“It will come as literally no surprise that Lea Michele is poised to be The Next Big Thing in the music industry. After all, she’s been showing off her vocal prowess on Glee for five seasons now, and she’s been all over the iTunes charts, along with her castmates, with more than a dozen bestselling soundtracks.
But now that she’s released “Cannonball,” the first single off her upcoming album, Louder (due out March 4), there’s no doubt she’s destined for pop stardom all on her own.”—TeenVogue (via girlmworld)
“I had so many amazing people reach out to me, there for me through all of this. And I had the pleasure of having Miss Stevie Nicks call me when Cory passed away and she was so wonderful. She sent me the most beautiful letter, as well a necklace that was hers and a book, a beautiful book of pictures. She’s so insightful, she’s so incredible. She wrote to me in this letter, that I will find strength through my music. And at the time, it was very early in everything and it was sort of hard to grasp on to the fact that anything could help [me cope with Monteith’s death]. But she was right. [Music] is and it has and it will continue to be my source of strength in all of this.”—Lea Michele (via fyeahgleeclub)
“I just really wanted something to give to my fans. I wanted to just give them something fun. At the time, when I started making the record, I was in a wonderful place in my life. I had been living in L.A. for a while, ‘Glee’ was great and I had a wonderful boyfriend. I just wanted a fun record that people could kind of dance around in their room to and play for the summer. And then as it sort of progressed I realized that A., I’m a very emotional singer and B., I’ve always been very open with my fans. I’m a very open person. And it just so happens that these songs came — [like ‘Cannonball’ and ‘If You Say So’] — that I connected to and I started writing stuff that was super personal to me,” she added. “Eventually, I started feeling like I didn’t feel comfortable singing a song that didn’t mean something to me.”—Lea Michele (via littlegleeprincess)
“It has been, by far, in all honestly, the worst year of my life and I’m thankful that this [song ‘Cannonball’] is out now to create some light and positivity and joy at the end of the year,” she said. “I think that somehow through all of that, this [song] came out and it is an incredible representation of who I am, what I feel and how I’d like to come out of the gate as an artist. And I don’t know how that happened in the midst of everything that went down, but it did.”—Lea Michele (via littlegleeprincess)
“I owe so much to [Sia]. I think we just click. It was beyond an honor to sing her songs. To get to have the honor of her helping me to write ‘If You Say So’ [after Monteith died], no one else could have done that. I’m very thankful to her because, as hard as it is, I have that song and it means so much to me.”—Lea Michele (via littlegleeprincess)
“[Sia] said to me ‘How do you feel in this moment?’ And I said ‘I just feel like grief is the hardest thing in the whole world. And you have the opportunity, at a certain point, to either let it kind of take you down or try your best to rise. And I said ‘I need to get out and I need to move forward in his memory and do everything I can for him.’ The minute I heard the song, I had a physical reaction to it. For me, it’s been my strength. I listen to it every day. I know it was brought into my life for a reason. It’s really been so helpful for me and I hope it’s the same for other people as it’s been for me. I think the great thing is that it’s such a universal song; it certainly helped me with my loss that I’m dealing with. And I think it will translate and help people with whatever they need it for. I hope it gives them the strength that it’s given me.”—Lea Michele on recording Cannonball (via littlegleeprincess)
So far Mike O’Malley was on set with Romy Rosemont on Friday. He posted a picture with Jenna yesterday and they were clearly on set (it looked like at McKinley). And this morning he posted a picture with Chord where it looked like they were in the hair/makeup trailer. Chord…
The assumption is that 5x11 is the Nationals episode because they said Nationals were in LA and according to gleekoutbr, 5x11 is called City of Angels.
Question: I’m excited about the news of so many of the original McKinley High students returning for Glee‘s 100th episode. I’m just wondering whether there’s any word on Terri Schuester (Jessalyn Gilsig) coming back. In my opinion, she was the scene-stealer of Season 1. —Melissa Ausiello: There is word and it’s no. At least of this writing. Terri wasn’t all that musically inclined anyhow, so it’s not clear what purpose she would serve.
The Glee star exclusively tells me that she’ll be joining Carson Daly in Times Square for his annual countdown show!
"I’ll be in the mix of it," Lynch told me at the Trevor Project’s TrevorLive benefit, where she was honored with this year’s Hero Award. "I’m going to be freezing my butt off like everybody else."
She’s never been in Times Square for New Year’s. “They say it’s a real experience so I’m looking forward to doing it,” Lynch said.
She also joked that the competition better watch out! “I’m going to be calling Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper over all the time,” Lynch said of CNN’s New Year’s cohosts. “We’re going to have a friendly war going on.”