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Glee's Naya Rivera Confirms: Demi Lovato's Character Will Romance Santana in Season 5

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blog_glee_combo_8.27.13Brittany who?

Demi Lovato’s new Glee character will forge more than just a friendship with Naya Rivera’s Santana this fall.

“She’s playing my love interest,” Rivera tells People.com, adding, “I’m very, very excited about it.”

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As first reported by TVLine, the X Factor judge is set to appear in at least six episodes of Glee as Dani, a NYC-based struggling artist pal of Rachel and Santana’s.

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Lovato will debut in this season’s second episode, airing Oct. 3.

Thoughts? Is Santana trading up or down?



Comments (36)

  • i’m so excited to see Demi and Naya together, but i’ll miss brittana :(

    Comment by kate – August 27, 2013 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This actually sounds really fun! Glad they’re giving Naya more to do. Wonder if we’ll see an actual kiss at some point from them.

    Comment by Concerned – August 27, 2013 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can they move Glee to Showtime or Netflix for their scenes?

    Comment by Greg – August 27, 2013 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Laughed so hard at this!

      Comment by Theo – August 27, 2013 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahahaaa love that comment. Ain’t that the truth… Geez- the girls get no action shown- not even as much as the gay dudes.

      Comment by Mareesa – August 27, 2013 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s because unfortunately, gay women are either just seen as titilation, or not as important. Believe me, as a lesbian myself, it’s goddamn annoying

        Comment by zombiewithanidentitycrisis – August 27, 2013 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahaha! Truth! I’ve stopped watching Glee, but I’m definitely intrigued by this news. I will be tuning in to see Demi and Naya be together.

      Comment by rachelle – August 27, 2013 11:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeah, yeah whatever… Less NY, more Glee choir club!

    Comment by Hoyt – August 27, 2013 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No! Less Glee club, more NY. They’re much more interesting!

      Comment by SylwekG – August 27, 2013 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Then they might as well rename the show to Glee in NY.

        Comment by Jerri – August 27, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It’s not called Glee in Lima.

          Comment by SylwekG – August 27, 2013 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • that’s some come back ! hahahhaha MORE NY i wanna see Santana its not the “Kleine showe” move on producers !!

            Comment by Shene H. – September 27, 2013 12:59 PM PDT  
  • Can’t wait to see Demi!

    Comment by Alex – August 27, 2013 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My enthusiasm is tempered a little because I don’t really know anything about Demi Lovato as an actress. Hopefully the writers will give her an actual character to play so it doesn’t just feel like “Hey, Demi Lovato is romancing Santana!” (though I can already here the voice over in the commercials).

    Comment by Claire – August 27, 2013 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I haven’t seen her in much, but I do remember her being pretty good as a guest actress on Grey’s Anatomy. Hopefully Glee will give her a decent character to play!

      Comment by Sarah – August 27, 2013 09:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait! I love Demi.

    Comment by Elyse – August 27, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve stopped watching Glee after season 2, but I’m willing to go back for this. Love the news!

    Comment by Rafael Messias (@rafaelmessias) – August 27, 2013 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know about Santana trading either way, but Brittany traded down with trouty mouth

    Comment by Tom Charles – August 27, 2013 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please don’t interpret a small reference to Brittany and Santana as a chance to insult Sam. I didn’t like what they did with Brittany last season, but constantly slamming him just opens the door to remarks about “crazy, petty Brittana fans”.

      Comment by Claire – August 27, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would it be too much to ask for a Santana-Dani-Rachel 3 way at some point during this season? It might be the thing Glee needs to revitalize itself. Plus, It wouldn’t matter what Finn thinks ;)

    Comment by Guest – August 27, 2013 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dude, that’s just harsh. If you don’t have something nice to say, especially about a dead person, don’t say anything at all. It’s basic knowledge.

      Comment by Olive – August 27, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Clearly you didn’t read my post because I said FINN the fictional character, not the overdose casualty formerly known as Mr. Lea Michele.

        Comment by Guest – August 27, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Just STFU. Thanks.

          Comment by B. – August 27, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It’s cute how you think you’re being so funny or edgy.

          Comment by Angela – August 27, 2013 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE both Demi and Naya so to hear that there characters will be together makes me excited for the upcoming season of Glee.

    Comment by Jared – August 27, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting couple. It will be exciting to see what happens. I loved Demi at “Sonny with a chance”, and Santana is awesome. Whatever happens Brittana is endgame.

    Comment by Gypsy – August 27, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I might actually start watching Glee again. Santana was my favorite “back in the day” and Demi Lovato is pure awesome, so their scenes together can’t possibly be too awful.

    Comment by Alex – August 27, 2013 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Demi is a phenomenal actress. I gained much respect for her when she appeared on Greys Anatomy as a patient with mental problems. And she was always funny on Sonny with a Chance. But I don’t know if I’m ready to see her as Santana’s love interest. Then again, they probably won’t even kiss so… And as far as whether Santana is trading up or down, all I can say is: Brittany who???

    Comment by Babygate – August 27, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • God knows I love Santana, and regardless of the stunt crap this show pulls instead of putting any real care back into Glee, I can actually see Naya and Demi being amazing together. My mind is blown they may have something good on their hands again.

    But can I request more Kurt and Rachel news please? I need for Kurt to have more going on this season than a nemesis and Blaine Blaine Blaine Blaine Blaine.

    Comment by Ian – August 27, 2013 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can actually see Naya and Demi being amazing together

      As can I. That’s not a bad casting choice at all! Interested to see how that storyline plays out.

      Comment by Angela – August 27, 2013 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another gay character? I think they have way too many already.

    Comment by Austin – August 27, 2013 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree, too gay to watch now

      Comment by D – August 27, 2013 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Although Demi’s character would be new, it wouldn’t just be ‘another gay character’. Brittany is out, so the numbers basically stay the same. One substitution, that’s all.

      Comment by Babygate – August 27, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess it will depend on Naya’s and Demi’s chemistry together to answer the better couple question. What made Brittana, imo, was the chemistry between the actresses. So, if the chemistry is good, them it could be interesting. Nice to see forward movement though, life always goes on.

    Comment by L – August 27, 2013 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Santana is my absolute favorite character. I adore her. Not happy that she’ll be with Demi who I can barely tolerate. Surely, Santana could do so much better.

    Comment by Mark – August 27, 2013 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gays are everywhere! No wonder why everyone is so Glee fun! haha

    Comment by David4 – August 27, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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