Quote: "It was a very quick fitting, I will say that... I'd seen Chrissy Teigen's cover last year and I thought it was really cool. I just turned 30, so I figured, 'Why not? I feel in pretty good shape'... Everyone there was more nervous than I was. They were like, 'OK, do you need the air at a certain temperature and the music and we'll all clear around?' And I was like, 'I'm fine!'" Actress Lea Michele had no problems stripping off for her Women's Health U.K.'s Naked issue cover shoot. The magazine hit stands this month (Sep16).
Tweet: "Today we remember the laughter and joy you brought into our lives every day. We think of you always and love you so". Actress Lea Michele honours her late boyfriend and GLEE co-star Cory Monteith on the second anniversary of his death from a 2013 drug overdose.
Tweet: "I know you're serenading everyone right now.. We love you Cory! Happy Birthday.." Actress Lea Michele remembers her late boyfriend and GLEE co-star Cory Monteith, who would have turned 33 on Monday (11May15). He died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2013.
Tweet: "So hard to believe that tonight is the very last episode of #Glee. It feels just like yesterday we all began our amazing journey together." Singer/actress Lea Michele prepares to tune in to the series finale of hit musical comedy GLEE when it airs in the U.S. on Friday night (20Mar15).
Fact: The final song Lea Michele sings on Glee was written by castmate Darren Criss. The singer/actress will be seen performing This Time when the Glee series finale airs in America on Friday night (20Mar15).
Fact: Glee star Lea Michele took one important memento from the set of the hit show on her last day of filming on Saturday (21Feb15) - late boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith's character's famous football jersey. The prop was framed and placed on the wall of the show's choir room following his death in 2013. Michele shared a snap of herself on Instagram.com walking off the set with the frame in hand, along with the caption, "One last thing." The Golden Globe-winning series ends its six-season run next month (Mar15).
Tweet: "Today officially begins our last week here at #Glee Heading to the auditorium now to sing my final solo for the series.. #GleeGoodBye." Actress Lea Michele is sad as she begins to shoot the final episodes for Glee. The hit musical comedy will end for good after its sixth and current season.
Tweet: "Today is a very special day at #Glee we are celebrating our 700th musical number! Can you believe it!?" Lea Michele celebrates a Glee milestone.
Tweet: "I don't care... What they're going to say... Let the storm rage on... The cold never bothered me anyway..." Lea Michele appears to confirm reports she'll be singing Let It Go, the Oscar-winning Frozen tune her character's mum Idina Menzel sang, in the final season of Glee by posting the lyrics on her Twitter.com page on Monday (15Sep14).
Fact: Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, Stevie Wonder, Zachary Quinto, Ellen Pompeo and pregnant Kelly Rowland were among the stars in the audience for the second night of Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour stop at Los Angeles' Rose Bowl on Sunday (03Aug14). The hip-hop supercouple also delighted fans at the same venue on Saturday (02Aug14).
Tweet: "I was Hacked! Guess @chriscolfer and I should have known better then to make our passwords the names of our cats." Lea Michele laughs off the pregnancy hoax that was posted on her Twitter.com account on Friday (04Jul14), a day after Glee co-star Chris Colfer suffered a similar prank - hackers informed his followers he had been fired from the show.
Tweet: "So Excited To Announce... That I'll be writing another book! I had so much fun writing #BrunetteAmbition that I can't wait to continue the series & write another!" Lea Michele is planning another literary adventure.
Quote: "He was my date and decided that the best thing to do before I went on to sing for the President was to make me laugh so hard that I peed my pants... We had to change the bed!" Lea Michele reveals pal Jonathan Groff tried to calm her nerves before performing for U.S. President Barack Obama at his 2013 inauguration by making the actress burst out into uncontrollable laughter.
Quote: "I stole toilet paper from the White House when the Glee cast sang for Barack Obama." Actress Lea Michele picked up a unique souvenir when she met U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
Tweet: "The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday." Actress/singer Lea Michele paid tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith on what would have been his 32nd birthday on Sunday (11May14). The tragic Glee star died of a drug overdose in July (13).
Fact: Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria appear alongside pop star Pink and actress Lea Michele in a new video for People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (Peta) backing a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City. The stars oppose the use of horses to transport tourists around Central park.
Quote: "I have 14 tattoos and I think the key is to put them in very small places that, like, are not aggressively in your face every day. There are some that now I think about maybe (getting rid of)." Actress/singer Lea Michele is considering losing some of her skin art.
Quote: "We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. We were done. We were it. When you're at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything." Glee star Lea Michele had her whole future planned with her boyfriend Cory Monteith. The Canadian actor died from a drug overdose last July (13), aged 31.
Quote: "I'm really happy because Cory got to hear all but two of the songs on the record - he had lots of notes all the time. When I would come home and play him a song, he would listen to it in the car because it had the best sound system." Glee star Lea Michele recalls playing her new album, Louder, for her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith, who died in July (13).
Quote: "I literally lived every day of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I just thought he was the greatest man." Glee star Lea Michele on her late boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died following a drug overdose in July (13).
Quote: "We're just going to do something with the three of us and spend time. I have the most incredible family, my dear friends are always there for me. They're wonderful. I'm so thankful for them." Lea Michele on plans to spend her first Christmas since the death of boyfriend Cory Monteith with her parents.
Quote: "It's really kind of happening and now I'm getting nervous. At some point, people are going to hear this! I'm just sitting in a studio! We have the album pretty much locked. Everything is being mastered right now and we are just debating on what we want the first single to be." Lea Michele on her plans for her debut album.
Fact: The producers of Glee have added another of Lea Michele's former Spring Awakening co-stars to the cast - Phoebe Strole will play college sophomore Penny Owen in the upcoming fifth season of the hit Tv musical. The actress played Anna in the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening, alongside Glee co-stars Jonathan Groff and Michele.
Fact: Lea Michele paid a very personal tribute to her late boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith - and his Glee character Finn - as she shot an episode that will be dedicated to the tragic actor; on Friday (23Aug13), she posted a self-portrait photo on Twitter.com, in which she wore a 'Finn' necklace pendant.
Fact: Glee star Lea Michele has shared a photo from the set of the show's upcoming fifth season. The actress is back at work following the death of her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith last month (Jul13) and the picture, posted on her Twitter.com page, shows her sitting in a bedroom.
Tweet: "Spending the day surrounded by great friends.. Hope you all are having a good day.. Sending lots of love to you all..." Lea Michele is trying to stay upbeat as she continues to mourn the death of her on and offscreen boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died on 13 July (13).
Tweet: "@msleamichele see you soon. @JaimeFeld and I are bringing over some grub." Actor Kevin Zegers is supporting his friend Lea Michele as she deals with the death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith earlier this month (Jul13).
Fact: Beyonce performed to a star-studded crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Monday night (01Jul13) - Jessica Alba, Kylie Minogue, Lea Michele and Nicole Richie were among the famous faces in the audience.
Tweet: "Back from an awesome weekend getaway to New Orleans for a pre-Fathers Day trip with my dad! We had the best time together!" Glee star Lea Michele enjoys a quick vacation to Louisiana with her dad Marc Sarfati ahead of America's Father's Day on Sunday (16Jun13).
Tweet: "Still so overwhelmed by all the love and well wishes we have received from you all... my heart is so full." Lea Michele reaches out to her Twitter.com followers after they offered support following the news her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith had checked into rehab.
Quote: "I’m dating my celebrity crush!" Lea Michele on boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith, who she has been dating since 2010.
Tweet: "Omg!!!!!!! I'm so happy!!!!! Thank you so so much to everyone who voted for me, you guys are the best and I love you all!!!!" Glee star Lea Michele is delighted to have picked up the Favorite Comedic TV Actress prize at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (09Jan13).
Quote: "In five years, I believe the show will be over; and I would hope to be doing movies - regular ones, not just musicals. Film is an itch I have yet to scratch." Glee Tv star Lea Michele on her desire to transition into film.
Quote: "I was definitely sad about it but I feel I did everything I could. It's something I would have loved to have done, and I think I could have done an amazing job. I still can't wait to see the movie. It is the best show ever written." Actress Lea Michele on losing out on the role of Eponine in the new movie adaptation of Les Miserables to Samantha Barks.
Quote: "They were nervous to make their appearance but feel they’ve earned their place. So they asked if they could come out, and I was like, ‘All right, you guys.' They definitely rose to the occasion, so I’m going to continue to give them more opportunities." Glee star Lea Michele jokes about showing off her assets in cleavage-baring red carpet outfits.
Quote: "I don't even remember a time when he wasn't my boyfriend. For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world." Actress Lea Michele gushes about her Glee co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith.
Quote: "I cooked something for my boyfriend the other day, and I don't think he really liked it. I made him a little breakfast, like my version of an Italian croque-madame or something, but I think the eggs were raw and not cooked! It wasn't very good, but he was a very good sport." Vegan actress Lea Michele admits her attempt at making breakfast for her Glee co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith didn't work out that well.
Tweet: "Happy Birthday to one of the most special people in the whole world to me.. @MrRPMurphy!!! Happy Birthday Ryan I love you!!!" Glee star Lea Michele sends her best wishes to show creator Ryan Murphy, who turned 47 on Friday (09Nov12).
Tweet: "This is such an amazing honor! Im so happy and excited and thrilled to be a part of the @LOrealParisUsa family!" GLEE star Lea Michele confirms reports she's the new spokesmodel for the cosmetics giant.
Quote: "I found out that it was owned by nuns back in the day and it was a convent and I swear one day I heard someone warming up and singing in my bathroom and I'm (like), 'I'm out...!' It was really scary and I'm very easily scared." Ghostly nuns forced Glee star Lea Michele out of her New York apartment.
Quote: "They named one of their goats Lea Michele. She just had twins and apparently she's pregnant again... She's popping out those kids." Glee star Lea Michele has a promiscuous goat named after her at a friend's farm in Pennsylvania.
Quote: "I bought a house, it's really great. It's like every day there's something new to fix. I don't think it ends. Apparently right now I have, like, four feet of ivy growing in the attic... I don't know what to do... I'm not going up there. I'm convinced that it's also haunted." Glee star Lea Michele on the issues she's facing as a new homeowner.
Quote: "I want to make songs where girls can just roll down the windows of their car or dance around in their rooms in their underwear, like, 'I hate my ex-boyfriend!' or 'I'm so in love', because that's what I want - power-girl songs." Glee star Lea Michele on her hopes for her upcoming debut album.
Quote: "When I was little, I wanted to have a cooking show... but I'd have to watch my mouth. I'd be like, 'Oh God, this f**king pizza is so good.'" Glee star Lea Michele on her childhood dreams to become a TV chef.
Tweet: "At work shooting with @chriscolfer and the amazing Sarah Jessica Parker!!! This is such a dream come true!!!" Actress Lea Michele can't believe she's working with the Sex and the City star on her hit TV series Glee.
Tweet: "Getting ready now to work with the amazing Kate Hudson! First scene in the dance studio at Nyada (New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts)!" Lea Michele was excited to be working with the actress on Glee scenes on Wednesday (25Jul12).
Tweet: "Just had one of the most amazing nights of my life seeing the unbelievable Celine Dion perform live in Vegas. Her show was sooooo good! And I got to meet and talk with her after the show. She is such an inspiring and amazing person!" Glee star Lea Michele on meeting another idol, Celine Dion, on Tuesday (26Jun12).
Tweet: "Just had one of the most amazing nights of my life seeing the unbelievable Celine Dion perform live in Vegas. Her show was sooooo good! And I got to meet and talk with her after the show. She is such an inspiring and amazing person!" Glee star Lea Michele met her singing idol on Wednesday (20Jun12).
Quote: "They're all mine... and I think that lately, every day, they're like, 'Please, give us a chance. Give us a shot! We've always been so good to you.'" Glee star Lea Michele on her much-publicised breasts.
Quote: "I come from a very big Italian family, and tattoos are very popular. We'll be like, 'Let's all get tattoos...' Then we get super sentimental, and then the next day I wake up with, like, another butterfly on my foot. I'm like, 'It seemed more important in the moment.'" Glee star Lea Michele celebrates special moments with family tattoos.
Fact: Glee stars Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera and Chris Colfer have recorded an a capella version of Whitney Houston's How Will I Know for an upcoming tribute episode to the late singer, which will air in the U.S. on Tuesday (23Apr12).
Quote: "I come from Broadway. I've done a lot of things. That's child's play compared to some of the stuff that I've done." Actress Lea Michele had no issues kissing Ashton Kutcher in their romantic comedy New Year's Eve.
Tweet: "Had the best cast bday dinner for Hemo during our dinner break! Had some yummy Italian food and sang happy birthday! So fun!" Lea Michele reveals the cast of Glee took time out of filming on Wednesday (01Feb12) to mark HEATHER MORRIS' 25th birthday.
Tweet: "This is definitely going to be the best day ever... Getting ready to shoot my first scene with my two dads! So excited to work with the amazing Jeff Goldblum and my old friend Mr. Brian Stokes Mitchell!!" Glee actress Lea Michele is thrilled to have the two actors star as her gay fathers on the hit TV show.
Quote: "I'm freaking out. I have to control myself... I'm so excited. I'm so happy that I know what's gonna happen in the movie." Glee star Lea Michele can't wait to see the movie adaptation of hit novel The Hunger Games.
Tweet: "So much fun on set with Ricky! He's seriously the sweetest and such a great fit for our show!" Lea Michele raves about Glee's latest guest star Ricky Martin, who has been filming scenes this week (begs02Jan12) for a special Latino-themed episode.
Quote: "I'm embarrassed for the people who sit next to me. I have such a regimen! I, like, pound on the face cream because your face will dry out, I get the stuff you put in your nose so no nose germs come in, I take elderberry for immunity, I wear a scarf. I mean, I go to the extreme, because I fly almost literally every other weekend." Glee star Lea Michele is a cautious jet-setter.
Quote: "Sarfati. That's my real last name. I don't use it a lot because I got Lea So-fatty, Lea So-farty at school. So when I was little and I went on my first audition they were like, 'And may we have your name?' and I was like Lea Michele. And I've been Lea Michele ever since." Lea Michele dropped her surname when she became an actress.
Quote: "I heard a rumour about Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan playing Santana's mum. I don't know if that's true, but I hope it is." Lea Michele is hoping gossip about her upcoming Glee co-stars is true.
Tweet: "Am I dreaming or did Barbra Streisand just Tweet me? I just died. I'm literally dead on the floor." Glee star Lea Michele was left stunned on Wednesday (28Sep11) after receiving a message on Twitter.com from her musical idol.
Quote: "I gotta be honest. It hurt my feelings a little bit. I really think the message of today is that women should motivate and empower women, and so that's why I'm honoured to be a part of today." Glee star Lea Michele was offended when actress Sarah Hyland poked fun of her red carpet poses on a recent TV show.
Fact: Glee star Lea Michele is to be feted at Variety's third annual Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills for her work with animal rights group Peta. Her fellow honourees include Olivia Wilde, Eva Longoria and Annette Bening. The gala will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on 23 September (11).
Quote: "I had to refill the vodka bottle with water and stick it back in the freezer. It was pretty obvious what I had done because the water froze. I said to my parents, 'I don't know... the vodka must have frozen'." Glee star Lea Michele recalls drinking her parents' alcohol during a boozy night-in with her pals when she was younger.
Quote: "Show it while you still got it!" Matthew Morrison has jumped to the defence of his Glee co-star Lea Michele after she courted controversy with her saucy front cover pose on Cosmopolitan magazine.
Tweet: "Oh my god, that was an out of body experience!!!!! So amazing!!! What an honor and joy!!!!" Glee star Lea Michele was on a high after kicking off the Super Bowl on Sunday (06Feb11) with her rendition of America The Beautiful.
Fact: Glee star Lea Michele has joined the list of performers at the upcoming Super Bowl - the singer/actress will sing America the Beautiful before the big football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers on 6 February (11). Christina Aguilera will belt out the U.S. national anthem, while the Black Eyed Peas will take the stage at the half-time show.
Quote: "They say you shouldn't meet your idols. I'm quite sure if I met Barbra Streisand, she'd be everything I'd ever dreamed she would be. But I'm happy keeping her as an untouchable, magical person." Glee star Lea Michele is happy to worship her idol from afar.
Quote: "I'm incredibly addicted to her website GOOP. I look at it all the time. I just love like her recommendations and things like that." Glee star Lea Michele is a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website.
Quote: "She came in and just blew the roof off this place. I'm telling you, no one has come in and has done what Gwyneth did... She's just so sweet and I can't wait to have her back." Lea Michele is excited about Gwyneth Paltrow's plans to film a second cameo appearance on Glee.
Fact: Lea Michele and Dianna Agron's saucy GQ photoshoot has proved an internet hit - the Glee stars' racy pictures pulled in more than 33 million hits on the magazine's website, which normally receives around 2.5 million views a week.
Quote: "I'm a vegan, and that has always helped me. I love my animals, so I can't do it. And our show is so active. It's the Glee diet!" Actress Lea Michele reveals her secret to keeping fit.
Quote: "Scary movie, pizza, being at home, maybe having friends over and a great bottle of wine." Home-loving GLEE star Lea Michele likes the simple things in life.
Quote: "It's on my birthday this year, so I expect a cake when I get there." GLEE star Lea Michele is hoping for a double celebration on her 24th birthday, which falls on the same day as the Emmy Awards. Michele is a first-time nominee.
Quote: "I'm not a great driver. You have to get in some kind of fender bender when you move to Los Angeles. I got into more than a fender bender, so I'm happy to come back to New York and use subways and trains." GLEE star Lea Michele is looking forward to spending the summer (10) in her native New York City, where she won't have to rely on her poor driving skills to get around.
Quote: "We had a bit of wine and I managed to convince two of the cast members to go and get tattoos. So we all have little tattoos on our feet now. It says Imagine. It made a lot of sense that night. They didn't take too long to do, in fact it took so little time I had enough time to get another one too, but I won't talk about that one. GLEE star Lea Michele will have a permanent reminder of her time on the show after having an inking with castmates.
Quote: "Last week I was reversing on Robertson (Boulevard) and almost hit Jon Bon Jovi... That would have been bad... He smiled nicely." GLEE star Lea Michele is struggling with her driving skills in Los Angeles.
Fact: GLEE star Lea Michele has joined the army of celebrities trying to stamp out fur by filming a new PETA public service announcement, titled If You Wouldn't Wear Your Dog, Please Don't Wear Any Fur. In the ad, Michele urges her fans to leave fur where it belongs - on animals.
Quote: "Inglourious Basterds was my favourite film of 2009... It was visually incredible!" GLEE star Lea Michele has high hopes for Quentin Tarantino's war film at the Oscars.
Quote: "I used to sit at home with my mom and get dressed up and pretend we were at the Golden Globes and I would get up and hold, like, a cup or something like that and make fake speeches. This is just surreal." GLEE star Lea Michele on the red carpet.
Quote: "We're great friends. We've become really close over the show, but we're just friends. We're not dating." Canadian actor CORY MONTEITH laughs off rumours he's dating his GLEE co-star Lea Michele.