Glee has been renewed for two more seasons. The musical/comedy show has been confirmed for series five and six after impressing Fox bosses with its ratings in its fourth season.
"Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture. Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show and I'm absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons," said Fox president Kevin Reilly.
Cory Monteith has been written out of Glee's season finale after checking into rehab. The 30-year-old actor - who plays Finn Hudson in the comedy-drama show "voluntarily" admitted himself into a facility for "substance addiction" and show bosses have decided to write him out of the finale with his absence explained.
Twentieth Century Fox, which makes Glee has also come out in support for his recent ordeal, releasing a statement saying, "Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return."
A spokesperson for Cory revealed the actor - who is dating his co-star Lea Michele - had taken steps to deal with his addiction by voluntarily admitting himself to a treatment facility. The representative said, "[Cory] has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."
Matthew Morrison says there's no musical rivalry amongst the Glee cast.
The actor - who plays teacher Will Schuester on the hit musical comedy show - insists that although many of the talented cast members are capitalizing on their fame by releasing their own music, they're not in competition with each other. "We're very supportive. I'm excited because Naya [Rivera] and Amber [Riley] are working on their new albums. I'm really excited for them. I feel like they're voices that should be heard. I respect them as artists," he said. When pressed further about friendly rivalry amongst the cast, he said, "Not at all."
Matthew, 34, is set to return to his stage roots for an album of Broadway musical covers, which he will release next year, and although he released a self-titled album in 2011, he feels this is the record he should've made all along. "Coming from Glee, my first album, I really wanted to write some of my own songs just because I wanted people to take me more seriously. Glee is pretty much karaoke, we're doing [songs by] established artists. For this album, this is what I should have done from the get-go - it's what I grew up singing. It's all Broadway classics. I spent three months just doing research on pretty much every Broadway song you could ever imagine. It was just an amazing experience. I kind of selected the best 15 songs that would fit me and fit the live show I want to put on."
Bette Midler is to star in Glee. The "Wind Beneath My Wings" singer has agreed to film a cameo for the musical TV drama after being asked to by the show's co-creator Ryan Murphy.
Ryan asked Bette while she was on stage for the God's Love We Deliver Golden Hearts Awards event in New York City. "And from the stage, @ryanmurphy invited me to guest on @Glee! I should get out more," she wrote on Twitter.
Ryan couldn't contain his excitement and also took to Twitter to speak of his joy: "Bette said yes! Amazing. I am plotting...who should she play?"
But it seems, Bette, 66, already has some ideas and thinks she could be the grandmother of Rachel Berry, who is played by Lea Michele. "I have one vote for Rachel's grandmother," she tweeted.
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Carly Rae Jepsen wants to star on Glee.
The 26-year-old popstar - whose song "Call Me Maybe" was recently covered on the hit musical TV show - thinks it would make sense for her to make a guest appearance on the series because of her background in musical theater.
"At this point, I wouldn't say no to anything. I'm leaving my options open and seeing what happens," she said.
She admitted it would be "pretty cool" to follow in the footsteps of past Glee guest stars including Lindsay Lohan, Ricky Martin, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow.
"Call Me Maybe" was covered by the cast of Glee during the first episode of its new series last week.
Matthew Broderick will guest star on Modern Family.
The Tony Award-winning actor will join the comedy show as a "neurotic new friend" of regular character Phil Dunphy (played by Ty Burrell), ABC has confirmed. No other details of his character have been released.
Matthew's wife Sarah Jessica Parker will also appear on the small screen when she stars in the latest series of Glee. The former Sex and the City actress will be a "frazzled and eccentric" editor of an acclaimed fashion magazine's website when she makes her guest appearance in the musical drama and show bosses think she is "hilarious."
"Sarah Jessica Parker is gonna be running Vogue.com. That's sort of where we encounter this character, who's sort of frazzled, eccentric, hilarious. It's gonna be good," said the show's co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan.
Lea Michele is "inspired" by her boyfriend Cory Monteith.
The 26-year-old actress - who met Cory on the set of Glee when she was with another man - has "always" loved working with her Canadian co-star and finds she is "motivated" by him all the time.
"I love working with Cory, I always have. He really, really inspires me, and he motives me and I think he's just so talented," she said.
Lea adds her experience with the 30-year-old actor has been among her best while working on the musical TV show - which also stars Amber Riley and Dianna Agron: "Working with him has been one of the best experiences in this whole process. I'm so happy."
It was recently reported Lea wanted to get a matching tattoo with Cory, an etching that represents soul mates." "Lea wants Cory to get matching tattoos. She has been wanting to do this for a long time, but she has decided on the design yet. She wants a symbol that represents soul mates," a source said.
50 Cent wants to star on Glee.
The "In Da Club" hitmaker thinks he would be perfect for a guest role on the hit musical TV show and hopes producers will write an original character for him to put his acting skills to the test.
"I probably would [consider it]. Depending on what the episode was or what they had planned for it. I'm excited... I just want to work. I want to play something different. Anything other than a rapper, because I don't feel like I'm working if I'm playing that. That's the easy part," the rapper told E! News. Glee has featured an eclectic mix of guest stars in the past including Lindsay Lohan, Ricky Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, so 50 Cent could become the show's very first rapper.
50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - branched out into acting in 2005 and has since starred alongside the likes of Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis. Although he says music is his first love, the 37-year-old star is keen for more challenging film roles in the future: "I have developed a passion for film. I still love music so I write music. I got a chance to explore my new passion for film. I've been lucky enough to get it right."
Cheryl Cole will appear in Glee.
Jane Lynch - who plays coach Sue Sylvester in the musical TV show - has confirmed talks have been on-going for the 29-year-old star to take part in the show, but it has now been revealed she will be definitely be given a cameo role: "There's been talk on set of Cheryl appearing for a year or so, but it's set to happen now. Matthew Morrison has spoken very highly of her [after she appeared in his film What To Expect When You're Expecting] and the younger guys on set are keen to have her on, for obvious reasons. Matthew's chatted to her and she seems keen. Cheryl's the perfect Glee fit, she can sing, she can dance and she looks good. It would be cool if she played herself."
Jane also joked her alter-ego Sue would not take any messing around from the "Call My Name" hitmaker and would be harsher on her than Simon Cowell - who famously sacked her after she worked on four auditions on the US version of The X Factor.
Cheryl Cole would be "perfect" for a role in Glee.
The Girls Aloud beauty is currently starring in her first movie role as herself in What to Expect When You're Expecting alongside Matthew Morrison, and the star of the musical TV show believes she would be great in the series.
"I think she actually has all the tools to be in our show. She'd be a perfect fit for Glee - the acting and singing and dancing," he said.
Matthew admits they only hung out briefly on the set of the romantic comedy but he was impressed with how she dealt with the part: "We spent three days hanging out on the set of What to Expect When You're Expecting. As someone who comes to London quite often, you can't leave without hearing who she is or seeing her face so, it was really good to actually talk to her as a human being and see what a genuinely nice and beautiful person she is."
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