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ICYMI: The Flash/Supergirl Crossover Episode Was Basically Glee On Steroids — Watch The Performances!

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What do you get when you combine two superhero shows both starring Glee alumni? Musical superhero madness, that's what!

Supergirl's Melissa Benoist and The Flash's Grant Gustin reunited on the small screen in the latest crossover episode from Greg Berlanti's TV universe.

But in this episode, Kara Zor El and Barry Allen showcased different powers than we've seen before: their powerful PIPES!

Related: Greg Berlanti & Robbie Rogers Are Engaged!

Special guest star (and fellow Glee alum) Darren Criss stopped by to play the Music Meister, a vaudeville-esque villain who invites our heroes for some evil musical mischief! And boy, would Ryan Murphy be proud!

Ch-ch-check out the kick ass performances from the episode (below)!

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Sry, GaGa! Penelope Cruz Takes The Role Of Donatella Versace In American Crime Story Season 3!

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Alert the fashion authorities — Ryan Murphy has finally found his Donatella Versace!

Fans were upset to learn earlier this year that Lady GaGa would not be playing the fashion icon in the third season of FX's American Crime Story, despite being kinda the perfect casting choice.

But now all is forgiven, as Murphy traded in the American stunt casting for a European acting treasure — by which we mean Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz!

According to reports, the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star is set to play the lead role in Versace: American Crime Story!

Related: Ryan Murphy To Tackle 1980s New York City In Pose!

The third installment of the crime anthology series will explore the murder of Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez), who was killed on the steps of his home in Miami Beach by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).

Cunanan slayed five people that year before killing himself on a houseboat eight days after murdering Versace.

And based on her past roles, we have a feeling Cruz will totally slay this role. Tell us, Perezcious Readers, do YOU think the Spanish beauty will do a better job than GaGa would have?

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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Listen To This: Bodies Close Together!

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We would have liked this even if it weren't from Darren Criss!

The fact that it's by one of our favorite Glee alums makes us like it even more!!!

The actor/singer/songwriter's new band with his brother, Computer Games, is giving us super 80s power pop goodness!!

This is so sunny! And it will make you feel happy! Guaranteed!

It's so great to hear Darren in this way! There's nothing Broadway or cabaret about his vocals on this! I

Listen to Every Single Night above!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Computer Games!

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49 Celebrities Honor The 49 Victims Of The Orlando Shooting With This Touching Tribute Video

Dozens of A-listers are doing their part to make sure the lives that were tragically lost in the June 12 shooting at Orlando's Pulse night club aren't forgotten.

On Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign shared a touching tribute video to the 49 people who were taken too soon in the senseless act of incomprehensible violence, enlisting all sorts of stars to help remember the victims.

Related: President Obama Hand Picks The Country's First LGBT National Monument!

Ryan Murphy and his production company Ryan Murphy Television gathered together some of today's most famous, influential celebs to read the names of each victim, and share a little bit of their stories.

Big names like Caitlyn Jenner, Lady GaGa, Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Kerry Washington, Colton Haynes, Gerard Butler, Sofia Vergara, and so many more honored those whose lives were sadly cut short in the terrible tragedy.

In fact, here are all the celebs who joined together for this moving clip (below):

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Lea Michele Goes Back To High School With An Adorable Throwback To Glee's Premiere 7 Years Ago!

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How has it been seven years already?!

When Glee first premiered back on May 19, 2009, no one would have believed practically the entire cast would turn out to be household names.

While the Ryan Murphy series has suffered its fair share of tragedy since it debuted seven years ago, superstar Lea Michele took a moment to remember the good 'ole days in a heartwarming Instagram post on Thursday!

Related: Lea Michele Is Dating iZombie's Robert Buckley!

Apparently, Miss Rachel Berry stumbled upon a black and white photo featuring a dozen members of New Directions — sorry Matthew Morrison and Jayma Mays, kids only — and simply had to celebrate the show's anniversary with Gleeks everywhere!

Lea's caption for the photo is especially touching as she indirectly references Cory Monteith's death and Mark Salling's problems with child porn, but we're glad she still has positive memories of her time in Lima.

Never stop believin'!

Ch-ch-check out Lea Michele's emotional Instagram epitaph (below)!!!

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Darren Criss Will Kick Off The Hedwig & The Angry Inch National Tour For 2 Whole Months! Find Out Where!

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If the heel fits, wear it!

Hedwig & The Angry Inch had some pretty stellar lead actors during its 2014-2015 run, but our personal favorite of the impressive bunch will always be Darren Criss.

That's why we're extra excited to report the Glee alum will be reprising his role as Hedwig for the Broadway show's upcoming national tour!

Video: Kristen Chenoweth & Idina Menzel Reunite 12 Years After Wicked

Hedwig will be hitting 14 cities starting this Fall, and musical fans in California will be lucky enough to catch Darren take over from October 4-30 in San Francisco and November 1-27 in El Lay.

Darren confirmed the AH-Mazing news in a statement on Monday, saying:

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Sara Bareilles, Rebel Wilson, John Stamos, & More Sign On For The Little Mermaid Live! Get The Deets On The HOT Stage Production!

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The Little Mermaid may be getting a live-action big screen adaptation — but it looks like Ariel & co. are set to make a splash on the stage first!

It's been announced that Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson will headline a cast performing the songs from the Disney classic this summer at the Hollywood Bowl in El Lay!

Backed by a 71-piece live orchestra, the Brave singer will be playing the titular mermaid while the Pitch Perfect star has signed on to play the evil sea witch Ursula — though the A-list cast doesn't stop there!

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John Stamos will be playing Chef Louis, Darren Criss will be Prince Eric, and Tituss Burgess will be reprising his role as Sebastian — which he played on Broadway in 2007!

The idea for the musical recreation surfaced from

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