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Chris Colfer & Darren Criss Cover 'Entertainment Weekly'

Chris Colfer & Darren Criss Cover 'Entertainment Weekly'

Darren Criss and Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer are all smiles on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, on newsstands Friday (January 21)!

The Glee stars are featured in a special report about gay teens on TV.

“I think young gay people look at [Kurt and Blaine] both as role models,” Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy said, “and it means something to see their lives perhaps for the first time reflected on screen.”

“When we made the announcement that Kurt was getting a boyfriend, people went bats – - -, they were so excited,” Chris shared. “And then you add Darren, who is incredibly talented, and people are just jumping up and down.”

“It’s become less and less about the obvious frame of it, the young teen gay couple on the popular network show,” Darren said. “It’s more about just a favorite character having a love interest, which is awesome.”

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  • emily

    that is so so so so awesome!

  • jake

    Have you guys noticed how Darren Criss is such a fame WH**re.
    The moment he went on the show and got press, the moment he started doing all these press stuff. He always likes to standout too. I can’t stand his pink wavers. There is no need to wear them to a upscale event like the Golden Globes. This kid rubs me the wrong way. I mean look at all the other stars you hardly see them fame whoring and they have been on the show much longer.

  • missy

    Queer, Queer, Queer

  • gleek

    @jake: your a jackass

  • Eloise

    Enough with the Darren judging. It’s getting dull.

    On a lighter note.


    I love them more than any characters on TV at the moment.

    I’m all swept up in the potential for romance and a drawn out courtship between the two of them.. With singing and dancing. Best pairing ever.

  • harry freakin’ potter


    I’m sorry you obviously don’t know anything about Darren Criss, but he’s been wearing those for ages. It would be disingenuous and famewh0ring to suddenly forget about his roots and lose his dorky charm.

  • Eloise

    Yeah, those sunglasses are part of the Starkid mechandise. He’s representing us fans.

    So suck it?

  • http://Ja Sligo ^_^ cute

    What a twins great

  • sanjaya

    darren has been doing shows before he got on glee. it’s just now blogs are discovering it and doing coverage. he’s had plenty of fans before this show made his “famous.” other than that, this isn’t the first time there were gay teen couples on t.v. before. EW makes it seem like glee started it all, uhh, no!

  • http://Ja Sligo ^_^ cute

    Heheh loser

  • Ka simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m chris and sligo darren

  • Ka simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How’s better??

  • Ka simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think im

  • http://Ja Sligo ^_^ cute

    Hay hay hay ka simply amaazzing im not this boy oky

  • Amy

    I think this is a great step for the gay community. They need role models and to be acknowledged too. I’m glad tv is finally realizing this. Maybe people will become less homophobic if they see more gay couples around. The world is changing for the better by accepting that it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round.

  • sillyme

    I just can’t get excited about a male-male relationship. I’m not anti gay…I support gays in the military and equal marriage rights for gays. But, I just can’t get excited about two guys screwing each other.

    This is the year of the gays, though, so I guess we’ll be forced to see more and more of this. Sigh…

  • Akobir

    Dawson’s Creek did it better.

  • rhonda

    I just want to know if that Chris kid, a girl dressed as a boy, or a boy that sounds like a girl. what kind of freak is this?

  • Oprah

    Marshall on US of Tara is such a better “Gay Teen” character than Kurt and Blaine are. Mainly cause Marshall isn’t the creator’s self-insert like Kurt and not just a Marty Stu character like Blaine

  • Maha

    Sick and tired of people moaning about how Kurt is not a good example because he’s a stereotype.
    Stereotype doesn’t always have to be bad, and stereotypes are created for a reason.
    Honestly I think its great that when Glee chose a gay character on the show, they chose a stereotype. Because all the BS the haters and dislikers point towards Kurt for being a stereotype, real gay people actually do get the worst of. Seeing Kurt fight against such harsh words must help them reach courage too.

  • dannie

    so cute.

  • Gray

    @sillyme: Who is forcing you to ‘get excited’ about two guys having sex? Your comment is so unnecessary. ‘Year of the gays’? ‘Forced to see more of this’? You have a lovely imagination if two gay guys simply being on the cover disgusts you because you think of them having sex. What a typical insecure straight fool…

  • BaBy Perfume

    I’m gonna marry my dog..i have feelings too and so does it! It’s my right..

  • Guro

    Darren Criss is definitely NOT a “fame WH**re”. He’s had his pink sunglasses for forever, and they’re his “lucky ones”, and he’s always very modest and just being himself. He hasn’t changed a bit (except his hair) since he STARTED getting famous. Mainly over youtube years ago.
    He is the same wonderful person he’s always been.

  • Amber

    This is great and all but UGLY BETTY DID IT FIRST. Ugly Betty showed the first teen gay kiss on television. Glee keeps copying ugly betty!

  • http://PedzLacaden Pedz

    wait a minute someone just said that darren criss is a fame whore.. whooa stop for a moment and really get to know the guy.. just what every other person in here said he had been wearing those glasses for ages.. he is a humble person repeating over n over again that he is just honored on being part of the show… we just have to be glad that he had played the role with such integrity and real enthusiasm and it shows that he is really invested in all of his projects.. i love them both and i will continue to be a klaine fan or kurtcoblaine.. haha! :))

  • carley

    cutie mccutertons.
    i’m so excited for this relationship, it’s about time kurt has someone there for him!

  • jake

    jake again
    those pink wavers are a gimmick. They scream look at me. With all the gorgeous and well dressed A List I am sure he wanted to be noticed. Everyone dresses up for the Golden Globes (why was he even there to begin with ???). He was on for just a few episodes. Its a shame because he disrespected the place.. Every one came on their A game. This whole wavers gimmick should’ve gone along time ago if you ask me, during his childhood. They do nothing for his look.

  • anacondacharlie

    Darren Criss is phenomenal and humble. If anyone is looking for “recognition” it’s the troll Jake.

  • BettyB

    I love these two! But this magazine and display it proudly!

  • BettyB

    @BaBy Perfume:

    Two beautiful guys on the cover of a magazine. What’s wrong with that? But I doubt you can talk to your dog to find out if he really wants to marry you….

  • Kelsye

    Darren is absolutely great. I love how far he’s come over the past few years. He is a genuine human being and totally deserves all of this recognition.

  • Sarah

    Darren Criss completes Glee!!!! <3

  • Pigfarts

    I am so excited to see Darren in magazines!!! He is so talented and deserves fame :D

  • http://nicajonas Nica

    I love Darren! He is AMAZING! He honestly deserves this more than anyone I know. I’m so proud of him. :)

  • Libby

    Woooohhoooooo Darren and Chris are so cute together, Blaine and Kurt will be an awesome stroyline

  • lberg23

    wooo go darren! if anybody deserves all of this, it’s him!

  • LeighAnna

    YAY DARREN!!!!!! I went and bought it last week!

  • Lena

    Love them both! Chris Colfer is so inspirational and Darren Criss is amazing as well!

  • Jojo

    I’m so happy to see Darren on the cover of Entertainment Weekly changing the world for the better!

  • Olivia

    Darren is such a talented actor and musician and I’m so glad he’s finally becoming a star! I was so excited when I found out he was going to be on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. I’m so happy he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves!

  • Tiffany

    Darren has been amazing on Glee! I loved him in AVPM and AVPS…can’t wait for the rest of season 2!!!

  • spuffina

    This is the best thing I ever seen. Darren is wonderful, so is Chris. It’s a shame that in my country I can’t buy it.

  • Margaux

    This is awesome! I can’t believe Darren is on the cover of EW! I love this Klaine relationship and I can’t wait to see how it’s going to evolve!

  • Jenna D.

    Aaaah! A starkid is on a magazine! i feel like a proud mama.

  • Jenna D.

    I can’t wait to buy this! He’s on a magazine! i feel so proud.

  • meme-pinkette

    va te faire foutre le monstre c’est toi va t’achete 1 autre mentaliter purée y’a ps d’otre mots “connard”…

  • Chelsea

    Actually Amber, Buffy did it way before Ugly Betty, and I’m sure Buffy wasn’t the first.