Titled "The Quarterback," the tribute episode took an emotional toll on Lea, but she says she has no plans to leave Glee.
"Everyone is asking: 'Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?' " she says, "but the truth is it's no harder at work than it is in life, so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together."
Meanwhile, Glee creator Ryan Murphy tells USA Today he'll never forget shooting the episode. "I've never seen a crew that can't continue shooting because they've left the room sobbing. It was very hard," he says.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
"Global Superstar" Katy Perry will perform her single "Unconditionally" live at the MTV European Music awards Nov. 10 in Amsterdam. . . . Comedic actor Craig Robinson ( This Is the End) who was in the Bahamas to perform stand-up at the Atlantis resort, has been arrested on drug charges for allegedly trying to board a plane with a half-gram of marijuana and 18 ecstasy pills, Celebuzz.com reports.
Kanye: I'm a genius
The singer known as The Gigantanormous Ego ( Kanye West) was his modest self Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel's show where he declared, "I'm a creative genius, and there's no other way to word it." Kim Kardashian's baby papa also called a truce in the absurd Twitter war he's waged with Kimmel since the comic mocked him in a sketch. Kanye said he was upset because so many people are mean and "treat celebrities like zoo animals."
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been graced with a leading six nominations for the American Music Awards. Noms were announced Thursday by Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am. Taylor Swift and J ustin Timberlake got five apiece; Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna, and Robin Thicke four; and Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons three. Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will perform at the Nov. 24 show, which will air live on ABC.
Timberlake owns chart
Justin Timberlake this week became the 21st person to have two No. 1 LPs in the same year: The second part of 20/20 Experience sold 350,000 units in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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