Posts Tagged ‘Fame’

“GLEE” Preview~ Rachel is “Torn” and Everyone Gets Naked?

January 30, 2013

This week Glee continues its strong fourth season with some interesting and unexpected plot twists. In McKinley, the students are raising funds for the glee club with a sexy calendar featuring the guys in various states of undress while back in New York, Lea Michelle‘s Rachel is dealing with her own naked dilemma. It seems Rachel is debating whether to disrobe for a film project (hello, someone tell her to call Coco from Fame!)… So, just who really takes it off and how does it affect them? Tune in Thursday on Fox and find out. In the meantime, for previews of pictures of the Glee studs in the episode, head to mjsbigblog and scroll down for a great musical number from the show as Michelle belts out Natalie Imbruglia‘s 90’s smash “Torn” below.

Rachel (Lea Michelle) sings “Torn” on Glee

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Glee “Asian F” Highlights

October 5, 2011

Well, the title of this week’s Glee may have been “Asian F”, but I gave last night’s episode a big “A” grade. It was by far the best of the season and incorporated everything we love about the show from the first season. Plus, the spotlight shined on two of our fave glee clubbers who don’t get much attention, Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.). The former went all diva in her Jennifer Hudson audition song (I shared that with you the other day) and her Dreamgirls and Fame numbers while the latter had his first great singing solo on “Cool” (which unfortunately I cant find any video of yet). We also had some beautifully played moments with Mike (hello Shum has become quite the actor) and his parents. Great stuff. And of course, it culminated in a gorgeous version of Coldplay’s “Fix You” by Mr. Shu (Matthew Morrison) and the kids. Check out the song highlights below.

Rachel (Lea Michelle) & Mercedes “Out Here on my Own” (from Fame)

Glee Club “It’s All Over” (from Dreamgirls)

Brittany (Heather Morris) w/Santana (Naya Rivera)- “Run the World (Girls)” (originally done by Beyonce, and hello, this version actually made me like the song!)

Mr. Shu & the Glee club “Fix You”

Your First Look at the New Season of Glee

August 30, 2011

Check out this great video about the making of the new season of Glee featuring performance footage and interviews with the cast…. And is it me or does it look like they’re re-imaging “Hot Lunch” from Fame?…. For more on Glee, head to www.fox.com/glee  and watch the season premiere Sept 21st on Fox.

Glee season 3 behind the scenes…

Bad Hollywood~ They went and remade Footloose!

June 24, 2011

Oh Hollywood, when oh when will you learn? … You just have to remake old properties over and over and rarely does it work. For every Karate Kid hit, you have a dozen A-Team sized bombs. And now, you’re doing it again remaking the 80’s dance classic Footloose that launched the career of Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon. The movie about a town that outlaws dancing in the middle of the good ole USA was quite timely back in 1984 and featured an amazing soundtrack with the top ten hit “Almost Paradise” by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson, and the # 1 hits “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams and the title cut by Kenny Loggins. It also gave us a riotously evil performance by multiple Emmy winner John Lithgow and featured Fame’s Lori Singer and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker. The movie was awesome and even spun off a theatrical stage musical. You’d think that would be enough… However, the powers that be at Paramount have decided to bring this tale to a younger audience and instead of taking a new spin with it like filming an actual musical of it (like originally planned), it looks as though they’ve just done a shot for shot remake. Argh. And I’m sorry but judging from the trailer, it does not improve on the original. This one stars newcomer Kenny Wormald alongside Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Andie MacDowell and Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid and hits theatres in October and I have the first trailer for you. Check it out below and let me know if you want to cut loose with Footloose again.

Footloose (2011)