Damn, Lea Michele gets around, it seems. While she’s best known for her totally real and not at all played up for the press relationship with Glee co-star Cory Monteith, it seems she was also involved with another castmate prior: Mr. Schue himself, Matthew Morrison. She talked about the relationship in her new biography, Brunette Ambition (gag me):
“When we shot the pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, and Chris Colfer for the first time. I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before. Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we’d actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat.”
Ugh, how is it that a single paragraph can sound so obnoxious? “A Broadway beat”? Who talks like that? I guess Broadway stars? She’s the worst.
Anyhow, not surprised these two dated, though I’m surprised they could both fit in one room given the size of their gigantic heads. The amount of ego between the two of them is unparalleled.
May 21, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Well, you can’t say Matthew Morrison isn’t an overachiever. In between being a worldwide superstar (LOL) and planning to open his own talent schools (double LOL), he’s also found time to find a girlfriend and propose to her. That’s right, ladies – grab a tissue, because Mr. Schue is officially off the market. Boo hoo!
Never to let anyone else take centre stage, he announced his engagement at Elton John‘s White Tie and Tiara charity ball on Thursday night. Fuuuuuck off, dude.
From E! Online:
There’s no word whether the proposal involved a grand song-and-dance from the Glee star, but E! News can confirm that Morrison is engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Renee Puente.
The happy news was announced on stage at the White Tie and Tiara Ball in London tonight by his good friends Elton John and David Furnish.
“They are thrilled. It is the first marriage for them both. He loves her so much. The theme of the night was love, which is so appropriate,” a source close to the star told E! News.
I’m rolling my eyes so far back in my head that they’re about to get stuck. But uh, congrats to the happy couple, I guess.
June 28, 2013 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
Glee actor Matthew Morrison has decided to open up his own “accredited” performing arts schools, I guess. Considering how far up his own ass he is, I’m sure each school will bear his name and have plaques featuring his image posted all over the walls. Yes, I think it’s great that young students get the chance to pursue the arts in their education, of course – I’m not that much of a bitch – but Matthew Morrison is just THE WORST, so anything he does makes me roll my eyes and I don’t for one second think this is a selfless endeavour.
From The Independent:
Now the Glee actor is hoping to launch his own international network of performing arts schools to combat cuts in music provision which he fears could prevent a generation of youngsters from achieving their potential.
But the Tony and Golden Globe-nominated star, 34, has disclosed his plan to create real-life “Glee schools”. “My focus is on arts education. I’m trying to create an accredited school programme that would go nationwide and hopefully global eventually,” he said. “It’s kind of modelled after the performing arts school I went to [New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts]. It would be great to have one in London. It’s something I’d like to talk to Andrew Lloyd Webber about.”
“I am the product of a public arts education and I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t found that passion at a young age. I think it’s a shame and a travesty to cut that stuff.”
Morrison is working on “an accredited programme”. “You’d have to keep up the grades to be involved,” he said. “It would have a big element of under-privileged kids, I think that’s important. It’s also been proven that music helps you in science and maths.”
Morrison’s classes will teach aspirants how to deliver a tune, an endangered skill. “There’s something about storytelling that’s been lost in music,” he said. “A lot of people go on talent shows and even though they can be great singers, it’s more about vocal acrobatics – let’s go to the circus. They should be worried about ‘what am I singing about? What is the meaning of this song?’ When I’m on stage I go into a different character almost for every song, and treat it like a monologue. I feel like I’m really acting these songs. I feel that’s been lost a little bit.”
“What scares me about these shows is that a lot of people aren’t properly trained so they’re wrecking their voices because they don’t know how to sing properly. There’s something about paying your dues and going through rejection. I was very excited when I got a Broadway role where my character actually had a name. Now I’m on a global TV show and I’m a lot more recognisable, but I think that I’ve earned it.”
I mean, this is literally only half of the self-horn tooting he did in this article. You’ve EARNED the right to open your own school because you’re on a “global TV show”? Fuck off, man. This guy really thinks he’s the bee’s knees, and I can’t stand it. If he was really concerned about music education, he would be donating some of that “global TV” money to organisations that are already working hard to ensure arts funding is still received by schools rather than trying to create his own brand and blow smoke up his own ass. When you want to help people, you usually don’t go about it by spending 90% of your talk going over all your own qualifications and how great you are. Get out of here.
June 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Matthew Morrison is the most boring fucker on the planet who – if his interviews are anything to go by – thinks rather highly of himself. He also apparently takes his Glee character way too seriously and wants to capitalise on co-star Cory Monteith’s recent rehab stint by publicly chastising himself for not recognising that the younger actor needed help. Because, you know, he’s actually Finn and you’re actually Will Scheuster and you’re his mentor and Glee is real life and… ugh, shut up.
From Reveal (via DS):
Asked by Reveal if he’d spoken to Monteith since he left rehab in April, Morrison replied: “I haven’t actually… but I heard from Lea he’s doing really well and I wish him all the best.
“He’s a terrific guy. I didn’t even know what was going on as he’s so professional at work.
“He and Lea make a great couple. They have what it takes to last. I will sing at their wedding.”
June 11, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I finally watched an episode of The Voice recently, and while I deeply enjoyed it, I still think Levine is a total turd. He’s snarky, smarmy, brittle, and even a bit of a bully.
I also think he’s very talented at recognizing talent—all the Voice coaches are, in fact—and if Levine wanted to, he could absolutely be the next Simon Cowell. Have at it, Levine.
Here’s the part that really curls my hair: guess which “artist” was the first to sign to the new label!
“I am excited to be working on my next album with such an incredible singer, writer and producer as Adam Levine,” the Glee star said in a statement. “Adam and I share the same vision as we begin working on my record together.”
(Image via Idolator.)
February 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Jenn
You know how sometimes a person will say things, maybe in an interview like this but in everyday life as well, and you just get this overwhelming sense of “wow, person, you’re a total tool,” and sometimes you realize that he’s actually a good person who just doesn’t understand how to interact with people, and sometimes he’s just a dick? Yeah, Matthew Morrison (Glee, you guys) did an interview with Details, and right now he’s in that first category. I’ll show you guys some excerpts and you let me know what you think.
Matthew’s important points: When we first met, after a recording session, Morrison was holding a sheet of yellow lined paper on which he’d scrawled notes about what he wanted to mention during our interview. “It’s pretty amazing being me,” he said breezily. “Write that down.”
On being super attractive: “I’m not comfortable with the idea of my sex appeal, but I know in my job I have to use it. I wish I could say I got to this point in my career based on my talent, but I don’t think that’s true.”
On his younger coworkers: “I am a teacher to them,” Morrison says of the younger castmates he refers to as “the kids.” “I’ve taken a few under my wing. I don’t want to say they idolize me, but…” he trails off, realizing how this might sound. He’s careful about what he says and wishes some of his colleagues were a little less publicity-driven. “Yeah, I find myself learning a lot from the set. I do look at stuff people on the show are doing, and I don’t judge them, but I question it. I say to myself, keep quiet. Fame, you know, it’s like a handgun—in the wrong hands, it’s dangerous.”
On relationships: “I’m not a good friend right now. I’m not a good boyfriend. It’s not that I’m selfish. I’m just focused.”
A bonus story about Lea Michele’s diva tendencies: Everyone’s looking over their lines now, rehearsing dance steps— except Lea Michele, who keeps staring at me as I observe Morrison. Every time I look up, I catch her looking my way. It seems she knows I’m a reporter and wants my attention. When Morrison brings over a laptop to show me a movie treatment he’s been working on, Michele crosses the set, stands next to me, and starts talking to the show’s publicist. “I have a lot of interviews to do,” she says. “There’s that AIDS blast and…” She turns to look at me. “Oh, hi.” Within minutes the publicist asks me to leave the set. I’m a distraction.
Even though Lea Michele is kind of ruining Glee for me with her ridiculous singing faces and general demeanor, that last little story still cracks me up. But this isn’t about her, this is about Matthew “I don’t want to say they idolize me, but …” Morrison. What do you guys think – douchebag or just an awkward guy?