April 12, 2013 |
"Glee," the occasionally topical high school musical series, aired an episode on Thursday night that could have been ripped from yesterday's headlines. The topic: a school shooting. In the episode, titled, "Shooting Star," one of the students of McKinley High School, a girl with Down syndrome played by Lauren Potter, brings a firearm to the high school where it discharges, putting true fear in the hearts of the students. Though there have been several incidents of school shootings in recent years, the timing of the episode nearly four months after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was too much for the parents of that town.
April 1, 2013 |
While Cory Monteith's character on "Glee" decides what he wants to be when he grows up, Monteith in real life has decided to enter rehab. The actor "has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction," his rep told the Ministry on Monday. "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery. " Monteith's "Glee" costar and real-life love interest Lea Michele, 26, passed along her good wishes publicly.
February 13, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon, Leonard and Howard (Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg) are on a quest to find perfect Valentines gifts for Amy, Penny and Bernadette (Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Rauch) in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Community: Pierce (Chevy Chase) accidentally locks himself in his mansion's panic room on Halloween, and study group comes to the rescue.
February 4, 2013 |
SAO PAULO, Brazil--Brazilians usually have little time for the U.S. version of football, but they can't stop talking about this year's Super Bowl. Subjected for years to questions about whether Brazil is prepared to effectively host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, there was more than a little glee as the world's richest country messed up its most important sporting event. The 34-minute blackout that marred the second half of the game became the subject of ridicule on social networks and in the local media.
January 22, 2013 |
SEATTLE - This is a city that knows how to nurse a grudge. Seattle basketball fans never got over their anger when Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz signed the deal in 2006 that would ultimately send the beloved SuperSonics to Oklahoma City. Try Googling "Howard Schultz" and, take your pick, "traitor," "Howard the Coward" or "evil incarnate. " Fan forums endured for years sharing venom and regret over the team's reemergence in 2008 as the Oklahoma City Thunder. Guys in Sonics hats showed up at Schultz's book signing at a Costco in 2011 and proudly videotaped themselves getting thrown out. A documentary film, "Sonicsgate," explored in excruciating detail the raw deal that preceded the transfer and the civic pain that ensued.
November 12, 2012 |
In a bid to continue its duet with its up-and-coming country crooner, ABC has given freshman drama "Nashville" a full-season order. The series, the latest to incorporate original songs a la "Glee" and "Smash," features Connie Britton as a chart-topping country singer, whose career is slumping just as her younger rival's (Hayden Panettiere) is blossoming. The critically acclaimed drama from "Thelma & Louise" scribe Callie Khouri took up "Revenge's" old time slot this fall. Though it was on par with its sudsy predecessor's debut, "Nashville's" October premiere numbers were soft when factoring in the buzz surrounding the series: its premiere drew 9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among viewers 18-49.
October 19, 2012 |
"Glee" producer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has purchased a pied-a-terre in Hancock Park for $560,000. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo has 773 square feet of living space and features hardwood floors as well as tall windows to take in city, golf course and mountain views. Building amenities include valet parking, security and a gym. Aguirre-Sacasa has worked on "Glee" since 2011 and wrote for "Big Love" from 2011-12. The comic book writer and playwright has written the screenplay for the remake of "Carrie," due out next year.
October 8, 2012 |
Whether or not a $6.5-million offer was music to "Glee" co-creator and writer Ryan Murphy's ears, he has let his Malibu beach house go for that amount. Murphy bought the contemporary Mediterranean last year for $6,562,500. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot view home along the ocean includes two fireplaces, three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present)
September 26, 2012 |
Jenna Ushkowitz plays glee club sensation Tina Cohen-Chang on the hit show "Glee," but the real-life Broadway star has made her way into the fashion industry as well. She recently designed and modeled a back-to-school denim collection for the brand Wall Flower and is a frequent standout on event red carpets. Some recent sartorial highlights include a Milly "Paris" pleated and paint-splatter print skirt at Comic-Con, the white Amber Sakai skirt and top she wore to the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party, and the sheer, floral print with sexy cutouts dress from Rebecca Minkoff's spring 2012 collection that she donned at the SAG awards earlier this year.