neil Patrick Harris At Gay Rights Gala

November 13th, 2011 2:38pm EST
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch presented Neil Patrick Harris and his partner with a top prize at a gay rights gala in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Lynch, who has worked with Harris on her hit series Glee, stepped onstage to introduce the How I Met Your Mother star and his fiance David Burtka at the Gay & Lesbian Center's 40th Anniversary Gala.

The funnywoman had the audience laughing as she joked that the couple's twins are cuter than Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children, before handing them the Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award.

Actor David Arquette was also at the event to recognise his...
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'Glee' Recap: Virgin Scorecard

November 9th, 2011 12:53pm EST
Glee Rachel and Blaine
Like Sandra Dee, this week’s ‘Glee’ was lousy with virginity. Expectations were high after promos showed Rachel, Finn, Kurt and Blaine all getting their sexy on… but as it happened, ‘The First Time’ was kind of disappointing.

Unfortunately, West Side Story just doesn’t lend itself to this theme the way Madonna does. The season one tribute to the Queen of Pop covered similar territory and featured “Like a Virgin,” the most perfect song for the occasion. More importantly, the subject of de-flowering came up naturally and organically. Conversely, this week’s sudden sexual awakening isn’t moti...
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'Glee' Recap: Puck Goes To Cougar Town

November 2nd, 2011 1:37pm EDT
GLEE: Quinn (Dianna Agron, L) and Puck (Mark Salling, R)
After yielding its timeslot to Major League Baseball for the past few weeks, “Glee” returned last night with an hour of leprechauns, cougars, and congressional candidates. Picking up where the series left off, this reasonably focused episode advanced several plotlines and introduced some new talent, in the form of ‘Glee Project’ winner, Damian McGinty.

The second of four new cast members that will, at some point, be transplanted from the Oxygen Channel’s competitive reality show to the Fox flagship, McGinty was front and center in his inaugural appearance as foreign exchange student, Rory...
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Two And A Half Men – 'The Squat And The Hover' - Recap

October 25th, 2011 10:16am EDT
Two And A Half Men
As Alan and Jake watch TV, Jake establishes that Alan is not paying any rent to Walden, and says he can’t wait until he grows up and finds a friend he can live off of. Walden enters, naked, carrying the mail, which contains a penis pump for Alan and Walden’s divorce papers. Walden is very upset about the papers, sure he’ll never find another soulmate. As he gestures wildly, Alan and Jake’s heads track the movement of Walden’s penis. When he leaves, the half man asks his dad to assure him he’s not stopped growing, and Alan hands him the penis pump box. Classy stuff!

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Jane Lynch Rode Her Bike Around Topless

October 4th, 2011 9:00pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Lesbian Glee star Jane Lynch gave neighborhood boys a thrill while she was growing up in Dolton, Illinois - she would ride her bike topless.

The actress grew up wanting to be one of the boys - and she refused to wear a shirt or a bra while out playing in the summer.

She says, "I used to ride my bike through the neighborhood (and I did it) one summer too long. My mom was like, 'You have to put on a shirt...' I wanted to be a boy... Boys ride on their bike with their shorts and no shirt.

"I dressed in my dad's clothes. I used to go into his closet and close the door put on his clothes and ...
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Jane Lynch Didn't Tell Parents She Was Gay For Many Years

September 22nd, 2011 8:38am EDT
Jane Lynch
Gay "Glee" star Jane Lynch kept her "affair" with a college teacher a secret from her parents for a decade.

The actress realized she was gay while she was growing up in Illinois and swore to keep her sexuality to herself, but she started to loosen up at college after falling for a female lecturer.

She says, "I had a crush on a teacher... and we had a little affair."

But Lynch felt she couldn't tell her parents about the fling.

She adds, "I didn't tell my parents until I was almost 32, so I went about 10/11 years not being honest with my parents and we were very distant from each other.
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Jane Lynch: 'I Wasn't A Nice Person'

September 21st, 2011 9:40pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch didn't have to dig too deep to find her mean-spirited Glee character Sue Sylvester - she used to be just like that.

Now forever upbeat and happy, Lynch reveals past insecurities that were masked by a drinking problem turned her into a terrible person and it was only when she quit boozing almost 20 years ago that she realized what a vile woman she was - especially to people she worked with.

In a candid interview with Access Hollywood, the Glee star says, "It was so Psychology 101- I felt terrible inside and I projected it onto everybody else. I made everybody bad, wrong,...
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Lady Gaga Celebrates End Of DADT Policy In The Military

September 21st, 2011 8:24am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is leading celebrations after a U.S. policy barring openly homosexual soldiers from serving in the military was abolished on Tuesday.

The controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy was introduced in 1993, prohibiting military officers from discriminating against 'closeted' gay fellow soldiers, and preventing any hopefuls from admitting their sexual orientation.

President Barack Obama repealed the order on Tuesday and now a host of stars are showing their appreciation for the law change.

In a post on Twitter.com, Gaga writes, "What a tremendous & beautiful day, DADT is...
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Backstage At The Nokia For The Emmy's HP TouchSmart Gift Lounge

September 19th, 2011 9:17pm EDT
Christina Hendricks
Awards shows always have some of the best perks in the biz and swag was definitely not lacking for the Emmy's this year at The HP TouchSmart Gift Lounge backstage at the Nokia Theatre!

Moments before winning the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor, "Modern Family’s" Ty Burrell was backstage enjoying the HP TouchSmart Gift Lounge where he was overheard telling a friend that his wife is the one who should be honored for her supporting role, saying “I’ve been unemployed most of my life, so its great to be working.”

Ty wasn’t the only star feeling the support of his loved ones at this year’s Emmy...
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2011 Emmy Awards Fashion: Celebrities Show Their Colors (Photos)

September 19th, 2011 8:52am EDT
2011 Emmy Awards fashion
Stars gathered at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night wearing an assortment of bright colors as well as the classic black and white and metallic shades.

Lea Michele and Kate Winslet opted for red, while Dianna Agron and Melissa McCarthy wore bright purple gowns.

Katie Holmes was beautiful in blue, and Sofia Vergara picked a peach dress for the red carpet.

Check out all the stars below, and tell us which one is your favorite!

Lea Michele

Gwyneth Paltrow

Katie Holmes

Julie Bowen

Amber Riley

Kate Winslet

Amy Poehler

Anna Torv

Dianna Agron

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