The credits on the Season 2 finale just finished rolling and yet Glee is already prepping for Season 3.
According to some fresh casting intel, producers are adding a new recurring female character described as “Adele meets Susan Boyle.” In addition to being a great singer, interested actresses must be at least 18 years old but look like they’re in high school.
It’s one of at least two new female students enrolling at McKinley High this fall. The other newbie, Rebecca, is described as beautiful and someone who can sing all kinds of music.
Got casting tips? Tell us!
Due to the Boston Bruins advancing to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, the following Glee Live! In Concert! dates have been switched to accommodate their home game schedule.
* TD Garden in Boston, originally scheduled for Monday, June 6th at 7:30pm is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 7th at 7:30pm.
* Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 7th at 7:30pm is now scheduled for Monday, June 6th at 7:30pm.
Your tickets ARE valid for the new date.
According to published reports, GLEE star Darren Criss will be performing more than once while he's in the New York Area for the GLEE tour. Criss will perfom on June 15 (8PM) at NYC's Irving Plaza. Additional details have not yet been revealed.
Tickets are $20, and are available on LiveNation.com.
Criss plays gay student Blaine on GLEE. Prior to the show, he was most known as the star of the musical parody "A Very Potter Musical." He also appeared on the series "Eastwick."
The Glee star talks about being “raised by” gay guys and playing one.
“I find it funny that it’s Time Out because I wish I had time out,” Darren Criss says by phone. The harried 24-year-old is taking a quick break from rehearsing for Glee Live! In Concert!—whose exclamatory title can’t begin to reflect the gleeky enthusiasm that’s greeted Criss since he first appeared on Fox’s Glee last fall as gay teen Blaine Anderson. Before his cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” lit up the Billboard charts, Criss and his University of Michigan classmates were a YouTube sensation with their Harry Potter spoof-icals; their theater company StarKid is now based in Chicago. “I might have to go in, like, the drop of a dime,” Criss breathlessly says, “but not right now, so what’s up, man?”
Of course you’ll be singing “Teenage Dream” on the tour, right?
Um, probably not that song. Didn’t really ever do too well.
As long as you’re okay with the riots that’ll ensue.
I’m hoping for a very calm, collected enjoyment.
Good luck with that. You’ve said you auditioned a few times for Glee before you got this role. How’d you keep getting auditions if they weren’t picking you?
Well, the media gets a little confused. Um, hold on a sec. [Talks to someone] That was Lea [Michele]. I was telling her how beautiful her voice is. I have these moments where I’m hanging out with these guys—’cause Lea’s this fun girl I hang out with, and then I realize, Holy crap! You’re so talented! Oh my God, you’re, like, amazing! What the hell!
So…your Glee auditions?
Oh, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah. The media gets a little confused. I went out two, three years ago now, but I certainly don’t think the higher-ups knew that I went out for it. I just like to say it as kind of a story. It’s not like getting a black belt where you just stick around long enough, they’ll give you one.
Did anyone in your life express concern about you as a straight guy playing a very visible gay character?
No, that’s actually never even occurred to me. I don’t think that’s how myself or my team—I don’t think any of us are wired that way. You see a good character, and that’s it. But maybe that is a very naive way to look at things.
Growing up in San Francisco must’ve informed your understanding of sexual difference.
Oh yeah, oh yeah. Big time. The thing I always joke about is I was raised by the gay community. It was an interesting way to grow up. It does give you an awareness of what’s possible for people and what lives in all of us, I guess. I’m being incredibly vague. You don’t understand, I’m looking at a huge stadium right now and things are flying at me, so I’m trying to stay focused.
Your joke about being raised by the gay community—how so?
I did a lot of semiprofessional theater where I’d be the kid in it. These guys doing musical theater were very sweet to my mom and my dad, and they would drive me home late at night and get me, like, a burger and a milkshake. I hate even pinning it as, like, the fact that they’re the young gay community of San Francisco because it was just these awesome people who I totally admired, like, “Cool, they give me burgers and shakes! These guys are rad!” [Laughs] Not until later in life did I understand that I was being exposed to a certain culture, especially in the sense that all the burgers and fries were usually in the Castro. Honestly, man, even the way I phrase that, I’m like, that’s neither here nor there. It just wasn’t a thing.
On Glee, we hear and see a lot about the teens’ sexual lives—but not your character, Blaine, and his boyfriend, Kurt. We’ve seen them kiss, but that’s it. Will that side of their relationship develop?
I mean, who knows? Something as big as gay teens on television, you gotta take things a step at a time. I’m just interested in their relationship. I really hope that they can continue to learn from each other and grow as people.
But you guys must be aware of the discrepancy. We see the other teens have sex, get pregnant.
Um, honestly, no, I disagree. I don’t see that. I see them as the standout couple that is much more solid than some of the other relationships, and to make any big jumps from that could potentially dismantle the security they have.
Earlier this year when asked about suddenly going from recent college grad to heartthrob, you said you hadn’t really noticed. Surely now you’re feeling touched by fame?
I mean, I know who I am. I’m this goofball. I look at myself in the mirror, and the person that I know doesn’t match up to what I think people love to perceive me as. I’ve never sought this life that I’ve been given. It could be overwhelming if I didn’t think I could handle it. I’m just some random dude, you know. I’m just some guy.
Glee Live! stops at Allstate Arena June 3 and 4.
- On stage pics
- Some first class disc golf in South st Paul Minnesota, also saw a black throated blue warbler, pretty sweet.
- Stop #2 on the glee disc golf tour, Indianapolis, a very lovely green course, saw a red winged blackbird
- Back on our plane that we have dubbed, 'thomas'. Such a Thomas. ;) ?!? Wow. What does that mean?!
- Goodbye Thomas. Hello CHI-TOWN!
- Who says the Warblers are in the closet? @jaymztuaileva @rikerr5@curtmega @titusmakin
June 4, 2011.
This post will be updated!
via; cory-monteith: Cory Monteith joined a cause against gay bullying and today has been released a new photoshoot to promote the project.
STRAIGHT BUT NOT NARROWStraight, gay, and everything in between… why does it matter?“Straight But Not Narrow” was started by asking that very question.
There have been a number of great campaigns and charities that have recently emerged to show support to gay youth. We noticed one significant missing in the efforts… the message to the young, straight male. It’s an unfortunate reality that most of the bullying and harassment that gay teens face comes from them. It is for this reason that we are building a campaign that is primarily directed to the young, straight male by using comedy and their peers to positively influence their views on LGBT teens. So, whether you like girls, you like guys, you like both, you like neither (well, you get the idea), what difference does it really make? There’s a whole lot more to a person than who they date. And yeah, we’re all different. But we believe that it’s those differences that make us interesting. Why would we all want to be exactly the same? Where’s the excitement in that?
Just be you. Cause that’s good enough for us
It’s official: Jane Lynch will host the Emmy Awards. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, the Glee star and Emmy-winning actress will lead this year’s telecast airing Sunday, Sept. 18 on Fox from L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. “We’re delighted to have Jane Lynch host the Primetime Emmys this year,” said John Shaffner, chairman and CEO, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “When our host has comedic, dramatic and musical talents – as Jane proved in last year’s opening number – we know it’s going to be fun for us and for the audience at home!”
“Jane was my first – and only – choice as the host for this year’s Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said ‘yes,’ ” said first-time Emmys executive producer Mark Burnett. “She has incredible comedic timing, and is a charismatic, talented actress whose energy leaps off the screen and stage. I am thrilled and excited to have her as our host.”
Lynch, who won the best supporting actress Emmy last year for her portrayal of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, recently hosted NBC's late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Lynch has been previously nominated for an Emmy as a guest actress in a comedy for CBS' Two and a Half Men. Earlier this year, Lynch won a Golden Globe as a supporting actress for Glee.
In recent years, the Emmys host have been talent closely tied to the network broadcasting the television awards ceremony. Last year, for instance, Late Night host Jimmy Fallon emceed the NBC telecast. Neil Patrick Harris, star of How I Met Your Mother, hosted the awards show when it aired on the CBS network.
Lynch is the third woman to host the Emmys alone, following in the footsteps of Angela Lansbury in 1993 and Ellen DeGeneres in 2005. She has appeared in a slew of big-screen comedies, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models and Best in Show.
Emmy nominations will be announced at 5:40 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 14.
Adweek: What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
Kevin McHale: Besides the texts that I’ve gotten while I slept, usually Twitter. I follow everybody on the show, my family, and some of my best friends. I don’t follow a lot of celebrity feeds, but I do follow Rev Run.
What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?
Breakfast is my favorite meal, so I try not to do too much, but I do enjoy reading. Right now, I’m reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s short, so you can read it in one day, but I’ve gotten a little sidetracked.
What occupies your mind in the car, on the subway, train, or bus?
I’m a big Radio 1 junkie, which is the BBC radio station. I have Sirius XM radio in my car. I love The Scott Mills Show and the Chart Show every Sunday. I also listen to my iPod—I learn a lot of the songs we’re doing on the show while I’m driving to and from work.
Are you a TV junkie, or on an airtime-restricted diet?
I’m on an airtime-restricted diet, I suppose. I pick and choose, but I don’t watch a lot of TV. I used to, and then the weird thing is since I’ve gotten on TV, I’ve stopped watching it. I think it’s because of our work hours.
What do you watch, and how: TV, laptop, or tablet?
I do TiVo stuff, like Top Chef and Shameless. But most of what I watch is online because I like a lot of U.K. shows—I love Misfits and the original Skins, especially the first two seasons.
Before bed, do you: Bite into a novel; graze on Twitter; or fast until morning?
This is why I don’t sleep: I take my computer to bed, and I troll Twitter and Facebook and all types of blogs. I’m slightly obsessed with Oh No They Didn’t!, which is a big gossip blog.
Which is more nutritious: print or Web?
As far as news, I’m going to have to say Web. I follow CNN.com, and I love the BBC. I like getting minute-to-minute updates instead of waiting for the newspaper the next day.
Give us the skinny on your favorite app.
My favorite app—besides Twitter—is probably Tiny Wings. A lot of the guys on Glee are obsessed with it. It’s kind of like Angry Birds . . . It’s a very simple, stupid game, but you become addicted to it.
What’s your biggest digital indulgence?
It would probably have to be iTunes.
With such a bloated media universe, how do you cut out the fat?
It’s taken me time to realize what I appreciate—I have my mainstays, but it’s hard to cut out the fat. I usually don’t. That’s why when I get in bed, I’m up until all hours of the morning looking at useless information.
Kristin Chenoweth - I Want Somebody (Bitch About)
via: thecraptacular; So, something cool that we got to do recently: We got to interview Jonathan Groff. Yeah, that’s him right up there.
That was fun. And yeah, we were so nervous that we almost puked. And yeah, he really is basically is a darling sweet child who you want to cradle in your arms and stuff. And yeah, if it weren’t for this audio recording of the interview as proof, we honestly would not believe that it really happened.
Up for discussion: The Glee tour, working with good looking people, the awesomeness that is Jesse St. James, and much more.
Mucho thanks again to James Marino and Michael Portantiere for sharing Jonathan with us for this brief and lovely edition of BroadwayRadio. We wept a little bit afterwards. From joy and craziness.
It’s been a week since New Directions failed to make the cut at Nationals during Glee’s Season 2 finale. And there’s still two weeks to go before the June 12 premiere of Oxygen’s The Glee Project helps you get through the long summer months until Glee’s third season begins in the fall. To feed your Glee fix, The Hollywood Reporter checked in with a few of the cast members to see what their favorite musical highlights were for the recently concluded season.
Chris Colfer:“ ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye,’ was my favorite solo I’ve done and it was my idea,” he said of the song from Sunset Boulevard that was featured during the “Born This Way” episode. “I asked Ryan to let me do it because I think the words are perfect for [Kurt returning to McKinley High] and I love Sunset Boulevard when Norma Desmond returns to the studio. Something about it is perfect and he agreed.”
Lea Michele: “My favorite song that I did this year was ‘Get Happy’/‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ with Chris,” she said of the Judy Garland/Barbra Streisand mashup featured in “Duets.” “The song felt very Glee to me and just getting to sing with him and being Barbra and Judy, it was kind of everything that I love and that is close to my heart. I cried every single take because it was so emotional.”
Heather Morris: I genuinely can’t stop listening to Kevin McHale’s Fleetwood Mac version of ‘Never Going Back Again,’ ” she said of the cover featured in the “Rumours” installment.
Naya Rivera: “I had a great time with ‘Valerie,’ ” she said of the Amy Winehouse number featured during the “Special Education” episode. “That was one of my favorite songs.”
Matthew Morrison: “My favorite song is ‘Hell to the No’ that Mercedes [Amber Riley] sang. It was such a great, catchy song. Also ‘Trouty Mouth’ [performed by Naya Rivera],” he said of the tracks written specifically for the “Original Song” episode. “They’re really novelty numbers that ended up being these great, funny numbers that I just can’t get out of my head.”
And the winners are...
SONG OF THE SEASON
Light Up The World
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Get It Right
BEST SOLO FEMALE
Jar of Hearts - Rachel
BEST SOLO MALE
Isn’t She Lovely - Artie
I Feel Pretty / Unpretty
Rachel & Quinn
I Feel Pretty / Unpretty
BEST WARBLERS SONG
Somewhere Only We Know
BEST GUEST PERFORMANCE
Forget You – Holly Holiday
ALBUM OF THE SEASON
Glee: The Music, Volume 5
via gleehab; In the summer of 2010 I was dispatched by the women’s weekly magazine Grazia to interview the iconic supermodel Kate Moss. In the summer of 2010, just six months after it had first aired terrestrially on E4, the smash-hit, mega-budget America TV song-and-dance bonanza Glee had become one of those pop-cultural touchstones that even Kate Moss openly admitted to loving. So I asked her which member of the Glee cast she fancied.
Matthew Morrison, who plays Spanish and Glee Club teacher Will Schuester in the series, sits in an upper-end Park Lane hotel suite and considers the scenario.
‘And she said Puck, right?’ Puck is the Mohawk-ed student who impregnated a hot virgin Christian cheerleader in season one of Glee and went on to form an odd, brief feeder obsession with a fatty in the second. Puck gets the songs that feature phallocentric guitar posturing. If Glee s the rolling Alt. Disney version of High School Musical – a reading that stands up to some close scrutiny – then Puck is its vanilla Sid Vicious. Of course it was Puck whom Kate Moss fancied.
Matthew Morrison looks unsurprised, if slightly deflated, at this. Within the Take That litmus test of British popularity, Glee fares exceedingly well. Because Glee is what it is – a global phenomenon that produces approximately half a doze minor chart hits a week in most territories that operate within the iTunes facility, not to mention a pandemic TV audience – the modern parlor game of which member of the Glee cast you are hot for has followed in its wake.
From one particular gay perspective, for example, it is gay teenager Kurt’s dad, bald mechanic Burt, who is the hottest. Does Morrison get this? ‘Oh, come on. Of course I do.’
And who is it that likes Finn, the dumb jock American football ace who was introduced with premature ejaculation issues and sings from the drippier end of the Bruno Mars canon? ‘That would be…another type?’ He’s struggling.
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Alex Newell was born to be a performer. As a toddler, he hopped on stage at a local fair and started singing, and just never stopped. Now, at 18 years old, the Massachusetts native will bring his spice and sass to ‘The Glee Project.’
“I know that I have a talent and a gift that most people don’t have — a big performer with a big voice and a big attitude,” the contender says of what sets him apart. Things weren’t always easy for the young hopeful, who lost his dad to cancer at age 6, but Alex uses his performance skills to express his emotions in real-play. “My greatest inspiration is my mother,” he admits. “She’s a strong woman, she’s raised me since I was six. I want to be kind of like her when I grow up.”
Alex was picked for ‘The Glee Project’ from more that 34,000 people who auditioned via Myspace — a feat he’s proud of, but knows he deserves. “I wanna be on ‘Glee.’ It feels absolutely amazing to get this far,” he says in his contender spot. “I have the confidence, the power and the strength that needs to be put out there for the world to hear it.”
As an improv-loving high school student himself, Alex can relate to the character he hopes to portray on the hit FOX show — especially since the McKinley High glee club kids are more or less outcasts. “I am in high school and I do think that I am different,” Alex says. “People would describe me as a diva — or divo — whatever they want to say. I have a big heart, I’m very loud, and I’m just a fun person to be around.”
Though, don’t let his big words fool you into thinking he’s cocky — Alex is confident, and rightfully so. “I doubt myself sometimes, but I have a gift that should be shared with the rest of the world,” he says, adding, “I’m a diva.”
If Alex is chosen as the winner of ‘The Glee Project,’ he’ll take a seven-episode role in ‘Glee’ Season 3. ‘The Glee Project’ starts June 12 on Oxygen.
I love him already! Kurtcedes much?
I love him already! Kurtcedes much?