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Matthew Morrison Talks Directing Chewbacca and Jane Lynch on 'Glee' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 2nd 2011 2:30AM
Matthew Morrison, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'When you think about who might be more difficult to direct between Jane Lynch and Chewbacca -- well, who has to think about such ridiculous things? As Matthew Morrison revealed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), he did.

Morrison recently wrapped directing an episode of 'Glee' in which the cast put on a Christmas special that was an homage in part to the 'Stars Wars' Christmas special that most fans of the film series laugh at and at the same time wish had never happened.

But George Lucas granted them the official Chewbacca for the suit. But it wasn't Chewbacca who stopped Morrison before a critique and said, "Before you say anything, I just want to remind you that I have an Emmy Award and I was just nominated for a People's Choice Award."

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Jane Lynch Would Like to Host the Oscars Someday (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 14th 2011 4:25PM
In the wake of the Oscars hosting scramble that developed after Eddie Murphy dropped out last week, it was only fitting to get Jane Lynch's take on the drama. As the most recent host of the Emmys, and an openly gay actor in Hollywood, she's in a unique position to comment on the brouhaha.

On 'Good Day New York,' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox) Lynch said she's not holding a grudge against former Oscars producer Bret Ranter for his controversial comments that started it all. "I don't think he meant to say that gay people are bad," she said.

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Homer Outsmarts Jane Lynch on 'The Simpsons' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 7th 2011 8:05AM
Jane Lynch, 'The Simpsons'Jane Lynch took off the red track pants last night to guest-star on 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX) as Homer's new assistant, the scheming Roz.

It's rare to see Homer outsmart anyone, but after Rox stole his job at the nuclear power pant he managed to find her one weakness and exploit it to his advantage. It turns out that Roz just hates to be hugged, so who better to have her hug -- in public -- than Monty Burns?

As Mr. Burns wraps his arms around Roz she starts to groan with disgust. Then, losing it altogether she pushes him away, wraps him into a little ball and kicks him into touch. Result? Roz is fired and Homer gets his job back. Plus, Roz even admits to a little grudging respect for Homer: "I underestimated you."

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Jane Lynch Jokes That She's Not Gay, But Loves Having a Wife (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 5:00AM
Jane Lynch, 'Chelsea Lately' Jane Lynch was talking about how her book project came together on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!), and mentioned her wife in describing the writing process.

"My wife really was my co-writer," she admitted. "Although I do not credit her at all."

Handler joked that she had no idea Lynch was gay, to which Lynch replied, "I'm not really gay, but I love having a wife. You should try it."

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Jane Lynch Tells Kathie Lee & Hoda How She Fought Through Her Emmy Nerves (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 21st 2011 3:00PM
By all accounts, Jane Lynch did a smashing job as the host of Emmys. She kept the show moving, threw out some well-placed zingers and most importantly to her, didn't fall on her face. Lynch stopped by the fourth hour of 'Today' (9AM ET on NBC) and talked about the experience with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

Lynch was nervous, but after she got through the opening musical number without any screw-ups, she settled down and found her comfort zone. "The relief started right after the opening number when I didn't take a face-plant ... And then it was fun, I actually enjoyed myself."

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Jane Lynch Can Relate to Sue Sylvester Because She Used to Be a Bully (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 20th 2011 2:45PM
'Glee' star Jane Lynch, fresh off her zinger-filled performance as the host of the Emmys, sat down for an interview with 'Today,' (9AM ET on NBC), where she gave some insight into how she's able to play McKinnley High cheer coach Sue Sylvester so convincingly. In addition to having phenomenal comedic timing and delivery, Lynch is also able to draw on her own personal experience from a time in her life when she was a bit of a bully.

"I love Sue Sylvester because she says all of those thing that are in the back of our head that we would never entertain saying. And she says all of them," Lynch said, explaining Sylvester's signature appeal.

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Emmys Ratings 2011: Level With Last Year

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 19th 2011 2:00PM
Emmys 2011 openerConsidering that the 2011 Emmy Awards ceremony was, by all accounts, a perfectly fine, not-so-eventful telecast, it's fitting that the ratings for the Fox-produced show are also totally okay.

According to early Nielsen numbers, the 2011 Emmys were right on par with last year's NBC-produced telecast. TV By the Numbers reports that Sunday's 63rd Annual Emmy Awards garnered a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49, up from last year's 4.1. Although the total number of viewers was slightly down (12.4 million versus 13.5 million), it's still a pretty strong performance.

One thing to note: The 2010 ceremony was held earlier, which means that Sunday Night Football wasn't on yet to compete with the awards show. Last night, football grabbed a 9.2 adults 18-49 rating and 21.5 million viewers. But what would Fox's ratings have been like if the Emmys had been held at the end of August?

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2011 Emmy Awards Ratings and Reactions: Good, Bad or Indifferent?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 19th 2011 8:30AM
Kyle ChandlerSo, how did last night's live Emmy Awards telecast fare with critics and viewers? Final ratings aren't in yet, but so far the 2011 Emmys have scored a thumbs up (with some reservations) from most critics.

'Glee' star Jane Lynch has been lauded for her hosting skills, and she kept things moving at a brisk pace on a night chock full of surprises. The Associated Press praised the high production values and said the ceremony "could have been the most satisfying in memory."

AOL TV's own Maureen Ryan called it "rather delightful," noting that "what's usually a three-hour slogfest passed by relatively quickly and mostly painlessly this time around."

'New York' magazine said that "if it wasn't as good as last year's Jimmy Fallon-hosted spectacular, it did continue a trend upheld by the recent Tonys and Grammys, of being much, much better than this past Oscars." High praise indeed!

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Emmy Shocker: A Broadcast With Suspense and Surprising Wins

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 19th 2011 12:45AM
Many Emmy pundits create lists of "should win" and "will win" picks every year.

This year, it felt like many of the "should wins" did win. It made for -- and I can't believe I'm saying this -- a rather delightful Emmy broadcast.

Sunday's Emmy broadcast rewarded so many truly deserving and excited winners from shows like 'Justified,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Game of Thrones' and 'Downton Abbey' that it's hard to find much to complain about.

There were a few repeat winners this year, but there was also a lot of fresh blood and well-deserved recognition. When I think back on the broadcast, I won't think about the occasional dead spots, I'll think about Melissa McCarthy's surprise win, Margo Martindale's tears for her 'Justified' Emmy and Kyle Chandler's stunned speech after he won for his great work on 'Friday Night Lights.'

This Emmy broadcast gave some lovely recognition to people who truly deserved it, and Jane Lynch wasn't a bad host, either. All in all, what's usually a three-hour slogfest passed by relatively quickly and mostly painlessly this time around (the most painful part was that In Memoriam section, but more on that later).

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Emmys Opening Musical Number: Did Jane Lynch or Jimmy Fallon Do It Better? (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 18th 2011 9:05PM
Jane Lynch Emmys openerJane Lynch kicked off the 2011 Emmy Awards with a musical number filled with celebrity cameos (Leonard Nimoy!), which, coincidentally, is how Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 2010 ceremony.

So, how did the two compare?

Well, Fallon went big with a 'Glee' tribute and Bruce Springsteen cover, while Lynch took the solo route with an original number about the magic of television and how everyone on TV lives in the same building.

Both recruited a ton of celebs to help out, but Fallon had the stars sing along with him while Lynch dropped into different show sets. Both included a requisite 'Dancing With the Stars' dig, though.

Who nabbed the bigger stars?

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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Sheen Sees the Light, Kathy Griffin Gets Naked & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 17th 2011 1:30PM


There were so many good TV clips this week, choosing the Top 5 wasn't easy.

Charlie Sheen returned to TV on a goodwill tour to atone for his wrongdoings, before being roasted for them. Kate Gosselin, on the other hand, vowed to never leave TV. Ricky Gervais monologue-bombed Jimmy Fallon and Snooki crashed a car into her own police escort.

And we can't forget Kathy Griffin getting naked with Anderson Cooper. (We've tried.)

With so much goodness to chose from, let's just get to the clips, shall we? Check them out after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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Jane Lynch Tells 'The Tonight Show' About Hosting the Emmys (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 15th 2011 4:30AM
Jane Lynch, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'A producer suggested to Jane Lynch that she not insult anyone when she hosts the Emmys this week, according to a story she told on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). We can't help but wonder if this producer was still hurt by Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes hosting gig.

Add that sensitivity to Lynch's 'Glee' character and her penchant for slinging insults, and you've got the recipe for hurt feelings, apparently.

"It's easy to go snarky, And I get that. So I am going to rip these people apart!" she said, before quickly adding, "No I'm not."

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Jon Cryer, Claire Danes Among Six New Presenters Named for the Emmys

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 14th 2011 7:20AM
Emmys logoThis year's Emmys are just a few days away, and to whet our appetite ahead of Sunday night's ceremony, organizers have announced the names of six new presenters.

'Two and a Half Men' star Jon Cryer, who is up for a Best Supporting Actor award this year, will be joined on the presenting roster by actors from both established shows and upcoming new ones.

The other five presenters announced Wednesday are: Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad'), Scott Caan ('Hawaii Five-0'), Claire Danes ('Homeland'), Kerry Washington ('Scandal') and Jason O'Mara ('Terra Nova').

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Winners from Across Entertainment at the '2011 Do Something! Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2011 3:53AM
Jimmy Fallon & Stephen Colbert, '2011 Do Something! Awards'It was a star-studded affair at the 2011 Do Something! Awards' (Thu., 9PM ET on VH1). The show spotlights and awards people for making a difference in their communities and in the world.

And of course it also spotlights celebrities who take the time to reach out as well. How else are you going to lure in as many viewers as you can? With the likes of Bieber, Gaga, Colbert, Fallon, Ferrell and Wilde, of course.

It was a star-studded event, and all the cool kids were there to accept awards. The show also accepted plenty of rocking musical performances by Foster the People, Demi Lovato, One Republic and B.o.B, and Jane Lynch took to the stage to perform 'Hold On' with Wilson Phillips.

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An Enraged Jane Lynch Hurls Candy at Fiona on 'Web Therapy' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 10th 2011 6:20AM
'Web Therapy'Things didn't go so well for Fiona (Lisa Kudrow) in an online therapy session this week on 'Web Therapy' (Tue., 11PM ET on Showtime)

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guest-starred as Claire Dudek, a business-savvy woman with major anger and control issues.

She took Fiona's advice but things didn't work out as planned and she lost a lot of business as a result.

As an uncomfortable Fiona looked-on via her webcam, Claire started smashing up her office, whilst screaming a -- rather restrained we feel -- "dagnabbit!"

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