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« on: September 17, 2009, 11:08:49 am »

So has anyone else begun watching "Glee"? I blush to admit it's becoming one of my guilty pleasures. I've seen some great singing and dancing in the first two regular episodes.
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 11:28:00 am »


Hi Jeff,

Yep, I'm watching Glee.  I think it's very good.  I have always gotten a kick out of high school angst movies (or in this case TV show)... a la The Breakfast Club, etc.  So, Glee appeals to me.  And, I just think it's fun, entertaining viewing.

I like to have silly TV shows as guilty pleasures too.  To me it's a fun way to unwind after a stressful day.

Also, I'm thrilled to see Jane Lynch in Glee.  She was a character in the L Word, and she was great in that too.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 12:00:03 pm »

After last night's episode I was ruminating about the fact that Kurt, the gay boy, is, yet again, a stereotype (his father took his car away after he found the tiara collection in Kurt's hope chest  Roll Eyes ), but then I realized that all the kids are pretty much stereotypes--the overweight, sassy African American girl; the nerd; the jock; the Jewish Barbra Streisand wannabe (who was told last night that she needed a nose job)--so why should the gay boy be an exception? I decided that I'm not gonna let it bother me. I'm just gonna enjoy the music and some pretty hot dancing!

When Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester) starts singing and dancing--yeehaw!  laugh

My high school glee club wasn't anything like that. They just stood around on risers and sang!  laugh
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 01:34:08 pm »

Yeah, I think you're right.  I think that the show is actually, at least partially, about exposing stereotypes... or about playing up stereotypes in order to critique them.

Also, from the first episode, we learned that the brunette, star-wanabe in the glee club (that main character... forgetting her name at the moment) is the daughter of a gay-male couple.  Is there any representation of lesbian identity yet in the show?  I missed some of this most recent episode.  Sometimes I don't know what's worse... being stereotyped or being invisible.




 
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 03:17:05 pm »

Also, from the first episode, we learned that the brunette, star-wanabe in the glee club (that main character... forgetting her name at the moment) is the daughter of a gay-male couple.  Is there any representation of lesbian identity yet in the show?  I missed some of this most recent episode.  Sometimes I don't know what's worse... being stereotyped or being invisible.

The one I called the Barbra Streisand wannabe? Her name is Rachel, and I missed the gay-male couple thing, probably because my dad phoned me in the middle of the show last week.  laugh  I don't recall noticing any lesbian presence yet--unless Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) turns out to be lesbian. Last night we just had Kurt coming out to Mercedes, and the goofball who was stalking Josh Groban.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 03:34:20 pm »


Yeah, I've been wondering if Jane Lynch will turn out to be a lesbian in Glee too (given that it's something the actress is known-for, from the L Word, etc.).   I didn't know if I'd missed something about that already.


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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 04:23:24 pm »

Yeah, I've been wondering if Jane Lynch will turn out to be a lesbian in Glee too (given that it's something the actress is known-for, from the L Word, etc.).   I didn't know if I'd missed something about that already.

Not that I'm aware of.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 08:44:12 am »

Well, I guess I'm going to have to make a choice.  Sad

I see by TV Guide that Glee is scheduled against two old favorites, Law & Order: SVU, which has been moved from 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, and Criminal Minds.  Sad

So, which hot guy do I like the best, Matthew Morrison on Glee, Chris Meloni on L&O:SVU, or Shemar Moore on Criminal Minds?  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 12:15:43 am »

I hope you watched Glee tonight Jeff!  It was a really good episode.  Some truly hilarious moments (I actually found myself laughing out loud at one point).  The football team dancing on the field in full gear just absolutely cracked me up.  I thought they did that really well. But, then a really touching set of scenarios with Kurt.  The exchange with his Dad at the end was very well done I thought.

I also thought that Jane Lynch was fantastic tonight.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 11:15:11 pm »

I don't watch TV, but I was happy to find "Glee" on fox.com.  

This show is hilarious.  It's the kind of over-the-top, broad humor I like.  Reminds me of "Scrubs"; or, better--it's like "The Office" goes to high school.

I love how the characters very sincerely inhabit their sterotypes.  

BTW, I looked up Matthew Morrison:  he had quite a Broadway career--Link in "Hairspray" and Fabrizio in "The Light in the Piazza".   Oh, that hair...

Here he is in the as Lt. Cable in the Lincoln Center revival of "South Pacific":  his pants sure are going south:

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2009, 12:00:28 am »

[Here's Matthew Morrison] as Lt. Cable in the Lincoln Center revival of "South Pacific":  his pants sure are going south:


Sigh. I love it when they've got that little "ridge" where the hip meets the torso. ...  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2009, 12:11:14 am »

I hope you watched Glee tonight Jeff!  It was a really good episode.  Some truly hilarious moments (I actually found myself laughing out loud at one point).  The football team dancing on the field in full gear just absolutely cracked me up.  I thought they did that really well. But, then a really touching set of scenarios with Kurt.  The exchange with his Dad at the end was very well done I thought.

I also thought that Jane Lynch was fantastic tonight.

I'm afraid not. As much as enjoy the dancing--and Matthew Morrison--in Glee, in the end my loyalty is to my police procedurals. It was Law & Order: SVU for me. I'll keep checking TV Guide to see whethe they're rebroadcasting Glee at another time, or maybe I'll catch it in reruns in the spring.

Actually, the "over-the-top, broad humor" in the show that Paul finds attractive I find off-putting. I never really cared much for Scrubs or The Office, either (except for that boyishly cute John Krasinsky in The Office).

Extra credit: In what Jake Gyllenhaal film did John Krasinsky appear?*

Incidentally, a critic in TV Guide thinks the Glee people have made a major blunder in having Will's wife fake a pregnancy. FWIW. ...

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2009, 12:22:59 pm »

Also, I'm thrilled to see Jane Lynch in Glee.  She was a character in the L Word, and she was great in that too.

Wow, she is everywhere! Comedies like Role Models, upscale films like Julie and Julia ... I just looked at her IMDb profile, and she's been in 45 things just since 2007 -- many of them TV shows with multiple episodes, which only count as one on the list, so really far more than 45 things.


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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2009, 01:04:24 pm »

Yeah, I noticed she'd been busy too when I looked at her Imdb page.  She's doing great in Glee so far I think.  I thought this most recent episode really was the strongest so far.

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 12:02:45 am »

Love Glee, love the singing, love the characters, even kind of fond of the story line.
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 07:12:37 am »

Love Glee, love the singing, love the characters, even kind of fond of the story line.

Same here. I've seen every episode from both seasons---some more than once!  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010, 07:15:52 am »

Another Glee fan here!!
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 08:33:51 am »

I've been sort-of catching up with the show over the summer. I enjoy the singing and the dancing.

Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling are so hawt. ...  Roll Eyes

Jane Lynch is doing a fabulous job as Sue Sylvester, though I have to admit that I quickly get bored and depressed with characters as relentlessly mean spirited as Sue. I know that's the point of her character, but I still get over characters like that very quickly.

Lea Michele must also be doing a great job as Rachel because on average of once an episode I want to slap Rachel, she annoys me so much.  laugh
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2010, 10:07:39 am »

 Grin  Love their rendition of Born To Run for the Emmys

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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2010, 12:57:17 pm »


Yeah, I still love Glee and am so happy to see it doing so well!

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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2010, 03:16:57 pm »

Jane Lynch is doing a fabulous job as Sue Sylvester, though I have to admit that I quickly get bored and depressed with characters as relentlessly mean spirited as Sue. I know that's the point of her character, but I still get over characters like that very quickly.

Actually, I really like Jane/Sue in the scenes with Sue and her sister. I understand that the "job" of the character is to be the principal antagonist, but perhaps the scenes with her sister show the "real" Sue Sylvester. Maybe if the show lasts long enough, some day they'll go into why Sue is the way she is with everybody else.
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Teenage Dreams and Nightmares:
Talking ‘Never Been Kissed’ With Ryan Murphy of ‘Glee’

By DAVE ITZKOFF
November 10, 2010, 7:00 am


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In the first part of an interview published on Tuesday, Ryan Murphy, a creator and executive producer of “Glee,” talked about why he chose to take on the subject of gay bullying in Tuesday night’s episode, called “Never Been Kissed.” In this second installment, Mr. Murphy answers questions raised by the episode, in which Kurt (Chris Colfer) meets Blaine (Darren Criss), a gay student in a rival singing group, and stands up to a bully who persecutes him for being gay, while his fellow glee-choir members learn they’ve been tormenting Coach Bieste (Dot Jones) without realizing it. (One last warning that if you haven’t watched the episode yet, this interview will give away plot details.)

Q.
In this episode we were introduced to Blaine, who becomes a kind of role model to Kurt. Aren’t you giving yourself and the story an easy way out there? Doesn’t this avoid the subject of gay teens who feel alone because they don’t know anyone else who is gay?

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I think that that character is fascinating, because he is incredibly strong and, based on the [music] we’ve released, that “Teenage Dream” song has gotten hundreds of thousands of hits. People really seem to be taken by that character and they don’t even know him yet.

But I also think that he’s tormented because, as he says to Kurt in the storyline, “I ran.” I put my tail between my legs and I left my situation and I regret it. I don’t think he’s some big white knight who walks in and does the “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it,” thing. He has great self-loathing and wishes he would have handled himself differently, and those things will play out over the course of the season – trying to rectify what he perceives as weakness and wrongdoing on his own part. I didn’t write some sort of heroic, Clark Kent-like character.

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We also learned that Kurt’s bully has been antagonizing him because he is conflicted with his own sexuality. That certainly happens in real life, but again, doesn’t it avoid the issue of people who are simply bigoted or intolerant?

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The turn that character takes is based on someone in my life that I know who did that. Somebody who regularly and routinely beat up other gay kids and called them [slurs] and hit them, and the truth of the matter is, he came out of the closet in his 20s and had to get himself to a psychiatrist to deal with the hell he put so many people through because of his own issues. I will say that’s not the only bully or homophobic character that will arise from that storyline this season. I don’t think you can just present the person picking on somebody else because of their own secret, sad agenda. There are just people who hate gay people and pick on them because of their prejudice and hatred, and those characters need to be explored as well. I think we have done that on the show and we will continue to do that.

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Did you specifically include the subplot about Coach Bieste, who is teased behind her back by the male singers in the glee choir, to show that bullying doesn’t have to be overt to damage someone?

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Yeah, we really wanted to do an episode about it, but not obviously, where everybody was shoved into lockers. There are different forms of cruelty that people get away with. That episode is completely about accountability. If you can change any young impressionable minds and make them aware of the consequences of their actions and all different forms of cruelty, I think that’s a great, great gift.

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As the audience for “Glee” continues to grow, are you concerned that some viewers won’t want to follow storylines about a gay character?

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The Kurt storyline has been heavier this season, but it’s not like 100 percent of our storylines are gay stories. There’s one gay character in that group and when we’ve chosen to concentrate on him in the A story, there are B, C and D stories. There’s been a lot of heterosexual love stories told on our show this year. In fact, 90 percent of the story lines are about those characters – Finn and Rachel, or Chord [Overstreet] and Dianna [Agron], or Tina and Artie, or Artie and Brittany or [John] Stamos and Jayma [Mays]. It is a show about a show choir. It’s not a show about pro wrestlers or repo men.

Q.
You’ve said the bullying storyline won’t be contained to just this episode. How will you work the other characters into it?

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At the beginning, it is about the Chris Colfer character, certainly. But as we get deeper into the episodes, it will be about how all the other kids are tortured and bullied. The kid in the wheelchair. The Jewish girl. Because they stick up for Kurt, they will all get increasingly tormented. So it’s not just about gay bullying – it’s about all different kinds that happen in schools. And how really, also, it’s about how educators struggle with what to do and when and how to do it. That’s something we are spending a lot of time and energy exploring – the teachers’ culpability and how, hopefully, we’ll shed a little light on the stress and struggles they go through, that in so many school districts, their policies are wrong.
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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2010, 02:19:43 pm »

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This is a link to the video where Blane is introduced. Man when that kiss happened I did not see it coming. I was all fired up because Kurt was standing up to him and WHOA!  Kiss
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2010, 04:46:24 pm »

I'd only seen one Glee episode, "The Power Of Madonna". 

Last night decided to watch due to the storyline topic, and really enjoyed it, so I will be back next week.  I guess I'm officially a "Gleek" now.

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By MICHAEL AUSIELLO, TV Columnist
Wednesday November 10, 2010 @ 12:14pm PST




EXCLUSIVE: Darren Criss is hitting all the right notes with his new Glee  bosses. Hot on the heels of his well-received debut last night as Kurt's gay role model Blaine, the actor/singer/songwriter is in talks to become a full-fledged series regular. The promotion for Criss - who initially came on board the Fox hit as a recurring - would likely kick in at the start of the show's already-greenlit third season. This would mark the first regular TV gig for Criss whose biggest pre-Glee  TV role was an arc on ABC’s short-lived Eastwick.  He first found fame on the Internet as the star of YouTube viral hit A Very Potter Musical.  Here is Criss performing Teenage Dream  on last night's Glee  episode.  






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Darren Everett Criss (born February 5, 1987) is an American television actor, singer-songwriter and Internet personality. He is probably best known as Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical  and as of 9th November 2010, plays Blaine, a Dalton Academy Warbler, on the television series Glee.


Early life and education
Originally from San Francisco, California, Darren Criss is half-Filipino and half-Irish . He attended Stuart Hall School for Boys and St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School and went on to the University of Michigan, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance, Acting.


Career
Criss is part of the theater production group Team StarKid, formed by theater students at the University of Michigan. His most popular role with Team StarKid was as Harry Potter in the YouTube viral hit A Very Potter Musical ,  and A Very Potter Sequel.  Both productions are musical-comedies based on the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.  He is credited with writing half of the songs in A Very Potter Musical  and all of the songs in A Very Potter Sequel.  He is also the primary songwriter for Team StarKid's upcoming show, StarShip,  to be performed in February 2011.

On November 9, 2010, Criss is slated to join the cast of Glee  as Blaine, a gay student at a rival school. Glee  creator Ryan Murphy stated, "Darren has a major, major arc...He sort of becomes Kurt's mentor and then maybe love--he had to leave his own school because of bullying and goes to an all-boys academy and finds acceptance because that school has a no-bullying, zero-tolerance policy. So Kurt really admires him and respects him. He plays someone who's one year older than Chris' character, so he's the old pro."

His work outside of Team StarKid and Glee include his stint as Josh in the television series Eastwick  and a guest-starring role in Cold Case.

He also released a self-produced EP Human  on iTunes in the summer of 2010.




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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2010, 01:05:33 am »




Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
You think I'm pretty
Without any make-up on
You think I'm funny
When I tell the punch line wrong
I know you get me
So I'll let my walls come down, down

Before you met me
I was a wreck
But things were kinda heavy
You brought me to life
Now every February
You'll be my valentine, valentine

Let's go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance until we die
You and I
We'll be young forever

You make me
Feel like
I'm living a
Teenage Dream
The way you turn me on
I can't sleep
Let's runaway
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

My heart stops
When you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby I believe
This is real
So take a chance
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

We drove to Cali
And got drunk on the beach
Got a motel and
Built a fort out of sheets
I finally found you
My missing puzzle piece
I'm complete

Let's go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance until we die
You and I
We'll be young forever

You make me
Feel like
I'm living a Teenage Dream
The way you turn me on
I can't sleep
Let's runaway
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

My heart stops
When you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby I believe
This is real
So take a chance
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

I might get your heart racing
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight

Let you put your hands on me
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight

You make me
Feel like
I'm living a
Teenage Dream
The way you turn me on
I can't sleep
Let's runaway
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back

My heart stops
When you look at me
Just one touch
Now baby I believe
This is real
So take a chance
And don't ever look back
Don't ever look back
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I loved his performance of "Teenage Dream", and would really enjoy seeing him as a love interest for Kurt.

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I loved his performance of "Teenage Dream", and would really enjoy seeing him as a love interest for Kurt.

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Honey, I'd like to see him as a love interest for me,  but I guess that's not going to happen.


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Well he don't know a good thing then!  Wink


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OMG! Look at this!



http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/11/ryan_murphy_glee_to_aid_new_yo.html


Last night's a cappella version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," he said, was the "best-selling song ever in the history of the show." And, Murphy pointed out, "the remarkable thing about that song is it’s the first time on network television that your love song is sung by two teenage boys."




Ryan Murphy: Glee to Aid
New York City Public School
for LGBT Teens

By: Bennett Marcus11/10/10 at 2:50 PM




On the same day that schools chancellor Joel Klein resigned, one New York City public school got some assistance from a most unexpected source: the TV show Glee.  Ryan Murphy, the hit show’s creator, announced Tuesday night that Glee  would provide funding for a "job readiness" counselor at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which helps run the Harvey Milk School. The job had been eliminated owing to budget cuts at the institute, which serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Murphy made the announcement while at the group's annual Emery Awards, where he was honored. In addition, he announced that the show will provide $25,000 in matching scholarship funds for the school, and though at this time Murphy "can neither confirm nor deny" whether there will be a Glee  tour this year, should there be, he pledged to collect funds from concertgoers to donate to the school.

Murphy had taken a tour of the Harvey Milk School during the day, and said he was so moved and inspired that he decided to make these gestures as a payback for Glee 's success. "I really wanted to do something to thank all of you for your support of Glee  over the past year. You've bought like 15 million songs, that’s pretty amazing," he told the crowd at Cipriani Wall Street. (Last night's a cappella version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," he said, was the "best-selling song ever in the history of the show." And, Murphy pointed out, "the remarkable thing about that song is it’s the first time on network television that your love song is sung by two teenage boys.)

It was Murphy’s birthday, and he was serenaded onstage by Glee  star Matthew Morrison at the event. The previous evening at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Eat Pray Love  star Julia Roberts had also led the audience in a round of "Happy Birthday." "I was, like, eight shades of eggplant," Murphy told us. "It was very funny."
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Oh, yeah--

Can we please add and clarify:

"--it’s the first time on network television that your love song is sung by two teenage boys--to each other. "



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Oh, yeah--

Can we please add and clarify:

"--it’s the first time on network television that your love song is sung by two teenage boys--to each other. "





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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2010, 10:06:51 pm »

Not trying to "nit-pick" here....but I don't recall Kurt singing the song as well.  He was watching from the audience, and it did seem that the song was being sung to him, but from what I remember two teen boys didn't sing it to each other.

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Not trying to "nit-pick" here....but I don't recall Kurt singing the song as well.  He was watching from the audience, and it did seem that the song was being sung to him, but from what I remember two teen boys didn't sing it to each other.

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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2010, 12:23:11 am »

 

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Cee Lo Green
With the original
'Forget You' (F**k You) Lyrics


(Sorry, Gwyneth!)

I see you driving ’round town
With the girl i love and i’m like,
Fuck you!
Oo, oo, ooo
I guess the change in my pocket
Wasn’t enough i’m like,
Fuck you!
And fuck her too!
I said, if i was richer, i’d still be with ya
Ha, now ain’t that some shit? (ain’t that some shit?)
And although there’s pain in my chest
I still wish you the best with a…
Fuck you!
Oo, oo, ooo

Yeah i’m sorry, i can’t afford a ferrari,
But that don’t mean i can’t get you there.
I guess he’s an xbox and i’m more atari,
But the way you play your game ain’t fair.

I pity the fool that falls in love with you
(oh shit she’s a gold digger)
Well
(just thought you should know nigga)
Ooooooh
I’ve got some news for you
Yeah go run and tell your little boyfriend

Now i know, that i had to borrow,
Beg and steal and lie and cheat.
Trying to keep ya, trying to please ya.
‘Cause being in love with you ass ain’t cheap.

I pity the fool that falls in love with you
(oh shit she’s a gold digger)
Well
(just thought you should know nigga)
Ooooooh
I’ve got some news for you
Yeah go run and tell your little boyfriend

Now baby, baby, baby, why d’you wanna wanna hurt me so bad?
(so bad, so bad, so bad)
I tried to tell my mamma but she told me
“this is one for your dad”
(your dad, your dad, your dad)
Uh! Whhhy? Uh! Whhhy? Uh!
Whhhy lady? Oh! I love you oh!
I still love you. Oooh!
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I LOVE this!


http://www.hulu.com/watch/188956/glee-never-been-kissed


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“The show is about making you feel good in the end,” Murphy said. “It’s about happy endings and optimism and the power of your personal journey and making you feel that the weird thing about me is the great thing about me. I’ve done other shows with gay characters, and I will say that in many of those cases, the gay characters didn’t have a happy ending. And I thought you know what? Enough.”




http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/09/glee-creator-and-executive-producer-ryan-murphy-discovered-chris-colfer-but-dont-tell-the-young-actor-that-it-makes-him-feel.html

Chris Colfer's journey
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by Maria Elena Fernandez
September 8, 2009 |  5:59 pm




"Glee" creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy "discovered" Chris Colfer, but don't tell the young actor that. It makes him "feel like a continent." A good continent, though. Colfer, 19, plays Kurt Hummel in "Glee," which premieres tomorrow at 9 p.m. He's part of the musical comedy's talented ensemble, but his triple-threat performance is already being singled out by TV critics. The following is a longer version of a feature about Colfer that will be published in the Los Angeles Times tomorrow.

The then-18-year-old high school graduate with the big blue eyes and pale skin nervously walked into the audition room to sing and dance in front of his idol.

“Why do I have the feeling you’ve been Rolf on ‘The Sound of Music’ before?” the executive producer asked Chris Colfer, giving the young actor his signature Ryan Murphy once-over. The creator of “Nip/Tuck” was casting roles for his new Fox series, “Glee,” which premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m.

“I know I have Von Trapp written all over me,” Colfer replied. “I actually was Kurt in ‘The Sound of Music’ a long time ago.”

Colfer, a community theater actor from Clovis, Calif., wasn’t just looking for his first professional job. He was face-to-face with the television writer he most admired — standing in his office, surrounded by “Nip/Tuck” props and photographs, and all he wanted to do was ask him for spoilers for the next season. Instead, he dropped his script pages, scattering them everywhere.

“I was thinking, ‘I can’t do this. I can’t sing and dance in front of this man. I idolize him so much,’” said Colfer, now 19.  “So I immediately peed a little. I’m horrible at auditions anyway. Maybe that’s why I never got anything. It’s my Achilles' heel. Is that who it was — Achilles? Just checking. It could be Aries or Hercules and some scholar’s gonna write me a letter.”

The young countertenor, who had been performing since he was 9 but who knew he wanted to act “since I was an embryo,” was trying out for the role of Arty, a guitar-playing geek in a wheelchair who is part of a high school show choir at the heart of the musical comedy. He belted out “Mr. Cellophane” from the musical “Chicago,” which he had rehearsed with his grandmother.

“He’s never been formally trained and I just thought he was so talented and gifted and unusual,” Murphy recalled. “I’ve never seen anyone who looks like him or acts like him or sounds like him. You’d think he’d been at Juilliard for six years but he hasn’t.”

Still, Colfer didn’t get the part. Not that part anyway. Murphy recognized something else in the unknown performer, something that inspired him to invent a new character: a bit of himself.

Growing up in Indianapolis, Murphy sang in his church choir and immersed himself in musicals in high school and college.  His mother was a beauty queen; his father was a semi-pro hockey player who was baffled by a son who requested a “Vogue” subscription when he was 5 years old, started ironing his own clothes at 7, and performed in his bedroom, holding a hairbrush for a microphone in front of a mirror.

“My dad would look at me and go, ‘What the hell? I don’t know who you are. How did you come out of me?’ He would say things like that,” Murphy said. He may not have understood his son, but he accepted him, even when Murphy revealed to him that he is gay when he was 15 years old.

“Having a dad that loves you as a young man is a very powerful thing that you carry into the world,” Murphy said. “Because no matter what you do, in some weird, unconscious way, if you’re a guy, you always try to please your dad. I think it’s a great thing to put on television. You’ve seen the gay character that gets kicked out of the house or is beaten up. You haven’t seen the gay character that is teased a little bit, but wins and triumphs.”





That character, as drawn by Murphy for Colfer, is Kurt Hummel, the “fashionable soprano” and sixth member of the glee club. The first name is a tribute to Colfer’s turn as Kurt Von Trapp. The last name comes from the Hummel figurines “with rosy cheeks” that Murphy’s mother collected when he was a child.

“So Kurt from my ‘Sound of Music’ experience and Hummel because I look like a porcelain doll,” Colfer said wryly.

Although Kurt Hummel is coming to terms with being gay, his essence lies more in his strong sense of identity and self-worth than his sexual orientation.

“When we started auditioning, I thought it was kind of ridiculous that we’re doing a musical about kids and expression and we don’t have the gay point of view,” Murphy said. “I thought it was important, but I would never want Chris to feel weird. More than the gay thing, he understood the thing about being an outsider because he felt that way in high school and I told him we’re going to tap into that.”

The witty, mature and self-possessed Colfer is not one to be at a loss for words. But even after production wrapped last month, he was still grappling with the notion that the man who invented the show he used to watch against his mother’s wishes has created a part for him that everyone, from TV critics to co-star Jane Lynch, is betting will break out.

“Everything that’s happened I can understand except for that part,” Colfer said. “That part is completely mind-blowing. Every time I think of it my eyes get wide and I just can’t believe it. It means the world to me because I want to do what Ryan does someday. For him to see me in him, I can’t even describe it.”

His admiration of Murphy aside, Colfer’s first response to learning that his character is gay was fear. He grew up in the San Joaquin Valley, in a small town where many people wear cowboy hats, farm and “no one has a sense of humor but they all drive trucks,” he said. On a recent visit home, Colfer noticed there were still many “Yes on 8” signs on lawns.

“At first, I was absolutely terrified because I’m from a very conservative anti-gay town,” Colfer said. “And then people started saying, ‘Wow, your character is a lot like how Ryan Murphy would be,' and I didn’t know I was and that was good because that would also be terrifying. In the original script, they were leaning on him being overly flamboyant and I didn’t want to do that because it’s so overdone. So I made him more internal and superior.”    

A graduate of Clovis East High School, Colfer was a three-time speech and debate champion, president of the writer’s club, and wrote and directed a musical spoof of “Sweeney Todd” called “Shirley Todd.” His closest friends in school were the “lunch room ladies” because he preferred to stay home to write than to go out with friends. He also took care of his 14-year-old sister, Hannah, who was born with a critical illness that has kept her in and out of hospitals all of her life.

“I was made fun of a lot in high school because of the way I sound and the way I was,” Colfer said. “I was a lone duck in a swan-filled pond who criticized everyone. So I think everyone might be going, ‘Oh, he’s playing the gay character. Figures.’ Just because that’s how they perceived me.”

Between the ages of nine and 14, Colfer performed in local plays four nights a week. Five years ago, he landed a Hollywood agent and began traveling eight hours roundtrip to Los Angeles for auditions with his mother. He tried out for about 30 roles before he was cast on “Glee.”

Karyn Colfer remembers watching her son in his first role, playing Snoopy, when he was 8, and “I saw a light go on in my son that has never turned off.”

“We had this child, Christopher, who was extremely gifted in all areas,” she added. “He was very smart academically. He was very mature for his age because of his sister’s illness. And this was his outlet. It was a way for him to have something that was his very own, and his father and I committed to making sure that he went after this.”

Now that the word is out in Clovis about Colfer’s big break, Karyn Colfer has heard from friends who have asked how she’ll feel if people watch “Glee” and assume that her son is gay.

“I always say, ‘What if he is?’ To put it bluntly, I don’t know if my son is gay or not,” she said. “It’s not a conversation we’ve had with him. But if it ever came out that he is, he would still have his dad and myself and our support and love in everything he does in life. That would not change. Ever. You can’t stop loving someone for his sexual orientation. He’s my kid! I’m completely comfortable with whoever Christopher wants to be.”

More and more, broadcast television is depicting homosexuality in non-stereotypical ways, showing characters that embrace who they are (“Ugly Betty”) and are in loving, fulfilling relationships (“Brothers & Sisters” and “Desperate Housewives”).  In this way, Kurt is bound to become a role model for teens in the midst of discovering who they are and also for adults who have been in Kurt’s shoes.

“That would be the biggest compliment because that would mean the community he represents on the show accepts him,” Chris Colfer said. “I don’t personally feel a responsibility to be a role model, but as the actor, I do. I’m happy to do what I can, but I hope I don’t become the next Ellen.”

But he could just become the next Beyonce. During the powerful episode that is scheduled to air Sept. 23, Kurt comes out to his father (Mike O’Malley) in a scene that Murphy took verbatim from his life. The one difference is that Murphy’s conversation with his dad didn’t involve the football team or hilarious “Single Ladies” dance routine, which Colfer says required “three choreographers and two therapists” to nail.

“The show is about making you feel good in the end,” Murphy said. “It’s about happy endings and optimism and the power of your personal journey and making you feel that the weird thing about me is the great thing about me. I’ve done other shows with gay characters, and I will say that in many of those cases, the gay characters didn’t have a happy ending. And I thought you know what? Enough.”

Kurt would agree, and so does Colfer, who says that he can especially relate to how different Kurt is from his surroundings. But Kurt is one to say things like, “My body is like a rum chocolate soufflé. If I don’t warm it up right, it doesn’t rise,” and Colfer’s confidence doesn’t (yet) match that.

“There’s probably more of Kurt in me than I’m willing to admit, but I really wish I could be more like Kurt,” Colfer said. “I wish I could walk into a room and have that Ryan Murphy air of superiority about me.”

Photo: (Top) Chris Colfer. Credit: Los Angeles Times / Ken Hively; (Bottom) Colfer on set of "Glee." Credit: Los Angeles Times / Al Seib

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http://www.hulu.com/watch/184046/glee-duets


(Omg. I'm a gleek!)


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http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/11/glee_rendition_of_teenage_drea.html



Glee  Rendition of  
Teenage Dream
Reaches No. 1 on Billboard

By By: Avi Zenilman
11/19/10 at 12:29 AM



Darren Criss's rendition of the song is the first time a single from the show has reached the top. The song's success, combined with the popularity of Gwyneth Paltrow's Cee Lo imitation, now means that the show is only second to Elvis Presley when it comes to the number of tracks that have appeared on the Billboard charts. [TV Guide]


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By le_nubian_chic on 11/19/2010 at 10:26am
EFFIN AWESOME, it's the ONLY SINGLE I have ever bought from the show and it was well worth it!.


By mawphotodotcom on 11/19/2010 at 10:47am
It was also the first single I'd ever bought--give us more male-to-male love song serenades with cute, preppy back-up dancers in schoolboy blazers and 4-part harmony and maybe they can best Elvis, thanks to the combined gay male and clueless (or gay-friendly) pre-teen girl buying power..


By gzaner on 11/19/2010 at 11:12am
AWESOME!! Darren Criss is an amazing talent. The arrangement is fun. The staging/editing of the number in the episode was fantastic. What makes this wonderful is that it was a boy singing to another boy and everyone has gone crazy for it. A positive, fun, and joyful take on a song that deserves all the success it has garnered! As Katy says of Darren's rendition: it makes "me go WHEEEEE!"


By EmmyLoser on 11/19/2010 at 12:13pm
Great! And how adorable is Darren Criss?.


By Pussygalore on 11/19/2010 at 12:31pm
This song has been the highlight of an (up till now) disappointing second year of the show..




http://omg.yahoo.com/news/glee-cast-tops-the-digital-track-sales-charts-for-first-time/50967



Glee  Cast
Tops the Digital Track Sales Charts
For First Time--
TV Guide

November 19, 2010 2:32 AM PST





Another week, another musical milestone for the cast of Glee.

The Fox program's rendition of "Teenage Dream," debuted atop the digital track sales chart, selling 214,000 copies in its first week, Fox and Columbia Records announced Thursday.

It's the first time a Glee  song has reached No. 1. ("Don't Stop Believing" peaked at No. 2 in May 2009.)

Gwyneth Paltrow takes on Cee-Lo's "Forget You" in Glee

The success of "Teenage Dream" boosted the Glee cast past James Brown for second most entries on the Billboard Hot 100. The news comes just a month after the cast passed the Beatles to take the No. 3 all-time spot. Glee is now second only to Elvis Presley.

So far, Glee has sold 17 million digital downloads and 6.5 million albums worldwide. Glee: The Music, Volume 1 has been certified platinum with more than 1 million units sold and volumes 2 and 3 have each moved more than 500,000 units.

Glee has two more albums hitting the shelves this month. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album was released earlier this year and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 will hit stores Nov. 30.


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jana 9 hours ago
when i first heard katy's version i was like, "ok, it a nice song"..but then i heard glee sang it and i was like, "wow, thats F* Awesome then katy's!"


Jenna 13 hours ago
Glee's "Teenage Dream" was awesome! not a fan of Katy Perry's version, but Darren Criss rocked it! I also loved the "Umbrella/Singing in the Rain" mash-up. "Glee" is awesome!


Amy 14 hours ago
Cannot stand Katy Perry's version but adore Darren Criss' a billion times more!! I am obsessed Gleek, and was so ecstatic to hear of another addition to add to the show's list of successes. Rock on! Smiley


Riley 15 hours ago
woo hoo!!! Smiley imma big gleek and i love the new album, i downloaded it on my ipod!!! i loved the teenage dream song, its sa-weet...luv u guys! b-bye! Smiley


cobra 15 hours ago
I absolutely LUV teenage dream glee version! cannot stop listening to it!!!!Reply..



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Episode title:
"Furt"
(Finn + Kurt)

And I have to say--
Wow.
Glee  is amazing.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z93Sg-mTbR0

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Sadly, this will probably be taken down soon, so--watch it while you can!






(That San Francisco boy can sing! But wait a minute--will Kurt be content to be in the shadows?)


http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/11/24/glees-darren-criss-covers-hey-soul-sister/



Glee's Darren Criss
Covers 'Hey Soul Sister'

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Darren Criss goes a capella and covers Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” for an upcoming episode on Glee.

The 23-year-old actor, who plays a student at the Dalton School for Boys, was also joined by Kurt, played by Chris Colfer, who transferred to the school at the end of last night’s episode.

EW  got the exclusive first look of the actor’s newest cover. Darren most recently covered “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid.

If Darren’s rendition of “Teenage Dream” is any indication, his rendition of “Hey Soul Sister” will skyrocket on the charts next week. WE LOVE THIS KID!
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« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2010, 08:10:05 am »



http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2498499/darren-criss-microphone/


Darren Criss: Secret Recording Session in L.A.!


Darren Criss sets up his microphone in this JustJared.com exclusive pic at a top-secret recording session on Tuesday (November 23) in Los Angeles.

The 23-year-old Glee actor has had a jam-packed past few days!

Earlier this week, Darren went to the American Music Awards, where he chatted with Katy Perry, and the next day performed at The Grove in L.A.

Darren’s a cappella version of Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” has also hit the web!


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« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2010, 06:44:48 pm »





Rachel and Kurt face-off separately singing 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina'
(again, sadly, Fox will shortly pull these two, so listen quickly)!


                                                                                                      
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Hey hey hey

Tonight

Hey hey hey
Hey

Your lipstick stains
On the front lobe of my
Left side brains
I knew I wouldn't forget you
and so I went and let you
Blow my mind

Your sweet moonbeam
The smell of you in every
Single dream I dream
I knew when we collided
You're the one I have decided
Who's one of my kind

Hey Soul Sister
Ain't that Mr. Mister
On the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair, you know
Hey Soul Sister
I don't want to miss
A single thing you do
Tonight

The way you can cut a rug
Watching you is the only drug I need
So gangsta, I'm so thug
You're the only one I'm dreaming of
I can be myself now finally
In fact there's nothing I can't be
I want the world to see you be
With me

Hey Soul Sister
Ain't that Mr. Mister
On the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair, you know
Hey Soul Sister
I don't want to miss
A single thing you do
Tonight

Hey
Hey hey hey

Tonight

Hey
Hey hey hey

Tonight


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« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2010, 02:58:33 am »

one of my favorite TV show . . . Cheesy
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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2010, 01:49:40 am »




New York Magazine 's Year End Wrap-Up


A Very, Very Big Year
In 2010, over-the-top was often just right.

By Adam Sternbergh
Published Dec 5, 2010



If you were to gather the culture stars of 2010 in a room and ask them to retroactively pitch their biggest ideas, it would sound like an inmate’s meeting at an asylum for the delusionally grandiose....Yet if there was one thread that connected the highlights (and a few failures) of the last year, it was this: the Grand Gesture, the Big Gamble, the all-out Swing for the Fences....




Lea Michele

In its second season, Glee ’s crowd-pleasing engine began to run at high efficiency, fueled by the teeny-tiny Lea Michele and her great big voice. For her, 2010 will be remembered for two big gambles: a risqué photo shoot with Terry Richardson and a lollipop. And, more in the spirit of the Grand Theatrical Gesture, a balls-out rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” on the 2010 Tony Awards. Michele chose to wrestle a legend (Barbra Streisand), and she not only held her own—she brought down the house.
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« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2010, 03:09:18 am »



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Glee's Darren Criss:
'I Define Myself as a Straight Male'



Vanity Fair 's Brett Berk asks Glee actor Darren Criss in a roundabout way if he's gay.

VF:
Chris [Colfer] told me one of the times we talked that some of the power in his performances is from having personally experienced many of the things his character goes through as a gay teen. Not that this is in any way necessary for an actor playing any kind of role, but I’m wondering about your own personal connection to the character of Blaine and the subject matter you’re addressing.

CRISS:
It’s a subject that’s very near and dear to my heart, simply because I grew up in such an open community—doing theater in San Francisco. I mean, it doesn’t get much, stereotypically, “gayer.” I was inadvertently raised in the “gay community.” I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings. And those were the people I spent time with early on, so my whole perception of “sexuality” just wasn’t there. It just...was.  It even got to the point where, later in life... I had all the components in place. I was, well, not super effeminate, but I was into girly things—I liked musical theater, all the stereotypical things. I had to come out and say, well, I’m sorry, but I think I’m straight. And people were like, say it ain’t so! And I would say, “It’s been a secret too long, but I’m actually a straight male.”

And so for the longest time when people asked me about Blaine, I wanted to say It doesn’t matter. And it doesn’t. But I don’t want to devalue it, because it’s a very earnest question, and I can see why people would want to know. And I realized that if I said, It doesn’t matter,  that immediately means that I’m gay. So I do define myself as a straight male, but it really doesn’t come into play with me in this role. As an actor, your objective is always to play the scene. And this case, he happens to be a gay teen.





Criss  also talked with Popwrap about gay teen bullying (which was addressed on last night's episode - spoiler warning) and his character:

"Blaine is a year ahead of Kurt, both literally and figuratively – so when they meet, Blaine immediately connects with him and feels the need to impart his knowledge. He has gone through the same trials and tribulations Kurt has been feeling at McKinley. He wants to help Kurt. It’s a beautiful message that gives hope to Kurt, and hopefully everyone watching. Gay or straight, I think it’s superfluous – teens in general struggle with discrimination and this is a great coloring on the show. [As far as the current rash of gay teen suicides] Like any tragedy, it’s all about bringing attention to it and addressing the issue. It’s not new. This has been happening for years and I think the gay teen component is at the forefront, but it’s so much bigger than that. So yes, it’s heightened the stakes, but in a weird way, it’s inspiring us to be a lot stronger about what we’re saying. I’m no longer just acting opposite Chris Colfer, I’m also talking to the bullied teens and the parents who’ve lost kids to this. There’s people listening now, it’s kind of empowering."
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« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2010, 03:31:35 am »



Sunday, December 5, 2010
"Trevor [Project Benefit] LIVE" at the Hollywood Palladium


Darren Criss,
the Dalton Warblers and...
Katy Perry - LIVE - sing
'Teenage Dream'







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Darren Criss at 'Trevor LIVE' at The Hollywood Palladium on December 5, 2010












Katy Perry performing "Teenage Dream" on stage with Darren Criss and the Warblers



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Also posted in the Equality Agenda thread: The “It Gets Better Project” by Dan Savage; Showing Gay Teenagers a Happy Future
http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,46309.msg596436/topicseen.html#msg596436
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« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2010, 10:46:22 pm »

Loved the Christmas episode of Glee tonight!
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« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2010, 03:56:39 am »

Loved the Christmas episode of Glee tonight!

I did too Chuck!

Jane Lynch made a wonderful Grinch, didn't she? laugh
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« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2010, 07:32:40 am »

I did too Chuck!

Jane Lynch made a wonderful Grinch, didn't she? laugh

She was fantastic!  I started laughing as soon as she started to apply the green makeup.
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« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2010, 12:24:00 pm »




Adorable!
But again, watch it quickly before
Fox pulls it from Youtube--
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« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2010, 12:33:39 pm »

Just wonderful.   Smiley  It's one of my favorite holiday/winter songs.
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« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2010, 02:01:31 pm »





Just wonderful.   Smiley  It's one of my favorite holiday/winter songs.



I'm glad. But you know, here, this is something more--it's actually daringly subversive. Thank you, Glee!

But, Ackk! Fox has pulled the video I posted just minutes before--so fast!

Ok, here's a fan's version of the same song (from the Glee  Christmas Album) with montage clips--and it kept one verse that was cut in the screened version (bolded lyrics below)






I really can't stay     -     Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away     -     Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been     -     Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice     -     I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry     -     Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor     -     Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry     -     Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well maybe just a half a drink more    -     Put some music on while I pour


The neighbors might think     -     Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink     -     No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how     -     Your eyes are like starlight
To break the spell     -     I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir     -     Mind if I move closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried     -     What's the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can't stay     -     Baby don't hold out

Ahh, but it's cold outside


I simply must go     -     Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no     -     Ooh darling, it's cold outside
This welcome has been     -     I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm     -     Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious     -     Man, your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door     -     Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious     -     Gosh your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a cigarette more     -     Never such a blizzard before


I've got to go home     -     Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat     -     It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand     -     I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see     -     How can you do this thing to me?
There's bound to be talk tomorrow     -     Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied     -     If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay     -     Get over that hold out

Oooo Baby it's cold outside



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« Reply #57 on: December 09, 2010, 07:26:20 pm »




http://www.hulu.com/watch/198183/glee-a-very-glee-christmas





BLAINE:
Hey!


KURT:
You scared me!


BLAINE:
Well, good because--I am actually Marley's ghost and I'm here to tell you to stop studying so hard.


KURT:
What's with the boom box?


BLAINE:
I need you to sing with me--well, rehearse with me--I gotta get 'Baby It's Cold Outside' for the King's Island Christmas Spectacular--


KURT:
Aha--a personal favorite. Too bad they won't let us sing together. I mean....as two....artists.


BLAINE:
So, will you help me out here?


KURT:
Anything to get me out of Charlemagne.


BLAINE:
Very good then.



(They sing)


KURT:
I think you're ready


BLAINE:
Well, For the record, you are a lot better than that girl's going to be.











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« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2010, 11:42:29 am »

Oh, my what have I mist. Damn he is cute.  Grin
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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/glee-tonsillitis-brings-production-to-a-halt.html




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'Glee': Tonsillitis brings production to a halt
By Vlada Gelman
December 10, 2010 | 10:59 pm



It's the holiday season, which can only mean one thing: Sickness! Several “Glee” cast members have come down with tonsillitis, forcing the show to shut down production today, a rep for the show confirms.

The cast was scheduled to shoot a big musical number on location this Friday evening for February's post-Super Bowl episode, EW.com first reported. They'll have to get healthy fast because production is expected to resume on Monday. The musical number, however, will be rescheduled for January.

20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the show, isn't commenting on which cast members are sick, but earlier today “Glee” star Dianna Agron posted the following message on her Tumblr along with a picture of the cutest sick teddy bear ever: “Note to self…should have gotten a flu shot. In bed, hoping that medicine, soup, my computer and a marathon of movies will be the cure.”

Get healthy and enjoy your day of respite, Gleeks!


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« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2010, 10:15:52 am »

Oh, my what have I mist. Damn he is cute.  Grin

Yes, he is.  Smiley  The episode was rerun last night, so I got to see it. I haven't been watching Glee this fall, figuring, as with the first season, I'll catch up on it this summer when my hunk-laden "procedurals" are all in reruns. I could hardly believe I was watching two boys sing that song on network TV.  Smiley

I also need to do my homework and find out who the cute new blond boy is.  Cool
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« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2010, 12:08:26 pm »

I also need to do my homework and find out who the cute new blond boy is.  Cool

OK, I did my homework and the blond cutie is Chord Overstreet.

And IMDb has a lovely photo of him in a pair of gold lame shorts. ...  Grin
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OK, I did my homework and the blond cutie is Chord Overstreet.

And IMDb has a lovely photo of him in a pair of gold lame shorts. ...  Grin


 Roll Eyes Cool laugh
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Quinn (Dianna Agron)  and  Sam (Chord Overstreet)


Click above for Youtube posted by frankenteengleek


In the pic at IMDb the shorts look tigher and he has no shirt on. ...

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In the pic at IMDb the shorts look tigher and he has no shirt on. ...

 Shocked  Tongue Thud!



Jeff, you HAVE to view the episode to understand the context; Sam was first very embarrassed by his skimpy costume, hence the change.

(Also, please note the jokes re the size  of Sam's mouth and pouty lips; he finally turns the joke on himself by asking Santa for "Chapstick, lots of Chapstick.")

Ha!

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Jeff, you HAVE to view the episode to understand the context; Sam was first very embarrassed by his skimpy costume, hence the change.



and to see the full effect:

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2473494272/nm3432881
(IMDb doesn't let you copy and paste, dammit!!)
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(Send Holiday Chapstick packs to c/o Chord's agent!)
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Jeff, you HAVE to view the episode to understand the context; Sam was first very embarrassed by his skimpy costume, hence the change.

(Also, please note the jokes re the size  of Sam's mouth and pouty lips; he finally turns the joke on himself by asking Santa for "Chapstick, lots of Chapstick.")

Ha!

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All that matters to me is: Pretty blond muscle-boy in skin-tight shorts and no shirt.  Smiley
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« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2010, 04:36:41 pm »

Yes, he is.  Smiley  The episode was rerun last night, so I got to see it. I haven't been watching Glee this fall, figuring, as with the first season, I'll catch up on it this summer when my hunk-laden "procedurals" are all in reruns. I could hardly believe I was watching two boys sing that song on network TV.  Smiley

Of course, he's going to hurt Curt. Badly. Dark-haired, sexy charmers like him always turn out to be no good. I think it's a convention of the genre, er sumpin'.

And as I watched the episode, I found myself repeating to myself, "But Rachel and Puck are Jewish?Huh?Huh?  laugh
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« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2010, 05:35:47 pm »

Rachel commented on what she was doing for Christmas:  "My Dads and I will be ordering Chinese food and watching The Main Event."   laugh

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« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2010, 05:47:41 pm »

In the pic at IMDb the shorts look tigher and he has no shirt on. ...

 Shocked  Tongue Thud!

Then there's this one:

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Rachel commented on what she was doing for Christmas:  "My Dads and I will be ordering Chinese food and watching The Main Event."   laugh

I caught that.  Grin
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« Reply #72 on: December 22, 2010, 06:44:22 pm »

Then there's this one:



OK, this makes no sense. I can see the poster for The Main Event, but not this photo.  Angry

OTOH, when I hit "Quote," the url for the pic became visible, and I think that one really doesn't need to know French to figure out that "ses abdos parfaits" means "his perfect abs."  laugh
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« Reply #73 on: December 22, 2010, 07:16:40 pm »

Sorry, Jeff, that one corrupted.   Angry  (I assure you, it was good.)

Here's a consolation:

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« Reply #74 on: December 22, 2010, 10:34:41 pm »

Sorry, Jeff, that one corrupted.   Angry  (I assure you, it was good.)

Here's a consolation:



Not to worry, Friend. It's always the fault of my ISP.  Grin

That is a very nice shot, though I think the one at IMDb better displayed his abdos parfaits.  Grin
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Glee 's Kurt and Blaine have spent the last five episodes as platonic gay friends, an eternity of a time period that would typically see any random Glee  character cycle through at least three potential love interests, sometimes during a single hour. Still, there is hope: TV Guide reports that Kurt and Blaine will take things to the next level during the Valentine's Day episode, and Chris Colfer confirms that "there might be a development." The much-anticipated same-sex wooing will happen outside a Gap store for some reason and will be set to "When I Get You Alone," from Robin Thicke's long-haired bike-messenger phase . [TV Guide].





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« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2011, 03:49:53 pm »

Hey take a look at this video and tell me if the soldier in it is Darren Criss:



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« Reply #77 on: January 09, 2011, 04:11:47 pm »

Hey take a look at this video and tell me if the soldier in it is Darren Criss:





Looks just like him~~I think yes.
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Hey take a look at this video and tell me if the soldier in it is Darren Criss:






You're absolutely right--good call!



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The music video, directed by Steven L. Weaver, features stop motion animation. An interactive version of the video was also posted on the website Hear Something Country, presenting a 360-degree view of the video. The video features Glee  actor Darren Criss.

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« Reply #79 on: January 10, 2011, 06:22:05 pm »

I love Love Love Glee.. the rocky horror themed show was fun - and hence the gold lame pants.. worth a watch jeff not only for the gold lame pants!!
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« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2011, 11:32:16 pm »




http://tv.msn.com/golden-globes/2011-winners/story/?gt1=28103


GOLDEN GLOBES
Chris Colfer Is Early Winner
Actor wins gold for his role in the TV series 'Glee'


Chris Colfer scored an award for his role on 'Glee'
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Chris Colfer put FOX's "Glee" on the board, winning a best supporting actor over the likes of Chris Noth
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« Reply #81 on: January 16, 2011, 11:51:27 pm »

Yes!  I happened to be watching when he won!  So nice.  I really like what he said about kids who feel bullied, etc.  Smiley  I love both Colfer and Jane Lynch... they play my favorite characters on Glee.

LOL, I still can't get over Trent Reznor actually attending the Golden Globes, and boy, LOL was he on his best behavior tonight.  He can look so totally average when he cleans up... amazing.  I bet there are actually a fair number of NIN fans out there who are kind of worried by this.  

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« Reply #82 on: January 17, 2011, 01:43:36 am »

I missed watching the Globes tonight. I'm so happy to hear Chris won! He deserves it. Cool
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Glee starts today on German TV. I saw one episode last year on the plane and was not very impressed, to be honest. Found it not bad, but that was all.
But critics praise it in a way that appeals to me, and with many Brokies being hooked, I'll give it a try.
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« Reply #84 on: January 17, 2011, 02:09:55 am »




GOLDEN GLOBES
Chris Colfer Is Early Winner


"Most importantly, to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates that are constantly told no by bullies in their school and they can't be who they are ... Well, screw that, kids."



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'Glee' actor Chris Colfer had an emotional win during the 2011 Golden Globes. Accepting his award for best supporting actor, Colfer told kids who are being bullied that he is proof that they can be exactly who they are and do great things.

After thanking 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy and his castmates, he fought back tears and delivered the rest of his speech.

"Most importantly, to all the amazing kids that watch our show and the kids that our show celebrates that are constantly told no by bullies in their school and they can't be who they are ... Well, screw that, kids," Colfer said, holding up his Golden Globe.
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« Reply #85 on: January 17, 2011, 02:13:50 am »

Glee starts today on German TV. I saw one episode last year on the plane and was not very impressed, to be honest. Found it not bad, but that was all.
But critics praise it in a way that appeals to me, and with many Brokies being hooked, I'll give it a try.

You'll be hooked after a few episodes Chrissi. Trust me. It's a brilliant series. Cool
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« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2011, 07:56:20 am »

YaY, Chris Colfer!! I love him and his character. The show itself and Jane Lynch also won awards~~maybe others. Go Glee!!
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« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2011, 10:32:30 am »

I detest NBC's website, but here's the link for Chris Colfer:

http://www.nbc.com/golden-globes/video/supporting-actor-tv-series-chris-colfer/1270153/

Here's Jane Lynch being hilarious:

http://www.nbc.com/golden-globes/video/supporting-actress-tv-series-jane-lynch/1270199/
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Aww at Chris. Both good speeches.

I heart Glee.
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Anne Hathaway: 'Glee' Guest Star Role Confirmed

Anne Hathaway didn't win a Golden Globe on Sunday, but may have gotten something even more exciting: a self-designed guest role on 'Glee.'

The 'Love & Other Drugs' star told Jimmy Fallon in November that she wanted to guest on 'Glee,' and series co-creator Ryan Murphy met up with Hathaway and made it happen at the big awards show.

"She walked by our table and we have a mutual friend and I said, 'Do you really want to do it?' And she said, 'I do.' And I said, 'OK, we're gonna do it,'" Murphy told Access Hollywood.

"I think we'll do it probably in a month and a half or so... I have to talk to Anne about what she wants to sing. I'm sure she has ideas," he said. "I'm excited about that."

Actually, Hathaway has more than ideas: she's got the whole thing planned out.

"In my head, I've written a part for myself on 'Glee.'" she told Fallon. "In my head I've cast myself on 'Glee' and I know what song I'd sing... I would wanna play Kurt's long-lost aunt, his mother's sister who is also gay, who comes back to help him deal with his sexuality, and I would sing, 'You Are Not Alone,'" a song from Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods.'

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The first time Glee  viewers met newcomer Darren Criss, out-but-tortured Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) was visiting the all-boys Dalton Academy to suss out whether it would suit his escape from McKinley High. Lost in a sea of navy blue blazers, Kurt nervously sought the aid of a handsome stranger named Blaine (Criss) who immediately clasped our protagonist’s hand and was leading him on a shortcut through the school’s Versailles-like halls before Kurt knew what was happening. In that brief, fantastical sequence, the two teenage boys ran in slow motion to an ethereal piano interlude until they reached the site of the anticipated gathering, a performance by the Warblers, Dalton’s glee club. Once there, Blaine released Kurt’s hand and launched into Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” flirtily crooning it his way. For Kurt, the moment was a first glimpse at a future in which he could be himself and belong.

The next day, Glee’ s version of “Teenage Dream” shot up the iTunes charts, becoming the most downloaded song yet from a show that had recently surpassed the Beatles’ record for the most singles to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100. And in a world teeming with undeserving reality TV insta-stars, Criss became a bona fide overnight sensation.

But the 24-year-old’s charm and talent were only part of the equation. After a season and a half of building sympathy for Kurt, Glee’ s fans want him to find happiness. And ever since Glee  cocreator Ryan Murphy let on that Kurt will have a boyfriend this season, the Internet has been filled with speculation about who it will be. (After Bieber -esque new kid Sam, played by Chord Overstreet, proved straight, conjecture turned to Blaine.)

This is more than just a teenage dream, or even a gay one. As a top 10 show among men ages 18 to 49, Fox’s kooky jukebox musical has a fanbase that extends beyond the usual coalition of teenage girls and gay guys who tune in to Gossip Girl  or 90210.  Commercial time on Glee  commands top dollar (behind only Sunday Night Football  and American Idol,  according to Advertising Age) and big-name stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears line up for guest appearances. Its coveted berth after the recent Super Bowl -- of all things -- shouted one thing: Glee  has become the only true network TV breakout hit of the last few years.

In casting Criss, the show’s producers inadvertently landed an ideal spokesman for a new generation of all-American male -- comfortable enough in his own sexuality to be perfectly at ease with someone else’s. Knowing that "Are you gay?" would be among the first questions lobbed at him, Criss initially thought he would tell reporters something ambiguous and "idealistic" like "It doesn’t matter if I’m gay or straight -- I’m playing a role." Though new to Hollywood, he’s wise enough to know that such a tactic could have backfired. He concluded, "I didn’t want to make it troublesome."

So Criss came out, as it were, as straight, and now he regularly says things like "I think it’s more empowering to everybody, including myself, if I’m articulate about identifying myself as a straight male playing a gay character. Ultimately, that’s more powerful for both communities."

Criss’s backstory is so good it seems tailor-made for this moment. He grew up in San Francisco (translation: he’s gay-friendly), where he was a big musical theater geek (see previous); his mom is Filipino and his dad is Irish (so he’s appealingly multicultural); he graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 (in other words, he’s a smartie); his self-produced EP and the Harry Potter  musical parody he and his UM friends made became worldwide viral video hits (he’s creative, resourceful, and of-the-moment); he auditioned three times for Glee  (that’s persistence); and he’s still deeply involved in Team StarKid, the theater company he started with his friends in college (he’s grounded).

When I show up 10 minutes early for our interview, at a nondescript Hollywood café a few blocks’ walk from his apartment, Criss is dressed in comfortable layers, perched on a stool by the window. A black and blue knit cap conceals his curls while horn-rimmed glasses obscure those thick, look-I’m-the-kid-from-Glee  eyebrows. A couple of days’ stubble contrasts Blaine’s clean-shaven look. This portrait of the artist as a young man comes complete with a napkin full of scribbled lyrics and a few stray lines scrawled on the back of his hand.

Criss is scrambling to complete the music and lyrics for Starship,  his theater company’s upcoming musical, starting a sold-out mid-February run in Chicago. "It’s basically The Little Mermaid  meets Aliens, " he says, pitching the storyline about "an insect alien who wants to be a human being." (The show’s tagline is "One small bug will remind us all what it means to be human.")

His sci-fi/Disney musical aesthetic may be unique to Criss’s generation, but the "Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!" ethos he shares with Glee  is at least as old as Babes in Arms,  the 1939 Rodgers and Hart musical film starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. It’s Criss’s favorite and the source of one of the songs that helped him nail his audition for the role of Blaine: "Where or When," a wistful ballad about romantic déjà vu. In a two-pack of earnestness and irony, his tryout paired that song with a slowed-down version of Britney Spears’s "…Baby One More Time." "I take a lot of joy in recontextualizing songs," says Criss, who supported himself pre-Glee  in part by singing a mix of Disney musical numbers and loungy takes on pop songs usually sung by women, at Maggiano’s, an Italian restaurant in L.A.’s outdoor mall, the Grove.

Among a certain set, Criss was already a Web celeb before Glee. Me and My Dick,  a musical about a high school guy and his sex-starved penis, and A Very Potter Musical, which Criss wrote and starred in, are the kind of parodies college theater students have been putting on for decades. Now, they’re posted online and Potter  part 1 has had more than 4 million views on YouTube.

A supporting role on the short-lived ABC series Eastwick  gained him more mainstream media exposure, which fed the popularity of Human,  a five-song EP of folky, guitar-strumming angst he recorded in his bedroom. That led to gigs like a quinceañera he played in Ecuador last summer and a bar mitzvah he did in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last month. "I’d booked these before Glee," he marvels. "I just like playing music and hanging out. You want me to play songs for you? Great! You know how inherently gratifying that is?"

Though Glee -dom made a Christmastime tour of the Philippines possible -- Criss’s manager booked him solo shows in front of 3,000 to 5,000 people each -- what happened there demonstrates that the multihyphenate is a new kind of young star: talented, ambitious, and a savvy self-promoter, with the world at his fingertips thanks to the Web.

"I thought it would be all Glee," he says of the audiences' interest, "but I had to change my playlist because they wanted StarKid." The Filipino teen girls were sporting StarKid sunglasses, T-shirts, and headbands they had bought online. "I’m on a worldwide network television phenomenon, but they’re there because of a kind of ghetto-fabulous musical I did in two weeks with my friends in college. Who would have thought?"

Criss admits that Glee  has "kind of complicated" the rest of his career. "I feel like I’m sort of moonlighting on Glee," he says. (The network has yet to make Criss a series regular or announce whether he will return next season, but he is on board for this summer’s European tour.) Still, Criss is careful to express his gratitude. "The coolest part is not that it’s a hit show -- that’s a bonus -- and, of course, that I have a job. But the real cool thing is I was inadvertently raised by the gay community."

As a kid, Criss performed in local musicals ("By the time I was 9, I knew Les Miz  like the back of my hand!"), befriending cast members in their 20s and 30s. "I was staying out much later than most kids after shows, going to restaurants," he says. "It’s not like I was doing body shots off beautiful Castro boys. I was friends with older guys -- they were who I looked up to. It wasn’t until later that I put together that they were gay."

Not only has Criss’s preference for gender-subverted musical numbers found a high-profile home (see Blaine’s "Baby, It’s Cold Outside" duet with Kurt), but Glee  has managed to make being a drama geek -- gay or straight -- cool. In its upside-down world, mechanical rain falls from the rafters for a seemingly impromptu "Singin’ in the Rain"/"Umbrella" mash-up and a down-on-his-luck gay next door just might have a chance at love with the hot new kid. They’re fantasies every gay man -- and evidently the rest of America -- can relate to.

Still, all might not be sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows in Lima, Ohio. "It’s my job as showrunner to keep them apart as long as possible," says Ryan Murphy. "Blaine will openly question whether bisexuality is real. I think that some people will love that discussion and some will not love it."

He’s even coy about whether they’ll get together at all. "When that moment comes -- if it comes, says Murphy, "I want to treat that relationship like we treat all the other relationships on the show. I want it to be as flawed and as exposed as everyone else’s."

While an unrequited Kurt-Blaine affair would feel like a cop-out, a platonic friendship between two young gay men might be the best thing Glee  could ever model. No doubt Colfer’s Kurt -- the most visible gay teen ever on TV -- will eventually find romance, but what could be more subversive and meaningful than for him to develop a lasting bond with a gay man who helps him find his own courage while learning that he doesn’t need a boyfriend to be whole?

It’s a concept that doesn’t elude Criss: "The most important thing to convey to those watching is for Kurt to have someone he can relate to. This is the first time he has a young out male friend, a support system, to show that that’s possible." Now that’s a teenage dream come true.
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« Reply #91 on: February 15, 2011, 12:58:15 pm »

Interesting. Clearly he believes that playing gay is not going to harm his future career prospects. On the other hand, he's quite clear that he is just playing gay.

On the one hand, I'd like to feel annoyed at another instance of gay for pay. On the other hand, I guess I've just gotten so old and jaded that I just don't care, as long as the performer in question is pretty enough. It's not like he's going to end up in my bed either way.  Undecided
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« Reply #92 on: February 15, 2011, 01:04:22 pm »

Interesting. Clearly he believes that playing gay is not going to harm his future career prospects. On the other hand, he's quite clear that he is just playing gay.

On the one hand, I'd like to feel annoyed at another instance of gay for pay. On the other hand, I guess I've just gotten so old and jaded that I just don't care, as long as the performer in question is pretty enough. It's not like he's going to end up in my bed either way.  Undecided

oh.... thats a shame Jeff. I think you should keep your bed warm a bit longer, you never know what might come.  Tongue
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« Reply #93 on: February 15, 2011, 01:07:17 pm »

Unfortunately for me, Glee is something that I have a huge difficulty to watch, not even a hunk like Darren Criss can make me wanna watch the show.  Cry Smiley
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« Reply #94 on: February 15, 2011, 01:21:25 pm »

Unfortunately for me, Glee is something that I have a huge difficulty to watch, not even a hunk like Darren Criss can make me wanna watch the show.  Cry Smiley

I like Glee, but I won't give up N.C.I.S. for it during the regular season. I caught up on the first season of Glee last summer, while N.C.I.S. was in reruns, and I expect I'll do the same this coming summer.
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« Reply #95 on: February 15, 2011, 02:42:13 pm »

Unfortunately for me, Glee is something that I have a huge difficulty to watch, not even a hunk like Darren Criss can make me wanna watch the show.  Cry Smiley

I have 2 big problems with Glee:

1. I never could stomach high school dramas This is one reason I never liked Beverly Hills 90210.
2. They use too much auto-tuning in post-production. The overall quality of the singing suffers because of it.
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« Reply #96 on: February 15, 2011, 09:15:35 pm »

Bieber fever on GLEE tonite~!  Smiley
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« Reply #97 on: February 15, 2011, 09:30:15 pm »

There is only one Beiber song I like, and they haven't performed it yet.  LOL

I'm still liking the episode!
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« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2011, 09:46:09 pm »

Line from Glee tonight, Father talking to his gay son (Kurt).

"I don't know what two guys do.  I watched that whole 'Brokeback Mountain', from what I gather, something went down in the tent."


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« Reply #99 on: February 22, 2011, 11:56:25 pm »

Line from Glee tonight, Father talking to his gay son (Kurt).

"I don't know what two guys do.  I watched that whole 'Brokeback Mountain', from what I gather, something went down in the tent."


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I saw that too, I think he must have watched it on Logo, if he'd seen it in the theater or DVD he would know!

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I saw that too, I think he must have watched it on Logo, if he'd seen it in the theater or DVD he would know!

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"I don't know what two guys do.  I watched that whole 'Brokeback Mountain', from what I gather, something went down in the tent."


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"I don't know what two guys do.  I watched that whole 'Brokeback Mountain', from what I gather, something went down in the tent."


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I saw that too, I think he must have watched it on Logo, if he'd seen it in the theater or DVD he would know!

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« Reply #104 on: March 15, 2011, 08:34:50 pm »

OMG!!!!

Glee tonight just had another M/M kiss, this time betwen Blaine and Kurt!
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« Reply #106 on: March 15, 2011, 09:24:26 pm »

OMG!!!!

Glee tonight just had another M/M kiss, this time betwen Blaine and Kurt!

Plus they were holding hands at the end. Loved their duet at regionals!
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Hiya Shas!

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'Glee'
Defended By GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios

Posted: 05/ 1/11 06:17 AM ET
 




The subject of continued attacks by conservative and anti-gay commentators, Fox musical dramedy "Glee" got a vocal defense from the President of GLAAD, Jarrett Barrios, on Friday.

"Fair-minded Americans are tuning in by the millions to inclusive shows like 'Glee' and 'Modern Family' because they don’t care whether someone is straight or gay – what they care about is seeing characters and stories they can relate to," Barrios told The Hollywood Reporter.

Barrios, whose organization gave a shared award to the two shows for "Outstanding Comedy Series," at this year's GLAAD Media Awards, made his comments in light of the criticism that followed a 90-minute, self-acceptance and tolerance episode of "Glee," featuring a cast performance of Lady Gaga's gay rights-anthem "Born This Way."

Before the episode even aired, conservative media critic Dan Gainor ripped creator Ryan Murphy, telling ABC News that it was Murphy's "latest depraved initiative to promote his gay agenda."

"This is clearly Ryan Murphy's vision of what growing up should be, not most of America's," he said. "It's a high school most parents would not want to send their kids to."

The show features Golden Globe-winning star Chris Colfer, who plays gay teen and choir star Kurt. He's battled bullying (from a closeted gay bully) and identity issues, and has this season began to date new cast member Darren Criss.

On Friday, Fox News host Glenn Beck ripped the show with a dash of backhanded praise.

"I've watched it in stunned horror combined with a sense of admiring awe," he said. "It is a brilliant brilliant show...but it is a horror show...everybody in here is somebody your kids would want to be like, except everyone is sleeping with everyone else, it's all about self-gratification...it's a nightmare."

Those attacks were just the latest assault on the show; perhaps most prominently, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson ripped the show on her WorldNetDaily blog and on Headline News. The comments came after a buzzed about kiss between Colfer and Criss.

"Did you see 'Glee' this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians – again!" she wrote. "I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of 'Glee' – what's your agenda? One-way tolerance?"

Then, on HLN, Jackson, a religious conservative, said, "Well, it doesn't matter what I think. What matters is what the Bible says. And I'm really concerned about our country because immorality is, well, let's see: secular humanism rules the airwaves, and it's stealing the innocence away from this whole generation of children. My daughter is a teenager and I cant find any show that she can watch."

The show also has received criticism of its depiction of the religious and conservative. In a recent episode, Kathy Griffin played a Sarah Palin-like Tea Party candidate, to the jeers of many on the right.

Larry O'Connor, columnist for Andrew Breitbart's BigHollywood, took on that issue.

"So in this episode of 'Glee' the writers have pretty much come full circle in their bigotry and intolerance," O'Connor wrote. "They did to us exactly what they feel has been done to gay people on television for years: provided a false and stereotypical character meant to convey a negative image and message to the viewer. There's a word for that: Defamation (for those of you paying attention, Defamation is what the 'D' in GLAAD stands for)."

Thus far, the American public has largely disagreed with the criticisms of the show; "Glee" is one of the top-rated scripted shows on TV, and its musical anthology releases have been so overwhelmingly successful that they've placed 113 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, passing Elvis for most all time.

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GLAAD asks Fox channel in Houston
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by Tim Stack
May 3 2011 06:14 PM ET



The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has asked a Fox affiliate in Houston for a formal apology after their news broadcast aired a segment criticizing Glee ‘s portrayal of gay teens. Last week, Glee  aired a special 90-minute episode inspired by Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and devoted to teaching the series’ characters to celebrate what makes them unique.

After the broadcast, Houston Fox affiliate KRIV-26 aired a segment called “Is TV Too Gay?” which focused on whether or not shows like Glee  “delve too much into homosexual relationships.” One of the panelists, Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association, reprimanded Glee  for portraying homosexuality which, in his words, “is conduct that bears enormous psychological and physical risk to those that engage in it.” GLAAD says that the channel has yet to issue a formal apology, and claims KRIV-26 initially seemed remorseful about the segment but now stands behind it.
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After the broadcast, Houston Fox affiliate KRIV-26 aired a segment called “Is TV Too Gay?” which focused on whether or not shows like Glee  “delve too much into homosexual relationships.” One of the panelists, Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association, reprimanded Glee  for portraying homosexuality which, in his words, “is conduct that bears enormous psychological and physical risk to those that engage in it.” GLAAD says that the channel has yet to issue a formal apology, and claims KRIV-26 initially seemed remorseful about the segment but now stands behind it.

I don't think the station needs to apologize for the opinions of a single panelist. Most stations carry a standard disclaimer that goes something like "the views expressed are solely those of the panelists and do not reflect the opinions of this station, its network, or affiliates."

If GLAAD wants an apology, why not get it from the panelist who made the offending statement?
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« Reply #115 on: May 04, 2011, 01:45:53 pm »

Would they have had a segement called is tv to straight though? I doubt it.
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Glee ’s Chris Colfer has his day in New York.
As told to Jada Yuan.
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Chris Colfer on the way to Wicked, May 6, 2011. 
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T he first time I came to New York was right after Glee ’s pilot was shot. The cast had all come from different parts of the world, so when we got to [Los Angeles], no one knew anyone but each other. And then we were all so sad because we didn’t know if the show was going to get picked up or if we’d ever see each other again. So I made plans to go see Lea [Michele] and Jenna [Ushkowitz] as soon as we wrapped. They were doing Spring Awakening  on Broadway, and I slept on Lea’s couch. It was my first big trip by myself. I was terrified. Clovis [California], where I grew up, is very flat, very farm-driven, very conservative, and very spread out. I remember thinking New York was so claustrophobic. I just wanted to go home. Now I come four times a year, and every time, I fall in love with the city even more.

That trip, I saw seven Broadway shows in six days—Hairspray, Shrek, Gypsy, Avenue Q, Mary Poppins,  and Spring Awakening  a couple times. I was 18, and I had my Fresno City College I.D. to get discounted tickets. Lea and Jenna would drop me off at one theater, perform, then pick me up. It was like day care.

Once the girls called and said to meet them somewhere and to grab a cab. I had never gotten a cab in my whole life! I didn’t know what to do: How do you know which ones are working? It was so stressful. I pretended that I was staying at a hotel, and had the doorman get me a cab! Now, even if something is three blocks away, I have to take a cab. It’s a safety thing so no one follows me.

This trip was insane. We filmed the episode where the glee club goes to nationals, and thousands and thousands of fans showed up to our locations.We shot a scene on the TKTS bleachers, and they had to get on the loudspeaker and say, “Please don’t scream.”

I got to see Wicked  and Sister Act,  though not The Book of Mormon,  because we couldn’t get tickets. There are situations where I could pull the “I’m on a TV show” card and, you know, use my accomplishments for evil instead of good. But, I hate to say this, it really is almost dangerous for us to go out now because it gets so intense. It becomes a stampede. I’ve had to call the police. The minute Ashley Fink [who plays Lauren Zizes] and I sat down at Wicked,  people started asking for autographs. A choir teacher said, “We have a group of about 300 choir kids behind you.” And I was, like, “Oh, no! [laughs] We’re going to get attacked!” But they were very sweet. They just wanted us to wave. But when we were leaving, a guy wanted us to take a picture with his daughter. We tried to explain to him, “It’s going to be crazy. We have to get out of here.” And he started screaming profanities at us!

[Everyone in the cast] agrees that I get it the worst. They invite me places and then go, “Actually, never mind. You ruin it for all of us, because after you’re recognized, we’ll all be in trouble.” I’m just so distinctive—my voice, my awkward features. You can’t hide me. I think it has almost everything to do with Kurt being one of TV’s first positive portrayals of a gay character. Sometimes people say, “Kurt helped me come out of the closet to my parents.” But the fans who come up most are dads—I think because Glee  makes them think about what they’d do if Kurt was their son.

It’s insane who actually watches the show: Meryl Streep and Tina Fey and Courtney Love, whom I met at the Thor  after-party at the Boom Boom Room. At the Time 100 dinner [Colfer was honored as an “influential”], I probably took a picture with the future curer of cancer. The entire night, it was, “Why am I rubbing elbows with the free world? I’m just a little actor kid.” I didn’t meet Michele Bachmann, but she got a picture with Darren [Criss, who plays Kurt’s boyfriend], which is a little hypocritical: “I don’t believe in your rights, but can I have a picture with you?”
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« Reply #117 on: May 24, 2011, 03:45:10 pm »

Awww... I liked the ending tonight on Glee's prom episode! And Kurt looked good in his kilt getup!
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By Matt Zoller Seitz   
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 04:26 ET



It's a wonderful town: "Glee" takes Manhattan.

The second season finale of "Glee" was utterly charming even though it was dramatically flabby. Series co-executive producer Brad Falchuk wrote and directed. The plotting was strictly from hunger until that moment when New Directions gathered in the hall to see if they made the top 10, and you instinctively realized that they didn't, because if they had, the scene wouldn't be happening eight minutes from the end of the season's last episode.  Beyond that, the episode was about two things, both only tangentially related to the plot.

One was the unique experience of being a cast member on "Glee," which is probably the closest modern equivalent to Beatlemania. The brain-frazzling uniqueness of that experience  might account for the innocent intensity of the performances. Even when the material stinks, the castmembers never seem to be phoning it in -- not even when they're stuck on the margins of a chorus line during someone else's solo. And they perform the romantic scenes with a circa-1955 intensity that would be laughable if it weren't so refreshing. Finn's plea to Rachel, "Take a chance on me," was a genuinely romantic moment, even with three classmates standing behind him crooning "Bella Notte" from "Lady and the Tramp." And Brittany's final speech to Santana by the lockers was sweet, too. That character could never compose such sentences, but Heather Morris' unaffected delivery made me believe them.

The episode's other subject was the adoration that musical theater buffs -- and a good many moviegoers -- feel for New York City. The opening tribute to Woody Allen's "Manhattan" panned slowly around Times Square to George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue", then settled on Rachel staring up at the signage like some 1930s movie hayseed. (She should have been carrying a battered old suitcase with stickers on it.) New Directions romped through Manhattan landmarks (Lincoln Center! Washington Square Park!) in an homage to "On the Town." Kurt and Rachel had their own breakfast at Tiffany's while "Moon River" played softly in the background, then did a "Wicked" number on the show's empty stage. (They're not in Ohio anymore.) Rachel said she was moving to New York after graduation: "This is where I belong." Kurt: "I am so coming, too."

These characters were drunk on the city, and on the cinematic image of the city. The fact that they were in town to compete seemed mostly lost on them -- and on their teacher, Will Schuester, who (sort of) realized his dream of singing on a Broadway stage, yet failed to generate a stash of decent original songs before arriving in New York and had the kids writing stuff on the fly. (Will is the "Glee" of musical theater teachers: mostly a mess, with flashes of brilliance.)

Was the episode's bittersweet conclusion cosmic payback for New Directions' failure to take the contest seriously? It seemed that way. Not that I expect long-term consequences from Will's distracted incompetence or his students' scatterbrained tourist mentality; "Glee" is a Big Moments show that's not too interested in follow-through. Nevertheless, I liked that a bill came due.  This defeat turns New Directions into true underdogs again, and raises the stakes for next season. It also pays off this episode's Rachel subplot, which was about the importance of artists forgiving themselves for loving their work more than anything (or anyone) else.

Rachel was right to walk away from Finn on that West Village street. She was there to do a job. She understood that. Then Finn convinced her to unlearn it, to everyone's detriment. The spontaneous onstage kiss that lost the contest for New Directions was just the most outward manifestation of the students' misplaced prorities, and their teacher's failure of leadership. The plethora of reconciliations (Brittany and Santana), declarations  (Kurt and Blaine) and surprise hookups (Mercedes and Sam) suggests that the main characters have yet to learn their lesson -- and maybe won't, because they're too busy being teenagers. (Mentally, Will is a teenager, too.)

But really, now. There's no point pretending that "Glee" thinks about its characters in terms of real world psychology. They're paper dolls with pulses.  The show's plots and subplots are elaborate (often strained) setups for musical numbers, or hamfisted embellishments of a Big Theme. And yet the show's prankish confidence says, "Keep watching, greatness might be right around the corner" -- and sure enough, sometimes it is. Throughout, the cast's enthusiasm never flags. "Glee" communicates a sense of joy that's rare on TV -- so rare that it makes me inclined to forgive it almost anything.

"There's no orchestra," Rachel tells Kurt, standing on the empty stage of "Wicked."

"Make one," Kurt says. "In your mind."
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I love their version on NYNY.
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That’s right … We’ve got another pair of tickets to Darren’s Irving Plaza show set for June 15 at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). So how do you enter to see your favorite Glee/Starkid  crooner in action?

All you have to do is “Like” Celebuzz on Facebook and drop a comment on our FB discussion or in this post telling us the one New York City location you’d love to take Darren to. We’ll randomly pick one winner on Tuesday, June 14 at 3pm EST / noon PST. Creativity will be rewarded (and keep it classy/PG).

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Gwyneth Paltrow Surprises Crowd
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By Tracey Harrington McCoy 
Posted Jun 17th 2011 06:30PM





The crowd at Thursday night's 'Glee'  tour stop in East Rutherford, New Jersey, got a big surprise when former 'Glee'  guest star, Gwyneth Paltrow, hopped on stage, PEOPLE reports. The audience went wild when the Academy Award-winning actress appeared dressed as her character, Holly Holiday, and launched into Cee Lo Green's 'Forget You.'

Paltrow, whose appearance at the concert was taped for the upcoming 'Glee  The 3D Concert Movie,' jumped around and danced with different members of the McKinley High gang.

This wasn't the first time Paltrow performed Green's hit song. In addition to belting it out on 'Glee,'  she also sang it on 'Saturday Night Live'  and at the Grammy Awards.

Jane Lynch, aka Sue Sylvester, also made a cameo at the concert, singing alongside Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Mark Salling.
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Over lunch today I read in the newspaper that Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Corey Monteith will be "graduating" from Glee at the end of Season 3.
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Darren Criss Says
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It's Official:
Chord Overstreet
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by Chris Harnick
posted Oct 24th 2011 10:10AM




Chord Overstreet is officially returning to 'Glee.'

Let's recap his history with the show: He's in! Out! In? Out! IN! Fox has confirmed Trouty Mouth will be back for a multi-episode guest arc beginning this December.

"We love Chord and have always said that we wanted him back," Ryan Murphy, 'Glee'  executive producer and co-creator, said in a statement. "So here's an early Christmas present for all the Gleeks -- Sam is coming back to McKinley, and just in time for sectionals!"

Overstreet joined the cast as recurring character Sam Evans in the beginning of Season 2. Sam was last seen holding hands with Mercedes in the Season 2 finale.

After Overstreet wasn't picked up as a series regular, the show offered him the chance to return as a recurring player. That deal didn't happen (until now) and the show wrote the character out, having him move away during the summer break. However, all that is moot now!

Will he come back and join New Directions, Shelby's rival McKinley High School glee, the Warblers or a completely different group?

'Glee' returns Tues., Nov. 1, 8PM ET on Fox
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Glee  Recap: Losing It
By Lindy West
11/9/11 at 12:13 PM


Glee
The First Time
Season 3 | Episode 5


I’d just like to start off by saying that I think this was one of the most genuine, nicely plotted, musically adept, borderline-moving episodes of Glee  I’ve seen in a long time—by far the best episode of the season. Kurt and Blaine’s tentative sexual relationship is treated with a respect and sensitivity not usually afforded gay characters in prime time, to the point that this might even be a groundbreaking piece of television (last night, people in America’s Heartland, probably over some sort of braised meat, watched two well-adjusted gay teenagers have fulfilling, unregrettable sex—and that is CRAZY). The Coach Beiste story line (see below) is humane and sweet. Plus, the musical numbers sounded like actual humans actually singing! Nicely done, Glee.  That said, now I will make fun of you because you are still totally bonkers.

Hey, Artie exists! In case you forgot! (I did!) He starts the episode off with a monologue about how directing the musical has led him to his new passion in life: yelling at people. Opening night of West Side Story is just days away, but there’s one great, big, throbbing problem: Rachel and Blaine (Maria and Tony) have zero chemistry! And Artie thinks he knows why — both of those losers are total virgins. (It couldn’t possibly be because one is a gay and one is a huge asshole.) Artie’s directorial solution is to publicly shame his teenage stars into running out and losing their virginities in time for the big show! Because a high school musical production is just that important (no, it’s not). Confidential to Artie: Even porn directors aren’t allowed to coerce their actors into having sex. You are creeping me out.

Kurt is worried that Blaine doesn’t find him sexually attractive, a strange concern for a man choosing to wear a knit leopard-print duster with a matching tie. "Tearing off all of your clothes is sort of a tall order,” explains Blaine. "Because of the layers?" “Yes.” And also the motion sickness.

As it turns out, there’s another virgin lurking on campus: COACH BEISTE. She confides in Artie (!?!!?) that she’s just never found the right guy, although she does have a crush on the visiting recruiter from Ohio State. “That’s my type,” she says (your type is recruiters from Ohio State?). Ever the romantic, now Artie is on the case. Because of course: It’s just a wheelchair-bound child helping his gym teacher lose her virginity at age 47. Which is not at all weird or creepy!

Blaine, encased in the World’s Ridiculousest Pants™, goes to visit the Warblers for some reason and walks right into a rousing rendition of “Uptown Girl” — an adorable and refreshing choice seeing as it’s actually the kind of song an a cappella group might actually sing. There’s a new Warbler in town — his name is Sebastian, he is not wearing a leopard-print duster with a matching tie, and he clearly wants to get his hands on Blaine’s virgin warblers. Blaine, his pants, and his warblers are intrigued. He sets up a secret date with Sebastian, at which Sebastian reveals that he used to live in Paris where he drank Courvoisier like it was mother’s milk (WHERE WAS YOUR ACTUAL MOTHER?). Then, by chance, Kurt shows up, wearing — how do I even write down what Kurt is wearing? — basically a white button-down Nehru-collared shirt beneath a fitted, asymmetrical military tablecloth formal capelet. Kurt flies into a jealous rage, but due to the restrictive capelet, he is unable to move his arms and commit hot-blooded gay murder. Instead, the three agree to go out to a gay bar called Scandals, because that is obviously a great idea.

Rachel heads to Finn’s house for her ritual deflowering. An excited Finn feeds Rachel some romantic meat—it’s real meat but Finn tells her it’s fake meat because he is thoughtful. Then, after dinner, it’s time for him to feed her his real real meat (sorry!!!). Except oops! Rachel, the most selfish human alive, reveals that she only wants to bang him to help her performance in the musical! "I'm doing this because I love you, AND so that I can act better!" Finn flips out and calls off the de-virginization ceremony, pretending like it isn’t just because of Rachel’s horrible boner-killing knee socks. But we all know it is. It is.

Oh no! (Oh yes!) Mike Chang’s overbearing Asian father is back! He shows up at school in the middle of the day (WHY AREN’T YOU AT WORK, BRO?) to yell at Mike, again, about how starring in the musical is impractical and brings shame on the family or whatever. Then they do the best acting ever:

Dad Chang: "When I was in high school I wanted to be a tennis player. But then I had to wake up that I wasn't good enough! Grow up, Michael! You need to learn the difference between grown-up dreams and kid dreams."

Mike Chang: "I'm not going to be a doctor. I will be a professional dancer!"

Dad Chang: "As long as you continue to waste your life with this silly fantasy, you will no longer be my son."

Mike Chang: "Then I guess I don't have a dad anymore."

Dad Chang: “Correct. That is what I am proposing.”

I made up that last part. But seriously, Mike. Way to keep up.

Back to Coach Beiste! Her beloved (whose name, by the way, is “Cooter”) asks her out on a date, which makes her cry, which made me cry KIND OF. "You're the kind of man that could have any pretty girl he pointed at,” she says, “and I don't look the way pretty girls look." "Good,” he replies, “Because I don't date girls. I just date women. Beautiful women, like you." FUCKING AWWWWWWW! (I’ve still got my eye on you, Artie.)

Rachel asks all the girls to weigh in on their feelings about sex and virginity. It’s quite sweet. Quinn advises caution, Mercedes is an asshole, Tina is pro, and Brittany reveals that she was raped by a stranger at cheerleading camp, which the show apparently think counts as a punchline (it’s wacky, see, because Brittany thought it was a martian).

Over at Scandals, Kurt notes that his fake ID says his name is Chaz Donaldsworth. (I would like to take this moment to propose a Chaz Donaldsworth spin-off.) Blaine spends the whole night dancing with Sebastian while Kurt pouts, and has a chat with former bully and former closet case Karofsky, who has been dressed up by the costume department to look 50 years old. Then Blaine almost kind of sort of tries to date-rape Kurt in the car because of romance. But he doesn’t. Because he’s no GUY WHO CREPT INTO BRITTANY’S TENT AT CHEERLEADING CAMP.

It’s opening night of the musical! Oh my god! Rachel decides that they have to cancel the show because she’s still a virgin. Instead, everyone just listens to Artie make an emotional speech about the hardships of his disability: "When you're in a chair, it's hard to ever feel like a grown-up. Everybody's always doing stuff for you, they get freaked out about saying the wrong thing ... Sometimes it's hard to ever picture a life of being totally self-sufficient. But directing you guys — the way you trusted me, the way you looked at me and listened to me, it's the first time in my life I ever felt like a grown man." "We haven't officially thanked you for everything that you've done for us,” says everyone. Like yell at us and pressure us into losing our virginities. You’re the best, Artie. (Note: I really do like Artie — I just think he’s hella creepy in this episode.)

Cut to Finn crying in the shower for literally one second. Terrible editing.

Then the musical goes off without a hitch! Everyone looks darling, the songs are classics done well, but I will never forgive them for not letting us see Kurt as Officer Krupke. Everyone involved in that decision should be deported to space. After “America,” Rachel utters possibly the greatest line ever written for television: "How are we, as virgins, supposed to follow THAT?!"

Luckily, they’re not virgins for long. Both couples make up, Finn quits crying, and the episode closes with simultaneous teen intercourse — which, as we all know, consists of both partners lying on their sides and pointing their knees toward each other. Ahhh, I’ll never forget the first time I lay on my side and pointed my knees at another person. It was a beautiful thing. Thanks for being so brave, Glee. (No, but seriously, it was kind of brave and I’m sure lots of gay teens are grateful. XOXO.)
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« Reply #127 on: December 06, 2011, 06:40:31 pm »



Actually, I   know
why Mark Salling
is feeling punk--
He fractured his pelvis
a week ago--ouch!
 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Cry Cry
http://www.celebuzz.com/2011-12-06/aw-glee-stars-mark-salling-chord-overstreet-cuddle-up-on-set-photo/

Aw! ‘Glee’ Stars
Mark Salling & Chord Overstreet
Cuddle Up on Set

by Amanda Hasaka
2 hours ago



Don’t forget to tune into Glee  for Chord’s return when it airs tonight at 9 PM on FOX!
Who says bros can’t cuddle?
 
While taking a break from filming Glee on Tuesday, it appears as though Chord Overstreet was trying to keep Mark Salling warm during an unusually cold December morning in Southern California. Their new co-star and The Glee Project  winner Damian McGinty, is the one responsible for snapping (and tweeting) this adorable photo. And for that which, we thank him!
 
Or maybe Mark is just tuckered out from hitting up the New Year’s Eve premiere on Monday night?

Mark, along with a slew of his Glee buds, including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Darren Criss, all showed up to support Lea’s first big screen role. Check out some photos below!

http://www.celebuzz.com/2011-12-06/aw-glee-stars-mark-salling-chord-overstreet-cuddle-up-on-set-photo/

Don’t forget to tune into Glee for Chord’s return when it airs tonight at 9 PM on FOX!

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« Reply #128 on: December 07, 2011, 12:54:42 pm »

I heard on the radio this morning that an upcoming episode of Glee will be an all Michael Jackson episode.
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I like him!

BTW, Meryl--hmmmm, I guess we know where
he's been doing at least some  of his rehearsal
time--at Juillard, no?? Unless he's moved from
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‘Glee’ Star
Gets His Broadway Turn

By PATRICK HEALY
Published: January 2, 2012



Darren Criss, a sensation on “Glee,” is about to make his Broadway debut.


In a rehearsal studio off Times Square last week, Darren Criss — a breakout star of the Fox high school musical series “Glee” — was performing a bit too perfectly.

Preparing for his Broadway debut on Tuesday night as the corporate climber J. Pierrepont Finch in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Mr. Criss was leaping into the air during the number “Grand Old Ivy” and tucking in his feet as a dancer would. This drew a correction from the director, Rob Ashford, who wanted Mr. Criss’s feet to be flat and extend sideways like those of an outstretched marionette, because his character should lack finesse.

“What you’re doing is almost too good,” Mr. Ashford told Mr. Criss, who stood panting slightly in dress slacks and a blue T-shirt from his alma mater, the University of Michigan. A moment later Mr. Criss nailed the leap with precise imprecision.

There are few higher compliments on Broadway than being called a triple threat: a performer who can act, sing and dance to extraordinary effect. (Think of Hugh Jackman.) Mr. Criss is the latest to strive for this status, and the producers of “How to Succeed” are betting on him to an unusual extent. They are spending tens of thousands of dollars to rehearse and pay Mr. Criss for just three weeks of performances this month, before he returns to “Glee,” in hopes of molding him into a theater star they might build a Broadway musical around someday. (Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers will play Finch, the role held by Daniel Radcliffe of “Harry Potter” fame, from Jan. 24 through July 1.)

For Mr. Criss, this detour from Hollywood has been a moment to savor rather than a ticket to an ego trip. At 24, he exudes a perceptive maturity — “I was nobody a year ago,” he said, “so I want to make smart choices to keep the good things going” — with enviable self-confidence. You might almost consider him cocky if not for his strong tendency to poke fun at himself as he mentions his detailed knowledge of “Star Wars” minutiae or refers to himself (with his small, lean frame in mind) as a “dainty dude.”

“I always shoot for the moon in my work, so that I’m happy when I land on the roof,” Mr. Criss said, a phrase he used twice during an interview at an Upper West Side diner. “I’m very specific and ambitious in plotting out my goals and never take no for an answer — so it’s not like things just fall in my lap.”

This three-week offer to play Finch, relatively rare for a newcomer to Broadway, is the latest height in a dizzying rise for Mr. Criss, who became a literal overnight sensation after his first appearance on “Glee” in November 2010.

In that episode Mr. Criss — playing a gay member of a high school choir being eyed by a series regular — sang vocals covering “Teenage Dream,” a pop hit by Katy Perry. Other “Glee” cast recordings had been released to success on Billboard charts, but “Teenage Dream” became a meteoric seller.

Soon the curly-haired, dark-eyed Mr. Criss was an idol, appearing solo in GQ (under the headline “King of the High School Musical”) and on People  magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive list. This season he became a main character on “Glee,” a promotion he said he had no reason to expect a year ago.

Television fame remains a little surreal to Mr. Criss, given that he grew up in San Francisco, working in theater. He appeared in plays more than musicals as a teenager and college student, developing a love for commedia dell’arte  in Goldoni’s “Servant of Two Masters” and notching an early romantic role as Peter van Daan, the love interest of the title character in “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

At the University of Michigan, a training ground for Broadway singers like Gavin Creel and Hunter Foster, Mr. Criss said he had never done a musical until he wrote one with friends. “A Very Potter Musical,” their parody of the Harry Potter books and movies, became a cult hit on campus; a filmed performance has drawn millions of views on YouTube, and Mr. Criss and his collaborators soon formed their own theater company, StarKid Productions, in Chicago.

In between “Glee” shoots last season, he wrote the music and lyrics for the company’s musical called “Starship,” which he referred to as “my baby.” It ran at the Hoover-Leppen Theater in Chicago last winter, drawing mixed reviews from critics but gathering a fan following on StarKid’s YouTube channel. (His moxie extends to the hope of seeing “Starship” or another StarKid show on Broadway in the next five years.)

“Starship” was typical of the “four or five projects” that Mr. Criss said he had going at one time, relying on e-mail and iPhone applications to help him stay working beyond “Glee” land. In fact, he described his eight-performances-a-week schedule in “How to Succeed” as “the easiest thing I’ve done in a while, in the best sense,” compared with “Glee” shoots that can begin at 6 a.m.

“This lifestyle isn’t so different from when my mom drove me from theater rehearsal to soccer practice to violin lessons in a single day,” said Mr. Criss, whose boyish face was masked by modish black-rimmed glasses and the light beard he often grows when he’s away from “Glee.”

Even though he looked different from his “Glee” character, Blaine Anderson, a succession of fans came over in the diner to ask for autographs, including three tween girls from Buenos Aires who were briefly dumbstruck when he asked how to spell their names.

Mr. Criss credited his parents with “giving me a sense of humility and the good judgment about how to spend every day.” Those instincts, he said, led him in 2010 to meet with the film and theater producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who were impressed with his “Glee” work.

Soon afterward, as they were producing “How to Succeed” with Broadway Across America, Mr. Zadan and Mr. Meron said they asked Mr. Criss to consider filling in during Mr. Radcliffe’s two weeks off in September. Mr. Criss was game, but Mr. Radcliffe ended up skipping his vacation. (He did not miss a single performance in his 10-month run.)

The producers then proposed having Mr. Criss succeed Mr. Radcliffe, and the “Glee” producers agreed to let him out for three weeks (to which he added his two-week winter vacation for rehearsals). The Broadway producers said they would be delighted to have him return to the musical during a future “Glee” hiatus.

“We’d also definitely be up for finding another show for Darren, once he is not tied down to ‘Glee,’ ” said Mr. Zadan, who added that so-called Gleeks, StarKid fans and others have helped sell out Tuesday night’s opening performance and made ticket sales for the three-week run “very strong.”

Mr. Ashford, the director, acknowledged that many actors feel that they don’t settle into a solid performance until they have spent several weeks onstage, but he predicted that Mr. Criss would find his footing quickly.

“He is rehearsing and perfecting musical numbers every day on ‘Glee,’ and he comes to us with skills already,” he said. “I think by the end of three weeks he’ll be giving, at the least, a version of his best possible performance.”

Mr. Criss was still mastering his lines for “How to Succeed” last week, yet he laughed a little dismissively when asked if he was wishing he’d spent his “Glee” winter break on a tropical vacation with a lady friend. (Though he is straight, the series has made him a gay role model; as for his love life, he declined to comment.) Mr. Criss also politely shrugged off the idea that he was giving Broadway a try to stretch as an actor.

“To say something was a stretch would mean I was intimidated by something,” he said. “But I love challenges that are big and hard. I mean, part of me would love to be a fat tenured professor of theater someday.”
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Darren managed to shush the crowd outside the stage door to say:
"To anybody that can hear the sound of my voice, thank you from
the bottom of my heart. This is a very special night for me, so thank you"




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http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/01/05/darren-criss-how-to-succeed-broadway/


On the Scene:
Does Darren Criss succeed
in Broadway's 'How to Succeed' ?
Yes and no.


by Aubry D'Arminio
Jan 5 2012 04:25 PM ET




Baby, it was cold outside last night on the long, long line (1.5 New York blocks) to see Darren Criss in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.  But below-freezing temperatures (or the Hirschfeld Theatre’s assigned seating) don’t mean a thing to Darren Criss fans. Neither do heights, apparently — ask the girls from Toronto and Long Island who scaled trees and columns to glimpse the singer outside the stage door after the performance. Nor are fans deterred by long trips from as far away as North Carolina, California, and New Zealand.  “My daughter is a huge, huge, huge Glee fan,” said Canadian Kelly Bender, mother of one of the tree climbers, “so absolutely we came to see him.”
 
Gleeks are a dedicated pack — and as far as Broadway audiences go, a fun one. Last night (Criss’ third Broadway performance in his three-week run) was certainly a love-in. Whoops and screams greeted the singer the minute he rose from the stage floor as J. Pierrepont Finch, the show’s window washer-turned–ad man, and they basically didn’t stop until the curtain dropped nearly three hours later. The laughs were loud, the claps were plentiful, and the excitement when Glee  costar Jane Lynch surfaced in the audience during intermission was intense. Lynch’s exit out a side door just after the final curtain nearly caused a stampede when an entire mob changed directions to follow her. Police barricades were required at the stage door to keep signature-hunters from spilling out onto the road; half the waiting fans were ushered across the street. I almost wrestled a guy who snatched my Playbill, but he was big — Beiste-size big.
 
So is Criss deserving of the hoopla? As a star, yes, but as Broadway star, not yet. Slipping into Pierrepont’s purple bow tie seemed a stretch for Criss, who admittedly only had two weeks to rehearse. He twisted his tongue on several lines. He couldn’t land a joke. He danced less challenging choreography than his predecessor, Daniel Radcliffe, had. And, most surprisingly, he was out of tune in several numbers. His voice simply sounded thin — too weak for the large Hirschfeld Theatre and certainly too weak for the role of brazen schemer Finch. Criss did excel at harmonizing (his duets and trios were outstanding) and jumping on furniture, which are two things we already know he’s good at from Glee.
 
That’s not to say that Criss doesn’t belong on stage; How to Succeed  may not be an ideal vehicle for his talents. He can’t “Fosse, Fosse, Fosse.” He can’t belt. “His voice just isn’t fit for this kind of part,” admitted Criss fan Adrienne Bouchet, a 21-year-old neuroscience major who had seen yesterday’s matinee and then returned for the evening performance. “It doesn’t really show it off. It doesn’t have the same kind of panache.” She’s right: Criss would be better served by a more modern score (like the upcoming movie-to-stage musical Once ) and more contemporary choreography (In the Heights ). And that’s not a terrible thing. So take heed, Broadway producers: You have a real draw here. Cast in the right role and given enough rehearsal time, Criss could definitely succeed as a Broadway star. Right now, he’ll be keeping New York’s finest very busy outside the stage door for two and a half more weeks.
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Lea Michele, Chris Colfer
Won't Be Getting Glee Spin-Off,
Will Return Next Season


By Josef Adalian
Today at 4:11 PM




It looks like Ryan Murphy and Team Glee  are closer to figuring out how to handle the pending graduation of several key characters, including those played by Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer. When last we left the drama over the future of the Fox musical drama, co-creator Ryan Murphy told Deadline  that plans for a spin-off were on hold and that a decision on whether to revive them would be made in 2012. Well, the verdict is in: "There will not be a Glee spin-off," Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said definitively Sunday at his network's portion of the semi-annual TV Critics Association press tour.  However, Michele, Colfer, et. al., "are graduating," Reilly says. So they're leaving the show? Probably not.

When asked by reporters whether Michele would return, Reilly said the actress "will still be part of the show." Afterward, when asked to clarify the status of Michele and the other graduating seniors, Reilly admitted that he hadn't yet "looked at all of the contractual situations" of the actors. "But we'd like to have all of them back," he said. As for just how the Glee  producers plan to include former high school students in a show about high school, Reilly would only say that Murphy has come up with "a cool idea for next season" and that he couldn't say more. Later, Vulture asked if perhaps producers were mulling a show-within-a-show, or a split focus where some episodes would be set in Lima and others in whatever new universe is created for the former McKinley students. "I'm alluding to some version of that, but I don't want to get ahead of myself," he said.

While Reilly's remarks on Glee  might seem a bit vague, they were actually among the more definitive pronouncements of the day, at least when it came to existing shows. The Fox chief said he still hasn't figured out whether to renew Terra Nova, House,  or Fringe.  "We've done a good job avoiding some of these big decisions," he quipped. Reilly sounded like a man who wants to renew Nova,  however, praising the show as a success despite what he conceded were some creative hiccups. The other two shows, however, may see their fates come down to financial issues, with Reilly noting that both shows carry hefty price tags. He promised House  producers would get the chance to resolve storylines should this end up being its final season, and he also begged Fringe  fans to hold off campaigning for the show's survival just yet. "Please don't start the letter-writing campaign," he said. "I can't take it." Reilly even begged off on the matter of whether The X Factor  will bring back host Steve Jones, saying only that Ryan Seacrest has proven he's worth the big bucks he currently makes (and perhaps the big raise he'll likely get as part of his latest contract negotiation).

Reilly did have a few rock-solid things to announce. He unveiled Fox's plans to create a new Saturday late-night animation block designed to foster new toon talent. Former Adult Swim programming chief Nick Weidenfeld has been appointed to run a new unit in charge of developing shows for both the late-night lineup and for a new digital animation platform Fox plans to create. Producer Hend Baghdady (Warren the Ape ) will serve as exec in charge of production for the unit, which will produce up to 50 digital short-form programs each year, starting this year. The late-night block will debut next January and is expected to start off with four series per season.  One series which will not be part of Fox's future: The low-rated and critically reviled Jonah Hill toon Allen Gregory.  Reilly said the series has been cancelled.
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Darren Criss sings a lot on Glee  and gives impromptu performances on promenades and at benefits — but are you ready for him to sing Backstreet Boys on the big screen? Well, it’s definitely happening, Imogene co-director Shari Springer Berman told Vulture. Criss, who plays Kristen Wiig’s much younger love interest in the movie, will act as a sorta-kinda-Jersey guy “in a nineties impersonation band,” Berman said. “I made him work really hard.” Berman was one of many guests, including Alan Cumming and Susan Sarandon, at the Darby in New York last night, where Criss was being feted by the Peggy Siegal Company and Calvin Klein Collection for his three-week stint on Broadway. (He's replaced Daniel Radcliffe as the lead in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ; later this month, Nick Jonas will take on the role.) We spoke with Criss — who performed five songs at the intimate event, including his piano-ballad rendition of “Teenage Dream” — about the challenges of Broadway, Glee  fans getting backstage, and acting opposite Kristen Wiig.



It’s been about a week since you’ve been on Broadway.
I know, yes. It’s been insane.


So what have you learned?
Well, I’ve learned that Daniel Radcliffe is a freaking superhero. You know, I know exactly what I signed up for … I’m very fortunate that it was a three-week run, and there’s the pro and cons: The pro is that you’re in and you’re out. But the con is also, oh, bummer, by the time you’re at three weeks you’ve gotten really in the swing of things, you have to leave. It’s kind of bittersweet. But because I know that’s the amount of time I’m doing it, I’ve kind of exerted my energy in sort of … what’s the word I’m looking for? Accordingly. I’ve been exerting energy accordingly, whereas Dan was doing it for a better half of a year, so I don’t know how he paced himself, because I would have just puttered out, man. [Laughs. ]


What’s been the sort of most amazing moment about this whole experience, when you said, “Wow!”?
I mean, God, I’m so inarticulate about the whole experience because it’s been so overwhelming. It’s everything that all of my Broadway friends said it would be, which is complete and total elation, you know, at the end of the show. The fun thing about doing live theater is that there’s a sort of real-time catharsis and there’s a real sense of immediacy of creating it then, there, and now, and the audience and the people onstage are really experiencing something together. And there’s a rush to that that cannot be defined into words. When you’re doing TV and film it’s very secluded, and it’s inherently sort of compartmentalized into different things.


Have there been any snafus? Cell phones ringing in the audience, missed cues, split pants?
My opening night, I have an electric shaver, it broke in the sink. You know, they combust very easily; if you press one button, the springs and all kinds of stuff fall apart and they kind of combusted in my hands. But nobody saw it and I put it together in the knick of time before you saw it again. So it never happened.


You were shaving your beard?
In the show, yes. But yes, I had a little winter beard before that.


The Times  said you grow a beard when you’re off the Glee  set.
Well, when I don’t have to shave I don’t shave. [Laughs. ]


What about working with Beau Bridges? He told me before it began that you have to jump over him.
Yes, I do. Was he being figurative or was he saying [laughs ] metaphorically I have to leap over his talent?


He was being literal. He said you have to leap over him, he hoped you had hops.
Yeah, there’s a number where we’re sort of jumping around and playing a little leapfrog, and, uh, I certainly do jump over Beau. But he’s, obviously, such a talented, wonderful man, and he’s one of these guys that’s been in the business forever, so my fun experience has just been picking his brain. [Whispers ]: Tell me stories. Tell me Elizabeth Taylor stories. You know, Tell me anything you’ve got. And he will. So he’s been a delight to work with.


Nick Jonas is going to take your place, and you are taking Daniel Radcliffe’s place. Have you met either of them?
I’ve met both. And Dan has been nothing short of a complete gentleman, and so supportive and available to me. He made that very clear when we met, if I had any questions or concerns — and this was during the remainder of his run. I told him at one point, like, “Hey, man, that is so nice of you, but I won’t come bugging you. Enjoy yourself, you know, this is a very significant and emotional time for you. I’d hate to bug you during your last week.” But all the same, he was very open and said if you want to talk or anything and talk about the show or the character, I’d be happy to give some pointers. And I certainly haven’t felt held back from doing that. Nick is a phenomenal musician, a phenomenal talent; unlike me and Dan, this is not his first time at the rodeo. This is a welcome home for him, for Broadway. He’ll be just fine. It’s us newbies you’ve got to worry about. [Laughs. ]


Any fun stories about the Glee  fans that have been coming to the show and crowding the stage door?
Uh, yeah. The cool thing for me is that a lot of the fans that have come backstage that I’ve met are fans that have been with me since before Glee.  And those are the people that are really touching to me. And all the Starkids — I have a production company called Starkid, and, obviously, Glee  kids. Of course there’s the Glee  kids. But I sort of expect that because there’s an exposure level there that’s a little more palpable. But it’s nice when I see the people that have been there since the beginning, that knew me from nothing and now know me on Broadway. So it’s a pretty special wheel.


You did the movie Imogene  with Kristen Wiig. What was that like?
Like a big old smile. I haven’t seen it yet, but it’s a delightful little story.


What was it like working with Kristen Wiig?
Amazing. She’s incredible. I mean, what is there to say that hasn’t already been said about Kristen Wiig? She’s a phenomenal star, and she deserves everything that’s coming her way right now.


When you performed Katy Perry's “Teenage Dream,” you said it was the song that changed your life. Can you elaborate on that?
Do I really need to? I was a struggling actor, a part-time composer, and all of a sudden they put me in a blazer, slick my hair back, and give me a Katy Perry song on a hit show, and a year and a half later I’m on Broadway. So, yes, it’s the song that changed my life.

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« Reply #137 on: January 18, 2012, 10:13:11 am »


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Glee  Exclusive:
Rachel's Gay Dads
Revealed!


By Michael Ausiello
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Brian Stokes Mitchell  and Jeff Goldblum


As far as parental cliffhangers go, it’s second only to the identity of the Mother on a certain CBS sitcom: Glee  has finally cast Rachel’s gay dads, and TVLine can reveal which musically-inclined actors landed the plum parts.
 
A show insider confirms to TVLine exclusively that onetime Law & Order: Criminal Intent  detective Jeff Goldblum and Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell have been tapped to play Hiram and LeRoy Berry, the adoptive parents of Lea Michele’s character.
 
The duo will first appear in the show’s Valentine’s Day episode — which as luck would have it will actually air on Feb. 14, and is titled “Heart.” And yes, they will sing.
 
Although Goldblum is best known for his movie and TV work, he’s also an accomplished jazz pianist who made his Broadway debut back in 1971 in the Tony-winning musical Two Gentleman in Verona.
 
Mitchell, meanwhile, is something of a Great White Way legend, having appeared in dozens of high-profile productions including Jelly’s Last Jam, Ragtime, Man of La Macha  and Kiss Me Kate  (for which he won a 2000 Tony Award for Best Actor.) His TV credits include playing Kelsey Grammer’s onscreen nemesis on Frasier  and a love interest for Vanessa WilliamsWilhelmina on Ugly Betty.
 
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Yeah. I'm so old I always think of Brian Stokes Mitchell first as Dr. "Jackpot" Jackson on TV's Trapper John, M.D.  Undecided

(Of course, that means BSM is no spring chicken, either.  Wink)
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Like the idea of Jeff G...

But we saw pics of her Dads in her locker in the first ever episode. And one of them was Black!

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« Reply #140 on: January 21, 2012, 05:39:45 pm »

Like the idea of Jeff G...

But we saw pics of her Dads in her locker in the first ever episode. And one of them was Black!



I think it would have been cooler if they had gotten the two guys in the photo to play the dads.  I like continuity.  Smiley
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Like the idea of Jeff G...

But we saw pics of her Dads in her locker in the first ever episode. And one of them was Black!




Well, Brian Stokes Mitchell is  African American--and he is an amazing singer and Jeff Goldblum is a serious musician (who knew??), so--why not!



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"Michael" songs on Youtube--
watch fast before they're pulled!


Listen:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/glee-michael-jackson-episode-music-_n_1237794.html




Bad; Ben; Black or White; Human Nature; I Just Can't Stop Loving You

I Want You Back; Never Can Say Goodbye; Scream


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Hurry! You know Youtube, this
will be gone before you know it!





Gee, can I  have a
Spanish teacher like that??

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¡Ay, caramba!
 
Excuse us for a moment while we compose ourselves after getting our first glimpse of Ricky Martin's upcoming guest appearance on Glee.  Seriously, do any of you have a fan we can borrow?
 
Martin and the cast, including Naya Rivera and Chris Colfer, preview the singer's appearance on the show in this new behind-the-scenes video Fox just released. Spoiler alert: Martin speaks Spanish in it. Prepare to swoon!

So how will we meet Martin's character, Spanish teacher David Martinez, the man performing LMFAO's hit "Sexy and I Know It"?!
 
In a totally awesome way, says the man himself: "This is how I met the glee club: 'Hi, nice to meet you. I'm sexy and I know it and let's dance!'" Martin says with a laugh.
 
Hey, it works for us! "It's one of my favorite moments in my career," Martin reveals of performing the number with the Glee  kids. Aw!
 
"Ricky Martin has what we like to call 'duende,'" Rivera teases. "You'll learn the meaning of that in this episode." If duende means the ability to shake your hips like it's nobody's business, then yes, Martin definitely has that!
 
So how did everyone on set react to having the "She Bangs" singer on set? "In my three years on Glee, I have never seen a guest star walk onto set and literally everyone is just melting," Colfer says.
 
Martin's episode of Glee  airs this Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. on Fox.
 
How are excited are you to see Martin on Glee ? Do you think he's the show's sexiest guest star ever? Sound off in the comments!


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         He alsways... brings the sexy. 
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         He alsways... brings the sexy. 

Sure enough!
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The last episode of Ryan Murphy's Glee finishes tonight, Friday, March 20, 2015.

All things must come to an end, I suppose, but as simple, silly, light it was, it was also important, and not only because

"--it [was] the first time on network television that your love song is sung by two teenage boys--to each other. "











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Could anything like this have been on American television ten years ago?

Although the first episodes of Glee aired in Fall 2009. it was initially conceived in August 2005, just weeks before the 62nd Venice International Film Festival was to award the Golden Lion to Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain and Brokeback 's  theatrical release in December 2005.

Totally coincidental, except--it was simply time.


















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The Cast of 'Glee' on Their Final Taping
with Ellen

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I wasn't a steady watcher, but I did see a number of episodes.  I did enjoy the ones I saw.
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From last month:


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The love story of
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From last month:


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I always loved the Glee version of the Grease song "There Are Worse Things I Could Do"
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I always loved the Glee version of the Grease song "There Are Worse Things I Could Do"

Here you go!

Singer: Santana Lopez
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Santana was the shit!
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« Reply #157 on: April 19, 2017, 03:42:22 pm »

Interesting. I just read that straight Glee hottie Darren Criss is going to play gay again. I read that he's going to play Andrew Cunanan, who murdered Gianni Versace and four other men 20 (!) years ago, on American Crime Story.

A caveat: I haven't verified this information.
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I've heard that as well.

More Glee news......for anyone who hasn't heard, Heather Morris from Glee  (Brittney) is on Dancing with the Stars now, and apparently has a one-sided feud with Nancy Kerrigan.  :laughs:

Heather has said she doesn't care if she wins, as long as she goes home AFTER Nancy.  Nancy, for her part, couldn't care less.
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Here you go!

Singer: Santana Lopez
(portrayed by actress Naya Rivera)

Published on July 20, 2013



Who's the hot boy?
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That clip is from the episode "Glease".

The hot boy is Rachel's boyfriend (Brody) at the performing arts school she's attending.  Her instructor is Cassandra, and she's jealous of the talent and opportunities Rachel has.  As revenge, Cassandra seduces Brody in that clip.
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« Reply #161 on: April 21, 2017, 08:59:21 pm »

That clip is from the episode "Glease".

The hot boy is Rachel's boyfriend (Brody) at the performing arts school she's attending.  Her instructor is Cassandra, and she's jealous of the talent and opportunities Rachel has.  As revenge, Cassandra seduces Brody in that clip.

Well, Rachel and Cassandra both have good taste, I'll give them that much.
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« Reply #162 on: April 22, 2017, 05:22:38 pm »

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The Glee cast has covered a variety of songs.  I loved their mash-up of "Let's Have a Kiki/Turkey Lurkey Time"
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« Reply #163 on: April 25, 2017, 08:10:48 pm »

That clip is from the episode "Glease".

The hot boy is Rachel's boyfriend (Brody) at the performing arts school she's attending.  Her instructor is Cassandra, and she's jealous of the talent and opportunities Rachel has.  As revenge, Cassandra seduces Brody in that clip.

I keep forgetting to look up who the hot boy is.  Sad
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« Reply #164 on: April 26, 2017, 12:04:46 am »

Dean Stanley Geyer (born 20 March 1986) is a South African Australian singer-songwriter and actor who finished third in the 2006 season of the talent show television series Australian Idol, and has had a notable role in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Ty Harper. He joined the cast of the US show Glee in the 4th season as NYADA Junior Brody Weston and appeared in Terra Nova as Mark Reynolds.





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« Reply #165 on: April 26, 2017, 12:38:44 am »

Glee is ill running? Shouldn't the characters all be at college or even grad school by now? Wink
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« Reply #166 on: April 26, 2017, 09:27:53 am »

Don't look at him, hot or not Grin. Look at the face, the boobs and the dress of the female! Highschool-girl? Suuuuuure, I totally buy it Roll Eyes

There's a girl in the picture?

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« Reply #167 on: April 26, 2017, 08:14:11 pm »

Glee is ill running? Shouldn't the characters all be at college or even grad school by now? Wink
And what's with that photo?


Don't look at him, hot or not Grin. Look at the face, the boobs and the dress of the female! Highschool-girl? Suuuuuure, I totally buy it Roll Eyes


Glee is not running any longer.   I believe Rachel (in the pic) by this episode had graduated from high school at this point, as did Kurt.  However, they were still in the  episodes, their storylines showing them after graduation.
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« Reply #168 on: January 30, 2018, 05:23:24 pm »


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Glee actor Mark Salling found dead aged 35

Salling, who played Puck on the hit series, was facing up to seven years in prison
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Mark Salling, the actor best known for his role in Glee, has died at the age of 35.

His attorney confirmed the news in a statement. The cause of death has not yet been verified.

“Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment,” Salling’s lawyer, Michael Proctor, said. “The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”

Salling pleaded guilty last October to possession of child abuse images, and his sentencing was scheduled for 7 March. After his arrest in December 2015, Salling, best known for playing Noah Puckerman on the hit TV series, was indicted in May 2016 after a search warrant led to the discovery of over 50,000 images on his computer and flashdrive.

In a plea agreement reached with prosecutors, Salling was to face four to seven years in prison to avoid a maximum sentence of 20 years. Salling was ordered to pay each of his victims $50,000 and register as a sex offender. In March, Salling reached a separate $2.7m settlement with a woman who sued him for sexual battery.

According to court documents circulated at the time Salling agreed his plea bargain, he said in court: “I am pleading guilty because I am guilty of the charges and wish to take advantage of the promises set forth in this agreement, and not for any other reason.”



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« Reply #170 on: January 31, 2018, 05:15:34 pm »

Together again, may they both have peace.
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« Reply #171 on: February 01, 2018, 06:59:31 pm »

Deepest sympathies to Mark's family.

They have to go through the gut wrenching  experience of  burying their son and brother, meanwhile, people are saying awful things about him online.

I hope they are  able to avoid that.
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« Reply #172 on: February 01, 2018, 07:32:39 pm »

Together again, may they both have peace.


Deepest sympathies to Mark's family.

They have to go through the gut wrenching  experience of  burying their son and brother, meanwhile, people are saying awful things about him online.

I hope they are  able to avoid that.








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The Finn-Puck Relationship, most commonly known as Pinn or F*ck, was the friendship between Finn Hudson and Noah Puckerman:
According to the Glee Novel, Glee: The Beginning, Finn and Puck became friends when Finn's little league team and Puck's little league team went against each other and Finn and Puck got into a fistfight. However, Finn's mother, Carole, bought ice cream for both of them after the game ended. Finn and Puck started off as best friends that were on the Football Team together. Through their friendship, conflicts have occurred between them through their rough relationships with Quinn and Rachel. Despite all this, they have still maintained a friendship and are still considered to be friends. While they do experience difficulties, Finn still remains Puck's best friend, as confirmed in Special Education, the ninth episode of Season Two. Puck originally made a plans for a pool cleaning business out in California and intended to bring Finn with him; however, they both attended (fictional) University of Lima (Ohio) together.





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« Reply #173 on: February 02, 2018, 07:38:04 pm »

there isn't anything anyone can say.
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« Reply #174 on: February 05, 2018, 07:15:38 pm »







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« Reply #178 on: February 06, 2018, 07:10:31 pm »

Santana singing for Finn, but it fits for Puck as well.


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"Mash-Up" is the eighth episode of the American television series Glee. The episode premiered on the Fox network on October 21, 2009. It was written by series co-creator Ian Brennan and directed by Elodie Keene. The episode sees glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) attempt to create a wedding medley in the style of a mash-up for his colleagues Emma (Jayma Mays) and Ken (Patrick Gallagher). Students Finn (Cory Monteith) and Quinn (Dianna Agron) find that they are no longer considered popular, while glee club members Rachel (Lea Michele) and Puck (Mark Salling) become romantically involved, as do cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and local news anchor Rod Remington (Bill A. Jones).

The episode features covers of five songs. Studio recordings of three of the songs were released as singles, available for digital download, and three are included on the album Glee: The Music, Volume 1. Neil Diamond was hesitant about licensing his song "Sweet Caroline" to the show, but was convinced by series music producer P.J. Bloom and ultimately enjoyed the performance given by Salling. The episode was watched by 7.24 million US viewers. Musical performances received mixed reviews from critics. The Wall Street Journal 's Raymund Flandez described "Mash-Up" as a "turning point" for Glee, praising the episode for its character development.




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(....)

"Nationals" was first broadcast on May 15, 2012 in the United States on Fox, as the second hour in a two-hour special evening with "Props" having aired in the first hour at the show's regular broadcast time.

(....)

The episode received mostly positive reviews, both in general and for the musical performances in particular. While reviewers were not impressed with the judging scene and highly critical of the inclusion of Emma and Will's having sex for the first time as part of the post-victory sequence, the overall quality was lauded by many. The musical numbers were widely praised, and although some critics felt that Vocal Adrenaline gave better performances than New Directions, the three main competition soloists—Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith) and Unique (Alex Newell)—were especially singled out for encomiums.

(....)

The episode's closing number, "We Are the Champions", received excellent grades: A from Michael Slezak of TVLine  and Washington Post's Jen Chaney, and an "A−" from Entertainment Weekly's Erin Strecker. Jyll Saskin of MTV wrote that it was "a new Glee classic", and Chaney said it "worked wonderfully as an assertion of the New Directions' championship status". Erica Futterman of Rolling Stone  described the performance as "rife with emotion" and added, "It's moments like this that are pure and straight to the show's original appeal", while Strecker complimented the song choice and how "it really showcased the group's harmonies". In December 2012, TV Guide  listed the rendition as one of Glee's best performances.

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« Reply #183 on: February 08, 2018, 06:50:24 pm »

I miss Glee!
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« Reply #184 on: February 08, 2018, 09:07:26 pm »

I miss Glee!


Me too, Chuck, me too.



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"On My Way" is the fourteenth episode and winter finale of the third season of the American musical television series Glee, and the fifty-eighth overall. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Bradley Buecker, the episode aired on Fox in the United States on February 21, 2012. It features New Directions competing against the Dalton Academy Warblers at the Regionals show choir competition, Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) moving up their wedding, the return of special guest stars Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Rachel's fathers, and the attempted suicide of Dave Karofsky (Max Adler).

The episode received a strong and varied reaction from reviewers. Most heaped praise on the scenes featuring Karofsky, both the events leading up to his suicide attempt and when Kurt (Chris Colfer) visited him in the hospital. However, many felt the strength of this storyline unbalanced the episode, and the rest of the episode, particularly the Regionals competition and the Rachel and Finn wedding storyline, did not measure up. The final scene, which ended with Quinn (Dianna Agron) being in a potentially fatal car crash, was controversial.

The only song that was given a strongly enthusiastic reception was "Cough Syrup", which was sung by Blaine (Darren Criss) and used to soundtrack the Karofsky suicide sequence. The other songs, all performances for the Regionals competition, received a mixture of reviews. Five of the six singles released from this episode charted on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Canadian Hot 100; the mash-up of "Fly" and "I Believe I Can Fly" performed by New Directions charted the highest in the US, while "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" performed by the Troubletones as part of the New Directions set charted the best of the five in Canada.

Upon its initial airing, this episode was viewed by 7.46 million American viewers and received a 3.0/8 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic. The total viewership was up from "Heart", which aired the previous week.






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I remember the attention this one got.
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