“Do you know what Francine’s mother calls Table 19? The table that should have known to send regrets, but not before sending something nice off the registry… The table that could disappear in the middle of a wedding and no one would even notice.” - Table 19 (2017) starring Anna Kendrick
Chris Colfer is so wonderfully talented, deserving of his Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Glee, and I love that he’s a bestselling author, too. But he and I share something that I especially cherish, which is we love people over eighty.
When he was a guest on my talk show, and I asked him if he could be on with anybody else, whom would he choose, he said, “Angela Lansbury.” He openly mourned the loss of Elaine Stritch. This kid respects the greats and knows his classics — he’s working on a frickin’ Noël Coward biopic, for Chrissakes. I wasn’t surprised, then, to show up at his house for a backyard pajama party movie screening, decorated with outdoor couches and a popcorn machine, and see octogenarian Nebraska star June Squibb wrapped up in a blanket.
There was a party at Glee’s Chris Colfer’s house last weekend, where he screamed “Mommy dearest!” sitting next to Academy Award nominee June Squibb, doing color commentary with Jane Lynch. You can’t write this stuff.