An emotional Jane Lynch talked candidly about her Glee co-star Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, to Jay Leno on Wednesday night's Tonight Show. While promoting her new game show Hollywood Game Night, the recently single 53-year-old actress shared some memories of her fallen friend, saying, "I don't think he left one day unloved." Lynch went on to say, "He was a real bright light in our family we've lost a really great guy."
During the interview, a visibly upset Lynch, who plays Machiavellian coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, continued with praise, "Cory had one of the biggest hearts, a real bright light. He was one of those guys. He knew he was breathing rarefied air -- the gift that this wonderful show gave us."
On Tuesday, the British Columbia Coroner's Service revealed that Cory had died of "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol." Monteith was cremated, following a private viewing for girlfriend and Glee star Lea Michele and his family on Tuesday.
Jane Lynch is calling it quits with wife Dr. Laura Embry after three years of marriage, her rep confirms to People.
"Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter," Lynch said in a statement.
The couple met at a fundraiser in 2009 and tied the knot on Memorial Day in 2010 in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is recognized.
The Glee actress was stepmother to Embry's daughter Haden, but it remains to be seen whether or not they will share custody of the teenager.
So this is what Sue Sylvester does on her day off!
Funny lady Jane Lynch looked very relaxed as she treated herself to a pampering session at a Nail Salon in Hollywood, on Monday.
The Glee star recently took a dig at Kim Kardashian's perfume line while hosting the FiFi Awards, exclaiming, “Because I play Sue Sylvester on Glee, I think people must think I smell like a boys’ locker room. And I would have loved to make that fragrance, but unfortunately Kim Kardashian owns the copyright.”
Jane Lynch will stop by Joy Behar's HLN show on Thursday to promote her new memoir, Happy Accidents, and Behar's camp has released a promo for the interview.
The Emmy host opens about her sexuality, saying she always "wanted to be a boy." She says:
"I never felt quite right in my body growing up. ... From the start I felt I was in the wrong sex ... I would go in my dad's room and put on his clothes. I felt more myself in a suit and a tie. ... Any chance I had to dress up as a boy."
But now, Lynch is settled and happy with who she is. Her book is getting rave reviews, and Lynch summarizes her sexuality with this:
"I'm just really, really gay. ... I get the male thing and I like being that for a woman, but I like being a woman too."
Dying for some Glee spoilers? Luckily, star Lea Michele is spilling the beans about season three.
In an interview with TVaddict.com, the actress revealed that her character, Rachel Berry, would have a lot more screen time with boyfriend Finn (played by Cory Monteith). And while Rachel's already a diva, it seems that we'll see her fighting for even more stage time in season three. But what about those pesky graduation and spin-off rumors? Lea's taking it all in stride, saying:
"You know what's so funny is that I feel like so many people are looking so far ahead, and honestly for me, I know what is coming up for Rachel this season, and I'm so excited for that, so i try not to get too far ahead of myself, and I'm just focused on what I have to do right now."
If you weren't already excited for season three thanks to Lea's dish, check out the first official promo above. There are no slushies, but at least there's some dodgeballs!
Jane Lynch and wife Lara Embry grabbed lunch at Urth Caffe yesterday afternoon, and it looks like Jane was still in character from Glee! Well, not so much her personality, but definitely the tracksuit...
So who else was spotted at the popular WeHo eatery? Click after the jump to find out!