Blink and you miss it Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Darren Criss cameo on this commercial spoof for the USPS which aired on the Jon Stewart Show 12/15/2011
The Warbler's "Uptown Girl" Cover on Glee
Still puzzled? So are we. Nothing against "Uptown Girl," but what purpose did it serve? If it was to introduce Blaine's admirer, Sebastian, why not let him take the lead instead of some random Warbler whose overly animated face made us wonder how he was cast in the first place? Why film it in such a goofy way, with the boys serenading some random lady? Just… why? Maybe it was all to show Blaine he made the right decision in leaving.
Curt Mega addresses words and when they hurt on Tumblr.
When words hurt…People will always have their opinions. Sometimes they can cut deep…but we need to respect them and never thrash out in anger. The joy is in the work itself and sharing it with others. You cannot please everyone. You can only strive to always be learning & growing in excellence and take everything in stride as a learning opportunity. Love what what you do, do what you love, always seeking to be the best you can be with what opportunities you’ve been given. This is a challenge I give to myself and share with you from my heart.
As 2011 comes to a close, EW.com wanted to honor some of the hardworking names and faces from behind the scenes for their outstanding achievements and among the deserving is Glee choreographer Zach Woodlee. This year has been particularly big for Woodlee — and not just because the show’s dances have been more challenging than ever. Oxygen’s The Glee Project highlighted Woodlee’s week-to-week contribution to the show in a way casual fans had never seen before. After watching Woodlee turn a novice group of aspiring Gleeks into dancing machines, we were left wondering — much like we do after watching the cast perform their elaborate dance numbers — “How does he do it?” Below, Woodlee told us how.
By: Zach Woodlee
To single out a year of Glee would be impossible. Most of the cast and crew have been together from the beginning, making it a tightly spun group of great people. When we are not shooting, we are touring. When we’re not working, we’re still together as friends. I think the most challenging part of the job, besides the sheer volume, is the many different groups we work with. Ryan Murphy and the writers create such strong choir ensembles. Each of the them must have a different feel to the way they move. The New Directions, Troubletones, The Warblers, Vocal Adrenaline, even the Hipsters, all must have their own vibe.
Choreographing on the show taught me a wonderful lesson: Dance is not perfect. It has taught me to love dance again, not just technique. Certain rehearsals that I thought would be thorn in my side have become my favorite moments. I have loved teaching Cory [Monteith] “Single Ladies,” seeing Harry [Shum, Jr.] learning older Jazz styles, working with Lea [Michele] on pointe, tangoing with Gwyneth [Paltrow], even talking with Chord on stripper technique. Teaching non-dancing actors how to move and be comfortable with millions of people watching them builds in some very proud memories for me. I have been given a most unique job of turning a Bad News Bears-esque group of dance skill into a unit.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love to watch those of us who have trained for many years to hone a craft. However, the joy of someone dancing that hasn’t trained can be just as inspirational. We celebrated our 300th musical number this year, and I can happily say that I have a cast with style. Having actors that have become so comfortable moving and embracing their own skill set and style is rewarding.
Since we are such a tight knit cast and crew, dancing on set is a given. The inside dance jokes are always my favorite. There are numbers that have “moves” borrowed from the cast and crew’s off-screen jams. They are even hidden inside some dance numbers. For instance, in the song “Valerie,” we had moves that our Steadicam operator [Andrew Mitchell] does, as well as a little dance our DP [Chris Baffa] likes to sport. We infuse the Naya [Rivera] dance, we have moves with Kevin [McHale] in his wheelchair, and there is always a way to sneak in Mark [Salling]‘s infamous moves, the list goes on… The epic pose of Cory posing as Big Tex at the end of “Last Name” was a tribute to my fellow Texans.
The surprising thing about the show is the dancing crew. If you could see how much our crew dances, you would laugh. The visual of seeing our crane operators moving in time to music, our costumers and prop master making new statements in each episode, our lighting designer with new ways to emphasize movement, and our production designer keeping a look to feel new, all make for a team I could not ask more from.
The best thing about the show is never knowing what is next. We have used mattresses and pillows, dodgeballs and food, wheelchairs and ramps, fire and bikers. Nothing is off-limits. The episode we are shooting at this very moment has us doing something I never thought we would be able to pull off! Sorry, no spoilers.
Glee has given me beautiful chapters in my life. I will never forget going to a hearing-impaired high school and working with a group of extremely talented deaf students. Now, The Glee Project has allowed me to work with many other disabled performers, and again… no spoilers. I thank Glee for opening my eyes to dancing again.
Well…the song is ‘We Found Love’. The suits they wore were nautical themed. But, Matt Morrison was wearing a white tuxedo. Jayma Mays was there also. The number is on a clear platform that was put on the pool, so the cast isn't all swimming, but dancing on top of the water. I didn’t see Amber Riley around. I’m not sure if she didn't leave the pool or she wasn’t there. The Warblers were there too, but they were filming in one of our gyms. And they filmed last week and showed short clips of it in the promo last night! But, I think a lot of people know about all of that already! :)
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Glee Talks About Sex (Nov. 8):
Ten years ago, simply seeing Blaine and Kurt kiss on prime-time TV would have been the stuff of major scandal, but, always eager to push boundaries, Ryan Murphy went one big step further and shows the couple decide to have sex for the first time (along with the finally stable Finchel). At first, Blaine and Rachel only want to lose their V-cards for the sake of their performances in West Side Story, but when they each finally get down to the dirty deed with their significant other, there’s nothing staged about the emotion involved.
Where Did Glee Vol. 7 Debut on the Billboard 200?
Rounding out the top 10 are two debuts: "Glee: the Music, Season 3: Volume 7" at No. 9 (58,000) and [redacted].
For the "Glee" franchise, this is the lowest debut sales week of any of the regular "Glee" releases (volumes 1-7), and the third-lowest of all 14 "Glee" entries. Only the "Rocky Horror Glee" EP and "The 3D Concert Movie" soundtrack started with smaller sales, with 48,000 and 20,000, respectively. Still, it's the "Glee" show's 13th top 10 album overall -- only the "Concert Movie" set missed the region, debuting and peaking at No. 16.
Where Did "We Are Young" Debut on the Hot 100?
Just outside the Hot 100's top tier, the "Glee" cast rockets in at No. 12 with its cover of Fun.'s "We Are Young," which enters Digital Songs at No. 3 with 137,000 downloads sold. The Fox TV troupe's exposure of the song - marking one of the few times that the show has remade a song not yet a current mass-appeal hit; it previously covered Bruno Mars' album cut "Marry You" - concurrently spurs Fun.'s original, featuring Janelle Monae, to debut on the Hot 100 at No. 53, logging digital sales of 49,000 (up from 3,000) and a 34-28 advance on the Alternative Songs radio airplay chart.
"Glee" is involved in the Hot 100's other title that appears under two artist billings. Its toast to Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup" debuts at No. 92 after its premiere on last week's (Dec. 6) episode, helping Keith's version rumble 35-17 as the Hot 100's Digital Gainer. Keith's "Cup" climbs 20-8 on Digital Songs (96,000, up 90%), marking his first top 10 on the tally; on the airplay-based Country Songs chart, it rises 21-17.
"Hold On to Sixteen" Hot 100 Placements
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The 10 Biggest Glee Hit Songs
Songs from Glee have stormed the pop music charts since the show debuted in May of 2009. While many only make a brief appearance in the lower reaches of the Billboard Hot 100, more than a dozen have been top 40 pop hits. This is your guide to the 10 biggest pop hits from the hit show Glee. The song's peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 is included.
10. "Poker Face" - June 2010 - #20
The Theatricality episode of Glee featured highly theatrical songs originally performed by Lady Gaga and the rock group Kiss. "Poker Face" was performed on the show as a mother-daughter duet. Lady Gaga's version hit #1 on the charts in 2009.
9. "Singin' In the Rain / Umbrella" - November 2010 - #18
Glee demonstrates how to update the classic "Singin' In the Rain" by mashing it with Rihanna's #1 smash "Umbrella." This performance was featured on the episode The Substitute and features guest star Gwyneth Paltrow.
8. "Get It Right" - March 2011 - #16
"Get It Right" was one of two previously unrecorded songs from the episode Original Song to become major chart hits for the show. This one features Lea Michele in a solo. Glee took a significant risk veering from their all covers format to experiment with releasing original material. The experiment kicked off as a success.
7. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - May 2010 - #16
The Glee episode titled Bad Reputation included a list of pop songs with bad reputations. The cast's version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" closed the episode. Bonnie Tyler's original version of the song went to #1 in 1983.
6. "Toxic" - October 2010 - #16
Glee took on Britney Spears songs in the episode Britney / Brittany. As glee club director Will Schuester relents and allows the group to perform a Britney Spears song, he joins them onstage for this version of "Toxic" at the homecoming assembly.
5. "Forget You" - November 2010 - #11
Glee demonstrated how successful current hit songs could be for the show. Here guest star Gwyneth Paltrow takes the lead on a "clean" version of Cee Lo Green's "F**k You!" This performance was featured in the episode titled The Substitute.
4. "Rumour Has It / Someone Like You" - November 2011 - "#11
It looked like Glee's chart impact was finally starting to languish in its third season. Then along came a mash-up of two songs from Adele's album 21, the bestselling album of the year. It reminded us all how powerful a Glee performance can be. The rival all-girl Glee club the Troubletones rides intense emotion to a stomping beat. The result barely missed the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
3. "Teenage Dream" - November 2010 - #8
The introduction of new character Blaine provided the occasion for an all-male a capella version of Katy Perry's hit single "Teenage Dream" on the episode titled Never Been Kissed. The arrangement is stunning. Backing vocals were recorded by the Tufts University a capella group Beelzebubs who finished second on the first season of the TV show The Sing-Off. The result was the biggest sales week yet for a Glee song.
2. "Loser Like Me" - March 2011 - #6
Glee's New Directions perform at the Regionals competition in the episode Original Song. The show does introduce original songs here, and the biggest is the big ensemble number "Loser Like Me." Fans responded positively and made this song one of the biggest hits of all time from the show.
1. "Don't Stop Believin'" - June 2009 - #4
This is the song that started it all. It is William McKinley High School's glee club named New Directions performing Journey's classic "Don't Stop Believin'" in the Glee pilot episode that convinces the group's coach Will Schuester to stay at the school and stick with the club. Journey's original version hit #9 in 1982.
Chris Colfer aka Kurt Hummel of the TV show 'Glee' has been gracious enough to help raise much need funds to save Labs thru a wonderful fundraiser named Penny Sprague for Labrador Rescuers of San Diego. Penny will be running the Carlsbad Marathon in San Diego County for the 4th year in a role to benefit the LABS!!!!
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Our Dream Golden Globe Nominations: Parks and Rec, Homeland, New Girl and More!
Naya Rivera, Glee: Holy breakout, Batman! Rivera is basically owning this season of Glee and has turned a role that could've easily been a one-note mean girl into a complex and three-dimensional character. As Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris) would say, she's basically a unicorn.
Naya on TVGuide and TWOP Year-End Lists
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Lea Michele - Auld Lang Syde
"New Years Eve: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
Jon Bon Jovi - Can't Turn You Loose (feat. Lea Michele)
"New Years Eve: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"
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Glee fans love that Chord Overstreet returned to the hit show — almost as much as they love seeing him shirtless. Now RumorFix has exclusive details on how that shirtless photo of Chord that you’re staring at came about.
Celebrity photographer Tyler Shields tells RumorFix that he and Trouty Mouth were going to see a movie together and they had an hour and a half to kill. “He got here and was like ‘What are we going to do?’ And I was like ‘Let’s shoot.”
Cut to ten minutes later, “I’m hosing him down on the front of one of my old Cadillacs and then bam that picture is born!”
Tyler also shot a picture of Chord bashing the windshield of the car with a baseball bat — but he won’t release that picture just yet. He’s saving it for his book The Dirty Side of Glamor.
The blond hunk then toweled off and they made it on time to see Captain America.
Today they’re filming “Smooth Criminal”. It’s a dueling cello arrangement.
Naya is singing lead on it.
The working episode title for 3x11 is “Michael”. That could change but that’s what I’ve been told.
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is directing 3x11. (He last directed “Asian F”.)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble for a Comedy Series - Glee
They're up against The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Modern Family, and The Office.