Saturday, July 24, 2010

Glee Season 2 Guest Stars

Warning spoilers below! Don't continue reading unless you really want to find out some spoilers on Season 2 of Glee.

The much-anticipated season 2 will be aired on September 21. Confirmed is the Britney Spears-themed episode that is expected to feature the blonde cheerleader character Brittany in her first solo singing roles.

The creator of the show, Ryan Murphy and fellow writers Ian Brennan and Brad Fulchuk revealed that there will be just five musical numbers per episode and the focus will be on developing the characters of the show.

Murphy about the show's success, "I feel very stunned that people got it in a big way... because I do think it's a very unusual show and a very unusual tone...There's never been a musical on television that has worked, so the fact that it is embraced as much as it has been is just amazing to me," he said.

The creator also confirmed conflicting reports that he is writing a guest part for Bardem, who won an Oscar for his role in the 2007 movie "No Country for Old Men," after talking with the Spanish actor at the Cannes film festival in May.

"He goes, 'I do not want to talk about Cannes. I want to talk about Glee.' He had downloaded every episode...He knew everything about everybody and he said, 'I want to come on. Will you write me something?' So how do you say 'no' to Javier Bardem?," Murphy said.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Charice on Glee Season 2

Did she already meet the cast of Glee?

"Hindi ko pa po nami-meet ang cast, pero nababasa ko po yung tweets nila about me na super excited na po sila mag-enroll ako sa school nila," said Charice.

According to the website of U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly, her role will be a "foreign exchange student whose killer vocals get Rachel (played by Lea Michele) contemplating murder."

What exactly did she do during the auditions?

"Gusto ko pong sabihin pero hindi po ako puwede maglabas ng details tungkol sa audition. Ang masasabi ko lang po, hindi po talaga ako nag-expect. Dati, nanginginig pa ako pero hanggang dun na lang po."

What are the preparations that she has been doing for Glee?

"Nagbo-voice lessons na po ako at pati sa acting at accent. Ang pinakaimportante po talaga yung acting. Dun po kami nagfo-focus talaga."

When rumors came out saying that she will be part of the second season of Glee, did she feel pressured?

"Kinabahan talaga ako nung lumabas ang rumor...pero masaya ako kasi it's the best rumor makasama ako sa Glee. Right after ng rumor na yun, tinanong ng Mommy ko ang manager ko si Marc [Johnston] kung puwede namin i-try ang Glee. Kasi very, very massive siya sa States at never kami nag-expect na makakapasa ako. Kasi siyempre, sa dami ng magagaling sa States, never akong nag-expect.

Charice will make her fist appearance on S02E01 of Glee.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Glee Season 2

Glee Season 2 is about three to four months away. But, the Glee Season 2 countdown will feel longer after the season finale last night. The final showdown at regionals was the last medley in this freshman year for Mr. Schue and the New Directions. Of course, without a win or place at regionals, the entire club would supposedly be finished. Since the show had become the biggest phenomenon on TV in just one year, the season finale would have to have victory, even against Vocal Adrenaline and judge Sue Sylvester. Indeed, the club will be back for Glee Season 2, but not for the reasons many expected.

Warning: Spoilers follow

For the second straight week, the club was in a massive funk to start things off - this time due to Sue becoming a regionals judge. With defeat and the end of the club looking imminent, Will tried to show that the important thing was how far they'd come. And, as all good Gleeks known, the journey began with Journey.

However Glee Season 2 starts, it couldn't be as big as "Don't Stop Believing" in the pilot. But the season finale tried to come close, as the music of Journey was reprised in one big medley. With the reunited Rachel and Finn performing "Faithfully" and with one last "Don't Stop Believing" reprise, it was the spectacle a year in the making - and there were still 40 minutes left.

Yet, Vocal Adrenaline drew inspiration from another band that got a big Glee bump. Queen's "Somebody To Love" is another popular Glee number and, this time, their "Bohemian Rhapsody" got an homage - alongside another event that was a year in the making.

Although the season finale held the club's future in the balance, Glee Season 2 was far more of a sure thing. So, no matter what Sue, Olivia Newton John and Josh Groban judged, the club would be back to perform again somehow. Still, there was doubt as to how that would happen for a while.

(credits: source article)