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Chris Colfer Gets a Book Deal, Which Sort of Officially Makes Him a Job Hoarder Now

Tags: 2011 MTV Movie Awards, Movie News

Suck it, James Franco and Ryan Seacrest. Chris Colfer is about to beat you at your own game and win the big contest of Who Can Have The Most Employments At Once.  He just signed a book deal with Little Brown Books for Young Readers, but more on that in a second. Let’s recap:

As many of you gays know, this Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning kid is on a television program about singing teens called Glee. He also, it’s assumed, gets a cut of all the sales and downloads of the approximately one thousand installments of Now That’s What I Call Songs From ‘Glee.’He’s on tour with the cast right now and those shows are furiously being edited and pitch-corrected into a 3D concert film for release in August.

In the meantime he’s been writing a pilot for The Disney Channel, an adaptation of a children’s book titled The Little Leftover Witch (plot: little girl witch falls from sky when her broom breaks, nice family adopts her, she does witch-things all over the place like a tween Samantha Stevens). Colfer’s also starring in an indie high school comedy from Saved! director Brian Dannelly called Struck by Lightning. And, oh yeah, he wrote that one, too.

So now there’s a two-book deal in place for him to pen The Land of Stories, an original concept he’s been kicking around since he was about ten years old—one about a young brother and sister team whose modern world collides with the land of fairy tales. Then they run off and have fantastical adventures and whatever. We assume he’ll fit it all in during stolen moments between his other pursuits: Winter Olympics curling team training, that cookbook with Lucinda Scala Quinn, the shoe line with Kohls and cobbling lessons from Daniel Day Lewis. Feel free to add your own revenue stream ideas for Mr. C below.

Stay awake, Chris Colfer! Get yours!

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  • josephSmith

    Ugh. Gag. Overexposure.

    Is it just me or has Kurt’s character single-handedly made Glee more painful/impossible to watch?

  • Cam


    I feel disloyal saying it, but I really hated the other season where they made him somewhat of a stalker and yet had Finn labeled the bad guy for getting pissed.

    That said, I think an interesting storyline about he and the former closeted bully seems like it’s showing up.

  • Kirk212

    Take away my gay card but Kurt is an obnoxious character that I can barely stand to view on screen. Totally agree with post number 1. Books are a good idea on his part though, won’t be many post-Glee roles for such a limited actor.

  • Cam


    Their might be because he seems to be the type of “Gay” that hollywood likes and expects. Look at how much of a shrieking hysteric they’ve turned the guy on “Modern Family” into.

  • nightfallcub

    He always looks like he’s wearing makeup. also? he needs to make his money while he can, because he’ll be crawling to broadway after it’s all done with Glee.

  • Chuck

    I really love Chris Colfer. I wouldn’t watch Glee if he weren’t on it. I am also happy and proud of his success.

    But I do think he essentially won the gay lottery by being an obviously gay young person when the world seemed to be ready and willing to embrace a gay type superstar. This was obviously made possible by Ryan Murphy.

    Chris is incredibly talented. I love his voice and acting skills. That being said, his success beyond Glee is more than just persistence and hard work on his part. It really blatantly speaks volumes about how much connections matter.

    While I find it adorable that he is being allowed to let his nurchuring entertainment for little kids self flourish, I am sure that anyone with the same ability in writing or producing would not get the same chances that Chris is getting.

    I say good for him. But also he’s luckier than 99.9% of the people out there to be getting the chance.

  • Kirk212

    @Cam: You are so right on the Modern Family character, so true.

  • Jase

    As usual most of the queerty commenters are too dumb to distinguish a character from the actor, and have nothing more to say than being whiny bitchy queens

  • psiwire

    @josephSmith: Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only one.

  • Chico

    Kurt’s stalking story line was a bit grating. Yet, it is true that some of us do fixate on those straight fellows that we just can’t have. The story line involving his bullying culminating to a heartbreaking Prom moment was much more relatable. Yes, Kurt is flamboyant and not a representative of all gays out there but his character does boldly assert: why should anyone have to hide who they are, flashy or not? In this regard, I find appreciation for the character.

  • Jeff K

    @Ogre Magi: You made me me throw up a little in my mouth with that comment!

  • Kate

    @josephSmith: I’m pretty sure it’s just you.

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