After conceding its regular Tuesday slot to the presidential election, The Voice returned with live performances from Team Cee Lo and Team Christina. We rank the best performances of the night in our Live Playoffs Part 2 recap.

Teams Adam and Blake had the chance to prove what they were made of on Monday as puffy-shirted Cee Lo and pink-haired Christina looked on. Red, white and blue were the colors of the night for coaches Christina and Cee Lo Wednesday as they watched their teams take the stage together singing My Chemical Romance’s “Sing.”

Team Cee Lo

1. Trevin Hunte

Twitter: @Tamor_11

Nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than listening to Trevin’s dulcet tones. He’s only 18 years old and he’s likely the frontrunner in the competition. Singing Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You,” Trevin overshadowed everyone.

2. Nicholas David

Twitter: @TheFeelin

Minnesota soulman Nicholas David did Cee Lo proud with Barry White’s “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything.” He said he didn’t quite understand swagger, but it looked like he got it as he strutted around the stage. In fact, he did so well, Adam Levine felt “like making a baby after listening to that song.”

3. Cody Belew

Twitter: @CodyBelew

Who knew one could successfully shimmy to George Michael’s “One More Try”? Cody Belew proved shimmying during a ballad only makes the performance better, as do his killer high notes.

4. MacKenzie Bourg

Twitter: @BourgMacKenzie

The “Harry Potter-meets-Justin-Bieber” singer continued his streak of putting his spin on bubblegum pop songs (remember his take on “Call Me Maybe”?) – this time with One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” He even put his guitar aside after the opening. MacKenzie has our vote for most adorable.

5. Diego Val

Twitter: @DiegoValMusic

“Sexy, hairy” Diego Val found his inner Latin lover for Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailamos.” As Adam Levine mentioned, the Peruvian singer seemed disengaged at times, but he still showcased his natural rasp.

Team Christina

1. Sylvia Yacoub

Twitter: @SylvsYacoub

The Egyptian singer went for a softer, stripped down performance by playing the piano during Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away.” Cee Lo called it his favorite performance of the night and we don’t disagree. Sylvia Yacoub is a powerhouse with a beautiful vulnerable side.

2. De’Borah

Twitter: @MusicTrappa

The Chicago church singer took on Pink’s “Who Knew” adding extra soul to the emotional song. Anyone else would have looked awkward skipping around the stage the way she did, but De’Bo’s movement evoked only pain and emotion.

3. Dez Duron

Twitter: @DezDuron

The former Louisiana football player put the Dez twist on Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted.” The ladies in the crowd loved him (read: his face) and we loved his runs (read: his bod).

4. Devyn Deloera

Twitter: @DevynDeLoera

The Texas singer showed off her more vulnerable side, with Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love.” An otherwise great vocal performance was overshadowed by Devyn’s struggle to hit some of the high notes and her overly dramatic and rehearsed moves.

5. Adriana Louise

Twitter: @Adriana_Louise

Nerves may have gotten the better of Adriana Louise during her rendition of Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Though it got better as it went on, she seemed to have difficulty with the lower notes in the beginning. Still, the judges had nothing but kind words for the Brooklyn waitress.

Season 2 winner Jermaine Paul and Maroon 5 will return to The Voice during Thursday’s results show where Adam Levine’s band will debut its new single, “Daylight.”

America will save two contestants on each team by voting on Facebook, NBC.com, and via phone, text message or by purchasing the an artists’ cover song on iTunes. Voting ends at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday. During Thursday’s results show, the coaches will each save one more artist per team, taking three artists on to the Top 12 next week.

Although each team will say goodbye to two contestants this week, things change starting next week. As per a new rule change, the two artists with the lowest votes will be eliminated no matter the team.

Who should move on in the competition?

Photo Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC

Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

GILMORE GIRLS
Source: TV Line

However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.


Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


LUKES LIVES


They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.

James Corden invited the now world famous Chewbacca Mom onto The Late Late Show for some sh**s and giggles.

Ah, Chewbacca Mom. A literal ray of sunshine whose viral video is sure to put a smile on your face. Proof that even the simplest materialistic things can bring us joy if we have the right outlook on life.

A small, simple video… and now a national sensation to the point you can’t escape that Chewie mask anywhere. Talk about oversaturation!

For those not yet burdened by the cynicism of age and the Internet, her overnight fame means that there are plenty of new ways to laugh with Chewbacca Mom — the best of which were provided by James Corden Monday night on the Late Late Show.

Corden, in a video reminiscent of his Carpool Karaokes, invited Chewbacca Mom (real name Candace Payne) and her daughter to drive around with him, with humorous results:

Chewbacca Mom does a flawless impersonation of herself as she participates in the spoof, and then suddenly, J.J. Abrams appears to add his support of the mask’s authenticity.

It ends with them all wearing masks and laughing hysterically. (Are there… fumes in these masks?)

Anyway, if you want even more Chewbacca Mom, check out another video of her on Corden’s show:

Did you find it as hilarious as James Corden does?

Kohl’s, which is selling Chewbacca masks like hot cakes since this went viral, has a lot to thank Chewbacca Mom for. And they’ve been showing their appreciation with extra Star Wars-related merch for her and her family. Now we’re just waiting for the inevitable reality series.