No pop-cultural territory is sacred to Hilly and Hannah Hindi, the
slightly deranged wildly creative duo behind The Hillywood Show—not even the final, epic battle between the bespectacled, blood-spattered Harry Potter and his arch-nemesis, Lord Voldemort. (Whoops! We're not supposed to say that name!) And after giving their goofy musical parody treatment to previous Potter flicks, Hillywood has given birth to a brand new take on the wizarding world...
...in which the final showdown from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" takes the form of a DANCE OFF. Featuring the quivering ginger Ron Weasley as emcee, Harry and the Wizard Formerly Known As Tom Riddle take their grievances to the stage, as competitors in the live performance competition "So You Think You're a Wizard" (video via RyanSeacrest.com).
by Ashleigh Schmitz
Who knew Will Ferrell was such a Twilighter?
Last night the funny man arrived on Conan O'Brien's TBS show looking more despondent than ever before. Turns out, he's just as upset about Kristen "KStew" Stewart's betrayal of Robert "RPattz" Pattinson as we are.
While promoting his new movie "The Campaign," Will was reduced to a blubbering puddle of tears, getting choked up about the couple's assumed demise and the future of "Twilight." (Again, who knew?)
"I don't know if there was anything I could have done to prevent it. I don't know what it means to the 'Twilight' franchise, I just don't know!" Will shout-cried.
Selena Gomez's "Fifty Shades of Grey" parody is here, Crushers! Yesterday the starlet tweeted a preview of the sketch showing her sitting on the couch thoroughly enraptured by Christian Grey and Ana Steele's sadomasochistic relationship, and now we know why!
"Fifty Shades of Blue" opens with Selena engrossed in E.L. James' story when her doorbell rings. When she answers it, we see the back of a guy who seems ruggedly promising—only for him to turn around looking less like Matthew McConaughey working on a ranch and more like the sweaty guy next door mowing his lawn. But in the mindset of "Fifty Shades," Selena's cheeks begin to flush (a classic Ana move) as Carl Blue the painter (played by Nick Kroll) stares deep into her eyes.
Watch the video after the jump, and find out how Selena and Carl's relationship blossoms.
Blaine flaunts a mohawk, and Artie has a ponytail. Puck is dressed in a sweater vest, and Quinn is wearing cheetah print. Rachel sits slouching, and Tina's hair is color-free. The "Glee" body swap episode looks like one hilarious fever dream we may not want to wake up from!
In the first hour of next week's special two-hour episode, Tina takes a fall in a fountain and suffers a concussion. When she wakes up, her bangs are cut straight across her head and she's wearing a button-up shirt and a heart-shaped dot sweater. Yes, Gleeks, she's Rachel Berry. The whole gang, including Mr. Schue and Cheerios coach Sue Sylvester, switch bodies and hilarity ensues.
"It's hard to do this scene because the whole time we're all looking at each other—looking at everybody's impressions of ourselves," Kevin McHale, who plays Artie, said in a just-released sneak peek.
With "The Hunger Games" going on its third week as the No. 1 movie in the country, it was only a matter of time before the send-ups started—and this weekend, the "Saturday Night Live" team offered up their own delightfully original take on the dystopian drama. And if you didn't think it was possible to wring any humor out of such a dark and destructive story...well, you must not have seen host Sofia Vergara dressed up as a pink-haired Capitol newsperson and shouting, "FUN-GER GAAAAAMES!!!" because it's actually kind of hilarious.
Also, Bill Hader makes an excellent Caesar Flickerman.
With the success of "The Hunger Games," everyone is starving for a piece of the feast—including The Hillywood Show. While they're mostly known for their videos of the vampire variety (see: "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries"), the sister production team of Hannah and Hilly Hindi have jumped on the train, heading straight for the Capitol.
In their latest parody, Hilly dons a blue wig and sequined jacket as Caesar Flickerman and begins lip-syncing Jimmy James' upbeat and catchy "Fashionista." As Caesar prepares for the initial interviews before the Games, tributes in their vibrant and outlandish fashions line up for the show to begin. Kudos to the duo for the song choice. With lyrics like "You have to show a look, have a look, or give a look / Faces, beautiful / No one ugly allowed," the song was an excellent pick for the video.
by Fallon Prinzivalli
When I was initially offered the opportunity to try the beta version of "The Hunger Games Adventures," I was hesitant for a few reasons. First, I ignore every friend request to play Facebook games, and I am notoriously awful at digital games in general (too many buttons to push at the same time). Second, I don't want to kill anyone! I refuse to relive Rue's death. But at the prospect of saving Rue, I became a little more intrigued. When I learned that the game doesn't actually involve killing children, I was sold.
Your "Hunger Games" adventure begins with creating your own character. You can change the face shape, the hair color and style him or her in a number of different outfits. Then, it's off to District 12! But don't worry, Katniss is there to show you around. You can trap game using snares, trade the meat with Peeta, distract Peacekeepers and go hunting with Gale, but beware of the Vulture Mutants. You can banish them with your bow and arrow—Katniss totally complimented my skills.
Lionsgate has put plenty of out-of-the-cornucopia thinking into its "Hunger Games" marketing plan, which already includes a number of Panem-themed websites offering fans deep dives into the dystopian drama. And now, the final piece of this online presence is in place: The Capitol Tour.
The interactive site utilizes existing properties, including Capitol Couture and Capitol TV, to provide the ultimate online "Hunger Games" experience. In anticipation of the site launch yesterday, Hollywood Crush got a guided tour of, uh, the tour. Here's what you need to know before hopping aboard the Tribute Train.
If you've ever found yourself fantasizing about what an Edward Cullen-Pitbull collaboration would look like, well, we're about to make your (very weird) dreams come true. The sister production team of Hilly and Hannah Hindi (known as The Hillywood Show) have released their latest parody, taking aim at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" with a dance-club-ready soundtrack.
Much like their "Eclipse" clip, the sisters turn to Lady Gaga's songbook for inspiration, co-opting her hit "Marry the Night" and re-imagining it as "Marry Edward." Bella and back-up dancers wiggle down the aisle to the upbeat jam until her vampire groom breaks in with Pittbull's "Give Me Everything" (which I will forever and always associate with the celebrity-stuffed trailer for "New Year's Eve" and which will now be playing on loop in my head for the next three days).
Shiri Appleby stars as the protagonist in the newest Alloy web series, "Dating Rules From My Future Self" (which kicks off today). The show revolves around Lucy (played by Shiri) as she tries to find Mr. Right, coming across more than a few Mr. Wrongs along the way.
“I was really wanting to be a part of it because I think it’s that moment that a woman starts clicking into that voice in her head,” she said about the show and its leading lady, who is right on the cusp of her 30th birthday. "And sort of see future Lucy as that [voice]. That’s the moment where Lucy’s subconscious, in the form of these text messages, [weighs in on her life]. One of my very favorite shows growing up and even now, in repeats, is "Sex and the City," and I’m like "Where is that show? I want to see it today with my friends.'"