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Elton John Tells Kings of Leon to Lighten Up and Let Their Songs on 'Glee' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 1st 2011 4:13AM
Elton John, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'There's been a bit of a backlash with some bands coming out against their songs being performed on 'Glee.' And, of course, there are artists on both sides of the issue. Sir Elton John, though, doesn't understand what the problem is. On 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:35AM ET on NBC), he said it's a compliment.

"It's a compliment when someone records, or does one of your songs," he said. "It doesn't matter if it's a bad version, it's just a compliment."

And to those bands who are boycotting 'Glee'? "Lighten up you a*******," John said. "This is a compliment. It sends a positive message out. What the hell is wrong with you guys?"

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Gwyneth Paltrow Resolves 'Glee' / Kings of Leon Feud, January Jones Talks 'Mad Men' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 17th 2011 1:10PM
Gwyneth PaltrowThe Kings of Leon and Ryan Murphy have resolved their feud in the form of an unlikely peacemaker: Gwyneth Paltrow.

The actress, who starred in Murphy's 2006 film 'Running With Scissors,' took it upon herself to patch things up between the feuding parties -- via text message, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

After the band said they wouldn't license their music to 'Glee,' Murphy, uh, quoted the lyrics to the non-censored version of Cee Lo's 'Forget You.' The band insisted it often turns down such requests and it wasn't meant as an insult to the show, but drummer Nathan Followill got into a war of words with Murphy on Twitter.

According to THR's source, though, after Paltrow's intervention "it's all good now."

In other TV news ...

The 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' animated series is getting a whole hairier -- the most famous Wookie of all, Chewbacca, will appear in the show's season finale. "Rrrrrrrowwwwr," confirmed Chewie to the New York Times this morning when asked if the rumors were true. [NY Times]

January Jones thinks everyone should just chill out about 'Mad Men' because she's certain a new season will eventually be filmed. "People should relax," she said about speculation over the ongoing contract discussions that have stalled production on the yet-to-be-announced season 5. [Entertainment Weekly]

VH1 announced a star-packed lineup for the 15th season of its popular 'Storytellers' series. Kings of Leon will lead off the new season, which is set to premiere in May. Also getting episodes of their own are Death Cab for Cutie, Cee Lo Green, Maxwell, My Morning Jacket and Ray Lamontagne. [THR]

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'Glee' vs. Kings of Leon: Who Wins?

by Stephanie Earp, posted Jan 31st 2011 5:00PM

Last week Egypt erupted into revolution, and indie band Kings of Leon and 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy had a media fight. As much as I'd like to tell you how I feel about current events in Egypt, I am a pop culture and television writer, so instead we're gonna be talking about a bunch of overpaid, self-congratulatory boobs -- which I swear would be my description of anyone who resorts to fighting on Twitter.

But if you sense more than the usual amount of venom in my turns of phrase, I can't deny it and feel I should warn you: I am not a fan of either of these two entities, and if you don't think you can handle someone crowing about how stupid they are without resorting to death threats, you should click elsewhere.

And now, to recap -- let's look at how this developed:

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