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The Glee-down continues…

So with April 13, 2010 quickly approaching, Adam cajoled me (ok…convinced me) to do the remaining Glee updates in groups. I think he actually wanted to get me to write about something other than Glee (aka…get out of your comfort zone!!!).  Before that happens…lets talk about numbers 9 and 8 – the boys and the girls of Glee.  Glee would literally nothing without them.

#9 The Boys of Glee

The XY chromosomes of Glee are working overtime and I love it.  While a lot of the show is obvious parody of your typical American High School, its refreshing to see complex male characters who are learning about their feminine sides (and for Kurt his masculine side).  The schmaltzy idealist that lives inside my ice cold jaded heart still dreams of a day when we all can do a rendition of “Single Ladies” to win the big game.  Maybe their are Finns out there who will stretch their vocal accords in additional to their hamstrings and learn a thing or two about what it is like to be the queer kid.  Hey…a boy can hope, right?

#8 The Girls of Glee

Most of my gay compatriots would lambaste me for not putting the boys ahead of the girls, but lets all just relax and accept the fact that the vajayjays rule this roost.  Not always the most likable of people the girls of Glee can sing circles around the boys.  Even though their Mash-Up was not on par with the boys, there is no doubt in mind that the girls of Glee have more musical talent than the boys.  They have sung Showtunes, Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Power Ballad, Rock, 80s…and the list goes on with pitch perfect performances, while the boys can be counted on to do that for Classic Rock only.  So…Lets hear it for the Girls!

Stay tuned for 7 & 6 friends…

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Who is your favo this week?!

After four brutal hours of American Idol this week … I’ve picked my 6 least-bad! And I’m not too surprised to say that the prettiest boys and girls are not on my list! My favo top three are #1 Crystal Bowersox, #2 Lee Dewyze and #3 Haley Vaughn. Bowersox’s version of Alanis Morissette’s “Hand in My Pocket” was fantastic (regardless of what Simon said), I loved Lee Dewyze’s version of the Snow Patrol ballad “Chasing Cars” (I don’t care if he shouted half of it … it still sounded great!), and Haley Vaughn’s super cute version of the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” made me smile. Reviews are saying that Vaughn is in trouble this week, and I’ll be super sad if she goes!

Rounding out the top six least bad are #4 Didi Benami, #5 Andrew Garcia and #6 Mullet. Didi sang Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am,” which I thought was fun and cute. The judges blasted her for being another Duffy/Adele wannabe, but I don’t care … I thought she was good! Andrew Garcia sang a cool, jazzy rendition of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Going Down” and that Mullet sang a unintentionally nervous version of James Morrison’s “Wonderful World.” Both Garacia and Mullet really weren’t at the top of their games this week, but I hope that “America” (the giant audience of teen girls and gay boys) see their potential and give ’em another shot.

So did I get it all wrong?  Sound off in the comments!

[Image credits: Michael Becker/Fox by way of EW.com]

He's a Creep.

I hate Jay Leno. He’s a phony. He’s a no-talent hack. He’s not funny, and what he (and NBC) did to Conan O’Brien is just shady.

So when I came across this on the Huffington Post, I just had to repost it. Here’s the original version of Leno’s promo:

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4b83d29cd33922a0/4b82a7e48326978f/743ff346/-cpid/d9d65c7958a0d3bc

Now here’s the promo with a new audio track:

http://www.youtube.com/v/tJJ6o4eYynU&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

Which one do you like better?

Flowers & Headbands & Crazy, Oh My!

The very common English idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a metaphorical phrase which means “don’t determine the worth of something based on its appearance”.  Well fu¢k you, Wikipedia, because that’s exactly what we’re doing!  As we did with the boys, Mikey and I have ordered the ladies of American Idol: Season 9, based solely on looks.  Forget the talent, forget the stage presence, forget it all.  Let’s judge these oddly accessorized book covers (featuring awful earring, crazy headbands and terrible necklaces)!

Cliché-ing her way all the way to #1 is Janell Wheeler!  She’s blonde, she’s pretty and she has the look of a long lost cast member of The Hills.  Let’s hope her performances aren’t as scripted!

Crybaby Didi Benami is #2. We knew this girl would stop crying eventually … and now that she has, she’s pretty!  But Didi, dry your tears and sing, because nobody likes a crybaby.  Oh, and lose that AWFUL earring!

At #3 is Katie Stevens. She’s the poor man’s Leighton Meester!  Couldn’t you just see her sparring with Ed Westwick?

Headbanning her way to #4 is Katelyn Epperly! Seriously, Kate — what’s with that awful headband?!  It’s hardly taming that rats nest of a hairdo!  Fire your stylist, fast!  While you do that, we’ll do our best to ignore that Photoshopped-away right arm.

Paige Miles is #5. With such a forced smile, those crazy “I’m gunna murder you” eyes and that Five Below blue peace sign necklace … Paige is just a little creepy.

At #6 and #7 are Michelle Delamor and Ashley Rodriguez. I’m sorry girls, but your looks are just too forgettable.  You’re both just too middle of the road.

At #8 and #9 are Lacey Brown and Siobhan Magnus. Ladies, you are anything BUT forgettable … but not in a good way.  Last time I checked, it’s 2010!  What’s going on with you two?!  I don’t even know where to start!

Lilly Scott is #10. If Katie Stevens is our Leighton Meester, then Lilly Scott is our Taylor Momsen. The hair, the dark eye makeup, the earrings … I don’t even know where to start.  I’m thinking that you need an Extreme Makeover (featuring a drugged out  Ty Pennington, gallons of tears and a whole town screaming ‘MOVE THAT BUS!’) if you wanna climb our ladder.  Until then, XOXO, Little J.

#11 is Haley Vaughn. In the immoral words of Randy Jackson, “It just doesn’t work for me, dawg.”

Wrapping us up at #12 is Crystal Bowersox.  Crystal… I’m loving your Melissa Etheridge sound and what I’m guessing is a crunchy granola hippy mentality.  But while your voice and politics may knock my sox off, in a contest of looks, … please wash your hair!

So what do you think?  Is Janell Wheeler driving her way to your heart?  Did we get it completely wrong?  Sing us a song in the comments!

[Image credits: Michael Becker/Fox by way of EW.com]

April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010 is going to be an amazing day!  Do you want to know why????  Well that is the day that Glee returns to your television sets!

Until that happens, I will attempt to fill the void with recollections of Glee moments, characters, actors, and numbers that make this show one of my favorites.  Lets just call it a top ten things from GLEE that keep you wanting more.

#10 Push-It

http://www.youtube.com/v/ROWyq8JDyM8hl=en_USfs=1

In its second episode ever (after the Pilot was aired in May 2009 following American Idol), New Directions decided to take a a new direction to get their Heartland of America fellow teens to join the club.  How do you go about doing this?  Well..you do an overtly sexualized (as if that was necessary) rendition of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.”  Now…I can remember my older cousins thinking this song was the best thing since sliced bread in the 80s…but the song really stands up to the test of time.  And when its covered by a bunch of High Schoolers in a campy attempt at giving themselves cred, it becomes both moving and hilarious.

Glee does a great job of combining the absurd with the sublime.  And that’s just one of the reasons to love it.

Stay tuned for #9!

Who Cares If They Can Sing?!

I’ve always been told that you shouldn’t judge people on their looks.  But before these Idol moppets take the stage in actual competition … what else can we do?  Ignoring all their talents (or lack there of), Mike and I decided to judge American Idol‘s Top 24 on just their looks.  First up are the male contestants…

Topping our list at #1 is Tim Urban.  He’s a 20-year-old from Duncanville, TX.  But who cares about that?  Check out that smile and that cute haircut!  This late entry into the top 24 (he replaced Chris Golightly, who would not have been at #1) has a little bit of that Zac Efron thing going on that makes our hearts go pitter patter.

Next on our list at #2 is Casey James. His southern boy looks, long hair and peeking chest hair have gotten him high on our list, but the ultimate ingredients for landing #2?  Taking your shirt off during your audition.

At #3 is John Park.  He has a nice slim look, perfect hair, a winning smile and a cute outfit.  Plus there’s a sort of sexiness to him that we just can’t explain.

Landing his way at #4 is Todrick Hall.  He’s a good looking guy that exudes an alluring power and confidence.

At #5 and #6 are Joe Munoz and Michael “Big Mike” Lynche.  Joe is cute, but he just seems forgettable.  Big Mike (if he doesn’t get bounced from the competition) has that cute teddy bear thing going on … you just want him to give u a big hug.

At #7 and #8 are Lee Dwyze and Alex Lambert.  These two guys could be so much higher on the list, but they really need to work on their style.  New clothing for both … and Alex desperately needs to Cut The Mullet!

At #9 is Jermaine Sellers.  This may sound hypocritical, but we just can’t stand his cockiness.  I really just wanna smack that look off his face.

#10 is Andrew Garcia.  From his performances, he seems like he has a lot of talent … oops, almost forgot that this is a contest of looks.  Sorry Andrew.

At #11 is Tyler Grady.  He’s tall, lanky and kinda weird looking.  Plus he looks like a deer in the headlights in most of his photos.  At least he could straighten his necklace…

Finally at #12 is little Aaron Kelley.  I’m sure he’ll grow up to be a good looking guy in about 15 years … but right now he looks 10.  It’d be creepy of us to put him anywhere but in last place.

Stay tuned for our lineup of the hottest Idol chicks on Monday … after … the … break.

So what do you think?  Got the hots for Tim Urban?  Did we get it completely wrong?  Sound off in the comments!

[Image credits: Michael Becker/Fox by way of EW.com]