She’s in the Money
We already know Kristin Chenoweth is returned for Glee’s 100th episode, but it looks like she’ll be bringing her fat pocketbook with her. Jane Lynch revealed that in Chenoweth’s character, April Rhodes, will try to use the money she inherited from her dead strip-mall-magnate sugar daddy to revive McKinley High’s glee club.
I’ve missed April Rhodes a lot,” Chenoweth told Broadyway.com. “She’s such a hot mess. You can’t help but love her.”
We do, Kristin, we do!
Glee 100th Episode Songlist Revealed
Speaking of which, the full list of songs and performers for the Glee 100th episode have been released—and it’s a mix of cast regulars and guest stars, show classics and new material. Check out the full set list below.
“Keep Holding On featuring Mark Salling (Puck)
“Valerie” featuring Naya Rivera (Santana) and Heather Morris (Brittany)
“Happy” featuring Gwyneth Paltrow (Holly), Kristin Chenoweth (April), Matthew Morrison (Will), Darren Criss (Blaine) and Amber Riley (Mercedes)
“Defying Gravity” featuring Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Amber Riley (Mercedes)
“Raise Your Glass” featuring Matthew Morrison (Will) and Kristin Chenoweth (April)
“Toxic” featuring Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany) and Dianna Agron (Quinn)
“Party All the Time” featuring Gwyneth Paltrow (Holly)
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” featuring Matthew Morrison (Will) and Kristin Chenoweth (April)
“Loser Like Me” featuring Darren Criss (Blaine), Kevin McHale (Artie), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina)
“Be Okay” featuring Lea Michele (Rachel) and Naya Rivera (Santana)
“I Am Changing” featuring Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Chris Colfer (Kurt)
“Just Give Me a Reason” featuring Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Mark Salling (Puck)
“Don’t Stop Believin’” featuring Lea Michele (Rachel), Darren Criss (Blaine), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Matthew Morrison (Will), Kevin McHale (Artie) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina)
Nearly eight months after Cory Monteith’s passing, and Finn Hudson’s presence can still be felt on Glee: The New Directions will pay tribute to their fallen friend at National by performing an all classic-rock set. We already know the kids will run into Mercedes (Amber Riley) when they’re in Hollywood for the big show. Will she join them on stage? Is that even allowed?
And as evidenced by the publicity stills below, Finn will be forefront on the minds of at least Quinn and Puck.
“I don’t think [Glee] could go much farther without continuing to talk about how [losing someone] hurts,” said episode director Paris Barclay. “There is so much feeling there, and [Cory’s death] affected the Glee family in such a profound way, and you can expect it to be dealt with in the 100th episode,” he adds. “It definitely comes back and is dealt with in a significant way.”
Starchild is a champion, my friends. Adam Lambert has signed on to front the legendary rock band Queen for a nationwide tour starting in June.
You Don’t Sai
Chris Colfer is an Emmy-nominated actor, a best-selling author and, judging from his Instagram feed, an expert sai spinner. We’ve had this video on repeat for days. Not because of Colfer’s arms and shoulders. Nope, we’re just sai fans.
Colfer had his weapons on set because he and Darren Criss were filming a stage-combat scene for an upcoming episode, apparently.
Check out the first photo of former Glee actor Grant Gustin as the Flash.
Wild About Harry
Mike Cheng is off the market! Harry Shum Jr. has gotten engaged to longtime girlfriend Shelby Rabara, Us Weekly. reports. Like her man, Rabara is a dancer and actor, with parts in 17 Again, Community and CSI. She even played Harry’s girlfriend Shoshandra in several episodes of Glee, back in 2009.
The talented twosome got engaged on vacation in Hawaii back in October, and just moved in together in February.
Lea Michele Gets “Louder”
Glee star Lea Michele has been everywhere promoting her new album, Louder, which dropped last week. The energetic actress-singer sat down with NewNowNext to talk about making her debut record and what her plans are post-Glee.
She told us working on an album while simultaneously starring on a hit TV show was like jumping out of an airplane: “Before you hit the ground you have to record your songs, do costume fittings, do dance rehearsals, film the episodes, learn your lines—it’s an exhilarating job.”
Check out the full exclusive interview below.
Later, Michele performed “Battlefield” on Good Morning America.