Musicals aren’t just for theater nerds. With the recent remake of Sparkle
, the upcoming premiere of Glee
’s fourth season, and the badass ladies of Pitch Perfect
gearing up to bring competitive a capella to the big screen in October, musicals have become a permanent fixture in today’s pop zeitgeist. Whether they’ve crossed over from the stage to film, TV or the world at large, we’re naming our five favorite pop musical success stories. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Like Antoine Dodsen before her, Rebecca Black refuses to stop at 15 minutes and is going for an even 20 — the 13-year old is recording her “Friday” follow-up single, “LOL.” SOS. [EW Music Mix]
:: Jonathan Groff, who played Rachel’s Vocal Adrenaline ex Jesse St. James, is returning to Glee for three episodes. Hopefully his guest-starring stint will include a sing-off/cute-off with Darren Criss. [Vulture]
:: TRON: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D gets reviewed. Electro-minded dance fiends should take more pleasure in this compilation than Daft Punk’s moody film score. [Consequence Of Sound]
:: Lily Allen’s Save The Date invitation for her upcoming wedding was leaked to the press. We didn’t get ours yet — must be lost in the mail, right? [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Learn how to write like Alien Katy Perry with her intergalactic decoder! We gave it a whirl, and we C∆N’┼ W∆|┼ ┼☼ SΞΞ K∆┼Y PΞΓΓY ∆ND K∆NYΞ WΞS┼’S “Ξ.┼.” ▼|DΞ☼ ┼☼N|GH┼! [MTV Buzzworthy]
After the jump, find out which music acts are performing on the tube today. More »
On last night’s Glee
season finale, Quinn finally had her baby, a whole bunch of people said “I love you,” and Josh Groban and Olivia Newton-John played incredibly dimwitted/bitchy versions of themselves. But most importantly, Journey made a freaking fortune
in risiduals from Ryan Murphy choosing three of their hit songs to use during the glee club’s Regionals performance, as the finale’s six-song soundtrack
is now #1 on iTunes.
While the Glee-ful thing to do is to post New Directions’ heartfelt Journey medley, we really think Vocal Adrenaline’s epic performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, with triple threat Jonathan Groff multitasking as the lead singer, dancer and pianist, deserved to win Regionals. (Sorry, but it’s true.) Jump below to watch the rival show choir deliver a showstopping performance as Quinn delivers her long-gestating baby. More »