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.
Remember when we didn’t have iPods so we had to watch the music video channel on so we could dance around with all our favourite artists? And how excited were you when those little player things came out and you could buy a song card?
If you re-listen to some of these songs you ran around the house belting as a kid, you’d realize that most of them are really dirty. In fact, almost all of them are explicitly about sex and sexual acts. While no one EVER knew what Shaggy was saying in his songs, but rest assured all of his lyrics were pretty raunchy. Surpisingly, the same is true for O-Town. They were a cute boy band, but who knew they were singing about how often they think about sex? And that they were graphically describing their wet dreams?
Yes, sorry to traumatize you, but all those clean cut teeny bopper bands were anything but. Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Spice Girls—they were all guilty of tricking you into thinking their songs were innocent. Really, they are all about sex. Sex. Sex. And more sex. The only sad thing is that while today’s music is very much the same in this regard—if not more explicit—we all thought the good ol’ days were different. I guess not.
Personally, I was a little scared by the whole O-Town giving us a little too much information at first. I have since come to realize that nothing will persuade me that the music of the 90′s (my childhood) isn’t superior to the music of now. I would much rather listen to raunchy N’Sync then 50 Cent’s “B*tch Get In My Car,” or “Candy Shop” any day of the week. That’s a fact.
Liquid Dreams (O-Town)
“Liquid Dreams / my Liquid Dreams / Waterfall and streams / these liquid dreams”
Ignition Remix (R. Kelly)
“I’m about to take my key/ and stick it in the ignition”
Every Six Seconds (O-Town)
We all did it, whether it was crimping our hair, or wearing overalls with one strap snapped on and the other hanging, we did what was cool. All the cool kids followed these trends, but that doesn’t mean we want them back.
10. Hair Scrunchies!
What would make your ponytail look mighty fine, you ask? A big fat awkwardly wrinkly tacky cotton elastic of course! They almost looked like a napkin wrapped up in your hair. Worst part is I saw a woman sporting one just the other day at Taco Bell, which we all know is way to classy of an establishment to be wearing one of those.
9. Hair Mascara!
Just like the name suggests, you apply like mascara, but to your hair. You could have all the colors of the rainbow in your hair. For some reason I always liked blue hair color. Best part is your parents couldn’t be mad cause it just washes out.
These terribly simple pants came in every color and even fleece. They were a baggy staple in youth and teen wardrobes in the 90s. I’m pretty sure whoever owned the brand is laughing their ass off, cause they have to be the most unflattering pants ever, and we all bought them.
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HIT: Spice Girls Musical Opens in London
Viva Forever!, the musical based on the Spice Girls’ greatest hits, opened in London on Tuesday night. I personally loved every little campy bit of 1998’s Spice World even though it was a bomb with critics. With that being said, I can’t help but still have high hopes for the musical even though it a) hasn’t been getting the greatest reviews and b) doesn’t star Sporty, Posh, Scary, Ginger and Baby. “Viva forever…”
MISS: Justin Bieber Murder Plot Included Castration
According to multiple reports, two men were arrested on the suspicion of plotting to murder Justin Bieber. The two men were allegedly hired by a convicted murderer and rapist, 45-year-old Dean Martin, who wanted Bieber and his bodyguard strangled with a paisley tie and castrated. Martin is apparently incredibly infatuated with the pop star that he has a tattoo on his leg and has tried to contact him several times. After failing to hear back, Martin hired the two men but revealed the plot to the police before anything bad could happen. Talk about crazy! Probably not a bad idea to hire more bodyguards, right Biebs?
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence Named Most Desirable Woman of 2012
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence tops this year’s AskMen.com’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” list, and while I hate that this list is on a website called Ask Men, I have to agree with them. Lawrence tops my own Girl Crush list. She’s funny, incredibly talented (she’s on her way to pick up another Oscar nod with Silver Linings Playbook) and just seems like so much fun in interviews.
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Nothing beats Ed Sheeran giving the finger and thumbs up to a camera and saying “Lets go get really drunk” followed by Harry saying ”Okay!”
This video was shot after the London Games’ epic Closing Ceremony and features some of the performers, including Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Spice Girls and Russell Brand. It’s one of those fly on the wall videos where you get to see what happened AFTER the performance.
Some key scenes? Niall taking a fanboy-style photo of Liam and Louis, Russell Brand wading into the crowd like a Greek god and the Spice Girls chatting with friends.
Watch it here:
In his spare time, 18-year-old Curtis Golden plays computer games, reads comics and collects figurines of superheroes. He describes himself as the “stereotypical nerd.” Spurred by his sisters, he also became a huge Spice Girls fan, which is why he was probably all the more nervous to audition for X-Factor UK in front of band member Mel B.
Unfortunately, Mel B branded his unexpected, countrified performance of Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman” as “annoying and irritating.” His Spice Girls memorabilia wasn’t enough to win Mel B over but his unique performance was enough to get me.
According to Metro UK, the contestant was too shy to audition in previous years but finally decided to go for it after surviving a serious car accident. He told them that after something like that happens, “you kind of stop giving a c**p.”
Watch below to see if he ended up getting through.
By Sophall Duch
What they’re wearing: The quintet performed at the London Olympic closing ceremony dressed in very dapper casualwear. What you see is an array of slim-fit chinos, crisp button-ups, converse sneakers, tailored jackets, and of course Zayn’s fedora.
Why we love it: The band coordinated their looks in a cool and neutral colour scheme, which consisted of blues, greys, and whites. This way, they each maintained their own respective styles while looking like a cohesive group. (Hence no real outstanding favourite!) Together, the looks are the perfect balance of dressed-up and relaxed cool, which makes sense for such an important occasion (I’m looking at you hoodie-wearing Ed Sheeren!). While the Olympics are an important international event, the closing ceremony is essentially a big farewell party.
Takeaway You can essentially wear any of these looks for day or night. Well, perhaps not Harry’s suit, but a well-tailored suit is still a must-have regardless! Sidenote: last week I talked about untucked shirts — well untucked shirts become hipper with a buttoned collar button.
Mel C (aka Sporty Spice)
What she’s wearing: Sporty Spice joined the other Spice Girls in a custom JD Sports jumpsuit at the 2012 London Olympic closing ceremony.
Why we love it: While One Direction coordinated their looks, we knew the Spice Girls were gonna give us a major fashion show. How can they not with fashion icon Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) in the mix? I know picking a single Spice Girl as best dressed is controversial because everyone has their favourite Spice Girl. But when it comes down to it, Melanie C. was a total standout amongst the other ladies and yet stayed true to her Sporty Spice style in this white jumpsuit. The outfit has a killer silhouette, is embellished with a sparkly rhinestone belt, has slits in the side to show off some skin, and is accessorized with silver high-heeled sneakers that any serious sneaker-lover would die for.
Takeaway: While the silhouette might be a little much for everyday, try rocking a flare jean and pant to change things up. The skinny leg has become the standard silhouette for pants and jeans but going with a flare or a wide-leg trouser will make you look fashion forward (major upcoming trend!) and will flatter most body types.
Silver goes to: Mel B/Scary Spice gets points for wearing a risqué glittery beaded catsuit by Zuhair Murad. Bronze to Emma/Baby Spice for wearing a modern architectural neon pink Maggie Cook dress. A good job but I expected more from Posh in her black Giles Deacon mullet gown and Geri/Ginger Spice in her strapless red mini and ruffled Union Jack by Suzanne Neville.
What he’s wearing: The English actor wore a steel blue Gucci suit to the premiere of his new movie Cosmopolis in New York City.
Why we love it: Despite all the personal drama going on his life right now, Pattinson had us feeling blue in a good way. The varying shades of blue keeps this look cool and sophisticated. Although it’s a small detail, the textured black tie gives it that something extra. BTW sometimes suits tend to look the same so it’s actually all in the details and cut. The leather lace-ups keep things polished. R-Patz is also giving One Direction’s Zayn a run for his money with that loose and casual bouffant of his.
Takeaway: Monochromatic outfits (those in varying shades of one colour) can be tricky but quite remarkable if pulled off correctly. Try staying within a shade range so that the colour transitions from one shade to the next, without jumping from one extreme to another. Also note that two-button jackets are flattering for most-guys and are on-trend.
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VIVA FOREVER! Spice Girls bring me back to my childhood
My five fave woman who taught me all there is to know (Girl power) performed at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games. If you were on Twitter while it happened, guys and girls of all ages were stoked for this one night reunion. I wish it could last a little bit longer, with another reunion tour..please? [j13jackson]
The Wanted play electric dog collar game #ouch
If there’s one “boy band” out there today that doesn’t care what they say, when they say it and are totally unleashed, it’s The Wanted. During an interview in New Zealand, the lads played a trivia game where Nathan and Jay had to wear an electric dog collar around their neck. (Okay seriously, how did they get away with this?) At least the guys were great sports and the whole thing was hilarious to watch. [jayssword]
Taylor Swift shares secrets on LIVE chat!
Last night, Taylor Swift had a live chat with all of her swifties and shared some secrets about brand new music and her upcoming album Red, out this October. The newest track that went straight to #1 on iTunes is titled, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Hmm, which ex do you think it could be about? [tumboy]
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In the name of girl power, the Spice Girls will be performing at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games tomorrow!
While there hasn’t been any confirmation on what songs the ladies will be performing, pictures of the girls rehearsing were posted on Twitter as they practiced their choreography on top of black cars.
Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham was the first to confirm that the group would be performing at the Olympics about three weeks ago.
“We are so proud to be English and we are very excited about the Olympics,” she said.
But don’t count on another reunion for the girls just yet. “I don’t know about a comeback tour, but I loved being back with the girls. There was a lot of fun, we did so much together and we’ll see. If they’re up for something then I certainly am.”
Oh, for the sake of my childhood…please go on ANOTHER reunion tour! While I’ll get to see you perform tomorrow, I guess I’ll have to settle for Viva Forever!, the West End Musical based on the Spice Girls’ hits.
That being said, what songs do you want to hear when they perform tomorrow?
Hopefully, they’ll perform this song.
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney has a lot to be proud of these days. Along with being the 2011 World Vault Champion she won a gold AND silver medal at the Olympics. However, Maroney didn’t look all that impressed at the medal ceremony for women’s vault after she fell during her second performance.
It was only a matter of time before her less-than-pleased expression was turned into a meme, by 28-year-old New Yorker Gavin Aloen. He created a page on Tumblr called McKayla Is Not Impressed and it rocks. [Source]
Here are some of our faves:
McKayla is not impressed by Chris Brown or Drake
Kanye and Kim Kardashian mean nothing to her
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Christian Bale visits the survivors of the Colorado shooting, and LMFAO is accused of firing a bikini girl for being big boned.
HIT: Christian Bale visits the Colorado theatre shooting memorial and meets the survivors
The Batman star and his wife visited the Aurora, Colorado hospital where seven survivors are being treated for their injuries after the mass shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. He asked staff beforehand not to notify the media as he wasn’t there to represent the studio, but instead, himself. Bale reportedly spent two and a half hours at the hospital and also paid a visit to the memorial near the movie theater. It’s nice to see that he went beyond his duty as the star of the franchise, by answering the pleas of the Facebook campaign asking him to visit. He became a real hero to all Batman fans. We can now add Bale to the list of “celebrities who are awesome.”
MISS: Justin Bieber, Drake Bell Twitter drama
Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell tweeted it was ridiculous for artists to have autobiographical films when they haven’t been around for all that long, referring to Katy Perry. Later, he said his account had been hacked and he “… wouldn’t randomly bash @katyperry….bieber however lol.” Then things went CRAY. Fans tweeted the expected “you’re just jealous” comments, but one also sent him a photo of a knife and he received threats of death by stoning. This is why you don’t upset Beliebers people! They mean business.
HIT: Rupert Grint runs with the Olympic Torch
I hate watching sports on TV, but I love the Olympics. I also love all things British, and that includes Harry Potter. I was super stoked to see Rupert Grint run with the torch and it brought a happy, proud tear to my eye. Now, if the Olympic Committee has Doctor Who’s David Tennant run with the torch like he did in one episode, I may just start bawling. Please higher beings, make it happen.
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The recent British invasion of musicians has come with The Wanted, Cher Lloyd, One Direction, Conor Maynard — the list goes on. One female 90s group in particular that made all the girls feel like they had ‘GIRL POWER’ is the Spice Girls and they’re reuniting, but probably only for one night.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Spice Girls are expected to re-unite to perform at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. During a radio interview earlier this week, Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham said, “I don’t know about a comeback tour, but I loved being back with the girls. We are very excited about the Olympics.” If the reports are true (we are totz crossing our fingers about this) the gals will join George Michael, Jessie J, Take That and The Who.
The group recently reunited in London to launch Viva Forever! a new musical based on their hit songs that is set to be out at the end of the year. Hopefully it goes worldwide because there is no way I am missing this!
I feel like it’s my birthday because we received extraordinary Spice Girls news today that I’m sure you already heard about because it’s all over the internet and was trending on Twitter (aka if you haven’t heard about it for SHAME).
The Spice Girls reunited in London to launch Viva Forever! a new musical based on their hit songs. The show will open on December 11 in London, but we hope they mozy on over to North America stat. The musical is meant to introduce a new generation to Girl Power and explores the bitter reality of fame brought on by a TV talent show. That’s pretty topical, no?
In celebration, we decided to pull out a couple of our favourite Spice Girls gifs. Check them out below.
Remember that Spice Girls movie? Well, One Direction might just be getting a film of their own too!
In an interview with The Sun, Harry Styles said the band was definitely interested in making an appearance on the big screen.
“Movies are something we would consider. But it would have to be what we want,” he said.
But being the cheeky person that he is, Styles joked that he would love the movie to be a romance.
“We would love to do Romeo And Juliet, as depicted by One Direction, and we should play the parts — Niall would be Juliet.”
Would you guys watch a movie starring One Direction? I’m not sure how I feel about their acting chops after watching iCarly. But seeing how big these boys already are, they would definitely be cashing in some serious cash if this film were to be made.
Pop Dust had a difficult question ready for One Direction: “Who’s the cutest member of The Wanted?” Awkward! And mean…
Still, the boys handled the unexpected question well by laughing it off. While two of them considered booking it out the door, Louis pointed the finger at Harry as his favourite member of
The Band That Must Not be Named The Wanted leaving his band mate a bit perplexed.
The boys proudly showcased their music trivia knowledge by expertly answering questions about fellow brits The Beatles and Spice Girls. They must be pretty happy right now! They’ve hit number one on Billboard’s Top 200 chart for their album Up All Night. Congrats boys! [Source]
Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Mel B (a.k.a. Scary Spice) has revealed during a recent interview on Australian television that the girls are definitely getting back together this summer. But it won’t be for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony…
“I think the Queen’s Jubilee concert is the event I’d be looking at more closely for that to happen,” the 36-year-old said before catching herself blabbering too much and quickly changing the subject. But according to The Sun, Brown told TV crew members backstage: “I am going to be in such strife for saying that. It’s all so totally bloody top-secret still.”
Expect them all: Victoria “Posh” Beckham, Geri “Ginger” Halliwell, Emma “Baby” Bunton and Melanie “Sporty” Chisholm.
“I’m always down for a Spice Girls reunion,” Brown said. “I love the Scary hair and platforms. Any time of day or night I’ll be there.”
It’ll mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign at at the Diamond Jubilee on June 4th – the audience will include Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The girls had a successful comeback tour in 2007, but ended up cutting it short due to “family commitments”.
In a recent interview with Hello! magazine, Emma Bunton revealed that she and fellow ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham swap baby advice on a regular basis following the births of Bunton’s son, Tate Lee Jones, in May, and the birth of Beckham’s daughter, Harper Seven, a few weeks back.
“As soon as we can possibly meet up, we will. But for the moment we’re making do with emails,” Bunton told Hello! magazine. “We’ve been swapping bits of advice and photos and sharing our excitement.”
It’s so nice to see the Spice Girls are still close with each other! It definitely fills the void that has grown in every Spice Girl fan over the years since their break. In fact, Bunton’s fellow former Spice Girl members were the first to send flowers after she gave birth to Tate, with little notes and all. “That is always special to me, to get those from the girls,” Bunton said.
“The relationship we girls have will always be special. Now our kids are friends too and as they grow, it will be wonderful to watch them all and the different stages in their lives,” continued Bunton. Who knows, maybe their kids will form a group of their own one day! Can you say Spice Girl Juniors, anyone?
David and Victoria Beckham are welcoming a baby girl into their family, a source tells Perez Hilton. The two stars have three boys, Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, six, but will welcome their first daughter into the family. I have no doubt in my mind that Victoria will dress her in Chanel and Prada baby clothes.
David made the announcement at an LA Galaxy press conference on Friday, March 11. Earlier, on Wednesday, David made a visit to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and said his wife is feeling good in her fifth month of pregnancy.
“She’s great, she’s very healthy. She’s feeling good. She’s in London at the moment working,” the Daily Mail quoted David. ”We’re very excited. It’s an exciting time for the family,” he added.
I’m so happy that they got a girl, I’m betting they really wanted one to balance out their three younger boys. Every parent says “oh, it doesn’t matter what sex it is!” but I know they are lying. Victoria, without a doubt, wants a little girl to dress up and go shopping with. I can just imagine the luxurious and brand-filled closet that little girl will have. Either that, or the daughter will be a true daddy’s girl and be into sports. Then, she will have the best coach to help her improve her game. So either way, it’s a win-win for this baby!
Victoria hardly looks pregnant, though. I mean – she’s in her fifth month of pregnancy and has only the slightest bump (if you can call it that). I don’t understand, does she not eat? Is this pregnancy a scam? Put on some weight, posh, it’s in style to have a belly during pregnancy!
Yes, apparently it could be. And hey, it might actually work.
Melanie Brown (known forever as Mel B and/or Scary Spice) told Good Day LA that the ladies are currently working on a Spice Girls musical, according to PerezHilton.
They are apparently working with Judy Craymer, the woman who created the musical Mamma Mia!, which is based off of the songs by Swedish pop group ABBA.
While there are not many details yet, one thing is for sure: this guarantees lots of short skirts and high platform shoes. Um…when can we audition?
Jones and Law are nominated for best actor for their roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Hamlet, respectively. Pirates of the Caribbean‘s Knightley is being considered for her supporting role in The Misanthrope.