Friday, September 28, 2012

Penn Alum Hollywood power couple's Pitch Perfect film

Elizabeth Banks and UPenn and Pitch Perfect
I'm sure you've heard all about it by now, but today, Pitch Perfect, the hot, rotten-tomatoes highly rated film by Penn film producers Elizabeth Banks (C'96) and husband Max Handelman (C'95, AEPi) comes out!

If you recall, in an interview she did promoting the film, Liz had referenced a Penn a capella group from her time at Penn that she thought was "the most amazing version" she's ever heard in her life.

On a related Penn alum note, Melisa Kirkup (C'01), Universal Pictures marketing director shared a 60-second lip-dub Pitch Perfect video her team produced, featuring the hit Nicki Minaj song “Starships”!

Check it out after the jump!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lady Gaga tweeted about THIS Penn alum's video poem

UPenn and Lady Gaga
I've talked about my obsession with the talented and passionate Penn undergrads and alumni who specialize in spoken word. Specifically, over the years, the impassioned Caroline Rothstein (C'06, The Excelano Project) continues to wow.

And I'm not just noticing it, but today, so did Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga and UPenn

Yesterday, Lady Gaga tweeted about Caroline's performance of "Fat" to her 30 million followers!

Watch the electric video after the jump!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Gangnam Style Flash Mob Hits Penn

UPenn and Flash Mob and Gangnam Style

I must say how impressed I've been seeing all of the organized Flash Mobs from the Penn undergrads through the years.

After the jump, check out the Gangnam Style Flash Mob that hit superblock this past weekend!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Did you see this Penn alum win on the Emmy stage tonight?

By the looks of my Facebook feed, just like previous year's Emmys, there were a bunch of Penn alumni at tonight's Emmy Ceremony.

If you caught the "Homeland" win for Best Drama tonight, you would have heard a thank you to writer and Penn alum Meredith Stiehm (C'90).

If you don't know about Meredith, she's had a great track record here in Hollywood. After the jump, find out more about the popular show that was her claim to fame.