'Glee 3D' premiere: What the cast did during summer 'vacation'
Can the world handle "Glee" in 3D? Ready or not, the premiere of "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" hit Westwood on Saturday. And no matter who'll be graduating this year, there was nearly perfect attendance on the red carpet ahead of the movie's opening Friday.
Turning out with show creator Ryan Murphy on Saturday were, in no particular order, Ashley Fink, Dot Jones, Chord Overstreet, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Lea Michele, Josh Sussman, Jayma Mays, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Dianna Agron and Darren Criss.
Add to that one Naya Rivera, who was a burst of purple fashion goodness in a Rue du Mail dress and Walter Steiger pumps.
Matthew Morrison, a.k.a. Mr. Shuester, played hooky — but maybe his touring as the opening act for NKOTBSB makes it an excused absence? Also no Gwyneth Paltrow, so forget her.
Also spotted on the red carpet outside the Regency: Alexa Vega of "Spy Kids 4," Kiernan Shipka of "Mad Men," Sarah Drew of "Grey's Anatomy," Loretta Devine of "State of Georgia," Hailee Steinfeld of "True Grit" and Rebecca Black of "Friday" infamy.
The documentary follows the gang on the "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour, which ran from May through mid-June in the U.S., with shows in England and Ireland in late June and early July.
"It's like we went around the world," Shum Jr. told the Hollywood Reporter, saying that returning to the plain-old "Glee" after touring and movie-making would "take a little bit of adjusting, but I think we'll feel like we're at home when we get back on set."
So which songs from the "Glee" cover ouvre does the gang deliver in the flick? Take a deep breath, 'cause there are a lot of them: "Don't Stop Believin'," "Dog Days Are Over," "Sing, "I'm a Slave for You," "Fat Bottomed Girls," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Ain't No Way," "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," "Born This Way," "Firework," "Teenage Dream," "Silly Love Songs," "Raise Your Glass," "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy," "Lucky," "River Deep, Mountain High," "Forget You," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Jessie's Girl," "Valerie," "Loser Like Me," "Safety Dance" and "Somebody to Love."
Can't name all the original artists without a cheat sheet? Wow, you're so completely not a Gleek. Hint: The King of Pop, the Queen of Soul and pop princess Britney Spears all made the cut.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Naya Rivera at the world premiere of "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" in Westwood on Aug. 6. Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images.