The Emmy nominations were announced yesterday and, as always, there were the usuals, the surprises, and the snubs. I’m not here to discuss who should or shouldn’t have been nominated (okay, I will join the bandwagon of outrage that Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, didn’t get a nod) but instead to look closely at one of the more interesting categories…Outstanding Main Title Design.
Well, that’s something to write home about. Just one day after “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy announced that three principal characters on the sing-and-dance show would not be returning after this season, he violated a cardinal high-school rule: He tweeted about it before he talked about it. That is, according to Chris Colfer, who reportedly learned of his oust via Twitter. “Yeah, I found out that they made that announcement,” he said of the stunning news in an interview with Access Hollywood.
The release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ may end a chapter for leading man Daniel Radcliffe, but that only means the rest of the entertainment world has opened up for him. Up next, Radcliffe has the horror flick “The Woman in Black,” which he recently finished filming in the U.K. The story is markedly different from “Harry Potter,” with Radcliffe playing a grieving father investigating mysterious occurrences in a sleepy British town. The actor told MTV News that he is attracted to these sorts of dark tales because he finds something much more interesting about them.
Sure, there’s already been a reunion tour, but Thursday, Blink-182 officially returned with “Up All Night,” their first proper single in nearly seven years. And while the song recalls elements of Blink’s past (not to mention all those side projects), it’s by no means nostalgic. With its darkly undulating electronics, churning chords and Barker’s mighty mashing, it also represents a new Blink for a new millennium.
Lady Gaga performed in a wheel chair in Australia on Wednesday! She performed at Sydney Town Hall channeling Kurt Cobain’s famous appearance in a wheelchair at a 1992 gig in England. With a black shroud draped over her head, Gaga wheeled herself onstage halfway through her hour-long set. “You believed in me. I broke here in Australia before anywhere else so let’s celebrate… You are all looking very, very brand fucking new and I promise, I promise I won’t ever be away so long again.”