Jane Lynch Loves Playing Ruthless Characters

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And that's good because she gets to play them a lot. She's brill as the rotten cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. And in Broadway's Annie revival, she's just stepped into the part of the sour orphanage lady Miss Hannigan, the one whose driven crazy by "Little Girls" and all their cute hairdos and frisky antics.

And Lynch has a point of view about this kind of role-playing.

She tells Manhattan magazine:

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Star Trek's Zach Quinto On Why He Came Out And How It Affected His Career

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The guy behind the Vulcan ears has a whole other mission and it's to save lives in reality, right here on earth.

Star Trek Into Darkness's Zachary Quinto says he came out in 2011 in response to a rash of teen gay suicides that were happening at the time.

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RIP Kenneth Battelle! His Hairdressing Legacy Lives On

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Kenneth Battelle--a/k/a just plain Kenneth (or "Mr. Kenneth")--was so famous and coveted as a hair stylist that he did both Jackie Kennedy and the woman who was sleeping with her husband, Marilyn Monroe.

For Jackie, he used lots of rollers and created her famous bouffant which lengthened her head and balanced her cheekbones.

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Autograph Show Legends Captured By Angelo Pitillo

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Udo Kier (from Warhol's Frankenstein and Dracula) was so not a monster.
This week's column is an explosive jaunt to a New Jersey autograph show (Kevin Clement's Chiller Theatre), where you could buy signed photos of your favorite cult stars or simply ogle them from a safe distance.

Angelo Pitillo went up in their faces and captured the magique.

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Oscar winners! Rock Legends! Michael Jackson's Sperm Donor! All In One Room!

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Oscar winner and my personal friend Patty Duke. Photo by Angelo Pitillo
Well, one Oscar winner (Patty Duke) plus plenty of offbeat, appreciated stars of every medium there is, all converging at the Chiller Theatre autograph show out in Parsippany.

It happened, and I was there, greeting them all for this week's column.

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My Weird Experiences with Famous People Lately

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Just when you think you've seen and heard it all, it gets curiouser and curiouser, folks.

First, I wrote up Hardcore Pawn as perhaps the worst, fakest reality show in all of Christendom.

The publicist (whom I know and like) then emailed me that the stars are her clients. I prepared for a telling off, but instead she asked if I wanted to sit down with the main guy from the show for an interview because he has a book out! Um, no, I don't, but still, that was a great way to try and turn lemons into a high-class lemon cocktail.

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10 Stars Who Started Out Stripping

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Yes, we could list 1000 stars who started out stripping, but let's start with just a healthy handful. They took it off, they bumped it, they slid it, they got paid. And they're not ashamed--nor should they be! After all, it prepared them really well for the hustle-bustle of hawking it in show biz.

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Celebrities You Won't Believe Are The Same Age!

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You'll swear they're father/son, not astral twins. You'll feel sure there's been a mistake, a typo, some surgery.

Without saying which one looks like the older of the two, let me simply present some star duos who you might be surprised were born in the very same year.

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Martha Stewart On Her Rustic But Suburban Farm Home

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At City Harvest's "On Your Plate" luncheon yesterday, quality queen Martha Stewart told the crowd about the sprawling place she lives at in Bedford, New York.

"It's rustic but suburban," she said. "We have plumbing and electricity and greenhouses.

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Sally Kellerman Turned Down Brando, And Other Great Stories

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One of my favorite actress/singers, Sally Kellerman was Oscar nominated for M*A*S*H and has also popped up through the years in some of my other personal classics like The April Fools, Lost Horizon, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Welcome To L.A..

And she sings, in a wonderfully lithe and relaxed manner full of California soul.

With the release of her memoir, Read My Lips, Sally talked to me about her life and loves.

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