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Beyonce, Jane Lynch and more fight to 'Ban Bossy' -- VIDEO

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Beyoncé and her newfound feminism strike again. (Hooray!)

In a new video for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation (in partnership with Lifetime TV), Sandberg has recruited Hollywood celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jane Lynch, and Jennifer Garner (as well as people like former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) to advocate banning the word “Bossy.”

Noting the term is mostly applied to women in leadership roles as a way of keeping them down, all the people in the video point out that it’s time for change. “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.’ Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys — a trend that continues into adulthood,” the new site BanBossy.com explains.

As Beyoncé notes: “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” #Flawless.

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Emmys 2013: Jane Lynch pays tribute to Cory Monteith -- VIDEO

In an Emmys telecast unusually preoccupied with memorials, so far, one tribute has stood out from the pack: Jane Lynch’s emotional celebration of her Glee costar Cory Monteith, who died of an accidental overdose on July 13. Watch Lynch’s touching speech here — and find a full transcript of it below.

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Emmys 2013: Neil Patrick Harris kicks off the show with help from former hosts (and one Paula Deen joke)

And we’re off! Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards with a host-filled opening number. What started with an over-complicated binge-watching bit (that made at least one viewer very dizzy), turned into a bit of a rough start on stage for the usually musical host.

Shying away from said musical talent, Harris wasn’t exactly on his game when he first came out on stage, trying too hard to make a joke about the way “kids” watch television nowadays. But after the first Paula Deen joke of the night, Harris was joined on stage by previous hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien, who picked up the tempo (a little) with gender jokes, tap dancing, and those always funny 2002-was-so-long-ago jokes. READ FULL STORY

Broadway revival of 'Annie' to close in January

It’s a hard-knock life on Broadway — the revival of Annie is set to close in January.

Producers said Thursday that the show will have its final performance on Jan. 5 at the Palace Theater. It will have played 487 performances and 38 previews. But a national tour is planned for the 2014-15 season.

Based on the beloved comic strip that debuted in 1924, Annie first opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for almost six years, fueled by songs including “Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”

The revival’s box office numbers were usually decent, without being fantastic. Last week, the show only pulled in half of its potential revenue — $720,823 from a possible $1,398,648. The show got only one Tony Award nomination, for Best Musical Revival. Jane Lynch played Miss Hannigan in the production for eight weeks, from May to July.

'Hollywood Game Night': Ranking the freakishly fascinating facial mashups

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On Thursday’s Hollywood Game Night, the teams (Max Greenfield, Ellie Kemper, Kal Penn, and plebian Jill vs. Kenan Thompson, Minnie Driver, Angela Kinsey and plebe Dipal) participated in a riveting round of Celebrity Fusion — in which two celebs with a common name had their faces smeared into each other and presented as art. (So basically, Conan’s “If They Mated,” but on a show with a different title.) I’m VERY ashamed of how long it took me to guess the above beauty, but at least I didn’t say “Boy George..Carlin?” like poor JIll.

Doesn’t take much to fascinate me on a summer Friday! I’m gonna rank these creatures from least horrifying to most:

MILDLY SCARY:

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Pamela Anderson Cooper (not not hot)

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Steven Tyler Perry (yikes, but pedestrian)

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Steve Martin Short (Tom Brokaw in a wind tunnel?) READ FULL STORY

'Glee' stars 'leaning on each other' on set following Cory Monteith's death

The stars of Glee got back to work last week following a month of mourning their late castmate Cory Monteith, who died July 13 from a combination of heroin and alcohol. For Harry Shum Jr., who plays Mike Chang on the show, being surrounded by people who love Monteith is just what the cast needed.

“We’ve all been leaning on each other. It’s been a rough patch and a rough time,” he told People magazine on Saturday. “I don’t know when that will ever end, that rough patch of losing a friend like that. It’s so unexpected, but we’re all leaning on each other.”

Before returning to work, the cast and crew gathered July 25 to pay tribute to the actor, who made his name playing Finn Hudson on Glee. Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) said that memorial was a necessary part of their grieving process.
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'Hollywood Game Night': 9 Amusingly Dumb Moments (featuring a wide-awake Al Roker!)

Counted down in chronological order — each more trifling than the last!

9. Host Jane Lynch’s reaction to regular-person team captain Leilani’s job as an administrative coordinator at a toothbrush manufacturer: “Whaaaaaaaat?”

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8. The Big Lebowski trio as cats in the “Picture Purrfect” round.

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NBC's 'Hollywood Game Night' makes you feel like a genius

Why go out and make friends when you can watch Hollywood Game Night? I checked in on host Jane Lynch and her stable of celebs — this week: Anthony Anderson, Rose Byrne and Stacy Keibler (pictured), Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patricia Heaton, and Tom Arnold — and must admit I had an altogether good time. The people in my TV kept me company! It was not that sad!

The show’s as simple as it sounds: Two teams (three celebs plus one commoner) play various word-association games about Hollywood happenings. If you tend to feel like a brainless turd during Trivial Pursuit Entertainment, you will LOVE this show. I’ve never felt smarter in my life. So I guess the show was a LITTLE sad.

I still can’t believe anyone would attempt a game night sober. Hopefully they were toasted. Potent Notables below! READ FULL STORY

An emotional Jane Lynch talks Cory Monteith on 'Tonight Show'

Gleeks: This is a tough one.

Jane Lynch stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, where the visibly upset actress weighed in on the death of Glee co-star Cory Monteith. “Cory’s one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light,” she shared as her voice broke. “He was one of those guys that … he knew he was breathing rarefied air. The gifts that this wonderful show gave us. He was always aware that it was a gift and he was quite generous. He was one of those adventurous types of people. I always admired how he would get up… you know, he would fly to Mexico, he’d throw parties for his friends. I don’t think he left one day unlived. He was a real bright light in our family. We’ve lost a really great guy.”

When asked by Leno how she would like people to remember him, she replied, “He once flew across the country on his own nickel to meet with a sick kid whose last wish was to meet him. That’s the kind of guy he was. He was just a real giver.”

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This Week On Stage: It's Tony weekend!

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It’s finally here — Broadway’s version of the Super Bowl — and EW’s own Melissa Rose Bernardo and Thom Geier have already firmed up who they think are going to win the big trophies at the Tonys on Sunday evening. It’s one of the most unpredictable years on record, so that, plus fourth time host Neil Patrick Harris (click here for our recent interview with Harris) and the promise of a boatload of show performances should make for one good time. (See below on how you can join us for the Tonys live).

In the land of Off Broadway, however, there are still quite a few new openings this week, including a quite-pregnant and lovely-as-ever Kelli O’Hara returning to the stage for the first time since her Tony-nommed performance in Nice Work If You Can Get It and Glee’s Jane Lynch takes on the Great White Way  for the very first time (click on the links below for the full reviews): READ FULL STORY

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