Of Glee I Sing


Neil Patrick Harris’s ‘Glee’ character will be ‘mean’
February 25, 2010, 1:46 pm
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E! Online’s Watch with Kristin brings us an update on the role that Neil Patrick Harris will be playing when he guest stars on Glee later this season.

This is what I’m hearing from Glee sources about Neil Patrick Harris‘ guest spot, which has been rumored for weeks but is now very much a done deal. In fact, as I type this to you, the script for Neil’s awesome episode is being written—yee!—and one Fox insider tells me: “The fans will love it.” So what will Neil play? Here’s what I’m hearing:

Hold on to your track pants, Sue Sylvester! ‘Cause one solid Glee insider tells me that Neil is playing a character who is “really funny and really mean.” I’m told he will be “much more of the Dr. Horrible variety than Doogie Howser, M.D.”

Legend…ary!

So it seems Glee‘s writers are smartly honing in on their comedy sweet spot: deliciously devious characters who can deliver those breathtaking LOL one-line zingers. (See: Jane Lynch, and now Molly Shannon, who is rumored to be playing an enemy to Sue.)

So where does Neil’s guest spot now stand? “When the news first broke that Neil was coming on,” one Fox insider says, “it really wasn’t happening at that point and nothing was written. But things changed fast, as they do.”

That said, we’ll know more details when the ink on Neil’s ep has dried. But the good news is that the ink has definitely dried on his contract, and we’ll get the great flavors of NPH and Glee together in very late spring.

Read more here.



Jane Lynch discusses Sue Sylvester and Olivia Newton John
February 24, 2010, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Guest Stars, Jane Lynch, Ryan Murphy

Did you know that Sue Sylvester wasn’t even a character in the first draft of the Glee pilot?  Did you know Jane Lynch as Sue will be singing “Let’s Get Physical” in an upcoming episode with Olivia Newton John? These and other fun tidbits are available in this video interview with Jane, by Korbi at Zap2It. Watch the whole thing here!

I think that Jane Lynch is pure brilliance.



Scott Porter talks about turning down Glee role
February 23, 2010, 7:13 pm
Filed under: Guest Stars, Mentions, Ryan Murphy

You probably recognize Scott from Friday Night Lights, but he got his start off-Broadway in Altar Boyz and was also a member of Hugh Grant’s 80s pop band in Music and Lyrics. And it seems that Scott was approached to audition for Glee way back when to be a series regular.  While he has the TV and musical background, he turned it down because he thought he was too old and now he is regretting that decision. Here is what he told Parade.

He could have stayed in high school.
“Oh man, I really want to kick myself in the face for Glee because I kind of did the stupid actor thing where you go, ‘Okay, I’m at a certain point in my life now where I only want to play this guy or that guy.’ When Glee was casting, I thought, ‘I’m too old to be a student. I need to stop playing high-school kids.’ Then it came out and Ryan Murphy was like, ‘We’ve got a bunch of adults playing kids, but we don’t care, that’s our show.’ Cory Monteith is X amount of years old and he’s playing a high schooler. So I was like, ‘Dang it, I should have gone for it.'”

Ain’t too proud to beg for another chance.
“Now I’m, like, at the back door knocking, ‘Can I please come in and play on the Glee set because I beat box, I sing, I dance.’ If music’s gonna be involved, that’s my thing. I got my start in the Off-Broadway cast of Altar Boyz, so I’m like pitching ideas daily to Glee. I think it’s such a unique show. God, I love it. So there you have my regrets. I’ve laid them out on the table.”

Read the rest here.

I would love if they could find even a guest role for Scott. I want to see what he’s made of!  See Scott in Dear John and Caprica.



Candids from the Glee set

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I love this group of candids from the Paramount lot where Glee is filmed. These guys look like they even enjoy all the downtime between filming. I put this as my header photo because I amr eally excited about seeing Jonathan Groff guest as the star of Vocal Adrenaline and (potentially) a love interest for Rachel. This reunites Rachel and Jonathan from their Spring Awakening days when they played lovers on stage. And his voice is like honey… See all of the photos after the jump (and a few might be considered rather SPOILERy). Continue reading



Jennier Lopez talks about giving ‘Glee’ her music catalog
February 14, 2010, 3:15 am
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The Show Girl talked with Jennifer Lopez about a possible appearance on Glee, and about allowing the show to have full access to her catalog.  See her part of the interview at about 2:32.

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Molly Shannon cast in recurring role
February 10, 2010, 6:27 pm
Filed under: Guest Stars, Spoilers

Saturday Night Live fans will be excited to learn that Molly Shannon has been cast in a recurring role on Glee.  Here is the dish from E!’s Michael Ausiello (and it’s a bit SPOILERy, so don’t read it if you don’t want to know).

Has Sue Sylvester finally met her match? Hint: Hell yes she has!

In yet another triumph for the casting gurus over at Glee, sources confirm to me exclusively that SNL vet Molly Shannon is joining the ensemble as a nemesis to Jane Lynch’s Sue.

Wait, it gets better.

Her character, Brenda Castle, is described as the busty 45-year old new astronomy teacher and badminton coach at McKinley high-school who is both an alcoholic and a pill-popper.

“She becomes Sue’s enemy,” says a Glee insider.

The role is recurring and Shannon’s first episode is slated to air in May.



The latest Glee scoop from ‘Ask Ausiello’
February 4, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Guest Stars, Mentions, Spoilers

In this week’s column, Michael Ausiello answers a couple of Glee-related questions.

Question: Ausiello, I really need some Glee scoop. —Lucio
Ausiello:
If you liked last fall’s “Wheels” installment, then rumor has it you’re going to love the third episode back. And by love I mean cry like a teething baby that’s just been dropped on its head. It’s probably no coincidence that both episodes share the same Emmy-winning director: Paris Barclay.

Question: Any updates on Neil Patrick Harris’ Glee appearance? Is it definitely happening? —Evan
Ausiello:
While there’s nothing official to report yet, a major — and perhaps final — hurdle has been cleared: CBS has signed off on the deal.

Read the rest of his column here.