And that's good because she gets to play them a lot. She's brill as the rotten cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. And in Broadway's Annie revival, she's just stepped into the part of the sour orphanage lady Miss Hannigan, the one whose driven crazy by "Little Girls" and all their cute hairdos ... More >>
What was supposed to be a simple inauguration for President Obama's second term is turning into the concert of the year. Kelly Clarkson will do "Breakaway." Usher's crooning "Something Special." Katy Perry will belt "Firework" one more time. John Legend is set to perform "Ordinary People."
The show fills her with the opposite emotion, in fact. Writes Joan in her new book: "You know that cute Asian boy who plays a freshman? "In real life he's a thirty-year-old man and he's upside down on a mortgage in Burbank.
Saturday afternoon I spent some time at the Beacon Theater for a matinee performance by the British boy band One Direction, who played three shows (two at the Beacon, one at the Izod Center) in the area over the course of the long weekend. It was an extended version of the opening set they played at ... More >>
Resorts casino sent me down for a gayola night of lavender luxury. All on the lucky 13th floor of their Ocean Tower, I got to drop by: *Pro Bar, the only gay bar in an Atlantic City casino. Potted palms dot the dance floor, where lesbians flail around, mixed with some gay guys, and a few slummin ... More >>
The singer infatuates the charts
43 reasons to hide the remote
That's one of the many enticing revelations in tonight's Inside The Actors Studio with the Glee cast revealing their thesping tips, along with creator Ryan Murphy spilling the gay beans from his childhood. Says Murphy: "My mother worked, so I was pretty much raised by my grandmother. She was just ... More >>
What is Scientology? Re-edit - watch more funny videos Hey, this is cool -- Funny or Die has put more appropriate music to the creepy Scientology TV ad! But don't forget to see our own piece looking at the 5 biggest lies in this ad, which has been showing up on network TV shows like Glee and ... More >>
Last week Billboard published the Hot 100 chart covering the post-Super Bowl week, and unsurprisingly the most notable leap on the chart was made by a song featured on the telecast. The surprise was that it wasn't "Give Me All Your Luvin'," Madonna's new single, performed during her halftime show pe ... More >>
She's featuring them in her new video! But first some background: The Cuban-born, Miami-raised "queen of Latin pop" is coming to mix with the gays this Friday night at the F*Word bash at Splash (50 W. 17th Street). And she'll have a lot to talk about with them. She's set to do several ... More >>
Darren Criss is attracting screaming Gleeks to How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and they're filling the seats once occupied by screaming Potterphiles. Which brings to mind the topic of Broadway replacements and how they fare in light of all the hoopla generated by the original star ... More >>
One of the most frustrating things about discussing the Billboard singles charts is how a song's peak positionthe highest spot it occupied on a chart during its runis almost universally regarded as the permanent measurement of its success or popularity. Any song that reaches No. 1 is e ... More >>
Team Starkid w/Charlene Kaye, Darren Criss and The Gregory Brothers Gramercy Theater Sunday, November 27 Better than: Getting back to Hogwarts. Team Starkid's Harry Potter parody "A Very Potter Musical" shot them to Internet fame in 2009, and since then the spread-out troupe has continued to churn ... More >>
He acts, he sings, and he even talks—with me! By Michael Musto
My new column is a lively Q&A with the multitalented Cheyenne Jackson, who tells me about his new movie, a couple of Broadway shows he was rejected from, one he had to turn down, and the status of his Glee character, who might or might not be bye-bye.
Somebody's got to do the dirty dishes around here
The first week I remember ever hearing American Top 40 with Casey Kasem on the radio, back in the summer of 1981, the No. 1 spot was a real cliffhanger. As Kasem explained, the week before, Kim Carnes's synth-pop smash "Bette Davis Eyes" had ceded the top spot after about a month, to a song ... More >>
It came in 11th at the b.o. on its debut last Friday and has since only amassed $7,588,666. It's still at number 11--and what's with that 666? So why is Glee not burning up the Hollywood moolah scene? My guesses (which include those from datalounge.com respondents):
Spurred on by Jewish funeral laws mandating that the service take place within 24 hours of death, the funeral of murdered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky could occur as early as tonight. Various times are circulating around the net, but Yeshiva World News, a good source for info in the Hasidic comm ... More >>
With lesbian sex not only accepted but boring, what's left to outrage?
by Rae Votta Glee Live Nassau Coliseum Saturday, June 18 Better than: A slushie to the face. Getting caught up in a cultural juggernaut leaves you ripe for teasing. I casually followed Glee at the beginning, but I didn't tumble headfirst into true fandom until this season, sacrificing my ... More >>
If you've tuned into a radio over the past year or so you've probably heard the handiwork of Skylar Grey, the singer-songwriter who's helped pen the bombastic, inescapable hip-pop ballads "Love The Way You Lie," "Coming Home," and "I Need A Doctor." In the early '00s she also did hook-girl duty on ... More >>
49 Furious Reasons!
via @NYCMayorsOfficeToday's meet-up between Mayor Bloomberg and the cast of Glee was ostensibly in honor of the show's final season two episodes, and also, less directly, in honor of New York City, which, as Bloomberg put it, "is open to everyone Greeks, Geeks, Gleeks we love 'em all. ... More >>
The whitest girl you know? Not so much. In a bit of synergistic ego-stroking, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z decided that the best way to show off their friendship to the rest of the Internet was to open up their chat logs to the world, with Gwynnie quizzing Jay for her rich-people-things site Go ... More >>
They all came up at Daniel Nardicio's "Sh*t Show" last night at Bowery Poetry Club, where I gleefully addressed them all as a gossipy guest star. Here are the topics, followed by my educated stabs at responses to them: 1--Natalie Portman didn't do most of her dancing in 'Black Swan', accor ... More >>
Gwyneth Paltrow took an abrupt left turn in career emphasis when she made Country Strong and sang on Glee plus three awards shows, doing everything from slinking on a piano and crooning to a feathery Cee Lo Green and the Muppets, to standing upright at the Oscars and doing her best Carrie U ... More >>
Summing up 2010 in two little words
Last night's Golden Globes were...weird. They were sad, they were awkward, they were kind of bleak and sinister, like a cocktail party gone on way too long, till everyone's smiles are forced and dresses rumpled. The Social Network did well, winning four awards, as did Glee, which took home th ... More >>
We suggest you play this song around your family tomorrow. Get it here.That's it for us, internet, we're back on Monday. But before we leave, let's run it back. The worst song of 2010? Well, it wasn't the cast of Glee's "Loser." And it wasn't Bret Michaels's repulsive cover of "What I Got." W ... More >>
Here's what Next magazine's Dan Avery has to say regarding the Logo series about striving gays and their well-groomed machinations: "The 'reality' show everyone loved to hate probably cancelled out 100 'It Gets Better' videos with its cringe-worthy depictions of Reichen, Rodiney, and the oth ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. The Fox show Glee might have been the most aggravating pop-cultural phenomenon of the year, what with its persistent conflation of the terms "stereotype" and "nuanced character who's really bringing something new to ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! At least one song on this record is really good!Gent ... More >>
Haunch of Venison helps the painter celebrate five decades of luridness
The phenomenally successful Glee kicked off its second season earlier this week, with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' home-town anthem "Empire State Of Mind" showcased in the opening song spot. But while entire episodes of the show have been effectively hooked around the music of pop icons Madonna, La ... More >>
High school can be so brutal
We will never own one of these. Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren't that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affect ... More >>
I was traipsing with friends around the Village the other night when we came upon a handsome young gentleman leaving a restaurant after a business-related dinner. It was Matthew Morrison from Glee! Who I'd tracked all those years on Broadway when he was making waves in Hairspray, Light in t ... More >>
The Glee cast stomps hallowed floorboards
Dressed for success: Lynch. Photo by Carol RoseggJane Lynch has elevated a bunch of Christopher Guest comedies with her sly wit and now she's the anything-goes cheerleading coach on Glee, not to mention popping up in an off-Broadway play by Nora and Delia Ephron. She's everywhere like crabgra ... More >>
Chatting with perennial Guest star Jane Lynch.
This is how we roll now. Photo of Electric Zoo inappropriateness by Puja Patel.Short weeks are the longest of them all, aren't they? In honor of the rain and cold outside, and in the interest of killing just a bit more time before it gets good and dark, let's run things back. Relive the week ... More >>
"Now I'm in Glee and I get to have Slushees and fettuccine alfredo thrown in my face." Glee's Lea Michele Born in the Bronx and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, Lea Michele debuted on Broadway at age eight in Les Miserables. From the time she was 14 until she was 20, she starred in Steven Sater and ... More >>
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