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Father’s Day: Kristin Chenoweth Hopes You’ll Buy a Milkshake, Already

Kristin Chenoweth and a Frosty

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.

Kristin Chenoweth Is One Classy Broad

A photo of Kristin Chenoweth

Yesterday, Kristin Chenoweth stepped in as a guest host on Live With Regis and Kelly, and she proved to be the adorable, charismatic woman we all know her to be.  I mean, it’s not like I check out the show every morning or anything, but Kelly best watch her back, that’s all I’m saying.

One of the more charming moments happened when Kristin told a story from a performance of Wicked in which she was on stage, mid-song, and she got a touch of diarrhea, so she ran offstage, had a flying monkey strip her dress off, took care of business, then stepped back on to continue on with the show.  You know, no big deal or anything.

I remember being worried about getting hiccups during a show at my tiny college theatre, so I can’t even imagine being so afflicted on Broadway.  Just another example of Kristin Chenoweth being completely infallible.

Kristin Chenoweth is On One

Kristin Chenoweth Tweets About Cough Syrup

From time to time we’ve all enjoyed the side effects of the medicine we’ve had to take after feeling crappy. You ain’t never caught me frowning at some liquid codeine post-dental surgery or a little bit of a muscle relaxant from the doctor after going in for a bad back. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the buzz when it’s prescribed, you know what I’m saying? Well, Kristin Chenoweth knows what I’m saying because homegirl is fuuuuuucked up on some sorta cough medicine she got to help her recover from a throat infection and Tweeting through the whole thing. Almost as good as Louis CK‘s drunken plane ride last week.

Is Kristin going Mormon on us and tripping on some OTC shit, or do are we thinking she’s got the good stuff?