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Harry Shum Jr. remembers trauma of watching 'Old Yeller' -- VIDEO

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Harry Shum Jr. was on a few quests when he visited the EW L.A. offices last month. The first was an important one: Spread the word about his collaboration with Coca-Cola and the (RED) campaign to end the spread of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

As part of the campaign, the public is urged to upload dance videos to Instagram using the hashtag #CokeREDMovies, and for every thousand videos uploaded, Coca-Cola will make a donation to the Global Fund. (Each donation will provide more than 60 days of life-saving medicine for someone living with HIV.)

“Right now what we want to do is raise awareness through dancing and we want to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015,” Shum said. “Every day, 700 babies are born with HIV, and we can be the generation that gets that number to zero.”

The other reason Shum came to the office was less important but just as fun as dancing: He took the EW Pop Culture Personality Test. The result is below!
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Lea Michele opens up about Cory Monteith to Ellen DeGeneres

Lea Michele talked about moving on after the death of her co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith, in a Dec. 12 interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Glee star told DeGeneres that she has chosen to press forward, despite the grief of losing Monteith. “Grief goes with you every day, whatever you’re doing,” she told Ellen. “Whether there’s great moments, when there’s hard moments, so I’d rather be at work with the people that I love who are going through the same.”

Michele continued, “My mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life, and she told me, ‘There is an empowerment that comes with grief. At some point you will find it’s very hard, but you will find it,’ and I think at a certain point you can choose to fall from this or you can rise. That’s what I’m trying to do my best for him, because that’s what he [Cory] would have wanted.”

Michele also discussed her forthcoming debut album Louder, and performed her new single from the record, “Cannonball.”

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'Baby, It's Cold Outside': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics starts today! Over the next two weeks, EW will put the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the next 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.

UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.

To kick off our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics, we start with a song that wasn’t even a Christmas tune to begin with, but it’s come to fit snugly with the holiday’s wintry weather: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The catchy duet, with its suggestive-verging-on-coercive lyrics, was written in 1944 by musical-theater vet Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls), who originally sang it with his wife at a housewarming party. He ended up selling it to MGM in 1948 for the movie Neptune’s Daughter, for which it earned an Oscar.

So which flirty version is your favorite? Check out our six options, in chronological order, and place your vote below:
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'Spring Awakening': Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, and original cast reunite -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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It’s been seven whole years since the off-Broadway premiere of Spring Awakening, the youth-oriented musical that became a Tony-winning Broadway musical hit and introduced the world to such breakout stars as Lea Michele (Glee), Jonathan Groff (Frozen), and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom).

Now, the Atlantic Theatre Company has reassembled the entire original cast to launch a new social-media campaign, ATC Uncovered, which aims to connect fans to the inner-workings of the off-Broadway company. In addition to the the exclusive video below, in which Michele and Groff recall the first performances of Spring Awakening in ATC’s tiny 199-seat theater, the program will include a live-stream Facebook Q&A event with the cast on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by original castmate Brian Charles Johnson.

“This is where our love blossomed,” Michele and Groff say of the reunion, captured in this exclusive video clip. It’s really an amazing thing to watch these twentysomethings rekindle their friendship. Watch below, and prepare to have your “Totally F—ed” memories come flooding back!
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TV Recap: 'The Sound of Music,' 'Glee,' and 'Scandal' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Thursday night’s Sound of Music or the new episodes of Glee or Scandal? Catch up with our TV recap below! READ FULL STORY

Remembrance of felt past: Ranking the puppet episodes that paved the way for 'Glee'

On Thanksgiving Day, Glee will join an elite squad of network  TV series: the few, the proud, the ones with puppet episodes. Not episodes that revolve around inevitably creepy marionettes — like Buffy‘s “The Puppet Show” or Criminal Minds“The Lesson” — but ones that instead feature cute, colorful felt facsimiles of one or more main characters. (It’s important to note that these facsimiles are generally not Muppets. To quote an earlier episode of one Puppet Brotherhood member: “Shh! You wanna get sued?”)

Though puppet episodes are a nascent genre, they still generally conform to a certain set of rules. They’ve got the feel of children’s television as made for a decidedly older audience. They include plenty of meta jokes about the characters’ sudden felt status. At some point, someone’s going to act like Kermit when he gets excited. And finally, there’s got to be at least one song — preferably an original, designed to sound like a grown-up Sesame Street outtake.

Glee, most likely, will hit these same notes in “Puppet Master,” its own imaginatively named puppet episode. But how will the show compare to the faux-Muppet stories that have come before? Let’s speculate — after first remembering the four most notable puppet episodes of seasons past.
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TV Recap: 'Scandal,' 'Glee,' and 'The Big Bang Theory' -- VIDEO

Did you miss the latest episodes of your favorite shows?

Find out what happened on Thursday night’s Scandal, Glee, and The Big Bang Theory in the newest edition of TV Recap below! READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele opens up about Cory Monteith death to 'Elle'

Following on- and off-screen boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death this summer, Lea Michele got help from an unexpected source: Kate Hudson.

In the days following Monteith’s death, Hudson, who guest-starred on Glee last season as Rachel’s mean dance teacher,  opened her home to Michele, Michele shared in her first U.S. magazine interview since Monteith’s death. Michele covers the December issue of Elle, and in excerpts posted online, discussed how she got through those especially difficult first days.

“I called [Kate Hudson] and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].’ ” Michele said. “She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”   READ FULL STORY

Amber Riley on 'Glee' ending: 'It's been a really good run'

Being on Glee has plenty of perks, but early access to information about the show? Not one of them.

Amber Riley, alongside Dancing With the Stars partner Derek Hough, stopped by Arsenio today, where Arsenio Hall naturally asked the actress about Ryan Murphy’s recent announcement: that Glee would likely conclude after next season.

Riley shared that she first heard the news today. “It’s been a couple of years, and it’s been a really good run,” she said about her time on the program. “Glee‘s been an amazing blessing in my life, and to so many other people…I’m sure everybody can attest to a story, or a character they love, or something that really touched their heart, so I was really blessed to be a part of that for so many years.”

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'Glee' says goodbye to Cory Monteith: Here's how other TV shows handled a star's death

After last night’s Glee, an emotional tribute to Finn Hudson (without revealing his cause of death but rather focusing on his life), we decided to look back at how other television shows have handled a death in the family. The scenario can be traced back to Dan Blocker’s unexpected death before filming began on Bonanza‘s final season. As a result, Bonanza was one of the first (if not the first) television show to address an actor’s death, and it did so by killing off Hoss, Blocker’s character. Many shows have followed that same path, while others found ways to shift the show’s focus, replace an actor, or even use old footage to give someone a proper goodbye.

Here’s a look at how other shows have reacted to an unexpected real-life death: READ FULL STORY

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