Any Glee fan knows that each week could be a mystery bag of ballads, pop tributes, Broadway classics, or rock anthems. Sometimes the song choices are absolutely phenomenal, while other weeks leave more to be desired. Luckily this week’s all-new episode, “Lights Out,” features a mixture of six incredibly diverse songs and each one is more fantastic than the next.
While the New Yorkers are showcasing their mind-blowing voices in a beautiful quartet with Sarah Jessica Parker, the New Directions are dealing with a school-wide power outage at McKinely. Bummed that they can’t practice with all their electricity-powered instruments for Regionals, Will encourages the group to “unplug” and re-discover their powerful voices.
Inspired by Mr. Schue’s assignment, the New Directions really step up their game to bring four acoustic and a capella songs that will make you question if they really even need any instruments to win. Could we possibly see a nod to The Warblers at Regionals this year with an a capella number? Only time will tell but one thing is for sure, you need to hear these six sensational songs from “Lights Out” right away. Plus, get excited Glee fans because I've sprinkled in a little bit of scoop from the episode to make your listening party even more delicious.
“You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'” — Sam: This infamous Top Gun anthem was Tom Cruise’s secret weapon to court pretty bar patrons — and it sounds like Chord Overstreet is now using it to court any girl with ears. Accompanied only with an acoustic guitar, Sam’s sugary sweet voice has never sounded better. While I can’t reveal exactly why Sam chose to this song, I can tell you that you’re definitely not going to want to miss this emotion-packed scene.
“Everybody Hurts” — Ryder: This rendition of R.E.M.’s classic almost sounds like a lullaby when accompanied with Blake Jenner’s soft words. During this song fans will get a deeper glimpse into Ryder’s mind with an intriguing flashback, and after weeks of waiting we’ll finally learn the identity of the Glee catfisher. Bonus Scoop: A secret about Ryder will be revealed in front of the entire group.
“Little Girls” — Sue: I honestly could not imagine a better person to ever sing this uniquely mean-spirited song and Jane Lynch tells me that it sets the scene for a very interesting moment between Sue and Becky. “I’m with Becky and we do a kind of revenge fantasy singing the song 'Little Girls' from Annie,” she says. Luckily Broadway fans will be treated to many more songs when the Glee actress hits Broadway this summer to star as Miss Hannigan in the hit musical. Lynch explains, “Ryan [Murphy] put that in the show because it was appropriate and also because it will help me cross-promote [my appearance] so it was really nice. A nice little practice.”
“At The Ballet” — Santana, Rachel, Kurt, and Isabelle: This song is without a doubt, one hundred percent, absolutely gorgeous. Weeks ago Ryan Murphy tweeted this and this, so you know it’s going to be a very special performance. We’re already well aware of Santana, Kurt and Rachel’s mesmerizing voices so it’s nice to hear Sarah Jessica Parker keeping up with our talented trio. Now please excuse me while I re-listen to this Broadway classic over and over again.
“We Will Rock You” — New Directions: We’ve all heard this Queen rock anthem tons of times — whether in high school before a big game, or maybe just in your bedroom when you’re getting ready for a big day. So when Mr. Schue learns about a rival glee club member with ridiculously powerful voice (American Idol's Jessica Sanchez) The New Directions decide it’s time to get pumped up for what is looking to be the most pulse-quickening Regionals we’ve ever seen on Glee.
“For The Longest Time” — New Directions: This a capella favorite was originally performed by Billy Joel and the New Directions definitely make him proud in this foot-tapping cover. Each glee clubber gets their time to shine in this final song of the episode, but it’s especially wonderful to finally to hear Kevin McHale and Becca Tobin’s voices highlighted on something this season.
Which song from "Lights Out" are you most excited to see on Glee? Cast your vote in our poll below and then take to the comments with your thoughts on the episode!
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From Europe to Asia to North America, James Bond has had a girl on practically every continent. After all, who can resist him? 007's secret lifestyle and entrancing looks make him the epitome of handsome and mysterious. The bad guy on the right side that every girl dreams about at some point in her life.
But, what about Mr. Bond? After all the women he has met and seduced, does he stand a chance at meeting someone who will blow him away (not literally, but emotionally)? We believe he will, and if she didn't exist, now she does. Hollywood.com has created the perfect Bond girl for 007!
James Bond's Type:
Hair: Bond tends to generally prefer brunettes. Simple math proves this theory. Out of 65 Bond women, including minor Bond girls, 41 are brunettes, 18 are blonde, and only six are red heads.
Sex Appeal: Bond's girls have to be beautiful otherwise he won't give them a second glance.
General Description: Bond likes a girl that is hard to tame. Sometimes she may be his enemy and sleeping with him is just part of a game, but other times she is his enemy's girlfriend that he tries to steal her away. His women are split between good and bad. Some are working against him while others try to help Bond. Bond's girls also have to be adventurous, because, well, 007 is a dangerous man.
Creating the Perfect Bond Girl: Seven Traits for Agent 007
Body: Honey Ryder, played by Ursula Andress in 1962's Dr. No, is pretty much the most famous Bond girl. And the scene of her coming out of the ocean dripping wet in a white bikini, carrying a shell in one hand and knife in the other is the most recognized image of any Bond girl. So it's only logical that we used Honey's beautiful bikini body as the base for our creation.
Lips: In On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969, Bond decides to kiss one woman for the rest of eternity: Teresa di Vicenzo (played by Diana Rigg). She is the only woman to ever make an honest man out of Mr. Bond.
Hair: Of course the perfect Bond girl is going to have dark hair because as we already know, Bond prefers brunettes. 1983's Octopussy, the title character (played Maud Adams) helps Bond save the day by revealing a nuclear bomb.
Eyes: Live and Let Die's Solitaire — played by Jane Seymour in 1973 — has the ability to read tarot cards, but when she locks eyes with Bond and he seduces her to sleep with him, she loses that ability.
Nose: Domino Petachi (plated by Claudine Auger) made her appearance in the 1965 Bond movie, Thunderball. 007 meets this Bond girl underwater when he frees her from being caught in some coral.
Face Shape: Vesper Lynd, actress Eva Green, debuts in the 2006 flick, Casino Royale. Vesper help Bond track down the enemy and also saves his life when he gets poisoned with Digitoxin.
Eyebrows: Christmas Jones (Denise Richards) is seen in 1999's The World Is Not Enough. She is a doctor that specializes in Atomic Physics — and she first meets Bond in a Russian nuclear weapons facility.
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The Hollywood studios are already hyping their crop of blockbusters for summer 2002, and it started long before Entertainment Weekly put Spider-Man stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst on its June 29 cover.
The hype went into overdrive in a galaxy far, far away, when George Lucas announced that he would unveil Star Wars: Episode II in May 2002.
In fact, sequels like Episode II seem to be a dominant theme for next summer's big releases. And chances are, if it's not a sequel, it's an adaptation of a cartoon or comic book hero. Could Hollywood be on to something?
"Until recently, sequels were lucky to do 60 percent of what the first film did," Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations said. "But with films like Mission: Impossible 2, Austin Powers 2 and Hannibal, the tide has changed."
Sequels are indeed proving to be a good summer formula. Dergarabedian noted that sequels are now outperforming their original counterparts.
"There is a built-in fan base inherent in sequels. They are pre-marketed," he said.
Video rentals don't hurt the cause either. Austin Powers, for example, found an audience on video that helped fuel the sequel's success.
Is the hype for summer 2002 too much, too soon? Only next summer will determine that. While the formula of sequels and hyping works now, you can only fool an audience so long.
Here are some films to watch out for next summer:
Spider-Man's senses must have been tingling on the set of this Marvel Comics classic. Since shooting began in January, death, injury and theft have plagued the troubled set. Let's hope the film, which explains how shy high school student Peter Parker acquires his web slinging abilities, has better luck at the box-office. Tobey Maguire takes on the role of Spider-Man, Kirsten Dunst the salacious Mary Jane Watson and seasoned Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. (Sony Pictures)
Release date: May 3, 2002
Star Wars: Episode II
Set 10 years after Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace, Darth Sidious takes over the Republic, turns it into an empire and controls everything. The Clone Wars reach their pinnacle as the Jedi Knights struggle to defend the galaxy from the forces of evil. Meanwhile, Anakin Skywalker falls in love with Queen Amidala but begins to succumb to the Dark Side of the force. Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman will reprise their roles. Ewan McGregor will take on the part of Ben 'Obi-Wan' Kenobi as a young man. Cool guy Samuel L Jackson will play Jedi Knight Mace Windu. But will the presence of the all-CGI character Jar Jar Binks spawn as many venomous anti-fan Web sites as he did with The Phantom Menace? (20th Century Fox)
Release date: May 22, 2002
How can you go wrong with a group of teenagers who ride around in a van called "The Mystery Machine," solving crimes with their dog, Scooby-Doo? This is a live-action adaptation of the half-hour animated Hanna-Barbera series The Scooby-Doo Show, which aired on ABC from 1969 through 1974. It will be interesting to see how true the film stays to the story and its characters. But will there be a romance between real-life couple Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar who play Fred and Daphne? And will those references we never got as kids be kept in? (Warner Bros.)
Release date: June 14, 2002
Adam Sandler plays a small-town guy who inherits a fortune and moves to the big city where he is quickly besieged by opportunists gunning for their piece of the pie. One of them is a pretty girl played by Winona Ryder. Seems someone finally told the actress that she needs make herself more marketable. Based on the Frank Capra classic Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. (Sony Pictures)
Release date: June 21, 2002
Steven Spielberg directs this sci-fi thriller set in a futuristic judicial system in which killers are arrested and convicted before they commit murder. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, who also wrote Blade Runner, it stars Tom Cruise as Officer John Anderton. (20th Century Fox)
Release date: June 28, 2002
Men in Black 2
Fans have been anticipating this sequel to the 1997 blockbuster hit based on a Marvel Comics comic book about agents who protect Earth from extraterrestrial aliens. The irreplaceable Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles as Agents J and K, and Linda Fiorentino as Elle. If the anticipation is too much, check out the WB cartoon Men in Black: The Series on Saturday mornings.
Release date: July 3, 2002
Stuart Little 2
Who ate my cheese? It can only be Stuart Little (voiced by Michael J Fox), the super-intelligent mouse. He returns alongside his adoptive family (Geena Davis,Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki. Melanie Griffith lends her voice to Margalo, a bird out to romance the lovable rodent. (Sony Pictures)
Release date: Summer 2002
Austin Powers 3
Mike Myers is back as the International Man of Mystery. This prequel to earlier Austin Powers films follows the adventures of the world class playboy and part-time secret agent Austin Powesr as he finds his long lost parents. Also starring Heather Graham. (New Line Cinema)
Release date: Summer 2002