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'Glee': Anne Hathaway's character is already written (in her head)

Add Anne Hathaway to the growing list of celebrities vying for a guest spot on Glee. Despite the competition, the Oscar-nominated actress’ preparedness just might put her over the edge. Last night on Late Night, the Love and Other Drugs star – and current EW cover girl — confided in Jimmy Fallon that she already has ideas for her character and a song choice in mind. What could it be? A princess-y Queen Bee, or something edgier, like her character Kym in Rachel Getting Married? See for yourselves, as Hathaway launches her Glee campaign after the jump. Are you watching this, Ryan Murphy? READ FULL STORY

On the subject of 'Glee' GQ photos, even Jane Lynch gets it wrong

glee-jane-lynchImage Credit: Miranda Penn Turin/FoxThe always lovely, effortlessly cool Jane Lynch was asked over the weekend to weigh in on the whole GQ kneesock/lollipop flap. She started off talking sense, tactfully noting that impressionable young girls had no business flipping through a men’s magazine and that ultimately it was a parent’s responsibility to monitor what his or her children are exposed to in the house. Check and check. But then the record scratched, as Lynch was prodded by the Extra reporter to discuss how the Glee spread might effect young girls and their vulnerable body image: “I think whenever you put a woman scantily clad in underwear,” said Lynch, “it makes a lot of other girls and women feel badly about themselves, so it should be done with great consciousness.”

Oh for the love of … and women who don’t support Sarah Palin’s politics are just jealous of the woman’s pretty chestnut hair and natural curves. The reason the GQ photo shoot was a bust was not because it was too sexy, or too scandalous. Those pictures of soft-porn locker-room fun didn’t make me feel bad about my thighs. Or the fact that I don’t wear pigtails and scallop-edged baby pink training bras.

The main reason the shoot failed was that it was uninteresting, which is the opposite takeaway of the beloved show that celebrates eccentricity and verve. Lea Michelle sucking on a blow pop was the equivalent of the smartest, raddest girl in school — the Tina Fey of the junior class — dressing up as a sexy nurse or a sexy teacher or a sexy panda bear for Halloween. It was unoriginal. It made Dianna Agron and Lea Michele look silly and common, though Agron did a beautiful job reminding all of us that her GQ persona bears little resemblance to her real-world self. Let’s please not turn this whole mess into a statement of priggish American parents and insecure girls and women. Instead let’s expect more from the women we love, and the magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, who cover them. READ FULL STORY

Jessica Alba's CGI 'Machete' nude scene: Does it bother you?

jessica-alba-Machete-nudeThe Internet is abuzz with film fans (and men who like to think they saw Jessica Alba naked) debating whether CGI nude scenes are bad for movies after the Daily Mail reported that Jessica Alba didn’t actually go nude for her shower scene in Machete. Instead, as shown here, she filmed it wearing white undergarments, which were digitally deleted in post-production. (UPDATE: Alba’s publicist has released the following statement to EW: “Jessica has been steadfast in her resolve not to appear nude in films from the beginning of her career. The decision to digitally remove the underwear from the shower scene in Machete was one she and Robert Rodriguez made together, which would serve his vision for the film, as well as honor her personal convictions regarding nudity. She is very proud of the film and stands by the creative decisions she and Robert made about this scene.”) There are a couple interesting discussions here:

• Over on /Film, the debate is whether CGI nude scenes can end up detracting from performances when nudity is not merely being used to sell some tickets (as is arguably the case with Machete). As Germain Lussier theorizes, “The real case against CGI is when it takes away nudity where it’s appropriate for the subject matter. If an actress like Kate Winslet can just ask James Cameron to make her nude through CGI in Titanic, are we as an audience really experiencing the newly found openness and sexual deviance those characters are experiencing? No, we’re not, and it will come across in the actors’ portrayals. There’s a huge different between acting naked and just being naked. It’s very much like the new technology where CGI can make actors any weight or body shape they need to be. That’s all fine and well, but what about performance and really getting into a role?” I understand what Lussier is trying to say, but I do think it’s easier for an actress to imagine what it’s like to lay or stand naked in front of a man for the first time (when she’s probably only wearing a bra and panties in front of a film crew) than for, say, Adrien Brody and Christian Bale to go through an entire movie pretending they’re malnourished. (Though, of course, one could argue that a drastic weight loss is actually dangerous to an actor’s health, so who are we to say they should go Method?) I think it’s more about the effect it has on the audience if they find out about the CGI, regardless of whether it was a gratuitous shot or key to the plot: READ FULL STORY

'Glee' goes provocative for 'GQ,' and we ask: Ugh, why?

Lea-Michele-GQ-TERRY-RICHARDSONImage Credit: GQGlee is officially overexposed, and we’re not talking about our exhaustive coverage of the passion-provoking Fox music-com. We’re talking about the photo shoot cast members Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, and Cory Monteith did for this month’s GQ. While there’s no doubt the portfolio is provocative, it provokes me in all the wrong ways. This is hardly some little show dying for publicity (which would make this shoot at least an understandable, if not ideal, course of action) — and yet we have the leading ladies treating us to crotch shots and an explosion of cliched fetishism not seen outside the cheap Halloween costume aisles. Knee socks! Lollipops! Pink high heels! Schoolgirl minis! We get it! It’s a high school show! And high school girls are hot! Because they’re young! And they, um, go to the library in their underwear!?! If only Miley Cyrus had been able to cite this shoot in comparison to her hotly contested Vanity Fair shoulder-exposing debacle two years ago, no one would’ve questioned her point that her photos were the subtlest of serious art. Hell, these photos even make the Britney Spears episode of Glee seem as understated as a PBS special.

Now, I’m all for being sexy. I love a sexy star, and I don’t oppose sexy stars being in various states of undress on camera. But does everything have to be sexed up? Glee isn’t exactly a wholesome family show as it is, what with its “Push It” covers and premature ejaculation storylines — it has no reason to get defensive like, say, a High School Musical star or former Mouseketeer who wants to show folks he or she has grown up. So why Glee‘s strain to prove to GQ‘s target demo of straight white men that it’s sexy? So sexy, apparently, it could become soft porn (or at least a hair metal video) at any second. READ FULL STORY

'Hawaii Five-0' Bingo: Play it at home tonight!

Scientists estimate that something ridiculous happens on Hawaii Five-0 roughly every five milliseconds. Every episode features hot chicks, hot dudes, malevolent gangsters, car chases, and shots of the Hawaiian coastline that will make you weep with envy. Daniel Dae Kim rides around on a massive motorcycle, Alex O’Loughlin executes some sort of incredible athletic feat of strength, Scott Caan snarks off, and Grace Park inevitably goes undercover in some sort of skimpy outfit. Lessons are learned. Family values are upheld in the most risqué manner possible.

And now, you can play along at home! Click forward for a look at the Utterly Unofficial Hawaii Five-0 Bingo Board. Be sure to mark it off whenever O’Loughlin shows some skin, Park goes surfing, awesome cars awesomely crash, or a really tasty-looking fish swims across the screen. (The surfing square is a free space, because someone will always be surfing in Hawaii.) You might already be a winner! READ FULL STORY

Zach Galifianakis' poses for 'Vanity Fair', gives naked Will Ferrell a run for his money

zach-galifianakis-VanityImage Credit: Sam Jones/Vanity FairZach Galifianakis has decided to take up swimsuit modeling — at least for one Vanity Fair photo shoot.

The shoot has Galifianakis in a rather demure, one-piece bathing suit that says, “I’m flirty, but I have standards.” If you ask me, the comedian’s all “Founding Father” severity up top, but 100 percent Heidi Klum fierceness below the neck while modeling several classic poses for the camera. (They should have used some ferns for props though, no?) Of course, Galifianakis isn’t the first comedian to use the shock value of his exposed body for laughs. In fact, his combination of stubborn deadpan and sudden, out of place nudity reminds me strongly of Will Ferrell, an aficionado of all things naked: READ FULL STORY

'Glee': 'Rocky Horror' promos get you excited (for more than skin)?

Confession: Even though I have a signed photo of Anthony Stewart Head as Frank-N-Furter hanging in my office, I’ve never actually seen any incarnation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in its entirety. (I know.) I assume there’s a reason why, according to the promos for Glee‘s Oct. 26 Rocky Horror episode, at least three male cast members need to end up shirtless (and oddly tan), and it’s not just Ryan Murphy working his let’s-put-Mario-Lopez-in-the-shower-on-Nip/Tuck magic. Watch two promos below. Do they look promising? (Go, Emma!) How do they affect your opinion of Glee‘s much-debated theme episodes? For me, it already feels like they’ve worked Rocky Horror into the story more seamlessly than they did Britney Spears…  READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Don Draper's new hit single?

Is anyone considering taking up swimming after last night’s Mad Men? I was going to start jogging one of these days, but that’s so pedestrian. I’m a woman of distinction in New York City. I gotta own it. I gotta go swimming. Swimming is my new thing. You should also be swimming. We should all be in pools all the time. I could blog from the pool. Yes, it is settled. I am going to swim the hell out of autumn.

Don Draper in a Swimsuit. Thank you AMC. Vote below.

Read more:
‘Mad Men’ recap: A swimmingly good time
All Jon Hamm-related items on PopWatch

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Miss Universe: Help me convince myself to watch

Miss-UniverseImage Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty ImagesI used to watch pageants all the time — we’d time our junior high sleepovers around them and just rip on the contestants all night even though we were the ones wearing overall-shorts. It doesn’t count if you’re a Mean Girl to the TV. Keep telling yourself that!

But now I’m older, “wiser,” and have better things to do with my Monday night, like watch Dating in the Dark. I need a push, PopWatchers! Let’s convince each other to just nut up and watch Miss Universe tonight (NBC, 9 p.m. ET). I’ll start.

–Bikinis! I just don’t feel quite fat enough today. I’d love to feel fatter! READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Speidi sex tape or Spidey sex tape?

Speidi-or-SpideyImage Credit: PRN/PR Photos; Zade RosenthalI’m sorry to be so inconsiderate as you’re about to eat, but there’s supposed to be a Spencer Pratt/Heidi Montag sex tape. A “flurry” of tapes, according to Spencer. Ewwww, don’t say flurry. There might also be footage of Heidi and a Playboy Playmate getting intimate. No way do I care about either of these tightly packed bowls of (probably) whipped-potato lies, but I might have watched the latter had the Playmate been Kendra, because then it could just be a slow-looping track of her laugh, like on The Soup. Maybe I’d even score some tips on how to keep my nasolabial folds in check while getting tickled by a stupid feather. ANYWAY, I’d been blissfully unaware of any of this until this morning, at which point someone in a meeting mentioned “the Speidi sex tape” and I misinterpreted it as “the Spidey sex tape.” There it is. (FYI: Seth/Summer Spider-man kiss!)

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