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Lea Michele sings 'For Good' with Kristin Chenoweth, basically auditions for the 'Wicked' movie

Lea Michele joined Kristin Chenoweth, who was being honored as an inductee to the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, onstage this weekend for a duet—and it was hard to shake the notion that she was trying on the role of Elphaba in the long-in-the-works big-screen version of Wicked this past weekend. She also had some words of gratitude for Chenoweth, who comforted Michele after her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, died last summer.

“Last summer, I got an email from Kristin, and she said that ‘music will heal everything,’” Michele said of her one-time Glee co-star before launching into a performance of Wicked‘s “For Good.” “And at the time, I really didn’t quite get how that could be possible, but it really did. And so, a year later, to be here on this stage singing with her is such a blessing and such an honor.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Michele has belted out a hit from Wicked; she’s sung a few of them on Glee and at her own concerts over the years. But fans of the musical might enjoy her take on the powerful duet. READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele 'pleads the fifth' when asked about Matthew Morrison on 'WWHL' -- VIDEO

Rachel Berry would never – but Lea Michele kept her lips zipped when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live!, Bravo’s talk show/boozefest hosted by Andy Cohen, Thursday night.

Cohen didn’t waste any time before breaking out his signature game, Plead the Fifth. While he stayed away from asking Michele for details about this year’s Naya Rivera drama, he did bring up something the actress wrote in her just-released book: Prior to Glee, she said, she briefly dated co-star Matthew Morrison. In Cohen’s world, there’s just one inevitable follow-up question: On a scale of one to ten, how was Mr. Schu in bed?

Michele had the perfect dodge to get out of answering: Her dad was standing just a few feet away. Elsewhere in the game, she revealed that she’s never felt any of her plots on Glee came close to jumping the shark…which, I’m sorry, but HAHAHAHAHA. Remember just a few weeks ago, when Rachel quit her lead role on Broadway? Love it or not, that show has been finding new sharks to jump over since the first season…and yet, somehow, Rachel and Co. still have one more Glee season to go.

Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Rachel and Mr. Schuester?! Lea Michele admits she dated 'Glee' co-star Matthew Morrison

What would Sue Sylvester say?

In her new book Brunette Ambition, Lea Michele talks growing up, fame, and her difficult past year. But she also shares some Glee gossip that would have been quite the big deal in 2010: According to Michele, she dated co-star Matthew Morrison (who plays Glee Club choir director turned insufferable high school student wannabe Will Schuester) for a hot minute years ago — back when they were both working on Broadway, and the Fox dramedy was but a glimmer in Ryan Murphy’s eye.

“When we shot the pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, and Chris Colfer for the first time,” Michele writes in the book, according to Us Weekly. “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.” READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele addresses 'Glee' drama on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

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During Friday’s Late Show With David Letterman taping, Glee star Lea Michele got a little flustered when Letterman asked the actress to address certain rumors regarding her “knocking out a co-star.” Dave was referencing reports that Naya Rivera had been pushed out of the Fox musical comedy because of drama with Michele.

After getting her to confess that she did, in fact, know what he was talking about, Letterman told Michele that he had completely made up the rumor in order to see what she would say — watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

'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.”

Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

'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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