Nerds rejoice! Star Wars is joining forces with “Glee” this coming season.
US Magazine writes the special holiday episode of the hit show “Glee” will air next Tuesday.
Matthew Morrison recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and said George Lucas gave permission to fly Chewbacca in for a taping of the show.
“It’s a throwback and a tribute to the Star Wars holiday special and the Judy Garland Christmas special,” Matthew explains the upcoming episode.
The Glee stars didn’t let an opportunity for a photo-op with Chewie pass by. Chris Colfer who plays Kurt is posing with the furry wookie in the photo above.
Jonah Hill told Jimmy Fallon that he and Glee’s Matthew Morrison were at a FOX meeting promoting their shows, and Morrison was picking on Jonah.
“I’ve got it in my head that I don’t like this guy. I am sure he is a good human being, but you don’t throw a dude under the bus,” Hill said. “He’s a big timer at Fox and I’m the new kid.”
Morrison responded last night through a video on Jimmy Fallon. ”Oh hey, Jimmy, what’s up?” Morrison says to the camera after telling the joke. “I heard that Jonah said I should bring my sh– next time. Well, guess what? This is next time. You think I can’t sing my way out of this?”
Morrison begins dancing around the “Glee” set, with this message for Hill: “I can sing my way out of it and I can dance my way out of it. Pick a date and I will meet you on ‘Late Night’ and we will settle this like men.”
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’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.
‘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.
According to Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton, actors such as Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison have signed contracts agreeing to work on at least three movies in the future.
A clause in the actors’ contracts originally signed for the television show reads “[The actor] hereby grants Fox three exclusive, irrevocable options to engage [the actor] in up to, respectively, three feature length motion pictures.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean that a Glee trilogy is guaranteed for the future, but FOX has the rights to the actors if that’s the route that they choose to go. After usurping American Idol as the channel’s most popular show, we wouldn’t be surprised if FOX chose to move in New Directions.
Since the “Glee Live!” tour has decided to skip over it’s Canadian neighbors, the silver screen might be the only place you can watch the show-stopping show choir off of your TV.
Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester on FOX’s hit show Glee, has been unaffected by rumours saying that he and co-star Lea Michelle (Rachel Berry on Glee) were romantically involved, reports People.com.
Wherever there is fame, there are tabloids, so it’s no surprise that as Glee continues to succeed Morrison is getting a lot of attention. He isn’t getting caught up in it though, telling Parade that the controversy is “so laughable.”
Speaking about the rumours surrounding he and Michelle, Morrison said, “…we were literally on set and I got a call from my publicist, and [Lea] got a call a minute later. And we looked at each other like, ‘What the f—?’”
Morrison also tackled the rumour that he and his ex-fiancee split because she suspected he was cheating.
“I have a great relationship with [my ex],” says Morrison. “I feel like I can handle this stuff because I don’t really care. I’ve never gotten into tabloids and I don’t really care about it now, but I just feel bad for other people in my life who are getting dragged into it. It just kinda sucks.”
Although his character on Glee has hooked up with a few different ladies on the show in the past few weeks, Matthew Morrison wants to make it clear that it doesn’t have any kind of similarity to his own life.