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14 items from 2012

Glee Newcomer Jacob Artist on Dancing Dreams, Rap Nightmares and New-Girl Drama

1 September 2012 10:59 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jacob Artist’s acting career only began in earnest last year — with guest roles on Melissa & Joey and Nickelodeon’s How to Rock — so not surprisingly, he says he’s finding it a little surreal to have a recurring role as Jake Puckerman (younger half-brother of Mark Salling’s bad boy Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman) on Season 4 of Glee.

“I was a fan of the show before I auditioned, so now every time I go to Paramount and we’re shooting, it’s like an absolute dream come true,” says Artist.

TVLine caught up with Artist to discuss which Glee cast »

- Michael Slezak

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‘Glee’ Episode Season 3 Episode 18 Review: Choke

2 May 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

There was a lot riding on last nights episode of Glee. Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) had their Nyada auditions. The boys rallied to help Puck (Mark Salling) graduate. And we got a glimpse into Beiste’s (Dot Marie Jones) unhappy marriage.  The episode started with hope but ended on a somber note for everyone.

It turned out that Puck wasn’t quite ready to graduate. He was struggling in geography and his plan to pass was to woo the teacher. When she blew him off he performed a rage flied “School’s Out.” After a few days of playing hooky Pucks dad (Thomas Calabro) came along. At first you would think he came to talk to his son, but what he wanted was money. Seeing his father was the wake –up call Puck needed to graduate. After Puck came back to school he enlisted the boys to »

- Kelly Sater

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'Glee': Coach Bieste and Rachel get emotional during 'Choke'

1 May 2012 11:42 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Dot Marie Jones just sealed her second guest actress Emmy nomination with her stellar performance in the Very Special "Glee" episode "Choke," right? Coach Bieste has shown a real vulnerability over the past two seasons, and Jones did a great job in the poignant material she was given as Bieste struggles with domestic abuse by her new husband Cooter.

It's a shame she went back to him in the end, and even sadder that she had to lie about it to Sue. If it's handled anywhere near as well as the recent teen suicide plot, this storyline could be truly awesome.

Now, on to the titular "Choke" -- Rachel and Kurt finally had their Nyada auditions, and Kurt took a risk and absolutely nailed it while Rachel choked on "Don't Rain on My Parade," a song she's been belting since she was a toddler.

Lea Michele was stellar, and frankly »


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Buzzmakers: Giuliana's Baby News & Will and Kate

28 April 2012 9:08 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

1.) Giuliana Rancic: We're Having A Baby!

After a very public battle with fertility, Giuliana & Bill Rancic announced this week that they're expecting a baby!

"We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," she tells E! exclusively. Bill adds, "We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey."

The baby, due this summer, will be born via a gestational surrogate, which means the baby will share Bill and Giuliana's DNA.

2.) Happy One-Year Anniversary: William & Kate

On April 29, 2011, the world watched with bated breath as Prince William and Kate Middleton said I do in London's famed Westmister Abbey. This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the royal couple. In the past year, the pair has traveled together to the U.S., Canada, and several other far off places. Take a look at the couple's first whirlwind year of marital bliss!

3.) Melissa Gilbert Unhappy with 'DWTS' Video Package

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Lindsay Lohan, Whoopi Goldberg Heading to Glee

27 March 2012 1:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Glee is still a show! It's so easy not to miss it much during this blessed hiatus, but now there's more casting news, so back it goes, onto the front burner in our minds. Lindsay Lohan is in "final negotiations" to guest-star as herself later this season, TV Line reports, which is both deeply ridiculous and yet somehow strangely appropriate. She'd play one of the judges at nationals. (Looks like she got over the time Gwyneth Paltrow's character made fun of how many times she'd been to rehab.) In other Glee news, Whoopi Goldberg will be doing a three-episode guest arc at the end of this season. She'll play a representative from the fictional fake-Juilliard that Rachel and Kurt are desperately trying to get into. Goldberg's character will be named Carmen Tibideaux, because that's just what Glee does. Goldberg and Lohan join Thomas Calabro, Jeff Goldblum, Ricky Martin, Matt Bomer, »

- Margaret Lyons

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Glee Season 3 – Puck, I am Your Father

18 March 2012 3:31 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Continuing the season long trend of introducing us to various members of the Glee cast’s families, when Glee returns we will be blessed with the introduction of Puck’s father. We’ve already met his mother, who was played by Gina Hecht and first appeared in the Season 1 episode, “Mash-Up,” but when you meet just one parent it’s like only getting one side to very a good story. If you really want to know how Puck ended up the way he is then we’ll need to understand who is father is and how me might have affected Puck as he grew up. Parenting is fun like that.

Glee returns in April with Episode 15, but TVLine says we won’t be seeing Puck’s dad, played by Thomas Calabro of Melrose Place fame, until Episode 18. Before that fateful episode, we will be meeting Blaine’s older brother in »

- Brody Gibson

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Glee Casts Puck's Dad

16 March 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Melrose Place's Thomas Calabro will play Mr. Puckerman on Glee - BuddyTV Watch yet another awesome Hunger Games clip - NextMovie See the critics' consensus on 21 Jump Street - Rotten Tomatoes The Hunger Games movie for dummies - The Daily Beast Did Community score bigger ratings than Idol this week? - The Hollywood Reporter The best and worst movie remakes - Zap2it How The Nutty Professor explains Eddie Murphy's film career - Moviefone Is Adrien Brody banned from SNL? - HuffPost TV Are you watching Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis? - CasaSugar »

- Becky Kirsch

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'Glee' casts 'Melrose Place' vet as Puck's dad

16 March 2012 11:20 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Glee's" Meet the Parents tour is continuing, this time with Mark Salling's Puck.

We'll meet Puck's dad in an upcoming episode (does this mean he'll actually be graduating?), and TVLine reports he'll be played by a familiar face -- well, familiar to primetime soap fans.

Thomas Calabro, who starred as Dr. Michael Mancini on both the regular version and the failed reboot of "Melrose Place," will drop by Lima, Ohio in an April episode. He'll play Puck's estranged dad in the 18th episode of "Glee's" third season.

As TVLine notes, we've met Puck's mom once -- all the way back in Season 1 during the "Mash-Up" episode.

"Glee" is currently on a hiatus while a block of half-hour sitcoms fills its Fox time slot, but will return to the airwaves on April 10. »


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Glee Casts Melrose Alum As Puck’s Dad

16 March 2012 6:28 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Between Glee's histrionics, bed-hopping, lanky blonde villains, dumb jock heroes, and under-developed black female characters, it already seemed a little like Melrose Place. (Original Melrose, at least.) Now, even more so: Thomas CalabroMichael Mancini! — has been cast as Puck's dad. According to TV Line, Calabro will appear in an episode in April. Glee's had a few parent-centric stories this season, with Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes as Rachel's dads, and Gloria Estefan set to play Santana's mom in an upcoming episode. We would have guessed Heather Locklear would be the Melrose-Glee nexus, but live and learn. »

- Margaret Lyons

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Morning Meme: New "Dr. Horrible" Is Coming, Kate Moss Is "Absolutely Fabulous," and James Van Der Beek Prepares For the Role Of His Lifetime

16 March 2012 5:08 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Joss Whedon says out wait for a new Dr. Horrible is almost over. They have a number of songs written, and an entire outline done. Now it's down to scheduling, which Neil Patrick Harris is the complicated part of, but they think this summer should allow them to film. Neil's latest question is how long they'd need.

Steve Levitan says that even if it was an option, he wouldn't take Modern Family to cable with a shorter season because the kids are growing up so fast. “They’re growing. We tried to stop it and it’s not working. For that reason alone, we want to get as many stories in as we can while they’re going through these years. So we’re going to try to maintain this pace for as long as we can.” Added Levitan: “The greatest stories we hear are from gay teens that never »

- lostinmiami

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'Glee': 'Melrose Place' star Thomas Calabro cast as Puck's dad

16 March 2012 3:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Thomas Calabro has been confirmed to join the cast of Glee as Puck's dad. The Melrose Place star will first appear in the show in episode 18, reports TV Line. Puck's (Mark Salling) mum, played by Gina Hecht, appeared in the first season episode 'Mash-Up'. Calabro is the latest star to sign up for a guest stint in the show, which has lined up a role for White Collar's Matt Bomer as Blaine's (Darren Criss) brother next (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Glee Casting News: Meet Puck's Dad!

15 March 2012 5:54 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Smooth down that crazy mohawk, Puck! Your dad's coming back to town! We have confirmed the casting of Melrose Place vet Thomas Calabro as Puck's (Mark Salling) father on Glee… According to, Mr. Puckerman will return to Puck's life in episode 18, which is scheduled to run in April. We can't help but wonder if Puck's dad has anything to do with this character description that he told you about in a recent spoiler chat: This new character is in his 40s, and his life is in shambles. He dropped out of high school, left his wife and hasn't paid child support in a long time. Word on the street is he might stick around on Glee.  Hmmm, the wheels »

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Glee Scoop: Thomas Calabro Cast as Puck's Dad!

15 March 2012 4:57 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Glee fans will soon meet the parents again. Or the parent, at least.

Just a few episodes after introducing viewers to Rachel's two dads, the Fox hit has cast an actor in the role of Puck's father: former Melrose Place star Thomas Calabro!

TV Line first reported the Calabro casting and offers no further details as to why or how his character makes an appearance, but we're gonna assume it's because Puck gets in trouble for some reason.

The star will forever be known to many as the evil Dr. Michael Mancini from both the original Melrose Place and The CW remake. He'll debut on the 18th episode of the season next month.

No word yet on whether or not he'll be sporting a mohawk. »

- (TV Fanatic Staff)

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Glee Exclusive: Look Who's Playing Puck's Dad!

15 March 2012 3:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sorry, Mr. T. You can stop grooming your mohawk now, because the role of Puck’s father on Glee has finally been cast, and you didn’t get it. Who did?

TVLine is happy to exclusively report that Melrose Place vet Thomas Calabro will play the estranged father of Mark Salling‘s underachiever in this season’s 18th episode, which is slated to air in April.

Puck’s mom, as played by Gina Hecht, was introduced in the Season 1 episode “Mash-Up.”

Glee in Season 4: 12 Predictions to Keep the Show Thriving Beyond Graduation!

Family reunions have been a major theme of Glee‘s third season, »

- Michael Ausiello

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