Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Shoots Sexy GQ Photos, T.I. Dropped by Axe
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'Glee' Surprises Fans with Sexy GQ Photos, Creator Talks 'Rocky Horror' Remake
Although the members of glee club may be considered typical high school geeks on hit TV show "Glee," the cast members are proving that they certainly don't look the part in their latest GQ photo shoot. The shoot reveals a sexier side of cast members Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith, with Michele and Agron down to their underwear. If the sexy photos haven't shocked you enough, next week's episode is themed around the cult classic film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - a move that "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy says may evolve into a project for the big screen. Murphy has been speaking with Fox 2000 about a remake of the 1975 musical, and next week's episode may provide fans with a sneak preview into the making. (GQ, Deadline.com)
T.I. Dropped By AXE Ad Campaign
Rapper T.I. has officially been dropped from his endorsement deal with Axe body spray after being sentenced to 11 more months in jail last week for violating the terms of his probation. A rep for the body spray company said that Axe will no longer be using T.I. in a promotional campaign. This announcement comes just one month after the company publicly stated they were "troubled" by the rapper's arrest for drug possession. (TMZ)
Legal Documents Suggest Eminem was Severely Bullied in School
Eminem was bullied so badly in elementary school that his mother, Deborah Mathers, attempted to sue the school system for failing to sufficiently protect her son, according to recently obtained documents. The filings report that the then nine-year-old Em sustained injuries including a cerebral concussion, post-traumatic headaches, and intermittent loss of vision and hearing. (The Smoking Gun)
Rihanna's 'Who's That Chick?' Video Mystery Revealed
While Rihanna's "Who's That Chick?" video leaked online last month and the singer revealed that it is for use in a promotional collaboration with Doritos, no further information was known until today. The snack brand announced the the song and video will kick off an interactive performance that can be accessed at DoritosLateNight.com using Dorito Late Night bags.
Death Cab For Cutie Frontman Sings at National League Championship Series
Lead singer of Death Cab For Cutie and self-proclaimed baseball fanatic Ben Gibbard sang the national anthem today for game three of Major League Baseball's National League Championship Series in San Francisco. Gibbard's wife, and half of the duo She and Him Zooey Deschanel, also took part, singing "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch. (MTV)
(Reporting by Jillian Mapes, Megan Vick, Walter Frazier, Emma Gaedeke)