Gleeks came out in droves to attend the premiere of Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie in Los Angeles over the weekend. And all we can say is, dayyyumm they were looking fine! Your favorite singing high schoolers this side of High School Musical turned the glitz on full as they strutted the red carpet. Lea Michele went with a short ‘n’ tight (and mildly scando) black lace strapless number, while Dianna Agron ying’ed Lea’s yang with a white dress and blonde hair in a messy-chic bob. Glee gents Cory Monteith, Darren Criss and Kevin McHale suited up in dapper darks, while Chris Colfer went with an off-kilter high collared shirt and tie. Check out more hot outfits (and some surprise guests…) in the gallery below!
Mistakes?Glee creator Ryan Murphy has made a few. Then again, too few to mention. Just kidding! Murphy has made so many mistakes while making his hit Fox show, he can’t help but list them off for us now. “Listen, I’ve screwed up in hindsight. I admit it,” Murphy told Deadline. “I think the condom demonstration was a road to far. I think showing a kid masturbating was a bridge too far.” Despite the show’s many Emmy nominations, the creator of Nip/Tuck sighs, “I think our first season was spectacular. I think our second season was good.” Ah, but which season was the one to feature McKinley High student Jacob Ben Isreal using the library for more than studying? Only then can you know what you should truly regret!
As for the prominence of actor Chris Colfer and his character’s Kurt struggle as a gay teenage, Murphy said, “I think that sometimes we get a bit preachy. I have felt that with the gay thing. I think sometimes we say in three sentences what we can say in one.” However, fabulous eye rolls and Broadway belting aside, the man behind the New Directions has no regrets for the show’s attempts to depict Kurt’s struggle as a normal one, so much so that there is still a possibility for a Glee spin-off for his character, among others. “I’ve gotten death threats, yes. I have,” Murphy says. “I think anytime you shine a spotlight on homosexuality or minorities and you try and say they are as normal or as worthy as acceptance as others, the people who are on the fringe don’t like that and they will come after you. And they have come after me. I think it’s such a great show for young kids. The values of it, I think, are great.” So, we can all agree…it was pretty much just masturbation scene that was a big misstep.
Did you guys know Glee‘s Kevin McHale is a delight and a half? I found out first hand today when I interviewed him about the new Glee: The 3D Concert Movie and he charmed the pants off of everyone in the room (including me — and I’m in a dress). Did you know Kevin has sparkling blue eyes, as clear as the Mediterranean? Did you know Kevin once appeared on MTV’s TRL with his group NLT? (NBD, obvs.) Did you know Kevin and I are BFFs and I’m totally going to be written onto the next season of Glee, playing a quirky but mega-hot female blogger who steals Artie away from Brittany forever? Okay, so the last part’s not true…YET.
Kevin did tell me that he’s a HUGEHarry Potter fan, and that he’s long dreamed of being in the series. It’ll probably be a bit tricky seeing as the final movie of the franchise premiered last month, but who knows — Maybe JK Rowling will write a new book that involves a bit more song and dance? Watch Kevin get his fan-boy on in the clip above.
She want’s it all! Lea Michele covers the September edition of Harper’s Bazaar, but we far prefer this shot in the more dramatic photoshoot inside. And for someone so little (“I’m five foot three. I don’t look like a lot of other people, you know what I mean? I look like I’m 12″), she’s got big ambitions! Lea told the magazine, “I don’t stop. “It’s my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway. I want to do Evita. I want to do Sweeney Todd with [Glee costar] Chris Colfer. We want to do Wicked. I’ll be Elphaba and he wants to play ‘Guy-linda.’ I want to do movies, make music. Glee is only the beginning.”
She also makes some particularly surprising confessions concerning who she fangirls over. “I am obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow” she reveals adding, ” I was nervous and said, ‘I don’t think I can do that dance move.’ She said, ‘You can do it.’ She wasn’t afraid of anything. I love talking with Gwyneth. She just gives good advice. She said, ‘Don’t ever read anything about you’.” The interview goes on more about what she thinks of her looks, her boyfriends and how she auditioned for Glee. And the funny thing is, we may not have been big fans of Lea before this, but this interview kinda changed our minds! We’d chill with her at Le Pain Quotidient (read the interview, guys) any time.
And you thought that that GQ Glee cover was raunchy? That’s tame compared to this. Flaunt magazine got Dianna Agron to get her vixen on and boy, did she comply. Wearing everything from a black silk and lace Dolce & Gabanna bodysuit to a yellow Bottega Veneta corset dress, the actress looks better than we’ve ever seen her. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.Ever. High school, middle school — I’ve loved every part of getting older and growing, but I definitely think that this is the most I’ve ever felt like myself and that I’m being treated like who I feel I am.”
As far as the “Nightstalking” goes, Dianna admitted, “I’m a night owl, and you get such adrenaline from the show — it’s really hard to pass out straight away.” If only we looked that good that late at night. Seriously though, go see the pictures — they’re pretty gorgeous, if not a tad risque! But will they shock her fans?
Why does all this recentGlee cast drama remind us of being at a middle school dance? Glee creator Ryan Murphy is gossiping behind everyone’s back, Chris Colfer doesn’t want to dance with us and we’re crying in a bathroom stall hoping to finally get our first period. Well, maybe not that last part. Yesterday Murphy attempted to clarify his statements about Glee’s graduating seniors, who were not, in fact, fired from the show. “I’ve learned to really, really monitor what I say. Before I didn’t do that. My bad. Stupid,” Murphy told Deadline. However, “For any of those actors to say, ‘I found out that I was fired off the show from Twitter,’ is absolutely 100 percent not true. None of them were fired. It was never about that. I think what happened is Chris Colfer did an interview and the timing probably was a little bit unfortunate.” Ugh, things are going to be so awkward at the lunch table when next season starts.
So why did Murphy insinuate that elder Gleeks Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith would be leaving the show if they weren’t? Turns out, the trio already had a possible Glee spin-off in the works. “They were involved in the process for three to four months to the point that we were even talking about cities and relocation,” Murphy claims. Unfortunately, it seems that one of the actors in question (we’re assuming Colfer, right?) has checked out of the possible new show, causing it to be temporarily shelved. Admits Murphy, “Some of the actors that we discussed doing spin-offs do not want to do a spin-off. It’s hard to do a spin-off on a show where an actor says no.” Look, Ryan:Ã‚Â just make him a friendship bracelet and stop accidentally firing him in the press. We’re sureÃ‚Â you guys will be besties again in no time.
While it seems like most of your Glee favorites are safe from the axe, there’s one singing stud that won’t be roaming the halls of McKinley High for much longer. After much speculation, fan uproar, and back and forth negotiations, it looks like Chord Overstreet has declined a chance at a recurring role as Sam Evans on the hit series. It’s rumored that the 22 year old star is unhappy that newcomer Darren Criss is getting promoted to series regular this fall, while his option was not picked. He would have to wait until the middle of the season for his chance to get the bump. Apparently this wasn’t a firm enough offer and he has decided to walk.
“We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes [Amber Riley],” series producer and co-creator Brad Falchuk told a crowd at Comic-Con. “He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can’t force him to work. We told him to go with God.” It looks like things are up in the air for his onscreen flame as well. Amber Riley recently told E! Online that she might be leaving the series as well. “I may not be coming back for a fourth season. Who knows? Whatever happens this third season is what happens, and I think everybody’s OK with it…I love my job to pieces, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go and, hopefully, there are greater things on the horizon.”
There’s nothing sadder than the one 20-year-old who still wears his letterman’s jacket to home games, so hopefully the writing staff has a less depressing plot arc planned if Glee‘s Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer aren’t leaving the show. Despite what the show’s creator Ryan Murphy said earlier this month, Glee executive producer Brad Falchuk claimed this weekend that the trio aren’t catching the first plane to LaGuardia after getting their diplomas. “Here’s the exact thing: [Rachel, Kurt and Finn] are seniors, so they’re graduating,” he said at Comic-Con. “but because they’re graduating doesn’t mean they’re leaving the show. If you have Lea Michele under contract, you don’t say, ‘We’re gonna let you go.’” So…is there room in the school’s budget for a singing janitorial staff?
Falchuk’s comments seem to directly contradict Murphy’s, who two weeks ago announced that Colfer, Monteith, and Michele were out after season four, saying “We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.” Of course, this isn’t the only confusion surrounding the actors’ exit, considering Chris Colfer found out via Twitter that Kurt was about to grape-vine off the show. “I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fine. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what it is. And all things come to an end,” said Colfer. Well, you know what they say: those who cannot do, teach.Ã‚Â And those who cannot teach, do a choreographed number from Annie with color-coordinated mops and buckets.
Is Glee star Darren Criss destined for Broadway? Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the actor is set to replace Daniel Radcliffe in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying for a three week stint in 2012. Radcliffe finishes up in January and is planning on getting back into movies (Oh, how we can’t wait for his first post-Potter film), and Criss apparently has permission from Glee creator Ryan Murphy to dabble in other projects. He also be in line to join Kristen Wiig and Annette Benning in the new movie Imogene. How we love seeing talented (and cute) people make it big!
Hilariously, Criss first gained notoriety playing Harry Potter in the viral video “A Very Potter Musical,” which he created with his University of Michican theater company StarKid. Watch below. And because we couldn’t resist, check out a gallery of ol’ DRad dancing it up on Broadway.
Did you find out that Chris Colfer’s Glee career was coming to an end after the third season via Twitter? That’s funny; so did he. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yesterday on Twitter. Yeah, I found out that they made that announcement,” Colfer told Access Hollywood today. “I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year, I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be there forever. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fine. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what it is. And all things come to an end.” Hmm, this seems to contradict Glee creator Ryan Murphy‘s claim that, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea.” Maybe Murphy wasn’t able to fit all the pertinent information into 140 characters?
If the baby-faced actor doesn’t sound too upset, it’s probably just Chris Colfer’s Emmy nomination talkingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦or the possibility of a Glee spin-off. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve only heard rumors, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not attached to anything officially,Ã¢â‚¬Â Colfer explained. Ã¢â‚¬Å“So, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see where that goes.Ã¢â‚¬Â Meanwhile, Colfer checks his phone every 30 seconds for a career-changing DM for the rest of his life.