Happy Birthday, Naya Rivera! Relive the ‘Glee’ Star’s Best Moments (PHOTOS)

Make a wish, Naya Rivera!

The Glee star, who portrays popular cheerleader Santana Lopez on the FOX musical comedy, turns 26 on Saturday.

Rivera’s small-screen persona has provided some of Glee‘s most unforgettable moments. Remember Santana’s incredible rendition of Michael Jackson‘s hit, “Smooth Criminal,” with costar Grant Gustin? Or what about her collaboration with Amber Riley on “River Deep, Mountain High” during the 2011 Glee tour? And, of course, who could forget when Santana discovered her romantic feelings for fellow cheerleader Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris), leading up one of television’s most-talked about kisses?

Launch the gallery to check out more of Naya’s best moments on Glee! Then, send your birthday greetings to the actress in the comments section, below!

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‘Glee’ in Negotiations for “Fifth Season and Beyond,” Possibly in NYC



A nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards isn’t the only happy occasion the cast of Glee can celebrate this year. At FOX TV’s 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour last night, network chairman Kevin Reilly made an announcement that could affect the future of the hit show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Reilly touted the show’s consistency and said the dual story lines of McKinley High in Ohio and NYADA’s New York locations are working well, calling the process ‘seamless.’” Because of that, talk of a renewal of the musical dramedy “is a real possibility. We’re going to negotiate now for the fifth season and beyond, so we’re talking about those things now.”

With even more members of New Directions — including the characters played by Darren Criss, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz — poised to graduate by fourth season’s end, the setting is also up in the air. Could it take place solely in New York City? Kevin explains, “I have to talk to Ryan [Murphy] and see where he’s at right now. I don’t know. I wonder — could it and should it naturally move there? But we have to talk about it. This was ultimately what became of [last year’s] spin-off talk: ‘Let’s do it within the franchise.’ I do think if we can continue to follow a broad array of characters, it’s like life: You have relationships, you have friends — they go off, their lives go on, and you get together and maybe you maintain a friendship, maybe you lose distance. I think we can do that within this world of people you followed.”

Would you watch the show for another season? Or do you think FOX should cancel it? Tell us your opinions in the comments below or on our Glee message board!

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Which ‘Glee’ Star Has the Best Bikini Body? (PHOTOS & POLL)

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Lea Michele isn’t the only Glee star with a rockin’ bikini body.

The 26-year-old showed off her taut figure on Jan. 1 while vacationing in Hawaii with her beau Cory Monteith, but she has some competition in the swimsuit department.

Dianna Agron, who plays Quinn in the FOX series, plus co-stars Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) and Naya Rivera(Santana), have all been spotted in revealing beach wear that shows they’ve been hitting the gym.

And if the pictures aren’t worth a thousand words, each of the starlets have shared exactly how they stay in tip-top shape.

“I love being outside, I love biking – just stuff that’s fun,” Michele told Wetpaint of her workout regime.

Aside from cardio exercise, Rivera makes sure to focus on her lower body and abs by incorporating a series of planks and squats into her fitness routine, according to FitSugar.

“I hate crunches,” the 25-year-old said of her choice to partake in planks instead of more traditional ab exercises.

But it’s not easy finding time to exercise while workin on Glee, Ushkowitz told Seventeen magazine.

“It’s definitely a struggle,” the 26-year-old said. “Luckily we have to dance and rehearse, so we’re always moving.”

Which Glee star has the best bikini body?

Take our poll to cast your vote, and click through the gallery above to see more photos of Michele in a bikini while ringing in the new year with Monteith in Hawaii.

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‘Glee’ Star Lea Michele Frolics in a Bikini, Boyfriend Cory Monteith Declares She’s ‘Amazing in Every Way’ (PHOTOS)

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Love has been in the air for Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith since before they became an official couple — amid the fact that Michele previously dated actor Theo Stockman while filming the FOX show with Monteith.

Lea is “amazing in every way,” the 30-year-old actor gushed in a recent interview with UK’s Look magazine, finally opening up about their relationship. “I just kind of always knew there was something more. That doesn’t ever really change — I just think you acknowledge it or you don’t… and it changes when you acknowledge it.”

Reciprocating the affection, Michele, 26, said, “He’s just the nicest and sweetest guy in the world. No one knows me better than Cory,” she continued. “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”

And apparently love really is blind.

“I love to cook. I think I’m better than I am, thought, because I cooked something for him the other day and I’m not sure he liked it!” Michele admitted. “I made him a little breakfast of my version of an Italian Croque Madame, but I think the eggs weren’t cooked. It was very nice, but he was a good sport!”

The two have reportedly been dating for almost a year after being spotted together in Monteith’s hometown of Vancouver, Canada — where Michele hopes to live one day. They confirmed their romance in August 2012.

Click through the gallery above the couple’s most recent bikini-clad trip in Hawaii.

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What Was On ‘Glee’ Creator Ryan Murphy’s Baby Registry?

Baby Logan is one spoiled bundle of joy.

Family and friends of television’s uber-producer Ryan Murphy and his husband David Miller splashed out with gifts from little Logan’s registry at the Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks, Calif., we can reveal.

On the list…

From the ultra-modern Monte Design bassinet, valued at $400, to the fancy $1,000 Bugaboo stroller, grooming kits, matching daddy duo Baby Bjorns and blue-themed accessories, Logan Phineas Miller Murphy’s nursery is complete with a long list of adorable items.

The co-creator of TV’s Glee, American Horror Story and creator of The New Normal welcomed their son on Christmas Eve morning; he weighed in at 6.6 pounds and 21 inches.

Murphy and Miller tied the knot last July in Provincetown, Mass.

“People always say when you have a child it brings you back to when you were a kid, and I’m excited to do that,” Murphy said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“I had a very rocky, difficult, emotional childhood with my parents. And then I’m excited to have somebody or something come in and say: ‘Really? I don’t care what you think. I’m going to do what I want.’”

The Miller-Murphy family was just waiting for the happy day to come.

“The family thought it would never happen,” a source close to the couple told Celebuzz.

Flick through the gallery above to see what’s inside little Logan’s nursery and click here to see additional items.

Watch the video below to catch up on the latest Glee news.

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‘Glee’s’ Becca Tobin Shares Christmas Flashback: Her ‘Hilarious’ and ‘Awkward’ First Role (EXCLUSIVE PHOTO)

Becca Tobin may play McKinley High’s new mean girl Kitty on FOX’s Glee now, but the fresh-faced actress actually got her start on the stage — that is, the small stage.

Before she was a Cheerio, a pint-sized Tobin made her big debut as the Christmas tree in her school’s holiday pageant at age four. Who said Kitty didn’t have holiday spirit?

“I went to a Montessori school in Atlanta, and I actually have a Jewish father, so it’s so hilarious and ironic that I played the Christmas tree in the Christmas pageant,” Tobin told Celebuzz. “But that was the first time I had ever stepped on stage and done a performance.”

“My parents say I thoroughly enjoyed myself, which I believe,” she added. “It was this awkward, giant tree costume [laughs], but apparently, I didn’t complain for one second. If Glee threw that on me now, there may be some complaints. I was happy to do it — happy to play a tree.”

The photo above, which shows young Tobin in all of her shiny Christmas tree glory, may be reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer’s memorable Christmas tree ensemble in 1982′s Grease 2. (The movie may have been a dud, but the Pink Ladies’ talent show number, “A Girl For All Seasons,” was a classic.) Luckily, Tobin is a fan.

“I am a Grease 2 fan! I think I might be one of 10,” Tobin admitted. “‘Cool Rider’ is a great song… Let’s hope there’s a Glease 2 episode in the works. I already have the perfect costume,” she joked.

Glee returns January 24, 2013, at 9PM EST on FOX. Are you excited for Glee’s return? Sound off in the comments!

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‘Glee’ Co-Creator Ryan Murphy and Husband David Miller Welcome a Baby Boy

Ryan Murphy definitely has something to be gleeful about.

The Glee co-creator unwrapped an early Christmas gift with his husband David Miller by welcoming a baby boy named Logan Phineas Miller Murphy on Dec. 24, E! News reports.

Just like his top secret storylines, the American Horror Story and The New Normal EP knows how to keep things under wraps. The 46-year-old writer-director secretly exchanged vows with his photographer husband last July.

And he just recently opened up his Beverly Hills mansion — and about his parental aspirations — to The Hollywood Reporter for its first-ever home issue, saying that just like the partnered couple on The New Normal who are in the process of having a baby via surrogate, that’s what Murphy and Miller also wanted in the next year.

“People always say when you have a child it brings you back to when you were a kid, and I’m excited to do that. I had a very rocky, difficult, emotional childhood with my parents,” Murphy told the trade publication. “And then I’m excited to have somebody or something come in and say: ‘Really? I don’t care what you think. I’m going to do what I want.’”

And the growing family couldn’t wait for the big day.

“The family thought it would never happen!” a source close to Murphy told Celebuzz.

“Everyone is just waiting a while now before they buy too many things.”

Their bundle of joy reportedly arrived at 9:47 AM on Christmas Eve, weighing at 6 lbs., 6 oz and measuring 21 inches long. And the proud papas made the special delivery announcement via email to family and friends, complete with a cute photo of baby Logan in a Christmas stocking.

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Ashley Fink: Returning to ‘Glee!’

Ashley Fink: Returning to 'Glee!'

Looks like Ashley Fink is headed back to William McKinley High School!

The hilarious Lauren Zizes, played by the 26-year-old actress, was briefly a part of Glee‘s New Directions. She also dated Mark Salling‘s Puck!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics from Glee

According to TV Line, Ashley returns “just in time for the school’s Sadie Hawkins Dance.”

Be sure to check out Ashley‘s gorgeous photo shoot below – and make sure you tune in for her return to Glee which airs January 24th @ 9/8c on FOX.

‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Covers ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ With 2CELLOS in Sexy New Video

Glee may be on hiatus until the new year, but gleeks, don’t worry – Naya Rivera has a new music video to tide you over until 2013!

The FOX star partnered with 2CELLOS (Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser) to cover Muse’s rock ‘n’ roll hit “Supermassive Black Hole” in a super hot new music video. The 25-year-old actress donned a curve-hugging black catsuit — with a revealing cut-out — as she writhed around the futuristic space shuttle set.

Rivera previously teamed up with 2CELLOS for Glee’s Michael Jackson tribute episode, which featured an intense (diva) duel between Santana and Sebastian (Grant Gustin) as they sang “Smooth Criminal.” (This was post slushy-gate, remember?)

As for the Glee starlet’s next musical project, she recently signed with Elton John’s music management company. Rivera is set to release her debut solo single sometime early next year.

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Lea Michele & Chris Colfer: ‘Glee’ Set Breaks in L.A!

Lea Michele & Chris Colfer: 'Glee' Set Breaks in L.A!

Lea Michele and Chris Colfer take separate breaks from filming on the set of Glee on Tuesday (December 18) in Los Angeles.

The 25-year-old actress chatted up a few crew members between scenes with her bestie. “Back on set at #glee.. Shooting with @chriscolfer! :)” she tweeted earlier in the day.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lea Michele

The week before, Lea was spotted shooting alongside co-stars Dianna Agron and Naya Rivera.

15+ pictures of Lea Michele and Chris Colfer each taking a break on the L.A. set of Glee

‘Glee’ EP Ryan Murphy Awarded PaleyFest Icon Award; HBO, Martin Scorsese Announce Bill Clinton Doc

The Paley Center for Media announced on Monday that not only is it awarding producer Ryan Murphy its first-ever PaleyFest Icon Award, but also his series NBC’s The New Normal and FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum have been added to the annual TV festival. Murphy will receive his award at PaleyFest’s kickoff event on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The festival previously announced that HBO’s The Newsroom, NBC’s Revolution and ABC’s Once Upon A Time will also take part in the fest. [PaleyFest]

HBO and director Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, The Departed) are partnering up for a documentary on former President Bill Clinton. The doc will feature Clinton recounting his experiences during his two-term presidency from 1993-2001 and his work and life after his service. An airdate has yet to be announced. [HBO]

E! is continuing its scripted series push with Gallerina, a one-hour project about a young girl trying to make her name in the New York City art gallery world. It is being produced by Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday), among others. [Deadline]

Jack Black’s comedy series, Ghost Ghirls, has found a home. It will premiere online in Spring 2013 on Yahoo! Screen. Produced by the comedic actor’s Electric Dynamite Productions and Shine America, the series follows two young female ghostbusters (played by Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci), who solve the mysteries behind paranormal phenomena. Black, Jake Johnson, Molly Shannon, Jason Schwartzman and other celebrities will make appearances on the paranormal procedural. The 12-episode series began production earlier this month in Los Angeles. The series was previously reported to be in development with SyFy. [Yahoo! Screen]

The Insider is undergoing a makeover. In January 2013, it will return as omg!Insider with new co-host Thea Andrews. Andrews is replacing Brooke Anderson and joining co-anchor Kevin Frazier for the syndicated news magazine’s next iteration. [Deadline]

Sunday Ratings: Sunday Night Football’s San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots game delivered NBC a big win with the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo and reaching 18.6 million viewers in the 10PM timeslot. CBS scored with the Survivor: Philippines finale with the ad demo as well and 11.7 million viewers in the 9PM slot. But, ABC’s The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding failed to attract viewers to the nuptials – topping off at only 3.5 million viewers in its second hour at 10PM. [Zap2it]

Showtime’s Dexter and Homeland broke records for its respective Season 7 and Season 2 finales. Dexter drew in 2.75 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated program in the show’s history. Meanwhile, Homeland hit it out of the park with 2.3 million total viewers with its initial airing and 2.7 million overall for the night. [The Wrap]

Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta delivered its highest-rated episode of the season with over 3.6 million total viewers tuning in on Sunday night, becoming the third highest-rated episode in the history of the series. [Bravo]

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