The singer-and-actor ‘ who plays teacher Will Schuester in the musical US TV series ‘ believes the ‘Parachute’ hitmaker could resurrect her career in the US following her shock firing from ‘The X Factor’ if she landed a role on the show.
He said: “Cheryl is on the front of every newspaper and magazine in the UK. It’s not the same in America but I think she can crack it. She’s a talented girl.
“Appearing on ‘Glee’ would be a good way for Cheryl to crack America. She was part of Fox when she was in America and they also make ‘Glee’. Maybe she will get an appearance ‘ you never know.”
Matthew is also keen to see British actresses Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley appear on the programme in some capacity.
He told Reveal magazine: “I’d love to get Sienna Miller on the show. Keira Knightley would also be good. She can sing right? Well, she’d be good even if she can’t.”
Glee producers are reportedly looking for a cross between Adele and Susan Boyle to appear in the show.
Reports have been suggesting that the hit US musical comedy show, whose cast includes Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele, is on the lookout for two exciting new female castmembers.
Apparently Ryan Murphy, who co-created the programme, is seeking a female actress who is at least 18 but looks high school age. The character will be influenced by two very different musicians ‘ 23-year-old soul singer Adele and 50-year-old Susan Boyle, who shot to fame on British reality show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, as sources are describing her as “Adele meets Susan Boyle”.
Meanwhile, the other female character set to join the hugely anticipated season three will be more stereotypical. For her, producers are looking for somebody “beautiful and…who can sing all kinds of music”.
The 32-year-old singer-and-actor ‘ best known for playing teacher Will Schuester in ‘Glee’ ‘ is preparing for the release of his self-titled debut LP and says the tracks reflect his eclectic music taste.
He said: “The album is awesome! My musical taste is eclectic so it has stuff you could hear in a club alongside some very dark songs, plus there’s some poppy fun songs.”
The record features collaborations with a number of stars, including Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sir Elton John, which Matthew admits was an “incredible” way to launch his music career.
He added: “There’s one with Gwyneth Paltrow and one with Elton John. I mean, for my debut album, singing a duet with Elton John is pretty incredible.”
The ‘Summer Rain’ singer developed an interest in musical theatre when he was at school, and though he admits he was mocked by some of his classmates over his hobby, he felt he “got away unscathed” because of his other interests.
He told Britain’s Cosmopolitan magazine: “There was an element of teasing but I got away unscathed. I was very athletic too, so I hung out with the football team and dated the homecoming queen
The girls played along even though they were totally aware of the “Glee” star’s identity.
But when one girl jokingly called “Jerry” to sit with them later, Lea apparently couldn’t resist making fun of her.
A witness said, “Lea started laughing and imitated her in a high-pitched voice. She was totally mocking her for no reason.”
This is not the first time Lea, who plays the driven Rachel Berry in the Fox series, was reported to be less than friendly to fans. “True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld recalled that she asked for her autograph but was brushed off by the TV actress when the younger star was still unknown.
Last year, famed photographer Patrick McMullan claimed he got a taste of Lea’s nastiness when he asked for her name at the Time 100 Gala in New York. She was apparently peeved that he didn’t know who she was so she told him her name was Sarah Palin then Taylor Swift. She later apologized for her behavior when the story got printed.
Matt Damon is joining a sting of celebrities to publicly criticize President Obama on his work in running the country. The actor, who stars in the new sci-fi thriller “The Adjustment Bureau,” told CNN’s Piers Morgan in an interview on Thursday night that Obama has “doubled down on a lot of things.”
“I really think he misinterpreted his mandate. A friend of mine said to me the other day, I thought it was a great line, ‘I no longer hope for audacity,’” Damon said, referring to the title of Obama’s political memoir.
The 40-year-old actor was one of Obama’s earliest celebrity supporters who appeared at fundraisers around the country during the 2008 presidential campaign.
“He’s doubled down on a lot of things, going back to education … the idea that we’re testing kids and we’re tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We’re training them, not teaching them.” Singer and prominent Democratic donor Barbara Streisand told CNN’s Larry King in December that the president hadn’t been more aggressive on certain issues.
“”I would have liked to have him use his executive privilege … to get rid of something like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’” she said. “I think people admire real strength, even though it’s misguided, you know?” Meanwhile, “Glee” star Jane Lynch told London’s Guardian newspaper last year that Obama was a “huge disappointment” for his handling of “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner had told Fox News that he was upset that Obama hadn’t done more to end the war in Afghanistan. The President also got a lot of slack from director Spike Lee who said Obama didn’t respond quickly to last year’s devastating oil spill along the Gulf Coast. “One time, go off!” Lee told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “If there’s any one time to go off, this is it, because this is a disaster.” Still there are some famous Obama supporters, like “Pulp Fiction” producer Lawrence Bender, who say the President is doing fine so far. “Would I like the health-care bill to have more in it? Yes! Would I like financial reform to have more in it? Yes! Do I wish more were happening? Yes!,” he had told the Hollywood Reporter. “But he’s doing a pretty good job given the circumstances he walked into.”
After the pair became involved in an online spat yesterday (January 26). Murphy slammed the band for turning down the show’s request to feature their music, branding them “self-centred assholes”. Followill hit back by posting on his Twitter page, Twitter.com/doctorfollowill. Although the original tweet was deleted, Billboard reports that the drummer wrote: “Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating seven year-olds how to say f*ck.” Murphy then responded by accusing Followill of homophobia, a claim the sticksman denied online. “That’s [Followill] a homophobe badly in need of some education,” Murphy told celebrity our source. “I’m all for manicures, don’t wear a bra. Would guess most gay dudes don’t.” He added: “It’s telling that Nathan can reduce a group of people to a mean-spirited cliché, in a time where young gay men are killing themselves all over the country because of hatred like this. “That said, I would love to sit down with Nathan or any member of Kings and Leon, and tell them how on Glee we actually love their music, and support their artistry… but cannot condone or even laugh at their clear disdain of gay people.” Followill responded by tweeting: “I’m sorry for anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologise.”
Taylor Swift was top selling artist of 2010. Taylor Swift was the biggest selling artist of 2010, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In 2010, Swift sold 4,470,000 units, beating Eminem, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.The Beatles, who caved in to iTunes and finally released their music digitally in 2010, made the Top 10 at no. 10 with sales of 1,697,000 units. In 2009, Michael Jackson was the biggest selling artist with 8,286,000 units sold but then again he did have the ultimate publicity stunt . death.
The top 10 selling artists of 2010 were:
1. Taylor Swift (4,470,000)
2. Eminem (4,317,000)
3. Lady Antebellum (3,848,000)
4. Justin Bieber (3,728,000)
5. Glee (3,603,000)
6. Susan Boyle (2,711,000)
7. Lady Gaga (2,591,000)
8. Michael Jackson (2,118,000)
9. Zac Brown Band (1,824,000)
10. The Beatles (1,697,000)
Gwyneth Paltrow To Return To “Glee” Next Year. Gwyneth Paltrow called guest starring on “Glee” “the best job ever.” Now the Academy Award-winner is full of glee to get her job back in 2011. Paltrow, who’s currently promoting her new drama “Country Strong,” revealed to Access Hollywood that she’ll reprise her role as beloved McKinley High sub Holly Holiday just after the holidays. There’s no confirmation on whether Paltrow already shot her upcoming guest spot or if she’ll tape it later. The episode set to air following the Super Bowl, featuring a guest spot from news anchor Katie Couric, is currently in production. “Gwyneth Paltrow is a genius,” her co-star Matthew Morrison, who plays Will Schuester on the show, said about the star earlier this year. “Who knew that she was such a triple threat? Great dancer, great singer, obviously a great actress – I just had the best time.” When Paltrow first appeared on the show, she sang a cover of Cee-Lo Green’s “F*** You,” and performed a mash-up of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” with “Singin’ In the Rain.” Paltrow’s “Forget You” appears on “Glee: The Music, Volume 4,” which is currently in stores and features the cast’s covers of hits from Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, and more.
Train’s ‘Hey Soul Sister’ iTunes biggest song of 2010. iTunes has announced its biggest selling song of 2010 in the United States is Train’s ‘Hey Soul Sister’. ‘Hey Soul Sister’ is from the ‘Save Me San Francisco’ album released in October, 2009. As of November 1, 2010 it had sold over 4.6 million digital downloads and became the most downloaded song of all-time for Columbia Records. A video for the song was recorded in Los Angeles in front of the Chango Coffee shop on the corner of Morton Ave and Echo Park Ave. The song featured on several TV shows this year including ‘CSI NY’, Hellcats and ‘Medium’. Dixie Chicks covered the song earlier this year when they were on tour with the Eagles. The song was also cover on Glee on November 30, 2010 with Darren Criss singing.
Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez To Perform On Disney Christmas Day Parade Special. Disney has unwrapped the list of performers appearing on the upcoming “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” special. Joining Mickey and friends this year are Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez, and Jackie Evancho, among others. Grammy Award-winner Mariah Carey makes her return to the special this year, performing her latest holiday hit “Oh Santa” as well as her modern Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Husband Nick Cannon serves as host from the Disneyland Resort in California, while Ryan Seacrest and Maria Menounos check in from Walt Disney World in Florida. Selena Gomez will appear to perform “Winter Wonderland,” while fellow Disney Channel star Debby Ryan performs “Deck the Halls” on the parade route. “Glee” star Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on the show, will also appear for a performance. Opera prodigy Jackie Evancho will perform “Pie Jesu” from her debut holiday set, while “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze will appear performing his version of “Little Drummer Boy.” Darius Rucker, Sean Kingston, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will also all appear. The Disney princes and princesses will join in for a dance, as will “Dancing with the Stars” alums Tony Dovolani, Kym Johnson, Louis Van Amstel, and Chelsea Hightower for a jive. Travel Channel star Samantha Brown will appear from Disney’s new resort in Hawaii and as well as their new Disney Dream cruise ship. Also be on the lookout for a whole slew of Disney costumed characters, including Woody and Jesse from this year’s “Toy Story 3” and Phineas and Ferb from the hit Disney Channel show. This year’s “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” special airs Christmas Day on ABC. Check local listings or here for broadcast times.
Eminem Leads Grammy Pack With 10 Nods, Bruno Mars Follows With 7. Eminem and Bruno Mars lead the nods list for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, it has been announced Wednesday night. The rap superstar has amassed a whopping total of 10 nominations, while the vocalist is not far behind with seven nods.
Eminem is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for his chart-topping “Recovery;” Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his “Love the Way You Lie” with Rihanna; Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Airplanes II” with B.o.B. and Haley Williams; and Best Rap Solo and Best Rap Song for “Not Afraid.” Mars is up for Best Male Pop Vocal for “Just the Way You Are” and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You” among other nods. Lady Gaga and country music trio Lady Antebellum are third placers for most nominations, each getting six nominations. Pals Katy Perry and Rihanna have four nods each, while Beyonce earned two. Justin Bieber is vying for Best New Artist against Drake, Florence and the Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Esperanza Spalding, while the cast of the TV show “Glee” are up for Best Pop Performance by a Dup or Group with Vocals against Maroon 5, Paramore, Sade, and Train. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be telecast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS this February 13th.
“Glee” Creator Says Cast Members Will Leave Show As They Age. “Glee” plans on being the Menudo of musical comedy. Creator Ryan Murphy revealed that some of the stars show will graduate from the show when they get too old, adding new characters as they leave. Creator Ryan Murphy told Australian News he expects some of the stars to exit the show by 2012, making room for new faces at the fictional McKinley High. “Every year we’re going to populate a new group,” Murphy says. “There’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot. Murphy has already started the process with the introduction of actor Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans, who joined at the start of the show’s second season. But replicating the actual high school experience means students will have to graduate. “I think you have to be true to the fact that here is a group of people who come and go in these teachers’ lives – they graduate and they’re gone,” Murphy said. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be hard for him to let go of stars like Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Dianna Agron, among others, who became near-overnight sensations with the premiere of “Glee.” “When some of them finish their run at high school it will be very teary episodes,” Murphy said. “For me it will be particularly tough but a new crop will come in.” Let’s see if “Glee: The New Class” can hold a candle to its predecessor. Maybe they can change the format of the show to be more like “24”? Every episode is an hour in glee club?