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...
On the last day of Comic-Con, a few folks from Glee stopped by the San Diego Convention Center to chat about their little show and drop a few knowledge bombs. It turns out fan favorites Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) aren't leaving the show...they're just graduating and leaving McKinley High. They'll still be on the show, just like we all assumed they would. The bombshell however, is that after weeks of assurance from Ryan Murphy saying he's sure Sam (Chord Overstreet) will show up on campus when shooting starts, Overstreet actually won't be returning to the hit show.
According to Brad Falchuck, they offered Overstreet a 10-episode deal with the idea that he'd become a series regular at midseason, but the actor declined. While there are undoubtedly some Sam fans out there, this may actually be good for the show. After all, too many beefcakes in the Glee club makes for trouble -- and not the fun kind, just the annoying musical chairs of dating kind. Of course, this also means that Mercedes little secret romance with the blondie is probably kaput come season 3. Poor Mercedes.
"We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes. He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can’t force him to work, so we wished him well," said Falchuck.
Source: TV Line
Julia Roberts' niece has been romantically linked to Overstreet since April (11), but the pair has only now spent time with one another in full view of the public.
The young actors were pictured shopping together in London's trendy Notting Hill Gate area on Tuesday (05Jul11).
Overstreet wrapped up the Glee Live in Concert tour with his TV castmates in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday (03Jul11).
As we reported earlier, the people at Glee brought down a little harsh news earlier this week. After promoting Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. to series regulars, they decided not to pick up Chord Overstreet's (a.k.a. Sam) option. That seemed to really rile a few fans, because they took to Twitter protesting with the hashtag #DontCutTheChord, but it turns out all this noise may actually be in vain. No one's cutting trouty mouth. He just didn't get the big promotion; he's still welcome to continue on in the same capacity he did for Season 2. Nothing is changing, folks. You can all rest easy...for now.
Of course, there's always the possibility that if Overstreet is unhappy with his role as a recurring character instead of a regular, he could walk, but that's entirely up to him. And let's hope he's not that overly prideful -- Shum Jr. has been on the show for its entire run and he's just now getting the call up to the big leagues. These things take time. Besides, the writers set up a few deeper aspects for Sam last season, so it would seem that he's headed for bigger storylines and possibly, maybe a larger role in the future.
Nothing is secret in Hollywood, especially when it comes to celebrity love lives -- which is probably why Emma Roberts and Chord Overstreet have finally come out of hiding and taken their relationship public. The couple stepped out together for the first time ever on Tuesday while shopping in London's Notting Hill Gate section. Overstreet just finished wrapping up the Glee Live! In Concert tour in Dublin, Ireland and headed over to London to spend some time with The Art of Getting By actress. I'll bet she was positively full of Glee.
An eyewitness first saw the duo getting affectionate at Coachella's A|X Armani Exchange and 944 Magazine carnival saying, "They couldn't keep their hands off each other!" Ever since then their relationship has continued to grow and they've become closer and closer. And an insider shows that by late June "they were definitely dating....they talk music-- Emma's starting a band. They're loving every second of being together." I personally think Chord can do better....Emma just seems a little too high maintenance for such a sweet guy. So what do you think -- for real or just a fling?
It was only a matter of time before Glee promoted fan favorite Darren Criss to series regular and it's been a steady climb for Harry Shum Jr. who also just got the order for more screen time. Perhaps these larger story arcs that Ryan Murphy keeps promising will involve a lot more of our favorite Warbler? Whatever the plan is for Season 3, it'll at least be entertaining since we're sure to see more of two of the best performers on the show.
Well, we're not lucky enough to have that much information about Murphy's plans, but we can probably guess that the next big story won't involve Trouty Mouth -- er, Chord Overstreet. The blonde, Bieber-esque actor did not get picked up as a series regular for Season 3. Perhaps it was because he went from fresh meat in the Glee club to a total buzzkill last season. The dude was part of a major love triangle and he still couldn't manage to inspire me to care whether or not Quinn cheated on him. I didn't even feel bad for the guy when she did. This is not a good sign, folks.
I'm sure there are a few of you out there who will be sad to Sam relegated to the back row during dance routines, but honestly, it's better for the show. Besides, how many main characters can a series have? If Criss is being promoted, another sacrifice needs to be made. Just keep in mind that there will be a lot more Blaine and try not to mourn the lower dose of Trouty Mouth -- I'll bet you'll get over him soon anyway.
Source: Deadline (via NY Mag)
The actor will not return for the upcoming third series of the musical series, but may appear in the future as a guest star, according to Access Hollywood.
Overstreet appeared to confirm his exit from Glee on Twitter.com and told fans he has plans to hit the recording studio.
He writes in a series of posts, "Well 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."
S2E19: Every time Kristen Chenoweth stops by Glee, you know you’re going to get a little extra camp and that’s totally fine. What I wasn’t expecting was another dose of what we saw in the season premiere: constant referencing of the show’s ridiculous popularity. We get it, you’ve got good ratings and the interwebs are constantly buzzing with any tiny newsbit that pops up, but we know that because WE’RE THE ONES MAKING IT POSSIBLE. So, please stop.
The glee club is supposed to be trod upon. They’re supposed to be nobodies, yet somehow when Sue reinstates the school gossip newspaper it’s filled with rumors about them. Remember in the season premiere when Jacob Ben Israel followed the club around asking questions about their personal lives as if the rest of the school cared? Well, this was part two and while it worked for the plot, it’s self-indulgent and frankly it’s a stretch, even by their standards.
The one good thing I will say about this episode is that it’s almost got the wild storyline syndrome under control. Instead the usual ridiculous amount of plot points, we’ve got a manageable, but still complicated web of events.
“The Muckraker motto: ‘If I heard it, it’s probably true or something.'” -Sue
The main issue this episode is Sue’s ongoing crusade against the glee club. It’s a two-parter, hinging on reinstating the gossipy school paper, the not-at-all-stupidly-named Muckraker, and by bringing April Rhodes (Chenoweth) back to tempt Will with a shot at the big time.
The Muckraker’s tirade of rumors seems to be the most effective weapon against the bunch-o-horny teens. It shakes the group to its core, spreading the word that Quinn is cheating on Finn with Sam and that Santana is a secret lesbian. Because Rachel is trying so desperately to make Finn jealous in any way possible – even by asking Sam to prom (he promptly and kind of harshly turns her down, perhaps because her proposal was so obviously calculated or because his home life is in shambles, but whatever) – and like she did when she knew Quinn was lying about the paternity of her baby in season one, Rachel shoves the rumor in Finn’s face. Boom, the club is on the outs.
The other part of Sue’s insane plan – seriously, she’s not even hilariously insane; hello, lame David Bowie and Anne Coulter costumes – actually ends up working out to the club’s advantage, sort of. April comes back to ask Will to help her write her musical about herself, Cross-Rhodes: The April Rhodes Story, and while she definitely awakens a bit of his Broadway bug, she ultimately helps him get to the point of using the beloved Fleetwood Mac album, Rumours, to bring the club back together because Fleetwood Mac used it the same way when they were about to break up. I actually thought that was a really cute idea that a high school choral director might actually use – for once.
I wasn’t exactly thrilled about the gleeks’ performances of the classic songs, because in most cases they opted for cheesy instead of genuine. April and Will’s was probably the worst; though I love Chenoweth’s voice, their rendition of "Dreams" (one of my favorite songs of all time) just didn’t work for me.
“Hi, I’m Brittany S. Pierce and this is my new internet talk show, Fondue For Two, which combines the two things I like the most: hot cheese and talking to people.” –Brittany
In addition to joining the Muckraker, Brittany’s new internet show is doing some legwork as well. In her first episode, she outs Santana as a lesbian – I guess she’s figured out that Lebanese was the wrong word. Darn. This was probably the best part of a so-so episode, mostly because I feel like Brittany should have started her own web series long ago and she’s quickly surpassed Sue Sylvester as the best character on the show.
Anyway, Artie is jealous because apparently Santana has been manipulating Brittany and he’s sick of it. Instead of having a constructive conversation though, he calls her stupid which is the quickest way to make her cry. She runs straight to Santana for support, who expresses her feelings with a Fleetwood Mac song and then makes a deal to go on Fondue for Two. Brittany will ask her out on the series and then Santana can just accept without having to admit anything outright. Brittany is the sweetest. She’s been such a darling about Santana’s discovery and Santana has been so vicious in return. I feel for her in her struggle, but it's hard because she can be so nasty about everything.
Speaking of which, Santana stands Brittany up and returns to her false relationship with Karovsky. Brittany catches her giving an interview to Jacob Ben Israel about their prom court campaign (seriously, the constant school media attention in this episode is OBNOXIOUS). We saw this coming, but I’m actually enjoying the way they are handling this plot. Often this season, they solve things too quickly and I like that they’re taking their time with an issue that is so difficult.
“What did I do?” – Rachel
“I’m sure you did something.” -Santana
Back to the question about Sam and Quinn’s possibly clandestine affair. When we saw Kurt visiting the same motel room where Quinn was spotted, it was fairly obvious that she wasn’t cheating - and come on, Kurt certainly wasn't either. It simply doesn’t make sense. Of course, I wasn’t privy enough to know what was really going on. In the meantime, it provided an opportunity for Rachel to continue to try to drive a wedge between Quinn and Finn with her sleuthing and “Go Your Own Way.”
The song brings out Quinn’s claws and everyone demands an explanation for the rumors about Sam and Kurt’s possible affair and Sam and Quinn’s possible affair. It turns out Sam's dad lost his job and his whole family lives in the motel room and that Kurt and Quinn were simply helping him. Rachel and Finn flip their switches from sleuthy to caring and apologize to Sam by getting his guitar back from the pawn shop. This would have worked a little better if Chord Overstreet was a bit of a better actor and it was a bit of a melodramatic twist, but I like that Sam’s got a little more of a relatable backstory other than his shyness about his “trouty mouth.”
By the end, though Rachel and Quinn are fighting over Finn, Santana broke Brittany’s heart, Will is distraught over giving up his Broadway dreams for the kids and Sam’s embarrassed about his family’s situation, they all come together to sing “Don’t Stop.” The choreography was a little weird, but Sam was actually a really enjoyable lead singer, surprisingly.
The only thing I wasn’t sure about was whether this performance reinforced Will’s decision to stay, or if he had a furrowed brow because he’s unsure he wants to stick with his decision. Hopefully this is a set-up for more conflict and not a one-off plot point that will be erased in the next episode. They're going to New York for nationals though, so I'm sure it will come up again. I’m really enjoying the way they are starting to move a little more methodically with a few of these story lines. Keep it up, folks!
The young actors were among a group of celebrities who gathered at the Top of the Standard on Thursday night (28Apr11) to celebrate the upcoming release of action epic Thor.
Julia Roberts' niece recently split from her tennis player boyfriend Dathan Kuppin - but she's not weeping over the break-up and has reportedly struck up a relationship with Overstreet, according to the New York Daily News.
The pair spent the entire evening by each other's side as they mingled with Overstreet's fellow Glee stars Amber Riley, Dianna Agron and Kevin McHale. The actor repeatedly placed his arm around Roberts' waist as they chatted, according to the reports.
Roberts isn't the first big name Overstreet has been linked to - he enjoyed a sporty date with country sweetheart Taylor Swift in February (11) when they attended an ice hockey game together in Los Angeles.
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.