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TVLine Items: Glee's Chord-Cutting Riles Actor's Fans, Lohan Talks About Dancing Gig, and More

As first reported by TVLine on Friday, Glee‘s Powers The Be have decided not to pick up Chord Overstreet‘s series regular option for the coming Season 3 — and boy, the young actor’s fans are upset.

Supporters of both Overstreet and his trouty-pouted character, Sam Evans, immediately took to Twitter to voice their frustrations, ultimately launching #DontCutTheChord, an organized movement to keep the McKinley High junior around this season.

As of Monday morning, two separate campaigns were afoot to show the Glee bosses that these Chord-cutting objectees mean business: The first encourages fans to buy Overstreet’s rendition of “Billionaire” on iTunes, which over the holiday weekend shot up from #64 to #5 on the series’ iTunes charts. The second effort is a simple Twitition, which thus far has collected nearly 11,000 signatures.

Though it doesn’t seem to be much consolation to fans, TVLine reported that Overstreet could still appear as an occasional Glee guest star.

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• Bad news, Dancing With the Stars fans: No, the ABC reality staple hasn’t been canceled. It’s worse. According to the New York Post, Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina, is going around saying that she is in talks to hit the parquet next season. Go ahead, try to curb your enthusiasm.

• Fox will preview Simon Cowell’s The X Factor prior to the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 12 8/7c, per Variety.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.‘s daughter, Kathleen Kennedy, has been cast opposite Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, and Olivia Munn in HBO’s cable news-based pilot More As This Story Develops, the New York Post reports.

• ESPN is now the home to Wimbeldon, having closed a 12-year deal that ends NBC’s 43-year run with the tennis championship. In addition to presenting all coverage live, effective with the 2012 tourney, ESPN plans to air taped programming on ABC during the weekend as well as make matches available via broadband (ESPN3) and mobile apps (Watch ESPN).

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