Good afternoon, Gleeks. Glee season two premieres in less than two weeks (Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. on Fox ), and our view of the episodes to come got a lot clearer after we interrogated the cast last night at the premiere bash.
Care to know who's singing what song with whom when? Which characters are facing off and which ones are hooking up? Read on for our latest Glee update, including the dish on who's singing "one of the best duets ever recorded in the history of duets":
Cory Monteith tells us that he and Lea Michele are going to team up again soon. He says, "Today in the studio I recorded a song that I'm going to be singing as a duet with Rachel. It's a really good song and I think it's one of the best duets ever recorded in the history of duets. It's gonna be a lot of fun." Got any theories about the song in question?
Hit the comments with your duet guesses, and then read on for news about some of the show's other romantic pairings, plus new characters and some choice tidbits about the special Rocky Horror installment:
Glee Showmance, Subcategory Bisexual Cheerleaders: As a TV fan, are you all about homoerotic female best friendships? (Rizzoli & Isles fans, we're looking at you.) Well, then you'll love this season's continuation of the Brittany-Santana "friendship with benefits." Heather Morris says the two Cheerios are still canoodling, although Brittany also plays the field: "I've got a couple more relationships here and there...Of course me and Naya Rivera, Santana, we are crazy together and we have a lot of fun stuff, which we haven't shot yet, not only in the Britney Spears episode, but in like the next couple episodes. We have more stories together. [And] I create more relationships with other people."
Glee Showmance, Subcategory "Wemma": We know you kids love Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays), but is this already the season when the Spanish teacher gets with the guidance counselor? Mays says, "I wish I could say, 'Yes, we're going to be married by episode three,' but I have no idea. [Besides], you don't want us together right away." (Fine, fine, patience is a virtue.) For his part, Morrison reveals, "It starts out a little rough. The new dentist is in town, John Stamos, J-Sizzle, as I call him. You know, my heart is still there, [but] I'm going through my whole divorce and everything so I'm a mess. Will Schuester is a mess, but his affections are really still there for Emma." Yay!
Glee Showmance, Subcategory Real Life: We got to talking about Kristin Chenoweth with Chris Colfer, and he freaked out, in the sweetest possible way: "Every time she's around, I lose all control of all my senses, like I can't see, I can't hear, I can't speak 'cause I've been in love with the woman since I was 13...I could do a whole scene with her and just forget the entire thing 'cause I'd just be on cloud nine." Adorable, right?
Get ready to open your heart to a new singer by the name of Corazon and a new football coach who looks tough but who secretly has a soft gooey center.
Filipino pop star Charice tells us, "My character is Sunshine Corazon, she's an exchange student from the Philippines and she's going to be a frenemy of Rachel Berry. She's going to be a little upset in the first episode, [but] she's a shy type person. She's a nerdy girl, but a little bit fashionable-wise." How paradoxical!
Jane Lynch says of tiny new castmember Charice, "She's littler than Lea, which I think Lea loves because she was, up until then, the smallest person in the cast."
Oh, and Rachel Berry isn't the only person with a new frenemy. Jane Lynch spills: "There's a new football coach, she's female, she's six-foot-four, she is bigger than me and she's louder than me, but she's got a soft spot. She has a real heart beating in her—as opposed to Sue, who has a heart but she doesn't let anybody get at it. So [Sue] goes for the jugular as far as going after Coach Beast.' " Dot Jones plays the new coach, whose character's last name is officially spelled "Beiste."
In case you haven't heard, Glee's doing a Rocky Horror Picture Show episode later this season, and we found out that Rocky roots actually go deep in the Glee cast. Jayma Mays told us, "I'm looking forward to Rocky Horror. I sang 'Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Touch Me' for my audition, so I feel like I'm reliving my audition in a weird way, and I just love that show so much, so I'm really looking forward to that."
Chris Colfer reveals, "I take full credit for the Rocky Horror Picture Show because it was my idea from the beginning. I remember in the pilot telling Ryan Murphy how I wanted to do the 'Time Warp.' So if it's a total horrible, horrible thing, you can blame me, but I can't wait to do that and do the 'Time Warp.' It's so my thing. I can't wait."
But wait, there's more: Matthew Morrison is actually a former Rocky castmember! He says, "I'm really looking forward to the Rocky Horror episode just because I actually did that show on Broadway so I can't wait to see what that script holds. We haven't seen the script yet. I'm looking forward to it. I'm a big fan of the show."
As for the movie's infamous getups (such as leather corsets and gold underpants), Cory Monteith promises that they won't be lost in the shuffle: "Somebody's gonna be wearing it. I don't know if it's me or not."
OK, tell us in the comments: Who do you want to see wearing what costumes when Rocky Horror comes around?
Speaking of costumes, check out our Glee Fashion Spotlight gallery to see the rest of the Glee girls in their gorgeous outfits from the season-two premiere bash.