Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, had the worst case of the nerves as she tried to answer a tough question from The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes. To say the least. her answer wasn’t the most eloquent of the night. Would tacking “world peace” or “God Bless, America” at the end of her answer make it better? Probably not but she probably would’ve got a bigger applause.
Girls is my ultimate guilty pleasure. With its wit and honesty, almost everything about this show accurately reflects how many people of my generation act.
But what happens when you take the show’s characters forty years later? As it turns out, they haven’t changed.
With the same problems and the same dreams (albeit the side effects of aging), Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna are still living life the way they want.
(PS. This video also features the handsome Martin Starr. I’ve loved him since his Freaks and Geeks days.)
What would an episode of Pretty Little Liars be if it didn’t leave us asking ourselves “WTF?” and “Who killed that guy?” Here’s five things you missed on the season four premiere, “A is for A-l-i-v-e”:
Pop That Trunk!
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and the trunk of Wilden’s car is opened to reveal… a dead pig? Ew. Is it just me, or is PLL turning into a nightmarish version of “The Three Little Pigs?” I mean, first the burnt down house and now this. Or, does Wilden just really liked bacon?
The fab 4 “keep their friends close and their enemies closer.” Mona sucks up to the girls and they are left with no choice but to turn to her for answers. Apparently she has nothing to do with the re-appearance of Wilden’s cop car, Ian’s death, or “red coat,” and Melissa Hasting is the real enemy? Anyone else sense some sibling rivalry in the near future?
See Ya Never, Detective Wildy!
Last night’s Game of Thrones episode “Rains of Castemere” episode (a.k.a. when the Red Wedding) had me feeling all kinds of emotions. And I’ve read the books. I knew what was coming and I was still emotionally distraught.
Without spoiling anything, I went into the episode with a feeling of dread but luckily the episode DID NOT DISAPPOINT. It’s basically the equivalent of season one’s finale (Ned Stark) in terms of emotions and season two’s “Battle of Blackwater” when it comes to being epic.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one with lots of feelings as Twitter pretty much went off last night. Here’s the Daily Beast‘s super cut of the best Red Wedding reaction videos. All I’m going to say is GPOY.
Who knew when reality TV first appeared it would eventually turn into such a hit with viewers. We now have so many great quality TV shows to choose from, like Pawn Stars or How States Got Their Shapes (Cough).
A New York PBS station recently went on to mock the reality TV craze by displaying some pretty interesting fake ads with some ridiculous titles. Here are few:
I mean this one isn’t even politically correct. So if people still believed it was real, there might be other issues that need discussing.
WOW…well this changes everything.
Chris McMillan, the stylist who created Jennifer Aniston’s famous ‘Rachel’ haircut has admitted that he was totally high when the style was born.
“I’m 14 years sober, so I feel safe enough to say that,” McMillan told WWD.
For the record, Aniston has called the ‘Rachel’ “the ugliest haircut” she has ever seen. Worn during the first and second seasons of Friends, the hairstyle Aniston’s hair has practically help define the 90s.
Embrace what you’ve helped create, Jennifer. You are an icon.
Rachel had her Funny Girl callback while the glee club faced a few obstacles before getting to regionals.
Brittany’s SAT score was so unbelievable that MIT had to see for themselves if she was the real deal, and even though she scored a zero on their “simple” math test, her crayon doodling somehow showed she was the greatest mind since Albert Einstein (don’t ask me, I was never good at math). They want her to join the school right away and the shock leads to a classic Brittany meltdown, leaving the glee club wondering if she’ll even show up to regionals.
Rachel had her callback for Fanny Bryce and what better way to end the season and show them her chops than a Celine Dion ballad. Her rendition of To Love You More was UNBELIEVABLE. Seriously, though, any time there is a Rachel Berry ballad in the first five minutes you know you’re in for something good.
Nev Schulman was the only thing missing from this episode because the end of Katie was definitely worthy of an MTV special. Ryder went crazy from all the secrecy surrounding his online lover and threatened to forego regionals unless the catfish fessed up. Marley took the blame, but it turned out she was just covering for Unique, who wanted to make a real connection without her identity getting in the way. What she did was wrong, but would Ryder have opened up had he known? My guess is probably not.
Going to the Chapel…Maybe
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.
The New Directions pay tribute to Stevie Wonder while Rachel prepares for her Funny Girl callback.
Here’s what you missed on last night’s episode, “Wonder-ful”:
Aren’t They Wonder-ful?
Regionals are only one week away and that means the Glee Club needs some serious inspiration, and who better to turn to than Stevie Wonder? The kids covered his songs for their assignment this week, with Mike and Mercedes on hand to help. If these kids do what they are so clearly capable of doing, they’ll have regionals in the BAG.
The Bitch is Back
“The Bitch” being Cassandra July A.K.A. Kate Hudson as she appeared to want nothing more than to see Rachel fail at her Funny Girl callback. After scheduling her extremely hard ballet midterm the same day as her audition, she did a total 180 and brought the entire class to support Rachel. She said she saw something in her from the beginning and that’s why she’s been so hard on her – plus she only slept with Brody because of his abs. Either this woman has a major personality disorder, or she’s not such a bitch after all (my money’s on the first option).
Big City Fears
Ryan Lochte has been getting a lot of attention for his new reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? and the response – especially of the news media – has not been all that favourable…which is understandable since he says things like “If you’re a man at night, you have to be a man in the morning.”
The confusing one liners of the Olympic gold-medalist landed him on Anderson Coopers “The Ridiculist” after an internet genius mashed up his catch phrase with Usher’s smash hit “Yeah.”
I think this video is proof enough that Ryan Lochte needs to stay in the pool and off the television – and keep his mouth shut as often as possible.
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
Animator OnlyLeigh on YouTube recreated the openings for popular television shows in honor of her husband Oren’s birthday. She spoofs on popular shows like Mad Men, Lost, Arrested Development and Adventure Time just to name a few. Leigh has single-handedly upped the ante when it comes to birthday gifts because, damn, you can’t top this one.
I guess it’s really true: there’s nothing more irresistible than a smartly dressed Dalton Warbler in their fancy blue blazers with that signature red piping.
Ann seems to agree when her girlfriend Jackie proposed to her—Glee style. With those blazers, Katy Perry, Choreography, a cappella and all, how could you say no? We know Kurt couldn’t.
This video is so moving and bound to touch some hearts, including the heart of a certain Glee cast member.
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) April 8, 2013
This proposal kind of makes you want to re-live that moment when Kurt and Blaine met, and when the Warbler won Kurt over with some Katy Perry music. D’awww…
A trailer for Demi Lovato’s fourth studio album, DEMI, was released on Monday, along with some exciting news! DEMI is slated to hit stores on May 14th but fans will be able to pre-order the album on April 2nd (Canada and the USA only) and April 9th (worldwide).
The newly released cover art shows the “Give Your Heart A Break” singer looking fierce in silver body paint. DEMI is Lovato’s fourth studio album. Lovato is also set to return as a judge on the upcoming season of The X-Factor.
Animator Adam Brown brings us a taste of what it would be like if Calvin and Hobbes became a TV show. Brown based his 28 second video on the cartoon strip above.
While it was only an experiment of sorts, would a real Calvin and Hobbes television show be too much to ask for? Because I would watch this every Saturday morning with a bowl of cereal in hand. We need good Saturday morning cartoons back on TV. Stat.
Today would’ve been the 85th birthday of the one and only Mr. Rogers. To celebrate author John Green tells you 35 facts of our favourite cardigan-wearing children’s television host. For example, did you know every single one of Mr. Rogers sweater was knitted by his mother?
Cheers to you, Mr. Rogers.
It’s no secret we love Pitch Perfect. It was just one of the many reasons why we love Rebel Wilson.
Basically, we all think the whole Pitch Perfect cast is flawless, especially Anna Kendrick. We even still very much like the Cup Song from the musical even though everyone, and I mean everyone, has been trying to imitate it.
Andrewpresents on Tumblr claims the movie’s studio was looking to release a radio version of the Cup Song. If, when, why—it all doesn’t matter to us. Just get this on our iPods NOW and we’ll all be happier people for it.
If you’ve been stumbling around Tumblr for awhile, you’ve probably come across .gifs, screen grabs or even a quick mention of Adventure Time or it’s offshoot web series brother, Bravest Warriors.
Save for the odd video here and there courtesy of a Donald Glover voice appearance, I haven’t really watched either. I know, I know. I should start because it’s like the greatest thing ever, right?
Don’t worry. I’ll start watching soon enough especially after seeing this super cut of Bravest Warriors‘ super cute Catbug. Seriously, this is the cutest thing you’ll see all week. It’s cuter than seeing a sleepy dog in a bag. Yeah, it’s that cute. Just watch the video below:
It gets even better because the voice actor who plays Catbug is just as adorable! Just watching six-year-old Sam Lavagnino play Catbug makes me want to go hug something cute and never let go (but not him. That’s called kidnapping!)
Dammit, Catbug. Now I have to go and spend my weekend watching Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors! I was planning on being productive…
This week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars was all about Spencer going Cray- Cray!
At least we are finally getting to the bottom of this and finally seeing what has been going on with Spencer these past few episodes.
And just in case you missed it here are five things that happened on this week’s episode of PLL “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”.
Spencer chills at Radley
The episode starts off with a scene of Spencer in Radley. We see that she still has not gotten in touch with her friends and is still going by the name Jane Doe. Luckily, Dr. Sullivan finds her and discovers that Spencer wants to escape from her past because she found Toby’s body. The episode ends with Spencer mentally telling the girls that they can no longer rely on her. Looks like Spencer has officially gone crazy… poor girl.
Wilden is back
UMMM, SHOCKING! Wilden decides to make an appearance in this week’s episode. After causally stalking both Hanna and her mom, he tells Hanna that he will stop only in exchange for the keys to his police car. Umm, somebody better tell him that his car is now swimming with the fishes. We wonder how he’ll react to that news.
Hanna might be moving
It’s casually mentioned that Hanna may be moving to New York. Could this be a plan devised by A to break the girls apart or are we really going to have to say goodbye to Hanna soon? Aww, no! What about the Caleb we all know? I will not be able to handle my second favorite couple breaking up; I guess we will just have to wait and see.
While Spencer is at Radley she becomes friends with a guy name E. Lam. For those of you who don’t remember, that was Toby’s secret Radley name. When Spencer questions E. on the security at Radley, we quickly find out that there were more then just security problems and that E. knew Toby as a little kid because his mom use to be a patient there. Talk about a small world! P.S. I like this guy and I can’t wait to see what other info he may provide us with.
Ali was never pregnant
Mona decides to visit Spencer at Radley and during this visit we find out that Ali was never pregnant and that Mona has Ali’s diary entries. She, of course, will only give them to Spencer in exchange for something but that something Spencer will not do. All I know is I really want to read them so one of the girls better find a way to get them pronto!