Jane Lynch Gets A Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Paparazzi Under Siege by Hollywood Mothers

“Our iconography has been peppered through film since the inception of film so we’ve always associated with film, but have never been truly represented and you’re starting to see a shift in that,” said filmmaker Jeff Barnaby (“The Colony”), who was born and raised on a Mi’gmaq reserve in Canada’s Quebec province. “We’re undoing a century of misrepresentation,” he told a panel on native films at the Toronto film festival, where he unveiled his newest film “Rhymes for Young Ghouls,” starring Nova Scotia Mi’gmaq actor Glen Gould. “Nobody is going to be the Lone Ranger anymore. They’re going to want to be Glen Gould. Okay maybe not Glen.” Gould likened the rise of native cinema to a return to tradition. “Traditionally in our communities, we had storytellers way way back when. When film came around, our stories were dictated by non-native people, so we had Italians playing Indians,” he said, adding that he would like to now play an Italian mafioso in a movie. “But now we have this wave of aboriginal writers and storytellers.” Aboriginal activists have long complained that the so-called Hollywood Indian neither mirrors Native American contemporary reality nor their historical past. Acclaimed Abenaki documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, who returned to the festival with “Hi-Ho Mistahey,” said audiences are more open to real stories about natives. “Where we’re going is very different than where we’ve been,” she said, saying the trend is rooted in indigenous peoples discovering their identities. “When you find your identity… that’s the beginning of a great life and that’s what is happening right now among our people. I see it and I hear it,” she said. Producer Jennifer Podemski from the Muscowpetung First Nation in Canada’s Saskatchewan province, however, said she fells that natives still have some way to go to break through, after struggling eight years to find financing for her latest film.

See More 2 Test message Cc jennifer garner and halle barry told the lawmakers horror stories about issues with the kids and photographers. We are in los angeles, the efforts are getting somewhere. . Reporter: Yes, the vefrts paid off so far, because the vote on the bill was unanimous, and comes just weeks after lawmakers heard some heart-tugging testimony from two hollywood moms. This is what some hollywood celebrities face every time they step out of their homes. And when they’re with their kids, the shutters don’t stop. Just watch britany spears and her sons surrounded in the 2012 documentary celebrity that took viewers behind the velvet ropes in the world of celebrity photographer. This morning, celebrities are one step closer to winning the fight to protect their children from harassment by paparazzi in california. Weeks ago, california lawmakers heard emotional testimony from famous moms like halle barry and jennifer garner, about how their children’s lives are affected by photographers. And I don’t want a gang of shout, arguing, law-breaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are, all day every day, to continue traumatizing my kids. Reporter: The bill which just passed the state senate, allows them to take pictures of the children, but would make a paparazzi who annoys, torments or terrorizes a child subject to fines or jail time. Other haves fought back, ang lee ya joe lee and brad pitt sold the rights to their children, in all, bringing in $18 million and donating it to charity. Some say ultimately legal action won’t stop the profitable pictures from ending up in magazines, but it could change how they’re taken. Hopefully this will be some level of deterrent and send a message that it’s just not okay.

On Wednesday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Lynch the 2,505th star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An animated Lynch told CBS News she now expects to have trouble sleeping after receiving the honor. “I am going to wake up in the middle of the night and say, ‘Ahh, I am a star!'” she said. Lynch is perhaps best known for her ongoing role as the track suit-wearing cheerleading coach on the hit television show “Glee.” Cory Monteith 1982-2013 She and her fellow cast members are currently shooting an episode that involves the death of “Glee” character Finn Hudson. The role was played by actor Corey Monteith, who died in July from a mixture of heroin and alcohol, according to the British Columbia coroner’s office. “Work is the best thing for grief,” said Lynch. “So we are working on this episode right now, the tribute to our quarterback, our Corey, who was not only quarterback of the football team, but of the Glee Club and I think it does him great justice.” During the ceremony, Lynch posed alongside her new star –and even laid down next to it — as crowds of fans and photographers snapped her photo. She says the Hollywood honor is one she has dreamed of since moving to Los Angeles more than 20 years ago. “In a way — this is going to sound snooty of me — I was like, ‘Of course,’ but in another way, it blows my mind,” Lynch said. 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.