Entries in Jane Lynch (6)


Jane Lynch: I'm Not Leaving 'Glee'

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On a recent episode of Glee, Jane Lynch’s character took responsibility for a terrifying school shooting, which ultimately cost her her job. But, says the actress, in this case, life will not imitate fiction.

“As far as I know, I’m [still] in!” she tells ABC News. “I’m in the two episodes after this, so I’ll have a new [direction].”

Lynch, 52, who is now a spokeswoman for belVita Breakfast Biscuits, says that she welcomed the opportunity to tackle such a serious topic, but, “I don’t know that I was prepared for the amount of scrutiny and the amount of attention going to it.”

“I think [series creator] Ryan [Murphy] wrote a terrific story,” she adds, “And I thought, ‘I’m glad that he’s shedding light on this.’”

The actress, who is making her Broadway debut in Annie next month, is also speaking out in support of her co-star Cory Monteith, who entered rehab earlier this month for substance abuse.

“He knows the drill — he knows what he needs to do,” she says. “It’s almost like he has to renew his vows of sobriety to himself and that’s what’s so great about it: He went of his own volition to take care of it.”

Lynch, who says that she’s been sober for 21 years and has bonded with Monteith over that, adds that being upfront and honest about addiction is an important part of the process.

“It’s the only way to go,” she says. “You have to take chances of telling the truth and not hiding behind anything.”

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio


Jane Lynch Hints Dianna Agron Is Leaving "Glee"

Danielle Levitt/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Is Dianna Agron saying goodbye to Glee? Her co-star, Jane Lynch, strongly hinted as much during an interview with E! this week.

Lynch was discussing her work on the show's season finale, in which some of the major characters, including Agron's Quinn, will be graduating high school.

Lynch said, "It was kind of emotional doing my last scene with Dianna, and it really just caught me by surprise at how moving it was. She is just amazing and just a really nice person too. It was like saying goodbye to Dianna, which is a sad thing to do."

There's been no official word that the current season of Glee is Agron's last.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Emmy Awards to Air Sunday

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Fox live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles Sunday. Actress Jane Lynch, a nominee for her performance on Glee, will host the telecast.

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the broadcast two years ago and told ABC News Radio that the Friday before the ceremony is the toughest because it’s a dress rehearsal of the entire show and, as host, you have to do all of your comedy to an audience comprised of "30 crew members who are all busy writing things on notebooks."

The HBO period miniseries Mildred Pierce enters this year's edition of the Emmys with a leading 21 nominations, including acting nods for stars Kate Winslet, Melissa Leo and Guy Pearce.

AMC's Mad Men has the most nominations among scripted series, with 19. It's a contender for best drama, while stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks all have a chance to pick up an acting Emmy. Mad Men's competition for best drama includes Boardwalk Empire, which has 18 nominations overall, as well as Game of Thrones, Dexter, The Good Wife, and Friday Night Lights.

ABC's Modern Family has more nominations than any other comedy series, with 17. The reigning best-comedy winner will oppose The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and The Office in that category on Sunday.

A full list of nominees is available at

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


New Cast for 'Glee'?

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Graduation day can be a big challenge or a big opportunity for creators of high school-themed television. And according to Glee creator Ryan Murphy, next season may be the last for some number of graduating seniors.

In an interview Friday with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Murphy confirmed that the cast will turn over at the end of next season. "The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years," Murphy said. "We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline."

Murphy continued, "We've got Matt Morrison and Jane Lynch who will stay and be the male and female lynchpins of the series, but I think the fun thing about the show is it's a celebration of youth and talent and I think that just like with the original cast, I think finding those young unknown people and giving them an opportunity to break into the business and become stars is a really fun and exciting thing and is the spirit of the series."

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'Glee's' Jane Lynch to Host the Emmys?

PRNewsFoto/P&G/Charmin(LOS ANGELES) -- The host of this year's Emmy Awards could be a star from Glee. reports Fox wants Jane Lynch to host its Emmys broadcast this September.  The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the organizers of the Emmys, could reach a decision on the host as soon as Wednesday.

Lynch won an Emmy last year for her work as vindictive cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee.

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Celebrities Sign Open Letter to Obama Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ellen DeGeneres, her wife Portia DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway and Glee actress Jane Lynch are calling on President Obama to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Freedom to Marry organization says those celebrities and others have signed an open letter to Obama that reads, in part, "We ask you now for your leadership on ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage -- an exclusion that harms millions of Americans each day.  Whether to end discrimination in marriage is a question America has faced before, and faces again today."

Freedom to Marry is asking the public to co-sign the letter, which it says will be presented to the White House in the spring.

Martin Sheen, Eric McCormack, and singers Melissa Etheridge and Mya are also among the group of entertainers, athletes, and business leaders who signed the letter.

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