Lea Michele has landed a book deal.
The Glee actress has been commissioned by Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing Group, to write Brunette Ambition, a "part memoir, part how-to and part style-guide" which will portray her life "from normal Bronx-born schoolgirl to Broadway child star to lead actress in one of the most popular shows on television."
"There wasn't a guidebook when I was growing up, that detailed everything I would need to do, and know, to get where I am today. But I believe I can write one of sorts: not a how-to-make-it-in-show-business book, but a guide to harnessing tenacity, passion, enthusiasm and hard work to make your dreams come true," she said in a statement.
Linking to an article about her book deal, an excited Lea wrote on Twitter, "So excited to FINALLY get to share my exciting news with you all!!! #BRUNETTEAMBITION (sic)."
"My first fake pregnancy rumor! I've finally made it!"
- Glee actress Lea Michele addresses the rumors that her and boyfriend Cory Monteith are expecting.
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Cory Monteith has lost 20lbs thanks to his girlfriend. The Glee actor dropped the weight he gained earlier this year thanks to some encouraging words of advice from his co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele.
"When he brought Lea home to meet his family they were making fun of him in front of her. She's tell him she loves him no matter what but it was bothering him and he did something about it. She's vegan and eats organic and she totally changed his eating habits. He's exercising too. He loves the way he looks now," a source told In Touch.
Cory recently cited cutting down on chocolate and more exercise as the key to his weight loss. "I'm doing CrossFit and I'm eating fewer Snickers bars," he explained.
Cory also has a positive effect on Lea, and friends say they've noticed she is happier since she's been with him. "Cory is definitely having a positive effect on Lea. She's much less miserable these days," a source said.
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are moving in together.
The Glee co-stars - who have been dating since Lea split with her boyfriend Theo Stockman in February - are reportedly planning to set up home together at the actress' $1.4 million pad in Los Angeles.
"Lea is telling everyone she's never felt more sure about anything. She's ready for it all, starting with living together and planning their future," a source told Star.
The couple are said to be serious about each other and Lea previously admitted she would only ever consider a relationship with him if it was the real deal, because she didn't want to ruin their friendship: "I think if [an on set romance] was ever going to be an issue, it would have happened by now. I mean, for me, if it was going to happen with anybody, it would have happened with Cory. The moment I met him, I thought, 'This boy is very cute.' But he's like my big brother. He's such a great friend, and I am so happy working with him every day. I'm glad nothing has ever happened because it would have ruined something if it didn't work out."
Lea Michele is addicted to reality television.
The 25-year-old Glee actress admits she likes to unwind from her 17-hour working days by watching whatever real-life shows she can find.
"I come home every single night and watch reality TV with my cat. I will literally watch anything, from Hoarders to Say Yes to the Dress. Anything like that. I just think that sort of mindless entertainment really will get your mind off anything that's going on in your life."
But despite being a self-confessed "homebody," Lea insists she does have a secret wild side: "I do have 14 tattoos. I'd say for the most part I'm a very outgoing person. I have a lot of energy. I love being around people. I'm an energetic, spontaneous person. But the wild stuff ... if it's there, it's private. Having previously described herself as an "unconventional beauty," she admits it feels "awesome" to have appeared on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 girls list.
Glee’s prom episode was stuffed with music, emotion, confrontations, surprises -- and, most importantly, fashion. We know who wore what, where they got it… and how you can get the look. Keep reading to see our full Glee prom night fashion breakdown…
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Lea Michele, Glee’s reigning diva, was hit by a car on Friday morning.
Michele was driving on Melrose Avenue in LA, on her way home from work, when she was hit by a car driven by “a couple of drunk girls,” according to an unnamed source. The source says that after the collision, the girls “got out of the car, giggled that she [Lea Michele] was famous, and said something like ‘are you drunk, too?’ Then, they drove off.”
The actress called the police after the accident, but she is not injured and “is fine,” according to her rep. In any event, Michele is a trooper. The former Broadway star was famously involved in a car crash while on her way to her Glee audition and “ran into the audition with cuts and glass in my hair.”
And still managed to completely wow everyone in the room when she sang “On My Own” to secure the starring role on the successful show.
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Music was in the air Sunday night as the recording industry's finest arrived on the Grammy awards red carpet. Some celebs sparkled in their designer outfits, making our hearts sing. Others wore designs that hit a sour note. But, the trophies awarded on Sunday night were blind to pretty frocks and fancy tuxedos -- so, it's up to us to judge them.
Who rocked the red carpet . . . and who ended up being horribly out-of-tune with this glittery Hollywood event?
She talks to cameras openly about her experiences on Broadway, explains that she’s still “a normal kid,” and remains poised and engaging throughout.
Documentary filmmakers Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker recall the young Lea Michele in brief asides, remarking that she had a “thousand-watt personality.”
“I can do anything and that’s how I kind of stay sane in this really tough, dog-eat-dog business,” she explains. It took 10 years, but the Emmy-nominated actress has managed to convince many that her words are true: she really can do anything.
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Glee’s Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, Chord Overstreet, Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Harry Shum, Jr. and Dianna Agron showed up at Britain’s X Factor this week to perform “Don’t Stop Believing,” much to the delight of the crowd. (Chris Colfer was not present, presumably because his character, Kurt, isn’t currently a member of New Directions.)
Their performance was preceded by a funny, taped clip featuring Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester and Matthew Morrison as club coach Will Schuester.
The number won a rousing standing ovation from the watching judges. Our favorite moment? When Amber Riley stepped down off the stage to belt her line right in Simon Cowell’s face. As any die-hard Gleek will tell you, Riley was rejected during her American Idol audition.
Watch the entire performance in the video above.
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