'Glee' Cast Robbed of Emmys and Money from Album Sales?
Glee lost the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Series, and many more. But those disses are nothing compared to what Sony Music has supposedly done to the cast. While the show's creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy inked a brand new $24 million contract, New Directions seems to have been purposely left in the dust.
Despite Glee: The Music -- Journey to Regionals landing in the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart, Cory Monteith told a radio show, "I got 400 bucks from it going No. 1. But you know what, that's okay because if I'm patient, and if this thing does really well, maybe I'll see another 400 bucks."
He may be cracking jokes about Sony mishandling the finances, but the New York Post reports this is the reason Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling signed with other music labels to create their solo albums.
A source tells the paper, "Sony should have known better -- they kept their hands on money that could have paid to the cast. But by upsetting the biggest talent on TV, the label is cutting its nose off to spite its face. It is myopic, short-term thinking on their part."
Yikes. We hope our favorite comedy isn't becoming filled with behind-the-scenes scandals!