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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.”


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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.

Darren Criss Joins Cast of 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Darren Criss is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel!

A role on the show would reunite the 28-year-old actor with Ryan Murphy, the creator of his former show Glee.

Darren “is in talks to play Justin, a Silver Lake hipster who heads to the hotel on Halloween with his equally hip girlfriend to escape pesky trick-or-treaters,” according to E! News.

It seems though that Darren‘s character is going to give too many room service demands and Kathy Bates‘ character, who is the head of the hotel, will give him a “Halloween trick they will never forget.”

The part is a recurring role and he will make his first appearance in the Halloween episode.

Darren Criss & Girlfriend Mia Swier Hit The Pool in Positano

Darren Criss takes a little swim around the pool on Thursday afternoon (July 23) in Positano, Italy.

The 28-year-old former Glee actor was joined by his longtime girlfriend, Mia Swier, for a little relaxation before hitting the Giffoni Film Festival.

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“Check it out! #ArielVonGlitz aka (Let’s see how long this one lasts…) ;)” Mia wrote on Twitter with her new red hair color.

25+ pictures inside of Darren Criss and Mia Swier at the pool in Italy… More Here! »

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