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Idina Menzel Returning to 'Glee'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 16th 2011 9:45AM
Idina MenzelIdina Menzel is heading back to 'Glee.'

According to Deadline, Menzel is in final negotiations to return to the Fox series for up to 10-12 episodes. Looks like Ryan Murphy is doing a little hedging on his "no guest stars in Season 3" edict.

"I'm really excited that Idina is joining the family again," 'Glee' co-creator Murphy said. "We missed her last year and we're happy that she is coming back."

Viewers will remember Menzel as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel Berry's biological mom and coach of rival group Vocal Adrenaline. The character was last seen adopting Puck and Quinn's baby, Beth.

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Idina Menzel Talks 'Glee' and Watching Husband Taye Diggs on 'Private Practice'

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted Oct 17th 2010 11:00AM
Idina Menzel, the Tony Award-winning actress who most recently played Rachel's mom on 'Glee,' will embark on an eleven-city tour kicking off Oct. 28 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

In an interview with TV Squad, Menzel said she'll be singing two songs from her time on 'Glee,' including the Lady Gaga song 'Poker Face,' which she famously sang opposite Lea Michele.

Menzel's character, Shelby, was the coach of the rival glee club, "Vocal Adrenalin" and was revealed to be Rachel's (Michele) mother who gave her up for adoption. At the end of the episode, Shelby told Rachel she couldn't be a part of her life, but did adopt cheerleader Quinn's newborn child.

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Taye Diggs Talks About His "Jewish" Dog and Young Son (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 29th 2010 8:15AM
'Chelsea Lately': Taye Diggs Has a Jewish DogTaye Diggs and his wife (Broadway/'Glee' star Idina Menzel) have named their dog after the Jewish African-American Sammy Davis Jr., because, as the actor explained on 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!), "My wife is Jewish; I'm black."

Chelsea Handler asked whether they celebrated any Jewish holidays. "We Hanukkah -- that's about it." The host "grew up Jewish," but she and her Jewish friends preferred celebrating Christmas. "Hanukkah is not a fun holiday. It's like, you get one present eight times in a week ... Forget it already!" Handler said.

Diggs said their baby son "by tradition [is] Jewish, right, if the mother's Jewish." So the 'Private Practice' star asked Handler's advice on raising him in a Jewish household. For a start, she suggested maybe naming him Sammy Davis Jr. as well. Too late: He's Walker Nathaniel. (He's over a year old, after all.)

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A Child Is Born on 'Glee' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 9th 2010 12:45AM
A Child Is Born on 'Glee'This is the season finale of 'Glee' (Tue., 9PM ET on Fox), and big stuff is happening. Big, big stuff. For one thing, Quinn (Dianna Agron) finally has her baby. And other important things happen as well, which we're only going to reveal after the jump, so as not to ruin it for you.

[Spoiler alert.]

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Idina Menzel on the 'Glee' Experience

by Allyssa Lee, posted May 17th 2010 5:30PM
Get ready for a shot of Vocal Adrenaline, 'Glee' fans. Starting Tuesday, May 18 at 9PM ET on FOX, stage and screen star Idina Menzel is reprising her role as Shelby Corcoran, the no-holds barred coach of New Directions' toughest competitor, on Fox's hit series. We caught up with the Tony award-winning actress and new mom in between performances of her nationwide concert tour. Here's what she had to say about her 'Glee' experience, a 'Wicked' feature film, and who'd she like to work with next.

Your character Shelby is really driven and ambitious. Are you like her at all?

I'm definitely hard-working and driven, for the most part. I wouldn't say ambitious -- I tend to get intimidated in situations, and I'm much more comfortable with someone finding me as opposed to me knocking someone over the head with myself. So I'm a little bit more self-deprecating. I mean, I'm tough -- I can be a tough girl and have a lot of strength, but I can also be pretty hard on myself.

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Kissing the Enemy on 'Glee' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 14th 2010 3:40AM
Kissing the Enemy on 'Glee'Well, things are starting to get complicated on 'Glee' (Mon., 9:30 PM ET on Fox). On the show, the glee club meets their rival gang, and things start to get a little weird... with sexy results. Or maybe not so sexy, depending on your point of view.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Glee' - 'Hell-o' Recap (Spring Premiere)

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 13th 2010 11:11PM
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Hello, indeed! 'Glee' is back, and Mr. Schuester declared that New Directions needed an exciting new re-introduction to vault them into the next level, regionals. After all the glory and greatness of winning sectionals, McKinley's glee club was back to basics, thanks to reality setting in -- slushees in the face again! -- as well as Figgins reinstating Sue, who renewed her attacks on Will.

If that sounds like a spoiler to you, you haven't been paying attention to the groundwork laid in the first thirteen episodes. For more on the latest from Ohio's little singing group that could, read on after the jump.

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'Glee' Season One, Part Two - An Early Look

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 12th 2010 3:10PM
The cast of 'Glee;' they come back to FOX April 12
Hey, folks! Did you hear? 'Glee' is coming back on Tuesday! Wow, Fox really kept that comeback under wraps, didn't they? Gone for four months, they seem to be bringing the show back without a lot of fanfare.

Too bad sarcasm doesn't translate very well in electronic print, but, believe me, I was rolling my eyes the whole time I wrote the last paragraph. Between the interviews, the appearance on 'Oprah,' the performance at the White House, the Rolling Stone cover, the weird 9:28PM ET time slot after 'American Idol,' and pretty much everything else going on, you couldn't avoid the comeback of 'Glee' if you tried.

But is the show coming back in good shape? Fox sent out the next three episodes out for review, and the answer is: yes and no. It really depends on what your favorite part of the show is.

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'Glee' Co-Creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan Meet the Press and Spill the Beans

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 9th 2010 9:00AM
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In anticipation of the Tuesday, April 13th premiere of Fox's musical hit 'Glee,' two of the co-creators, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, met with the press via a conference call the other day. TV Squad was in on the call and you'll be thrilled with some of the big news coming up in the last nine episodes of this award-winning first season. There were some insights revealed when the cast and the other co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy were on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' yesterday, but Gleeks want more, and that's what this is all about.

Among the highlights – for all you who need encouragement -- Jane Lynch does "Vogue" in the Madonna musical episode. Kristin Chenoweth was not paired up with Idina Menzel, but Kristin's episode (the third one back) is supposed to be wonderful. And if you liked Puck's performance of "Sweet Caroline," wait till you see him do a song like a member of the Rat Pack. For all the details, read on.

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'Glee' to Premiere at 9:28PM on April 13

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 26th 2010 1:45PM
GleeGleeks, you'd better make sure your DVR is set to 9:28PM ET on Apr. 13. Why? According to Fox, that's the official time when 'Glee' will return to the airwaves.

While its exact time slot may look a little random, it's likely the decision was made to accommodate 'Glee's' lead-in, 'American Idol,' a live show that has a tendency to run long.

'Glee' will return to its normal 9PM ET time slot the following Tuesday.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Fringe,' 'Glee' and Much More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 19th 2010 4:02PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Bones,' Castle,' 'Chuck,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Fringe,' 'Glee,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Lost,' 'NCIS,' and 'The Big Bang Theory.'

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Molly Shannon Latest Star Cast on 'Glee'

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 11th 2010 10:38AM
molly shannonLook, I'm not saying that 'Glee' can do no wrong (the fake pregnancy storyline obviously refutes that), but they sure do a lot of things right. Not only do they have Kristin Chenoweth returning, Idina Menzel joining the cast, but now Molly Shannon is coming to wreak havoc at McKinley High.

According to Michael Ausiello, Shannon is playing Brenda Castle, McKinley's newest astronomy teacher/ badminton coach (did your high school have either of these things? Mine sure didn't). Not only that, but she's set to become Sue Sylvester's arch-nemesis, which is brilliant for several reasons.

One, because if Sue Sylvester has another arch nemesis besides Will, then that means more screen time for Jane Lynch, which improves any show by at least 65% (FACT).

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Taye Diggs on Fatherhood, Changing Diapers (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 9th 2010 1:30PM
'Private Practice' star Taye Diggs and wife Idina Menzel welcomed a baby boy in September of last year. And, Diggs is so proud of his infant son, Walker, that he even enjoys changing diapers, he said on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC).

"Let me tell you, his diapers are no joke. No joke," Diggs said. "But even that ... I'm such a proud father that I'm like, 'Good for you! Good for you, little man!'"

Watch the video after the jump.

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Spoilers Anonymous: Bones, Glee, Lost and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 24th 2010 10:00AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 90210, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, Chuck, Cougar Town, Glee, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Melrose Place, NCIS: Los Angeles, Smallville, Supernatural, and Ugly Betty.

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Idina Menzel will be on Glee after all

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 11th 2009 8:03AM
idina_menzel_shoulderWell, I know it's not polite to say I told you so, but -- I told you so! There, now I feel better. Actually, I am thrilled that Idina Menzel is this-close to being cast on Glee as the female version of Mr. Schu. The character Idina's negotiating to play is the coach of Vocal Adrenaline, the top show choir in Ohio. In the winter finale, Will was telling the kids in New Directions that regionals were next and they would be going up against tougher competition, specifically Vocal Adrenaline.

It would have been a great thing if Idina was cast as Rachel's mother, because of the remarkable resemblance, but this character could be a real winner, too. For one thing, if she is like Will, she'll have plenty of opportunities to perform. I don't think she'll be pulling out "Defying Gravity" -- been there, done that -- but there's a whole bunch of other songs she can do and do them well. After all, she is a Broadway veteran and a Tony winner. And she may be in all nine episodes to complete the season.

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