OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Praises 'Glee'
Singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder has praised TV bosses for broadcasting "Glee" - because he's convinced the show will encourage more young men to embrace their musical talents. The OneRepublic frontman admits he was taunted by bullies at school because of his love of musical theater, and he hopes "Glee" will help remove the stigma so more wannabe stars will feel able to sing and dance without fear of ridicule.
He says, "I was in Some Like It Hot at school, playing one of the guys who dressed up as a woman. Being a 17 year old in Oklahoma in drag is not easy. I hope Glee makes the whole thing not as taboo, makes people more interested and less afraid."
Ryan Tedder is currently busy working with Katy Perry and Paul Oakenfold. On his project with Perry, he told MTV, "One song is, like, the evolution of 'Hot N Cold,' that kind of thing. ... The other two literally sound like something you would hear in the mid-'90s at a roller-rink skating party."
- Ex-Sistar Member Bora Is Dating Big Star's Feeldog
- The Obamas' Balinese Vacation Pictures: See the Family During Temple Visit and Rafting
- Ritz-Carlton Responds After Leslie Jones Accused It of Racism
- Elle Fanning Turns Her Dream Into Reality in New 'Leap!' Trailer
- This Is What Bella Thorne Does When Asked If Scott Disick Is a Sex Addict
- Bye Exes Feud! Nicki Minaj Is 'Happily Moving On' With Nas
- Jay-Z Shares '4:44' Dramatic Trailer Titled 'Kill Jay Z'
- Katy Perry Breaks Silence on Orlando Bloom's Nude Photos, Claims He Tried to Get Her Naked Too