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'Glee' star Jenna Ushkowitz takes EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO


Glee‘s fourth season may have just wrapped, but Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina on the show, isn’t slowing down. She just released a book, Choosing Glee: 10 Rules to Finding Inspiration, Happiness, and the Real You, which is part scrapbook memoir and part teen advice book with anecdotes and tips about being yourself, achieving your goals and having confidence in your abilities. “It’s always been on my bucket list to write a book,” Ushkowitz said. “It sort of organically happened. I wrote this treatment in like 24 hours. The main 10 rules kept popping up over and over again, so that’s where we found the streamline for it.”

Gleeks will be excited to learn that the book has tips from the whole McKinley High crew, and even includes a letter from Ushkowitz to Tina. “I think some of the things I [hope for her are] to take risks and to not take everything so seriously,” Ushkowitz explains about her dreams for her character. “Make sure you tell people how you feel and to laugh everyday!”

Check out Ushkowitz laughing herself when she takes EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test — and fills us in on the movie she has to watch every time it’s on cable and her most prized pop culture possession — below: READ FULL STORY

First Look: See Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan in Broadway's 'Annie' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Glee‘s Jane Lynch begins a summer run on May 16 in the Broadway revival of Annie, playing the boozy and bawdy orphanage manager Miss Hannigan, who torments the titular red-haired girl. (Lynch is replacing current star Katie Finneran.) The actress rehearsed for the part this winter in L.A. while she wrapped up the fourth season of Glee.

Lynch admits that the role shares similarities with her villainous Glee character, Sue Sylvester, and says the two characters would probably be pals in real life. “I think Miss Hannigan would look up to Sue because Sue is much more stealth and much more successful at being manipulative,” says Lynch. “Miss Hannigan is just sloppy. She’s kind of a mess.”

Lynch adds that her Glee costar Darren Criss, who stepped in for Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway run of How to Succeed…, gave her some good advice. “He said ‘Make yourself comfortable.’ You have to really save your energy and your angst for the show.” Lynch admits that performing live on stage every night is  going to be a test of endurance. “I had a rehearsal onstage for the first time and I got to the point where I was doing ‘Little Girls’ and I was out of breath,” she says. “So I have to learn how to conserve my energy.”

She’s also not gonna be preoccupied with any potential Glee castmates or other pals coming to see her. Says Lynch, “I’ve told them I don’t want to know when anyone’s coming. I just wanna show up and do the show. I don’t want to think oh so-and-so is out there. I met Patti LuPone last night and she was like, ‘I’m going to come see you.’ And I was like, ‘You cannot let me know when.’ I do not want to know when Patti LuPone is coming to see me!”

Read more:
‘Glee’: Kate Hudson and Lea Michele perform Stevie Wonder’s ‘Uptight (Everything’s Alright)’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
‘Glee’ season finale recap: All or Nothing
‘Glee’: Listen to three songs from this week’s Stevie Wonder tribute — EXCLUSIVE

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'Glee' season finale mini-recap: And the winners are...

WARNING: Don’t read the following if you haven’t seen tonight’s Glee season finale. 

The curtains have officially closed on Glee’s fourth season. But while Erin Strecker works on your full recap, here’s a rundown of the action: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Great Gatsby,' Rihanna's documentary, and more TV finales

May has arrived, spring has (sort of) sprung, and we are officially smack dab in the middle of finale season. We’re also coming up on some of the biggest movie releases of the year. Basically, it’s an exciting time to be an entertainment junkie, folks! So here is what we’ve rounded up for you this week. Whether you’re a Rihanna fan, an avid reader of YA novels, a country music fan, or a Gleek, we’re here to make sure you get the most out of your week … entertainment-wise. The rest is up to you.

Rihanna 777, 8 p.m., Fox
Catch an up-close-and-personal look at life on the road with Rihanna in this documentary about her November 2012 tour, in which she traveled to seven countries for seven concerts in seven days (get it?) to promote her seventh studio album, Unapologetic. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for a Chris Brown cameo … or maybe we shouldn’t.

Golden by Lady Antebellum hits record stores
Lady Antebellum’s fourth studio album marks their return to the sound that fans fell in love with — think “Need You Now.” From upbeat tracks to emotional ballads, this record is sure to please fans. But if you’re looking for something a little more outside-of-the-box, we hear good things about The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which also drops Tuesday.

Amazon Original Pilots, amazon.com
Check out Amazon’s slew of original pilots, watch them for free, and then vote for which pilot you want to be developed into a series. Voting goes through mid-May so act now! Our recommendation: Alpha House, starring John Goodman as a D.C. senator.

Community, 8 p.m., NBC — OR – Glee, 9 p.m., Fox
So many season finales, so little time. Whether you want to spend your night laughing or tapping your feet is up to you, but when it comes to Glee, regionals always provides a good show. Plus, will Blaine go through with proposing to Kurt?!

The Great Gatsby opens in theaters
Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the classic novel is finally here, and it promises to be a visual experience that will leave you feeling one of two things: absolutely in awe or absolutely confused. But one thing is certain: With Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Toby Maguire in the lead roles, the party’s attendees are sure to be as pretty as the parties themselves.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The next big YA novel is here, and it focuses on a brave young female character and what happens to her when the world is invaded by aliens. Oh, and there’s a love interest. More importantly, Sony has already made a deal to launch what Yancey predicts will be a trilogy to the big screen.

Once Upon a Time, 8 p.m., ABC — OR – Revenge, 9 p.m., ABC — OR – Survivor, 8 p.m., CBS
It is an epic three-way battle of finales, and thanks to our best friend, DVR, we don’t have to choose. But if you do have to choose, we hear that big things are going down in Revenge‘s final hour.

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'Glee': Madonna! Stevie Wonder! The top ten tribute episodes -- ranked! VIDEO

As anyone with even a passing familiarity with Glee — or iTunes charts — is aware, the show knows its way around a tribute episode, a.k.a. an episode where all of the music is from one artist or film. A ‘tribute episode’ also typically means there are seven or eight songs in the hour-long dramedy, as opposed to the usual standard of four. Great news for those of us who are watching the show for the karaoke! (I can’t be the only one dancing around my living room to Madonna or Lady Gaga Glee covers, right?)

Last night, Glee added Stevie Wonder to the diverse group of icons the show has celebrated, which got me thinking — where does Wonder fall among the Glee kids’ homages? Below, check out our rankings of the top ten tribute episodes Glee has undertaken in the past four seasons — along with some videos of the best performance from each musical-icon-filled hour.

Love is on the air: The winner of the Greatest TV Couple of All Time bracket game is...


We asked, and you answered, PopWatchers. More than 150,000 passionate EW.com readers voted in the final contest that resulted in Glee‘s Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson defeating Doctor Who‘s most beloved romantic pairing to be named your Greatest TV Couple of All Time. In celebration of Klaine, who bested Marshall and Lily, Buffy and Spike, and Carrie and Big on their way to the crown — see the entire bracket here — we’ve rounded up the most essential songs (plus a bonus non-Klaine duet that, if we left it out, you would certainly savage us).

Below, a timeless, groundbreaking TV love story in six songs.

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package READ FULL STORY

'Glee' tackles school violence: How'd they do?

Last night’s Glee struck a nerve with viewers loyal and otherwise. But how could it not?

The episode addressed one of the most sensitive issues of recent memory, as McKinley High School was put under high alert after gunshots were fired in the school. Naturally, one can assume that this is the show’s way of tackling a topical subject that four months ago rose to the top of public consciousness in wake of the stomach-churning tragedy in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children and six faculty dead.

Glee has never shied away from tackling heavy topics. In fact, episodes usually have more than one topic du jour. (Last night’s school shooting hour also included a “catfishing” storyline.) In the past, students have dealt with everything from homophobia, bullies, eating disorders, domestic abuse, and teen sex. The latter, actually drew some negative attention from a parent group.

But that’s what Glee does — it rocks the boat. And a quick glance at the comments on EW’s recap is evidence that this episode did exactly the same. READ FULL STORY

Love is on the air: Who is the Greatest TV Couple of All Time?


You know how CBS puts its NCAA basketball tournament to bed each year with a video montage set to “One Shining Moment”? I can’t help but envision the “One Shining Moment” for EW’s Who is the Greatest TV Couple of All Time? bracket game, reminding us of the loves lost during this often ruthless contest. There’s a shot of Sam and Diane getting engaged in court, there’s a clip of Marge getting all Officer and a Gentleman with Homer at the power plant, and there’s Ross in the rain staring at Rachel inside Central Perk. But who will get the final glorious we’re-number-one embrace? Will it be the Doctor and Rose, whose love knows no time or space boundaries in Doctor Who? Or Kurt and Blaine, whose trailblazing romance continues to give hope to those yearning for a happy forever-after on Glee? Both finalists are beloved by the passionate followings of the show and have the online support to prove it.

The polls are open now and will close late on Thursday night, before we crown the Greatest TV Couple of All Time on Friday. You can check out our full bracket here.

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package READ FULL STORY

Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? The Final Four

It was a stunner: Even President Obama likely had Ross and Rachel advancing to the Final Four in his Greatest TV Couple of All Time bracket. But that’s why they play the games… and the popularity contests that skew towards current favorites. Like Marshall and Lily of How I Met Your Mother, deserved darlings who upset the presumed No. 1 seed with a little help from their friends. The couple joins Kurt and Blaine from Glee, The Doctor and Rose from Doctor Who, and sentimental favorite Lucy and Ricky from I Love Lucy (who’ve made it this far without a grassroots social-media presence).

Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the championship round. Now, the Final Four remaining couples battle it out below!

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package

Marshall and Lily, How I Met Your Mother vs. Kurt and Blaine, Glee

We’ve watched Ted tell the story of his search for the would-be mother of his children for nearly eight seasons, but How I Met Your Mother‘s greatest couple actually didn’t have to search very hard for one another at all. Marshall and Lily’s tale began in college — she was an art freak and he loved, um, sandwiches. For both Ted and the audience, the couple quickly became the ideal for that right-in-front-of-your-face/call-just-to-say-I-love-you romance — the kind of love where you know the search is over. READ FULL STORY

Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? The Elite 8


Ross and Rachel. Buffy and Spike. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings left competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now, the Elite 8 remaining couples battle it out below!

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package READ FULL STORY

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