Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway's 'Funny Girl' after Feldstein says the production 'decided to take the show in a different direction'
Lea Michele will take over as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" — the role famously played by the legendary Barbra Streisand — starting on September 6.news.yahoo.com
Actress Naya Rivera, who rose to fame in 'Glee,' dies at 33
NEW YORK Naya Rivera, a singer and actress who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy Glee, was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. What a force you were, wrote Glee co-star Jane Lynch on Twitter. She is survived by her parents, Yolanda and George; a younger brother, Mychal; a sister, Nickayla; and her 4-year-old son. Naya Rivera was a fierce talent with so much more to do and this is such a terrible tragedy. In the preface to her autobiography, Rivera wrote that motherhood had changed her life and given it perspective.
Samantha Marie Ware Explains Why She Decided to Call Out Lea Michele's Alleged On-Set Behavior
Samantha Marie Ware couldn't hold back when it came to her accusations against former Glee co-star Lea Michele. Ware claims that Michele was well-known for her prima-donna behavior on set. While Ware says she attempted to speak up with regard to Michele's alleged abuse of power, Ware claims that the actress told her to "shut my mouth." She talked about how she has reign," Ware claims Michele told her. RELATED CONTENT:Lea Michele's 'Glee' Co-Star Says He Was 'Never Mistreated by Her'Amber Riley Doesn't 'Give a S**t' About the Lea Michele DramaSamantha Marie Ware Reacts to Lea Michele's Apology
Lea Michele's 'Glee' Co-Star Iqbal Theba Says He Was 'Never Mistreated by Her'
Lea Michele has gotten a slight reprieve from one of her Glee co-stars. Theba went on to warn his followers about the dangers of jumping to labels and conclusions in these situations. Michele's co-star, Amber Riley, also noted that Michele had "reached out" to her following the incident, adding, "I wish Lea Michele well... But Riley also noted that, "I don't give a s**t about this Lea Michele thing. RELATED CONTENT:Amber Riley Doesn't 'Give a S**t' About the Lea Michele DramaSamantha Marie Ware Reacts to Lea Michele's ApologyAmber Riley Sings Beyonc's 'Freedom' at Black Lives Matter Protest
Lea Michele apologizes for being 'difficult' on 'Glee' set
FILE - This April 30, 2019 file photo shows actress Lea Michele at The Hollywood Reporter's Empowerment in Entertainment Gala in Los Angeles. Michele has apologized for being unnecessarily difficult on the set of the musical TV show "Glee" after a black co-star accused Michele of making her time there a living hell. She issued a statement saying that while she didn't recall any incident or judged anyone by their skin color, she was sorry and blamed immaturity. The apology came two days after former co-star Samantha Marie Ware accused Michele of traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood. Michele is white and Ware is black. Michele tweeted her support of Black Lives Matter movement and said police violence on black people must end.
Lea Michele Apologizes Following 'Glee' Co-Star's Accusations That She Made Her Time on Set 'A Living Hell'
Ware posted a message in response to a tweet Michele shared in the wake of George Floyd's death. Several days later, Ware responded to her former co-star's message, writing, "LMAO, REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISION GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! AMONG OTHER TRAUMATIC MICRO AGGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD..."LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! Ware played Jane Hayward on 11 episodes of Glee in 2015, famously auditioning for the all-male a cappella group, The Warblers. Back in 2016, Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez on Glee, spoke to ET's Nischelle Turner about her relationship with Michele.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree's 89 years of history
NEW YORK -- Each year, thousands of spectators pack into New York City's Rockefeller Center for one of the grandest displays of the holiday season -- the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.In recent years, the tree has been topped with a huge Swarovski crystal star, and before the COVID-19 pandemic, its lighting was celebrated with celebrity performances and large crowds.Yet originally, gathering around the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree wasn't such a grand affair. A famous photo from 1931 shows construction workers gathering around a decorated spruce, the plaza's first festive tree.At the first official light two years later, the tree was decorated with only 700 lights, and at the time, Rockefeller Center was only eight months old, according to AccuWeather The ceremony got an upgrade in 1936 with an ice-skating pageant at its brand-new rink.During World War II, there were three trees at Rockefeller Center -- one in red, one in white and one in blue -- to show support for the troops.The holiday lighting was first broadcast in 1951 and has aired on TV ever since.The largest tree in Rockefeller's history was 1999's 100-foot-tall tree from Connecticut.The tree has made history as recently as 2017: For the first time ever, it was lit with energy-efficient LED lights powered by hundreds of solar panels on top of 30 Rockefeller.abc13.com
'Tis the season: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up
One of the brightest signs of the holiday season has come to light. The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was officially turned on Wednesday night, at an event featuring celebrities including Idina Menzel, Lea Michele and Ne-Yo among the performers.chicagotribune.com