We've lost count of how many "threats" Glee star Chris Colfer is at this point: dancing, singing, acting, onscreen ascot-wearing, a 2011 Time Magazine Influential Person, and now novel-writing. Sextuple threat? The Golden Globe winner and two-time Emmy nominee's debut novel, a fantasy called The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is out today. Colfer, 22 years old (askjslkad), says that he's had the characters and idea for the story in his head since he was a child but ran into a few age-appropriate roadblocks:
I really wanted to be a published author when I was 10, but I had a hard time writing a novel when I was 10.
He adds that he's been on pins and needles throughout the entire process:
It's nerve-racking. I feel like little bits of my soul are being shipped domestically.
Aww, Chris Colfer, you are so new to the writing game! If you feel like you're subletting yourself for -$500 the value price without even requiring a security deposit, that means you're doing it right. [MTV News]
Mary J. Blige will join the third season of The Voice as an advisor to Adam Levine, a spot held previously by Alanis Morrissette and Robin Thicke. It was announced last week that Michael Bublé would serve as advisor to the country-fried-iest judge Blake Shelton, but no word yet who will be working with Christina Aguilera or Cee-Lo Green and his tiny hands. [Rolling Stone]
In the wake of the Tomkat debacle, Jason Lee's ex-wife Carmen Llywelyn, who converted when she married the My Name Is Earl star, has spoken out and told the press that Scientology ruined her marriage by using their super-creepy auditing process to learn about Lee and Llywelyn's sex life, which she felt uncomfortable speaking about. She told Access Hollywood: "Scientology broke my heart ... worse almost than Jason did." She and Katie Holmes should start pitching around a sitcom called Help, I Married a Stage 5236236 Operating Thetan! [New Magazine]