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Glee‘s Mark Salling Responds To Sexual Battery Accusations On The Red Carpet Of All Places

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There’s a time and a place for everything, but rarely is the time “right before the SAG awards” and the place “the red carpet” for discussing criminal accusations of sexual battery. We’re guessing Glee‘s Mark Salling would disagree, of course, seeing as how he addressed a new lawsuit against him with E!’s Ross Matthews before the awards ceremony last night. “You hear about fraudulent lawsuits all the time, [but] ’til it happens to you, you really don’t grasp what it does, not to just you but your family,” the Glee star explained. “You want the legal process to happen as fast as possible, but it takes time. I want the chance to defend myself — and I will, vigorously.” Do you think that felt weird to talk about with Nicole Kidman standing five feet away? We imagine it’d be weird to talk about anything with Nicole Kidman standing five feet away.

Apparently the Glee star has been accused by his ex-girlfriend Roxanna Gorzela of a variety of horrible things: allegedly forcing her to have sex without a condom, allegedly grabbing her and allegedly shoving her to the ground where she struck her head. The only thing more awkward than talking about lawsuits and crime on the red carpet is to talk about them on Twitter, which Salling, um, also did. “You kind of have to learn as you go,” Salling said yesterday about dealing with the accusations, “but like anything else you have to stay positive and count on the people that do know you and love you.” And your publicist, who we’re assuming was standing off-camera, frantically waving at Mark not to talk about it right before the awards ceremony.

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Which Glee Star Did The Best “Freaky Friday” Character Swap? Jenna Ushkowitz Weighs In

The second we saw Mark Salling and Cory Monteith dressed as Blaine and Kurt on last night’s Glee, some of us crossed our fingers that the whole two (!) hours would feature this silly stunt.

“It would have been a little bit of overkill [to swap characters for the whole episode],” Jenna Ushkowitz, whose character Tina set off the whole “Freaky Friday” sequence, told VH1 Celebrity this morning, when she stopped by for Big Morning Buzz Live. We were thrilled to see Tina get to show off her chops in full Rachel diva-mode, even if it was all just a dream, and hope that the actress gets more to do as a senior at McKinley next season.

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Glee Goes Glam At Concert Film Premiere

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!

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Hot Guys At The Golden Globes

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Though cleavage, high hems and backless gowns often garner all the attention at award shows, we’d like to take a minute to toast tuxedos and the studly actors who so nicely fill them out. Robert Pattinson (photos) notoriously goes from hobo to smokin’ hot for red carpet events, while Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are veterans of formal affairs. Justin Bieber is surprisingly confident in a tux for a teenager and Ryan Gosling…well, he looks adorable in whatever he’s wearing. Peep the gallery to see (and drool over) the handsomest men of the Golden Globes. [Photos: Getty Images]

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Glee Studs To Be Put Out To Pasture In 2012

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It looks like the days on the small screen are numbered for the Glee heartthrobs. Show creator Ryan Murphy says he is taking the gutsy move of writing out some of the students played by older actors, thus risking the wrath of Gleeks everywhere. “Every year we’re going to populate a new group,” Murphy told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper. “There’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot.” This could mean that elder New Directions Mark Salling and Cory Monteith, both 28, might be heading towards the axe. Or “graduating,” as Murphy prefers to call it.

“I think you have to be true to the fact that here is a group of people who come and go in these teachers’ lives – they graduate and they’re gone,” he continued. “When some of them finish their run at high school it will be very teary episodes… for me it will be particularly tough but a new crop will come in.” This move goes against the cardinal rule of messing with a hit sitcom’s formula, but it could be a cool idea. At least it would avoid 90210 effect, where the “teens” are as old as their fictional parents. Maybe Glee will go on to be a self-perpetuated SNL-type series that just goes on evolving with the times and the talent. A musical institution on prime-time network TV? We can see it. What do you think?

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Glee’s Off-Set Drama Is Straight-Up Dirty

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Here’s what you missed on Glee: Santana and Puck have apparently, been getting it on quietly, on the side. And hell hath no fury like a Cheerio scorned, because when bad-boy Puck decided to spread his, umm, “glee” to other willing candidates, Santana blew a major fuse and screwed up Puck’s car. Drama drama drama!

Sounds like a fun episode? What if we told you it actually went down, between actors Mark Salling and Naya Rivera, who were said to be bumping uglies off-screen. It’s never a good idea to hook up with a co-star,  dudes! And when she found out that musician Mark was singing tunes to other ladies, she went ballistic. The green-eyed monster in her ended up keying and egging his car, which just so happened to be a Lexus. OUCH. On another note: how much are these Glee kids making? ‘Cause a Lexus ain’t exactly cheap.

Salling’s peeps are totes defending his studly status, saying he did nothing wrong. His pal, singer  Samantha Marq quite rightly said, “…Besides, it’s hard to call it infidelity when they weren’t officially together!”

Naya, if you were ever planning to get it on with him again, messing his car was probably not the smartest way to go about it. But dare we say: we love the off-screen drama more than what’s on the show. Glee squee!

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Audrina Gets Close To Glee Star At Us Party

Don’t get too close to someone at an Us party—you just know somebody’s watching! The magazine reports that Hills star Audrina Patridge was making eyes at Glee stud Mark Salling at their Hot Hollywood party, held at club Voyeur in LA. According to the mag, the pair were “joined at the hip,” “talking for 45 minutes” before leaving at the same time—in separate cars, but “their cars following one another, heading out into the night together.” You know what that means, right? Those cars were probably knocking boots.

Plenty of other celebs risked such treatment by their hosts, including Kristin Cavallari, Stephanie Pratt, Whitney Port, Eva Amurri, Eliza Dushku, LaToya Jackson and American Idol buds Kris Allen & Adam Lambert. Olivia Wilde and Levi Johnston had especially busy nights, attending both this event and GQ’s Men Of The Year party. Hey, anybody know if their cars were next to each other? Hmm?

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