The GLEE Cast Sings National Anthem at the World Series Game

The talented cast of Glee performs the USA National Anthem live at the World Series 2009 Game 3 in the Citizens Bank Park on October 31, 2009.
Amber Riley (Mercedes) singing  lead is accompanied by the  rest of the cast who make up the high school Glee Club students. Joining Riley (front and center in the clip) are (L-R): Jenna Ushowitz (Tina), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Lea Michelle (Rachel), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Cory Monteith, (Finn), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Kevin McHale (Arty).
Glee airs Wednesday nights on Fox. View full episodes of the show at Fox.com/Glee

Mary J Blige, ‘Glee’s’ Lea Michelle and Sara Evans to appear at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

Lea Michelle (center on stairs) will appear at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference. Glee cast pictured (L-R): Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale (seated), Amber Riley, Lea Michele (center), Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith.(Photo: FOX/Matthias Clamer)

Lea Michelle (center on stairs) will appear at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference. Glee cast pictured (L-R): Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale (seated), Amber Riley, Lea Michele (center), Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith.(Photo: FOX/Matthias Clamer)

The 8th annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference will be held on October 29-30 in Beverly Hills.  The most highly anticipated panels at the event this year will be for the TV show “Glee”, the movie “Twilight:New Moon”, the Sara Evans and SOAPnet panel and Mary J. Blige’s keynote panel.

The Glee panel will be called BACKBEAT: THE ANATOMY OF A TV SHOW- Fox’s “Glee”
A look behind-the-scenes at how “Glee” uses music — from on screen in synchs to the soundtrack for stores. Adam Anders (Glee music producer) and Grammy winner Lea Michelle who plays Rachel on the show will be just a few who will be on the panel.

The “New Moon” panel will feature a discussion called SOUNDTRACK CASE STUDY:”THE TWILIGHT SAGA:NEW MOON”. The masterminds behind the 2.1 million-selling soundtrack to “Twilight” discuss how they selected the bands and songs to appear on the soundtrack to film’s sequel, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Paul Katz, music consultant of Summit Entertainment will be one of the speakers on the panel.

Day 1 Keynote Speaker will be country singer Sara Evans — Multiple-platinum selling and award-winning country artist Sara Evans talks about her deal with ABC Daytime and SOAPnet for promotion, placement and tour sponsorship.

Day 2 Keynote Speaker will be R&B legend, Mary J. Blige.  –R&B legend Mary J. Blige discusses her career and  contributions to film and TV music, including a preview of the song she wrote  for Lionsgate’s “PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY  SAPPHIRE.” The film, directed by “Monster’s Ball” producer Lee Daniels  and adapted for the screen by Geoffrey Fletcher, stars Mo’Nique, Paula Patton,  Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introduces Gabourey Sidibe.  PRECIOUS will be in theaters  beginning on November 6, 2009. Blige’s next album will be released this fall.

For more information and tickets: Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

‘Glee’ Picked Up For A Full Season

Cast of Glee: Pictured back row L-R: Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron,  Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Mark Salling, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley. Front row L-R: Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jayma Mays and Cory Monteith. (Photo: Joe Viles/FOX)

Cast of Glee: Pictured back row L-R: Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Mark Salling, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley. Front row L-R: Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jayma Mays and Cory Monteith. (Photo: Joe Viles/FOX)

After airing only two episodes this season,”The Hollywood Reporter” is reporting that Fox has picked up the series Glee. The show about a group of misfits in a high school glee club,has received a full season order by the network. “The response we’ve received to Glee has been remarkable,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told The Reporter. “It’s already got the makings of a cultural phenomenon. I’ve seen all 13 episodes, and Ryan Murphy, his team and the talented Glee cast have knocked our socks off with their incredible work. We’re happy to pick up this gem of a show, and can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the rest of the season.”

The second episode of Glee entitled “Showmance” was well  received by a standing room only crowd at this years Comic-Con convention in San Diego. The series doesn’t appear to be loosing it’s steam after it impressive debut last May after the American Idol Season 8 Finale.

Glee airs Wednesdays on Fox.

Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates and Moves up Glee

Glee_logoFox has moved up the premiere date of Glee to Sept. 9, where it will follow the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance, in addition to other changes to its fall lineup. Glee, the highly anticipated new series, had a 2nd episode sneak peek at this year’s Comic-Con.

Fox also released a music video from Glee to promote the upcoming season. It features Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) as she sings her version of Jazmine Sullivan’s “Bust Ya Windows” to Hulu. Check it out: BUST YA WINDOWS

For more behind the scenes footage and videos: GLEE

The new Fox schedule is as follows (season premieres are in bold):

Wednesday, Sept. 9
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          GLEE

Friday, Sept. 11
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? (all-new episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          GLEE (premiere encore)

Saturday, Sept. 12
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT            COPS
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT            COPS (all-new episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          AMERICA’S MOST WANTED

Thursday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            BONES
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          FRINGE

Friday, Sept. 18
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? (season finale)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          GLEE (encore)

Monday, Sept. 21
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          HOUSE (two-hour season premiere)

Friday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            BROTHERS (one-hour series premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT       DOLLHOUSE

Sunday, Sept. 27
7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT            BROTHERS (encore)
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT            THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT            THE CLEVELAND SHOW (series premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT            FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT          AMERICAN DAD

Monday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT            HOUSE (all-new episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          LIE TO ME

Friday, Oct. 2
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT            BROTHERS (time-period premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT            ‘TIL DEATH
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT          DOLLHOUSE (all-new episode)

Saturday, Nov. 7
11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT   THE WANDA SYKES SHOW (series premiere)

Johnny Depp, Chris Daughtry Surpised Guests At Comic-con

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp Photo: AP

Johnny Depp surprised fans at the Disney 3-D panel by joining director Tim Burton at the end of his “Alice in Wonderland” presentation. Other surprise guests throughout the 4 day event, were Chris Daughtry and Dominic Monaghan. A former LOST star, Monaghan, will be joining the cast of ABC’s highly anticipated new show, Flash Forward and showed up as a surprise guest towards the end of the panel.

Chris Daughtry, whose band Daughtry currently has the number 1 album in the country, walked around the event incognito before playing the Wrath of Khan event party at The Hard Rock Hotel later in the evening.

The final numbers aren’t out yet, but thanks to panels and autograph sessions for “Twilight:New Moon”, Heroes and Glee, the event might have set a new record for the number of girls attending. Many were camped out as early for the Wednesday night and Thursday events.

Next years Comic-Con is slated for July 22-25, 2010.


Glee Promo and Cast Panel At Outfest

Fox has released a new promo with clips from Episode 2 and from the new season. If response to the pilot episode is any indication, Glee is on it’s way to becoming a breakout hit.  Check out a review of the 2nd episode and an account of the Cast Panel at Outfest 2009. Glee Panel

The new season of Glee starts on September 9th.

Preview: Glee Spoilers and New Season Tidbits


Glee Cast Photo: FOX

Outfest screened the second episode of Glee today. From Ryan Murphy, the creator of Nip/Tuck and Popular, comes FOX’s GLEE, a one-hour musical comedy that follows an optimistic high school teacher as he tries to transform the Glee Club and inspire a group of ragtag performers to make it to the biggest competition of all: Nationals. They screened an upcoming episode and had a Q&A with Showrunner/ Exec Producer Dante Di Loreto, Co-creator/Writer Ian Brennan, Exec Producer Brad Falchuk and cast members Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and moderator Ari Karpel (journalist and Outfest Board Member). The second episode shows The Glee member preparing to do a song for the school to recruit members to the club since they only have 6 members. One of the members decided to change the routine with out Mr. Schuester’s knowledge and all trouble break’s loose. You also see the latest development between Rachel and Finn and Mr.Schuester and his wife.

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Here are a few upcoming spoilers and tidbits from the cast and producers:

Kurt will come out in a episode.

Lea will sing a Barbra Streisand song in an episode.

There will be a smack down episode will Will versus Jane.

There will be an episode called ‘Wheels” with everyone doing a number in wheelchairs.

Upcoming guest starts Eve, Josh Gorban, Victor Garber and Kristen Chenoweth.

Sue has a big surprise.

Review of Episode 2 coming soon.

(Reporting by Belinda Thomas)