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Glee’s Final Season Has More Hooping Coming

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It may be Glee’s final season, but fresh faces have joined the cast including Broadway actress Laura Dreyfuss (left), who is playing Madison McCarthy, and singer Billy Lewis Jr. (left), who is portraying her twin brother, Mason McCarthy. They’re male and female twin Cheerios who officially became members of McKinley High’s brand new glee club on the recent second episode of the season. So far Dreyfuss hasn’t even really sang, but get this – she’s not only new to the cast of Glee, she appears to be next in line to be hooping it up on what is probably the hoopiest television series of all time. Not only that, but there appear to be even more hoops and possibly other hoopers involved too. While we may not know exactly what we’re in for, rest assured dear readers there is more hooping coming to Glee.

Recently we were given a sneak peek at the brand new female McKinley High glee club addition rehearsing with the cast and working on her hula hooping skills. Fellow Glee cast member Becca Tobin, who plays longer term Cheerio Kitty Wilde, shared a quick Instagram video of Dreyfuss hooping on the set and commented – “She’s a woman of many talents @hotdamnitslaura”.

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Glee club officially ended at McKinley High at the end of Season 5, but with Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel back on campus trying to revive New Directions again, we’re not really sure what’s going to come of it. The McCarthy twins are two of only four new recruits and they need a dozen members to compete. One thing for sure is we’re looking forward to seeing Dreyfuss hoop, and we’re actually looking forward to seeing her sing as well.

Dreyfuss may be new to television, but she comes to the show with a rather impressive Broadway resume having recently appeared in Once after taking over the role of “Girl” from Cristin Milioti in 2013. She was also a Member of the Tribe in the 2010 national tour of Hair, and she was a swing performer once the flower power musical headed to Broadway the following year. And while she may be new to Glee, hooping certainly isn’t.

Actors have been found routinely hooping it up for fun and exercise while hanging out on the set for years now – and we’ve seen the hoops sitting on the sidelines to prove it. We’ve also seen Kevin McHale, Grant Gustin and even Matthew Morrison hooping it up off set, not to mention Eva La Dare’s fire hooping appearance on the show, and the super hoopening Lost Christmas episode. So stay tuned to Glee for their final season because there’s more good hooping things to come.

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Philo Hagen Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Glee’s Lost Christmas Episode Has Hula Hooping Elves

Glee Christmas Hula Hooping by Philo Hagen

After the major hooping escapade with the Cheerios and the total hooping explosion earlier this season on the super hit Fox television show Glee, last night a few more hoops turned up. If you know the whole story, however, these hoops might actually be the hoops that started it all. Last night’s “Previously Unaired Christmas” episode, referred to ever since as Glee’s lost Christmas episode that Fox did not allow the network to air last year, finally saw the light of day. In it members of New Directions auditioned for roles in McKinley’s living Nativity Scene, and then meanwhile, in New York, Rachel, Kurt and Santana were stuck working as Santa’s elves at a mall – which actually makes a lot more sense when you know it’s a storyline from last year. So, as it turns out, before any of the primary actors on the show were hooping it up in Glee production numbers, the first real choreographed group hooping routines came in the form of Santa’s elves, elves of the little people variety. It all happened at the mall during the opening number “Here Comes Santa Claus” with Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera).

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Glee Christmas Hula Hooping

Glee Christmas Hula Hooping

What did they get for all that holiday cheer? Assaulted by an angry mall mob and then later robbed and ball-gagged by Santa Claus himself. While we don’t know if that’s why Fox shelved it, we do know it was just another Christmas on Glee. Hooping on the Glee campus, however, has been on our radar for years. Actors have been found routinely hooping it up for fun and exercise while hanging out on the set – and we’ve seen the hoops sitting on the sidelines that proved it. We’ve also seen Kevin McHale, Grant Gustin and even Matthew Morrison hooping it up off set, not to mention Eva La Dare’s fire hooping appearance on the show too. While it may be beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, it’s also starting to feel like hooping has become almost as much a part of Glee as one of Emma’s self help pamphlets or a trip to Breadsticks. Hoopy holidays everybody!

More Holiday Cheer:

Ten Happy Hooper Gift Ideas
Gifting Hoops for Hoopy Holidays

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Philo Hagen Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org. He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Top Ten List: March 17-23 2013

Top Ten It’s time for our weekly Top Ten List where we count down the top ten most buzz worthy posts of the week (based on reader response), starting things off at number ten and working our way up to the number one spot of the week. What was hot in the hoopersphere? Here’s Hooping.org’s Top Ten List for March 17th – March 23rd, 2013.

10a: We kick things off this week with a three way tie for our 10th place spot. So first up of our trio of winners is this amazing performance at the World Hoop Dance Championships by Nakotah Larance (95 Points).

10b: Our second shot spun it out in the snow with more energy than most people have in warm weather: Sarah E Sparkles (95 Points).

10c: And our third of the tie was all about A Glee Hula Hoop Explosion on the hit Fox TV Program (95 Points).

9: Coming in at number 9 this week was this awesome performance piece by Loz Egginton (98 Points).

8: At number 8 the University of Cincinnati Hoopdance Cats Spin The List TV show for one of the best hooping news segments we’ve seen in quite awhile (115 Points).

7: Sophie confronted some jealousy and envy When Her Hoop Crush Became Her Hoop Monster (123 Points).

6: Fever wasn’t feeling so hot so she spun up some Hoop Therapy and made everybody feel good (137 Points).

5: Kelly Osbourne hooped up the news again! Kelly Osbourne Hoops It Up For Redbook (157 Points).

4: Rose’s comic strip about her hooping experience was a total hit: How To Hula Hoop: A Comic Strip (208 Points).

3: Shannon took a closer look at The Value of Hooping Community (211 Points).

2: Our top rated video of the week goes to Mary Jane Schroeder (286 Points).

1: And at number one this week with a bullet – For the Price of a Hoop by Philo (635 Points).

That’s our Top Ten List for this week and things should get back to normal tomorrow, and remember that if you see something you appreciate here (or anywhere online), it only takes a second to “Like” it or leave a comment so share the hoop love and make someone’s day. YAY! Each like, share or comment is worth a point in calculating our weekly Top Ten. With that, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Tumblr if you’re not already doing so and we hope you had a very happy hooping weekend everybody!

A Glee Hula Hoop Explosion

Glee HoopingAfter the major hooping escapade with the Cheerios earlier this season on the super hit Fox television show Glee, we had a feeling we’d be seeing more and on last night’s episode entitled “Guilty Pleasures” we got all that and then some. Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) is at home with Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) when Rachel decides to break into a thoughtful version of ABBA’s “Mamma Mia”. Before you know it the rest of the cast is on stage decked out in 1970’s Swedish pop superstar regalia and when we cut back to the apartment Kurt tosses a hoop, only scenes collide when Blaine catches it and soon everybody seems to be hooping it up for the explosive climax.

Glee Hooping Hooping on the Glee campus isn’t new. There have been rumors of Glee cast members routinely hooping for fun and exercise while hanging out on the set for years and we’ve seen the hoops sitting on the sidelines that seemed to prove it. We’ve also seen Kevin McHale, Grant Gustin and even Matthew Morrison hooping it up off set, but ever since Eva La Dare’s fire hooping appearance on the show things just seem to keep getting hoopier and hoopier. YAY! Catch the full version of “Mamma Mia” on Glee below and all of the hoops appear just after the two minute mark:

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Cheerios Hula Hoop With Glee

Cheerios Hula Hoop With Glee On the latest episode of the Fox television show Glee there was more hooping happening than ever before. While we’ve seen cast members Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison and Grant Gustin hooping it up off screen, and witnessed the dazzling display when Eva La Dare fire hooped with the Cheerios, on “Swan Song” all the Cheerios are giving it a whirl.

Cheerios Hula Hoop With Glee The Glee Club lost at Sectionals this season when new member Marley passed out on stage, prompting everyone to go their separate ways in a last ditch bid to find something to do to make their school year worthwhile. Tina Cohen-Chang and Blaine Anderson even joined the Cheerios cheerleading squad that is embarking on a Cirque du Soleil style theme.

Earlier in the show there are a couple of Cheerio aerialists. In this clip we find Finn writing a letter to all of the members in a bid to bring them back and we see the Cheerios are all hula hooping up a storm – including Blaine and Tina – with Coach Sue Sylvester screaming insults as usual. The result is the most hoopening thing to happen on Glee in all four seasons of the hit television show. With hooping repeatedly being mentioned over the years as something Glee cast members participate in while waiting and hanging out on the set, it’s always exciting when the hoops show up in the show as well. You can watch the full episode on Hulu and we have the hooping clip to share with you below for a limited time.