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In the music world, being covered by Glee is a sign that you've made it and a true honor. Unless you're Dave Grohl or Kings of Leon, but that's another story.

The Fox hit's latest adaptation may be a major shark-jumper, though.

Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” which just surpassed 100 million views on YouTube due to the fact that it's the worst song ever, is getting the Glee treatment.

The song will appear an upcoming episode that centers around prom, and will either be sung by Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling, or by Salling and returning guest star Jonathan Groff, reprising his role as Jesse St. James.

Seriously, this is happening.

What do you think? A fun move by a fun show, or, as one critic put it, is a Glee cover of Rebecca Black like a herpes version of chlamydia? Sound off below.

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Good news for Victoria Jackson. The former Saturday Night Live star, who said Glee makes kids gay, has no longer uttered the most ridiculous, disparaging remark about the Fox hit.

Just read what Bret Easton Ellis, an author best known for American Psycho, Tweeted last night: "I like the idea of Glee but why is it that every time I watch an episode I feel like I've stepped into a puddle of HIV?"

Ummm... because you're a fear-mongering, ignorant moron?

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Ellis has over 141,000 followers on Twitter and has said in the past that he doesn't identify as gay or straight. He's also released similarly strange, bitter Tweets in the past.

During the "It Gets Better" campaign, which debuted soon after a rash of teen suicide and which featured a number of celebrities sending positive messages to gay youths, Ellis wrote: "Not to bum everyone out, but can we get a reality check here? It gets worse."

Sure. For close-minded bigots perhaps.

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Glee star Matthew Morrison sure knows how to strike a lean, mean shirtless pose, as his Details photo spread in December proved beyond any doubt.

His secret to keeping that body? That part of it may surprise you.

For three days before the Details shoot, the actor ate nothing but ... sweet potatoes. He scientifically explains this dietary strategy as such: “The potato acts as a sponge and your body literally shrinks and gets ripped and tight."

Mmmyeah, not sure about that, Matt. Then again, it worked, so ...

In the Handsome Details

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With an episode titled "Born This Way," Glee is paying homage to Lady Gaga April 26. In a 90-minute episode, New Directions will perform her latest smash hit.

That week (the show's second episode back from hiatus), Mr. Schuester teaches the club a lesson about self-acceptance and embracing what makes us unique.

Thus the parallels with Gaga's anthem for those very themes:

While it makes sense that the show will have a finger on the pulse of the music world, some fans say it needs a new direction (pun intended) in its writing.

The perceived pursuit of hot tunes to shoehorn into episodes, rather of focusing on characters and writing that made the show a hit, is a frequent criticism.

Do you agree? Or do you love the hit Glee music tie-ins?

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Glee creator Ryan Murphy made up with Kings of Leon this week, dialing back his criticism of the band and others that denied to allow Glee to use their songs.

While some, like said Kings and Dave Grohl, are not fans, plenty of musicians have allowed the Warblers / New Directions do their thing. Case in point below.

Glee returns April 19 with new episodes. A new album of Glee music drops the very same day. On it will be this cover of Keane and much more. Listen now:

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Elton John recently referred to Kings of Leon as "assholes" and told them to "chill out" over their refusal to allow Glee to cover their single "Use Somebody" on an episode.

But series creator Ryan Murphy no longer has such harsh words for the band.

A few months after the producer and drummer Nathan Followill got really personal (the latter made a few digs at Murphy's sexuality), Murphy has released the following statement:

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I support artists and what they choose to do... I think Kings of Leon are cool as shit. The Foo Fighters are brilliant. We'd love to do one [of] their songs, if they were ever interested. But if it's not their thing, then OK. I personally wish them luck, will still listen to their music.

I'm really proud of the fact that we can introduce songs to younger kids or their parents because I'm the biggest music fan. The show is about the love of performing and arts education - things I think are very special.

Case closed, we guess. Glee returns with a new episode on April 19.

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His songs were covered on American Idol this week. He's hosting Saturday Night Live tomorrow. And now Elton John is jumping into the fray of another pop culture debate.

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon last night, the veteran artist was asked about Kings of Leon and Dave Grohl, musicians that have lashed out at Glee creator Ryan Murphy for asking if his show could cover their singles.

"When someone wants to do your song, it’s a compliment," John said, getting pointed in his criticism of Kings of Leon: "Lighten up, you assholes... I mean, this is a compliment. Also, it sends a positive message out. What the hell is wrong with you guys?”

Watch the exchange below.

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Glee is on hiatus until April 12. But a couple random celebrities have given fans of this Fox series a couple things to buzz over during the break.

First, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl went off on the show, echoing the sentiments of King of Leon and a couple other artists that have taken exception to creator Ryan Murphy's insistence over all bands giving the show rights to their music. Grohl cursed a lot in his assessment of this stance.

Then, former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson reacted to a male-on-male kiss by accusing to Glee of pushing an agenda of "one-way tolerance." We've summarized both feuds in this edition of The Pulse...

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Victoria Jackson has sounded off again.

Last month, the former Saturday Night Live member sung about how Barack Obama is clearly a Communist. Now, in a column for World Net Daily, Jackson writes that "progressives, communists, liberals, globalists and Muslims want to destroy America" and then focuses on the most recent episode of Glee.

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It featured two male characters kissing, which led to this excerpt:

Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians — again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of Glee — what's your agenda? One-way tolerance?

Did Jackson just label a gay kiss "sickening" and then call out Glee producers for being intolerant? Forget rain on your wedding day or 10,000 spoons when one really needs a knife.

This is ironic, don't you think?

Does Victoria Jackson have a point?

 

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl does not want his music featured on Glee, nor does he appreciate bands being made to feel bad about this choice.

In a recent interview, Grohl dropped f-bombs on the Fox hit and its creator, Ryan Murphy, leaving absolutely no doubt about his feelings on either.

Heather Morris on Glee

It's unclear what prompted his rant, but Grohl was likely inspired by Kings of Leon and Slash and their un-Glee-ful decisions to turn down the show.

"It's every band's right, you shouldn't have to do f--king Glee," he said. "Then the guy who created Glee is offended that we're not, like, begging to be on his f--king show. F--k that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee."

That about sums it up. But he wasn't even close to done.

"The Glee guy, what a f--king jerk," Grohl adds. "Slash was first. He wanted to do Guns N' Roses. Slash is like 'I f--king hate musicals. It's worse than Grease.'"

"Then [Murphy's] like, 'Well of course he'd say that, he's a washed up rock star, that's what they f---ing do.' And then Kings of Leon say, 'No, we don't want to be on your show.' And then he's like, they're snotty little a$$holes ...'"

"It's just like, 'Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee.' Me included."

Bandmate Taylor Hawkins concurred, adding "Yeah, f--k that s--t."

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