"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has made his version of an apology to the Kings of Leon and the Foo Fighters after the bands wouldn't allow their music to be used on the hit show.
"I didn't speak with as much clarity as I would have liked," Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter, referring to his expletive-peppered comments about the bands in January.
Let's just say he, like the Kings of Leon, was being a poor sport.
"I completely understand when artists don't want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it," he added. "It's their personal work and I'd feel the same way. We get turned down all the time and [I] don't fight it or even go back after a rejection."
Slash and singer Bjork also passed on having their music on the show.
After Murphy's initial comments, Kings of Leon member Nathan Followill shot back at him to "buy a new bra" and get over it. Critics deemed the language homophobic.
It's been said that Gwyneth Paltrow, a "Glee" guest star and Murphy's pal, may have brokered peace talks through a series of text messages.
Lea Michele's weekend hit a sour note in Los Angeles after the "Glee" actress' car was struck by some intoxicated fans.
En route home from the set of her hit show around 2 a.m. on Friday morning, Michele was "hit and notified police," her rep informed Us weekly. "She was not injured and is fine."
The report cites a source close to Michele as saying "a couple of drunk girls hit her, got out of the car, giggled that she was famous, said something like 'are you drunk, too?' Then they drove off."
Jeez! It's lucky that Lea has a few tricks up her sleeve to stay calm and focused. The star recently joined forces with Nike to discuss keeping up her fitness regime (lots of yoga) with such a hectic schedule.
As Michele's character Rachel Berry would say -- at least the tipsy chicks didn't fender bend her talent.
"The Kids Are All Right" star Julianne Moore is set to play Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change" -- so step aside, Tina Fey and Kathy Griffin.
The adaptation of the bestselling John Heilemann and Mark Halperin book chronicles Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential bid with the polarizing then-governor of Alaska as his running mate on the Republican ticket, leading up to their loss in the general election.
Moore will make for an interesting Palin, who, of course, took the world by storm with her winks, Naughty Monkey heels and "you betcha" attitude. But can her Sarah compete with the gal from Fey's spot-on "Saturday Night Live" spoofs? (To relive the Fey-day of Palin, watch the video below.)
It's an interesting twist, casting an Oscar-nominated actress to play a politico who until recently was making a name for herself as a reality TV star. It's almost flattering that news that she'll be played by the classy redhead (Moore) broke soon after another ginger (Griffin) took jabs at Palin's limelight-lurching family.
Never one to hold her tongue, Griffin recently took a swipe at Bristol Palin's weight -- earning her a thwack from Mama Grizzly -- and is, ironically, set to play a Sarah Palin-like conservative in an upcoming episode of "Glee." Post-thwack, Griffin held firm, saying no, she wouldn't leave Willow Palin alone either.
The Ministry often makes "what can't she do?" jokes in regards to Gwyneth Paltrow, but now she's testing even our limits of what an average A-lister can achieve: peace talks.
Though passion projects like "Glee" and GOOP are well within her wheelhouse, a new report suggests that Paltrow calmed tensions between "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and rockers Kings of Leon.
In a January cover story with the Hollywood Reporter, Murphy blasted the band for not giving "Glee" rights to the track "Use Somebody," labeling the gang "self-centered ... and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song."
Responding on Twitter, Leon member Nathan Followill shot back at Murphy to "buy a new bra" and get over it, speech that was deemed homophobic.
Paltrow to the rescue.
A THR source says the actress organized a series of text messages, and therefore healing, between her old pal Murphy and the band and "it's all good now."
What do you think of Paltrow's peacemaking? Tell us in comments below.
"Glee" gal Naya Rivera admitted to a starstruck moment on the Grammy Awards red carpet Sunday. "I saw Nicki Minaj — died just a little bit!" said the actress, nominated with the rest of the "Glee" cast for pop performance by a group or duo with vocals.
This after Rivera revealed to the Grammys Live crew that at the series' start, she'd just hoped to hang in there for a few episodes.
"Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)" was up against the ubiquitous "Hey Soul Sister (Live)" from Train, plus tunes from Paramore and Sade — with Train taking home the trophy early in the show. The first "Glee" soundtrack release is also up for compilation soundtrack album for motion picture, television or other visual media.
Meanwhile, costar Mark Salling had the tween girls swooning as he walked the concourse with a male friend. He stopped to pose for pictures with a pair of giggling junior high school girls before breezing past a concerned security guard and up the escalator to Premiere seating. That soon resulted in a bad-boy Puckerman moment — apparently Salling had the wrong ticket for that area, and Ministry eyes last saw him detained by another security guard just minutes before the show started.
And here we were thinking the "Glee" crew was getting too big for the red carpet — Rivera and Matthew Morrison were among those skipping interviews with the print media folks.
Morrison did tell E! News' cameras how the rest of the cast is handling that he's going to be out on tour with his solo album. "They're a little jealous, just because they have to go out on the 'Glee' tour," Morrison said. "They all have to go together!"
Some girls have all the luck, as evidenced by a radiant Dianna Agron premiering her new movie "I Am Number Four" in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The "Glee" star's action flick also costars her beau, Alex Pettyfer. Throw the knockout Vivienne Westwood gown on top, and we're almost jealous.
Almost -- as plenty more exciting names turned up for on the red carpet for the screening at Mann's Village Theatre in Westwood.
DreamWorks honcho Steven Spielberg was in the house, as was producer Michael Bay, greeting "Four" supporting stars Teresa Palmer and Callan McAuliffe. (Click the pics to see more photos from the premiere.)
"Modern Family"'s Ariel Winter was the perfect little lady in a black cocktail dress, while "Tree of Life" actress Jessica Chastain and Amanda Michalka went for more adult evening wear.
Dianna Agron of "Glee" is a busy woman, what with all the rumors and a premiere and a concert tour on tap -- no wonder she couldn't make it to the 2011 Super Bowl.
Agron skipped the big game, which most of the cast attended to see costar Lea Michele's pregame performance.
The sweet-faced crooner admitted to Jay Leno that she let Fox give away her tickets because she knows nothing about football except that "goalposts are usually yellow."
We wouldn't be surprised if Packers and Steelers fans relegated to seats out in the cold have already boycotted the show and maybe even the "Glee" tour that's set to kick off in Las Vegas on May 21. OK, maybe that's a bit of a stretch ...
Anyway, the 24-year-old also has been busy putting the kibosh on engagement rumors that have been swirling around her and Alex Pettyfer, her "I Am Number Four" costar-slash-boyfriend-slash-roommate.
Reps for the couple have denied the rumors, but sources still insist that the unfairly cute twosome are getting hitched.
So, a word of advice, Dianna: Don't wear a diamond band on your left ring finger during a press day for your new film and expect not to get any questions about it, especially if you're already sharing an apartment with the guy.
The couple will hit the red carpet Wednesday in Westwood for the sci-fi thriller's premiere -- and we'll definitely be looking for that ring.
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom.
Just as April showers bring May flowers, the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue means that Oscar is right around the corner — and the magazine has once again recruited the biggest stars in film to ring in the awards.
Who will you see on the magazine rack? Academy Awards show hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco are featured in the first part of a multi-panel cover, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds joining them.
Anthony Mackie finds himself in a Jennifer Lawrence and Olivia Wilde sandwich as the talented bunch put their best faces forward along a clubhouse bar in a shot styled with old-school showbiz glamour. Jesse Eisenberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get Mila Kunis as some sexy topping in a little black number, while Robert Duvall surfaces behind the bar.
New "Spider-Man" Andrew Garfield perches by Rashida Jones (who is, naturally, feeding a lion cub with a bottle), along with "Country Strong" and "Tron: Legacy" stud Garrett Hedlund and the original "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Noomi Rapace.
Check out a clip of the shoot below, and tell us your thoughts on the Hollywood issue in comments.
For the record, 2:51 p.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified Jennifer Lawrence as Dianna Agron.
Every year, when the Screen Actors Guild Awards roll around, we always hear the same thing from the nominees: "This award means so much more to me, because it comes from my peers!"
Sure, that's all well and good. But do famous A-listers ever actually praise one another on their performances? That's what we set out to discover Sunday on the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium, where a handful of stars shared some of the compliments they've received on the awards trail this season.
Many of the "Glee" cast members, such as Dianna Agron and Amber Riley, said they still recalled the kind words Meryl Streep sent their way at last year's SAG Awards. John Hawkes was touched when Ben Affleck said he enjoyed the indie actor's turn in "Winter's Bone." And in the era of cellphones and laptops, "Conviction" star Hilary Swank said she was shocked when she received a handwritten letter from none other than Sharon Stone.
"You know, it's amazing when someone hand writes a letter. It's not an e-mail, it's not a text, it's not a phone call, it's not hearsay," Swank said. "Sharon Stone wrote me the nicest letter, and I'm like, 'Oh my, oh look, look!' I didn't frame it, but it's still propped up on my desk."
"The Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg, who had just stepped off a plane after his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig the evening prior, said he has always felt like actors are more encouraging of one another than those in different professional fields.
"I think that has a lot to do with the nature of working with people in that context -- you're not only a colleague, but you're kind of like sharing something emotionally," he said. "There's this whole other element to it, and the vulnerability of performing on a set. I think it adds -- it strengthens the camaraderie in a unique way."
If you missed the red carpet, click the link below for more photos of SAG Awards arrivals.
Find yourself on an awards-season red carpet? Then you can almost always count on bumping into at least one cast member from "Glee."
With the Fox show taking off over the last year or so, the boisterous cast has walked its fair share of red carpets -- they've been everywhere from the Golden Globes earlier this month to the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday.
So the whole awards circuit must be a cakewalk at this point, right?
It is for Chord Overstreet, who joined the cast just this season and already seems to have the carpet down to a science.
"Wake up. Eat a great breakfast. You know, have my protein shake. Put on my clothes. Shower -- with my clothes on," he joked. "Then I blow them all dry, and I come out looking like this, I guess."
But Dianna Agron -- who has been playing Overstreet's love interest on the show recently -- says she's still not used to the fanfare.