As anyone who’s anyone has heard, the Glee: The 3D Concert Movie premiere happened over the past few days, and you know what that means… press!
Here, the cast does a fabulous “musical recap” of the Glee 3D movie:
As anyone who’s anyone has heard, the Glee: The 3D Concert Movie premiere happened over the past few days, and you know what that means… press!
Here, the cast does a fabulous “musical recap” of the Glee 3D movie:
If you want to win some rare autographed Glee merchandise and help me pay my college tuition at the same time, read on! I’m currently in competition at bublaa.com, and if I can have the largest “bubble” by July 15, then I’ll win $10,000 to help pay for college! Joining my “Gleeks” bubble is quick and easy, and if you help me win the contest, I’ll give away a Glee prize pack of merchandise that I’ve collected over the past two years of running GleeFan.com!
Update (7-14-11): With all of your help and a Tweet from the amazing Jenna Ushkowitz, I’m currently in 2nd place! If I can get back into 1st before 1pm EST Friday, I’ll definitely be mailing out the prize package to one very lucky Gleek.
The prize package includes:
1) A cast photograph signed by Chris Colfer (Kurt), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Kevin McHale (Artie) and Amber Riley (Mercedes)!
2) A Glee calendar signed by Broadway legend Idina Menzel, known on Glee as Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran. She’s also known for originating Maureen in RENT and Elphaba (the lead) in Wicked.
3) A rare writer’s draft of the pilot script from September 26, 2008, including unaired scenes and original character descriptions. This script was given to me directly from Fox, and they are extremely rare. You can see a couple pages of it here.
4) A rare red Glee hat, also direct from Fox’s publicity staff.
5) Glee, The Music: Volume 1 on CD. Own the very first Glee soundtrack, including songs like “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Here’s all you have to do to be entered to win:
1) Signup for free at bublaa.com. You can even make an account using Facebook Connect to make a speedy process even quicker!
2) Join my “Gleeks” bubble. (This is important because I’ll need to have the biggest bubble by the time the contest ends to win.)
3) Go to the Gleeks bubble’s conversations section and find my “Win rare signed Glee merch! Details inside…” topic! Then leave a reply with some way that I can contact you. It can be your Twitter, Facebook URL, email address, etc. Just so long as I can use it to get in touch with you, you’ll be entered to win!
4) Check back on July 16th to see if I won! If I win, then I’ll be randomly selecting a lucky winner to receive my Glee prize package.
Right now I’m neck in neck with another bubble, so EVERY member is extremely important! When you’re done entering, please get a friend or family member to join as well, because a few extra people will make or break the competition at this point! I’ve seen the Glee fandom come together in the past, and I cannot express how thankful I would be if I actually won the competition. As anyone in college can tell you, student debt is the worst, so I would be incredibly grateful if you guys could help me out! You have no idea how much it would mean to me.
If you want to keep up with my progress in the competition, you can follow me on Twitter @GleekRob as I’ll be Tweeting how things are going. Remember that I’ll only be giving away the prize pack if I win, so if I win, you could win too!
Thank you all so much. Please don’t let this amazing opportunity pass you by!
Here’s some info from the site, but for all the details, check out The Hub Productions: Gleek-On.
Harry Shum Jr, Dot Jones, Kevin McHale and Ashley Fink will be appearing on Saturday 16th July in Sydney from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday the 17th July in Melbourne from 9.00am to 6.00pm.
The event features the guests live on stage for a few stories, anecdotes as well as Question and Answers. There will also be a variety of events throughout the day, such as auctions, raffles and trivia. There will also be merchandise as well as rare collectibles available to purchase from the dealers. You will also have the chance to meet the guests and acquire autographs and professional photographs.
Tickets range from $95 for a Day Ticket which gives you entry into event the event for full day of programming and the opportunity to purchase autographs and professional photographs, through to $850 for a Platinum Ticket which also includes an evening function (Karaoke party) with the guests, first class seating, breakfast with the guests, priority queuing and an autograph and professional photograph with all the guests.
You’ll probably recognize a couple Gleeks in Katy Perry‘s new celeb-filled music video for her song “Friday Night.” At the beginning you’ll see Darren Criss as Aaron Christopherson, and throughout the video Kevin McHale plays the adorkable Everett McDonald. Check out Kevin in character in a hilarious promo for the music video:
Other celeb cameos include Rebecca Black, Hanson, Kenny G, Corey Feldman, and Debbie Gibson. So what do you think?
Update: Thanks for sending in your questions! The Q&A has been posted here.
We are now taking questions for Glee cast member Kevin McHale, also known as Artie Abrams of the New Directions!
Keeping up with our recent trend of cast Q&As, Kevin McHale has kindly agreed to answer some of your questions while the cast is on tour! So send in anything you may want to know, so long as it isn’t a request for spoilers. ;) Once all the questions are submitted, I’ll be sending him the best ones, so please have your questions in by 11:59pm EST on Friday, May 27th.
You can submit your questions here as a comment below, email them to me directly at Rob@GleeFan.com with the subject “Kevin McHale Fan Questions”, or even Tweet them to me @GleekRob. Remember to include your first name and optionally your last initial, as well as where you are from. If you would like, you can also include your age. For example, if I were to ask a question, at the end I would say, “Rob B. (18, Richmond, VA).”
Also, please use your real email address if you are leaving a comment, because I will be sending out a reminder email to the people whose questions were selected. Lastly, if you leave your question as a comment, please do not also send it to me in an email. I’ll have to read through each and every email, so please, don’t submit the same question twice. Thanks!
We’ll probably be picking around 20 questions, but feel free to submit as many as you’d like. (Note: Try to put your questions in the same comment/email if possible.)
Good luck, and I can’t wait to read through all your questions!
Laurie, who you may know as @GleekLaurie, recently got the chance to go to Glee‘s Season 2 Premiere Party and interview some of the cast on the red carpet. It was her first huge event on her own, and despite some technical difficulties, I think she did a really great job representing GleeFan.com! Check out her exclusive video and read what she had to say about her adventure below:
The Glee Season 2 Premiere Party was my first event where I actually got to interview celebrities, so I was definitely a bit nervous. And when I arrived at the Paramount Lot, my fears were acknowledged, because I realized right then and there just how legit the event was. Hot shots like Fox 11 News, E!, and People were scattered around lugging thousand-dollar video cameras, and I was standing in the corner with my dinky tripod. It was quite a sight to see. So, I found my designated spot right in the corner at the end of the carpet, neighboring Australia’s TV Guide and KIIS FM. I originally thought it was the best place in the world because I had enough space to set up my tripod (which later had several technical difficulties), but little did I know that it was THE worst place I could have possibly gotten.
One, people were walking in front of my tripod during my interviews, as you can see in the video with Josh Sussman. Terribly awkward, but it made for one hilarious blooper. Two, it was right next to the parking lot, so every time a car drove by, there was a chance that I would get hit. Several instances the security guard had to literally push me out of the way of the car so everyone didn’t experience a hit-and-run. And three, my spot was at the end of the carpet, so by that time, the publicists had to drag their clients to the screening. However, the nice Australian lady from TV Guide (Glee is really popular in Australia) led some of the cast members to me so I could interview them. She was even friends with Ryan Murphy! But alas, I failed to bring an extra memory card. Right in the middle of my interview with Heather Morris, a random publicist shouts, “HON, IT SAYS YOU’RE OUT OF MEMORY SPACE.” Right. In. Front. Of. Everyone.
The night was no doubt full of embarrassing moments (Hello, random publicist!), but all in all, it was a really fun learning experience. Kevin McHale even said he likes the site, and that he checks up on us regularly. So, if you’re reading this right now: Hi, Kevin!
Shelly, one of our LA reps, definitely had a busy summer. Make sure that you’re following her on Twitter (@GleekShelly) as she regularly live Tweets from Glee events. Here is her recap of all the Glee events she got to go to over the summer:
This past summer, I was fortunate enough to attend several Glee events in the LA area. Here are some brief recaps and photos/videos from my adventures. Enjoy!
May 31st – 4th annual Art4Life benefit show at Club Level 3, Hollywood. Art4Life was founded in 2007 by Gina Starbuck, who created the organization to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society in honor of her father. You can find out more about it here: www.Art4LifeLA.com. This was my second Art4Life event (Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Dianna Agron hosted last year’s show), and I’ve always been impressed with not only the amazing performances, but also the amount of talented actors and musicians who donate their time and effort to such a wonderful cause. This year’s hosts were comedian Ryan Hill, actress Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and our very own Heather Morris. The trio did a great job of running the show, which included performances by cast members of Wicked, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Best Dance Crew. Check out my pictures below:
Flickr -- Photoset -- 4th Annual Art4Life with Heather Horris
July 10th – A Conversation with Jane Lynch, hosted by Outfest (the LA Gay and Lesbian Film Festival). For almost two hours, Jane talked to a sold out auditorium about her personal life, her career leading up to Glee, and everything in between. She was, as always, hilarious, charismatic, and engaging. I’ll let the video highlights speak for themselves:
Flickr -- Photoset -- A Conversation with Jane Lynch
at Outfest 2010
August 4th – Sue Sylvester wax figure launch at Madame Tassauds Hollywood. Jane Lynch, Ian Brennan, and Iqbal Theba were present at the unveiling of Glee’s first ever wax figure. The John Burroughs High School Powerhouse (the real-life inspiration for the show, and the group that was featured on the Glee episode of Oprah) opened the event with a few performances of songs from Glee. They were followed by Ian Brennan, who introduced Jane, and finally by Jane herself, who, like all of us in the press and audience, was seeing the figure for the first time. Here’s a video of Ian’s introduction, the unveiling, and Jane’s reaction:
After posing for photos and doing several interviews with the press, Jane was kind enough to come out and sign autographs and take pictures with the hundreds of fans who had come out to Hollywood to see her.
Flickr -- Photoset -- Sue Sylvester Wax Figure Launch
at Madame Tussauds
August 14th – 826LA’s “A Spelling Bee for Cheaters,” Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica. Dianna Agron and many others were present at this fundraiser for 826LA, an organization dedicated to putting on tutoring and writing programs for children in the LA area. For those of you who are unclear about what exactly the event was, you can read the description and rules here. In addition to being hilariously adorable, Dianna was also the overall top fundraiser. Go Dianna! Here’s a video of her highlights, and some photos I took:
Flickr -- Photoset -- 826LA’s “A Spelling Bee for Cheaters”
Featuring Dianna Agron
August 21st – Glee Clothing Line Launch at Macy’s, Beverly Center. Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Kevin McHale were there to sign autographs for every Gleek who showed up and spent at least $50 on Glee merchandise. The new clothes look awesome, and it was fun watching the cast interact with their fans. I can say with confidence that they’re some of the nicest, most genuine people in the business. Towards the end of the event, I got a chance to talk to Jenna, and when I told her that I was from GleeFan.com, she gave Rob a shout out and recognized me as “GleekShelly!” That definitely made my day and was a great end to an amazing summer of Glee. :)
Flickr -- Photoset -- Clothing Line Launch at Macy’s
Featuring Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale & Heather Horris
In addition to Glee being nominated for a whopping 13 Teen Choice Awards, Cory Montieth, Mark Salling, Chris Colfer, and Kevin McHale have been invited to co-host the award show itself! They’ll be chilling onstage next to Katy Perry, who is also co-hosting the event.
Also on the itinerary are Eclipse stars Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene, as well as Zac Efron, Jane Lynch, Leighton Meester, Channing Tatum, Zachary Levi, Ellen DeGeneres, Sandra Bullock, Jim Parsons, Miranda Cosgrove, and Kristin Bell, to name a few. There will be performances from Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, and Travis McCoy. The TCAs will air on Monday, August 9 at 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.
Don’t forget to for for Glee at TeenChoiceAwards.com!
In case you missed it, check out this HILARIOUS interview with Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, and Matthew Morrison on the British comedy show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man! There are some great, great moments in this one. :)
From everyone here at GleeFan.com, we would like to wish Kevin McHale a Happy 22nd Birthday! While the last year has probably been a dream come true, we hope that the next year is even better. As a fun treat for our readers, I would like to share an awesome video that @KevinMcHaleFans on Twitter made. They received over 100 videos and messages for Kevin, wishing him a happy birthday, and then compiled them into one sweet video! If you are a Twitter user, make sure to follow @KevinMcHaleFans. Enjoy!
On Friday, May 28, 2010, my day started by stepping off of a Greyhound bus and into New York City for the first time in my life. After only an hour or so to go check out the hotel we would be checking into later that day, it was time to head off to the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in Tribeca. As a sort of last minute surprise, I was able to bring my friend Emily Zhang with me, so that’s who you’ll see me with in the pictures. She was going to stay back and do something else, but I was able to get her an entry thanks to the awesome people at iheartradio. We took the subway from 50th to Canal St., and stood in the line that was forming outside of the building. I texted my contact at iheartradio, saying that I was there, and she came out to get me! We got to bypass most of the line and we came inside to get a sneak peek of the theater before everyone else was allowed in. It was set up to look like a classroom, but they chalkboards had hilarious caricature drawings of all the cast members. I remember that when Amber saw the one of her, she commented on how big her head was. Hehe…
Right before it started, we got to save our seats in the theater. We sat in the second row (I believe that the 1st row was reserved for employees) and we got wristbands so that we could leave and come back in easily. We dropped our stuff off in our seets, and then got some breakfast. Everything was provided by Dunkin’ Donuts, so the donuts and coffee was great. Then we went back to our seats and ate while the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show people came in. This was awesome for me because I listen to them almost every morning on a local station, Q94, but I had no idea what they actually looked like! Greg T., who Elvis Duran usually refers to as frat boy or round head, went around asking for peoples’ questions to ask the cast during the interview. Finally, the Glee cast came in.
The cast members who were present were Cory Monteith (“Finn Hudson”), Kevin McHale (“Artie Abrams”), Jenna Ushkowitz (“Tina Cohen-Chang”), Naya Rivera (“Santana Lopez”), Amber Riley (“Mercedes Jones”) and Mark Salling (“Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman”). After some introduction, they began answering questions. Some of the questions were from the audience (approximately 100 people), in which case Greg T. would go to the person who had a question and let them ask it into the mic. Other times, they would take callers with questions, which Elvis was able to do on stage using his iPad. One of the funniest times was when a caller was trying to ask the cast about their ages in relationship of the ages of their characters, but their cellphone signal was so bad that only every other syllable was audible. Obviously, the Glee cast had no idea what they were trying to say. Enjoy this captioned image of Jenna, Cory & Amber’s confused faces:
JustJared at CelebBuzz just released these MIND-BLOWING pictures of the cast in full KISS getup! It appears the Lady Gaga episode will also involve a few performances from the catalog of the legendary rock band! Check out the pictures below!
The Glee cast had an exciting day meeting the Obamas and performing a few songs at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition that dates back to 1878. The event opened with Amber Riley singing the National Anthem. That girl can sing! By the end of the day, the cast had sung Somebody to Love, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Sweet Caroline, True Colors, Home, and Don’t Stop Believing. Enjoy the videos of the cast’s performances below and make sure to check out Michelle Obama singing and dancing along to Sweet Caroline. Looks like fun! :)
Also, we’ve added the cast’s Tweets from the day so that you can check out all of their fun TwitPics and Harry Shum’s 6 minute video that he recorded while on the lawn! Enjoy!
The Easter Egg Roll
National Anthem -- Amber Riley [Full verson]
Somebody to Love -- Glee Cast, Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- Matthew Morrison & Mark Salling
Thanks to the latest update from E! Online’s Kristin, we now know for a fact that Artie will be hopping out of his wheelchair to bust a few moves! Sadly, there will be no Easter miracle for our favorite paraplegic, but Kevin Mchale will get to show off some of his moves in a great, great dream sequence.
Also: Updates on the Lady Gaga episode, Quinn’s baby, and the Finn/Rachel and Puckleberry story arcs!
Randall: What’s the latest on Glee?
Just that I nearly suffered cardiac arrest after hearing this from a source on set: “Artie (Kevin McHale) was walking and dancing around with the rest of the cast…out of his wheelchair!” After breathing into a paper bag and doing some sleuthing, I can tell you that Glee is not going to send Artie to a mysterious island with a smoke monster where he can be healed and magically walk (à la Terry O’Quinn’s John Locke on Lost), but yes, we will see him out of his wheelchair dancing. According to this source, episode 18 is about Artie wanting to walk, and he has a dream in which he dances around with the rest of the cast. Then everything goes back to how it was before. It should be fun to see Kevin McHale’s fancy (Or not? We’ll see.) footwork for the first time, no?
Marty: When will we find out about Quinn’s baby and where she will go?
Not until the end of this season, according to boss Ryan Murphy. “You’ve got to wait until the season finale to find out how we’re gonna do that,” Ryan tells me. “In the first 13, we had a lot of baby pregnancy stuff. We had a lot of storylines, and I think fans liked that, but they wanted more fun. They wanted more music, so we are dealing with that, but in a sparing way.”
Marlene in Idaho: What can you tell me about Finn and Rachel, or Puck and Rachel?
Well, Lea Michele told my friend Marc Malkin that Rachel’s “heart is with Finn” (yay!), so that’s definitely good news for you Finn and Rachel shippers. As for Puck and Rachel, I’m hearing rumblings of a very sad twist for Puck (Mark Salling) that’s so serious I don’t even want to hint at it for fear I’ll cry.
Tracy in Tallahassee, Fla.: Any more scoop on the Lady Gaga episode of Glee?
Just that if you’re a fan of Gaga, you’re going to be a fan of the Glee episode because all of those wackadoodle costumes she dons on a daily basis are going to be included in the ep. We’d kill to see Sue Sylvester waltzing around in a leotard with some sort of gigantic contraption on her head à la Gaga, wouldn’t you? Or better yet, Mr. Schue.
Today, a Beehive TV Buzz reader posted their lucky encounter with the very set of Glee, who were filming at a local Target! They even got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness an adorbs Artie/Tina scene in person! Click here for the original article.
GLEE: Only in LA…who knew that a quick run to my friendly neighborhood Target would yield such a wonderful surprise? I go for dishwasher liquid and end up walking right onto the open set of GLEE!! I’m a huge fan, and I have to admit even for a city girl that was pretty cool! It was a shopping mall scene between Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie (Kevin Mchale)…
SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you don’t want to know!
In this particular scene, Tina exchanges an anxious look with Artie…and then Tina helps Artie stand up from his wheelchair!!!! Is it possible that Artie’s future won’t include a wheelchair?? We can only speculate, but what a great new twist. I can’t wait to find out.
Whatever they do, as long as they keep the music amazing, this girl will be tuning in!!! Upcoming guests include Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Idina Menzel and more!!
Which guest are you most excited about seeing this season???
Editor’s Note: This info isn’t 100% confirmed, but it’s definitely something to think about! Eyes and ears open, Gleeks!