Lea Michele brags about posing for Terry Richardson: ‘Grandma’s killing it right now’

Lea Michele is determined to whittle away the respect I had for her following her boyfriend’s tragic death. I know that’s harsh, but it’s hard to put it any other way. Lea was coping with Corey’s death in her very determined way, soldiering on, and conducting herself in a very classy manner. Now she’s regressing by posing for Terry Richardson. That guy taints everyone who works with him. Anyway these are some photos from Lea’s shoot with Richardson, which appears in V Magazine. They’re not on a Miley Cyrus “we know your personal grooming habits” level, and in that way they’re demure for Richardson I guess. I wish Lea would have pushed back against this though. In the accompanying interview, Lea brags about the shoot as if she’s incredibly proud of it, which is her right, just as it’s our right to call her on it.

On her staid life
I don’t like things that other people like. I don’t like clubs or crazy, loud music. I don’t drink a lot, and maybe that makes me boring, but I’d rather be in bed watching Homeland with my cat, Sheila, eating a sandwich.

On her friends calling her Grandma
My friends call me Grandma, but, like, Grandma’s killing it right now. I’m pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay? So I’m fine with it. I just do my thing. I do what’s best for me. That’s it.

On how Stevie Nicks helped her after Corey’s death
There were people who were like, ‘I am not f—ing leaving your side, and that, for me, was Stevie. She’s like a fairy. She’s given me so many gifts along the way, and when I say gifts, I mean tools and advice and support.

She told me from the beginning that music is going to be [my] therapy, and at the time, I was like, ‘What the f–k are you talking about, Stevie Nicks? I don’t want to listen to music. I can’t do anything.’ But once you get out a little bit of the tunnel, when you slowly start to feel like you can be yourself a little bit, it does help. It’s so cool I have her number.

[From V Magazine via US Weekly]

I shouldn’t shade Lea Michele too much. I guess this means that she’s feeling back to normal again, because this is kind of how she was before she lost Corey. She was braggy and a bit stuck up - that was her thing. Now she’s getting some of that back, and it’s probably very positive for her. That doesn’t mean she gets a pass, though.

Lea is promoting her new album, Louder, which drops on Friday. You can hear two tracks, Cannonball and Battlefield, on YouTube. Cannonball sounds overproduced and generic to me but Battlefield is an ok ballad.


photo credit: Terry Richardson for V Mag

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  1. Alexis says:

    Cory wasn’t her fiance.

    Also, this chick will NEVER be sexy. End of story.

    • booboolarue says:

      Sad but true. She is the one-expression wonder.

    • Bluebear says:

      Um… Okay? Usually when two people are planning to wed each other they are affianced.

      • Sugar says:

        Most people believe that the relationship Corey and Lea had was a business one set up by their publicists. There’s been a lot of gossip about that. Relationships between costars are usually manufactured for promotional purposes.

      • Liv says:

        Surprise, surprise, just like other human beings, actors and actresses fall in love at work.

      • FLORC says:

        Lots can be said after 1 person passes. Things get a rose tint. After his death the biggest rumor was they planned to wed in 2 weeks time. It was proven to be absolutely false, but rumors stay alive if some want to believe them.

        And to talk about marriage does not mmean you’re planning a wedding. Lots of couples talk about it without a true intent on following through.

        To say talking and day dreaming equals a proper intent is naive.

      • msw says:

        Most people? No. Most people believe it was real. A small minority of conspiracy theorists believe it was a PR stunt, a rumor which originated from one of those oh so reliable blind items.

      • Bluebear says:

        I clearly said planning, not talking about one day… maybe… if the mood strikes us. To assume that simply because he has passed that they never were engaged is equally as naïve. Until told otherwise, I’ll maintain belief that she was just as deeply involved with him as suspected and just as destroyed by his short life. To ASSume that the newer, nastier, rumors have more substance is rather hypocritical.

    • kri says:

      She is certainly “killing it” in the b*tch category. I find her insufferable and unattractive.

    • Sarah says:

      Yep. Fake relationship.

    • Ash says:

      I think there is a certain likeness about her. I too lost my brothers girlfriend who had lived with us for 6 years and was the sister I never had a month to the day before Cory died to the same cause and it is an experience that I would wish on nobody. I give her so much credit for how she has handled herself publicly and after researching more about their relationship and Cory Monteith, I have the upmost respect for her.

      • Tanguerita says:

        this. I’m rather suprised about the venomous comments in this thread. She might be boring and not a particularly good actress, but I never doubted for the minute that her relationship with Cory was genuine and that his death broke her heart and the way she handled herself in the aftermath of his death was nothing but gracious.

    • mollie says:

      I’ve no doubt she cared about him, but it was a business arrangement.

  2. Hannah says:

    She doesn’t like crazy loud music but calls her album “Louder”. Not exactly hypocritical but a bit strange, eh?

  3. MisJes says:

    I’m sorry, but I cannot get into this chick. Something is so incredibly off-putting and unlikeable about her.

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      This. Plus she wants so bad to be sexy, but she’s not gonna be. She’s just not that girl.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Me too. I feel kind of bad because it isn’t based on any one thing, and she does seem to be vocally talented….there is just something about her vibe that I don’t like.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Ugh. My brief moment of compassion for her never turned into my liking her. Now I remember why.

  5. Tara says:

    Grandma will be over soon.

  6. dahlianoir says:

    She didn’t need to do that. Hell, nobody needs Creepy uncle richardson in their lives.

  7. Jaded says:

    Being photographed by Uncle Pervy is nothing to brag about honey – ever heard of the expression “tainted by association”?

  8. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Sh*t tattoo, dead expression.

  9. Mel M says:

    “I was like, ‘What the f–k are you talking about, Stevie Nicks?”

    Do you call all of your friends by their first and last names???

    • Amy Tennant says:

      I noted that, but I thought it was kind of cute and funny the way she said it.

    • shitler says:

      Ah, doesn’t everyone?*wink*

    • Charlotte says:

      Yeah, I thought she was just being cute. It’s a bit surreal to be friends with Stevie Nicks, and I think she was highlighting that fact. I’d use her first and last names too.
      My ‘nickname’ for my man is using his full name. It amuses me.

  10. Jackson says:

    The only positive thing I can say is that I relate to her comment about not wanting to do the clubs and loud music and rather be home with my (dog) kind of thing, because I’m the same way. I can’t help but feel she name-dropped when talking about making her way through the grieving process which is….ick? It also makes me wonder, does she not have anyone else close to her, like family? IDK. Just seemed weird to speak of that.

  11. Lindy79 says:

    She posed for him before with that Glee photoshoot which got a LOT of criticism so she can’t say she’s not aware of it.
    She obviously doesn’t give a hooping funt…which says a lot about her.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Ew, yeah, I remember HATING that Glee shoot. Even though the actors were of legal age, he played up the fact that they were playing high schoolers and the whole thing had a deliberate jailbait vibe. It was nasty.

      • Lindy79 says:

        It was that and the fact that Corey was fully clothed and the girls were in skimpy outfits suggestively sucking on lollipops and straddling athletic equipment and wrapping their legs around him. She was the worst out of the two.
        It was like two separate shoots, neither of which were good.

    • Nikkie says:

      @Lindy I was thinking the same thing. This is just like that Glee shoot. Lea had the most provocative pose. She also was the only one of the Glee cast defending Terry. Lea is an attentionwhore and she so wants to be a sex symbol. Really badly.

      “I’m pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay? So I’m fine with it.”

  12. Yep…that legs spread shot reminds me all over again why I dislike Uncle Pedo Bear so…so many talented photographers out there and that hack along with Tyler Shields who is no better really get more jobs than they should.

    Any one needs me I’ll be in my Silkwood shower.

  13. kimbers says:

    Eye roll. She’s so transparent it’s sad.

  14. Meggin says:

    I can identify with her in the fact that I also would rather be in bed with my cat, eating and watching Homeland than going to a club lol.. but her bragging about this shoot is a bit silly.

  15. Gabby says:

    I don’t have any opinions about her one way or the other. I was never a Glee fan and actually didn’t know who she was until Corey M died. It’s unfortunate that it took his death to escalate her notoriety to what it is today. It also seems to me that she has exploited his death a bit for her career advancement.

  16. kimbers says:

    Im thinking some of these “never doubted they were a couple” people are this chick’s ppl. Her peeps pull unflattering comments from sites so much lmao. Ya sure and Lea is totally healthy ….lmao

  17. Happy21 says:

    It’ll take a lot more than this shoot for me to totally dislike her but I do admit that she sounds quite bitchy and stuck up in the interview. I do like that she would rather watch TV at home in bed than party. I think she has her eye on the prize but I don’t know if she’ll ever win it…ya know what I mean?

    That being said, as much as Uncle Terry is a disgusting perv, I felt that this was rather tame.

  18. dizzylucy says:

    Whatever the nature of their relationship, I have a lot of sympathy for her losing someone she cared about.
    But bragging about that photoshoot is not good. She seems so desperate to change her image, but it always rings false.

  19. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    Glee is still on really it went down hill after the first 10 episodes. She’s not likable as others have said, and she and glee need to disappear- they had their moment; now invest your money wisely kids. And who is going to pay to go to a Lea Michele concert; Madonna, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer, etc. she aint.

  20. Apple says:

    I don’t give a crap about Lea, but I do think it is very cool the way Stevie Nicks has quietly been a mentor to young women in the industry. She is such a class act and a beauty. She decided on a career over kids but in return got many ‘daughters’ to guide and is rich in love.

  21. Bridget says:

    Lea is phenominally talented and has a lot of hustle, and I can’t shade on her for trying so hard. Lainey really summed it up best about Lea and why she can’t hate on her for trying so hard – the ‘ethnic’ girl (even the one with the pipes) isn’t going to get the opportunities handed to her as say, her blond costar, and Lea’s going to have to hustle twice as hard. Dianna Agron anyone?

  22. moon says:

    This isn’t the first time she’s posed for Terry, I think? Wasn’t there a photoshoot a couple of years back with her, Cory and Dianna by Uncle Terry?