Miley Cyrus is way too mature for Glee, guys. In fact, she compares herself to an “old lady” when it comes to her music tastes. We’ve already heard that Miley has never seen Glee because she “just can’t” watch musicals. But now we’re learning a little more about why…and what Miley likes instead.
So Glee season 1 has gone bye-bye, but not before producer Brad Falchuk, Jane Lynch and executive producer Dante Di Loreto handed out some behind-the-script juice. Apparently the Will/Emma kiss wasn’t scripted(!!!). Falchuk, who directed the episode spilled, ” I didn’t tell Jayma [Mays] it was coming. We shot all of Matt‘s [Morrison] coverage first, and a master, and then when we got to her coverage, I pulled him aside and told him to kiss her. Her reaction is totally real.”
Falchuk also revealed that all those tears were 100% real too. He said, “Just so you know. No one needed any help crying. They all did it on their own without the use of tear enhancers. Those kids are all obnoxiously talented.” No harm indulging in some plugging!
Di Loreto discussed the possible return of Jonathan Groff and Idina Menzel. According to him, Groff “did a great job. He’s the nicest guy in the world. He came out on the tour with us and the audience loved him. I sure hope he gets a chance to come back on.”About Menzel, he added, “I hope there’s an opportunity for her to be back. I think she’s a really interesting character.”
Jane Lynch (who just married to her girlfriend, yay!) revealed that her character Sue Sylvester isn’t going to go all sweetness and light either, despite having saved the day in the finale episode. She’s still going to bring more bad-assitude next season. Despite that, she added, “Still, we know she’s got a heart underneath it and that makes it easier for us to take all the terrible things she says and does. We know she’s human and that makes her character lovable.” Check.
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So much for John Stamos leaving showbiz to work on his romantic relationships. Less than a week after the Enquirer reported Stamos would be taking a six-month hiatus to focus his attentions on emotional therapy, Entertainment Weekly says Uncle Jesse is about to take a role on Glee as guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury’s new dentist boyfriend—and romantic rival of Glee coach Will Schuester. Love life, schmove life: a show as hot as Glee is too big to pass up!
Though best known for his roles on Full House and ER (not to mention his mugging behind the drums in the Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” video), Stamos has earned his Broadway stripes in musicals like Cabaret, Nine and most recently Bye Bye Birdie. Getting to show off his musical skills on TV—and you can damn well bet they’ll make him—would be a major coup for the actor. And there’s nothing to stop him visiting that shrink after work.
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Here at TheFabLife, we are admittedly not Glee fans. The one thing we, as well as the rest of the world, human and Muppet alike, can agree on is that Jane Lynch is pretty awesome and the only shred of enjoyment we get from the show is her role as Sue Sylvester. Her biggest fan though, maybe be Lara Embry, who got married to Lynch on Monday.
The pair announced this spring that they planned to get married, and it didn’t take long for them to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in Sunderland, Massachusetts over the holiday weekend. There were only nineteen guests at the low-key event, and a jazz combo played during the reception, which was probably a relief to everyone attending that there were no screeching covers of Journey songs anywhere.
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Gleeks go crazy! Everyone’s favorite musical/show, Glee, has already been picked up for a third season. Its first season wraps up on June 8. Peter Rice, who is the Fox Networks Group Entertainment Chairman (the channel on which the show airs), said, “In just one year, Glee has transcended the television landscape and emerged as a global pop culture phenomenon,” so it figures that they’d want to keep the motor running.
The creator of the series, Ryan Murphy, seems rather happy. He added, “It’s been a whirlwind year — from shooting the pilot to performing at the White House to the concert tour that began last week — and yet we all feel like we’ve just begun this amazing musical journey. We think our Gleeks worldwide are going to love what we’ll have in store for them in seasons two and three.”
There’s also high praise from the Queen herself, Madonna! Her episode won such smashing reviews that another Madonna-centric piece is being planned. She commented, “I thought the Madonna episode of Glee was brilliant on every level. The dialogue and the entire script was genius. The entire cast was amazing. They’re all so talented. I especially loved Sue Sylvester [Jane Lynch] and Kurt Hummel’s [Chris Colfer] characters. Ryan Murphy did a great job bringing all these elements together.” Well, if Madge has given her blessings, then they’re onto something!
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Look’s like Madonna loved doing Glee! Creator Ryan Murphy – wonderfully forthright that he is – had said, “She thought it was brilliant and she’s so pleased. Her daughter got to watch it with her and loved it. [Madonna's] a smart cookie. I mean, that introduced her music to an entire new generation.”
She is a smart cookie, because Murphy’s confirmed that Madonna is coming back to Glee. There are rumors swirling that Madge might make a cameo in the episode too. Murphy replied, “I can’t say. But she’s sort of the muse of our show. She loves the show and has supported it. She gets that the show is about arts education and so she’s very supportive about that.” So the first episode was called “The Power of Madonna,” which was perfectly apt. We wonder what they are planning to call this one: More Power to Madonna? Madonna loves Power? Okay, we’ll leave you to it.
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Lea Michele posed at FOX’s Upfronts last night rocking a lot of looks. The Glee star had a big glossy bun on top of her noggin with heavy bangs just below. She paired her cute, colorful mini dress with deep red lips and black satin pumps. We may have loved Michele’s playful frock on its own, but is there too much happening here? What’s the verdict? Tres chic or too loud?
Poor Newsweek. Last week it was announced that the magazine was being put up for sale, and this week, they’re getting loads of bad press due to one of their writers messing with the wrong people: the gays. Writer Ramin Setoodeh wrote that he felt gay actors can’t convincingly play straight, saying “While it’s OK for straight actors to play gay (as Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger did in Brokeback Mountain), it’s rare for someone to pull off the trick in reverse.” The first person to criticize him was actress and friend of the gays, Kristin Chenoweth, who is currently starring on Broadway with one of Setoodeh’s targets, Sean Hayes. Chenoweth called the article “bigoted” and “factually inaccurate”, and now Glee creator Ryan Murphy is calling for a boycott of the struggling magazine until Setoodeh offers an apology to the actors he singled out in his article.
Setoodeh ended his article by saying “If an actor of the stature of George Clooney came out of the closet today, would we still accept him as a heterosexual leading man?” Okay, we’ll bite too. While we won’t go so far as to boycott the magazine (not that we read it regularly anyway), we do think that if Setoodeh really believes what he wrote, he hasn’t been watching the right movies – and he also hasn’t watched movies where hetero actors really suck at playing gay. Paul Rudd in The Object Of My Affection, anyone? Patrick Swayze in Too Wong Foo? Robin Williams in The Birdcage? (And we realize that a lot of straight-playing-gay roles are caricatures of gay, which is depressing in itself that it’s so easy to paint homosexuality in broad strokes for laughs.) Also, it has been speculated widely that Kevin Spacey is gay, too bad he won an Oscar for American Beauty, where he played a married man. But if Spacey came out to the world, should he just give that award back because his performance will retroactively worsen after that reveal? Jodie Foster did come out, so do we need to reevaluate her roles? And how about Mr. Brady on The Brady Bunch? No one knew Robert Reed‘s sexuality and he was the quintessential husband and father.
We do think straight people can and should play gay roles, that’s why it’s called acting. We loved Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sean Penn as Truman Capote and Harvey Milk and wouldn’t have cast those roles any differently. But we do think that Setoodeh did himself and his magazine a disservice by generalizing and typecasting a talented, passionate group of people. Their job is to pretend they are someone else – by writing his article he managed to crap on a lot of careers and after the fallout from it, that may include his own.
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Look. Glee is the worst. There is nothing you can do to convince me otherwise: no amounts of mash-ups or Jimmy Fallon parodies or Jane Lynch doing some dumb Madonna send-up or “seriously you have to listen to the cast of Glee sing [insert some cheeseball 80's song here], it just completely made my terrible day amazing!” It’s a f*cking dumb show built around stereotypes, terrible plot lines and America’s addiction to shrill voices singing summer jams. “Don’t Stop Believing” sounds good when anyone sings it, idiots.
Yes, I know my opinion is unpopular. I get that to you Gleeks – or whatever the hell you call yourselves to ensure you will never get laid - it’s like saying, “babies and puppies are ugly!” But I tried to watch the show. I sat through 4-5 episodes of that stupid mousy red-haired girl being afraid of germs while Lea Michele‘s character stomped and sang around school before I decided, I HATE THESE PEOPLE.
And looky-here! Turns out my judgment – about Lea Michele, at least – may just have been right. The wee diva attended the Time 100 gala on Tuesday and made out with her boyfriend the entire time (click for a pic of Lea Michele sucking face). Then, according to Daily Intel, she dropped some major tude when iconic society photog Patrick McMullan asked her name. Their interaction went as follows, according to a spy:
Patrick McMullan: What’s your name?
Lea Michele: [Rolls eyes.] Sarah Palin.
Patrick McMullan: [Laughs.] No, really, tell me your name.
Lea Michele: Taylor Swift.
Patrick McMullan: F*ck you.
Don’t stop believing, Gleeks.
[The opinions expressed in this post do not reflect that of The FABlife or its staff, most of whom love Glee more than life itself and think that Kate, the sole author of this post, is a horrible person who believes babies and puppies are ugly.]
Glee fans … you’re just about to see a lot more of Heather Morris (yep, naked) than you ever thought you would. The actress, who portrays cheerleader Brittany on the hit series, is showing some serious skin in a slew of naked photographs that have surfaced on the internet.
Nobody knows why the photos were taken (and really, do we care?). They’re tastefully-shot black and whites, so we’re guessing a magazine shoot (but someone would have claimed the spread already; there’s no photographer credit either) or maybe publicity. The 23-year-old doesn’t seem too bothered in hiding anything while doing everything from crawling across a floor (hair blowing artfully, natch) to standing buck nekkid in front of a wall with her eyes closed.
It has to be said: she’s in scorching shape. Morris used to be one of the backup dancers for Beyonce‘s 2007-8 world tour – that’s probably responsible for the zero body-fat!