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No, Chris Colfer Did Not Get Fired from ‘Glee’

Twice this week, apparently false rumors about beloved stars leaving iconic shows were started and then dispersed by studios. Today, Glee‘s Chris Colfer—one of the show’s few remaining original cast members—announced over Twitter that he had been fired from the show’s final season. Or, so everyone thought. 20th Century Fox stepped in to say that Colfer’s Twitter had been hacked and such talk “could not be further from the truth.”

Earlier this week, Game of Thrones‘s Emilia Clarke—who, like Colfer, is one of the few people to have survived the past few seasons of her famously dangerous show—was rumored to be leaving the role of Khaleesi to someone else next season. But HBO said the rumors are “absolutely untrue.” In this case, the rumor was started by something called The Sunday Times Daily, which writes fake news stories because that is some people’s idea of humor …

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