“Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli caught up with director Ryan Murphy at the premiere of his HBO movie, “The Normal Heart,” talking about his hit FOX show “Glee” and the recent rumors of a rift between stars Lea Michele and Naya Rivera, along with the headlines Rivera was fired.
A week after “Glee” star Cory Monteith died from a mix of alcohol and heroin, creator Ryan Murphy publicly expressed his feelings.
Murphy told E!, "It's hard to even explain how personally upsetting it is."
Murphy confirmed he had been involved in trying to get Monteith help for his addiction. "I feel like we did everything that we could... His last words to me were, 'I want to get better,' and I always felt and continue to feel even in his death that he did, that he really wanted to fight it and he was humiliated and shamed.”
"Modern Family" and "Mad Men" were the big winners at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night, picking up awards for Best Drama and Best Comedy series, respectively.
The stylized 1960's drama won its third Emmy in a row, while the newbie docu-comedy won its first award.
See photos of the Emmy red carpet arrivals!
"Family's" Eric Stonestreet grabbed the night's first Emmy, winning for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, with Jane Lynch following up as Best Supporting Actress for her turn as the mean Sue Sylvester in "Glee." Watch her backstage at the Emmys!
Betty White, Neil Patrick Harris and Ryan Seacrest were some of the big winners Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards -- and "Extra" was there to catch all the action!
White won her fifth career Emmy for her guest hosting skills on "Saturday Night Live," while Ryan Seacrest picked up the Best Reality Program award for producing "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." Kathy Griffin was a little miffed she lost, tweeting later to Seacrest, "I'm gonna find you and hurt you."
Yes, you read that right! Britney Spears is set to star in an upcoming "Glee" episode infused with her chart-topping pop songs.
After weeks of rumors that the hit series' "Britney" episode would not feature the pop mom herself, Britney fans and Gleeks alike can now rest assured -- they'll get a piece of her!
Ryan Murphy, the mastermind behind the hit TV show "Glee," wants people to stop reading Newsweek until they issue an apology for a recent article published in the magazine about gay actors playing straight roles.
Murphy is calling for the boycott to protest a story by Newsweek contributor Ramin Setoodeh, who wrote that "Glee" star Jonathan Groff seems like a "theater queen" and that Sean Hayes, who is openly gay, gave a "wooden and stiff" performance as a straight man in Broadway's "Promises, Promises," "like he's hiding something, which, of course, he is."
Jennifer Lopez may have to change out of her Louboutins to carry lunch trays.
The actress, 40, has nabbed a guest spot on "Glee" -- and the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, tells "Extra" he's hoping to put J.Lo in a hairnet and kitchen apron.
"We are writing a role for Ms. Jennifer Lopez, who we love," Murphy reveals to "Extra" after the Golden Globes. "We want her to be a cafeteria lady."
The smash musical series won Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical) at last night's Golden Globes -- and the show's cast and creators were sure to thank their "Gleeky" fans for the win.
"We would like to thank all the wonderful people who actually thought a musical would work on primetime television," said Murphy during his acceptance speech. "This show is about a lot of things -- it's about the importance of arts education, and this is for anybody and everybody who got a wedgie in high school."
"Glee" returns to FOX in April.
Check out photos from the rainy red carpet at the Globes!
Ryan Murphy, the creator of "Glee," says he "understands" NBC's decision to pull the musical cast from their broadcast of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
"I completely understand NBC's position, and look forward to seeing a Jay Leno float," Murphy cracked to EW about the "Glee" diss. Yesterday, it was reported that NBC requested that parade organizers rescind an invitation to the actors from the FOX show to appear at the holiday event, for fear that it would "amount to too much promotion" for "Glee."
The annual Turkey Day parade has featured performers from rival networks in the past, such as "American Idol" and "High School Musical."