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From Fox, to the Governor’s Ball, to the HBO party, the Glee cast was out partying it up after the Emmys!

2011 Emmy Awards: Full Coverage

Photo coverage and video coverage will be updated throughout the evening.  Keep checking back to this post for new pictures and interviews including Jane’s big opening number!

Jane’s Opening Number

Jane Lynch – Jersey Shore

E! Glam Cams

All About Jane

All About Jane: What do you know about your 63rd Primetime Emmys host? Known to tons of fans as “Sue Sylvester” on Glee, charismatic Jane Lynch will becomes only the third woman in history to host the show solo on September 18. Check out this quick primer.


Jane Lynch Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet

2011 Creative Arts Emmys

The 2011 Creative Arts Emmys were held in Los Angeles on Saturday night and Glee represented with 2 wins!  Among the nominees were Kristin Chenoweth, Dot Marie Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow (all for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series).  Gwyneth, sadly, was not at the ceremony but she took home the Emmy for her role as sassy (and major kick ass) substitute, Holly Holliday.  Congratulations are also in order for Robert Ulrich who took home the statue for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.  Lou Eyrich, Glee’s costume designer was also nominated.  Chris Colfer & Brad Falchuck were presenters as well.

*photos to be added as they become available and of course, I’ll post any video from the red carpet or show when I find them.

Emmy Host Jane Lynch Hints at Glee Skit and Reveals Three Things She Will Not Do

From TVLine:

Now less than three weeks out from this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, host Jane Lynch on Tuesday was in the mist of pretaping a segment to be featured during Fox’s broadcast of the ceremony. When we expressed our wish for a “sequel” to the rousing, cameo-filled, Jimmy Fallon-led “Born to Run” number that opened the 2010 show, Lynch had to sadly burst our bubble.

“No, we didn’t try to follow up anything from last year,” she told TVLine during a press call to tout this years Emmycast. OK, so…? “I don’t want to tell you what [I’m pretaping]. It will spoil the surprise.”

What Lynch did reveal of the particular piece she was in the midst of shooting is A) it was written and directed by Jill Soloway (United Stated of Tara), and B) it does not feature any of her Glee cast mates.However, another, yet-to-be-shot segment likely will tap into the Fox series’ talented ranks, once Emmy producers hear back on who’s on board.

“I’ve pitched a couple of ideas for the Glee cast [to be involved],” Lynch shared. “So I bet there’ll be an appearance.”

Save for a delivery of flowers from Fallon, Lynch has not heard nor received tips from any previous Emmy hosts — not that she needs any. An improv queen, featured player in numerous Christopher Guest mockumentaries, and again nominated for an Emmy this year (for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy), she can be quick with the wit on the fly. Her first and foremost goal in overseeing the kudoscast is “to honor television and the people in it,” she says. “But when we get to do little bits of something fun and funny, I feel responsible for those, to keep them entertaining.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t say I want it to be ‘The Best Awards Show Ever,’” she adds with a chuckle. After all, “It’s such a coveted spot [hosting] the biggest evening in television, you want to do it justice.”

As for what viewers can expect the night of Sunday, Sept. 18, Lynch shared little, if only because details were still being hammered out. She hinted at a “unique” new way to tee up each of the four sections of the program — drama, comedy, reality-TV and movies/miniseries — and confessed that contrary to the stance she took just after landing the gig, “I will be changing my dress every time I come out.”

So instead, we asked Lynch for three things she definitely will not do as host. She thought for a moment, then offered: “I probably won’t wear a [Sue Sylvester] tracksuit; I probably won’t do an elaborate dance number; and I won’t bore you.”

And you have to believe her.

Jane Lynch Wants ‘Glee’ Cast to Be Part of the Show

The actress says she’s pitched some ideas that would incorporate the stars of the Fox series with the awards show. “I bet there will be an appearance,” she revealed.

Emmy host and nominee Jane Lynch wants to see her Glee colleagues incorporated on the broadcast.

“I’ve pitched a couple of ideas for the Glee cast,” she told reporters Tuesday during a conference call ahead of the Sept. 18 awards show. “I bet there will be an appearance.”

Lynch, who plays the snarky tracksuit-clad cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical dramedy, noted that she’s been involved in every aspect of putting the show together, collaborating with producer Mark Burnett and company and that her duties as host are a welcome relief from having to think about her nomination.

“My nerves will mostly be focused toward doing the show,” said Lynch, who won the supporting actress in a comedy prize last year and is nominated in the same category for her role on Glee. “It’s almost a relief not to have to think about having been nominated.”

As for the show itself, Lynch teased that the production has “something unique” planned ahead of the four main categories (drama, comedy, reality and miniseries). “We’re going to have some little things we haven’t seen before,” she noted.

Lynch is the third woman to host the Emmys alone, following Angela Lansbury in 1993 and Ellen DeGeneres in 2001 and 2005 and noted that she hasn’t received any hosting tips from previous hosts but joked that Sue Sylvester would suggest to “Somehow find a way to give all the awards to yourself.”

“Sue Sylvester would make the show explosive … but it might be kind of warlike, angry and violence,” she laughed. “A show with Jane Lynch would be a lot nicer and easier to digest.”

With production under way on Glee’s third season, Lynch reiterated that the season would focus more on the kids and their intimate relationships and upcoming graduation.

“With graduation looming ahead, it’s not just working for sectionals, regionals and nationals; it’s what these kids will be doing with their life,” she said.

Lynch also denied speculation that The Glee Project winner(s) would be a nemesis for Sue, saying that as of the third episode, she was yet to see any evidence of such a story line.


Want To Be a ‘Bleacher Gleek’ at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards?

In honor of Glee’s Jane Lynch hosting one of the greatest night’s on television, the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, we want to give you and a friend the chance to be a “Bleacher Gleek”! You could score seats on the bleachers where you’ll get up close to the stars, scope out the latest fashion styles on the red carpet, cheer on your favorite celebrities as they stroll by and take an endless amount of pictures of all the excitement. It’s going to be one memorable day! We’ll also hook you up with your very own ”Glee” fan bag which includes Season 1 and Season 2 DVD sets, Glee Season 2 CD, a T-shirt, a poster and other Glee schwag! If you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area September 18th, 2011 and want an opportunity to score tickets be the 100th and 300th person to email your NAME, AGE, and AREA CODE with PHONE NUMBER to Send in your email and good luck!

And don’t forget to tune into the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards live on Sunday, Septemeber 18th at 8pmET/5pmPT on FOX.


* You must be 18+ and a US Citizen to be eligible to score the tickets and attend the event.

* No purchase necessary.

* In order to be eligible to receive the bleacher seat tickets you must pass a security background check and will be required to sign a security clearance release form.

*Bleacher Seat tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold or auctioned, and only 1 pair of tickets per e-mail, per household allowed.

* You must be available to arrive at the event as early as 10:00am and remain in the bleacher area until as late as 5:30pm.

*All Bleacher Seat participants should be prepared for potentially high summer temperatures.

* All Bleacher Seat participants will receive a mailing 10 days to 2 weeks prior to the show containing their ticket, and instruction sheet with map and a parking pass.

* All e-mails must be received between 12:01AM ET, Saturday, August 20th, 2011 and 12:00PM PDT, Monday, August 29th, 2011 to be eligible.

* The 100th and 300th person to e-mail will be contacted via phone and e-mail on Monday, August 29th, 2011.

* All background information must be made available to a FOX All Access representative by 5PM PDT, Tuesday, August 30th in order to be eligible to receive tickets.

Behind the Scenes of Emmy Contender Glee’s ‘Rumors’ Episode

The Hollywood Reporter takes us behind the scenes of one of Glee’s Emmy contender episodes – “Rumors”.  This is the episode for which Kristin Chenoweth was nominated for an Emmy. 

* All photos are property of David Strick – see full article for more images.

THR photographer David Strick takes viewers inside the making of an episode of the 12-time nominated Fox show, which continued to raise the musical bar — and plenty of eyebrows in its second season.

"I'm putting the camera above you like Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain," director Tim Hunter explains to Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison before the pair's duet scene, which is shot with a Canon 5D. After practicing a tricky lift, the stars high-five each other, and clapping breaks out among the crew. "That felt pretty good," says Chenoweth.

“While character Will Schuester sings his heart out on the McKinley High stage, his sometime love interest Emma Pillsbury (Mays) looks on in wonder. “We’ve all gotten better at it, but the art of lip-syncing happens in the editing room,” says Morrison. Case in point: “There might be stuff that we miss where they’ll cut to a reaction of someone else watching me sing.”

Jayma Mays, who plays guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, gets groomed before shooting a scene with Morrison's Will Schuester.

"Which Glee actor makes it hardest to keep a straight face while filming? "Jane Lynch, obviously," says executive producer Brad Falchuk. "But Kevin McHale (center, with Lea Michele and Morrison) is a close second."

The pair's characters' Quinn and Finn were re-united as love interests in the show's sophomore run after breaking up during the first season.

Both Michele and Agron's characters, Rachel and Quinn respectively, competed for the attentions of Cory Monteith's Finn throughout Season two.

"When we're doing the serious stuff, I'm like, 'Oh, let's get back to the comedy,' and when we're doing comedy, we crave more of those dramatic story lines," says Michele (photographed during rehearsal April 1). "But I think it's so equally balanced on the show that I feel satisfied. I did every sort of tragic Broadway musical possible -- I died, I had abortions, I was poor, I was an immigrant. … Thankfully, Glee came along because I just couldn't do the tragedies anymore."

Morrison's character's future was put into question during the Season Two ep. which saw Mr. Schue debating between continuing to teach his Mckinley High students and leaving to pursue his lifelong dream of being on Broadway.

"The show always seems like a continuous experiment," says Murphy (left, with assistant choreographer Brooke Lipton). Indeed, season two tested original songs for the first time. The result? "'Loser Like Me' was embraced and sold more than 300,000 copies," he adds. "It means we can try other songs."

Matthew Morrison works on his laptop backstage in between shooting scenes for the Fox show's "Rumors" episode April 1.

Chenoweth steadies herself on Morrison as her dress is adjusted by on-set costumer Roric Ruegsegger, before the pair sing "Nice to Meet You, Have I Slept With You?", a song from Chenoweth's character April Rhodes' one-woman show.

Piano accompanist Brad Ellis has been with the show since the beginning but has never had a line of dialogue. "He was the rehearsal pianist for auditions, and they just liked him," explains Morrison. "Ryan gave him one direction: to be angry and look miserable -- like he hated all the kids. Brad's fantastic. He really is a virtuoso. Name any song, and he just pumps it out. It's amazing."

Because of the show's intricately choreographed dance routines, the cast spends a lot of time rehearsing to get their moves just right. Here, Agron and Monteith, practice steps.

Dianna Agron on the choir room set, a place the Glee cast spends a lot of their filming time in.

What would it mean to win an Emmy? Says Morrison: "It would be a validation for the work that we're doing and the time we're putting in. But honestly, the viewers that we have and the popularity of the show internationally is more validating to me, and the fact that we're actually changing people's lives."


First Look: Jane Lynch Emmy Photoshoot

Jane Lynch STUNS in her Emmy Photoshoot!


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