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About that shocking Glee casting announcement...

Following weeks of message board activity and outrage from fans, Glee producer Brad Falchuck cleared up his show's plans for Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer today, telling a packed Hall H at Comic-Con:

“Here’s the exact thing: [Rachel, Kurt and Finn] are seniors, so they’re graduating, but because they’re graduating doesn’t mean they’re leaving the show," he said. "If you have Lea Michele under contract, you don’t say, ‘We’re gonna let you go.’ They are not done with the show after this season.”

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Not all is sunny on the casting front, though: Falchuck did confirm that Chord Overstreet will not return. At all. He was offered a 10-episode deal, but chose to pursue other options instead.

“We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes," the co-creator said. "He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can’t force him to work, so we wished him well.”

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It's a busy week in Glee land.

The show has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy, and also announced that it's three main cast members will exit after season three. What's a fan to do in light of these confusing times? Head to the movie theater, of course!

On August 12, a 3D film of the cast in concert arrives in theaters. It features your favorite stars singing your favorite hits from the first two seasons of this Fox smash. Check out the official trailer below and marvel over Harry Shum's abs:

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Chris Colfer woke up today to contrasting news: he's an Emmy nominee... and he's on his way out of the show that earned him that title.

Expressing shock over the latter, the young star spoke to TV Line about the latter development and said the following of Ryan Murphy's decision to graduate those who will be playing seniors on season three of Glee:

"It’s definitely not my choice. But I completely understand that it works for the integrity of the show. One of the things that I love about Glee is, despite characters breaking into song in the middle of the hallway, it was very real to me. It always seemed like a very real high school environment. And I think by having some characters graduate, they’ll continue having that element."

Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley

Michele, meanwhile, has also Tweeted a response to the news. A force on Broadway before she arrived on Fox, the actress will have plenty of opportunities ahead and wrote:

“We always knew we’d graduate in real time. It’s all part of the plan and it’s all good! It’s going to make Season 3 amazing!!! To Gleeks everywhere, you’re in my heart now and forever. Love u all!!! This is just the beginning!!”

Will you keep watching Glee after Michele, Colfer and Cory Monteith leave?

 

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Three stars will be departing Glee after this coming season. Correction: the three biggest stars on Glee will departing after this coming season.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, creator Ryan Murphy cites the "integrity" of his show's storytelling and confirms that Cory Monteith (Finn), Lea Michele (Rachel) and Chris Colfer (Kurt) will all graduate after season three and not return "at all" after that.

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"We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea," Murphy said, adding he's yet to talk to Monteith. "They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”

This is simply "true to life," Murphy said.

But what will it mean for one of Fox's highest rated shows? We won't find out until the fall of 2012.

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Chord Overstreet is making headlines these days for his professional life and his personal life. The former first:

Following an uproar over news that Overstreet would not be returning to Glee, a Fox insider has now clarified the network's stance: the show wants Chord back as Sam Evans.

“His option to be a series regular was just not picked up at this time,” says the source. "If Chord wants to appear on Glee, the choice is his. The Glee writers like his Sam character, and have plans to write for him."

Moreover, this mole reports, if viewers continue to support Sam, Overstreet could receive his promotion "as early as January.”

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Will Chord head back to William McKinley High School? It's unclear. But he'll likely talk over the decision with Emma Roberts.

The pair stepped out publicly for the first time this week, strolling around the streets of London and acting like a couple, onlookers say.

They are "definitely dating," a friend tells Us Weekly. "They're loving every second of being together."

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Keenan Cahill is at it again.

The Illinois teen, who has made a name for himself by recruiting celebrities to lip sync with him online to a number of pop hits, appears in a new video alongside Glee cast members Harry Shum Jr., Dianna Agron, Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz.

Watch below, as Cahill - who is affected by Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome - and this all-star squad dance around to Katy Perry's “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”

Other stars that have teamed with Chaill include 50 Cent, David Guetta, Pauly D, Brian Wilson and Cody Ross.

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The Glee community is reeling from a major shakeup after the surprising news that Chord Overstreet, who plays Sam, is being dropped from the cast.

Meanwhile, fan faves Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. were promoted to regulars. That's great, but largely overshadowed by Overstreet's ouster.

Ashley Fink, who recurred on season two as Lauren, will return next year, although she has not received the same upgrade as Criss and Shrum.

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“well its been a good yr too bad its over, time for summer and starting fresh," Chord - who could still recur occasionally - Tweeted after the news.

It was not immediately clear why the Fox hit decided not to bring back the popular, 22-year-old actor as part of the third season's cast.

What do you think of this surprising news, Glee fans?

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Cory Monteith portrays a sweet, innocent character on Glee, but he has a message for fans of that Fox hit:

“I’m not Finn Hudson. I’m lucky on so many counts. I’m lucky to be alive.”

The actor makes this admission in the latest issue of Parade, going into detail about his "serious" drug problem, one that involved "anything and everything, as much as possible."

Cory Monteith Parade Magazine Cover

The British Columbia native says it started when his parents git a divorce and he starting skipping school getting drunk and smoking up at the age of 13. By 19, his mother and his friends organized an intervention because they feared for Cory's life.

"That's when I first went to rehab," he says, adding that the initial stint didn't change much; he returned to the same behavior soon after.

Why did he eventually turn his life around?

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A new cast member will join Glee for seven episodes on season three, and he/she will be selected in a very public setting: via reality television.

On June 12, Oxygen premieres The Glee Project, a summer-long search for the show's next big star. Creator Ryan Murphy and actor Darren Criss will play key roles in the audition process, while other Glee stars will also stop by and meet the contestants.

Will any truly make it big? This sneak peek might give fans an idea. It features a number of hopefuls covering Katy Perry's "Firework." Try to pick out the winner now:

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