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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 Heather Morris Says It's 'Incredibly Tough' to Act Like Mark Salling's Death is 'Invisible'

Heather Morris is speaking out to make sure that the death of her Glee co-star Mark Salling is not overlooked.

It all started when Heather noticed that a fan account tweeted about Glee‘s season two Christmas episode, but included a vomit face emoji on Mark‘s face.

“the vomit face on Marks face is offensive,” Heather tweeted.

Mark died by suicide in January 2018, just weeks after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. He was expected to serve four to seven years in jail and have to register as a sex offender.

Two other original Glee stars have passed away – Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera – and some fans only choose to remember these two stars.

One day after slamming the fan’s tweet, Heather returned to Twitter to release a lengthy statement about Mark and why she chooses to remember all three co-stars who died.

Click inside to find out what she said… More Here! »

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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…

Darren Criss Is Marking a Very Special Day in 'Glee' History!

Darren Criss is looking back at his time on Glee on the 10th anniversary of his first appearance on the show.

The 33-year-old actor, who was just 23 when he landed his role as Blaine Anderson, made his memorable first appearance on November 9, 2010. You might remember that he performed “Teenage Dream” during the episode “Never Been Kissed.”

“Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my first appearance on Glee as Blaine Anderson in the episode ‘Never Been Kissed.’ And while a number of you by that point may have already been pretty familiar with me as a totally awesome boy wizard or a Disney song nerd from the internet stage, no one can deny that Glee’s world presence catapulted my life to an entirely different level, and gave my career the opportunity to carry on in the way it’s been able to for the past decade,” Darren wrote on Instagram.

He added, “And it all happened through a literal song and dance that I could not be more proud of and grateful for. So whether you’re a Glee fan from back in the day, continue to re-watch it, or watching it now for the first time, thank you for allowing Blaine into your life. People always tell me how Glee changed their life, and I’m always happy to remind them how yeah, it changed mine too. And how they, and you reading this, are a part of that. So thank you.”

Darren is doing something very special to celebrate the occasion.

“But words and throwback pictures can only say so much,” Darren continued. “So to celebrate this milestone, I’m gonna give some of that love and appreciation back and throw a livestream concert entirely for charity benefiting a variety of good causes in need during this insane year. I’m calling it DEC•AID, and I’ll be sharing songs, stories, and never-before-seen content from those good ol’ Glee days. I’ll even be auctioning off some special personal items to see if we can raise some extra dough!⁣”

“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time, but just needed the right occasion. And between today’s anniversary, the holidays coming up, and the general sense of hope now in the air, the timing felt right. The show will be live on Saturday, November 28th, at 1pm PST. Still working out all the details but save the date and stay tuned via http://www.darrencriss.com/decaid or click the link in my bio,” he continued. “In the meantime, in anticipation of DEC•AID, join me on Instagram Live TODAY at 4pm pst where I live-watch & react to ‘Never Been Kissed,’ something I haven’t watched in… TEN YEARS. Come join me, watch along… and let’s see what I have to say!!! ”

He concluded, “Love you all, thanks for hangin’ with me and Blaine all these years. Here’s to many more!”

We have some photos of Darren out and about with his wife over the summer.

Heather Morris Reflects On The Importance of Brittany & Santana's Relationship, Almost A Month After Naya Rivera's Death

Heather Morris is looking back on her fondest memories of Naya Rivera and focused on the importance of Glee‘s Brittany and Santana relationship in a new video.

“I have been feeling very heavy lately. I’ve been feeling this like aching in my heart to connect with my fans, to connect with everybody who’s been feeling a little lost and confused during this time,” Heather first started her video before talking about Brittana.

“I don’t need to explain what the importance of Santana and Brittany’s relationship was to all of you who are watching, because most of you felt like it was your gateway into your current life. Most of you felt like it was an inspiration to become your best self,” she shared, adding, “I want you to know that that was never lost on me. It was never lost on Naya.”

Heather continued, “We both knew how special that was. I think she knew a little bit more than I did. I really felt it a lot later with all the messages and all the people reaching out. and I knew the writers also knew that as well. They were basically writing for the fans.”

“I felt a really deep need to connect to all of you right now because I just know how important our relationship was to you all. And I know a lot of you feel very lost and very far away from what happened, a maybe a bit confused. And that’s completely normal,” she went on. “But I felt like it owed it to you guys because I think the fans were such a huge impact on our storyline and I want to thank you all for being such advocates and so supportive of Santana and Brittany’s relationship, because without you guys it never would have existed.”

“You guys helped create something for the writers and, for Naya and I, that made an impact that will last for a lifetime and beyond then. So I want to thank everyone here watching and I want to thank all the fans for your love and support,” Heather said, in a heartfelt thank you to fans. “I want you to know that we are all here with you, that grief looks different on everybody and I want you to be gentle and kind to yourself during this time. I think many of you may feel very far away and I hope this message will help you feel closer.”

Naya went missing after a swimming accident last month at Lake Piru, and her body was unfortunately found five days later on July 13.

Just recently, Heather opened up about her grief in another personal video to fans on social media. See it here…