Showing posts with label Glee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glee. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glee to Perform Song Written for GMCLA’s it gets better

The GayMen’s Chorus of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that the song “More Friends Than You Know” will be showcased on this Thursday night’s episode of the Fox hit Glee. Written by Tony Award winner Jeff Marx and Grammy Award winner Merv Warren for GMCLA’s it gets better show, the song will be performed by the Glee cast.
“We're thrilled and honored that this song, which is about taking a stand, being strong and overcoming adversity by knowing that you're loved, is part of our it gets better
show and week-long residency program that tours the nation. Glee has been a champion for the underdog and the outcast, tackling tough issues including coming out and bullying. Having it showcased on Glee is an amazing honor,” said Chris Verdugo, Executive Director of GMCLA.
The it gets better show, written and directed by Liesel Reinhart, is a collaboration between the GMCLA, Speak Theater Arts and the It Gets Better Project. it gets better is upbeat, exciting, and funny with a narrative that includes moments of pain and pathos. The show’s first performance took place at the University of Iowa’s Hancher, on Friday October 19, 2012. “More Friends Than you Know” was commission by Hancher at the University of Iowa and is performed in each tour city by a local community chorus.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Out on DVD: Glee - The Complete Third Season

Season Three of the electrifying, award-winning series finds the Gleeks headed for the Nationals – and graduation! As younger members join New Directions, others are about to begin exciting, if uncertain, lives outside it. Featuring some of television’s most enthralling song and dance numbers, including memorable hits from the legendary Michael Jackson, Glee continues to earn its place in the hearts of viewers around the world.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Out on DVD: Glee - The Complete Second Season

“GLEE” THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON comes to Blu-ray and DVD September 13th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment packed with all 22 episodes and never-before-seen bonus features sure to incite fans everywhere to “Gleek Out.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Music: Matthew Morrison - Still Got Tonight

Matthew Morrison has released the song "Still Got Tonight" off his upcoming self-titled album, out May 10. 

"Still Got Tonight" is now available on iTunes.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Matthew Morrison - Summer Rain

Check out this behind-the-scenes video of Matthew Morrison performing "Summer Rain."  This is the "Glee" star's first single off his upcoming debut album, due out May 10th on Mercury records.  The track is available on iTunes today!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Something to sing about: Glee's Darren Criss in OUT

The first time Darren Criss appeared on the Fox sensation Glee, he shared a flirtatious moment, and instantly became a rumored love interest, for Chris Colfer’s tortured Kurt Hummel. By the end of that on-screen meeting, Criss belted out his own version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” The next day, Glee’s version of the song shot up the iTunes charts, becoming the most downloaded song yet from a show that had recently surpassed the Beatles’ record for most singles to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Criss, of course, knew playing gay would raise immediate questions about his own sexuality. Initially thinking he would play it coy, he soon came out as straight. “It’s more empowering to everybody if I’m articulate about identifying myself as a straight male playing a gay character,” Criss says. “Ultimately that’s more powerful for both communities.”

Monday, January 17, 2011

Chris Colfer wins Golden Globe

Check out Chris Colfer's heartwarming speech as he accepts his Golden Globe for 'Best Supporting Actor' as 'Glee's' out and proud Kurt Hummel.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Was anybody else's high school locker room like this?

The 'Never Been Kissed' episode of 'Glee' featuring Kurt's first-ever gay kiss reminded me very much of my senior year at Sterling High School. And the guy playing the hostile, closeted perpetrator of the kiss looks like pretty much every guy I ever made out with back then. Sterling guys are cornfed, I'll tell ya. Anybody else ever enjoy same sex lip locks in the locker room of their high school or was it just me and Kurt?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Glee's "abtastic" Halloween Rocky Horror Picture Show episode

Matthew Morrisson promises an "abtastic" Halloween episode with Glee's upcoming take on The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Friday, August 27, 2010

GLEE: The Complete First Season

‘Gleeks’ and ‘Cheerios’ worldwide will celebrate September 14 when the groundbreaking musical comedy - GLEE: The Complete First Season “The GLEEK Edition” - debuts on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment featuring all 22 one-hour episodes including the highly anticipated “The Power of Madonna” episode and other fan-favorites. From series creator Ryan Murphy (“Nip/Tuck”), GLEE: The Complete First Season “The GLEEK Edition” Blu-ray and DVD is pitch-perfect with more than two hours of never-before-seen extras sure to hit the right note.

GLEE: Season 1, Volume 2: Road To Regionals, featuring the last nine episodes of Season One and the complete bonus material available on GLEE: The Complete First Season “The GLEEK Edition,” will also be available on DVD for fans that previously purchased Volume One last year.

“The show started out as a comedy musical about the underdog in all of us and has blossomed, largely due to the incredible support and passion from the fans that have embraced the show,” says Murphy. “When we developed the Blu-ray and DVD, we wanted to give those fans something special because they’ve been so great to us. There’s everything from a sing-along karaoke, to a behind-the-scenes look at our Madonna episode, to a dance lesson from our amazing choreographers. It’s our ‘thank you’ to the Gleeks.”

Television’s most award-winning new series, GLEE was honored with a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

GLAAD's list of gay Emmy nominees

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, recently congratulated the openly LGBT actors as well as the creative teams of several LGBT-inclusive television programs that received nominations for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

“Today’s nominees reflect a diverse range of openly gay and bisexual actors, characters and plot lines, all of which help Americans better understand and accept our community,” said Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “By nominating eight openly gay, lesbian or bisexual actors for television’s highest honor, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has sent a clear message that LGBT actors are limitless in the roles that they play and offer a rich variety of talent that deserves recognition.”

Openly LGBT actors nominated (alphabetically):

* Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel (Glee) (pictured above left)
* Alan Cumming as Eli Gold (The Good Wife)
* Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) and as Bryan Ryan (Glee)
* Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett (Modern Family)
* Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (Glee) and as Dr. Linda Freeman (Two and a Half Men)
* Ian McKellen as Two (The Prisoner)
* Lily Tomlin as Marilyn Tobin (Damages)

The 62 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air live Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 8PM EST/5PM PST on NBC. 

More after the jump.

Eric Stonestreet was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Cameron, Mitchell’s partner, on Modern Family and Will Arnett was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as the openly gay Devin Banks on 30 Rock.

Glee was the most nominated comedy series this year with 19 nominations, while Mad Men led all drama series with 17 nominations. Among Glee nominations were nods for openly gay director Paris Barclay, who directed the episode in which Kurt comes out to his father, as well as for the show’s openly gay creator Ryan Murphy, who wrote and directed the pilot.

Several of the nominees in the Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series categories, including Glee, Modern Family, Mad Men, and True Blood were also nominees earlier this year at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards, a benchmark for the media industry, recognize and honor media for outstanding images of the LGBT community and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans. The LGBT-inclusive comedy series Nurse Jackie, The Office and 30 Rock were also GLAAD nominees.

Also of note, comedian Wanda Sykes was nominated for her HBO comedy special, Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me, which touched upon her experiences as a recently married lesbian woman raising a family. Sykes recently received the coveted Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. In 2001, GLAAD also honored Glee director Paris Barclay with that same prize.

Monday, January 18, 2010

GLAAD loves Glee and Gaga

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has listed 116 nominees - including singer Lady Gaga, director Lee Daniel's film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and the TV series "Glee" - for its annual GLAAD Media Awards. Former "Sex & the City" co-star Cynthia Nixon is slated to receive special honors as an out media professional who advocates on behalf of LGBT issues. The first of three ceremonies will be held March 13 in New York.