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Tuesday
Jun212011

New Cast for 'Glee'?

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Graduation day can be a big challenge or a big opportunity for creators of high school-themed television. And according to Glee creator Ryan Murphy, next season may be the last for some number of graduating seniors.

In an interview Friday with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Murphy confirmed that the cast will turn over at the end of next season. "The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years," Murphy said. "We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline."

Murphy continued, "We've got Matt Morrison and Jane Lynch who will stay and be the male and female lynchpins of the series, but I think the fun thing about the show is it's a celebration of youth and talent and I think that just like with the original cast, I think finding those young unknown people and giving them an opportunity to break into the business and become stars is a really fun and exciting thing and is the spirit of the series."

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Tuesday
Apr192011

'Glee's' Warblers CD Released; Hear Matt Morrison, Elton John Duet

Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- The seventh full-length soundtrack album from the cast of Glee hits stores on Tuesday, but this one's a little different.

Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers is the first soundtrack to feature, exclusively, music from the Dalton Academy Warblers, the vocal group at Kurt's school, Dalton Academy.  Led by Blaine, played by Darren Criss, the group warbles its way through fan favorites like "Teenage Dream," "Raise Your Glass," "Hey Soul Sister" and "Misery," as well as previously-unheard versions of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" and Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know."

The popularity of the Warblers' tracks -- especially "Teenage Dream" -- helped lead the Glee cast to their history-making chart success, which saw them eclipse both The Beatles and Elvis Presley for the title of the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 singles ever.

In other Glee music news, another sneak peek at Matthew Morrison's upcoming debut album has hit online.  This time, it's a mashup duet he's recorded with none other than Sir Elton John.  The track mixes together two of Elton's classics, both from his 1972 album Honky Chateau: "Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters" and "Rocket Man."

Morrison has said that the epic seven-minute track is his favorite song on the album, which will also feature a duet with Gwyneth Paltrow.  Paltrow is set to return to Glee Tuesday night.

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