It's another boy for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz!
The singer gave birth to a son, who they creatively named Genesis Ali Dean.
He was born at 1:52am on Saturday, and weighed 6lbs 5oz.
[Image via Instagram.]
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
Time for a little Glee chatter!
And believe you me, we’ve got a thing or two to say about last night’s Glee. After a few weeks of feeling like the kids should change their name to “Lost With No Direction,” last night’s episode firmly put our favorite show back on track.
How do we know? Because we cried twice, gasped once and laughed more times than we have in ages! Plus, we woke up singing an 80s rock ballad; all of the telltale signs of a perfect Glee episode!
So let’s dive right in, shall we!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! AND MAYBE WE HAVEN’T BEEN CLEAR YET, BUT THERE WERE SOME MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS LAST NIGHT. SO, IF YOU’D RATHER BE SURPRISED, WE REALLY HAVE NO IDEA WHY YOU ARE STILL READING THIS POINT. YOU’RE KIND OF DOING YOURSELF A DISERVICE. GO DO SOMETHING ELSE. GO! GO! STILL HERE… HEY, WE TRIED!
Season’s Over, Everyone Go Home
No, we’re not kidding … in a manner of speaking. Turns out, though we were pretty sure the Glee kids would find a way to miraculously recover from Marley’s fainting last week, it turns out the New Directions LOST to The Warblers at Sectionals after leaving the stage mid-performance. This presents a very interesting situation for fans of the show. In all it’s history, the kids have always been driven by their desire to win competitions. If they don’t have that, what then unites the youngin's to stick together as a group?
Well, apparently… nothing. For a good chunk of the episode, the gleeks all go their separate ways. Tina and Blaine join the Cheerios (how very Kurt and Mercedes of you!), Unique joins the floor hockey team (can you sashay on skates), Artie joins the marching band (is football season over?), Jake and Ryder decide to play hoops – but its Joe (aka the guy with dreads who still hasn’t gotten a decent storyline) who picks the best after school activity: playing interfaith paintball. Yup, apparently that’s a thing!
But the show is called Glee, after all, so the kids are reunited once more by episodes end, with a little help from a giant named Finn and a princess named Rachel. Yes, Finnchel fans finally got a moment to add to their Youtube fan videos as Rachel calls her ex (but real life boyfriend!!!) to give him the faith he needed to bring the Glee club back together again. It’s just like the Beatles said: All you need is love! Speaking of love….
Brittana Fans Revolt! Brittany Takes A Lover…
As some of you – and by you, we mean US – guessed, Brittany and Sam found themselves in the midst of a love connection. At first, Brittany tries to fight her feelings for Trouty Mouth in fear of how the “lesbian fan boards” will react. But after the Glee club is forced out of their beloved choir room and on the brink of disbanding, she relalizes she doesn’t want to be without the one person who makes her smile … and who can somehow manage to line up 300 tiny Cheerios on their side in a precise line in the middle of a busy high school hallway. Well played, Ryan Murphy! Just make sure you don’t go on those fan boards … it ain’t pretty! But you know who is…
Rachel’s The Greatest Star… and Kurt’s Not Far Behind
Our Golden Girl received one of the coveted 10 golden tickets to perform at NYADA's winter showcase and is clearly over the moon. After a dance off with Kate Hudson, she realizes that the only way she’ll come out on top is if she plays to her ultimate strength: her voice. At the showcase, she belts out, what else, a Streisand number that brings DOWN the house, while also randomly prompting a holiday number and Kurt’s second audition into the school. We could start in on how this makes no sense, but we’d rather spend time giving snaps to Chris Colfer on a very pleasing version of Company’s Being Alive. It’s a hard song, performed many different ways by many different artists. But the nice thing about his performance, aside from the fact that it gets him INTO NYADA (YAY!), is that it was original to Chris. A nice personal touch, we thought.
Hence the tears and the laughter and the joy of watching an episode that really was very, very good!
And next week … It’s Christmas! And in our Glee stocking we get a Klaine duet, an It’s A Wonderful Life spoof… AND THE RETURN OF TERRY!
We had no idea we’ve been that good this year!!! Ha!
Oh, and we have only one side note …
BRAD SPOKE! BRAD “THE SILENT PIANO MAN” SPOKE WORDS TO SUE!
That was just… GREAT! LOL!