Exclusive! Joey Richter & Tessa Netting Join The Cast Of Glee!

When Glee returns January 24th, just about EVERYONE will have something to fangirl about! While recently being interviewed on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premier of Struck By Lightning, Darren Criss gave everyone a rather cryptic clue about a certain someone making a notable appearance when the show returns. Darren stated, “There’s somebody who’s going to show up in an episode, that if people know where I come from […] Someone’s gonna show up. It’s really great.”

Well, fangirls and fanboys, “really great” is an understatement! Hot on the tails of the news that Glee is to be negotiated for a “fifth season and beyond,” PopWrapped can exclusively reveal that Joey Richter, will be the next Team Starkid member to make an appearance on the hit Television show.

As if that alone wasn’t reason to squeal with delight, we can also exclusively reveal that Fangirl Extrordinaire, Tessa Netting has also joined the show!

As if that isn’t enough to stop your pacemakers, we can also exclusively reveal that Richter and Netting will be joining the Adam’s Apples, a newly introduced glee club that will do their best to convince Kurt to join them. How will the Adam’s Apples lure Kurt to their glee club, you ask? Well, their slower, epic version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s 90’s rap classic, Baby Got Back, complete with PLENTY of rump shaking, just may do the trick.

What do you you guys think of all of this? Do you think Kurt will really join the Adam’s Apples? What kind of character do you want to see Joey Richter and Tessa Netting play? Do you hope that they are cunning and conniving like Sebastian, or loyal and decent like Blaine? Sound off below and let us know what you want to see!

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Paul and Ian on their characters switching roles next season :)

PW: What excites you about this switch?
Ian: It excites Paul because he gets to be a bad ass again!
Paul: Yep! I’m so excited to have fun and be bad.
Ian: I’m less excited, I hope I don’t have to be sappy like Stefan.
Paul: Oh, you will. And I get to have a little bit of fun and not brood all the time. Monogamy is nice, but come on Stefan – let loose.
Ian: I: For a little while. I just hope Stefan, Damon and Klaus get to go on one major bender
Paul: We will, I promise.
Ian: Just something where we go to the next town and wreak havoc.
Paul: We’ll go to Vegas and have a boys night out – we’ll ever bring Elijah!
Ian: Brothers weekend!
Paul: Alaric can be the designated driver [laughs]

PW: But with Stefan and Damon split up, that also means Paul and Ian will be split up for the first time since the pilot.
Ian: Hopefully, we’ll still have scenes in the library, where Damon can tell Stefan what a good kisser his girlfriend is [laughs]

Chessie Reiss

Staff Writer

Surviving the Tompocalypse of 2014

It began so innocently.  We had no idea that the events to follow would forever change the nine realms.  Well, at least the realm of the Hiddlestoners.  Fans affectionately called the month of January and the first portion of February the TOMPOCALYPSE.  Almost every day there was a form of new Tom Hiddleston related media.

“And, we all drive Jaguars.”

Much like a Jaguar, the Tompocalypse hit the gas hard and didn’t stop until it reached the finish line.  Nearly a month prior to the Superbowl, Jaguar launched its #GoodtobeBad ad campaign featuring Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong, and Tom as the ultimate British bad boys.  

To keep interest high leading up to the Superbowl, Jaguar released new content every few days.  In a behind-the-scenes video, Tom said, “A villain is in control.  A villain is a mask of elegance and style behind which is a worrying and brilliant intelligence.  But, the trick is to make it all look easy.  I think the best bad guys are very charming, and very witty, and their villainy, as it were, comes at the twist of the wrist or flick of a finger.  We never break a sweat, we don’t get our hands dirty, and the devil plays all the best tunes…  Particularly in a British accent.”

The Jaguar ad aired during the fourth quarter.  Afterward, there was a voting contest for the best Superbowl ad.  Fans voted, and the Good To Be Bad ad won; big surprise, right?

Loki the Complicated, Hilarious, and Unexpected Avenger

Tom had teased during the Thor: The Dark World press tour with the idea that there could be a DVD extra of himself dressed up as Captain America.  Loki wearing Captain America’s costume.  Well, the extra exists, and it’s glorious.  The confidence, the humor, the patriotism… the spandex.

The days following the release of the Loki as Cap video can only be described as mass chaos of all things Loki.  Marvel released a deleted scene with Frigga and Thor discussing Loki, and a teaser for the epic blooper reel.  But, what made fangirls faint was the release of Tom auditioning for the role of Thor.  The collective gasps of the Hiddlestoners rang out as they saw Tom with long blonde hair thrust Mjölnir into the air, all while being… shirtless.

2014 Will Have So Much Hiddles!

Only Lovers Left Alive premiered the final version of the trailer, which stars Hiddleston alongside Tilda Swinton as passionate lovers who also happen to be vampires.  The trailer has great music, beautiful shots, and enough suspense and romance to get your blood going.  OLLA releases in the UK on February 21 and will open stateside on April 11.

Disney released trailers for their upcoming films The Pirate Fairy and Muppets Most Wanted.  The Pirate Fairy features Tom as the voice of Captain James Hook, who befriends one of the fairies of Pixie Hollow, but for an ultimately nefarious purpose.  Muppets Most Wanted premiered a new tongue and cheek trailer featuring Tom ripping off chains and wearing a huge mustache.  Both look charming and like they will be a lot of family fun.

MTV announced that Tom could be starring in the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods as Mr. Wednesday.  But, what has been confirmed is that Tom will be starring as the lead in Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise.  Tom will travel to Toronto in February to film Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.  High-Rise is set to begin filming in June.

“See You in Elle”

Elle UK teased the Hiddlestoners with tweets about Tom making ‘a big announcement’ in their March issue.  What could it be?  Marriage?  A baby?  Retiring?  No, no, and thank god, no.  Tom announced that in the UK there would be special screenings of Only Lovers Left Alive for Valentine’s Day.  The article featured photos of Tom sporting fashionable attire and a heartfelt and hilarious interview.  Elle also released a stylish behind-the-scenes video.

“I’m Driving In Puddles Forever!”

The BBC’s Top Gear featured Tom Hiddleston driving their ‘Reasonably Priced Vehicle.’  In the interview with Tom and host, Jeremy Clarkson, they discussed Tom’s car history, the Jaguar ad, and Tom’s future projects.  Tom admitted that he drives a Jaguar, which seems only apt.  Clarkson also asked Tom to do some impressions, which Tom happily obliged by doing Anthony Hopkins, Arnold Schwarzenegger (sort of), and Peter O’Toole.

Then the race track footage aired… and, Tom wore glasses.  Twitter explodes with tweets about the glasses and quickly we had another Trousergate on our hands, except this time it was Glassesgate.  But, back to the lap.  It was a rough start, with Tom stalling out the vehicle, but once he actually got going, he did great – especially with the weather.  The rain came down hard and as Tom himself commented, “I’m driving in puddles forever!”

A Week to Remember

February 2 – February 9 was a proud time to be Hiddlestoner because of Tom’s Spirit Week.  Helmed by @HiddlesEducates  and @Loki_Page, ‘Tom Spirit Week’ brought out the best in everyone.   The event had been planned for months and had been coordinated across various social media platforms.

The week began on Sunday February 2, with #ShakespeareSunday having a theme of Ceremonies and Ritual (appropriate since it kicked off the now annual Tom’s Spirit Week).  #DanceMoreMonday honored Tom’s energetic spirit and advice, “Never, ever let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do.  Prove the cynics wrong.  Pity them for they have no imagination.  The sky’s the limit.  Your sky.  Your limit.  Now.  Let’s dance.” And, “Dance more.  Smile all the time.  Tell lots of jokes.”

Tuesday was #ActofGoodwill.  This was as simple as telling someone you love them, or as complicated as coordinating a blood drive .  The idea started at NerdHQ at San Diego Comic Con, when @travisthegrimm asked Tom what he thought would be a good idea for a spirit week.  Acts of Goodwill, won, and you’d get extra points if you did it dressed as Shakespeare.  What is truly phenomenal about this day was the abundance of fundraisers, charity events, and goodwill poured out in honor of Tom and for his birthday.  Hiddlestoners Have Heart started in 2012 raising money for UNICEF (of which Tom is an ambassador), and to date they’ve raised £33732.72.  Hiddlestoners on Facebook had an event to raise 33K for Tom’s 33rd birthday.  Another group sold t-shirts that said “Loki Lives,” in order to raise money for Unicef.

#WeDoWhatWeWantWednesday, encouraged fans to do anything… legal, that they wanted.  For #TomsTwinThursday fans were encouraged to dress like their favorite Tom characters. Friday was #LokiDay, where fans told people to kneel or get into some mischief.  #SpokenSteveSaturday encouraged listening to Tom recite poetry, reading Shakespeare, or acting like Steve (from MTV’s After Hours), sport a mighty mustache, and get someone Loki’d.

At midnight UK time, on February 9, Hiddlestoners came out to show love for Tom by tweeting #HappyBirthdayTomHiddleston.  Within 10 minutes, the hashtag trended worldwide, and maintained through most of Sunday.  The hashtag had over 66.1K uses.

The amount of charity and love from the Hiddlestoner community is moving, not just during the Week but year round.  Thank you to @HiddlesEducates@Loki_Page@HiddlestonersHH@HiddlestonersFB@LaceAndBooks@HollowCrownFans@HiddlesMemes@HiddleGoddesses, and all the fans who participated with such vigor.

“Now put your shields before your hearts and fight / with hearts more proof than shields.”

December 6, 2013 Shakespeare’s Coriolanus premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in the West End with Tom Hiddleston as the title character.  While being one of Shakespeare’s lesser known works, Coriolanus has consistently sold out every evening since it opened.  The show was so popular that the Donmar had to ad and additional six performances.

The Donmar was gracious enough to provide fans with a look backstage prior to a performance.  It’s a rareglimpseinto something so intimate and personal that cannot be described but instead felt.  It’s endearing, and makes the play more accessible.

On January 30, the Donmar, in association with NTLive, did a live broadcast across the world.   The response from fans was entirely positive.  The show was gritty, emotional, and poignant.  Tom was, of course, praised, and rightly so.  It was a tremendous performance of a grossly complicated and emotionally challenging character.

Coriolanus closed on February 13, 2014, after 75 performances.  Tom tweeted, “’And, sir, it is no little thing to make mine eyes to sweat compassion’. So long, Caius Martius.  Be at peace. #Coriolanus”.

“Thou hast made my heart too great for what contains it.”

There was no way to come out of the Tompocalypse unchanged.  Whether it the smallest change by having more photos for the eye candy folder, learning about Shakespeare through seeing Coriolanus, or being overwhelmed and reminded by the goodness of individuals displayed by #ActsofGoodwill Tuesday; there is no mistaking that Tom has effected many lives in a profound and positive way.  So, thank you, Tom Hiddleston, for simply being you.


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PW: Plus Elena has been given some really heavy material to play in the episodes leading up to Klaus’ sacrifice. That had to be really draining on you. 
Nina: Yea. It was. Especially with Jenna dying. She was a family member. One of the originals. Well, not originals as in The Originals on our show, but she was there since day one. Having to see yet another one of our family members go was sad and hard. But it wasn’t just her – so many people died and are dying, the stakes are so high. Elena and I had to cry and go to a lot of really bad places mentally for those scenes.

Read the rest of the interview HERE.

PopWrapped EXCLUSIVE! Darren Criss To Hit The Road For Summer Tour!

Zachary Jaydon
Senior Editor

This afternoon, Starkid and Glee cast member, Darren Criss, nearly started an internet riot with his “Big Announcement” teaser on Twitter.

His website crashed for over 90 minutes immediately following the post, and there were thousands of tweets from fans doing their best to guess what the big news may be.

Well, GLEEks, Starkids and everything in between, we at PopWrapped can EXCLUSIVELY confirm that the news to be announced very soon, will be a SUMMER TOUR!

YES, YES, YES! You heard us correctly. Darren will be hitting the road and (hopefully) coming to a city near you! While, we don’t want to spoil too many of the details, our sources tell us that Darren is said to be hitting the road in May or early June and that fans can expect “one helluva show.”

What do you think of this news?! What city are you dying to see him in?! What songs are you hoping for him to sing?! Does this mean the much speculated album is on its way too?! Let us know, and STAY-TUNED for even more details, coming right here at PopWrapped!


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I refuse to give that pathetic post more notes than it deserves. I would have liked to simply submit a response but since asks aren’t enabled I will tag this post so I know you will definitely see it.

Regardless of which side I support in this argument (but just to be clear, it certainly is not yours) there is one thing I would like you to understand.

Rosianna is one of the most professional, hard working people I have ever met in my entire life. For you to even SUGGEST she was given certain jobs simply because she is friends with Melissa is ludicrous. I would say every single Leaky staff member, aside from you apparently, is in fact friends with Melissa. Are you going to start pointing fingers at every other person who was assigned positions you would have rather had?

The only person you have to blame for any of your misfortune is yourself.

BREAKING GLEE EXCLUSIVE: Guess Who Will Be At McKinley's Prom?!

Bec Heim 
Managing Editor

MY FELLOW GLEEKS! Lend me your ears! 

I bring you tidings. I bring you joy. I am bringing MASSIVE season five spoilers exclusive only to PopWrapped! 

I have to tell you guys that this stuff? It’s Big, BIG news. 



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PopWrapped EXCLUSIVE! ~ Glee 04x22 Song Spoiler

Zachary Jaydon
Senior Editor

The as-yet untitled Glee Season Four Finale’ Episode, 04x22, is shrouded in mystery, promising many “cliffhangers,” relationship struggles, as well as being completely rewritten to exclude Cory Monteith, whom has voluntarily entered rehab for “substance abuse” and will not be filming for at least the rest of the season. Well, gleeks, as promised, we have an EXCLUSIVE SONG SPOILER, and it just so happens to come from this very episode!

The song is called “Clarity,” and isthe title track from the debut studio album by German electronic dance music producer, Zedd. The album version features “Foxes,” and was released on February 12, 2013. The song gained popularity and publicity following a performance on the David Letterman Show in January.

The lyrics are deep, and could mean so many things. I predict that it will be used as the theme song to Klaine rekindling their relationship, which would make for the happiest fandom, ever. I also especially like this song choice, as it just feels different than what Glee usually covers. Below is the video for the song, as well as the lyrics. What do YOU think? Have the Glee writers gotten it right this time, or do you think it’s a bust? Also, BE SURE to stay-tuned to PopWrapped, as we will be releasing EXCLUSIVE DETAILS from next weeks episode, “Sweet Dreams,” coming TOMORROW!

Until tomorrow, “Sweet Dreams” to all of our readers who stayed up tonight waiting on this post!


(Verse 1)

I dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash ‘cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks ‘til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why
If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

(Verse 2)
Walk on through a red parade and refuse to make amends
It cuts deep through our ground and makes us forget all common sense
Don’t speak as I try to leave ‘cause we both know what we’ll choose
If you pull then I’ll push too deep and I’ll fall right back to you


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#POPWRAP DVF + Andy Warhol 1974 artworks #icon #inspiration

Congratulating @dvf for her 40 years #JourneyofADress

This collection is inspired by the 70s in Manhattan while collaborating with Andy Warhol foundation as her tribute to Andy Warhol.

The original ‘wrappers’ captured by Terry Richardson for @harpersbazaarus February 2014 featuring Bar Rafaeli and Wale!

What makes me so excited is my three fav things together: Wale(#hiphop), Andy Warhol (#art) and DVF(#fashion) 👯❤😍✨ #style #IdiosyncraStyle #love