It’s that time of year again at Greendale! It’s a little awkward watching a Christmas Community episode in May, but keep in mind the delay of the season premiere and the timing starts to make sense again. Jeff hosts the group’s first ‘grown up’ Christmas. I feel like I don’t even need to say shenanigans ensue, but…Shenanigans. A few things from this week:
1. “If there’s a human version of Scrooge McDuck, this guy is it.”
The return of Malcolm McDowell! Professor Cornwallis is back and has given the group a “failing grade,” threatening Jeff’s early graduation. Cue overdramatic hostage situation.
One thing that can definitely be said about this season is that they’ve gone above and beyond in recruiting an amazing lineup of guest stars. Which begs the question, are these the writers’ last desperate attempts to revive the series to what it once was? And even more so, is it working?
2. “This is way better than Die Hard in a restaurant!
Is it? Is it though? This week’s episode channeled Die Hard. Or not. Kind of. Whatever.
A few episodes ago (think the Thanksgiving, Shawshank Redemption almost-a-parody episode) Abed suggested the show was going to parody Die Hard next. I think I can speak for the majority of viewers when I say that my excitement levels reached max at the thought of this. Was this it the Die Hard homage that was promised to me? I’m calling B.S. on this, sir. My expectations were high, sure. I should have realized that based on the season’s track record that I would be disappointed, yeah. But cooome onnnnn. Hey writers, get your head in the game. The human body can’t handle a snapback from stoked to heartbroken so quickly.
3. “Hey, it’s Chang. No, they’re not expelled. I’ll have to try something else.”
By Kelly O’Brien
Finn starts college and Rachel auditions for Funny Girl as the New Directions try to recover from the shooting.
Here’s what you missed on last night’s episode, “Sweet Dreams”:
Post Traumatic Stress
Regionals are right around the corner, but the glee kids are still struggling in the aftermath of the shooting at McKinley. Sam invents a twin, Tina rocks the latest punk fashions, and Unique takes birth control pills. Glee club is usually a place where they can sort out their problems, but Will was fed up and snapped at the kids during rehearsals. It’s understandable that everyone was lost, but they needed their teacher to help get them through! Get it together, Will!
In the dictionary of Rachel Berry, the word “dream” has a picture of Fanny Bryce beside it, and she landed an audition for the part. She struggles at first with her song choice, but after some awesome advice from Finn and guidance from Shelby (she’s back as a “broadway daycare” teacher), Rachel nailed it with a rendition of the song that started it all: “Don’t Stop Believing.” Now if she would just get back together with Finn, then my dreams could come true too.
Marley’s New Material
We say goodbye (for now, we hope) to The Carrie Diaries as last night’s episode “Kiss Yesterday Goodbye” marks the end of a season—and what an ending it was.
The season finale was full of relationship drama, both of the romantic and friendship variety. Everyone is looking fowards to prom and their following summer vacations: Carrie and Walt hope to spend it in the city, Maggie hopes not to spend it alone, and Sebastian hopes to spend it with Carrie. Too bad we can’t always get what we want.
When a secret spills, Carrie turns her back on Maggie and Sebastian, who end up turning to one another. Needless to say, it ends in disaster. In happier news, Dorrit and her boyfriend are going strong—so strong that Dorrit thinks she’s ready to take the next step. Girl, relax! You’re are 15. Mouse and West have also hit a road block towards happy relationship-ville because they can’t go to prom together thanks to her parents’ expectations—or so she thinks.
This finale is full of twists, turns and so many Kyydshaw break ups and reconciliations that you’ll feel dizzy trying to keep up. Fingers crossed for a second season.
Sebastian and Carrie – on again/ off again
The newly separated couple can’t seem to stay away from each other.Sebastian pays Carrie a visit, kind words are exchanged, and the pair decide to give it another shot. There was a very sweet “I love you” on Carrie’s end this time around. It was probably the cutest Kyddshaw moment yet. Just when things start looking up, Carrie finds out that Sebastian was holding out on some important information on her dad. She feels betrayed, decides yet again that their relationship isn’t working out, and breaks up with Sebastian for the second time.
Carrie finds out her dad is dating
The jig is up for Tom Bradshaw after dating around the whole season. Poor Carrie has to figure out how to deal with her father’s new romantic life. Unsurprisingly, she doesn’t take it too lightly. Still (in true Carrie fashion) after rationalizing, she realizes that her dad is lonely and having someone does not mean he has forgotten about her mother or that he has completely come to terms with her death – it just means he’s moving forward.
Maggie Outs Walt
Nick and Jess decide to finally make it official and go on their first real date. As soon as Schmidt and Winston find out, they do their best to stop it. Not the best episode of the show in terms of getting any real answers, but still one of my favourites this season purely for the laughs and of course, the return of Dermont Mulroney.
Here are five things this week:
1.“Mmm…a little bit better, a little bit worse?”
The opening scene this week was definitely one of the best I’ve seen in a while, which is saying something since the writers have been on point lately. First of all, the charger dilemma (where the four roommates would share one charger so they can bond) was perfect. It’s just all kinds of shenanigans in that apartment. Then there was the boob moment. I don’t think the writers could have created a more perfect moment to sum up what was going on with Nick and Jess at that particular time. Nick placing his hand on Jess’ chest not once, but twice in the episode stayed true to character and hit all the right notes comedy wise.
2. “You’re always there when I need ya, Tran!”
Knowing that Nick still sees the old man in the park makes my heart explode with joy. The fact that they literally only have one-sided conversation was absolutely priceless. Clearly, this relationship has developed to a fairly intimate point if Nick can “understand” Tran without him saying a word or even changing his expression/using any body language. I had half expected Tran to pick Nick up and bring him back to the pool, but maybe it was better the way they ended the scene with that incredible practice proposal for a date. What Nick had to say caught me off-guard as to how perfect it was. Just when I think the episode hit it’s high note, they showed Nick asking Jess out for real, and it was even better (or worse, if you’re a “Nick”).
3. “It’s really hard to have a moment with you when there’s a homeless man in our bathroom.”
While Rachel struggles to come to terms with Brody’s secret, the McKinley kids indulged in their favourite guilty pleasures.
Here’s what you missed on last night’s episode, “Guilty Pleasures”
Mr. Schuester is out sick and instead of cancelling Glee, Blaine and Sam decided to take over and gave the group an assignment for the week. Inspired by Sam’s macaroni art (he does a mean Emma Stone), they decide everyone should sing a song by one of their guilty pleasure artists. Bring on the Wham!, Barry Manilow and Phil Collins!
He’s Got a Crush on You
Blaine may have thought his crush on Sam was a secret, but nobody else did. Sam spent the whole week trying to get Blaine to admit he was his guilty pleasure, but when all Blaine could come up with was Phil Collins, he finally admitted that he knew. It is really amazing that he doesn’t have a problem with Blaine’s feelings – although I’m sure with his looks he’s used to the attention.
The Glee club has 99 problems and they’re all Kitty (in this episode, anyways). She was admittedly the most hated girl in school, so she appeared on Fondue for Two to clear her rap. And when she revealed her biggest guilty pleasure was the Spice Girls, it was hard for everyone to hate on her. Let’s face it; the Spice Girls are the solution to every problem, ever.
This week’s episode of The Carrie Diaries focuses on getting all caught up in relationship drama. The relationships up on the judging block this week are: Maggie and her hot police officer, Dorit and her dad, Carrie and George/Sebastian (yikes!), and Mouse and Seth. This episode addresses how to make relationships work, how you need to be strong, when relationships just stop working, and what to do you are trapped between two boys.
This week, Maggie learns that you need to be honest, and after a heart to heart with Carrie she realizes that she needs to be truthful with Walt – funny, I think Walt should be truthful with her and himself, but that’s another story. Carrie makes the mistake of trying to get rid of feelings for Sebastian by throwing herself into a relationship with George which, unsurprisingly, ends in heartbreak.
Here are the 10 biggest moments you missed on last nights episode of The Carrie Diaries
1) Carrie Gets “Caught”
Although Carrie is very happy with George thus far, she can’t deny the spark that still exists between her and Sebastian, especially after Thanksgiving. The two are still as flirty as before, regardless their respective romantic attachments. With two cute guys wrapped around her finger, what’s Carrie to do?
2) Mouse gets a B+
Mouse never gets less than an A+ so getting a B+ rattles her. Stereotype much? She flips out and decides it’s because she is spending too much time with Seth. She decides to take on an extra credit assignment to compensate for her “failure.”
3) Dorit’s closet
Dorit’s wardrobe get’s better and better. It seems to be packed with cute, cozy sweaters that can be worn over anything. This bunny sweater is surprisingly not tacky and very cute. Dorit, like me, seems to have quite a thing for knits.
4) Dorit and her father go see The Nutcracker Read more…
Will is back in Lima and all the original glee members have returned for the wedding, which results in some surprising Valentine’s Day pairings.
Here’s what you missed on last night’s episode, “I Do”:
Runaway Bride – Emma had been in OCD overdrive in the weeks leading up to the wedding. While everyone, including Will, chalked it up to the demands of being a bride, the stress of possibly having another failed wedding was just too much (I’m sure Sue showing up in a replica of her dress didn’t help either) and she ended up running for the hills. Not a great way for Mr. Schuester to celebrate his return.
Valentine’s Week – As if a day wasn’t enough. Jake was dry when it came to ideas for a gift for Marley, so he enlisted the help of Ryder to make the entire week special. The only problem was that Ryder still has feelings for Marley, so Jake got all the glory while he got all the heartbreak. Marley is a smart girl and figured out that the ideas were coming from him, and when she said thank you, she gave a kiss in return. Poor Ryder! I know Marley’s taken, but I’m not! Come cry on MY shoulder!
Tina is officially a hag – Read more…
In “Dangerous Territory,” Carrie finds herself on someone else’s turf. She takes a trip into the city for a night with the elite, and finds that she doesn’t quite fit in. This makes her question her new cutie who is part of this world. Carrie’s friends both embark on their own personal dangerous territory. Mouse with the help of Walt tries to educate herself on sex, while Maggie tries to mark her territory – the diner. As usual the group of friends find themselves in sticky situations, but find themselves learning a little something about who they are, and life itself.
1) Outfit of the episode
Normally I am very taken by Carrie’s spunky blazers and cute skirts, but I LOVED this sweater. It’s so simple and Carrie wore it very well with a chunky necklace. I seriously love the costume director for this show, they always put AnnaSophia Robb in the greatest outfits.
2) Carrie has her driving test
The episode starts off with a very confident Carrie at the wheel. She has clearly been prepping herself for the test, and she’s ready to show off her parallel parking skills – but she doesn’t check her blind spot. In this situation, her blind spot is Sebastian Kydd. When Carrie see’s Donna and Sebastian kissing in her rearview mirror, Carrie’s parking test ends terribly. Luckily she is permitted to take it again at a later date.
3) The confrontation
After failing her driving test, Carrie marches right up to Sebastian who confirms that he is dating Donna. Carrie pretends that it doesn’t hurt her, and says she would think it’s pathetic if he hadn’t moved on from whatever they had. In fact, Carrie has moved on – she’s seeing someone as well! Cue Carrie calling the cute new guy she met at work.
4) The New Guy
In typical teenage fashion, Carrie clumsily bumps into George, the son of Manhattan elite’s. George is quickly taken by Carrie, and invites her his mothers fancy Gala. She initially says no, but after her confrontation with Sebastian she accepts the invite.
5) Carrie’s dad loses his wedding ring; cue dating Read more…
It’s a battle of the bitches as the glee kids square off for Diva week and Rachel and Kurt go head to head in New York.
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Diva”:
Diva Week – Regionals are around the corner and Finn wanted to light a fire under the glee kids. He decided an in-club diva off was just the solution. All the girls were excited, and while most of the boys sat this one out, Blaine and Unique held their own. Who says guys can’t be divas?
Midnight Madness – Rachel’s recent successes were beginning to go to her head. Kurt couldn’t handle her crazy antics any longer so he decided to challenge her at Midnight Madness AKA NYADA’s fight club. Both belted out “Bring Him Home” from Les Mis and although Rachel was good, Kurt was better. I’m happy that Kurt finally got his diva moment; after all, he should’ve gotten it years ago for “Defying Gravity.”
The original diva – Santana returned to McKinley as the club’s “guest diva”, and made it clear that she was not a fan of Bram (Brittany + Sam, for those of you who are totally out of the loop). After she admitted she dropped out of college and turned down a job as Sue’s successor, she finally decided to head to New York where she belonged. Oh, and did I mention she’s moved in with Kurt and Rachel? There’s a diva-off I can’t wait to see!
Tina Cohen Who? – Read more…
It was Halloween yesterday on The Carrie Diaries. The episode centered around the goings-on of three halloween parties; the first being in New York, the second being Sebastian’s, and the third being Carrie’s house. Carrie brings Walt with her to the city causing her to play nanny for Larissa, leaving Walt in an uncomfortable situation with a particularly cute guy. Back home, Mouse and Maggie decide to got to Sebastian’s party to “make sure they can tell Carrie what happened.” The moral of this episode seems to be that while being free and independent seems exciting, it’s not, and you’re better off having a support system. Here are the highlights of last night’s episode.
1) Carrie and Sebastian avoid one another
After the events of the last episode, Carrie doesn’t really want to see Sebastian because of the obvious awkwardness. Carrie doesn’t want to see him, or speak to him, after having her heart broken.
2) Larissa’s party
Carrie and Walt hop on a train to go out to a Halloween party Larissa invited them too. As we all know, with Larissa comes shenanigans. She gets so hyped up on drugs; ecstacy (which was apparently legal then) and LSD. Of course she washed that all down with champagne. With no one else to care for Larissa, Carrie found herself looking after Larissa like how she looks after her friends back home. This is the most vulnerable we see Larissa. Her monologue explaining how freedom and being fabulous is just as exhausting as having rules to abide by. It was quite a turning point in the episode, and for Carrie.
3) Sebastian’s party
Drugs, booze, and forbidden friendships, oh my. Mouse gets dragged by Maggie to Sebastian’s party against her wishes. She badly wants to hate Sebastian, as she keeps telling herself what an awful person he is. Cut to Mouse recognizing that Sebastian is actually a good guy and the two having an adorable heart to heart about parents and life. Is this hinting at a Mouse/Sebastian romance? Interesting…
4) Party at the Bradshaw’s
Dorit is home for halloween after her father interrupts her plans to vanadalize a house with toilet paper. She proves to be demon teenage daughter; too much make up, eating the candy, and not wanting anything to do with her father. By the end of the episode Dorit smartens up, and asks her father to hang out for a big – the scary movie she watched really spooked her. Not so tough Dorit? We all knew you were a softie. Cute father/daughter bonding ensued.
5) Dorit’s top
Normally Carrie’s outfits are the event, but Dorit looked ADORABLE in this skull sweater and I don’t like skulls. Well done Wardrobe. Good choice. Can I have this please?
6) Walt and Mouse both get high Read more…
While Rachel and Kurt speed things up in New York, the glee club slows it down for McKinley’s first ever Sadie Hawkins dance.
Ladies choice – It’s finally the girls’ turn to choose, and what better way to do it than through song and dance? Thanks to the brilliance of Tina, the kids treated us to a few adorable (if slightly awkward) reverse proposals, and Coach Beast helped a few teens from the “Too Young to be Bitter” club find the courage to go after what they truly want.
New York minute – Rachel ran full speed ahead into her relationship with Brody. Meanwhile, Kurt was searching for friends and found himself a new crush, Adam, the head of a show choir group on campus. I love that Kurt is finally happy and getting over Blaine, but Rachel is moving a little too fast for my liking. She and Brody just had their first sleepover – scandal alert! – and she’s already asked him to move in. Yikes.
Unrequited love – Read more…
By Jessica Galang
“I’d like to thank the man upstairs for taking care of me first and foremost; my family, all the country music fans, God bless you. Thank you so very much for all the votes and this is the best day of my life.”
Those were Tate Stevens’ first words immediately after hearing he was the winner of X-Factor and the recipient of a hefty $5-million recording contract. Even without winning the show, all of the judges throughout the season have agreed that there was no way he wouldn’t have a future in the music industry.
From his first audition when he performed Anything Goes by Randy Houser, audiences fell in love with his humility and Southern charm, yet every performance had him command the stage. Though LA had a meltdown at the beginning after hearing he was the mentor for the over 25s, Tate always delivered for LA week after week. After performing “Dead or Alive” in the top 13, it wasn’t surprising to hear that he was America’s number one and clearly he stayed that way until tonight.
In the final minutes of the show, X-Factor’s past contestants came together on the stage with Tate Stevens as he sang “Tomorrow.” It’s been an emotional journey for everyone and it was nice to see everyone jamming along with the winner.
Here’s the video:
By Jessica Galang
This is it: The last show of the season and the last chance for finalists Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens to impress America and the judges. Each of the contestants had a chance to perform alone with their “song of the season”, a song that each artist felt was their best of the whole show, and perform a duet with a celebrity. Fifth Harmony was paired with Demi Lovato, Tate Stevens was paired with Little Big Town, and Carly Rose Sonenclar was paired with LeAnn Rimes. Their final song towards the end of the show was supposed to be “worth $5 million.”
In a special performance dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, all of the former contestants came together at the beginning of the show and sang “You are Not Alone,” while the names of all the victims appeared on the screen. It’s touching when a huge production like X-Factor gives back.
All of my favourites happen to be from each contestant’s last performance of the night. Perhaps because all of the contestants realized “Holy crap, this is my last song.” They all really belted it out for this performance.
Here are my three picks:
Fifth Harmony — “Let it Be” by The Beatles ($5 million song)
While I enjoyed their “Anything Could Happen” performance, they’ve performed that song so many times that I’m just done with it (okay, I know, it was only twice). I felt like this song showed their individual vocal talents, while at the same time allowing them to sing together in classic Fifth Harmony fashion. I have to agree with the judges that Fifth Harmony have come really far in the competition and aren’t as boring as I originally thought. “You guys really did this song a lot of justice.” LA said. Simon Cowell, the girls’ mentor, said he’s beyond proud and that they deserve to win the competition.
Tate Stevens – “Tomorrow” by Chris Young ($5 million song)
Although his performance with Little Big Town was fun and energetic, it looked like an awkward high school talent show. I thought his song of the season, “Anything Goes,” was really well done and I was originally going to pick that for my favourite, but this one just overshadowed it. You can always see in his face and his strong stage presence how badly he wants to win. “I genuinely believe that in a year’s time we’ll be hearing about your record sales. You’ve had a really good night.” Simon said. Twitter user @CrystalCama12 tweeted: His final performance and he still never fails to give me goosebumps. Simply amazing! @tatestevensctry #TateNation.”
Carly Rose Sonenclar – “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen ($5 million song) Read more…
The holidays are here, and the glee kids are celebrating everything from Hanukkah to Christmas to… the Mayan apocalypse?
By Kelly O’Brien
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Glee, Actually.”
Artie’s guardian angel – After taking a nasty fall on McKinley’s treacherous wheelchair ramp, he wishes he were never put in his chair. He has a Christmas Carol-esque dream in which ex-gleek Rory shows him what McKinley would be like had he never been paralyzed. Picture a pregnant Becky and a drunk Mr. Schue. Scary, I know. Luckily, the dream is enough to make Artie come to his senses.
Christmas in New York – Kurt plans to stay in New York for Christmas, but what he doesn’t plan is a visit from his dad and ex-boyfriend Blaine. The visit is full of Hummel traditions like watching basketball while not-so-secretly reading Vogue, but Burt comes bearing something other than gifts: he tells Kurt he has prostate cancer. It’s heartbreaking to see these two battle another health scare. Can’t they catch a break?
A Puckerman reunion – Read more…
By Jessica Galang
Emblem 3, Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar are the final four left standing in the competition, and it’s getting super intense. You can tell all the musicians have their game face on and are bringing it with everything they have. Like last week, the acts will sing two songs: One chosen by the singers themselves, and one chosen by their mentor. Every performance is getting better and showing the true potential of the artists, which is why it’s getting hard to pick just three favourites.
Emblem 3 – “Baby I Love Your Way” (Picked by Emblem 3)
Emblem 3 picked this song because they said it’s their mother and father’s favourite song (Aww!). I’m a sucker for oldies, and I felt like their cover was really modern and creative; I wasn’t a big fan of the rapping part, but I still liked that they put their own personal spin on a classic. Like LA said, they’re super charismatic and they’re good at getting the audience into every performance. Demi said it was the first time she felt they actually lived up to what she expected of them. Twitter user @sassquatchet tweeted “I actually really think Emblem 3 deserves to be in the finals — they have such a unique, raw sound that’s so different than everything today”
Tate Stevens – “Fall” by Clay Walker (Picked by LA)
LA picked an emotional song for Tate, and he performed it so well I felt like he was singing on his wedding day. I don’t even know what to say about Tate anymore – I think everyone understands that his voice is impeccable and unwavering in every performance, and even if he doesn’t win first place, this show won’t be the last we’ll see of him. Demi said: “Your wife must feel like the luckiest girl in the world, spending your fifteenth anniversary singing your heart out to her.” Simon said he was happy that Tate decided to enter the competition.
Carly Rose Sonenclar – “Imagine” by John Lennon (Picked by Britney) Read more…
By Kelly O’Brien
As the Glee graduates reunited at McKinley, the New Directions prepared to take down the Warblers at sectionals.
Here’s what I learned on the last episode of Glee, “Thanksgiving”
Home for the Holidays – Sectionals are finally here and some familiar faces have returned to help the New Directions win for the fourth consecutive year. Quinn, Santana, Mike, Mercedes and Puckerman 1.0 were all paired with the newbies to mentor them, and with the Warblers breathing down their necks, the glee kids needed all the help they could get.
Glee loves “Gagnam Style” – Puckerman 2.0 and Marley are officially dating, and after Ryder gives them his blessing, Jake agrees to let him have the dance lead in their gleeked out version of “Gagnam Style.” Even with his help Ryder claims he can’t master the steps, and gives Jake (a trained dancer — who knew?) the lead role. Something tells me this change of heart is less about dancing and more about — you guessed it — Marley.
Rachel’s an Orphan on Thanksgiving – Rachel isn’t Brody’s biggest fan following his fling with Cassandra July, but after deciding not to head home for the holidays, she invites him to her and Kurt’s Thanksgiving party. The two are in the kitchen together and it’s obvious that the heat from their last kitchen conundrum hasn’t been forgotten. As much as I love a man in the kitchen, I think Brody should go back to the showers. Or any area that requires him to take off his shirt.
The Kurt and Blaine saga continues – Read more…
With only eight contenders left in the competition, it is only appropriate that this week’s theme is “songs that hit number one on the music charts.” The X-Factor also gave audiences a special treat by premiering the new music video for Will.I.Am and Britney Spears’ new song “Scream and Shout,” which had Britney Spears speaking in a British accent for some reason. Everyone stepped it up this week, even CeCe Frey (above) with her version of “Lady Marmalade.”
Here are the top three performances you definitely need to see:
Carly Rose Sonenclar – “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele
How adorable was her oversized fedora? I felt the hat really matched the old-school, bluesy sound of her unique version. Fashion aside, Carly Rose champed the tempo of this usually fast-paced and melodic song and slowed it down for us in the beginning. While I don’t think she sang the song as powerfully as she has been singing in recent weeks, she still kept her fierce stage persona and made the song her own. LA agreed with me: “I didn’t think it was your very best,” he said. “But even your second best is better than everyone’s first best.” Simon joked and said while she can definitely sell records, she’s not human and may have to be disqualified because aliens are not allowed to enter the competition.
Paige Thomas – “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley
As the weeks have gone by, her mediocre performances made me give up on Paige, and I felt her passing every week was a fluke. But this performance showed that she really has potential. While most people think “Rick Rolled!” when they hear “Never Gonna Give You Up,” I don’t think that thought stuck in anyone’s mind as she turned the song into a haunting and slow rendition that was so melodic I could totally see it on someone’s heartbreak playlist. She also seemed a lot more confident and sexy this week as she swayed her hips and moved across the stage (Love it!). Even LA Reid, who has been harsh on her the past few weeks, tweeted: “Finally, @PaigeAva just turned a page in this competition”
Tate Stevens – “Somebody to Love” by Keith Urban Read more…
Last night was pretty huge for Justin Bieber. Along with converting a bunch of rowdy Grey Cup fans into Beliebers, his big interview aired on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Justin and Oprah went on a romantic, fireside date for two, snacking on french fries at Chicago’s Ralph Lauren Restaurant. Smitten fans waited outside the restaurant and he gave them a private performance after the interview.
We learned a lot during last night’s interview. How many things did you already know?
31 things we learned about Justin
1. Justin is the most googled person on the planet.
2. He’s also the most watched person on YouTube with 3 billion views. Bieber’s “Baby” was the most watched video of all time until Psy’s “‘Gangnam Style” knocked him down a notch… but it’s all in the Scooter Braun family anyway.
3. Justin’s favourite dinner is T.G.I. Friday’s because the steak is ridiculous.
4. Bieber has the maturity stamp of approval… from Oprah at least.
5. He had never been on a plane or outside of Canada before he got the call from Usher and Scooter.
6. Bieber knows he has nice hair. He told Oprah he got tired of the iconic “swoop” after all the other guys copied him.
7. Bieber gets lonely just like everyone else. When Oprah asked “why” he just said “because I’m human.” Oprah tweeted:
8. Oprah’s favourite part of the Believe tour was “One Less Lonely Girl.” The host was supposed to be the One Less Lonely Girl but gave her spot up to a deserving fan. She held the squealing girl’s hand as she went onstage to be serenaded.
9. Justin admitted he gets swept up by the limelight sometimes but knows he can’t get sucked in too much or else he could “crack-up” like some other teen heartthrobs. Read more…
By Kelly O’Brien
Kitty and Cassandra are out for blood and New Direction’s young and old have reunited for McKinley’s production of Grease.
Glease is the word – It’s show time for the glee kids and that means a visit from the original New Directions. After Unique is forced to drop out, Santana steps in to play Rizzo, and Mercedes, Kurt and Rachel all head home to show their support for their friends. The only face missing was Puckerman’s (Noah that is), and it was truly missed.
The claws are out – A big show means big pressure, not just for Marley but for Rachel too. She scores an amazing audition, but Cassandra July is back and bitchy as ever. Kitty is still out for Marley and will do whatever it takes to ruin her performance, and Cassandra beds the bodacious beefcake Brody to get under Rachel’s skin. I do feel bad for Rachel, but if love were based on abs Brody and Cassandra would be a match made in heaven.
Marley’s on a diet – Thanks to Kitty’ handiwork, Marley thinks she’s gaining weight and will do anything to avoid the fat gene that clearly runs in her family. Kitty convinces her to binge and purge, but luckily Ryder is able to talk some sense into her. With his help Marley puts on an amaze-balls performance as Sandy, and – new couple alert!!! – gets an unscripted kiss! Myder, Rydley, whatever it is, it’s on.
Finn proves himself – It’s Mr. Schuester’s last week before leaving McKinley, and Finn has to prove to pretty much everyone that he can get the New Directions to sectionals. He’s fighting fire on all sides, but in the end pulls of an awesome show. While he has won over he glee kids, it’s going to take a lot more to win over Sue (if she can even be won over at all).
You can’t go home – Grease was a great opening for the new New Directions, and gave some closure to the old. While Tina and Mike and Santana and Brittany all seem to be on good terms, the same can’t be said of Finn and Rachel and Blaine and Kurt. Neither couple can put aside what put them apart, and with nothing left to tie them there, McKinley is no longer home for the New Yorkers.
Best Performance: “You’re the One that I Want,” covered by pretty much everyone on the show. So happy to see all my glee favourites on one stage!
In preparation for his show in Brooklyn next week (his hometown), Jimmy Kimmel decided to visit his old elementary school with his Truth Fairy Guillermo and terrorize little kids, as he’s apt to do.
Kimmel and the Truth Fairy chose a seven-year-old boy named Marcus, who agreed to participate in their very scientific lie detector test (don’t do it Marcus!). The test involved putting an upside down pasta strainer on Marcus’ head and every time the kid “lied” the buzzer would go off.
What dirt did we learn about Marcus? He doesn’t like homework. He doesn’t mind showering with guys. And his password is FIRE. Poor kid is never going to live this one down…
This isn’t the first lie detector test Kimmel has given to kids. A while back he hooked a different seven-year-old named Blake up to the same test.
Watch it here