November 13, 2012 11:06am PT by Jennifer Exley
Lea Michele's Talks Pregnancy Rumor and Food Porn Obsession on 'Leno' (Video)
In her own words, Glee star Lea Michele has finally made it. What pushed the singing sensation over the top? She’s had a fake pregnancy rumor.
“I really felt like I finally made it. Having your first fake pregnancy rumor. It was really awesome,” Michele told Jay Leno on Monday night. “I feel like it’s part of what happens in this business, but that’s a real one. That’s a cool one to get. You’re in.”
The native New Yorker also talked about her love of food and cooking. Michele, an avid cook, admitted her obsession with the show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. “It’s like porno. It’s food porno,” Michele said.
“That’s going to be the next rumor. Lea’s obsessed with porno.”
Perhaps the highlight of the interview was a story Michele told about a recent spray tanning mishap involving a manager’s dog.
After getting a spray tan, (because “the sun’s bad, apparently”) the native New Yorker went into the studio to work on her upcoming solo album (her first). During a break, a manager’s dog jumped onto her lap and it went downhill after that.
“[The manager] went over to pick up the dog and the dog peed all over me, which wouldn’t have been so bad,” Michele said. “Because I didn’t wipe off the spray tan yet it left pee streaks all over my legs for days. I had these zebra stripe pee marks on my legs.”
“That’s so much better than going out in the sun for 20 minutes,” Leno joked.