By Kelly O’Brien
Things are not only rocky for Finn and Rachel, but for Kurt and Blaine, Santana and Brittany, Mr. Schuester and Emma and, and… okay that’s it.
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Break Up.”
New York is not for Finn — Finn is back and Rachel is ready to do whatever it takes to keep him in New York. But after a night at Callbacks (a bar where college parties are more karaoke than kegs) and a taste of Rachel’s life at NYADA, he realizes that it’s not the place for him. He heads back to McKinley to “find himself,” which I think is a good move. Nobody is more welcoming of confused teenagers than Mr. Schue and the glee club.
Will is going to Washington — Mr. Schuester is ecstatic to learn that he’ll be heading to Washington to join the Blue Ribbon Panel. Emma, however, doesn’t want to tag along. She loves her job at McKinley and doesn’t want to leave it to follow Will to Washington. I think it’s totally understandable that she refuses to leave, and Will shouldn’t expect her to. After all, if she goes with him who’s going to make sure the glee club stays afloat?
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Last night you were so busy writing your essay on deforestation and preparing subpar noodles for dinner that you just couldn’t tune into the presidential debate. Fortunately for you, NowThis News has created a helpful (and most importantly short) recap of the entire discussion so you’ll get the gist of what went down between hopefuls Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The 121-second clip goes over the best jokes, promises and criticisms raised so you can pretend you watched the entire 90 minute discussion when your colleague asks if you’re a well informed politico. Still, we really do recommend you watch the whole thing before voting.
Did you watch the debate? What did you think of their performances?
Watch it here:
When I was young I remember sitting in the living room scribbling with crayons in my Disney colouring book while my dad watched Cops. I don’t remember these two particular scenes, but if I saw them I really hope I didn’t understand what they were talking about.
The first clip features an addict demanding a crack cocaine refund from a woman and her son. She rants to the cop about the unfair ILLEGAL deal as though she was innocently buying a lotto ticket from the local Variety Store.
The second clip features an intense pursuit which results in a little person attempting to escape by climbing a pole. We have to ask, which scene has the better surprise ending?
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Looks like all those rumours surrounding the potential cat fight between newly christened American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are coming true. TMZ released footage of Minaj at the Idol judging table going ballistic on Carey, even threatening to knock her out.
It all went down in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday after a disagreement over a contestant’s performance. In the video, Nicki shouts: ”I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”
Mariah replies: ““Oh why, WHYYYY do I have a three year old sitting around me?” Carey goes on: “I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”
According to TMZ Nicki threatened to knock Mariah out before the video starts. I had a feeling Mariah would be a little dramatic this season but the only one who looks awful to work with in this video is Nicki.
Actually, the people I feel most sympathetic to in this situation are fellow judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban, who have to put up with the bickering. In fact, Randy must be missing the days when notoriously vile (but probably a secret softy) judge Simon Cowell was on the panel.
Transcript from ThatGrapejuice:
Nicki Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Settle down, settle down.
Nicki Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.
Nicki I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.
Mariah Oh why, WHYYYY do I have a three year old sitting around me?
Nicki I’m not gonna sit here every f*cking minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.
Mariah I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.
Watch it here:
Selena Gomez lost her cool twice on Ellen after costumed monsters snuck up behind her and pounced in the middle of the interview. The first time, Leatherface tiptoed to her chair and blasted a chainsaw behind her and the second time a caped Dracula yelled into her ear. Gomez flipped her lid, cowering in her seat while the audience laughed at the hilarity (way to give NO WARNING audience).
It’s pretty fitting considering one of the starlet’s favourite places IN THE WORLD is this place called Knott’s Scary Farm, where she hesitantly explores the mazes with boyfriend Justin Bieber, half covering her eyes. She’s also starring in a Halloween-appropriate animated movie called Hotel Transylvania with Adam Sandler. The movie is about Count Dracula, who goes into over-protective mode when his daughter (Gomez) meets a boy.
We love that Selena was such a good sport about the whole thing, especially after the second time. That’s pretty much an all time record on the Ellen show! I’d also be mildly scared to go on the Ellen show from now to Halloween because sh*t is going to go down.
Cher’s “Believe” is often in the top five list of annoying songs people hate to hear, but this X-Factor UK contestant did a few nips and tucks, acoustified it and ended up stunning the judges and audience members with her touching performance.
When Ella Henderson said she was going to perform the song, everyone braced themselves for the overplayed ex-club banger. But her touching performance was enough to impress all the judges — even making one of them cry. Cher was impressed, tweeting: “work Done …Went on Utube 2 c young girl sing Believe! Tears came 2 my eyes! So Touching! a Great version of a Great Song. WE Can Share It !”
Ella’s version gave the lyrics a completely different meaning. I’d definitely add it to my playlist!
Watch her performance here:
While everyone is gushing over The X-Factor auditions (because well, they’re awesome) that other show over at NBC called The Voice is also having some “WTF that’s awesome” moments.
Take Melanie Martinez, the quirky gap-toothed contestant who auditioned with Britney Spears “Toxic.” I actually love the original version — it’s such a guilty pleasure. But Martinez turns the dance song into a mellow, acoustic track that I would totally listen to on a chill evening. Her voice has an interesting shakiness and she’s a double hitter since she also played the guitar and banged a tambourine with her feet.
Everyone turned their chair around except Christina Aguilera. I wonder if she was turned off by the choice of song rather than her soft, songbird voice.
Listen to her here:
Meet Willie Jones. He got a big fat yes from all The X-Factor judges and Simon Cowell declared his audition one to remember. Despite being from a small town, he’s got a unique Fresh Prince style and has thunderbolts shaved into his hair at both sides of his head. The 17-year-old drove nearly 14 hours to get to the audition with his family and really wanted to impress the judges.
Then he opened his mouth and started singing… and it was AWESOME. But I’m not going to tell you what style he sang because we were like:
In a good way of course. [awkwardchronicles1]
Watch it here:
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.
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If you were wondering why #Panda was trending hardcore on Twitter last night, you probably missed one of the best moments on The X-Factor EVER. Here’s why contestant Panda ROCKS.
1. She got out of the hospital the day before auditioning because she had pneumonia. Two f*cks weren’t given about it and she wouldn’t let anything hold her back.
2. She’s in love with with Simon Cowell and we’re pretty sure she’s the only woman who could handle his “unique” personality. Demi Lovato even tweeted: “Alright…who else thinks I should get
@SimonCowell a “Single” necklace so he can match Panda?”
3. Panda’s name origin is very unique. Her mom had her while she was in jail. Her cell mate was white so they came up with the name Panda. Hm…
4. She has a spectacular old-timey voice. She got a yes from every judge (even Britney Spears).
5. Immediately following the show she had to be transported to the hospital because she overworked herself. Simon considered putting Demi in quarantaine because she hugged Panda and pneumonia is contagious. Meanwhile, all Panda worried about what Simon would think of her.
Watch her audition here:
When I was 13-years-old I’m pretty sure the highlight of my year was getting picked second last in gym class instead of last, as usual. For Carly Rose Sonenclar, I’m pretty sure the moment she’ll remember is getting a standing ovation from all four X-Factor judges during her audition.
They were initially wary of her older song selection, but Carly KILLED Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and sounded well beyond her years. Carly auditioned in Providence and even though she claimed she was nervous she looked completely at home on stage.
It’s not all that surprising though. Although they didn’t go into any details on the show, Carly has made the rounds in New York’s theatre and Broadway scene. She’s also sung the U.S. national anthem for a slew of games.
Watch her here:
There’s a 99 percent chance that I will shed at least three tears during each episode of The X-Factor. My first cry of the season went to contestent Jillian Jensen, whose heartfelt rendition of Jessie J’s “Who You Are” was doubly emotional because of her experience with bullying in middle school.
The contestant endured mean spirited pranks and hazing from classmates who would go so far as call her and make fun of her music. Jensen put so much of her own experience into each lyric, that she brought the judging panel to tears — particularly Demi Lovato who went through a similar experience with bullying as well. The teen star approached Jensen on stage and gave her a huge hug.
“When you sang, you broke my heart,” Demi said. “I can’t wait for the bullies at home to see this.” I think we all hope that the people behind the cruel teasing are rethinking their actions.
Cody Simpson has already endorsed Jensen, tweeting: “watching X Factor. congratulations @ItsJillJensen, that was inspiring. #StopBullying #DefeatTheLabel.”
Who brought your to tears last night? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @andpop.
By Victoria Abraham
You know how your mom always used to tell you to think before you speak? I think these Family Feud contestants missed the memo. Either that, or they really did not want to win. Seriously, anyone who answers “alligator” when asked to “name an animal with three letters in its name” probably should consider going back to elementary school instead of participating on a TV show. Just saying.
The montage features the most hilarious clips the show has aired over the past 35 years.
I’m obsessed with the AMC show Breaking Bad and I constantly try to convince my friends to watch it. Instead of inadequately explaining why watching an ex-high school teacher cook meth is awesome I’m just going to play them this video of a chirpy German dude explaining why Breaking Bad is great. He writes on YouTube: “I love this show Breaking Bad very much. I tell to you now my Reasons.”
If you didn’t think the show was great before, he’s probably going to convince you otherwise.
I hope Jimmy Kimmel pays for all the therapy the kids he pranked will need in their future. In the past, Kimmel has challenged parents to steal their kids Halloween candy or convince them to embrace Silverstoning. Usually the kids don’t find the pranks as funny as their parents, who are probably keeled over on the ground laughing because their kid threw a fit.
This time, Kimmel told parents to gift their kids ugly back to school outfits and load their reaction on YouTube under the title “I Got My Kid a Horrible Back to School Outfit.” As we all know from the brutal days of elementary school, a poorly assembled outfit can result in a horrible school year — that’s just playground logic.
Naturally, all the kids refused to wear their outfits, except for one precious feline who looked pretty suave in a crossing guard uniform.
Watch it here:
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:
By Jasmine Williams
It’s the return of the all-stars! After tackling the most memorable Mia Michaels’ routines last week, the dancers faced an all-new challenge. This week, we got to see the top ten perform with the shining stars of So You Think You Can Dance yesteryear. Also, choreographer Benjamin Millepied was on the judging panel! He was the genius behind the moves in Black Swan and he’s Natalie Portman’s new hubby.
Here are my favourite moments from this week’s episode:
1. Opening group routine
This energetic homage to Gene Kelly choreographed by Tyce Diorio was so much fun! I couldn’t take my eyes off of Eliana, playing the glamourous Hollywood ingénue and the addition of funky trash can lids on their feet was a cool percussive touch. I only wish I could hear them better. And last but certainly not least, Tyce made a cameo as one of the dancers. He fit in so well I didn’t even notice he was there until the end, which I think is a good thing?
2. Tiffany’s disco routine
It seems that Tiffany was born for disco. This dance was electric and full of energy from beginning to end and the 11 (yes, 11) lifts were all executed perfectly. Plus, she had great chemistry with her all-star, season five’s Brandon. And the sparkly disco ball lighting and glittery ripped jumpsuit didn’t hurt either. It was dizzyingly amazing.
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By Jasmine Williams
It looks like the honeymoon is over for Snooki and JWoww. After returning from a less-than-stellar vacation in Cancun, reality hits the girls hard. Snooki’s wondering whether she should live with JWoww; JWoww’s wondering if she should stay with Roger; Jionni’s wondering if Snooki will make a good mother; I’m wondering if I can rock their red hair extensions. My life needs more drama in it. Obviously.
Here’s what I learned on this week’s “Snooki and JWoww.”
1. Snooki is being a great friend to JWoww, even though JWoww wasn’t really there for her. Snooki going to Spring Break, which everybody knows is a tequila-soaked hot mess, while pregnant and therefore sober, was a bad idea. Let’s just establish that fact now. But, JWoww could have made it easier by not partying and drinking every night because that’s what good friends are for. Snooki was definitely the better BFF in this episode, consoling JWoww while her boyfriend was being a real buttface to her. And speaking of Roger…
2. He definitely crossed a line. It seems that JWoww, despite being a total fox, is really insecure. Every time Roger breaks plans with her, she freaks out and starts screaming and crying. I’m sorry, but no guy wants to hang out with that girl. But, Roger isn’t helping the situation by comparing their relationship to Snooki and Jionni’s and saying that she deserves to be with her ex. That was a low blow. JWoww might have some issues, but Roger’s making it worse by being so mean to her. This relationship needs to end and soon.
3. Snooki and JWoww are incapable of being mature, anywhere. After all of the drama, the girls let off some steam at JWoww’s cooking class. Instead of being mature adults, they giggle because the pasta they roll looks like an uncircumcised penis. And then they hit each other with it. Does anybody else feel bad for the other people in the class?
SEASON 6 SPOILERS AHEAD. NO SERIOUSLY. MEGA SPOLERS BELOW.
At the end of last season’s Dexter, we were left with a MAJOR cliffhanger when Deb walked in on Dexter plunging a knife into the Doomsday Killer. Of course, her therapist helped her discover she’s in love with Dexter. So as if finding out your brother is a murderer isn’t hard enough, she figures out that she’s in love with yet ANOTHER killer.
Season 7 will definitely rest on the delicate relationship between Dex and Deb. Both of them will deal with serious questions over right and wrong and whether protecting family comes above all else.
Check out the newly released trailer for season 7. It will return on Sept. 30.
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