Jane Lynch has been a Star long before the Glee Phenomenon which took the World by storm in 2009. Known best for her work as Sue Sylvester on that Fox Musical-Comedy Series which garnered her both Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards, Lynch has built a lofty Resume of work which dates back to the late ’80s. It was her role in Christopher Guest‘s Show Dog Mockumentary,Best in Show, as Ex-Pornstar Christy Cummings which would put her on the map. Memorable and fearless roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and A Mighty Wind (also by Guest) soon would follow and it would only be a matter of time before she became a household name.
The Funnywoman is in Toronto today promoting Febreze and their Noseblind Campaign. That is, are you so accustomed to odours in your home that you don’t even notice them anymore? If there is anyone who knows the benefits of the Freshening Spray, it would be her – a Pet Advocate and loving Owner of two Dogs, Olivia and Francis. Lynch stopped off at Starbucks on Jarvis x Bloor prior to a couple Radio appearances earlier today and then head out to do a variety of Television appearances including City‘s Breakfast Television and CP24 Breakfast.
She currently can be seen on popular NBC Game Show, Hollywood Game Night and is confirmed to appear on Series Girl Meets World. Earlier this Summer she debuted a limited-run Cabaret Show at 54 Below in Manhattan. The forthcoming sixth season of Glee has been confirmed to be the final of the popular acclaimed Series – expect to see some familiar faces return.
Lynch was so amazingly nice to stop for a quick Photo earlier today with Billy and I! She’s just so gorgeous in-person!
See Lynch chat with our beloved Dina Pugliese earlier today:
It’s definitely a bit of a Grower, but we’re definitely liking Glee Star Lea Michele‘s debut Single CANNONBALL. The Single, co-written by Sia and Benny Blanco and produced by StarGate, gets the Video Treatment after wrapping just before the Holidays.
Rather simple, the focus is all on Michele here and her commanding Vocals. We follow her as she finds the light, getting candid and personal with the camera.
Not unlike Miley Cyrus‘ Megahit Wrecking Ball, Glee Star Lea Michele certainly knows the power of a ball simile and after a long wait, her debut Single as a Solo Artist finally is before us. Penned by Australian Singer/Songwriter, Cannonball is an uplifting Pop Moment.
More than ever, Michele‘s tone is reminiscent of a younger Celine Dion and the Track certainly should find a place on Top 40/Hot AC Radio as it fits. The Track touches upon her breakdown and subsequent rise again. “I got this new beginning and I will fly, will fly, will fly like Cannonball”, she sings. We’re all rooting for her!
Listen in full:
LOUDER, the debut Album by Michele hits stores Tuesday, March 4, 2014 via Sony Music.
HBO’s Behind the Candelabra walked away the big Winner at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, handed out at Nokia Theatre tonight in Los Angeles. The Ceremony was hosted by Neil Patrick-Harris who entertained the Audience with song, dance and laughter.
With 15 nominations and a total eleven wins, the TV Movie directed by Steven Soderbergh won top honours of Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series. In addition to wins in several other categories like Outstanding Single-Camera Editing, Sound Mixing, Hair, Prosthetic Makeup, in addition to thecoveted Outstanding Lead Actor in TV Movie or Mini-Series, Michael Douglas was recognized for his widely-praised portrayal of Liberace. Upon accepting his Award, he was sure to thank his Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones (recently separated) and also his Co-Star Matt Damon, stating to him, “You really deserve half of this. You want the bottom or you want the top?”, poking fun at their on-screen Gay Romance.
Winning for Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series respectively were ABC‘s Modern Family (this year receiving its 57th Emmy nomination and fourth consecutive win in the Category) and AMC‘s Breaking Bad (its first win in four nominations in the Category).
Breaking ground, Netflix Original Series House of Cards was recognized as the first-ever Internet-based Series to win an Emmy, victorious in the Category of Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. It also won for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series too. Its two Stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright however, despite being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, each lost in their categories to Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Claire Danes (Homeland).
Recently passing away, both Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini each were honoured by their Co-Stars at the Awards with heartfelt Tributes tonight, the former by Jane Lynch and the latter, Edie Falco.
You know him from Glee as the Half-Brother to Puck (Mark Salling), but Jacob Artist is in Toronto today getting to know our City as he partakes in WE DAY Festivities. The Actor/Singer was added recently along with Imagine Dragons to the Event, hosted by his Glee Co-Star Darren Criss.
Taking place at Air Canada Centre between 9 AM to 3 PM, WE DAY focuses on raising awareness for issues facing Youth. Also appearing at the Event today are the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone and several more.
Artist, who hails from Buffalo was super-excited about going straight to a Tim Hortons and just may be trying Swiss Chalet for the first time also a bit later today! He appeared earlier at Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition), which can be viewed later today here.
Watch a Live Streaming of WE DAY on MTV Canada‘s Website here.
Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Pretty Little Liars, Glee and Pitch Perfect were among the big Winners at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles tonight. The Evening saw screams and also tears as Glee‘s Lea Michele highlighted the evening with a tearful Acceptance Speech honouring her late Boyfriend and Co-Star, Cory Monteith.
ABC Family‘s Pretty Little Liars won top honours tonight sweeping seven major categories such as Choice TV Show – Drama and Choice Summer TV Show, in addition to various acting categories with Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Janel Parrish, Ian Harding and Keegan Allen getting recognized for their work.
Upon accepting her Award for Choice TV Actress – Comedy for Glee, Michele touched the hearts of those in attendance and those watching on Television. She dedicate her entire Speech to Monteith, stating: “We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached-out and became a part of our hearts and that’s where he’ll stay forever”.
Watch the emotional Speech below via Hollywood Life:
Despite several speculating whether or not Cyrus is still in fact together with Fiance Liam Hemsworth, she laid the rumours to rest, accepting awards for not only Choice Summer Song with her major Hit We Can’t Stop, but also Choice TV Scene Stealer – Female for her work on Sitcom, Two and a Half Men and the CANDIE’S Fashion Trendsetter Award. In her Acceptance Speech, she stated: “I want to thank my Team, my Fans, my Friends, My Boo. Everyone who made this happen for me.”. The Couple were seen together earlier this week on the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere for his latest Film, Paranoia.
In addition to sweeping several of the Music categories, including Choice Music Group, Choice Love Song, Choice Summer Song and Choice Single by a Group, One Direction‘s Styles stole the Show tonight performing a quick rendition of the Twerk, which is taking the World by storm.
Watch Styles “Twerking” below:
Complete List of Winners below:
Choice Music Group:One Direction Choice Summer Tour: One Direction
Choice Single by a Group: Live While We’re Young, One Direction
Choice Love Song:Little Things, One Direction
Choice Movie Actress, Comedy: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Actor, Comedy: Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect
Choice Music Comedy: Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Villain: Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect
Choice Breakup Song:Come & Get It, Selena Gomez
Choice Music Star, Female:Selena Gomez Choice Hottie, Female:Selena Gomez
Choice TV Show, Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Show:Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star, Actress: Lucy Hale,Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star, Actor: Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actor, Drama: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actress, Drama: Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Villain: Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
Choice Athlete, Female: Gabby Douglas ACUVUE Inspire Award:Nick Jonas
Choice TV Show, Comedy:Glee
Choice TV Scene Stealer, Male: Chord Overstreet, Glee
Choice TV Breakout Star: Blake Jenner, Glee
Choice TV Actress, Comedy: Lea Michele, Glee
Choice Movie Actor, Drama: Logan Lerman, Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Movie Drama: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Female Artist:Demi Lovato
Choice Single, Female Artist:Heart Attack, Demi Lovato Ultimate Choice Award: Ashton Kutcher
Choice TV Actor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Choice TV Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Choice Rock Group: Paramore CANDIE’S Fashion Trendsetter Award: Miley Cyrus
Choice Summer Song: We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus
Choice TV Scene Stealer, Female:Miley Cyrus, Two and a Half Men
Choice Breakout Group: Emblem3
Choice Summer Music Star: Bruno Mars Choice R&B Artist:Bruno Mars Choice TV Actor, Action:LL Cool J Choice Music Breakout Star: Ed Sheeran
Choice TV Personality, Female:Demi Lovato, The X Factor
Choice Summer Movie Star, Female: Sandra Bullock, The Heat
Choice Movie Chemistry: Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
He was only 31. Calgary-born Singer/Actor Cory Monteith passed away earlier this evening at his Hotel in Vancouver and although the circumstances surrounding his death still are to be confirmed upon test results, many are stating it may be drug-related. The Actor in March this year admitted himself to a Treatment Facility for Substance Abuse. At the age of 19, Monteith had undergone treatment for the same reason. He had been dating Glee Co-Star Lea Michele at the time of his death.
I had the pleasure of meeting Monteith back in November 2010 when he was in town to host the Gemini Awards. I can say without hesitation he was the kindest of his Cast Mates and made me proud to be a Canadian. Never in a million years would I have guessed his time would come this soon. I am heartbroken. Read about my experience with him here.
My sincerest condolences to Monteith‘s Friends and Family.
The Stars have descended upon Toronto for the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards and while preparations are well under-way over at the Station’s Queen Street Headquarters with Soundchecks taking place throughout the day, several Guests and Performers are just now arriving. Several Fans today not only got a Sneak Peek of tomorrow night’s performances, but some were even lucky enough to meet the Performers including Co-Host PSY, who was gracious to stop for Snaps earlier today with Fans! Others like Armin Van Buuren, Avril Lavigne, Phillip Phillips and more graced the stage today.
Meanwhile on the other end of the City, we were lucky enough to witness several of tomorrow’s Presenters arrive including the likes of Josh Bowman (Revenge), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Naya Rivera (Glee), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Popstar Cody Simpson and this year’s MMVAs “It Couple” Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, Hairspray) and Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf). Red-hot Arrow Star Stephen Amell, who hails from Toronto, already has been in town for a bit in advance of the Show.
Meanwhile, Australian Internet Sensations The Janoskians have been causing quite a rage at their Hotel, requiring their Security to step-it-up a bit as their hoards of female Fans shower them with attention.
And although simultaneously in town for her Red Tour at Rogers Centre, Taylor Swift and Tourmate Ed Sheeran are expected to grace the Queen Street Stage tomorrow and some are saying they just might perform their latest Single Everything Has Changed as a surprise.
The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards air tomorrow night at 9:00 PM EST on both MuchMusic and Fuse.
Headlining his first ever Tour, Glee Star Darren Criss hits Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Hall Tonight. The Listen Up Tour features a combination of songs performed on that Series, plus original Music – old and new – as he preps the release of his long-awaited full-length Solo Disc.
The friendly and personable Criss, whom we’ve had the pleasure of meeting on a few occasions in the past (the last time exactly a year ago), made two appearances early this morning including a visit to KISS 92.5 where a large crowd of Fans awaited, followed by a visit to Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition), on the same Canadian Network which airs his hit Series.
Spotting me right away, he asks me “Nice seeing you again! Are you still getting those amazing Photos?”. I don’t believe he remembers! Aww! Some even traveled from as far as New York to see their Idol and he was super-thoughtful taking his time to chat with each and every Fan.
See Criss greet his ardent Fans below:
Watch Criss’ Interview below on The Morning Show:
Criss as always has been super-sweet to us and signed only one Autograph, which of course my Readers will get a chance to win!
To enter to win it, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. He even drew you a Smiley Face! Share this Post on Facebook and double your chances!
See our Snap below! So happy I could barely keep my eyes open!
Criss’Listen Up Tour wraps June 30, 2013 in Maryland.
Shaw Media is set to unveil their 2013 Fall and Mid-Season Lineup today at their annual Upfronts and in Toronto today are a few familiar and exciting Television Personalities! On Global Television‘s The Morning Show not only was it unveiled that popular News Anchor Leslie Roberts would be hosting the National Edition of the increasingly-popular morning staple, but here in-town today are the likes of Blair Underwood, Daniel Dae-Kim, Ana Ortiz and Soap Legend Susan Lucci!
Ironside – The Drama Series stars Blair Underwood (Sex and the City, LAX) as Robert T. Ironside, a Police Detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting. He still continues to forge ahead with a brand-new handpicked Team. It airs this Fall and also can be seen in the U.S. on NBC.
Hawaii Five-O: After three successful seasons, the CBS Series starring Scott Caan, Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim (pictured below) gets a Friday time slot this Fall at 9:00 PM.
Devious Maids: From the same Creator as Desperate Housewives comes this long-awaited Comedy about four Latina Maids and the juicy Stories they share working for Beverly Hills’ most wealthy Families. The Series stars Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, Ana Ortiz and of course, Susan Lucci (the latter two seen below). I’ll have the pleasure chatting with Ortiz and Lucci later today on the delicious new Series. Stay tuned. The Series premieres Sunday, June 23, 2013 on Lifetime Canada.
Glee:Glee Star Dot-Marie Jones (below) was spotted a couple days ago in the City and although she wasn’t specifically here for the Upfronts (she attended the Event in 2011), the Actress who is known best as Coach Shannon Beiste on the Musical-Comedy Series, was here to do good. Read more here. Glee airs Thursday nights at 9:00 PM this Fall.