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Jonathan Groff Will Be Featured on “Glee” Madonna Album; Series Will Go Gaga

Playbill.com:

Jonathan Groff in "Glee"
Jonathan Groff in “Glee”

Oh my Gaga! Here we go, Gleeks: The creators of “Glee” have revealed the songs that will be part of the upcoming Lady Gaga and Madonna-themed episodes of the FOX series.

Creator Ryan Murphy told EW.com that Lea Michele will do a stripped down version of Gaga’s “Poker Face” and the cast will unite for “Bad Romance.”

EW.com also reports that the cast will also get decked out in costumes inspired by her outrageous fashions. “I do know that we’re all different Lady Gagas, and at one point I am the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga,” Michele told EW. “I saw a picture of the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga with a Post-It on it that said ‘Lea.’ I was like, oh, great. Everyone else has incredible Lady Gaga outfits and I have that one.”

Also coming up is the all-Madonna episode of “Glee,” which will be released as an EP on April 20. The digital-music service iTunes not only lists the songs that will be performed, but reveals that Michele’s former Spring Awakeningco-star Jonathan Groff (who guests on the series) performs in four of the numbers. (more…)

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** NEAL B. EXCLUSIVE: Interviews & Video with the GLEE CAST, Nikki Blonsky & Kimberley Locke! **

Today I had the pleasure of going with Liz Silver of the INCREDIBLE rPulse.com (<–check it out!) and not only seeing the celebrities -but interviewing them!  A very special thanks to Liz at rPulse.com!

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Carol-oke Contest with the GLEE Cast, Nikki Blonsky, & Kimberley Locke

Carol-oke Contest with the GLEE Cast, Nikki Blonsky, & Kimberley Locke

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TJ Maxx and Marshall’s “Carol-oke” Contest

Featuring:
Cast members of the hit TV show Glee
Actress Nikki Blonsky
Singer Kimberley Locke

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From Playbill.com:

“High School Musical” director and choreographer Kenny Ortega has withdrawn from the film remake of the 1984 film “Footloose.”

Variety reports that Ortega and Paramount Pictures could not come to agreement on the tone or budget of the remake. Ortega reportedly sought a $30 million budget for the film that would employ elaborate musical numbers, while Paramount production chief Adam Goodman saw the project as an edgy drama with less emphasis on the songs and coming in at under $25 million.

Ortega, who is also the director of the new Michael Jackson film “This Is It” which debuts this week, is the latest to depart the film project. “Gossip Girl” cast member Chace Crawford was announced to replace “High School Musical” star Zac Efron in the central role of Ren McCormack last May.

Country singer Julianne Hough will co-star in the film as Ariel Moore. Paramount is currently seeking a replacement to direct “Footloose,” which is still on track to begin filming in March of 2010.

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”) has penned the latest adaptation of “Footloose.” Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who delivered such films as “Chicago,” Hairspray” and “A Raisin in the Sun” for television, produce with Dylan Sellers.

Previous reports stated that new songs are being written for the “Footloose” remake, which will also include many of the hits from the original, including “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out for a Hero” and the title track.

The original film starred Kevin Bacon and was later adapted into a 1998 stage musical under the direction of Walter Bobbie.

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