To celebrate the 100th episode of “Glee” this week, the EW staff has assembled a video gallery of the 18 best individual performances in the show’s history airing on Fox. Their overall top selection for Lea Michele is “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” Watch videos of all the choices, but some of the others include: Chris Colfer (“Not the Boy Next Door”), Kevin McHale (“Safety Dance”), Cory Monteith (“I’ll Stand By You”), Matthew Morrison (“Forevery Young”), and Amber Riley (“I Will Always Love You”). Entertainment Weekly.
Walt Disney Company chief Bob Iger announces plans for the long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” Original director Brad Bird is writing the sequel for the animated super hero picture. His next film is also for Disney, “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney and slated for 2015. Also announced is a third incarnation of “Cars.” The second film earned over $560 million worldwide, and Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure Park has been a major draw. Variety.
In other Disney news, Bob Iger also announces that “Star Wars: Episode VII” will start production in May at Pinewood Studios in London. J.J. Abrams is directing and co-writing with original scribe Lawrence Kasdan. The plot will take place 30 years after the sixth episode, “Return of the Jedi.” There is no official word on any casting, but Iger’s Tweet says, “very familiar faces” along with a trio of young leads. The film will be in theaters December, 2015. Huffington Post.
The Motion Picture Academy announces several upcoming spring events for Los Angeles. Director Penelope Spheeris will host a screening of “The Decline of Western Civilization” on April 4 and 18. Documentarian Albert Maysles will sreen his film “Grey Gardens” on April 9. Martin Scorsese presents a look at “Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” on May 2. The long-lost film “Too Much Johnson” will be part of “The Essential Orson Welles” on May 3. Oscar winner Eva Marie Saint will be the special guest for a 60th anniversary screening of “On the Waterfront” on June 6. “Do the Right Thing” with Spike Lee and other cast/crew will celebrate its 25th anniversary on June 27. AMPAS.
For the first time in a decade, the Peabody Awards will air on television. Pivot, a network targeting millennials, has signed a deal to air the annual ceremony each year through 2016. The kudos celebrate excellence in TV, radio, and webcasting. This year’s winners will be announced on April 2, with the ceremony held in New York on May 19. Recent TV honors have gone to such shows as “Doctor Who,” “Game of Thrones,” “Girls,” “Homeland,” “Louie,” Parks and Recreation,” and “Southland.” Deadline.
To celebrate the new movie “Muppets Most Wanted,” you can now watch the 20 most “amazing” musical numbers from the classic 1970s “The Muppet Show.” At the top of the list is Harry Belafonte performing “Turn the World Around.” Others to view include Rita Moreno (“Fever”), Judy Collins (“Send in the Clowns”), Lena Horne (“Sing”), Danny Kaye (“Inchworm”), Steve Martin (“Rambling Man”), Gilda Radner (“Pirates of Penzance”), and Ben Vereen (“Mr. Cellophane”). Vulture.
“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm will receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting. His on-screen roles have included “Bridesmaids,” “Friends with Kids,” and “The Town.” His upcoming Disney film “Million Dollary Arm” will premiere on May 16. Part one of the “Mad Men” final season debuts on April 13. His CinemaCon award will be presented on March 26. The Wrap.
As an April Fool’s joke, two CBS hosts are swapping places. Drew Carey will take the reigns of “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that night with guests Carl Reiner, Joan Jett, and Connie Schultz. Craig Ferguson will host “The Price is Right” that morning. The two men co-starred together years ago on Carey’s self-titled situation comedy. USA Today.