Essence.com and starlet Amber Riley have launched a Facebook campaign to get a "Glee" episode devoted to the legendary Chaka Khan.
In the March issue of ESSENCE, Riley talks about the vocal powerhouse being one of her "favorite artists because her voice is amazing... but she is just creative, different, and had a different sound than anyone in her era."
To vote, go here and simply hit the "Like" button.
Will Riley be belting out "I'm Every Woman" on FOX's hit show? Stay tuned.
The episode, "Elementary School Musical," follows Lisa as she attends a summer performing arts camp and gets hooked on the showbiz lifestyle. A kid-like Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) are there, as is Mercedes (Amber Riley), along with "Flight of the Conchords'" Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie as camp counselors.Check out the promo, and watch the show this Sunday night on FOX!
It's the "Glee" cast's turn to get the yellow treatment. "The Simpsons" will kick off its 22nd season with an episode featuring some of "Glee's" star players.
It's hard to believe that "Glee's" Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes Jones, was once rejected by "American Idol." "Extra" caught up with "Idol" judge Randy Jackson on Saturday at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, where he told us Riley didn't even make it past the producers audition.
"I'm honestly, really excited for Ryan Murphy and the whole 'Glee' cast," said Jackson. "Yo, that girl Amber Riley, she I guess ,I didn't know this, she didn't make it to us. She auditioned for 'Idol' and got rejected. She's like the lead singer the lead star of 'Glee' and let me tell you something America, this girl is talented and she can really sing."
The cast of "Glee" opened Game 3 of the World Series last night singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on "Glee," sang a beautiful rendition of the song with other cast members.
The game ended with the NY Yankees beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5.
The cast was offered the opportunity to sing at the World Series after an invitation to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was rescinded by NBC.
"Glee" airs Wednesdays on FOX.