It’s about goddamn time. Jane Lynch has been brilliant since pretty much forever. She first came onto my radar when I saw her in Christopher Guest‘s Best In Show, in which she played the lesbian dog trainer who was having an affair with Jennifer Coolidge’s character. She was amazing. She also had a great bit part in A Mighty Wind, The 40-Year Old Virgin and tons of others. Still, she didn’t really get popular until she became Sue Sylvester on Glee (one of the only redeeming things about that show).
In any case, apparently her brilliance is finally being recognised and she’s got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Jane’s star is the 2,505th to be unveiled, and (of course) Ryan Murphy was there to celebrate with her and sing her praises, telling reporters:
“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.”
Yessss. Love me some Jane Lynch. Speaking of which, has anyone watched that Hollywood Game Night show she’s hosting, or whatever it’s called? I always catch the tail end of it before Big Brother (shh) and think it looks good, but I’ve never watched a full episode.
Anyhoo… congrats to Jane Lynch! Well-deserved!
Cory Monteith passed away suddenly last month, and the news left many stunned. Most affected by this was, of course, Lea Michele, his real-life girlfriend and also the on again/off again partner of his on screen character, Finn, in Glee. With season five kicking off in just a few weeks, production has begun on a tribute episode that will deal with the character’s death (and, less directly, with Cory’s).
Lea has remained pretty quiet since his passing – though she did make that really sad and moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards – but she did head to Twitter on Friday to show off Rachel Berry’s ‘Finn’ necklace. Fun fact: Lea herself has a ‘Cory’ necklace that’s nearly identical.
This is all so sad and I hope it’s finished soon.
Glee‘s fifth season is going to be a bit of a strange one, what with Cory Monteith’s death and the fact that it is, after all, Glee. However, the show must go on, as they say, and once back from the planned hiatus, some big things are in store, including Demi Lovato joining the show for at least a six episode arc. Apparently she’ll play Dani, an artist who befriends Lea Michele‘s Rachel and Naya Rivera‘s Santana in New York.
From TV Line:
According to sources, Lovato (who turns 21 on Tuesday) will play Dani, a NYC-based struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana’s. She will also interact frequently with Adam Lambert’s incoming character, and the pair will have several musical numbers together.
Oh right, I forgot Adam Lambert is joining the show, as well. So is Glee going all Will & Grace? I mean, I know they’ve always had “guest stars” and stuff, but take it down a few notches, guys.
I like Demi well enough, I have to say, so I’d be interested to see how she does on the show. Not interested enough to actually watch it, but you know… never say never. This is her first big acting job since Sonny with a Chance.