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Darren Criss & Girlfriend Mia Swier Couple Up for Halloween with Nolan Funk!

Darren Criss and his girlfriend Mia Swier are all dressed up while walking the carpet at WhoSay’s Here Come the Boos Halloween Party held on Thursday (October 29) in New York City.

The couple was joined at the event by the 28-year-old actor’s former Glee co-star Nolan Funk.

Darren recently opened up to Advocate about why LGBT causes are so important to him.

“For me it was self-implicit. I was lucky enough [on Glee] to have a role that was a beacon for the gay community and it was a privilege and an honor to be part of it,” Darren said. “I personally care about it because I was left-handedly raised by the gay community.”

“I grew up backstage in the theatre with gay guys in their 20s and 30s who looked after me, bought me meals, and drove me home,” he added. “So I have a conscious and unconscious affection for the gay community. I was lucky enough to be part of it.”

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Darren Criss Suits Up At The Center For Reproductive Rights Gala 2015!

Darren Criss is mighty fine in a gray suit while attending The 2015 Center For Reproductive Rights Gala at The Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday (October 27) in New York City.

The 28-year-old entertainer was joined by Girls star Jemima Kirke and Orange Is The New Black‘s Kimiko Glenn at the event held to benefit the Center’s groundbreaking work defending the lives and rights of women worldwide.

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The evening before, Darren rocked a black suit to host the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars Gala at Gotham Hall with Kristin Chenoweth and his former Glee co-star Jenna Ushkowitz.

15+ pictures inside of Darren Criss and others at the two events… More Here! »

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Michael C. Hall, Jonathan Groff & More Team Up At 'Gross Indecency' Benefit Reading!

Michael C. Hall suits up to hit the carpet at the Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde Benefit Reading After Party held at the John Jay College on Monday (October 5) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actor was joined by Jonathan Groff, Darren Criss, Sally Field, Judith Light, David Hyde Pierce, David Burtka, Jake Shears, and Michael Emerson at the special revival performance of the award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his “crime” of homosexuality.

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The event was held in support of the LGBTQ community in Russia to benefit the Tectonic Theater Project and The Intentional Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

20+ pictures inside of Michael C. Hall, Jonathan Groff and others at the after party… More Here! »

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Aaron Tveit & Darren Criss Sing Show Tunes at Elsie Fest!

Aaron Tveit and Darren Criss hit the stage while performing at Elsie Fest on Sunday (September 27) at Pier 97 in New York City.

Other performers who joined in for the day-long music festival celebrating songs from the stage and screen were Laura Osnes and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr.

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Aaron spun off from the show tunes theme for a little bit and performed his cover of Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”


Aaron Tveit at Elsie Fest – Boyfriend/WANEGBT and Fix You
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Lea Michele Cozies Up With the Red Devil at the 'Scream Queens' Premiere

Lea Michele looks chic in a black cutout dress as she walks the carpet for the premiere of her upcoming show Scream Queens on Monday night (September 21) at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Her former Glee co-star Darren Criss was also in attendance at the show’s premiere.

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Earlier in the day, Lea stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote Scream Queens and ended up screaming for a whole different reason!

Check out the interview below where Lea gets a huge scare from a man dressed as Michael Myers from Halloween!

FYI: Lea is wearing a David Koma dress at the premiere. She’s wearing a Jonathan Simkhai dress on Ellen.


Lea Michele on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

10+ pictures inside from the Scream Queens premiere…

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Julianne & Derek Hough Take Home Outstanding Choreography Emmy

Julianne Hough and her brother Derek pose as they arrive at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday evening (September 12) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The 27-year-old Dancing With the Stars judge was joined on the carpet by her fiance Brooks Laich and her BFF Nina Dobrev as well as Mae Whitman, Darren Criss and fellow nominee Witney Carson.

Julianne and Derek also took home an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography, along with Tessandra Chavez and Travis Wall!

“I’m pretty sure we are sooooo EXCITED!!! Holy cow! This just happened! Love you guys!” Julianne shared on her Instagram.

“Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat????? So happy to share this with @tessandrachavez and my awesome sister @juleshough . Not to mention the brilliant @traviswall !!! #EMMYS #nowords #grateful,” Derek added.

FYI: Witney is wearing a Leanne Marshall dress, Effy jewelry and carrying an Emm Kuo clutch. Julianne is wearing a Jenny Packham dress. Nina is wearing a Mugler dress, Sophia Webster shoes, a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, and Martin Katz jewels. Darren is wearing a Brooks Brothers Made-to-Measure tux, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Montblanc cuff links. Mae is wearing an alice + olivia dress.

10+ pictures inside of celebrities arriving at the Creative Arts Emmys

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Darren Criss Has Created a Coachella for Broadway Fans!

Darren Criss has some exciting news – he is launching Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating showtunes!

The 28-year-old former Glee actor, who just finished a run on Broadway in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will be joined on stage at the festival by Aaron Tveit, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr., Broadway legend Lea Salonga, Chicago-based musical theater company StarKid, and more!

“I was at Coachella and thought ‘let’s do this for show tunes,’” Darren said in a statement. “Theater has been going through a wonderful shift in the past few years, from the type of work that’s being produced to the way it’s being consumed by the public. It’s more than showtunes on Broadway — it’s songs from film, TV and YouTube. Since the rules were already changing, I figured, why not shake up people’s ideas of where to watch the performers they love. Enter Elsie.”

Elsie Fest will take place on Sunday, September 27 at JBL Live at Pier 97 in New York City. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW (August 21) at 9am EST on Ticketmaster.

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