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Glee Series Finale: The Best Cameos and Callbacks

Originally posted 03/21/2015 02:15AM

[YOUTUBE "qaqVwlkTENc"] Many faces have passed through the halls of William McKinley High School.

On Glee's series finale Friday, an impressive number of the show's alums – not to mention some of its more memorable fashion fads and cultural touchstones – appeared in Lima for one last song and dance.

Here are a few of the highlights from the welcome returns, quirky character traits and celebrity cameos from Glee's two-hour finale.

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Glee Series Finale: Ranking the Songs

Glee Series Finale: Ranking the Songs

Originally posted 03/21/2015 12:55AM

Glee wrapped its six-season run Friday night with a two-hour finale that evoked the best of the show's early days.

Twelve songs – ranging from the saccharine to the sublime – figured into the night's two episodes, "2009" and "Dreams Come True." Some provided character insight, some tugged at the heartstrings, and some were pure expressions of joy.

While the show was creatively as good as its been in a long time during its closing installment, some songs succeeded more than others. Below, our take on how each tune fared.

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Glee Series Finale Recap: The New Directions Don't Stop Believin' for One Minute

Glee Series Finale Recap: The New Directions Don't Stop Believin' for One Minute

Originally posted 03/20/2015 11:25PM

Over its six seasons, Glee has consistently proven that it can stick a landing, and the series finale was the absolute epitome of the scrappy musical dramedy's ability to obliterate the memory of the bumpy road behind with one revelatory moment of heart-pumping, tear-jerking, can't-stop-yourself-from-smiling, singing-and-dancing glory.

The series's two-hour finale appropriately ended with One Republic's anthemic feel-good tune "I Lived." Indeed, the show "did it all." It was, for better or (often) worse just as messy and ridiculous as life – but, in its best moments, also as uplifting and powerful.

Considering how wildly uneven Glee has been for, well, most of its run, the ending turned out to be pretty darn near pitch-perfect.

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Glee Finale: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and More Tweet Final Memories

Glee Finale: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and More Tweet Final Memories

Originally posted 03/20/2015 08:35PM

After six emotional seasons of song covers and endless ups and downs at William KcKinley High School, the cast of Glee are bidding farewell to the musical series.

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Glee Stars Talk Tearful Final Days on Set: 'It's Hilariously Tragically Wonderful It's Over'

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Glee Stars Talk Tearful Final Days on Set: 'It's Hilariously Tragically Wonderful It's Over'

Originally posted 03/14/2015 02:30PM

Glee is entering the final week before its two-hour series finale on March 20, but Darren Criss said the last days of shooting were beautiful – not sad.

"I remember the very last shot, we were all crying and holding on to each other and Chord [Overstreet] just started bursting out laughing because, at that point, those emotions were all next to each other," Criss, 28, told reporters at PaleyFest in LA on Friday. 

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Kathy Griffin Asks for Twitter Support after Quitting Fashion Police, Famous Friends Deliver | Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin Asks for Twitter Support after Quitting Fashion Police, Famous Friends Deliver

Originally posted 03/13/2015 06:15PM

Kathy Griffin has gathered the public support of a lengthy list of celebrities in the wake of her abrupt Fashion Police exit.

The comedian, 54, announced she is leaving E!'s fashion commentary series in a detailed statement posted to her Twitter page Thursday, citing that her style of comedy "does not fit with the creative direction of the show."

Her announcement came only two weeks after her cohost Kelly Osbourne also left her seat on the show, trailing a controversy involving a racially offensive joke made during the show's Oscars episode.

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Look Who Jane Lynch Will Play After Glee Is Over

Look Who Jane Lynch Will Play After Glee Is Over

Originally posted 03/03/2015 09:15AM

Goodbye, Sue Sylvester. Hello ... angel?

Glee is not over yet, but Jane Lynch has already booked her next role.

The 54-year-old actress has been cast as a brassy and larger-than-life guardian angel named Amy in Angel from Hell, a new CBS comedy pilot in the works for this fall.

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Jane Lynch on Saying Goodbye to Glee: 'I Don't Want to Face It'

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UpdatePosted 02/26/2015 05:50PM

Jane Lynch on Saying Goodbye to Glee: 'I Don't Want to Face It'

Originally posted 02/26/2015 12:15PM

As Glee nears its series finale, both Gleeks and the cast have begun to mourn.

Jane Lynch – whose character Sue Sylvester reinvigorated the art of the snippy one-liner and made track suits acceptable office apparel – tells PEOPLE she was flooded with emotions while filming the show's final episode last Saturday.

"It was waterworks," admitted the Emmy winner, 54, who teamed with the ASPCA and Febreze on Wednesday to educate pet owners against the affects of noseblindness.

"There are some takes I'm sure they can't use because we were all weeping," she continues. "It was hard to get through."

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Glee: Sue Has Something to Show Becky – and It's a Tad Creepy (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/30/2015 04:30PM

Even Becky knows when Sue has gone off her rocker.

In this exclusive clip from Friday's episode of Glee, Sue (Jane Lynch) takes Becky (Lauren Potter) into her private, intimately lit locker to expose her next mission: getting Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) back together.

As part of her new strategy to mend relationships, Sue waxes on about Kurt and Blaine's "love for the ages" and how their chemistry is so intense, it would be a hump-a-palooza if they ever actually locked eyeballs.

Needless to say, Becky's a little blown away by all the imagery.

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Jane Lynch on Her Sexuality: 'It Was Almost Like I Had a Disease'

Jane Lynch on Her Sexuality: 'It Was Almost Like I Had a Disease'

Originally posted 05/19/2014 11:50AM

Jane Lynch plays strong and confident Sue Sylvester on Glee, but she wasn't always as self-assured as the cheerleading coach she portrays on TV.

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