Writer, producer and “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy added “father figure” to his many behind-the-scenes roles on the hit song-and-dance show after he caught cast members getting a little too cozy in their trailers.
According to Murphy, while he understood the likelihood of on-set hookups, he hoped to minimize the off-screen drama with one simple stipulation.
“I've certainly dated people I've worked with and, you know, when you work on a set for 18 hours a day I think it's natural,” Murphy explained to Heat magazine. “But I have a rule: Don't do it in your trailer.”
It was rule certain unnamed members of the “Glee” club didn’t follow.
“They've broken that rule on many occasions,” Murphy said. “I'm like, 'I know you guys are young and hormonal, but don't do it in your trailer.' I'm the dad, that's what I say'.”
Not that Murphy has to worry quite as much as the typical father of hormonal high schoolers. After all, despite the fact that they play teens on the small screen, the stars of “Glee” are all over the age of consent.
Lawyer: Coleman’s ex was ‘harsh’ and ‘domineering’ As the battle for control of Gary Coleman’s estate rages on between the actor’s ex-wife and ex-girlfriend, his former attorney Randy Kester took a break from the legal fray to slam the side he isn’t supporting.
In an interview with Radar Online, Kester accused Coleman’s ex-wife, Shannon Price, of treating the star cruelly during her marriage to the “Diff’rent Strokes” actor.
Kester, who represented Coleman in recent years, claimed the couple had a troubling dynamic and that Price routinely disrespected the actor, “frequently (calling) him stupid,” and even made “comments about his stature.” And Price’s alleged problems with Coleman didn’t end with name-calling.
“It was awful. The neighbors take on Shannon is that they didn’t ever understand the relationship,” Kester recalled. “Many of them would come over and carry Gary, when he was very ill, out of the car and into the home ... and (they) have made comments about how she just kind of didn’t seem to care. She was more concerned with getting her packages into the house than making sure that Gary was brought safely into the home.”
In the end, Kester considered it “an inappropriate relationship” and simply witnessing it disturbed him.
“Shannon’s treatment of Gary was harsh and it was domineering, and it always bothered me,” the lawyer explained.
Dish on the fly After lying low for a few months, octuplets mom Nadya Suleman is back in the spotlight thanks to a stint on an upcoming game show. On “Silent Library,” participants must not raise their voices, no matter what horror awaits them — even if it happens to be Suleman herself. In a clip posted to TMZ, the multiples’ mom can be seen on a hospital bed “delivering” a rapid-fire series of baby dolls at one contestant’s head. Consider that fair warning before clicking the link.
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