This is a rare moment in Internet trends — for me at least. Usually, by the time a meme goes mainstream, those of us who basically live online are sick of it. But somehow, I’m still not tired of seeing famous people dance to Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe,” and Psy’s “Gangnam Style” dance is still as infectious as ever. But after this morning’s versions of both of those phenoms — courtesy of Ellen and Glee we think everyone else should give up. First, we have Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres learning “Gangnam Style” from the master himself:
Four things about this: Psy is the most charming man on Earth. Britney deserves the Good Sport prize for dancing in those shoes. Britney also makes the best “concentrating” face. But we think Ellen is actually maybe better at Gangnam Style than Britney.
And next we have the remaining New Directions on Glee, not lip-synching to “Call Me Maybe” as per the usual meme, but covering it: Read more…
A new promo video came out yesterday that gave us our most comprehensive sneak peek yet of what Glee’s fourth season will look like when it premieres on September 13 — and it gave us a really good look at the show’s newest stars, Kate Hudson, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin and Dean Geyer. We’ll get around to talking about the others soon enough, but today we wanted to learn a little more about Dean, the NYADA student who appears to be a big threat to Rachel and Finn’s long-distance relationship. Before Finchel fans start throwing things at the guy, let’s learn a little more about this easy-on-the-eyes actor.
The 26-year-old actor/musician was born in Johannesburg and moved to Australia when he was 15.
He didn’t start playing music until he was 18, but by the time he was 20, he blew away the judges with his audition for Australian Idol in 2006. He finished in third place. Here’s his audition video:
Little did Ryan Murphy know that by tweeting this photograph, Gleek Armageddon would ensue. It may look like a simple promotional shot of Glee’s new upcoming season (season four), but one very important element is missing — Dianna Agron‘s character, Quinn Fabray. We all know that she wanted to head off to Yale for college, but does this mean that she’s dunzo on the show? Not so much, tweeted Ryan. “Gleeks, please relax. Dianna is still on the show. We love her and have great plans for Quinn, ” he wrote , also adding the hashtag, “Quinn Fabray Lives.” So there you have it. Dianna’s still there, so crisis averted.
We’re starting to be convinced that Ryan Murphy and the rest of the folks behind Glee are mad marketing geniuses. Whether or not the very experimental fourth season actually succeeds when it premieres — with its brand-new format (the show-within-the-show), brand-new time slot (Thursdays at 9) and brand-new settings (NYC!) — remains to be seen. But they’ve certainly managed to build our excitement for the show’s return on September 13. The latest spark to our enthusiastic flame is the above photo, which Murphy tweeted, showing guest-star Sarah Jessica Parker as Vogue.com editor Isabelle Klempt, who will be Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) boss. As if we weren’t already thrilled to see Carrie Bradshaw get another shot at Vogue success (remember her column for the mag? And what happened after her wedding gown shoot?), it’s super cool to know that Ms. Anna Wintour herself is behind SJP’s costumes for the role. Can’t have a fake Vogue editor wearing just anything, can we?
We’re kidding, guys. By getting catty, we meant that awesome kitty-ears headband Lea Michele has on, on her Nylon magazine September cover. The snippets from the interview given are pretty meaty, but we feel a little let down by her take on her relationship with Glee castmate Cory Monteith. We were expecting a ton of backstory and juicy details. C’mon, everyone loves a good story! When asked about her “relationships on and offscreen” she replied, “We were Finn and Rachel before–I feel like they come first.” Okay … what does that even mean! More, Lea, more! The next bit we found quite interesting, is when Nylon asked about all those rumors swirling around about Lea being a total diva. Like when she blew off Hailee Steinfeld. Or when she gave attitude to society photographer Patrick McMullan. Stories like that don’t just come out of nowhere. She addresses the talk by saying, “I think I was fighting so hard to change [representations of my personality], that I was not really being myself. [But] I came to a place where I’m much happier personally in my life and because of that I really don’t feel like I need to explain anything or be anything. I’m really proud of who I am.” Which doesn’t deny the fact that she’s a diva, at all. But hey, if she’s “really proud” of who she is — then that’s the way it’s going to be.
We love the number of sneak peeks Glee creator Ryan Murphy gives us of the show via his Twitter account. He recently gave us a look at a very gorgeous Kate Hudson filming her guest spot for the show. His latest tweet has given us an insight as of what to expect from the annual Halloween episode. At least, that’s what we think it is. Check out the photograph above of the lovely Darren Criss dressed up as Robin. The message along with the photograph read, “Who is that masked man keeping crime away from the halls of McKinley?” He should have added a “bam!” and a “kapow!” for good measure. What we’re loving most of all is that if you look closer, you’ll see that Darren’s also got a bow-tie around his collar! Considering they did an entire episode in homage to Rocky Horror Picture Show around Halloween in 2010, one would think this is the key to what they’re planning this year, right? We’d really like more details, but have a feeling this is all we’re going to get for some time. More importantly, if Darren is Robin, we really want to know who Batman is? Any guesses, Gleeks?
Wow! How amazing does Kate Hudson look in this shot? Sexy, tousled hair, a black leotard and fishnets, and the guy she’s holding on to ain’t half-bad either. The picture was tweeted by director Ryan Murphy who accompanied the snap with a message that reads, “From FOX: Kate Hudson in action. GLEE S4 premieres Thurs., Sept. 13 at 9p!” Hudson’s playing Rachel Berry’s ( Lea Michele) dance teacher on the show and Jane Lynch (who plays coach Sue Sylvester) spilled the beans about her character to E! saying, “ I hear she’s doing just great and I read the scripts and they’re hilarious. She’s mean and petty and yet there’s a heart there too. She’s really good. She gives Rachel a really hard time.”
Murphy also tweeted a photograph of Kate with Lea a little over two weeks ago, writing, “GLEE exclusive: msleamichele and Kate Hudson on the NYADA set. Kate had chandelier approval.” You can see the photograph right after the jump. Do you think Kate and Glee are going to make a good fit? We have a feeling she’s going to be awesome! Remember her song-and-dance routine on Nine? She was pretty smoking then, and by the looks of the picture above, she’s going to be pretty smoking on the series as well. Read more…
Lea Michele went on a filming marathon this weekend as she and some of her fellow Glee costars filmed on location all around New York City. And we mean all around. It seemed exhausting, but on the upside it gave her a chance to bust out some seriously killer skirts! The starlet traveled up and down Manhattan showing off some dance moves and flaunting her fab legs.Just looking at all the wardrobe changes kind of wears us out! She was filmed in Battery Pack mouthing No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” to boyfriend Corey Monteith, strolling 14th Street with Chris Colfer and hanging out with Dean Geyer around Washington Square Park.
Lea stuck to loose sundresses for her personal attire over the weekend, but the preppy fall couture she was forced to don as Rachel Berry have been pretty rough considering the summer heat! The shoot had more costume changes than a Lady Gaga concert, so we collected her 10 leggiest looks from just this weekend alone! OK, so we snuck in one that wasn’t from the shoot, but a pic she tweeted from her new Candies ad campaign. But we bet you’ll get over it. Enjoy the hot legs, cool clothes, and sneak peek from the upcoming 4th season of the hit series!
The timing and mood of the Teen Choice Awards make the show a great place to see young Hollywood and music stars show off their relaxed, beachy best. Unfortunately, it seems like too many of these stars seem to think it’s a good time to give their stylists the day off and get a little TOO relaxed. A lot of the celebs you’ll see in the gallery below are not offensively dressed, necessarily. It’s just that we wish Selena Gomez, Nikki Reed, Darren Criss and the like would have taken bigger risks and had more fun with their outfits. Others, especially lesser known stars like Crystal Reed or frequent risk-takers like TCA co-hosts Kevin McHale and Demi Lovato, took their risks a little too far. We don’t want to punish you for trying, guys. It’s just that someone had to make this list.
We’re going to treat this space as a bit of an open ranting thread for any of you left huffing and puffing about the TV Academy being stuck in their ways and ignoring your favorite TV shows in the 64th Primetime Emmy nominations list. For the most part, we’re actually pretty happy with the nominees — there are a few surprises that make it seem like this show might actually be a little hipper than years past. But still, there are some GLARING omissions. Here are the snubs we’re kinda peeved about:
Vampires: Sure, True Blood and Vampire Diaries are soapy and campy (that’s why we love them). But Alexander Skarsgard displayed some serious acting chops when Eric lost his memory last season. (He displayed some other things too, that should win all the awards.)
The Walking Dead: As Andrew Lincoln’s Rick struggled to keep the group together, maintain his friendship with Shane and survive the zombie apocalypse, his performance often left us breathless.
Glee:Dot-Marie Jones was rightly nominated for guest performance, but Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Diana Agron and Naya Rivera all had some seriously dramatic moments that drove us to tears. Read more…