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Dot-Marie Jones

'Glee' Sneak Peek: 'First Time' Photos

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 29th 2011 1:00PM
Glee First TimeThe 'Glee' kids are doing some growing up in 'First Time' (Nov. 8, 8PM ET).

The official description from Fox: "Under Artie's (Kevin McHale) directorial leadership, the kids prepare to perform the school musical 'West Side Story.' Meanwhile, Finn (Cory Monteith) meets with a recruiter, and Coach Bieste (guest star Dot-Marie Jones) has an admirer."

What doesn't the release mention? Spoilers below.

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Dot-Marie Jones Will Roshambo for the Emmy (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 23rd 2011 4:30PM
Dot-Marie Jones on her 'Glee' Emmy nomination on 'Good Day LA'Dot-Marie Jones's Coach Beiste is perhaps the only person in the 'Glee' universe who could go toe-to-toe with Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester. For that fortitude and charisma, she was rewarded with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress.

Tuesday, 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on FOX) anchor Tony McEwing got a glimpse of how intimidating Jones can be when he mispronounced her character's name (it's pronounced like "beast," but McEwing said "beasty").

McEwing immediately apologized, and asked her to be gentle. "I'm always gentle," she said, "for a minute." He also noticed she had a broken foot. "I broke a bone because somebody wasn't gentle, Tony," said Jones.

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'Glee' Announces Comic-Con Lineup, 3-D Movie Preview

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 13th 2011 5:00PM
Darren Criss, GleeYou'll be seeing a lot more Darren Criss on 'Glee' this fall now that the actor has been made a series regular, and his first official duty as a full-time cast member is to hit up the crowded California chaos center known as San Diego Comic-Con.

The Warblers leader will head up the 'Glee' panel alongside fellow full-time newbie Harry Shum Jr. (also known as Mike Chang), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) and Dot Marie Jones (Coach Bieste). While Ryan Murphy will be M.I.A., TVLine reports that co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, executive producer Dante di Loreto and choreographer Zack Woodlee will be in attendance.

The panel, which will be held in Hall H on Sun., July 24 at 10AM, will be moderated by TVLine's Michael Ausiello and will also give fans a sneak peek at the 'Glee' 3-D concert movie.

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Sara Gilbert and Holly Robinson Peete Get Arm Wrestling Tips From 'Glee's' Dot-Marie Jones (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 4th 2011 7:30PM
Dot-Marie Jones of 'Glee'  teaches Sara Gilbert and Holly Robinson Peete to arm wrestle on 'The Talk'Before she was football coach Shannon Beiste on 'Glee,' Dot-Marie Jones was a 15-time arm wrestling champion. She also competed in shot put and other sports, and is not to be messed with. So it's lucky for Sara Gilbert and Holly Robinson Peete that today's match on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) was more instructional than a true competition.

Gilbert and Robinson Peete used one of the set's tables, which Jones notes was not anywhere near regulation, to arm wrestle each other (and not Jones). You should keep your hand in the middle of your chest, Jones explained to Peete as a safety tip, because "it takes like 12, 15 pounds of pressure to radial break your shoulder."

"Teach me, too!" Gilbert asked.

"You're good, you've got leather on," said Jones. "It'll hold it together."

The match was short, as Gilbert easily overcame Peete, almost knocking her over. Jones offered Gilbert a match, which she laughed and declined. Smart lady.

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Jillian Michaels Not Strong Enough to Beat Billy Bush at Arm Wrestling (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 12th 2010 1:30PM
On 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated), Billy Bush arm wrestles Jillian Michaels in preparation for a match with Dot-Marie Jones, who plays Coach Beiste on 'Glee' and is a former arm wrestling champion.

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'Glee' Coach Dot-Marie Jones Talks Pro Arm-Wrestling Days and Beating Leno (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 5th 2010 4:30AM
Dot-Marie Jones Arm Wrestled Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show'Dot-Marie Jones owes her role in 'Glee' to a shopping trip to Whole Foods. Seriously. McKinley High's new football coach ran into 'Glee' co-creator Brad Falchuk at the grocery store. The two had worked together before, and he told her about his latest venture.

"I love that show! ... I wanta be on there -- tell Ryan [Murphy], you guys write me somethin'!" she told Falchuk. "I wasn't kidding, I had him in a choke-hold," she joked on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). A few months later, she got the call.

But before Jones started acting, she was a professional arm wrestler. Seriously. After winning her 15th world title in 1997, she appeared on 'Tonight' and soundly beat the late-night host in her trade. Jay Leno had the proof.

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