Jane Lynch

The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. This memo of pre-prepared responses that Sony Pictures Television sent the cast of Community for dealing with questions from the media about why Dan Harmon got fired is just as awkward as you’d imagine. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

2. Starting tonight at 8pm, The New Yorker will begin tweeting a new… Read More

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Watch Jane Lynch Host ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’

There is a special kind of pop-cultural delight in seeing two celebrities we love together. We felt that thrill several times over last night, when The Rachel Maddow Show returned from a commercial break and we found none other than Jane Lynch sitting in Maddow’s chair. Lynch led the show’s entire “Best New Thing in the World,” about increasing Republican support for same-sex marriage, in which she both pulled off an effective MSNBC anchor impression and recalled an alternate-universe episode of Sue’s Corner. But the greatest part of Lynch’s appearance happened after the camera pulled back and Maddow was still there, and the women finished out the show discussing Barack Obama’s support of gay marriage and how the political struggle for LGBT rights has affected their lives as lesbians. Watch the 10-minute clip after the jump. … Read More

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Jimmy Kimmel Is Hosting This Year's Emmys

ABC has announced that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, which take place September 23rd at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, news that we think bodes extremely well for the sometimes boring show — especially if he can find a way to work in some disappointed children… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer, and John C. Reilly have joined a stacked cast that already includes George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, and Martin Sheen in a Rob Reiner-directed performance of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 on March 3rd in LA. Funds raised by the one-night only show will go to support marriage… Read More

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The 10 Most Awkward Moments on the 2011 Emmys

Hey, Flavorwire readers, did you watch the Emmys last night? There were a few great moments — when Friday Night Lights finally won a few awards, for example — and a few too many jokes that fell flat (why get Jane Lynch to host when you’re only going to let her get in one great zinger about how Entourage explains why she’s a lesbian?). The prevailing mood of the night, however, was neither triumph nor disappointment; it was extreme awkwardness. Relive the mortification and confusion with us as we enumerate the night’s most uncomfortable moments after the jump. … Read More

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Listen to 5 Songs from the Season 3 Premiere of ‘Glee’

The new season of Glee promises changes a-plenty with new writers, fewer tribute episodes to glorious pop stars, and the impending sadness at the departure of a few favorite characters. Fear not, though. Jane Lynch isn’t going anywhere, and so long as Sue Sylvester is around to torment the singers of McKinley High or take time to star in hilarious PSAs, then we’ll have Glee programmed into the DVR.

Five songs from the season three opener, “The Purple Piano Project,” have found their way online ahead of next week. Sadly, there are no Foo Fighters or Kings of Leon songs to be heard. Still, after the jump you’ll hear New Directions tackle the likes of Tom Jones, The Go-Go’s, songs from Hairspray, Anything Goes, and The Wizard of Oz/Wicked. Not only do they sound great, but they get double bonus points for not singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Do the new songs get you excited for the upcoming season? … Read More

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The Juiciest Tidbits from Jane Lynch's New Memoir

“I don’t know why, but I was born with an extra helping of angst,” Jane Lynch writes in her new memoir, Happy Accidents, which hits shelves today. “I would love to be able to blame this on my parents, as I’m told this is good for book sales. But I can’t.” From early struggles with her “gay secret” to a not-so-healthy relationship with Miller Lite and Nyquil, the Glee star has a past that’s filled with inner turmoil and anxiety — but at least the suffering seems to have had a purpose: “Years later, with lots of distance, I saw my young self in one Sue Sylvester. Hell-bent on revenge and out to crush the dreams of the innocent, Sue is always looking for the next fight.” Click through for more fascinating revelations from Lynch’s entertaining new book. … Read More

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10 New Must-Reads for September

It’s the first day of September, which means it’s time for us to present you, dear reader, with a sneak preview of the books that are worth reading this fine month, when summer quickly turns to fall. We have stories from the prairies and stories from the circus, as well as memoirs about death, adolescence, and what is what like being the grunge band in Seattle in the ’90s. So click through and tell us what you’re excited about reading in the comments section below. … Read More

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Watch Bill Maher and Jane Lynch Perform the Weinerlogues

Well, it was only a matter of time. As the Anthony Weiner story devolves into further ridiculousness, the media is following suit — to hilarious results. On Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher and Jane Lynch performed a dramatic (and totally, awkwardly verbatim) reading of Anthony Weiner’s Facebook exchanges with Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss, complete with flirtatious looks, moaning, and Jane Lynch’s smooth comic brilliance. And trust us, when you have a script this good, it doesn’t matter that Maher is giggling uncontrollably to himself. Click through to watch the video, but be warned: as you might expect, the audio is definitely NSFW. … Read More

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Jane Lynch’s 25 Funniest Zingers as Sue Sylvester

It’s official! According to Entertainment Weekly, Jane Lynch will be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards on September 18th. Her official statement in response to the news (“I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys. I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit”) reminds us a bit of something her on-screen alter ego Sue Sylvester would say. Which makes sense — while Lynch has made a career out of playing quirky characters in films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Best in Show, and other TV shows, like Party Down, it’s arguably the multiple award-winning role of McKinley High’s masochistic cheerleading coach that made her into a household name. That’s why in celebration of the good news, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Sue Sylvester zingers after the jump. Be sure to add any that we’ve missed in the comments! … Read More

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