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Kevin McHale on 'Glee': Artie Needs Some Lovin'

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 8th 2011 2:30PM
kevin mchale access hollywood liveKevin McHale, who plays the lovable wheelchair-bound Artie on 'Glee,' stopped by 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC) to gleek out with hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover.

When Bush tried to bring up the controversial "g" word (graduation), McHale quickly replied, "We don't talk about that." But he did.

Bush then asked the actor what grade his character was in. "Right now I'm a junior, but we'll see," said McHale. It turns out that McHale had no idea what grade Artie was in until he was given the script.

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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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Britney, Madonna and 'Rocky Horror'? Comic-Con 'Glee' Panel Highlights

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 26th 2010 9:00AM

Although Sunday's 'Glee' panel was lacking in the star power of Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Jane Lynch, some of their super-talented co-stars were more than happy to entertain the crowd in Ballroom 20, spilling a few spoilers for the upcoming season 2 and sharing their thoughts on the series so far.

A bullet-point recap of some of the panel highlights follows after the jump. Beware of spoilers!

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Before They Were Stars: The Cast of 'Glee'

by Audrey Fine, posted Apr 13th 2010 6:00AM
Jane LynchThese days the cast of 'Glee' is everywhere; peering at us from magazine covers, rolling eggs on the White House lawn and chatting with Oprah.

They've become such media darlings that it's hard to believe we'd never even heard of most of these actors till the show debuted last spring and made them overnight stars. In fact, for some, like Amber Riley [Mercedes], Chris Colfer [Kurt] and Mark Salling [Puck], 'Glee' is one of their first professional gigs! Crazy what a difference a year can make.

So, just what was this talented bunch up to pre-'Glee?'

Read more after the jump.

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Glee'

by Marina Zogbi, posted Apr 12th 2010 3:00PM
Cast of 'Glee'

As the nation -- well, a good chunk of the television-viewing public -- gears up for the April 13 premiere of the second half of the first season of 'Glee,' we at Inside TV are equally caught up in the anticipation.

To help celebrate the return of one of the most original, entertaining and hilarious shows on network TV, we bring you a list of things you probably didn't know about 'Glee' and its cast members (though we realize that seriously hardcore Gleeks have vast stores of knowledge about everything 'Glee'-related. We humbly ask them to indulge us).

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Why Is 'Glee's' Kevin McHale Performing Live Shows In Artie's Wheelchair?

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted Apr 5th 2010 7:00PM
Kevin McHaleIt's not just 'Proud Mary' that's gonna keep on rollin'.

Videos from the 'Glee' cast's performance at the White House annual Easter Egg Roll surfaced on Youtube today and amid praises for their always flawless vocals was one burning question: Why did they make Kevin McHale, who plays wheelchair-bound cutie Artie, perform in the chair?

McHale, who, unlike his character, is not paralyzed, stood up during the 'Glee' mall tour last fall but Sunday, he performed the show's iconic cover of Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing' and Queen's 'Somebody To Love' sitting in Artie's wheelchair.

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Fox Announces Open Casting Call For 'Glee'

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 11th 2010 6:00PM
Still upset that you're not on the up-and-coming season of 'American Idol'? Good news: Fox's other flagship show involving singing, 'Glee,' will begin a nationwide search to find the three newest Gleeks to add to the mix.

While it's too late to get into the back nine episodes (those are currently in production now) should you have the right stuff, you'll be featured in the upcoming second season.

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What's Hot on SlashControl: Dancing With Myself from last night's Glee

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 12th 2009 2:03PM
Yes, I know I posted the "Defying Gravity" video from last night's Glee earlier today. But here's another good one -- "Dancing With Myself" sung by Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale).

I must admit, it's hard to get the Billy Idol version out of my head, but the tune was perfect for the wheelchair-bound Artie as he wheels through the school corridors (quite well, I might add) and looks longingly at Tina (who has a secret of her own).

Here's the video straight from our sister site, SlashControl. Which song is your favorite from last night's Glee -- "Defying Gravity," "Dancing With Myself," or "Proud Mary"? (Tell me in the comments if I've missed any!)

Be sure to read Allison's review of the episode, and if you haven't checked out Joel's post on why Artie isn't played by a real-life disabled actor, be sure to throw in your two cents there.

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Why isn't Artie on Glee played by a disabled actor?

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 11th 2009 2:04PM
Kevin McHale as Artie on Glee. From the episode When I saw the kids from Glee sing at the World Series earlier this month, I was surprised to see that Kevin McHale, the actor who plays disabled gleester Artie, wasn't disabled in real life.

Not sure why this surprised me; non-disabled actors have been playing disabled characters for decades. Maybe it's because McHale handles his wheelchair so well, or because Glee seems to be pretty proud of its not-calling-attention-to-itself brand of diversity. Maybe I just figured that, in 2009, hiring a disabled actor to play a disabled character wasn't a big deal.

I guess I was wrong. And I'm not the only one who's puzzled and disappointed by the show's decision. Tonight's episode, in which the gleesters rally around Artie so he can travel with them to the regionals, is the jumping-off point for an AP article on how disappointed disabled actors are about the casting of McHale in the role.

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'Glee' Casting Draws Criticism

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Nov 11th 2009 2:00PM
Let the 'Glee' backlash begin!

On tonight's episode -- dubbed 'Wheels' -- the wheelchair-bound character Artie (played by Kevin McHale) has trouble making it to regionals, presumably because of his disability. To help, Mr. Shue (Matthew Morrison) orders the rest of the Gleeks to see things from Artie's pespective. This includes a performance of Tina Turner's 'Proud Mary,' in which the Gleeks all sing in wheelchairs.

The show now has people spinning their wheels -- but not, incidentally, over the content of tonight's episode. Instead, they're targeting the decision to cast McHale, who is not actually disabled. In a lengthy article featured in the Associated Press, advocacy groups such as the Media Access Office, as well as disabled actor Robert David Hall ('CSI'), spoke out about the show's missed opportunity to cast someone in a wheelchair.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Glee' Kids on Baby-Signing, Duets and the 'Single Ladies' Dance

by Patricia Chui, posted Nov 10th 2009 1:00PM
GleeYou may not know all their names, but if you've been watching 'Glee,' you know who they are: The kids in the Glee Club have shot to stardom right along with their new hit show.

And it's not because they've got distinctive nicknames like "Wheels," "The Asian Girl," "The Cute One" and "The Hot Guy With the Mohawk" ... or because they're all talented singers and dancers. The cast members of 'Glee' are energetic, funny and a genuine kick to be around, as we learned when they visited the AOL offices to hang out with us (jealous?) and answer fan questions.

So what did we learn about Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz? Maybe that whenever you see Kevin frown, it's because he's trying not to crack up at a Sue Sylvester line ... or that Amber thinks her character Mercedes beats up on her brothers ... or that someone once asked the cast to autograph a baby ... or that Lea has a song in mind for a potential Rachel-Puck duet ... or that Cory plays drums for real on one 'Glee' recording.

Want to know more? Watch our exclusive video interviews after the jump.

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