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Nip/Tuck alum Jessalyn Gilsig is moving from the crazy role she had on the FX series to a seemingly normal but no less demanding role as the lead‘s wife on the upcoming Fox musical comedy series Glee, which is also created by Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy.Described by Murphy as "a very optimistic, uplifting show for a very dark time," Glee revolves Will (Matthew Morrison), a Spanish teacher at an Ohio high school who takes it upon himself to take over the school‘s less-than-spectacular glee cub.  Gilsig will play the role of Will‘s 30ish, attractive, and Midwestern wife, who herself is a former glee club member. Read more »
Summer may just be starting, but FOX is already preparing for Fall. Today the network announced it‘s full Fall schedule and premiere dates for both new and returning shows. No questions asked, we‘re most excited about Wednesday September 16th, when Fox goes for a classic pairing of song and dance. So You Think You Can Dance‘s fall debut will be followed by the official premiere of the heavily buzzed and already beloved Glee. We gotta hand it to FOX,  it‘s a classic and winning combination.  Read more »
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Yet again, HBO is leading the pack for having the most portrayals--and the most positive portrayals--of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) characters on their shows, according to a report from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD.The organization‘s third Network Responsibility Index saw HBO score the highest rating and a "Good" grade, with 42% of its programming featuring LGBT characters.  The cable network is home to shows such as True Blood, Entourage and No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency, all of which have prominent LGBT characters. Read more »
Looks like you won‘t have to wait quite so long for the premiere‘s ofFOX‘s most anticipated fall shows: Glee and Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance. The network announced this morning that their two bigbuzz shows will be premiering a week earlier than previously announced.Both shows will premiere Wednesday September 9th, with So You Think YouCan Dance at it‘s usual 8:00pm time slot, followed by Glee at 9:00pm. Thisis great news for So You Think  You Can Dance fans who are used towaiting almost a full year between seasons of their favorite show. Withthis new premiere date you‘ll barely have to go a month without newepisodes of So You Think You Can Dance. Of course, it makes us feel alittle bad for whoever wins this season, their reign as America‘sFavorite Dancer will be considerably shorter than every other winner.  Read more »
Glee seemed like an unusual choice for San Diego‘s International Comic-Con but according to all the fans at Saturday‘s panel, it was right where it belonged. One thing was clear: Glee is unlike anything we‘ve ever seen on television before. The mixture of drama, comedy and musical is delightful and refreshing. The pilot episode, which premiered after the American Idol finale is slowly gaining more and more fans. If you haven‘t seen it, go check out the whole episode on Hulu.One of the series‘ greatest accomplishments has been the iTunes sales of the Glee music. By the end of season one, producers Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk promised up to 80 tracks. Luckily, they‘ll have plenty to choose from when they put together the original soundtrack around November. Read more »
I know you‘ve probably heard a lot about Glee in the past couple months. Maybe you heard about it in May when FOX decided to air the pilot episode after the finale of American Idol. That was weird, right? I mean, what network wants to air the first episode of a television show and then ask its audience to wait months and months until the next episode? What kind of audience can you garner with a move like that? Maybe you heard about it after the iTunes sales of the singles from said pilot skyrocketed. Here are these professionally recorded songs from a TV show, ready to be purchased days after the episode aired. And the wonderful thing is that they‘re really good.Now I know what you‘re thinking: It‘s a musical. You don‘t do musicals. Maybe you‘re a dude (doooood!) who wouldn‘t be caught dead watching a singing, dancing piece of joy. I ask you to suspend that hegemonic mentality for a second and hear me out. Glee is more than just a musical... it‘s an awesome musical. But it‘s even more than that. To explain this, I‘ve laid out the key reasons why you should give Glee a chance. I‘m doing this for you, so pay attention.  Read more »
I‘m a guy, and I love Glee.Yes, I know, it sounds a little weird.  If stereotypes are to be followed, guys like me shouldn‘t be spotted watching a cheesy, feel-good bit that‘s full of song.  Us guys singing like that?  No way, dude.  That‘s not how you go about things. Read more »
As the Glee cast sung, "don‘t stop believing."Crossing over to Heroes, that‘s what Hiro (Masi Oka) seems bound to do, and as he moves back and forth in time to finish that little check list of his, one major figure in his life is set to return: the love of his life, Charlie.  Which means, yes, Jayma Mays is returning to the next season of Heroes.  And that‘s where the Glee reference comes in.  Read more »
The folks at Fox are giving us folks a chance to meet the Glee cast.  Got your attention?  Good.They‘re running what they call the "Gleek Sweepstakes".  No purchase is required: just register online, at www.fox.com/gleek, and you get a chance to win shirts, hats, and autographed photos.  I wonder how they look.  I haven‘t any idea.  Read more »
This season there are a ton of new shows on TV, but only five that youabsolutely, positively must watch.  Sure, we‘re definitely going tocheck in every week on the sexy stars of the CW‘s Vampire Diaries andMelrose Place, and we‘ll enjoy the ladies of Eastwick, but right now,we‘re talking about five watch-or-die shows.  Read more »
So we can‘t tell you which songs will be sung in which episode, but we can tell you which songs will be making it onto "Glee: The Music, Volume 1." The album, to be released on November 3rd, will consist of 17 songs from the first season of Glee. Considering they‘re calling it "Volume 1," I hope we get to see "Volume 2" come out around April or May of 2010.The music of Glee has already proven to be quite a success. Right after FOX aired the preview episode in May, the Glee version of Journey‘s "Don‘t Stop Believin‘" hit number 1 on the the iTunes chart almost immediately.  Read more »
Finally, after months of promoting, months of waiting, and that tweet-peat, a new episode of Glee will air tomorrow.  And what best rhymes with glee?  Of course, "wheeee!"  Well, simply because we‘ll finally see an episode that‘s not the pilot.  While I am a professed gleek, I‘m getting tired of seeing the same episode over and over again.But the one thing the pilot did well is establish the characters and give us some space to speculate what might just happen.  Or rather, think of scenarios that we hope will happen on the show.  Pretty much the predictable stuff--romances and one-ups and, in the case of Glee, song numbers.  My wish list pretty much goes in that direction, supplanted by clues we‘ve seen in episode previews and everything else written about the show. Read more »
Every Glee episode has its Sue quotable, and every week, we list down the ones that we like the most--and then some.  Read more »
The news today is fabulous for Gleeks around the world, as FOX did what we all hoped the network would do and picked up Glee for a full season.  This means Gleewill now get a full 22 episodes for its first season as it becomes thefirst new show of the season to become a bona fide success.Obviously FOX is paying close attention to the fact that no show on TV has a more obsessive cult of fans and that Glee has a ton of support, even if it‘s not exactly the next CSI in terms of traditional ratings. Read more »
I hardly thought it possible, to love Glee more than I did after its adorable premiere. A premiere, that begged from the TV screen for viewers to break into song, but after meeting the cast in Los Angeles, I am even more smitten. In the coming weeks I‘ll be posting my interviews with the stable of FOX stars I interviewed--David Boreanaz, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Emily Deschanel, and Eliza Dushku--to name just a few. But today, I wanted to share the story of what happened and what I learned when this converse loving girl donned heels and went to an honest-to-god red carpet event in LA and spent her evening chatting up the cast of FOX‘s hottest new show.   Read more »
Beware, major gleekage ahead! Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting for a fewminutes with Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch of Glee. Though the pairplay nemeses Will Schuster and Sue Sylvester on the quirky musicalcomedy, in-person they have great chemistry and obviously enjoy somegood-natured, not quite Sue Sylvester soul-crushing, teasing. Lynch even turned a little of that ribbing towards this star-struck reporter, when she told the crew I was "fresh meat," since it was my first press junket.  Read more »
I think I‘m still on a high from last week‘s Glee.  While "Single Ladies" did not get stuck in my head, the image of Finn, Puck and the rest of the team dancing along to it sure did get stuck, to the extent that it‘s become my more family-friendly equivalent of the mailman.  (Family-friendly, I say!)  I had to watch the video again just to get rid of it.Now I‘ve gotten rid of it.  Whew.  Read more »
Sitting across from Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith of Glee, it‘s hard not tothink you‘re sitting across from Kurt Hummel and Finn Hudson. The pair share incredible comedic timing, just as they do on the show. Chris with his rosycherubic cheeks and impeccably coiffed hair seems like a kinder, gentler version of Kurt. And the strapping Coryin his white henley looked every bit the dreamy small townquarterback, but nicer and with a better sense of humor. Justa few minutes with Chris and Cory, and it‘s abundantly clear why creator Ryan Murphy castthese virtual unknowns for two of Glee‘s most important roles. The newly-minted stars could not have been more enjoyable or engaginginterview subjects. The pair amiably talked about the "cloudnine-esque" nature of their lives since Glee started, theirsimilarities (and lack thereof) with their characters, their thoughtson Gleeks, and their dream guest stars. ("Alec Baldwin!") Cory even sang me aline from the next 80‘s ballad he‘d like to tackle,adding, "I think there‘s something so fantastically horrible about thatmusic." The pair went on to share what it was like working with their oh sotalented guest star from tonight‘s new episode, Kristin Chenoweth.Let‘s just say that Miss Chenoweth is a little bit quicker withchoreography than the rest of the Glee cast, or as Chris put it: "GleeCast 40 hours, Kristn Chenoweth 1." Watch my full interview with Chris and Cory below and then be sure totune in tonight to see the boys in "The Rhoades Not Taken." Read more »
Ring the closing bell, of course.Although it‘s just funny.  It‘s not really common for us to see television stars hang out in one of the nerve centers of the financial world.  Whenever the news comes on, and they start talking about how Wall Street fared, we always see business executives in suits, clapping their hands profusely, regardless of how things went out. Read more »
I think someone‘s making up for the fact that the photos of the boys performing in this week‘s episode of Glee came in late.  Here‘s a video!This one, from the folks at PopEater, who made me realize what I should‘ve realized early on: the guys are singing Bon Jovi‘s "It‘s My Life", not the Talk Talk one that was remade by No Doubt.  The problem, it seems, with having the same song titles.  Read more »
Uh-oh, gleeks.  What have we done?Glee‘s only a few episodes in but we‘ve been downloading their songs on iTunes--a lot.  So much, in fact, that there have been, as of earlier today, 1.1 million Glee songs downloaded on the online store since the show premiered.  Read more »
Dear Journal... nope, I won‘t go that way.It‘s obvious I haven‘t exactly gotten over Glee from two nights ago. Sue‘s journal entry is still stuck in my head. (Thirty years old?) Will and Emma‘s googly-eyed expressions of longing and loneliness still make my heart break. (I‘m frustrated at Emma right now--she became Ken‘s girlfriend just because, and now she‘s marrying Ken just because?) But if there‘s one thing from that episode that I liked the most, it‘s the one person I think all my gleek friends hate: Terri Schuester.  Read more »
Usually, I‘d get my hands on a fresh batch photos on an upcoming episode of Glee at this time of the week.  Yesterday, though, was somewhat unusual: there weren‘t any.  I dug around a bit, and I saw something that gleeks might be interested to know: there won‘t be a new Glee episode at the end of this month.Let me clear that up.  Tomorrow, we have a new Glee episode, something that we‘ve previewed here and here and here.  The week after that, there‘s another new Glee episode, the one where the cool kids lose their cool status.  The week after that week, there won‘t be a new Glee episode.  The World Series will take its place.  In other words, baseball got in the way. Read more »
So we know what exactly happened, right?  NBC executives took off the cast of Glee from the roster of this year‘s Macy‘s Thanksgiving Parade.  Not really an unusual decision, since the parade is airing on NBC, and Glee is obviously one of the biggest things on Fox at the moment.  Sources did say there were concerns that putting the show‘s cast on one of the biggest events of the year would amount to outright promotion.But the media pounced on the story, and obviously gleeks did, too.  Some pointed out that previous parades had floats for High School Musical and American Idol, similarly big (if not bigger) franchises that aren‘t on NBC.  Fans started calling the network‘s decision to yank the Glee kids a stupid move.  I mean, everywhere I look, there are comments from fans that go "there goes the only reason why I‘m watching this year‘s parade!" or "the peacock‘s big bosses have lost the plot!"  Read more »
Right now I‘m laughing at myself--never mind that the Glee cast was pulled out of the roster for this year‘s Macy‘s Thanksgiving Parade, because they‘re singing the national anthem at the World Series.Fox has confirmed that the cast of the hit series will perform on Game 3 of the World Series, which will happen on October 31.  Depending on how things go, that game could happen either in Los Angeles or Philadelphia.  Read more »
And just when I thought Glee couldn‘t get any more surprising, they pull off another one.Joss Whedon has signed on to direct one of the back nine episodes of the hit musical comedy (or whatever-you-call-it-nowadays) series, Entertainment Weekly reports.  The man who gave us a musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and made Neil Patrick Harris sing in Dr. Horrible‘s Sing-Along Blog is, apparently a gleek like us, too, so having him direct an episode was just a matter of scheduling.  Read more »
Finn?  Puck?  No.  Sorry.Jonathan Groff has signed up for five or six of episodes of Glee, according to series creator Ryan Murphy.  He told Entertainment Weekly that the Taking Woodstock star will appear as the lead male vocalist for Vocal Adrenaline, that other show choir with over-aged singers and a vomit-inducing routine--oh, and "Rehab" too.  Read more »
We all know Sue Sylvester is, well, evil.  And we all were a bit happy (and a bit creeped out, at least for me) when she fell in love and became all nice.  And then that relationship went for naught, and she started talking about kitty cats and punching Will‘s face.  Who would‘ve thought?  Evil Sue is back.  More evil Sue, in fact.Matthew Morrison told TVGuide.com that one of Sue‘s plots in upcoming episodes of Glee is so sinister, it could cost New Directions a win at sectionals.  Read more »
By this time, hopefully, Howard knows who he is... or maybe not, so we can hear Sandy exclaim "kill yourself!" again.Josh Groban confirmed that he is returning to Glee this season.  No details yet, but he says he‘s returning for one more episode.   Read more »
Hello there, gleeks.  We‘re one week into the three-week Glee break.  How are we coping?Me, I‘d like to think I‘m doing just fine.  I don‘t really watch baseball so it was weird watching something else on television on a Wednesday night, never mind that it‘s A-Rod who‘s playing.  ("Hey, A-Rach!"  Gah.)  Not that I‘m having terrible withdrawal: it‘s just hard getting used to not seeing any video clips for upcoming episodes online, or seeing a lot of talk about which songs get sung by whom.  Read more »
There was this little spoilery detail on Glee from Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello that I so did not expect.This is how he put it: "There‘s a crazy-ass rumor going around that Will will discover Terri‘s faux baby plot, dump her, and then, in a moment of passion, get her pregnant for real!  The really crazy-ass part?  Sources confirm that more than half of the rumor is true!"  Read more »
Looks like us gleeks haven‘t stopped believing at all.The first song off Glee, the cast‘s take on Journey‘s "Don‘t Stop Believin‘", has hit gold in digital sales, breaching the 500,000 downloads mark since the show first aired in May.  Read more »
Surely, fellow gleeks, you watched the World Series last Saturday just to watch the Glee cast perform the National Anthem.  Me, I was out over the weekend, so I watched it on YouTube instead--and man, if Mercedes complained about not getting that many solos in the television show, then I‘m sure Amber Riley is beeeaming at the chance to lead the whole cast in the performance.If you haven‘t seen it--and by now, I think you should‘ve--here‘s the video anyway.  Read more »
There‘s been some talk about which one among the Glee cast members will get a solo album first.  Just when it felt that Lea Michele will get first dibs, it dawns on us: it‘s not her, it‘s Matthew Morrison.In an interview with Access Hollywood, the guy we all know as Will Schuester--or maybe as the guy on Broadway‘s Hairspray and The Light in the Piazza, among others--confirmed that he will be working on his own album soon.  "Right now, I‘ve almost finalized a record deal and am going to be working on an album," he said.  Read more »
Since you suggested I do so a few weeks back, I watched "Once More with Feeling"--that Buffy episode that cemented Joss Whedon‘s reputation for whipping up all these musical stuff.  And, well, it was fun.  Fun, and very meticulous.So I wondered, since Joss himself wrote those songs, that it‘s possible some of the songs on that episode will appear on the future Glee episode he will helm.  Who knows?  It‘d be funny seeing Finn go "let me rest in peace" or something, maybe when confronted by his liking for Rachel, "his baby" with Quinn, and all the stuff that led him to Vitamin D in the first place.  Read more »
Fox has released its midseason schedule, announcing return dates for American Idol and 24, and the series finale of Dollhouse, as well as return dates for Fringe and Glee.American Idol returns for its ninth season with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, January 12, from 8pm-10pm. A second show airs the following day, January 13, from 8pm-9pm. Idol will then air every Tuesday, also from 8pm.  Read more »
Before we can scare ourselves with the thought of musical numbers on The Hills, let‘s get this news over with.  Reality TV star Audrina Patridge has been spotted cozying up to Glee‘s Mark Salling during a Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Party in Los Angeles‘ hotspot Voyeur. According to Us Magazine, the 24-year-old brunette shared a table with the Glee star.  They were said to be practically joined at the hip the whole time, even whispering into one another‘s ears and laughing. Read more »
Yes, we know gleeks around the gleekosphere want to see Tony winner Idina Menzel show up on Glee to play Rachel‘s birth mother, the same one who‘s the perfect mix of beauty, artistry and intellect her gay dads were looking for. I mean, they look alike! That should be enough reason, right?Well, the message has been sent, and the Broadway star admits she would love to appear on the show... well, she didn‘t exactly say it herself. In fact, it was her husband, fellow actor Taye Diggs, who teased the possibility.  Read more »
On Wednesday night‘s So You Think You Can Dance elimination show we were treated to an acrobatic mystery of a guest performance that defied gravity, expectations and genres. They were introduced as the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and they lived up to the epic sounding nature of their name. But who is the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers? Cat introduced them simply as "amazing special guests presented by JohnM. Chu director of Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D and choreographed by HarryShum, Christopher Scott, and Galen Hooks." But there‘s more to the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers‘story and even more to come. Read more »
But yes, an all-Madonna episode of Glee is cool. But still, Madonna herself won‘t make an appearance on that episode--that‘s what Mark Salling confirmed in an interview with PopEater."But we‘re still appreciated that she allowed us her whole catalogue," the actual baby daddy said.  Read more »
...she won‘t be playing Rachel‘s mother. But, don‘t worry, the role‘s still very interesting.Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reports that Broadway star (and Lea Michele look-a-like, or should it be the other way around?) Idina Menzel is in advanced talks to join the cast of Glee. But the producers have a different role for her. Read more »
Even the much-anticipated midseason finale of Fox hit Glee wasn‘t able to outsing the perennial ratings juggernaut that is the CBS procedural lineup. Criminal Minds bucked the overall downward trend and registered its largest audience since the premiere, by reeling in some 14.3 million viewers. The Criminal Minds episode - "The Slave of Duty" - is the show‘s 101st. It still has one more episode before it takes its holiday hiatus, returning on January 13th. Read more »
After Glee‘s fall finale aired last Wednesday night, I got an email from a friend slash fellow gleek of mine. "It‘s going to be a long four-month wait," he said. "I hope they release webisodes or something to tide us over."Well, guess what, my dear friend, it might just happen. Read more »
Sure, the American Film Institute honors the best films of the past year--their Top 10 list this year includes box office darlings Up and The Hangover and critical faves like Precious and The Hurt Locker--but they also honor the best television of the past year, and their list this year has some interesting picks.The AFI will honor the following ten shows in a luncheon on January 15 in Los Angeles:  Read more »
Tomorrow morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will revealthis year‘s Golden Globe nominees, and you never know what to expect. The Golden Globes have been a lot more diverse than the Emmys,nominating people like Evangeline Lilly for Lost, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls and Sarah Michelle Gellar for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  They‘ve also given the Best Drama award to Nip/Tuck and Party of Five.This year, there are a ton of new shows that have a good chance to be nominated alongside regulars like 30 Rock and Mad Men.  Here are some of the new faces and names you could see at this year‘s Golden Globes.  Read more »
The Golden Globe nominations were revealed this morning, and on the TVside, returning dramas ruled while new comedies pushed old favoritesaside.  Glee claims to top spot with four nominations, for BestComedy Series as well as individual nominations for stars MatthewMorrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch.  Read more »
Next year‘s Paley Festival in Beverly Hills will kick off with two breakout hits from this year: Fox‘s Glee and the CW‘s The Vampire Diaries.The whole thing happens from February 26 to March 14 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, and it‘s pretty much like the Comic-Con in San Diego in the middle of the year, only focused on television. The annual event honors the diverse programming television has to offer, and the creative process behind the whole thing--but usually that involves a Q&A with the cast and an episode of the show being aired.  Read more »
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen ActorsGuild nominations were this morning, and the TV results are a mixedbag.  The awards are a bit less experimental than the Globes,nominating old favorites like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Charlie Sheen,but they also have a little bit of new mixed in as well.  Glee and Modern Family both earned noms for their ensembles while The Good Wife picked up nominations for both Julianna Margulies and the ensemble.  Read more »
For those of you that don‘t know, we here at BuddyTV are running a video contest for the best relationship of 2009. We already gave you our rankings, but we‘d like to hear from you. What couple do you think was the best relationship of 2009? And to prove your case, we‘ve asked that people submit fan videos based on their favorite couple of the year.The contest has been running for several weeks and there are already nearly 50 entries. We‘ve been keeping tabs on the videos and wanted to share our favorites with the community. These are not necessarily the front runners but a handful of the videos that caught our attention. The contest runs for another week and there‘s still plenty of time to enter. Check out the details and enter as soon as you can. I know I‘m a bit upset that there haven‘t been any Glee submissions yet but I‘m hoping for some in the 4th quarter. Read more »
New Year‘s Eve is a time for celebration, reflection, and of course, new (or renewed) determination to make this coming year even better than the one before. In other words, it‘s almost RESOLUTION time!We here at BuddyTV are always striving to bring you even closer to the TV characters you know and love so well, so we personally spoke* with 20 of your favorites and found out: what do they resolve to do differently in 2010?We also made some resolutions of our own, and hope you‘ll share yours with us. Have a safe, healthy, happy, and TV-filled new year, from your buddies at BuddyTV. Read more »
Talk about off-screen partners doing the same thing on screen.The resident lovebirds off So You Think You Can Dance‘s fifth season, Janette Manrara and Jason Glover, have joined the cast of Glee. Well, you wouldn‘t really notice them unless you squint, much like we all did when word got out that season 3‘s Lauren Gottlieb is also on the hit series as a member of Vocal Adrenaline...  Read more »
Well, you have spoken and, well, the People‘s Choice Awards have been given out. For the most part, the winners were an expected bunch.House took two awards: it was voted Favorite TV Drama, and its lead, Hugh Laurie, was named Favorite TV Drama Actor. The Big Bang Theory was named Favorite TV Comedy.  Read more »
Looks like these smart kids won‘t shine just yet.Fox has pulled out the game show Our Little Genius from its schedules, before it could even premiere. The show‘s executive producer, Mark Burnett, decided he doesn‘t want the episodes to air.  Read more »
Adam Lambert took to Twitter last night to confirm and deny a couple of rumors floating around the internet. You won‘t be seeing America‘s new glam god on Glee anytime soon, but you will be seeing him on Oprah, the Critics Choice Awards, and an AOL session in the near future. Lambert also shared which shows he would love to guest star on, and sadly FOX‘s lovable song and dance misfits of McKinley High don‘t make the cut. Here‘s what the guy-lined one had to say about the rumors in his own words -- in a 140 characters or less, of course.  Read more »
While it comes as no surprise, it‘s still cause to celebrate: Glee has been granted an early pick-up for a second season. You probably already know this, because you heard the excited squeals of Glee fans across America (including from the BuddyTV office) when FOX officially announced the news this morning. But there‘s more to this announcement than just the guaranteed goodness of a second season of Glee. You, yes you, could also be part of Glee‘s second season. The show will be hosting open casting calls to professional and amateur actors and singers between the ages of 16-26 and the search will be chronicled in a multi-part special on Fox. While audition details haven‘t been made public yet, keep your eyes peeled on http://www.fox.com/glee/ if you‘re interested in auditioning.  Read more »
Here at BuddyTV, we really like ships. We get invested in the relationships or potential relationships of our favorite characters and we definitely get a bit obsessed. We‘ve already told you our rankings for the Best Ships of 2009, but we want you to be able to convince us otherwise. We decided to put together a video contest for the best (relation)ship of 2009. Simply watch the video below for the rules and then submit your entry.UPDATE: Due to the large number of entries winners will be announced Friday January 15! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Read more »
Somehow we did see this coming--Olivia Newton-John is appearing on the back nine episodes of Glee. I mean, Rachel and Finn have done "You‘re The One That I Want" twice now, with Rachel channeling her inner Sandy at one point... well, yeah, that was Kurt‘s fault, and it wasn‘t the best of intentions.Unfortunately, there‘s no word yet on whether that‘s going to be the case, but what‘s pretty confirmed is who the Grease star will deal with: Sue.  Read more »
If you can‘t get enough or Mr. Schue and his smooth voice, today is your lucky day. It was confirmed this afternoon that Matthew Morrison, best known as Will Schuester from Glee, has signed a record deal with Mercury Records. Morrison‘s album will be released some time in the Fall of 2010. Last October Morrison told Access Hollywood that his idea solo album would be "a classier Justin Timberlake album." He also added that it will feature a "big orchestra, but also beats."  Read more »
The results are in! The 67th annual Golden Globes, the first Hollywood award ceremony of the year, kicked off tonight at 8pm EST on NBC with several fashion hits and misses, teary acceptance speeches and some witty punch lines served by British comedian host Ricky Gervais. Read more »
Can I just say... awesome?Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello confirmed that Neil Patrick Harris is close to snagging a guest role on an upcoming episode of Glee--the same episode that will be directed by Joss Whedon.  Read more »
Great news gleeks! Or perhaps I should say, great news gleeks who live in Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, or Portland. The first cities of the the Glee Summer Tour were leaked this morning (by gleefan.com) and if you live in or near those seven cities, your favorite musical misfits will be singing in your town. These are just the first cities that have been announced, so keep your fingers crossed (and start planning a road trip just to be safe) if your hometown isn‘t listed.Unfortunately, your favorite musical misfits and the Glee Summer Tour, will not include New Directions musical director Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison). As we previously reported, Morrison will be spending his time away from McKinley High this summer to record his debut solo album.  Read more »
Since TV‘s greatest mystery began five seasons ago, we‘ve thought aboutwho we‘d want in our Tail Section every time we‘ve boarded a plane. Isdear old Dad really cut out for life on the Island? Could yourconniving frenemy outsmart Ben Linus?Our Lost obsession has even creeped into how we watch other television.Instead of admitting we had a problem when we began to ponder how otherTV characters would fare on the Island, we decided to embrace ouraddiction by making a list of our dream team of TV character‘s we‘dmost like to be Lost with.  Read more »
Count one more big name who wants to do Glee: recent Grammy winner Taylor Swift."I‘m really loving Glee right now," she told E! Online‘s Mark Malkin. "If it did happen, I‘d love to see what they would do with me."  Read more »
Hello, gleeks. We haven‘t chatted in a while, more or less. How have you been? Doing fine with the four-month break? It just dawned on me that we‘re halfway through the break--just a couple of months before Glee returns on April 13, during which I will feel certainly spoiled for choice on a Tuesday night. But I digress.Anyway, I decided to pop in just to check up, and maybe ask a few questions about what you want to see on the next nine episodes of the show. I‘ll be doing this once in a while (read: when I think of something) and we‘ll be talking like there‘s no tomorrow... well, at least until Glee‘s return is already tomorrow.  Read more »
It‘s about time someone smacks Sue Sylvester down--someone other than Will Schuester.Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reports that Molly Shannon has joined the cast of Glee. The Saturday Night Live vet, who last starred in the American remake of Kath & Kim, will play McKinley High‘s new astronomy teacher and badminton coach, Brenda Castle. Read more »
Hello again, gleeks. Do you know a fellow gleek who‘s actually coping with the four-month break, to the extent that the person actually tells you: "it‘s weird, but I actually don‘t miss Glee"? There‘s still more than enough time for an intervention. That, or the gleek in question is doing a very good job of acting like a sleeping giant.Anyway, I‘m popping in again to ask another question. A couple of weeks back, I asked about what Quinn should name her baby daughter, and your suggestions were pretty good. Now, I‘ll ask something a little more serious: should New Directions win regionals?  Read more »
Surely you spotted the new Glee promo during the two-hour American Idol, arguably the highlight of my night:  Read more »
The TV season is just getting started, but today FOX announced thefinale dates for the 2009-2010 season including the end dates forAmerican Idol, Glee, Bones, and 24. Shows will start wrapping up in April with the Wanda Sykes show bowing out first on April 9, while Glee will be the last show to wrap up on June 8. Seeing that Glee doesn‘t start new episodes until after Wanda Sykes has had her last, the long stretch of finales makes sense.  Read more »
Because President Obama is down with the kids, or at least the sort who sing in the showers a lot, with dreams of making it to American Idol or, at the very least, their school‘s glee club...Entertainment Weekly reports that the president--actually, First Lady Michelle Obama--has invited the cast of Glee to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which happens on April 5.  Read more »
Hello again, gleeks. Yep, I‘m going to drop by here more frequently, at least until I get busier with the rest of my television watching.Anyway, I‘m sure you‘ve seen the new Glee promo last week? It‘s chock-full of new clips from the nine new episodes that will air from April 13 (and, since the season finale will be on June 8, it‘s definitely uninterrupted). The new clips also give us a lot more to ask about. Thus, this question: who should Rachel end up with?  Read more »
Come May, we will have lots to sing about.The folks at Glee have finally confirmed the dates for their spring tour this year, kicking off in May in Phoenix and continuing in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. The tour, Glee Live! in Concert, will feature everyone from New Directions will be there--and, while Matthew Morrison won‘t be on board, when I say everyone, I mean the main cast and the supporting cast.  Read more »
What did Mr. Shue do to deserve all these enemies? Terri, Sue, and now... Neil Patrick Harris?Entertainment Weekly reports that Harris will appear as... okay, there are spoilers after the cut, but I know you‘ll click through anyway.  Read more »
We‘re just a month and four days away from Glee‘s return, fellow gleeks! Well, if you just can‘t wait, "Sectionals" will be aired again after American Idol tonight. But while seeing Sue get suspended and Will kiss Emma gives us this eerie satisfaction, it‘s still not a new episode, so I‘m still here, checking up on you, asking more questions and inviting you to discuss things of significant importance... at least to McKinley High.I‘m surprised by the amount of reaction from you, the loyal gleekdom, over who Rachel should hook up with. Okay, it‘s Finn, it‘s a given. But the other thing I realized: all this attention on who hooks up with who has left at least four members of New Directions a bit in the cold. I therefore christen them as the Backing Four: Brittany (I‘m sure Sue didn‘t call her "Dutch!"), Santana ("Santana!"), Mike ("other Asian!") and Matt ("Shaft!").  Read more »
Today FOX announced its summer schedule and there will be a lot of new action to choose from.  Reality giants So You Think You Can Dance and Hell‘s Kitchen will return while scripted shows Lie to Me and the canceled Past Life will find their way back to the lineup.  Summer will also mark the premiere of a new FOX drama, the buddy cop show The Good Guys starring The West Wing‘s Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks.  Read more »
Perhaps this move is Fox‘s way of apologizing for the four-month wait we are still enduring.Entertainment Weekly reports that the network is putting the final touches to their plan to extend Glee‘s second season. So, in the words of series creator Ryan Murphy, the next batch of episodes--this should be this September--could run for 25 episodes rather than the usual 22.  Read more »
I know the Smurfs are blue and small, but big eyes? I didn‘t not see that coming.Well, because Jayma Mays isn‘t playing a Smurf. The Glee star has signed on for a role in the upcoming live/animated feature film based on the classic animated series. Again, she‘s not a Smurf: she‘ll be playing the pregnant wife of Neil Patrick Harris‘ character.  Read more »
The first thing that went to mind when I first read about this? Oprah Winfrey singing. I don‘t know why I laughed, but I did.The cast of Glee will be appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show on April 7, according to Entertainment Weekly. And that episode will be dedicated to all things Glee: interviews with everyone in the cast plus series creator Ryan Murphy, some backstage footage, and maybe, just maybe, a song or two.  Read more »
For one, I‘m thankful we‘re not getting too much Glee.The folks at Fox have denied reports that there are talks between the creators of the hit musical series and an established licensing company to produce a stage adaptation of Glee.  Read more »
And by back, I don‘t mean back on April 13--although yes, we‘ll get more Sue-tastic Sue-isms when Glee returns with new episodes on that days. By back, I meant now. Right now.Question: what took you so long?  Read more »
Want to be on Glee? Yes, I know you do, especially if you‘re the sort who sings in front of your bedroom mirror with a brush, or strums the guitar like there‘s no tomorrow for you and whoever you‘re singing to.Fox finally released details of their nationwide casting call, which will be done on MySpace. Remember, they‘re looking for three new characters who will begin in the second season. You can be an amateur or professional performer, aged 16 to 26.  Read more »
In the off chance (what off chance?) that you‘re itching to watch Glee‘s return episode, "Hell-O", before it hits screens on April 13, there another option.Fox will be hosting advanced screenings of the premiere in several cities across the country. All proceeds going to the Grammy Foundation‘s "Grammy in the Schools" initiative, which help facilitate music education programs for youth across the country.  Read more »
If my math hasn‘t failed me, we have 22 days to go before Glee returns. Wasn‘t it just yesterday when we all whined about having to wait four months for the next episode? No? Right, it was a long time ago. Well, we‘re almost there.And as Glee‘s April 13 return date gets nearer, more details about upcoming episodes are leaking out. So, in this little compilation, I‘ve got details on the Madonna-exclusive episode, Neil Patrick Harris‘ thoughts on his guest stint, and a boatload of possible spoilers.  Read more »
You might‘ve all heard that the folks from Glee had their own panel at the Paley Festival over the weekend. You might‘ve heard of all the juicy details that came out of it--and maybe a few others. Well, in case you missed them (and how could you?) here‘s what‘s been revealed--and my two cents, too. Because I‘d be glad to spend the remaining month waiting for new episodes speculating.  Read more »
Golden Globe-winning Glee. Nice ring to it, huh? It was a bit unbelievable watching the show trump 30 Rock‘s monopoly on television awards as of late. Still, it felt very, very good.But, of course, their work isn‘t over. With nine episodes in the offing and a second season in the works, there‘s a lot of things to do. It‘s been announced that Barry Manilow and Olivia Newton-John will do roles in the back nine, and (of course!) Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff taking recurring roles, and according to series creator Ryan Murphy, there‘s a lot more in the offing. Read more »
Glee‘s fall finale was the perfect example of Murphy‘s law. You know, anything that can go wrong will go wrong, although we‘re all distracted, I guess, to realize that things will go wrong, both on the victims and the perpetrators. Sue-spension, yay! While it‘s nice to see an uninterrupted performance from New Directions (and the expected win), the most important bit has to be the way they wrapped everything up--and yes, I‘m referring to that kiss between Will and Emma. I did see it coming, but when it happened, you know, it still feels...To this week‘s songs, then. I already said my piece on this episode‘s songs a couple of days back, and for the most part they haven‘t changed, only now we get to see it in the context of the show. As always, these songs are now available for download on iTunes, and are also on the second Glee CD, which is already in stores. Come on. Four months of waiting? Cancellation is much worse, I say.  Read more »
The Glee quotables page--the very reason why Sue Sylvester became a Twitter trending topic hours after the episode. This week: Ohio legends, state-paid cynics, and Sarah Newlin from True Blood."Sectionals" in one paragraph: Hell breaks loose. Finn finally finds out Quinn‘s baby is Puck‘s, and backs out. Sue‘s plan gets swinging, and Emma loses a wedding after volunteering to take over New Directions from Will. But, happy endings as always: Sue is found out and suspended, the kids win sectionals, and of course, the kiss that‘s most likely going to be stuck in your head until April."Sectionals" in Muppet-slash-Ellenore-speak: Bleep bleep bloop bleep squeeeeeeeee!  Read more »
Glee‘s biggest story at this point, at least supposedly, should be sectionals--how a badly-derided glee club gets to the top. Then again, it would be a boring story even if we get to see Sue for most of every episode, if not all of it. Where would we be if not for the pregnancies, both actual and hysterical? Were would we be if not for failed pick-up lines and actual make-out scenes? Tummy paddings? Gloves? Proposals? Used cars?Still, it‘s nice that tonight, on Glee‘s fall finale, we finally see New Directions fight their very first big fight: sectionals. We already know who the competition is (which means, yes, Eve will be back as a guest tonight) and we already know what the battle plan is to win it all... but, of course, there‘s bound to be complications in the end. Read more »
After all the drama about who hooks up with who or who‘s the father of who or who defines dating as what, seems we‘ve forgotten about the very thing the kids at New Directions are trying to do: win sectionals. And, with Wednesday night‘s Glee fall finale, seems we‘ll be reminded that that‘s the very thing they‘re out to do.So, of course, we‘re all curious as to how their actual performance at sectionals will turn out, right? Well, I did mention yesterday that I got my hands on the second Glee soundtrack, and I finally had a chance to listen to the four songs that will appear in this week‘s episode. A couple of them are solos--"show-stopping", some describe--and the other two are possibly the songs that are actually part of their set list. (Refresh me, gleeks: there are supposed to be three songs per group, right? What‘s the third? "True Colors"? Please let it be it...)  Read more »
Because Brittany‘s definition of dating is quite messed up. Or maybe she got confused by what Santana said is not the definition of dating. Oh, but that‘s not the big story.Here, again, is another clip from the nice folks at E! Online--yes, a clip from Glee, and yes, a clip from this week‘s Glee fall finale. Yes, we‘re already there. Three weeks ago Mercedes found out that Puck is actually the father of Quinn‘s baby, which couldn‘t come at a worse moment because, also three weeks ago, Quinn got kicked out by her parents because she is pregnant with Finn‘s "baby". And, with one baby story all but wrapped up, it‘s time to focus on another baby story...  Read more »
Only three songs from this week‘s Glee, and understandably so--the episode has a lot of plot. I mean, have you seen the quick recap that precedes each episode? It goes so far and so long. I think it went for a minute or so! I think we‘ll remember this episode for three things: the smattering of Sue one-liners, seeing Artie off his wheelchair, and the moment we‘ve all been waiting for, Will finding out that Terri is faking her pregnancy. Finally! Now, for that other pregnancy-related storyline...So, on to this week‘s songs then, all available for download on iTunes and also on the second Glee CD, which comes out next week. Yes, gleeks, it comes out next week. I can‘t believe time flies so fast, too.  Read more »
The Glee quotables page--proven to be more effective than plastic surgery in the war against aging. This week: stomach rolls, black eyes and perfectly-styled hair."Mattress" in one paragraph: Will compromises to get the glee club in the McKinley High yearbook. Not content, Rachel decided to launch herself to stardom by getting everyone in a local ad--which almost disqualifies them, because Will opened a mattress and slept at school, because he (finally!) found out that Terri is faking her pregnancy all along."Mattress" in one word: Exhausting.  Read more »
No, really, two more episodes to go! Now, before you go out and start panicking, remember that we‘re just approaching the fall finale next Wednesday, or what we gleeks call sectionals. There are still nine more episodes from mid-April, and we have to wait that long because they haven‘t shot any of those episodes yet. I think we gave Glee too much of our love to the point that we‘re pressuring these kids. Well, not really, but you know what I mean.So, tonight‘s Glee involves a yearbook, a lot of beds, and perhaps the beginning of the end for Will and Terri. I guess we can only hope that happens, but the official press release promises that the marriage will be "shaken to its core". That‘s where the drama this week will lie--that, and possibly Emma‘s engagement drama.  Read more »
Am I the only one who didn‘t enjoy last night‘s Glee as much as I should? It was crazy, yes. Seeing Rachel try out the ‘50s look, and then the Hillary Clinton look, is hilarious. Seeing everyone rock out even if they couldn‘t was a bit hilarious. And then there were the touching moments too, although I didn‘t like the way the "Imagine" performance was set up (but, hey, I like it). And we didn‘t see much of the people that mattered. Well, I guess this week is one of those weeks.A few questions, then. Should we care for who Rachel loves, or for who Quinn loves? I go for the latter. Should we give more air time to the other background characters? Please--it was refreshing and surprising to see Santana and Brittany get their share of the spotlight this week. Can Terri Schuester ever be forgiven? I don‘t really know.  Read more »
The Glee quotables page--it‘s like, you know, substances that aren‘t really legal but hard to get rid of. This week: magnetism caused by money, sexy text messages and greeting card illustrations."Hairography" in one paragraph: Will thinks (correctly!) that Sue is leaking his set list to his competitors, so he invites them for a scrimmage. Intimidated, he gives everyone a lesson in flashy hairography, which fails when they end up looking "absolutely crazy". Kurt gives Rachel a makeover, who gets awkward with Finn in the process--because Quinn wants to see if Puck is up to it. Well, not really. She‘s still giving up the baby.  Read more »
With news that we‘ll have to face four months without Glee, I think we have more than enough reasons to make the most of tonight‘s episode, and the next two episodes, right? Well, I‘ll give them a chance, since the crew still have to shoot most of the back nine... but four months? Man, that is long.But that‘s the least of our worries tonight, as New Directions inches closer and closer to sectionals. Wheee, sectionals! Sue is still up to no good on tonight‘s episode--after realizing that Rod meant "swing" in a different way, she‘s back to her devious ways, leaking Will‘s competitive set list to the other school they‘ll go up against! Not good, Sue. Not good. But at least you‘re back. Read more »
While we wait for photos from sectionals--it should come soon--here are a handful of tidbits from the Glee front, specifically about this Wednesday‘s episode, "Hairography". In case you haven‘t seen the video clips yesterday, here‘s the link. And now, more text! Yay!  Read more »
Thanksgiving‘s just around the corner, but no, Glee won‘t be off the air like almost everybody else. Thank heavens. I don‘t think we‘d be able to cope with yet another interruption in episodes.Anyway, we‘ve got a couple more sneak peeks from Wednesday night‘s episode, again courtesy of the folks at E! Online. This episode, by the way, is the one featuring rapper Eve as the head of the glee club for that school for female juvenile delinquents, which happens to be one of the teams New Directions goes up against in sectionals. They also happen to be, possibly, one of the teams to who Sue leaked their set list to. Oh, evil, evil Sue. Read more »
Egad, it‘s a Glee episode without Sue Sylvester! We may have missed her one-liners last night, but the absence wasn‘t glaring, for we still got a handful of comic moments--the idea of Rachel falling for Will just like that is still scary--and a lot of stories moving forward.Who would‘ve thought that an unlikely pairing between Kurt and the love of his life, Finn, would result in Finn finally telling her parents about her pregnancy? We should‘ve seen the fallout from the moment her dad started watching Glenn Beck. Who would‘ve thought that the same pair-up would lead to Puck admitting to Mercedes that he is the father of the baby? Would you believe it‘s all part of Kurt‘s plan to have Finn cry on his shoulder pads? Me neither.  Read more »
The Glee quotables page--now the subject of a study whether we can survive an episode without Sue Sylvester. This week: Glenn Beck, Barbra Streisand and Pete Wentz."Ballad" in one paragraph: Will pairs everyone up to sing ballads, but fate gives him Rachel, who‘s developing this huuuge crush on him. Kurt is paired with Finn, and encourages him to sing out his feelings towards Quinn‘s baby--resulting in a totally uncomfortable moment with her parents. Puck finally gives in, telling Mercedes that he is the actual dad.  Read more »
A couple more videos on the new Glee episode airing Wednesday night--you know, that thing about Rachel apparently having a huge crush on Will, a crush that‘s waaay bigger than we all thought.  So much for her claiming Will‘s out to wreck her.  Read more »
Now, I remember some gleeks actually getting frustrated when they found themselves shedding a tear or two after last week‘s episode. "This show is a drama?" they said, and I answered, "it can be." It sort of has. So there goes Glee, evolving from a feel-good comedy to a potentially nerve-wrecking drama, and now... a suspense thriller?Okay, I‘m exaggerating it. I am, of course, referring to Rachel‘s huge crush on Will, which is still a surprised because (1) it took ten episodes and (2) she‘s been complaining that he‘s out to destroy her career from the very start. If it was me, I would‘ve called it a crush right then and there--not that I‘ve had a crush on a teacher, mind.  Read more »
That three-week wait was worth it, gleeks: "Wheels" is a pretty good episode.  And it does mark the beginning of a string of new plotlines for the characters.  Seems Finn is going to figure out the truth being Quinn‘s baby.  Artie gets a storyline of his own (because, let‘s face it, I don‘t think his thing with Tina will end just like that).  And Sue drops a surprise on us by revealing that her sister has Down‘s syndrome, something that even Will will not believe.That said, it‘s a pretty heavy episode, although not as outright as "Vitamin D".  It‘s the sort of episode that makes you go whisper "whoa" rather than shout "what?"  I‘ll go on a limb and say the final scene between Artie and Tina--when she reveals she‘s been faking her stuttering all along--is at par with the Will-Emma heartbreaker, because I can really feel Artie‘s disillusionment.  But, as I said, this should not be the end of it.  Besides, they do say love knows no boundaries...  Read more »
The Glee quotables page--an equal opportunities employer, unless you get the lines wrong. This week: chocolate, eggs, and stairs to walk all the calories off."Wheels" in one paragraph: The glee kids have to raise funds so Artie can ride the bus with them to sectionals, but their indifference forces Will to put everybody in wheelchairs. Kurt and Rachel have a "diva-off" for "Defying Gravity", but he blows his chance for the love of his dad. Artie and Tina exchange a kiss but fizzles out quickly, and Sue shows more concern than Will gives her credit for. Read more »
Good morning, gleeks.  How‘s the past three weeks gone for you?  Was it hard?  Yeah, I can feel.  Watching stuff we‘ve seen before, listening to stuff we‘ve heard before, it doesn‘t quite cut it.  Well, three weeks is over, and tonight, Glee returns, so......can I have a huge "oh yeah!" around here?  Yeah, that feels good.  Read more »
Looks like your wishes for a Puck-Rachel redux on Glee has been, well, heard.E! Online‘s Kristin Dos Santos talked to series executive producer Brad Falchuk, who was surprised with the gleekdom‘s reaction to that short-lived hot Jew streak a few episodes back. Read more »
Now, if this is true, this is going to be a pretty surreal experience for you So You Think You Can Dance fans.SYTYCDism reports that three of the dancers from SYTYCD‘s fourth season--Katee Shean, Kherington Payne and Comfort Fedoke--will show up in a future episode of Glee.  Now that‘s one for cross-promotion, huh?  Nothing‘s confirmed yet, but the word is they‘ll be appearing as "juvees" on episode 13, "Sectionals", which airs December 9.  Or, as it obviously implies (and as all of us gleeks know), when New Directions competes in sectionals.  Read more »
I didn‘t realize I‘m having a Finn moment for the past couple of weeks until today, when I looked at the calendar and realized we‘ll be waiting for a new Glee episode for three whole weeks--well, two weeks, half a week from the last episode, and half a week towards the new episode.  Either that, or my math is faulty.Still, there‘s still a few things that you might want to know when the show returns on November 11.  "Wheels" is touted as one of the best Glee episodes yet.  "It gets really serious towards the end of it," Kevin McHale told the Los Angeles Times.  "I can‘t even explain it.  You see the heart in some people you might not expect to have a heart."  Read more »
The first Glee soundtrack hits shelves next week, and turns out, that‘s not the only one coming up.Well, sure, we know there‘ll be more soundtracks as the show pushes forward, but not this soon.  Billboard reveals that a second Glee album is set for a December 8 release, roughly a month after Glee: The Music Volume 1 hits shelves on November 3. Read more »
At the end of last night‘s Glee, I felt a bit torn apart.  I don‘t know why the episode didn‘t really work for me.  I mean, it can‘t be the lack of Sue.  It can‘t be the lack of Will-Emma scenes.  And it definitely isn‘t the lack of romance, judging from how Rachel and Puck almost got there.Maybe it‘s because there‘s a lot of things that we had to get used to, and definitely we didn‘t expect to see Sue all smiling and speaking softly, "okay, Rod."  Or Emma in a wedding dress, although she can pull off the Audrey Hepburn look quite well (except for the googly eyes which freaked me out).  And then there are this week‘s songs, with the most unexpected of characters singing: Puck and Emma both get their spot on the spotlight, and we‘re all the better for it.  Read more »
Sure, Glee‘s going on a two-week break, but we‘re not heading out alone.  We‘ve got quite a handful of details on the next five episodes, and we‘re connecting the dots yet again.  First up, Matthew Morrison talked to TVGuide.com and revealed a couple of details that plugs a few holes from the episode descriptions right over here.Detail one: He‘s going to have a duet with Rachel Berry.  "Rachel kind of has a crush on me for a little while," he said.  "So I have to sing songs for her to keep her back.  I think Will handles it well.  We do a duet of ‘Endless Love‘."  So when we mentioned a possible awkward moment for Will when he has to substitute himself for a sick guy, they meant this?  Read more »
The improved-yet-again Glee quotables page--as comforting as a raincoat in a slushee attack.  This week: Arizona, a day spa, and Sue‘s parents‘ bedroom."Mash-Up" in one paragraph: Finn and Quinn are no longer the it-couple.  Rachel and Puck cannot be a couple.  Will, despite what he feels, cannot be a couple with Emma, because she‘s marrying Ken.  Sue cannot be a couple with newscaster guy Rod, so she fires Quinn from the Cheerios.  Read more »
Make the most out of tonight, gleeks, for we won‘t have anything new to play with for the next two weeks.On tonight‘s Glee--before it gives way to baseball--things get ridiculously topsy-turvy back at McKinley High.  Somebody please explain the slushy attacks?  Suddenly, Finn and Quinn are at the bottom of the cool chart (which explains why they‘re wearing shades, to funny effect).  I don‘t really know why--must be the confirmation that Quinn‘s pregnant?  Backlash because she‘s all for celibacy and he‘s... well, he doesn‘t know his rights from his lefts?  May I suggest an armband?  Read more »
We‘ve been worrying a lot about the stuff that‘s happened on Glee the past couple of weeks, and in the two weeks after that.  I think I have an antidote.First, for folks who aren‘t taking the news that Glee will be off-air for two weeks due to the World Series, some good news: provided that somebody wins the series in five games or less, we get two back-to-back Glee episodes on November 4.  That means we get to watch last week‘s episode, "Throwdown" (also known as the one with Sue and Will), and this week‘s episode, "Mash-up" (also known as the one with Puck and Rachel).  Read more »
First, the bad news: I was wrong in saying Glee is skipping a week next week.  It‘s skipping two weeks!  Two freaking weeks!  We can get through this, gleeks.  We waited four months for the second episode.  We can do two weeks.And then the good news: we have details on the five new episodes that‘ll air after those two Glee-less weeks!  Fair play, yeah.  Read more »
...and suddenly, we have a square.  Finn is Quinn‘s but he likes Rachel. Quinn likes Finn but Puck‘s knocked her up.  Rachel likes Finn but--oh, the humanity.If you‘ve seen the photos from this week‘s Glee, you would‘ve noticed that Puck and Rachel are together.  Obviously it means one thing: they‘re together.  I can only presume it sucks to think the man of your dreams knocked up his girlfriend--not that I know how it feels, for I‘m male.  But anyway.  Read more »
Yet another sneak peek from the folks at Yahoo! TV--those nice gleeks over there!--of another performance from next week‘s episode of Glee.And the one thing we should expect is, well, the unexpected.  Apart, of course, from Sue falling in love, because we already know that.  Read more »
The Glee quotables page--your source for the latest school gossip that wasn‘t acquired with underwear changing hands. This week: Californian wannabes, Greek warriors, and Thai students.  Read more »
Last week on Glee, Will starts a friendly glee-off between the kids, which go haywire because clueless school nurse Terri got them high on drugs.  And, like many of these things, the side effects are quite scary.  For one, Sue gets to be co-chair of New Directions.  And then there‘s the-event-which-shall-not-be-named.  Okay, I‘m just scared that when I see Emma‘s longing eyes tonight, my heart will break further.Okay.  Heartbreak averted.  Sue and Will, fighting in front of the kids, in slow motion.  "Look at us," Will said during the voiceover.  "We‘re fighting in our voiceovers."  Read more »
Get over it, gleeks.  I know the Will and Emma story is in a sucky position right now, but go suck it all in.  We have a new episode to deal with tonight.You surely know that we are chock-full of details with what to expect on tonight‘s Glee.  We know there‘s a smattering-hell-lot of songs this week, with two of them already on video (you‘ve heard "No Air" and "Keep Holding On", right?) and Quinn finally getting her own solo (if you‘ve heard her take on The Supreme‘s "You Keep Me Hangin‘ On", well, lucky you, for I haven‘t). Read more »
Looks like Quinn will never be comfortable this week.I posted a video from Glee a few days back--of Rachel and Finn singing Jordin Sparks‘ "No Air".  You surely must‘ve noticed that Quinn looks pretty squirmish seeing her boyfriend sing with the girl who likes him.  (And, of course, the boyfriend likes her, too.  It‘s complicated, as social networking sites go.) Read more »
The folks over at Yahoo! TV were nice enough to give us a sneak peek at a pretty important clip from the next episode of Glee: Rachel and Finn, singing "No Air".Okay.  That already sounds romantic.  Isn‘t that, like, one of the ultimate I-can-feel-the-love-going-through-my-veins type of love songs?  Goosebumpy, yes, and devoid of Finn‘s hyperactivity in last night‘s episode, which still freaks me out like one of those horror movie villains Sue was talking about.  Read more »
The Glee quotables corner--it‘s safe because it‘s over the counter.  This week: swimming, baseball, and an unusually-cheesy-yet-absolutely-cute line from Ken. Read more »
Usually we‘d be doing a slideshow here listing down all the songs we heard on last night‘s episode of Glee.  But these are special circumstances.  One, we only have two performances, so that obviously makes a slideshow and a showdown impossible.  (Dang.)  Two, those performances are mash-ups of two different songs.  So we might put it this way: we have four songs squeezed into two songs--and that‘s only four minutes or so of the episode!So here‘s what we‘ll do.  I‘ll do what I usually do, slightly adapted.  I‘ll give my comments on the song, and you‘ll get a chance to vote on your favorite performance via the poll.  And then, just as a bonus, you get to listen to them one more time, just to remind you to download them on iTunes later on.  The good thing?  We don‘t have to sit through what I think is the awkwardness of seeing everybody but Quinn giddy because of decongestants.  Of course that‘s tongue-in-cheek.  But you know what I mean!  Read more »
Last week on Glee, Will recruited glee club member turned something else April to give New Directions a kick, but things go downhill when he realizes she can‘t quit drinking and is becoming a bad influence to the glee kids. Rachel returned to the club, shared a moment with Finn, and "found out" that he‘s having a baby with Quinn. Note the quotes.They finally made it to sectionals, and to boot, they‘re grouped with clubs from a school for deaf people and a halfway house, or so Mercedes insists.  Not surprisingly, they think nothing will stop them from winning, and Will‘s worried that they‘re becoming complacent.  He asks Emma for advice, but they end up having an awkward moment over mustard on his "cute Kirk Douglas chin mandible".  And, they end up getting advice from Sue, who suggests that Will light the competitive spirit in the kids.  Of course, it‘s in that belittling way. Read more »
Judging from the past few Glee episodes, it seems nothing‘s going to stop New Directions from making things really work.  Note, I‘m just referring to the glee club being able to perform, and not the personal stuff about Quinn getting pregnant or Kurt being gay or all those other stuff.  The club‘s getting really comfortable with each other, they realize they need each other, and it seems there‘s nothing in the way for them to get out there and shine.  Proof: a photo from last week‘s episode. Read more »
The folks at Entertainment Weekly had a handful of pretty cool behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Glee.  Cool, because of the idea of people singing while standing on their beds sounds fun.Yes, they‘re singing on top of mattresses.  To be precise, they‘re singing on top of mattresses being sold in a mattress store.  All ten of them glee kids, in fact.  Read more »
The Glee quotables corner--because it‘s essential to the development of these kids. This week: pizza-bound cows, animated deer, and hypothetical puppies. Read more »
Last week on Glee, Sue and Sandy launch another diabolical plan to take down glee club, and score a point when Rachel leaves to star in the musical they‘re staging.  Oh, and Quinn tells Finn that she‘s pregnant--but doesn‘t tell that Puck is the dad.It‘s glee club invitationals, and New Directions are in the middle of rehearsing, but with Quinn taking over as lead female vocals.  She leaves in the middle of rehearsals--morning sickness--and nobody knows why, except for Finn and Will, of course.  The rest are worried that Quinn‘s voice isn‘t strong enough for the lead.  Later, he has some cake with Terri, and he starts wondering why she hasn‘t had morning sickness if she‘s pregnant.  He‘s interrupted by a waiter, who turns out to be a former student of his--and, turns out, he‘s been failed "on purpose" for six years so he can stay in Vocal Adrenaline.  Brain blast!  Read more »
You must‘ve seen the photos to next week‘s episode of Glee, entitled "Vitamin D".  Refresher: Will starts a friendly competition by having a battle of the sexes: boys versus girls in a mashup challenge.  You must‘ve seen photos of the girls performing, in yellow, flowing dresses--I‘ll post them here because my Emma-like fussiness means I had to crop one person out of the images to make them square:  Read more »
I don‘t know about you guys, but "Preggers" was my favorite episode of the season. I know that we‘ve only seen 4 episodes, but still. I was floored by the humor and the grace that Glee handled Kurt‘s storyline. I laughed. I cried (that‘s a lie but I don‘t cry). I will admit that I‘m sad there weren‘t a lot of songs to come out of this episode but it was still great. I thought that Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) would be singing a different Celine Dion song. "That‘s the Way it is" or "The Power of Love" or "I‘m Your Angel" or my personal favorite "Because you Loved Me." We didn‘t get classic Celine. We got new Celine. I don‘t love "Taking Chances" but I had chills down my spine after hearing Lea Michele belt out the tune. The full version (which you can purchase on iTunes) is a bit slower than the clip they showed in the episode, but it‘s still good. So take a listen and enjoy. Oh, and I‘ve also included the football team‘s dance to "Single Ladies." How could I not? Read more »
Last week on Glee, Will relives his boy band years, Quinn almost sabotages glee club, and Sandy gets slapped with a restraining order from Josh Groban.We  kick off with "Single Ladies".  No, really.  Kurt, Tina and one of the Cheerios are doing a spoof-slash-parody-slash-tribute of sorts.  His dad suddenly arrives and asks why he‘s wearing a unitard.  Guys wear them too, he says, and it helps with conditioning.  The three end up making up this story, about Kurt being part of the football team, and Tina being his girlfriend, although not exclusively.  Read more »
The Glee quotables corner--because Sue‘s voice can be to Quinn‘s baby what Sawyer‘s is to Claire‘s.  This week: television commentators, doll enthusiasts, and the President of the United States.  Read more »
I ask, but I already know. I‘ve been obsessed with the first two episodes of Glee and all the songs and dance to come along with them. I was eagerly anticipating Wednesday‘s episode because we‘re finally getting into the first season of Glee. The months we waited before were miserable and unnecessary. Fans wanted the next episode right away. Instead, we waited. The first episode back was brilliant. There were so many quality moments and beautifully redrafted songs to download. This week, not so much.I ask the question but I already know the answer. People didn‘t like Glee this week and it doesn‘t take a genius to figure out why. Read more »
Fingers crossed, tonight‘s episode of Glee catches up with everybody else.  Well, sure, there were sparkling moments, but you can smell the disappointment from here--and no, it‘s not stinking up the office like the "smell of failure" Sue was talking about.Then again, it seems tonight‘s episode will catch up.  For one, Kurt will continue the coming-out journey that he began last week, when he (momentarily?) broke Mercedes‘ heart by admitting that he‘s gay.  Of course, his dad is the sort of guy who gets really furious when he discovers a "hope chest" that‘s full of tiaras, and the least he could do now is to somehow compel him to join the football team.  Read more »
The newly improved Glee quotables corner--because it isn‘t just Sue who‘s got something to say.  This week: thumbs, bowels, and both armpits.  Read more »
Last night‘s episode of Glee didn‘t have a Lea Michele song, but I must force myself to get over it. The rest of the cast is incredibly talented and the episode was boy-band-hilarious. And besides, not everything is about Rachel Berry (even if I wish it was). So, the other cast members had a chance to shine. Amber Riley had an amazingly soulful version of "Bust Your Windows." And let‘s not forget the full production of "Mercy." There are only two Glee songs available for purchase on iTunes this week, but I did some digging and found some other key musical moments for you to listen to. My favorite was obviously "I Wanna Sex You Up" by the Acafellas. So listen and enjoy these Glee-fied tunes. Read more »
Last week on Glee, Finn and Rachel kissed, Terri isn‘t pregnant with Will‘s baby but he doesn‘t know it yet, and Quinn and two other Cheerios joined Glee club to help Sue bring them down.This week, Quinn convinces Rachel to speak to Mr. Scheuster about his lackluster choreography skills. They recommend that he go to Dakota Stanley to help with the dancing. In order to make up for his lowered self esteem, Will starts a boy band called The Acafellas with Ken Tanaka, the thumb-less shop teacher Henri and the stock boy Howard who works with Terri.Glee club, lost without Mr. Scheuster, decide to hire Dakota Stanley themselves. Finn tries to tell the group that Will just doesn‘t have the confidence to lead the group at the moment but no one listens. Rachel aligns herself with the idea because she‘s still upset that her and Finn kissed and he‘s done nothing about it. Finn threatens to quit.  Read more »
I didn‘t finish last week‘s Glee with a new earworm.  Then again, I realized that Lea Michele can do "Take A Bow" so much better than Rihanna--and, I dare say, Kanye West.But at least everything‘s set up for the next ten episodes or so.  We now know that Rachel does have feelings for Finn.  We now know that Quinn will also sing, if only to spy for Sue and spy on Finn.  We now know that Will has to deal with so many people just to get his way: Sue, Terri (why do you have to insist on a grand foyer when you‘re not pregnant in the first place?), Principal Figgins, and inevitably, Emma.  Read more »
Just in case you can‘t find it all on your own, we decided we‘d bring the music to you. For those of you that haven‘t seen the newest episode of Glee, you can watch it here. And if you‘ve seen it but you‘d love to read a recap, check out ‘Showmance‘: High School Love and Heartache Arrive Early. I, personally loved the episode. I‘ve had the screeners for a couple of weeks now and have watched it 6 or 7 times. And that definitely doesn‘t include the times I just watched the "Take a Bow" epic ending with Lea Michele kicking Rihanna‘s butt. But, don‘t take my word for it. Check out the songs, all purchasable on iTunes, below:  Read more »
Last time on Glee, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) was ready to give up the world of teaching in order to make money for his pregnant wife Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig) and their future family. After a long, heartfelt and adorable talk with germaphobic guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), Will decided he couldn‘t give up the teaching job that he loves. So, he‘s back at William McKinley High School feeling good and looking good. Am I right? His mind is on one thing: Glee Club. Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz), and Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale) are all on the same page. Kurt Hummel is a little bit distracted from Glee Club by the football bullies that continue to haunt him. "One day, you will all work for me." Read more »
Last week on Glee... wait a minute, that ain‘t right.  I mean, this is (technically) the second episode in the series, but the mix of anticipation and promotion meant we‘ve seen the first episode last May.  So let me change that a bit.Last May on Glee, everyone got together: Will, with his dreams of reliving his glory days; Rachel, with her dreams of being a star; and Kurt, Mercedes and Tina, with their dreams of being accepted.  Makes some sense so far.  Throw in a jock who‘s a hesitant singer, a strict--and that‘s an understatement--cheerleading coach who‘s out to get everyone else, and all of their friends, and you have, well, something in your hands.  Read more »
Glee!  Isn‘t it obvious I‘m similarly excited for it, not after watching the pilot after the American Idol finale?  But more on that later.  I was trawling through some spoilers for the full season, which kicks off on September 9, and I‘m a little surprised.  So it is about a glee club, and it is a bit about outsiders, and there‘ll be plotting and espionage and all?  Doesn‘t exactly sound like your run-of-the-mill High School Musical rip-off.  Then again, it never was.So my task here, then, is to write down those spoilers, courtesy of the folks at E! Online, and then write down what I think of those details.  You know, side comments and stuff.  Read more »
It‘s slightly official: there‘s more than enough Glee for everyone.If you‘re reading this, you‘ve probably seen the pilot last May, and are on the edge of your seat waiting for the second episode to air on September 9.  Maybe you‘re one who missed that pilot, don‘t understand the hype, and are really curious as to what it‘s all about.  We‘ve explained it in places, sure, but in case you haven‘t seen the pilot within the past four months--on the telly, or online--you can watch it tonight from 9pm on Fox.  Read more »
Here‘s what not to miss this week on TV.MONDAYLife Unexpected (The CW, 8pm): The first season finale brings Ryan and Cate‘s wedding, but will Baze ruin their perfect day?Plus: Which Life Unexpected character are you? Read more »
So here‘s what you missed. Spanish teacher Will takes over William McKinley High‘s glee club, naming it New Directions and roping in a motley crew of students: celebrity-wannabe Rachel, diva Mercedes, fake-stutterer Tina, wheelchair-bound Artie, and gay fashionista Kurt. And quarterback Finn, too, after blackmailing him. His goal: to win sectionals, never mind opposition from cheerleading coach Sue, his wife Terri, and pretty much everybody else.And do that they did. There was the baby drama involving Finn, his girlfriend Quinn and his best friend Puck. There was the other (fake) baby drama involving Will and Terri. There‘s Kurt coming out to his dad, there‘s Rachel falling in love with Finn, and there‘s Sue‘s many attempts to sabotage New Directions‘ chances, ultimately by leaking their set list to their competitors. And still they won: the opposing glee clubs came clean, Sue was suspended, and Will finally addressed his feelings to guidance counselor Emma.  Read more »
Hey there, gleeks. How are you? Did the past four months treat you well? Did you miss me? Of course you didn‘t miss me--you missed Glee! And it‘s back! Hooray! It‘s back better than ever, more confident and more willing to push the boundaries. Sure, tonight‘s episode may be a bit slow, but I‘d like to call it a set-up for what‘s coming soon: regionals. In Will‘s words, "we‘re in the big leagues, guys."  Read more »
A new episode of Glee means, well, new songs! Last night‘s songs focused on the power of "hello" (or, in Rachel‘s case, the power of "hell") and they were a pretty good bunch--in part because we all got a boost in talent. I‘m excited to see what else Jonathan Groff can give. An extra rocker edge, perhaps? That little oomph? That said, I‘m glad to hear new songs, and I‘m not disappointed. Cue my attempts to be Simon Cowell to this latest bunch.  Read more »
Glee previewed their (almost) shot-by-shot remake of the video for Madonna‘s "Vogue" last week, with Jane Lynch on vocals. Surely that got you giddier for next week‘s episode that‘s full of Madonna loving, right?You haven‘t seen it? How could you? Watch it below:  Read more »
Glee has picked up the Best Comedy Series award at this year‘s GLAAD Media Awards, presented by the LGBT advocacy group in Los Angeles yesterday.The awards applaud shows and stories that promote accurate and inclusive stories that involve LGBT issues and concerns. In the case of Glee, it‘s received applause for its handling of Kurt‘s coming-out storyline in the early part of the season. The show has received praise from GLAAD last year for the same reasons.  Read more »
Yes, I know, some of you were a bit disappointed with last week‘s Glee. But I‘ll say it again: that episode serves as a set-up for what‘s going to happen in the next two months. Tonight is when the really awesome things start. And by awesome, I mean Madonna.Okay, I‘ll admit, I‘m not a Madonna fan, but I‘ve listened to enough of her songs to be excited for this episode. Imagine a television show devoting an entire hour to arguably one of the most important artists of our time. And imagine the comedy material! There‘s much more than Sue wearing a conical bra for "Vogue". (I presume you‘ve seen Glee‘s shot-by-shot remake of that? If you haven‘t, click here.) Read more »
In a schedule tussle that pushed So You Think You Can Dance to different days, Fox has moved the date of the season 7 premiere of Hell‘s Kitchen from the original schedule of Thursday, June 10.‘Hell‘s Kitchen‘ Season 6 Winner Goes Back to Work The Gordon Ramsay-led series will instead kick off on June 1, Tuesday, at 8pm, paired with the last two episodes of Glee. Two-hour installments will then follow until July 27, when another culinary-themed series MasterChef premieres and Hell‘s Kitchen goes back to one-hour shows. Read more »
Few things are more confusing or terrifying than relationship problems or high school. Add in a penchant for song and dance and you‘ve got an equation for all sorts of drama and potential emotional disasters. Luckily, the students and teachers of McKinley High have me, their Dear Abbey.  That‘s right; all season long I‘ll be answering fictional questions from the cast of Glee with real snarky advice.  In this week‘s inaugural column we tackle the delicate and deceitful, including blackmail, toolish Baby Daddy‘s and dating two women who seem to like each other more than you.  Read more »
One of our favorite comedies, Party Down, is returning this Friday night on Starz, and it‘s perhaps the best time to discover what the show really is all about. Sure, it‘s tucked away in a cable channel that not everybody has, but it didn‘t stop the show--it‘s a comedy about Hollywood wannabes getting by as caterers--from making it in many best-of-TV lists.This season, things are going to be a little different. Now that Jane Lynch has achieved her Hollywood goals--I meant Sue Sylvester in Fox‘s Glee, of course--someone has to fill the hole Constance left behind. Cue Megan Mullaly, who joins as infectiously optimistic newcomer Lydia Dunfree.  Read more »
I told you, this week‘s Glee will kick things up a notch. And it did. It was an epic tribute to Madonna--I heard they used 14 songs in this episode--and it was full of zingers (Sue: "Date a younger man"), some from the most unlikely of people. Oh, and there was a push in the storyline, too. It wasn‘t epic just because of the songs. It‘s also epic because of how they did it.  Read more »
Every TV series has a couple you‘re secretly rooting for to hook up, though more often than not it takes several months or even years before they actually get together. But when they do share that first kiss, it gives you all the more reason to look forward to their budding romance, whether it happens in the heat of an argument or simply because someone was standing under the mistletoe. Read more »
What do you do when one of the biggest artists in the world gives you permission to use any song in her repertoire? Make the most of it, of course! Glee did just that with last night‘s Madonna tribute, and while the zings are fine and the plot‘s getting twisty, we tuned in mostly for the songs... and they did not disappoint. (And with news that there‘s a second Madonna episode in the works, maybe this isn‘t the end of it all.) Read more »
Todrick Hall‘s days on American Idol may be over, but he‘s hoping he won‘t be leaving FOX any time soon. Todrick used the majority of his elimination interview time to campaign for a spot on Glee and he promises he‘ll be campaigning non-stop until you see him singing with New Directions. When he wasn‘t talking about Glee, Todrick took the time to clear the air about the pre-season scam scandal, compare himself to Lady Gaga and shared the innovative plans he had for this week‘s Rolling Stones theme.  Read more »
Have you bought tickets to the Glee concert tour that‘ll kick off in Phoenix next month? Well, you‘re in for a treat, because there‘s a hell of a lot in store. "We‘re gonna do between 15 and 18 numbers," Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. "We made a decision to do our biggest hits because that‘s what fans want to see. It‘s a concert tour but it also has a story in it." That story happens to be about the rivalry between New Directions and the murderous Vocal Adrenaline.  Read more »
Wondering what the Glee cast will sing in the next nine episodes? The clue‘s in the soundtrack.The tracklisting for the third Glee CD, named Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, has been released by the folks at fan site GleeSongs.com. The album‘s expected to drop on May 18, in standard and deluxe editions. You can also pre-order this now on Amazon.  Read more »
After last week‘s all-Madonna Glee episode that was so successful the mini-album hit the top spot in the charts, what could be next?What about Britney Spears?  Read more »
Yes, that‘s a photo from last week‘s episode. I‘m actually surprised that Fox hasn‘t released official photos for tonight‘s Glee, which I (and many other members of the press who‘ve reviewed the episode in advance) think is the series‘ best episode yet.That‘s right, gleeks. The series‘ best episode yet.  Read more »
Last week we all had another laugh at Lindsay Lohan‘s expense, when Glee guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury said the starlet looked like "something out of the Lord of the Rings." While we guffawed at the Gollum comparison, Lindsay herself didn‘t find it all that funny. Last night Lindsay took to Twitter to share her thoughts on being memorialized in a Glee gag, and she was none to pleased.  Read more »
Few things are more confusing or terrifying than relationship problems or high school. Add in a penchant for song and dance and you‘ve got an equation for all sorts of drama and potential emotional disasters. Luckily, the students and teachers of McKinley High have me, their Dear Abbey.  That‘s right; all season long I‘ll be answering fictional questions from the cast of Glee with real snarky advice.  In this week‘s column I offer advice to a professional advice giver and a confused as ever, Finn.  Read more »
Can I hear a big "oh yeah!" gleeks?Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reports that Naya Rivera and Heather Morris--you might know them as Santana and Brittany, those two "dating" Cheerios--will be promoted to series regulars when Glee kicks off its second season this fall.  Read more »
My favorite Glee episodes have always been a good mix of emotional stuff, funny stuff and the expected songs. That‘s why I like "Preggers", and I like "Wheels", and I liked this week‘s episode, "Home". And yes, I still stand by what I‘ve been saying the past few weeks: this is the best episode Glee has produced so far. While the previous two episodes had the ingredients right, this week‘s hour had the mix right--and we get an episode that requires a Kleenex box and a heart full of joy. I know, it‘s complicated.  Read more »
In the tradition of Glee episodes past, most of this week‘s songs have everything to do with home. So much for wishing that they stop drilling the episode‘s theme down our throats. Despite that--and the sleepiness of the songs, something not everybody‘s fond of--I loved the set list for "Home". It‘s one thing to sing a song with "home" on the lyrics: it‘s another thing to make it really work in the context of the scene. You know, like "It Only Takes A Moment" on WALL-E. You‘re amazed at how good it fits, all while you‘re a bit chilly and teary-eyed...  Read more »
I still think last week‘s Glee is the show‘s best episode so far. But maybe we had too much of the drama, don‘t you think? I mean, apart from Finn‘s face when the Hummels and the Hudsons broke bread, it was mostly focused on the drama. Not that it‘s a bad thing.But tonight, it seems we‘re going back to the middle of the spectrum, only with a little bit more crazy.  Read more »
You can call tonight‘s Glee episode a scathing take on how celebrities are formed nowadays. Not a good sign for Lindsay Lohan, who wasn‘t happy with the reference to her two weeks back--I mean, when they talk about being scandalous to be famous, who else could you think of? Anyway, after last week‘s dramatic excursion, this week was an onslaught of awesome. Molly Shannon! Emma being confrontative! Rachel‘s weiiird smile at the end! Or was it a smile?  Read more »
This week‘s Glee saw the kids make a bad reputation for themselves--they do say a bad rep is better than no rep at all--and that means an excursion into songs that have just become to cheesy, or cringe-worthy, or both. And, as expected, we got mixed results. Some were definitely pardoned. Some didn‘t need pardoning. And some? Err...  Read more »
Fox has released just two photos for next week‘s Glee episode, "Laryngitis", which is better than having none at all, right?And yes, we‘re spared by the horrors of hearing Rachel lose her voice and start singing like Miley Cyrus. These set of photos focus on another aspect of the episode: of Kurt changing his persona to impress his dad.  Read more »
Yes, the photo accompanying this preview is correct. They will indeed throw Puck into the dumpster.Many things will happen on tonight‘s Glee. As the episode title suggests, someone will get laryngitis, and it happens to be Rachel, the person who‘s pulling the weight on New Directions. (If you‘ve seen the YouTube clip of her doing a pitch-perfect "The Climb," you know you‘re in for a very off-key ride.) There‘s also Kurt trying to impress his dad by changing his persona, which probably means him ditching the show tunes and making out with Brittany...  Read more »
I don‘t know what to make of this week‘s episode of Glee. Sure, there were some high points, and it was a pretty enjoyable watch, but unlike the last few episodes this one left me a little high and dry. Am I just confused by Kurt‘s turn? Or did you also feel it? Nonetheless, we‘ve got some pretty good material to work with, and that‘s how we begin this week‘s gleeky wrap-up.  Read more »
While it seemed Glee was taking a breather this week, the number of songs suggest otherwise. Seven songs! Well, six, if you don‘t count the comic value of a mangled "The Climb." Thankfully, unlike last week, this week‘s songs were better (again, I‘m not counting "The Climb") and I can pick out at least one highlight. Which one? The following paragraphs should give a clue... Read more »
Next week‘s Glee is a pretty big deal. We‘ve got Neil Patrick Harris on board. We‘ve got Joss Whedon directing. And judging from the promos we‘ve seen so far, it seems we‘ll finally know whether Jesse really feels something for Rachel or if he‘s really just sabotaging New Directions.I just got my hand on that episode earlier today. Yes, I‘ve seen it. And yes, I can tell you which songs are featured in next week‘s episode, called "Dream On." Sure, most of the songs have already been revealed, but who‘s singing what? Read on. I‘ll be sneaking in a couple of details in between, too.  Read more »
Admit it: you‘ve all been waiting for the Glee episode where Barney Stinson flies to Ohio and makes Will Schuester‘s life a living hell.Okay, that isn‘t fact. One, it‘s not Barney Stinson. It‘s Neil Patrick Harris, also known as that womanizer from How I Met Your Mother. He doesn‘t play that womanizer on tonight‘s Glee: he plays Bryan Ryan, Will‘s former high school nemesis and the new member of the school board, who uses his position to exact revenge on Mr. Schuester because of his own failed dreams.  Read more »
I told you dreams would come true on tonight‘s Glee. And they have. We have Joss Whedon directing another musical, following in the footsteps of that fabled Buffy episode  We have Neil Patrick Harris leaving Dr. Horrible‘s lair and terrorizing a completely different thing altogether. And we have this one twist which I can finally reveal. The implications of that thing is obviously huge. Oh, and the episode is well done, too. I‘ll explain later.  Read more »
Picking the best performance from last night‘s Glee was hard. There were a lot that checked every item on the list: strong vocals, good visuals and an slight emotional tug. Then again, with songs about dreams and achieving them, what else do you expect? At least Glee didn‘t go the cheesy route. Or at least that‘s what I think. Here‘s my take on the six songs performed this week. Hopefully it doesn‘t sound cheesy, either.  Read more »
Yes, you heard it right. The first season has yet to wrap up, and the second season has yet to air, but FOX has renewed Glee for a third season.Entertainment Weekly reports that the early renewal was to give writers a head start in planning storylines. It is a fairly long process, after all: they‘ve got scripts to write, songs to attach, dances to choreograph, and all that.  Read more »
I know, I know, tonight‘s Glee episode is the one where the girls (and Kurt) pay homage to Lady Gaga by wearing her outrageous costumes and singing her songs. So why am I using the title of a Madonna song (and one the cast performed in the Madonna episode) for this preview?The point of tonight‘s exercise in theatricality is simple: expression.  Read more »
Tonight‘s Glee episode is about expressing yourself, and man, did those expressions get expressed. Many of the storylines that were brewing through the past few episodes pretty much came bursting out tonight, from Kurt and Finn‘s domestic dramas to Puck and Quinn‘s baby drama. Oh, and last week‘s motherly reveal, too. Coupled with the frantic onslaught style the show has perfected -- I know, I appreciated the breather last week, so I appreciate tonight‘s "whoa, wait, what just happened?" feel again -- and you‘ve got a pretty strong, albeit not perfect, episode. All that, and without Sue Sylvester.  Read more »
I‘m a little torn about the songs from last night‘s Glee. I guess I was spoiled from the offerings the past two weeks, to the point that I feel a bit, err, underwhelmed by this batch. (Or was it the American Idol finale? I don‘t know.) Still, they‘ve done a pretty good job working the hell out of Lady Gaga‘s little oeuvre, and I still have my favorites, which means we still have something to write about! Read more »
This morning FOX announced its fall and mid-season schedule, complete with  seven new shows and some notable changes to the channel‘s biggest shows. Joining the network will be four new comedies and three new dramas, including Running Wilde, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (of Arrested Development) and Keri Russell (of Felicity fame). See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>In spite of the exciting news that Gob Bluth will be returning to FOX, we think the most interesting tidbits that came out of the FOX announcements have to do with the network‘s established shows. American Idol will be getting rid of some of the guest performers and cutting down the results show to 30 minutes, Glee will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot and there will blessedly not be a fall season of So You Think You Can Dance. Here are the full fall and mid-season schedules from FOX, complete with new show synopses: Read more »
On the small screen tonight is the special premiere of Glee, an exciting new musical comedy created by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Popular).  The hour-long series focuses on a teacher trying to transform their school‘s glee club, turning the bunch of middling performers into sensational contenders for the national competition. Glee follows the efforts of McKinley High School‘s Glee Club, as they struggle to attain their former glory on the top of the choir world.  Years of scandal have turned the organization into a haven for misfits, but one teacher wishes to change all of that.  The teenagers‘ dreams are now in the hands of one person: Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), who has volunteered to undertake the Herculean task of bringing McKinley‘s Glee Club to the top. Read more »

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