Gleeks, stop trying to make a spinoff happen. It’s not going to happen.
The big question mark at the end of Glee’s season 3 in 2012 kicked up a flurry of rumors. How would Glee remain the Glee we all knew and loved while still giving all the characters—some graduated, some still at McKinley—full character arcs? Hopeful online whisperings wanted to see Rachel Berry, the show’s true star, shine in her own spinoff, joined by those nearest and dearest to her. Ryan Murphy laid those rumors to rest and showed us in season 4 that he knows exactly what’s he’s doing.
But when one half of the show’s power couple tragically passed in July, we were left to wonder—where do we go from here? The showrunners, of course, had to answer the same question. After Glee was renewed for two more seasons, Ryan Murphy and Co. had wasted no time in planning out exactly how FOX’s musical sensation would come to a close. Continue reading
Glee superstar Lea Michele covers ELLE for their December issue, looking fierce and fab. She let loose the first few intimate details we’ve heard about how she coped in the aftermath of Monteith’s passing, namely where she hid from the onslaught of media pressure. Continue reading
Uh-oh, things don’t look so good for our Broadway-dreamin’ star. In this clip, released to Glee’s YouTube channel yesterday, we learn that Rachel’s incredible pipes were enough to get her another callback for the role of a lifetime—however, now that her acting chops are being put to the test, maybe Ms. Berry’s about to discover that her talent has limits? It’s a laughable concept, considering we’re talking about Lea Michele (who Instagrammed the photo below on Sept. 9). The girl has more talent in her pinky finger than many of us could ever hope to have, but this does look like it will bring an interesting twist to Rachel’s quest to land on the Great White Way.
Are you guys ready for season 5 of Glee?
You better be! It premieres Thursday at 9 on FOX. Continue reading
It’s been over a month already since our favorite singing underdogs lost their leading man. In the aftermath of the tragic news, it was hard to picture what Lima would even look like without Finn Hudson. There was talk that Glee would simply cancel itself—but the show must go on and it looks ready to knock our knee socks (er, knee-high boots) off in season 5 with new guest stars, new relationships and a Beatles-inspired set list … plus a “gut-wrenching” tribute episode to Finn/Cory. SPOILER ALERT!
On the night of July 13, I was on the floor of my best friend’s sister’s bedroom when I got the news. The house was full of people sleeping all over the floor, but I had lucked out with some peace and quiet. I had spent the day at a banquet hall in NJ celebrating her Sweet 16—the court, the DJ, the formal get-up, the whole shibbang—and it had been an incredibly fun night. I could never have expected the text I was about to receive.
I have only two friends who share my hardcore Gleek status. One was asleep in NC. I had spent all night with the other, who began this conversation with me no more than an hour after she had left the after-party:
I furiously scoured the internet for a full hour, the glow of my phone on my face the only light in the room. My brain would not accept what it was reading. I alerted my sister, who was at home in bed. Then her best friend chimed in. We combed through every entertainment news outlet, searching, I feel, for an entry that would confirm that it was all a publicity hoax.
Cory Monteith, 31, found dead in his Vancouver hotel room.
And my first thought was, Lea. Continue reading