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!
September 5, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
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 Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix
LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
Claire Danes, Homeland, 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 Moss, Mad Men, AMC (winner, maybe?)
Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC (winner, more certain)
Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX (maybe?)
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC (definitely)
LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t know and I don’t care)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix
Louis C.K., Louie, FX
Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC
LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO (hope it’s her)
Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC (will be her)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, 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 Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC
Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC
Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS
Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC
July 19, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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.
July 18, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Jane Lynch is a busy woman with all the Broadway acting and brilliant future as a rapper, but the latest thing on her to-do list isn’t fun: she’s getting divorced. She and Dr. Lara Embry were married for 3 years. They wed on labor day in an intimate ceremony in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal. Here’s her statement from People, via TMZ:
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.
Just once I would love to see a divorce statement that is 100% brutal honesty. NOT SAYING hers isn’t. I’m saying how great would it be if Katie Holmes released a statement saying, “It should come as no surprise to anyone that my marriage contract is up and will not be renewed. We’re calling it a divorce. Yes, Tom Cruise is absolutely insane and there were times I feared for my life. Thankfully I am too famous now for him to make me disappear. I’m going to spend the rest of my life avoiding him and being thankful that I was able to get myself and my daughter Suri out of there before it was too late. Also, the guy is a total dick. Really controlling. Just a straight-up dick.”
TMZ has info on the legal issues that come with this divorce, which is slightly different from most as it is a gay marriage, meaning,
Lynch and Embry are California residents and a California court will almost certainly dissolve the marriage, even though gay marriages are not legal in California. The State recognizes marriages from places where gay marriage is legal. … California is a community property state, which means unless there’s a prenup, Lynch and Embry would split all assets acquired during the marriage 50/50. Although Embry’s no slouch, Lynch has made a bundle on “Glee” and other projects.
Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ … they don’t have a prenup.
So there you go. Best of luck to them both.
June 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jane Lynch is hilarious and amazing, so it’s no surprise that she knows all the lyrics to Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Super Bass’ and that she felt the need to bust out into song while appearing on Conan earlier this week. The only thing wrong with this is that they should have let her sing the whole thing.
When Conan joked that Jane must have lots of opportunities to sing the song in her everyday life, she responded: “Absolutely. I have all of these skills now that are just going to get me so far… And they don’t expect it from a 6-foot white lady.”
March 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Jane Lynch of Glee (but more importantly, some awesome Christopher Guest movies) is making her Broadway debut as the villainous Miss Hannigan from Annie. I love Ms. Lynch and I love the idea of her as Miss Hannigan, but Carol Burnett owns that role in my mind. She’ll probably kick ass at it, though. Lynch will play a very limited run, from May 16th to July 14th. In the meantime, for all your borderline evil orphanage owner needs, check out Burnett.
Sarah Jessica Parker famously made her Broadway debut as Annie in 1979. They missed the chance to go super weird with this and recast Parker as Annie.
On her new role, Lynch told The Baltimore Sun,
Some may say I know a thing or two about playing intimidating authority figures. So I am excited and honored to be making my Broadway debut with the wonderful Annie company at the Palace Theatre and joining the pantheon of women who have taken on the great and irresistible role of wicked Miss Hannigan.
Just once I wish a celeb would end of their standard polite informational soundbites with, “Because I’m f-cking awesome.” I mean, aside from Kanye West.