The countdown to "Coven" is on! In just two days, we'll all be transported to a witchy wonderland via the third season of "American Horror Story"—and this weekend, Hollywood got a head start on their horrorshow with a big, fancy premiere for the cast, crew and celebrity fans alike. The usual suspects were all there, including Taissa Farmiga, Sarah Paulson, and the series' resident heartthrob Evan Peters accompanied by his co-star and ladyfriend Emma Roberts, but there was also a bonus show by a bunch of "Glee" cast members who came to support showrunner Ryan Murphy.
Among the McKinley High students who stayed out past curfew to celebrate "AHS": Jenna Ushkowitz, who looked very demure in a simple black dress...until she turned around and showed off a decidedly daring back. Magic!
Gleeks, here's something to hold you over until the Fox song-and-dance series returns in the fall: Star Jenna Ushkowitz has penned a book, and it's out today!
"Choosing Glee: 10 Rules to Finding Inspiration, Happiness, and the Real You" is a scrapbook of sorts in which Jenna shares anecdotes, photos and keepsakes from her life to inspire readers to find their true self.
So if you've ever wondered how Jenna keeps a constant smile on her face, you might want to pick up a copy of "Choosing Glee"!
Let's join "Glee" actress Jenna Ushkowitz in wishing "Vampire Diaries" actor Michael Trevino the very happiest of birthdays! The hunky wolfman turns the ripe old age of 28 today.
We have no idea what Michael has planned for his birthday, but we have a feeling he'll be spending it with a cute, singing-and-dancing sweetie. Have a great one, Michael!
by Melissa Albert
It proves hard for "Glee" to justify a second Britney Spears tribute episode, especially one that relies so much on mash-ups. But we'll never argue with a Brittany S. Pierce episode, even though our repeated prayers to see Mr. Figgins performing "I’m a Slave 4 U" have once again gone unanswered.
The weak setup for this Spears ep isn’t dental drugs, but Brittany’s sad mood: Santana’s too busy at college to scissor-Skype, Sue’s unimpressed with the Cheerios' performance of Spears' "Hold it Against Me," and Brittany’s attempts at doing a voiceover continually fail.
Worst of all, she gets kicked out of the Cheerios, because you can only complete your homework in crayon for so long before someone notices you’re not fulfilling the academic requirements. Depressed, she trades in her cheer uniform for a "Grandma at the Mall of America" ensemble, inspiring “qualified” “counselor” Emma Pillsbury to step in. She and Schue decide that what Brittany needs is another Spears week.
by Melissa Albert
Just when "Glee" was starting to spin its wheels with one too many countdowns to regionals/sectionals/nationals, Kate Hudson showed up and put Rachel Berry on her list.
It's a long way to fall from being top dog of Lima, Ohio’s No. 1 glee club, and Rachel's feeling the pain in the season premiere's opening scene, as she's singled out for abuse by Cassie, her frightening dance teacher at NYADA. We kind of love Kate Hudson as Cassie, and we're psyched to see whether the indestructible Berry will ever win her over.
Between her sexually overactive roommate, the teacher who has it in for her and two months of radio silence from Finn, Rachel’s New York life has so far failed to unfold like a Streisand movie. But she does meet-cute with buff NYADA upperclassman Brody, whom she bonds with over their complex moisturizing rituals and powerful egos. "In case you’re wondering, which you were," he says as he walks away in nothing but a towel, "I’m straight."
We mostly rely on the cast of "Glee" to give us (heh) aural pleasure, but last night's season four premiere party offered up a lot of lovely things to look at too! The girls and guys of McKinley High walked their red carpet in a range of styles as diverse as they are, with looks that ranged from fun to funky to fabulously glam.
In that last category: Lea Michele, who was the most formal of the bunch in a long-sleeved, floor-length gown with a deep V neckline and lace-lined cutouts on the bodice and back—further evidence that the gothic look is a big thing this fall. And Lea enjoyed a high-contrast embrace with Kate Hudson, who traded her usual casual glamour for '80s-inspired menswear: a boxy white jacket with black lapels, white tuxedo pants with a black stripe and a pretty camisole that softened the look with lace.
Gleeks still have more than a week to wait until the fourth-season premiere of their favorite song-and-dance series, but the network is already making good with sneak peeks from the second episode titled "Britney 2.0," which, if you haven't guessed already, is the show's second Britney Spears tribute.
Though we consider ourselves a non-violent blog, we have to admit TWO REALLY BIG GUNS caught our attention amongst the slew of new stills. Yep, here's Brody (played by "Glee" newbie Dean Geyer) looking all kinds of lovely in a bicep-baring tank top. More of this, Ryan Murphy! More of this! Oh, yeah, here's Rachel Berry too, whom Brody partners with during a dance number at NYADA.
by Ashleigh Schmitz
Right now we're being spoiled by "Glee" season four news. Between yesterday's casting scoop (Puck's half-brother! A new love interest for Rachel?) and this tweet from Jenna Ushkowitz on the first day of filming, we're almost all Gleeked out.
Jenna posted the pic of herself with Kevin McHale (Artie) and Vanessa Lengies (Sugar) on their first day of senior year. "We rule the school...hopefully," Kevin told our own Josh Horowitz at Comic-Con.
With New Directions stars Rachel, Finn and Kurt gradated and headed into the real world, it's time for incoming seniors Artie, Tina and Blaine to truly take center stage. Or so they hope. "We're seniors now, "Glee" star Kevin McHale enthused during MTV News' Comic-Con live stream. "We rule the school... Hopefully."
Kevin, along with co-stars Jenna Ushkowitz and Darren Criss, sat down with our own Josh Horowitz to jabber a bit about their musical series' upcoming fourth season, which finds some characters headed to New York and some staying put in Lima, Ohio. But what exactly will this brave new world look like?
"It's definitely a new structure in a way, but it's still the same old 'Glee' because you still have the choir room," Kevin said. "It's just in addition you're going to have all the kids who graduated and you're going to see New York a lot and all that going on."
Crying? Who us? No, we're not crying. We just have something in our eye. And yes, maybe that something happens to be scenes from the "Glee" season finale. With the show's central characters graduating, the episode boasted a lot of flashbacks and some interesting surprises.
Mr. Schue reminisced as he headed down the McKinley High hallway in slow motion—something each graduating senior ended up doing throughout the episode. Upon his arrival to the choir room the original five glee club members—Rachel, Kurt, Artie, Tina and Mercedes—were singing "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," jump-starting the nostalgia train.
Mr. Schue announced the week's assignment: goodbye. The remaining New Directions kids needed to sing the seniors off and the seniors needed to sing a song to those they're leaving behind.