New love interest for ‘Glee’’s Mercedes

Need a Glee fix? This scoop should hold you over until the Glee The 3D Concert Movie opens Friday.

Mercedes (Amber Riley) is finally getting a real boyfriend. He’s Bubba, played by DeMarcus Tinker. He’s best known as Dallas, the boon companion to farmboy Luke on Friday Night Lights. He also plays Travis’s college roomie on Cougar Town.

It’s about time Mercedes got her a man. (See her sing "Hell to the No" in the clip below) She’s been unfairly isolated on the show. Even Lauren (Ashley Fink) has a hot (if unlikely) boyfriend in Puck (Mark Salling) Who does Mercedes get to hang with? Most of the time it’s Kurt.

It looked like ‘Cedes was hooking up with Sam (Chord Overstreet) last season. But let’s face it: there was no discernible chemistry there. Plus Overstreet has been dropped from the show.

We’re guessing she’ll spontaneously combust with Bubba. Tinker started shooting the season premiere just today.

He won’t be the only new face at McKinley High. Reportedly the show is adding a pair of mean girls, one a rich snob and the other an inked-up Goth. New faculty members too. Should be an interesting school year.


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