The 2011 Teen Choice Awards were unusual for any number of reasons – not the least of which was that the latest Twilight movie didn’t glom onto every award in sight. As a result, there was more than the usual amount of suspense as the winners were revealed. Indeed, wizards and tourists also hoisted surfboards on the movie side, while vampires of the non-sparkly variety won a few of the many awards on the television side.
Even some of the presenters – like Emma Stone [pictured] – received awards [in Stone’s case for Actress – Comedy, for Easy A]. Taylor Swift took home the Ultimate Choice Award. The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco hosted, but the show was shut out.
For a complete list of winners, check out the Fox press release following the jump.
I know many of you probably expect me to hate on the idea of a Glee 3D Concert movie but I am a Gleek. There I said it. I had tickets for the show at Verizon Center in DC (not comped, out of my own pocket!) and couldn’t go because of my recent move to Jersey/NYC. So I was strangely excited to see the announcement of the Glee 3D movie. Special advance showings of GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE will unspool on August 10, 2011. Tickets are on sale now. NOW! GO GET THEM!
If you love the music of Fox’s hit series Glee, but find the show’s quality to be highly variable, then you will probably like this: on April 19, 2011, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing Glee encore – a DVD compilation of more than 30 of Season One’s best musical performances! All the great music; none of the fake pregnancy BS!
GLEE, the pop-culture phenomenon that is an equal mix of broadway musical, comedy, and high school drama, is offering fans with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet cast members while carrying out some feel-good community service. Ten lucky winners, plus one guest each, will win a trip to Los Angeles to participate in a charity event along with some of their favorite Glee cast members during the week of December 6. Scheduled to appear are: Matthew Morrison [‘Will Schuester’], Mark Salling [‘Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman’], Dianna Agron [‘Quinn Fabray’], Kevin McHale [‘Artie Abrams’], Harry Shum Jr. [‘Mike Chang’], and Dot-Marie Jones [‘Coach Beiste’]. Contest details after the jump. But HURRY! This Sweepstakes will end NOV. 16.
Konami, the folks behind the Karaoke Revolution just announced that an all Glee version of the popular game is coming November 9th for the Wii. Karaoke Revolution Glee gives fans and gamers everywhere a chance to test their vocal prowess alongside the GLEE cast with some of the most memorable songs from Season One. The millions of fans nationwide can now belt out up to 30 chart-topping hits and tunes from the popular TV series as they watch some of the most loved scenes from Season One play out on screen. Karaoke Revolution Glee will also utilize Karaoke Revolution‘s proprietary voice recognition technology, which accurately recognizes and scores vocal pitch and rhythm, helping gamers reach those hard-hitting notes and perfect their harmonies.
I went to New York last week for a White Collar set visit so I missed out on reviewing Glee’s amazing finale last week. I’ll admit it, I cried like a baby during most of the episode. I felt like Sue (Jane Lynch) was ridiculing me when she made a crack about Will’s penchant for constantly crying. I didn’t talk much about Glee since it came back from break because frankly the episodes didn’t live up to the promise shown in the first half. While it lacked narrative drive and too many songs, there were still a couple of stand out moments like Will (Matthew Morrison) and Neil Patrick Harris’ amazing vocal duel on Aerosmith’s Dream On, or Mercedes (Amber Riley) doing a tear inducing Beautiful or the heartfelt Glee club version of One. When Glee works, it’s simply amazing.
I’ll admit I’m a late with my review of Glee Season 1, Volume 1: The Road To Sectionals. I was actually afraid to watch it, Glee was my favorite show of the fall and I honestly didn’t think it’d hold up to repeat viewing, I’m glad to be wrong. I watched a few minutes of the DVD and I was hooked all over again. Glee is like watching two different shows – you have the Baby Glee, which is kind of dark, dreary, and all about Teenage Pregnancy drama, and a separate story about someone faking a Pregnancy then you have the 2nd show that is about the actual Glee Club which is like a breath of sunshine. I love everything that has to do with the actual Glee Club, the baby stuff always felt completely out of place. Sometimes the singing on the show is spotty but what makes Glee work is that every song has a purpose and when the Glee Kids do them or my new dream man Mr. Schuester does one of his white man rap numbers they are done with such wild gusto that you can’t help but get caught up in the moment.
I haven’t done any Glee re-caps because I don’t know most of the songs they sing every week, but this show, just wow. Once again they hit it completely out of the park for another home run episode. This week’s episode centers around Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Finn’s (Cory Monteith) baby’s momma drama and a really fun side story where Rachel (Lea Michele) gets a insane crush on the insanely perfect Will (Matthew Morrison). All done to Ballads. The opening duet of Endless Love between Will and Rachel was just hysterical, especially Will’s facial expressions when he recognizes that Rachel is a little too into the song. Tonight was parents night because we finally got to see Finn’s mom and Quinn’s perfect family.