Well, the winner was actually “Radley Cooper,” and he tied with “Ted Helms.”
In a hilarious skit from Zach Galifianakis’ episode of Saturday Night Live, the wolf pack reunited to compete for the title of Best Jennifer Aniston Look-Alike. Galifianakis’ “Paul” came in a disappointing 8th place, and the hilarity (and Helen Keller jokes) ensued from there. Although he didn’t have the best Rachel haircut, any time Bradley Cooper is being judged on looks, you can basically guarantee he’ll win. Sorry, Paul.
This week, the McKinley kids celebrate Britney Spears for the second time, while Rachel continues struggling to prove herself to Cassandra July at NYADA.
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Britney 2.0.”
1. It’s Britney week at McKinley — Brittany is in a funk, so the glee kids decide to inspire her by devoting another week to her idol Britney Spears. Unfortunately, the only thing their tribute inspires is a hilarious Britney-esque meltdown from Brittany, which she stages as a way to pay tribute to the pop princess. The whole thing leaves me feeling sorry for Brittany, who is clearly lost without Santana.
2. Rachel’s not sexy — After her bitch of a dance instructor Cassandra lets her know she has zero sex appeal, Rachel attempts to prove her wrong with a performance of the classic “Oops I Did it Again.” She holds her own, but when it comes to sexy, nobody beats Britney Spears in her iconic red jumpsuit.
3. Marley’s crushing on the other Puckerman — The newest glee star and daughter of the lunch lady finds herself falling for McKinley’s newest hottie, Jake Puckerman. All the girls want a piece of him, including me (everyone loves a bad boy, right?). He shows a softer side by sticking up for her mom in the cafeteria, but she later finds out he’s dating another girl. Jake may be playing the field right now, but the chemistry between these two is undeniable.
4. Jake is officially a gleek — Read more…
While McKinley’s glee club holds auditions to replace all the graduated singers, Rachel deals with a bitchy instructor at NYC, played by the ever-fabulous Kate Hudson.
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “The New Rachel.”
1. Glee Club is now cool: Since New Directions won the championship last year, all the students that previously mocked them and cruelly threw red slushies in in their faces basically want to be buddy buddy because hey, glee club is now for winners. Unfortunately, now that the ND’s members are hip enough to hang with the Cheerios, they’re also developing major attitude issues. Luckily the Cheerios realize the glee club is too
losery cool for them and social order is restored.
2. Everyone wants to be the new Rachel: Now that Rachel’s left to get her ass kicked in NYC, everyone wants to take her place as the lead singer. The previously shy Tina is now a major diva and wants to be lead vocalist in glee. Unfortunately she’s got some competition in cross dresser Wade and I’m predicting a fierce diva battle. There are too many egos in this group.
3. We have two new stars: Puck’s younger half-brother is our new badboy, immediately causing trouble by lashing out at his audition. He’s going to be our new eye candy while Marley is our new sweetheart. She’s our relatable everyday girl who doesn’t have a lot of money but has a killer voice. Her mom secretly works in the cafeteria and all the students make fun of her. Marley grapples with familial insecurities, which we can all relate too.
4. Rachel’s no longer the lead cookie: Read more…
We all knew attention-whore Rachel would end up lost when she started studying at NYC’s Nyada. That’s what happens to big fish in little ponds — once they move to the ocean there’s way more competition. I was expecting the Fame-esque storyline from Glee and the promo confirms they’re going in this direction, but the new season looks 10 times better than I thought it would be because Kate freaking Hudson plays a witch of a Dance 101 instructor at the academy.
While the freshman dance in leotards around her, she confidently struts across the classroom pointing out their flaws and encouraging them to embrace body dysmorphia. It looks like she’s not a fan of her students, especially Rachel, who she insists has a stuck up attitude.
It’s true though! Rachel is pretty stuck up and if there’s one thing I want from her this season, it’s to be torn apart and built back up again as a less annoying prototype of herself.
Watch the promo for season 4 here:
The disco solos on the latest episode of Glee felt like stale covers by American Idol contestants. And it’s not just the last episode that fell flat. Although Glee is losing it’s edge, it’s attempting to win me over again with a cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.” Following Whitney’s death in February, it was decided that the Fox show would pay tribute to her.
Glee’s version of the song is a lot more sombre than the bubbly version we’re used to, which gives it a fresh edge. This time, it’s Mercedes (Amber Riley) who showcases her vocals. We’re used to Glee being the “Rachel Show” but this season we’re seeing a lot of the other gleeks get solos.
The song will be part of next Tuesday’s Whitney tribute.
Listen to it below:
By Melissa Novacaska
Get out your polyester suits (gag) and dancing shoes, because last night’s episode of Glee was a throwback to the 70s. In an attempt to stick with
an outdated a “vintage” theme for Nationals, the Glee club experimented with music from the film Saturday Night Fever. My initial reaction resembled to three-quarters of the club… disco is DEAD, but it actually left me wanting to get up and dance!
After a fixed dance off, Finn, Mercedes and Santana were declared the winners and given the opportunity to compete in a sing-off to win a John Travolta inspired suit. However, it was actually more of an opportunity for Mr. Schuester and Sue to give these three talented students an opportunity to share their life ambitions. Let’s be honest, haven’t we all been wondering what their future holds — or at least Santana’s? The Glee Project’s Alex Newell, finally made his debut as Wade Adams, the Vocal Adrenaline diva with an alter ego name Unique. Who knew Mercedes had a twin?
After coming down with my own “Tuesday Night Fever,” here’s what I learned from last night’s episode “Saturday Night Glee-ver.” Hah, see what I did there?
1) Mercedes’ dream is to become the next Mariah, Whitney or Aretha, but she doesn’t know anything about transitioning to L.A. With Sam’s quick instincts and tender love, he records her sizzling rendition of “Burn Baby Burn,” posts it on YouTube and proves to her that she’s not skim milk, but the cream of the top. How cute, but it’s not like we did not know that already! Duh.
2) While Sam used YouTube for the power of good, Brittany’s intentions were a little muddled. If a sex tape won’t make you famous then I don’t know what will. After Santana states her main goal in life is to become famous one way or another (well that’s not a surprise), Brittany posts a “sex tape” of the two lovebirds. I know the poor girl means well, and Santana DID get attention, but I don’t think that’s the type of fame she wants… not that she specified any!
3) Well, well Finn finally made his decision about his future and (drumroll) he’s staying in Lima! Jk, jk! After a long battle with Schuester about wanting to always feel “young and free,” the teacher forced him to watch “Saturday Night Fever.” Finn realizes his true passion really does exist in NYC with Rachel, as an actor. Not afraid to admit the truth anymore, he applies to the Actor’s Studio Drama School run by James Lipton. I’m actually happy for these two; it makes me want to find someone as risk taking and considerate as Finn! Read more…
By Melissa Novacaska
Last night’s return of Glee proved Ryan Murphy’s unwillingness to kill any characters from the hit show so far. After a 7-week hiatus, I expected there would have been some sort of shocking revelation, either Quinn’s sudden death or the end of Finchel as we know it (even though I admit, I wouldn’t be crying tears of joy about this).
It might seem crazy, but I was overly excited to learn more about Sue’s pregnancy and discover the sex of her little monster. It was also much appreciated to get a glimpse of Blaine’s older, obnoxious, actor brother Cooper Anderson (Matt Bomer). Was it just me, or did anyone else notice the how close his name resembles that of Anderson Cooper? And did anyone else wish they’d been Sue and had Bomer take a look at their breasts before signing them? Oh well, a girl can dream can’t she?
Besides the obvious, here are five things I learned from last night’s episode “Big Brother.”
1) Broadway is apparently dead and in order to become a big name Hollywood actor, according to Mr. Anderson, one must literally point and yell whenever they read lines. He also advises the gleeks to think of a roast beef sandwich when working with a fellow cast mate to distract yourself from making eye contact with them. Somehow they buy it.
2) Blaine and Cooper really love each other and are more than just brothers, they are friends. After taking constant criticism from his older bro, Blaine lashes out at him and they recover by singing Gotye. Ummm… Blaine, do you not see how much more talented you are than your brother? Cooper mentions how jealous he is of his younger bro’s talents. I guess that’s why they call it tough love or is it in brotherly love?
I hope Glee redeems itself when it returns on April 10, because I have to admit, I’ve been underwhelmed this season. I feel like Glee lost some of its original heart because everything became way too unbelievable.
Take for example, the season three winter finale “On My Way.” David Karofsky attempting suicide as a result of homophobic bullying is a relevant and emotional plot. Quinn getting into a car accident for texting and driving is genius because a lot of young people are still reckless on the road. Finn and Rachel getting married, well, that story sucks.
The point is, all these story lines are pretty good on their own, but when they collide into one episode it becomes too unbelievable. It then falls into the goliath, sensational trap that soapy teen shows like 90210 fall into. Can you actually imagine Rachel saying in her future: “Ah yes, the day Finn and I got married in high school was eventful. We had regionals just after Karofsky tried to commit suicide and my best friend went into the ER for a car accident.” Nuh uh.
While I don’t want Quinn to die, I hope they don’t use this plot as a reason for her stay back another year from her Ivy league dreams… Though the real reason would be so that we could conveniently keep her for another year after our favourite characters graduate.
That said, it looks like Glee has a lot of interesting guest stars next season, including (drumroll) Lindsay Lohan. I just hope the show doesn’t rush through some of the most topical story lines as it has in the past.
Watch it below:
The upcoming ‘Glee’ death is going to be a sad one, guys.
Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang on the show, found filming the mystery ‘Glee’ death “really hard,” reports CTV.
An unnamed character will pass away in the ‘Funeral’ episode of the current season and Ushkowitz admits the whole cast were upset when filming the scenes.
“You know it was really, really sad. Any kind of death is sad and it brings you back to a place you don’t really want to go. So it kind of affects everybody. It was really hard but the episode is done really, really well.”
The actress, 25, hopes fans will “appreciate” the storyline and thinks they will like watching the “sad” scenes.
“It was really sweet and I think people will appreciate it. It was done in the right way. I think they’ll be sad but I think they’ll feel for the characters who will be affected by it. Any death, and especially on ‘Glee’ since you don’t expect something like that so for that to happen, I think you’re like ‘Oh, wow.’ I think fans will be shocked a little bit, and not expect anything at all. I think fans will like it.”
Who will it be? Will it be the wheelchair-bound-Artie who finally meets his demise? Or will it be the ever-so-annoying Rachel (let’s pray it is.) Guess we can only find out on May 17, when the episode airs.
Because we can bet you’re already counting down to the next season of Glee, here’s a little update for you.
While not much information has been released as of yet, PerezHilton has confirmed that singer Charice will be joining the cast of the hit Fox TV show.
Apparently Charice will play a foreign exchange student with an amazing voice that makes Rachel jealous. Cat fight!