Glee plans to keep fans singing all summer long
The cast of Fox's Glee are a hit on iTunes: Their cover of Journey's ''Don't Stop Believin''' reached No. 1 on the Top Songs chart. So to keep fans occupied until the show returns this fall, producers are planning to release at least two more songs from upcoming episodes on iTunes this summer. (A Glee source says one contender is a cover of Queen's ''Somebody to Love.'') Also look for new performance videos to pop up on Facebook and YouTube. Glee fever has even hit a certain Piano Man. Says co-creator Ryan Murphy, ''Our music supervisor got a call yesterday from Billy Joel, who said, 'Anything you want of my music, you can have it.' We're thinking of doing an episode of all Billy Joel.'' — Tim StackQuestion: Where's all this Glee scoop you're supposed to have? --Tessa
Ausiello: Lose the 'tude, Tessa. Here's your Glee prattle: Whitney Houston apparently doesn't share EW staffer Tim Stack's love for singing high schoolers. Last week, Ryan Murphy, creator of Fox's musicomedy, told us he's been engaged in "ongoing talks" with the Grammy-winning superstar to make a guest appearance this fall. But a rep for Houston, whose first studio album in seven years drops Sept. 1, insists "it's not happening." Responds Tim Stack in a statement: "It's not right, but it's ... nope, it's not okay either."