Singer and actor Chord Overstreet went from relative obscurity to winning the hearts of millions of viewers with a breakout role on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ). The hit musical comedy series about a group of...
Glee's storylines may be getting a little out of hand again. Trouty Mouth is heading back to McKinley High and this time, his extracurriculars will be a little more in line with that name of his. In an effort to get Mercedes' attention, he'll join McKinley's sychronized swim team, though I didn't realize any high school still had one of those. This new venture will give Sam (Chord Overstreet) yet another excuse to walk around sans shirt, but I'd hope he puts more weight into his campaign to get Mercedes back. Being attractive and a coordinated swimmer aren't exactly the key to a lady's heart - especially when her current boyfriend is the one who taught her how to get out of Rachel Berry's shadow. I smell a mismatched conflict abrewing.
The return of Trouty Mouth will air Jan. 10 and the episode will also introduce four new recurring characters: the swim team coach and three other swimmers, of course.
Glee airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
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There are people who will be deterred by the trailer of A Warrior's Heart.
If you watch below, you'll see everything one might expect from a movie starring Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene and Chord Overstreet: it's the story of a boy just damaged enough to need saving, but just down-to-earth enough to be worth the effort. Conor Sullivan's (Lutz) father dies overseas in Iraq, which thrusts the boy into a spiral of contentious behavior, including attacking classmates violently and destroying school property.
But there's a glimmer of hope. Three glimmers, actually. There's lacrosse: the one thing that makes sense to Conor. There's Sgt. Major Duke Wayne (Adam Beach), the enigmatic Native American soldier who teaches him how to be the man his father might be proud of. And, most of all, there's Brooklyn (Greene), the one girl worth this damaged boy's heart.
So, yeah. It's sappy. It's angsty. It's melodramatic. There's a lot of locker-pounding and rain-crying. But let me ask you this... why is that a bad thing? Why is an amplification of human emotion in cinema necessarily deemed "silly"? Why can't we be dealt a hyper-emotional story, with extraordinarily expressive characters? Maybe ones that don't necessarily act exactly as your typical actual people above the age of thirteen do, but who, more importantly, represent struggles, challenges, emotions and pangs we are all quite familiar with?
I think we ought to consider that question, and give A Warrior's Heart its fair chance. And why am I so passionate about this? Well, because Ethan Rom is in it. And that's reason enough for me to back any movie.
Overstreet shot to fame playing hunky high school student Sam Evans on the popular programme but left the series earlier this year (11) to pursue a career in music.
He was rumoured to be reprising his role during Glee's current third season, and now show creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed the reports.
Murphy tells EW.com, "We love Chord and have always said that we wanted him back. So here's an early Christmas present for all the Gleeks - Sam is coming back..."
Overstreet adds, "I had the best time on Glee and couldn't be more excited to be returning."
Update: Trouty Mouth may not be lost forever. According to TVLine, Chord Overstreet is in talks to return to Glee in a recurring role. It seems that someone is regretting cutting out on Ryan Murphy. Overstreet left the series after it leaked that he was not being offered a series regular position and stated he needed more time to work on his music. If this deal goes through, we'll see Sam again as early as episode 8 of Season 3, which runs in early December. Does this mean we'll be seeing trouble in paradise for Mercedes and her beau when ex-BF Sam comes back into the mix?
Earlier: We may have to wait two weeks -- yes, Gleeks, that's 14 whole days -- before the next episode of the most musical scripted show on television airs, but in the meantime there are a few bits of intel to nibble on while you reluctantly watch the World Series or refine your dance steps for your stage production/homage to Darren Criss.
First up, we spy a Glee Project winner in a little bit of a misunderstanding with Brittany. Here's Fox's official summary:
"A new foreign exchange student, Rory Flanagan (guest star Damian McGinty, winner of 'The Glee Project'), enrolls at McKinley and crashes with Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris) who thinks he's a leprechaun. Meanwhile, Mercedes (Amber Riley) attempts to recruit new members to join Shelby Corcoran's (guest star Idina Menzel) newly formed glee club, and Sue's (Jane Lynch) congressional campaign heats up."
We'll also enjoy a little encore of Blaine taking on Katy Perry, this time with "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" -- which is sort of funny considering both Criss and Kevin McHale (Artie) had parts in Perry's sprawling video for the hit single. Santana and Mercedes also take on Christina Aguilera's "Candyman." Those musical numbers combined with the fact that the latest promo teases Burt Hummel's imminent political campaign against Sue Sylvester makes us me one excited Gleek.
Glee returns to Fox Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Source: AOL TV, TVLine
It's about to be that time of the year again. Dust off those notebooks and get your pencils sharpened because it's time to go back to school (I can hear the sighs of academic depression already). Lots of people dread going back to school and hitting the books, but others can't wait to get back to the grind or be college bound for the very first time -- including Emma Roberts! The Scream 4 star will begin her freshman year at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York this fall. Her classes are set to start up on September 5. Better get that last bit of summer partying in during Labor Day Weekend.
What subject will the actress be majoring in? Roberts confided in JustJared.com last night that “I’m studying English literature and couldn’t be more excited!” A girl after my own heart. I'm sure Auntie Julia is very proud of her college bound niece. I'm sure her current beau, Chord Overstreet would be more than happy to help with any late night cram sessions. The freedom to skip class if you want to, the naps in the middle of the day, the Freshmen 15...man college is the best and I miss it -- good luck Emma!
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The Overstreetian buzz was aplenty earlier this summer when trouty-mouth Sam unexpectedly dropped out of Glee based on not receiving a starring role for the third season. This caused a lot of hoopla (hoopla!) as season two wrapped up with a cliffhanger teasing a budding relationship between Sam and Mercedes (Amber Riley). While Glee is fixing that whole debacle up by pairing Mercedes with a typecast linebacker, Chord Overstreet will be returning to television in a guest spot on ABC's The Middle.
Overstreet will undergo a rapid aging process in the eyes of fans. Whereas on Glee he played a high school junior, he is now set to play a teacher to young Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) elementary school class. Overstreet's character will be zealous and hands-on, which will pose a problem when he crosses paths with the adamantly apathetic parent pair Frankie and Mike Heck (Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn).
Whether this role will grow into one of multiple recurrences or not is yet to be determined, but it'll probably be easier to write out an eccentric teacher if Overstreet decides to jump ship again than it was to oust one of the primary characters into whom the series invested a large sum of development. Line up some subs, The Middle.
Glee's belting songstress, Mercedes (Amber Riley), may have lost her chance at happiness with Trouty Mouth (Chord Overstreet, and yes, we know his real character name is Sam) thanks to Overstreet's premature departure from the series, but it seems the writers are ready to give her another shot, this time with a former football star. Okay, a former high school football star on TV, but just go with it.
LaMarcus Tinker, who played a linebacker on Friday Night Lights, is now switching gears to play a linebacker on Glee with the hots for the glee club's most powerful voice. Tinker will stretch himself a bit further, dropping the "La" on his name to play a character simply named Marcus. While I'm sure fans will be happy to see Mercedes on the arm of another football player next season, one can't help but wonder how they'll explain why she hopped from the blondie to the new guy.
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Glee has this little habit of humanizing its bullies. Quinn Fabray earned our sympathies after that whole pregnancy ordeal in Season 1, and then again after we learned about her retconned backstory as an overweight preteen in Season 2. Santana Lopez won us over with her heartbreaking struggle with her own sexuality. Karofsky is a similar story: he lessened in jackassery after revealing that he was gay, and is no longer the one-dimensional bully we used to know. We've even warmed up to Sue Sylvester, especially after the death of her beloved older sister. So naturally, the show's going to need some new jerks.
Glee's third season will introduce three new characters, all (at least initially) antagonistic...
The first will be named Sugar, and is your traditional high school female bully: the narcissistic snob whose family fortune is exceeded only by her sense of entitlement (that's pretty cold).
The second is on the other end of the bullying spectrum: Sheila, a punk (presumably with a softer side hidden by her tattered clothing, coarse behavior and splendor of body ink.
The third is actually not a student, but a teacher: Nancy Bleithem, geometry, who (of course) opposes the inclusion of artist expression in the education system. Because really, if there isn't someone stifling our voices, what is there to sing about?
Finally, a non-vindictive character will be added to the cast in the form of a behemoth linebacker named Bubba. Bubba will step in as Mercedes' love interest in light of Chord Overstreet's leave. Chord really dropped the ball on this one. Not only did he leave Mercedes' and Sam's cliffhanger to be tossed to the dumpsters of aborted story arcs (along with Pam Beasley's art career and Liz Lemon's child adoption), but he doomed himself. Where in the world is there a more suitable working environment for someone named Chord Overstreet than on the set of Glee?
Overstreetless will the show go on, with these (and plausibly other) new characters and challenges, new highs and lows, new songs, new stories, new hours of strife...and new moments of glee.
Roberts was joined by her boyfriend Chord Overstreet as well as Edie Falco, Abigail Breslin and Matthew Settle for the Super Saturday 16 fundraiser.
Shoppers browsed racks of designer clothing and accessories, donated by Hollywood stars, visited a fortune teller and even enjoyed carnival rides.
The annual event benefits the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
It was reported earlier this month (Jul11) that the actor, who plays talented singer Sam Evans in the musical series, was quitting to pursue a music career.
Overstreet appeared to confirm the speculation when he tweeted, "It's been a good yr (year) too bad it's over, time for summer and starting fresh... I will deff (definitely) make a solo album! There is nothing stopping me."
During the Glee presentation at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Sunday (24Jul11), it was revealed that Overstreet had snubbed an invitation to return for the third series later this year (11).
Executive producer Falchuk told fans, "He (Overstreet) decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can't force him to work. We told him to go with god."
Singer and actor Chord Overstreet went from relative obscurity to winning the hearts of millions of viewers with a breakout role on "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ). The hit musical comedy series about a group of high school outsiders involved in show choir launched the careers of Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison while earning top accolades for creator Ryan Murphy and featured star Jane Lynch. Overstreet joined the "Glee" cast during its second season as a transfer student who made the right plays as the quarterback of the football team and as the glee club's newest member. His charming performance as "the new guy" made Overstreet an instant favorite amongst the show's fans, while also showcasing his versatile talent and potential.