Finally, "Glee" gets to go home with a trophy at 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The critically-acclaimed drama series is named Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical, stamping over older shows like "30 Rock", "Entourage", and "The Office" as well as fellow newbie "Modern Family". All the "Glee" cast including Lea Michele and Cory Monteith ascend the stage to take the honor from presenters Kiefer Sutherland and Olivia Wilde. With "30 Rock" failing to get the Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actress for Tina Fey, "Dexter" and "Grey Gardens" officially become the TV series and TV movie which win big. Each of them grabbed two victories. "Dexter" won through Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow while "Gardens" won Best TV Movie and Best Actress in TV Movie for Drew Barrymore. To Read More Click Here .
Matthew Morrison has inked a record deal with Mercury Records. The Will Schuester of hit TV series " Glee " will soon enter recording booth to start working on his debut album which is slated to come out later this fall. Other details about the forthcoming release are yet to be disclosed. Back in October 2009, he told Access Hollywood about what he wants to record for an album. "I would consider it a classier Justin Timberlake album. It's going to be me and a big orchestra, but also with beats," he said. Starring in musical "Glee" and being a veteran of Broadway, Matthew Morrison is no stranger to music. He is featured in several theme songs of the TV series which boost its compilation album charting on Hot 200, and has lent his vocal in such plays as "Footloose", "The Rocky Horror Show" and "The Light in the Piazza" among others. Source Here
As Glee fans know, there's a loooooong wait until new episodes air in April. Fortunately, we have exciting guest-starring news (Olivia Newton-John!) and set list news (Madonna!) to tide us over until then. We also have these quotes, scoops and spoilers, courtesy of Michael Ausiello's latest mailbag: * Jenna Ushkowitz says there's more drama ahead for her character: ''You will definitely see more conflict between Artie and Tina." * The show has sent out a casting notice for a pair of African-American infant twins. * Jessalyn Gilsig's Terri will try to be redeemed: I think I will be singing and dancing [this season], the actress said. ''I don't know if I'll do them at the same time. I think a song makes everybody forgiving - that and a sister with special needs." Source Here
Dramas Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men and the freshman comedies Glee and Modern Family were among the nominees for the 21st annual GLAAD Media awards. Also in the running for best drama series: Brothers & Sisters, True Blood and Skins. And the other best comedy series nominees: GREEK, United States of Tara and Beautiful People. Among series not featuring a regular lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender character, Private Practice was nominated for two individual episodes, as were Parks and Recreation, Supernatural and The Listener. Ellen DeGeneres received two nods - one for an episode of her own show and one for her and Portia de Rossi's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Other chat fests nominated for an individual episode were The Tyra Banks Show, The Joy Behar Show and The Dr. Oz Show. Kathy Griffin earned a nom for outstanding reality series for Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, along with The Amazing Race 15, Making His Band, The Real World: Brooklyn and RuPaul's Drag Race. Soap operas All My Children, As The World Turns, Guiding Light and One Life to Live were all nominated for outstanding daily drama. The nominees for outstanding TV movie or mini-series include Prayers for Bobby, Pedro, Torchwood: Children of Earth and An Englishman in New York. The movie contenders: Everybody's Fine, I Love You, Man, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, A Single Man and Taking Woodstock. GLAAD also will honor Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon with the Vito Russo Award. The award is presented to a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a difference in promoting equal rights. The Emmy winner spoke at October's National Equality March in Washington in support of marriage equality. The awards will be handed out at three different ceremonies: March 13 in New York, April 17 in Los Angeles and June 5 in San Francisco. Source Here
In its 21st year, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation continues to award work in television that touch the issue of GLBT through its Media Awards. The nomination for the English-language category has revealed that "True Blood" and "Glee" are vying for the title as Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series respectively. "True Blood", which upcoming season will focus a lot on Lafayette's and his same-sex romance, will battle it out with "Brothers & Sisters", "Grey's Anatomy", "Mad Men", and "Skins". Meanwhile, "Glee", which hires openly gay Chris Colfer to portray Kurt, is facing off "Greek", "Beautiful People", "Modern Family" and "United States of Tara". To Read More Click Here .
The great Glee news continues to stream out. First, it was announced that the show was renewed for a second season. Then, it was revealed that Olivia Newton-John would guest star on a spring episode. Now, all Gleeks must listen up: The musical comedy is launching a nationwide search in February to fill a trio of new roles for season two. This endeavor will be chronicled in a Fox special, while the new characters will debut on the September premiere. Said creator Ryan Murphy of the plan: "Glee has always been about finding new fresh exciting voices. Anybody and everybody now has a chance to be on a show about talented underdogs. No matter who you are - a Broadway talent or a struggling singing waiter with a dream in the Midwest - you now have an opportunity to make that dream come true by posting your talent video and showing us what you can do. All the roles will be chosen form the video audition process, which is exciting and unprecedented." We'll post more details on this contest as they're released. For now, get those video ideas flowing! Source Here
Adam Lambert may not be in " Glee " future, but Olivia Newton-John is. The veteran actress who claimed worldwide fame through " Grease " will guest star in a Spring episode of the new Fox series, sharing screen with the depicter of Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch. "I'm so excited I can't see straight! [Olivia] provided the soundtrack for my tortured adolescence," Lynch told E! Online. "Her charitable work and commitment to making others' lives and the life of the planet better is so inspiring." Sue will sing a duet with Olivia on "Let's Get Physical". The casting came on the heels of an announcement that "Glee" has been picked up for season 2. FOX Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced on Monday, January 11, "We loved 'Glee' ever since it was a pilot script, so it's been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences embrace these characters in such a huge way this season. The show is a true and rare gem in television." They are even doing nationwide casting call for three new characters that will take part in a special airing before the second season premiere. "Amateur individuals" between the age of 16 to 26 may apply for the available positions online. Glee" will be back on screen April 13 at 9/8c. Source Here
Glee has been picked up for a second season, Fox President Kevin Reilly announced Monday. "We've loved Glee ever since it was a pilot script," Reilly said in a statement. "So it's been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences embrace these characters in such a huge way." The freshman dramedy ended the first half of the season with 8.13 million viewers for the Dec. 9 episode, a series high only trailing its debut episode, which brought in 10.75 million following the season finale of American Idol. The show has snagged four Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild nomination, and just won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. Fox also announced that a nationwide open casting call will commence in February to fill three new roles that are being added in the second season. "Anybody and everybody now has a chance to be on a show about talented underdogs," said executive producer Ryan Murphy. "No matter who you are - a Broadway talent or a struggling singing waiter with a dream in the Midwest - you now have an opportunity to make that dream come true by posting your talent video and showing us what you can do." Glee returns to Fox on Tuesday, April 13. Source Here
Fans of " Glee " have reason to sing: Fox is seriously mulling the idea of giving Ryan Murphy's musical masterpiece an early season two renewal. While not quite the no-brainer that renewing " American Idol " would be, it's been clear for weeks that "Glee" is on track to return for a second season. Its ratings are strong, the buzz is huge -- and it hasn't even moved behind "Idol" yet. What's newsworthy here is that Fox is might greenlight "Glee" up much earlier than usual in the normal network timetable. Most shows don't get the nod for a second season until May, just before upfronts. Every so often, if a show's a big hit, networks might greenlight a second season in February or March. January pickups of new shows, however, don't happen too often. One big exception came back in 2007, when then-NBC Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly -- looking to claim some Nielsen momentum -- gave a January pickup to its then-hot " Heroes " during the TV Critics Assn. press tour. (Reilly now heads Fox Entertainment). There'd be plenty of benefits from Fox showing its love for "Glee" earlier than usual. Read More: TheWrap.com Exclusive: 'Glee' May Get Early Greenlight
Considering the source, we must take this rumor with a grain of salt the size of Adam Lambert's range. But The National Enquirer reports the American Idol runner-up has agreed to guest star on Glee. While the news seems too good to be true, the rumored role for Lambert seems too ideal for him to pass up: sources say he'd play an older mentor that helps Kurt officially come out of the closet. We won't be holding our breath for this to actually take place, but Glee doesn't return until April 13. We need all the excitement, likely manufactured or not, that we can get! In confirmed casting news, Idina Menzel will appear on every remaining episode until the end of season one. ** UPDATE: No major surprise here. Lambert Tweeted the following last night: Glee guest star rumor: it's a rumor. Sorry guys. Source Here