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The Wicked truth is Idina Menzel wants to be on Glee

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 5th 2009 3:02PM
idina_menzel_cdCould it be that the cool show for guest appearances is going to be Glee? It well may be the case after Kristin Chenoweth's musical showstopper last October. Kristin's Tony-award winning costar from Wicked, Idina Menzel, wants to do Glee. How do we know? Her husband, Private Practice's Taye Diggs, confirmed it.

There's more to it than just that. Apparently the Glee fans -- Gleeks -- have noticed the remarkable resemblance between Idina and Lea Michele.

Why, she could be/play Lea's mother! They look alike and they are both big time Broadway belters. We've heard Lea's incredibly rendition of "Defying Gravity," the song that made Idina a star, on Glee, too.

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Kristin Chenoweth's Christmas movie and Promises, Promises, too

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 4th 2009 9:02AM
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Remember back in May when I wrote about Kristin Chenoweth making a Fa La La La La Lifetime TV movie for Christmas? Well, I did, and now the picture is upon us. The 12 Men of Christmas, premieres Saturday, December 5 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

So on Saturday night, instead of going to a holiday party or shopping for gifts, gather around the TV and watch Kristin as E.J. Baxter, a New York publicist who comes up with the idea of a hunk calendar using the men of Montana. She goes west to find her twelve Montana men, and -- wouldn't you know it? -- she falls in love with one of the guys. Josh Hopkins from Swingtown. How bad could that be?

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Kristin Chenoweth to return to Glee

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 27th 2009 10:33AM
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I didn't think we'd seen the last of boozy old gleester April Rhodes, and now it's official. Kristin Chenoweth is reprising her role on Glee for at least one more episode, to air in early 2010. Creator Ryan Murphy didn't divulge any more info about her role, so there's no telling if she'll spend her time getting Kurt drunk again, or if she actually learned a lesson from her last visit and found happiness in Branson.

What's interesting is that Chenoweth has made no secret about her desire to return to Glee, perhaps in a permanent capacity, so could this second visit be paving the way for a place in the cast? Again, Murphy is keeping mum, but what if it is true? Where would they put April Rhodes? Do you really want her to be a member of glee club? Would she help Will coach? Will she form a love square between Will, Terri and Emma? After all, he did have a monster crush on her in high school.

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Kristin Chenoweth gleeful about Glee...and would love to return

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 2nd 2009 9:00AM
kristin_chenowethDid you see Kristin Chenoweth on Glee the other night? Fully recovered from her migraine the night that she won the Emmy for Pushing Daisies, the prolific Kristin Chenoweth talked about the appearance on Glee -- including an interview with Nick the other day -- and she was enthusiastic about it.

She said it was a blast playing a character as wild as April Rhodes. She liked it so much, Kristin would like to make Glee a permanent thing. Or at least be asked back for future guest appearances.

She may get her wish. Kristin told TV Guide, "Ryan Murphy, the creator and genius behind Glee, has indicated that he'd love for April to come back some time. However, they are all working hard to figure out stories all the time. It'd be great for it to make sense for her to come back."

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Glee: The Rhodes Not Taken

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 1st 2009 4:44AM
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(S01E05) "Oh, Bambi, I cried so hard when they shot your mom." - A drunken Kurt to Emma


Ok, after hitting it out of the park since the debut (for me anyway), this episode sort of flatlined for me. At least, it didn't grab me as much as, say, last week's episode with the Beyonce song and the football team dancing on the field. I couldn't wait to get on here and right about that episode, but this week? Not so much. Maybe it's because there was not enough Kurt in this episode. Need.More.Kurt. Need more of Kurt saying lines like, "Glee Club has just been rocked with its first scandal..."

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Kristin Chenoweth on Glee and... The Dog Whisperer?

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 30th 2009 5:31PM
Kristin Chenoweth GleeFor someone who is, as she recently pointed out, unemployed, Kristin Chenoweth is popping up in some pleasant places on TV. She won an Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy for her work on the now-canceled Pushing Daisies, for which she seemed genuinely surprised in her acceptance speech. That's also when she made her plea to The Office and Mad Men and a couple of her other favorite shows, mentioning he current work status.

Tonight, Chenoweth, a veteran Broadway performer, appears on Glee as Will's old friend and former classmate whom he brings in to help give his crew a bit more edge. Chenoweth had to cancel a conference call interview with the press last week for health reasons, but I got a hold of her by e-mail.

How's your voice? I'd heard you weren't feeling well.

Thanks for asking! I've been trying my hardest to rest my voice... but it's tough! I'm taking a couple days off before my singing dates kick in to get it strong again, but overall, I'm feeling better!

Didn't take long to find employment, how did you hook up with Glee?

I'd worked with Ryan Murphy before on Running with Scissors and new he was a genius. So when he called and said he'd written a park for me in Glee, I was ecstatic!

What's your character, April Rhodes, like?

April Rhodes is a woman who was kind of "the deal" in glee club in high school. She is a little past her prime, but she still has a voice and Matthew Morrison's character gets her to come back and try to finish. She was unlike any other role I've played, so it was really fun for me!

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Kristin Chenoweth's Emmy night, the good and bad

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 22nd 2009 9:00AM
kristin_chenoweth_emmys_2009The good news is the Kristen Chenoweth won an Emmy Sunday night. But the bad news is the she was so ill backstage she needed to be checked out by paramedics. Here's what happened.

Early during the Primetime Emmys, when Kristin's name was announced for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, I don't know about you, but I let out a whoop! She won for Pushing Daisies, a show – as she pointed out in her tear-filled speech – was no longer on the air. At least one of the fine actors on that wonderful, fanciful show was recognized!

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So now Simon and Randy miss Paula

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 8th 2009 2:32PM
PAula_Randy_SimonOh sure, now that she's not there anymore, they miss her. Sounds like a familiar story, but this is American Idol. Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell are missing Paula Abdul at the judge's table. They're in the midst of the audition process, using guest judges like Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth, and Randy confessed that he's looked over for Paula during the process and wondered, "Where's my P?"

Simon, who seems to have a lexicon all his own, said that he misses Paula, too. But in his bizarre way with words, he compared the new Idol atmosphere as different, like "comparing a carrot to a banana."

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 4th 2009 9:00AM

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: Chuck, Desperate Housewives, Glee, Gossip Girl, Greek, Grey's Anatomy, House, NCIS, Private Practice, Scrubs, Smallville, Supernatural and The Mentalist. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Laura Linney Joins 'The C Word' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 28th 2009 12:00PM
Laura Linney The C WordLaura Linney has 'The C Word,' TNT renews 'Leverage,' 'American Idol' picks another guest judge and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Kristin Chenoweth on board as American Idol guest judge

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 27th 2009 10:04PM
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Could the departure of Paula Abdul from American Idol actually result in a revitalization and renewal of the Fox monster hit? I ask that question because in the past couple of days, guest judges have been announced to sit in Paula's place and I'm absolutely psyched by the choices. The other day it was How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris. Today, Pushing Daisies' Kristin Chenoweth has been snagged as an American Idol guest judge. She's currently filming auditions in Orlando, Florida.

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Kristin Chenoweth on Her Emmy Nomination, 'Glee' and 'Wicked' Movie Rumors

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 27th 2009 6:00AM
She's a triple threat, with roles on the big screen ('Four Christmases'), television ('The West Wing') and Broadway ('Wicked,' 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' -- for which she won a Tony award in 1999).

Now, Kristin Chenoweth is a two-time Emmy nominee, honored for her role of Olive Snook on the critically acclaimed -- but recently canceled -- series 'Pushing Daisies.' Where's Ned's magical touch when you need it?

But fans of the pint-sized beauty needn't worry: She's already booked many TV projects, including a Christmas telepic for Lifetime movie, a part on Fox's much-anticipated musical series 'Glee' and a just-confirmed guest spot on 'American Idol.'

Kristin recently chatted with AOL TV about her Emmy nomination, 'Pushing Daisies', 'Glee' ... and that elusive 'Wicked' movie. -- By Andy Scott.

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Give These TV Stars A Show Already!

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 12th 2009 5:00PM
Scott FoleyNews broke that Scott Foley of 'The Unit,' which was axed last May, will guest on an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order: SVU.'

It's a shame, though, that Foley isn't moving to a new show full-time, because we think he deserves another chance.

That got us thinking: What are some other TV stars in need of a comeback?

We took a look at some of the best canceled shows from last season ('Privileged!' 'Pushing Daisies!') and selected six stars we'd love to see land on new series. Check out our picks below.

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Christmas with Kristin Chenoweth

by Allison Waldman, posted May 28th 2009 9:37AM
Kristin Chenoweth in sunI know it's only May and hardly the time to start thinking of egg nog and holly and Ebenezer Scrooge or any of the other Christmas standbys, but forgive me if I let out a whoop of happiness about the news that Kristin Chenoweth will star in The Twelve Men of Christmas TV movie. The romantic comedy is slated to be part of the Fa La La La La Lifetime lineup (try saying that three times fast!), and while another holiday film doesn't usually make me gleeful, this one does.

Kristin Chenoweth is a gem. I'm still bereft that we'll probably never see her Olive Snook again because Pushing Daisies is gone unless there's a movie, and I was tiffed that the David E. Kelly NBC pilot Legally Mad was not picked up only because La Chenoweth was in it.

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NBC would rather pay a huge penalty than air Legally Mad

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2009 3:01PM
Kristin ChenowethIf there's a seven-figure penalty clause attached to your pilot if the network doesn't pick it up for series, how much does it have to suck ass if the net says, "Yeah, we'll pay the penalty rather than put that piece of crap on the air." That's what Warner Bros. is hearing as NBC has passed on Legally Mad.

This is David E. Kelley's much ballyhooed next legal drama starring Kristin Chenoweth and Loretta Devine. See that's good talent right there and still they'd rather pay millions than put it on the air? Damn!

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