Ugh, again, I hate when I have to sympathize with Lea “cannonballs are the first thing that come to mind when thinking of airborne objects” Michele, but I do. Having lost her (possible fiancé and) boyfriend Cory Monteith earlier this year, she’s really had to come to terms with moving on and getting herself together. While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, she recalled how Cory first revealed their relationship on Ellen’s show and how much knowing that meant to her.
“It’s one of my favorite memories. I remember when he came home that night he kind of puffed out his chest and he was like, ‘I talked about you on Ellen today’.
“I was so happy. He’s such a private person and I literally lived every day of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I just thought he was the greatest man and so at that moment, that memory, it means so much to me.”
Aw, that is really sweet. AND REALLY SAD. Seriously, I would not be able to get my shit together if that happened to me – at least not so quickly – so you have to commend Lea for putting on a brave face and managing to continue with her work and career. Maybe that’s a distraction for her, of course – keeping busy means less time to think about the fact that the person you love isn’t there anymore, I suppose. Either way, this shit is still really sad.
December 13, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Y’all know Lea Michele is sorta my arch enemy (in a completely non-serious way because who am I, Voldemort?), largely because her case of Special Snowflake Syndrome is beyond a joke and she is annoying as shit. Not much changes with the release of her debut single, ‘Cannonball’. The song is talking about how she needs to get back out in the world and start living and not let anything hold her back, which is an empowering message for sure – especially for her personally since Cory Monteith‘s death.
The problem comes when she starts talking about how she’s gotta start flying… like a cannonball. When one thinks of something that soars high in the sky, I don’t think a fucking cannonball would be on anyone’s top 100. Sure, maybe the songwriters were trying to avoid using birds or anything else that’s too cliche, but like… for real? Cannonballs might shoot up with some impetus behind them, but then they come hurdling straight back down to the ground and can kill people/destroy things when they do. So…
I suppose the one high point behind this track is that if you try really hard, you can almost pretend that this isn’t Lea Michele singing. She doesn’t sound all that much like herself – miracles of the modern music studio, I suppose – so it’s vaguely less annoying for that. Also, something will clearly come of it because I’ve only listened to this piece of shit once and the chorus is already stuck in my head. God help us all.
December 11, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
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).