Glee: The 3D Concert Movie didn’t get the numbers everyone was hoping for at the box office. It only took in $5.7 Million during its opening weekend, which may indicate the Glee franchise is fading.
The movie cost roughly $9 Million to produce, according to Rolling Stone. The movie is a documentary of the TV show’s cast going on their summer arena tour.
It’s not a mystery why this film flopped.
USA Today explains that Ryan Murphy has confirmed Jane’s scenes were left on the cutting room floor. However ,Murphy explained “We’re doing another version in a couple of weeks on DVD. Jane will be on that. We’ll do it that way.”
Ah well. At least Gleek fans will get to see Sue Sylvester in the DVD version.
Glee has been a huge hit for FOX, so it’s rational that they would want to keep capitalizing on the show. However, how do you keep the characters relevant to the show after they are too old for highschool? You make a spinoff.
Show creator Ryan Murphy has expressed interest in following the characters after they graduate. Ryan had a concept which would involve Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, but all the actors claim that they aren’t leaving the show after season three.
“In March, [executive producer] Brad Falchuk and I started talking to all three of those actors about it because you can’t make people do spinoffs,” Ryan explained. “At the time, all three of them expressed interest,” he told DeadlineHollywood.
Then on July 13 it was announced that the three cast members would be graduating. Ryan went on the defense.
“For any of those actors to say, ‘I found out that I was fired off the show from Twitter,’ is absolutely 100% not true,” Ryan told Deadline. “We were going to do a spin-off where the three of them were going to go on. They all knew what was happening, they all had approved it, they all said they wanted to do it.”
Right now the show spinoff is up in the air, but Ryan suggested the concept would follow these characters to New York City as they attend Julliard.
Do you think a spinoff would work? Or should we just let them graduate and forget about them?
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Apparently Glee will no longer feature celebrity guests, and there will be less singing moving forward (but isn’t that the appeal of the show?)
In an interview with Celebuzz, Charice said:
“It was a great experience. Especially when we did the season finale, because it was my birthday when we shot the finale episode. It was a great experience working with them – all the cast, the crew, everybody. I just miss them because they’re like family now,” Charice said.
Good luck to Charice. We think fondly of her, and we were extremely impressed when we spoke to her last year.
The ‘Glee’ spin-off singing competition, ‘The Glee Project,’ has bombed in the ratings, reports Canoe Jam.
The premiere of the Oxygen talent competition reportedly only received 455,000 viewers Sunday. Ouch.
To give the show some slack, it was up against the final NBA championship game as well as the Tony Awards, so no wonder it didn’t do fantastic.
Still, executives are disappointed. Considering the success of ‘Glee,’ they were anticipating the show to open big. I mean, since there’s ‘Glee’ pencils, backpacks, candy, concerts – everything – you’d think the show would be semi-successful.
Jason Klarman, president of Oxygen Media, still believes in the show’s future though.
“We couldn’t be more proud of this critically acclaimed, first of its kind series that I — and this company — believe in 200 percent,” said Klarman in a statement.
I think one ‘Glee’ related show is enough for me, and I think the rest of the world agrees. I see why the network thought it was a good idea, though, but apparently it wasn’t so.
As the first note of “Don’t Stop Believing” echoed throughout the Air Canada Centre at 9:00 p.m. on June 12, 2011, in Toronto, Ont., the crowd of Gleeks, young and old alike let themselves get lost in the music, letting out a unanimous shriek of delight. Red foam loser finger at the ready, everyone began dancing as Corey Monteith and Lea Michele kicked of what would be one hour and twenty five minutes of Glee heaven, full of songbirds, ballads, and duets…I mean, duvets – according to Britney S. Pierce, anyway.
Throughout every song, the vocals of each cast member were flawless – it is next to impossible to single out any of them as the greatest performer of the night. What was most impressive was how many songs they fit into such a short amount of time! They covered most of the favourites – although I would have liked a song or two from Wicked, but you can’t be too picky! – paying homage to all the little details from the show that the fans hold so dear to their hearts, from the costumes, the classroom, and the dance moves, right down to good ol’ “Trouty Mouth”.
Although Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch were not there in person, their lack of attendance was made up by a series of videos the two filmed beforehand, where they are talking to the audience or the cast themselves, giving advice or just being plain ol’ Sue Sylvester and getting the Cheerios to hand out barf bags to the audience before the concert started.
It was especially nice to see the cast being so interactive with the audience. There was a little stage set up at the other end of the floor section, and the cast switched back and forth regularly from there to the main stage so everyone had a good view. As well, they would walk through the audience to get from one stage to another, singing into peoples cameras and shaking hands as they went along.
The Warblers got their time to shine as well, with a three-song set in the middle of the show. Heather Morris, a.k.a. Britney, even hit on “Blaine Warbler”, asking him to make out with her in front of the whole audience, and was answered by a charming and sassy Chris Colfer with a, “Britney, are you flirting with my man in Toronto?!” Chris, a-la Kurt Hummel, then went on to make a “deep proposal” to Blaine in honour of Lake Ontario being the deepest of the Great Lakes, asking him to join the Glee club – which Darren Criss then did, for all the encore songs that New Directions sang.
Over all, the concert was extremely entertaining and mistake free aside from the one time Chris dropped his microphone in the middle of a song. Heather did Britney Spears justice by giving a performance that made the audience second guess if they weren’t actually watching Britney Spears on stage right then and there. When Amber Riley sang “Ain’t No Way,” her flawless vocals that rang through the darkness, a single spotlight only on her, were accompanied by the constant camera flashes all around the arena as if a hundred fireflies were circling her, making the performance truly magical. And when Ashley Fink as Lauren Zizes told Mark Salling (Noah “Puck” Puckerman) to “Get over here,” during “Fat Bottomed Girls,” every girl in the audience wished they were her.
While being as unbiased as possible, I have to say that this was one of the greatest concerts I have been to, vocally and entertainment-wise – the only criticism I have was that it ended way too soon after it began. I give it a four and a half stars out of five – good job Glee club!
‘Glee’ star Chris Colfer has just penned a book deal, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The singer and actor has signed a two-book deal with ‘Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.’
Colfer will release two books, the first being an adventure novel touching on classic fairy tales, and the unrevealed second coming later. The first book, ‘The Land of Stories,’ is set to hit stores in summer 2012.
The star has previous experience as a writer, even writing the scripts for a Disney Channel pilot and the movie ‘Struck by Lightning.’
“When I was ten years old, I promised myself that if I ever had the opportunity to write this book, I would jump at the chance,” Colfer says. “This book has been at the core of my imagination for a long time and I’m excited and nervous to share it.”
I think this is a very smart career move. ‘Glee’ won’t last forever, so he needs to branch out. It is smart, though, to do children’s books, as that is his key demographic from ‘Glee.’ Smart businessman!
Columbia Records likes Naya Rivera on ‘Glee,’ so much that the 24 year old has grabbed a record deal, according to EW.com.
It’s not surprising as Rivera has demonstrated her vocal range, covering BBA to Amy Winehouse. But there’s no word yet on the musical style she’ll aim for when she enters the studio for her debut album.
Understandably, this is a dream come true for Rivera, who said in an interview, ”I would love to release my own album someday….I can die happy when that happens.”
The award show, which is hosted by celebrity blogger extraordinaire Perez Hilton, will select winners from the ‘Glee’ cast based on performances throughout the hit TV series.
Co-hosting will be Glee’s very own Josh Sussman, otherwise known as ‘Jew-Fro’ on the show. Expect categories such as ‘Best Original Song,’ ‘Best Medley,’ and ‘Album Of The Season.’
Guest-starring performers will also have the chance to be honoured in the category ‘Best Guest Performance,’ where John Stamos and Gwyneth Paltrow are both nominated. Lets hope Paltrow doesn’t walk away with any awards – we don’t want her singing ego to get any bigger.
Fox is reportedly aiming for Glee’s Jane Lynch to host this year’s ‘Primetime Emmy Awards,’ reports Deadline.
After ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star Neil Patrick Harris received rave reviews as Emmy host last year, Fox is apparently keen on hiring a major television star to host once again.
Under the recently signed new eight-year deal between the Big 4 broadcast networks and the TV Academy, the Emmy Awards will air on Fox this September, with Mark Burnett executive producing.
With Lynch’s background as an actress, comedian and singer, she not only emerged as a top choice for the hosting gig but seems like a perfect choice. Other Fox personalities that reportedly had been considered include ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane, but he would probably cause the network too much stress in censoring everything he says.
Another choice Fox is considering is Ryan Seacrest, who has hosted in the past. But with ‘American Idol,’ on an all-time high, it may be Seacrest overload.
I think Lynch is the perfect choice. She’s current, she knows what she’s talking about, and she’s funny. Done deal.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s record deal plans have “fizzled out,” reports Contract Music.
The 38-year-old actress began her foray into music by playing the troubled country singer in the film ‘Country Strong,’ then going on to do more singing on several guest spots on ‘Glee.’
But Atlantic Records, who originally were interested in Paltrow, are now said to have cooled their interest in getting her to record for them.
A source says “Atlantic bosses were very interested, and [Atlantic owner] Lyor Cohen was very supportive. But then the talks halted and the deal fizzled out. There was a rumour that Paltrow wanted $1 million to sign, but that is a ridiculous figure. Atlantic is still interested in signing her.”
It is believed Gwyneth is currently focusing on her acting career and promoting her new cook book, but her spokesperson insists she hasn’t ruled out making a record. The representative said: “Atlantic was not the only company pursuing her, and she still has not decided if she wants to record an album. It is still something she is considering.”
Paltrow also performed at the Oscars, and duetted with Cee Lo Green at the Grammy Awards on his hit ‘Forget You.’
We can all breath a sign of relief – Paltrow’s record deal is nowhere near happening at the moment. I think she should stick to acting – she’s good at it. Singing? She just needs to stop. It’s not that she’s bad, but she’s not great either. Whenever she performs, it’s like someone is doing karaoke. Just meh.
The awards will take place live on Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm ET on PerezHilton.com via LiveStream, and will feature a special appearance from Glee’s very own Jacob Ben-Israel a.k.a. ‘Jew-Fro.’
The nominees will highlight the breakout performances of Glee’s second season. Fans can vote on the nominees and submit their very own Glee performance video for the chance to win the ‘Best Fan Video’ award at http://perezhilton.com/gleethemusicawards/. The winner will be chosen by Perez Hilton and announced during the May 31 LiveStream.
To date over 29 million Glee songs have been digitally downloaded, with over 10 million albums sold worldwide. Glee also made history last month by selling an astounding 964,000 tracks in one week.
Here are the nominees:
Song of the Season
I Feel Pretty / Unpretty
Light Up The World
Loser Like Me
Best Original Song
Get It Right
Light Up The World
Loser Like Me
Best Solo Female
Ain’t No Way (Mercedes)
I Follow Rivers (Tina)
I’m a Slave 4 U (Brittany)
Jar of Hearts (Rachel)
Best Solo Male
Fat Bottomed Girls (Puck)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Kurt)
Isn’t She Lovely (Artie)
I Feel Pretty / Unpretty (Rachel & Quinn)
Lucky (Sam & Quinn)
Need You Now (Rachel & Puck)
Pretending (Rachel & Finn)
Telephone (Rachel & Sunshine)
I Feel Pretty / Unpretty
Singing In The Rain / Umbrella
Start Me Up / Living On A Prayer
Stop In The Name Of Love / Free Your Mind
Thriller / Heads Will Roll
Best Warblers Song
Bills, Bills, Bills
Raise Your Glass
Somewhere Only We Know
Best Guest Performance
Forget You (Holly Holiday)
Listen (Sunshine Corazon)
Ohio (Doris Sylvester)
Turning Tables (Holly Holiday)
What Ever Happened To Saturday Night? (Carl Howell)
Album of the Season
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album
Glee: The Music, Volume 4
Glee: The Music, Volume 5
Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers
Glee: The Music, Volume 6
Best Fan Video
Glee’s Matthew Morrison is joining the ‘New Kids On The Block’ summer tour as a special guest, reports Perez Hilton.
Morrison will have to postpone some of his own solo shows, but I think it’s worth it to join such a huge tour.
Matthew said this in a statement:
“This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I am so appreciative of my fans and I’m planning to give them a great show.”
Are you excited about this news? I’m nor, but they seem to be a great fit together.
The upcoming ‘Glee’ death is going to be a sad one, guys.
Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang on the show, found filming the mystery ‘Glee’ death “really hard,” reports CTV.
An unnamed character will pass away in the ‘Funeral’ episode of the current season and Ushkowitz admits the whole cast were upset when filming the scenes.
“You know it was really, really sad. Any kind of death is sad and it brings you back to a place you don’t really want to go. So it kind of affects everybody. It was really hard but the episode is done really, really well.”
The actress, 25, hopes fans will “appreciate” the storyline and thinks they will like watching the “sad” scenes.
“It was really sweet and I think people will appreciate it. It was done in the right way. I think they’ll be sad but I think they’ll feel for the characters who will be affected by it. Any death, and especially on ‘Glee’ since you don’t expect something like that so for that to happen, I think you’re like ‘Oh, wow.’ I think fans will be shocked a little bit, and not expect anything at all. I think fans will like it.”
Who will it be? Will it be the wheelchair-bound-Artie who finally meets his demise? Or will it be the ever-so-annoying Rachel (let’s pray it is.) Guess we can only find out on May 17, when the episode airs.
Tune in to ‘Glee’ tomorrow, May 10, to watch Lea Michele sing a great performance of Christina Perri’s single ‘Jar of Hearts,’ certified platinum in Canada. Perri’s debut album “lovestrong.” also debuts tomorrow, featuring the single.
The up-and-commer was waiting tables in LA when her friend passed along Perri’s demo to her friend Stacey Tookey, a choreographer on the hit show ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’
Taken by the raw, defiant break-up song ‘Jar of Hearts,’ Tookey used it as the backdrop for a choreographed piece that aired on Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’ The song hit it big with the audience, who began downloading it from iTunes like crazy – sending ‘Jar of Hearts’ into the Top 10 on the iTunes Pop chart and into the Top 15 on the Overall chart overnight.
This, naturally, lead to a record deal with Atlantic Records and appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan and other national outlets. Now, with a double platinum selling single already under her belt, Perri is getting the ‘Glee’ treatment. What can be more flattering?
Listen to the single here!
‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison has confirmed that “someone’s dying pretty soon” on the hit show, reports Billboard.
Morrison, who plays teacher Will Schuester, doesn’t believe his character will bite the dust, though. “I’m working today,” he told Billboard.com from the Fox show’s set, “so I don’t think it’s gonna be me.”
The May 17 episode, which is titled ‘Funeral,’ will definitely see the lost of a character though. Be sure to grab some kleenex.
Speaking of Morrison, his self-titled debut album drops on tomorrow, May 10, and features the single ‘Summer Rain.’ The album will also feature duets with Sting on a gospelized take of his “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot,” Elton John on a pairing of “Mona Lisas and Madhatters” and “Rocket Man,” and recurring ‘Glee’ guest Gwyneth Paltrow on “Over the Rainbow.” A 22-city solo tour will kick off June 18 in Minneapolis.
“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, actually, and ‘Glee’ has set me up to be in a position where I can make it a great album and do it right and do it on my own terms,” says Morrison, a seasoned Broadway actor who was also part of the boy band LMNT a decade ago. “I’m one of those people that really wants to do it all. I have a big appetite for life, and I want to do everything I possibly can.”
Hmmm, maybe Morrison is being coy and his character actually is dying? I mean, he’s going to be busy promoting this album and touring, so wouldn’t it be convenient if he left the show now to pursue the solo career? Just a thought.
Glee’s executive music producer Adam Anders is launching his own record label, reports Billboard.
The label, titled Anders Music Records, will first launch a self-titled debut album of singer/dancer/actor Shane Harper, who plays the recurring character Spencer Walsh on the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Good Luck Charlie.’
Also in the works are albums by Montana native Zac Poor and Texas singer/songwriter Ben Burgess.
“When you do a standard distribution deal, you are being boxed into one system,” Anders says. “By saying, ‘Let’s do everything in-house,’ we can make the decision as to when we need a major.”
Harper’s first single, ‘One Step Closer,’ was featured on ‘Good Luck Charlie’ in April. Radio Disney added the song to its playlist and Abercrombie & Fitch’s Hollister stores used the song and Harper’s image in promotional activities. Guess Anders took notice.
The single has now sold close to 3,000 digital tracks since its March 31 release, while the album has sold fewer than 1,000 units since its April 12 bow, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Harper is currently touring with YouTube star Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson, which wraps May 18.
“I don’t believe in putting out a single and then if it doesn’t hit, drop the artist,” Anders says. “We are here to develop artists — there is no timetable to getting it right.”
“I’m 35 and I tend to gravitate toward younger artists,” he says. “But if the singer is 30 and the music’s great, I’ll consider it.”
The man obviously knows music and has the power to launch his own label, so why not? I like his comment about not dropping artists due to low sales. It’s not always the artist’s fault and I think it’s unfair due to bad promotion or advertising. Hopefully he’ll bring back some integrity to the music business.
Now you can see the cast of your favourite show live on the big screen…in 3D!
Following the footsteps of many before them, FOX has announced that the upcoming Glee Live! In Concert! tour will become a 3D concert movie called Glee Live! 3D! According to Perez Hilton, the movie will feature footage from the concert as well as behind-the-scenes clips.
The movie will be in theatres for two weeks beginning August 12, and will be directed by Fame’s Kevin Tancharoen.
So all you Gleeks who were heartbroken about not being able to get tickets to one of the stops on the tour, there’s no longer a need to fret because now you will able to catch all the excitement at a theatre near you!
The Glee tour, which will feature cast members Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr, Chord Overstreet, and Ashley Fink, kicks off on May 21 in Las Vegas and goes through until June 18 in Uniondale. And for all you Warblers fans who, like me, are planning on attending the concert mainly to see Darren Chriss live, FOX just announced on Tuesday that the members of the Dalton Academy Warblers will be joining the tour cast as well!
While all this honestly seems like an attempt by Ryan Murphy to make even more money off his loyal Gleeks, I have to admit that it’s extremely exciting news and I will be one of the first in line to see the movie!
Are you excited about the Glee 3D concert movie?
Gawker reports Nicole Crowther, an extra who had worked on an upcoming episode of “Glee,” leaked the ending. Brad Tweeted back saying “[H]ope you’re qualified to do something besides work in entertainment…Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create?”
This is now starting rumours that any cast member who leaks info about the show could face stiff financial penalties as part of their employment contracts.
However, leaking the episode could be the best career move Nicole has ever done. Although Brad probably wants to kill her, a lot of people now know her name!