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Glee Goes Gaga: Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Tomorrow night, Glee will dedicate an entire episode to Madonna. We absolutely can't wait, especially after hearing from the Material Girl herself about it. But while we'll cover that installment in-depth right after it airs - updating our Glee music and quotes section accordingly; and penning a detailed recap/review - let's look even further ahead for a few moments. Later this season, the Fox hit will focus on another iconic singer for a full hour: the cast will go all out for a series of Lady Gaga interpretations. Said creator Ryan Murphy about one upcoming number: "Lea and Idina Menzel will do an acoustic version of Poker Face... It's sort of like a stripped-down mother-daughter Poker Face that Lady Gaga was involved in." Yes, he said "mother-daughter." As fans wonder if Murphy just gave away a major spoiler, we also encourage you to check out the photos below. They're behind-the-scenes shots of Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz getting their Gaga costumes on... Source & More Photos

Weekly TV Trends: April 12th-April 18th

Did you know that we post SideReel's 10 most popular shows from the previous week on our homepage each Monday? They're on the sidebar! But in case you missed them, here's a recap of last week's 10 most popular shows: Gossip Girl How I Met Your Mother Glee The Big Bang Theory House 90210 Vampire Diaries Lost America's Next Top Model Spartacus: Blood and Sand Bumped off the list from the prior week include Supernatural and Grey's Anatomy . Rising in the ranks: Glee returned in style this week - after it's long hiatus it jumped right back up to out #3 slot for the week! Of Fall freshman comedies, everyone seems to be enjoying Modern Family (#15) and Cougar Town (#18) the most. Keep on watching and maybe they'll land in the Top 10! What shows have you been watching on SideReel? Are you faves in the Top 10? Have any predictions which shows might pop on there this week?

GLEE "The Power of Madonna" Episode 15

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of GLEE titled The Power of Madonna" Episode 15 which airs Tuesday, April 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Synopsis: Glee: Mr. Schuester is concerned that the girls in the glee club are being disrespected and bullied by the guys. Looking to Madonna and her musical message of equality as inspiration, he challenges the entire team to choose Madonna songs as their next assignment in the hopes that the girls embrace her strength, independence and confidence and that the guys will see the error of their misogynistic ways. The glee club takes the assignment to heart as they perform some of Madonna's greatest hits, including "Express Yourself" and "Like A Prayer." Meanwhile, Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a vote of confidence with a makeover that is definitely in "Vogue" in the all-new "The Power of Madonna" episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source & Preview

First Look of Neil Patrick Harris on 'Glee'

How Neil Patrick Harris will look like on "Glee" has been revealed in two stills released via Access Hollywood. As the guest star of May 18 episode, Harris will play Bryan Adam, a former rival of Matthew Morrison's Will Schuester who is also an anti-arts-funding board member at McKinley High. The episode is called "Dream On" but the synopsis has not been released. Producer Brian Falchuk, however, shed a little light on how the actor is doing in the episode. He said, "He was delightful, he was easy, he was all the things you wanted him to be. ...When we were writing the character, we were like, 'Oh my God, what if for some reason, Neil ...can't do it? No one else can play this character; we'll have to rewrite the whole episode!' " Co-producer Ian Brennan added, "I'm really excited to see the cut of that episode, because I think it's gonna be really, really good and really funny." The producers are open to the idea for Harris' character to return again in future episodes. Source & Photo

Glee Honored at GLAAD Awards

Fox's musical series Glee, Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes were winners at the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. At the ceremony, hosted annually by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Glee received the outstanding comedy series. Executive producer Ryan Murphy was on hand to accept the award, along with Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Jessalyn Gilsig, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Jenna Ushkowitz. The Vanguard Award was presented to Barrymore for her work in speaking publically in favor of gay marriage. Sykes, an active LGBT educator, was honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, generally given to an openly gay person striving to promote equal rights in the community. Source Here

Glee: Madonna Turns Down Guest Stint

Madonna turned down a cameo in an upcoming episode of " Glee " dedicated to the Queen of Pop - because she has never heard of the TV show. Producers of the hit show, which chronicles the lives and loves of a group of talented teens, were thrilled when they received word the "Material Girl" 's team had given them the OK to use her back catalogue in an episode to air in America next week. But the permission didn't come from the pop superstar directly - and now it emerges she refused to make a guest appearance on the programme. A source tells Popeater.com, "Madonna doesn't have a TV and has no idea what 'Glee' is. The show (producers) did ask her if she wanted to make an appearance in the much-hyped Madonna episode." "She said, 'No thanks', and to be honest she would rather they sing an Elton John song than butcher one of hers." Source Here

'Glee' 1.15 Preview: The Power of Madonna

"Glee" is officially dancing again on FOX and next week is the highly-anticipated Madonna-centric episode. Mr. Schuester is concerned that the girls in the glee club are being disrespected and bullied by the guys. Looking to Madonna and her musical message of equality as inspiration, he challenges the entire team to choose Madonna songs as their next assignment. He hopes that the girls embrace her strength, independence and confidence and that the guys will see the error of their misogynistic ways. The glee club takes the assignment to heart as they perform some of Madonna's greatest hits, including "Express Yourself" and "Like a Prayer." Meanwhile, Kurt and Mercedes give Sue a vote of confidence with a makeover that is definitely in "Vogue." So loud is the buzz surrounding this April 20 episode that FOX decided to release a compilation of all the Madonna's song mash-ups. The album, titled "Glee:The Music, The Power of Madonna", is set for April 20 release in the U.S. but it's already on pre-sale on Amazon. Beside the mentioned songs above, there will be "Borderline", "Open Your Heart", "Like a Virgin", "4 Minutes", and "What It Feels Like for a Girl". Source & Preview

Ratings: Glee Returns with Series Highs

Glee returned from a long hiatus with the most-watched and highest-rated episode in the series' history. Glee drew 13.6 million viewers, retaining 78 percent of American Idol's audience (20.2 million viewers), according to Nielsen overnight estimates. The show also claimed its highest-ever rating among 18-to-49-year-olds and the highest Nielsen rating of any scripted freshman show this season, according to Fox. Additionally, the episode improved 44 percent over the post-Idol-finale preview last May. NBC placed a distant second in the demo behind Fox for the night, as The Biggest Loser (8.3 million viewers) improved 10 percent over last week in the demo. Parenthood (6.4 million viewers) remained strong against the encroaching Glee, dipping only slightly in the demo from the previous week. Nipping at NBC's heels was ABC. The Dancing with the Stars result show (13.4 million viewers) improved ever so slightly week-to-week, while Lost (9.5 million viewers) and V (5.9 million viewers) both slid down a notch. CBS placed fourth for the night with repeats of NCIS (10.8 million viewers), NCIS: Los Angeles (10.3 million viewers) and The Good Wife (7.9 million viewers). For the CW, 90210 pulled in 1.5 million viewers and Melrose Place's season (and perhaps series) finale drew 1.1 million viewers. Source Here

Glee's Jane Lynch Suits Up for Madonna

Next week's Madonna-centric episode of Glee brings out a different side of Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) as we learn she's a huge fan of the pop diva. "We find out her parents were famous Nazi hunters and she's very insecure about her hair," Lynch tells us. "She actually emulated Madonna so much as a kid that she bleached her hair platinum blond and it all fell out. She's been forced to wear short hair ever since, so she's actually pretty jealous of Will Schuester's illustrious locks." After Will makes a comment about Sue's short hair, Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) ease her pain by giving her a makeover, which leads to a re-enactment of the "Vogue" video. Get a sneak peek at the video below: Source & Video

Glee: Who Are Finn and Rachel's New Love Interests?

Glee returns tonight with quite the shocker: Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele) are breaking up! After 13 episodes of Rachel pining for Finn, their relationship is about to do a complete 180 when her attention turns elsewhere. "Rachel is a little busy right now because she's fallen in love with someone else," Michele says. "Rachel will always love Finn, but she's met her match right now with someone that she really likes who also really likes her." Meet Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff), the male lead for competing glee club Vocal Adrenaline. "He's her opposite in a sense," says Michele. "It's interesting to see her with a fair sparring partner." So how does Finn feel about Rachel's new man? "Finn has never dealt with another Alpha dog in the pack, so he really is struggling with how to handle that challenge," Monteith says. "He might throw up the dukes a little bit." Meanwhile, Finn will have dating issues of his own when Santana (Naya Rivera) pursues him... aggressively. To Read More Click Here .
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