Lea Michele’s feelings were hurt when Sarah Hyland mocked her pose-harding


These are some new photos of Lea Michele at this weekend’s event for “Variety’s Power of Women” luncheon. Demi Moore and Eva Longoria were the hostesses, but I’m thinking that Lea Michele was a decent “get” for the luncheon. I mean, it’s not like Lea just goes to the opening of an envelope, right? Oh, wait, she does? Nevermind. Anyway, Lea’s dress is Katherine Kidd… it’s okay. Not stunning. Looks sort of like an oversized baby doll dress. Like, literally, for a doll. And I’m so over Lea’s hair. I wish she would go back to no-bangs.

Anyway, did you hear about this completely dumb controversy about Lea’s pose-harding? Little Sarah Hyland, the 20-year-old, Mila Kunis-look-alike actress from Modern Family, was on an episode of Fashion Police a few weeks ago, and when Sarah and the group (which included Joan Rivers and Guiliana Rancic) began discussing a recent red carpet appearance by Lea Michele, Hyland started joking around and imitating Lea’s always-overboard pose-harding. Here’s the video:

If you’ve ever seen video of Lea posing, you know that Hyland was totally underplaying it. Now, as for whether or not Hyland was being rude… eh. I mean, yes, it was sort of rude, but it’s also funny and pleasantly bitchy (not full-blown bitchy). Anyway, Hyland was attacked by rabid Glee-fans on Twitter, and then on the Emmys red carpet, Hyland tried to half-apologize (but not really) for mocking Lea. If I remember correctly, Hyland even did her Lea impression again, which is kind of awesome. And then Hyland was criticized all over again, to which she tweeted, “I did not intend for my comments to be taken in a malicious way. But I did hate [her] dress. Called her ass great. Did you all hear that one?” And then: “Congrats Lea. You know how to work the red carpet. I can’t take it as seriously as you. I can’t take myself that seriously. I don’t like the red carpet. I feel silly. So props to her for knowing what she’s doing and enjoying it.”

So… Lea has finally spoken about this epic catastrophe. At this Variety event, Lea told Us Weekly, “I gotta be honest. It hurt my feelings a little bit. I really think the message of today is that women should motivate and empower women, and so that’s why I’m honored to be a part of today.” Oh for the love of God. And then Lea wept hyper-dramatic tears and sang a few bars of “Mister Cellophane” and continued to Us Weekly, “I send her love. I think she’s a great person.” So… there you go. Lea Michele and Sarah Hyland hate each other. MEAN GIRLS.




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  1. gee_gee says:

    So women can’t make jokes about each other or criticize each other in public. We must strive to empower Lea Michelle even though she looks like a twit.

  2. Sair says:

    Hyland was hilarious.

    Lea Michele totally used the press to answer Sarah Hyland. Lea could have responded to her tweet on twitter but instead dropped a quote at an event and to US Weekly – I think that says it all about Lea’s fame whoring.

    (Also an interesting note on September 22 TMZ posted a VERY negative article on Hyland, then printed a retraction and then DELETED it off their website. The question is: Who planted the article on TMZ: A rapid Lea Michelle fan or Lea Michelle’s PR? Or am I reaching? My personal opinion: I doubt that TMZ would start a story like that based on the word of a fan – there has to be some PR politics happening.) Here is TMZ’s cached retraction below – the original article was taken down but accused Hyland of being homophobic for eating at Chick-fil-A and included a picture of her biting into a burger:
    “On television “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, 20, has two gay uncles, but in real life she just attended the grand opening of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Hollywood … an evangelical Christian owned corporation which has been accused of being anti-gay.

    Although Chick-fil-A has responded to the homophobic allegations by saying they “serve and value all people,” they also routinely contribute to anti-gay organizations like Focus on the Family.

    Pro-equality groups aren’t happy about the fast food chain’s latest outpost and are planning a protest in front of the new Hollywood location on Saturday.

    While Sarah may not be aware of the chain’s practices, TMZ contacted her rep but have not heard back.

    3:30 PM: Multiple sources close to Sarah have contacted us to say she is absolutely NOT anti-gay … and she had no idea about Chick-fil-A’s non-culinary practices. Mystery solved.”


    Lesson: Don’t mess with Lea, Lea’s rapid PR team or Lea’s cray cray fans?

  3. Whatamess! says:

    this entitled heifer needs to get over herself.
    i saw the bit on fashion police(bit of a guilty pleasure*blush*)
    &to repeat what kelly osborne said
    “if you can’t make fun of yourself,your in the wrong business”

  4. Cherry says:

    @Gee-Gee and Whatamess: good point. If you HAVE power and feel empowered, you don’t fret about someone making a few harmless jokes about you. And what’s more:
    ‘I really think the message of today is that women should motivate and empower women’? On a Variety luncheon? What’s with the misuse of the word ’empowering’ nowadays? I hate that Beyonce can’t seem to form a sentence without it anymore, either.

  5. RocketMerry says:

    Team Sarah. Lea takes herself way too seriously.

    @Sair, That’s interesting; Lea must really believe she’s THAT important to be playing these kind of silly games.

  6. Caity says:

    Team Sarah! That was one of the funniest things i’d seen!

  7. Quest says:

    Boo to fn hoo. Bitch please, that was probably the best thing/joke someone ever said about Lea in a while.

  8. gee says:

    Team Sarah. Lea takes herself too seriously.

  9. Lindy says:

    I’m kind of torn. On the one hand, I usually loathe Lea with every fiber of my being. I mean, worse than just about anyone else who gets mentioned on CB. She tries too hard and thinks waaaaay to highly of herself.

    That said, I do kind of hate the deliberate mean-girling. And the passive aggressive response. Why would Hyland need to get press by running someone else down, you know? By all accounts, she’s on a successful show (never seen it myself) and her star is rising. Now that I’ve heard her be such a mean b!tch, I will probably avoid her and shows she’s in like the plague. We just don’t need to add to the hate, IMO. (Even though it was funny, and a pretty good imitation, I admit).

  10. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I am sorry but that was hilarious. LOL I get what Lea is saying about empowering women but my idea of empowering is not nit picking on everything that looks different about their face or whatever. Making an ass of yourself on the red carpet is fair game to make fun of, I think Lea should have embraced it and laughed it off. It would have looked better for her. It was really funny.

  11. atlantapug says:

    That white dress looks like my first communion dress. You know, the one you wear when you are 9 years old?

    As for the bitch-fest, Lea, be glad you are relevant enough to be made fun of. The end is coming soon enough, then no one will care and you will be BEGGING to be on the fashion police’s hit list.

  12. Erinn says:

    Hyland is really funny… the Lea fans are insane. I hate when there’s an AVERAGE show like Glee (I have to say, I enjoyed it when it first came out) that gets so heavily pushed all the time that it builds up a fanbase of tweens/teens and their moms, and then nobody is allowed to say anything about it.

    There have been so many fights between Glee and musicians and anyone else who doesn’t praise them constantly- it’s ridiculous.

  13. Eve says:

    I couldn’t believe Lea Michele still had fans, let alone rabid ones willing to defend her “honor” on Twitter.

    Anyway, I love Hyland and all things Modern Family. I hate Michele and all things Glee. The end.

  14. Bite me says:

    Lea, honey , sweetie. Get the fuck over yourself

  15. Cindy says:

    What is with this “empowering” crap? The kid didn’t insult Lea’s mother or something. She imitated her trying-too-hard pose. That’s mild compared to what late-night hosts say about celebrities.

    Besides, weren’t there stories about Lea being absolutely wretched to photographers on red carpets? I guess those mere mortals and grunts don’t need “empowering”, only celebrities.

  16. Meg says:

    i loved sarah’s repsonse to this. other celebs would have apologized completely and taken it all back. she instead said i meant to cause no harm but i don’t apologize for my feelings, i hated your dress and you take yourself too seriously. LOVE. IT.

  17. Happymom says:

    I love Glee, and I think Lea Michele is really talented-but the red carpet posing is ridiculous. And really-this hurt your feelings?? The whole “empowerment” comment is a big eye roll. Get over yourself, Lea.

  18. L says:

    Common-she was on fashion police. That’s not mean girling-that’s making comments on someone’s posing style.

    And boo hoo Lea-you are total full of it. ’empowering’? Please.

  19. Callli Pygian says:

    I have never once seen Glee,and can still say that I almost intensely dislike the public persona of this Lea Michele ( how very pretentious) actress. She comes off as whiny & self-absorbed.

    Hope the clock is ticking on her 15 minutes. The sooner, the better.

    BTW, have never seen this Sarah, either, but she certainly comes off as eminently more likeable via her humility.

  20. Annaloo says:

    I am SO SICK of everyone from Glee. ALL OF THEM.

  21. Liz says:

    Same with “Annaloo” and yeah, Leah, chill the f out – I mean as a person – waaaaay too into that red carpet pose thing

  22. DarkEmpress says:

    I cannot stand Lea Michelle. I find her ever-perky, ever-perfect attitude irritating. I think it is pathetic to let something, some little girl said hurt your feelings. Not even Taylor Swift, would whine about this.

  23. Franny says:

    girl has some great legs.

  24. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Lea “Pose Hard” Michele show us her red carpet magic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=God207RRE2M&feature=related Awesome!


    Sarah Hyland was hilarious and spot on! Bring on more Lea posing videos and put a smile on my morning:).

  25. MSat says:

    To be fair, the adults on Fashion Police pretty much set this up by asking Sarah about it repeatedly. Did you hear that guy’s evil laugh when she started imitating Lea? They’re supposed to be grown ups setting a good example and they’re the biggest MEAN GIRLS of all? Isn’t that show all about picking on celebs based on what they wear?

  26. mister decent says:

    sara hyland was HILARIOUS! lea michelle is a big ham, and, a sore loser if she can’t take a joke about her silly antics. remember when paris hilton got out of jail and ‘walked the catwalk’?

  27. Kloops says:

    I’m choosing to empower Sarah. Hope she has a great future ahead of her

  28. Cindy says:

    Oh please “mean girls”. I’m all for “no bullying” but that doesn’t mean you have to kiss everyone’s ass. Lea is ridiculous with that posing. If Sarah didn’t call her out, someone else would have. If she is so sensitive that bothers her, I’d hate to see what happens if she loses out on a part or gets parodied by a stand-up comedian or South Park.

  29. Bermuda Blues says:

    Team Sarah.

    Also – Are these rabid Glee fans the same people commonly referred to as “Twihards”? Do you get a 2-for-1 Gleek/Twihard discount if you subscribe simultaneously? Get a life fanatics. You’re rushing to twitter to defend Lea Michele? C’monn

  30. Erinn says:


    What are you talking about grownups? They are adults on the show. Sarah’s almost 21, an adult as well. She looks younger than she is, but it has nothing to do with adults making a good example… EVERYONE involved in this story is an adult.

    EDIT: and the way that you posted makes it sound like it’s a show aimed at children, or focusing around children or something. It’s not.

  31. Bite me says:

    Sloanne… Thanks for the belly laugh… Damn

  32. 4Real says:

    Hahaha…I think I like Sara a little more now that was awesome! Lea is always OVERACTING and it bugs!

  33. It is ME!! says:

    @Bermuda Blues: Do we REALLY want that 2-for-1? LOL!

    I watched all of 15 minutes of Glee before I had to turn it off. Terrible, terrible show. I mean, I love karaoke just as much as the next person, but I don’t think there should be a show on national TV about it.

  34. layla says:

    Dear Lea Michelle,

    Did what Sarah Hyland say hurt because it is true? No? Well then, perhaps its time to take a step back and look at footage of yourself on the red carpet and photos of yourself from the photo wall because the girl was spot on, and your level of self importance is ridiculous. Yes, you can sing but really, so can many others.

    Best Regards,
    Glee sucks anyways.

    ps: I would also suggest you learn the meaning and correct usage of the word empowered. And no, it doesn’t take you pulling a ridiculous set of faces in order to convey feeling or be able to hold an “empowered” note.

  35. lucy2 says:

    Agree that Sarah underplayed it – Lea’s posing is Crazy. I gave her the benefit of the doubt when the diva stories started, but now I believe them. She’s obnoxious.
    Agree she needs to get over herself, liked Sarah saying she doesn’t take herself that seriously.
    Whining and talking about female empowerment just makes Lea seem more ridiculous. She should have laughed it off.
    I only watch Fashion Police red carpet specials, but some of the things said are cringe inducing, they’re so mean. Sarah’s teasing was pretty mild in comparison. Wonder if Lea heard Joan Rivers call her out on her ego on the Emmy episode!

  36. Katija says:

    Adorable, observant, pretty, and talented. Totally Team Sarah. Lea is a mini-Streisand, and I think she truly believes she is God’s gift to music.

  37. Joanna says:

    I don’t really like the Fashion Police show. Yeah, it’s funny but it’s also mean. It reminds of the popular girls in school who made fun of the nerds (like me). Just because you’re a celebrity doesn’t mean you don’t have feelings.

  38. velourazure says:

    these fools need some real problems.

  39. Kim says:

    Bitchy comment from a girl who pretty much assumes the same pose on the red carpet. Just lost a little respect for Sarah.

  40. podzol says:

    Team Sarah all the way. C’mon, she was on E!Fashion Police with Joan Rivers, notorious ubercunt and they were just ribbing celebs, all in good fun. In any case, Lea is a HUGE diva in real life (who herself has been pretty bitchy to many people), and I’m kind of amused that such an innocuous comment “hurt her”.

  41. Rachael says:

    I saw this video a few days ago and laughed my ass off. The only sad thing about this is that this Sarah Hyland chick is young, and this incident will probably be the thing that makes her realize that she can never be this honest in public ever again. Which I’m assuming is something that most famous people go through at one point or another in their early career, and then from that point forward all interviews with all celebs become extremely BORING. So sad.

    In a similar vein, it seems that Jonah Hill hasn’t learned this lesson yet (thank god), and he did a pretty hilarious interview on Jimmy Fallon the other day where he totally called out Matthew Morrison (that other dude from Glee) as being a real d*ckhead. Anyone see that one?? If not, check it out: http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/09/jonah-hill-starts-beef-with-glees-matthew-morrison-on-late-night.html

  42. Rachael says:

    I should also clarify that of course I wouldn’t find this funny if the “mean-girling” was something of the “she’s a loser” or “she’s fat” nature. i.e. Insulting someone just for the sake of being mean. But that’s NOT what this is. The REASON I love it and why I think it’s o.k. is because she’s simply calling out the fact that this Lea chick is completely full of herself, taking herself way too seriously, and letting fame go STRAIGHT to her head. People who do that sh*t DESERVE to be called on it.

  43. Mia says:

    Sarah looks just like Lea when she walks the red carpet.

  44. jover says:

    Furthering your comment katija – if miss michele believes she’s God’s gift to music, what original piece of music has she created alone, or with composers/lyricists, that has knocked people’s socks off -I can’t think of any and Glee karoake doesn’t count.

  45. kieslwoski says:

    I really wanted to like Lea because the girl can definitely sing, but she is such an insufferable bitch I just cannot stand her.

    Oh an the chick from Modern Family was spot on.

  46. Ally says:

    Very funny. The better response would have been for Lea Michele to say, “We all have to do silly-looking things on the red carpet to try to get photos to come out looking good.”

    The end. No need to let out a victimization wail.

  47. Diane says:

    When people go on Fashion Police, they are expected to have mean spirited fun at other’s expense. They dish on Nicki Minaj constantly and yet Nicki came on the show and was a great sport. Get over yourself Diva Leah. Your amazing talent is now overshadowed by your enormous ego.

  48. jellybean says:

    I have not watched either show, but I did see Hyland on an episode of law and order:svu a couple of years ago and she was great in it! I remember thinking this girl’s good and has a striking resemblance to Mila Kunis…I’m glad she is on a successful show now.

    As for fashion police …it is a show about criticizing and poking fun, I don’t see the harm in what Sarah said. Also, there is something about lea that I just can’t stand!!! That video posted above of her posing on the red carpet at the Emmys proves it. She is a try hard and fake.

  49. Lis says:

    Please…it was hilarious and I watched the episode of Fashion Police. Nothing was said that was remotely bad…Lea Michelle needs to get over herself and not take everything so seriously. She’s not that great an actress, she’s on a tv show for crying out loud.

  50. Debsa says:

    Ladies there are people starving in Africa…

  51. TG says:

    It was bitchy but so true and as was mentioned above like Kelly Osbourne said if you can’t laugh at yourself you are in the wrong business. Lea is not even remotely pretty. Though I do like that she supports animal rights. I have never seen either of their shows and had never heard of Sarah before that night so I kind of feel like Sarah should be more established before she can start knocking people. But then again Leah or whatever her name is trying to hide behind women’s rights to avoid criticism. She needs to learn to take it like a man.

  52. Strawberrygirl says:

    Lea made my friend cry, so I don’t have an ounce of sympathy for her. Sarah is AMAZING on Modern Family. The video was hilarious.

  53. Semper says:

    That was hilarious and deliciously bitchy only because Lea Michele is a Queen Bee Drama Club Mean Girl and it’s always fun to see that type get knocked off their sparkly pedestals. You can just smell her arrogance through your computer screen.

    I don’t know who Sarah Hyland is, but she’s kind of awesome for taking her down a peg.

  54. lucy2 says:

    TG – if you haven’t seen Modern Family, I recommend it, it’s very funny. I think Sarah is pretty well established, she’s been working since she was a little kid, and she’s on one of the highest rated comedies out there right now. Plus it just won the Emmy for best comedy, beating…Glee!

  55. Carolyn says:

    Touchdown to Sarah! Team Sarah all the way. Hehe loved the Mister Cellophane reference. Lea is peeved that Sarah is spot-on and called her out on it. Lea is OK on Glee but I don’t think she has much of shelf-life after it finishes. Maybe a few Broadway shows trading on the Glee fanbase but that’s about it. Her acting skills are pretty two-dimensional – sooking after Finn and shooting daggers at Quinn does not an actress make.

  56. KateNonymous says:

    Honestly, you would think everyone associated with Glee invented music.

  57. Sara says:

    I like that little Modern Family actress and if she’s being funny don”t have a stick up your ass.

  58. Meadowlark says:

    I already loved her on Modern Family (One of my favorite shows on the air right now! I recommend it) but now I love her even more. As someone above me mentioned, women in Africa need to be empowered, women in Saudi Arabia need to be empowered… Lea Michele? Not so much.

  59. Catherine says:

    I would think Lea would be able to find important issues to be hurt from. Grow up ladies.

  60. Bubbalub says:

    I really don’t like Lea Michele and I think it’s funny how Sarah mocked her. But I am hesitant to give Sarah kudos since I’ve worked on set with her before and I know what a self-centered egotistical bitch she is herself. They both need to get over themselves.

  61. Angel says:

    Congrats Lea. You know how to work the red carpet. I can’t take it as seriously as you. I can’t take myself that seriously. I don’t like the red carpet. I feel silly. So props to her for knowing what she’s doing and enjoying it.


    That is one hell of a backhanded compliment, LOL. So Mean Girls. How cute.

  62. Whatamess! says:

    please do tell

  63. LIVEALOT says:

    I’m more shocked that she’s 20 yrs old! She looks SUPER young.

    and lol @ Quest: “BOO to the fn HOO”.

  64. dj says:

    Joan Rivers said on the Fashion Police that I kept asking Sarah to do her impersonation because it is so funny. If I was 20 I think it would be pretty difficult not to be influenced by Joan Rivers especially if I thought it was a harmless little joke. Maybe Sarah actually thought Lea was a little more “empowered” and confident than she is indicating in responses.

  65. Turtle says:

    I get that Lea Michelle is annoying, but I don’t see what she did wrong here. Sarah Hyland pretty much created this whole thing. She argued with a bunch of fans on Twitter while insisting that she didn’t care what anyone thought. She also tweeted Lea Michelle that they’d talk about it at the Emmys. I didn’t see much wrong with her impression, it was a bitchy joke (especially when she said Lea poses a certain way to “try and look skinny”) but ultimately harmless. It wouldn’t have gotten so much attention if she hadn’t argued with people over it.

  66. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Team Sarah! She’s cute and funny and I loved every bitchy moment of it. She doesn’t take herself to seriously, you got to love that about a girl.

  67. kris says:

    i HATE that i cant see this video! who gives a crap i dont live in the states?!?

  68. Cindy says:

    @ kris – well it looked a lot like the scene in Austin Powers 2 with Kristen Johnston and Rebecca Romijn “modeling” for Austin if that helps.

  69. Amber says:

    this is how i see it. it’s one thing to call lea out on all her bitchy ways but yea calling her out and making fun of her posing is stepping into that area of just nitpicking and “bullying” her and kinda being mean to her cus you dont like her in general

  70. Stacy says:

    Scoop Little Sarah? Her own mother is posted on FB that Sarah has dumped her family. Nature over Nurture. She owes her success to them.