Kathy Griffin and Jane Lynch hug it out at TrevorLIVE (Getty Images)
On Sunday, celebrities united for TrevorLIVE, which took place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Kathy Griffin hosted the star-studded event benefiting The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people under 24.
Paula Abdul, Adam Lambert, Mandy Moore, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Fergie, and Josh Duhamel, and the casts of "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries" all came out to support the cause.
Before festivities began, Griffin huddled outside with Adam Shankman, who served as executive producer and director of TrevorLIVE, where they were greeted by guests, Fergie, and Josh.
"Seriously, you look hot!" Josh told Kathy. Meanwhile, Shankman made sure to ask the "Fergalicious" singer and her hubby to see the latest photo of their 3-month-old son, Axl.
The good vibes continued inside where everyone sat for dinner.
Almost the entire "Glee" gang was back together as Chris Colfer, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Dot-Marie Jones, and Harry Shum Jr. all came to support one of the night's honorees, Jane Lynch.
Fergie and Paula Abdul hang together / Gorgeous co-stars: Kat Graham and Candice Accola (Getty Images)
Around 8 p.m., Kathy Griffin took the stage and, naturally, the Emmy-winning comedian kicked things off with a little behind-the-scenes Hollywood gossip, reminiscent of her "My Life on the D-List" days.
"We have some incredible performances for you tonight, no lip syncing. Adam Shankman isn't having it!" she exclaimed. "I feel like we're friends and I can tell you what happened at Jingle Ball … Miley [Cyrus] sang by the way, she didn't lip sync, which brings me to Selena Gomez. I'm just saying she 'used a track,' as they say in the industry."
Griffin went on to corroborate those reports about Selena's F-bomb after a technical malfunction during her set.
"Selena Gomez had like a black wig on, very red lipstick, a lot of makeup, and she had sort of a corset, so that was kind of fun because she's had a rough year with the Biebs," Kathy said referencing Justin Bieber, or as she prefers to call him, Justine. "Justine Bieber has put her through a lot of s--t this year, that poor little Mexican girl. Justine will not stop Instagramming photos of himself shirtless, I don't even know if the gays want him anymore.
"So Selena has been through a lot, she can't take any mas … You can look this up online cause it really happened and it was fun. She finished, um, singing," Griffin said using air quotes. "Then she sang that song ['Come & Get It']. The song ended, and then something happened with the sound and the applause died down — and you know Jingle Ball is for, like, tweens and s--t so you're not supposed to say f--k and stuff. The applause died down and they were ready for Selena Gomez to sing her next song, and just at the right moment, you just hear her alone in the sold out Staples Center just go, 'What the f--k,' I swear to God, and she stormed off stage."
Continued Kathy: "I don’t know if she's 11 or 12, but that s--t was funny."
After Kathy's introduction — which had the celeb-filled crowd in stitches ‚ the two-hour show began with performances by Adam Lambert, Cheyenne Jackson, Amber Riley, Sia, and the cast of "Glee."
There certainly was no shortage of star power!
When NBA star Jason Collins — who came out as gay last spring — took the stage, he got Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola, Kat Graham, and Matt Davis on their feet with "The Vampire Diaries" creator Kevin Williamson.
Jane Lynch was honored for empowering youth through her career and personal endeavors, and increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.
After an introduction by Ryan Murphy, Jane's "Glee" family performed as a tribute to the Emmy-winning actress. Lynch was visibly moved in the audience, but she kept her sense of humor when taking the stage to accept her award.
'Glee' cast reunites on stage (Getty Images)
“I would love this moment to be falsely modest and say that I am no hero,” she said while accepting the Trevor Hero Award to a room full of laughs. "I would love to be able to say what I do is not extraordinary. But I can't. I deserve this freakin' award."
To learn more about The Trevor Project, click here.
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- Kathy Griffin
- Adam Shankman
- Adam Lambert
- Josh Duhamel
- Selena Gomez
- Trevor Project
- Jane Lynch