Glee fans everywhere have been wondering when exactly graduation will happen this season. In a new interview, Chord Overstreet is giving scoop on exactly that — will it be at the end of the season or sooner than that? Also in today’s Roundup, with a Billy Joel tribute episode airing this week, the “Piano Man” singer himself is talking about what it’s like for Glee to be covering his music. And Dianna Agron is responding to rumors over why she wasn’t included in the Cory Monteith/Finn tribute.

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Chord Overstreet Reveals When Seniors Will Graduate

We all know Sam, Blaine, Tina and Artie will graduate at some point in season 5. And with rumors swirling that Glee might move entirely to New York before season 6, some are wondering if graduation will be occurring sooner rather than later.

Chord Overstreet, who plays Sam, was interviewed by Clevver News on the red carpet of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this week, and he talked about the Sam and Blaine friendship (or “bromance,” as he calls it) and the possible modeling career for his character.

When asked if that potential career will still be revisited in upcoming episodes, he also brought up graduation, saying, “I have gotten up to episode 10, so that’s as far as I know so far. And I think we graduate in I think [episode] 14. … From then on, I’m pretty sure we’ll be in New York. I think so.”

Overstreet keeps saying things like “I think,” which means either the storylines aren’t fully locked down yet or the actors don’t know everything at this moment (or maybe they’re not supposed to say anything yet). But even if he’s off by a couple episodes or so, after episode 14, there is still quite a bit left in the season. And by that timeframe, it seems as if the rumor about Glee focusing only on New York from then on may very well be true.

And he also said, “…we’ll be in New York,” which suggests Blaine and Artie aren’t the only ones with plans to move to the Big Apple. Since we know Sam goes to NYC to look into a modeling career in this week’s episode, as I mentioned earlier, that will start the process of his post-high school storylines. If the producers go through with these plans, they of course want to make sure as many of the original gang and the others who have been on the show for a long time stay on to keep viewers invested.

What Does Billy Joel Think About Glee Tribute?

This week’s Glee episode will pay tribute to the music of Billy Joel. But what does the singer himself think of the show covering his songs?

He told Zap2It, “I heard about this. Honestly, I’ve never seen the show. I’m one of those guys who watches the History Channel, and I watch news and I watch documentaries … but I’m very happy that my material is being done by people of that age group, and that I guess it has meaning for them.”

Continuing on the topic of younger demographics listening to his music, he’s noticed that that is the case at his concerts as well. “I’m always surprised when I look out at the audience [at concerts] and I see a lot of younger people, like they’ve discovered this stuff on their own,” he went on to say. “I doubt that a lot of younger kids listen to classic-rock radio. They have their own music now, and in light of that, I guess my stuff hasn’t aged so badly that nobody wants to hear it anymore.”

Dianna Agron Responds to Rumors About Her Tribute Absence

During the emotional Cory Monteith/Finn tribute episode, many of the departed cast members stopped by, including Mark Salling and Amber Riley. But there was one big, notable absence: where was Dianna Agron? We reported last month about the rumors that were circulating that she wasn’t invited to participate because Ryan Murphy “intensely dislikes Dianna.”

The actress has responded to those rumors. In an interview with The Irish Independent, she said, “Bad news spreads faster than anything good. And I think it’s just such a shame, especially involving someone that we love so much, that the good old Internet has taken everything that they want to say about it and spread it like wildfire.”

Agron did attend a memorial service with the cast and crew in July, which is something that those people spreading the rumors seem to forget.

“I’ve got nothing but love for that show and everybody involved in it, and it was such a huge part of my life,” she went on to say. “I think it’s equally hard when I’m not there every day anymore, I don’t see all of them every day anymore to have things like this fly around. It’s more heartbreaking than it would be if I was there with everybody. It makes me feel farther away from our show.”

Regardless of what the truth is, hopefully these rumors can be put to rest now that Agron has addressed the issue.

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Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.