Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Jane Lynch were joined by their Glee cast members to honor Ryan Murphy as he received the PaleyFest Icon Award in LA last night. Lea wore a sheer black Vivienne Tam dress while her boyfriend, Cory, went for a simple suit at the event. The Glee cast weren't the only stars from Ryan's shows to attend the shindig — Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, and Leslie Grossman from Ryan's first show, Popular, walked the red carpet along with Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha from The New Normal. Many of the stars of Ryan's shows have grown close with the prolific TV creator, and Andrew, Naya Rivera, and Darren Criss even did some impressions of Ryan Murphy on the red carpet for the Associated Press. After the award ceremony, Lea tweeted, "A beautiful night honoring the amazing Ryan Murphy. So happy for him. What a joy to be in such an amazing room with such incredible people."
Glee's leading ladies glammed up to celebrate creator Ryan Murphy's PaleyFest Icon Award last night. The LA event wasn't just an opportunity for a cast reunion; it also set the stage for something of a style faceoff between Naya Rivera, Lea Michele, and Jayma Mays, who each brought her own brand of cocktail chic to the red carpet. Lea showed her affinity for sexier cuts in a sheer black Vivienne Tam dress with a lacy peekaboo effect, and finished it off with a pair of equally sexy ankle-strap evening sandals. Naya made a polished arrival in a peplum-trimmed navy top, then balanced the flared look with a slim, printed pencil skirt and completed the look with lace-up sandals, a Diane von Furstenberg clutch in hand, and a bright red lip. As for Jayma, she showed off a bright, Spring-feeling style in a formfitting, collared Paper London shirtdress with a bold, colorblocked effect, then tempered the look with a pair of classic nude pumps. Each of the ladies brought a unique play on the "party dress." Now we're asking you to pick your favorite. Which look gets your vote?
This week's episode of Glee finds everyone pairing off — everyone except that couple that's supposed to say "I do." That's right, after all the friendship, flirtation, and courtship, Emma and Mr. Schue's big Valentine's Day nuptials don't end up happening. Luckily, her parents already paid for the reception, which means all the glee club kids get to party (and drink) for free! With Rachel, Kurt, Santana, and Quinn back in town, it seems everyone finds a partner to shack up — or, should I say, experiment — with.
This episode is anything but filler for Glee, though I do think the writers missed out on an excellent opportunity to have Sam put on a special Valentine's Day impressions show. Listen to a playlist of this week's songs and delve into the highlights with me when you read more.
The big day has finally arrived for Glee's Will and Emma! On this week's episode, the teachers will have a Valentine's Day-themed affair, complete with the return of many of the old glee club members. We've got a sneak peek at Emma's wedding dress, some interesting new faces, and which New Directions will be pairing up to perform. The real question is: why isn't Mr. Schue in any of these pics?
Nolan Funk is the new kid on the block on Glee, playing the aggressive and steroid-abusing lead of the Warblers, Hunter Clarington. The actor may be a newcomer to the FOX series, but when he stopped by our LA studios, we learned that his singing background is anything but amateurish. During our interview, Nolan also talked with us about costarring with Lindsay Lohan in the upcoming independent film The Canyons and joining the cast of MTV's series Awkward. The actor admitted "there's always controversy" where Lindsay is involved. Despite it, he says he dove into his role as an aspiring actor "obsessed" with her character. Glee airs tonight on FOX at 9/8 Central.
McKinley High gets a big dose of attitude on this week's episode of Glee. With Finn wondering what his place will be once Mr. Schue returns to school, Emma inspires him to give the glee club a challenge to increase their competitive nature. She inspires him to do a little more than that, but we'll get to that later. While Finn is igniting a firestorm of sass amongst the students, Kurt is busy trying to put out Rachel's big, arrogant flame of an ego at NYADA. After winning the showcase, her confidence has gotten out of control, and he gives her the kick in the dance-pants she desperately needs.
Meanwhile, Santana makes a big move, Blaine's feeling under the weather, and Tina's feeling Blaine. Yes, still. Let's talk about this all while we listen to a Spotify playlist of all the tracks showcased in "Diva," shall we?
- Without Mr. Schue for either of them to lean on, Finn and Emma are becoming friends and confidants, but I didn't realize how close they were until this week. Come to think of it, they probably didn't either. Having OCD Emma plan the wedding sounds like a nightmare for all involved, but Finn calms her down mid-panic attack by planting one right on her. I feel like we've seen it all on Glee, but I totally lost it.
- It's time for Midnight Madness at NYADA! Midnight Madness is, as Brody puts it, NYADA's version of fight club. Kurt challenges Rachel to a sing-off and — surprise! — he wins the battle. Of course, they kiss, make up, and sign up to audition for the revival of Funny Girl.
- Brittany + Sam = Bram. It had to happen, right?
- Tina's feelings for Blaine have been slowly gaining momentum over the past few weeks, and what I assumed would be a silly one-off plot line progresses to a really sad place this week. Tina offers to take care of Blaine while he's sick, and in turn he compiles a sweet, old-school diva playlist for her. She ends up confessing her love to Blaine, who, not minutes before, calls himself a "gold-star gay." Thank goodness the cold medicine makes him pass out before he hears her profession. It all sounds innocent enough, but you know what's not innocent? Unbuttoning a passed-out man's shirt, then straddling him and rubbing VapoRub on him. I know it's supposed to be a tender moment, but I'm pretty sure there are laws against that.
- It's goodbye, Lima, and hello, New York City, for Santana. If Kurt thinks Rachel is insufferable, wait until he lives with Santana for a few weeks. I'm actually really glad she moves out of her comfort zone. I was sure she'd take the job Sue offers her coaching the Cheerios — however unbelievable that offer is — but Santana really shows spunk by packing up a suitcase and showing up on Kurt and Rachel's doorstep. Hope she knows there will be a naked Adonis of a man walking around at breakfast.
What's your take on "Diva"? Did you enjoy Blaine's embracing his inner Freddie Mercury, leather studs and all?
Were you watching last week's episode of Glee silently praying Fox would release a limited-edition Men of McKinley calendar? I sure was. Well, this is a good day for all, because we just got official pictures of Sam (aka Mr. August) as a sexy lifeguard, Blaine (aka Mr. January) poppin' bottles for the New Year, Joe (aka Mr. April) posing strangely with Easter eggs, and themed pictures for every other month of the year. Click through to see all the New Directions' best poses.
With a title like "Naked," I was expecting this week's Glee to be a lot more racy. While we do get to see some spectacular pecs (lookin' at you, Sam), the episode's theme also refers to emotional vulnerability. Marley loves Jake but is afraid to tell him, Artie is ashamed of his body, and while Sam isn't ashamed of his body at all, he is terrified that it's all he's got. Yes, it's a very special episode of Glee, and one of the cheesiest I've seen in a long time.
The Warblers have been disqualified from sectionals ('roid rage), and New Directions is clear to take their place. To help raise money, Tina suggests a Men of McKinley calendar, prompting the boys to try on a variety of sexy, seasonal costumes. Meanwhile, Rachel's having a crisis of conscience when a peer asks her to go topless for a student film. Let's break down the highlights and listen to a playlist of tracks from the episode after the jump.
Many of TV and film's biggest stars may be gearing up for this weekend's SAG Awards, but they've also been working away on set. In LA, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel showed off her athletic skills, while Cory Monteith was dressed to impress on the set of Glee. Onscreen love was in the air in NYC as Zac Efron strolled hand in hand with Imogen Poots while filming Are We Officially Dating?, and AnnaSophia Robb and Austin Butler kissed for The Carrie Diaries. Click through to see all the stars on set this week.
Welcome back, Glee fans! After a long, long hiatus, McKinley High and NYADA are back in session. With the prom looming, Tina motions to hold the first annual Sadie Hawkins dance so the boys can find out how it feels to sit around the telephone and wait for someone to call. This, predictably, causes extreme anxiety and a high-stakes singing challenge. Over in the Big Apple, Kurt is thinking about joining the Adam's Apples — that is, the choir club at school.
This episode has a little less Finn than I would have liked, but we get plenty of Sam, his luscious lips, and his crazy conspiracy theories — one of which looks like it might be the glee club's ticket back into Sectionals. We even get a particularly creative version of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back." Get a playlist of music from the episode and read over the highlights from "Sadie Hawkins" when you read more.