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OPINION: Jake Borelli – Aka Dr. Levi Schmitt – Is The McPerfect Addition To ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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The longest running medical series in television history, Grey’s Anatomy, returns for it’s winter premiere tonight, which is great news because my deficiency had some crazy side effects…my tailbone may never recover from all the rocking back and forth. There are so many reasons to love the primetime drama but there is one new addition that deserves a special shout out – the adorably charming underdog Dr. Levi Schmitt played by Jake Borelli!

Jake may have only joined the cast one season ago but fans are falling fast for the bespectacled intern. For good reason too! You don’t need 20/20 vision to see that Dr. Levi Schmitt is the bee’s knees.

He’s relatable.

We all feel a bit like a fish out water when starting a new job. There are unfamiliar systems in place. Employee cliques that seem intimidating. Plus there’s the overwhelming pressure to excel at the job. Now imagine that in addition to this, you are trying to save someone’s life. I get nervous just trying to pluck the funny bone when I play Operation. Levi reminds us all of what it means to be a beginner, which is nice to see since so much of the veteran cast has grown to be the best in their field.

He’s funny.

Oh Levi…aka Glasses…aka Bloodbank…aka Skippy. Whether you are laughing at him or with him, you can’t deny the comedy surrounding Levi. His squeamish reaction to blood and overwhelming clumsiness make for some big laughs. It’s hilarious that a surgical intern can’t wear contacts because “they required me to touch my eyeball with my finger.”

He reminds us of George O’Malley.

Hmm a cute-in-a-dorky-way intern whose nerves get the best of him…sound familiar? George’s earnest attitude and determination made him a fan favorite. The same can be said for Levi. Let’s just hope 007 is not the next nickname for the new intern!

His new found relationship with Dr. Nico Kim is beautifully necessary.

Levi’s coming out story is a powerful arc that deserves some serious recognition. Grey’s has featured lots of LGBTQ storylines but this one provides a sweet twist that not many saw. Levi has never been in a homosexual relationship, so he could have easily been written to feel ashamed about his newfound urges. Instead, he feels the opposite:

“Sex wasn’t on the table for us, so I didn’t know I was gay. I knew I had feelings for boys, but I didn’t understand it. Not until you kissed me. You kissed me, and I felt the opposite of shame. I felt like I existed and everything fell into place. For the first time, it felt like I was holding the sun sword, and I… [Nico kisses him] are you just kissing me to stop me from talking?”

Come on! How could you not be shippin’ for these two?! The only thing that surpasses the writing in this exchange was Jake’s performance. His ability unlock a vulnerability that captivates fans might have something to do with Jake’s own recent coming out! Go Schmico go!

Oh Grey’s thanks for bringing Levi Schmitt to our television screens! And a bigger thanks to the casting team for finding the McPerfect Jake Borelli!

Don’t forget to tune into the winter premiere of Grey’s Anatomy tonight on ABC at 8p EST. Click below to catch a sneak peek!

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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