After last week’s single elimination, we’re back to getting rid of two acts. Personally, it made much more sense to eliminate two last week and one this week, but what do I know. With NBC trying to give The Sing-Off a boost, it cut back The Voice to just an hour tonight. In addition, they trotted out Jewel, Nick Lachey, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman during the hour to pimp their show. I love Pitch Perfect but did the peacock network really need to resurrect The Sing-Off?
Before the Final 5 performed their solos, they united for a group performance of “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. Everyone holds their own on it, with exception to Cole. Poor guy’s microphone was jacked. All that you could hear was full-on static. You couldn’t miss the expression of defeat on his face. Thankfully, no one will judge them on the group performance. Check out the solos and my rankings below.
It always amazes me how drastically most drag queens look without the wigs, makeup and stilettos. Seriously, these bitches are talented. Sometimes the finished product is truly drop dead gorgeous.
Now that you’ve met the queens competing on Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s time to tackle the big question at hand. Forget about who’s going to be “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Let’s determine who the cutest boy is without all the glitz and glamooooooor.
Weigh in below on which contestant looks best out of drag and also which transformation is the most stunning. Obviously, this is meant to be fun and cheeky so keep the comments relatively hater-free. Thanks. Let’s keep reading the filth to the professionals- Ru’s squirrels ;)
Side note: If anyone knows the real names of the queens I couldn’t find, it would be much appreciated.
We had a big weekend for us Drag Race fans, we finally got to see the new cast for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6. Now if you’re like me and have eyes, ears and a computer, you probably knew this cast already. The cast of RPDR is literally the worst kept secret in gay town. I will give MAJOR props to each queen who consistently deny deny deny, confidentiality agreements and all. My favourite part (and this is really silly), is when they release the boy pictures all the fans just started naming off names of each of the girls on the leaked list thinking it was them, when it was someone else completely. Also LOTS of nepotism this season. Cast members are drag mothers, sisters, best friends of previous contestants which gets me to think…is that all there is left out there?
Anyhow let’s get to know these bitches and I’ll tell you who my top girls are (I’ve never been wrong before!)
On last night’s finale of The Amazing Race, the network debuted a promo for the upcoming season. It’s another All-Stars edition. The CBS show first did one in Season 11 and then Season 18- the latter being dubbed Unfinished Business.
As a side note: While I was rooting for the Afghanimals, I was fine with a Jason & Amy Season 23 win. They had great attitudes, played a clean race and always helped out their alliance members. Had it not been for Amy, Travis and Nicole never would’ve made the Top 3. Girlfriend helped out Nicole big time (TWICE).
While I enjoy seeing returning favorites, I have a problem with teams coming back for a third time. Producers need to spread the wealth. I scoured online and uncovered the teams coming back. I also discovered several teams that were considered but never made the cut. If you love elimination spoilers, there’s also info about the first few below.
With Paul Rudd and One Direction on tap, Saturday Night Live rebounded after hitting a season low among adults 18-49 when Josh Hutcherson and Haim dropped by. Creatively speaking, the sketches improved massively as well. Rudd is hilarious on his own, but with surprise help from his Anchorman 2 cast mates, it reached a whole new level.
Kristen Wiig reprised Dooneese in a Sound of Music segment. Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and David Koechner backed up Rudd during his opening monologue where they faced off against One Direction. Other highlights include the Michaelangelo small penis sketch, 1D concert line clip, the first black movie for white audiences and Jebidiah Atksinson’s holiday movie reviews. Check out all the clips below.
Gladiators brace yourselves. The number of Scandal episodes for Season 3 have been reduced from 22 to 18. Why would ABC do this? Surely, it’s not due to ratings. The political drama rakes in consistently high ratings. Last night’s episode propelled the show to become the season’s No. 1 broadcast drama in the key 18-49 demo.
Speaking of the episode, what did you think of the jaw-dropping revelation about Mama Pope? It’s all very Alias. Remember Sydney Bristow’s (Jennifer Garner) wickedly delicious mother Irina Derevko (Lena Olin)?
With such great numbers, what’s the reason behind this unfortunate decision. Though she’s never confirmed it, I highly suspect it’s due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. I can only imagine how difficult it would be for Shonda Rhimes to craft episodes with Olivia’s limited availability. After all, she is the epicenter of everything. Makes perfect sense to reduce episodes, rather than film substandard OMFG ones. Don’t you agree? Sound off below.
During last night’s The Sound of Music Live!, NBC debuted the first promo for the 2014 Golden Globes. Unlike Carrie Underwood’s wooden acting, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are two of my favorite things. The comedic BFFs return for their second time hosting the funnest awards show of the year. Earlier this year, the duo signed on for two more hosting stints after their well-reviewed debut as Globes hosts.
In the clip, Amy is on piano duties while Tina attempts to give a preview of their opening number. Unfortunately, they’re off-key and can’t harmonize. While musically they never hit the right note, I have no doubt they will hit all the perfect comedic notes come Golden Globes night. The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on January 12, 2014. This year’s Miss Golden Globe is Sosie Bacon- daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Watch the promo below.
NBC’s big gamble (reportedly $9 million production) paid off. The live special of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer scored boffo ratings. It was NBC’s best Thursday performance (excluding sports) in the adult demo since the ER finale on April 2, 2009 and best overall viewing since the Frasier finale in 2004. The musical earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating, peaking at 19.3 million viewers during the 9pm hour. The NBC offices were definitely alive with the sound of music today for sure.
No doubt, Carrie’s huge fan base tuned in to support Nashville’s favorite daughter. I’m sure a fair amount also checked it out to see how Underwood would handle the iconic role of Maria von Trapp which was immortalized on film by the legendary Julie Andrews. While no one can ever touch Andrews, especially in this role, I thought Carrie handled the musical numbers quite well. Her acting, however, left something to be desired. Not surprisingly, she was quite wooden. With exception to very few outlets, Underwood was raked over the coals. Check out some of the scathing reviews in between the musical numbers below.
On a more positive note, I thought the Von Trapp kids were fantastic. “Do Re Mi” and Liesl’s duet with Rolf on “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” were two of my favorites. Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess was simply divine. Her Broadway roots definitely shined through. Acting opposite her, must’ve been daunting for Underwood. Also props to NBC for pulling this off so masterfully. Given the scope and logistical nightmare, I’m shocked there were no major technical problems. I hope NBC plans to bring another beloved musical to television next year. This is one holiday tradition I can get behind.