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Darren Criss Says His Ex Taught Him to 'Be A Man'

Darren Criss Thanks His Ex for 'Pivotal' Dating Advice

Originally posted 09/06/2013 06:15PM

Breakups are tough, but they can also be instructive. Just ask Darren Criss.

"When I was a junior in college, I'd broken up with a girl, but there were those residual months when I was still calling her all the time and wanting to spend time with her," the Glee star, 26, tells Cosmopolitan in their October issue, on newsstands Sept.10.

"Basically, she sat me down and said, 'Listen, you broke my heart. Accept responsibility for your actions, be a man, and leave me alone, because it's only going to make things worse.' I'll always remember that as a pivotal moment in my life. I hope she's reading this because I love her for it," Criss says.

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Lea Michele 'Brings Tears to My Eyes' & More Best Moments from Teen Choice | Lea Michele

Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith at the Teen Choice Awards & More Moments on Social Media

Originally posted 08/12/2013 02:15PM

Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards were full of unforgettable moments.

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Lea Michele and Costars Pay Tribute at Cory Monteith's Memorial

Lea Michele and Costars Pay Tribute at Cory Monteith's Memorial

Originally posted 07/25/2013 07:45PM

For many, it was a decidedly un-gleeful morning in LA.

Less than two weeks after the shocking death of Cory Monteith, friends and costars of the actor, including his girlfriend Lea Michele, reunited for a memorial on the Paramount studio lot, where Glee's auditorium scenes are filmed.

Michele joined producer Ryan Murphy and costars including Kevin McHale and Darren Criss at the indoor/outdoor event where guests mingled, dined on buffet food and listened to Glee-appropriate tunes like "Good Vibrations" in Monteith's honor.

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Jenna Fischer & Lee Kirk Look 'Smitten' in New York

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Jenna Fischer & Lee Kirk Look 'Smitten' in New York

Originally posted 07/16/2013 06:50PM

Jenna Fischer and her husband Lee Kirk are relatively new parents (to 22-month-old son, Weston), so it was a luxury to spend a night out in New York City Monday.

The pair attended a special screening of Girl Most Likely (starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening), hosted by The Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers. Afterwards, the couple headed over – along with much of the cast – to a rooftop party at Hotel Americano.

“They were adorable,” says an onlooker. While guests sipped Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, “Jenna munched on a beef slider, and Lee stayed close to her most of the night. They were laughing and smiling,” as they mingled with other celeb guests.

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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's 'Adorable' Appearance at Madonna Concert | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

UpdatePosted 10/12/2012 12:55PM

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's 'Adorable' Appearance at Madonna Concert

Originally posted 10/12/2012 06:00AM

Madge-ic!

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Emma Roberts, Brad Goreski, Revenge's Ashley Madekwe, Pretty Little Liar's Shay Mitchell, Glee's Darren Criss and Mark Salling all attended A|X Armani Exchange's takeover of HYDE Lounge at the Staples Center for Madonna's "MDNA" concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

"Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were on their feet for 'Like a Prayer'," an onlooker tells PEOPLE."They were adorable and loved it."

Guests danced to some of the singer's greatest hits like "Holiday" and "Turn Up the Radio."

"Emma and Shay put on Madonna-inspired lace gloves and pearls while they tried voguing," the source adds.
– Jennifer Garcia

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Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & More Celebrate Film in Toronto | Amy Adams, Keira Knightley

Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Jude Law & More Celebrate Film in Toronto

Originally posted 09/09/2012 12:15PM

That's one full house!

The Soho House celebrated the second day of the Toronto Film Festival on Friday with parties for Imogene, The Master and Anna Karenina.

Trudie Styler was one of the first guests to arrive. Wearing a white dress, Styler – who co-produced Imogene – sipped on a Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktail and happily greeted Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss, who star in the film.

Upstairs, The Master star Amy Adams arrived in an elegant black dress and spent most of the party chatting with guests.

Julianne Moore was also spotted mingling with guests and relaxing after a busy day of festival activities.

Meanwhile at the Anna Karenina bash, Keira Knightley – who wore a black Elie Saab Haute Couture gown – spent most of the evening talking with costar Aaron Johnson and his wife, filmmaker Sam Taylor Wood.



Nearby, Jude Law enjoyed a Grey Goose cocktail as he laughed with friends.

On Saturday, Soho House hosted an event following the premiere of Silver Linings Playbook: The film's star Bradley Cooper held court on a corner couch, snacking and chatting with other guests.

Chris O'Dowd and new wife, Dawn Porter were also in attendance and enjoyed seafood salads, meatballs and other light fare.

Woody Harrelson happily posed for photos with fans, while Alexander Skarsgard enjoyed a beer with female friend.

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul – in town to promote Smashed – also made the scene, chatting with fans and fellow stars alike. He even recounted when he and fiancé Lauren Parsekian saw Sally Field on a recent flight and "were completely starstruck," says a source. "But she had the same reaction toward him!" Who wouldn't?

Also in the club: Happy couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who hung out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And Glee star Chord Overstreet, who was sporting a hat, chatted up Krasinski a bit.


– Kristin Boehm and Lesley Messer

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Darren Criss Gets a Birthday Serenade | Darren Criss

Darren Criss Gets a Birthday Serenade

Originally posted 02/07/2012 05:55AM

Glee's Darren Criss was sung to for a change, receiving a big birthday serenade at the Sayers Club in Hollywood. On hand to watch the Semi Precious Weapons perform, the actor was surprised when the band's lead singer, Justin Tranter, insisted the crowd join him in singing "Happy Birthday." Once the concertgoers finished their tune, Tranter exclaimed, "Get him some champagne, it's his birthday!" – Jennifer Garcia

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Darren Criss Lends a Hand with Duets on The Glee Project

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The Glee Project: Darren Criss Lends a Hand with Duets

Originally posted 07/16/2011 07:00PM

So far, the contestants on Oxygen's The Glee Project have been challenged to showcase their individuality, go over the top and be theatrical, reveal their vulnerabilities and dance to choreography.

Now comes a true test of their ability to fit into William McKinley High School – their chemistry.

Sunday's episode, with Glee star Darren Criss returning as a guest mentor, focuses on singing duets as the show gets closer and closer to a winner, someone who will get a multi-episode arc on the third season of Glee.

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Chord Overstreet Is Leaving Glee

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Chord Overstreet Is Leaving Glee

Originally posted 07/02/2011 01:20PM

Come fall, not everyone will be making their way back to William McKinley High School.

Chord Overstreet, who joined Glee last season as recurring guest star and transfer student Sam Evans, will not be a series regular for season three, a rep for Fox confirms to PEOPLE.

"Well its been a good yr too bad its over," the actor, 22, Tweeted Friday, seemingly alluding to his diminished role on the show. "Time for summer and starting fresh."

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Katy Perry's New Video Is Heavy on the Cameos

Originally posted 06/13/2011 12:05PM



Looks like Katy Perry had a pretty eclectic entourage last Friday night.

In the music video for her latest single, "Last Friday Night," Perry, 26, is woken up post-festivities by Glee's Darren Criss, serenaded by Kenny G and fantasized about by Criss's costar Kevin McHale.

Also getting down at Perry's party: "Friday" singer Rebecca Black, Hanson, Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson, who play the geeked-out pop star's parents.

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