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'Glee' Star Alex Newell Reacts to Naya Rivera's Tragic Death

Glee actress Alex Newell is reacting to Naya Rivera‘s tragic death at the age of 33 after being found in Lake Piru in California.

Alex shared a video of her and Naya together on Instagram with a caption.

“My heart is broken.. I truly had soo much fun filming this little segment… we both clearly didn’t wanna be there but made the most of it! Naya was truly a star.. one day as I was coming out of hair and make up I saw her sitting at base camp and she said ‘Alex… when you go on tour can you please say ‘everybody say heeeyy Ms. Newell’’ just for me!’ I said absolutely we laughed and had a short little convo about life and music.. I’ll cherish that moment for ever!!” Alex posted.

She added, “I watched her preform with such power, brilliance, and honesty.. While being a light as a person! The love she had for her family and friends was always clear! She will truly be missed! Josey you are loved by all the people who love your mother! My thoughts and prayers are with her family! Rest Sweet Angel.. and Well Done!”

Naya Rivera‘s friends and loved ones gathered at the lake on Monday (July 13) amid news that her body had been found. Our continued thoughts are with her loved ones.

NBC Renews 'Zoey's Extraordinary's Playlist' for Season 2!

NBC has announced that Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been renewed for a second season!

The series centers on Jane Levy‘s Zoey Clarke, who goes through an unusual event and begins to hear the inner thoughts of people around her though popular songs.

Jane starred alongside Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, Skylar Astin, John Clarence Stewart, Mary Steenburgen, and Lauren Graham in season one.

SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the first season, Peter‘s character passed away following a battle with the neurological disease progressive supranuclear palsy.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of people who fell in love with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and how much joy it brought to everyone,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming for NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to bring it back and can’t wait to see how Zoey’s journey continues.”

See which shows NBC has canceled and renewed for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

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Glee's Alex Newell Reacts to Lea Michele Allegations: 'Get Her'

Alex Newell is backing up his friend Samantha Ware‘s allegations against their former Glee co-star Lea Michele.

Samantha took to Twitter on Monday (June 1) and claimed that Lea made her experience on the show a “living hell.”

Alex shared a “get her” GIF in response to the tweet and shared many other GIFs in response to the allegations as well.

One fan asked why Alex took a photo with Lea when she saw him perform in Once on This Island on Broadway in January 2018 and why he returned to the show in season six. He replied, “She was there I was being polite!! Like I was with anyone that came to see my show! Also I know youre not talking about the season I wasn’t in… until I had to ask to come back so I could pay my bills… since I was released mid season five… while being a series regular!”

In response to someone saying “Naya [Rivera] tried to warn us,” Alex tweeted out a GIF of Beyonce sipping her tea. (Read more about Naya‘s feud with Lea right here)

You can see all of Alex‘s tweets below.

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Alex Newell Celebrates Moms in 'Mama Told Me' Music Video

Alex Newell has released the music video for his new song “Mama Told Me” and it features a lot of stars!

The video is perfectly timed for Mother’s Day as it celebrates motherhood and it includes photos from Adam Lambert, Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, Shangela, MJ Rodriguez, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, and more.

“My father died when I was six, so I was raised by my mom,” Alex said in a statement. “I paid homage to what she did for me and what motherhood is – instilling positivity into a child no matter what age, sharing wisdom, nurturing them, comforting them. I also wanted to write an anthem for the house moms we have in the LGBTQ community, adoptive moms, and anyone who is a maternal figure and nurturer.”

The season finale of Alex‘s NBC series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist aired earlier this week.

The Gays Love Laura Dern & The Spirit Awards Honored Her in Song - Watch Now!

Laura Dern was honored in the best way at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 8) at the pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

The Gay Men’s Choir of Los Angeles appeared during the show to sing a song about how movies are gayer than you think. The end of the song was all dedicated to Laura and how amazing she is in Marriage Story and other movies!

“Laura Dern kicking her feet up on the couch / Laura Dern ordering a kale salad / Laura Dern dressed slutty in court / Just all of Laura Dern,” the choir sang before just chanting her name over and over again.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Glee star Alex Newell then came on stage and belted out Laura’s name while she danced in the audience!

During the event, Laura and the ensemble of Marriage Story was honored with the Robert Altman Award.

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Margaret Qualley, Hunter Schafer, & Billie Lourd Step Out in Style for Spirit Awards 2020

Margaret Qualley flashes a smile on the blue carpet while arriving at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 8) at the pier in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 25-year-old Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood actress looked pretty in a white and blue ombre dress as she arrived at the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Margaret Qualley

Other stars at the event included Euphoria actress Hunter Schafer, Booksmart actress Billie Lourd, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist actor Alex Newell, along with Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick and wife model/actress Lydia Hearst.

FYI: Margaret is wearing a Chanel dress and jewelry with Roger Vivier shoes. Hunter is wearing an outfit by Loewe with Malone Souliers shoes.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the awards show…More Here! »

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Rosario Dawson, Lauren Graham & More Attend NBC Press Tour 2020!

Rosario Dawson and Lauren Graham are hard at work promoting their new NBC shows!

The actresses joined their cast members as they attended the 2020 NBC Winter Press Tour on Saturday afternoon (January 11) at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif.

Lauren was joined by her Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist co-stars Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, John Clarence Stewart, Alex Newell, and Mary Steenburgen.

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attended the event with her Briarpatch cast members Kim Dickens, Andy Greenwald, and Jay R. Ferguson.

Other NBC stars at the event included Manifest actors Matt Long, Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, and Luna Blaise, New Amsterdam actress Janet Montgomery, Chicago Med actress Yaya Dacosta, Chicago P.D. actor Patrick John Flueger, Chicago Fire actor Jesse Spencer, The Good Place actors Manny Jacinto and William Jackson Harper, former The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, Superstore actors Ben Feldman, Nico Santos, and Lauren Ash along with America’s Got Talent Champions stars Terry Crews, Alesha Dixon, and Howie Mandel.

Newcomers at the event included Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector stars Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, and Michael Imperioli, Council of Dads cast members Clive Standen, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Michael O’Neill along with Indebted stars Abby Elliott and Adam Pally.

50+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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