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'Glee': Warblers album to be released in April

It took only one song—Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”—for Blaine (Darren Criss) and the Warblers to become fan favorites on Glee. So, it’s only natural that the Warblers will be getting their own album due this April, according to Fox.

The series’ will release its fifth soundtrack album tomorrow, which includes season two tunes like “Thriller/Heads Will Roll” and “Take Me Or Leave Me.” It’s unclear what the track listing for the Warblers album will be but safe bets are “Teenage Dream,” “Hey, Soul Sister,” and “When I Get You Alone.” This week, Blaine and the Warblers (including Kurt) tackle Neon Trees’ “Animal.” Listen below to their cover: READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Hear Matthew Morrison's new single, 'Summer Rain'

Mr. Schuester is gettin’ freaky up in here.

Glee star Matthew Morrison debuted his new single from his upcoming album on the Ryan Seacrest show this morning and it’s all about having sex in the rain on a rooftop! Dude has come a long way from “One Less Bell to Answer!”

This ode to a very R-rated public display of affection has a sort of Jason Mraz-y sound to it. Frankly, I just can’t wait for the video (I’m assuming there will be gratuitous shirtless shots of Morrison). Listen to the tune below: READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Hear the new original songs, 'Loser Like Me' and 'Get It Right'

Glee has already had huge success in its choral covers of hits like “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Teenage Dream.” But now the show is venturing into original music (which EW had exclusive details on earlier this week) and the two new tunes, “Loser Like Me” and “Get It Right,” had their world premiere this morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. “Loser Like Me” is a fun, uptempo group number and “Get It Right” is a power ballad for Lea Michele. Listen to both below… READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Music producer Adam Anders spills details on the show's upcoming original music -- EXCLUSIVE

It was announced on Tuesday that pop culture phenom Glee would be debuting two completely original songs, “Loser Like Me” and “Get It Right,” on their March 15 episode (the songs will also be featured on the latest soundtrack compilation out March 8). Well, Gleeks, EW is giving you EXCLUSIVE details straight from the series’ music producer, Adam Anders, on how Glee landed superstar producer Max Martin (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson), as well as what these new songs will sound like.

“Loser Like Me” will be tackled by the New Directions crew (Lea Michele and Cory Monteith take lead on most of the verses) and is, according to Anders, a “Gleek anthem. It’s a very uptempo, kind-of-summery hit.” Anders scored a major pop music coup by luring Martin, who crafted hits like “My Life Would Suck Without You,” to co-write the track. “He owns radio right now,” says Anders of Martin. “He’s had, like, seven No. 1s in the last year, and so if we wanna go to radio with anybody tagging along, I think he’s the guy you want.” Plus, getting Martin to sign on wasn’t as difficult as one might expect. “We’ve done like 30 of his songs on Glee,” says Anders. “The thing about Max is that he’s a huge fan of pop culture and he just loved the idea of being part of something that’s such a cultural phenomenon. So it was actually not hard to convince him at all. He was all about it.” Sweden-based Martin even got to witness the frenzy of Gleekdom. Says Anders, “He was actually over here working on Britney’s record and was exposed to exactly how enormous [Glee] is.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee' cast surpasses Elvis' Billboard Hot 100 record

glee-castImage Credit: Miranda Penn Turin/FoxFirst, the cast of Glee took down the Beatles last fall, when their singles total on the Billboard Hot 100 surpassed the Fab Four’s record of 71. And now, according to Billboard: Rachel, Finn, and Co. have taken down the King, who was previously the top record holder in the category, with 108 singles to sit somewhere on the Hot 100. (Though there was less fanfare as with the news about the Beatles and Elvis, Glee‘s single stampede also recently surpassed James Brown’s 91 songs, Ray Charles’ 74 tunes, and Aretha Franklin’s 73 tracks.)


Super Bowl's double dose of diva: Xtina vs. Lea. One flubbed her lines, but who was better?

lea-michele-christina-aguileraImage Credit: Charlie Krupa/AP Images Because the Super Bowl can’t possibly make do with just one diva, two powerhouse songbirds kicked off this year’s game: Lea Michele and Christina Aguilera. Michele went first to warble out a (rather muzak-ically arranged) rendition of “America the Beautiful.” Dressed in a demure white pea coat and beige trousers, Michele sounded fine to my ears and seemed perfectly poised, her voice betraying little evidence of any nerves she might have been feeling. But let’s face it: Girl was merely the warm-up act for the real diva on hand —  even if the camera did cut to ex-prez W and the missus Laura in the stadium during her song.

I suppose by Xtina standards, the “five-time Grammy winner” looked pretty modest as she took the stage to turn our national anthem into her usual melisma-palooza, but come on. Christina doesn’t get out of bed without the promise of at least a little razzle-dazzle. READ FULL STORY

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy to Kings of Leon: 'F-- You'

Ryan-Murphy-kings-of-leonImage Credit: Insidefoto/PR Photos; Marion Curtis/ Ryan Murphy sees your “no thanks,” Kings of Leon, and he raises you a Cee-Lo salutation.

Responding to the Southern rockers’ claim last summer that they had no wish to participate in his pop-showcase phenomenon, The Glee creator took the opportunity in today’s Hollywood Reporter to deliver a succint “F— you, Kings of Leon.”

“They’re self-centered assholes and they missed the big picture,” he continued. “They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.”

Frontman Caleb Followill’s response? “This whole Glee thing is a shock to us,” he told The Reporter. “It’s gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn’t even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting [“Use Somebody”]. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We’re not sure where the anger is coming from.”

Wherever it is, Murphy has more of it. In reference to Slash, who, when  asked about a potential Guns ‘n’ Roses episode, recently told EW that Glee makes Grease look like “a brilliant work of art,” Murphy countered: “Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid.”

Stick that in your tophat and smoke it, Mr. Slash! And you, Kings of Leon, stick it in your … shampoo? I don’t know. Either way, you’re all off Ryan Murphy’s Secret Santa list this year.

UPDATE: Following the story’s publication, KoL drummer Nathan Followill tweeted the following: Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say f—.”

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Cee-Lo says official 'F**K You' duet with Gwyneth Paltrow is on the way

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Cee-Lo-GreenImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/; Michael Buckner/WireImCee-Lo Green’s spiteful throwback “Forget You” (or “F**K You” for fans of the uncensored) was an internet sensation when it hit Youtube months ago. Then it got that much bigger when Fox’s cheery phenomenon, Glee, put their spin on it courtesy of actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s fun remix. The reception was so great that the two hit the studio recently to record the song as a duet. And though he doesn’t know exactly when, in an interview with Access Hollywood Cee-Lo promises we’ll get to hear it soon.


Taylor Swift again tops Billboard 200 chart

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now continues to top the competition on the Billboard 200 albums chart. With 276,000 copies sold this week, it’s No. 1 once again. Susan Boyle follows close behind with her holiday set, The Gift, which sold 240,000 units. And Glee has the No. 3 album on the chart, also serving up some songs for Santa with their Christmas album and selling 160,000 copies. Check out the full list of the top 10 below.

Dec. 29, 2010′s Billboard 200 albums top 10

No. 1 – Taylor Swift, Speak Now: 276,000

No. 2 – Susan Boyle, The Gift: 240,000

No. 3 – Glee Christmas album: 160,000

No. 4 – Jackie Evancho, O Holy Night: 151,000

No. 5 – Michael Jackson, Michael: 150,000

No. 6 – Jamie Foxx, Best Night Of My Life: 144,000.

No. 7 – Eminem,  Recovery: 137,000

No. 8 – Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: 133,000

No. 9 – Keyshia Cole, Calling All Hearts: 128,000

No. 10 – Rihanna, Loud: 111,000

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'Glee' star Matthew Morrison to tour this Spring

Glee star Matthew Morrison, aka Mr. Schuester, is finishing up his solo album and is preparing for a tour once the hit Fox series wraps its second season. “I’m going to be touring in the hiatus,” Morrison tells EW.  “I’m gonna go all over the world actually. I start band rehearsal in two weeks when we go on our little Christmas break.” Morrison won’t be the only Glee star performing for audiences: the younger cast will recreate their very successful concert show in the UK and Ireland. Meanwhile, Morrison says that his album, due in May according to the actor, is just about finished. “We’re almost done,” he admits. “We have like two more songs to record and then it’s off to the mixing stages. I’m really really happy with it and I can’t wait for people to hear it as well.”

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