Superheroes walk the halls of McKinley this week as Finn works to bring the glee club together before sectionals in “Dynamic Duets.”
Super-Glee — The New Directions have discovered another place to let their powers shine and take McKinley’s Superhero Club by storm. Finn finds his groove as Treble Clef, the ultimate director with the power to unite gleeks everywhere. And let’s not forget about the wonder that is of full-body spandex — I’m looking at you, Ryder.
McKinley by Day, Dalton by Night — Blaine is still punishing himself for cheating on Kurt, and after heading back to Dalton Academy to retrieve a stolen Nationals trophy, he finds himself drawn to the dark side by the deceivingly sweet sound of the Warblers. Sam is able to talk some sense into him, but I understand where Blaine is coming from. Who can resist a group of hotties harmonizing to Kelly Clarkson?
Marley is a Wallflower — Marley’s having some self esteem issues, but after teaming up with Kitty for a duet, she’s able to shed her wallflower image and strut her stuff in front of the glee club (in a head-to-toe bodysuit, no less). While their voices make a killer combo, I’m not sure Kitty is the best influence on Marley. She needs to use that newfound confidence to ditch the bitch!
The other side of Ryder — After revealing to Jake he has problems reading, Ryder gets tested and learns that the cause of his poor performance in school is dyslexia. I’m glad Ryder is going to get the help he needs, but it’s going to mean less time with Marley, and I don’t know if I can bear to watch ANOTHER glee couple bite the dust.
Jake vs. Ryder Part 2 — Read more…
For a while I was pretty obsessed with How I Met Your Mother but over the last couple seasons I’ve grown tired of all the fake-outs and drawn-out story lines. If the series was real and Ted was boring his children with the story of how he met their mom, they probably would left the couch ages ago for a bathroom break, bed or to have kids themselves (I’m pretty sure he’s been telling the story for YEARS).
If resident playboy Barney was telling the story it would have been over within minutes of the first episode. Here’s his synopsis of what you missed over the series, in 52 seconds, narrated by Barney. Ted, you can learn a lesson from Uncle Barney.
Watch it here:
By Jasmine Williams
This week, Snooki and JWoww shocked a coffee shop with tales of their sexual escapades, JWoww learned to cook, and Snooki acted really sensitive to pretty much everything that came out of JWoww’s mouth. Here’s what I learned on this week’s Snooki and JWoww “Calm Down Hormonal.”
1. Snooki trained to be a vet tech but she doesn’t seem to like being around animals. At all. Snooki agreed to volunteer at a doggy daycare in order to help out JWoww with a discount and so she could make something of her degree. Getting to play with little doggies all day sounds like fun. But for Snooks, it looked terrible. She was cowering in a corner as the dogs jumped all over her (as dogs are apt to do) and when she had to pick up poop, she practically dry heaved. At least JWoww’s dog Bella had her back.
2. JWoww made a friend… At an organic cooking class, JWoww met Ashley, a cute twenty-something-year-old girl with a boyfriend in Austria. Her parents are professional bakers whom JWoww was trying to impress. That’s pretty much all I gathered about her given that she was on the show for five minutes. JWoww invited her out to dinner with her and Snooki since her roomie’s pregnancy was making her a little cuckoo bananas. Snooki liked her but still gave her the stink eye because, well she’s Snooki.
3. … and possibly loses a boyfriend? The episode ends on a pretty scary note, as Roger called JWoww and accused her of lying to him about a lawsuit, which she claimed to know nothing about. Since JWoww admitted she lies sometimes, it’s hard to know who to believe in this scenario. Hopefully it will all get sorted out, because despite all their issues, Roger and JWoww seemed to be good for each other.
By Jasmine Williams
This week, we get to learn a little bit more about the Top 16 dancers. The weirdest tidbits? Lindsay has a foot phobia, and Eliana killed her pet bird by sleeping on it. Maybe we learned a little too much. And while the dancers’ unusual secrets might be memorable, their routines this week were definitely not. A lot of the routines didn’t quite hit the mark, and got some rough critiques from the judges. Better luck next time?
Here are the top five performances from this week’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance:
1. Charlie Chaplin-esque group routine
This number focused mysteriously around a bright red umbrella. With a bit of TV magic, the umbrella stood out beautifully against the colourless dancers. The costuming was also brilliant, complete with fake mustaches, baggy pants, and suspenders. Even the choreography seemed to mirror Chaplin’s jerky movements and odd characters. All in all, a very cool routine.
2. Amber and Brandon “sultry and soulful” jazz
I don’t know about the audience, but I felt like I needed a fan and a glass of water watching this routine. It was as hot and steamy as a summer in the deep South. Amber looked completely in her element and Brandon was a strong and supportive partner. My favourite part? When Brandon pushed a chair across the stage, which Amber sat on without even looking at it! How do they do that?!
3. Amelia and Will’s quirky contemporary Read more…
Hear that? It’s the sound of hundreds of dancers’ hearts breaking. Vegas week is finally here and with it come the cruelest cuts of the competition. Favourites fall from grace, and underdogs survive and even thrive in the pressure cooker that is the Planet Hollywood Hotel.
Here are the top five moments from Vegas Week (in no particular order):
1) Hampton “The Exorcist” Williams bowing out of the competition: After receiving the longest standing ovation of the entire competition thus far, and leaving almost all the judges in tears, this beautiful creature of a popper decided to leave after being unable to hack Twitch and Comfort’s crazy fast Atlanta-style hip hop choreo. It’s sad but as Nigel said, this competition is meant for people who can adapt to other styles. ‘Tis the nature of the beast. Dragon House dancers Boris and Andre also found the hip hop round too tough, but last member Cyrus makes it all the way through and does an epic solo to boot!
Here’s his original performance:
2) Team Ballroom: Favourites Whitney Carson and Lindsay Arnold are not only blonde bombshell ballroom dancing divas, they are also childhood friends who have danced together since they were little. And coincidence (or maybe not), the two end up rooming together in Vegas! How adorbs! And it seems that there’s no cattiness between the girls as they support each other throughout the week and even make it to the very last round before the Green Mile! Let’s hope there’s room in the top 20 for both of them, the fact that they’re both so similar makes me a little nervous.
3) Alexa Anderson: Read more…
Michael Jackson, 50, passed away this afternoon due to cardiac arrest at the UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
andPOP reports that according to multiple press sources, Jackson originally collapsed in his home in west Los Angeles, California, Thursday morning. Fire Capt. Steve Ruda revealed that a 911 call came from a west Los Angeles residence at 12:21 p.m, PST.
Paramedics arrived on the scene at 12:26 p.m. to find Jackson unconscious, prompting them to perform CPR before then rushing the “King of Pop” singer to the UCLA Medical Centre.
At the medical centre, access was extremely limited to Jackson, as every entrance to the emergency room was blocked off by security guards. This applied to even the hospital staffers.
According to CNN, Jackson went into a deep coma following the cardiac arrest.