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TEEN CHOICE 2013: GLEE cast member Lea Michele at the TEEN CHOICE 2013, airing LIVE Sunday, Aug. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX at Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, CA.  CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Sawn, Pt. 2 may have have led this year’s Teen choice Awards with seven wins, but the night belonged to the Glee kids and Cory Monteith – Lea Michele dedicated her award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy to her late boyfriend and co-star.

“I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these past very difficult few weeks,” Michele said.

“I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory for all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did. I promise that we’re going to get through this together.”

“He was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that is where he will stay forever.”

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Fox has announced a delay of the season premiere of Glee (Thursdays, 9/8C). It will now premiere on September 26th. No other details were given.

Fox’s schedule for Thursday, September 19th:  a new episode of The X-Factor (8/7C0 and encores of Dads (9/8C) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9:30/8:30C).

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GLEE: Season Four premiere episode of Glee debuts on a new night and time Thursday, Sept. 13 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT) on Fox. Pictured L-R: Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Kevin McHale, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss, Becca Tobin, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Dean Geyer. CR: Kwaku Alston / FOX.

Glee has been renewed for two more seasons! Yay?

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In a scene from Glee, the possible results of texting while driving were horrifically laid out as Dianna Agron’s character, Quinn Fabray, took her eyes off the road for five seconds to respond to a text. Now that scene is being used as one of a series of PSAs urging young drivers to ‘Stop the texts. Stop the wrecks.’

The PSAs are being unveiled today and are the result of cooperation between the U.S. Department of Transportation, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, State Attorneys General and the Ad Council.

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Fans of Fox series – like Bones, Fringe and New Girl – might want to mark their calendars. Fox announced the season finales for thirteen of their sixteen series – and the series finale for House, today.

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Geek Scholars PodcastAs the awards seasons comes to a close, GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, is back to looking at some big headlines and reviewing all of the latest trailers hitting the interwebs!

This week we take talk about an intriguing true-crime story coming to the big screen starring Jonah Hill and James Franco called True Story. We’ve also get the latest on a musical-comedy called One Hit Wonders, coming from the creator of Glee that looks to have an all-star cast ready to take the stage.

Then we have a whole plethora of trailer reviews that we dive into, including ParaNorman, Frankenweenie, That’s My Boy, and Bernie, and you’ll find the GeekScholars completely split in their reactions.

GeekScholars Chris and Lauren also share their thoughts on this past weekend’s big box office winner, The Lorax

Finally, we have some interesting updates about Ghostbusters 3, a Muppets sequel, and the return of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series.

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It is extremely refreshing to see a series where a courtroom, a hospital, or a crime scene are nowhere in sight.  Networks don’t often take chances on a series without one of those popular and successful staples as its foundation.  And let’s also get another thing straight – with the exception of the inclusion of songs and musical numbers, there is simply no comparison between Smash and Glee, the first being a serious drama and the latter a comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  The good thing about Glee is that its success helped open the door to other shows interested in including music in its formats.

Smash takes us behind the scenes into the world of Broadway giving us views through the eyes of the struggling artist looking for that one break to fulfill their dreams; the creative team looking for inspiration in developing the next big thing along with its music and dance numbers; and the people who can write the checks to pay for it all.  The characters involved through each of these views are interesting and engaging, and the talented cast does an excellent job bringing them to life.  The musical numbers are richly produced and give a true sense of a Broadway stage while giving us an often-painful peek behind the curtain.  But the thing that will keep viewers interested will be the personal dramas associated with all the characters.  Based on the Pilot episode alone, Smash appears to be hitting all the right notes.

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