Catching Fire - Book parts
Catching Fire - Book parts
Blaine and the pips
Lea Michele is finding comfort in those closest to her and in her music.
”My family has experienced a lot of loss in their life and they’ve been so wonderful in being there for me and giving me the strength I need," the Glee star told PEOPLE at the L’Oreal Women of Worth event on Tuesday.
Michele, 27, who will release the first single, Cannonball, off her debut album on Dec. 10, says the song that she recorded in August following the loss of her boyfriend Cory Monteith is “more than just a song to me. It completely helped to lift me up at a time where I needed it."
”Music can really help you in times of need, and that’s what this song did for me and I hope that’s what it does for others as well,” she says.
And as expected, emotions were running high during recording.
"I brought my dad to the studio and he cried the entire time," Michele says. "But for me it’s been very empowering. I’ve used this song as a rock.”
The star, who is “doing much better” will spend the holidays “with mom and dad, simple this year," she says. "Maybe going to take a little holiday over New Year’s and just enjoy ourselves."
Alexander McQueen photographed by Tim Walker
I learned a big lesson from this picture. I haven’t properly met Lee McQueen before and I always thought he had a dark, gothic personality. When you do a portrait, you spent a lot of time researching about that person trying to understand them without knowing them. And you think how can i get to the core of who they are and capture them? We worked with Andy Hilman, the set designer, and we came up with this cross-bone bow tie, and the skull we fitted it to Lee’s head. So basically the skull was supposed to be on his head and he was going to wear the bow tie. And he turned up and I told him what we wanted to do; and you know who you don’t want to force someone into a situation that isn’t comfortable for them because then it’s an irrelevant photograph, because it turns out to be more about you than them.
He tried the bow tie on and he said: “This is crap, I don’t like it. This is awful. I’m not wearing this”. He ripped the bow tie off, took the skull off his head, lit a cigarette and took another cigarette and stucked it in the skull’s mouth and said: “This is how I am, this is who I am.” I think when someone gives you something like that, they are meeting you and revealing something about themselves. This was the last picture taken of Lee and I know that he really liked it. There was the rebellious aspect cause he was a rebel. This picture became particularly significant because he died a week later after this picture. I think is hunts people because of that. Because of the motif of the skull and his youth and his arrogance and his performance and his rebellion.
Toddler naps with his 2-month-old puppy every day.
Blogger Jessica Shyba and her family adopted an adorable 7-week-old mutt. They named him Theo. On his third day as part of their family, Theo joined Jessica and her toddler son Beau for afternoon snuggle time. Beau fell asleep and then so did Theo.The next day, he joined in the naptime ritual again. “And so began,” Shyba says, “the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed.” Since then, every day Theo waits for Beau to fall asleep and then joins him for his two-hour snooze.