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Lucy Hale and Darren Criss: It's All About Teen Choice

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Glee's Darren Criss spoke briefly about how the cast is coping with the death of Cory Monteith Thursday on Good Day LA. "Life moves on and I think we're pushing forward."

Darren and Lucy Hale are hosting FOX's Teen Choice Awards Sunday night and say they have a plan to keep the young crowd on their side. "If anything fails, we just say 'One Direction' and they go 'yaaaaaaayyyy!" Darren is shooting the new season of "Glee" and Lucy is gearing up for "Pretty Little Liars", or as Darren calls it, "Little Dirty Girls".

"Glee" is nominated for several awards and Lucy is up for Favorite Summer Actress. When Steve asked her what that meant she replied "I don't even known but I'll take it!"

Darren says he knows Lucy off camera and when the show's producers asked him who would be a great co-host he didn't even have to think about it. "They asked me to host and I was very touched by this and they wanted this sort of female energy so I was thinking of somebody who'd be really fun to host it and I thought of Lucy....she's a little country I'm a little rock and roll."

Steve and Maria pointed out the pair was clicking on Good Day and thinks they'll do really well Sunday night. Darren thinks he's right. "There's a certain spontaneity that will happen when we get there and the fun thing is...the audience is already excited to be there." The Glee star also talked about why he's excited about an upcoming Beatles themed episode. "I will say I just got to do a fitting of the famous Ed Sullivan outfits that they did...I was doing the fitting going 'this is so awesome'".

Fun facts about Lucy Hale:

  • Lucy is an American actress and singer. She was one of five winners of the reality show American Juniors. She is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.
  • Hale appeared as guest roles on shows such as Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, The O.C., and How I Met Your Mother. She appeared in two episodes of the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place.

Fun facts about Darren Criss:

  • Criss first garnered attention playing the lead role of Harry Potter in StarKid's musical production of A Very Potter Musical. The theater troupe made Billboard history when Me and My Dick became the first charting student-produced musical recording, debuting at number eleven on the Top Cast Albums chart in 2010.
  • Criss is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson (2010–present), an openly gay high school student, on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. As the lead vocalist of Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers, Criss' first number, a cover version of "Teenage Dream", became the fastest-selling Glee single, reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified gold in the U.S. The Warblers have sold over 1.3 million tracks, and the soundtrack album, Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers (2011), peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200.

(Source: Wikipedia)

The Teen Choice Awards airs Sunday night, August 11th on FOX.

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