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Snooki curses on 'Access Hollywood Live' ... twice -- VIDEO

Snooki may have abandoned clubs for cribs, but the new mom is still struggling to control her potty mouth. The Jersey Shore star cursed twice during an Access Hollywood Live interview with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover earlier today.

Our favorite meatball first called the people who questioned her parenting skills “a**holes,” then said “sh*t” when recalling her own reservations about motherhood. The reality star is initially oblivious about her actions, then covers her mouth the second time around once she realizes what she said. Well, if Tom Hanks can drop an F-bomb on live television, Snooki should certainly be expected to.

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'Glee' countdown: Ricky Martin gives McKinley a taste of la vida loca

We’ll give her some credit — Gwyneth showed off serious Spanish skills when she filled in for Mr. Schuester last season (even if they were used to dish on Lindsay Lohan). But just wait until tonight, when things will heat up as Ricky Martin guest stars as a night school teacher who gives Will some pointers. (Helps to be a native speaker!) Along the way, Martin (as David Martinez), does a hot number with Santana, and the rest of the cast also plays homage throughout the show to Latin pop favorites from Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, and more.

If you haven’t seen it already (or just need to see it five more hot times), check out the clip of Martin performing LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” from tonight’s episode. READ FULL STORY

'Glee' countdown: Get ready to moonwalk to tonight's Michael Jackson tribute episode

Will Rachel tell Finn yes? Are Sam and Mercedes back together? Will sneaky Warbler Sebastian make another effort to split up Blaine and Kurt? Sure, these things may all come out in tonight’s episode of Glee, but what we’re really looking forward to are the 10 — count ‘em 10 — Michael Jackson songs that will be featured on the show. As the New Directions head toward Regionals, the rivalry with the Warblers intensifies and in the process, the King of Pop’s legacy will get a bigger track listing than any previous Glee tribute show (the Britney Spears episode had five songs, the Fleetwood Mac one had six). Some of Jackson’s biggest hits will get the McKinley treatment:  READ FULL STORY

Nick Jonas, back on Broadway in 'How to Succeed', proves he's no Darren Criss

In his first week as window washer-turned-corporate exec J. Pierrepont Finch in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Nick Jonas proved that he can’t (yet) shine the shoes of his predecessors in the role — at least as a box office draw. The musical revival grossed just under $683,000 for the week ending Jan. 29, a steep 48 percent drop from Glee star Darren Criss’ third and final week in the show (when it earned a remarkable $1.32 million) and well below the average when Harry Potter alum Daniel Radcliffe had his name on the marquee. While Jonas & Co. managed to fill 80 percent of the seats, How to Succeed took in less than half its potential gross and the average ticket price fell to just under $75. That makes it only the 12th most expensive ticket on Broadway these days (and a more frequent find at the discount TKTS booth).

It will be interesting to see how How to Succeed holds up in the coming weeks and months — especially since the 19-year-old pop star is committed to the show through July 1. Because the Jonas Brothers are on hiatus as a pop act and fans of teen pop can be a rather fickle bunch, Nick may be less of a lure for young fans in the way Radcliffe and Criss turned out to be. Still, producers can hope for a burst of publicity from a new round of reviews once he’s settled into the role, as well as from his cameo appearance in the fourth episode of NBC’s new inside-Broadway drama Smash. (His episode should air in late February.)

Unlike either Radcliffe or Criss, Jonas is a veteran of musical theater on the Great White Way. He made his Broadway debut in 2001 in the musical revival Annie Get Your Gun, then played Chip in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 2002, and then young Gavroche in Les Misérables in 2003. He also played student leader Marius in London’s production of Les Miz for one month last summer, and starred as teen idol Link Larkin in a one-weekend-only run of Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl last August.

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On the scene: Fans turn out for Nick Jonas’ opening night in Broadway’s ‘How to Succeed’
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Darren Criss becomes Broadway's $4 million man

The brotherhood of man — not to mention a squealing sisterhood of teenage girls — turned out in force for Darren Criss on Broadway. In his third and final week starring in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the Glee star again proved himself a remarkable box office draw. Aside from Daniel Radcliffe’s final week in the show, an anomalous nine-show week that grossed $1.9 million, the revival had the three most lucrative weeks of its 11-month run with Criss in the leading role. For the last three weeks, How to Succeed took in more than $1.3 million per week — just over $4 million total — a figure that was consistently at or near the production’s potential gross. And there was only a modest dip of nearly $12,000 in Criss’ final week, which suggests that the small-screen Warbler may be able to sustain a longer Broadway run should producers want him to return during his summer hiatus from Glee — assuming Ryan Murphy & Co. will let him skip the expected Glee summer concert tour. (Nick Jonas, who begins performances tomorrow as corporate-ladder climber J. Pierrepont Finch, is contracted through July 1.)

As expected, overall Broadway box office was down for the week — and is likely to dip further as shows like Chinglish, Relatively Speaking, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever play their final performances this Sunday. One promising newcomer is Porgy and Bess — excuse me, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Besswhich is showing early signs of being a hit. In its first full week since its Jan. 12 opening, the Audra McDonald-led revival played to 87 percent capacity and grossed a strong $878,000, about three-quarters of its potential gross in the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

'Glee': What will tonight's twist be? Guess here! Updated: The answer is....

UPDATE: The “big twisty moment” at the end of tonight’s Glee is revealed after the jump. Here is a HUGE SPOILER ALERT if you are on the west coast! Don’t read on unless you want to know what everyone’s buzzing about after the episode…. READ FULL STORY

Darren Criss outsells Daniel Radcliffe in his first week in Broadway's 'How to Succeed'


Turns out Darren Criss may be a bigger Broadway draw than Daniel Radcliffe. In its first week with the 24-year-old Glee star, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying raked in nearly $1.4 million at the box office. That’s a dip from Radcliffe’s final week in the hit musical revival (when the show grossed $1.9 million in an unusual nine-performance week), but it outpaces any previous eight-show week when the Harry Potter star appeared. All week, Criss managed to filled 99.8 percent of the seats at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and kept NYC police busy controlling crowds outside the stage door. (The producers must be wishing he could stay in the show beyond his Jan. 22 cutoff.) Overall, How to Succeed was the fifth biggest draw on Broadway for the week ending Jan. 8, behind such usual suspects as The Lion King ($1.87 million), Wicked ($1.85 million), Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark ($1.72 million), and The Book of Mormon ($1.43 million).

Meanwhile, several of this season’s newer shows continue to struggle. The lost-in-translation comedy Chinglish filled just 34 percent of its seats and grossed a measly $197,148. The Alicia Keys-backed dramedy Stick Fly, which mysteriously announced today it will sell tickets through April “by popular demand,” grossed $252,000 — less than 32 percent of its potential earnings. Lysistrata Jones and Relatively Speaking, which last week announced plans to close, also saw expected post-holiday drops in box office.

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Ricky Martin tweets from the 'Glee' set -- PHOTO

Despite the missed opportunity to tweet “Livin’ la Glee-da Loca” (there’s still time!), Ricky Martin alerted his Twitter followers on Thursday that it was his “First day!!” on the set of the musical series. Back in November it was revealed that Martin would be making a guest appearance on Glee playing a hot new Spanish teacher. (Look out, Mr. Schuester, he can sing and might actually teach the students Spanish!) While Martin’s fans will have to wait just a little while longer to see his latest gig, the singer took the time to share a photo op with his new co-workers, including, among other cast members, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, and Damian McGinty. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

On the Scene: Does Darren Criss succeed in Broadway's 'How to Succeed'? Yes and no.

Baby, it was cold outside last night on the long, long line (1.5 New York blocks) to see Darren Criss in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. But below-freezing temperatures (or the Hirschfeld Theatre’s assigned seating) don’t mean a thing to Darren Criss fans. Neither do heights, apparently — ask the girls from Toronto and Long Island who scaled trees and columns to glimpse the singer outside the stage door after the performance. Nor are fans deterred by long trips from as far away as North Carolina, California, and New Zealand. “My daughter is a huge, huge, huge Glee fan,” said Canadian Kelly Bender, mother of one of the tree climbers, “so absolutely we came to see him.”

Gleeks are a dedicated pack — and as far as Broadway audiences go, a fun one. Last night (Criss’ third Broadway performance in his three-week run) was certainly a love-in. Whoops and screams greeted the singer the minute he rose from the stage floor as J. Pierrepont Finch, the show’s window washer-turned–ad man, and they basically didn’t stop until the curtain dropped nearly three hours later. The laughs were loud, the claps were plentiful, and the excitement when Glee costar Jane Lynch surfaced in the audience during intermission was intense. Lynch’s exit out a side door just after the final curtain nearly caused a stampede when an entire mob changed directions to follow her. Police barricades were required at the stage door to keep signature-hunters from spilling out onto the road; half the waiting fans were ushered across the street. I almost wrestled a guy who snatched my Playbill, but he was big — Beiste-size big. READ FULL STORY

Darren Criss talks tonight's Broadway debut in 'How to Succeed' and his connection to Daniel Radcliffe


Darren Criss can cross “Broadway debut” off his New Year’s resolution list. The 24-year-old Glee star takes over for Daniel Radcliffe in the hit Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for three weeks, beginning tonight. (After that, singer Nick Jonas will play corporate-ladder climber J. Pierrepont Finch.) EW talked to the University of Michigan theater major about the show, what this means for his TV gig, and his connection to Radcliffe’s famed Harry Potter role.

Broadway was a no-brainer: After spotting him on Glee, How to Succeed producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Hairspray) thought Criss would be the ideal choice to succeed Radcliffe when the Harry Potter star left the show after 10 months. “We asked Darren if he was interested in doing a limited run in the show, and he got on a plane and snuck into the theater one matinee to check out the part,” says Zadan. “He called when he got out and said, ‘I have to play this role!’” Adds Criss, “It seemed too good to be true, so I made it a priority.” READ FULL STORY

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