"Poppycock!" is what you would've said in 2004 if a fortune teller told you that one of the 2005 Best Male Pop Performance Grammy nominated songs would be a contemporary hymn. Josh Groban squashed any of your outdated expletives by bringing operatic pop to the scene in a major way.
The song in question was the now ubiquitous "You Raise Me Up." Now that "You" have successfully raised Josh up, it's time for him, on his 32nd birthday, to pay it forward. Behold: Josh Groban literally raising things up.
I raise you uuuuuup...
1. So I can play the tuuuuba.
2. So I can drink some waaaater.
3. So I can pimp my aaaalbum.
4. So I can play percuuuuuussion.
5. So I can hold awaaaards.
6. So I can travel liiiiightly.
7. So I can hold a bluuuuue brick.
8. So I can play with paaaaandas.
9. So I can feel more welllllcome.
10. So I can send a snaaaaapchat.
11. So I can sign my faaaaaace.
12. So I can feel more skiiiiinny.
13. So I can hold a puuuuuuppy.
14. So I can do the crosssssword.
Josh, you raise us up. Happy Birthday!
Animation is lame and live-action is awesome.
Everybody loves Disney live-action remakes.
In a world plagued by racism, disease, and a seemingly endless bounty of spiraling misfortune, at least we can all agree that Disney knocks it out of the park every time they dredge up an old, animated movie for a live-action makeover because cartoons are for babies.
Sure, some of us thought the original Beauty and the Beast was fine, but could lame, 2D Belle ever hold a candle to 3D Emma Watson? And yeah, the original Lion King was okay, I guess, but there's nobody in the world who preferred cartoon Scar's rendition of "Be Prepared" to the incredible feat of getting a real lion to sing it in the live-action remake.
Being a Disney fan can be hard sometimes, as you have fond memories of beloved childhood movies but also don't want people to make fun of you for liking cartoons. That's why, out of all the corporations in the world, Disney is undoubtedly the most selfless, willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bring their old, outdated movies into the modern age—all for the fans.
After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.
Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."
The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."