The FOX series Glee has had its share of great guest stars, including this season’s Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Whoopi Goldberg. It has also been announced that Broadway star Idina Menzel will reprise her role as Shelby, Rachel’s (Lea Michele) biological mother.
The Glee cast has always felt honored that many big stars have been on their show, and Cory Monteith feels flattered that A-List stars want to come on the show.
Over the course of the four seasons that Glee has been on the air, the characters have performed many songs from yesteryear and made them popular again. Such songs include Don’t Stop Believin (Journey), Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival), and You Can’t Always Get What You Want (The Rolling Stones). The show has also revived many classic Broadway songs.
We spoke to Glee cast members Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, who think it’s great that a lot of these older songs are popular again. Monteith joked that maybe some audience members think they wrote Don’t Stop Believin.
Glee fans, what have been some of your favorite songs on the show? Let us know!
Over the course of the four seasons that the FOX hit series Glee has been on the air, it has consistently highlighted and never shied away from many important social issues, including bullying and gay issues. In fact, the show has been commended for tackling these issues. During the last election, some states around the country passed marriage equality laws. We spoke to Glee stars Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer and asked them if they feel that Glee has influenced changing people’s thoughts.
A new episode of Glee airs Thursday night 9/8 after American Idol on FOX.
Scooping its official January 11th theatrical release by a few weeks, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING debuts on several “on demand” platforms today. Written by and starring GLEE headliner CHRIS COLFER, the film is directed by BRIAN DANNELLY (SAVED!) and also features in its cast ALLISON JANNEY, POLLY BERGEN, REBEL WILSON, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, DERMOT MULRONEY and SARAH HYLAND. Funny, insightful and tinged with teen darkness, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING appears to be the start of a promising screenwriting career for COLFER.
Probably best known for his role as openly gay high school student Kurt Hummel on GLEE, COLFER made waves when he declared himself to be gay as well. During our interview a few days ago, he admitted that coming out was a much bigger deal to the media than it was to him.
LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL and STRUCK BY LIGHTNING are available from booksellers now
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING is available now via VOD prior to its January 11th theatrical release
Soon to be seen in STRUCK BY LIGHTNING as a crafty high-school literature student who blackmails the local misfits into contributing to his journal, GLEE star CHRIS COLFER is making major waves in the real world of publishing. The first installment in his fairy tale franchise LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL not only hit #1 on one of The New York Times’ bestseller lists but is now in its fourth printing. In addition to that, his novelization of his original screenplay for STRUCK BY LIGHTNING has recently his the stalls. An award-winning actor for his role as Kurt Hummel on the hit Fox-TV series GLEE, COLFER is living his dream to be a published author and, during our interview last weekend, he talked about that dream coming true as well as addressing the rumor that LAND OF STORIES might see the light of the big screen.
LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL and STRUCK BY LIGHTNING are available at booksellers now