More as it happens. Not sure if the all-girls scene is in Episode 5 or 6, also not sure why Amber's not there. I thought maybe it was because of Shelby's thing, but isn't Santana in that too? We'll see. Speculate away.
Broadway-bound Glee star Darren Criss first made a splash as a member of Team StarKid, the Chicago-based performance ensemble whose web productions have become internet smash hits. Criss will take the stage with his StarKid pals when the company’s forthcoming national tour makes a stop at New York City’s Irving Plaza on November 26. Dubbed The Space Tour, the group’s 14-city engagement will kick off on November 4 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, directed by Julia Albain.
According to the group’s website, StarKid was formed by students in the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance. In April 2009, with a budget of less than $150, the group premiered their original musical parody A Very Potter Musical, starring Criss in the title role. Three months later, videos of the show were posted to YouTube, and in just under two years, StarKid’s original works have garnered over 64 million views.
The live production will reportedly feature the company's greatest hits, include the original Potter musical, A Very Potter Sequel, Me and My Dick and Starship. Criss will make his guest appearance while prepping for his three-week stint as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, beginning January 3 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
In addition to the Irving Plaza engagement, Team StarKid’s tour will play:
Tuesday’s “Asian F” episode of Glee saw series regulars Harry Shum Jr. and Amber Riley step into the spotlight in ways their characters had yet to do on the Fox hit.
While Shum’s Mike Chang had an emotional story in which his desire for a future in the arts clashed with the life his parents wanted, Riley’s Mercedes Jones went full-on diva as both characters were more fully realized.
For Riley, Tuesday’s episode in which she challenged Rachel (Lea Michele) for the lead in the school’s rendition of West Side Story, the role meant really figuring out who Mercedes was – and stretching her acting muscles. “Every actress dreams of being able to develop her character and being challenged; I was really challenged,” Riley told The Hollywood Reporter at Monday’s American Horror Story premiere in Hollywood. “I wasn’t used to reading all those lines and having all these different emotions and trying to figure out who this character was.”
Riley notes that Mercedes’ new love interest, Marcus (LaMarcus Tinker), played a huge role in her frustrating of being second fiddle in New Directions bubbling to the surface as he encouraged her to start believing she’s Beyonce and not Effie, from Dreamgirls.
“Mercedes was a singer and now I had to figure out who she was. That was a lot harder for me but it was fun,” Riley says.
Ultimately, Mercedes winds up finding herself getting herself kicked out of New Directions and declining to share lead duties as Maria because she believes in herself – and knows she was better than Rachel.
“Mercedes is a confident girl, she stands for what she believes in and she’s not afraid to say what she’s thinking,” Riley notes. “She’s a lot like me.”
While she may have bowed out of West Side Story and gotten herself kicked out of New Directions, Mercedes still has a few things going for her -- namely her relationship with Marcus, who is turning into her biggest champion.
“Unlike other Glee relationships, they may stay together all the way to the end of the year,” Riley teases. “I think what you’re going to see is what a positive relationship looks like with those two.”
While she’s unsure what comes next now that Mercedes has joined forces with Shelby’s (Idina Menzel) rival glee club, Riley was mum on details but excited nonetheless.
“Mercedes is coming in to her own now and spreading her wings a bit and leaving the nest to see what she wants to do,” she says.
Looks like Coach Beiste could be ordering a second bowl of pasta the next time she calls for Breadstix takeout.
Nope, she’s not ramping up her carb-loading, and as far as we know, she’s not pregnant. But TVLine has learned exclusively that Beiste, played by the delightful Dot-Marie Jones (a 2011 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series), may have a very special dinner companion in her future.
Indeed, the show’s producers have cast Eric Bruskotter in what’s being described as a major recurring role of Johnny, a football recruiter who comes scouting for talent at McKinley, but finds he can’t take his eyes off the team’s gruff but big-hearted coach. Bruskotter has previously had recurring roles on 24, Six Feet Under and Providence, and most recently appeared in an episode of Franklin & Bash.
Naya is by far our favourite hot lesbian cheerleader. We say that like we are constantly swamped with hot lesbian cheerleaders, which could not be less the case. No, Naya Rivera is the ONLY hot lesbian cheerleader we have ever seen. She is also a fictional lesbian.
Don't let that ruin your day though because she unbelievably gorgeous and she is on the cover of YOUR November issue of FHM, wearing (what could be) YOUR shirt (but isn't).
She's been gadding about being a top actress and singer for some time now, but says she had a very ordinary upbringing. She didn't go to a swanky drama school, no, just your average Joe state school where she says she 'wasn't very popular.' Unless it was a blind school, we find that hard to believe Naya.
She's been onThe Fresh Prince and,Baywatch, which are the two shows that pretty much defined who we are as men, so she can't be half bad. One of the rather heavier lowlights of Naya's career was watching comedian Redd Foxx die on set. Everyone thought he was faking a heart attack. He wasn't. Naya Rivera Gallery On FHM.com