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    PaleyFest 2011 Was Simply GLEEful


    As some continue to “detox” from award show mania and others rock it out at South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music festival in Austin Texas.  Something magical has been happening at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills…


    PaleyFest, an annual event that engenders quite a buzz around how television impacts and influences life beyond the “idiot box” is a place where pop culture heavy weights come to discuss the phenomenon they have created.  This panel style series starts where the Red Carpet ends and offers intellectual insight and a heapin’ portion of star power as well.

    This year marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of the festival and it is a celebration in the truest sense of the word.   What makes the event so unique is not only it’s perspective and ability to focus on the influence and influencers of the moment, but the fact that it gives fans and industry insiders alike the opportunity to peek behind the veil of secrecy to get a better understanding of why pop culture drives television and why television drives pop culture.

    So how could you have a PaleyFest and not include the cast and crew of GLEE? You couldn’t and they didn’t!  Full of intriguing spoilers and fun factoids the evening was a GLEEKS dream come true…

    Here are just a few that might make you a Grand Champion the next time you find yourself on Jeopardy or Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?



    Darren Criss hasn’t been back to a GAP store since performing his number in the “Silly Love Songs” episode.

    Creator Ryan Murphy called guest stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth the “muses” of the show.

    Naya Rivera said she had an “overwhelming response” to Santana’s coming out on the last episode.

    Cory Monteith thinks it’s more interesting when Finn and Rachel are apart.

    Vocal Adrenaline and Charice will be back! And…

    An entire episode will be dedicated to the music of Fleetwood Mac’s,  “Rumors.”

    Note:  No Lea Michele as she was busy filming with Ashton Kutcher on the set of New Year’s Eve… Not a bad gig if you can get it!

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