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|Behind the scenes of Glee
with Nene and a Cheerio
Nene Leakes did not break Glee after all. In fact, her Roz Washington character has gotten such good press that she is on for the remainder of the season. My EXCLUSIVE SOURCE from the set says that her role was being tested out for public reaction and that Nene passed that test with flying colors! So, she may not be on every episode but she is recurring this entire season (after the hiatus). It seems like all of her appearances on shows like The Talk and Rosie really paid off. Nene will be in L.A. filming Glee all week and will also be co-hosting two episodes of The Talk. I don’t know who is handling Nene’s bookings but whoever it is, is doing a fabulous job!
But that’s not all, word from my insider on the set is that Nene’s role is likely to be extended into next season. There are also rumors that next season may be Glee’s last so Nene may be there until the end. It sounds like Mrs. Leakes may have found her niche. The cast and crew are simply over the moon about her. Kevin McHale (Artie) saw tonight’s episode yesterday and tweeted, “Whoaaaaa. dear
@neneleakes, u are amazing in the new GLEE ep! This woman needs to be on every week.” Chris Colfer and Lea Michele are also very vocal about their love for Nene. The crew also loves Nene because she didn’t come in with a big rider with lots of demands like other guest actors tend to do. It would seem as though Nene Leakes does actually know how to behave! Good for her. The plot for tonight’s show and some of Nene’s zingers are behind the jump.
|Nene Leakes and Jane Lynch
on the Glee set.
On tonight’s episode, Nene will be coaching the Cheerios! Since Sue Sylvester is busy trying to buy some um…”baby juice” from the boys in Glee and Mr. Schuester, Nene steps in with the girls. In what I think will be the best line of the show, Nene responds to Sue’s announcement that she wants to give birth by saying, “with whose Hello Kitty?” Lines like that are going to force me to become a Nene Leakes fan, get a lobotomy and STAN for her all over the damn Internet. I’m just sayin’. Nene also gets into it with Sue telling her that at her age she will give birth to a grandchild, and that she has old wrinkly boobs. The poor Cheerios do not escape the wrath of Roz Washington either. Roz comments on the girls “donkey booties” during practice. You would think that Roz battling with Sue, and Sue trying to get herself knocked up by the boys, and the girls (mostly Santana) making smart remarks about Sue’s vagina would be a great enough show. But wait, there’s more, this is the Ricki Martin episode! Ricky sings Madonna’s La Isla Bonita, a Spanish duet with Naya Rivera, that is already stirring up a lot of positive feedback and it hasn’t even aired yet. Tonight is going to be good y’all. Glee airs on FOX tonight at 8 p.m.
So last Tuesday on Glee, we saw Nene’s first scene in her big role. Literally, it was one scene. While following Nene on twitter, I noticed that she was running her lines quite a bit. From the sound of things she was memorizing some major lines. She hired an acting coach in LA to help her get into character. Then we saw a brief scene that was basically neck-rolling Nene spitting insults. She was filming that scene all of one day and half of another. So after show, I decided to wait to discuss it until the Michael Jackson tribute episode which airs next Tuesday. Maybe she has more lines that show her abilities as an actress then.
In about half an hour, Nene will be on the game, playing herself for the most part. In the show, she has a clothing line coming out, but it will be the same ole loud mouth Nene. It comes on BET tonight at 10 pm. Go watch it and come back and tell me what you think.
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|Jane Lynch, Iqbal Theba, Nene Leakes|
Nene tweeted this picture on Tuesday night from the set of Glee.
I’ve had no direct contact with my favorite Nene source on the set today, but I did find out that the Michael Jackson tribute episode that is set to air on January 24th is not completely in the can yet. The boys are still doing some work in the studio on the last song.
Last Thursday and Friday Ricki Martin was on set filming a scene where he is the Spanish teacher. Nene was not out there yet so I think she missed him. Although there was another scene filmed this morning with the Spanish class, so maybe he is still there? Not sure.
Also, is Will not the Spanish teacher anymore? Sorry, die-hard Glee fans, I sorta lost track of the show for awhile.
Naya Rivera just tweeted (8:10 p.m. ET) “Headed to the gym with
@neneleakes to shoot a scene! BAM!” Looks like it will be a late night on the set! Since the school(s) they use as set are actual high schools, filming has to go down on weekends, holidays and after the school closes to students. Naya, like lots of the Glee kids is a huge Nene fan. You know Nene is loving being loved rather than the villain.
So to wrap up this very disjointed update. it looks like Nene has scenes in the Principal’s office today with Sue Sylvester and Principal Figgins, then it was off to the pool to film with Santana and the boys. This time next week we will be seeing her debut on Glee. I am actually pretty excited about that. You can bet I will be blogging my opinion! Note to set source: Email me!
Leave me a comment, please!
|Nene Leakes as Coach Roz Washington|
I think we may need to clean up for some company y’all. When Andy Cohen Makes the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on WWHL tonight the Gleeks may be dropping by. Here’s a link list for the newcomers starting with the oldest info first. Thanks for reading and I hope you will keep checking back for updates from my exlusive source on Nene Leakes on Glee.
12/7 Nene Leakes Still Filming Glee (Grease Episode)
Nene Leakes’ appearance on Glee may be a recurring role, or even a full-time role. According to my source on the set, taping has stopped until January for Christmas Break and all the actors are back home for the holidays. As I previously reported in what I am sure is soon to be a MediaFakeOut WORLD EXCLUSIVE!!! (/giggle) Nene has filmed scenes for two episodes, one is the Grease episode set to air January 17, 2012 and the other is the Michael Jackson tribute episode set to air on January 24, 2012. Her character, Roz Washington is the new synchronized swim team coach. Chord Overstreet’s character, Sam, joins the team to try to impress Mercedes Jones. After Sam joins, other Glee members also join the team. Glee producers have previously stated that 2012 will see several new characters appearing in the cast. Say what you will about Nene Leakes but I have a sneaking suspicion that Roz Washington will bring the ratings! This could be an ongoing role for her.
Links to all the NeNe posts for the new peeps!
12/7 Nene Leakes Still Filming Glee (Grease Episode)
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