Yesterday, Ryan Murphy announced that, after the upcoming season, he’d be letting three of the principal characters of “Glee” go: Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), and Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel). The reasoning? They would be graduating from McKinley High, and Murphy wants to keep the show true to life and not have students stick around for eight years. But apparently, these dismissals were news to the actors. Chris Colfer—who was just nommed for an Emmy for the show—said he found out via Twitter. “I didn’t necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year,” he said. “I don’t necessarily want to leave so soon. But, I mean, it’s fine. It’s what it is. And all things come to an end.” [NY Daily News]
Not so fast. It appears that two of these three won’t be hitting the unemployment line. Keep reading »
The current cast of “Glee” including Lea Michele and Cory Monteith will be replaced in 2012.
The musical TV hit, set in a high school, has taken the world by storm since it first aired in 2009, and has made stars of castmembers including Michele, Monteith, Chris Colfer and Dianna Agron.
But to maintain the series’ realism, creator Ryan Murphy has decided the current class should graduate in 2012 and leave the show for good. Read more… Keep reading »
“I’m not Finn Hudson. I’m lucky on so many counts—I’m lucky to be alive. I had a serious [drug] problem. I did a stint [in rehab] but then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing. I stole a significant amount of money from a family member and I knew I was going to get caught, but I was so desperate I didn’t care. [Fessing up was] the first honorable, truthful thing that had come out of my mouth in years. I was done fighting myself. I finally said, ‘I’m gonna start looking at my life and figure out why I’m doing this.’”
—Cory Monteith of “Glee” tells Parade Magazine that he was an out-of-control teenager who did lots of drugs and skipped school often. How interesting that now, at age 29, he plays one of the most goody-two-shoes characters on television. Does this make anyone else want Finn to fall off the deep end next season? [People] Keep reading »
During “Glee“‘s first season, I was a ginormous fan. I reveled in the show’s big musical numbers, had an incurable crush on Puck, and would never have considered watching it in anything but real time. This season, however, I’ve felt much less “Glee” obsess-y. Maybe it’s the fact that Sue Sylvester‘s role has seemed downgraded. Maybe it’s the fact that the song choices seemed less spot on. Or that the concept just seemed less fresh. Or the horrendous decision New Directions made to write their own songs for competition rather than use iconic tunes—which, hello, singing along is why we’re watching in the first place.
But last night, before the season finale, I decided to watch the last five episodes—all of which have sat unviewed for weeks on my DVR—in a row. And you know what? I was pretty darn pleased. Keep reading »
“The coming out story is sort of corny to me. Now there’s all these rules like you can’t have gay villains in movies. I’m against all that. I’m for the rights of lesbians to be bad parents. I’m for not lowering any kind of standards because we’re gay. The gay Olympics is offensive to me. What are we, handicapped? I believe gay doesn’t make you better or worse. I know some gay a**holes and some of the smartest and nicest people I know are gay. … ["Glee" helped in that] people are certainly more used to it. It’s okay to be gay if you’re rich and in an upper class school. If you’re in the ghetto and gay it’s worse than it ever was. The main people who are fighting gay marriage are Hispanic and black churches, so if you really want to have a gay march go picket black churches. Now that’s a photo op from hell.”
—Geez, tell us what you really think, John Waters! I may not agree with all of John Waters’ opinions — blaming Hispanics and blacks for opposing same sex marriage is totally unfair. I know plenty of bigoted white people, too, John! But I also feel like when you’re a gay icon who made the most famous dog poop-eating cult film in history (“Pink Flamingoes,” rent it), it’s expected that you’ll be a little loopy. Such as, uh, being friends with a Manson girl. [PopEater] Keep reading »