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Oof, the big "Glee" 100th episode celebration isn't until Tuesday, March 18 but the Fox musical just sucker-punched everyone with a surprise mid-season tribute to Cory Monteith/Finn Hudson as the New Directions traveled to Nationals in "City of Angels."
Can we get a little warning if we're going to need multiple tissues as we cry through this thing? The episode was sweet and emotional for many reasons, the first of which is that it was natural. It was nice that the show acknowledged Finn again, and the glee club kids would be thinking of him as they flew to Los Angeles to finish what he started.
But then "Glee" brought in Burt and Carole (Mike O'Malley and Carole Hudson-Hummel), Finn's parents and two of the best actors to ever grace the "Glee" soundstages, and it turned into another lovely tribute to Finn's -- and Monteith's -- legacy.
Even aside from the Finn dedication, »
Glee returned on Tuesday with the annual Nationals episode, this year, titled “City of Angels.” In addition to dealing with the typical angst of the competition, the New Directions honored their late leader Finn, who had been played by Cory Monteith.
“City of Angels” opens with Sam (Chord Overstreet) paying Mr. Shue (Matthew Morrison) a visit in his office. He wants to assure the New Directions coach that though he’s not heading to college and has let his studies slip, he’s as committed to the glee club as ever. Mr. Shue has no doubts about his commitment. In fact, he wants Sam to step into Finn’s shoes as the New Directions captain, as Finn had hoped.
The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is delivering a new series to Adult Swim, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Black Jesus follows a modern-day Jesus living in Compton and trying to “spread love and kindness” in the neighborhood.
I know some of you were disappointed that Mason Dye wouldn’t be sticking around for the Flowers in the Attic sequel, but E! has some news that should make up for that. Dye has joined the cast of Teen Wolf. Even better, he’ll be playing a new, gay member of the lacrosse team. Dye isn’t the only new cast member who will play a part of the lacrosse team, Khylin Rhambo and Dylan Sprayberry are also joining the supernatural drama.
Does this mean we’ll finally get to see more of Danny?
- Lyle Masaki
New York Times the miniature model (so edible looking!) of The Grand Budapest Hotel
/Film Carrie Fisher to be in London for 6 months for the new Star Wars film... Hmmm perhaps more than a cameo, then. But regardless I'm not really looking forward to these after the debacle of the last trilogy
Towleroad on Neil Patrick Harris as a gay icon
Gawker Rich Juzwiak on the continuation of the gay 300 saga. This line just kills me:
But no one man can satisfy Themistocles. "I have spent my life on my one true love: the Greek fleet," he proclaims. Sounds like an active life!
(I'm never going to see the new 300: Rise of an Empire given the descriptions of how gorey it is -- sounds more vomitous than »
- NATHANIEL R
New Glee season 5,episode 11 spoiler promo clip hit the net. Last night, Fox released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Glee" episode 11 of season 5, and it appears to be very interesting and lively as New Directions goes to Nationals, Pitch Perfect's Skylar Astin serves up some funny lines, and more. The episode is titled, "City Of Angels." In the new episode 11, It is going to be now or never for the Glee club. The members of New Directions will make their way to sunny Los Angeles,California to compete in Nationals, and two very special guests will be tagging along. The Guest stars are going to feature: Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones; Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel; Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson-Hummel; NeNe Leakes as Coach Roz Washington; Skylar Astin from Pitch Perfect as Jean-Baptiste; Marlee Matlin as Herself; Jackée Harry as Herself; and Johanna Rohrback as Herself. »
New Glee season 5,episode 11 official spoilers,plotline revealed by Fox. Recently, Fox served up the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Glee" episode 11 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "City Of Angels," and it sounds like things will get pretty interesting when the New Directions go to Nationals with a couple of impressive guest stars, and more. In the new episode 11 press release: It will be now or never for the Glee club. Press release number 2: The members of New Directions will travel to sunny Los Angeles to compete in Nationals, and will bring with them two very special guests. Guest stars will include: Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones; Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel; Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson-Hummel; NeNe Leakes as Coach Roz Washington; Skylar Astin from Pitch Perfect as Jean-Baptiste; Marlee Matlin as Herself; Jackée Harry as Herself; and Johanna Rohrback as Herself. Episode 11 is set to air on Tuesday night, »
With her Oscar win for her searing portrayal of Patsey in “12 Years a Slave,” Lupita Nyong’o became the 15th actress to win an Oscar in her film debut.
The 30-year-old joins such notables as Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Marlee Matlin, Eva Marie Saint and Jennifer Hudson. She was cast in the role by director Steve McQueen three weeks before graduating from Yale Drama School.
“It does not escape me that so much of the joy in my life comes from the pain of someone else,” said the radiant Kenyan-Mexican actress in her acceptance. “And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey.”
A day after winning at the Spirit Awards, where she dedicated that trophy to her mother, Nyong’o dedicated her Oscar to children around the world, saying, “No matter where you are from, your dreams are all valid.”
Nyong’o joins 14 other black actors who have won Oscars. »
- Dave McNary
On Monday's installment (8/7c, ABC Family), dance scenes fill every act as Daphne (Katie LeClerc) and Bay (Vanessa Marano) both wonder about their futures. From Lea Thompson's Broadway act and Gilles Marini and Marlee Matlin's Waltz to LeClerc's salsa dance with Rj Mitte and David Casteneda, almost every style is covered.
"[My] dance is especially fun because of the love triangle," LeClerc recently told us. "I'm a pretty good dancer, I learn choreography pretty easily, and I took tap in college. But Vanessa Marano is the most adorable thing in the world -- she has no rhythm!"
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- Robyn Ross
On Tuesday's (March. 3) episode of "Switched at Birth," everyone's strapping on their dancing shoes.
The ABC Family hit is taking another artistic risk on par with last season's all-sign language episode, though this time around, they're getting a little footloose and fancy free. In a special dance-themed episode, each act will feature dancing scenes, including one very sultry Viennese waltz between Melody (Marlee Matlin) and Angelo (Gilles Marini).
Zap2it had the opportunity with speak with Matlin (through e-mail) about the performance between the two "Dancing With the Stars" alums, previewed in the exclusive photos above and below, and what risks she'd like to see the daring show take next.
Zap2it: How excited were you and Gilles to have the opportunity to touch back on your "Dancing With the Stars" experience for the special dance-themed episode? Did either of you find you'd gotten a little rusty?
Matlin: In the »
Early-rising stars — including Whoopi Goldberg, James Franco, and Olivia Munn — have already begun to pay tribute to the late Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday at the age of 85. Expect more tributes to pour in as the day goes on; in the meantime, here’s who’s remembering America’s sweetheart so far:
Little Shirley Temple raised the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression. Rip http://t. »
- Hillary Busis
The debate over the best television comedy of all time rages constantly. Is it I Love Lucy? Is it 30 Rock? Is it Small Wonder? Valid choices all, but in the eyes of many, the king of the debate is and will always remain Seinfeld.
It’s tough to argue that choice. In terms of popularity, legacy, and influence over the public sense of humor, Seinfeld has few legitimate rivals. The show spawned famous catchphrases on a weekly basis, more than we probably even know because they have become so pervasive that they seem to be from life, not from Seinfeld, and it exalted the constant judgmental dissection of insignificance as the great worthwhile venture of our age.
Seinfeld’s finest triumph, though, was its refreshing doctrine of “no hugging, no learning.” No one had to do the right thing or grow, and there was a realism and comfort in that. »
- Spencer Barnes
On TV this Sunday: A Downton Abbey dame is down, Hostages holds you captive for hours, The Mentalist goes on a date and the NFL Playoffs continue. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
1 pm Hostages marathon (Tvgn) | Catch up on all 13 episodes of the CBS thriller before its two-hour season finale on Monday night.
1:05 and 4:40 pm NFL First Round Playoffs (Various networks) | The San Diego Chargers face the Cincinnati Bengals (at 1:05 pm on CBS) and the San Francisco 49ers battle the Green Bay Packers (at »
- Kimberly Roots
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