This week is good week, folks. Some of our favorite TV shows (we’re looking at you, “Glee“!) are finally returning from their midseason hiatuses, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that we no longer have to force ourselves to go to the gym since nothing good is on.
In tonight’s new episode, titled “Frenemies,” we’ll hear hits like Sara Bareilles‘ “Brave,” En Vogue’s “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It), The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” from Funny Girl, “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks‘ duet of “Whenever I Call You Friend,” and a cover of “I Believe In A Thing Called Love,” by The Darkness. Check out all of the full-length versions of the songs from tonight’s show after the jump and join us later as we live tweet during the show.
Just tune in to “Glee” on FOX at 8 p.m. EST and make sure you’re following @TheFrisky on Twitter to get in on the action. See you then! Keep reading »
I know a ton of people who find Lea Michele annoying, and, okay, I kind of get it. But, you have to admit: the girl can SING. And to tease her debut solo album, Louder, which comes out on March 4, the “Glee” star is revealing a new track every Tuesday for our listening pleasure.
But this week, Tuesday came early. Last night, Lea revealed “What Is Love?” a few days prematurely, which joins “Louder,” “Battlefield,” and her first single, “Cannonball.” I kind of love it. I have a feeling I’ll be buying this album.
Take a listen above and let us know what you think!
I generally find Lea Michele profoundly annoying. But you got to hand it to her: the girl can sing. Lea’s new song, “Cannonball” (from her solo album), is a total earworm. Even though she still belts out songs in her Broadway star voice, it works for her on this song like it wouldn’t for, say, Pink or Katy Perry. “Cannonball” has got a catchy hook and it’ll do really well in mashups. What do you think? [YouTube]
Lea Michele has been slowly opening in the media about how she is coping after Cory Monteith’s sudden death in July from a drug overdose. The “Glee” costars had also been a couple and Michele stood by Monteith during his struggles with addiction. Yesterday she appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ show and praised her friend Kate Hudson for opening up her home after Monteith’s death, so Lea could hide out from paparazzi. She also repeatedly called the “Glee” cast her “family” and said they are all getting through this together. “I really feel like I’m trying to figure out all of this. It’s only been a few months,” she said. “My mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life and she told me, at one point, she said there’s an empowerment that comes with grief. At some point, you find it. It’s very hard, but you will find it. At some point, you can choose to fall from this or you can choose to rise.” It’s a very sad talk — but at the same time makes me respect Lea Michele so much more for her strength and grace. [YouTube]
“I never thought I would be in this position in my whole life. Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that’s what I’m going to try to do. I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people. … It’s very hard. And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.”
And someone who has lost a loved one to drug addiction, and has loved others who’ve struggled with it, I really, really appreciate what Lea Michele has to say about moving forward with her life following boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death. I don’t think anyone would blame Lea if she found herself weighed down by heartbreak and guilt, but that she chooses to have a more positive outlook, to take care of herself and to live the best life she can not just in Cory’s memory, but because it’s what anyone deserves, is inspiring. Keep reading »
Last night’s episode of “Glee” dealt with the death of cast member Cory Monteith and his character, Finn, but interestingly, did not address how the actor/character passed. ”I care more about how he lived,” said Kurt at the top of the episode. Above, watch Monteith’s real-life girlfriend, Lea Michele, sing Bob Dylan’s “Let You Feel My Love,” with tears running down her face. I had chills the entire time. Just beautiful and heartbreaking. You can watch the rest of the performances here.
Well, this sure is a tearjerker. At last night’s Teen Choice Awards, Lea Michele — the girlfriend/costar of “Glee”‘s Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose last month — took to the stage to accept an award, her first public appearance since his death. On stage, surrounded by her “Glee” castmates, Michele (who was wearing a necklace that read “Cory”) tearfully thanked the fans for their love and support “these very difficult past few weeks.” She continued: Keep reading »