While listening to Frozen’s “Let It Go,” have you ever thought, “Patrick Stewart and/or a bunch of other ’80s TV stars would make this gem even better”? No? Well, video producer Jim Cliff went ahead and edited together clips from over 60 different ’80s television shows to make a new, Tom Selleck-filled version of “Let It Go” anyway—and yes, Stewart’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard even joins in on the chorus.
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In a year with several successful franchises starring women, it’s no surprise that girls’ names are getting a pop-culture boost.
Nameberry.com has released its mid-year prediction of the most popular baby names of 2014. Imogen and Asher took the top spots, but the big news is the arrival of Khaleesi (of Game of Thrones at number 18) and Elsa (of Frozen at number 88) in the top 100 projections for most popular. They join Katniss (of The Hunger Games), which occupies an impressive spot as the predicted 14th most popular girls’ name, and Hazel, which got a Fault in Our Stars boost to land at number 13.
Things that might surprise you about Salem star Seth Gabel: He credits Josh Gad, whom he’s known since kindergarten, with getting him into acting. He remembers the movie Twins fondly. And he has a well articulated theory about what Beavis and Butthead represented.
Hear it below when you watch him take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. READ FULL STORY
And so it was written: A generation from now, the pregnant Elsas and Khaleesis of the world will look to their own pop culture before choosing trendy names for their own children.
Yes, British website BabyCentre.com has reported that for the first time, the name Elsa has cracked the top 100 most popular names, due in part to the massive success of the Disney animated feature Frozen. The trend isn’t entirely surprising: Baby names often follow pop culture trends. BabyCentre also pointed out that Logan, Wolverine’s name in X-Men, was popular with the guys, and who could forget the recent arrival of Khaleesi in the baby name game? READ FULL STORY
Trolls are having a moment. Yesterday, DreamWorks announced that Anna Kendrick would star in Trolls, an animated musical based on the creepy children’s toys. Last week, Laika released the trailer for The Boxtrolls, which combats trolls’ reputation as monsters, depicting them instead as silly magical creatures living peacefully in the sewers. And last year, Frozen featured a gaggle of friendly, wise trolls who adopted leading man Kristoff and gave leading lady Anna a hand when she needed their help.
All of these creatures stand in pretty sharp contrast to various Old Norse myths, which establish a few basic trollish characteristics: they’re magical, strong, not very smart, human-hungry, and vulnerable to the sun, which turns them into stone. While this cuddly new breed of trolls may be magical, they’re also cute and amiable. And that’s a shame.
Take her or leave her, living Broadway legend Idina Menzel gave a sold-out crowd of roughly 6,000 fans a show to remember Monday — when she performed at Radio City Music Hall for the first time in a one-night-only concert.
Idina Menzel: An Unofficial Countdown to “Let It Go” Live was, of course, incredible. The Tony winner showed off her mind-blowing vocal power in a variety of songs, kicking off the night with a chill-inducing “Defying Gravity” and segueing into everything from an Ethel Merman medley (the petition for Menzel to play Mama Rose in Gypsy one day begins now) to Radiohead’s “Creep.” (Yes, really.) Her pipes were even more impressive considering Menzel is currently starring on Broadway eight times a week in If/Then. Mondays are supposed to be her off night!
The audience covered a wide age demographic, from little girls dressed up as princesses to adults hoping she might break out a few hits from Rent; there was also a surprising amount of men in attendance, and not just dads accompanying their elementary-age daughters. Speaking of the children: This show was not meant for fans who only know Menzel by way of Queen Elsa and Elphaba. She covered “Love for Sale” and “Roxanne” in a “prostitution songs” medley, and, just a few minutes into her set, Menzel swore, paused, and then declared with a laugh, “I know we’ve got little kids here, but just hold their ears so I can do my thing.” Cue wild audience cheers.
The quips didn’t stop there: In between over two hours of powerhouse performances, Menzel acted like a total goof, whether she was giving a fake Tony acceptance speech (she lost this year’s Lead Actress in a Musical prize to Jessie Mueller of Beautiful) or pretending to call ex-husband Taye Diggs from stage (!!!) to remind him she was singing to a sold-out crowd. On a serious note, Menzel also turned introspective throughout the evening, covering Joni Mitchell and acknowledging that she’s in a time of “transition” — this year has brought both professional highlights and personal hard times.
Fans already know Menzel can sing (highlights included an a cappella “For Good” as well as a poignant and powerful “Always Starting Over“); below, read eight examples of the crazy stuff that happened Monday in between the songs. Turns out Menzel is both nuts and a goofball. Psst: Menzel also knows exactly how to handle a wardrobe malfunction. READ FULL STORY
The announcement you’ve been waiting for is here: Disney has finally revealed its plans to take Frozen to the stage. Or, more accurately, the rink.
Disney On Ice presents Frozen will kick off its live tour in September 2014. Tickets are already available — and if the blockbuster musical’s mega-successful merchandise is any indication, they’ll move in record time. READ FULL STORY
Update: The full recap is live!
Dear Once Upon a Time,
You did it. You managed to completely shock me. Hats off to you!
I’ll admit, I’ve stuck with this show for three seasons — despite an increasingly silly family tree, deaths that don’t stick (except when they do), an absurd amount of loyalty flip-flopping, an unnecessary amount of attention paid to the most ill-matched couple on television (give it up, Belle; nobody’s buying it), and other mind-boggling headscratchers (like where Smee gets his beanies) that make me question whether I really want to admit in public how much I love Once.
But Sunday’s season three finale — especially the final seconds of the two-part episode — threw me for a bigger loop than I could have imagined…
Is nothing sacred?
In hindsight, it was only a matter of time before some politician figured out that a majority of the world is obsessed with “Let it Go” from Frozen. That man is incumbent Texas lieutenant governor David Dewhurst, who recently released a (pretty painful) “Let it Go” cover attacking his opponent.
Man, if four-year-olds could vote, he’d have the election in the bag. Watch below: READ FULL STORY
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