Chris Colfer Has Been Let Go From Glee (UPDATE: NEVERMIND His Twitter was Hacked) (Chris Tweets a Response)

Chris Colfer responds..with humor. The fruit truck refers to an actual rumor that was going around about his death–one of those random headline generator deals that got out of hand a few years ago:

Chris was on his way back from London when the craziness went down on Friday. A couple of days ago, Joe Stephenson, the director of Noel,  tweeted that the two were meeting. Noel is the Noel Coward biopic the actor is getting ready to film.

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The tweet has since been deleted. Here’s the screen grab.

UPDATED: Chris’s manager tells THR that the star’s verified Twitter account has been hacked and that the actor WILL be back for the final season of the Fox musical.

Twentieth Century FOX has also released a statement, confirming the hack and Chris’ return to Glee for its final season.

We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.

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WHAT THE ACTUAL EFF? Chris Colfer has been let go from Glee? WHY? Does this have something to do with his schedule for Noel?  Chris is starring in a biopic of Noel Coward. It’s being produced and shot in the UK, with filming set to begin late summer. I have a feeling Glee producers had an issue with the scheduling.

Glee will begin production of its 6th and final season in July or August. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but this last season will be a short 10-13 episodes. Last season’s ratings were abysmal. The only reason its coming back at all is because ex-FOX chief, Kevin Reilly, signed a two year renewal in 2013 for two more seasons.

Watch this post for updates.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Time to cancel the show. There is no point in doing another season now.

    No Kurt, no Glee. Time to put the show out of it’s misery.

  • mmb

    Those nutty Klaine fans are gonna have Ryan Murphy’s head on a platter…

  • Caroline B

    It just keeps getting easier and easier to say goodbye to this show.

  • Call_girl

    Honesty time. I do feel like glees time is over. But to be honest I dont like Chris’s Character, and I never liked the tone of his voice. So for me this is making the show better. #BlaineFanalltheway

    just trade Chris for Adam Lambert.

  • nuygima

    Ahaha, there will be a new character called Brian Durphy who’ll be Blaine’s true love 4eva.

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    I hope he’s beefing up his security

  • girlygirl

    I don’t even watch this show but I’ve seen blind items on my twitter feed about rifts between Chris and Lea & Darren. So maybe this has something to do with this move. Or not, lol

    But this is the show’s final season anyway, so does it really matter all that much that he’s gone? It’s still an ensemble show. And it seems like he has a bunch of outside projects lined up.

  • girlygirl

    UPDATE: His manager says this report is false, that Chris’ twitter feed was hacked and that he’s not leaving the show…

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/chris-colfers-manager-hes-not-716589

  • Karen C

    If it was a scheduling conflict with the move Chris is filming, I would think they should have had that straigtened out before he even signed the contract for the movie. Usually the tv show contract would take precidence over the the movie, because I’ve heard of tv stars being unable to take movie roles because it would conflict with the tv show filiming.

    And I just got a twitter message saying Chris’s twitter was hacked? So maybe it isn’t true anyway.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Although it turned out to be false but with only the final season left & many other future projects on his plate, would leaving have been a bad thing?

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    For him, probably not. For glee fans, totally.

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    All of that blind item stuff is really sketchy. Don’t believe it.

  • Dani

    Yeah, Ryan Murphy’s golden boy “let go”. Didn’t believe it for a second.

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the hacker was a fandom troll. There have been questions about Chris’s return to Glee and whether he’d end up with a reduced role due to conflicts with his outside projects.

    I get a ton of asks in my tumblr box about Chris’ contract and whether he’s coming back or not. In interviews with the producers, they have talked about Lea, Darren and Chord returning, but not so much about Chris.

    This is going to sound odd, but the hacker could actually be a Colfer stan. Many of them WANT Chris to leave Glee because they hate the turn his storylines have taken, and they especially HATE the Klaine pairing. I could see an especially demented fan thinking it would be fun to troll the Klaine stans. (Yes, there are some fans who are that effed up)

  • HermeticallySealed

    I thought Darren was supposed to be the “golden boy?” Or maybe it is Chord. Hmmm, Maybe it’s a round robin thing, and every week Murphy decides on a new “golden boy.”

  • Dani

    Well he did specifically make a character for Chris (since he originally auditioned for Artie). I think it is safe to say that Chris is Ryan’s original golden boy. Darren is more like the cow that Ryan likes to milk :P

  • Ronnie D

    Chris is an essential part of Glee, and my jaw dropped when I saw this. Then I sighed and rolled my eyes when I realized he was hacked lol.

  • Ronnie D

    He probably has a few golden boys lol

  • Montavilla

    That was almost my reaction, except that I laughed. The Glee fan wars are pretty hilarious.

  • Dakota

    So stupid. No one would phrase it as ‘I have been let go… “

  • Dakota

    Yep cuz all gays are interchangeable

  • Bugme Nomor

    What would they say then? “I’ve been fired…”, “I’ve been dismissed…”

  • supersonic

    I think Colfer is out of that, now. He used to be the favorite but then Darren and Chord came into the picture and he switches between them. But I think Darren is Ryan Murphy’s ultimate favorite, though.

  • girlygirl

    looks like Lea’s twitter may have been hacked now

  • Axxxel

    and nutty Kurtsies like me LOL…