Are you going through Glee withdrawal? Don’t fret, the FOX musical returns in less than two weeks with an exciting, surprising and amazing episode. At least that’s what the recently released promo is touting.
Truth be told, I don’t think they’re exaggerating. When Glee starts session after its winter hiatus on Thursday, January 24, we’ll see a fan favorite returning for McKinley High’s Sadie Hawkins dance, Kurt beginning NYADA and meeting a potential new love interest and perhaps the reinstatement of New Directions to defend their Nationals crown.
In the clip, Sam accuses the Warblers of cheating at the recent Sectionals with their “superhuman jumps.” Looks like their season isn’t over after all. I’m sure Sue Sylvester won’t take this bit of news well. Check out the promo clip below featuring a cover of Bruno Mars’ huge hit, “Locked Out of Heaven.”
It’s none of last year’s graduates. Let’s just get that out of the way. To be fair, I think we’ve seen all of them in some sort of capacity so far in Season 4 anyway. Who’s left? Well, there’s plenty of notable guest stars from Glee‘s previous three seasons that it could be. So many options…
To make things easier, I’ll give you a couple of hints. Firstly, it’s a girl. So that scratches Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff), Carl Howell (John Stamos) and Cooper Anderson (Matt Bomer) off the list. Secondly, this actress was a student at McKinley High so that eliminates Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) and Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow). Here’s your last clue. She was once part of New Directions. Kristin Chenoweth maybe? Perhaps Charice? Find out who below.
Last week, Ryan Murphy tweeted a picture of Ryder (Blake Jenner) shirtless wearing only patriotic shorts and an Uncle Sam hat. The Glee co-creator captioned the picture, “Meet Mr July in our Men of McKinley High calendar!” At first, I thought it was a joke, but I think it actually might be a THING. Today, Murphy released a new picture featuring yet another Glee stud showing off his torso. This time, for all you Darren Criss fans, it’s Blaine showing off his candy canes and much more ;)
Personally, I hope this Men of McKinley High calendar comes to fruition. I would love to see Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Chord Overstreet (Sam aka White Chocolate) and Dean Geyer (Brody) skimpily dressed for their respective months. Yes, I know Brody technically didn’t go to McKinley High, but I hope Murphy makes an exemption and exploits him as well. Hell, I’d be happy if Geyer represented more than just a month. His scorching buff bod can span all through the summer months. In the meantime, we have Jenner and Criss’ photos to tide us over. Check them out below.
Klaine fans hoping for a reconciliation after the latest episode of Glee, don’t hold your breath. Deadline.com is reporting, a potential new love interest for Kurt Hummel is on the horizon.
Now that Kurt has been admitted into NYADA, he’ll meet this charismatic blond when he joins the performing arts school’s glee club. Not only is he a student there but also the leader of the singing group. Currently, the character is on the show on a recurring basis but has the potential to return as a regular for Season 5. Who is this newbie?
Meet Oliver Kieran-Jones. How British sounding is that name? Though relatively unknown in the US, Jones has an extensive resume in productions across the pond including Julius Caesar with Ralph Fiennes and Richard II with Kevin Spacey. His most notable appearance stateside was a four episode arc on Showtime’s Episodes. Check out the new kid on the block below.
While not as fantastic as last week’s Kiki Turkey Lurkey mashup, this musical number is pretty awesome in its own right. Kate Hudson is back with her deliciously bitter Cassandra July to show Rachel (Lea Michele) how it’s done. Not only did Cassandra seduce that insanely sexy Brody (Dean Geyer) from Rachel’s hands for a hot steamy session, but now she’s showing Rachel that she reigns supreme on the dance floor as well.
On the upcoming episode of Glee, titled “Swan Song“, Cassandra and Rachel perform “All That Jazz” from the hit musical Chicago. Dressed in their finest black dance attire, the ladies strut and shimmy their butts off while belting out the show-stopping number. As vocally superior Rachel is to Cassandra, I have to give the edge to the NYADA dance teacher. In this battle, the teacher definitely schools the pupil. Check out the jazzy battle below.
Hands down BEST.GLEE.MASHUP.PERFORMANCE.EVER!!! If you think I’m exaggerating, clearly you’re not a musical loving homo. This was the gayest thing I’ve ever seen on the show… and that’s saying a lot. Adding even more gay mojo was a cameo by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 & 3 contestant Shangela.
FOX hyped Glee’s Thanksgiving episode for New Directions’ sectionals performance of “Gangnam” style and the return of Dianna Agron (Quinn). While all entertaining in their own right, the episode was all about Blaine and Rachel’s orphans Thanksgiving dinner in Bushwick, Brooklyn with Brody and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Isabelle Wright. PS. I actually missed Quinn. That bitch slap between Santana and her was EPIC.
The second SJP stepped out of the subway saying “Oooh, she’s been a bitch tonight,” I literally SQUEALED. No lie. I had no idea the show was going to cover Scissor Sisters’ summer jam “Let’s Have A Kiki“. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, halfway through the song, Rachel belts out “Turkey Lurkey Time” from the 1968 Broadway musical, Promises, Promises. At this point, I was practically jizzing all over the place. I was in heaven. I rewound the performance a couple of times, and by a couple I mean numerous.
Check out the mashup performance below. I also embedded a performance of “Turkey Lurkey Time” from the Tony Awards show. You simply have to watch it. The woman in the center with the short hair is frickin’ amazing. Girlfriend gives it her all and then some.
It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman. Scratch that. It’s Blaine’s (Darren Criss) alter ego, Nightbird. When New Directions find their coveted Nationals championship trophy missing, Blaine steps up to the plate to retrieve it. Is he chosen because of his super powers? Nope, it’s because his former school snatched their hardware. Can Blaine recover the trophy or will he be wooed over to the “Dark Side“? Cue Kelly Clarkson song.
Given the superheroes theme of Glee‘s “Dynamic Duets” episode, it was only fitting Clarkson’s ominous-sounding track be covered. Once Blaine enters the hallowed hallways of Dalton Academy, new Warbler, played by Gerard Funk, entices Blaine to try on his old blazer. Will the magical powers of the jacket lure Blaine back to the “Dark Side“? I guess, we’ll have to wait til tonight’s episode to find out. In the meantime, check out Darren Criss and the Warblers cover Kelly below.
Who knew the kids at McKinley High had superpowers? To promote Glee‘s upcoming “Dynamic Duets” episode, the cast posed for an alter ego photo shoot for Entertainment Weekly. Blaine (Darren Criss) looks pretty damn fierce as his superhero persona Nightbird. Work that cape, you little homo ;)
Sadly, Brody Weston (Dean Geyer) isn’t decked out in revealing tights showing off his muscles and ‘love muscle‘. I guess only the New Directions crew got to participate in the playful shoot. Or perhaps, Ryan Murphy thought viewers weren’t ready for all that bootylicious jelly. I speak on behalf of all of us, Murphy… we’re definitely ready and then some ;)
Just in case you were wondering what’s going down for the FOX show’s “Dynamic Duets” episode, here’s the 411. The love triangle between Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist), Ryder (Blake Jenner) and Marley (Melissa Benoist) heat up. Personally, I would choose Jake in a heartbeat. The younger Puckerman is super sexy. Meanwhile, Blaine has a run-in with the Dalton Academy Warblers which means we get to meet the new Warbler.
Without further ado, check out the Glee gang go POW, BAM and SHAZAM for Entertainment Weekly’s camera below.