The star of "Glee" has tied the knot. Jane Lynch, 49, who has made the character of Sue Sylvester instantly unforgettable, got married to psychologist Lara Embry on Monday at the Blue Heron restaurant in Sunderland.
The Memorial Day ceremony was small, and celebrity-free, one of the restaurant owners told People magazine. "There were no celebrities or recognizable faces there," Deborah Snow said. "Lara’s daughter was there, along with close, close friends of the couple. It was small, warm, intimate and very sweet. You could feel the love and friendship amongst the group."
Other "Glee" news: Creator Ryan Murphy announced yesterday that he'll be adding a Christian character to the show. She'll be a member of New Directions. "Glee" is about embracing people regardless of race or sexual orientation; this will add to the inclusiveness, Murphy says in TV Guide. "We've taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, 'Oh, look—I'm represented there, too!' If we're trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we've got to include that point of view as well."
The new character, who, according to Murphy, will have problems accepting Kurt's gayness, will first appear on the show next season. If she goes up against Kurt, she better watch out for Kurt dad. Actor (and former local boy) Mike O'Malley stole last week's episode with this powerful defense.
Personally, I hate seeing "Glee" become too laden with issues. At this point, the lesson-learning is taking over, making the show into a vehicle for ideas more than the story of a group of high school kids and a glee club. The ideas should serve the storytelling, not the other way around.
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