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Jane Lynch Is Headed to the Walk of Fame!

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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!
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2013 Emmy Nominations, In Case You Care

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Time once again for television, film’s ugly little sister, to get its dues! Here are the nominees for the millionth Emmy Awards. Or, at least the interesting noms. The rest can be found at USA Today. Who do YOU think is going to win? Who are you SURE is going to lose?

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Jeff DanielsThe Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian LewisHomeland, Showtime
Kevin SpaceyHouse of Cards, Netflix

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie BrittonNashville, ABC
Claire DanesHomeland, Showtime (hope she wins so she doesn’t have to do interior decorating)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
Elisabeth MossMad Men, AMC (winner, maybe?)
Kerry WashingtonScandal, ABC (winner, more certain)
Robin WrightHouse of Cards, Netflix

COMEDY SERIES:
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX (maybe?)
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC (definitely)
Veep, HBO

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t know and I don’t care)
Jason BatemanArrested Development, Netflix
Louis C.K.Louie, FX
Don CheadleHouse of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlancEpisodes, Showtime
Jim ParsonsBig Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin30 Rock, NBC

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO (hope it’s her)
Tiny Fey30 Rock, NBC (will be her)
Amy PoehlerParks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, HBO
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC
Ty BurrellModern Family, ABC
Bill HaderSaturday Night Live, NBC
Tony HaleVeep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Mayim BialikThe Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane LynchGlee, Fox
Sofia VergaraModern Family, ABC
Julie BowenModern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski30 Rock, NBC
Anna ChlumskyVeep, HBO

DRAMA SERIES: (I think these are all evenly matched)
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton AbbeyPBS
HomelandShowtime
Game of ThronesHBO
House of CardsNetflix
Mad MenAMC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk EmpireHBO
Jonathan BanksBreaking BadAMC (my guess for winner)
Aaron Paul, Breaking BadAMC
Jim Carter, Downton AbbeyPBS
Peter Dinklage, Game of ThronesHBO
Mandy PatinkinHomelandShowtime

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna GunnBreaking BadAMC (my guess for winner)
Maggie SmithDownton AbbeyPBS
Emilia ClarkeGame of ThronesHBO
Christine BaranskiThe Good WifeCBS
Morena BaccarinHomelandShowtime
Christina Hendricks, Mad MenAMC

 

So Sad: Jane Lynch Emotionally Remembers Cory Monteith on Jay Leno

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The death of Cory Monteith has come as a shock to many and has saddened many more. The loss of what seemed like a genuinely nice, talented, down-to-earth guy is always sad – celebrity or not – but that he was beloved by so many who watched him on Glee just made it that much harder, I think. While many of his castmates have remained silent, Jane Lynch honoured her commitment to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she had a chance to pay tribute to her colleague and friend.

Seeing Jane Lynch get emotional makes ME emotional – though, as I admitted before, Cory’s death really hit me in a way that celebrity deaths really don’t ever, for me. After all, we don’t know them personally and I can’t even say I was a fan, like, say, when Amy Winehouse died and I was absolutely devastated (to say I had a connection with her would have been an understatement). In any case, I thought this was really moving and, like Jane, hope that people can remember him for his talent and goodness over the human flaws he had.