“Proud of Your Boy” didn’t make the final cut when Disney’s Aladdin came out in 1992. The song by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, however, has found its place in the musical now on Broadway, and will get even more exposure come Sunday when Glee‘s Darren Criss performs it as part of ABC’s special Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years. READ FULL STORY
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Glee has landed yet another legendary guest star, and this time it’s one Shirley MacLaine, who will appear in two episodes this season as June Dolloway, a wealthy socialite and NYADA donor who takes a special interest in Blaine (Darren Criss) when they cross paths.
In anticipation of MacLaine’s Glee debut on April 29 (at 8 p.m. on Fox), the showbiz great chatted with EW about the show’s grueling schedule and how it felt to kick her heels up once again.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The first question: Are you a big Glee fan? Do you watch the show?
SHIRLEY MACLAINE: Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. It’s one of those things. Love the talent of all the kids, love that they can do so much in a week. It’s extraordinary. All my young friends really loved the idea [of me doing the show]. I don’t know why, but they do!
How long has it been since you’ve last dug into this musical side?
Oh come on, I haven’t lifted a leg or sung a note even in the shower. This is not something I’m really accustomed to. So it’s very stimulating… I’m loving it, let’s put it that way. READ FULL STORY
Glee has packed up and moved its focus to New York, and Tuesday night’s episode, airing at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, finds Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) co-habitating (along with Chord Overstreet’s Sam). Since this is Glee, it all makes a couple of fellas wanna burst into song. Watch below as Klaine duets on “You Make Me Feel So Young.” READ FULL STORY
'Glee' 100th episode party, On the Scene: Stars look back on 100 episodes, reveal whose song they would steal
When Glee first debuted in 2009, the Fox series incorporated music in a way that hadn’t been seen on television before. Without any big-name stars in the cast, the show was a definite risk. Now, more than five years and 100 episodes later, the risk has more than paid off. With a 3-D film, sold-out concert tours, millions of albums sold, and Billboard records broken, the cast and crew got together in Hollywood on Tuesday night — the same night the show’s 100th episode aired — with plenty to celebrate. EW was on the scene and asked the cast to look back at the phenomenon that they helped create.
“We were always the little show that could,” said Chris Colfer, who won a Golden Globe for his work as Kurt on the show. “When the first episode aired, everyone said, ‘Oh, it’s cute, but it’ll never last,’ ’cause a musical could never work on television, so it’s really validating to be here.” Colfer was joined by some of his original castmates for the special 100th episode, including Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, and Amber Riley. Many will also return later this season to see Rachel’s Broadway debut with the opening night of Funny Girl, which the cast just finished filming in New York City. The series will now completely relocate outside of Ohio to the Big Apple for the remainder of the series, which will end next year after six seasons.
“It’s amazing the amount of stories we’ve told,” co-creator Ian Brennan told EW. “Particularly in the way that we tell stories, but even sitting there today as we were talking about where we want to end up in the show, it’s amazing the stories we haven’t told, which I think leaves this last year…to be really exciting creatively.” Brennan is credited with coming up with some of the most memorable one-liners that Jane Lynch spits out as Sue Sylvester. Lynch’s favorite memories of the past 100 episodes come from the start when she was first creating the character and relationships with the Glee kids that would end up lasting for years. “I’m a great beneficiary of great writing and a great track suit, and it was kind of a job that came together at the right time for me, so I’m grateful for that.” Lynch’s favorite early Sue zingers? READ FULL STORY
Last season’s finale of Glee ended with Blaine (Darren Criss) contemplating proposing to soul mate Kurt (Chris Colfer). Well, we don’t know if he goes through with it or not, but based on this exclusive photo from the Sept. 26 premiere, the pair are getting along just fine.
But, Criss says, this is not Kurt accepting Blaine’s hand in marriage; he’s merely agreeing to date the former Warbler again. Blaine still pulls out all the stops for the wooing with a marching band accompanying him on The Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life” (the two-part premiere is a tribute to the iconic British band). “Well, Glee never skimps,” Criss says of the elaborate number. “A simple question is not going to escape an elaborate gesture on Glee, that’s for sure.” What can Criss say about a potential Klaine engagement? Not much. Teases the actor: “There’s definitely going to be an answer to what Blaine is going to do within the first two episodes.”
'Web Therapy,' 'Who Do You Think You Are?': Dan Bucatinsky on 'Friends' reunion, Kelly Clarkson's roots
After scoring an Emmy nomination last Thursday for his guest-starring role on Scandal, Dan Bucatinsky has another big day ahead as two series he produced premiere tonight. Along with longtime producing partner Lisa Kudrow, Bucatinsky has overseen projects ranging from cult classic TV series The Comeback to the romantic comedy Picking Up and Dropping Off. He took a moment to talk with EW about the new seasons of the genealogical journey Who Do You Think You Are? as well as the improvised comedy Web Therapy. READ FULL STORY
Gleeks, this one is gonna get you misty-eyed: EW has an exclusive first look at the Glee season finale, airing May 9 at 9 p.m., in which Blaine (Darren Criss) goes engagement-ring shopping for Kurt (Chris Colfer)! Commence swooning. Does this mean that Blaine will pop the question?
While at the store, Blaine meets an employee, played by guest-star Patty Duke, who’s part of a long-term lesbian couple (the other half is played by Family Ties‘ Meredith Baxter). The pair befriend Blaine and Kurt and give them some advice on love.
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It looks like Sue has a pretty rigorous contract in place to keep her Cheerios in check.
In an exclusive clip from this week’s episode “Feud,” Sue reads Blaine the contract he allegedly “signed” that basically binds him to the Cheerios forever (and there’s something in there about performing at the RNC).
She also calls him a “young Burt Reynolds,” which, you know, seems pretty spot on.
Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY
From Rebecca Black’s “Friday” to “Call Me Maybe,” Glee has left no YouTube fad go uncovered. So it should be no surprise to learn that the gang will perform their version of Psy’s international smash “Gangnam Style” on an episode airing next month — as star Kevin McHale says in the following clip, “You know we had to do it.”
Before you gallop down the street in a colorful tux and sunglasses tonight, take a peek at the Glee cast rehearsing the choreography for their upcoming “Gangnam Style” number. The video also includes a short look at the final product, which we’ll be able to see in full in a few weeks. Enjoy, sexy ladies (and gentlemen):
Gleeks have to wait another eight days to see Glee‘s season 4 premiere, but Wednesday fans were treated to a taste of the music that the New Directions will be serenading us with this year. Wednesday evening, the Glee Facebook page featured a streaming presentation with five songs from the first two episodes of the season, all introduced by Darren Criss (Blaine) and Kevin McHale (Artie). No peeks at footage of the dance numbers for these songs, but the music was backed by stills from the new season.
EW tuned in to the stream, so if you missed it, we have the details on the music coming to the Fox musical show in the coming two weeks: READ FULL STORY
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