TVLine Items: NCIS/Good Wife Casting News, Glee Backlash, and Other TV News to Know

As TVLine told you earlier this month, NCIS‘ upcoming serial killer storyline will find Gibbs & Co. needing some assistance. To that end, TV’s most watched scripted series will welcome Numb3rs‘ Alimi Ballard and former NFL star Matthew Willig. The duo will fill recurring roles as Special Agents joining the hunt for the Port-to-Port Killer, reveals. The storyline kicks off April 5, with Ballard and Willig surfacing the following week.

Ready for more of today’s TV news?

Raising Hope‘s Martha Plimpton will be returning to The Good Wife, the actress confirmed Thursday night at PaleyFest ’11. Also en route to the acclaimed CBS drama, Mad Men‘s Aaron Staton (aka Ken Cosgrove) will pop up during May sweeps as  a “hungry, Terminator-like” attorney, says TV Guide Magazine.

• Well, this isn’t going to make Ryan Murphy very happy. Siding with Slash and Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has shared his anti-Glee beliefs with The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f—ing Glee…. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show.” Your move, Murphy.

• Veteran actor William Forsythe, whose myriad credits incloude Dick Tracy‘s Flattop, will guest star on The Mentalist May 5, as Rigsby’s dad, reports. Forsythe’s absentee patriarch is a “career criminal” and badass biker.

• Grant Show (Private Practice, Melrose Place) will appear in three episodes of Burn Notice‘s fifth season, per, playing a CIA operative.

• Speaking of USA Network: Covert Affairs and White Collar are set to premiere their new seasons on Tuesday, June 7.

Smallville alum Jessica Parker Kennedy has joined the cast of The CW’s buzzy Secret Circle pilot, Zap2It confirms. She will play Melissa, a member of the show’s coven of witches.

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  1. John Berggren says:

    While I think it’s perfectly reasonable for bands or artists not to have their work on Glee, I think they shouldn’t be so nasty about it (neither should Ryan on the flipside).
    That said, I don’t love some of the reasons that they don’t want their music on glee. Dave Grohl might not like the show, but I bet Kurt Cobain would have been right on board with it’s message, if not it’s delivery.

    • Brittany says:

      Sometimes, the Glee covers of songs really suck. Maybe that’s why artists don’t want their work on Glee.

    • LP says:

      The bands own the songs. They get to say Yes or No to anyone using them, and they don’t owe anyone an explanation for either. Ryan Murphy publicly throwing hissy-fits about it makes him a bully, plain and simple.

    • CMJ says:

      Intellectual proprety, it is up to the artists, but I agree they don’t have to be so nasty about it….I wonder if they feel the same about American Idol contestants brutalizing their work?

      They can say no to both, but my guess is better Glee than the likes of Haley Rienhart.

    • Mark says:

      What is disturbing is Murphy’s sense of entitlement — especially to music and song that aren’t HIS. Where does he get off attempting to guilt trip bands into something that mostly benefits HIM and HIS show?

      Another problem is Murphy’s mixed message about who Glee’s audience is intended for. On one hand he claims it’s an adult show and not for kids and then when it suits him getting something he wants, he turns around and claims these bands who choose not to let Murphy use their music are single-handledly ruining musical for “7-years olds”. Murphy can’t have it both way without exposing himself as a hypocrite. I enjoy Glee, but Murphy is an unmitigated egotist.

    • Juliana says:

      My thoughts exactly!

  2. Ingmar says:

    So good to see Martha return for an episode in TGW!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I just with Ryan Murphy had an actual grasp on reality… his show had great merit and was clever in the beginning, but his inability to separate his crusade to martyrdom from a quirky show has turned this initial fan away.

    John had a point: there shouldn’t be such a nasty tone to defending yourself – no one is actually being attacked here – or really should be. As “fellow artists” you should have respect for one another to just take the answer and let it go.

  4. April Livings says:

    I’m so sick of hearing about these artists refusing to let Glee cover their music. I’m sure these guys all started out playing and singing other artists’ music before they became/found good songwriters. If you don’t want Ryan Murphy to use your music, that’s fine but you don’t have to be an ass about it. I’m sure Ryan Murphy wasn’t an ass until they kept insulting his work, which Glee does not do. Its flattery to use their work and they’re being mean about it.

    • Tucker says:

      The problem is that Murphy has been the first to lash out after the artists have politely, or at least professionally, declined.

    • Midori says:

      Ryan Murphy was being a dick, so bands fought back and called him out on it.

      If Ryan Murphy wasn’t such a drama queen then these bands wouldn’t have to come out and bad mouth Glee, they would just ignore it.

    • Lindsay says:

      Actually, Kings of Leon didn’t intend to criticize the show. They said that they often don’t give permission for their songs to be played, so they felt this was no different. They were shocked with Murphy’s comments, which included the F-bomb; that was totally ridiculous and unnecessary. In fact, KOL even apologized for the misunderstanding after Murphy’s rant, and not only were Darren Criss and another cast member whom I can’t remember were invited to an after-party of an awards show by KOL, but they sang there. (I didn’t bookmark the source, since I didn’t think it was important, otherwise I would share it.)

      Murphy’s argument was that this show could encourage a seven-year-old to get into music, but it’s been made VERY clear that Glee is a 14+ show, and if Murphy wanted to encourage younger children to start with music, then he should have created a family-friendly show to cater to all ages. (Of course, in that case, he may not even want these artists to be featured and many of our favorite songs from Glee probably wouldn’t have been done. It wouldn’t have the following and popularity it does. And Fox wouldn’t have its precious money-maker…)

      I’m VERY open-minded and liberal (some people say too much so), completely in support of the larger lessons of Glee, but despite that, even though I’m 25-years-old, I sometimes cringe at a few scenes and cover songs. I realize that seven-year-olds may not be watching (if their parents allow this, I feel sorry for that child), but I do know younger junior high kids are watching it despite the fact that it’s often too adult for them. (Kids that age think they’re adults!)

      I know there is a “lesson” at the end of controversial episodes, like in the alcohol episode, but it also really glamorized drinking. Hell, even I wanted a stiff drink during that show before they threw up! Brittany and Santana make it seem okay to hook up with EVERYBODY, though certainly less so this season. Despite the celibacy club presence on the show and a few characters’ comments and actions, having sex is all the rage. It’s obviously unrealistic to think high-schoolers won’t have sex, but there’s really no need to promote promiscuity. Burt’s talk with Kurt where he told Kurt that he was too special to throw himself around was WONDERFUL, but was such a small part of the episode when it perhaps should have been emphasized more. And one of the quotes during the sex episode (“It’s like a hug, only wetter.”) is WAY inappropriate for younger kids. Again, there were lessons there, and I particularly loved the fact that they emphasized that teenagers should be informed about sex, contraceptives, and STDs, but it was still WAY too raunchy for kids under a certain age and maturity group to be watching.

      So if Ryan Murphy is offended that these artists supposedly aren’t encouraging younger children, then I’m offended that he’s creating a show that’s WAY too adult for these children to watch but yet expects them to do so. There are numerous great lessons in the show: being different and unique is great — be who you are with pride!, it’s okay to question your sexuality, it’s important to question and examine who you are as a person and who you want to be, don’t be a follower but just be yourself, be accepting of homosexuals and other minorities (handicaps people may have, weight, and race, though these are emphasized less), learn to overcome obstacles and adversity, respect people and treat them with kindness even though they may not be like you, respect yourself. I love that and admire it.

      I started watching Glee ironically to make fun of it, but I stuck with it because of Brittany’s one-liners, good music, and the overall larger lessons it presents, simply because it doesn’t introduce them in a lame and contrived way, but in a way that high school kids can learn from and even relate.

      But these artists DO have a point — people don’t HAVE to like Glee. Hell, I watch it weekly and I don’t particularly like it, but am addicted nonetheless. Artists don’t HAVE to want their songs on the show simply because it’s a hit. And honestly, after Ryan Murphy’s behavior, I side with them completely. It’s narcissistic, petty, and the opposite of what the lessons in Glee are supposed to teach us. If I were an artist, I may not want my songs on Glee anymore, either, after Murphy’s little rants.

      If it wasn’t for Brittany’s hilarious one-liners, I would probably stop watching simply because of Murphy’s behavior. However, I just can’t give up lines like “Did you know dolphins are just gay sharks?” (I’d honestly really only miss about 40% of the music.)

      • Nicole says:

        Lindsay – I completely agree with everything you said and couldn’t have said it better myself. I’m actually growing very tired of the show and its martyrdom, along with Brittany’s one-liners, which just feel forced these days. Actually, most of the storylines on the show as of late feel forced to me.

        I’m sick of Ryan Murphy’s attitude and narcissism. It’s only getting worse, and I’m pretty sure Glee will endure more severe backlash soon. I’m about to give up on it.

      • AZDave says:

        nice post… 100% agree

      • Courtney says:

        While I understand where you’re going, I think you oversimplify in your assessment. Glee does address a lot of complex, controversial issues that some adults would rather completely hide from the “innocent” eyes of children, but I think it does it in a smart way that generally ends with a fairly conservative moral. Kids are going to seek out things that are too old for them as a rule, and with the internet, they largely have access to whatever they want. Glee isn’t just a fire hose full of porn and loose morals.

        Let me give you a few examples:
        Quinn getting knocked up after letting herself drink and be talked into “trusting” Puck. I think it’s important to point out that the show went to pains to show she consented to the sex; as a result, in future relationships she doesn’t “put out” because she doesn’t want to deal with the consequences of her previous actions again.

        Rachel, the lead female character in the show, has a stark realization when she’s dating Jesse that she’s not ready for sex, and that even lying that she did have it ended up causing trouble for her. Finn regrets that he did have sex with someone he didn’t care about, as it ends up hurting Rachel when it gets out. Their lies and messing around with other people end up leading to their break up.

        In Sexy, Glee addresses the fact that a lot of kids do mess around and have no idea of the consequences of their actions, and by the end of that episode the celibacy club has swollen in membership. I particularly liked the fact that Holly pointed out Lauren and Puck’s plan to make a sex tape would legally constitute child porn. This is a huge problem with the rise of cell phones that take video and photos. Holly goes too far with her sex ed classes, but Emma isn’t going far enough and is in complete denial about reality – she can’t even handle having a physical relationship with her husband. They are presenting extremes, but I think the implication that you have to be informed in order to make a good decision is abundantly clear. Abstinence only education doesn’t help anyone – it just leads to Bristol Palin and more episodes of Teen Mom.

        All throughout the drinking episode, bad things end up happening as a result of the drinking that teach the kids that they shouldn’t have been drinking in the first place, and they end the episode with signing a pledge that they won’t do it again until after nationals. BUT if they slip, Will gives them his cell number so he can pick them up. Both Kurt and Finn make the choice not to drink – Kurt to impress a guy, Finn to be a designated driver and protect his friends. Not drinking and driving is really underscored multiple times, the perils of drunk dialing is addressed when will is humiliated in front of the entire school by Sue playing his phone message intended for Emma. Burt asks his son not to have someone he would conceivably want to have sex with, without his father’s permission.

        And Glee is better than pretty much any show on television about discussing and displaying the consequences of bullying, the enabling reactions of school boards and administrators, and the experiences of the bullied. Not every gay kid is out is high school, not every kid who gets bullied is gay. But the way they handle Kurt’s character, present a positive familial relationship for him, and have now shown him finally experience a mind-blowing first kiss with a guy he likes – that’s awesome. The idea that kids are too young to understand what being gay means is dangerous for gay kids and false. The portrayal of teenage gay kids doesn’t exist often enough on television yet, and I’m glad that it’s on Glee.

        I agree that seven years old is too young to be watching Glee, but middle school isn’t. Seventh grade was my first year of sex ed, and while Glee certainly has its excesses, it could be a good tool in the hands of a parent who wants to address issues in the life of her teenager before he or she confronts them alone and unsupervised.

        • Lindsay says:

          This is a WAY late response, and I’m sure you won’t ever read this, but I felt compelled to respond simply because you do give some great and insightful points.
          Like I said, I DON’T disagree that most of the underlying lessons behind the show are wonderful. I’m glad that there is a show that acknowledges these lessons because most don’t. And it’s great that these lessons are tailored for non-adults, since it’s one of the few network shows that do that. (It’s the only one I know of, at least.)
          And I did forget to mention that I enjoyed that Will offered to give a ride to the kids if they do slip up. Fabulous! My parents told me the same thing from a young age; I hope most parents do the same. (Even at my age, they still tell me the same thing, and I think they’re great parents for ALWAYS telling me that, even though I’m much older and can pay for a cab.) It’s completely unrealistic to expect that kids won’t drink. Emphasizing that drunk driving is wrong is GREAT… because high school kids watch this. In fact, many of my sorority sisters still in college are obsessed with this show; even my sorority’s skit for recruitment was based on Glee. This is a lesson not only for older kids, but a lesson that junior high kids NEED to learn early. It’s not something that was greatly emphasized until my friends and I got our permits, and I think it should be a lesson earlier on so younger people have it instilled. It was absolutely wonderful that Glee addressed drunk driving. And it was great that they emphasized the fact that it’s okay to stay sober, since I think a lot of kids (young and old) feel that they HAVE to drink to fit in — and they don’t. Kudos to Glee for showing that!
          I also completely agree with the information about contraception. It’s a proven fact that abstinence-only sex education DOESN’T work. And junior high kids DO have sex (as sad as it is…) so they absolutely need to learn about how to properly use contraception, STDs, and how they can prevent pregnancy. I like how the show introduces this in addition to the celibacy club. It shows kids that staying abstinent is NOT a bad thing (even admirable… except for Emma!), and a valid option. However, it also faces the reality of the fact that many teenagers won’t choose that path — and that’s okay, as long as they’re informed. I appreciate the information given on the show. I admire the show for going there.
          However, as much as I agree with the overlying lessons in the show, there are moments that are just WAY too much. “It’s like a hug, only wetter” is inappropriate for younger kids. I don’t see how anybody could deny that. I mean, I’m 25 so I’m obviously not innocent in that area, but even I could have gone without hearing that (even though I admit that I did laugh very hard). Does somebody half of my age need to hear that? Being informed about what sex is like is one thing, as long as it’s done in a tasteful manner. But that just wasn’t tasteful, and it certainly wasn’t necessary. It was funny for somebody in high school who gets it, sure, but just not right to say on what Murphy considers a show that seven-year-olds should watch to get into music. What I wanted to see in the episode was more moments like Kurt and Burt. Telling his son that he shouldn’t throw himself around was a VERY special and poignant line. But it was one line, and it never came up again. THAT should have been emphasized.
          I guess my point is that you’re right; Glee can be fine for even junior high kids, even though it is racy. It would be even better if parents watched it with kids that age; it could lead to a lot of great conversations — like what will happen if the kid drinks or how to protect themselves during sex. I’d love for these conversations to take place with kids that age and their parents instead of just a TV show.
          My problem is simply that Murphy contests that his show could get seven-year-olds into music. (Which is why he’s angry with the artists who don’t want to share their songs — he thinks that these artists are denying an opportunity for younger kids.) If he believes that seven-year-olds can watch this, then the show is ridiculously and offensively inappropriate. It is so inappropriate that it offends ME — and I’m VERY liberal and absolutely despise censorship. I’m not a closed-minded person who believes the show should be off the air because it has some racy jokes and the occasional dirty dancing (which I wish I could do without looking like an idiot)… that’s just silly.
          Junior high kids CAN handle the show; you’re probably right. After reading your points, I do agree with you. Now that you’ve made me think about it, I realize that if I had a junior-high kid, I would be fine with them watching it. It can be a little much at times, but they’re during a period of their lives that they DO need to learn these things. I personally would also have my own conversations with my child instead of letting them learn everything from TV, but a lot of parents just don’t teach their kids this stuff. So I guess I’m glad that a lot of kids that age are learning things from SOMEWHERE!
          But elementary school students? They just shouldn’t watch it. Period. It’s just too racy for that age range, which would be totally fine if Murphy never made that statement. You bring up great points, but I don’t think even you can deny that. Murphy needs to change the format of the show A LOT if his intention is to get seven-year-olds interested in music, like he says.

  5. Larry says:

    So tired of this story. I’m going to assume that David Grohl was asked this question -just like every muscial artist these days. Glee is in the business of promoting arts education and bringing music to kids who would never had listened to these types of music. It is his right to have his opinion but to be so ugly about it -using derogatory language -is not the right way for him to say it. It’s unfortunate that Grohl like a lot of people feel like they are selling out if they have their music performed on Glee -but they do not understand the true message of this show. In the end, does Glee need the Foo Fighters to be successful -no they don’t. And reporters who write these stories should keep that in mind. Let Ryan do his job and don’t broadcast every artist who turns them down. It only makes for an ugly story.

    • Lee says:

      Glee is NOT “in the business of promoting arts education and bringing music to kids who would never had listened to these types of music” and that has to be the lamest cop-out argument (started by Ryan Murphy, of course). When I hear that all the proceeds of the iTunes sales and concert tickets go to Save the Music or something, then we’ll talk.

      The show is exactly that….a show. Hell, if you watch it, it’s barely even about the music program any more. Instead, it’s a showcase for guest stars they can land and how much money they can cram into a performance (irony: no real HS would ever be able to recreate such numbers).

      • Rachel says:

        “When I hear that all the proceeds of the iTunes sales and concert tickets go to Save the Music or something, then we’ll talk.” ABSOLUTELY. Murphy needs to let it go, some artists are still holding out on iTunes, for crying out loud, you think everyone’s going to jump on the Glee bandwagon? He’s lucky as many people are letting him use their work as he’s already got! (And don’t get me wrong, I am glad for that. I just think it’s downright silly to expect absolutely everyone to like your work and let you cover theirs.)

    • Srw says:

      The problem is when Ryan Murphy bashes the artist for saying no. The artist have a right to say no and there is no need for Ryan to go off on any bands that don’t want their music included in the show. Ok big deal if they have to find a new song that will fit with their theme for the week.
      Do you honestly think you would have seen thriller on there if MJ were still alive? I seriously doubt it unless a lot of money exchanged hands.

      • Courtney says:

        I agree Ryan Murphy overreacted and artists have every bit of right to say no to the use of their music. It was silly and made him look like a douche.

        Your protection of MJ is ridiculous though – dude was hard up for money, he absolutely would have licensed every single one of his songs for every cent he could get. He bought the rights to a ton of Beatles songs right out from under Paul McCartney (when the latter suggested buying rights was a good way to make extra cash) and had been selling the rights to the parts of the Beatles catalog he owned since then. He was as much out for a buck as for anyone.

        The reason why people are largely agreeing to the licensing of their music is largely nothing to do with whether they like Glee, it’s all about the bottom line. There’s less and less money in the music business, and if selling the rights to your songs to Glee or to companies that use songs in their commercials allows you to earn a living and make another album, you’re going to do it.

        Not every song Glee does is great, or even good. (The music from the early first season is largely cheesy and forgettable, with a couple of exceptions, like Defying Gravity and Rose’s Turn.) I have to say that most of the songs the Warblers covered this season improved on the originals by Katy Perry, Train, Hey Monday and Pink. An artist who might not like that would get over that knowing they were getting the royalty check each time it was played.

    • Lindsay says:

      I just read the interview with Grohl, and I believe he WAS asked and did not bring it up on his own. However, the fact that they don’t want their songs on the show probably has NOTHING to do with selling-out. I don’t think it even has to do with not understanding the message of the show. I think they just don’t particularly like the show (and probably hate Murphy now) and they don’t HAVE to share their music. Like you said, Glee will succeed whether they get the Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, or any other artists. And, for the record, Murphy used derogatory language before ANY of the artists, and did so in a MUCH more inappropriate way.

      This is not about the media not letting Murphy do his job. The reporters have written these stories BECAUSE of Murphy, for the most part. Does he NEED to speak out against every artist that turns him down? No. He does so voluntarily. Otherwise, the issue would probably never be brought up. In my opinion, and that’s all I have, Murphy is the one who needs to spend more time doing his job and spend less time whining and insulting artists who don’t want their music featured.

      But God forbid any musician turn down Glee, which is CLEARLY the “best show of our generation”…

    • NSHumans says:

      NO, Glee is in the business of attracting viewers so that Fox can charge more for the advertisements screened during its broadcast, and generating additional income streams from associated products such as CDs, iTunes songs, and branded merchandise. Anyone who believes ANY different is utterly naive. It is a TV show, not a PSA. (If you think it’s a PSA, see how long it stays on air when the ratings drop and the additional revenue dries up.)

      And Ryan Murphy is utterly unprofessional in slagging off artists who turn down his request to use their music. I think somebody is out of touch with reality…

  6. Maddie says:

    Note to Ryan Murphy: No means no. Put on your big boy Jockeys and deal. If an artist declines your offer, accept it and move on. Publicly attacking them is ridiculous. I’ve never seen Glee and now never will. Mr. Murphy’s behavior has been enough to turn me away for life.

  7. Rick says:

    Fine, don’t let your songs on “Glee”. Miss out on new generations of listeners and people who have no idea who the hell you are. Have you seen the sales for the original versions of the songs on “Glee”? THROUGH THE ROOF!! Ask any teenager who the “Foo Fighters” are and I’m sure most have no idea. Yeah, they don’t need “Glee”..

  8. Bill says:

    Foo Fighters? Yeah, ’cause they’ve been relevant lately. You don’t want to do it, don’t do it, but there’s no need to bash the show. I wish I knew what the damn problem is with people hating on this show? WTF have they done that’s so moffensive? Other than make targets out of themselves by being successful, that is.

    • Tucker says:

      The problem for some is that they feel repurposing their music in the fashion the show does cheapens what they have put out. I don’t think it’s out of line at all for people not to feel they have to promote themselves in this way. It’s the same for artists who don’t want to sell the rights to their music to be used in commercials.

    • Andy says:

      Foo Fighter’s current single “Rope” off of their new album due out next month is currently #1 on the Billboard rock songs chart. Their album is the #23 music seller on Amazon and it’s not out until April 12th, so it’s managed that on only preorders. So to say they aren’t relevant is pretty (really) stupid.

  9. Tucker says:

    Wow, a Dick Tracy shoutout. That takes some good moxie right there. I like it!

  10. neo says:

    Yes while these bands might have started out singing covers of other artists songs. They did become popular and right there own music. I for one hate when glee covers rock music. It just never sounds as good. But when they sing katy perry and britney. Bottom line is that you cant get mad at these bands for not wanting there music on glee. Its there music and creative lyrical works. On another note kurt coban while he might have allowed them to use nirvanas music. Foo fighters a diffrent band with the same artist might not follow that belief. If were going to say everyone has rights and freedom to do what they want. Then bands don’t have to allow gless to cover there music. And for that I congrat foo fighter, slash and kings of leon you guys have not allowed your selves to be sucked into the glee universe. While I love glee I love these artist work more and don’t want it ruined like so many other things are in our society today! So rock on !

  11. Liz says:

    Dave Grohl’s comments were more about Murphy’s attitude than the show itself, if you read the original article, the worst he says about the show itself is that it’s “not his thing” and he’s allowed to not want his music on it. The f-bombs look bad on paper, but if you ever see an interview with Grohl he just swears a lot, no matter his mood. I kind of hope Murphy takes a shot at him, just to see Dave’s response, he outclasses Ryan Murphy any day of the week.

  12. Heather says:

    I am a fan of Glee but I also agree w/ Dave Grohl. He has every right to decide not to-Ryan isn’t accepting that graciously and is attacking the previous artists who declined-not classy!
    I like Lee’s previous comment: that would be a wonderful idea if they’d donate the I-Tune downloads to Save the Music! Now THAT would be classy!

  13. DarkEmy says:

    I’m sorry, but people who think kurt cobain would allow his music to be used on glee should be checked for mental illness. No offense xD
    Nirvana pour their hearts out in those brilliant songs, and to think they’d let just somebody who doesn’t even know what the songs are about use and cover them on tv is just… Well, it’s stupid. Again, no offense. XD
    FYI, I watch Glee on regular basis, hate murphy, and adore KOL. And if I had to choose between glee covers and the original music, I’ll always choose the latter…

  14. susela says:

    Yay, Martha Plimpton! The character she plays on The Good Wife is just so delicious—can’t wait to see her again!

  15. Tania says:

    Glee is an overrated series, but I do get that many people like it. I hope that these viewers understand that an artist(s)has a right to refuse to have their work performed on the series for whatever reason. RM calling out these performers like some petulant child only proceeded to put HIM in a negative light. Someone needs to deflate Ryan Murphy’s HUGE EGO.

    The majority of the people out there, viewers (except the really young ones) and non-viewers alike are not siding with RM on this one, that’s just a fact.

  16. iamlordvoldy says:

    I find it funny how these “rockers” bitch and moan about Glee. Frankly I have pretty much loved every song Glee has covered, most of them are better then the original. Hell half of the songs I hated before Glee covered them. Dave Grohl just comes out looking like a prick who probably just jealous cuz most of the Glee cast member sing better then he ever will, beside he will for evermore be known as the drummer for Kurt Cobain. It’s funny he has a problem with Glee cover songs but has no problem with American Idol butchering “Smells Like Teen Spirit” knowing well that Kurt Cobain never would have allowed that if he were alive. I’m glad they wouldn’t want there songs on Glee, I haven’t heard a good Foo Fighter song since “Learn to Fly” the rest of he songs sound the same (which is crap) . The only reason teens now days even know a song from Grohl , it’s cuz of games like Rockband and Guitar Hero.
    I’m glad that Grohl, Kings of Leon and Slash don’t like Glee, none of their songs fit into Glee. Apart from Slash being a great guitarist, his music sucks and Kings of Leon piked at “Sex on Fire” . So thank you for not wanting to be on Glee, you’ve saved us all from having to listen to crappy songs, that not even Glee can save.

  17. CJ says:

    Couldn’t care less about Glee… but it’s GREAT news that White Collar will be back in less than 3 months. Bomer announced on the Today show that the Season 2 DVDs will be out the same day as the Season 3 premier, June 7, so that’s good news too :-)

  18. Jenni in CO says:

    I’m excited to hear that Alimi Ballard will be back on TV finally, if only for a while. Loved him as David on Numb3rs and miss that show greatly.

  19. Melissa? There is no New Salem covener named Melissa. Tge show hasn’t even been picked up and they are already destroying s great trilogy. Just look at the crap they call Vampire Diaries. These stories are great the way they were written!

  20. What is disturbing is Murphy’s sense of entitlement — especially to music and song that aren’t HIS. Where does he get off attempting to guilt trip bands into something that mostly benefits HIM and HIS show?

  21. Zoe says:

    DAVID SINCLAIR. -squeal-

    SO happy to see Alimi Ballard getting work. The Numb3rs cast deserved more credit than they got, especially the ones not named Eppes.

  22. Carol says:

    From KOL to Foo Fighters to Victoria Jackson, the best way to be in the news is to say something about Glee. Whether they say something bad like these three (strange bedfellows, indeed) or something good like Anne Hathaway and Elton John, Glee is a publicity magnet.

    I’m sure Ryan Murphy doesn’t mind. There’s not such thing as bad publicity and not doing KOL or Foo Fighters songs isn’t much of a loss. Considering Glee has all of Broadway, all of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and much, much more.

    Anyway, I love Glee and I think Ryan Murphy is a hoot.