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Jane Lynch Doesn't Call Her Dog by His Real Name

Jane Lynch Doesn't Call Her Dog by His Real Name

Originally posted 07/23/2012 06:00AM

Why stick with one when many will do?

Jane Lynch adopted an Australian shepherd mix in December, shortly after losing her cat, Greta, and has officially settled on at least six names for him.

"Francis Willoughby is his full name," Lynch tells PEOPLE, but that's not the only one he goes by.

"We call him Bannis, I don't know why. Instead of Francis, I call him Bannis or Ban Ban. Franny, Francisco, Francois … We have tons of nicknames for him."

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Jane Lynch Gets Served by NeNe Leakes on Glee

Originally posted 02/08/2012 05:30PM

Sue Sylvester may have met her match!

The newest face at Glee's McKinley High is none other than Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, who guest starred on Tuesday night's episode as synchronized-swimming coach Roz Washington.

Leakes – whose real-life ego has been an issue for some of her Real Housewives costars – went all out for the role, clawing her way through hilarious lines like, "I am an Olympian. I won this bronze damn Olympic medal in Beijing, China. I had noodles with the president, and a threesome with Michael Phelps."

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Guiliana Rancic Leis George Clooney, Juggles with Jane Lynch | George Clooney, Giuliana Rancic

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Guiliana Rancic Leis George Clooney, Juggles with Jane Lynch

Originally posted 01/29/2012 08:15PM

Giuliana Rancic may have one of the coolest jobs in Hollywood – and that's not something she takes lightly.

Well, except for when the E! host takes a break from reporting to goof off with the hottest stars on the red carpet – just one of the perks of her job! – with a little lighthearted fun.

Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards was no exception, and before celebrities filed into L.A.'s Shrine Exposition Center, Rancic had three targets in mind: George Clooney and girlfriend Stacey Keibler and Glee star Jane Lynch.

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Glee-ful Again! Jane Lynch Adopts a New Puppy

Jane Lynch Adopts an Australian Shepherd Puppy

Originally posted 12/12/2011 05:05PM

An adorable puppy wriggled its way into Jane Lynch's heart over the weekend.

The Glee star adopted an Australian shepherd mix at a Kinder4Rescue.org pet adoption event on Saturday in Studio City, Calif., and she named the male pup Francis Willoughby Lynch Embry, her agent tells PEOPLE.

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Jane Lynch's Cat Greta Dies | Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch's Cat Greta Dies

Originally posted 11/21/2011 12:45PM

Jane Lynch is mourning the loss of a beloved friend. The Glee star said goodbye to her tabby cat Greta recently and shared the news of her passing via Twitter on Sunday.

"My sweet kitty Greta took her leave from us. We loved her so. Kiss your own kitties and pups right now," she wrote, posting a photo of her wife, Lara Embry, cuddling the fluffy feline.

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How the Glee Cast Celebrated the Emmys | Cory Monteith, Lea Michele

How the Glee Cast Celebrated the Emmys

Originally posted 09/20/2011 10:00AM

Lea Michele and her Glee costars Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and more – took in the scene at Fox and FX's post-Emmy bash at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. Guests – such as first-time Emmy winner Margo Martindale and Modern Family's Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson – filled the restaurant and a massive tent next door and nibbled on Mediterranean-inspired food such as filet mignon, ratatouille, asparagus in olive oil, seafood paella and goat cheese gnocchi.

Emmy Winners's Post-Awards Indulgence: Steak & Chocolate

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Emmy Winners's Post-Awards Indulgence: Steak & Chocolate

Originally posted 09/19/2011 04:15PM

After winning his and hers Emmy awards, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen celebrated – and feasted – with their costars.

The Modern Family onscreen couple was joined by their fellow cast members at the Governors Ball held at the Los Angeles Convention Center after Sunday’s ceremony, where they were served a three-course dinner catered by Patina Restaurant Group.

On the menu: Windrose Farm’s heirloom tomatoes, rosemary and cherry wood grilled asparagus and fried gold potatoes to start, followed by a main course of filet mignon and gratin of macaroni.

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Was Jane Lynch's Sassy Emmy Hosting a Hit? | Jane Lynch

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Jane Lynch's Best Emmy Moments: How'd She Do?

Originally posted 09/18/2011 11:10PM

As Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch spits out sass with the same ease costar Lea Michele hits high notes on Glee.

But even without her signature red tracksuit – or a gaggle of Gleeks by her side – the host and outstanding supporting actress nominee, 51, spared no prisoners with her snark at Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.

But was her wit a hit? Check out her best moments, then tell us how Lynch fared as Emmy host:

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Jane Lynch Gets Early Kudos from Emmy Nominees, Costars | Jane Lynch, Melissa McCarthy

Emmy Awards

Jane Lynch Gets Early Kudos from Emmy Nominees, Costars

Originally posted 09/17/2011 08:30PM

Jane Lynch already has practice winning an Emmy. But come Sunday night, she's going to face a new challenge: running the show.

Fellow costars and nominees say the Glee star and first-time Emmy host, who is also nominated for her role as Sue Sylvester, is definitely up for the gig.

"She's going to kill it," Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, who is an Emmy nominee for her role on Mike & Molly, tells PEOPLE. "And I have a good seat to watch Jane just destroy it."

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Glee Season 3 Dodgeball Promo: Sue Attacks

Originally posted 08/25/2011 10:50AM

Watch out, Gleeks! Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has the students of McKinley High in her crosshairs.

In a new promo for Fox's hit show Glee, which returns Sept. 20, the nasty Cheerios coach plays a little dodgeball to the tune of the Go-Go's "We Got the Beat."

While Rachel (Lea Michele), Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) don't get hit, most of the guys, including Finn (Cory Monteith), Puck (Mark Salling) and Artie (Kevin McHale) all get nailed – in the face.

Like the devilishly fun promo promises, "This season will be impossible to miss."

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