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Glee returns to FOX on a new night, Tuesday, February 25, with the all-new “Frenemies” episode. In this behind the scenes sneak peek, Adam Lambert and Chris Colfer dish on what to expect when their respective characters, Elliott and Kurt, join forces to sing The Darkness tune, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love.”

Glee Season 5 Spoilers: “Frenemies” – Details!

“Frenemies is about the relationship between two competitive friends,” says Chris. “Elliott is insanely talented and Kurt becomes very self-conscious about it…he’s afraid that Elliott is gonna be taking away some of the spotlight.” And, with the vocally gifted, Adam, playing the role of Elliott? Yep. That’s a distinct possibility!

So, in order to protect himself, Kurt takes his fiance, Blaine’s practical advice: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” A suggestion Blaine may come to regret, considering how cosy the two bandmates look in these behind the scenes shots…

Glee Season 5: “Frenemies” New Photo Stills!

As part of the bonding process, Elliott takes Kurt guitar shopping, and the two are eventually rocking out with a band. And what’s a music shop without a….stripper pole! Which, of course, Kurt can’t resist incorporating into the performance.

“Chris is… kind of inclined, for the stripper pole,” observes Adam. I’m impressed. He’s got some moves!” As far as the performance goes, Adam gushes, “The song turned out amazing! I’m really happy with it.” Sadly, there’s no song preview yet. Fingers crossed we get one soon!

Glee Frenemies Preview! Featuring Adam Lambert, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele

“These two guys are amazing,” says director, Brad Buecker, “They play so well off of each other, they’re hilarious!”

Check it out below:

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  • LeahKittyS

    Adam seems to always do awesome things when working with guys named Chris. He and Kris Allen were a spectacular Top 2, he and Chris Daughtry were great mentors this week, and he and Chris Colfer are about to rock Glee hard. I wonder what it all means…

  • Corrine43180

    Oh I love this!!!! can’t wait!

  • YankeeFan08

    Adam and Chris are adorable! Can’t wait for Tuesday.

  • maymirabella

    I hope Adam’s character becomes a regular on the show. Then other producers and directors will see him and want to cast him in other shows. This show has praised Adam so the future looks promising for him..so happy.

  • maymirabella

    So true, my fantasy is a sitcom with musical numbers starring Kris, Adam, Allison …just call it Kradison…LOL…

  • maymirabella

    Something magical happens when Adam stars opposite a Chris or Kris. I get the feeling Adam is very easy to work with, takes direction well, is very nice to the cast and crew. Remember how the idol crew and producers said Adam Lambert was one of the nicest and kindest contestants they ever had on the show.

  • YankeeFan08

    No thank you!

  • iluvai

    ahhh…. I love this clip. Those guys have awesome chemistry. Adam is a natural born actor. And singer!!!

  • maymirabella

    LOL..I meant it as a joke and I was being silly..thus the LOL at the end. I just loved the interaction of those 3 on Season 8 while out on tour when they would send tweets and pics together and little videos..so I meant it as a joke because of this bromance and little sister thing the 3 of them had that season.

  • mel432

    I wouldn’t count on Adam being a regular. His publicist already said Adam has too many things coming up. However, Ryan Murphy seems to like Adam a lot, and he does produce other TV shows. Soooooo…

  • iluvai

    I get it!

  • iluvai

    Hoping for more Adam on my t.v.!!!

  • mel432

    I heard Blaine or Klaine fans aren’t too pleased with the Kurt and Elliott relationship. They are taking this way too seriously.

  • iluvai

    omg. I love them together. Okay, I’ll stop. :)

  • YankeeFan08

    The first Glee episode Adam was in “A Katy or a Gaga” is re-airing tomorrow on the Oxygen network at 10 AM ET

  • lovetheusa1776

    Have very fond memories of that tour – so much fun – Kradison – still the best for me.

  • Corrine43180

    Adam is just magical, don’t think it matters who with :). Love him and Chris Colfer though, sweet!

  • H.A.

    @GleeonFox is blocking some of the Klainers. Adam better watch his back. The Klaine fans are not too pleased. lol. I love it and can’t wait to see the episode.

  • LeahKittyS

    Good grief. It’s just a scripted TV show.

  • Q3

    The promo is wonderful!! Adam and Chris are so much fun together. And it really looks like they are keeping them friends — well FRENEMIES!

  • mel432

    Yes, and IRL, Darren is straight and has a girlfriend. Besides, Darren and Adam are friends, and have been booked for many of the same events.

  • Montavilla

    I would love to see a sitcom with a relationship like that. It’s sort of Will and Grace-ish, but that’s missing the Kris component and you can’t leave that out.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    The tags on tumblr are hilarious right now. Some of those fans are crazy, particularly the ones who actually believe the actors are in a secret relationship.

  • iluvai

    I saw Adam and Allison together, but not with Kris. Unless you are talking about the AI tour with all of them together. That was good stuff.

  • H.A.

    I know. *evil grin*. Who knew GLEE fandom was going to be this much fun. I love it. Did you see the Blind Gossip rumor that has been going around for 2 days? Klainers freaking out on tumblr that it might be true. I’m dying.

  • supersonic

    I’m not pleased because they had a perfectly good character in Adam Crawford played by a perfectly good actor in Oliver Kieran Jones and they could’ve been doing with story with him. But they had to dump all of that just to cast Adam Lambert. Ridiculous.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Yes, I saw it. I don’t think it’s true by the way. Why would Chris or Lea give two craps about what happens on a show that will end in a year? Both of them are busy plotting their post-Glee careers at the moment.

    And Adam has no plans to stick around, so…

    In case anyone is curious about the Blind Item

    http://blindgossip.com/?p=60424#more-60424

    It’s dubious, but some people are still freaking out.

  • seashellz51

    This looks like it’s gonna be a lot of fun! ????

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Oliver Kieran Jones’ story line was dumped ages ago, back in season 4, and has NOTHING to do with Adam coming on board.

    People aren’t seriously repeating stuff like this on the interwebs, are they?

  • H.A.

    I wasn’t sure if I could post that. Some say it’s all rumors and some say Blind Gossip usually has some truth to it. Too bad Adam can’t stick around for a little bit longer because it’s been all very entertaining.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    It’s Blind Gossip, with no names attached, so basically anything goes, including anonymous tips. In which case, some of the items do pan out, which they make a point of bragging about after the fact.

    But that item is fishy. It reads like fan fiction–something a butthurt Darren hater would concoct. Or maybe the dude who runs the site is savvy enough to know which fan buttons to push. I’ll bet that item got a ton of hits. It’s trolly as hell.

    There’s no “revitalizing” the show so it can stay on the air a few more years, because it is definitely ending next season.

    I’m sure Chris is having fun playing with a hot new guest star, but he seems completely over Glee these days, focused on promoting his books and film projects. Lea is releasing a record and planning a tour.

    Adam has been a lot of fun so far, but he’s made it pretty clear it’s just a little pit stop in between touring and recording his new album yes?

  • supersonic

    And I’m just saying they could’ve done this story (or continued with the one that they had going) with his character. But instead, they dumped him and trashed his character all in the name of klaine. Because the idiot klainers complained and whined and threatened and got their way.

    They had a perfectly good actor and character but they dumped him to bring in someone who can’t act and only got huge because of Idol who was bringing in their own loud fanbase, hoping that would bring in ratings, but that didn’t happen.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    The producers didn’t dump Oliver to bring in Adam. One thing has absolutely nothing to do with the other. The casting happened an entire year apart and in completely different circumstances.

    They don’t even serve the same purpose to the plot. There’s some flirting, but Elliott is not playing a love interest for Kurt.

  • Corrine43180

    I’m confused, did they dump Oliver Kieren Jones to cast Adam or because of Klainers? I feel like I got whiplash from the change in direction you went.

    I think he can act, reviewers have liked him, the glee cast, crew and producers seem to really, really, really, like him. It’s all good to me :)

    ETA: The #starkurt and #kelliot tags on tumblr are giving me life right now, so funny and cute!

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    I’m confused, did they dump Oliver Kieren Jones to cast Adam or because of Klainers?

    No.

    Oliver’s last episode on Glee was last spring. His arc had nothing to do with Adam. There are fans who claim that the producers were bullied into kicking Oliver off the show, but there’s no proof of that.

    Oliver’s story arc sucked, but it was just your typical terrible Glee writing.

    Same thing is happening to the Demi Lovato character. She was supposed to be some big love interest for Santana, and she’s been barely on the show. She’s on tour now, so I’m sure they wrapped up her story in some terribly unsatisfying way, and that’s the end of it.

    No conspiracy, just terrible writing and planning.

  • HKfan

    :))))))))))))))))))

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What a fun episode! I like Adam’s character and am glad that he’s part of a continuing story line.

  • Charline

    Looks like it’s gonna be a fun episode!

    By the way MJ, the title of the Darkness song is “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” and not “A Little Thing Called Love” … though I kinda wish it would’ve been “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen! ;)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Adam can act too. Granted, his Glee appearances haven’t required a lot of acting, but from what I’ve seen, I think that he’s very good and a natural.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “No conspiracy, just terrible writing and planning.”

    ^ is the reason that I mainly watch only the musical numbers on Glee. Trying to make any sense of the storylines and plot sucked. lol

  • Sharon S.

    They had a perfectly good actor and character but they dumped him to
    bring in someone who can’t act and only got huge because of Idol who was bringing in their own loud fanbase, hoping that would bring in ratings, but that didn’t happen.

    No, it didn’t. So if that were the only reason for casting Adam, one would have thought he would have been quickly dropped, as I’m sure he’s more expensive than a “no-name” guest star would be and it has never sounded as if his number of episodes was set in stone (unlike Demi, who was contracted for 6 – which is more appearances than it looks like she will have). Instead, he’s going to be in at least three more episodes, where he’ll be getting some good opportunities to sing, and will be developing friendships with two of the show’s lead characters, Kurt and Rachel (the latter as per Lea Michele’s comments in an interview). Obviously Ryan Murphy & Co. are pleased with Adam and what he has brought to the show.

  • Bethany

    Can’t wait!!!!!!! Seriously excited!!!!!!! Just give me the music already!!! And who wouldn’t want a friend like Elliott :))

  • Lynn Di Resto

    It is so sad that Alllison did not make it. She is now one of the backup singers in idol. She is way too good for that.

  • Lynn Di Resto

    yes thank you

  • Lynn Di Resto

    They should do a threes company together….Adan, Kris and Allison

  • Lynn Di Resto

    Agreed

  • Incipit

    Wait. I know mj had a story about this just lately!

    I remember thinking how fortunate for Allison after the RCA mishandling; she’s lead singer in a Band (Halo Circus) with her husband, Matthew Hager, they’re doing their own music, they’ve just been signed by an Indie label in July – and she also gets to pull down a paycheck singing on Idol. For someone who loves to make music – this sounds very good.

    The only question would be – which is the “Day Job”? *snerk*

  • Corrine43180

    Thanks MJ for clarifying. I was wondering how it was all Adam’s (Lambert not Crawford) fault yet again. :)

  • Axxxel

    I am no Demi Levato fan, but I was disapointed with her story arc… I barely noticed her except in one episode….

  • Axxxel

    Ryan Murphy loves Adam: Adam Levine was in his series American Horror Story and Adam Lambert is in Glee…LOL..

  • Axxxel

    The only real thing Adam Lambert has in common with Chris Colfer is a past in theater. I think that may be also one of the reasons why it clicks well between Chris Colfer and Lea Michele.

  • Axxxel

    I also think it will be frenemies… I am sure there will be some dark twist in the story between Elliot and Kurt… So that they will have a reason for those 2 to part ways…

  • Not fit to print

    Hence Ryan Murphy’s willingness to accept Adam’s moustache in later episodes (he shaved it off for the first three.) No twirling likely but perhaps Elliott’s character is slowly being set up as a real contrast to Blaine.

    I have always preferred Rhett Butler to Ashley Wilkes…..:)

  • Axxxel

    Well Klainers were also not pleased when Kurt and Blaine broke up after Blaine cheated on Kurt with Eli C… (season 4, episode 4)… so they have been through this before.. I am still wondering whether Eli C and Elliot Gilbert are the same person.

  • Axxxel

    LOL , I like the comparison with those ‘Gone with the wind ” movie characters… Mr excitement versus Mr stabilty

  • Axxxel

    I think “Adam Crawford ” was meant as a rebound love for Kurt, but Kurt was not ready for him yet… Of course we can just fantasize if roles were reversed… Adam Lambert playing the rebound love and Oliver Kieran Jones playing the frenemie…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, still hoping that Rachel will find some friendship with Elliot and do a duet together…

  • newinNM

    Finally had a chance to watch, so cute, looks like a fun episode and can’t wait to hear the song. It’s been wonderful, as an Adam fan, to get new (sort of) music between Albums.

  • Axxxel

    Sometimes it is about chemistry…. no matter how much Chris Colfer and Chord Overstreet tried, there is not much chemistry in front of the cameras… I am a bit surprised by the chemistry between Adam Lambert and Chris Colfer on screen… even though I am an avid fan of both of them, I never thought it would be possible.. They seem so different from each other… Or maybe they are both good actors, being able to pretend that the chemistry is there on screen… LOL…

  • seashellz51

    I wonder if Demi’s self-image issues have something to do with her barely noticeable storyline. I hope not. She’s a beautiful girl.

  • Sharon S.

    Check out spoilers for “Trios” (episode 10).

  • Not fit to print

    Am I hard of hearing or does Kurt say to Elliott that “after this we can second-act Pippin” and then “after-theatre cocktails…..”?

    Anyone know what “second-acting” Pippin means? Perhaps theatre students slip into shows during intermission and take empty seats? Eminently do-able, based on my observation, but is that what is being proposed here?

  • Miz

    It’s kind of funny that Ryan has two guys who don’t play any musical instruments go guitar shopping. I expect a lot of air guitar in this episode.

  • Miz

    I thought he said ‘catch the 2nd act of Pippin.’ I don’t know. Maybe you can sneak in or get cheap tickets after the show has started. I never tried it.

  • Miz

    I don’t know. Isn’t Chris what Adam has stated his ‘type’ to be? At least that is how it appears to me. I don’t care one way or the other. I don’t follow either of them or their lives.

  • JLE12

    How do you know Kurt and Elliott don’t play the guitar. They are in character, playing a part. Not sure what them not playing in real life has to do with the show.

  • JLE12
  • quietweirdo

    how can Elliott be Eli C when we did saw him, albeit blurry AND heard his voice? He’s a slight guy not very tall.
    Of course the writers can forget this detail just like the audience lol.
    also, Blaine has already met Elliott and even made a puppet for him wouldn’t that be a little bit awkward lol

  • JLE12

    Can’t wait for Tuesday! This episode looks so fun. Agree with most here that they do have some crazy good chemistry with each other.

  • Emmy

    oh wow, this looks like so much fun – i can’t wait to hear this song!

  • Miz

    How many seasons has this show been on and Kurt seems to be in every episode. Have you ever seen him with a guitar? Even as a prop in his bedroom?

    I haven’t seen the episodes with Adam in, but I would think if he had acted playing a guitar, there would be clips of it all over. None of the clips I’ve seen of him with their TV band had him playing one.

    I suppose maybe Kurt wants to learn how to play which is an admirable thing. I just find this scene ironic for both real life and show life.

  • Not fit to print

    Thanks! It would be easy to do in NYC because most of the theatre lobbies are so tiny. Half the audience steps outside at intermission. The trick would be finding a seat that isn’t taken.

    Seeing the second act only wouldn’t work for most people but theatre students and uber-fans of the stars performing would probably love it.

    ETA: I hope we get a shot of them slipping into the theatre.

  • Not fit to print

    If Adam or Chris are ever on Broadway, I’m game to try! :)

  • Montavilla

    The only connection I would make is that the name of the earlier character “Adam” Crawford matches the name of the later actor, “Adam” Lambert. I remember that, when they first spoiled that character, it seemed like an unconscious yearning on the writers’ part to get someone like Lambert: a slightly older, sexy, charismatic guy who could tempt Kurt away from Blaine.

    Unfortunately, neither the storyline nor “Adam” were that interesting. And all the show really got out of the story was one bizarre group number with a bunch of colorful misfits we never saw before or again.

    Come to think about it — that was the arrangement that was basically stolen from some guy on the internet. Maybe that scandal soured the whole storyline for the producers? Perhaps if that hadn’t happened, we would have seen more of Kurt and Adam Crawford, and explored the college acapella scene a bit more?

  • bridgette12

    It’s been fun watching Adam on Glee, he’s a good fit on that show, but I know his days are numbered because eventually he’s going back on tour whether with Queen or supporting his own music. The best part about this is that it gave Adam some exposure to those in the acting genre and opportunity to expand the brand. I wonder what’s next after Glee, would love to see him on the big screen.

  • supersonic

    It’s just horrible set up for the “rock” song that they’re going to sing.

  • Montavilla

    Well, Chris is kind of Adam’s type. But he’s also in a committed relationship. He and his partner have a cat together! Or is it multiple cats? I just remember some Halloween photo with one or more costumed cats.

    Which is another reason for this Chris and this Adam not to be a good couple. Adam has said he’s a dog person.

  • bridgette12

    Guitars and rock songs usually go hand in hand.

  • supersonic

    But they could have developed the relationship between Kurt and Adam Crawford. But they didn’t do that because of the klainers.

  • Ronnie D

    I can’t wait to download the song when it’s on iTunes! Adam and Kurt have great chemistry. It’s only natural that Adam’s star power would outshine Chris’ hehe.

  • supersonic

    They hired Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert hoping that their nutty fanbases would bring in the ratings. That didn’t happen.

    Now, Demi Lovato is done, right? Why is Adam Lambert hanging around? I don’t know and I don’t care. I just know that as long as he’s around, I’m not watching the show. And if they’re keeping him around because he caught on with the audience, then why didn’t they keep Oliver Kieran Jones around?

  • Montavilla

    “Second-Acting” is the practice of slipping into a theater during the intermission between acts in order to see the second act for free. When I was a poor college student, my room mate was quite adept at this. I wasn’t. I was way too scared of getting caught — not that the ushers would have cared.

    This will really date me, but at the time “Nicholas Nickleby” was playing on Broadway. It actually had four acts (lasting a total of eight hours), so there were plenty of opportunities for people to sneak in. It was also the hottest ticket in town, and the most expensive. My room mate’s sister was visiting town, and she second-acted the show almost every night. She did it on the last performance, and said that there were so many people sneaking in, that the ushers were setting up every chair they could find in the aisles to accommodate them. :)

  • supersonic

    I’m confused, did they dump Oliver Kieren Jones to cast Adam or because of Klainers?

    Because of the klainers. I’m just saying that they didn’t need to bring Adam Lambert around because they had a perfectly good character and actor in Oliver Kieran Jones.

    I’m avoiding tumblr like the plague that they are right now. I’m sure the shippers are losing their damn minds. Even the so called Kadam (Kurt/Adam Crawford) shippers have leaped onto the Kurt/Elliott bandwagon and that just makes me sad.

  • YankeeFan08

    I agree that this has been nothing but “win” for Adam. He looks gorgeous on screen, definitely has acting chops and as Bridgette said has exposed him to a wider audience. Ryan Murphy seems to really like him so who knows if more TV appearances will be in his future either on Glee or perhaps another show. I wouldn’t be at all surprised.

    Even though I am not a huge Glee fan, I have enjoyed immensely Adam’s appearances. Whether you like the show or not, you can’t deny that it’s a great opportunity for Adam (or any other guest star) to be seen in front of a huge audience. Yes I know Glee’s ratings are way down, but it’s still a big audience. It sure beats trying to sell out 300 seat venues with $10 tickets like some are forced to do. After all, how many times have we heard that it’s crucial to move outside the Idol bubble. Gigs like this are just the ticket IMO. Who knows where it could lead, right?

  • supersonic

    There are fans who claim that the producers were bullied into kicking Oliver off the show, but there’s no proof of that.

    Like there would ever be proof.

  • Axxxel

    You are right, I forgot about the puppet master episode

  • Not fit to print

    If Darren Criss appealed to more Glee viewers than Oliver Jones did then why wouldn’t GLEE direct their creative accordingly? If a storyline is reaching people the writers aren’t going to terminate it. Let’s face it, Oliver and Adam were never intended to play more than casual interests/friends of Kurt. No one is getting in the way of Klaine for more than a cursory episode or two.

  • Montavilla

    I think it’s kind of funny, because I know Adam doesn’t play an (external) instrument. And I don’t know about Chris, but I’m assuming he doesn’t. Kurt did play piano once on the show, but it was in the first season — and we haven’t seen him touch the keys since.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how this scene is framed. But I don’t much care how plausible it is, because I just want to hear and see the song. :)

    And it’s even sillier to have a band with five singers — only one of whom plays an instrument.

    Also, I’m kind of hoping they make Elliott a guitar player — because it’ll be hilarious to see Adam pretending to play one.

  • Axxxel

    small and blond… but I noticed that Kris Allen and Adam’s most recent ex both had a very sporty body, unlike Chris Colfer.

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, she is not the thinest and I really like her because of that… she exudes this certain warmth…

  • supersonic

    Once again, I am saying that they had a perfectly good character and actor already involved with the show to do this story. They didn’t have to bring in someone new.

    And sure, Elliott is not playing a love interest for Kurt but he is getting to do more things with Kurt than Adam Crawford ever did. He never got a shot. He never got a chance.

  • Axxxel

    Better Adam Crawford than the bisexual Santa… :-)

  • Not fit to print

    Hah – the day I went to NN the theatre was sold out. I guess some people didn’t make it back after the 30 minute dinner break. I have a poster from the UK production on my home office wall. (major Roger Rees fan here.)

    It sounds as though the ushers are complicit, which makes sense since so many of them are aspiring or out-of work entertainers themselves.

  • supersonic

    Yes, that’s why I’m saying it’s a horrible set up. Horrible, clunky, obvious — all of that.

  • Montavilla

    I think the casting/storylines are more influenced by what happens behind the scenes than what happens in the Nielsens. Klaine maybe happened because of the huge audience reaction to Blaine. But Charice’s guest arc was sharply curtailed before the audience had a chance to react (since episodes are written long before they air), and that was probably because either the actress didn’t click, or because her schedule didn’t allow it.

    Demi Lovato is basically gone from the show, even though she had a six-episode arc. I think she’ll appear in three. That’s because the part didn’t work out for her — the audience was pleased with the character and very much wants Santana in a relationship. Adam is sticking around for his five-episode contract because the character is working out, he’s pleased with the gig, and the producers seem happy with his work.

  • supersonic

    Well, the story with Kurt and Adam Crawford was reaching some people but they decided to dump that for more klaine.

  • Montavilla

    Maybe it’s hard working with such itty-bitty actresses as Naya Rivera and Lea Michele, if you have body issues. But I agree with you, I love that she’s a little plump. It looks good on her.

  • bridgette12

    Oh well, it’s Glee, it’s not Shakespeare and to think this is going to be a cinematic moment would be asking too much.

  • supersonic

    The shippers are losing their minds thinking it’s a real cinematic moment. But yeah, it’s Glee. They’re terrible. They don’t even have a real writers room. I really hope that picture going around of the Glee writers room is fake because if it’s not, that’s just damn sad.

  • milwlovesadam

    Watching this over and over. So excited. This should be a great performance and a really fun episode.

    There is never enough Adam on my TV. Never. Enough.

    Ryan Murphy does seem to just love him, I would hope that this means more TV for Adam. Keeping up hopes for movies. In the plural please.

  • Miz

    OK, now I want to see the picture :)

    NM, I googled it. Seems pretty typical. It’s a conference room. They just don’t have all those white boards and schedules and things on the walls.

  • supersonic

    There are other characters and actors who were on Glee and they had huge audience reaction. They are never brought back or have longer episode stints. If they do, it’s for something stupid like Sebastian and the whole klaine engagement. Then, you realize that those actors are better off.

  • supersonic

    That Santa was another story that made me shake my head.

  • bridgette12

    I find don’t know what’s sadder, that anyone would take a picture of Glee’s writers room or someone would go to the effort of looking at said picture.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    Hello. Two things:

    1. Stay on topic please. (Idol isn’t the topic here, unless it relates to Adam’s run on Glee.)
    2. Critiques are fine. Trolling is not.

    Thank you.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    I would have liked Kurt to have a significant mid-game relationship before the inevitable re-connect with endgame Blaine.

    Adam Crawford could have been that character, but the writers messed it up.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Once again, I am saying that they had a perfectly good character and actor already involved with the show to do this story.

    But it’s not the same “story” at all. I don’t understand connecting the two. There is no cause and effect here.

  • Porfivor Nixon

    Chris’s clothes are really tight on him, I didn’t realize he dresses like that now.

  • mel432

    Playing an instrument (guitar in this case) isn’t going to make or break Chris and Adam’s careers. Chris has had a successful career singing, acting and writing children novels. Adam has gotten recognition for his amazing vocals, and is now branching into acting. Queen didn’t care if Adam played 15 instruments or none. Neither did Ryan Murphy.

    Would they release the Glee songs over the weekend? Can hardly wait to hear Adam and Chris.

  • mel432

    Don’t most guys wear tight-ish clothes?

  • Corrine43180

    I hope Adam is on the show forever!!! I know it won’t happen, but it would be delicious if it did :)

  • Corrine43180

    How do you know it was a five episode contract?

  • Corrine43180

    I’m loving tumblr right now!!!!

  • Kirsten

    They just don’t have all those white boards and schedules and things on the walls.

    LOL. That’s how other shows plan out story arcs and continuity and stuff like that.

    The writing kind of makes sense now. Ryan Murphy should just go full hog and just change the show to be a bunch of musical vignettes with the same actors. Kind of like a musical SNL.

  • milwlovesadam

    I spy Adam’s good friend and great dancer in this shot. Terrance Spencer. Friends since Wicked, dancer on Adam’s tours, on VH1 Divas, and now, Glee.

    http://lilybop.smugmug.com/Other-3/Frenemies/i-RJVR2GD/0/M/GIF%20GLEE%20F%2018b%20lilybop-M.gif

  • alterego

    Adam Lambert is playing himself on Glee; everything from his Glam look to stage performance to his singing style to even his wardrobe. Hardly a stretch from an acting standpoint. He’s not even being referred to here as his character’s name.

  • TLKC

    And a charming self it is.

  • bridgette12

    I certainly haven’t seen any complaints about Adam playing Elliot

  • alterego

    I would hope there weren’t complaints, since he was playing himself. But that’s a long, long way to launching any kind of big sceen career.

  • bridgette12

    If he’s playing himself, I’m glad the Glee fans are getting the chance to see what a nice, kind, wonderful, talented man he is. As for him one day getting to be in a movie, you never know.

  • Montavilla

    I don’t, really. I’m inferring it from Adam’s “handful of episodes” remark. But he and his publicist have been consistently saying that he’s got a limited number of episodes in his contract. And five would make sense, as he was supposedly going to be “associated with” Dani, and he started one episode after she did.

    Of course, I haven’t seen the contract. There’s probably ways to extend it. I’m tore between hoping they do (since I’m enjoying Elliott), and hoping that Adam’s way too busy next year. :)

  • Montavilla

    Who are you thinking of? Gwyneth Paltrow had a good response. I always thought her return came about because of the response (and possibly because the production team found her so fun to work with). The same with Kristin Chenowith.

    But I’m blanking on other characters/actors who had such big responses. Other than Max Adler, who has returned more than once, and had a very effective storyline in Season Three.

  • Montavilla

    They sold standing room tickets (which is how I saw the show), and it was fairly easy to join the crowd at the back of the theater.

  • mel432

    It’s been about three years since Adam dressed “glam” in concert. He has been wearing suits or cool jackets, sometimes leather pants, but usually jeans. He also does not wear makeup on or off stage. From the recent promo, his wardrobe just looks like any other guy’s. How do you change singing style? You sing how you sing.

    Nevertheless, if there is an ideal role for Adam in a movie, I’m sure he could be considered. He has shown he has acting chops, and he looks really good on camera.

  • Pat H

    Adorable preview!! Can’t wait!

  • Larc

    People used to say John Wayne just played himself. If he did, he certainly earned a lot of fame and money doing it. Nothing wrong with an actor playing himself if he’s good at it and if that “self” is interesting.

  • Ronnie D

    He has been with Adam for a while!

  • supersonic

    The writing kind of makes sense now. Ryan Murphy should just go full hog and just change the show to be a bunch of musical vignettes with the same actors. Kind of like a musical SNL.

    Isn’t that what Glee basically is right now? There are no stories. It’s just cheap set ups to songs.

  • HKfan

    Hugh Grant has only ever played himself…never did him any harm!!

  • supersonic

    Writers rooms are supposed to have the white boards with notes and stuff all over the walls. That’s how you plan out story arcs and keep up with the continuity. Glee writers don’t do that because they are not professionals.

  • HKfan

    I thought everyone hated Gwyneth Paltrow….every article I’ve seen about her is about how she is the most disliked actress in Hollywood…

  • supersonic

    Max Adler is one. Grant Gustin who played Sebastian. Those guys are better off because they are on better shows now.

  • supersonic

    I know it’s not the same story. I’m saying that they could’ve done the story with him. They didn’t have to bring in someone new. They had a character and actor right there. They could’ve used him.

  • Corrine43180

    But they didn’t want to, so what’s the point? Do you think suddenly Adam. Crawford is coming back? he’s gone….gone gone gone….

  • Corrine43180

    I love GLEE!!!!

  • Dianne

    Nothing Glee does is plausible with one exception, the relationship between Kurt (Chris C) and his TV dad as the latter struggled to understand and accept his son’s sexuality. That story arc was very poignant. As for Frenemies, bring on the fake guitar players, let the good times roll!

  • Montavilla

    Aren’t those articles about her personally, as opposed to the character she played on Glee? Maybe I’m simply extrapolating my response, which was Wow! She’s funny and can sing! to other people. But there must have been a reason she suddenly showed up on the Grammys to sing Cee-Lo’s song with him.

    It was later on, when she came back, that I personally found Holly an annoying character and song-hog.

  • Axxxel

    Another of my favorite relationships in Glee that leans more to reality is between the stepbrothers Finn and Kurt.. From crush through fall-put and eventually ending in brotherhood.

  • Axxxel

    Glee writers don’t do that because they seems to live in a fantasy… and sometimes I do too :-)

  • Axxxel

    Yeah… I can imagine Adam Lambert in a comedy or science fiction movie.. drama or action movie not so much.

  • Susan Reiter

    Adam fits in so well with this storyline and the character of Elliott! Can’t wait to see the episode on Tuesday : D

  • ANNIEBA

    What an adorable promo video! Adam has turned out to be a pretty good actor, very natural and charming. I just can’t believe we get to see him in yet another incarnation! Such a joy to follow such a multi talented, multi faceted entertainer.

  • ANNIEBA

    I would love to see him in a Vampire comedy, lol!

  • HKfan

    Just had to come back and watch this promo vid again…its just so cute, makes me smile and go awww:)

  • supersonic

    No, I don’t think he’s coming back. It would be cool, but it’s not going happen. In fact, I think Oliver Kieran Jones is better off.

  • Not fit to print

    Wow! Kudos to you for standing that long.

  • Axxxel

    Still wondering about the selfie… whether Elliot gives a peck or just makes a duckface… at least the scene creates a lot of buzz after the Glee hiatus and I think that is what the Glee bosses are going for…

  • supersonic

    Nothing Glee does is plausible with one exception, the relationship between Kurt (Chris C) and his TV dad as the latter struggled to understand and accept his son’s sexuality.

    Yeah,but they ruined that relationship by having Burt worship at the altar of Blaine and by pushing his obviously terrified teenage son into getting engaged with the guy.

  • Not fit to print

    I doubt we’ll see the selfie but I’m betting it’s a peck. That would fit perfectly with the spoiler info, which suggests that Blaine becomes concerned about Kelliott’s closeness at the end of the episode. My guess: Kurt sends Blaine the selfie to show him that things are okay between him and Elliott and Blaine has a fit. Cue to Klaine drama and then a renewed pledge of undying love etc.

    We should really start taking bets on Elliott’s exit narrative. Perhaps he will get offered a part in a TV show or movie and have to move to LA? Or maybe he’ll get accepted as a contestant on American Idol XIV? :D

  • Sharon S.

    From the .gifs I’ve seen, it doesn’t look like Elliott’s lips actually touch Kurt’s cheek – it’s just an air kiss (and if so, it makes all the brouhaha from upset Klainers even funnier, not gonna lie).

    Episode 14 will be very interesting. It wouldn’t surprise me if Elliott is written out in a way that will leave the door open for future appearances, but I’m not holding out a lot of hope that he’ll return anytime soon. Adam is still in Sweden working on his album, and it seems that whole process has kicked into high gear. I’m wondering if Adam is trying to complete his work on the album before his likely summer tour with Queen, and if that’s the case, other projects may have to fall by the wayside for a while.

    LOL at the idea of Elliott auditioning for Idol. Priceless!

  • Not fit to print

    I don’t think they connect either but, looking at the selfie, Blaine won’t know for sure if there wasn’t a follow-through.

  • Axxxel

    LOL at auditioning for Idol also… it would not be the first time that Glee mixes up fiction and non-fiction.of an actor’s life… If I were Blaine, I would be concerned as well, even if it is just a duckface, especially because initially Kurt talked about Elliot in a negative way (trying to steal Kurt’s thunder)…Why the change of heart ?

  • Axxxel

    aah the charm of long distance relationships…

  • Miz

    Or they can use iPads (or tablets), laptops, and flash drives and drop box/air drop, Face Time and video conferencing. All this makes it possible for writing teams to gather remotely and makes those white boards obsolete.

    I’ve been in writers rooms that look so pristine you wonder if any writing is happening at all. I’ve also been out to dinner when someone gets an alert that a plot or script change has arrived in their drop box.

    I’m not saying this is how it is done on GLee, I don’t know any of the writers or people who work on that show. But it’s one possible explanation for their room.

    There, of course, is no valid excuse for their lousy writing and lack of continuity.

  • lovetheusa1776

    http://fyeahgleeclub.tumblr.com/post/77600775004/i-believe-in-a-thing-called-love-full-version

    “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” – Glee Cast version with Lambert

  • milwlovesadam

    Dying here. Fan-girling and listening over and over. So much better than Justin Hawkin’s original. IMHO. Lower register. Great vocals. Rawk. “Guitar!!”

    They both sound great. Can’t wait for the show to put audio and visual together.

  • lovetheusa1776

    I’m crazy over this version – so damn much fun.

  • Corrine43180

    You can see Kurt’s head move a little bit tho

  • mel432

    Youtube version (no video, just song):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhoFHgvYpCc

  • Turtle_Island

    Chris and Adam are delightful. It’s too bad Elliott wasn’t brought in last season to be a mid-game love interest for Kurt. I’ll take him as a friend for Kurt, though. Chris and Adam have great acting and vocal chemistry.