1. 'Orange Is The New Black's' Uzo Aduba & 'Glee's' Amber Riley Join NBC's 'The Wiz'

    August 06, 2015 7:47 PM EDT They'll play Glinda, the Good Witch of the South and Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, respectively. NBC's live production of The Wiz continues to add to its impressive cast. Orange Is the New Black 's Uzo Aduba and Glee alum Amber Riley have joined the production, NBC…

  2. Cory Monteith Remembered by Lea Michele, 'Glee' Costars on His Birthday

    May 11, 2015 6:53 PM EDT Cory Monteith's Glee costars offered birthday wishes online to the late actor and singer Monday, who would have turned 33 were he still alive.  Famous for his role of Finn Hudson, Monteith died in 2013 at the age of 31.  Kevin McHale Gives Totally Honest 'Glee'…

  3. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  4. 'Glee' Recap: Cory Monteith 'Quarterback' Tribute Leaps Into the Grief

    October 11, 2013 1:04 AM EDT There's no perfect way to do this. "Glee" suffered one of the harshest blows a TV series can withstand, and had to move forward in paying both respects to a lead actor and a fundamental character. Instead of dealing with the shock-and-awe of a character death, or the Very…

  5. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Hit of the Rock Era?

    February 28, 2012 10:00 AM EST The aptly titled ballad keeps coming back, winning new generations of fans. Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston 's signature ballad "I Will Always Love You" jumps…

  6. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 12:05 PM EST So many feats make this week's chart one to remember. Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list's first No. 1 debut (with "You…

  7. 'Glee' Recap: Anything But a Silent Night

    December 14, 2011 9:45 AM EST Show Crams In as Much Holiday Cheer as It Can, With Mixed Results Sometimes "Glee" is the best when it's equal parts spun sugar and insanity, and we get a dose of both in the annual holiday special, when the club learns valuable lessons about selflessness and the show crams…

  8. 'Glee' Official: Ricky Martin & Gloria Estefan Join 'Spanglish Episode'

    December 05, 2011 5:00 PM EST Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan are confirmed to be joining "Glee" for an episode in the new year, according to the show's executive music producer Adam Anders. "We just announced Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan for a Spanglish episode," he told Billboard.com Sunday…

  9. Chord Overstreet Out on 'Glee,' Fans Rally

    July 05, 2011 4:45 PM EDT "Glee's" resident "trouty-mouthed," floppy-haired love interest, Sam Evans, will no longer be a series regular, after just one season on the Fox series. The season three cast change -- as well as the news that Darren Criss (who plays Blaine Anderson) and Harry Shum Jr…

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Rihanna, Steve Martin

    March 24, 2011 6:35 PM EDT ORIGINALS SCORE: Writing its own songs (don't tell Sue Sylvester that her nemesis club enlisted the talents of Max Martin, Shellback and other high-profile professionals) not only led to New Directions' first victory at Regionals , but it also grants the "Glee" cast its…

  11. 'Glee's' New Directions, Blaine and Kurt Score Big at Regionals

    March 16, 2011 12:45 PM EDT On last night's (Mar. 15) episode of "Glee," the New Directions performed their first original songs, beating out The Warblers and Aural Intensity (led by Sue Sylvester) to win Regionals. It was an episode of firsts -- especially for Blaine and Kurt. 'Glee' Song…

  12. 'Glee' Catches Bieber Fever

    February 16, 2011 12:25 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 15) episode of " Glee " mounted a huge salute to the hoodie-clad Justin Bieber , but ended the episode on a more rock note, "Sing"-ing out My Chemical Romance. Sue stages a "sue-icide" with gummy vitamins, leading Will and Emma to believe…

  13. 'Glee' Brings Journey to Britain's 'X Factor'

    December 06, 2010 2:24 PM EST By now, even non-Gleeks know that Journey gets plenty of play (and mad cheddar) from "Glee." After the cast's performance on Britain's "The X Factor" last night (Nov. 5), however, the whole U.K. knows, too. Video: "Glee" Cast Performs "Don't…

  14. 'Glee' Tour To Visit U.K.

    November 19, 2010 10:28 AM EST The cast of "Glee" is to play a five-date tour of the United Kingdom next summer. Beginning June 22, the U.K. trek, which features "Glee" stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer and Kevin McHale, among others, kicks off at Manchester MEN Arena, followed…

  15. 'Glee' Time-Warps For 'Rocky Horror' Episode

    October 27, 2010 11:42 AM EDT One of the most anticipated episodes of the " Glee " sophomore season, second only to the Britney Spears episode, " The Rocky Horror Glee Show" premiered last night (Oct. 26). The glee club took on the 1970s cult-favorite musical to help Mr. Schuester ( Matthew Morrison )…

  16. On The Set As 'Glee' Begins Its Second Season

    August 27, 2010 7:45 AM EDT It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday in the middle of a cavernous soundstage at Paramount Studios, and while the world outside is bathed in sun, everything inside is dark -- everything, that is, except for the warren of classrooms and offices that make up the set of Fox's " Glee ."…

  17. Ask Billboard: 'Glee'-ful About Madonna

    April 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT'S THAT GIRL'S SALES? Hi Gary, With " Glee : the Music,…

  18. 'Glee' Cast Announces U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2010 1:27 PM EST The "Glee" cast is taking its show on the road. Fox's Golden Globe award-winning high school musical has announced a seven-date U.S. "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour, kicking off in Phoenix, Ariz. on May 18 -- just over a month after the show's anticipated return to…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts in May 2008. Billboard 200 chart manager…

  20. 'Glee' Rewrites The Script On TV Music

    October 23, 2009 3:38 PM EDT When Tony Soprano finally-all right, possibly-got whacked to the sounds of Journey 's "Don't Stop Believin' " in June 2007, America had mixed reactions. But the show's viewers all agreed that TV's greatest mafia boss and music's shiniest power ballad…