Ed Sheeran’s Beyonce Cover, ‘Girl Meets World’ Trailer + More – Michelle’s Crushes of the Week
Here at PopCrush, we obsess over all things pop just as much as our readers do. Every Friday, you’ll be able to get to know us a little bit better as we gush about our personal favorite pop culture-related things at this very moment. Read on to find out what our Associate Editor, Michelle McGahan, is crushing on this week!
Ed Sheeran’s Cover of Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’
Holy hell can Ed Sheeran do a damn good Beyonce cover. I won’t lie: His acoustic version of ‘Drunk in Love’ is probably the best thing that has happened to me all week. The redheaded Brit puts his own spin on the fierce tune, making it seem more like a love ballad than an R&B smash, probably due to his heart-melting voice hitting every single note perfectly and the fact that he blushes a little when singing the “surfboardt” lyrics. He even incorporates Beyonce’s ’1+1′ into the performance, and of course nails Jay Z‘s rap because this is Ed Sheeran and he is amazing. Sigh.
Kate Mara’s Hilarious Crush on Harry Styles + One Direction
I love Kate Mara’s hysterical obsession with Harry Styles and One Direction. Is it weird to have a crush on someone else’s crush? She freely admits to fangirling over Harry and getting her drink on to the sweet sounds of One Direction, yet she can’t even name all of the guys in band. For some reason, I find that totally endearing and it may have made me laugh just a little bit. As it just so happens, the ‘House of Cards’ actress and I are both originally from the same county, so I could always fill her in on some 1D facts.
The First ‘Girl Meets World’ Trailer
When I first heard that the Disney Channel was creating a ‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off, I’ll be honest: I had my reservations. Those hesitations haven’t entirely disappeared after watching the first trailer yesterday, but they sure have dissipated. From what I can tell in the 30-second clip, the crux of the show — the thing that gave ‘Boy Meets World’ its heart and soul — has stayed the same. And that little nugget is the skill and heartwarming sentiment that each actor puts into his or her character. It’s refreshing — and honestly, relieving — to see that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel (Cory and Topanga Matthews) still maintain those same values. That is what will hold the show together.