A Valentine’s Day-themed episode actually airing on February 14! Timing doesn’t get any better than that. Expect Ryan Murphy and company to inundate you with plenty of over-the-top romantic gestures. It’s only been four seasons in the making, but Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) finally tie the knot. There isn’t a grander gesture than saying “I do.” Appropriately enough, that’s the title of this week’s Glee episode.
Love isn’t just reserved for the adults, but it also trickles down to the young cast as well. With everyone coming back to Lima for the big event, does this mean Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) rekindle their romance? I hope not. I’m not ready to say goodbye to gratuitous shots of Brody (Dean Geyer) just yet.
Speaking of cuties, my new favorite, Jake (Jacob Artist) decides to serenade his valentine based on his buddy Ryder’s (Blake Jenner) advice. Jake duets with Marley (Melissa Benoist) on Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “You’re All I Need to Get By.” Love that track. Method Man and Lauryn Hill’s cover of it during the 90s is one of my all-time favorite hip-hop collaborations. Check out Jake & Marley’s duet below, along with a couple of clips from Glee’s Valentine’s Day episode.
If Thursday’s Glee episode is anything like that wicked Beyonce-Off Ryan Murphy leaked last week, it’s going to be beyond divalicious. With covers of Madonna, Alicia Keys, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner and Beyonce on deck, the episode is appropriately titled, “Diva.” I can’t wait. Personally, I think the fourth season of the FOX musical is its best one since the first season. I like the mix of the old and new crew, plus the musical performances have been on point.
In addition to the cast battling it out to be top Diva, the episode finds Santana (Naya Rivera) returning back to Lima to sing three numbers. When she finds out that Brittany (Heather Morris) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) are now dating, she decides to cause problems for the new couple. She even challenges Sam on a sing-off on Barbra Streisand’s “Make No Mistake, She’s Mine.”
Check out that duet below along with all the performances for Glee‘s upcoming episode. Once again, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) gets another solo. Miss Tina Cohen-Chang has certainly been blessed with more vocal responsibility this season. I wonder what she did to get in the producers’ good graces.
In terms of prestige and correctly predicting the Oscars, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are one of the most important stops during the long awards season. But regarding fashion, they pale in comparison to the Golden Globes and the big event itself, the Academy Awards. Most starlets and nominees save their big couture guns for those two events. That said, any red carpet during this time is important to win over the public and also perhaps some Academy voters. At the very least, impress fashion designers by showing off your red carpet prowess. That way, you become their first choice at the next huge event.
For my SAGs fashion roundup, I picked my five best and five worst dressed actresses, along with other stars who I was on the fence. Keep in mind that fashion is highly-subjective. As I was researching who designed what dress, I found that sometimes a star would be on a best list and other times on the worst. Fashion is definitely a tricky game to manipulate.
For those actresses who didn’t make either my 2013 Golden Globes Top 10 Best Dressed or Top 5 Worst Dressed lists, I thought I’d pit some of them in fashion battles against each other. Check out a few below.
Ever since Angelina Jolie made a huge splash at last year’s Oscars with her thigh-bearing dress, several ladies have tried to channel their inner Jolie. Halle Berry and Rosie Huntington Whiteley were just two names who attempted the high-slit trend last night. Does Berry have a “leg up” on Whiteley with her printed Versace gown? Or does the Victoria’s Secret model win the battle with her black Saint Laurent dress? Cast your vote below. Side note: Didn’t Halle’s “berries” look lopsided in that dress?
At long last, we finally have our first major awards show of what promises to be a lengthy season. The 2013 People’s Choice Awards were handed out last night and as always it was pretty easy to predict. If you saw someone in the audience, chances were they were solely there to pick up their trophy. Why else would they show up, right? The Golden Globes are just a few days away.
While The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift cleaned up with regards to hardware (click here for the full list of winners), each lady placed in different categories on my fashion round-up of the 2013 PCAs. Can you figure out which one landed on my Best Dressed, Worst Dressed and On The Fence list? Keep reading below to see if you figured out my fashion tastes, along with my respective picks in each category. Be sure to leave your comments at the end of the post for your choices for who rocked it out on the red carpet and who bombed. Fashion is highly subjective after all.
While not as fantastic as last week’s Kiki Turkey Lurkey mashup, this musical number is pretty awesome in its own right. Kate Hudson is back with her deliciously bitter Cassandra July to show Rachel (Lea Michele) how it’s done. Not only did Cassandra seduce that insanely sexy Brody (Dean Geyer) from Rachel’s hands for a hot steamy session, but now she’s showing Rachel that she reigns supreme on the dance floor as well.
On the upcoming episode of Glee, titled “Swan Song“, Cassandra and Rachel perform “All That Jazz” from the hit musical Chicago. Dressed in their finest black dance attire, the ladies strut and shimmy their butts off while belting out the show-stopping number. As vocally superior Rachel is to Cassandra, I have to give the edge to the NYADA dance teacher. In this battle, the teacher definitely schools the pupil. Check out the jazzy battle below.
Given that the first Britney Spears-themed episode titled “Britney/Brittany” is still one of the show’s highest-rated episodes ever, it only makes sense Ryan Murphy and company film another episode centered around the “Toxic” singer’s discography. Plus, she’s now a judge on X Factor which airs just before Glee on Thursday nights, allowing FOX to promote the shizz out of it as a night dedicated to the 30-year-old singer.
Scheduled for the second episode of the fourth season, “Britney 2.0” will once again feature Brittany S. Pearce prominently. The Cheerios cheerleader is feeling depressed and will turn to her idol, Brit, for inspiration. Rumor has it, Brittany will tackle Spear’s “Everytime“. Meanwhile in New York City, Rachel gets some much needed help in her dance class. Thankfully for us viewers, that help comes in the form of hunky new stud, Brody (Dean Geyer). Miss Berry is reportedly performing a big production number of “Oops!… I Did It Again“. Check out stills from this episode below.
If you liked watching Kate Hudson sass Lea Michele for being from Ohio in the first Glee Season 4 teaser, then you’re going to love this. Thanks to FOX, we now have an extended look at Hudson’s Cassandra July and Michele’s Rachel Berry’s first interaction on the season premiere, titled “The New Rachel.” The former McKinley High student is enrolled in Cassandra’s Dance 101 class at NYADA. Sufficed to say, she’s not the teacher’s pet.
The dance teacher has no problem holding back, and tells it like it is. She singles out Rachel and calls her Miss David Schwimmer and informs her she can’t stand her stuck-up attitude. Loves it. I’m really looking forward to watching Hudson on the show. I wonder if Sarah Jessica Parker’s character will be a joy to watch as well.
Preceding the clip is some awkward lame banter between The Mindy Project’s Ike Barinholtz and Cory Monteith (Finn). Barinholtz reveals he’s been on the edge of his seat all summer, wondering if Finchel will reunite and how the show will handle simultaneous stories in NYC and Lima. If you’re not interested in any of that, fast forward to the 1:31 mark to catch Kate Hudson’s character tear Rachel a new one.