Glee Bee

Originally Published on
August 2, 2014

The radiant vibrant upbeat Glee star Lea Michele is so proud and comfortable in her skin she wants to change the way you think about yourself. If you don’t feel proud, you should, she says.

Working on Broadway from the age of eight, the star is rapidly making her way up the stardom ladder including having to publicly grieve the loss of her boyfriend and “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith.

Lea is the epitome of a strong woman. Leading a health-conscious lifestyle at 27, this wise, multi-talented lady could write a book of quotes on confidence and selfsatisfaction; in fact, she has, using the voice of fame to urge others to uplift their spirits and to live life with self-esteem without giving [...]

Beauty from the Inside Out

Originally Published on
July 29, 2014
Source: Organic Spa

I met Glee star Lea Michele backstage years ago, when she and my sister-in-law were in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and Lea was only 18 years old. Pretty, petite and present is what I thought of her then—and now. What a big personality! And then, of course, there is that powerhouse voice.

Lea’s first book, Brunette Ambition (Crown Archetype), recently climbed to #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. She just announced that she is beginning work on another, though the subject is still under wraps. Brunette Ambition is all about Lea’s journey to success. But it is also an ode to healthy living.

Lea drinks organic red wine because it contains fewer sulfites, shares DIY recipes for juicing, [...]

Under Her Skin: Lea Michele Unveils Life-Saving Skin Protection Regimen

Originally Published on
June 27, 2014
Source: Mediaplanet

PROTECTION Celebrity advocate Lea Michele voices the importance of protecting our skin from harmful everyday dangers.

Mediaplanet: Has skin always been a priority for you? Why?

Lea Michele: Skin care has always been a priority to me. I’ve learned that taking care of my skin and protecting it against sun damage is as much a priority as taking a daily vitamin.

MP: What is one way people can get involved in raising awareness for melanoma prevention and research?

LM: People can get involved and help raise awareness of melanoma by going to ItsTHATworthit.org to join the Thunderclap, a global social movement that will amplify a collective message around the world through social media in support of melanoma prevention and research.

MP: How do you protect [...]

Review: Lea Michele’s Brunette Ambition

Originally Published on
June 16, 2014

She’s known for her role on Glee, her incredible vocal talent and her knock-’em-dead sense of style. In the middle of all of that, actress and singer Lea Michele somehow managed to work the role of author into the mix, too. The result: Brunette Ambition, The New York Times bestselling must-read lifestyle book that navigates Michele’s tips for living healthily, happily and glamorously.

The colorful book is a peek inside the life of one of television’s most beloved young actresses, but Brunette Ambition is far more than a run-of-the-mill autobiography. Michele takes readers on a revealing journey, beginning with her childhood in the Bronx to her beyond impressive rise on Broadway, leading up to her rise as the star of [...]

Lea Michele’s Advice: Work Hard, Take Care

Originally Published on
June 4, 2014
Source: Huffington Post

Lea Michele is one busy gal. It’s only June, and yet this year alone, she’s added promoting an album (Louder) and a major animated film (Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return) to her already hectic schedule playing Rachel Berry on the hit FOX series, Glee.

Now, she’s tacked on “author” to her list of accomplishments with the release last month of her first book, Brunette Ambition — a title that truly captures her relentless spirit. Lea sheds light in the book on her life and incredible success to date, and also shares valuable advice on how to stay healthy, happy and beautiful — even in times of times of tremendous stress and strain.

I had a chance to connect with Lea, who gave [...]

10 Things We Love About Lea Michele’s ‘Brunette Ambition’

Originally Published on
May 27, 2014
Source: Fashion & Style

We’re loving Lea Michele’s new memoir, appropriately titled “Brunette Ambition.” The “Glee” star, Broadway-trained actress and pop singer (is there anything she doesn’t do??) gives fans a look into her life and shares advice on everything from choosing a role model to making some of her favorite vegan recipes.

“I drew a lot of inspiration from my family and from people I’ve met over the years, but my real goal was to share a lot of the tips and tools I’ve learned along the way,” Lea told us in an exclusive interview. She also revealed that she’s already working on a sequel!

Below, here are 10 things we love about “Brunette Ambition.” And there’s more – we’re giving away two free SIGNED [...]

Lea Michele Weighs in on Making Maxim’s 2014 Hot 100 List

Originally Published on
May 26, 2014
Source: Maxim

The Glee star talks cooking, sexiness, and placing on Maxim’s 2014 Hot 100 list.

Tell us a secret special skill you have that your fans may not know about.
I consider myself quite a good chef. Italian is my specialty. I love making homemade pizzas and pastas from scratch. 

What does sexiness mean to you?
Sexiness to me means feeling good in your own skin. I feel the most sexy right after a hot shower or bath, with no makeup on. Just me. 

What do you think is your best physical attribute? 
I’ve been told that my butt is quite special. I would agree.

What is your best mental attribute?
I would have to say my humor. I think making someone laugh is super sexy.

Anything you want to [...]

Lea Michele Talks ‘Brunette Ambition,’ Her Favorite Song On ‘Louder’ And What’s Next After ‘Glee’

Originally Published on
May 21, 2014
Source: Fashion Style

Lea Michele might be the busiest woman in showbusiness: the past six months have seen her release a hit album, “Louder,” and two singles; write and release a memoir/how-to guide, “Brunette Ambition”; and, of course, continue her award-winning work on “Glee,” which will soon begin filming its final season. We were thrilled to talk with Lea about “Brunette Ambition,” her favorite song on “Louder” and what she’ll do after “Glee” ends.

You just released a book, “Brunette Ambition,” that’s part memoir, part style guide and part how-to book. Who were you inspired by when writing?

 I drew a lot of inspiration from my family and from people I’ve met over the years, but my real goal was to share a lot of the tips and tools I’ve [...]

Lea Michele Is a Beauty Queen, No Nose Job Necessary

Originally Published on
May 21, 2014
Source: Popsugar

The first time I heard about Lea Michele was in 2007. My then-boyfriend told me I looked just like an actress who was starring in the edgy rock musical Spring Awakening on Broadway. He was right: I checked out this Lea, and she was also short with big Jewish hair and a non-Hollywood nose. I became a devoted Lea-fangirl instantly. And not only because I think she’s stunning and everyone tells me I’m her doppelgänger (huge compliment!), but also because she’s supertalented and it was the first time I truly related to anyone in Tinseltown.

As Lea went on to claim her spotlight, I watched from the sidelines — seeing her dominate on Glee, attending her live tour shows with the [...]

Q&A: Lea Michele Talks TV She’s Watching, Funny Girl & Meeting Barbara Streisand

Originally Published on
May 16, 2014
Source: 965tic

Lea Michele was the star of the show at 96.5 TIC’s special Q&A, and she talked about her experiences as a singer and a star on Glee.  But the multi-talented performer is a fan, too, and she shared what’s on her DVR and how badly she freaked out when she met Barbara Streisand for the first time.

Oh, and she also hints about a role in a little Broadway musical called Funny Girl, and the chances it will be a reality… Read on for the full interview!

Melissa wants to know: I love your album, but I’m curious to know what song from your album describes you the most?

“On My Way.” My video for that song is premiering on Monday– it’s amazing [...]

Lea Michele’s Unusual Pets

Originally Published on
May 16, 2014
Source: Film News

Lea Michele had 20 hermit crabs as pets when she was little.

The 27-year-old star is a vegetarian and a fierce campaigner for animal rights. It seems she’s always been a fan of creatures, revealing she revelled in caring for critters when she was growing up.

“Growing up, hermit crabs were my favourite pet. I had about 20,” she told Us Weekly magazine.

Lea’s interest in animals hasn’t abated and she is proud of that. She can’t bear to see them mistreated, which is how her furry friend came into her life.

“I have a cat named Sheila that I found with her litter under a bush on the Paramount lot. [Glee co-star] Heather Morris has her brother,” she revealed.

The singer-and-actress was happy to [...]

Lea Michele Shares Who Has Been a ‘Pillar of Strength’ in Her Life

Originally Published on
May 12, 2014

Lea Michele rose to fame playing Rachel Berry on Glee, but today she’s a superstar singer and actress in her own right: her first solo pop album, Louder, debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, and the album’s first single, “Cannonball,” topped charts around the globe.

On the heels of Louder’s release, Michele will also release her first book, Brunette Ambition, on May 13, in which she shares stories from the Glee set and also beauty and style tips.

As if she weren’t busy enough, Michele, 27, also serves as L’Oreal’s Women of Worth ambassador, helping L’Oreal honor women “making a beautiful difference in the world and inspiring others to do the same.”

Michele spoke with Parade.com via email about when she [...]

Wizard of Oz Fans, Meet the New Dorothy!

Originally Published on
May 9, 2014
Source: Pop Sugar

POPSUGAR: Dorothy has long been beloved by little girls, and Legends of Oz introduces her to a whole new generation of young fans. What did you most enjoy about voicing such a revered character?

Lea Michele: It was really incredible. From the minute they approached me with this film, all of the flashbacks of watching Wizard of Oz as a child came back. I felt so honored that they trusted me to play Dorothy, a role that was originated by Judy Garland. It was really incredible. We’ve been working on it for a very long time now, so the fact that it’s finally out is so great.

PS: Who were some of your own favorite characters from TV, literature, and film as a child?

LM: I grew [...]

Lea Michele Opens Up About ‘Legends of Oz’ & What’s Next for ‘Glee’

Originally Published on
May 9, 2014
Source: The Stir

Lea Michele may always be Rachel Berry to Gleeks, but the triple threat is also making a name for herself as Dorothy Gale. Yup, the very same originated on screen by Judy Garland! Lea lent her famous voice to the latest, animated version of the ruby-slippered girl from Kansas in Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, opening in theaters today, May 9.

The Stir caught up with Lea to talk about the film, what inspired her performance, her famous Oz co-stars (which run the gamut from Martin Short to Dan Aykroyd and fellow Broadway powerhouses Bernadette Peters and Megan Hilty), as well as what fans can expect from Glee‘s final season.

How did you feel initially about the opportunity to portray Dorothy?
Oh my gosh, I think that from watching [...]

Lea Michele’s Inspiration List: The People, Places, and Things That Changed Her Life

Originally Published on
May 6, 2014
Source: Teen Vogue

Favorite Songs

“Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You)’ is one of my favorite songs about strength and power. It was written by Ali Temposi who also wrote ‘On My Way’ for my recordLouder.”
“‘Firework’ by Katy Perry gives me strength and makes me smile.”
“Lorde is amazing. She writes all her own songs and they’re like poetry.”
“Sia is an incredible singer but also a fierce song writer. Her songs are so powerful, raw, and truthful.”
“I love Alanis Morisette. She’s so amazing! All of her songs are lyrically so beautiful and vocally she’s so strong.”

Favorite Movie

“My favorite movie is Funny Girl. I love Barbra Streisand and her character Fanny Brice is so inspiring. She’s a woman trying to balance fame and love and she always [...]

Lea Michele’s Book Brunette Ambition: 7 Revelations About the Glee Star!

Originally Published on
April 30, 2014
Source: E! Online

Lea Michele has had a whirlwind year filled with major ups and downs, and in her new book Brunette Ambition, the Glee star is opening up and sharing intimate life stories and motivational advice.

The 27-year-old beauty covers everything from her fashion tips, skincare rituals, fitness routine and favorite recipes.

Here are some standout tidbits from the lifestyle guide, which hits stands May 13.

1. She stole a little makeup trick from Carrie Bradshaw.

It’s hard to believe but the glamorous actress has struggled with acne just like the rest of us mere mortals.

“I’ve been on Accutane twice. In fact, you know those kids who become nearly suicidal about their acne? I’ve walked that fine line. It was impossible at times to look beyond [...]

Exclusive: Lea Michele’s Inspiring Backyard Transformation

Originally Published on
April 23, 2014
Source: Domaine Home

What’s in for spring? Statuary poodles and garden salads, of course.

When actress and singer Lea Michele asked us to help transform her outdoor space, we jumped at the chance. “The two things I wanted were to add color and to make it more comfortable,” says Michele of her idea for an outdoor space better suited to hosting in LA’s near-perfect weather. With that in mind, our own Estee Stanley and Mat Sanders reimagined spring’s palette in fresh Sunbrella fabrics, plopped concrete poodles from LA’s Inner Gardens on the poolside, and transformed Lea’s space into an outdoor wonderland using mixed pieces from Crate & Barrel‘s spring outdoor collections. Read on for Lea’s tips on nailing the looks she loves most in [...]

Lea Michele on the One Thing She’d Change About Herself

Originally Published on
April 18, 2014
Source: Elle

Who runs the world? GIRLS. Queen Bey isn’t the only diva that holds this motto as her own personal mantra. As part of her partnership with L’Oréal Paris’s Women of Worth initiative, songstress Lea Michele is now also belting out the aphorism of girl power.

The Women of Worth program celebrates extraordinary women who are doing big things in the world. And to honor the ninth year of the WOW project, Michele is participating in Twitter’s first-ever #WomenofWorth forum alongside Maria Shriver and Eva Longoria to discuss thoughts of self-worth and to gather nominations for this year’s WOW honorees.

We chatted with the Glee star about the campaign, and also got her take on whether a woman can truly have it all, [...]

Lea Michele Talks Girl-On-Girl Hate And Why She’s Proud To Be A Woman

Originally Published on
April 16, 2014
Source: Huffington Post

What does it take to get to the top — without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the “hows” of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.

Lea Michele has quite the impressive resumé. The 27-year-old singer and actress, best known for playing the annoying, yet lovable Rachel Berry on “Glee,” has worn many entertainment industry hats — from TV actress to Broadway star to recording artist.

The Bronx-born Michele spent most of her formative years in Tenafly, NJ where she attended high school before moving to New York City to pursue acting. She made her Broadway debut at the [...]

We talk to star of Glee Lea Michele!

Originally Published on
March 20, 2014
Source: DLuxe Magazine

She’s been credited as one of the key forces behind ‘The Glee Effect’ – the TV show phenomenon that put the focus back on to musical theatre increasing audiences, audition turnouts and enrolments in drama schools and clubs. Just what is it about Lea Michele that has enabled her to break out of the Broadway box and take on the mainstream? dluxe BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL caught up with the ultimate in triple threats , actor, dancer and singer as she prepares for the next stage in her career; the release of her first solo album.

Lea Michele Sarfati was born in the heart of The Bronx to an Italian American mother and a Spanish Father. She started working professionally as a [...]