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Watch the 'Glee' Cast Reunite to Pay Tribute to Naya Rivera (Video)

The cast of Glee reunited to pay tribute to late co-star Naya Rivera and you can watch the video right here!

16 members of the cast gathered on Zoom to talk about their favorite memories of Naya on the 10-year anniversary of her character Santana Lopez coming out as a lesbian on network TV. The reunion was part of the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards, which aired on Thursday (April 8).

Demi Lovato, who played Santana’s girlfriend Dani on Glee, opened the tribute. She said, “I will always cherish the chance I got to play Naya‘s girlfriend, Dani, on Glee. The character Naya played, Santana Lopez, was groundbreaking for closeted queer girls, like I was at the time. Her ambition and accomplishments inspired Latina women all over the world.”

The cast members who then participated in the reunion included Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jessalyn Gilsig, Dot-Marie Jones, Vanessa Lengies, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Alex Newell, Lauren Potter, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, and Jenna Ushkowitz. Notably absent were Lea Michele and Dianna Agron.

Glee cast reunites to pay tribute to Naya Rivera

The reunion ended with Jessalyn reading a note written by Naya‘s mom.

Click inside to watch the video and to read the note… More Here! »

'Glee' Cast to Reunite to Honor Naya Rivera - See Who's Participating & Who Won't Be There

A Glee reunion is happening! Some of the cast members will participate in the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 8 as a tribute to the late Naya Rivera and her character Santana Lopez.

Those participating include Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Vanessa Lengies, Jacob Artist, Alex Newell, and Becca Tobin.

Lea Michele‘s name was not included in the Deadline press release, so it is assumed that she will not be participating. Ahead of Naya‘s tragic death, many stars spoke out about Lea‘s behavior on set. Lea is also a new mother.

Dianna Agron‘s name was also not included.

Naya tragically passed away at the age of 33 in a drowning accident in July of 2020.

The 2021 GLAAD Media Awards will be hosted by Niecy Nash. You’ll be able to stream the reunion on YouTube on April 8 at 8pm ET.

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Amber Riley Reveals the 'Glee' Song That Still Haunts Her Today

Amber Riley is looking back at her time on Glee and she revealed the one song that she had to perform that still haunts her to this day.

The 35-year-old actress, who played Mercedes Jones on the hit Fox series, took to TikTok this week to participate in the Coco Jones Challenge.

The challenge is all about people using a soundbite from former Disney star Coco Jones‘ live stream in which she said, “Yes I did that. And you would do it too for a check. I was an employee! And I was gonna get employee of the month.”

Amber shared a clip of herself singing the original song “Hell to the No” on Glee and then the video cut to her lip-syncing to the Coco Jones quote.

“This song still haunts me 😂😂😂,” Amber captioned the video. Watch below!

Amber recently had some exciting news to share about her personal life.

Glee's Amber Riley Wants to Star in a Live 'Dreamgirls' Production on TV!

Amber Riley has an idea that we really hope becomes a reality!

The former Glee actress took to her Twitter account on Monday night (December 28) to put her dream out into the universe. She wants to star in a live television production of the musical Dreamgirls!

“Dreamgirls LIVE 2021 (on a major tv network) starring AMBER RILEY as “Effie White”… speaking it into existence,” Amber tweeted.

She also asked her fans, “What is going on your vision board or whatever it is you use to visualize and set goals?”

Amber is no stranger to both Dreamgirls and live TV musicals. She previously won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for starring in Dreamgirls on London’s West End in 2017. She also appeared in NBC’s live production of The Wiz in 2015.

Click inside to watch Amber Riley sing “And I Am Telling You”… More Here! »

Naya Rivera's 'Glee' Co-Stars Launch Fundraiser For Her Favorite Charity

Naya Rivera is being remembered by her Glee cast in a very special way this holiday season.

Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale and many more from the Glee cast have teamed up for the SNIXXMASs Charity Drive, which will benefit one of Naya‘s favorite charities, Alexandria House, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that provides safe housing for women and children.

“If you were lucky enough to know Naya, you know she threw some epic parties,” the GoFundMe page reads about the fundraiser. “The best of them all was her annual Christmas party, which she dubbed Snixxmas. Snixxmas was like Naya herself… sparkling, fabulous and one hell of a good time! But it wasn’t only glitz, glamour and gay apparel. Every holiday season, Naya found ways to give back.”

It continues, “Recently, Naya began working with a local non-profit in Los Angeles called Alexandria House. She not only raised and contributed funds for them, but also volunteered her time and effort to the organization.”

Heather also added another note on her own Instagram page, writing that Naya “always inspired me because she never let a holiday season go by without giving back to those in need. We’re keeping Naya’s spirit alive this holiday season by raising funds for one of her favorite organizations, Alexandria House. Please, give what you can and help spread Snixxmas cheer.”

Naya sadly passed away earlier this year after accidentally drowning in Lake Piru in California during a weekend trip with her only son, Josey Dorsey.

Her ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, just recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Get all the details here…

Glee's Amber Riley Is Engaged to Desean Black!

Amber Riley has some amazing news to share!

The 34-year-old actress, best known for playing Mercedes Jones on the Fox series Glee, is engaged to her boyfriend Desean Black.

Amber announced the news by sharing a photo from her proposal, taken by friend Alfredo Flores, as well as a video of her showing off the engagement ring.

“There was a time when I thought I didn’t want or deserve this kind of love. I’m looking at a man who changed my mind. My time by myself, loving on myself, getting comfortable with myself, prepared me for you, and prepared me for this. I am so proud to say, I am the future Mrs. Black,” Amber captioned the photo.

She added, “I love you @deseanblack_official and I thank you for your patience, your friendship, and your partnership! ‘What God has joined together, let no man separate.’ #HappilyEngaged #Engaged #BlackLove.”

Amber previously revealed that she met Desean by sliding into his DMs on Instagram!

In other news, Amber recently spoke out about something a Trump supporter did to her.

Amber Riley Says a Trump Supporter Did This To Her Car

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