Nike is excited to announce new content for the App featuring a new workout with Glee’s Lea Michele. In April, the Nike Training Club App will be updated to include an exclusive 15-minute workout with Lea that users can unlock as a reward.
The 15-minute workout was designed specifically for Lea by Nike Master Trainer, Marie Purvis as a super efficient, total body workout that targets the entire body — arms, abs, legs, etc. Given Lea’s schedule, she often only has a few minutes to try and get a workout in, so this 15 minute workout was created for her to maximize her time and effort.
Check out Lea’s behind the scenes footage on YouTube.
Is Rachel about to get herself into trouble? Another crack den for Sunshine? More wine coolers? If the original song she writes to sing solo at Glee’s Regionals is any indication, she’s going to be apologizing for something and soon.
For the first time ever, Glee premieres two new and original songs on Glee: The Music, Volume 5, available March 8. “Loser Like Me,” an energetic ensemble track was co-written by pop mastermind Max Martin (Britney Spears, P!nk) and “Get It Right” is a moving ballad brought to life by Lea Michele’s immense voice. These original tracks will air in the “GLEE” episode TUESDAY, MARCH 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
1. Lea Michele
She might be a controversy magnet — and she might have made Hailee Steinfeld almost cry — but Lea Michele is a certifiable star. Like her character, Michele seems to be pre-programmed for stardom, and has the talent and will to reach that goal. In fact, if there is a hitch in her wagon, it’s that the difference between Michele’s public persona and Rachel Berry is still minimal. Otherwise, expect mostly smooth sailing: A stint on Glee, followed by a role in that Funny Girl revival that’s happening on Broadway, followed by a role in the Funny Girl movie that will no doubt happen soon after, followed by an Oscar win for Best Actress. Hey, stranger things have happened…
Odds of being a movie star: 4-to-1.
Despite having first graced the Billboard Hot 100 song chart as recently as June 2009, the cast of the smash Fox TV series “Glee” rewrites the record for most charted songs by an act in the list’s 52-year archives.
The act passes music royalty on its way to chart history.
With six debuts on the Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (Feb. 17) on Billboard.com, the “Glee” cast has placed 113 songs on the chart, besting Elvis Presley’s 108 chart entries logged between the survey’s inception in 1958 and 2003.
(The King of Rock and Roll’s career predates the Hot 100′s launch; Presley scaled numerous Hot 100 predecessor song charts beginning in 1956).
The “Glee” cast’s record-shattering week contributes to an historic Hot 100. As previously reported, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” blasts in at No. 1 to become the survey’s 1,000th leading title.
Following the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series’ premiere May 19, 2009, the “Glee” ensemble arrived on the Hot 100 with its highest-charted title to-date (No. 4), a cover of Journey’s 1981 rock classic “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the week of June 6, 2009.
The act has been able to fast-track its way to Hot 100 history thanks to 20th Century Fox and Columbia Records having released multiple songs digitally following each new “Glee” episode.
A remake of Katy Perry’s recent Hot 100 No. 1 “Firework” represents the “Glee” cast’s highest debuting title this week (No. 34). The song premiered on the Feb. 8 episode, “Silly Love Longs.”
With nine titles currently on the list, the “Glee” cast charts its most songs in a single week, besting the eight cuts it placed on the Dec. 18, 2010, chart.
Following the massive success of their five-city, sold out 2010 concert tour, the cast of Fox’s smash hit show “Glee” is hitting the road again, this time coming to 16 cities in North America.
Ryan Seacrest exclusively revealed the news Tuesday on his radio show during an interview with stars Amber Riley and Harry Shum Jr., who were hearing the news for the first time (audio coming soon).
“Glee Live! In Concert!” will kick off on May 21 in Las Vegas, and will be visiting more arenas like the Staples Center and the Nassau Coliseum rather than theaters. Newer cast members Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet will join the tour.
“The cast and I were so moved by the love and enthusiasm of our fans at last year’s concerts that we knew we had to do it again,” said the show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy. “There is something magical about thousands of ‘Gleeks’ coming together to share a special night with our cast, and this tour is one way we can thank them for their unbelievable support from the beginning.”
Like last year, the show will feature the most memorable musical numbers from seasons one and two including “Empire State of Mind,” “Toxic,” ”My Life Would Suck Without You,” “It’s My Life,” and of course, the show’s anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 19 to the general public, but American Express cardmembers get the first chance at tickets this Friday, February 11. For more information, please visit www.gleetour.com.
2011 Glee Live! In Concert! dates:
* May 21 | Las Vegas, NV | Mandalay Bay Event Center
* May 22 | Sacramento, CA | Arco Arena
* May 24 | San Jose, CA | HP Pavilion
* May 27 | Anaheim, CA | Honda Center
* May 28 | Los Angeles, CA | Staples Center
* May 29 | San Diego, CA | Valley View Casino Center
* June 1 | Minneapolis, MN | Target Center
* June 2 | Indianapolis, IN | Conseco Fieldhouse
* June 3 | Chicago, IL | Allstate Arena
* June 6 | Boston, MA | TD Garden
* June 8 | Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center
* June 11 | Toronto, Canada | Air Canada Centre
* June 13 | Detroit, MI | Palace of Auburn Hills
* June 14 | Cleveland, OH | Quicken Loans Arena
* June 16 | East Rutherford, NJ | Izod Center
* June 18 | Uniondale, NY | Nassau Colliseum
I’m no football fan, but I think I’m going to be tuning into the Super Bowl this year.
Not only will the game be followed by a special episode of Glee, but…
I can exclusively reveal that Lea Michele will sing “America the Beautiful” during the pregame festivities. Christina Aguilera will sing the “National Anthem” and the Black Eyed Peas will perform during the halftime show.
Michele joins Faith Hill, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, Ray Charles and Vicki Carr as the only artists to perform “America the Beautiful” at the Super Bowl.
The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV will air on Fox on Feb. 6.
Michele will be at the SAG Awards on Sunday and is also set to sing at next month’s pre-Grammy Musicares tribute to Barbra Streisand.
Lea Michele is nominated for ‘Most Flawless Red Carpet Fashionista”, which can be found here:
Vote for Lea! The winners will be announced on Feb. 22nd.
The cast of US TV series Glee have broken Elvis Presley’s 50-year record as the act to score 20 top 40 hits in the shortest space of time.
Their cover of Britney Spears’s hit Toxic entered the singles chart at number 40.
It took the Glee cast 57 weeks, compared with Presley’s 88 weeks, to achieve the feat.
The group now has three top 10s and six top 20 hits under its belt and have sold more than two million singles.
“This is a quite amazing achievement by the Glee cast to be in the same company as the likes of Elvis Presley, in fact beating his 50-year-old record,” said Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company.
Glee, about a high school musical group, won best TV musical or comedy as well as two supporting actor prizes at the Golden Globes.
The show was among the American Film Institute’s Top 10 television programmes of 2010.
The cast also beat The Beatles’ record for the most appearances in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a non-solo act in October last year.
Songs from the TV show are released digitally after each episode is broadcast.
Another New Year’s Eve star is Lea Michele, who will be making her movie debut in the flick. She told me she’s playing a singer and she will be singing a song we’re all familiar with. As for her love interest, the Glee star said there will be a kiss. However, she wouldn’t say who the lucky guy is.
“If I would’ve told my teenager self [who], I would’ve have freaked out,” Michele said. “I’m just gonna block it out and pretend like he’s not who he is.”
Little Black Dress Wines kicks off another year supporting two great charities – Dress for Success and Clothes Off Our Back – through its annual celebrity little black dress and autographed wine bottle auctions.
Bidding begins January 17, just after the Golden Globes. Donations are “pouring” in from nominees: Glee’s Lea Michele donated an LBD while autographed bottles of Little Black Dress Wines were contributed by Black Swan’s Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and director Darren Aronofsky; Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs); Frankie and Alice’s Halle Berry; Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech); Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), and Mark Wahlberg/The Fighter round out the list. The auction ends March 1, 2011 after the Academy Awards.
Since kicking off its popular LBD auctions in 2007, some of Hollywood’s most well-known stars including Tina Fey, America Ferrera, Jenna Fischer, Edie Falco, Felicity Huffman, Julianne Moore, Kim Cattrall, Nancy O’Dell, Teri Hatcher, Lisa Kudrow, Chloë Sevigny, Angie Harmon, Jane Seymour, Laura Linney and many more, have helped raise over $125,000 for charity by lending their support to Little Black Dress Wines.
The auction will go live here?
Contrary to a previous online report, EW has learned that Glee will not be airing a Justin Bieber tribute episode. Let’s hear the deets from Mr. Glee himself, Ryan Murphy: “Those [tributes] are reserved for artists with big catalogs,” he explains. “Bieber comes up in episode 13 as a small plot point. Sam (Chord Overstreet) sings a JB song to win Quinn’s (Dianna Aragon) approval.” The episode, which is called “Comeback”, will air later this winter and also feature Rachel (Lea Michele) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) diva’ing it out on a tune from Rent. (“Take Me Or Leave Me”, please!) Are you disappointed or relieved that Glee won’t be saluting Bieber this spring? And what song from Rent do you want to hear? (Reporting by Tim Stack)
7. Lea Michele
No doubt, 2010 was the year Lea Michele became a household name. The Glee star saw her role as the ambitious Rachel Berry break away from the rest of the pack during the show’s second season. And now with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, her career is really starting to take off.
Lesson 2: Body glitter doesn’t have to be cheesy looking.
Lesson 3: Hair streaks, they are not dead (whether you like it or not).
Lesson 4: Forget a regular curling iron–a double-barrel iron makes for red-carpet-ready waves.
And lesson 5: Bright fruit-punch lipstick is an easy way to make a statement. Plus, it’s ridiculously pretty.
What was your favorite Lea moment of the year? Are you a Glee fan? Don’t get the Lea love? Chat below.