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"Glee" Stars Getting Replaced in 2012


Even Gleeks have to graduate some time, and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is preparing for his young actors to depart from McKinley High in 2012. Murphy has already had discussions about the likely exit of core cast members like Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer, and came to the conclusion the show would become a revolving door of talent. "Every year we're going to populate a new group," Murphy says. "There's nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot." ( News.com)

Jennifer Lopez Trying to Stop Naked Videos from Going Public


Jennifer Lopez has filed orders to stop her ex-husband, Ojai Noa, and his manager, Ed Meyer, from marketing private videos that showcase Lopez in the nude. Noa has compiled over 21 hours of home video footage of the singer, including many shots of the singer showing her private parts in public and other nude scenes. ( Radar Online)

Michael Cera Playing Bass for Indie Supergroup

Mister Heavenly, a new indie rock supergroup featuring members from Modest Mouse, Man Man and Islands, may have tapped "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" star Michael Cera as their bassist. The actor played with the band at their debut show last night at Seattle's Moore Theater. Sub Pop has not confirmed that Cera is a full-time member of Mister Heavenly, but he will be handling the bass for the rest of their West Coast run. ( Pitchfork)

Taylor Swift Spends Thanksgiving Weekend with Jake Gyllenhaal

Taylor Swift can be found canoodling rumored boyfriend and actor Jake Gyllenhaal on this week's cover of Us magazine. The magazine features photos of the couple walking around Brooklyn during the Thanksgiving weeknd. ( Us)

Jack White Defends Third Man eBay Prices

Jack White took to a fan message board to defend himself from critics arguing that the prices for limited-edition releases from his Third Man Records are selling for too high in eBay auctions. "We're not in the business of making flippers a living. We're in the business of giving fans what they want," the White Stripes frontman said. ( NYMag)

The Cure To Headline Bestival

The Cure has been confirmed as one of the headliners for Bestival 2011, staged on the Isle of Wight's Robin Hill Country Park on Sept. 8-11. The appearance is described as the alt-rock veterans' only European show of 2011. Other acts confirmed today (Dec. 1) include Primal Scream (performing "Screamadelica" in full), Brian Wilson, Magnetic Man, Robyn, Crystal Castles, DJ Shadow and Grandmaster Flash. ( Billboard.biz)

(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz, Walter Frazier, Andre Paine and Megan Vick)