The Week In Gleek: Songs In Cory Monteith Tribute Released, Dianna Agron M.I.A, Dot Marie Jones Engaged

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Dianna Agron Not Invited Back for Cory Monteith Tribute

This week Glee says goodbye to Cory Monteith and the character of Finn Hudson, but one original cast member will be noticeably absent: Dianna Agron, who played Monteith’s love interest Quinn, will not return in Thursday’s emotional tribute episode.

While there’s no official statement about why Agron is MIA, Radar speculates  that her exclusion was all creator Ryan Murphy and star Lea Michele’s doing.”They never saw her as a team player,” a source told the site. “They simply did not want her sharing the glory for this very special episode.”

Ouch, cold.

Agron has recently been promoting her new film, The Family, internationally, so it’s not clear if Glee will address her absence from the episode.

Listen To Emotional Finn Tribute Songs Now

Thursday’s Glee will likely cue the waterworks. So if you need to ease yourself into it, you can listen to all the songs that will be performed on the episode now.

In “The Quarterback,” Naya Rivera sings The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” (above) while Amber Riley and Mark Salling return to sing “I’ll Stand By You” and “No Surrender,” respectively.

Current cast members Chord Overstreet and Kevin McHale duet on “Fire and Rain” and an emotional “Seasons of Love” (above) from the musical Rent, which addresses with the untimely death of a young friend.

Most gut-wrenching is Lea Michele’s number, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love,” in the style of Adele. Michele will only appears toward the second half of the episode, though.

Oh Jeez, we’re getting misty already.


Dot-Marie Jones Got Engaged At Disneyland

While celebrating Gay Days at Disneyland on October 4, Glee actress Dot-Marie Jones proposed to her longtime partner Bridgett Casteen just outside the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

The proposal was “the happiest day of my life,” Jones told The Advocate  “I never thought I’d find somebody that is so loving and kind.”

It will be the first marriage for Jones, and Casteen’s second. Congrats to the adorable couple!

Naya Rivera is dating Big Sean.

Naya Rivera Engaged To Big Sean

Engagement season for Glee stars: Naya Rivera was seen sporting a sizable engagement ring and confirmed that she is indeed engaged to rapper Big Sean. Rivera, who’s been with BS for several months, describes him as her “best friend.”

Previously the 26-year-old has been romantically linked to cast mate Mark Salling and Glee writer Matthew Hodgson.

While she’s shacking up offscreen with Big Sean, onscreen Naya’s character, Santana, has a new love interest in fellow waitress Dani, played by Demi Lovato.

Chris Colfer and Darren Criss Give Rare Joint Interview

Fans have been clamoring for a joint interview between Chris Colfer and Darren Criss for years, and now it’s happening! Fox released Instagram teaser clips of Klaine answering questions in the Fox Lounge. In the snippets we’ve seen, Darren admits he hasn’t showered in a while and gets scolded for not naming Colfer’s birth as his favorite moment of the ’90s.

As expected, the clips are already taking over Tumblr in gif form. When the full interview is released, expect explosions.