The Week In Gleek: Glee Season 5 Trailer Surfaces, Amber Riley On “Dancing With The Stars,” More

Get A Peek At Season 5, Narrated By Darren Criss

Fans got a first look at Glee Season 5 when a teaser trailer was released online this week, in advance of the show’s September 26 return. The trailer, focusing on the Beatles tribute that will kick off the season, is narrated by Darren Criss and reveals a few tidbits, like that Sue is back as acting principal of McKinley High, and that there will be some resolution to Blaine’s (possible) proposal to Kurt from last season’s cliffhanger.  Gleeks have already seen images of Kurt and Blaine kissing, and even a silver ring on Chris Colfer’s left hand on set this week. Spoiler alert: We think it’s a yes!

glee season 5 finnRachel Wears “Finn” Necklace

On Friday, Lea Michelle tweeted a photo of the “Finn” necklace she’ll be wearing in the Cory Montieth memorial episode, which began shooting. She captioned the image with the word “Today.” The episode, which airs October 10, is the season’s third.  After reading the script for the tribute, Jane Lyncn tweeted tweeted, “Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan.”

A Glee Homecoming

Several ex-Glee cast members are returning for the tribute episode, titled “The Quarterback, including  Amber Riley (Mercedes), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Mark Salling (Puck), Jayma Mays (Emma) Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Bieste), Kurt’s father Mike O’Malley (Burt Hummel) and Finn’s mother Romy Rosemont (Carole Hudson-Hummel). According to E!, Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Heather Morris (Brittany) will not appear.

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Amber Riley Joining Dancing with the Stars

Amber Riley might have to juggle some things to return to Glee: Word is she may appear as an participant on the next season of Dancing With The Stars, according to E!.  She’s also reportedly working on solo music, making her a true triple threat.

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Confirmed: Demi Lovato Will Play Naya Rivera’s Love Interest

Fans had speculated as much, but Naya Rivera confirmed the speculation on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet: “[Demi Lovato] i playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about it.” The pair will duet in Lovato’s first episode, the second of the season, as part of the two-part Beatles tribute.  Lovato started work on the set this week, tweeting, “Gllllleeeeeeeeeeee #1stDay #LOVEthiscast!!!”

jane-lynch-interviewJane Lynch Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Supertalented Jane Lynch will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 4, and the event will be livestreamed: “We know the fans will be thrilled to see her on our famous walk,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, calling Lynch “one of Hollywood’s funniest actresses.” She continued, “Hopefully they will wear their tracksuits in her honor!”

It’ll be a nice distraction, at least, from the divorce proceedings going on between Lynch and wife Laura Embry, who are now fighting over spousal-support payments.

-Spring-Awakenings--Phoebe-Strole-to-Join-the-Cast.aspxMore Broadway Stars Join Glee Cast

Ryan Murphy headed back to the Spring Awakening pool to for another Glee cast member: Phoebe Strole  joins fellow Awakening alum Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz and Jonathan Groff in Season Five, when she’ll play  nursing student Penny Owen. Strole’s tie to the Gleeks will be a relationship with Sam (Chord Overstreet), who ended things with Brittany, now away at MIT (i.e., Heather Morris is having a baby). Has anyone gotten more play at McKinkley High than Sam Evans?  Even dudes are into him. We bow down to you, Mr. Overstreet.