Ellen Joe Manganiello Penguin Impression & One Republic Counting Stars

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One Republic “Counting Stars” Single Review

One Republic’s new song “Counting Stars” is a fun track with a pop-rock feel. It’s extremely quotable, and by that I mean people will be getting tattoos of the lyrics and posting them on their Tumblrs like mad. Prime example:

“No more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars.“

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It’s got that hopeful tone to it. It’s one of those songs that you play when you are going out on your own. Remember “The Great Escape” by Boys Like Girls? That’s the feeling that I get from this song.

One Republic is now on tour with Sara Bareilles.

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Joe Manganiello Undresses in True Blood and Magic Mike

Ellen Joe Manganiello Penguin Impression & One Republic Counting Stars

Joe Manganiello plays Alcide the Werewolf on True Blood. He came slightly overdressed to Ellen’s show and did his expert penguin impression. (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

If you look up the word “abs” in the dictionary, all you see is a picture of Joe Manganiello. The True Blood star is an expert at taking it all off. From playing a fierce werewolf to an exotic dancer in Magic Mike, this is the most clothes I’ve ever seen on him. Manganiello said that he does feel overdressed some days. It’s life imitating art, he said, he prefers to be shirtless. As a kid, he played soccer and football. He went to Carnegie Mellon School of Drama to study classical theater. His father was a little shocked that his 6″5′ son chose acting over physical activities and sports.

Joe Manganiello Plays a Penguin at Carnegie Mellon

The greatest thing that I’ve ever heard is that he had to study animal movement at school. Manganiello thought he would get a wolf, a cougar, a lion— something fierce and manly. That’s when they told the man that would become a hot werewolf that he would be a penguin. For three and a half hours a day for seven weeks, Manganiello  stood and acted like a penguin. You had to eat like the animal and interact with the other animals. His co-star from Magic Mike and White Collar star Matt Bomer was in the class as a meerkat. Manganiello said that Bomer and the other classmates would attack the penguin and gnaw him to death. Thank you, Ellen DeGeneres. She got Alcide the Werewolf to stand up and do his best penguin walk and sound. It’s my new favorite YouTube clip!

 

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