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Lea Michele Had 'Glee' Audition With Injuries After Nasty Collision

Actress Lea Michele almost missed out on her starring role in U.S. TV show "Glee" after she was involved in an horrific car accident on the way to her audition. The 23-year-old plays wannabe actress Rachel Berry in the popular musical comedy, which is based around an all-singing, all-dancing choir at a fictional Ohio high school. But on her way to a callback from producers, Michele found herself embroiled in a nasty collision - and racing to get to the audition in time. She says, "I had three auditions; the first time, the piano player messed up and they were laughing at me. I was like, 'Why are you laughing? This is supposed to be a serious scene.' But it turned out I was doing a lot of things very much like Rachel Berry." "For my second audition I got into a massive car wreck, left my crashed car in the street and ran into the audition with cuts and glass in my hair. And then on the final audition, I had the worst neck ache from the car accident, but I'm here now." Source Here

Glee's Jane Lynch: Sexual Blackmail Will Be Part of Sue's Antics

As if trying to break up marriages and squash kids' dreams isn't enough, Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester will take her antics to the next level when Glee returns April 13. Lynch tells us that Sue's plans are getting more devious, including sexual blackmail. Plus: brace yourself for a possible romance with Neil Patrick Harris and duet with Olivia Newton-John. To Read More Click here .

Glee Celebrates The Power of Madonna - Mini Album Details

Details about the Glee April mini album release. Click me!

'Glee' NOT Adapted Into Stage Production

Although it looked convincing with the confirmation and all, the report about "Glee" being adapted into a stage production is false. A representative from 20th Century Fox TV which produces the musical show has denied that there's any discussion between them and Music Theater Intl. (MTI). "We are very careful and deliberate when contemplating brand extensions of our franchises," the studio's spokesman Chris Alexander said, "and are mystified why Music Theater Intl would claim there have been any such discussions about a live theatrical version of 'Glee'." For a fact, MTI confirmed on Thursday, March 18 that there were talks, adding that they were still in early stages of development. No Broadway-like production taking place, the cast of "Glee" will still play the stage in a national tour launching this May. Featuring musical numbers from the hit series, the live tour will first visit Phoenix, Arizona on May 18. The show itself returns to FOX on April 13. Source Here

Jane Lynch Speaks on Glee Guest Stars

The Glee spoilers are coming fast and furiously these days. Follow the preceding link to learn about storylines ahead on the second half of season one. For most fans, the focus of what's to come is centered around the show's impending big guest stars. Foremost among them: Neil Patrick Harris. "I have a terrific scene with Neil," star Jane Lynch tells KTV in the video below. "He plays a great, kind of has-been arrogant kind of character who used to be a glee clubber and now is all bitter about any musical dreams. And he's on the school board now and wants to cut the glee club and I'm of course in favor of that. "I love [his character] at first, but then he turns on me." To Read More Click Here .

'Glee' cast to appear on 'Oprah'

Okay, now Glee has arrived: The cast of the Fox phenom is heading to Chicago next month to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show! According to an Oprah insider, the talk show titan’s April 7 show will be devoted to all things Glee. Highlights will include interviews with the entire cast and series creator Ryan Murphy, never-before-seen backstage video, and, natch, a show-stopping performance. To further hype the episode, is launching a “destination page” for Gleeks. Beginning the week of March 29, fans will find character guides, Glee I.Q. tests, behind the scenes photo galleries, and more. The Oprah episode airs the day after the Glee cast is slated to appear at the White House for the annual Easter egg roll. And then Glee itself returns the following Tuesday with the first of nine new episodes. It’ll be wall-to-wall Gleemania! Source Here

Jayma Mays Cast in Smurfs

Glee's Jayma Mays will pair with Neil Patrick Harris in Sony's planned feature Smurfs. Mays, who plays Emma Pillsbury on the Fox series, will star opposite Harris as his pregnant wife in the movie that blends live action and animation. Harris will also make his way over to Mays' show later this season as her love interest's former rival. Mays will shoot the movie while the final two episodes of Glee's first season are being filmed, but it will not create a scheduling conflict, her rep told Hank Azaria of The Simpsons has also been cast as the voice of the Smurfs' enemy, Gargamel. Source Here

Interview: Heather Morris talks about being cast as Brittany, fave performances, and guest stars

(Cross-posted from my Glee blog, Gleeks United : head on over there for all your Glee-related news, gossip, and recaps!) Heather Morris and her cheerleader character Brittany share one key thing in common: they both love to dance. Heather has actually been dancing since she was only a year old! She has since gone on to appear as a contestant in season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance and has danced with Beyonce on tour! The bubbly star took the time to answer a few questions via e-mail about Brittany, her fellow cast members, and more. Part of our Q & A is below, but if you want to read the rest of my interview with Heather (in which she also discusses balancing being both a Cheerio and a gleek and how she sees her character), you're going to have to wait until September! The full interview will be published in my upcoming companion guide book Don't Stop Believin': The Unofficial Guide to Glee which will be in stores this fall. Gleeks United: How did you get involved in Glee? Heather Morris: It's amazing actually, I love this story. So, I had previously assisted and worked with the choreographer Zach Woodlee on numerous projects within the last couple years, and he also knew I had been working with Beyonce doing the "Single Ladies" tour! But after the tour was over I decided I was not at all happy dancing professionally anymore, I emailed my dance agent that I was only gonna do smaller gigs and all in all focus on this hidden dream of mine, called ACTING...haha. So come January, he called me up to ask if I could possibly help teach the choreography to some of the actors, Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz, who play Kurt and Tina, for a scene they were doing in the show and had also mentioned that they were looking to cast for this role for Brittany, the third Cheerio joining the glee club, so he was gonna try his best to throw my name out to Ryan Murphy and possibly have a reading with him! The days I came in to teach and dance with the actors, Ryan had shown up and I got to meet him, dance for him a little bit, we also got as far as to scheduling a couple readings. But both times had fallen through due to scheduling conflict. A couple days later, Zach called me up and explained that Ryan was unsure, for he was looking to specifically hire an ethnic girl for the role. Out of the blue I get a call from my agent a couple days after that telling me I was casting for the role of Brittany on Glee! Crazy, eh? What's next for Santana and Brittany? What will we see from them in the second half of the season? What's next!? I will admit there will be plenty more of them to come in the upcoming episodes! What was your favourite song to perform and why? I loved "Bust Your Windows!" That was like my first thing on the show so I really love the thought of it being my start to Glee. Glee has scored a lot of amazing guest stars so far. Who would you like to see guest star on Glee? Oh gosh. I don't like to pick out favorites but I'm a HUGE fan of Kristin Wiig. I would die! If you had to narrow it down to just one thing, what's the best part about working on Glee? I get to do what I love all day every day! :)

The Luck o' the Irish: Top 10 Lucky Breaks in TV this Season

It's been a great season of TV so far with much thanks to some lucky breaks for actors finally getting the right show to make their break into TV fame, or break back into TV when it looked all might be lost! Here are my top 10 lucky breaks in the TV world this season, so check them out and add your comments about these or others we've left off the list below. Parenthood - Lauren Graham: While the circumstances were unfortunate leading to Lauren Graham getting the part on Parenthood, it was still definitely her lucky break to get the chance to be cast in this new and very promising NBC drama! Like a number of actors on this list, Graham had one hit show and then floundered to find herself another solid show and role. While she took part in a few movies since her famed Gilmore Girls role, she hasn't had a single show that even made it to the air to give her another go at TV (and being more than Lorelai Gilmore to us fans). So here's to her lucky break, and hoping it lasts! The Good Wife - Julianna Margulies: Like Lauren Graham, Julianna Margulies gained her mainstream fame for a hit show, in this case, ER , and a character from which, in the years after ER, she seemed very unlikely to break free. She made a go of it on the very short-lived Canterbury's Law last season, but finally this season she has found her next nugget of TV gold with the solid CBS hit, The Good Wife . Cougar Town - Courteney Cox Arquette: Unlike the previous two ladies, Courteney Cox Arquette did continue semi-successfully with TV after her "legendary" TV role. But Cox found it necessary, either by her own will or the will of the television audience and/or producers, to go completely opposite from her famed role by becoming a nasty bitch on FX 's not so famous Dirt . She spent a little time on Scrubs trying to edge her way back into the comedy world, but nothing took until her pleasantly surprising full return to TV comedy with this season's Cougar Town . The Middle - Patricia Heaton: Phew! Guess who's no longer that angry mom from Everybody Loves Raymond ?? Heaton tried to jump back into comedy with Back to You last season, which was a good try, but only left Heaton and her still struggling partner for that show, Kelsey Grammer, left hanging and waiting for another chance. Heaton found her lucky opening with the now hit ABC comedy, The Middle which she almost entirely carries along with that janitor from Scrubs . And speaking of, this is a double-hitter of luck, as Neil Flynn is no longer just that janitor from Scrubs! Modern Family - Ty Burrell & Ed O'Neill - Except for the loss for Kelsey Grammer's Hank , the new ABC Wednesday comedy line-up has been a huge stroke of luck as Courteney Cox Arquette and Patricia Heaton finally got their successful breaks back into TV comedy, and Modern Family hasn't been an exception for its stars! Modern Family's now lovable and very well-known Phil Dunphy, Ty Burrell, was also on Heaton's failed Back to You , and for years has been that sidekick funny guy in various films and shows. Now could we love him and know who the heck that guy is more?? Modern Family was also a lucky break back into network (and notable) TV for Ed O'Neill who finally now, even after a number of other TV and film appearances, finally not that guy from Married with Children. Go, ABC comedy, go!! Vampire Diaries - Ian Somerhalder: Speaking of no longer being "that guy from that famous show," we have perhaps the hottest lucky break of them all - Ian Somerhalder. For fans who watch both Vampire Diaries and Lost , did you notice that when Boone appeared in the season premiere of Lost, you thought, "Hey, there's Damon!" Well, there you go - another lucky break out of a seemingly lost cause character rut. Considering Boone died years ago on Lost, it's about time! Community - Danny Pudi & Donald Glover: And now we switch from the seemingly doomed type-casted, to the entirely unknown lucky enough to make their break into TV! For Community, it's not so surprising that Joel McHale and Chevy Chase could hold up a funny show, but lucky cast members Danny Pudi, playing Abed, and Donald Glover, playing Troy, have made known faces for themselves in the TV world when once there were none! They've even taken their roles strongly enough to be the funny post-show short stars, and while Community may not be a break-out hit, it's going strong, and I can only imagine these break-in stars will soon be break-out stars of their own. Glee - The Cast: To continue and supersize the unknown-to-famous status just mentioned about Community - hello world, it's the amazing cast of GLEE! This show made some very unknown, very talented kids super, duper, mega-stars! It's also made some famous bit-part actors like Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, and Matthew Morrison superstars with super solid and recognizable characters as well. Now that seems like a studio that's just crawling with rainbows, gold, and happy leprechauns! Jersey Shore - The Cast: Yes, I'm going there. You can't talk about the lucky breaks of truly talented people in television without mentioning the outrageously lucky breaks into super fame for the reality TV sensation of the nation! So, we may have all watched this because it was a trashy trainwreck we couldn't take our eyes off of, but the ironic-ish lucky break aspect of this is that they became a sensation because of their classless, trashy ways, and now we've gone and made them rich celebrities... oh, wait... Melrose Place (2009) - Katie Cassidy - While Melrose Place is the home of the trashy and rich, the actors playing these rich brats were pretty much unknowns as this show started up. Now while Melrose Place may end up getting canceled, Katie Cassidy is considered the most noteworthy and promising actor of the bunch, so it looks like canceled show or not, she's now in showbiz, baby! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Who do you think has found the luck o' the Irish in the TV business this season?

'Glee' Creator Is 'In the Plan' to Bring Justin Timberlake

There is a chance that Justin Timberlake will sing, dance and act in "Glee". Previously sharing that Julia Roberts loves the show, Ryan Murphy, the creator of the popular TV series, told E! News that he is "in the plan" to bring Justin to the musical series. "[Justin] is the one the kids jump up and down about every day and beg me to meet with him," he said. "I'm a huge fan of his music. I think he's so talented. And he's a true triple threat: He can sing, dance, and act. So yeah, we'd love to have him on. We start shooting the second season in July and I think I will work some magic around that time for him if I can." Commenting on the proposed idea of having Justin singing, dancing and acting on the show, Matthew Morrison's Will Schuester stated, "I don't think he could handle this. But if he wants to go toe to toe with Mr. Schuester, bring it on, J.T.! He's amazing; I have so much respect for that guy. What a talent. I would love for him to be on the show." Beside plotting to approach Justin Timberlake, Ryan Murphy also gave scoop on what to expect from the "Glee" when it returns on April 13. He said that "[Neil Patrick Harris] gets to tussle with Jane Lynch. -- and they might sleep together." Ryan further noted Neil's character Bryan Adam, who was an old rival of Will, "is [actually] not a villain." He explained, "he's just got edge, as they say. It's a very great, sweet, important episode. We wrote it for Neil and for Joss. The whole episode is about arts funding and the importance of arts funding in high schools." Source Here