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'Glee': We pick each character's best performance -- VIDEO

You never forget your first time watching “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”

We’ve already ranked the top Glee performances of all time, which tend to be big group numbers. But any fan of the show also treasures its individual star-making moments — whether they’re quick ditties sung in the choir room, or, inexplicably, full solos sung at a competition.

In honor of the musical dramedy’s 100th episode, which airs tonight, we looked back over Glee‘s first 99 installments to pick out our favorite musical moments for each main character. (And by that, we mean the ones who sing a lot — sorry, Emma and Sue Sylvester.) Watch video of our selections below — and then tell us your personal faves in the comments.  READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele talks past year: 'I couldn’t have done it' without friends -- VIDEO

Lea Michele is ready to take her victory lap.

After years on Glee, Michele’s debut album Louder dropped this week. The actress/singer spoke with Good Morning America Wednesday about her professional triumph — and her recently turbulent personal life. (Michele’s onscreen and offscreen boyfriend Cory Monteith passed away in July.)

George Stephanopoulos didn’t waste any time, asking right off the bat how Michele’s been doing over the past few months. “I’m really very, very, very thankful for all the amazing people I have in my life,” the 27-year-old replied. “I know that sounds like something everyone says, but honestly, my friends and my family, they got me through this and really, really have been there for me and I couldn’t have done it without them.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee' star Lea Michele drops her 'Grandma' image in racy Terry Richardson photos

Apparently, Lea Michele’s friends call her Grandma; they obviously haven’t seen the photos of her taken by photographer Terry Richardson for the spring issue of V Magazine.

The shots feature a toned Michele gazing straight into the camera wearing skin-revealing pieces. “My friends call me Grandma, but like, Grandma’s killing it right now. I’m pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay?” Michele told reporter Mary H.K. Choi. The nickname comes from Michele’s interests: “I don’t like things that other people like. I don’t like clubs or crazy, loud music,” Michele says in the story. “I’d rather be in bed watching Homeland with my cat, Sheila, eating a sandwich.” Sounds like the perfect Friday night to us!

Michele also comments on how she dealt with the death of her boyfriend, fellow Glee star Cory Monteith, this past summer. She says Stevie Nicks, whom she met on the set of Glee, helped her a lot and compared the singer to a “fairy.” “She’s given me so many gifts along the way, and when I say gifts, I mean tools and advice and support.”

Glee returns Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, and Michele’s debut album, Louder, arrives Friday.

Lea Michele opens up about Cory Monteith to Ellen DeGeneres

Lea Michele talked about moving on after the death of her co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith, in a Dec. 12 interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Glee star told DeGeneres that she has chosen to press forward, despite the grief of losing Monteith. “Grief goes with you every day, whatever you’re doing,” she told Ellen. “Whether there’s great moments, when there’s hard moments, so I’d rather be at work with the people that I love who are going through the same.”

Michele continued, “My mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life, and she told me, ‘There is an empowerment that comes with grief. At some point you will find it’s very hard, but you will find it,’ and I think at a certain point you can choose to fall from this or you can rise. That’s what I’m trying to do my best for him, because that’s what he [Cory] would have wanted.”

Michele also discussed her forthcoming debut album Louder, and performed her new single from the record, “Cannonball.”

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'Spring Awakening': Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, and original cast reunite -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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It’s been seven whole years since the off-Broadway premiere of Spring Awakening, the youth-oriented musical that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical hit and introduced the world to such breakout stars as Lea Michele (Glee), Jonathan Groff (Frozen), and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom).

Now, the Atlantic Theatre Company has reassembled the entire original cast to launch a new social-media campaign, ATC Uncovered, which aims to connect fans to the inner-workings of the off-Broadway company. In addition to the the exclusive video below, in which Michele and Groff recall the first performances of Spring Awakening in ATC’s tiny 199-seat theater, the program will include a live-stream Facebook Q&A event with the cast on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by original castmate Brian Charles Johnson.

“This is where our love blossomed,” Michele and Groff say of the reunion, captured in this exclusive video clip. It’s really an amazing thing to watch these twentysomethings rekindle their friendship. Watch below, and prepare to have your “Totally F—ed” memories come flooding back!
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Lea Michele opens up about Cory Monteith death to 'Elle'

Following on- and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death this summer, Lea Michele got help from an unexpected source: Kate Hudson.

In the days following Monteith’s death, Hudson, who guest-starred on Glee last season as Rachel’s mean dance teacher,  opened her home to Michele, Michele shared in her first U.S. magazine interview since Monteith’s death. Michele covers the December issue of Elle, and in excerpts posted online, discussed how she got through those especially difficult first days.

“I called [Kate Hudson] and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].’ ” Michele said. “She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”   READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele speaks out about Cory Monteith's death, upcoming 'Glee' tribute

For the first time since Cory Monteith’s untimely death in July, the fallen actor’s on- and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele has addressed her loss in an interview with TV Week Australia.

“I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn,” Michele told the magazine. But even though Monteith’s death was devastating, Michele added that she never really considered quitting the show: “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.” READ FULL STORY

Hear all the Cory Monteith tribute songs from 'Glee'; which one is the saddest?

Yesterday, we got a first listen at Naya Rivera’s emotion-drenched rendition of “If I Die Young” — a cover featured in Glee‘s special tribute episode to Cory Monteith, which airs this Thursday on Fox. Now the rest of the tribute’s heart-wrenching tunes have made their way to YouTube as well.

Each of these six tracks may make you misty — but given view counts, it seems the one that’s had  the greatest impact so far is Lea Michele’s cover of “Make You Feel My Love.” (That figures; after all, Michele and Monteith dated both on and offscreen.)

Do you agree that Michele’s song is the most poignant — and saddest — of the whole collection? Give a listen below, then cast your vote.

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Teen Choice 2013: The esteemed bonus awards!

The official Teen Choice surfboards have all been handed out, but after absorbing Sunday’s two-hour awards ceremony on Fox, I felt there were simply not enough awards! This year’s bonus prizes are…

CHOICE BLEEP

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A wetsuited Rebel Wilson thought it was funny there’s a group called One Direction, because “That’s also the name I gave to my asshole.” Lovely!

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CHOICE BEST AND WORST MULLET

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Demi Lovato

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Aggghh, don’t touch it! READ FULL STORY

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