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Jane Lynch to Write Memoir, Russell Hantz Spoils 'Survivor' and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 1st 2011 1:30PM
Jane LynchJane Lynch will soon add "published author" to her list of accomplishments.

According to The New York Times, the comedian will release 'Happy Accidents,' an inspirational memoir, in September. The book will cover Lynch's career milestones, such as her time doing improv at Second City and acting in movies like 'Best in Show' and 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and more personal material like overcoming alcoholism and embracing her homosexuality.

"Sue Sylvester didn't come out of a vacuum," Lynch told the Times. "She's someone that lives very deeply in me. I kind of liked that shaming, vengeful energy during different periods of my life. I was in therapy and I was complaining about somebody not following the rules, and my therapist basically started laughing at me and said, you must write a monologue about this, because it's hilarious stuff."

In other TV news ...

Ricky Gervais might've annoyed some people at the Golden Globes, but that doesn't mean he won't be back. The comedian said he's already been invited to host next year's ceremony, 'Tourist' disses be darned. Though he's thinking about it, he said he's not sure if he wants to return. [Daily Mail]

The most accurate spoilers on the Internet might've come from contestant Russell Hantz himself. After a blogger was sued for revealing the results of seasons 19 and 20 before air, he gave up his source as the one and only Hantz. [Daily Beast]

Is NBC trying to stifle homosexuality on 'The Biggest Loser'? A blogger for AfterEllen seems to think so. While Jillian Michaels is an out bisexual and newbie Cara Castronuova is an out lesbian, NBC consistently denies interview requests with gay and lesbian press. Plus, there has never been a gay couple on the show, despite multiple 'Couples' seasons. [Jezebel]

ABC Family picked up three new series. Raven-Symone's 'The Great State of Georgia,' 'Switched at Birth' and 'The Nine Lives of Chloe King' were all given 10-episode orders. [Entertainment Weekly]

The cast of 'Glee' felt badly enough about that Lindsay Lohan jab a few months ago that they apologized to the actress this weekend. The New Directions gang ran into Lohan while partying after the SAG awards on Sunday night. [TMZ]

'The Bachelor' performed well last night and, surprisingly, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' scored major ratings on Sunday. The dating show attracted 9.5 million viewers last night for a 3.2 rating -- its best showing of the season -- and Sunday's 'Housewives' finale was the franchise's highest-rated episode ever, with 4.4 million viewers watching. Meanwhile, NBC's 'The Cape' earned its lowest ratings yet, scoring just a 1.5 last night. [TV Line, NBC Universal]

Jonah Hill started his own production shingle at Fox. The actor also sold the script for an untitled single-camera comedy, and Fox purchased his new animated series a few months ago. [The Wrap]

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