Learning choreography and singing a capella arrangements of pop hits might be many people’s idea of a dream job (not us; we have terrible coordination), but for Glee’s Finn Cory Monteith, if his monster hit show ended tomorrow, he’d probably be putting in a hard hat by next week.
Says Monteith, once the New Directions all get their diplomas, “I might do construction. I really enjoyed that. It’s very tangible, and you’re outside all day. It’s good fun!” Call us shallow fame-obsessed ghouls (Because, you know…we are), but we can’t imagine going from fake macking on hotties like Lea Michele and Dianna Agron to heaving 2x4s over our shoulders while wearing a back brace. Not that construction isn’t a great job; it’s just a long, long way from the perfumed poodle life we imagine stars like the Glee kids get to have.
Luckily, despite his lack of commitment to the acting life, Cory is still interested in improving his acting skills, explaining, “If you’re an aspiring actor and you want a good character study, you should be a taxi driver for a while — you see a lot of characters.” If driving a cab means you get to see the real-life versions of Sue Sylvester or Coach Bieste, then we would take that job in an instant. Or if we were Monteith we could just get rich and famous by playing our hunky self on TV! Okay, sorry. We’ll calm down.
If the creators of Glee can deliver us a more likable Gwyneth Paltrow and a totally coherent Britney Spears, we can only image what an Anne HathawayGleeepisode would do for the actress’ success. While on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Thursday to promote her new film with Jake Gyllenhaal, Love & Other Drugs, Hathaway completely gleeked out, sharing her incredibly elaborate plans for a turn on the hit Fox show. Admitted a bashful Anne, “Can I make a confession? In my head I’ve written myself a part on Glee. That [sounds] so arrogant and obnoxious … in my head, I cast myself on Glee and I know what song I would sing.” Aw, only Anne Hathaway would think having a spazz attack over a high school musical show as being “arrogant,” rather than “painfully nerdy.”
Explains Hathaway, “I would want to play Kurt’s long lost aunt, his mother’s sister, who is also gay, who comes back to help him deal with his sexuality, and I would sing “You Are Not Alone” from Stephen Sondheim’s epic show Into The Woods. A slightly shocked Jimmy Fallon praised Hathaway’s creativity, exclaiming, “Wow, you really have though this out…you thought of the whole episode,” to which Hathaway laughed, “By the way, this is my nerdiest interview ever!” So from what we gather, the writers on Glee can basically stop working now and just let mega-celebrities write, cast and direct all the episodes going forward. Don’t worry, you guys; Anne Hathaway’s got this one.
Yes, that Glee! Dina Lohan is pissed that her Lindsay and her troubles have been used as a punchline on the show this week and like the Mama Grizzly she is, she’s not going to stand for it. It stems from a scene featuring Gwyneth Paltrow as the substitute teacher who asks her class in Spanish (subtitles were provided) “Lindsay Lohan is totally crazy, right?” And then asksÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“How many times has Lindsay Lohan been to rehab?” in an effort to get them to count in Spanish. Which sounds kind of hilarious to us, and we don’t even like Glee.
Dina said “Our lawyers are sending a letter” to Glee because she feels Lindsay was defamed, while a rep for Lindsay said “Lindsay has an issue that millions of people around the world are dealing with yet Glee is treating addiction as a laughing matter.” We have to admit that suing because you’re called crazy more legitimate than suing because you’re called a milkaholic, but we still don’t think this case will stand up in court. Besides, considering Dina doesn’t even know how many times Lindsay has been in rehab, maybe she could learn something from the episode.
If this were any other event, we would just assume that Johnny Knoxville, Kid Rock and Michael Kenneth Williams made poor fashion choices and then proceed to mock them mercilessly. But they were invited to the GQ Men of the Year Gala last night at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. And we were not. So we have to assume that they are just operating on a level that we mere fashion mortals cannot comprehend.
You may think these suits are sort of hideous, but in five years you’ll have one in every color! Way to stay ahead of the curve, guys. Thankfully some other ladies and gents were a little less fashion forward. Twi-Bros Kellan Lutz and Taylor Lautner donned dapper suits, Glee peeps Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale and Cory Monteith ditched their school attire, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino even kept his shirt on. Check out the hits and misses in the gallery below!
Well, hello, Mr. Schuester! A month the Glee kids stripped for GQ, the club’s coach is having his own sexy time. Not only did Details get an up close and personal look at Matthew Morrison‘s rippling frame—the actor was also happy to share some intimate details from his sexual history. Though the former bible camper didn’t have sex until he was 21 (his prom queen girlfriend once suggested they pray their urges away), Matty more than made up for lost time once he hit Broadway. “There was so much opportunity,” he says. “There were all these beautiful, beautiful dancers. As a straight guy I had some room. There were the shared interests in singing and dancing, and I always find dancing with someone very evocative and sexual. I definitely hooked up with a lot of girls when I was a young guy on Broadway. It was exciting. Very joyous and free.” Dax Shepard‘s ears are burning!
Despite settling down a tad, the ladies still shouldn’t expect commitment from the guy. “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.” On his abs, no doubt. Though you wouldn’t guess it from his “very joyous and free” display of beefcake in the mag, he has some reservations about us just loving him for his body. “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.” Poor baby! Maybe Morrison’s upcoming “Buble-esque” album will assuage his fears of just being a hunk of meat for our delectation.
We already know the cast of Glee is super comfortable getting half-naked with each other. But according to Glee’sLea Michele, farting in front of each other has now become the norm too. That show gets more and more like our actual high school experience every day! Well, except for the excellent singing and good-looking people. Mainly just the farting, we guess.
Explains Michele, due to that exquisite level of comfort, any chemistry you seen during kisses between Cory Monteith and her character Rachel are purely of the gastronomical variety. Says Michele, “We’re such good friends that we’ve passed that level of weirdness. Cory farts in front of me.” So, passing one level of weirdness and going straight to another, smellier level. At least you don’t run the risk of another on-screen romance going wrong like Mark Salling and Naya Rivera, though you might have to slip on a gas mask from time to time.
Explains Lea, “I see the people in the tabloids, the ones that get bad press, who have kind of gone off the edge, and I try to study them so that I don’t do that.” Talking about a co-worker’s gas problems though? A-okay with us! Despite all the noxious fumes and irate parents surrounding the Gleeks, Lea knows it’s all worth it, saying “There is some bad stuff that comes with this kind of popularity. But no matter what’s going on in my life, the next thing I know, we’re jumping on mattresses, having slushies thrown at us—or just having fun with each other. It really does make everything OK.” Aw! Even if we have to pinch our noses around you, we think you Glee kids are just too cute! [Photos: Getty Images]
And you thought that the Glee GQ magazine cover was raunchy? You know, the one where Cory Monteith looked like he couldn’t believe his luck, sandwiched between Naughty Schoolgirl (Dianna Agron) and Booty Shorts (Lea Michele)? The Parents Television Council didn’t take too kindly to the spread, natch.
But is Round two due? A behind-the-scenes of the Glee shoot has been released by GQ and if the photo’s got your hormones riled up, then wait till you watch this. They look like they’re having so much fun, just, you know, with multiple changes of lingerie, props and tee-shirt tearing. Photographer Terry Richardson is in heaven (EWWW).
Is it a photo shoot or a lingerie campaign? Watch the video and let us know what you think.
Time was, we didn’t care one way or another about Gwyneth Paltrow, she was just a head in a box at the end of Seven. (Um, spoiler alert.) But then she got über-famous, über-skinny, semi-British and thoroughly smug, so we turned on her. But deep in our heart, we do have the capability to forgive, and with her recent musical appearances, it seems like we might actually be developing a softish spot for her.
Paltrow’s performance at the CMA’s this week was actually tolerable, and the video of her performing Cee-Lo‘s “Forget You” on Glee is downright charming! Of course, we give partial credit to Cee-Lo just for writing such a kick-ass song that everyone should love (seriously, if you don’t love this song what’s wrong with you?). But Gwyneth really hooks us with her version of it. This is a big deal, especially considering how much we also hate Glee. Have we been wrong all these years? Is Gwyneth awesome and we’ve misunderstood her? We won’t go that far, but hey, Jay-Z loves her, so she can’t be all bad.
Say what you will about Glee‘s meh second season, the show is still everywhere and was celebrated last night at the TV Guide Hot List Party. And say what you will about Lea Michele (we’ve said a few thingsourselves), but that girl looks amazing lately. TV Guide also hosted stars from shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Dancing With The Stars as well as the Project Runway runner up, Mondo Guerra, who looks happy despite losing out to a boho-turd collection on the show. (He was robbed!) Oh, and Blossom, a.k.a. our junior high style icon, a.k.a. Mayim Bialik was there. So glad she’s making a comeback, the world needs more Blossom. (Not being sarcastic.)
From Broadway star to Rachel Berry, Lea Michele has become a mainstay on Hollywood’s Best Dressed lists. Her chic style, often leggy and always full-on glam, has developed with her rise to fame. She knows how to flatter her petite figure and when to make a statement. See the Glee star’s top 20 red carpet high notes below.