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Rachel Berry takes over the 'Glee' club in the final season

Glee won’t say farewell without an actual glee club. Though New Directions was shut down last season, the final year of the Fox dramedy will resurrect the club with a surprising new leader.

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The final season of 'Glee' will be 13 episodes

Glee won’t be returning for its final run until 2015, but it will be a shorter season than previously expected. EW has confirmed that the Fox series’ last batch of episodes will be 13 instead of the previously announced 22.

Former Fox head Kevin Reilly told reporters in May that the order for the series could change. “We need to sit down with [creator] Ryan Murphy on how to end it,” Reilly said. “The advantage of  airing it later in the season is that it doesn’t have to feel the pressure of delivering.”

Chris Colfer on his Twitter getting hacked: 'It sucked'

Talk about a rough landing: Chris Colfer was getting off an hours-long flight from London to L.A. when he found out his Twitter had been hacked and the hacker had told the entire internet that Colfer was let go from Glee. “It sucked,” Colfer–who is definitely not let go from Glee–told Jessica Shaw in an Entertainment Weekly Radio interview. READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele's Twitter hacked; no, she's not pregnant

This morning, Glee star Lea Michele’s Twitter account delivered what seemed at first glance to be big news. “Before this gets out to the media,” read a post that went live at 11:20 AM, “I would like to announce to my fans that I am pregnant #BabyBoy.”

The post was quickly removed, however, and the actress’s reps have confirmed that it was a hoax tweet from a hacker.

If the message itself didn’t seem a little off—check out that clumsy hashtag—there was already reason to suspect it wasn’t legit. Yesterday, Glee star Chris Colfer’s Twitter briefly displayed a message claiming that he was being “let go” from the show due to “personal issues.” The tweet was subsequently removed, and Colfer announced that he’d been hacked.

Is the proximity between the two prank tweets a coincidence, or is someone systematically targeting Glee on Twitter? It’s unclear for now, but one thing’s certain—until everything gets sorted out, it might be a good idea to take any Glee-related news breaking online with a grain of salt.

Jane Lynch talks 'Glee' series finale, favorite Sue Sylvester moments

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Glee‘s upcoming sixth season will be its last, which means, sadly, that television will be losing one of its most brilliant characters: Sue Sylvester.

Played by Jane Lynch, Sue has captured audiences since the show first hit the small screen in 2009. With her ruthless, menacing antics and offensive one-liners, Sue, at first glance, is pure evil. But counterbalanced by a tenderness toward her sister, Jean, and Cheerios cheerleader Becky, both of whom have Down syndrome, there is something very sweet and compassionate about Sue as well. Sue is complex, one of the great female antiheroes.

When we last saw Sue in season 5, she had taken over as principal of William McKinley High School and also started up a romance with Mario (Chris Parnell) while visiting New York. Here, Lynch picks up where the show left off, telling Entertainment Weekly how the show might end, how she’d like it to end, her favorite Sue moments, and what life after Glee might be like. READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Are Lea Michele and Ryan Murphy teaming for a real 'Funny Girl' Broadway revival? -- EXCLUSIVE

This season of Glee has seen Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) win her dream role as Fanny Brice in a Broadway revival of Funny Girl. But are Michele and series co-creator Ryan Murphy, who owns the rights to the show, planning their own real-life revival of the iconic musical? Earlier this year, Michele gave interviews saying that the pair were indeed interested in bringing Girl to the stage.

Now, Murphy is confirming those discussions. While sitting down with EW for this week’s cover on his adaptation of HBO’s The Normal Heart, Murphy revealed, “I have the rights to it. It’s something that we’re talking about. I’ve never done Broadway. I’ve always wanted to. Right now, we’re just sort of testing the waters with different people.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee' season finale: Watch Mercedes & Brittany perform an original song -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Glee wraps up its fifth season next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. In the episode, called “The Untitled Rachel Berry Project,” Mercedes (Amber Riley) begins a mall tour and gets a little backup-dancer help from her pal Brittany (Heather Morris). Watch the exclusive clip from the upcoming season finale as the two perform the original song “Shakin’ My Head” below! READ FULL STORY

Chris Colfer on writing his first 'Glee' episode and his dream ending for Kurt in the series finale

Glee star Chris Colfer has already written a feature film, a children’s book series, and a Disney Channel pilot, so it seemed only natural that the budding scribe would be tapped by the forces that Glee to write an episode for the musical series.

“Old Dogs, New Tricks,” the penultimate episode in Glee‘s fifth season, marks Colfer’s first time stepping into the writers’ room, which posed its own set of challenges and intimidating factors for the young star. In anticipation of the episode (airing tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox), Colfer spoke with EW about the episode, his writing future, and where he’d like Kurt to end up when Glee ends its run next year. READ FULL STORY

Fox confirms Naya Rivera has not been fired from 'Glee'

Once again, Gleeks can rest easy — Naya Rivera has not been fired from Glee.

Amid rumors that the actress was feuding with co-star Lea Michele and had subsequently been dumped from the show, Rivera’s camp told EW on Tuesday that “any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story.”

Now Fox is clearing the air: “She remains under contract to Glee,” the network said in a statement. READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Reports of Naya Rivera getting fired 'absolutely untrue'

Glee stars Lea Michele and Naya Rivera are at the center of the rumor mill today after reports surfaced that a supposed feud between the two led to Rivera being booted from the series’ upcoming fifth season finale — and off Glee‘s sixth and final season entirely.

Well, Rivera’s camp is calling folly on the whole debacle, releasing this statement to EW: “Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story.” READ FULL STORY

Shirley MacLaine on her 'Glee' guest spot and singing Janis Joplin

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': Is Sue moving in with Kurt and Rachel? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tonight’s Glee is a major one for Lea Michele’s Rachel — it’s her opening night on Broadway in Funny Girl. But a visiting Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) may ruin it all when she arrives in NYC and refuses to share a bed with Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) in their hotel. Could Sue be Rachel and Kurt’s new roommate in the loft? Watch below. READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Watch Lea Michele and Darren Criss duet on Sondheim's 'Broadway Baby' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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It’s safe to say that Glee‘s Rachel (Lea Michele) and Blaine (Darren Criss) both enjoy a nice Broadway show tune. The pair get to pay homage Tuesday night to Stephen Sondheim, one of the masters of musical theater, whose work is highlighted on the latest episode of Glee, airing at 8 p.m. on Fox. In this exclusive clip, Rachel and Blaine perform “Broadway Baby” from Sondheim’s Follies for NYADA’s Carmen Tibideaux (guest star Whoopi Goldberg) at their mid-winter critique. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

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