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  • 06/16/13--13:07: 12 Worst Glee Performances
  • An ONTD original. Mods, I compiled this list myself so the source is me.

    Glee covers will always get divisive reactions among watchers of the show. While the series has m managed to breathe new life into old songs or put unique spins on popular songs every now and then, there have been times wherein the performances don't quite hit their marks... And then there are instances wherein even long-time fans (meaning people who hate Glee more than anyone else) think “Why (did they even bother)?” Here's a top 10 list in the OP's opinion, of the worst performances in Glee. Of course, these are all subjective and commenters are invited to post the ones that have scarred their minds in the same way.



    12) A House is Not A Home

    Even back in season 1, Glee was not exempt from criticism. One of the biggest complaints about the show was that Cory Monteith (Finn) could not sing, when he was supposed to be the ~lead singer whose voice would save the Glee Club. Now, Kurt's part in this song is fine; however, when it gets to Finn's section, the autotuning is so obvious and terrible you immediately want to turn it off. His trademark constipated singing expression doesn't help either.

    11) Time of My Life

    After getting complaints of so many Finn/Rachel duets, Glee decided to switch it up by having different vocal powerhouses perform at Sections for a change. And since Glee writers don't follow logic or reason, they decided that those 'vocal powerhouses' were Sam and Quinn, the most boring couple alive. Together, they created a whole new shade of beige with their rendition of “Time of My Life”.

    10) Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl

    To prove that it had at least a smidgen of continuity, Glee brought back the annual boys vs girls mashup competition. But they also decided to prove how lazy they were by making the girls sing an existing 'mashup' that they didn't create themselves: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl from the Moulin Rouge musical. And even worse, the song isn't even an actual mashup. It has one line from Material Girl, and added dialogue that only makes sense in the context of the movie. Naturally, on the show, it just seems like another random mess.

    9) At the Ballet

    Because Cory Monteith entered rehab, his storyline was cut from the series at the last minute, and his scenes had to be replaced. As usual, Glee filming was delayed, with the writers churning out scripts hours before they were meant to be acted out. Meaning with nothing to replace Finn's scenes, they settled with featuring the entire version of At the Ballet. Now, Broadway on Glee isn't a bad thing... But this number features Kurt, Rachel and Santana singing lyrics that barely match their personalities, with Sarah Jessica Parker joining in. And they stand... And stand... And stand... For an incredible 5 minutes long. It's the longest (and most boring) number in Glee yet. And as usual, the childhoods talked about in their song are never mentioned again, meaning the song had no point.

    8) Fighter

    The writers decided to finally usher Blaine into a main character role by giving him a storyline that had wasn't related to Kurt... But they dropped the ball when they also decided to give him a Christina Aguilera song to sing about his brother. Aside from having the worst segue into a song ever, everyone and their mom knows that giving Darren Criss a song like this to sing was a big mistake. And the cheesy visuals make everything even worse. Yay for having him shirtless for his brother (?!?!?!) at least?

    7) Loser Like Me

    Glee was criticized for not having original songs, so the showrunners stepped in and... Yeah, starting to notice a pattern here? If there's anything they're good at, it's making bad things worse. Ryan Murphy and co proved that in a laughable attempt to compose original songs that would serve as the Glee club's secret weapon for the Regionals. How would the judges even know it's an original song? What if they just assumed that they don't know what song it is? Second, their outfits are terrible. Third, there's nothing challenging about the song's tune. And worst of all, it's full of questionable lyrics that sound like weird innuendo ('Cos I know one day you'll be screaming my name / And I'll just look away) or are just plain cringeworthy (L-O-S-E-R / I can only be who I are)

    6) Candles

    ONTD likes to deny that it ever shipped Kurt and Blaine back in the day, but let's face it: it was popular, and everyone was happy when they first got together because seeing a gay couple come together on a hit tv show was a huge thing. However, already showing signs of decay, the show almost ruined their big episode by giving them the worst duet ever.
    a) It was a breakup song. Who sings a break up song when they get together?
    b) Ryan Murphy insisted on arranging the song himself and the end result was a terrible, terrible-sounding POS that made Kurt and Blaine sound awful together
    c) It was meant to be an incredible number that would give them a good chance to win Regionals. (Yeah right)
    To this day, even diehard Klaine fans hate that song and performance.

    5) Roots Before Branches

    Glee started delving into soap opera territory by including a teenage wedding plot that everyone knew wouldn't even push through. The storyline was widely hated, yet it ate up the entire season finale. Characters who were graduating/departing, instead of getting their chance to shine, were pushed to the sidelines in favor of scenes of Rachel and Finn arguing over what chairs to have during their wedding. In the end, Finn let Rachel believe he was driving her to the wedding, only to drop her off at the train station and practically force her to go to New York despite her wishes. Then, suddenly remembering that there's supposed to be a song every 2.3 minutes on the show, Rachel and Finn burst into song. In the middle of their breakup/goodbye. There are plenty of Finn/Rachel duets to hate just because they're so frequent, but this one takes the cake because of Finn's dramatic train-chasing and Rachel struggling like always to squeeze out a single tear as she makes weird singing faces at the camera.

    4) Creep

    Glee's reputation was already in the toilet at this point, with people insisting that it was now butchering every song it could get its hands on. No one ever thought the show would dare to touch Radiohead, of all things, but somehow Ryan Murphy decided that “Creep” would be the perfect song to summarize Rachel and Brody's breakup (upon her finding out that he's a prostitute). It makes sense, right? Because Brody's a creep, get it? Hurr hurr. This poppified version of Creep features Rachel oversinging (as usual) and melodramatically running through hallways while Brody looks sad (and no one cares).

    3) Sweet Transvestite

    Many say that the Rocky Horror Picture Show “tribute” ep was the one wherein the show officially went off the rails. Ryan Murphy was planning for John Stamos to play Frank-N-Furter, but Fox shot down that idea. Rather than drop the storyline for decency's sake, Murphy instead made Mercedes Frank-N-Furter and allowed for a heavily censored version of the play on the show, resulting in this nonsensical mess wherein pronouns are fucked up and "transexual" is awkwardly replaced with "transensual".

    2) Bad

    Desperate for ratings, Glee hyped up the Michael Jackson tribute episode like no other, especially the “Bad” performance, which was supposed to be the ultimate showdown song between ND and the Warblers. But like everything else in Glee, “Bad” was a complete letdown. The lighting was terrible (that's not the youtube video's fault, seriously, the lighting really is that dark in the show) and everyone was shuffling around awkwardly. Great “choreography”. Also, everyone was sick of the Warblers at this point, who became evil for some inexplicable reason. This performance showed just how far Glee had fallen.

    1) Gangnam Style

    You'd think the writers were trying to get the show canceled by thinking up of shit like this, but nope; wanting to cash in on the song's popularity, the showrunners had Finn Hudson (the replacement coach) suggest that the club perform a “foreign number” because that would surely make them win (???). So poor Tina finally got her competition solo... And it was Gangnam Style. It was made worse by the fact that she had to sing it a stereotypical “cutesy” Asian accent that's not present in the actual song. And ND thought they still had a chance at winning.



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    It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Henry Cavill, starring as Superman in "Man of Steel." With those bulging muscles and steely physique, Henry makes flying look like a breeze. But the diet and fitness plan that he followed to achieve that fabulously fit body wasn't so easy. What did it take to become super-human? An intense diet and fitness plan that began for five full months even before filming started, reported the Los Angeles Times on June 15. ""Five months before shooting there was varying stuff which ended up being mass building and then leaning down," Henry told People magazine on June 14.

    "The toughest stuff is the shirtless stuff," said Henry, according to the Los Angeles Times on June 15. "You're exhausted enough as it is and then you have to cut your calories right down." And when shooting began, "it was just waking up and making sure I got an hour in [of exercise] before I went to work," he told People magazine. Henry followed different diet plans, eating 5,000 calories a day at one point, and then shifting to "a horrible eating phase … where we really, really leaned down. It was exhausting."

    Henry is happy that the intense diet plan has ended. His celebration after filming ended: "I had an apple pie," he said, "a tub of ice cream and a full pizza." And he's still foxy enough to make Katie Couric declare on her June 13 talk show, "I love my job!"

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    Porn parodies aren’t really for titillation, right? They’re for watching after senior prom with a bunch of friends you’ll eventually drift apart from because the only memory you’ll share after another five years will be, “Hey, remember when we all drank grenadine spritzers and watched that stunt fulfill his heroic destiny as the last son of the dying planet Bonerton?”

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    Demi Lovato rehearsing for MMVA's (MuchMusic Video Awards) just hours ago in Toronto. Fans tried to get a glimpse of the starlet, but the paparazzi were being  quite vicious when taking pictures of the star.





















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    I love her, but how is she not hot in that?

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    Paris Jackson DETESTS Justin Bieber, largely and ironically because he wouldn't speak up about teenage girls cutting themselves ... TMZ has learned.

    Sources connected to the family tell TMZ ... Paris -- who is currently at UCLA Medical Center after cutting herself with a knife and downing 20 Motrin -- thinks Justin is a terrible role model for young girls.  She was enraged after some of Justin's female fans started tweeting about cutting themselves as an expression of love for the singer and he went radio silent, rather than talking the girls out of it.

    We're told Paris got very angry after seeing the pics TMZ posted of Justin smoking weed in a hotel room in early January.  She thinks he owes his fans more as a role model.

    Paris -- who lives in Justin's Calabasas gated community -- thinks Justin's various missteps in the hood are "a disgrace."

    The word "hate" was used very clearly to describe Paris' feelings toward JB.

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    it was a 4chan prank so why should he address it

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    There's a better quality picture if you dare to follow the source

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    Lindsay Lohan may be in the process of cleaning up her act, but apparently that doesn't include her cigarette obsession.Following her departure from the Betty Ford Clinic last week and transfer to Cliffside Malibu, E! News has exclusive pics of the troubled starlet taking a smoke break last Friday outside the drug and alcohol treatment facility. Lohan and a group consisting of four other guys and another girl were photographed chatting on a balcony while Linds got her nicotine fix. A source told us that she looked good and appeared happy. Lohan will remain at Cliffside until she finishes up her 90-day court-ordered stint in August, after which the 26-year-old thesp is expected to make her first post-rehab appearance at the premiere of her latest flick, The Canyons, at the Venice Film Festival.


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    Earlier this month we told you about how Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless were back–and starting what they dubbed Hell Mondays. Well, they weren’t kidding: Today the band release the first track off of their upcoming album, Going To Hell–and because they know you’re going to want to start belting along with Momsen immediately, they’ve also put together a lyric video for “Follow Me Down.”

    The track is pure, heavy, intense rock, with Momsen snarling lines like “Follow me down to the river, man, I’ll be down here on my knees,” while her bandmates ferociously tear away at their instruments. The only part that’s not spelled out are the whimpers (or are those moans?) that open the track, though we’re pretty sure you can figure it out on your own.

    And if that doesn’t make your Monday a bit brighter, this should: We’ve got the exclusive premiere! Watch “Follow Me Down” above, and then sing-along with The Pretty Reckless during your second listen.


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  • 06/17/13--12:37: ONTD App for iOS & Android

  • Hi ONTD!  I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that ONTD is available for your iOS or Android device.

    I'd also like to thank the creators behind the apps, SoftWear.  When tasked with creating an app for a community like ONTD, we had to focus on what was the most important. The apps are "about content because LiveJournal itself is all about content."  We know that our members are great with creating catchy headlines, but we also made sure to focus on large graphics to give a bigger picture.  The most important thing we wanted to get right was the comments, as SoftWear recognized: "Having the chance to comment is a quintessential part of LJ." You can learn more about the process of the app's creation here.

    There are some improvements coming and major bug fixes in a future update. Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the apps and passed along their suggestions and bug reports.

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    AlunaGeorge is re-releasing their single "You Know You Like It" ahead of their debut album's imminent arrival and figured they should make a new video for it so here it is:



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    original video is better but aluna is dancing so >>>

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    Jessica Simpson’s baby bump was on full display over the weekend when she served as a bridesmaid in the wedding of friends Kathryn Syroka and Chris Hetherington.

    For the San Diego nuptials, the “Fashion Star” personality wore a curve-hugging black gown that showed off her pregnancy curves.

    Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson expect to welcome a younger brother for their daughter Maxwell in the coming weeks.

    Also in attendance at the Syroka-Hetherington wedding were Simpson’s sister Ashlee, and her best friend CaCee Cobb, whose wedding to Donald Faison also featured Simpson as a bridesmaid.

    A source told E! News on Sunday:

    Jessica seemed in great spirits despite looking like she was ready to burst, though she was definitely touching her belly quite a bit and moving around slowly.














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    Neil Patrick Harris will star in the Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark 1998 musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in spring 2014.


    "I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig's heels," Harris said in a statement. "It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can't wait to begin the journey."

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical comedy about a fictional rock 'n' roll band fronted by a transgender singer. The production began Off Off-Broadway at Westbeth and then ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies. Hedwig and the Angry Inch won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award.

    John Cameron Mitchell, who wrote the book and starred in the original stage and film productions of Hedwig, said in a statement about Harris playing the title role, "Who better to pass the wig to but the finest entertainer of his generation?" Composer Stephen Trask said, "It's like you're putting together a fantasy rock band and Paul McCartney agrees to play bass."

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is produced on Broadway by David Binder and Jayne Baron Sherman. 101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.

    Harris has performed on Broadway in Assassins and in the New York Philharmonic production of Company. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on "Glee" and as host of the 63rd and 65th Annual Tony Awards. He also served as host and producer of the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. Harris will next host and produce the upcoming 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    The remaining creative team members, additional casting and the theatre will be announced at a later date.

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    YOOOOO! Respect to DJ A-Trak. He used to DJ for Kanye and he seemed to confirm what some people speculated. That Jay-Z’s timing could not have been more odd with this new Samsung announcement. We all know that Jay-Z has a penchant for timing. Well, A-Trak didn’t mince words and in an epic tweet called the whole thing “corny.”After Jay-Z announced the release date and marketing strategy for his next album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, with a Samsung commercial on Sunday night (June 16), Fool's Gold Records founder/producer A-Trak hopped on Twitter to share his opinion, calling it "corny".


    Now, I don’t agree. They bought a million copies of the new Jay-Z album so Jay is instantly platinum. What’s f**kin wrong with that?

    A-Trak didn't seem to like it much. "That Samsung sh** is corny," he wrote (@ATrak).



    And then he RT’d this:



    Which lead to this:



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    calm down hun, Jay is just all about the business ain't nothing wrong with that


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    Angelina Jolie shocked the world when she chose to undergo a double mastectomy after confirming that she carried the BRCA-1 gene, which gave her an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer. Brad Pitt has raved of her bravery, calling her a “badass.”

    But now, cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge has come forward to say that she’s anything but.

    “I have to say, I feel a little differently,” the lesbian rocker told gay newspaper The Washington Blade. “I have that gene mutation too, and [a preventative double mastectomy is] not something I would believe in for myself.”

    Melissa, who successfully underwent five rounds of chemo for breast cancer in 2005, said, “I wouldn’t call [having a preventative mastectomy] a brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.”

    What’s more, Melissa believes cancer is simply a matter of mind over matter. “My belief is that cancer comes from inside you, and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body,” she claims.

    “It’s the stress that will turn that gene on or not. Plenty of people have the gene mutation and everything, but it never comes to cancer, so I would say to anybody faced with that, that choice is way down the line on the spectrum of what you can do and to really consider the advancements we’ve made in things like nutrition and stress levels.”


    I’ve been cancer free for nine years now, “she says, “and looking back, I completely understand why I got cancer. There was so much acidity in everything. I really encourage people to go a lot longer and further before coming to that conclusion.”

    Angelina, however, is more than happy with her choice, and is already back to “business as usual,” Brad said on Good Morning America Monday.

    Next, she plans to have her ovaries removed within the next two years, as she also faces an elevated risk of ovarian cancer.

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    Lil Wayne trampled the American flag over the weekend ... and there's footage.

    Weezy performed the stunt while shooting his new music video for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans.

    During the shoot, Wayne begins rapping in front of a giant American flag ... which is released to the ground. After it's on the floor, Wayne continues to rap ... while stepping all over the stars and stripes.

    The lyrics to Wayne's song are just as controversial ... "My country 'tis of thee / Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die / God bless Amerika / This ole' godless Amerika."


    Fans and critics have taken to social media outlets to express their opinion on LW’s actions. And while some may say it was an accident with Wayne being distracted by the camera’s, others beg to differ.

    @KiddFuture: “Get Lil Wayne all the way the hell out of here….. stomping on the American flag??? Enough of this clown.”
    @joeysavatgy176: “Lil Wayne standing on a American flag for a music video?… Really? That’s disrespectful to the extreme…”
    @THESNEAKERADDICT: “alot of you are unreal, he is shooting a music video and looking at the camera not behind him or on the ground! stop making this something its not!”


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    Miley Cyrus has cursed blessed us with some teasers from her upcoming music video for We Can't Stop which is set to premiere on Vevo this Wednesday. Here are the wonderful teasers.





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    From one mother to another!

    Beyoncé took to her website today to send congratulations to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the birth of their first child, who was born June 15.

    "Congratulations Kim & Kanye. Enjoy this beautiful moment together," Blue Ivy's mama wrote, sharing a precious photo of the new parents.

    The E! star gave birth to a baby girl, who has dark hair and looks just like her mama, over the weekend with her rapper beau by her side.





    Bey and Kim became fast friends thanks to their respective misters, and the new mom even attended her pal's Mrs. Carter Show about a month before giving birth.

    But Queen B's not the only star to send some love—the couple has received an outpouring of support from their famous friends since the birth of their bundle of joy.

    Kim's BFF Brittny Gastineau was spotted visiting her bestie at the hospital, while Demi Lovato, Russell Simmons and more have taken to social media to share well wishes.





    Mama Kris Jenner also spoke with E! News over the weekend, gushing over the newest addition to the Kardashian clan, "We're happy, everybody's good and she's beautiful," she said.

    No doubt. Congrats to the proud parents!

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  • 06/17/13--13:44: The White Queen 1x02 Stills
  • What did everything think of the first episode? Janet McTeer was snatching wigs left and right!

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