Did you guys happen to catch the premiere of “The Voice” after last night’s Super Bowl? Normally I’m not a big fan of talent competition shows — I prefer to watch train wreck-style reality shows like “The Bachelor” and “The Real Housewives” — and have long given up on “American Idol,” but what I did watch of “The Voice”‘s first season really impressed me. And if the premiere of the second season is a sign of things to come, “The Voice” is only going to get better.
But can we please talk about A) how weirdly exciting it is that Tony Lucca — a former Mickey Mouse Club star — auditioned for the panel and B) how totally awkward it was that Christina Aguilera, who appeared on the show with him as a tween, totally didn’t recognize him even after he said his full name? Keep reading »
“It was kind of depressing because when I got there, they realized that I wasn’t really up to snuff in comparison with what some of the other kids were able to do. I remember one time they put four of us in a dance routine, but I was so off. I was on the end, so they just pushed the shot in closer on the other three guys to frame me out. I would just come in at the beginning of the show and then come back at the end, and occasionally I’d have a sketch here or there, but I didn’t end up working that much, which was disheartening.”
– Ryan Gosling tries to downplay his time on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” when he admittedly stood in the shadows of future pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake. However! This gives us (i.e., ME) the perfect excuse to go through the treasure trove that is Ryan’s work on “MMC.” Check out some great clips, after the jump … [Interview] Keep reading »