Look! It’s totally my heroine, the lovely and talented Kristin Chenoweth, grinning Glee-fully by the Wendy’s Frosty dispenser on Monday, June 13.
According to Hollywood Life, her celebrity benefits a neat cause: for every Frosty they sell this Father’s Day Weekend (today! And tomorrow!), Wendy’s will donate 50 cents to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. So if you aren’t already considering adoption, well, at least think about maybe buying a Frosty this weekend. Frosties are really good with fries.
I’ve always adored Kristin Chenoweth’s talent, but only today I discovered that we are both adopted ([!!!!] and additionally, both raised as Southern Baptists! Help!), so obviously I am all about Chenoweth’s advocacy work. Myself, I was kind of old for being adopted, so I can’t help but admire the Foundation’s mission—a lot of their work focuses on kids in foster care who often tend, too, to be older.
There’s no fun, friendly way to put this, but this weekend really weighs on me: my adoptive dad died exactly one week ago, after a long illness. There! I finally said it, after a suitably wordy intro, to a bunch of anonymous readers. I hope that’s OK.
So in tribute, I feel compelled to remind you that every parent, like every kid, is so, so precious. If you are able, treat your dads, step-dads, and father-figures to plenty of love and hugs and milkshakes today, and tomorrow, and every day.
June 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Jenn
In an inspired combination of two of your favorite things, Glee did their very own cover of that classic Rebecca Black tune, “Friday.” I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the show (I haven’t, but I caught the first half of last week’s episode because I missed my wheelchair jailbait rapper boyfriend, Artie), but there’s some mad dramz going down. I imagine the boys will provide some much needed comedic relief with their version of this hit song, right before Lea Michele ruins the whole show with her bitchy face and bad attitude some more.
Are you guys still watching Glee? Does the mere mention of Rebecca Black make you want to jump off a bridge? You guys gotta let me know these things.
May 7, 2011 at 8:00 am by Emily
When I think about people that you, the reader, would like to hear more about, one name always comes to mind: Glenn Beck. We don’t talk about him much in these parts, but I get the feeling that you guys are just the kind of guys who love him to bits. Or the kind of guys who would love to chop him to bits. Either way, your moment has come, because Glenn Beck just divulged his massive boner for Glee!
Personally, I detest Glenn Beck, and that’s why this video is so hilarious. Here’s a transcript of the part where Glenn gushes:
This show stands out and stands for almost every value that I have … I’ve seen this show twice this year with my wife this year and I’ve watched it in stunned horror combined with a sense of admiring awe. It is a brilliant, brilliant show. Very, very well done. But it is a horror show. All of the characters are extremely good-looking, extremely talented. She’s by the way hysterical [points at Jane Lynch]. Everybody in here is somebody that your kids would want to be like.
Except everybody is sleeping with everybody else, there’s no values, it’s all self-gratification, it’s a nightmare … Brilliant songs and performances brilliantly edited, brilliantly shots … I looked at my wife and I said, “There is no way to beat this.”
Can’t you just tell how much he actually loves the show? It’s like his producers went “Glenn, seriously, you can’t like this show, it’s way too liberal,” and Glenn was like “I know, I know, but have you seen Chord Overstreet?”
May 3, 2011 at 7:30 am by Emily
“Did you see Glee this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians — again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of Glee — what’s your agenda? One-way tolerance?”
My gay husband and I were talking about this earlier today: Don’t you hate it when you love a celebrity and then find out that they’re some sort of crazy conservative? Not just a regular conservative, but like, the really extreme kind? That happened to us last year with Dixie Carter and we were straight-up devastated.
March 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Molls
We’re not exactly Lea Michele fans around these parts (or Glee fans, for that matter), but even I can admit that I really like her cover of Katy Perry’s “Firework” from tonight’s episode. In fact, I’m kind of interested in watching the show now to see if I’ve had a change of heart.
I doubt that this version of “Firework” will ever be as popular as the show’s cover of Katy’s “Teenage Dream” earlier this season, but as long as they’re taking Katy Perry songs and making them more listenable, I’m not going to complain.
Let me know what you think of the cover by voting in the poll and chiming in in the comments.
February 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm by Molls
Ok, “worthless” might be a little strong, but so is this deep sense of betrayal I have. Because listen, I used to love Glee. I’d have little viewing parties throughout the first season, I got all the albums, I loved that cheesy musical nonsense. But you guys, Lea Michele ruined everything with her awful attitude and her racy, attention whore photo shoots and her annoying acting. She ruined it, and I’m not going to forgive her anytime soon.
Anyway, all these feelings came right back up when I saw this little interview Lea did:
On Broadway’s upcoming revival of Funny Girl and how she hasn’t been approached to do it: “No — where are the calls? Where are these calls? I mean if you don’t know my obsession with Funny Girl … of course, Fanny Brice is me. I feel very connected to that story.”
On being beautiful: “Working on Glee, playing Rachel Berry has made me feel more beautiful than I have ever felt in my whole life. I go on that red carpet because I now know that true beauty comes from inside. So as long as I’m happy, I put these clothes on. If they like them, they like them. If they don’t, what you going to do?”
On looking like a high schooler: “[I'm] looking younger. Don’t you guys think? I’m just looking younger as the days go by. For me, I’m fortunate that I feel like I look young. As long as the viewers are believing it, then I’ll take it.”
Lea might as well be saying “Yeah, I really enjoy slapping kittens on their little faces and then using their tails and their little baby paws to stir up the meth I cook in my bathtub,” because that’s what it feels like to me. Maybe it’s her phrasing, maybe it’s because it’s early and I spent yesterday talking to useless robots at Dell and mourning Natalie Portman, but I am all kinds of over it. What about you guys?