How Lea Michele Got In the Best Shape Of Her Life

Originally Published on
October 12, 2016
Source: Shape Magazine

“I’m passionate about working out,” Lea says. “I love it. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in, and I have a healthy relationship with my body. I’m in a really good place right now.” And why shouldn’t she be? The 30-year-old actress is starring on the hit TV showScream Queens, she just finished recording her second album, and she’s enjoying being single. “I have this time to grow and focus on me,” she says. Lea, who had never taken a fitness class before she moved to Los Angeles for Glee, credits exercise with making her happier, and definitely healthier, than ever. “The mind and body results after you do a workout you enjoy are incredible,” she says. Here, […]

Tour Lea Michele’s Airy L.A. Abode

Originally Published on
September 27, 2016
Source: InStyle

When Glee Alum Lea Michele isn’t shooting her TV series, Scream Queens, she’s nesting in her L.A. sanctuary hanging with friends and cooking up a storm. The tranquility surrounding the four-bedroom home, nestled in a canyon in West L.A., inspired her to purchase it in 2015. Up until then she had been living in Hollywood, and “that became very suffocating for me, with all the tour buses around,” she explains. “I needed a home that would allow me to recover and breathe and recharge. I fell in love with this place the minute I saw it, just being so far from people, and really being in nature and in the mountains. It’s spacious, and you see so much green. This […]

Lea Michele Talks Hannibal Hester, Scream Queens, and How She Learned to Be Funny Watching SNL

Originally Published on
September 23, 2016
Source: Vulture

Spoilers ahead for the season premiere of Scream Queens.

Lea Michele spent six seasons on Glee as the Tracy Flick of McKinley High’s New Directions. The lovable try-hard with perfect pitch. The hopeful heiress to Barbra Streisand. Then, in one season of Scream Queens, she burned that character to the ground and built a new signature role in its place, the back-braced-up, unsocialized, slightly murder-y orphan named Hester Ulrich, who asked a sexually overcharged frat boy in a graveyard if he was man enough to attack her crack in season one. Emma Roberts might play the mean spirit of Ryan Murphy’s slasher comedy, but Michele’s Hester is its weird core, the camp that balances out the cruelty of the miscreant Chanels.

At […]

Exclusive: Lea Michele on Pizza, Drugstore Faves, and Her Biggest Beauty Regret

Originally Published on
September 15, 2016
Source: Byrdie

Today, Lea Michele is going to do things a little differently.

It’s not that the actress and singer hasn’t practiced full reign for an on-camera beauty look before. On the contrary, she has collaborated closely with makeup artist Melanie Inglessis since 2009, aka the year that Michele evolved from Broadway darling to household name, thanks to a buzzy new show called Glee. Seven years down the road to superstardom, the pair still makes a great team—there’s ample evidence of that in every consistently poised turn on the red carpet.

That being said, Michele cops to having a certain beauty uniform—and when she arrives on set for her Self-Directed shoot, it’s with the intention to shake that up. “[Melanie] and […]

How Lea Michele Got In the Best Shape of Her Life: ‘I’ve Never Loved My Body More’

Originally Published on
September 06, 2016
Source: People.com

For Lea Michele, diet and fitness is about much more than just looking good on a red carpet.

“It’s so important for me to stress that being healthy is not about being a gym rat. It’s not about being 90 lbs.,” she tells PEOPLE in the latest Wellness issue. “This is really how I live every single day.”

Her healthy habits include keeping her refrigerator and pantry completely vegan, starting her day with a green smoothie and finding plant-based restaurants near her home in Los Angeles. (Plant Food + Wine and Real Food Daily are a few favorites.)

When it comes to exercise, hot yoga, hiking and SoulCycle spin classes are her go-to workouts. “You have to look good, but you also have […]

Lea Michele: Brad Goreski Is My Secret Style Weapon

Originally Published on
August 31, 2016
Source: Us Weekly

For Lea Michele, fittings aren’t just about clothing — they’re about gossip. That’s because she’s getting styled by one of her best friends, Brad Goreski.

“We’re similar personalities,” Goreski, 39, told Us Weekly as we sat in on one of their sessions in L.A., on August 13. “We get together and go into our TV shows, music.” To which Michele, 30, added, “We’re not talking about the Olympics or the election. We’re talking about who’s hot, who’s losing weight, who’s dating who.”

When the duo’s not dishing on the latest juicy news, they’re working hard on revamping Michele’s sultry style. “We’ve taken her sexy vibe — bodycon dresses really work on her — and started showing other sides of her personality,” the Fashion […]

EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Talks Body Confidence, Turning 30 and Why She Waxed Her Upper Lip on Snapchat

Originally Published on
August 08, 2016
Source: ETOnline

As she approaches her milestone 30th birthday, Lea Michele says she feels “the best I’ve ever felt” about her body image.

The Scream Queens star recently stripped down for the cover of Women’s Health UK and tells ET that while the idea of posing naked was daunting, she was thrilled with the result.

“It was intimidating following in Chrissy Teigen’s shoes,” the actress told us during an exclusive interview at the 2016 TCA Summer Press Tour. “She’s so beautiful. Zoe Saldana has done the cover as well. But I’m very comfortable in my skin. I was on Broadway and I had to take my clothes off there as well.”

“It wasn’t that crazy for me, but then again, at […]

This Is Why Lea Michele Needs Your Help Planting One Billion Wildflowers

Originally Published on
March 8th, 2016
Source: Teen Vogue

Thankfully for society, Lea Michele has a truly pure heart unlike her certifiably psycho, murderous alter ego Hester Ulrich. The Scream Queens actress and singer is teaming up with Burt’s Bees to kick off a new campaign launching nationwide today on urtsees.com to bring awareness to the slow yet sure decline of the bee population, due to the earth’s ever-changing climate. For each purchase of your fave Burt’s Bees lip balms in the three limited edition flavors Wild Cherry, Pink Grapefruit, and Coconut and Pear — flavors that wouldn’t exist without the help of bees — the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation will donate 1,000 wildflower seeds to be planted. “Bees pollinate much of the food we eat, and without […]

Exclusive: Lea Michele Shares Her (Free) Secret to Glowing Skin

Originally Published on
March 8th, 2016
Source: Byrdie

“Wise” isn’t an adjective I throw around lightly. Neither is “sage-like” or “self-possessed.” But these are the words that come to mind when tasked with describing celebrated actress, singer, and health guru Lea Michele.

I met with the fresh-faced and effortlessly chambray-clad performer in honor of her new partnership with Burt’s Bees’ #BringBackTheBees campaign. To raise awareness of the decline of bees and other pollinators, the brand is launching three limited-edition lip balms, donating 1000 wildflower seeds (aka a bee’s dream feast) for every purchase or Instagram/Twitter post tagged #BringBackTheBees.

As Lea and I were introduced, she greeted me with an enviably white smile and serene demeanor, both of which served to quickly soothe my buoyant nerves. I’ve been a fan […]

Lea Michele Talks Being Vulnerable With Ryan Murphy, Embracing Her “Very Ethnic Look”

Originally Published on
November 1st, 2015
Source: THR

The ‘Scream Queens’ star also mentions Barbra Streisand as one of her role models in her new book titled ‘You First: Journaling Your Way to Your Best Life.’

Lea Michele has a lot to balance: Between starring in Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens to spending time with her boyfriend, Matthew Paetz, the actress handles a rather hectic schedule. But the 29-year-old shared with The Hollywood Reporter her tips and tricks to maintain a healthy and happy life through the roller coaster of Hollywood. Her best tip? Journaling.

The New York native opened up about her passion for writing down her goals and venting on paper in her latest book, You First: Journaling Your Way to Your Best Life. The book is designed […]

Lea Michele Dishes About Her Active Lifestyle and Reveals Her 2 Favorite Workouts

Originally Published on
October 13, 2015
Source: Pop Sugar

On being outdoors: “I’m really close with Becca [Tobin], who was on Glee with me, and we go hiking all the time,“ she says. “I hike on trails about four times a week; I love being outside.” Her costar isn’t the only one she turns to for an alfresco workout partner. Lea recently recruited boyfriend Matthew Paetz, a friend, and her pal’s fiancé for a wellness retreat in Malibu, CA, that involved scaling advanced trails for four days straight. “‘The feeling on day one was like, ‘I did iiiiit! I am the strongest person on the planeeeeet!’ she says. “Day three or four was more like, ‘I’m in pain. This is horrible. Dear god, just get to that bush. […]

Lea Michele Has a Pretty Valid Reason for Refusing to Scream on Scream Queens

Originally Published on
October 13, 2015

Plus, what the Women’s Health’s November cover star does to stay fit, happy, and inspired.

Lea Michele’s journey from Broadway actress to primetime mega-star has been epic, but it hasn’t been without its bumps in the road. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes interview from Women’s Health’s November 2015 cover shoot, Lea shares exactly how she tuned out the haters in order to get where she is today, plus how she gets away with not screaming on a show called Scream Queens.

On Why She Loves Journaling…
“Journaling for me was always a place where I could write down what I wanted and never be embarassed. … I would write things down that I was always embarrased to say to people because I was told […]

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele are thrilled to be ‘Scream Queens’

Originally Published on
September 22, 2015
Source: Metro

Lea Michele on what it’s like to go from “Glee” to “Scream Queens” with the queen of the genre, Jamie Lee Curtis.

You may know “Glee” star Lea Michele is in Ryan Murphy’s new project, “Scream Queens,” but chances are, it’ll take you a minute to realize it’s her. The actress wears a giant neck brace and plays a bit of a nerd in the horror/comedy hybrid, and she says she’s pretty happy people don’t know it’s her.

“I love it,” Michele says. “Even the people who know me super well, like a lot of the crew members who came from ‘Glee’ and are now on ‘Scream Queens,’ will see me at work and they’ll be like, I didn’t even know […]

Lea Michele’s journal entries for the week to include ‘Scream Queens’ premiere, local book signing

Originally Published on
September 22, 2015
Source: NOLA

Lea Michele’s journals from the time she’s spent in New Orleans filming Fox’s comedy-horror anthology “Scream Queens,” which debuts with a two-hour premiere at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 22) on WVUE, may contain accounts of adventures guided by costar Emma Roberts.

A veteran of the New Orleans-filmed “Coven” and “Freak Show” seasons of “American Horror Story,” Roberts has acted as concierge for Michele as she found here way around town.

“I literally text her and I say, ‘OK, I want a quiet Italian restaurant with outdoor seating and pizza on the menu — go!’ Michele said. “And she’ll literally say, ‘Mariza.’ I feel bad for her, writing her every single day. She gives me the best recommendations. I don’t have to think […]

Lea Michele Wants to Fix Your Life

Originally Published on
September 22, 2015
Source: The Daily Beast

The former ‘Glee’ star is transforming herself for a new gut-busting comedic role on ‘Scream Queens.’ And with her new self-help book, she wants to transform your life, too.

When Glee mastermind Ryan Murphy called Lea Michele, his belting savant of a muse, to offer her a new acting role last spring, she said yes before she knew the name of the project—or what it was even about.

“He didn’t give me any information,” she says. “I wasn’t sure if it was a new show or another chapter of American Horror Story. He said that he was creating this show with Emma Roberts on it and Jamie Lee Curtis and that he couldn’t say much more but was I in? And I […]

(Neck) Brace Yourself: Scream Queens’ Lea Michele Talks Sorority Horrors and Ariana Grande

Originally Published on
September 21, 2015
Source: Mademan

In her six seasons on Glee, Lea Michele went from high school diva to Broadway star, but she’s back in school mode—college this time—in a wildly different role in Scream Queens, about a sorority house where murder is a weekly occurrence.

The comedy-horror mash-up from the Glee creative team of Ryan Murphy and his co-creators/writers/directors/producers Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan casts Michele as the geeky, dumpy Heather Ulrich, a misfit in a neck brace who pledges Kappa Kappa Tau under the Dean’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) new open admission rule—to the horror of Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) and her mean girl minions.

With a considerable body count in the two-hour Sept. 22 premiere (9/8C) that only promises to rise, Michele may not make […]

Lea Michele Wants To Change Your Life

Originally Published on
September 21, 2015
Source: Refinery29

Since Lea Michele of Glee fame picked up journaling (during her days starring on Broadway in Spring Awakening) she has stuck with the practice. Now, she wants to share it with you. Michele’s guided journal, You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life, comes out tomorrow — the same day her new show, Scream Queens, premieres. The book shows readers how to tackle fitness, healthy eating, personal goals, and relationships through the power of the (private) written word. “I want this to be a space where you shut up all the noise,” Michele stresses, “and you take time to just listen to yourself.”

The 29-year-old is no newcomer to show business (at the tender age of eight, she played Cosette […]

Lea Michele on Sororities, Self-Care, and Her On-Set BFF Emma Roberts

Originally Published on
September 21, 2015
Source: Teen Vogue

Lea Michele cannot wait for September 22. She repeats this several times over the course of our phone call, and who can blame her? Not only is it the premiere of Scream Queens, Ryan Murphy’s highly-anticipated scary-yet-slapstick series and her first return to the small screen since Glee, but it’s also happens to be the same day her second book hits the shelves.

You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life, a follow-up to last year’s bestselling memoir, is part diary, part self-help book, and all sorts of inspiring. Of course, if any twentysomething celebrity is qualified to dish out advice, it’s Lea. Both on and off the screen, the accomplished actress has endured more life experiences in her relatively […]

Lea Michele Could Be Your Life Coach

Originally Published on
September 18, 2015
Source: Yahoo Beauty

There’s no doubt that Lea Michele is seriously multitalented. She’s a Broadway actress (Les Miserables, Spring Awakening), a singer (her album Louder was released last year), a TV star (she was a sensation on Glee, she has a new show Scream Queens), and an author (Brunette Ambition, You First). But with the debut of her second book, You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life, Michele is introducing a new role to the mix — life coach. The book is a combo of advice tome, self-help workbook, and inspirational and metaphysical guide with Michele as your personal cheerleader.

The concept of the book is similar to the bestselling book The Secret, but it’s based on Michele’s own experience […]

Lea Michele Might Actually Tie Up Jamie Lee Curtis For a Halloween Viewing

Originally Published on
September 10, 2015
Source: Pop Sugar

Emma Roberts may be the HBIC (Head B*tch in Charge) on Scream Queens, but we cannot wait to see Lea Michele return to primetime as scoliosis-suffering Hester. We caught up with the former Glee star while she was promoting her new app, and we demanded the Scream Queens scoop. Not only did she spill on some upcoming scenes, she told us that she would basically resort to tying costar Jamie Lee Curtis up in an attempt to watch Halloween with her. (Curtis got her start in the 1978 horror flick.) As it turns out, Michele is a huge fan of horror — just don’t try to tell her you thought It Follows was scary.

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