MANILA – The four visiting stars from the hit American TV show “Glee” were overwhelmed with the reception they received in the Philippines.
Becca Tobin, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist and Dean Geyer were all in the country to take part in the local unveiling of Coca-Cola’s new beverage.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Tobin said she finds Filipinos very sweet and enthusiastic.
MANILA, Philippines—Barely 24 hours after arriving in Manila, the newest stars of the American television series “Glee”—Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Dean Geyer and Becca Tobin— were onstage at Manila Peninsula’s Rigodon Ballroom to talk about being Coca-Cola’s latest brand ambassadors.
The foursome then made the rounds of different malls in Metro Manila on Saturday, along with local endorsers Kathryn Bernardo, Enchong Dee, Joseph Marco and Julia Montes. Big red crates with countdown timers were simultaneously unveiled to reveal Coke’s newest offering, the P10 300 ml Coke Mismo, as part of the soft drink brand’s global “Open Happiness” campaign. Continue Reading
United Talent Agency has picked up another one of the Glee club. Jacob Artist will be joining Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Jayma Mays and Melissa Benoist at UTA. The actor, who was previously with APA, will be represented by UTA in all areas. He continues to be represented by David Dean Management. Artist joined Fox’s Glee this season as Jake Puckerman the half-brother of Noah “Puck” Puckerman who is played by Mark Saling. The actor was seen last year in Lifetime’s Blue Lagoon: The Awakening TV movie.Artist appears next in the feature The Philosophers as well as in White Bird in a Blizzard with Shailene Woodley, Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe.
I’m a little late in posting this but it’s a pretty wonderful article on Jacob (one of my favorites, actually) so I thought I would post it anyway. You can find the photoshoot that goes along with it here in the gallery.
Jacob Artist is not boring. As Glee’s Jake Puckerman, Artist, 20, is this generation’s quintessential bad boy, following the likes of Beverly Hills,90210’s Dylan McKay (Luke Perry) and The O.C.’s Ryan Atwood (Ben McKenzie). Status like that assures him a place inside the locker of every other high school girl, and every one of them wants in on his juiciest biographical details.
“I want to sound more interesting! I’m trying to think of a cool hobby people wouldn’t expect. I would have said dance, but that’s over with now,” Artist says. “So, yeah. I guess I’m just boring and don’t do anything.”
Jacob Artist is not boring. Jacob Artist is just preset to be good at everything he wants to do.
At 5-years-old, his parents ask him if he’d like to Continue Reading
It took 21 episodes, but Jacob Artist’s dreams finally came true on Glee’s penultimate episode last week when he got to dance alongside series vet, and dancer extraordinaire Harry Shum, Jr.
“I said right when I got cast I would love to dance with Heather [Morris] or Harry, so when I read that in script, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this going to be awesome,” Artist tells TVGuide.com. ” It was a really cool collaborative process. He’s mind-blowingly phenomenal.”
Now that he’s made that hope a reality, what else is on Artist’s Glee wishlist? “I think it’d be really funny if he had some like Justin Timberlake-ified dance routine,” Artist says. “I wouldn’t hate ‘Cry Me a River.’ That’s a classic of his that I love.”
Now that Artist has gotten several opportunities to show off his fancy footwork — he was accepted into Julliard’s dance program shortly before joining Glee — Artist is already thinking about Jacob’s future beyond Lima. Which doesn’t hurt since the show has already been renewed for not one, but two, more seasons. “I’d think it’d be cool if he ended up maybe at NYADA as a dancer. I would not hate some more Kate Hudson scenes with Jake,” he says with a laugh.
However, before any Season 5 (and Season 6!) brainstorming begins, fans — and even the cast — still have to see how the fourth season ends. On Thursday’s season finale (9/8c on Fox), New Directions heads to Regionals ready to compete against their “superstar rival” Jessica Sanchez. But will New Directions take home the gold? “They did some sort of a rewrite and so we’re not quite sure how this episode is going to end. There might be two options,” Artist says. “We’re kind of anxious to see ourselves what they ended up deciding.”
Watch our interview with Artist to hear more about which McKinley graduates are coming back for Regionals, who is Catfish-ing Ryder, and where Season 5 will pick up:
Glee airs Thursday at 9/8c on Fox.
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Jacob recently did a photoshoot for Zooey Magazine – a mag that is only published 4 times a year. Keep an eye out for the scans to be added in the gallery soon. Check out his interview:
Jacob Artist. Jake Puckerman. The two may share the same first name, yet they could not be more different. In fact, as Jacob sits before me, relaxed and with a big smile set across his face, any visage of Puckerman quickly fades way. Unlike the bad boy image he portrays so well on television, Jacob exudes a quiet confidence comparable to that of James Dean, who was the primary source of inspiration for his editorial shoot. Thrust into the spotlight at an early age, Jacob has already stolen the hearts of many as one of the newest cast members to join Fox’s hit TV series, Glee, this season. He sings, he acts, he dances; multitalented and multifaceted, Jacob is quickly building a name for himself in the entertainment industry. And after sitting with him for only a few minutes, it’s so easy to see why.
Although Jacob’s popularity stems from his role as Jake Puckerman on Glee, he really began his road to success through a different vocation. “I actually grew up as a dancer my whole life,” he tells me. Now the graceful air he seems to carry about himself all makes sense. “I grew up as a competition kid. So I did everything: jazz, tap, hip hop. And then I did a lot of extra ballet on top of all of that when I was in high school. I actually got accepted into Julliard for dance, but I turned it down to come to LA.” Despite his casual attitude, Jacob’s list of talents are very impressive for such a young star. Would Jake Puckerman take ballet? Probably not. But it is no doubt that Jacob’s work as a trained dancer has helped him stand out, not only in Hollywood, but with his fans as well.
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There’ll be no raining on Rachel Berry’s parade, not for another two years anyway.
In a surprise twist, Fox has renewed Glee for not one but twomore seasons.
The pickup ensures that the musical-comedy will be around through Season 6.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, Fox president Kevin Reilly credited exec producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto “and the entire Glee team” for delicering “a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show… I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”
TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect today’s surprising development.
Thoughts? Relieved you won’t have to endure any bubble anxiety next year at this time? Does Glee have enough life in it to carry it through two more seasons? Hit the comments!
source: TV Line