Lindsay Lohan’s Documentary, Lea Michele’s ‘If You Say So’ + John Travolta’s Idina Menzel Apology – 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 Assistant Editor, Michelle McGahan, is crushing on this week!
Lindsay Lohan’s OWN Documentary
I, for one, absolutely cannot freaking wait to see Lindsay Lohan‘s upcoming OWN documentary series (the first episode airs this Sunday, March 9). For so long, the 26-year-old actress has been a tabloid joke, with a string of seemingly endless stints in rehab, countless legal troubles and a penchant for picking less-than-stellar movie roles. But, as the trailer shows, Lohan is aware that she is being dealt her last chance — and, hopefully, that will be enough for her to pick up the pieces.
The preview of the series shows Lohan owning up to her past mistakes as well as dealing with her much-publicized ongoing family drama, with a focus especially on the relationship with her estranged father, Michael. The doc doesn’t shy away from portraying the troubled actress as she is, but Oprah is having none of it, telling her that she needs to “cut the bulls—” — the kind of discipline that she so desperately needs. Bottom line: Lohan has so much talent (‘Parent Trap’ and ‘Mean Girls,’ anyone?) and so much to offer that I am anxious to see what she can do with that potential. It’s her final moment — here’s to her nailing it.
Lea Michele’s ‘If You Say So’
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To say that Lea Michele’s ‘If You Say So‘ is a tearjerker would be doing it a disservice. The candidly heart-wrenching tune (off of her latest album, ‘Louder’) is so poignant and so real that it will quite literally stop you in your tracks.
‘If You Say So’ centers around Michele’s grief following the tragic death of her boyfriend and ‘Glee’ co-star Cory Monteith. The title takes its name from the last words Monteith spoke to his girlfriend, a line which the actress and singer frequently mentions in the song. The lyrics are so palpably raw that I found myself overcome with emotion just listening to it. It takes an unbelievable amount of courage to produce such a heartbreakingly honest track, and I give her all the credit in the world for coming forward with it in the face of such a devastating tragedy.
John Travolta’s Reaction to Idina Menzel Oscar Flub
John Travolta took everyone by surprise when he accidentally mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name at the 2014 Oscars. The flub soon took on a life of its own, with “Adele Nazeem” replacing the actress in her Broadway show, ‘If/Then,’ and a John Travolta name generator popping up in every corner of the internet.
But the best part of the mortifying “oops!” moment is a sweet lesson that we can all learn. After a day’s worth of “oh s—,” Travolta came clean about his mistake. “I’ve been beating myself up all day,” he said earlier this week. “Then I thought…what would Idina Menzel say, She’d say, ‘Let it go, let it go!’” That she would, my friend. That she would.