The Florida State University AcaBelles Just Killed It
Okay. I now know exactly what song I want to hear on the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer… whenever it drops, like, 3 years from now. The Florida State University AcaBelles’s released this video a while back and my life just got changed in all of the right ways. They covered Lorde’s hit Royals, and they just… slayed. I love my life, but I really feel like I effed up by not learning how to sing and/or make percussion sounds with my mouth. Peep the video for more!
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"New York City was to Lou Reed what Dublin was to James Joyce"
Last week we learned the very sad news that rock legend Lou Reed passed away due to complications from liver failure and today we learn that Lou is featured on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. The issue, which features tributes from other musicians — including Reed‘s wife Laurie Andersen — will hit newsstands this Friday. Click below to get your first look at the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine and read excerpts from the cover story feature on the late Lou Reed. More »
Goodbye, Ms. Krabappel
Last week we learned the very sad news that actress Marcia Wallace, the woman who voiced the character Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, passed away at the age of 70 due to complications from pneumonia and last night she was honored in the opening credits of this week’s episode of the show. As longtime Simpsons fans know, Bart Simpson is seen writing a message on the school’s chalkboard as punishment from his teacher Mrs. Krabappel. In honor of Wallace‘s memory last night, Bart‘s chalkboard message was written in tribute to her character on The Simpsons. More »
"The Gospel According to Britney"
Now, y’all know that I love me some Britney Spears hardcore but … news today that a new musical production that tells the tale of the life of Jesus Christ by utilizing the music of Britney Spears gives even me reason to pause. Spears is a new show, set to debut next month, that looks to dethrone the award-winning Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar as the King of Religious Rock Opera. Click below to see a few promo photos from the show, read the official press release and get your first taste of Spears — The Gospel According to Britney Spears. More »
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Ryan Reynolds celebrated his birthday this week with a little unveiling ceremony at the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Hollywood, CA. As you can see in the photo below, Ryan proudly posed next to his wax doppelgänger which will go on display at the museum next week. Altho I’d argue that it is nearly impossible for Madame Tussaud’s to recreate true hotness like that possessed by Ryan Reynolds, I have to admit that this new wax statue of him is pretty damn good. Check out the photo below and see if you can tell the difference between the real and the fake Ryan Reynolds. More »
Last night the cast of Glee paid tribute to their late friend and castmate Cory Monteith in a somber episode of the show devoted to his memory. Earlier this week, we got to hear the songs that were featured on last night’s ep titled The Quarterback but today we get to see video of performances of the songs as they aired last night. I honestly have no idea how anyone in the cast was able to film these scenes. Lea Michele showed a strength that speaks volumes about her fortitude of character. Click the embed above to watch Michele‘s performance of Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan and then click below to watch video of the rest of the song performances last night on Glee. More »
Late last month, Glee creator Ryan Murphy released a promo image for the upcoming tribute episode devoted to the late Cory Monteith (and, by extension, the late fictional Glee character Finn Hudson). Today we get our first look at the just-released somber promo video for the episode, which has been titled The Quarterback. Ugh. It’s tough to watch, I have to say. I can only imagine how difficult it will be to watch the episode in full. Click the embed above to watch this promo video then click below to see the list of songs that will be performed on the episode when it airs next Thursday night. More »
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"Been saved again by the garbage truck"
Earlier today we got to hear a brilliant cover of Whitney Houston‘s song It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay by the British band Chvrches and right now we get to hear another brilliant cover. A guy who goes by the name Twin Shadow has been recording cover songs including the classic Tori Amos song Silent All These Years. I’ve heard a few covers of this song over the years but none by men (primarily because of the female-ness of the lyrical content). While no one can ever do the song justice like Tori can, I have to give it up to Twin Shadow for putting a very different spin on the song … giving it a strange new life. I hope you Amos fans will give it a listen and let me know what you think. I’m really digging this cover of Tori‘s song, are you?
Chvrches are Down for Whitnay
The BRILLIANT band Chvrches paid a visit to Zane Lowe‘s radio program on BBC Radio 1 (the very same radio show where Kanye West talked for an hour about any and everything … which resulted in a spoof by Jimmy Kimmel which then resulted in a ridiculous Twitter rant by West) to promote the release this week of their debut album The Bones of What You Believe. In addition to performing live versions of their new songs, Chvrches also performed a cover of Whitney Houston‘s classic breakup song It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay. And what, pray tell, does this Whitney cover sound like? Click below and have a listen. More »
'Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect...'
As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t get to watch all of the Emmy Awards last night, but I caught many of the heartfelt tributes to actors who passed away this year. Jean Stapleton and James Gandolfini were among those honored, and Jane Lynch delivered the tribute to Cory Monteith. She used the moment to talk about her love for Cory, and also tied in his struggle with addiction into her speech. Check out the video above, and if you can’t watch now, click inside for the transcription.