Poor Smash. Even with Jennifer Hudson, better storylines and no Ellis (Jaime Cepero), the ratings are sucking big time. It truly is a shame because Season 2 is so much better than the musical show’s freshman year. Much of that is due to the addition of Jeremy Jordan. The Broadway star (Newsies) has a killer voice and is pretty easy on the eyes. Imagine my jubilation when I came across a video of him performing a duet with another Broadway favorite.
Jordan recently participated in a fundraiser where he covered one of Smash‘s signature tracks- “Let Me Be Your Star.” If you watch the show, you’ll fondly remember it from the pilot originally sung by Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty. Jeremy enlisted Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) to join him on the tune. He jokingly referred to Jonathan as his professional nemesis since Groff frequently beats him for jobs. The two slay “Let Me Be Your Star” and even don blond wigs during it. They may sound great, but they make for some fugly Marilyn Monroes.
Speaking of Monroe, Megan Hilty who vied hardcore to score the lead in the show’s musical Bombshell releases her debut album, It Happens All The Time, this week. The 31-year-old Broadway vet recently unveiled the lyric video for the lead cut, “No Cure.” Her debut effort fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters as Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Bruno Mars, Damien Rice and Taylor Swift. Listen to “No Cure” below, along with Jordan and Groff’s duet.
If Zachary Quinto worried that his home would only be a one income household for a long period of time, he can now sleep soundly. His boyfriend Jonathan Groff appeared in the second season of Kelsey Grammer’s Boss, but found himself without a job suddenly when STARZ canceled the critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged drama. Hopefully, he’ll have better luck with HBO than he did with his previous network.
The 27-year-old scored one of the leads in a pilot for HBO centered around 30-something gays living in San Francisco. Sounds like a gay version of Girls, swapping out Brooklyn for Silicon Valley. Groff will play Patrick who’s a video game developer. Love a hot nerd ;) While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. His character, along with the others will grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience in the Bay Area.
The Twitter goodies from Ryan Murphy keep coming. This time around, he has not one, but two deleted scenes from “Glee” to share with fans. Both of which feature handsome guest stars from the show’s history, with one dating all the way back from Season 1.
First up is Grant Gustin. His clip features him belting out the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” with the Dalton Academy choir. On hand to watch their performance are Rachel, Kurt, Santana, Blaine and Artie doing some intel for their upcoming showdown at regionals. In the past, the Dalton Academy covers have been great, and this one doesn’t disappoint either.
The second deleted scene harkens back to the Fox show’s freshman year. It takes place in Rachel Berry’s room where her then love interest Jessie St. James (Jonathan Groff) and her perform a duet. Jessie gives Rachel advice on what she should perform for Will Schuester’s “hello” assignment. Check out both clips below.
If you haven’t heard then let me be the first to inform. Sound the bells and let out the confetti cannons, the newly openly out Zachary Quinto is dating the sexy Broadway and Glee star, Jonathan Groff. In even more exciting news, they’ve actually been dating for a year now! How freaking adorable is that? Of course, nothing is official and the story is currently only being reported via The National Enquirer but neither are denying the reports. The two have been spotted together attending many events so the evidence all points to yes! I personally am a big fan of this couple and wish them all the best.
In other Jonathan Groff news, some new pics of the actor have surfaced online and they are showing a whole lot of him. Jonathan Groff went full-frontal for a movie titled Twelve Thirty which came out in 2010. The story goes as follows:
TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Groff plays the role of Jeff. Having not seen the movie, I don’t really know who he is in terms of the story or why he would appear absolutely naked but ultimately, am I complaining? I doubt you will be either. Thankfully, Unrated Perez was kind enough to post the photos for us all to oogle and oggle over. So, go check them out below!
Who knew a show about a bunch of musically-inclined high school misfits would become such a huge hit? “Glee” has become a force to be reckoned with, not only on television but in the music industry as well. With over 36 million songs digitally downloaded and over 11 million albums sold worldwide you can see why. Over 50 percent of the songs released have charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart including the anthem hit “Don’t Stop Believin’”, the iconic rendition of “Vogue” and the pop phenomenon “Teenage Dream”. Pretty impressive, don’t you think? On November Tuesday 15, “Glee” will reach a milestone- it’ll air it’s 300th musical performance.
Before I reveal what the 300th performance will be, I’m going to share some tidbits on upcoming shows. So far this season, we’ve only seen one of the four “The Glee Project” kids pop up on the show. Lindsay Pearce showed up as Rachel Berry’s doppleganger Harmony. She’ll return on Episode 8 and will compete against New Directions. When “Glee” returns next week, co-winner Damian McGinty makes his debut as Rory Flanagan, an Irish exchange student. Runner-up Alex Newell will play Mercedes’ younger brother who has an affinity for cross-dressing. Lastly, co-winner Samuel Larsen won’t appear til 2012 in either Episode 10 or 11. I can’t for all of them to pop up. I wonder if any will make the cut for Season 4.
A while back, I had found a Glee Spoiler that turned the Glee story lines upside down. The return a recurring character that would change Rachael Berry’s story arc for the finale of the show. The one to return? Jesse (aka Jonathan Groff). His return sparks rumors that he is trying to win back Rachael’s heart.
In tonight’s much anticipated Prom episode, Lea and Jonathan revisit old harmonies and great vocal chemistry to cover Adele’s massive hit Rolling In The Deep. However, its not your usual Glee cover. This one has some a cappella appeal and sounds quite amazing with the random background vocals coming from those around them.
I am really excited about tonight’s episode especially with the MASSIVE SPOILER that came from an extra who worked on Glee quite frequently when she released who won Prom King and Prom Queen on her Twitter page. Tonight’s episode is not to be missed.
SPOILER ALERTS: Proceed with Caution
It’s hard to believe, but talks of season finales are upon us. With the end of winter hiatus fast approaching, we soon enter a crucial time period for TV shows: April Sweeps. This is when you we see shows vying for another season pull out all of the stops to keep their viewers interested to bring in the ratings the networks hope for.
Glee has already been picked up for their fourth season but that won’t stop creator Ryan Murphy and the writers from bringing the best of the best into the finale and now, a new spoiler has confirmed that this will indeed be the ending to Season 2 we expect from the show that has failed to impress many fans alike this year.
We’ve already learned from a previous post that someone on the show will face an untimely death which will dramatically effect the New Directions as they head to New York to compete at Nationals. But now, one of the show’s favorited guest stars will also return to make an appearance in the finale. But who will it be?
2010 is coming to a close and it’s time to crown this year’s hottest Man Crush. Last year, your votes named Alex O’Loughlin as my hottest weekly crush choice for 2009. This year, our weekly man crush feature was bigger and more popular than ever.
I’ve decided to split up the contenders into three parts. The first post will feature choices from the months of January, February, March and April. Hotties from Taylor Lautner to Noah Mills and everything in between occupied these weeks. The winner of Round 1 will advance to the finals. Check out the studs in contention below and don’t forget to cast your votes.
Voting ends Monday Dec 13 when Round 2 begins.
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