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Chris Colfer stunned the television world today via an announcement on Twitter:

He will NOT be returning to Glee for the Fox show's sixth and final season.

The actor - who originated the role of gay high school student Kurt Hummel - sent the Twitterverse into chaos just a few minutes ago by writing the following:

"Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly..."

Chris Colfer on Glee

Colfer has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and earned a Golden Globe win for his portrayal of this New Directions member.

Glee Season 6, meanwhile, will mark the final run of episodes for this musical comedy. It is expected to debut in early 2015.

UPDATE: "We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth,” reads a statement from 20th Century Fox TV. “We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”

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Someday, the following list will not be necessary.

Someday, celebrities will not need to make any sort of official announcement regarding their sexuality because, quite simply, no one will care and society will be fully accepting of all orientations.

But that day hasn't arrived yet, for reasons explained so eloquently by Ellen Page when she came out as a lesbian on Friday:

Perhaps these stars can make a difference. Maybe they can positively influence others struggling with their sexual identity, using their public platform to push for tolerance.

So, with all that in mind, we join many in Hollywood in saluting Page and other famous folks who are very out and awfully proud:

Ellen Page
Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.

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One of the best young actors on television celebrates a birthday today.

Chris Colfer - whose portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee has earned him numerous awards, including a 2011 Golden Globe - is now 23 years old. Hurry up and send him your best wishes on this Memorial Day!

Chris Colfer Photograph

Named one of the most influential people in Hollywood two years ago by Time, Hummel had next to no previous acting experience when he auditioned for the Fox hit.

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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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