Celebrities have been donning robes and giving commencement speeches for years. But when NPR looked at a bunch of noteworthy past addresses, it spied a pattern: The speakers often mentioned their age, told graduates to follow their hearts, and yelled out “BOOYAKASHA!” Or maybe that was just Ali G. The point is, the news organization found enough footage to compile a mashup guide to giving the ultimate commencement speech.
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What would Sue Sylvester say?
In her new book Brunette Ambition, Lea Michele talks growing up, fame, and her difficult past year. But she also shares some Glee gossip that would have been quite the big deal in 2010: According to Michele, she dated co-star Matthew Morrison (who plays Glee Club choir director turned insufferable high school student wannabe Will Schuester) for a hot minute years ago — back when they were both working on Broadway, and the Fox dramedy was but a glimmer in Ryan Murphy’s eye.
“When we shot the pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, and Chris Colfer for the first time,” Michele writes in the book, according to Us Weekly. “I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before. Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we’d actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat.” READ FULL STORY
Max and Nev are changing the world, one fake profile at a time. And now their work is more legitimate than ever. Why? Because the Merriam-Webster dictionary says so.
A catfish is no longer just “a type of fish that has a large head and long thin parts that look like a cat’s whiskers around its mouth.” According to Merriam-Webster, there’s another definition for the word, one that “refers to a person who sets up a false social networking profile for deceptive purposes.” READ FULL STORY
Welcome to another season of The Bachelorette. Feels like we’ve been away for a while and it always feels good to be back. While I’m excited to be back, this season begins on a rather somber note. As you all know by now, a few weeks after he left the show, one of our cast members and our friend, Eric Hill, died in a tragic accident. You will see in the coming weeks how we have chosen to deal with this on the show. I believe in my heart that we have handled this with compassion and respect for Eric’s memory and his family and friends. I’m glad we started the show by dedicating the season to him. As you will see, he was a bright light that you couldn’t help but be drawn to. He will be missed. (For more information about Eric Hill, you can visit gowitheric.com.)
The last few seasons I’ve found the best way to deal with this first episode and the arrivals is to kind of bullet point the highs and lows. So let’s get to it! READ FULL STORY
With one hour to go until we bid farewell to Cristina Yang — on the East Coast, at least — we invite you to chat about the episode here. Because it’s not fun to cry alone.
Oh, and to be clear, we will definitely be crying. After all, what would you do when saying goodbye to a friend? To Your Person?
If Twitter is more your thing, make sure you follow EW’s Grey’s Anatomy live tweet during the East Coast broadcast of the episode.
And come back to EW later for Samantha Highfill’s full recap.
Sometimes, you just need to dance. And as Deadspin pointed out, that applies to everyone, particularly baseball fans.
Let’s just say that when Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick decided to use Wham!’s “Careless Whisper” as his walk-up song, there’s absolutely no way he could’ve anticipated the response. Or maybe he did, and we all owe him a big thank you.
First, see below for Sean Doolitte’s all-too-subtle head bob: READ FULL STORY
We here at Entertainment Weekly like to think of our jobs as highly specialized. (Not just anyone can push that little voice-recorder button while simultaneously asking questions and nodding, wisely, you know.) But when the Black Keys said they wanted to be interviewed by Danny McBride, how could we refuse? After all, the platinum-selling, Grammy awards-collecting rock duo just released their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, and will be dominating festivals and headlining arena shows from Croatia to Cleveland this summer. We asked McBride, 37 — so memorable as egomaniacal pitcher Kenny Powers on HBO’s late, lamented Eastbound & Down and as himself in last year’s star-packed apocalyptic meta-comedy This Is the End — to kick off our Summer Music Preview issue by manning the tiny microphone. READ FULL STORY
In a heartwarming publicity stunt, ABC is paying for New York City couples to get married to promote Cam and Mitchell’s upcoming wedding on the season finale of ABC’s Modern Family.
Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson went on Good Morning America Monday morning to talk their fictional nuptials, which will be the center of the series’ final two episodes of the season, and to announce that ABC will be covering all marriage licenses at the New York City courthouse Monday.
Sofia Coppola’s The Little Mermaid may be nowhere near release yet — but Funny or Die’s spoof of the upcoming movie could be a pretty accurate predictor of what it’ll be like. (Or at least, what we hope it’ll be like.)
Coppola, director of Lost and Translation and The Bling Ring, is working on a live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Many have joked that the film will feature the hipster version of Disney’s Ariel; Funny or Die made this joke a reality in a video that stars AnnaSophia Robb as a cutting-edge Ariel and American Horror Story’s Evan Peters as a cigarette-smoking Eric.
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