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‘Glee’ Web Series Picked the Right Star

3 May 2011 4:52 PM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Companion web series of hit TV shows are usually passable affairs, relegated to second-tier characters from second-tier writers rooms. Glee on the other hand hit the goose in the gullet with its choice of Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris) to host her own web show—Fondue for Two. Personally, she’s one of the only consistent gut busters for me in the hour-long musical comedy. Fondue is a simple setup, an internet talk show shot from Brittany’s bedroom, where the deadpan bombshell dishes up some hot gossip over some actual hot fondue. The first episode stars fellow gleeks Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz)—and her portly feline Lord Tubbington. Related News:gLeeXD: ‘The Lxd’ Joining ‘Glee’ Tour Quick Clicks: IndieCon, ‘Glee’, Jaleel White, KoldCast, ‘Poor Paul’, ‘Guild’ Comic Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols to Star in ‘The Cabonauts’ »

- Marc Hustvedt

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Brent Spiner: From Star Trek’s Data to a ‘Fresh Hell’

22 April 2011 7:21 AM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

There is a certain fascination with watching stars crash to Earth. (See any article on TMZ for reference.) The new web series, Fresh Hell from Star Trek: The Next Generation star Brent Spiner, takes a comedic look at the aftermath of a celebrity's fall from grace. Brent Spiner stars as, well, Brent Spiner, the much beloved star of stage, screen, and cinema, who commits an unforgivable faux pas, referred to only as "The Incident," resulting in the loss of his fame, family, and fortune. Now a social outcast and national laughing stock, Spiner desperately seeks a return to his former glory while adjusting to his new situation. The series also stars web series veteran Kat Steel, who debuts in the second episode as Spiner's doe-eyed, eager-to-please pornstar neighbor, Dakota. "Despite her day job, Dakota has a heart of gold and a strong (yet strange) moral compass," says Steel. "Her bond »

- Mathieas McNaughton

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