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'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

Jane Lynch to guest star on 'Girl Meets World'

Well, if Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley decides she wants to be a cheerleader, we hear there could be someone in town worthy of coaching her. Or perhaps that’s a really, really bad idea.

Regardless, when Jane Lynch was recently asked on Twitter if there was any truth to the rumors that she will guest star on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, the Glee actress responded, “Yes there is truth.” Could she be a quirky neighbor? A love interest for Mr. Feeny? Let the speculation begin!

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Retta takes on Mario Lopez in the Olympics on 'Hollywood Game Night' -- EXCLUSIVE

NBC’s pop culture party series Hollywood Game Night is amping up the fun for its official season two return on Monday, January 20 at 8 PM ET.

Part of the joy of the show is finding out which celebs will be pitted against one another as they partake in a variety of kooky games that will have you screaming answers at your TV. In the two-part premiere, host Jane Lynch will welcome stars Michael Chiklis, Mario Lopez, Paget Brewster, Alyssa Milano, Thomas Lennon, and Retta to the fray.

Below, watch an exclusive first look clip at one of the new games in season two: “Clue-Boom,” which forces players into a pass-the-bowl guess-the-word game before time runs out and the party explodes. In this round, perennial host Lopez and Parks and Recreation breakout Retta go head to head in an Olympics-themed heat: READ FULL STORY

Andy Roddick and Rachel Bilson sing Christmas karaoke (kind of) on 'Hollywood Game Night' -- EXCLUSIVE

NBC’s celebrity pop culture battle Hollywood Game Night has returned.

The Jane Lynch-hosted soiree kicks off its second season on Jan. 20, 2014, but Lynch and co. have assembled six stars to get cozy for a holiday special on Monday, Dec. 23. Gavin DeGraw, Ray Romano, Rachel Bilson, Cheryl Hines, Andy Roddick, and Brooklyn Decker are on board for the holiday episode, and there will be eggnog, stockings, and a generally overarching sense of merriment.

EW’s got a sneak peek at Roddick, Bilson, and Hines’ team taking a stab at “How Do You Doo?”, a monosyllabic karaoke game that has become the show’s signature game. Not only is it a joy to watch them try (and occasionally fail) to channel the holiday spirit, but watching Andy Roddick do anything off the tennis court is definitely the holiday gift you’ve been waiting for.
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NBC's 'Hollywood Game Night' to return for holiday special with Brooklyn Decker, Gavin DeGraw and more

Hollywood Game Night is coming home for the holidays.

NBC’s summer game show series — which is a must-watch for any fan of the pop culture zeitgeist and actual legitimate celebrities (not the celestial enigmas on Dancing With the “Stars”) — will air a special holiday episode on December 2 after a two-hour episode of The Voice. Nine more episodes will follow in 2014. READ FULL STORY

Jane Lynch teases 'Glee' season five, the series finale, and the 'new normal' on set

As Glee prepares to return from a month-long hiatus following the show’s farewell episode to Cory Monteith in October, moods are brightening up again when it comes to Fox’s musical hit. Music faves Adam Lambert and Demi Lovato are on board this season, and the show is already delivering crowdpleasing tunes like Lady Gaga’s “Applause” and Katy Perry’s “Roar” (both of which appear in tomorrow’s episode).

As the new principal of McKinley High, Jane Lynch’s now-iconic queen of mean Sue Sylvester has finally taken control—and she’s loving life on top. Lynch stopped by EW to chat about what’s coming down the pipeline for Sue and whether the former Cheerios coach will ever find her way to New York. READ FULL STORY

'Glee' Review: An earnest, flawed tribute to the life (not the death) of Cory Monteith

How do you grieve? Emphasis on the you, not so much the how. There is no one and right way to grieve, and any form of it is going to be messy, awkward, and painful. Glee’s tribute to Cory Monteith — who died in July at the age of 31 from a drug overdose — told a story that marked the passing of the character he played, the good-hearted, comically dim high-school jock Finn Hudson. It was an exploration of grief — and a “self-serving spectacle of our own sadness” to quote the always tactful Sue Sylvester — that was, not surprisingly, messy, awkward and painful. As catharsis for fans of Glee and Monteith, “The Quarterback” was much like Finn himself: Earnest, flawed, a little irritating, winning.

The most conspicuous and debatable choice made by Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk was to deny the audience an explanation for what caused Finn’s death. Speaking through some opening narration by Finn’s glee-club cohort and stepbrother Kurt (Chris Colfer), we were told this information didn’t matter, with a tone that made it sound like it was inappropriate for us to even want to know: “Everyone wants to talk about how he died, but who cares?” It played like a passive-aggressive scold to those who only want to dote on Monteith’s death (and yeah, those people are jerks…), not — to again quote Kurt — “how he lived” (… but like we knew him?). READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Jane Lynch calls Cory Monteith memorial episode the 'most beautiful thing'

Despite an upbeat teaser trailer for Glee‘s fifth season, fans aren’t quite sure what to expect from a season without Cory Monteith’s Finn Hudson.

But we do know at least one thing: The season’s third episode will be a memorial for Monteith. What that episode will hold or how it will fit into the Glee universe is yet to be determined, but Glee‘s own Jane Lynch took to Twitter today after reading the script for the memorial episode, calling it the “most beautiful thing.”

Read her full tweet below:
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'MasterChef' mash-up: 'Glee' invades cooking competition -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

This week on MasterChef, the kitchen gets a musical makeover as the contestants are challenged to cook a meal for the cast of Glee.

To get into the spirit of Wednesday’s mash-up episode — which no doubt came from Mr. Schue writing a single word on the white board and then circling it for effect — the judges of MasterChef (Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich) got decked out in their finest McKinley High getups and sidled up to Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester in this exclusive photo.
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'Glee': Sue confronts Blaine about his Cheerios duties -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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.

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Jane Lynch, Wilmer Valderrama cast in Fox's animated comedy 'Murder Police' -- EXCLUSIVE

Jane Lynch and Wilmer Valderrama are ready to protect, serve, and play cartoon cops: The Glee star and That ’70s Show vet have been cast in Murder Police, an animated series slated to debut next season on Fox, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY

'Glee' scoop: Details from next week's Ricky Martin episode, 'The Spanish Teacher'

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Gleeks, here’s something you already know: Ricky Martin is hot like fire. You’ve probably already seen his performance of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” and he’s even steamier on next week’s episode of Glee, titled “The Spanish Teacher.” EW got an early peek at the episode, in which Martin plays David Martinez, a night school Spanish teacher who helps Will (Matthew Morrison) when a student complains about his teaching abilities. But that’s only one part of a pretty plot-packed hour of Glee. Here are the highlights [MILD SPOILER ALERTS]READ FULL STORY

George Clooney and Jane Lynch to present at the Golden Globes

Up for four Golden Globes this year, George Clooney will have more opportunities to win Sunday night than anyone else. But you’ll also still see Clooney onstage for another reason — EW has learned exclusively that both Clooney and Jane Lynch will be presenting at the awards ceremony.

The two actors join a number of previously announced presenters, including Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon. Furthermore, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today via Twitter that Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, and Julianne Moore will also be participating as presenters and potential comedy targets for host Ricky Gervais.

The 69th Golden Globes will air live Sunday on NBC at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST.

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