“I never wanted to be famous,” Glee mega-star Matthew Morrison confessed in the latest issue of Parade.com. Go figure that Glee (and his hunky character Mr. Schuester) would become a cult phenom, catapulting Matthew’s fame into outer orbit. He went on to say there’s a side of celebrity that no one teaches you anything about, and that you have figure out on your own how to deal with it. “I feel very lucky that this sort of fame happened at a later age for me,” he said. “Unfortunately, we live in a time where we have to sell these magazines, and they literally just make stuff up. When that first started happening, I was in a rage. But I got over that and I know my own truth.” He capped this sticky part of the convo saying that he has a great group of friends around him, so at the end of the day, he couldn’t be happier.
Pretty soon, though, it’s not all Glee fame that Matthew will be experiencing–aside, of course, from being Gwyneth Paltrow’s new BFF (they became fast friends on set when GP made a guest appearance on Glee). He is preparing for a busy summer with the recent release of his self-titled debut album and the kick-off of a solo tour. He’ll also be joining New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys (NKOTB) as a special guest on their highly-anticipated tour this summer. “I’m really excited. The best part for me is coming up, and that’s going to be the live performances. That’s what I do for a living, and I can’t wait to be on stage singing my own songs.” He quipped on listening to tour-mates NKOTB as a teen: “Yes, I liked some of their songs. I had a cassette tape of New Kids on the Block. They had fun, catchy songs. I was there for the first album. I think it wasn’t cool for guys to like them after that, but I probably secretly still listened to them.” Well, regardless, he’s the epitome of cool in these fresh Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, available in four metal frame hues. –rpuccia
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