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Lea Michele Opens Up About Leaving the Ryan Murphy Nest for ABC's 'The Mayor'
The 'Glee' and 'Scream Queens' grad won't sing (at least, not well) on the politically themed freshman comedy.

One thing seems clear about Lea Michele’s latest character, political consultant Valentina Barrera on ABC’s freshman comedy The Mayor: you will not hear her sing. At least not well.

“I told [executive producer] Daveed Diggs (of Hamilton) the other day I think it would be hilarious if she was just a terrible singer,” Michele tells The Hollywood Reporter.

The fact that the role doesn’t lean on Michele’s vocal abilities is intentional. After playing powerhouse singer Rachel Berry on all six seasons of Ryan Murphy’s Fox musical dramedy Glee, the actress is hoping to expand the way audiences see her. “Not that I would ever want them to forget the work that I did on Glee,” she says. “But as an actor, I think it’s really important to be able to show people that I can play different characters with different tones and different colors.”

With The Mayor, Michele has been handed another opportunity for post-Glee relevance, this time outside the Murphy-verse that made her a star. Created by Jeremy Bronson, the single-camera sitcom features newcomer Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, an aspiring young rapper who runs for mayor of his small town to garner publicity. The problem: he wins. In steps Valentina, who lends her skills as a political operative to his cobbled-together administration.

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10 films for your ‘Back to school’

I made this list to inspire you for your first year of high school, college, or maybe your last year or whatever. I hope you enjoy these and have a good time! 


1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

Dir. John Hughes

A 1980´s classic that everyone should watch regardless of being a student. The high school stereotypes gather and make us see who they really are, bringing this beautifully crafted cinematic piece. Ah! And an amazing soundtrack that you´ll have stuck in your head for days.


2. Clueless (1995)

Dir. Amy Heckerling

The favorite amongst the beauty and style bloggers. This 90′s piece is why today’s ‘chick flicks’ are having a major struggle! Cher Horowitz set a very high bar. The high school experience that you won’t like to miss.

By the way, who doesn’t want to see a young and handsome Paul Rudd?(Ant-Man)


3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Dir. Chris Columbus

This is the ultimate school experience. I bet you are secretly, still, waiting for your Hogwarts letter. (I am… but I guess is quite late. I’ll wait foe Gandalf…)

The coolest people, the coolest teachers, and the most amazing dinning room. We all want to go there, and you too. Don’t deny it.


4. The School of Rock (2003)

Dir. Richard Linklater

Jack Blace aces this film as a substitute teacher, who gets kicked out of his band. 

Who wouldn’t like to have a teacher who brings his SG to class and give you awesome music as homework? 

5. The House Bunny (2008)

Dir. Fred Wolf

TheUnited States of America and their college experiences. The ‘all-american college experience’ is my favorite thing to watch. This is nor entirely what happens but I guess is quite close. Anyway, Anna Faris is my comedy queen and if you love Emma Stone, maybe you’ll like this.


6. El Estudiante (2009)

Dir. Roberto Girault

This is a mexican film, definitely worth watching. 

A 70 year-old man decides to go to a university (yes, to study there). He meets with the youth and notices theres a great lack of romance and values among them, so he teaches them a bit of the ‘old-fashioned’ romance; the young learn from him, and he learns from them. You’ll cry, I assure you that!


7. The perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Dir. Stephen Chbosky

There’s been a wave of book-to-film adaptations, but I personally think this one is of the very few worth watching and high quality, besides being beautifully made. 

The best of this film with Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, is that both duties of scrip and direction are performed by Stephen Chbosky, who happened to write the novel with the same name. 


8.  Pitch Perfect (2012)

Dir. Jason Moore

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are the key pieces of this recent musical. It’s not that cheesy and actually fun. (And better than Glee, sorry!

Oh! and the soundtrack is awesome, you’d want to try Anna Kendrick’s music number! (in case you haven’t already)


9. Monsters University (2013)

Dir. Dan Scanlon

Pixar is a master in animation and in making beautiful stories. This is beautifully made and deserves more recognition. 

I believe tis is one of the best college experiences there is. Who said animations was only for kids?  


10. 22 Jump Street (2014) 

Dir. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill get together once again in this undercover cop thing. But in college. 

This is a crazy film with the best comedy. You never get bored, there’s a perfect balance with the action scenes. I even think is better than the first one, and liked it better than the first one.

You’ll have a good laugh, I promise.

*Pictures are form rottentomatoes.com*

I am so very sorry to the destiel shippers who understand that this is not a canon relationship, but seriously these people are getting delusional. The comments I am seeing on this TV Guide article baffles me. Like why do you even watch the show? The show started with two brothers, is still about two brothers, and will end with two brothers. If you have a problem with that you are clearly watching the wrong show. As Eric Kripke once said, EPIC LOVE STORY OF SAM AND DEAN. Get it through your thick skulls. This is not some romantic comedy. Go watch Glee if you want to watch a show based off of love stories. This show is about monsters, ghosts etc. and Sam and Dean's journey. Yes there are other characters, such as Cas, but they are here to serve to the story of Sam and Dean. I mean how many times does writers, and Jensen, and Jared have to say it before you believe it.
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EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Talks First Show Without Ryan Murphy, Takes Instagram Bed Series 'to the Next Level'
The 30-year-old actress opens up about whether she and Murphy will ever work together again.

Lea Michele is shacking up with ABC – and leaving Ryan Murphy!

ET’s Courtney Tezeno caught up with the 30-year-old actress at the 14th Annual Step Up Inspiration Awards presented by Coach in Los Angeles on Friday, where she opened up about The Mayor, her first show without Ryan Murphy, and a few other special projects she has in the works.

“I’ve been doing a lot of political research and stuff like that, so its fun for me,” Michele said of her role on The Mayor, which centers on what happens when a hip-hop artist runs for mayor to promote his mix-tape, and actually ends up winning. “I mean, obviously I’ve played very driven characters before, [but my character’s] love and passion for politics is sort of new for me. So I’ve been brushing up on a lot of my legal jargon.”

The ABC comedy is a departure from Michele’s previous credits with Murphy, Glee and Scream Queens, but she said she would “of course” love to star in another Murphy production down the line.

“Oh my god! Of course! But I’m really excited I’m going to be on a new show, and I love my boys on the show,” she said. “I’ve been working with girls the past couple of years, but I love my Scream Queens, and I obviously love Ryan Murphy. So I will come back whenever he will have me.”

In between shows, Michele has been making headlines with her Instagram “Bed Series,” which she hinted might turn into something even bigger.

“We’re actually going to take the bed series to the next level,” she said of her nearly-nude photographs. “We’re going to do a real fun shoot coming up soon. So we’re going to hire a professional photographer.”

I don't think yall understand how upset I am

How offensive they were being towards Mercedes.

How offensive and basically transphobic it was for Rachel to call Unique just “a cross dressing Mercedes”

And of course all of these things (and more) will be swept under the rug as just jokes & comedy, especially since they were said by the new token straight, white, cis couple Sam & Rachel. I’m just done

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“Maybe it was the montage, or possibly, as previously stated, the fact that Lea Michele works at an extremely advanced level when it comes to onscreen crying. (The quivering lips, the shaky voice, the snot — she really fires on all weep-cylinders.) In any case, this was the most heartbreaking relationship rupture of the night, because it truly took the audience “back to the start” where “Glee” began. Said by: Washington Post - The Break up

That moment, though, may be topped by a climactic, moving speech by Rachel, which is arguably the best acting Lea Michele has done on the series.  Said by: Tim Stack - EW

There was a lot of hype about this episode but more importantly this scene and there is no question that Lea Michele stole the show. All she needs is five minutes and you’ll be a mess in her hands. She possess such a unique quality that pushes her above and beyond what a simple musical Comedy should be.  Said by: SpoilerTV

Star of the Episode: Lea Michele as Rachel Berry. Lea has never sounded or looked better. And that teary break-up speech—we’re still dabbing at our eyes. Said by: Broadway.com on The Breakup

The representation of Glee, what Glee is, what makes it tangible is completely on Lea Michele’s shoulders. Last seasons aptly named, car scene was one of Glee’s most emotional scenes to date, that is until the writers told Lea Michele to break our hearts! Said by: SpoilerTV

Maybe it’s because a part of me identifies with that "moon-eyed” girl Rachel was at the beginning of the series and the relatively confident woman she’s becoming, but Lea Michele nailed it tonight. Said by: Miranda Wicker - TVFanatic - The Break up

In my opinion, Lea Michele’s acting during this was some of the greatest on the show. Said by: EW - The Break up

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Lea Michele Is Finding Life After "Glee"
With a new TV show, a new book, and a new outlook on Hollywood, Lea Michele is primed for the next phase of her career.
By Jarett Wieselman

For six years, Lea Michele and Rachel Berry — the unwaveringly determined Broadway baby she played on Fox’s musical-comedy Glee — were one and the same in the eyes of the show’s fans.

When they bought Rachel’s songs on iTunes, it was Michele’s voice they sang along to. When they watched Rachel learn to accept her flaws, it was Michele’s confidence they were witnessing. When Rachel mourned her boyfriend Finn Hudson by belting “Make You Feel My Love” through tear-filled eyes, it was Michele’s real-life loss of Cory Monteith they felt. They grew with Rachel, they learned alongside her, and they celebrated her successes.

“A lot of it was really cool,” Michele told BuzzFeed News of the writers’ penchant for pulling from her life for the character. “They wrote me the richest storylines … so I always felt, as an actor, incredibly satisfied.” But she was quick to add, with a laugh, “Although, if it were me, I would have never left Funny Girl.”

And if Michele had it her way, she may never have left Glee either. “There were very few of us who lasted the test of time on Glee. A lot of people dipped in and out towards the end, but there wasn’t one episode I was not in,” she said. “And that’s because I really wanted to be 100% at that job.”

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Glee Season Six. I've figured this shit out.

It hit me this morning when I read THIS interview with Ryan about AHS.  They’re presenting a “show within a show”.

Well, I’ll be damned, that’s the very same thing they’re doing with Glee.  Yes, the spoilers are technically true.  Yes, they’re being purposely doled out.  In extreme detail.  Months in advance.  Spoilers a-plenty.  

Joaquin says not to read the spoilers.  He has no control over them and he cannot confirm/deny.  He’s helpless to listen to our pleas and heartbreak but can’t do a thing about it.

Brad says this season is hilarious - so funny.  Chord just said today it’s funny.  Ryan says he’s giving us all exactly what we want.

I find it hard to believe that the fans want Rachel to fail, Klaine to break up again, and Blaine to date Kurt’s ex-bully.

HOWEVER.

Ryan is doing a “show within a show”.  The spoilers depict something out of a horror show.  The worst fanfiction we’ve ever read (or wouldn’t read). Every spoiler we get is more bizarre and unreal than the last.

Why?

Because the “show within a show” is RACHEL’S TV SHOW.  They are filming the insane writings of Mary Halloran, the writer of Rachel’s show. Rachel foolishly signed on the dotted line and signed her life away.  This writer has full control and is creating this epic farce that FAILS.  The show will bomb because all of it is outragous and unbelievable.

They’re allowing us to hear/read about the “show within the show” while filming the real show, the real characters, behind closed doors and THOSE ARE TOP SECRET.  Life in Lima or NY or wherever goes on while we see glimpses of Rachel’s show.  Klaine is still together, most likely hating every minute of this damn tv show.

That’s why it’s so “funny” to everyone, because the real characters have to witness and watch this insane tv show. They make fun of it.  Tease Rachel about it. Sue probably loves it because she gets to chase Klaine with a scary mask and bring them back together.  She gets to be hero and loves it.  Why haven’t we gotten detailed spoilers about other characters on the show?  Because those are the real spoilers.  The real show.  The stuff they won’t leak.

This is the answer to the big question we’ve all been asking - HOW/WHY would they leak all of this so easily?

We’re only seeing half the picture here - the crazy, batshit looney tunes world of Rachel’s TV show.  

Ryan cannot have a real horror show on Glee but a horror show within the show nonetheless.  He’s doing Glee type stuff on AHS…he said so himself…just a horror version. Musicals on a horror show and a horrific storyline on a comedy.

Think funny in an ironic way. Think in an English literature realm. AHS would never do musicals but they would do horrific musicals hence the clowns. Glee would never do horror and since he really can’t - a symbolic means would be a horrific storyline hence metaphor….hence irony. To them it is a fun way to tie the worlds together…not sick, just their creative demented process….that does make it kinda funny. At least to THEM.

Show within a show.

So yes, the spoilers are real, but NOT.

gotohellstephano  asked:

joly giggling whenever he hears a really cheesy joke and then immediately telling it to musichetta who laughs and snorts (which then in turn makes bossuet laugh). sometimes their friends will just see the three of them having a gigglefest and they just shake their heads with a smile bc they're such dorks

what dorks oh my goodness

okay well my personal favorite joke headcanons for these three are as follows:

joly is the master of puns and innuendo. and no one expects it because he’s like this little innocent ball of fluff but he can make anything dirty and has serious skill when it comes to ‘that’s what she said’

bossuet is the only person in the world over the age of seven who still likes knock-knock jokes but he tells them so earnestly and with such glee that you can’t just not laugh. also he’s a master of physical comedy, not just like tripping but the way he’ll stop and change directions while running is hilarious like he’s just naturally good at it

musichetta is excellent for two things: comical facial expressions, and stories. and i’m talking either really long, detailed, fascinating stories that she draws out for ten minutes that end with a pun or stand-up comedy level stories of hilarity that are so funny you don’t stop laughing the entire time she’s telling the story

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2010 16th Annual SAG Awards: Glee wins “Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series”

Cory tells Access Hollywood where his Actor award statuette will be located in his home. As the tweet shows, he meant what he said.

The cast doing press after the award ceremony.

Red Carpet interview. Cory sagely notes that Glee is not “The Love Boat” or star-casting-central.

Red Carpet interviews before the ceremony. Cory at 1:18 talks about being “single and ready to mingle at the SAG Awards.” x

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“Glee” cast to get Hollywood diversity award

LOS ANGELES Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:50pm EDT

(Reuters) - The cast of the quirky Fox TV show “Glee” will be presented with a Hollywood diversity award in November for their portrayal of a group of teen oddballs with a passion for song and dance.

The Diversity Awards committee said on Saturday that the “Glee” cast had won the favorite new diverse ensemble cast award for 2009.

The musical comedy series features an array of students in an uncool high school glee club, including a boy in a wheelchair, a geeky girl, a gay student, an Asian and an overweight African-American girl.

“The bunch are determined to overcome the odds and make it to the big time both in high school and the world beyond,” the Diversity Awards executive committee said in a statement.

“Twilight”’s Korean-American actor Justin Chon, Nigerian-English-American newcomer Hope Olaide Wilson and Taraji P. Henson – both stars of the Tyler Perry movie “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” – are also among those to be honored at the November 22 awards gala.

The Diversity Awards are presented annually by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association to promote story lines, characters and actors of all backgrounds in the Hollywood film and TV industry.

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Lea Michele Is Finding Life After "Glee"

For six years, Lea Michele and Rachel Berry — the unwaveringly determined Broadway baby she played on Fox’s musical-comedy Glee — were one and the same in the eyes of the show’s fans.

When they bought Rachel’s songs on iTunes, it was Michele’s voice they sang along to. When they watched Rachel learn to accept her flaws, it was Michele’s confidence they were witnessing. When Rachel mourned her boyfriend Finn Hudson by belting “Make You Feel My Love” through tear-filled eyes, it was Michele’s real-life loss of Cory Monteith they felt. They grew with Rachel, they learned alongside her, and they celebrated her successes.

“A lot of it was really cool,” Michele told BuzzFeed News of the writers’ penchant for pulling from her life for the character. “They wrote me the richest storylines … so I always felt, as an actor, incredibly satisfied.” But she was quick to add, with a laugh, “Although, if it were me, I would have never left Funny Girl.”

And if Michele had it her way, she may never have left Glee either. “There were very few of us who lasted the test of time on Glee. A lot of people dipped in and out towards the end, but there wasn’t one episode I was not in,” she said. “And that’s because I really wanted to be 100% at that job.”

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