Bosses behind TV musical series Glee have lost the latest round of a long-running U.K. court battle over the show's name.
Executives at Twentieth Century Fox Television have been embroiled in legal action since 2011 when the owners of a British comedy chain sued over claims the show's name is too similar to their The Glee Club venues.
In 2014, a High Court judge ruled in favour of the comedy club owners, Comic Enterprises, ordering Glee producers to change the name of the show for U.K. broadcasts or pull the series from screens completely.
TV chiefs attempted to overturn the decision, but the challenge was rejected by judges at Britain's Court of Appeal on Monday (08Feb16).
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Glee creator Ryan Murphy is launching a foundation to help combat the diversity issue in Hollywood.
The producer's new initiative, Half, which he has set up with partners at his company Ryan Murphy Productions, will make sure at least 50 per cent of the directors on his shows, including Scream Queens, American Crime Story and American Horror Story, will either be women or minorities by the end of 2016.
"I personally can do better," he tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy also plans to begin visiting college campuses around the U.S. to recruit students for mentoring programmes and internships in Hollywood.
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Former Glee Star Mark Salling Is Behind Bars On $20,000 (£13,333) Bail Following His Arrest For Possession Of Child Pornography.
Los Angeles Police Department officials from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Unit raided the 33-year-old actor's home in Sunland, California on Tuesday morning (29Dec15), when they executed a search warrant.
Sources tell CrimeWatchDaily.com cops used a battering ram to gain entry into the home, where they allegedly found "hundreds" of inappropriate images on one of Salling's personal devices.
He was taken into custody at the LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center and booked, while his bail has been set at $20,000.
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The 33 year old actor has played Noah 'Puck' Puckerman on the Fox show since 2009.
Crime Watch Daily originally broke the story early on Tuesday morning (December 29th) that the Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Unit served a search warrant on an address in Sunland, California, a property apparently solely occupied by the 33 year old actor but officially belongs to a Jonathan Hernandez, who has been a roommate of Salling as far back as 2011.
According to a subsequent report by TMZ, Salling had more than a thousand indecent images downloaded to his computer. Police also seized other electronic devices, such as tablets and cellphones, in addition to taking him to a police station to be processed.
Continue reading: 'Glee' Star Mark Salling Arrested On Child Pornography Allegations
Former Glee Star Mark Salling Has Reportedly Been Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force unit arrived at the actor's home in Sunland, California on Tuesday morning (29Dec15) to carry out a search warrant.
He was subsequently taken into custody, where he is due to be booked for the alleged offence, according to CrimeWatchDaily.com.
Representatives for the 33 year old had yet to comment on the news as WENN went to press.
Continue reading: Mark Salling Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography - Report
Former Glee Star Max Adler Is A Married Man.
The actor, who played bully-turned-closeted gay sportsman Dave Karofsky in the hit show, wed his longtime actress girlfriend Jennifer Bronstein on Saturday (19Dec15) at a private residence in the Hollywood Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles.
An insider tells Us Weekly they tied the knot in front of about 75 family and friends, including Max's former co-star Darren Criss.
Max popped the questioned to Jennifer during a night out in Rome, Italy in 2012, but he didn't reveal their engagement until 2013.
Glee Actor Harry Shum, Jr. Was Supported By His Former Co-stars As He Married His Fiancee Over The Weekend (21-22nov15).
The actor/dancer, who played Mike Chang, Jr. on the hit TV musical series, tied the knot with actress Shelby Rabara in Costa Rica, according to Usmagazine.com. Posts on social media show his former Glee co-stars Amber Riley, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz in attendance.
Neither Harry nor Shelby have commented on the news, but the actress posted a photograph from her bachelorette party on Instagram.com last month (Oct15). In the snap, she is wearing a white dress with a pink sash, and in the caption, she wrote, "I love life. My friends. My family."
Harry and Shelby have been engaged for two years since he proposed in October, 2013 while they were on vacation in Hawaii.
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Former Glee Actress Nene Leakes Is Heading Back To Broadway To Star In Long-running Musical Chicago.
The U.S. reality TV regular took to Instagram on Thursday (22Oct15) to announce the exciting news she will be returning to the stage as corrupt prison warden Matron Mama Morton.
"I'm so excited to say I am headed back to BROADWAY in CHICAGO as Matron Mama Morton!," she wrote.
Leakes made her debut on the Great White Way last year (14), when she portrayed the wicked stepmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.
Continue reading: Nene Leakes Heading Back To Broadway In Chicago
Glee Star Darren Criss Teamed Up With Two Former Co-stars To Put On An Impromptu Show In New York City.
The actor made an appearance at Manhattan piano bar Marie's Crisis for a singalong last Thursday (01Oct15).
He was joined by his former TV co-stars Samantha Ware and Alex Newell, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
An onlooker tells the publication, "They were singing with everyone in the bar. I was basically in Glee! It was so cool!"
Continue reading: Glee Stars Put On Impromptu Performance In New York
Actress/singer Naya Rivera Has Given Birth To Her First Child, According To A U.s. Report.
The former Glee star and her actor husband Ryan Dorsey welcomed a baby boy in August (15) in Los Angeles, sources tell Usmagazine.com.
A source tells the publication, "They are so excited to be first-time parents... It was a very easy pregnancy and birth", while another adds, "Naya was born to be a mother and is doing really great so far... And Ryan has amazing paternal instincts and has been waiting on them both hand and foot."
Rivera, 28, wed Dorsey, 32, in a secret ceremony in Mexico in July, 2014, just three months after she called off her engagement to rapper Big Sean.
Continue reading: Naya Rivera Is A New Mother - Report
Huw Stephens - Singer-songwriter Clare Maguire performs her first gig in five years at The Glee Club in her hometown of Birmingham at Glee Club, The Glee Club - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 1st May 2015
Dot-Marie Jones - Celebrities attend The Paley Center For Media's 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA - 'Glee' at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 13th March 2015