Kate Hudson and Lea Michele are unlikely friends, aren’t they? But apparently, they got especially close when Kate Hudson helped Lea Michele through her devastating times. Here’s what Miss Michele told Elle, via Us:
“I called her and said, I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters]. She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing. She let my family stay there, and any of my friends. She made sure that in the refrigerator were my favorite juices. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.
They met when Kate Hudson did a cameo on Glee. I had no idea they got so close. Something about her having Lea Michele’s “favorite juices” makes me tear up. I think I’m just feeling sappy today. I don’t know. Anyone else? Let me know.
As for Michele going forward?
Now that I’m in this position, you can choose to rise, which is what I’m going to try to do. It’s very hard and you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.
Her attitude is brilliant. Good for her.
Here’s the cover. Honestly, I’m not psyched about it. The hell did they do to her makeup and why give her the early ’00s denim and jean jewelry belts??:
November 4, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Please excuse me while I heave into the nearest bucket, but Lea Michele has let out some teasers from her album cover shoot that I suppose are meant to be “sexy” but are anything but, to me. I would never say Lea is ugly at all, and that’s not what I’m meaning to imply here. What I am saying is that homegirl needs to cool her jets and pick a direction. Do you want to be Barbra Streisand and a stage diva or do you want to be a sexy pop star? If I were you, I’d pick the former because I don’t think the latter is going to happen.
Here’s the Instagram caption that went with the above photo, just for completion: “Today I’m shooting the cover for my album! Working with the amazing photographer Peggy Sirota! ?#Album”
Well… exciting. I softened a lot towards Lea after Cory died because I felt so awful for her – and still do. I would literally be inconsolable in her position, and it gave me sort of real view of her humanity. However, now that life is moving on, I find myself right back in my original stance, which is that she’s just insufferable. :(
Also, who in the hell is the target audience for this album? Glee fans? Theatre geeks? I’m just so confused.
October 15, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were a couple in real life as well as on screen in Glee, so the impact of his loss has hit her doubly hard when returning to the set to film the show’s tribute episode for Cory and his character, Finn. Still, she’s glad to be there because at least the cast (minus Dianna Agron – she’s NOT WELCOME!) have each other for solace.
From TV Week Australia:
“I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn,” she tells TV WEEK Australia.
“We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic.”
Asked if she ever considered quitting the show, Lea responds, “Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’, but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”
Well, I’m glad she could put on a brave face and that she’s finding some comfort in being back to routine. However, I’ve been side eyeing her over the Dianna Agron thing for a few days, admittedly – I like Dianna and y’all know my feelings only recently softened towards Lea (and not really for nice reasons – I just feel really sympathetic), so she’s inching her way back to my shit list (which I’m sure she cares about). I hope everyone can just find some peace, in whatever way that comes about.
October 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Glee will be airing its Cory Monteith tribute episode on October 10th before going on a hiatus, and while we’ve already seen a few clips of what’s to come, we now know which songs will be part of the installment, called ‘The Quarterback’.
I’ll embed them below, but for those who aren’t really all that into Glee (like myself) and are wondering how they’re going to handle Finn’s (Monteith’s character) death on the show, well… I don’t know. The cast is going to deal with his “sudden death”, but I have no idea how it’s going to happen. While I don’t like the show, I’ll probably check out that episode.
Man, this is depressing. Lea Michele even does a solo of ‘Make You Feel My Love’. WAHHHHH :( Here are three of the tracks below (there should be six in the episode).
October 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
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.
Today… ? pic.twitter.com/K51iTNrqZB
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) August 23, 2013
This is all so sad and I hope it’s finished soon.
August 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
… And not out of the pain of having to watch her pretend to be Barbra Streisand reincarnate (I laugh to keep from crying!). Instead, Lea Michele gave an incredibly touching tribute to her on screen and real life boyfriend Cory Monteith, whose death last month was a sudden and shocking tragedy that hit a lot of people far more than they thought it would – myself included. While Lea kept quiet about Cory’s passing for several weeks following, she has since thanked fans for their support and gave a tearful and really, really sad speech at Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards after she won for Choice TV Actress: Comedy.
Here’s a bit of her speech if you’re too sensitive and/or PMSing and can’t bear to watch the video:
“I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past weeks,” she said.
“For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re going to get through this together.”
“He was very special to me, and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.
“So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and became a part of all of our hearts – and that’s where he’ll stay forever.”
I can’t even imagine. Seriously, I would not be able to get up in the morning, so good for her for trying to make the best of a really, really awful situation. :(