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‘Glee’ Recap: 100th Episode Reunites Original Cast Members, Brings Back Gwyneth Paltrow

Keep Holding On
It’s been five years since the premiere of the first episode of Glee and lo and behold, the series has reached an impressive benchmark, airing the 100th episode Tuesday (March 18) night. A number of familiar faces returned to the place where it all began, Lima, Ohio’s McKinley High, continuing with the theme of the long goodbye we’re all anticipating when the show leaves its original setting and finally relocates to New York City for good.

But before that can happen, there’s one last assignment for New Directions: Take a song they’ve performed in the past and give it an overhaul while the gang’s all here. More »

‘Glee’ Recap: New Directions Head To Nationals, Remember Finn In “City Of Angels”

New Directions Take A Bow
Not since last fall’s “The Quarterback” has Glee delivered such a bittersweet storyline acknowledging the passing of Cory Monteith. In “City Of Angels,” an episode meant to prepare viewers for the series’ oncoming permanent move to New York, the kids take a trip to Los Angeles for nationals, remember Finn and by the end, the fate of McKinley High’s glee club has officially been sealed. More »

‘Glee’ Cast Covers Boston’s “More Than A Feeling”: Listen

We recently heard temporary Queen front man Adam Lambert belt out The Darkness“I Believe In A Thing Called Love” for Glee, and now we can hear the cast’s rendition of Boston‘s “More Than A Feeling.” The 1976 anthem is perfectly suited for the show, with all those wails and the backing vocals on the refrain and, ya know, all that talk about “feeling.”

The song will appear on the March 11 episode, which will skew toward some classic tracks like U2‘s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and Neil Diamond‘s “America,” with OneRepublic‘s “Counting Stars” thrown in for some modern flair. And then, of course, next week is part one of the show’s 100th episode, which will feature over a dozen songs over the two halves.

The song was premiered at Billboard, and you can hear it below. More »

‘Glee’ Recap: The Gang All Fight, Kiss & Make Up (Plus Demi Lovato Returns) in “Trio”

Hold On For One More Day
The seniors at McKinley High are already getting sentimental for their impending graduation. (We seriously don’t think Tina’s fully prepared for this emotional roller coaster. It’s Season 5 — has she looked into therapy yet?)  Between their nostalgia and the bickering between former roommates Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera), tensions are running pretty high this episode. More »

Lea Michele’s ‘Louder’: Album Review

It’s an arguable gift and a curse when an artist readies a new album following life-changing events. While on one hand everyone is tuned in, there’s almost a forced requirement to address said situation on record, whether good or bad. For an artist-slash-actor like Lea Michele, her solo debut album Louder (out today, ), would have served an entirely different function prior to 2013. The breakout star of Glee was geared for greatness the moment she entered the halls of William McKinley High School. However, she is now left with the unfortunate task of using her first project as a means to either vent or discuss the passing of her love, Cory Monteith. As she makes the inevitable move from Rachel Berryto Lea Michele on her new album, fans are left searching for clues that Michele has made gracefully transparent. More »

‘Glee’ Recap: The Best And The Worst Of Frenemies

Things Get Complicated For Rachel & Santana
After several weeks on hiatus, the Glee kids return with an episode title that lets you know pretty succinctly what the theme is going to be: “Frenemies.” Over the course of an hour, old friendships crumble and new ones are forged while certain pals with complicated relationships rediscover the simplicity of just being good friends who support one another.

Side note: It’s a relief to see the show return (at least this week) to the days of using songs that fit with the actual story line, rather than ones that are simply popular on the charts at the moment. And, clearly, the more recently-added characters are being phased out ahead of the series’ big move to the Big Apple in March. More »

‘Glee’ 100th Episode Song List, Plans For The Show’s Permanent Move To New York Revealed

Following a two-and-a-half-month winter hiatus, Glee returns tonight (February 25) for new episode “Frenemies,” which will find, among other things, Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera) spatting over the latter landing an understudy gig in Funny Girl and Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Elliott (Adam Lambert) covering The Darkness“I Believe In A Thing Called Love.” Looking ahead, the cast members, both current and past, got together in January to shoot the series’ 100th episode, which is set to air in two parts on March 18 and March 25. Another big reveal that happened last month: The show’s location will be moving permanently to New York. In other words, goodbye, Lima, Ohio.

So how will it all go down? According to Entertainment Weekly, Lea Michele stated that Manhattan will be the full time location for Glee by end of the March 25 episode. Sam (Chord Overstreet), Artie (Kevin McHale), Blaine (Darren Criss) and — surprise! — Mercedes (Amber Riley) will feature, in addition to Rachel, Santana and Kurt, in future episodes after that. More »

Adam Lambert To Cover The Darkness On ‘Glee’: Listen

Adam Lambert has already covered (and fronted) Queen, so it’s only fitting that he is now covering tongue-in-cheek, Queen-influenced hair metal revival group The Darkness. Quite frankly, we can’t believe it has taken this long, but finally the triforce of theatrical, throaty rock wailing will be complete in this week’s “Frenemies” episode of Glee. (We also can’t believe it’s taken this long for a Glee ep to be called “Frenemies.”)

Lambo and Chris Colfer will be taking on The Darkness’ 2003 hit “I Believe In A Thing Called Love,” and the number takes place in a guitar shop, which is conveniently outfitted with a stripper pole, as you’ll see in the sneak peek after the audio below. More »

Lady Gaga, Tegan And Sara, Goldfrapp, Vampire Weekend Nominated For GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD ALL OVER
All those up for statues at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, and altogether 93 nominees made the cut. The gay media-monitoring organization stages the annual event to honor outstanding representations of the LGBT community in areas of music, movies, TV, and web and print journalism.

In the Outstanding Music Artist category, gay rights advocate Lady Gaga and her troubled (though apparently back-on-track) album ARTPOP are up against releases by Tegan And Sara (Heartthrob), Elton John (The Diving Board), Goldfrapp (Tales Of Us) and Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires Of The City). Personally, it would be great to see Goldfrapp win here for the duo’s rich, orchestral sixth studio LP. More »

Naya Rivera Covers ‘Cosmopolitan Latinas’, Talks Stripper Poles & Sex With Big Sean

Recently-engaged Naya Rivera covers the spring issue of Cosmopolitan Latinas, where she chit-chats about making babies (someday) with fiance Big Sean, installing a stripper pole in the couple’s home and, well, this gem: “We have sex in public. We have sex everywhere!”

When she and the “Dance (A$$)” rapper are not putting on a display for all within eyesight and earshot to revel in, Naya is, of course, shooting Glee, which returns to Fox after a winter hiatus on February 25 and will also soon celebrate its 100th episode. But, yeah — back to the sex: “Latinas are really great nurturers who are great to our men; we love hard and we love to cook,” Rivera says in Cosmo Latinas. Sounds like Big Sean isn’t starved for anything.

Catch a couple of photos from Naya’s Cosmo shoot below. More »