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Meet Rachel’s Dads

Posted by Jon on Jan-19-2012 under Cast & Crew, Glee Guest Stars

Photo Credit: Aubrey ReubenAfter much debate, theory, and speculation, the faces of Rachel’s two gay dads have been announced.

Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell will play Hiram and LeRoy Berry, starting in the February 14 Valentine’s Day episode “Heart”.

Both veteran actors will put their Broadway skills to the test, since they’re scheduled to sing at least once over the course of their arc.

What do you think about this long-awaited casting decision, Gleeks? Did you have your heart set on someone else? Are you screaming with joy at the thought of these two gracing your television as the Berrys? Share below!

Sources: Glee Casts Rachel’s Gay Dads – Find Out Who’s Playing Them!

Season 4: Who’s Staying?

Photo Credit: Chris Hatcher

The past few weeks have been a constant whirlwind of news about Glee‘s future: there will be a Season 4; characters are graduating yet also staying on the show; the format will be a completely awesome and novel concept. Now that the winds are dying down and the fate of graduating fan favorites like Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, and Naya Rivera have been confirmed, questions start to be raised. Questions like: what about the rest of the cast?

The truth is, nobody knows yet, not even the cast themselves. When asked at the Fox TCA All-Star party, Mark Salling confided that he has no idea what his future holds.

“It’s just nice to really be able to work with the people I do and have the job I do. I feel blessed. And if they want to have me back, I’d love to.”

Sounds pretty good… after all, who wouldn’t want more Puck? Meanwhile, could there be room for more cast additions? Rumors are floating around that Grant Gustin, currently playing meerkat-faced Sebastian, is being picked up as a series regular for next season. Although Fox cautions that “we are not finalizing season four regulars until May” and Grant himself tweeted caution that series regular status hasn’t been made official yet, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Kurt’s rival next year.

There you have it, Gleeks! What do you think? Can you wait until May to find out who’s staying and who’s leaving? Do you think Sebastian should be added to the ranks of full-time characters? Leave a comment below!

Sources: Glee Roll Call! Will Mark Salling Be Back Next Year? – E! Online
Glee Villain Gets Series Regular Role in Season Four! – E! Online

Glee Does ‘Saturday Night Fever’

Posted by Laura on Jan-17-2012 under Cast & Crew, Glee Episode Spoilers, News

Glee goes disco this April with a Saturday Night Fever themed episode. Ryan Murphy told TVGuide Magazine:

“We’ve never done disco on the show, but I’m interested in the genius of The Bee Gees.”

Rumor has it that the movie’s star John Travolta may also make an appearance in the episode as part of a Finn dream sequence.

Source: Keck’s Exclusives: Glee Takes on The Bee Gees

The Glee Project Renewed For Season 2

Posted by Laura on Jan-17-2012 under News, Ryan Murphy

Oxygen announced today that The Glee Project has been picked up for a second season and is set to premiere this summer with 14 finalists instead of 12. Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Zach Woodlee, and Nicki Anders will all be returning to the show.

Are you excited for the next generation of Damian McGintys and Samuel Larsons?

Source: The Glee Project Renewed For Second Season – E! Online

Lea Michele Wins People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress

Posted by Mary on Jan-12-2012 under Cast & Crew, Lea Michele, Media, Random, Videos

Gleeks have done it again! When it comes to voting, you all own the polls. Last night at the People’s Choice Awards, Miss Rachel Berry took home the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress. Lea looked gorgeous as she accepted her award and said:

“I want to dedicate this to my amazing cast, my ‘Glee’ club. You are my family and my best friends. I’m an only child and now I have 11 other siblings.”

You can watch her full acceptance speech below. Congratulations Lea!

Source: Access Hollywood

Glee Spin-off is Axed, Graduating Seniors Staying on Show?

Posted by Genica on Jan-08-2012 under Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, News, Ryan Murphy

LM CM AR kevin reillyOne day after the Gleek Twittersphere trended the topic “Keep The Glee Cast“, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly revealed major details about the future of Glee’s next season.

According to Matt Mitovich of TVLine, Reilly revealed to the press present at the Television Critics Association winter tour on Sunday that:

“We are graduating the characters that are [due] to graduate, and what’s come out of it is [series boss] Ryan [Murphy] and the guys have come
up with a really cool idea. There will not be a Glee spinoff but those characters will graduate and it’s led to a very interesting idea that I think is going to really give us something cool to dig into next season.”

For those of you Gleeks hoping for the Rachel Berry, Kurt Hummel at NYADA spin-off, sorry! The spin-off is not happening.

There is no word yet on whether the whole “Graduating” cast is staying, but Reilly did specifically mention that Lea Michele is confirmed for next season. Rachel Berry fans rejoice! When asked about the future of the rest of the seniors, specifically Chris Colfer, Reilly offered:

“What I said before is creatively, we’d want everybody back. I’ve got to look at the contractual situation for all of those. And we will.”

Peculiar. Should the fans of Kurt Hummel and Co. be worrying right now? For the most part, no.

Plans for the show are mum, but speculation is already running high. Among speculation is that Rachel and Kurt do go off to NYADA while other ideas involve some of the seniors becoming teachers. Personally, I’m going to throw Jonathan Groff‘s Jessie St. James back into the Season 4 mix. Unfortunately, we’ll all have to wait towards the end of Season 3 for the big reveal, but as Reilly puts it:

“I think it’s going to be a good thing for the show. … It’s cool. It’s different.”

Source: ‘There Will Not Be a Glee Spin-off,’ Says Fox Boss — So What About Rachel and the Other Seniors?

GleeFan Exclusive: Dominic Barnes talks about The Warblers, his inspirations, Beyonce & more!

Posted by Mary on Jan-04-2012 under Cast & Crew, Glee Guest Stars, GleeFan.com Exclusives, Interviews

Photo Source: TwitterDominic Barnes, also known as Warbler Trent, has answered your questions in his exclusive Q&A with GleeFan.com! He discusses how he became a Warbler, working with Darren Criss, and his love for Beyonce.

Q: “If you could have the Warblers sing any song in the world, which would you choose?” – Sara O. (Chicago, IL)
A: I would have to choose “Cry Me a River” by Michael Buble… Maybe Trent should sing it as a ballad to Blaine for leaving. haha ;)

Q: “If you could do a duet with anyone from the Glee cast, who would you choose?” – Tamzen C. (16, Washington)
A: Amber Riley in a heartbeat! I think she has one of the most incredible voices of our generation and to sing with her would be such an honor. Here’s hoping! ;)

Q: “What has been your best experience so far on the set of Glee with the cast?” – Tom (19, New York)
A: I know this is such a cliched answer but EVERY single moment has been the greatest! It has been phenomenal from day one and I couldn’t ask for a better job and for better people to share the experience with.

Q: “Who was your biggest influence growing up?” – Michelle (30, United Kingdom)
A: My mom had the biggest influence on me hands down. She taught me so many valuable lessons and really helped me succeed and taught me to go for my dreams regardless of my circumstances.

Q: “What is the storyline behind Trent? What is his character description, if you were to give him one?” – Kris P. (Philadelphia, PA)
A: He is a total sass basket with only the best of intentions. He is fixated on perfection and tries to prove himself to everyone, especially Blaine. But he is all around a very sweet innocent guy with plenty of sass to go around. ;) I like to think of him as the counterpart to Mercedes in the New Directions!

Q: “What is the hardest challenge you have being an actor?” – Aaron (Peoria, IL)
A: Relaying a message to the masses, and wanting them to take away a certain message from your character that you intend for them to receive.

Q: “You used to be an extra on Glee and can be seen in some classroom and hallway scenes at McKinely.  How did you become a Warbler?” – Mary (18, Louisiana)
A: I was cast by Ryan Murphy and Paris Barclay, who directed the regionals episode in Season 2. My good friend Tim Davis put me up for the part and the rest was history.

Q: “If you could give a message of hope to LGBT teens who are reading this and struggling, what would you say?” – Nick J. (Arkansas)
A: Life is full of wonderful surprises that can potentially alter the path you are on currently, so stick around and find out what those surprises are because it is so worth it. There is an entire community of people who will love you for exactly who you are and we cannot wait to meet you! So please let us have that chance.

Click here to read the rest of the Q&A…

Naya Rivera Dishes on Her Storyline, Graduation and Gloria Estefan!

Posted by Tinkers on Dec-22-2011 under Naya Rivera, News, Videos

Check out this video from Access Hollywood in which Naya speaks from the heart on her experience with the lesbian storyline, reactions from fans, and her appreciation. She also talks about Gloria Estefan, who, as we posted earlier, has been cast to play her mother! Watch below:

What do you think? Are you pumped to see Gloria Estefan?

Helen Mirren to Guest Star in Upcoming Episode “Yes/No” on Jan. 17th!

Helen Mirren arrives at 39th AFI Life Achievement AwardHelen Mirren, who most notably received an Oscar for her performance in the 2006 film The Queen, is confirmed to guest star on Glee. According to Michael Ausiello of TVline.com, Mirren (or at least her voice!) will make an appearance in the first episode back from the hiatus as a character’s conscience. An unnamed source revealed:

“Helen came in and secretly recorded several long and hilarious monologues two weeks ago,” says the source. “Then she visited the kids on set, and they had no idea she was coming; they were stunned.”

Like many of the other roles on Glee including Lea Michele‘s Rachel Berry, this role was specifically “was written for Mirren.” There is no word yet on which character Mirren’s voice will play inner monologues to, but personally I think it could be Ms. Emma Pillsbury. The episode is Wemma-centered with the episode titled “Yes/No.” Also, I believe Ms. Pillsbury is one of the only characters who has yet to have an inner monologue. Who do you think her voice will guide? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Glee Exclusive: Oscar Winner Helen Mirren Set to Guest Star as [Spoiler Alert]

Confirmed: ‘Real Housewife’ NeNe Leakes Joins the Glee Cast

Posted by Jon on Dec-21-2011 under Cast & Crew, Glee Episode Spoilers, Glee Guest Stars, News

Photo Credit:It’s been confirmed! As we reported several days ago, NeNe Leakes, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is joining the Glee cast as Roz Washington, the coach of McKinley High’s synchronized swim team coach.

The news was confirmed by Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, who appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live! to share the news officially.

NeNe is confirmed to be in at least two episodes, the Grease and Michael Jackson tributes, and is slated to become a new rival for Sue. As if Sue needs any more rivals!

Sources: ‘Glee’: Nene Leakes to guest | Inside TV | EW.com

Have a Question for Adam Anders?

Posted by Genica on Dec-16-2011 under Cast & Crew, GleeFan.com Exclusives, Interviews, News

Adam AndersWe are now taking questions for Glee’s music producer Adam Anders. Anders is responsible for Glee-ifying tracks, writing original songs such as “Get it Right,” and arranging epic mash-ups like “Rumor Has It Someone Like You.”

I had the pleasure of interviewing Adam at Trevor Live and he has so kindly agreed to participate in a fan Q&A with Gleefan as well! Send in your questions for Adam, as long as its not about spoilers! We will be accepting them until 11:59pm PST on Friday, December 29th.

You can submit your questions here as a comment below or Tweet them to me @GleekGenica. Please 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 questions, at the end i would say, “Genica R. (21, San Francisco, CA).”

Feel free to submit as many questions as you’d like. I’ll be sorting through all of them and submitting the best ones to Adam. Also look out for my interview with him at Trevor Live. It should be up within the next couple days.

Good luck, and I can’t wait to read through all your questions!

‘Real Housewife’ NeNe Leakes on Glee?

Posted by Jon on Dec-11-2011 under Cast & Crew, Chord Overstreet, Glee Guest Stars

Photo Credit:Things are about to get real at McKinley High. NeNe Leakes, one of the stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta, was spotted on the Glee set earlier this month wearing a red-and-black tracksuit, which as we all know are the colors of our favorite fictional high school.

Although there’s not yet an official press release, rumor is that NeNe has been cast in the role of Roz Washington, Sam’s synchronized swim coach. We’ll keep you posted when we know for sure whether or not this news is official, but until then… how do you feel about a Real Housewife joining the cast?

Sources: NeNe Leakes Spotted on Glee Set: Photo Alert!
– Real Housewives of Atlanta

Watch 2 Preview Performances from “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”

Get the stockings and ugly sweaters ready for Tuesday’s all new Christmas themed episode! To get everyone in the holiday spirit, the Glee Vevo account uploaded two performances from the episode called “Extraordinary Merry Christmas.”

In my opinion, the performances are great and definitely put me in a cheerful mood. I can’t wait for the holidays to arrive!

Here is “All I Want For Christmas Is You” sung by the incredible Amber Riley.

Also, here is “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” which features the entire glee club!

Gloria Estefan Confirmed and Pitbull Set To Play Santana’s Brother

Posted by Laura on Dec-08-2011 under Cast & Crew, Glee Guest Stars, News

As most of you are aware Gloria Estefan was in talks with Glee bosses about a possible guest starring role this season. Well, looks like talks are over and Glee have found themselves a new Mrs. Lopez! Estefan announced her new role on Twitter earlier today:

Ok Tweeties! Just got off the phone with Ryan Murphy! Call me Mrs. Lopez! SO EXCITED!!

Estefan also made reference to the circulating news of another Lopez family member coming to Glee:

Just gave birth to a bouncing baby teenage girl, Santana Lopez, from Glee! Lol! I hear I may also be having a boy …lol!

It’s been reported that singer/rapper, Pitbull is being courted to play the role of Santana’s big brother on the show. It is expected both characters will make their first appearance in January.

What do you think of Glee’s most recent casting decisions? Were you surprised that Santana even has a brother? Let us know!

Source: ‘Glee’ scoop: Rapper Pitbull courted to play [SPOILER]

A Tribute Episode for Michael Jackson is in the Works!

Posted by Mary on Dec-08-2011 under Glee Episode Previews, Glee Episode Spoilers, News

Photo Credit: FOX BroadcastingLooks like you better get your dancing shoes and white gloves out in anticipation for a Michael Jackson tribute episode! TV Guide revealed yesterday that the January 24th episode, will be a tribute to the King of Pop and will feature “10-12 songs from Jackson’s library.”

Jackson’s family have reportedly given their support to the episode, but only after some convincing from Ryan Murphy to make sure that MJ would be honored appropriately.

I personally can’t wait for this episode, since I am a big Michael Jackson fan, and if the performances are anything like last night’s Jackson-inspired Sectionals performance, it’ll definitely be worth the wait.

What’re your thoughts on the tribute episode?

Source: Glee to Celebrate Songs of Michael Jackson in Tribute Episode – TV Guide