PC #75: Game of Holograms


On today's Pop Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Jenna Dorsi dish the latest in TV and pop culture headlines and news, including:

Did Naya Rivera get fired from Glee because of a scuffle with Lea Michele? Isaiah Washington returns to Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Preston Burke for Cristina Yang's exit. Game of Thrones finds itself in two storyline scandals. The PC gang shares their reaction to WGN's Salem. Luke is loving Fargo on FX.

Jillian dishes about The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. Has Michael Ealy becoming a show killer now that Fox axed Being Human?

Do you love or hate Nashville's Scarlett? Jamey isn't happy that the ABC primetime soap is on the chopping block.

Why can't brothers act right on Shonda Rhimes shows? Jillian sips the tea over Columbus Short's exit from Scandal

Who will replace Craig Ferguson at The Late Late Show? Will Chelsea Handler end up at Netflix?

Jenna believes George Clooney getting married is a sign of the apocalypse!

Jamey and Jenna share their love for all the Jem and The Holograms casting news. Disney announces the cast members for the upcoming Star Wars movie.

All this and much more on today's Pop Confidential podcast!












Glee’s Lea Michele Talks About Cory Monteith With Ellen (VIDEO)


Glee starlet Lea Michele shared on Ellen how she's working through grief over the death of real and reel-life leading man Cory Monteith. The actress says working has helped her cope.

Said Michele:
 

 

”Grief goes with you every day, whatever you’re doing. Whether there’s great moments, when there’s hard moments, so I’d rather be at work with the people that I love who are going through the same.”


What a courageous young woman. For more of Ellen DeGeneres' cathartic interview with Michele, watch the video after the jump!
 

Cory Monteith Enters Rehab For Substance Addiction


Life as a celebrity isn't all duets and dance steps for Cory Monteith.  The Glee original cast member has checked himself into rehab for substance addiction, according to People.

The actor "has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction," his rep tells PEOPLE. "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."


People caught up with Monteith's Glee co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele, who had this to say.  

"I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I am grateful and proud he made this decision."  



Chord Overstreet Officially Returns to Glee as Series Regular


Glee fans worried about Chord Overstreet's status on the hit Fox series can rest easy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Overstreet has become an official cast member in season four. The trade paper reports the popular actor joins Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, among those who have been signed  full time on the show.  All 15 of Glee's series regulars will return, but so far the show and network is keeping mum about who is returning full and part time.

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Amanda Setton and Fox TV Stars Let Loose at Summer All-Star Party


Former One Life to Live and Gossip Girl star Amanda Setton was among the FOX TV stars who partied at the Fox Summer All Star Party in West Hollywood, CA on July 23. Setton, who recently landed a series regular role on The Mindy Project, was joined by cast members from such shows as Glee, Raising Hope, Bones, New Girl, So You Think you Can Dance, Touch and her own The Mindy Project. See more photos from the Fox Summer All Star Party after the jump!



Glee Review: “Rumours” and Real Moments



“Rumours” was another good meta-episode for Glee, acknowledging the inevitable gossip that plagues any pop-culture phenom. The show has gotten its share in various tabloids and blind items, and that's the tongue-in-cheek problem facing the Glee Club this week. Self-awareness of its own pop-culture presence is something this show has always had fun with. They also went there with the couple squish-names, my favorite being “Pizes.”

The real world overlaps were everywhere in this episode. Glee Club gossip included Quinn and Kurt (Chris Colfer) as cheaters (like those Mark Salling/Naya Rivera rumors), questions about Santana and Sam's sexuality (like those Darren Criss questions), and the insinuation that Will (Matthew Morrison) would rather be on Broadway than leading the Glee Club (like Morrison wanting a solo singing career).