AHS Coven Finale Review

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American Horror Story ended it’s third incarnation last night with the finale of AHS: Coven and all I can say is what was the point? The surprise of the evening was the crowning of the supreme, ending with the ascension of the show’s underdog to the high throne of the occult. It seemed as though everything had come full circle by the end of the series for both Cordelia and Fiona. However, the same couldn’t be said for the rest of the show. As is typically the case with AHS, plot holes existed and there were story lines that were either forgotten, abandoned or never seemed to go anywhere, but fans of AHS are no strangers to a tease (the alien storyline from Asylum anyone?)

The show opened with music video like sequence where Stevie Nicks sang “Seven Wonders” as the witches prepared themselves to complete the tests of the seven wonders in search of their new supreme. The scene was entirely unnecessary. Ryan Murphy essentially turned the legendary Stevie Nicks into the AHS trophy wife. All flash and no substance serving minimal purpose outside of sheer display. Misty Day saw her demise early on in the finale in a torturous end to perhaps one of the shows most gentle characters. Zoe died though not from boredom (a luxury the viewers weren’t spared of when it came to her character) only to be resurrected by Cordelia. Why is it that only the good characters ever stay dead on this show? Maybe this entire series is really just one long stint in purgatory for everyone. There’s a theory. Kyle murders Madison for refusing to resurrect his true love, Zoe and Ghost! Spalding helps to bury the body. I gotta say, this house had far more helpful and productive ghosts than those who haunted the original season of AHS: Murder House. I’ll take a creepy butler who likes to dress up and play with dolls over spending an eternity with that insufferable family from series 1. Now there’s a real nightmare. Being stuck with Ben and Violet for eternity. Except for Connie Britton. She can stay. No really. Can she please come back? There’s about 9 months until the next series premieres. We can work on it.

With the rise of Cordelia to supreme comes the sacrifice of Myrtle and the much anticipated fall of Fiona. Myrtle proved herself to be Cordelia’s true maternal figure, volunteering to burn at the stake so Cordelia wouldn’t have to risk sullying her reign with Myrtles crimes. She did murder the council and give Cordelia their eyes after all. After a quick burning at the stake where the greatest final words of all time were uttered “Balenciaga!”, Cordelia goes public on national TV, spilling the dish on witch craft and the existence of the coven and appealing to the nation. She assures them that they are no threat, but a haven to witches, resulting in hundreds of girls flooding to the school for enrollment. The coven that was once on it’s last legs was granted new life, with new blood and a definitive safety hazard because no way could all of those girls fit into that one house. In the closing moments of the show, Fiona appears (surprise! she wasn’t really dead last week) and in a non-shocking turn of events, it turns out she was just using the Ax Man to make Cordelia think she was dead. What a great mom, conjuring up fake visions of your murder to inflict upon your daughter. In what was supposed to be the emotional climax of the series, Fiona confesses to having been terrible to Cordelia because she served as a reminder of her own mortality. Cordelia tells her mother to let it all go and give in to her fears. Fiona dies in her daughters arms only to wind up in purgatory forever with The Ax man. Stuck in hell forever living in a  cabin with her murderous lover. I guess that’s what you call Karma? Or the series finale of Dexter. Whatever. With Zoe and Queenie appointed by Cordelia as council, the series ends with the doors to the school opening and Cordelia finally coming into her own, having proven herself to be everything that Fiona wasn’t. Poetic.

Summary: Fiona dies as Cordelia rises to the supremacy. Kyle becomes the new Spalding while Misty, Myrtle and Madison all meet their maker. Holy alliteration! A rushed finale not nearly as strong as the Asylum finale or that series as a whole, but they can’t all be Lana Banana.

(Gif source: http://mscordelia.tumblr.com/)

This post was written by: Evie Luciano

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Shakira and Rihanna’s “I Can’t Remember To Forget You” Video Debut!

 

It’s finally here! The video debut of Shakira and Rihanna’s ‘I Can’t Remember To Forget You’ dropped earlier tonight on Vevo. The sure to be a smash hit song comes alive with the new video. Both superstars are sizzling hot in the 3:30 minute clip, featuring scenes of the ladies singing and dancing in various locations inside of a luxurious mansion.  But it’s the shots of the beauties in bed together that is sure to get some people talking.  We here at Extra Scoop approve! All in the name of art. See for yourself.

 

 

This post was written by: Maika Chery

The Dads of ‘Full House’ Reunite on Fallon

Just when people were wondering whatever happened to the predictability, the milk man, and the paper boy… one host brings them back together for some late night TV — in particular The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, where the men of Full House bring their daddy instincts back to stage for a mini reunion.

That’s right, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), and Joey (Dave Coulier) sing the infamous ‘Teddy Bear’ song to a very nervous Jimmy Fallon. During the sketch, Fallon takes on the role of sweet little Michelle, while Danny, Uncle Jesse, and Joey throw it back to the good ol’ days, and runs to Jimmy’s pencil bed side to reassure that when it comes to hosting The Tonight Show, he is “not in big trouble mister.”

But last nights reunion hasn’t been the only one… this week!

John Stamos has been the face of Oikos Greek Yogurt for quite sometime now. With the Super Bowl this Sunday, Bob and Dave joined Stamos in Oikos new Super Bowl commercial for yet another reunion.

Yet another reason to watch the football game… besides the halftime show of course!

This post was written by: Celeste Piraino

First Look at ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Make sure you have some tissues on hands, because we’ve got ourselves a real tear jerker!

On Wednesday, 20th Century Fox debuted the very first trailer for The Fault In Our Stars and it looks nothing less then amazing.

The movie, which is based on the novel written by John Green, follows the young love of Hazel (played by the oh so wonderful Shailene Woodley), whose struggling with stage four cancer, and her boyfriend Augustus (played by Ansel Elgort) whose cancer is in remission.

And if you are anything like me and are wondering if you’ve seen Shailene and Ansel in a movie together… the answer is yes! The two actually are in the highly anticipated movie Divergent together where they play brother and sister (Tris and Caleb).

The Fault In Our Stars is set to hit theaters June 6th.

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Petition to Deport Justin Bieber Hits the White House

Photo Credit: People.com
Photo Credit: People.com

The request is pretty straight forward: “Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card.” Now the fate of the troubled singer here in the United States, lies within President Obama’s hands.

After receiving 102,000 signatures in just six days, fed up nonbeliebers are waiting for Obama to address whether or not the 19-year-old will be shipped back to his native country of Canada.

But why is the president being forced to make a statement about this?

If you recall, the White House has made a promise to the people that they will review any petitions that have 100K signatures within 30 days. So despite making a speech just last night addressing the State of the Union, President Obama must follow through with his promise and make a statement about deporting, or not deporting, Justin.

Here is the dilemma Obama’s now facing:

“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” reads the petition. “We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”

Even though Justin Bieber’s run in with the law technically wouldn’t be a reason to deport him, the 102K petitioners took the chance to get their voices heard… and were they ever!

So what do you think? Should the Biebs be deported back to Canada?

 

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