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Lea Michele is Dumped from Funny Girl

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Remember those Barbara Streisand comparisons that Lea Michele just loved getting so much? Well it looks like those days are over. Michele, who was being considered for the lead role in a Broadway production of Funny Girl, has lost the role to fellow actress Lauren Ambrose. Also, Funny Girl, if you’ll remember, was the Broadway play that made Barbara Streisand an international star back when it debuted in the sixties.

Still trying to be gracious, though, Lea says:

“Honestly, I’m a huge fan of Lauren’s and I can’t wait to see it. I might be in the audience singing along … I might even storm the stage.”

I completely believe all of that (especially the part about storming the stage) – with the exception of being a huge fan of Ambrose’s. Lea and her rumored diva-ness must be really licking her wounds over this one, you know?

Sorry, girl. Tough break.

Blind Item: Glee And Cocaine!

Man, I don’t know what it is, but I sure do love blind items featuring cocaine! Not only that, but I love talking trash about Lea Michele, and with this particular blind item, I get to do both! Are you not so excited for me?!

Which Glee actress who does not think she has a coke problem is out of control with her coke problem. It will be interesting to see if she can make it through the season without rehab.

Lea.  Lea Lea Lea. Name me one other actress from Glee, and if you can actually do that, then name one whose bad attitude and bitch face can be at least partially explained by cocaine. Can you do it? All right, then I’m going to go ahead and christen Lea “Cokey von Crackstein, Dutchess of Methstonia.” Can you dig it?

Lea Michele is Looking Good for Harper’s Bazaar

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Man, sometimes I’m really back and forth about Lea Michele. Sometimes I think she’s an insufferable drama queen, sometimes I think she’s alright; sometimes I think she’s kind of odd-looking, sometimes I think she’s positively gorgeous – and this time around, she’s scored high in both categories. After seeing these photos of her Bazaar shoot and reading the corresponding interview, I have to say she’s both alright AND gorgeous. For today. You guys know I can’t promise what tomorrow’s going to hold.

On her career:

“I don’t stop.  It’s my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway. . . . I want to do movies, make music. Glee is only the beginning.”

On her looks:

“How many managers told me, ‘Get a nose job. You’re not pretty enough’? But I proved them wrong.”

On rumors that she’s a totally vapid diva bitch:

“People have to remember this is all new for us  We’re all reasonably young, except for Cory [Monteith], who’s old.  … I’ve learned some lessons, but people are going to say what they want to say. I know who I am, and I’m not perfect.”

On her friends and boyfriend:

“I have a small life.  I just want to be around them [Glee castmates] all day.  [On a typical night, she and Stockman] “cook dinner and have wine.”

See? Sort of likable this time around, right? She’s got the ambition that I so admire in a person, the “small life,” as she says, and the foresight to know claiming perfection at such young age is career suicide.  It works for now.

Love It or Leave It: Lea Michele Sans Makeup

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Is it me, or does Lea Michele look tons better without all of the thickly-applied makeup that she normally wears?

Here you can actually see her features, and it doesn’t look like the first six layers of skin are going to crack and fall off with the weight of a heavy foundation should she happen to smile. Also? She looks way better without all of the dark lipstick, too. It’s just not for everybody. I mean, I can’t wear it either. I look like a kid playing dress up when I try, and that’s never a look that’s good on anyone.

How do you guys like your Lea?

Image courtesy of Celebuzz

New Year’s Eve is Being Touted as the Biggest Rom-Com in the History of Rom-Coms

Looks like Valentine’s Day is really trying to out-do itself with this cast of characters. Are you ready? Let’s try … Zac Efron, Lea Michele, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Seth Meyers, Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sarah Jessica Parker and Abigail Breslin, and LUDACRIS. I mean, take that and combine it with the cast of VD and you’ve got practically the best actors and actresses in Hollywood, with the notable exception of George Clooney or Brad Pitt or something. It’s like the cheesy, sappy version of the Oceans movies.

The movie hits theaters December 9th. Is it on your to-do list?

Oh Look, It’s Lea Michele Trying to Drive Barbara Streisand Comparisons Into Our Subconsciouses Again

Ever hear of a little song called ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’? Lea Michele sang it live at the Staples center yesterday for something Glee-related. (Insert witty anecdote here.) I think my first experience with that particular ditty, however, was in Mrs. Doubtfire, when Robin Williams‘ character was going all drag crazy with his brother and company. See?:

Oh, and then there was Annette Bening‘s character going all … just nuts, I guess, during one of her gun-toting scenes in American Beauty:

I’m sorry – I know this post was supposed to be about Lea Michele, for those of you who can actually stand to talk about her for more than a hot second, but I? just can’t. I’m not going to pretend she’s the next coming of Barbara Streisand (she’s not), and I’m not going to act like she’s not supposedly a self-involved bitch (’cause frankly, I hear she is).

Do you guys actually like this crap?

Love It or Leave It: Lea Michele Does Her Best Impression of an Easter Egg

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Happy Easter, you guys! Well, belated Easter. Did you all have a super day, do anything fun, eat tons of good food? It was HOT here yesterday – I think it’s the first time that I’ve celebrated Easter when it was 86 degrees and sunny. I grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Easter often symbolized heavy coats over pretty, wishfully-Spring dresses, the possibility of snow and cranking the heat up while watching The Ten Commandments and passing out on the couch with a bloated bellyful of ham and kielbasa. Not yesterday, though – the day was filled with hot sun and delish food, practicing my golf swing in the backyard and showing off my Easter egg-colored manicure.

And speaking of Easter eggs, that darling Lea Michele was photographed on the set of Glee yesterday, celebrating Easter by looking like Easter. The bunny, Peeps, and all. She’s such a funny girl, that Lea.

Hope your Easter was super, too!