The actress had feuded with co-star Lea Michele.
Naya Rivera has been fired from Glee, according to reports alleging that the singer and actress' feud with co-star Lea Michele lead to her being cut from the rest of the fifth season. 27 year-old Rivera's contract with the musical TV drama has reportedly not been renewed for the sixth season.
Naya Rivera Has Reportedly Been Cut From The Remaining Episodes Of 'Glee.'
Rivera's rep has told THR that the reports are "absolutely untrue" but the actress has been noticeably absent from recent promo for the show and her trailer has already been towed away from the studio lot, according to Us Weekly.
Continue reading: Naya Rivera Booted Off 'Glee'? Jane Lynch Is Surprised
Naya Rivera's rep has denied rumours that the actress has been fired from Fox show 'Glee', despite mounting evidence.
Plenty of conflicting reports are coming through concerning Naya Rivera’s alleged termination from Fox’s hit musical series Glee. The actress has supposedly ‘been written out of Glee’s fifth season finale’, when she had originally been set to star in the episode, titled ‘The Rachel Berry Project.’ Rachel Berry is the character played by Lea Michele in the show.
Rivera has allegedly been fired from Glee following an altercation with Lea Michele
The news comes not long after Rivera was said to have been involved in an onset feud with her Glee co-star. Rivera is said to be jealous of Michele, who is unofficially recognised as the star of the show. Perhaps the title of the show's finale was just one step too far for Rivera?
Continue reading: Naya Rivera Denies Getting Fired From 'Glee' Following Lea Michele Fight
Another day another... 100 episodes of "Glee".
100 episodes in, the New Directions are under threat and it’s time for a Glee reunion. It’s also apparently time to dig up the oldest story lines from the original ND class, so that Ryan Murphy and Co. can show just how much the characters have not progressed since high school. The songs were good though, so we’ll let them off the hook.
The battle of the divas... has been going on since season 1.
They had to be good. Not only was this the 100th episode of the Fox show, it was also a chance to pay Finn Hudson (and, by extension, Cory Monteith) one final farewell, it mostly consisted of the cast revisiting old favorites. Two things should come to mind when you read that – Brittany’s Britney Spears hallucination extravaganza and, of course, the one and only, that age-old Glee favorite – Defying Gravity. Both were revisited in the very first fifteen minutes, of course. The Britney act was a sort of Tango-meets-Toxic-meets-burlesque mashup performed by the Unholy Trinity – Britney, Santana and a holier-than-thou Quinn, relishing the chance to get back to her misfit roots. Cool. Great. Seen it before.
Continue reading: And Here's To 100 More "Glee" Episodes With The Same 10 Plotlines
Lea Michele let's the music world know her debut album 'Louder' is arriving very soon after posing in a revealing navy blue bodysuit in a Terry Richardson photo-shoot.
Lea Michele is finally looking towards the future after withstanding what must have been one of the worst years of her life.
The 27 year-old singer/actress is now ready to let the world hear her voice as 'Louder', Michele's debut solo studio album, is scheduled to hit the stores early next month.
The 'Glee' actress has already released three singles off her first set, 'Cannonball,' 'Battlefield,' and her tribute to late boyfriend Corey Monteith 'You're Mine.'
The 'Glee' star will release her debut solo album in March
Lea Michele has had a difficult year to deal with in 2013, but has managed to put her heartbreak and emotional stress at bay long enough to concentrate on her professional career. In addition to her acting work, Lea has also been hard at work on her first solo album, Louder, and today we got to listen to our second teaser for the album.
Michele's 2013 has been a rollercoaster ride
'Battlefield' is a piano-led ballad that details an intense and excruciating break up. The track is the follow-up glimpse at Louder, with Michele initially releasing her first single from the album online earlier this month. The Sia-penned 'Cannonball' has already proved to be a hit online, with live versions of the song amassing nearly one million views alone, but is currently a sleeper on the charts, only rising as high as No. 75 on the US Billboard Hot 100, although that figure is expected to rise once the video and album has been released.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Teases Her New Album With New Song, 'Battlefield' [Listen]
The 'Glee' character was destined to be a teacher.
When the late Cory Monteith was taken from the lives of the fans, cast and makers of hit musical television show Glee after his July death, plenty more headlines were devoted to how the character would suddenly be written out than how show creator Ryan Murphy had originally intended for the series to end.
Cory Monteith's Death Tore A Hole In The Close-Knit 'Glee' Cast.
Monteith died in a Vancouver hotel room aged 31 after using heroin mixed with alcohol, leaving a deep rift of sorrow within the Glee cast. Monteith's jock-turned-Glee singer Finn Hudson was a key character on the show and his on screen relationship with co-star Lea Michele mirrored real life.
Continue reading: Cory Monteith's Original Character Ending Revealed In Ryan Murphy Eulogy
The 'Glee' star appeared on 'Ellen' this week where she finally opened up about the death of her boyfriend
Five months after the untimely death of actor Cory Monteith, his Glee co-star and girlfriend both on and off screen Lea Michele has finally opened up about the passing and explained how she has coped with her grief. Appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show this week, the actress told Ellen that she has been slowly moving on from the passing, as that is what Cory would have wanted her to do.
Lea and Cory were very much in love before his passing
The 27-year-old actress went on to explain how, even to this day, she is trying to cope with the loss and described the immense heartache and confusion she felt and still feels now. In spite of her grief, Michele told Ellen that she knew she couldn't dwell on Monteith's passing because it would bring her too far down. Instead she has focused all her energy on her career as she tries to do her best for Cory, to do his memory right.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Opens Up About Cory Monteith's Passing In Touching Interview
Dorothy Gale is barely back in her Tornado-ravaged hometown in Kansas five minutes than she is whisked off over the rainbow back to the topsy-turvy land of Oz once more to rescue her friends, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Glinda, and the rest of Oz's innocent residents from a terrible peril. At the helm of this new evil is the Jester, more frightening than funny, who plans to turn the leaders of Oz into puppets controlled for his own nefarious means. Along the way Dorothy and her beloved dog Toto meets a string of new and unusual characters including Wiser the Owl, China Princess, Marshal Mallow and former tree Tugg the Tugboat, as she sets off on another exhilarating adventure to find her friends.
'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return' is a new animated fantasy based on both L. Frank Baum's 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and his great-grandson Roger Stanton Baum's sequel 'Dorothy of Oz'. It has been directed by Will Finn ('The Road to El Dorado') and Dan St. Pierre ('Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey') and written by Adam Balsam, Randi Barnes ('Imagination Movers') and Barry Glasser ('Skateboy') with a film score by Oscar nominated singer Bryan Adams. This enchanting family movie with hit the US on May 9th 2014.
The actress and her professional Derek Hough emerged victorious in last night's finale
Dancing With the Stars crowd its newest winner on Tuesday, 26 November, with Glee actress Amber Riley emerging victorious from the pack of hopeful celebrities. The couple were declared winners ahead of fellow finalists Jack Osbourne, who came in third and Corbin Bleu, who finished the series in second place.
Amber Riley is the new DWTS champion!
Tweeting a victory picture of herself and Hough form backstage at the show, Riley wasn't the only person who was celebrating the win last night, as her Glee co-stars were equally as blown away by the success. Whilst a number of her fellow Glee cast-members tweeted their congratulations for Riley, a handful of her fellow Gleeks, including Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, created a video congratulating Riley on her success, which you can check out below.
Continue reading: Amber Riley Congratulated By Her 'Glee' Co-Stars For 'DWTS' Win [Video]
The 'Glee' star embarks on a solo singing career.
For someone who lost her boyfriend barely four months ago, Lea Michele has been inspiringly productive. The Glee actress has been seen recently flaunting her body in Elle Magazine, partying with The Muppets, attending rehearsals for her upcoming 2014 solo album and now has filmed her first music video.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Shows Off Music Video Snaps As She Goes Solo
Kate Hudson welcomed Lea Michele into her home with open arms when she had nowhere to go following her boyfriend's death.
It's been almost four months since the 31-year-old 'Glee' star was discovered dead in his hotel room following an overdose, and his partner Lea has been forced to stay strong in the face of the prying media. It hasn't been easy, however, as avoiding reporters was almost impossible in the wake of the incident and so she was forced to ring her trusted friend Kate Hudson who was only too happy to help.
"I called her and said, I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters]" Lea told Elle in an interview for their December issue. "She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house'. Like it was nothing."
Continue reading: Lea Michele Says Kate Hudson Came To The Rescue After Cory's Death
The actor, who died following a drugs overdose this summer, was remembered by his co-stars during an emotional send off
On Thursday, 10 October, Cory Monteith was remembered by those who perhaps knew him better than anyone else, as he and his character, Finn Hudson, was remembered in an emotional tribute episode of the Fox musical-comedy. The long-awaited episode came early into the latest season of Glee, which was pushed back a week in order to accomodate the passing of Monteith and in preparation for the memorial episode, The Quarterback.
Cory died of an overdose of heroin and champagne in June
The handling of the episode has been in discussion since it was announced that series creator Ryan Murphy was planning on making a tribute episode, and last night viewers got to see how delicately the show's writers and cast said farewell to their departed singing quarterback. There was no shortage of emotion, as Finn was written out of the show too, but rather than dwelling on his death the episode reflected on the aftermath of his passing, and featured no funeral or dramatisation of Finn's death. This gave the writers a chance to not disclose how Finn died, but made his death a real experience nonetheless.
Continue reading: 'Glee' Bids Emotional Farewell To Cory Monteith In Memorial Episode
"It's gonna be awful." The 'Glee' sports coach has opened up about the Cory Monteith memorial episode and Demi Lovato's arrival in new series.
Glee goes on: actress Jane Lynch has spoken of her feelings towards the fifth - said to be final - series of the high school TV show. Speaking at the Television Academy Performers Peer Group Reception, the 53 year-old said that it's not going to be an easy ride for any of the cast or crew to bid a final farewell to Cory Monteith who was found dead at 31 after a drugs overdose, reports E!.
Jane Lynch Has Described The Cory Monteith Tribute Episode As "Beautiful."
The actress tweeted yesterday (21st Aug) "Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan." Glee creator Ryan Murphy revealed this week that despite rumours, the final episode would not have Monteith's Finn Hudson written out of the show by a drugs overdose.
Continue reading: Glee's Jane Lynch Talks Monteith Tribute, Arrival Of Demi Lovato
Glee creator Ryan Murphy talks about how Cory Monteith will be written out of the show.
Glee's Ryan Murphy has revealed his ideas for writing out Cory Monteith's character, Finn Hudson, including a fatal drugs overdose. However, the showrunner told Deadline how the musical show's producers decided against the controversial storyline that would mirror the actor's real-life death.
Cory Monteith Died After An Overdose But His Character Finn Will Not Suffer The Same Fate.
The show, that will return for a fifth season on 26th September, suddenly had to deal with Monteith's absence after the 31 year-old actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room last month after heroin and alcohol abuse.
Continue reading: Why Won't Cory Monteith Be Killed Off By Drugs Overdose On Glee?
Lea Michele spoke for the first time in public of her late boyfriend and former 'Glee' co-star Cory Monteith. She won the award for Choice Actress in a Comedy and in a heartfelt speech thanked fans for their support.
Lea Michele at the unveiling of the redesigned Aqua Star Pool By Estee Stanley at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.
Michele lost her boyfriend and Glee co-star over a month ago and has attempted to remain out of the public eye since. Monteith died on July 13th, aged just 31, he was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The British Columbia coroner ruled his cause of death was a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
Lea Michele dedicated her Teen Choice Award to Cory Monteith. In her acceptance speech, the Glee star thanked fans for their support and paid tribute to her late boyfriend and co-star.
Lea Michele dedicated her Teen Choice award to her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith. Michele's acceptance speech was tearful but she continued smiling bravely. She said the late actor, who died last month, was "very special"; had a "beautiful heart" and "incredible talent".
Lea Michele at the PaleyFest Icon Awards held in Beverly Hills.
Michele climbed on to the stage with Glee's version of Journey 'Don't Stop Believin'' blaring in the background. Michele appeared genuinely thrilled at having won her award for Best Comedy Actress, smiling broadly and placing her hands on her heart.
The actress cut a forlorn figure as she stared into space whilst on the set of Glee during season 5 shoots
Dressed in character as Rachel Berry, Lea Michele has continued her gradual emergence from mourning the death of recently deceased boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith by tweeting a picture of herself on the set of the hit Fox show. Michele is currently filming scenes for the fifth season of the show, and uploaded the image of herself sat at the end of a bed looking contemplatively into the distance.
Michele looked in high spirits at last when she attended Jamie-Lynn Sigler's baby shower
As heartbreaking as the image is, one positive we can take from the snap is that it serves as evidence that Michele is moving on from the tragic loss of Monteith and isn't finding herself lost in a spiral of depression after losing such an important part of her life.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Glad To Be "Home" After Tweeting Picture From Glee Set
How will TV show 'Glee' move on now Cory Monteith has died?
Since Glee star Cory Monteith died last month as the result of a deadly overdose of heroin and alcohol, fans of the show as well as the Glee cast and crew have mourned the loss of the talented singer and actor. Having been known to have battled drug problems since aged 19, the 31 year-old was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after he failed to check out.
However, the issue that has also been on everyone's minds is whether Glee can carry on without one of its main characters and - would the cast want to after such a dreadfully sad incident?
The Absence Of Monteith And His Talent Will Be Felt By Many.
Continue reading: Glee: How Will The Cory Monteith-Shaped Hole Be Filled?
Cory Monteith's Glee tribute will be interspersed with anti-drug messages.
For once in its long history, Glee isn’t shying away from the tough topics. The show will deal directly with the “incidents involved” in Cory Monteith’s death. It was already known that showrunner Ryan Murphy and Monteith’s fiancé Lea Michele were working on a special tribute episode for the star, which was to air this autumn, before a necessary hiatus for Glee.
Cory's life will be honored with a tribute episode.
According to Kevin Reily, the chairman of entertainment at Fox, Glee will tackle Cory’s problems with addiction head on. The star died of a heroin overdose last month, after having battled addiction for most of his life. After his latest stay in rehab, even those close to Monteith did not suspect what was to come. Apparently, the memorial episode will explore these same issues in the fictional setting of McKinley High.
'Glee' actress Lea Michele has broken her devastated Twitter silence after the death of her co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
To say that the late Glee actor Cory Monteith meant the world to co-star Lea Michele would be an understatement. Not only did the pair's characters - Rachel and Finn - date on screen in the high school comedy musical series, but their fictional romance was reflected in real life with the pair having dated for a year at the time of Monteith's untimely passing. Partners on and off screen, their love grew out of their working relationship that blossomed into friendship.
Michele & Monteith Had Dated For A Year.
Monteith was discovered dead by hotel staff when he failed to check out of a Vancouver room after an evening out with friends. Although an initial autopsy doubted substance abuse as a cause, a following toxicology report revealed that a deadly cocktail of heroin and alcohol had caused a death by overdose. The 31 year-old was known to have had drug issues in the past, having been in and out of rehab several times, but after a rehab stint in April appeared to be clean.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Breaks Through Cory Monteith Grief To Address Fans
The Glee star gave a heartfelt response to all the warm messages she's received during this difficult time
We were all shocked at the news that Glee star Cory Monteith had passed away at the tender age of 31, but none more so than his on-screen and off-screen lover Lea Michele. Since the news of his passing broke, Michele has placed herself into a state of silent mourning, finally making her first public acknowledgement of the tragic event in a Tweet thanking her fans for their continued support.
Lea and Cory were engaged to be married
In her Twitter update, the actress, who plays Rachel Berry in the show opposite Monteith's Finn Hudson, wrote; "thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love and support," adding that Cory will "forever be" in her heart. The actress also attached a picture of the two from a day at the beach, which sees the two huddled up together by the side of the sea.
Continue reading: An Emotional Lea Michele Breaks Silence Over Cory Monteith's Death
Lea Michele has spoken for the first about Cory Monteith. She posted a comment thanking fans for their support via Twitter, she also included a photograph of the herself, smiling with Monteith.
Lea Michele, the girlfriend and co-star of the late Cory Monteith, has expressed her gratitude to fans via Twitter. The actress tweeted to her fans: "thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love and support".
Lea Michele at the 2013 PaleyFest Icon Awards, Beverly Hills.
Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on 13th July where he had overdosed on a mix of heroin and alcohol. Michele, following Monteith's death, remained silent until yesterday (29th July) when she finally spoke out saying: "Cory will forever be in my heart". She also attached a photo of the couple smiling together.
'Glee' cast and crew have paid tribute to the talented actor, who died after a drug overdose.
No one could have predicted the tragic death of Cory Monteith; the talented 31 year-old actor and singer who'd appeared to have triumphed over his drug addiction after entering rehab earlier this year. After his body was found in a hotel room when he failed to check out on 13th July, initial autopsy results showed no signs of substance abuse, but the toxicology report a few days later told a different story.
Cory Monteith: Remembered By His Friends In A Special Ceremony.
It was found that Monteith, upon returning from a night out in Vancouver, had died of an overdose owing to a mixture of heroin and alcohol. Monteith's co-star and girlfriend of one year, Lea Michele, has spoken of her "profound loss" and organised a special memorial service in Hollywood with Glee's creator, Ryan Murphy, for cast and crew of the show.
The memorial was held yesterday (July 25) two weeks after the actor's tragic death.
Following the death of Cory Monteith, his girlfriend and co-star Leah Michele, alongside Glee creator Ryan Murphy, worked on organizing the private memorial, held yesterday in Hollywood, according to E!News. Monteith passed away on July 13th at a Vancouver hotel, due to a drug overdose. The actor was 31. His death at such a young age shocked fans and colleagues alike and condolences have been flooding in ever since the tragic announcement was made.
Monteith's death shocked his friends and fans.
"Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith," Fox said in a statement for the website. "We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."
Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, opened up in an interview about Cory Monteith's death; the cast and crew's reaction and how the next season of Glee will pan out.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has said the show will go on following the death of Cory Monteith, who starred in the comedy-musical series as Finn. The 31-year-old was found on 13th July in his Vancouver hotel room, a coroner ruled he had died on a heroin and alcohol overdose. On the death of his colleague and friend, Murphy said in an interview with E!, "it's hard to even explain how personally upsetting it is."
Ryan Murphy at the New York premiere of Eat, Pray, Love.
He went on to relate the last time he had spoken to Monteith. An incident had occurred where the cast had discovered Monteith was using again and Murphy was instrumental in ensuring Monteith went into a rehab facility. Monteith, following an intervention, arranged by Murphy and Lea Michelle, said "I want to get better". Murphy went on to say "I always felt and continue to feel even in his death that he did, that he really wanted to fight it and he was humiliated and shamed".
Continue reading: Creator Ryan Murphy Talks Glee And Cory Monteith's Death
The details haven't been finalized yet, but Glee will return for a long suffered fifth season.
After a long period of silence on the tragic event, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has finally spoken out on Cory Monteith’s death and the fate of the show from now on. Murphy explained that Monteith had been like a son to him and that the decision of whether to stop filming Glee out of respect or continue out of duty, had been one of the most difficult in the showrunner’s career.
Mental health is a priority in the wake of Monteith's sudden death.
“When you’re faced with something so sad and so shocking, what do you do? Do we cancel the show? Do we start shooting in January? What do we do?” he says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Ultimately, we decided the best thing for everyone is to get back to work and be around people who knew him and loved him so that everyone can grieve together.”
Were Cory Monteith and Lea Michele engaged to be married? It's difficult to tell as sources 'close to the couple' continue to offer a variety of stories.
Rumours continue to fuel speculation that Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were engaged. Monteith died tragically on Sunday 13th July, a coroner ruled his cause of death to an overdose on heroin and alcohol.
Cory Monteith at 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, L.A.
Since the tragic death of Cory Monteith on Sunday 14th July, speculation surrounding his relationship with Lea Michele has been rife. Rumours continue as they are fuelled by sources 'close to the couple'.
Continue reading: Sources Disagree On Cory Monteith And Lea Michele's Engagement
Cory Monteith's death was a result of a heroin and alcohol overdose. The 'Glee' actor was discovered in his Vancouver hotel room at noon on Sunday (13th July).
Cory Monteith's death was a result of a drug overdose, a coroner ruled yesterday.The 31-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday (13th July) in a hotel room in Vancouver. He had been staying there since 6th July and was due to check out the same day.
Cory Monteith at the 2013 PaleyFest Icon Awards in Beverly Hills, L.A.
The Glee star's death has attracted worldwide publicity and Monteith's autopsy was rushed through (scheduled a day after his death) due to the public's interest. Yesterday (Tuesday 16th July), the cause of his death was announced by a British Colombian Coroner as being an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The Coroner stated his death was a "tragic accident" and he "died of a mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol", according to Fox News.
Cory's close friends and his Glee colleagues are mourning the loss.
The death of Cory Monteith, whose body was discovered in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, has devastated his friends and co-stars, according to sources. The Mirror reports that Monteith’s fiancée, Lea Michele, who plays his character’s on-off girlfriend Rachel Berry on Fox’s Glee, was said to be “absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable”. Michele had been busy planning the wedding when she received the news.
Monteith had been battling addiction since his teenage years.
A source said: “It is absolutely tragic. Lea was busy organising what should have been the happiest day of their lives but now she is planning her worst nightmare, Cory’s funeral,” the source commented. “He meant the world to Lea as she did to him. No one can believe he is gone at such a young age. Cory never shied away from his demons and twice he tried to rid himself of them. He was such a huge talent and touched every one he met.”
'Glee' star Corey Monteith has been found dead in a Canadian hotel room, with an as of yet unestablished cause of death.
Cory Monteith, known internationally for his role as Finn Hudson in Fox's popular musical drama Glee, was found dead by hotel staff after he failed to check out of a Vancouver room, according to USA Today. Melissa Kates, Monteith's publicist, confirmed the 31 year-old's death: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."
Cory Monteith Has Passed Away Age 31.
It is not yet known what led to Monteith's untimely death but Monteith had been a lead cast member on Glee since the musical series launched in 2009, playing Finn Hudson - a football player who joins his high school's glee club choir, New Directions. The Calgary-born actor checked into the hotel on 6th July and was scheduled to check out on Saturday (13th July). When he failed to do so, the hotel staff were alerted and discovered his body when they went to check the room. Vancouver Acting Police Chief Doug LePard announced that Monteith was found alone: "An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play."
Continue reading: Cory Monteith Found Dead At 31: How Did He Die?
It was a major 'Glee' fest at the 2013 Fox Upfront Presentation with appearances on the red carpet from the musical TV show's stars including Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch. The annual television network event was held at the Woolman Rink in New York City.
The network's decision to renew one of its most popular productions comes as no surprise.
Fox’s musical dramedy series Glee has been renewed and will join returning shows like Bones and The Following on the network’s roster. Not only that, but Glee has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season, meaning we can expect the Lea Michele starrer back in 2014 as well. "Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement announcing the news on Friday. “Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show - and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”
Back in January, Reilly dropped a hint that the network might be renewing Glee for more than one season, by saying: "We're going to negotiate now for the fifth season and beyond."
The decision makes sense for Fox, since Glee – as loved and hated by audiences as it may be – is one of the network’s top performers in terms of ratings. It has performed especially well in its new Thursday 9PM slot and the writers have covered topics oriented toward a more mature audience, like in last week’s school shooting themed episode. It will be interesting what direction the writing team decide to take now, with the possibility of developing story arcs over the next two seasons.
Taylor Swift and The Wanted were undoubtedly the biggest names to take home People's Choice Awards last night at the 39th annual version of the event. Taking place in Los Angeles, the ceremony was also notable for other guests including Paris Hilton, Julianne Hough, Naomi Watts and Lea Michele. The entirely fan-voted for awards saw Taylor Swift take home the Favorite Country Artist gong, though she once again found herself in a 'Kanye' situation as Olivia Munn initially refused to give her the statuette. It was all for play though, with Swift laughing "Oh God... this always happens!"
Rachel and Finn have had a very tumultuous relationship in Glee, to say the least. But in real life the actors who play both those characters have a dream-like relationship.
Lea Michele (Rachel) and Cora Monteith (Finn) have been dating for months but they only unveiled the news publicly on Ellen, to its host Ellen Degeneres. Ellen asked him about 'Monchele' and what it means. He replied "Well, of course I know what Monchele is... it's Monteith and Michele... Yeah [we are a couple]." The news of which inspired the audience to scream their approval.
Despite both looking as though they're in high school, like their famous Glee characters, Michele is in fact 26 while Cory is 30, and it's right about time for a grown-up relationship. Michele is gracing the cover of Marie Claire this month in which she has spoken about her relationship with Cory. "I don't even remember a time when he wasn't my boyfriend. No one knows me better than Cory," quotes NY Daily News. "No one knows what it's been like to go through this more than he does. Feeling like you have that net underneath you allows you to jump higher and go farther... He makes me feel like I can do anything. For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world."
Continue reading: Glee's Lea Michele And Cory Monteith Open Up About Their Relationship
We’ve all seen Lea Michele belting them out as one of the main stars of hit musical drama Glee, but now the actress is planning on proving that she can do it as a standalone artist. That’s right, the star has revealed via Twitter that she is going to be preparing her debut album for release!
Taking to the social networking site, Michele wrote "Just had a very exciting music meeting and am proud to announce that im officially on the road to making my first album! I'm so excited!" Following up, she added "There's so much to be thankful for right now. Feeling so blessed and thankful. And I couldn't do it without all of you! Love you guys!"
Michele’s singing has been among the highlights of Glee during its three season run, and the announcement comes just as the fourth is beginning. The new season sees all of the main character spread about the US after graduating from high school, and Michele commented to MTV "You basically have the kids who have graduated and their story lines, as well as the kids back in high school." She added "I think it'll be really great because it gives us the opportunity for the characters who have been on the show for a while to move on and to start new story lines, but then the kids who are newer on the show will get to continue on."
As the countdown to 2012 begins, an executive (Swank) is frazzled about a technical glitch in the iconic Time's Square ball-drop. Meanwhile, a courier (Efron) is trying to help a frumpy secretary (Pfeiffer) achieve her dreams. A chef (Heigl) is catering a glittering event while trying to avoid her rock star ex (Bon Jovi), whose back-up singer (Michele) is stuck in a lift with a lovelorn slacker (Kutcher). A mother (Parker) is worried about her teen daughter (Breslin). And a tuxedoed millionaire (Duhamel) is trying to get to an important event in the city.
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Made primarily for fans who couldn't attend the summer 2011 tour, this is mainly a concert movie featuring some 20 songs from the TV show. Each main character gets his or her moment in the spotlight as they stir the arena crowd into a frenzy of adoration. Between numbers, we meet fans who have felt the show's impact: sparky high-school cheerleader Janae, who's only incidentally a dwarf; the soulful Trenton, who was forced out as gay in eighth grade; and the reclusive Josie, who has emerged from her shell as a Gleek.
Continue reading: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Review
Lea Michele Monday 16th November 2009 The Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' held at Mann Village and Bruin Theater Westwood, California
Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith - Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith New York City, USA - The cast of Glee sign copies of 'Glee: The Music Vol. 1 at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle. Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Lea Michele - Lea Michele and Dianna Agron Culver City, California - Premiere of Fox's 'Glee' at Willows Community School - Arrivals Tuesday 8th September 2009
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29th September, 1986
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