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Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Glee alum surfaces on America's Got Talent
Noah Guthrie, who appeared on 12 episodes of Glee as a member of the rebooted glee club New Directions, wowed judges on last night's episode with his rendition of Rihanna's "Love on the Brain."
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Glee's Kevin McHale says he was never hiding his sexuality
"If somebody was a big fan and following everything I was doing (on social media), like the people I interact with on Twitter on a daily basis, I think there was zero surprise. People knew," McHale, who recently came out as gay, said when asked if he had been hiding his sexuality all these years.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Ryan Murphy reflects on his "chutzpah" legacy, addresses his seemingly cursed Glee cast
A New Yorker profile, dubbing Murphy as "The Most Powerful Man on TV," reveals that the TV honcho strongly identifies with Gianni Versace, who was a subject his most recent American Crime Story series. "Murphy has long been a connoisseur of extremes and hyperbole, games and theatricality," writes Emily Nussbaum, adding: "His legacy is not one standout show but, rather, the sheer force and variety and chutzpah of his creations, which are linked by a singular storytelling aesthetic: stylized extremity and rude humor, shock conjoined with sincerity, and serious themes wrapped in circus-bright packaging." Murphy recalls his TV rise, starting with The WB's 1999 teen series Popular, where he'd receive "a fusillade of homophobic notes." And there is Glee, the show that made Murphy a household name in 2009. Yet it is Glee that has a lot of trouble associated with it, with two of its stars now dead. “It’s sad, but it’s also Hollywood,” he says. “Nobody comes here because they’re healthy. Nobody, nobody I know, was parented well who is a successful Hollywood person. Or who’s willing to endure that. You’re just trying to fill up some huge hole.”
Posted Sunday 4/29/18 at 1:21AM EDT
Lea Michele gets engaged
The Glee alum showed off her four-carat diamond ring from her boyfriend, who's the president of a clothing company.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Glee's Kevin McHale comes out with the help of an Ariana Grande song
"NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT," McHale tweeted of the singer's new single.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Glee's Lea Michele and Darren Criss are going on tour
The LM/DC tour will reunite the former co-stars as they "Glee classics, Broadway standards and their own originals, both together and separately."
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Lea Michele laughs off conspiracy theory that she's illiterate
The former Glee star tweeted she was "literally laughing out loud" when she heard about the conspiracy theory created by two podcast hosts.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
NBC's Rise would be so much better if its biggest character wasn't such a mess
"Watching Rise feels like watching its promising high school characters take to the stage and try with all their might to bare their souls and inspire the masses," says Caroline Framke. "It’s unabashedly earnest, sporadically moving, and, when it falters, incredibly frustrating." The biggest problem, she says is that Josh Radnor's "supposedly inspiration teacher" character is a "patronizing nightmare." She adds that he "is a one-stop shop of condescension and petulance, and the show doesn’t realize it until way too late in the season."
- Rise does a commendable job of evoking that feeling of the transition from adolescence to adulthood
- The emphasis on Radnor's character takes away from Rise's strengths: the kids themselves
- There's a familiar naturalism with the younger stars, but the adults lack authenticity and won't get out of the way
- Rise benefits from being more Friday Night Lights than Glee
- You have to stick with Rise -- it gets better with the writers' course correction
- Just call it the anti-Glee: Jason Katims didn't want a show about kids bursting into songs
- Katims wanted to return to what he did well on Friday Night Lights
- After adapting Parenthood and Friday Night Lights, Katims has learned that you have to make a TV show your own
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 7:02AM EST
Matthew Morrison reunites with his former Glee castmates
"It's a GLEE-Union!!" Morrison captioned the photo of the gang back together, including Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley Jenna Ushkowitz and Chris Colfer. "What a beautiful night hangin with my old kids & new kid! Ohana..."
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
What will happen to Ryan Murphy's top collaborators following his Netflix deal?
Murphy co-created Glee and American Horror Story with Brad Falchuk. Ian Brennan co-created Scream Queens and Glee with Falchuk and Murphy. Yet their fate, and the fate of other Murphy collaborators, is up in the air in the wake of the mega-producer's blockbuster $300 million Netflix deal. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, 20th Century Fox TV could fight Murphy to keep his top collaborators.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:16AM EST
Ryan Murphy inks deal worth up to $300 million to move to Netflix
The prolific producer has signed a five-year deal worth as much as $300 million to move from 21st Century Fox to the streaming service in what The New York Times is calling one of the biggest deals ever for a TV producer. The deal will hurt Disney, which reached a deal to acquire Fox in December. Murphy has been one of the 21st Century Fox's most prolific producers with hits ranging from American Crime Story to Nip/Tuck to Glee and American Horror Story. Last month, Murphy said he felt uncomfortable with Disney's takeover of Fox despite reassurances from Disney CEO Bob Iger, pointing out “point-blank the stuff I do is not Disney." The Times reports Amazon also courted Murphy, whose Fox deal expires this summer. “The history of this moment is not lost on me,” Murphy said in a statement. “I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 in savings in my pocket, so the fact that my dreams have crystallized and come true in such a major way is emotional and overwhelming to me.” ALSO: Murphy's current shows aren't going anywhere.
# TOPICS: Ryan Murphy, FOX, FX, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Glee, Nip/Tuck, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Bob Iger, 21st Century Fox, American Horror Story Franchise, Disney
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 2:44PM EST
Mark Salling’s child pornography case officially dismissed
The dismissal comes after prosecutors requested the case be dismissed following the Glee alum’s death by suicide at age 35.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 1:29PM EST
Mark Salling’s child porn case could be dismissed
Prosecutors filed on Monday to have the case against the Glee star dismissed following his death.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Mark Salling’s death ruled suicide by asphysxiation
The Los Angeles coroner announced that the former Glee star was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, with his cause of death asphyxia by hanging.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Jane Lynch on Glee co-star Mark Salling: “He was a troubled, troubled guy, and he always was”
Lynch says the late actor "was a hard guy to get to know,” but recalled that he was happy being on the Paramount Studios lot filming Glee. “It’s been tough,” she tells Us Weekly. “He was a troubled, troubled guy, and he always was. This is a very sad end to it, but I know that he’s at peace now. He’s in the arms of a beneficent force.”