Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ryan Murphy on the Cory/Finn Memorial Glee Episode

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Murphy, as part of an Emmy-timed interview this week, updates Deadline/Awardsline’s Christy Grosz about writing Glee‘s Cory Monteith memorial episode and going back to the set of the series without the actor:

It’s been a difficult circumstance because we basically went straight from the memorial into [reworking] the two Beatles episodes, which I think are fun and optimistic, that we had always had planned. The hard part for all of us is that the past week we’ve been holed up writing the memorial episode. There were a lot of things that we had to decide — how are we going to deal with his death? At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose—that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that. Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, “This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.” That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way. The cast and crew have had solace in being together. They’ve been holed up doing those Beatles numbers. There’s been tears on set. It’s been hard for a lot of people. But the really difficult thing is coming. We start shooting the memorial episode this week. We’re just now finishing it, and at the end of the week we’ll send it to [the studio 20th Century Fox Television] to get their approvals. But I think it turned out to be a lovely tribute, and it’s a very heartfelt look at how young people grieve. After that, we’re going to take two weeks or three weeks down to get our heads together because it’s been a really hard thing to write. We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around. We’re trying to craft an episode that’s not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Good Grief Charlie Brown

This Charming Charlie brings a new Smiths-infused sadness to the Peanuts universe

While some may associate Charlie Brown with holiday specials and lazy Sunday mornings, it's easy to forget that the beloved Peanuts character is a meek little boy with low self esteem. A modern characterization of the beloved comic strip star would totally be a fan of The Smiths. Enter This Charming Charlie, a glorious Tumblr that pairs Morrissey's lyrics with various Peanuts strips. It's akin to Garfield Minus Garfield and Nietzsche Family Circus, exposing the true bleakness that those seemingly sweet peanuts face every day.

Time Warner Lawsuit

We DEMAND our CBS & Showtime BACK!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gleek Hugs for LEA!

We're still in denial about the passing of Cory Monteith. What made it real was seeing the Glee cast at the Teen Choice Awards without him. Glee took home a couple of awards and the cast mentioned Cory but we were surprised to see that Lea Michele was present to accept her's. It must have been very difficult but she roughed through it and gave an amazing speech. It was a beautiful dedication.
She is a very brave woman and is forever in our prayers.
Stay Strong GLEEKS!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Remembering Cory

Charismatic Cory

It's been a couple of weeks since the tragic news of Cory Monteith's death. It was a shock and I've been in denial ever since. Not only did I fall in love the character Finn Hudson but I was quite fond Cory as an individual. He was such an amazing person and the world has lost a great man but he will never be forgotten. I'm sending out a virtual hug to all  gleeks worldwide. I'm grateful that GLEE helped introduce Cory to the world.
I always thought Cory would be the perfect boyfriend, if I was into guys. Anyhow, I can still appreciate beauty and he was one tall glass of handsome. He was: good looking, in shape, tall, athletic, a talented singer, musician & actor; he had: great skin, cool hair, a lovely smile, healthy teeth, a nice personality, and a  great sense of humor. He was full of energy and although he was only my friend in the gleek world, I wish I could've been his friend in real life.
 Cory was very likeable. How could you not love him? I've seen several interviews and he was always kind and joyful. Even his smile was contagious, I would always smile when he was on the TV. And how adorable was glee audition tape? Check him out on Ellen as he recreates his glee audition: 

I went to both GleeLive concerts and I felt like a teenager, screaming at the top of my lungs. The glee cast brought it. Their performances were a blast! I'm fortunate to live in L.A. and I try my best to attend any glee related events. I especially love the Q&A's. I went to a couple of glee panels at the PaleyFest and it was always a pleasure to be in Cory's presence.
  After the panels, he would stick around for autographs.
  The most memorable event was the Biggest Show! I got to see him act out stories written by students. The Young Storytellers Foundation held an amazing show, with awesome stories and great actors, and raised a lot of money for their foundation. I'm glad I was able to volunteer that evening.
    I was lucky enough to meet Cory. He was even more beautiful in person. I was a bit starstruck but I kept my cool. Glee was taping at the Eagle Rock Plaza and my niece and I went and stayed the whole day watching them film. Security/bodyguards were doing rounds to make sure that none of the fans bothered the actors. That intimidated me from approaching any of the actors. We happened to be standing near the escalator when their break was announced. My niece told Chord hello and he ignored her, then right away I saw security approaching us; she was scared to talk to anybody else but I stepped up and told Cory and Mark hello and they were both friendly. They let us take a photo even though security was telling us to back off.
 That meeting was brief and I didn't want to bother too much because we was working. I saw him again when his band Bonnie Dune performed and that time I was able to speak to him. Again, he was so nice!

A story I love to share about Cory is the time he tweeted a picture of a gift I gave him. That just shows how cool of a person he was!
Everyday I'll think of Cory because I wake up to a poster of him on my wall. I will also take the time to say a little prayer for Cory, Lea, his family, friends, glee family, band, and gleeks.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Matthew Morrison CD Signing (Los Angeles)

If you're near THE GROVE today, stop by the Barnes and Noble, around 6PM, and purchase the new Matthew Morrison CD and get it signed! **This is a wrist-banded event**

Barnes & Noble at The Grove is pleased to welcome Emmy/Tony/Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison when visits our store on Wednesday, June 12 at 6pm, to sign his new CD, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. Matthew’s new CD features a collection of classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. [source]

For event details, please call Barnes & Noble at 323-525-0270.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

MOZ ART: An Artistic Tribute to MORRISSEY

If you're in the East L.A. area this weekend you should definitely stop by the MOZ ART show. My friend Mayra is displaying some of her paintings. It's an all ages event and there's a $5 cover. Fun for the whole family. I'm going with my brother and nieces.
An Artistic Tribute to STEVEN PATRICK MORRISSEY. This event seems to be like a mini Moz convention. There's going to be music, bands, vendors, beer, food, and more.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kimmel Vs. Morrissey

The Kimmel, Morrissey stand-off continues

The stand-off between Morrissey and Jimmy Kimmel is still on a roll, as both the late night host and the musician have gotten into a war of words over Morrissey's critical position on "Duck Dynasty."

If you'll recall, the former Smiths frontman pulled out of an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday because the cast members from "Duck Dynasty" were going to be on as guests.

"As far as my reputation is concerned, I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers," Morrissey said in a statement earlier this week. "If Jimmy cannot dump 'Duck Dynasty' then we must step away."

Kimmel ended up hosting "Duck Dynasty" as planned, joking on Tuesday's show that while he "respects [Morrissey's] stance, there's a very good reason why I didn't dump the 'Duck Dynasty' guys for Morrissey. And that's because they have guns."

The singer, Kimmel continued, "keeps finding new ways to depress us."

Morrissey didn't find that so funny, and on Wednesday gave a statement that counted the reasons why.

"I was disappointed with last night’s 'Jimmy Kimmel Show,' wherein our smiling host managed to ridicule depression (70 percent of Americans have experienced depression according to the National Institute of Mental Health)," Morrissey said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Speaking of Kimmel, the singer went on to say that the host "found time to ridicule healthy eating (the obesity epidemic in the U.S. costs $147 billion per year in medical expenditure), and he also ridiculed the notion that animals should be entitled to the possession of their own lives. Furthermore, he found time to jokingly promote gun-ownership – hugely amusing for the parents at Sandy Hook, no doubt. ... None of the above issues are, of course, as important as Jimmy Kimmel himself, who has finally revealed his show to have an overwhelming loss of meaning."

Kimmel swiftly responded Wednesday afternoon on his Twitter account:

 And later on that night, on his show.

"I'll be honest, it made me very angry," Kimmel said of Morrissey's statement. "I have a lot of respect for people who don't eat meat ... but the statement he made is ridiculous. I'd like to invite him to join me on the show to discuss it. I am an open, even-handed person, who considers and respects all points of view."

"I figure if I say it enough," Kimmel joked, "maybe it'll be true."

We'll see if Morrissey makes it back to Kimmel to hash out their differences. According to his Facebook page, the singer's back on his North American tour, which was scheduled to pick up in San Diego Wednesday night.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 Available Now!

Hey All Stars! The first episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Season V is available right now!

BUT, you'll have to watch on Monday at 9/8c to see who sashays away on Logo!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Taylor Swift's loved ones worry that she is falling apart, drinking and dieting excessively

Taylor Swift is starting “to crack,” according t Us Weekly. The magazine alleges the singer is beginning to fall apart in the wake of her split from Harry Styles, and after being “humiliated” by public jabs.

“The breakup killed her,” a so-called “insider” tell Us Weekly, which goes on to claim that losing to Adele at the Golden Globes, being the target of a Tina Fey quip, and having Michael J. Fox say he’d prefer she stay away from his son all worsened the situation for Swift. The tab’s source explains, “It wasn’t the week she could take a joke. She feels like a loser in love, and doesn’t have many friends anymore,” claims the insider for Us Weekly. Selena Gomez has been been helping Taylor cope recently but the source claims the friends are now growing apart

According to the magazine, “Swift is focusing on what she can ontrol: her looks. The singer has been carefully monitoring what she eats — while also drinking more than usual,” reports the Us Weekly source. The magazine goes so far as to quote its insider as saying “loved ones are worried she won’t make it through” her upcoming tour. Wow. As in wow, did Us Weekly go overboard here. While anyone would be upset after a breakup and less than thrilled to be joked about, the implication that Swift is beginning to “crack” and have a booze-fueled meltdown that’s threatening her tour schedule is totally untrue A source close to Swift assures Gossip Cop she’s “doing great” and eager for her tour to begin, calling the s Weekly eport “completely false.”

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Michelle Obama's Inauguration Eye Roll Sparks National Debate

President Barack Obama's inauguration featured patriotism, hope, and shaaaaade!

First lady Michelle Obama was serving up the latter when she delivered this epic eye roll directed at Speaker of the House John Boehner (as originally pointed out on Tumblr), who tapped her on the back. Mr. Boehner, it's not that you're blocking her husband's agenda in Congress, but can't you see she's trying to eat?! You'd think the seating arrangements at this fancy lunch would give the first lady a moment of peace, but no.

That said, we always did prefer our politics with a side of reality. Z-snaps to the FLOTUS!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Justin Bieber Accidentally~ Instagrams His Ass

Justin Bieber is full of surprises. On the heels of his recent breakup with Selena Gomez and a headline-making marijuana controversy, the 18-year-old singer showed off his bare butt in an Instagram picture Saturday, Jan. 19.
Wearing a black tank top, a baseball hat and aviator sunglasses, the "Beauty and the Beat" singer peers over his shoulder in the image. Bieber deleted the image shortly after it was posted to his official account, though it had already been liked more than 15,000 times and received more than 2,700 comments.
Source Juju's Instragram (pic has been deleted)

Watch Crystal Castles' "Sad Eyes" Video

Crystal Castles have just shared the video for their (III) banger, "Sad Eyes". The appropriately dark, VHS-hued clip was directed by Rob Hawkins and Marc Pannozzo. It's got live footage of the band, it's sensual, it's moody, and it was filmed in Berlin and Toronto. Check out the band's world tour dates below the video. 01-15 Auckland, New Zealand - The Studio
01-17 Sydney, Australia - The Hi-Fi
01-18 Sydney, Australia - Big Day Out
01-20 Gold Coast, Australia - Big Day Out
01-22 Melbourne, Australia - Billboard The Venue
01-25 Adelaide, Australia - Big Day Out
01-26 Melbourne, Australia - Big Day Out
01-28 Perth, Australia - Big Day Out
01-30 Tokyo, Japan - Akasaka BLITZ
01-31 Osaka, Japan - Big Cat
02-02 Yokohama, Japan - Yokohama Bay Hall
02-13 Ramonville St. Agne, France - Le Bikini
02-15 Bilbao, Spain - Sala Rockstar
02-16 Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
02-17 Lisbon, Portugal - TMN ao Vivo
02-19 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
02-20 Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz
02-21 Villeurbanne, France - Transbordeur
02-23 Bologna, Italy - Estragon
02-24 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
02-25 Vienna, Austria - Vienna Arena
02-26 Budapest, Hungary - A38
03-01 Aarhus, Denmark - VoxHall
03-02 Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA
03-04 Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgårn
03-05 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
03-06 Bergen, Norway - USF Verftet
03-08 Malmö, Sweden - Kulturbolaget
03-09 Stockholm, Sweden - Globens Annex
03-15-17 Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
03-24 Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
03-29-31 São Paulo - Lollapalooza
04-07 Santiago, Chile - Lollapalooza
04-11 Puebla, Mexico - Jardin El Fresno
04-12 Mexico City, Mexico - Pepsi Center
04-13 Guadalajara, Mexico - Carpa Agora
04-17 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
04-19 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
04-20 Houston, TX - House of Blues
04-21 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
04-22 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
04-24 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
04-25 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
04-26 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
04-27 San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater
04-29 Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
04-30 Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
05-02 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
05-03 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
05-05 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05-06 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
05-07 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
05-09 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
05-10 Norfolk, VA - NorVa
05-11 Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head
05-13 Boston, MA - House of Blues
06-13 Paris, France - L’Olympia
07-02-05 Ardenal, Norway - Hove Festival
07-26-27 Östersund, Sweden - Storsjöyran Festival