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The first wave of the 2013 Teen Choice Award nominations have finally been revealed and Glee is up for 3 awards, including Choice TV Show: Comedy, Choice TV Actor: Comedy (Chris Colfer), and Choice TV Actress: Comedy (Lea Michele).

Check out who they are up against in each category below. The awards ceremony is set to air Sunday, Aug. 11, on Fox.

Choice TV Show: Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“New Girl”

Choice TV Actor: Comedy

Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Jake Johnson, “New Girl”
Ashton Kutcher, “Two And a Half Men”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Choice TV Actress: Comedy

Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project”
Lea Michele, “Glee”
Bridgit Mendler, “Good Luck Charlie”

Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2013 “Wave One” nominees at Host(s), performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.

May 23, 2013BelleNo Comments

After lengthy negotiations, Fox‘s musical dramedy Glee has been picked up for next season. And the season after that. The network has given a two-year renewal to the series for Seasons 5 and 6. The negotiations took longer because the network starts footing the bill after Season 4. Given the complications of the talks, a two-year pickup is common practice so the network won’t have to do it again next year. Even if Glee‘s ratings continue to slip, the dramedy has an off-network syndication deal with Oxygen, which makes a longer run attractive for Fox sibling 20th TV, the studio that produces Glee with Ryan Murphy TV. Glee now joins veteran Bones, freshman drama The Following and comedies New Girl, The Mindy Project and Raising Hope, which all have been renewed for next season.

“Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture,” said Fox chairman Kevin Reilly. Added 20th TV chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman, “Ryan, Brad, Ian and Dante have created something that is far larger than a television show; it’s a global entertainment brand which continues to touch millions around the world.” Glee was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who executive produce the series with Dante Di Loreto.

While off the ratings heights from its early run, Glee still performs respectably, especially when DVR viewing is factored in. The dramedy is averaging a 3.6/10 among adults 18-49 and 8.7 million total viewers this season. Last month, Glee marked its 500th performance. The show has spawned more than 53 million tracks digitally downloaded and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide.

April 20, 2013BelleNo Comments

Emmy award-winning consumer tech journalist Jennifer Jolly interviews Glee cast members Kevin McHale and Melissa Benoist in the Roku Streaming Lounge at SXSW 2013!

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April 09, 2013BelleNo Comments

Emma Bunton went behind-the-scenes of TV’s most musical show for ‘I Heart Glee’ – see her meeting Melissa Benoist and getting the low-down on being Glee’s new star right here.

March 12, 2013BelleNo Comments

Glee hits its 500th musical performance Thursday (9:30/8:30c on Fox), so in honor of that milestone, we decided to make a big production over New Directions’ new powerhouse Melissa Benoist, 24. If you think her Marley Rose is a sweetheart, that’s nothing compared to the delightful Colorado native who plays her.

1. She’s got chops and charm. Called a “ravishing, golden-throated, raven-haired beauty” by none other than Sue (Jane Lynch), transfer student Marley shares an undeniable likability with Benoist. It’s no wonder the character has Jake (Jacob Artist) and Ryder (Blake Jenner) swooning over her. “I wish it was like that in real life,” Benoist says with a laugh.

2. She’s persistent. Even though she was living in New York at the time, Benoist endured round after round of tryouts in L.A. “After, like, seven auditions, it happened,” she says.

3. She rocks. Ditties by Regina Spektor, Colbie Caillat and Glee alum Idina Menzel were among her audition songs, and Benoist also wanted to do something by the Talking Heads. “But that would have been too weird!”

4. She loves her on-screen mom. “Trish [Rae Stahl] is an amazing person,” she raves of the actress who plays much-mocked lunch lady Millie. “That sweetness you see? That’s real.”

5. She gives her costars props. Benoist praises fellow new cast members Artist and Becca Tobin (who plays Kitty) for helping ease her fears when she joined the show. “It would have been very different had they not been there,” she says. “I’m so grateful.”

March 08, 2013BelleNo Comments

Melissa was featured in the recent issue of TV Guide (February 25 – March 10, 2013) and Kelly was kind enough to donate a scan from the magazine. Take a read of the feature on our gallery.

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February 21, 2013BelleNo Comments

Check out the promo for the upcoming episode of “Glee” titled “Girls (and Boys) on Film” – set to air March 7 at a special time slot of 9.30/8.30c on Fox.

February 15, 2013BelleNo Comments

Glee’s Christmas episode is featured in last week’s issue of TV Guide and we have the high quality scans for you in the gallery.

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December 06, 2012BelleNo Comments

Attenion all Gleeks! Melissa Benoist, who plays Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy, has a very important announcement.

“Some people tweeted me that they thought she was dead, but she is not dead,” Benoist tells “She is alive.”

Phew! But just because the glee club newbie survived a fainting spell brought on by her eating disorder during Sectionals, her battle is far from over. Not only will Marley have to start taking better care of herself — physically and emotionally — but she’ll also have to work to win New Directions over after jeopardizing their shot at Regionals. Benoist talked to about Marley’s road to recovery, her research for the “daunting” storyline and the possibility of another Glee tour.

When did the writers first tell you that Marley was going to have such a dramatic story?

Benoist: The first week of work, [creator Ryan Murphy] brought Jacob [Artist] and I into his office and [was] just talking with us about what his vision was for the characters. He said, ‘I’m really thinking about Marley having an eating disorder and dealing with bulimia. It definitely was a daunting thing to hear, but in the best way. As an actor, you can only hope for something with that much depth and something to dig into that much.

What was your first reaction when you read the script and saw that this story line would go that far?

Melissa Benoist: I had an inkling. I knew that something drastic needed to happen to knock some sense into Marley or to make her realize that what she was doing was extremely damaging to her psyche and to her physical well-being.

Where does the next episode pick up and what are the next steps for Marley?

Benoist: She’s at this point where she can wipe the slate clean, really. It’s at this point now where she needs to rebuild in a certain sense.

Is there a person in particular who will help her through this?

Benoist: Obviously, her mom is going to be a huge part of her recovery and there’s therapy. [It’s] just her being very open and honest about it from this point. But it’s definitely not over.

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December 06, 2012BelleNo Comments

I’ve added 180 HD screencaps of Melissa in last night’s Glee episode!

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November 30, 2012BelleNo Comments