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Lea Michele Apologizes for Her ‘Unnecessary Behavior’ After ‘Glee’ Co-Star Calls Her Out For Making ‘Life a Living Hell’

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Update: Since Lea Michele’s apology, other co-stars have spoken out against her disrespectful behavior, with many shunning her apology. 

Glee’s Heather Morris took to Twitter to explain that Michele was unpleasant to work with adding that she “SHOULD be called out.” 

Spring Awakening‘s Gerard Canonico fired back said Michele was “nothing but a nightmare.”

“Seems to have been deleted. So I’ll try again. You were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members,” commented on her apology post. “You made us feel like we didn’t belong there. I tried for years to be nice to you to no avail. Maybe actually apologize instead of placing the blame on how others ‘perceive’ you. You’ll probably just delete this though.”

 

 

Since Samatha Ware called Lea Michele out for her toxic behavior on the set of Glee, fans have been waiting to see how or if Michele would respond. 

The actress posted a lengthy statement on Instagram Wednesday night addressing Ware’s comments from earlier in the week which called Michele out for making her life a “living hell” when she was a guest star on the Fox musical drama. 

Michele addressed her behavior and took responsibility writing: “While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that’s not really the point. What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people. Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused.

One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people’s perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address the injustices that they face. When I tweeted the other day, it was meant to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time, but the responses I received to what I posted have made me also focus specifically on how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them.

While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that’s not really the point. What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people. Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused. We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect my own shortcomings.

I am a couple of months from becoming a mother and I know I need to keep working to better myself and take responsibility for my actions, so that I can be a real role model for my child and so I can pass along my lessons and mistakes, so that they can learn from me. I listened to these criticisms and I am learning and while I am very sorry, I will be better in the future from this experience.”

It all began when Michele expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter. Ware responded back writing: “LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD…”

Many of Michele’s co-stars seemingly supported Ware’s allegations as Alex Newell shared a RuPaul’s “very interested” gif and Amber Riley shared a “sipping the tea” gif. 

 

It wasn’t just Glee co-stars as Michele’s former co-star on Mayor, Yvette Nicole Brown, also responded to Ware writing, “I felt every one of those capital letters.”

https://twitter.com/YNB/status/1267641097238360064?s=20

 

She also re-shared a tweet from JustJared which announced that HelloFresh terminated its partnership with Michele following the scandal.
 
“HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind,” the company said in a statement. “We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.”


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9 Best Christmas Movies to Spread Holiday Cheer

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9 Best Christmas Movies to Watch 2021

December is the start of a holly, jolly month! 

And what better way to get into the spirit of the holidays than by streaming some heartwarming and festive Christmas movies on Netflix?

From Netflix to Hallmark to HBO Max — spread the Christmas cheer to those far and near! 

Here are the 9 movies to check out in December 2021:

 

Love Hard – Netflix (Nov 5)

A rom-com where you find yourself rooting for the underdog (despite the cat-fishing) and not the guy that belongs on the present-day version of an Abercrombie bag. Bonus: it stars Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries and Jimmy O. Yang in Silicon Valley.

 

Next Stop, Christmas – Hallmark Channel (Nov 6) 

If you love the Polar Express and Back to the Future, this movie is for you. Christopher Lloyd taps into the conductor role on a time-traveling train as a woman ponders what her life would be like if she married a former boyfriend who went onto become a famous sportscaster and mysteriously finds herself 10 years in the past. 

 

Father Christmas is Back – Netflix (Nov 7)

Four widely different sisters reunite for Christmas in a Yorkshire mansion and find themselves uncovering family secrets when their long lost father shows up for dinner. Elizabeth Hurley, Nathalie Cox, and Kelsey Grammer star in the comedy. 

 

Home Sweet Home Alone – Disney + (Nov 12)

He’s no Kevin McCallister, but Archie Yates as Max Mercer certainly gives him a run for his money in this “Home Alone” sequel. Max is the kid left behind as his family travels to Japan for the holidays. When a married couple tries to steal an heirloom from his home, they don’t expect him to retaliate. And the rest is history! 
 

 

The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star – Netflix (Nov 18)

Vanessa Hudgens x3! Royal lookalikes Margaret and Stacy turn to third doppelganger Fiona for help retrieving a stolen priceless Christmas relic.

 

A Boy Called Christmas – Netflix (Nov 24)

A young boy named Nikolas sets on a quest to find his father and stumbles upon a village of elves called Elfhelm. 

 

8-Bit Christmas – HBO Max (November 25)

Set in suburban Chicago in the 1980s, a 10-year-old sets out to get the ultimate Christmas gift of his generation: a video game system. The comedy stars Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Steve Zahn, and Winslow Fegley. 

 

The Christmas Contest – Hallmark Channel (11/28)

It’s the Fuller House reunion you didn’t know you needed! Queen of Christmas Candace Cameron Bure stars in her 11th Hallmark movie as Lara, who faces off against Ben (played by John Brotherton) in a Christmas competition. We can’t wait to see these two back together onscreen considering their chemistry in the Full House spinoff. Maybe we’ll get a surprise appearance from Danny Tanner? We dream.

 

The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls – Hallmark Channel (12/18)

Not only was The Christmas House Hallmark’s first-ever LGBTQ holiday movie, but it was also a really great holiday film. So, it only makes sense that the network would tap in for a sequel about the Mitchell brothers competing to see who can build the best Christmas house. Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett return alongside Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams, Brad Harder.
 


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9 TV Shows to Watch After Thanksgiving Dinner

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9 TV Shows to Watch After Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving brings together friends and family for a shared meal. 

But after all the turkey, sides, and pie is cleared off the plate, the only acceptable activity is binge-watching some feel-good TV shows. 

Here’s what you should watch post-Thanksgiving dinner! 

 

Virgin River

You’ll be just as surprised as Mel to fall in love with the picturesque town of Virgin River. Come for the views, stay for the Jack. 

 

Hart of Zoe

Dr. Zoe Hart arrives in Alabama looking for a fresh start and learns that the Southern way of living might actually be what’s best for her. 

 

Gilmore Girls

An unbreakable mother and daughter bond, a charming town that would make any Lifetime movie jealous, and an unspoken love for coffee? Say no more.

 

Selena + Chef

You might know her as a Disney Channel actress and pop star, but now, she’s adding chef to her resume. And since Thanksgiving is all about food, this is one show you don’t want to pass up. 

 

Ordinary Joe

There are only nine episodes available, but the NBC series has gripped audiences as it ponders how much impact one small choice can have on the rest of your life. 

 

Walker

The modern-day update to the Chuck Norris classic hones in on family over everything with a side of roundhouse kicks. 

 

A Million Little Things

A group from Boston bond under the unlikeliest of circumstances and get a much-needed wake-up call following the death of a close friend. 

 

La Brea

Though it falls into the “sci-fi mystery” category, La Brea hinges on a family determined to find their way back to each other despite all the obstacles standing in their way and all the sacrifices needed to be made.

 

Dream Home Makeover

If there’s ever a time to get inspired for a home makeover, it’s after the holidays (and during Black Friday when everything is on sale!) And the McGee family is the cherry on top! 

 

This Is Us

This is… a no-brainer. No show captures the essence of what it means to be a complicated, loving, flawed, and fulfilled family more than this NBC drama.

 

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‘Manifest’ Starts Production – When Will Season 4 Premiere?

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It’s official — Manifest Season 4 is taking off.

Production on the resurrected show has officially begun, and while fans are thrilled, the cast members are flying at high altitudes. 

J.R Ramirez, who plays Jared Vasquez on the drama, shared a glimpse of his first day back on set. 

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“Walking through the stages this am… Just felt different,” Ramirez wrote on Instagram next to a photo by his dressing room.

“I’ve been working in this business for almost two decades now and I know to land a team of Cast n Crew that is as Collaborative, Dedicated and in my opinion (Most Importantly) “Ego Checked” as these Beautifully Talented Humans are… well it RARELY happens,” he added. 

“It’s only day one and you can already feel the Level of Appreciation this group has for the Magical Ride that is Manifest!” he continued. “But let’s keep it real… The reality is ALL of This Magic is happening because of YOU guys! You guys made this happen! We Love You. Can’t wait for you to see how it all comes together…”

Vazquez is a police lieutenant that often helps the Stone family as they try to figure out the mystery of Flight 828. He’s also Michaela’s former fiancé.

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Josh Dallas, who plays Ben Stone, also took to Instagram to mark the beginning of season 4. He posted a photo of the script and Ben’s iconic black-framed spectacles with the caption: “Something’s happening. #mainfest season 4 has begun!! Nothing will be the same.”

Netflix saved the show months after NBC pulled the plug on it despite fan pleas and petitions. 

The streamer renewed the supernatural drama for a fourth and final season to tie up loose ends, give fans closure, and finally reveal the mystery of what actually happened to flight 828. 

It’s unclear when the season will hit Netflix, but it seems like a 2022 premiere could be likely. Dallas also teased: “Coming soon to @netflix#manifest ✈️”

We’ll update this post as we find out more! 

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