X FACTOR NEWS: Glee’s Darren Criss Turns Down Hosting Gig!

Glee star Darren Criss was offered the hosting gig for X Factor, but he turned it down!

He “politely declined the gig,” according to E!.

Ever since Steve Jones got the boot as the show’s host, show bigwig Simon Cowell  has been on the hunt for a replacement.

According to E!, Darren won’t be joining the show “because of his busy schedule, plus he’d rather spend his time singing and dancing than hosting. A source tells E!, “They were after him. But there’s no way he could have done it with everything he has going on.”

 

JUST IN: Nude Photos of ‘Glee’s Heather Morris Leaked Online!

Glee's Heather Morris (ABC)

Nude photos of Glee star Heather Morris hit the Internet Sunday night — and so far, there’s been no denial they are her. SEE THE PHOTOS HERE.

Her photo was hacked, and show the actress in various states of undress, including the outfit she wore in the Britney Spears tribute episode.

So far, her rep has remained mum about the pics.

 

 

 

GLEE NEWS! A New Whitney Houston Tribute Episode Is Coming!

 

The cast of Glee (ABC)

Glee is currently shooting an entire Whitney Houston tribute episode — with eight songs from the late singer.

Last month’s tribute will pale in comparison, considering it consisted of just one song, “I Will Always Love You,” performed by Amber Riley.

The episode will “not be a typical tribute,” a source tells E!. “It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye. A way to respectfully say thank you for her music.”

According to E!, the tribute is “more of a ‘character piece’ that focuses on Glee‘s graduating seniors having a real hard time letting go.”

No date has been set yet for the Whitney tribute.

7 NEW PARTY PHOTOS: Inside Nylon Magazine’s Lily Collins Bash! Plus…Chord Overstreet & More!

Actress Zelda Williams, Glee star Chord Overstreet and NYLON Magazine cover girl, actress-model Lily Collins, at Scarpetta Beverly Hills (Michael Buckner/WireImage)

Jessica Simpson and Snooki aren’t the only starlets celebrating their covers this week.

Last night at Scarpetta Beverly Hills, NYLON magazine and Coach celebrated the magazine’s March issue with a dinner party hosted by cover girl actress-model Lily Collins, and prepared by chef Scott Conant.

Wearing a hot pink Honor dress paired with a black Coach Legacy Basket Clutch, Lily partied with 90210’s Shenae Grimes, Glee’s Chord Overstreet, Revenge co-stars Christa B. Allen and Ashley Madekwe, Nickelodeon’s Victorious Victoria Justice and beau  Ryan Rottman, actress Zelda Williams, TNT’s Dallas Josh Henderson, as well as NYLON Editor-in-Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett and Publisher Jaclynn Jarrett.

But the party — where Voli cocktails and Blue Moon flowed freely —wasn’t just to fete Lily’s cover: Since she turns 23 on March 18, she was surprised with a birthday cake — which appropriately had her NYLON cover on it.

See photos from the party below! (1. Actress Zelda Williams, Glee star Chord Overstreet and NYLON Magazine cover girl, actress-model Lily Collins; 2. Revenge‘s Ashley Madekwe, Lily Collins, and Revenge‘s Christa B. Allen; 3. Chord Overstreet & Chef Scott Conant; 4. NYLON Editor In Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett, Lily Collins, and NYLON Publisher Jaclynn Jarrett; 5. Lily Collins and Victoria Justice; 6. Lily Collins in front of her NYLON cover; 7; Lily Collins and her birthday cake.

JUST-IN: ‘Glee’ Stars Lea Michele & Cory Monteith Are Dating!

The buzz about Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele has been floating around for months — but now, Life & Style has is reporting its “confirmed” the pair are indeed dating.

Eyewitnesses tell the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands Wednesday, that Lea and Cory, 29, had a romantic Valentine’s Day date at Il Covo in LA.

“They were into each other all night,” an eyewitness said. “She was very happy, flirting and touching Cory a lot. He just stared at her with puppy-dog eyes.” They held hands, and Cory fed Lea spaghetti and Lea reciprocated by rubbing his back.

The couple were spotted again at the Ritz-Carlton on Feb. 17. “Cory is totally into her,” a Glee crew member tells Life & Style.

Lea split from her longtime beau Theo Stockman in September, and she and Cory were caught being affectionate on the Glee set in November.

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5 NEW PARTY PHOTOS! Inside Chord Overstreet’s 23rd Birthday At Lavo In Las Vegas!

Chord Overstreet At Lavo In Las Vegas (David Becker/WireImage)

Glee star Chord Overstreet celebrated his 23rd birthday at Lavo nightclub in Las Vegas Saturday night.  He a big group of friends, including co-star Harry Shum Jr. Chord kicked off the night with dinner — capped off with a music-themed birthday cake.

The group then headed to the VIP area of the club. Club-goers sang Happy Birthday, and another cake was presented. Afterwards, they headed to Marquee Nightclub, where DJ Benny Benassi headlined the night.

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SPLIT! Chord Overstreet & Emma Roberts!

Glee star Chord Overstreet and Emma Roberts have called it quits!

The pair have ended their relationship after dating for nine months, according to Us Weekly.

A source tells Us, “They’re both young kids, they had crushes on each other but the relationship ran its course…She isn’t and wasn’t looking for a serious thing.”

Overstreet and Roberts were first spotted kissing last April at a carnival in Indio, Calif., reports Us, and went public in July in London.

SAGs After-Party Gossip: Inside The Weinstein Co. Party At The Chateau Marmont!

After last night’s SAG Awardsa slew of A-listers headed to Chateau Marmont for The Weinstein Company’s cocktail party. And it got rowdy: Think Darren Criss on Dianne Agron‘s lap!

Who attended the soiree? The casts of Glee and Modern Family, Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Sofia Vegara, Busy Phillips, Rumer Willis, Dianna Agron, Julie BoRatingswen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Guy Pearce, Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Jean Dugardin, Glenn Close, Juliana Marguilies, Missy Pyle, Chord Overstreet, and many others.

Some tidbits from the event, at which Dewar’s cocktails flowed freely, according to sources:

– “When Jean Dugardin arrived at the party, everyone stood up from their table’s for a standing ovation.”

– “Even though Meryl Streep lost to Viola Davis, she was still the most popular guest to snap cell phone photos with. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Guy Pearce both rushed up to her and gushed how excited they were to meet her.”

– “Meryl Streep was in great spirits and even cheered glasses with the other nominees Glenn Close, Berenice Bejo and Michelle Williams as they all said it unison, “We’re such LOSERS!”

– “Sofia Vegara was a social butterfly and mingled with all the guests, taking playful photos and kissing guests like Alan Cumming and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.”

“Sofia Vergara spent spent a good part of the evening talking with Jean Dujardin but they communicated through his translator! Then they took some personal photos together for her blackberry.”

-“The cast of Glee were surprise guests and didn’t know there was a party there that night. They ended up grabbing their own table and sticking together, with Darren Criss even sitting on Diana Agron’s lap.