A few things I think need clarifying/debunking around the Glee PR situation:
1. There is no doubt that Darren is speaking tomorrow about Cory on Good Morning America either on Glee’s request or blessing, not because he himself wanted to as an individual (Do I need to explain why this is so?). The reality of this PR situation (a real PR situation) is that there do need to be voices from Glee coming out about this in the next few days - Darren is a good choice for a lot of reasons:
a. He is a major player in the Glee cast, a central voice
b. He already had press interviews scheduled for GML.
c. He was a good friend and colleague of Cory’s but by all known info and appearances, not a very best friend or partner (like Lea, Mark, even Chris) who may be in more intense grief.
d. He is great with press and is genuinely emotional and kind.
2. I don’t believe that Darren is suddenly the voice of Glee on this situation. I think he is a voice of the Glee cast representing on some level the sadness that they feel as a cast. There is still the issue of Glee the business and how they will proceed. Darren is not the spokesperson for this (I’m virtually certain). The Glee powers will likely have to have someone speak on this in the next week or two - RM, Brad, another high up person from Fox or Glee, who can address fan (and advertiser, LBR) concerns about Glee.
I’m cc'ing our resident PR expert girliesportsjunkie for her thoughts too.