Tom Cruise is reportedly being approached by the bosses of Glee to appear in future episodes of the show.
Reports have suggested that producers were impressed by the actor's comedic turn as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder and that he could follow in the footsteps of fellow Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow for a multi-episode arc.
A source told Showbiz Spy: "The producers love the idea that Tom might create a character just like Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. His dance rendition to Flo Rida's 'Low' went down so well with audiences and they know something like that would be just as popular, if not more so, on Glee."
They added: "At the moment they are in talks with Tom to play a failed and jaded popstar who is now teaching a Glee Club at a rival school but they are willing to let him have a lot of input in to his character just to try and get him on the show. They know that Katie and Suri are big fans of Glee too so they are hoping this may also sway his decision."
One day after being labeled a spoiler for giving away who will be crowned king and queen in an upcoming episode of 'Glee,' Nicole Crowther, a one time extra for the hit Fox TV show says the ending she gave away on Twitter was based solely on information she overheard at a dinner party and that she hasn't worked on the show since the fall of last year.
"I didn't even know if the girl I heard it from was joking or telling the truth," says Crowther, 21. "I was not an extra for that scene and haven't been an extra on the show since October 2010." Crowther says Saturday night (April 16) she and a friend attended a dinner party. There she met a girl who claimed she was an extra on 'Glee' who had just finished shooting the prom episode. That extra shared the information on who won prom king and queen.
Apparently assuming that Crowther was involved in the scene, 'Glee' writer, producer and creator Brad Falchuk may have unknowingly validated Crowther's Tweet via his own Twitter page.
Falchuk first addressed Crowther with a threatening tone: "@nicolecrowther Hope you're qualified to do something besides work in entertainment." Then he responded with a rhetorical question: "@nicolecrowther Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create?" Nicole Crowther: Entertainment career in jeopardy Crowther has been an extra on "Shake It Up", "Kickin' It", "A.N.T Farm," "Big Time Rush", "Victorious," "Supah Ninjas," "Friends with Benefits," Fox's "Traffic Light" and TNT's "Men of a Certain Age." She says she has now been blackballed by Hollywood. She says people in the industry have been told to drop her as friends on Facebook or face retribution.
She fears an acting career that she has always dreamed of and has worked diligently to achieve will never become reality.
"Mr. Falchuk publicly humiliated me and has made it clear that he never wants me to work again in Hollywood," says Crowther. "I reported what I had overheard, no different than a gossip reporter would. I didn't even know if what I Tweeted was true. I didn't violate any code of ethics or violate a contract. I shared information discussed at a party." She says she's not sure where the reports that she was 'fired' are coming from, since she was not even working on the show.
In retrospect, Crowther says she wishes she never sent the Tweet.
"Do I regret sending the Tweet, I do," says Crowther. "I have been on the set of many shows and have never, and would never, give away any information. I didn't this time. I had no way of knowing so many things would get twisted from a single Tweet. And I am truly sorry for any trouble I have caused. But that was never what I intended. I wanted to be just another speculator weighing in." Crowther now she says she is exploring legal options, because her budding career has been ruined because of false information.
She would much prefer that Falchuk help set the record straight: that she did not betray an on-set code; that she was simply broadcasting what she had overheard.
"Quite frankly I wish I could just turn back the clock but I can't. I want this nightmare to be over."
It’s a good week to be Chris Colfer. Not only was the Glee star named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People, but the actor also made a deal with the Disney Channel for a pilot based on the children’s book, The Little Leftover Witch. It’s the actor’s second script deal; Colfer’s set to star in his own screenplay, the teen comedy Struck by Lightning, this summer once the Glee concert tour wraps. Did we mention that Colfer is only 20 years-old? In between a break on the set of Glee, EW talked to Colfer about his Disney pilot and what’s in store for Kurt and Blaine.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did this Disney show come about?
CHRIS COLFER: My agent’s husband bought the rights to the book [Florence Laughlin's The Little Leftover Witch]. They brought it to me and told me they were in talks with Disney and knew that I was a hidden writer and asked me to adapt it into a screenplay. I said, “Yeah, absolutely.” I got the book on a Friday night and I adapted the screenplay by Sunday night. I got so into it. I wrote like a 102 page screenplay in two days. The story was just so cute about this little witch that falls and gets lost on Halloween night and gets stuck with this family. I just totally fell in love with the story and the characters and then added a bunch of stuff and made it my own. Disney bought the screenplay and then asked me to develop it into a TV series.
How will you be involved in this? As an executive producer?
I’m not quite sure, because a lot of the negotiations are still up in the air. I’ll always be around it. I think I’ll write the pilot and then be a strong creative force behind it and kind of steer the show. I’ll kind of be a miniature Ryan Murphy — which is funny because people already refer to me by that.
So the show is about a witch who’s taken in a by a family?
Yes. It’s basically about a neglected witch [who] winds up crashing into this family’s life and the little daughter — her name is Lucy — finds a new best friend. They both fill a void in each other’s life. It’s like one of those “Oh, I finally found a best friend” kind of stories.
So is that what spoke to you about the material?
Oh yes, of course. I think everyone wishes for some kind of powerful, imaginary best friend to pop in when they’re younger and lonely. I mean, I certainly did. It’s just a cute story and anyone can relate to it.
This is your second script that’s been sold. Are you liking this side gig of being a screenwriter?
Absolutely. It’s something that I never ever talk about because I don’t want anyone to criticize me for it. But it’s amazing to create worlds and people. I think I’m just addicted to storytelling whether I’m writing it or I’m acting it out. I’m just a born storyteller.
You’ve been pretty vague on plot details of Struck by Lightning. Can you share anything more?
I’m trying to keep it a little bit secretive. It’s about all the kids in high school who are overachieving in their own right and underappreciated for it just like I was. I think it’s very sarcastic and very real. I hope it goes to show that there still lots and lots of smart kids out in the world. It’s about smart kids and not about stupid kids who wanna get laid and that’s their biggest goal in life. We’ve been having tons and tons of meetings with actors and people who wanna be part of it. It’s so crazy because I’ve had meetings with actors [who] I literally wrote the role for, that want to be in it and want to be part of it. It’s a trip!
So Kurt returns to McKinley next Tuesday on Glee. Is the rest of the season Kurt and Blaine trying to figure out how to be a couple?
They kind of just have to deal with more of a long-distance relationship. I mean, it’s not like they’ve got anyone else to cheat with. He’s around as much as he was before.
While Kurt was at Dalton, it was almost if you were on a separate show from your castmates. It must be so fun for you to be back with them.
It was weird coming back. It was weird. They even said, “It’s weird having you back.” I felt like Shelley Long returning to Cheers. While I was gone, they established all these personal jokes that I don’t know what they’re talking about. So I’ll be like, “Oh this one time at Dalton…” [Laughs.]
We’ve known for a while that Glee would be filming the Nationals in New York City (they normally shoot in Los Angeles). We also knew that filming would be taking place next week, and now it looks like we may have their first filming location too!
Signs have been spotted around 47th and 6th/Broadway as well as 51st and 8th/9th Ave for an “Untitled 20th Century Fox TV Project” for Monday, April 25. The signs match recent casting calls for stand-ins for 4/25 through 4/29 that were also posted for an “Untitled 20th Century Fox Project” and all of the descriptions for those stand-ins match the descriptions of the main cast of Glee!
Based on the signs it looks like they may be filming around Rockefeller Center or Times Square.
Originally we had heard they would only be filming at Lincoln Center, which is what Page Six has also reported, but last week we got a tip that there may have been a change and that they would be filming at various location throughout the city. So stay tuned for more filming locations and be on the lookout for those “Untitled 20th Century Fox Project” No Parking signs!