With millions of purchases across the world, a line merchandise and talks of a Hollywood movie, Angry Birds has impacted pop culture forever. As frustrating as it can be, there’s no better feeling than when you finally beat the newest edition of the game.
Most recently, Rovio released Angry Birds Seasons where you can destroy those annoying little piggies during a holiday season of your choosing. Many people, however, have already beat the recent Christmas release and have taken their love of the game to a whole new level.
YouTube user Kumbaric has constructed a real-life game of Angry Birds using Christmas lights. What looks like just another festive weirdo pimping out their house with enough lights to rival a KISS concert, is actually a fully functional game.
The YouTube description explains how they did it:
“Running on two computers and 10 Light-o-rama 16 channel controllers, uses more than 20,000 lights and less than one cent of electricity per game.”
The game works with an external controller with a chord long enough that people can play from their cars on the street. They game also features full audio, complete with theme song and sound effects that gamers can hear by tuning into 99.1 FM.
In a special Funny Or Die holiday video, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendez and Jim Carey act out a drunken retelling of the poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. The narrator, Allan McLoud, consumed half a bottle of whiskey and read the poem aloud while the hollywood stars interpret his drunken mumbles and slurring.
Spoiler alert: IT IS AMAZING.
By now we’ve seen just about every incarnation of “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. Every single channel since the beginning of television has aired some cheesy made-for-t.v. special featuring an actor hopeful that Christmas will save their career.
Thankfully, the lovely people over at Funny Or Die have resurrected the story and captured the true essence of Christmas: holiday drunkenness. This video is a guaranteed laugh that you can attach to a holiday email for your family or coworkers.
Also, Gosling and Mendez (who have been making headlines as the new “it couple”) play a convincing husband and wife.
The son of God ironically predicted a Broncos loss on Saturday night during a sketch on Saturday Night Live.
Jason Sudeikis plays a snarky Jesus who’s weary of Tebow’s overwhelming dedication. Tebow, played by Taran Killam, spends most of the video pandering Christ with fangirl-like affection.
All is going well until Jesus asks who the Broncos are playing Sunday and then the skit really takes off.
Jesus tells the Broncos’ locker room that he won’t be able to help out the Sunday they were playing the Patriots.
“If I’m the son of God, Tom Brady’s got to be the guy’s nephew,” Jesus says.
The irony here is that much like the story of creation, after six wins, the Lord takes the seventh game off to rest.
In just over 36 hours, the video has already gotten over a million views on YouTube. Let us know what you think of the parody below. Did they go too far?
By now we’ve seen just about every incarnation of people’s Christmas decorations perfectly timed to music.
But no matter how elaborate the setup, they all come after the Cadger house. I don’t even like dubstep but I can confidently say this rules. This unbelievably well thought out, perfectly choreographed light show set to Skrillex’s “First Of The Year (Equinox)”, makes me want to give dubstep a second chance.
In 2011, I can only imagine the family, gathered around the fire drinking eggnog and reflecting on Granny’s half-shaved head. It’s true what they say: a family that listens to Skrillex together, stays together.
Hitch Me Baby One More Time! Sigh… (excuse the over gratuitous punning.)
Rumours are flying on the internet after Britney tweeted a rather suspicious suggestion that Jason Trawick may have finally proposed.
At just 30 years old, Britney Spears is already chasing down Elizabeth Taylor’s all-time record for most celebrity marriages. This will be the third time Britney has said her vows, but the first time it will really seems legitimate.
We all know the years haven’t always been kind to Britney and I’m just happy she found a nice guy who’s a good influence on her. Since they got together, we’ve seen many candid photos of the couple looking genuinely happy with her two kids from a previous marriage. You could even say it’s starting to look like the nuclear family she always wanted. In addition, since being with Jason, there hasn’t been a single “hot mess” moment and no one has threatened to shave their head.
We’re still waiting on the official confirmation but let’s hope it’s true so we can finally be rid of K-Fed forever.
Matt Damon is “Claus For A Cause.” As part of a guerrilla effort to help promote a clean water initiative, Mr. Damon went undercover and tried to convince kids to ask for a water bottle for Christmas.
In the video, he’s essentially the butt of the joke as none of the children have any idea who “Matt Damon” is. Dressed in a full Santa costume, he gets humbled by one child in particular who tells him she does, however, know Ben Affleck.
As far as philanthropy goes, no one does it like Damon. This video is reminiscent of his Entourage cameo when he stalks Vincent Chase to write a cheque for his ONEXONE effort.
Personally, I don’t mind when celebrities communicate a message doing what they’re good at: entertaining. If more notable faces stopped preaching and tried something unique, more fans would happily donate.
Since starting his career, Cody has accomplished a lot considering he has yet to release a full length album. Releasing music today is impressive, however, it isn’t nearly the milestone it used to be. You know what’s impressive? Getting your own doll in every Toys R Us world-wide. andPOP (@jordans_life) talked to Cody Simpson about being immortalized with his very own doll, just in time for Xmas.
Arguably the most hated church in America, best known for protesting gay funerals, appears to have mastered the art of hypocrisy.
During a recent protest, one of the picketers from The Westboro Baptist Church was captured wearing a Glee t-shirt. When asked about her outfit, the
idiot ’protestor’ claimed that she had no idea what Glee was and the shirt belonged to her sister.
Since it started Glee has been a prominent supporter of gay rights and features many plot lines about homosexuality. Let’s hope the
morons good people over at WBC follow suit and continue to encourage this type of progressive behaviour.
It’s safe to say the Westboro Baptist Church was sufficiently #pwned today. The only thing that could have improved this photo is if Chris Colfer had of showed up and gave the thumbs up himself.
Thus, let it be known, The Westboro Baptist Church are Glee fans. No matter how many homophobic signs they paint, deep down they’re huge supporters of the show.
Scoreboard: Pop-culture 1, Westboro Baptist Church 0.
Nothing says “that was really special” like giving the girl you just slept with an autographed baseball. Apparently, that’s Derek Jeter’s way of showing his gratitude for sex.
According to the New York Post, Derek Jeter “is bedding a bevy of beauties in his Trump World Tower bachelor pad — and then coldly sending them home alone with gift baskets of autographed memorabilia.”
Imagine this ladies: after an incredibly charming date with one of the richest athletes still playing, you do the walk of shame holding a gift basket of Derek Jeter swag. The only thing missing is an “I banged Derek Jeter” t-shirt.
To add to the hilarity of this story, Jeter accidentally pulled the trick on the same girl twice. The source from the article says ”he basically gave her the same gift twice because he’d forgotten hooking up with her the first time!”
When you consider the risks of sleeping with a professional athlete, there are worse things they could give you. For example, herpes is never a good parting gift. Furthermore, I don’t think I would mind if a date left me with an adult loot bag containing thousands of dollars worth of collectables.
Not the classiest move in the world; however, the girls sleeping with Jeter probably aren’t expecting a relationship. After all, the last woman to land Jeter was Minka Kelly.
Today, Gawker released An Annotated History Of Lindsay Lohan Nudity. The article is an in-depth look at Lindsay’s various wardrobe malfunctions and (obviously) her lady bits.
The timeline, spanning from 2004 to the present day, highlights her nip-slips, upskirts and racy photo shoots while discussing the photos in context to the various stages of her career. The article is proof that, when examining Lindsay’s popularity, it’s evident all the media attention hasn’t come from her acting.
In addition, when compared to her recent Playboy spread, these photos show off a lot more skin. Most people probably just forgot they don’t have to purchase the latest issue to see Lindsay naked. Gawker has reminded us that Lindsay Lohan’s private parts are only a google search away.
To see the NSFW photos follow the jump to Gawker.
New York Times magazine has managed to wrangle Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst to recreate iconic moments in film. The series, titled A Touch Of Evil the stars will resurrect the magazines favourite villains from films past.
The first installment stars Brad Pitt as Eraserhead. Much like the cult classic, it’s strange and Pitt rocks the character’s signature hair-do. Not a lot happens here, it’s a slow zoom in on the actor as he glares into the camera with a psychotic stare. To be honest, it looks more like Pitt’s best impression of Eraserhead rather than an actor transforming into character. However, given he probably whipped something together in a day or so, it’s still quite entertaining.
This is without a doubt the shortest, weirdest and most confusing project Brad Pitt has ever worked on. A perfect homage to the original David Lynch film. Many people struggled to understand the meaning of Eraserhead and many more will have trouble deciphering what this is all about.
Fourteen of Mark Zuckerberg’s private photos have surfaced online after someone hacked his personal account.
The photos hit the web with the caption “It’s time to fix those security flaws Facebook.”
Facebook has since responded with an official explanation as to how it happened:
“Earlier today, we discovered a bug in one of our reporting flows that allows people to report multiple instances of inappropriate content simultaneously,”
“The bug allowed anyone to view a limited number of another user’s most recently uploaded photos irrespective of the privacy settings for these photos.”
The hack has raised some serious concerns with the social networking site. If the CEO’s personal account isn’t safe, who is? This is terrifying, considering over 800 million people have trusted Facebook’s privacy settings enough to upload their own photos.
Hopefully these photos will serve as a warning to the general Facebook population. Perhaps you should think twice about posting those pictures from your office Christmas party.
Celebrities (who normally register under a fake alias) should be safe but this bug had the potential to ruin a few careers. Can you imagine if they had of found Ashton Kutcher or Tiger Woods on Facebook?
Check out the rest of the photos on Buzzfeed.
Attention Degrassi fans! Annie Clark and Munro Chambers will be the first guests on “Out To Lynch With Ian Lynch” tonight at 8pm. The show will be streaming live on andPOP.com and we’ll be taking questions so send your tweets to @andPOP.
This half hour broadcast will feature the musical guests Daniel Johnson (Stereos) and May Lee Todd.
Want to come join us? It’s a 19+ event so bring your I.D. to Grace O’Malley’s downtown Toronto at 14 Duncan Street (the corner of Duncan and Pearl).
It’s free and we’re going to be giving out gift certificates! Tweet @andPOP to get on the guest list!!!
There’s been a lot of discussion online about whether or not Ke$ha is actually a “genius.”
The controversy came from an old interview with Seventeen Magazine where they claim the woman who wrote “We R Who We R,” is much smarter than she appears.
“Ke$ha was also a certified genius, with an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500.”
Seventeen supports their discourse with a quote from the singer, but she never addresses the test scores they provide.
“I would drive to the local college and take classes on Cold War history, just for fun.”
As surprising as her interest in global politics may be, this still provides little proof as to her aptitude or intelligence. Upon discovering the article on Reddit, like most people, I spat out my coffee and my first instinct was to take to the message board and express my outrage. However, this caused me to question what makes a genius in 2011.
In the interest of full-disclosure, let it be known that I have personally interviewed Ke$ha and she was very nice but nothing about her that indicated she was exceptionally bright. Although, I’m willing to entertain this idea based on an alternative theory.
The dictionary on my Macbook defines a “genius” as “a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative, either generally or in some particular respect.” If writing pop-music is considered an art or at least respected as a creative outlet, she wins some serious points. Read more…
Just in time for Christmas, Snooki has release her very own perfume appropriately called “Snooki by Nicole Polizzi.” The self titled
bottle of yuck scent is selling for forty-five dollars online and lasts for up to six hours.
According to The Superficial, Snooki was out promoting her product at Perfumania at the Jersey Garden Mall.
There’s no word on what it smells like but you can imagine it probably permeates a pronounced odour of self-tanner, aerosol, cigarettes and pickles. The type of smells not many men would be attracted to but may find useful hunting as an effective bear repellant.
Hopefully, this scent will act as a warning for club goers. I personally will be avoiding anyone who boasts the pungent aroma of Snooki. However, if you want to gamble and take home the girl that smells like garlic and carcinogens, be careful.
All jokes aside, we’re sure this is going to make Snooki a small fortune to add to her already impressive empire. The only question remaining is: who will sell more perfume? J-WOW or Snooki?
You can watch Snooki’s funny or die commercial for the product below.
The people at Victoria’s Secret have yet again proved that their sole purpose in this world is to make men happy. Gentlemen, Christmas came early this year.
In this ridiculously cute two-and-a-half minute video, a group of slim and perfectly symmetrical real-life Barbies parade around in menswear singing Maroon 5′s ‘Moves Like Jagger.” It shares an uncanny similarity to the actual music video that has over 60 million hits to date. However, this is much, much better.
The video features supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana LIma, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Miranda Kerr and Anne Vyalitsyna, who all get a thumbs up from Adam Levine for their sultry performance of his hit song.
To be honest, I have no idea why Maroon 5 made a music video without Victoria’s Secret models in the first place. They could have saved money and the lingerie makers would have picked up the bill. Either way, if you haven’t already seen this, enjoy!
This has very little to do with entertainment news or music, however, this particular Tumblr account has taken the internet by storm. If you haven’t already experienced Texts From Bennett, give yourself a solid ten-minute break from work to laugh until it hurts.
As per the creator’s description, “These are text messages I exchange with my 17 year old cousin Bennett. He is a white boy that thinks he’s a crip, works at Amoco, has a girlfriend named Mercedes, and is one of the most unintentionally funny and brilliant souls on the planet. He has no idea I do this blog. Yes, this is 100% real.”
Bennett is a shining example of a kid who got picked on in high school and listened to way too much Tupac. His “hard as f**k” personality combined with neanderthal-like spelling, makes this blog worth bookmarking.
I sincerely hope they’re real. It would break my heart if this is yet another faux persona created to sell me something. Pictured below is the misunderstood urban prophet, the one they call Bennett. Enjoy!
Courtney Love has offered to take Lindsay Lohan under the loose skin hanging from her arm, that could pass off as her “wing”. Love, an addict herself, thinks she’ll make a good mentor for Lindsay.
CTV News just posted snippets of Love’s recent interview with Details Magazine, where she shared her reasoning:
“I’ve taken up Lohan because nobody else will. [She's] further down the line than I was, because there was no [gossip websites like] TMZ then.”
This makes about as much sense as letting Jerry Sandusky babysit an eight-year-old. However, we’ll try and hold back our laughter and focus on the facts.
First, there’s an overwhelming amount of documentary footage that suggests Love and her late husband Kurt Cobain spent most of their married life using heroin. She also encountered legal troubles in the early 2000s for possession and violating her probation. Furthermore, this is the same woman whose own daughter emancipated herself at age 17.
It’s these failures that Courtney thinks would make her the ideal sobriety coach.
“I went up to Lindsay’s room one time and there was a show on called ’101 Celebrity Oops’ and I am like every other one, you know – boobs out, legs everywhere, throwing s**t at Madonna, you know, whatever. I’m like ‘Lindsay, look! Drugs are bad!’” she reveals to Details Magazine.
Drugs are bad? Really? This is the shining insight that is going to save Lohan? Lindsay has already been to rehab five times and with Love on her side it’s likely we’re going to witness a sixth.
On the bright side, maybe Love can be the mother figure Lindsay never had and in return, Lindsay can be the one daughter who never ran away from home.
Somehow by the good graces of Tom Selleck (if my eyes are correct) it appears Justin Bieber is growing a moustache.
After some serious squinting, we think we’ve spotted some upper-lip growth in the photo we found on Dlisted. However, much like Christopher Columbus finding America by accident, we’re not sure if this is intentional.
The elusive Bieber-stache should be viewed like a Magic Eye poster: if you get really close to the screen and squint it eventually pops out at you.
We’ve yet to name this unknown specimen but we’re hearing early reports that some people are calling it the “Yeater Beater.” Like any man, when the prospect of children was mentioned, his paternal instincts kicked in and starting pumping testosterone to his upper lip.
andPOP’s special moustache correspondant Casey Jones had this to say about the Bieber-stash:
“I like Selena’s better.”
Regardless of the outcome, we appreciate the effort! It’s great to see a young, successful superstar like Justin supporting a good cause…22 days into the month.
Today Rihanna released the first single from her upcoming album Talk Talk Talk. The track is called “You Da One,” and it’s an upbeat power-pop love song with some heavy bass synths that almost sound like they were borrowed from dub step.
In honour of Rihanna’s flirtation with the genre, we hand selected some new singles that have been remixed by dub step artists.
Normally this sort of stuff isn’t really our style but these inturpretations were so enticing we had to post them. Check out our playlist below, featuring Mac Miller, Drake, Cher Lloyd and Mike Posiner. If nothing else, these tracks should help carry you into the weekend and they would make an excellent addition to a pre-party playlist.
Mac Miller – Smile Back / Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Drake Ft. Nicki Minaj – Make Me Proud (DJ Frankenstein Remix)
Cher Lloyd feat Mike Posner – With Ur Love (Shirobon Remix)