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Jane Lynch felt 'diseased'

May 20th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Jane Lynch felt like she had a "disease" when she realized she was gay.
The 'Glee' actress lived a life of "secrecy" growing up in Chicago and confessed her sexuality in her journal - which she promptly threw away so no one would find out.
Speaking in new web series 'It Got Better' - which features LGBT celebrities talking abut accepting their sexuality - she said: "It was almost like I had a disease I had been diagnosed. I had a journal and ... I remember I wrote, 'I am gay. No one can ever know this.' And I went four blocks away and threw it out in somebody else's garbage.
"It led to a li...

Jane Lynch's fans send her baby photos

May 7th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch's fans have been sending her pictures of their babies dressed as Glee's Sue Sylvester.
The 53-year-old actress plays the cheerleading coach in the musical drama, who usually wears track pants and a matching sports jacket, and loves seeing children dressed as her alter-ego.
Speaking on US show 'The Talk', she said: "I have a twitter feed that I go to 12 times a day and my followers on Twitter have been sending me pictures of their babies dressed as Sue Sylvester - dressed in little trackies."
Talking about a picture which was sent by a fan of her tiny tot wearing a black Adidas ja...

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...

Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay celebrity

April 15th, 2014 6:20pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay celebrity in the US.
The 56-year-old talk show host, who is married to 'Arrested Development' actress Portia de Rossi, secured the top spot on Out magazine's 2014 Power List, an annual ranking of the most influential LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) voices in American culture.
Announcing the news on its website, the publication stated: "Everybody loves Ellen, and that's one of the reasons she's regained the top spot. In March, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' shattered its own 10-year ratings record in the episode that immediately ...

Jane Lynch writes anti-bullying book for kids

March 14th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch has teamed up with her psychologist ex-wife Lara Embry to write her first children's picture book.

The Glee star has penned Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean, about a school bully and her efforts to reform after one kid stands up to her and makes her realise her mistakes.

And Lynch reveals she drew inspiration for the main character from Sue Sylvester, the rude and bossy gym teacher she plays on Glee.

Announcing the news on Twitter.com on Thursday (13Mar14), she writes, "TWEEPS (Twitter people)! My kids book's a comin' (sic)! Marlene Marleen (sic) Queen Of Mean. A young ...

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...

Beyonce fronts new campaign for girl empowerment

March 10th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Beyonce is fronting a new campaign called Ban Bossy, which encourages young girls to be leaders in their communities.

The Run The World (Girls) hitmaker has teamed up with the Girls Scouts of the USA and women's empowerment organisation LeanIn.org to be part of a new drive aimed at the next generation of female leaders.

In a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) 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 bossy ...

Matthew Morrison wants 1D and Simon Cowell for Glee

February 11th, 2014 5:00am EST
Simon Cowell
Matthew Morrison wants Simon Cowell and One Direction to make cameo appearances on 'Glee'.
The singer-and-actor thinks the band - which includes Zayn Malik, 21, Harry Styles, 20, Louis Tomlinson, 22, Liam Payne, 20, and Niall Horan, 20 - could join the comedy drama as students attending McKinley High School in Ohio.
Matthew - who plays teacher Will Schuester - told the Daily Star newspaper: "We have been so fortunate to have some great cameos, and to have One Direction on would be great for the show.
"They are not much older than High School age so we could have them as students. And I am s...

Jane Lynch settles her divorce

January 8th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch has amicably settled her divorce.
The 'Glee' star, who filed court documents in July to legally dissolve her three-year marriage to clinical psychologist Lara Embry, whom she split from in February 2012, is still on "very civilized" terms with her ex-wife after coming to an agreement.
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that Lara agreed to accept a more modest sum of spousal support after initially seeking $93,000 per month, and Jane secured full ownership of their former marital home in Los Angeles, which she paid for in full.
The former couple, who cited "irreconcilable differ...

Glee pay tribute to Cory Monteith in emotional episode

October 11th, 2013 2:20am EDT
Cory Monteith
The 'Glee' cast paid tribute to Cory Monteith with an emotional farewell last night (10.10.13).
The moving episode of the musical TV show, entitled 'The Quarterback', did not reveal how the late actor's character Finn Hudson died, but instead centred around the mystery of his stolen letterman jacket and the group saying their goodbyes by performing songs that reminded them of him.
The long-awaited tribute was a fitting farewell to Cory, who passed away aged 31 of "a mixed drug toxicity" consisting of heroin and alcohol on July 13.
The cast kicked things off with a solemn rendition of Rent's...

Cory Monteith final coroner's report released

October 2nd, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Cory Monteith
Cory Monteith drank two bottles of champagne before his death.
The late 'Glee' star, who was found dead in his hotel room on July 13 in Vancouver, Canada, may have overdosed on heroin and alcohol because his tolerance was lower than usual following his stint in rehab in April.
According to the final coroner's report on his tragic death, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, emergency services discovered a "spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle" beside the 31-year-old actor's body along with two empty bottles of champagne.
His official cause of death is listed as "mixed drug tox...

Jane Lynch is close friends with therapist

October 2nd, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch is friends with her therapist.
The 53-year-old star who plays therapist Dr. Judith in her new film 'A.C.O.D' finds the practice of psychotherapy to resolve childhood issues or personal problems a fascinating social science.
Jane - who is openly a lesbian and a recovering alcoholic - has always been open about her reliance of therapy and insists she and her doctor share a close bond.
She said: "But I think I'm fascinated with therapy and I'm fascinated with my own therapist. I have a terrific therapist who I've seen over the years and I would say we're probably friends now. We'v...

Jane Lynch pays tribute to Cory Monteith at the Emmys

September 23rd, 2013 3:01am EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch paid tribute to her late friend and castmate Cory Monteith at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (22Sep13), insisting his death in July (13) is a reminder of the "senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction".

Monteith, who died from a drug and alcohol overdose, was one of five TV celebrities honoured with special mentions at the 65th Emmys, and the decision to single him out was criticised by many, who felt others, like Larry Hagman and Jack Klugman, should have been part of the tribute instead of the Glee actor.

However, Lynch, who delivered...

Merritt Wever stuns Emmy Awards with surprise win

September 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Merritt Wever
Actress Merritt Wever got the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards off to a surprising start on Sunday night (22Sep13) by picking up the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series prize for Nurse Jackie.

Wever was up against heavyweights Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen and Jane Lynch but stunned viewers by becoming a first-time Emmy winner.

And she was just as surprised to be called to the stage.

The stunned star said, "Thank you so much, thank you so much... I gotta go. Bye." And then walked offstage.

Lynch was part of a comedy skit that kicked off the show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles....

Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini to be remembered at Emmys

September 17th, 2013 3:12am EDT
James Gandolfini
Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini will be among the late stars remembered during a special tribute section at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (22Sep13).

Organisers of the annual prizegiving, which honours the best of TV, have planned a memorial segment for the pair, alongside actress Jean Stapleton, comic Jonathan Winters and producer Gary David Goldberg.

Each one will be honoured by a close co-star or former colleague - Glee star Jane Lynch will remember Monteith, The Sopranos' matriarch Edie Falco will speak about Gandolfini, actor/director Rob Reiner will pay tribute to Stapl...

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,...

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...

Jane Lynch lands Hollywood Walk of Fame star

September 4th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch was given something to smile about on Wednesday (04Sep13) after she landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The actress was joined by family members and friends as she unveiled the 2,505th star on the famous sidewalk.

Glee creator/producer Ryan Murphy, who was there to salute his leading lady, told the crowd, "She is the hardest-working person on the set... She makes everybody better and everybody happier. She is one of the comedy greats in our business - a true class act."

The proud star, who plays Glee's mean cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, shared photos of ...

Jane Lynch's Wife Files For Spousal Support In Divorce Battle

August 23rd, 2013 2:37pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch's ex-wife Lara Embry is demanding spousal support and attorneys fees as the couple battles to end its three-year marriage.

The actress, 53, and Embry separated in February, and Lynch filed for divorce earlier this summer, asking a judge to terminate the court's jurisdiction to award spousal support to her ex.

Embry's requests for support came in her response, which has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The couple wed in Massachusetts in May, 2010.

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...

Jane Lynch to be honoured for philanthropy work

July 22nd, 2013 3:20am EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch is set to be honoured for her philanthropy work in Los Angeles next month (Aug13).

The actress will receive the Marianne Williamson Founder's Award at the Angel Awards, organised by bosses at Project Angel Food, which provides sick people with nutritious meals.

Lynch says, "I couldn't be more thrilled to be receiving this honour from the angels at Project Angel Food who are really doing God's work."

American TV personality and chef Giada De Laurentiis will be handed the inaugural Iconic Chef Award at the gala, which is set to take place on 10 August (13).

Jane Lynch Overcome With Emotion Discussing 'Glee' Co-Star Cory Monteith

July 18th, 2013 2:53pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch fought back tears as she paid tribute to her Glee co-star Cory Monteith during a U.S. TV interview on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old's body was found in his hotel room in Canada on July 13, less than three months after he completed a stint in rehab, and an autopsy has confirmed the star died after taking a deadly mix of heroin and alcohol.

Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the TV musical, has been hit hard by the tragedy and she became emotional as she shared her memories of Monteith on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, branding him a "really great guy".


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.

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...

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...

Jane Lynch suffering leg cramps performing in Annie

June 4th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch is struggling with leg cramps "all night long" as she performs in new Broadway musical Annie.

The Glee star has been playing mean orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the hit New York revival since May (13), and she is really suffering for her art onstage.

She tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "I do trip up the stairs at one point and I really do stub my toe because I'm method! I have cramps in my legs all night long from doing stuff like that."

Lynch will have to hobble on with the muscle cramps for another six weeks - her Broadway run is expected to run until 14 July (13...

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...

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...

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 ...

'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Wants To Help You With College Debt (sponsored)

July 21st, 2012 9:35am EDT
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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