Is This Kurt's Boyfriend on Glee and 7 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

darrencriss_225.jpgAlso in today's edition of The Broadsheet: Steve Carell is magic... Guillermo del Toro keeps himself busy... NBC finds Jeff Zucker's replacement... and more ahead.

· The question of who would play Chris Colfer's on-screen boyfriend during this season of Glee has gone from "Hey, this could be interesting!" to "Just do it already!" in the span of a few months (thanks, Ryan Murphy!), so take this news with the excitement it deserves. Darren Criss -- who you might remember from the viral video spoof A Very Potter Musical -- has been cast on Glee as Blaine, a "a cute and charismatic gay student" from a rival glee club. He may also be Kurt's boyfriend. Or not. Get excited? [EW]

· Stop me if you've heard this one before: Steve Carell has signed on to another high concept comedy. In Burt Wonderstone, he'll play a Las Vegas magician who must come to terms with his partner's death and learn to love magic again. Since this actually sounds like it could be funny -- or at least funnier than Dinner for Schmucks -- consider me interested. [Variety]

· With the news that Guillermo del Toro will write and direct Trollhunters for Dreamworks Animation, the excessively busy director's sleep schedule has been called into question. "People say, 'How does he do it?' Well, I don't work on them at the same time," del Toro told THR. "The fact that they are happening now is flattering and great, but it doesn't mean I'm writing seven screenplays at one time." Nope, he's just directing at one time. [THR/Heat Vision]

· Steve Burke will replace Jeff Zucker as NBC Universal CEO. Good luck trying to fill those big shoes, Steve! [Deadline]

· Hollywood loves The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, huh? Less than a month after Noomi Rapace was cast in Sherlock Holmes 2, her co-star Michael Nyqvist has been added to Mission: Impossible IV as the villain. [THR]

· In the wake of star Andy Whitfield's cancer relapse, Starz series Spartacus: Blood & Sand will have to either recast his part or get canceled altogether. [EW]

· The ratings for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live were up 15 percent from last year. That probably has a lot to do with the Ground Zero mosque sketch. [Deadline]

· Embattled Lone Star creator Kyle Killen has interviewed himself for The Daily Beast in the hope of saving his great show for one more week. [The Daily Beast]



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