Two of my favorite Gleeks (one regular gleek and one guest gleek) will be on ABC’s The View this week…
Chris was lucky enough to sit down with The View ladies on his birthday, May 27th. Check him out this morning on ABC. Check your local listings.
Everyone’s favorite booze hound and guest Gleek will be on The View on Thursday, June 3rd. She will be joined by Promises, Promises co-star and Tony nominee (and host) Sean Hayes. Be sure to tune in! Check your local listings.
Kristin Dos Santos of E!’s Watch with Kristin was the host of last night’s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – An Evening with Glee. It was a great panel even though the live streaming was not that great. The event took place on the last day of shooting for the cast and while I’m sure they were exhausted, they were all as charming as usual. There were questions about Quinn & Puck, Puck & Rachel, Rachel & Finn, and the new Will Schuester (you know, the one that makes out with everyone). Hopefully Kristin will have a write-up of the event in case you guys missed the live stream. Until then, check out pictures from the cast’s arrival at the event. I’m sorry they’re tagged…you get the point 🙂
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So many of these pictures have already hit the internet BUT here’s tons for your viewing pleasure anyway – including some from the set up of the event (the event planner in me loves those).
If you are like me you wanted to soak up every second of Oprah’s show yesterday. The cast of Glee entertained to the very end and it was all kinds of wonderful. Highlights included (among other things): a performance of “Somebody to Love”, a dance off between Matt Morrison & Harry Shum Jr., and a touching tribute to Lea Michele by Ryan Murphy. Luckily, I have the absolute best readers in the whole internet Glee fandom and a couple of you sent me YouTube clips of the show. There are a lot so ENJOY!
MANY MANY THANKS TO PopPrince82’s YouTube Channel
The Glee fandom comes through for all of us in major ways. Check out all these great videos from the cast performing at yesterday’s White House Easter Egg Roll!
Amber Riley – National Anthem
Amber killed this. She has the most incredible voice and they could not have picked a better person. What an honor for Amber!!
Full 2nd Performance
After all the excitement surrounding yesterday’s Easter Egg Roll I almost forgot that Glee will be on Oprah on Wednesday. Check out this great sneak peek as captured by one of the NinJays 🙂 @Rebecca11589!
I have to preface this post with a story. When I was a senior in high school I dated a boy, let’s call him Jim. We dated all through my senior year and then all of a sudden he dumped me because I wouldn’t put out. Nice. We managed to stay friends through college and beyond and as luck would have it I bumped in to him today, of all days. You see, he is a photographer for the NBC affiliate here in DC. We will meet Jim again later in the post…
My daughter woke up last night with a high fever. She was sick all night but her fever went down around 6 AM which was about the time we had to start getting ready to head to the White House. They told us to arrive at least 90 minutes before our ticket time so we dressed C up in her Easter best and headed to the long lines that awaited us at the White House. She started spiking a fever again but as soon as we set foot on the South Lawn and she saw the GIANT Easter bunny in front of her NOTHING could stop that kid from grabbing as many eggs as possible. She may only be 14 months but she has fully grasped the concept of those little eggs filled with candy. My mother was with me and took over childcare duties while I searched for the Glee cast members and the stage.
By the time I got to the stage I was so far away from it I might as well have been on the street. It was 8:30 AM and the cast was set to perform at 8:35. I was devastated because not only was I not able to see a damn thing there were sirens going off all around me and I was worried I would not even be able to hear it. Then it started, the first 3 chords of Somebody to Love bellowed through the speakers and all 12 of the New Directions kids were belting out one of my favorite numbers from the show. I listened for a moment and then turned to try to find my mom and C.
Enter Jim. When I turned around I literally walked right in to him. There he was, draped in press credentials and just as cute as he was in high school. He gave me a big hug and we chatted for a moment but he could tell I was antsy to soak in every note of the performance. He then whispered to me the best words I’ve ever heard, “Wanna go up close?” Um, YES PLEASE!
About 3 minutes later Jim handed me his huge camera, put his press credentials around my neck and hoisted my big pregnant ass on to a speaker less than 3 feet away from the front of the stage. The cast was just finishing up Somebody to Love and I spotted Kevin McHale cute as ever in his wheelchair, Lea Michele close by and caught Amber belting out that last note. It was amazing.
Lea welcomed everyone and introduced Matthew Morrison & Mark Salling. I’m not even lying when I tell you that I could have reached out and touched the two of them. Matthew whipped out his ukulele and Mark his guitar and the two serenaded me with Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Next Lea & Kevin (now standing) sang Charlie Chaplin’s Smile and I cried like a baby. Then, Lea (acting as the emcee) introduced Mark Salling who was about to perform Sweet Caroline when they hit a rough patch on the technical side and he was delayed.
Jim was standing below me calling to me but I couldn’t hear a thing. One second later I felt a hand on my leg and I looked down and there was a White House security guy pulling me off the speaker. He chastised me for standing on the equipment and promptly asked me to leave. In all honesty, I wasn’t that upset because I saw Matthew Morrison (and was literally close enough that I could have grabbed his ass if I wanted to) and that made me happy enough. My daughter was still sick and I felt awful being there in the first place so I was content to leave. Even if it was by force. I thanked Jim profusely, handed him his fancy camera and press pass and said good-bye just as Jim was slipping the barely used memory card from his camera in to my hand! When I left Mark was still having technical difficulties so I don’t know if he was even able to perform. I also don’t know what else they sang.
I took tons of pictures. I am NOT a photographer and I was juggling the biggest camera of my life. I didn’t know how to work it other than to point and shoot so I just kept snapping. I only got through Mark before they kicked me out so photo coverage ends there. The photo quality is terrible but you get the idea. I was standing under the camera that was shooting the live feed for the White House so if any of you watched it live this morning you’ll see a similar angle.
It was hands down one of the best days in my life (aside from my marriage and the birth of my daughter). Thanks to Jim for totally redeeming himself after 10 years! Thanks to all of you for reading my endless Tweets. Thanks to the cast of Glee and Matthew Morrison in particular to happily ending what has easily been the worst couple of weeks in my life.
Again, I apologize for the poor picture quality. You get the idea though. Everyone did a great job. I am however beginning to question Lea Michele’s claim at perfect pitch. I too have perfect pitch and I can tell you that she was a little off but hey, nerves have a lot to do with that. Amber is amazing. Matthew Morrison sounds EXACTLY the same live as he does recorded. And, he is just as delicious in person!
Now, without delay here are the pics…
If you are lucky enough to live in or visit the DC area this weekend then you are no doubt enjoying the incredible Cherry Blossoms. But are you one of the lucky few who won White House Easter Egg Roll tickets in the lottery? My family has been able to go every year because we “know people” (lol) but our tickets are often for the very earliest window. I was hoping this year would be different but nope. My daughter, mother, and I will be there at 7:45 AM and I can promise you that none of the major stars will be there yet. Oh well, I really do it for my kid, although it would have been nice to see the cast of Glee perform. Maybe we’ll just hang around the gates of the South Lawn the rest of the day trying to spot some Gleeks.
Gleeks are not the only ones attending this year’s much anticipated Roll. There will be some major Hollywood players hopping along with Obama and the Easter bunny this year. The event will feature performances by teeny bopper Justin Bieber and the cast of Glee, as well as readers Reese Witherspoon, J.K. Rowling, Apolo Ohno, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen’s mom Betty DeGeneres and Sesame Street‘s Elmo on the Storytime Stage.
The Annual White House Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday, April 5th, the day after Easter. The cast of Glee will arrive in our fair city just a couple of days after taping the Oprah show. What a whirlwind weekend they will have! I’m pretty sure I’m going to stalk their every move and maybe, just maybe I can hang out with them. Oh boy, isn’t that wishful thinking 🙂
Tell me, are any of you fantastic readers going to be there?? If so, take plenty of pictures and send them my way – I’ll feature them and YOU on the site!
Glee is up for a GLAAD award come April 17th but before that the cast partied with CAA at a special reception on March 16th.
The cast of Glee was celebrated during a special reception for the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards hosted by talent agency CAA and series creator Ryan Murphy on Tuesday (March 16) in Los Angeles.
A reception in honor of nominees for the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards which will be held in Los Angeles on April 17 where Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes will receive Special Honors with guests including Tom Ford, Eric Dane, Benjamin Bratt and Jason Lewis.
Pictured in group shot below (l to r): Mark Salling, Cory Monteith, Ryan Murphy, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Jonathan Groff, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Matthew Morrison, and Iqbal Theba.
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Source: Just Jared