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'Glee': Behind the Scenes With The Warblers

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 12th 2011 4:30PM
glee the warblers Last week's episode of 'Glee' marked the anticipated return of The Warblers -- and the preppy jackets, those blue and red striped ties and all that adorable sidestepping.

In a newly released video, Fox takes us behind the scenes with Darren Criss as he returns to Dalton Academy and performs 'Uptown Girl' with The Warblers. Fangirls, be ready because Criss is really going to melt your hearts in this one.

"It's just so much fun to be a Warbler," Criss says. "I think everybody at some point in their life should be a Warbler."

You can sign us up any day. Gleeks, watch the super cute Warbler video after the jump.

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'Glee' Stars & Producers Reveal Their Favorite Musical Numbers

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 9th 2011 12:00PM
'Glee' 300th What's your favorite 'Glee' number?

Not so easy, right? That's a question that's sure to spark a heated Gleek debate. With close to 300 performances so far in the show's three seasons, there's definitely plenty to choose from.

At a taping of the show's big diva mash-up for the 300th song, the cast and crew shared their own personal favorite numbers, ranging from 'Trouty Mouth' to Lady Gaga and every Broadway homage in between. See which numbers struck a chord with them after the jump.

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Countdown To Glee's 300th Song: Who Should Sing What?

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 1st 2011 11:00AM
When we heard that 'Glee' was celebrating its upcoming 300th musical number with a special diva mash-up, we could hardly contain our excitement. We all have our own personal favorite numbers from the show, but seeing what's to come between now and milestone number 300? Well, there are just too many musical possibilities there not to get our minds into full casting mode.

In honor of the show's return (Tues., Nov. 1, 8PM ET on Fox), AOL TV decided to offer some free advice to the showrunners -- we mapped out who should sing the tracks leading up to lucky No. 300, laying out some possible new plot points as well.

We already know some of the answers, but for the rest we used our encyclopedia of 'Glee' knowledge to recommend the optimal vocalists for each upcoming track. Take a look ...

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'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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'Glee': Listen to Songs From 'Pot O' Gold'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 28th 2011 2:15PM
Glee Pot O Gold SongsMake sure there's room on your iPod because 'Glee' is finally back.

In 'Pot O' Gold' (Tues., Nov. 1, 8PM ET on Fox), a new foreign exchange student -- 'The Glee Project' winner Damian McGinty -- moves in with Brittany, and our favorite funny cheerleader thinks the young Irish lad is a leprechaun. Naturally. Meanwhile, Mercedes attempts to recruit new members to Shelby's rival glee club and Sue's campaign heats up.

What will they sing? Find out after the jump.

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Watch 'Glee' Cover Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2011 4:45PM
Glee Last Friday Night New episodes 'Glee' are just days away and just in time to put your fevered anticipation over the top, Darren Criss' performance of Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)' has hit the web.

Criss' Blaine made his 'Glee' debut famously belting Perry's 'Teenage Dream.' Both Criss and fellow 'Glee' star Kevin McHale appeared in Perry's 'Last Friday Night' music video. How does the 'Glee' cover compare to the original? See for yourselves!

Be sure to look out for some fun Klaine moments and the entire glee club getting in on the bouncing around action.

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'Glee' Preview: 'Pot O' Gold' Pictures and Songs

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 18th 2011 11:15AM
Darren Criss'Glee' isn't back until Tues., Nov. 1 and we know it'll be a rough few weeks for Gleeks. However to tide you over, you might want to see these previews from the next all-new episode, 'Pot O' Gold.'

In the episode, 'The Glee Project' winner Damian McGinty makes his first appearance as an exchange student, Blaine (Darren Criss) sings Katy Perry again and Mercedes and Santana cover Christina Aguilera's 'Candyman.' Plus, it looks like Quinn is still scheming to get Beth back.

Check out some episode stills, the songs and a preview video below.

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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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'Glee' Cast Shake-Up: One Heartthrob Out, Two Promoted to Series Regulars

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 1st 2011 10:45PM
Chord Overstreet, 'Glee'Oh, 'Glee' ... you're already on thin ice. You know that. So why are you going to take away one of the fan-favorite castmembers?

TVLine is reporting that Chord Overstreet -- who joined the cast last fall as transfer student and all-around ladies man Sam -- will not be returning as a series regular next season. That means Sam will probably be transferring out of McKinley for good, although a source did say he could return as a guest star for a few episodes.

Tonight, after receiving the news, Overstreet took to Twitter, saying: "It's been a good year. Too bad it's over. Time for summer and starting fresh."

There is a silver lining to this very dark 'Glee' cloud though: Darren Criss (Blaine) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) will now both be full-time series regulars, starting with Season 3 this fall.

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'Glee': Mini Warbler Impersonates Darren Criss, Is Adorable

by PopEater Staff, posted Jun 7th 2011 6:45PM
mini Warbler, Glee Darren Criss and his Warblers better watch their backs! With 'Glee' on hiatus for the summer this little boy is filling the void with his spot-on impressions of the Dalton Academy singing group that captured hearts this season. The tiny Warbler has it all down -- the singing, the moves and and even the costume! He's just a little too young to be anyone's Teenage Dream yet.

The 'Glee' cast, complete with members of the Warblers, is on tour this summer performing hits from the series. Check out the mini Warbler's moves and tell us what you think!

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Darren Criss Stays Mum on 'Glee' Finale, Geoff Stults Gives Hugs & More From Fox's Upfront Party

by Jean Bentley, posted May 16th 2011 11:45PM
Michael Clarke Duncan, Geoff Stults, The Finder, FoxNo matter how much you ask, Darren Criss won't tell you anything about the 'Glee' finale.

Despite the number of times AOL TV pressed him for intel at tonight's Fox Upfront party, he wouldn't spill any details. Of course, that could be because he isn't actually in the episode. He was in New York when the cast visited a few weeks ago to film, so that could've caused some confusion.

"I was here when they were shooting so I just went to say hi," he told us.

Though Criss was spiffed up in a suit when we chatted, earlier he had joined the Dalton Warblers in donning one of those ubiquitous red-piped blazers to sing 'Hey Soul Sister' at Fox's presentation today. Naturally, that led to the most hard-hitting Warbler-related question of them all: How often do those blazers get washed?

"Oh, never!" he joked (we think).

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The Warblers Sing 'Hey, Soul Sister' on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 19th 2011 3:10PM
Darren Criss and the Warblers from 'Glee' on 'Today'The Warblers used to be a fictional a cappella group from 'Glee.' They are a little closer to being a real group, with an appearance on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) and a new album, 'Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers.' On the show, the Warblers are given voice by an a cappella group called The Beelzebubs, the Tufts University troupe who also competed on 'The Sing-Off.' Actors Chris Colfer and Darren Criss handle their own leads.

It was the actors from the show backing Criss on the 'Today' appearance, on which the Warblers sang the Train hit 'Hey, Soul Sister.' The Warblers' version of Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' hit reached no. 1 on the Billboard charts with Criss singing, something he still has a hard time believing. "It just happened so quickly and we've all been so thrilled that there's been such a positive reception," said Criss.

Criss said the 'Glee' schedule keeps him pretty busy, and he hasn't had time to think about a solo album yet. He said it certainly isn't out of the question, and it's a safe bet the opportunity will present itself.

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Would You Watch a 'Glee' Spin-Off Starring Darren Criss?

by PopEater Staff, posted Apr 9th 2011 11:00AM
Darren Criss'Glee' hottie Darren Criss hit the Oxygen upfronts to promote 'Glee,' the reality show 'The Glee Project'... and talk about his own spin-off? Just maybe, according to Access Hollywood.

"Hey, I'm just happy to be invited to the party," Criss said. "A spin-off, whatever they want, I'm happy where I am."

Criss joined the cast of the hit singing show this season as a member of the Dalton Academy's Warblers, an all-male singing group. His character, Blaine, is gay and serves as a friend and love interest for Kurt, played by Chris Colfer.

Though the speculation of a spin-off is just an idea at this point, Criss said he's in if the project ever takes shape.

"I think Blaine serves a really cool function in the grander scheme of 'Glee,' so I don't think we need to focus particularly -- you know, but if they want to do it, hey, I'm down! Whatever they want," he said.

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'Glee': Darren Criss Sings 'Somewhere Only We Know,' Matt Morrison, Jane Lynch Star in Funny or Die Video

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 5th 2011 3:20PM
Darren CrissIt's been a rough few weeks without new 'Glee' episodes. Luckily, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch made this hilarious Funny or Die video and new songs have started to leak!

In the video, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison carpool to go green. However, things don't go so smoothly when Morrison begins to sing every song on the radio. Lynch's sharp delivery cuts him down time after time.

If video isn't your 'Glee' cup of tea, be sure to check out the cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know.' It's a new Darren Criss ballad classic. We can only imagine what Kurt's doing during this scene.

Fox will release an all Warblers album on April 19. The tracklist also include this cover of 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy.'

Check out the video and the song below.

'Glee' returns to Fox on Tuesday, April 19.

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Judge Judy Hospitalized and More Celebrity News from PopEater

by Elena Cox, posted Mar 30th 2011 8:00PM
Want to know what's going on with your favorite TV stars when the cameras aren't rolling? Check out the latest celebrity news from our friends at PopEater.com

• Judge Judy was hospitalized Wednesday morning after she was rushed to an LA hospital with nausea and intestinal issues.

• Candy Spelling is slapping down reports that say the book she's shopping around is going to dish about her often-rocky relationship with daughter Tori. Instead, she says it will be about her journey from pampered super-rich housewife to finding her own path once she became a widow.

• 'Glee' breakout Darren Criss seemed a little off while performing Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' for Perez Hilton's birthday party, causing many to wonder if he had too much to drink. The actor went to his Twitter account to clear up speculation.

• As pregnant 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Kim Zolciak gets closer to her due date, her ongoing feud with cast mate NeNe Leakes is starting to take its toll. "NeNe has problems. I never want to speak to her again," Zolciak told Life & Style.

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