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5 Things to Know About 'Glee' Newbie Damian McGinty

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 28th 2011 6:00PM
Gleeks, say hello to McKinley High's latest heartthrob: Rory Flanagan, played by 'The Glee Project' winner Damian McGinty.

Fans of the Oxygen reality competition show swooned over the 18-year-old former Celtic Thunder singer, partly because of his dreamy Irish accent, but mostly because of his adorably clumsy footwork and his velvety smooth voice.

Next week's 'Glee' (Tues., Nov. 1, 8PM ET on Fox) marks the much-anticipated arrival of McGinty as McKinley High's new Irish foreign exchange student, but he's not exactly receiving the warmest welcome.

"Rory is very sweet and really innocent, and it's kind of sad because he wants to fit in and he always has a smile of his face, but he's just getting continually bullied," McGinty told us. "He's getting thrown off lockers and pushed into lockers. It's quite sad. He just wants friends and for people to like him." See? Adorable.

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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' 300th Song a Diva Mash-Up, Plus Another Fan-Favorite Joins the Rival Club

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 26th 2011 4:15PM
Amber Riley as Mercedes, 'Glee'I got a sneak peek at a diva-licious 'Glee' number today -- the show's 300th performance -- and can share some spoilery details with you here, if you're curious.

And 'Glee' fans, I know you're curious.

Take a peek after the jump to see what Mercedes, Santana and another soon-to-be-ex-New Directions member are up to for the big number, which we won't see until the Nov. 15 episode...

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Jonathan Groff Is Returning to 'Glee' -- With a Promotion!

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 26th 2011 3:15PM
Jonathan Groff, 'Glee'Today I hit the set of 'Glee' to watch some fabulous ladies perform the show's big 300th musical number mash-up. (It's amazing, by the way ... more on that soon.)

Yes, it's just another big moment in a long line of milestones for the chart-topping show, but a quick Q&A with the cast and producers afterward revealed some very fun casting scoop, too.

Jonathan Groff, a.k.a. fan-favorite Jesse St. James, is returning to 'Glee' later this season -- but not in another glee club.

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New 'Glee' Christmas Album Will Feature Two Original Songs

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 25th 2011 5:45PM
Glee Christmas AlbumChristmas is coming early for Gleeks! 'Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2' will hit shelves Tues., Nov. 15.

The new 'Glee' Christmas record will feature two original songs, 'Extraordinary Merry Christmas' and 'Christmas Eve With You.'

'The Glee Project' contestants Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell can be heard on 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' One of the season's winners Damian McGinty will be featured on 'Blue Christmas,' while fellow winner Samuel Larson can be heard on 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town.'

Check out the full track list below!

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Jonah Hill Previews 'Allen Gregory' and Talks About His Feud With Matthew Morrison (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 24th 2011 4:15PM
Jonah Hill has a new cartoon comedy coming out on Fox called 'Allen Gregory,' but all is not well within the Fox family. Hill dropped by 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 7AM PT on Fox) to preview the new show and also discussed his ongoing feud with 'Glee' star Matthew Morrison.

Hill wrote and voices 'Allen Gregory' (premieres Sun., Oct. 30, 8:30PM ET on Fox), which follows a genius, erudite seven-year-old who's just starting at public school. While Allen prefers to drink Pinot Grigio and watch Charlie Rose, his contemporaries are more into finger-painting. "In animation you can do things you can never do in live action, like I couldn't play a seven-year-old on TV, so we kind of thought that was cool and took it from there," Hill said.

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It's Official: Chord Overstreet is Back on 'Glee'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 24th 2011 10:10AM
Chord Overstreet Returning to GleeChord Overstreet is officially returning to 'Glee.'

Let's recap his history with the show: He's in! Out! In? Out! IN! Fox has confirmed Trouty Mouth will be back for a multi-episode guest arc beginning this December.

"We love Chord and have always said that we wanted him back," Ryan Murphy, 'Glee' executive producer and co-creator, said in a statement. "So here's an early Christmas present for all the Gleeks -- Sam is coming back to McKinley, and just in time for sectionals!"

Overstreet joined the cast as recurring character Sam Evans in the beginning of Season 2. Sam was last seen holding hands with Mercedes in the Season 2 finale.

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Chord Overstreet (Likely) Returning to 'Glee'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 18th 2011 2:45PM
Chord Overstreet Returns to GleeAfter making headlines for leaving 'Glee,' Chord Overstreet is reportedly in talks to return to the hit Fox series.

According to TVLine, Overstreet and Fox are working on a deal to have Trouty Mouth return to the series in a recurring capacity.

In July, Overstreet left the series after his option to become a series regular was not picked up.

He had an offer to remain on the series as a recurring player, but decided to pursue other projects. Since then, he's popped up on ABC's 'The Middle.'

Overstreet's first episode will likely be Season 3's eighth, set to air in December. No word on how the writers plan to bring the character back.

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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' Adoption Storyline Causes Controversy

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 11th 2011 2:30PM
Glee'Glee' is known for serious storylines shedding light on everything from homophobia to bullying, but there's one thing the show's apparently not getting right -- its portrayal of adoption.

After teen mom Quinn declared on the Sept. 27 episode that she wanted to get her daughter back from adoptive mom Shelby, more than 750 people have signed an online petition asking 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy to produce an adoption PSA to counteract the fact that the show "perpetuates myths about adoption that harm adopted children, adoptive parents, and birth parents alike."

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Jane Lynch Jokes That She's Not Gay, But Loves Having a Wife (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 5:00AM
Jane Lynch, 'Chelsea Lately' Jane Lynch was talking about how her book project came together on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!), and mentioned her wife in describing the writing process.

"My wife really was my co-writer," she admitted. "Although I do not credit her at all."

Handler joked that she had no idea Lynch was gay, to which Lynch replied, "I'm not really gay, but I love having a wife. You should try it."

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'Glee' Star Harry Shum Jr. Reflects on iPod Dancer Past

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 6th 2011 7:50PM
It seems that everyone has their own Steve Jobs story, including 'Glee' star Harry Shum Jr.

Shum, who plays fan favorite Mike Chang on Fox's musical comedy, took to his blog to not only mourn the loss of the Apple co-founder, but to share his own personal connection to the innovator. Before the iPod was a necessary accessory, Shum appeared in one of its fiercest commercials as a silhouetted dancer.

"I was asked to do a test commercial shoot for an Apple product which didn't mean much to me at the time," the 'Glee' star wrote. "Some music player that holds all your songs. Sounded cool to me and I never gave up an opportunity to work especially with the possibility of it turning into a national commercial ... That job is where I essentially got comfortable freestyling in front of people let alone an intimidating 70 pound camera. I would do hundreds of takes with scrapes and bruises on my knees forming by the minute. Even then I always had the energy to go 'one more time' because I just felt that I was part of something innovative."

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'30 Rock' Taps James Marsden, Denise Richards for Guest Roles, Lizzy Caplan Joins 'New Girl' & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 5th 2011 6:40PM
James Marsden, Denise Richards 30 RockDenise Richards is heading to '30 Rock.' According to E! Online, the actress will appear in the upcoming sixth season.

"So excited!! I'm going to be doing an episode of #30Rock! one of my favorite shows!!!!!" she tweeted.

James Marsden has also booked a '30 Rock' role. EW reports his role could be recurring, but NBC isn't revealing details. Could he be Liz Lemon's new lover?

Richards and Marsden join previously announced recurring guest star Will Arnett on the upcoming season of '30 Rock.' No premiere date has been given, but best guess is it'll show up on NBC sometime in the winter.

In other casting news ...

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'Glee' Season 3, Episode 3 Recap (VIDEO)

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 4th 2011 9:20PM
['Glee' - 'Asian F']

Last week's 'I Am Unicorn' was setting up for something big -- and 'Glee' totally delivered. While it's not my favorite episode ever, it definitely seems to echo the glory days of Season 1.

But what made 'Asian F' so great? Three things: A Mike Chang storyline (FINALLY!), more screen time for Mercedes and actual character development (...FINALLY!). I know there are still a few naysayers that have "sworn off 'Glee' forever," but this might seriously turn into the show's best season yet. However, only time will tell if Ryan Murphy & Co. can keep the momentum going.

We come to find out that McKinley High isn't just a school where everyone sings, dances and slushies each other -- it's actually a legit learning facility. Who knew? Well, apparently Mr. Chang did because he seemed all sorts of unhappy when Mike received an A- (aka an 'Asian F') in chemistry class. So he gives his son an ultimatum: get an A, quit 'Glee' or break up with Tina.

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