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LILFs: Links I'd Like To... This week: what happens when you take those weird pills from the gas station. by Liam Mathews A Brief History of Love, from the New Book “Love Sense” Em & Lo have an engrossing excerpt from a new book by clinical psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson that analyzes the science of love. I Spent A Week Doing Gas Station Drugs, These Are My Findings A writer for Supercompressor hilariously risks his life taking gas station boner pills so you don't have to. Funny Girl Sex Guide: 6 Rules For A Successful F**k Buddy Relationship Amelia McDonnell-Parry of The Frisky warns you to not have feelings. Breaking & Hilarious: Adults Know Absolutely Nothing About Their Own Genitalia Funny diagrams on Refinery29 from people who don't remember anything from health class. St. Patrick's Day In America Is A Violent, Drunken Disaster When Vice [...] »
- Liam Mathews
By now, "Glee" fans know that the show is planning a move to New York City in upcoming episodes. But those fans may not know that "Glee" might soon resemble an older city-based comedy, "Friends." Lea Michele teased that this might be the case during an interview on "Live with Kelly and Michael" Friday (March 7).
Michele was mostly there to talk about her new album, "Louder" -- which just reached No. 1 on the charts as of Thursday (March 6). But of course she had to talk about "Glee" and the show's upcoming changes as well.
The move is coming after the 100th episode and will not include a focus on McKinley High School anymore. Instead, according to Michele, "It's only like five or six cast members now in the city." When asked about the new vibe, the singer and actress replied, "It's kind of like 'Friends' ... We get to do a lot of scenes eating, »
Lea Michele is ready to take her victory lap.
After years on Glee, Michele’s debut album Louder dropped this week. The actress/singer spoke with Good Morning America Wednesday about her professional triumph — and her recently turbulent personal life. (Michele’s onscreen and offscreen boyfriend Cory Monteith passed away in July.)
George Stephanopoulos didn’t waste any time, asking right off the bat how Michele’s been doing over the past few months. ”I’m really very, very, very thankful for all the amazing people I have in my life,” the 27-year-old replied. “I know that sounds like something everyone says, »
- Erin Strecker
Previously on Glee, the director of the Broadway revival of Funny Girl fainted almost dead away when he found out that McKinley High School produced both Rachel Berry and Santana Lopez, and so he hired the latter to be the former’s understudy, a decision that resulted in a fisticuffs for the ages. Kurt and Starchild drank awesome Jell-o shooters and listened to awesome music and sat around soaking up each other’s awesomeness. And Artie and Tina‘s battle for valedictorian resulted in Blaine Warbler being named valedictorian.
New York, New York
On her day off, Rachel is rehearsing for 14 hours with a full band. She is delighted when Elliott shows up with her dry cleaning and a green tea and a key to his apartment — where she lives now, in his bedroom, while he sleeps in the bathtub with a towel for a blanket — because she’s sure »
- Heather Hogan
All that glitters is not just Oscar. Wealth-x has undertaken the task of ranking Oscar-winning actors and actresses by their accumulated wealth, so that you might have another metric by which to judge them. Here are the top five. 5. Sean ConneryConnery, Sean Connery won his Oscar in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor in The Untouchables. At 83, he's currently valued at $250 million, which can buy him a lot of "Scotland Forever" tattoos. 4. Barbra StreisandThe singer, actor, director, 71, won a Best Actress Oscar in 1969 for Funny Girl. Between her film and music career (and her stock portfolio), she's valued at $310 million. Not bad »
- Alex Heigl
A (presumably unintentional) consequence of Glee’s move to 8 p.m. is that it caused me to beg off of post-work drinks early. “Seriously?” a friend asked. “How long will it even take you to watch the show and slam it? I mean, you hate Glee, right? Don’t you hate Glee?” The trouble is that no, actually, I don’t hate Glee. But we’ll get to that.Real talk? For the first time ever, the “Here’s what you missed on Glee!” segment was absolutely essential, as I spent a few minutes before the episode began trying to remember what, exactly, had gone down before the winter finale. Finn died. Kurt and Blaine got engaged. Rachel got the lead in Funny Girl. Mr. Schue sang “Blurred Lines” and Nationals never happened. Beyond that, I completely drew a blank, which isn’t exactly a glowing endorsement for the quality »
- Lauren Hoffman
Previously on Glee, Rachel landed the role of Fannie Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl; Santana landed a Yeast-i-Stat commercial (“I like yeast in my bagel, but not in my muffin.”), Elliot Starchild landed a spot in Kurt‘s band, Sam landed a meeting with Tyra Banks (“My junk is as big as a car.”), Blaine landed himself a gay fiance, and bisexual Santa Claus robbed Bushwick blind.
New York, New York
It’s a new day in Times Square, but it’s the same old thing in the Spotlight Diner, where a tourist asks Santana in broken Spanish to please take her steaming eggs back to the kitchen and have them cooked even hotter to avoid salmonella poisoning. She is truly bamboozled when Santana explains that she can speak English on account of she’s from Ohio. The tourist had no idea there were Mexicans in Ohio. »
- Heather Hogan
Things get so serious this week on Glee. Rachel, Kurt, and Santana have been like Three's Company (in a good way) out in New York, but the claws come out when Santana auditions to be Rachel's understudy for Funny Girl. They get into it and Santana, in turn, gets mean, saying, "You are short, you are awful, and that is never gonna change." Rachel snaps and with a big windup, she smacks Santana across the face. Watch it again (and again) below. Pretend there's sound. Ka-pow! »
- Maggie Pehanick
Jealousy was in the air during an all-new episode of "Glee" -- and it wasn't a good look for McKinley High's finest. "Frenemies" pitted six Gleeks against one another: Artie and Tina were competing for valedictorian, Kurt was jealous of Starchild (guest star Adam Lambert) for attempting to take over his band and Rachel was mad that Santana decided to audition to be her understudy on Broadway.
Artie vs. Tina
The former couple found out that they were tied in every way in their class rankings: Same Gpa, same extracurriculars. Principal Sue told them they'd have to deliver their speeches to a panel that would decide who'd become valedictorian. After they clashed while singing the En Vogue song "My Lovin'" (which was awesome, Btw, until Tina accidentally pushed Artie out of his wheelchair), both of them decided to concede to the other in their speeches.
That didn't really have the desired outcome, »
Tuesday marks the return of Glee after their winter hiatus and a new night (Tuesday) and time (8 p.m. Et) for the Fox musical hit. The new episode, fittingly titled “Frenemies,” finds Santana (Naya Rivera) playing understudy to Rachel (Lea Michele) in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Naturally, this does not bring them closer. Watch Santana nail “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (which Rachel previously performed at Sectionals in season 1) in the clip below!
Glee airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Et on Fox. »
- Tim Stack
Lily Rabe has joined the ABC alien pilot The Visitors, playing an FBI investigator who focuses on children and realizes a that there’s something sinister about a variety of children who all have the same imaginary friend. Does this mean we’re going to have to give up Rabe’s performances on American Horror Story? I’m not sure if I can accept that.
Looking‘s Murray Bartlett talked with Vulture, which included an origin of his Looking character’s mustache. “I grew it while I was in Egypt because I looked so much like a tourist and I wanted to try and fit in and a lot of people had mustaches there. »
- Lyle Masaki
The wait for Glee fans is finally over!
The Fox musical comedy returns Tuesday night with a brand-new episode titled Frenemies, where Santana auditions and snags the role of Rachel’s understudy in Funny Girl, causing a feud resulting in Rachel moving out. Back in Lima, Tina and Artie battle to be the class valedictorian. Last month, Fox confirmed the show would be moving permanently to New York City for the remainder of the current season and for season 6, which will be the series’ last. EW talked to the cast on the Glee set while celebrating their special two-part 100th »
- Jake Perlman
Blaine, Artie and Tina are preparing to break away from high school when Glee returns from its midseason hiatus this week. During Tuesday's return episode, titled "Frenemies," Santana (Naya Rivera) auditions to be Rachel's (Lea Michele) understudy in Funny Girl, while Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie (Kevin McHale) duke it out to become McKinley High valedictorian as the original members of New Directions head toward graduation. The duo will be joined by fellow graduating senior Blaine (Darren Criss) for a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" during the hour. Photos: 'Glee's' Unforgettable Guest Stars The episode comes as the remainder
- Lesley Goldberg
After an almost three-month hiatus, Glee is back for the second half of season 5, and the Fox musical is returning to Tuesday nights beginning this week.
In this week's episode, things will get tense between two of our favorite New York-based characters when Santana auditions to be Rachel's understudy in Funny Girl. But the rivalries aren't contained to just within the Big Apple. At McKinley High, Tina and Artie are competing to be the class valedictorian. Who will be victorious?
Huffington Post a live-blogged review of critical punching bag Pompeii
Pajiba on Lupita Nyong'o on Ellen. We already knew Ellen was a perfect talk show host but Lupita is a natural at talk show guesting as well
Gurus of Gold top threes in each category from the Gurus. Looks like I'm way off consensus on Adaped Screenplay and Editing
Slate Turns out "Chivo", cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, has an instagram feed and Slate is crazy besotted with it
Pop & Hiss P!nk added to performers list at the Oscars. We're guessing aerial acrobatics but they already had those really recently at an Oscars ceremony... like I think just two years ago, right?
NY Times Manohla Dargis delivers an impassioned ode to Jennifer Lawrence's huge career... and thinks she's going to win Sunday night
- NATHANIEL R
Glee is brewing some trouble between two of its New York characters and it doesn’t look like it’s going to end on good terms. Competition is a natural part of this series, especially when it comes to leading lady Rachel (Lea Michele). She’s got a dream in her heart to be a star and she’s not going to let anyone get in her way of making it to the top. She’s scratched and clawed her way to where she is now and has a starring role in a Broadway revival of Funny Girl to show for it. And it looks like that gig is going to tear a hole in her friendship with Santana.
TVLine had a couple of images for the upcoming episode, titled “Frenemies.” The first image, seen above, depicts Rachel as she’s channelling her inner Barbra Streisand in a photo shoot promoting Funny Girl. »
- Brody Gibson
Irene SharaffIf Catherine Martin wins an Oscar this year for her work on The Great Gatsby, she will join prolific costume Designer Orry-Kelly as Australia’s most Oscared individual. If Martin wins both of her nominations? She will become the first Australian to ever win more than three statues (having already won the same two for Moulin Rouge! 12 years ago). We’re not here to talk about Martin, nor Orry-Kelly really, but that’s an interesting statistic nonetheless. One of Orry-Kelly’s wins was for An American in Paris, which he won alongside Walter Plunkett and the main subject of this entry, Irene Sharaff.
Sharaff was a 15-time Oscar nominee for her work as a costume designer and was also nominated once for art direction, which certainly places her as one of the designers' favorites. She doesn’t have the famous name of, say, Edith Head or contemporaries Sandy Powell, »
- Glenn Dunks
If the recently dead Funny Girl revival ever gets resurrected, producers should look no further than the stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for their Fanny Brice. There they will find all the humor and verve and musicality they could want in Jessie Mueller, who steps up from supporting roles in her two previous Broadway outings to the huge and scary job of carrying a show. In Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (as it is awkwardly and not quite accurately called) she makes her success look easy, playing the title character almost better than the famously stage-frightened singer-songwriter ever played herself. Without slavish vocal imitation, Mueller is completely believable as King when she sings, catching both her sexy huskiness and the idiosyncratic way she adjusts the placement of her voice syllable by syllable. The result, regardless of its Kingliness, is thrilling and true — but it’s not just a vocal »
- Jesse Green
Emmy-nominated actress Carmen Zapata has died of heart problems, colleagues say. She was 86. Zapata, who started a foundation to promote Hispanic writers because jobs were so scarce, died Sunday at her Van Nuys-area home, said Luis Vela, marketing manager for the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles. Zapata started her career in 1945 in the Broadway musical Oklahoma and went on to perform in Bells Are Ringing, Guys and Dolls and many plays. "She was an inspiration for me," Vela said. "She taught me that art is the key to resolving differences in the community." He said Zapata was »
- Associated Press
Oscar Predictions 2014 Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence and/or Scarlett Johansson to make Oscar history? (photo: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘American Hustle’) The 2014 Academy Awards’ Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor races seemed quite fuzzy at first. The picture became clearer following the announcement of the SAG Award nominations: now, there are three or four top contenders in each category; these performers will probably — or rather, in a couple of cases, surely — be shortlisted for this year’s Academy Awards. (See also: "Oscar Predictions 2014 Best Actress: Meryl Streep Possibly to Break Another Record," "Oscar Predictions 2014 Best Actor: Robert Redford Possible Near-Record," and "Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Picture, Best Director.") Yet, there’s quite a bit of room for a couple of upsets. In other words, pay close attention to our list of runners-up for Best Supporting Actress. In fact, even one of the "long shot" actresses might manage to squeeze in; admittedly, »
- Steve Montgomery
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