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  1. CBS Has Found Its Supergirl in Glee Alum Melissa Benoist

    Melissa Benoist, who joined Glee in its fourth season, has now officially been cast as Kara Zor-El in producer Greg Berlanti's latest DC Universe show Supergirl for CBS. Benoist isn't the first Glee actor to join the superhero ranks, either— there's also Grant Gustin and now he's doing an awesome job on The Flash now. Wait, guys, is Berlanti a Glee fan? That explains so much.

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  2. Arrow Gets Its Flash Plus, Justin Bieber Might Be Carrie Kelley In Man Of Steel 2 (What?)

    Faster than a speeding bullet!

    We knew the clock was ticking on casting The Flash on The CW's Arrow. Luckily, they picked someone before the day of the shoot. Glee star Grant Gustin is your new Barry Allen. Hit the jump for all the details plus a great side-by-side comparison of Justin Bieber and DC Comics' Carrie Kelley. And also the reason why we would do such a thing.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: King Joffrey Cuddling A Puppy

    Things We Saw Today

    Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson helping his image considerably. Watch the Vine of this adorable meeting here. (via Daily Mail) 

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  4. Archie Comics Gets a Live-Action Movie Deal With Pitch Perfect & Glee Team Attached


    Ok, so the above image is from the MAC's Archie's Girls cosmetics line but this news is for real. Archie is headed to the big screen. 

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  5. John Hodgman Covers Glee’s Cover of Jonathan Coulton’s Cover of “Baby Got Back”

    You all listen to the Judge John Hodgman podcast, right? RIGHT? Good. In case you missed last week's episode, it featured one of the greatest moments in the show's history. The show is hosted by occasional Daily Show correspondent, professional PC, knower of all things, and eccentric millionaire John Hodgman with co-host "Bailiff" Jesse Thorn. Hodgman sang the cover of "Baby Got Back" featured in an episode of Glee that was stolen from Jonathan Coulton, who was in the audience. Hodgman and Coulton are friends, and unlike Glee, Hodgman at least gave Coulton implied credit.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Empire Magazine‘s Man of Steel Cover

    Things We Saw Today

    Please tell me I'm not the only one reminded of Rob Liefeld's bulbous-chested Captain America here. Just a little bit, for just a second. It's the angle! You can see two more pics—one of Jor-El, one of General Zod—at /Film.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Jonathan Coulton Sticking It To Glee

    Things We Saw Today

    The saga that is musician Jonathan Coulton vs. FOX/Glee continues (read up if you're not familiar). Coulton has released his original cover version on iTunes, Google, and Amazon under the name, “Baby Got Back (In the Style of Glee).” He's going split the proceeds between The VH1 Save the Music Foundation and The It Gets Better Project and even joked Glee should do the same. As of publishing this post, Coulton's song has surpassed all the other songs from that episode of Glee on the charts. (via Geekosystem)

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  8. Buy Jonathan Coulton’s Cover of Glee’s Cover of His Cover of “Baby Got Back” for Charity (It’s His Original Version)

    Here's a quick recap for those who haven't been following this story: Indie musician Jonathan Coulton recorded a cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" back in 2005. This year, the television program Glee also did a cover of "Baby Got Back," but they didn't cover Sir Mix-a-Lot -- they covered Coulton's version of the song without crediting him. Then they aired it. Then they started selling it on iTunes, all the while refusing to acknowledge that it was Coulton's version. Now, Coulton has put his version up for sale as well, but unlike Glee, he's donating all the proceeds to charity after giving Sir Mix-a-Lot his cut.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: How to Make a Lockpick Out of Your Underwire

    Things We Saw Today

    Step by step instructions on Instructables. (via LifeHacker)

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  10. Glee Thinks They Did JoCo a Favor by Ripping Off His “Baby Got Back” Cover

    Ah, Glee. Can you get any worse? The answer to that question, for those playing along at home, is an unequivocal "yes, though not much." It came to light last week that an episode called "Sadie Hawkins" would use a version of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" song. That version, unfortunately, turned out to be Jonathan Coulton's specific arrangement and even lyrics. Well, now it's aired and, yup, it's basically JoCo's version. Even worse, Glee apparently thinks they did the man a favor by using it.

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  11. Glee Says Coulton Should Be Happy for the Exposure They’re Giving Him by Not Mentioning Him At All

    No. No no no no no no no. no.

    Well, they aired it, seemingly unchanged. And it’s now for sale in the US iTunes store. They also got in touch with my peeps to basically say that they’re within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure (even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it’s my version – so you know, it’s kind of SECRET exposure). While they appear not to be legally obligated to do any of these things, they did not apologize, offer to credit me, or offer to pay me, and indicated that this was their general policy in regards to covers of covers. It does not appear that I have a copyright claim, but I’m still investigating the possibility (which I consider likely) that they used some or all of my audio. I’ll write something longer and more detailed about this when I can get my head together about it probably in a couple of days. Thanks for your support, but please continue not to burn anything down. -- Jonathan Coulton, in a recent update to his blog. Last night Glee returned after a holiday hiatus with the episode "Sadie Hawkins" and a soft-rock version of "Baby Got Back," that is unmistakably nerd-rocker Jonathan Coulton's soft-rock version of "Baby Got Back." The musician updated fans and readers of his blog this morning with this information on Fox and Glee's really absurd notion that "exposure" is his payment despite the fact that they have so far refused to publicly credit him with the arrangement. If Coulton hadn't already had a strong, connected fanbase, nobody might have noticed that he'd been ripped off.

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  12. Glee Rips Off Jonathan Coulton’s “Baby Got Back” Cover, Proves They’re a Pop Culture Menace

    We think it's safe to say that Glee's propensity for taking classic songs and mutating them into teenybopper renditions that stab away at both our ear drums and patience knows absolutely no bounds, but it's still -- as much as we hate to say this -- 100% legit given that the original artists willingly sign away their souls to the show's executives for their thirty pieces of silver. Today, however, it was discovered by geek culture's favorite singer/songwriter, Jonathan Coulton, that what Glee wants, Glee will most certainly take without so much as permission and proper licensing. The show has apparently given a take on Coulton's cover version of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" practically verbatim, and the singer and his army of fans are up in arms over the show's apparent audacious and ill-conceived move.

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  13. It Looks Like Glee Did A Jonathan Coulton Song Without Request or Credit

    it's time to play the music

    Though the story is still developing, there isn't really another way to put this: it looks an awful lot like one of the songs Glee is planning to include in its soon-to-be-returning fourth season is a soft-rock cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back." In fact, it's a very specific soft rock cover of "Baby Got Back." Nerd singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton's cover. Which wouldn't otherwise be a problem, except that Coulton himself was never actually contacted or asked about whether it could be used.

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  14. Archie Comics Teams With MAC Cosmetics For New Makeup Line


    Archie is a very busy man these days. In fact, he's taking on a whole new brand for himself in the form of cosmetics! Archie Comics announced they'll be pairing with MAC Cosmetics for a new line called "MAC Archie's Girls." 

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  15. Things We Saw Today: A Tiny Hat for a Tiny Gandalf

    Things We Saw Today

    Here is the first look at the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey LEGOs, which will be released December 1st, two weeks before the release of the film. But just look at that tiny hat! And the tiny beards! (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  16. Marti Noxon: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies And Tinkerbell?

    Clever Girl

    Marti Noxon is one of the most successful writers/producers in the business today. Some may love and remember her from her time spent writing and running Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel, while others may be more familiar with her work on Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, Glee or Fright Night. Whatever the case, Noxon isn't slowing down anytime soon. She recently spoke about the status of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film she wrote and revealed that she's also taking over writing duties for a live-action Tinkerbell movie for Disney and attempting to work against gender politics at the same time. In other news, Marti Noxon does all the things. 

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  17. 10 Female Characters We Love, Even Though They’re Barely Geeky In Any Way

    Power Grid

    While we like to spend the bulk of our time at The Mary Sue celebrating the characters and stories of geek fandom, every once in a while, other characters sneak in. And they aren't geeky. In fact, some of them are downright mainstream. But since we are a geek site, we don't really have any cause to write about these characters aside from the occasional mention if the topic calls for it. But today, allow us to indulge in a few mainstream guilty pleasures.

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  18. Glee Creators’ Next Project is an American Horror Story

    Bloody Good Fun

    No matter your feelings on Glee or two of its creators, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck, there's no denying what's coming: This fall he'll debut American Horror Story, which so far has been described as a "psychosexual thriller" as well as "a metaphor for marriage." And we have to admit, we're kind of excited about it. True, Murphy's shows (previously Nip/Tuck, now Glee) have a history of starting out with a bang and then immediately flying off the rails, but guess what? Tim Minear is listed as one of the top writers. Tim Minear, past producer of The X-Files, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly, Wonderfalls...The list goes on. And on. So call us optimistic.

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  19. In The Game of Thrones, You Get Nominated for a Bunch of Emmys Or Die

    And So It Begins

    This morning Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson got up at about three in the morning to announce the nominations for the 2011 Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones and some other sci-fi fare took home some impressive nominations, as did a bevvy of awesome women in comedy. Follow the jump for the details.

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  20. Glee Had No Official Writing Staff, Now Has One With Women On It

    This Makes Sense

    First, you might be wondering why we're covering Glee. Well, some of us are Gleeks. But mostly, it's about the hiring of female writers for a show that never had an official writing staff for any of its 44 existing episodes. It's true: every episode of the first and second seasons of Glee were written solely by its producing staff, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. And in case you were wondering if that was insane, then yes, that is indeed insane. But now, they're finally getting some help from some very geek-friendly writers, including some women. Let's say it together: it's about freaking time!

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