Al Roker can’t really feel sad that his Dateline confession about pooping his pants at The White House got an auto-tuned version, considering he knew he was telling THE WORLD. Andrew Frederick, an American musician, uploaded this auto-tuned version called “I Pooped in my Pants (The Dookie Dance).”
The auto-tuned Ode to Al even features the weatherman dancing to his very own song.
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On top of all his other projects, country singer Brad Paisley is now getting involved with television, creating the new theme song for one of your
least favourite shows. The musician premiered his parody song called “The Ballad of Honey Boo Boo” on Jimmy Kimmel.
The country singer manages to bring patriotic pride to one of the worst “reality” shows in television history. For that, we salute you Brad Paisley!
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One of the repercussions of Jimmy Kimmel’s show being moved up a time slot was that Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling’s daily show “Knife Guys” got the axe. The two guys interrupted Jimmy’s live broadcast with their Shopping Channel-style show and gave him cut eye. They had some time to show off some of their wicked knives, which chop through everything from cottage cheese to cotton candy.
Unfortunately, Will was inflicted with a minor wound and had to call it a day. I’m glad I’ve never seen this show before because if I did I’d probably have a weird, creepy collection of knives hidden at my place. How can you NOT by a knife fromm Ryan Gosling, or anything for that matter?
Ahhh yea, keep walking Ryan Gosling.
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Jimmy Kimmel — he of the “I Bought My Kids Horrible Back to School Outfits” and “I Sprayed My Dad With a Hose” challenges — asked viewers to submit videos of them hugging their TV during the big football game.
Kimmel asked them to hug the screen during a crucial moment of the game and not let go until everyone was screaming. Unfortunately there were no crucial moments of the game because Alabama had it wrapped up in the first three minutes, but he still got about 1000 submissions of people flipping out.
I’d like to see him issue the same challenge but during some horrible finale like The Bachelor to see if the reaction is any different. How would you react?
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In response to people of the Internet scurrying to round-up the best of 2012, Conan decided to do the exact opposite. Instead of seeking the most popular videos of the Internet, the host compiled a (rather short) list of videos that didn’t quite make it to viral status. While the videos that Conan selected are funny in that dead-pan/wtf kind of way, it made me think: maybe there are some undiscovered gems out there that just never had a chance to compete in the presence of Gangnam Style and Grumpy Cat.
It’s pretty hard to find really awesome videos that don’t have millions of views. But there are a lot of videos out there that desperately need to make a comeback and prove while they once hit viral video fame before the epic-ness that was 2012.
Here are some (not-so) viral videos of 2012:
Penguin Falls Down Resulting in Best Sound Ever
This video, which was originally posted a year ago, is starting to make its rounds on tumblr again. MrGreesen re-posted this video merely a week ago, and already its making its way back up to the top of the viral video list. I think that people find this video hilarious mostly for the noise that the penguins make. But really, its kind of amazing how viewers seem to ignore the utter sadness that ensues when a fellow penguin has fallen down. Nobody gets left behind.
Not too long ago, we discovered YouTuber KageNoAku and subsequently ranted about his awesomeness. The views on some of his videos are surprisingly low, which is heartbreaking considering how sweet, funny, and unique he is. I admire KageNoAku for uploading his videos — it takes serious courage to expose the personal chamber that is your bedroom.
By Gabriella Zicarelli
Nothing makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside as a nostalgic cartoon or stop-motion classic during the holidays. It makes me recall those precious moments when I couldn’t wait for Santa to come down the chimney on Christmas eve. Here are ten you have to RE-watch this year.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Whos of Whoville love Christmas and show it by decorating the town and singing songs. But the Grinch devises a plan to ruin the festive holiday by stealing all their gifts and decorations. It’s not until he sees that even without all the “stuff,” the Whos are still happy, making him realize the true meaning of the holidays. This classic will make any grinch’s heart grow twice its size.
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman tells the tale of a young girl and her friendship with a talking snowman. They team up to defeat a greedy magician who desperately wants his magical hat back. This classic tale has so many heart-warming scenes you’ll want to gather your closest friends in a circle and sing.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
All little Rudolph wanted was to fit in and be like everyone else, until he realizes that being himself is what makes him special. He’s able to do something that none of the others could do to save Christmas. Hooray for individuality!
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Christmas is a time of love, friendship, family and giving back. It’s also a time of receiving horrible presents. That’s why when someone gifts you a lousy pair of socks or an irrelevant coin sorter machine it’s important to master that expression of complete shock and awe.
You know like, “That’s just what I wanted! How did you know?!”
Jimmy Kimmel’s team approached streeters and asked them how to pretend to like a lousy holiday gift. While a couple of them mastered a believable reaction, the others fell into two categories; They either over-exaggerated their reactions or went a little too droll.
Still, when it comes down to it, Christmas isn’t about presents. It’s the thought that counts!
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Steve-O shared his BEST STORY EVER on Canada’s television talk show The Hour, retelling that time he got medical attention from Mike Tyson and a Kung-Fu instructor.
They were filming a bit called “BB Gun Nipple Piercing” and the Jackass star was super stoked because the pellet stayed in his nipple. All of a sudden, skateboarder Bam Margera snuck up behind him and punched him in the face for absolutely no reason at all, badly breaking his nose.
He went to a surgeon but the doctor insisted his nose healed that way and he’d have to re-break it in order to straighten it. A year later, he showed up at the Charlie Sheen Roast with his crooked nose. He talked Mike Tyson into holding his fist out with his arm locked and then ran forcefully across the stage and dove into Tyson’s fist.
All of a sudden, a kung-fu instructor came on stage and said Steve-O needed his nose to be set, assuring him that he’d done it many times before. Steve-O put his trust in the dude and he ended up fixing it.
“I got better cosmetic surgery done at the hands of Mike Tyson and a kung-fu weirdo than any doctor probably ever could have given me,” he said.
If Steve-O ever has grandkids, he’s going to have the most wicked stories EVER. “Gather round the fireplace children, has grandpa ever told you about the time he got choked thirteen times in a day or set his hair on fire or got medical attention from a kung-fu intructor?
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Looks like “Never Say Never” will truly be Justin Bieber’s motto for life.
According to TVGuide, ABC is once again developing a sitcom that would be based on the teen superstar’s life. The single-camera comedy was originally set up at the network last year, but is being revived and still under consideration for next season.
Along with manager Scooter Braun, Bieber will serve as the executive producer for the show. So far, the project is untitled but plans to center around Bieber’s life before he got famous and focus on the future pop star’s awkward teenage years and his unorthodox family.
But those who are worried about the show shouldn’t fret too much as writers Matt Wilpert and Ben Nedivi are working to develop the script. Having previously written for the successful HBO show “Entourage”, it appears the sitcom could have a lot of potential.
Who’s excited? I KNOW WE ARE!!
If we could accurately describe our feelings it would be a mix between this….
And this, because we are just so proud of our boy.
Usher stopped by “The Ellen Degeneres” show to perform and join the host in a dance battle for the new game Dance Central 3.
While we all love Ellen for her dancing, it’s pretty obvious that Usher is the better dancer here. But seeing that he starting screwing up in the middle of the competition, it’s quite clear that he was just being a gentleman for letting the host win the battle!!
And to make things even better, all the audience members left the show with an Xbox and a copy of the game.
(Seriously, one day…I will be in that audience and bask in the same glory as those lucky people.)
The holidays are here, and the glee kids are celebrating everything from Hanukkah to Christmas to… the Mayan apocalypse?
By Kelly O’Brien
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Glee, Actually.”
Artie’s guardian angel – After taking a nasty fall on McKinley’s treacherous wheelchair ramp, he wishes he were never put in his chair. He has a Christmas Carol-esque dream in which ex-gleek Rory shows him what McKinley would be like had he never been paralyzed. Picture a pregnant Becky and a drunk Mr. Schue. Scary, I know. Luckily, the dream is enough to make Artie come to his senses.
Christmas in New York – Kurt plans to stay in New York for Christmas, but what he doesn’t plan is a visit from his dad and ex-boyfriend Blaine. The visit is full of Hummel traditions like watching basketball while not-so-secretly reading Vogue, but Burt comes bearing something other than gifts: he tells Kurt he has prostate cancer. It’s heartbreaking to see these two battle another health scare. Can’t they catch a break?
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After watching her promo tour for Les Miserables, I have to say Amanda Seyfried is becoming one of my favourite personalities ever. Every interview she does is ridiculously entertaining, case in point, her interview with Ellen Degeneres.
She has so many talents but here’s one you didn’t expect from her — or anyone really. Seyfried rapped 2Pac’s “California Love” while inexplicably wearing a frog mask. The YouTube comments are mixed so far, though matheuswoww‘s comment led the pack when I wrote this: “That’s the whitest thing i’ve seen.”
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Perhaps she had a little liquid courage in her system? She admitted to David Letterman the other day that she indulges in a little alcohol before big talk shows so she can enjoy them more. Before Letterman’s show she had three drinks, partially supplied by his colleagues.
“I’ve never done a live television show — or afternoon — without some kind of liquid courage,” she said. “I understand that I have a problem maybe, but you know what? It really gets me through. I really want to enjoy my experience out here because it’s special.”
I’m crossing my fingers we never hear about Seyfried enrolling in a rehab program, but in the meantime this girl is absolutely hilarious. She totally owned rapping in a frog mask and I’m guessing that’s no easy feat.
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By Jessica Galang
Emblem 3, Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar are the final four left standing in the competition, and it’s getting super intense. You can tell all the musicians have their game face on and are bringing it with everything they have. Like last week, the acts will sing two songs: One chosen by the singers themselves, and one chosen by their mentor. Every performance is getting better and showing the true potential of the artists, which is why it’s getting hard to pick just three favourites.
Emblem 3 – “Baby I Love Your Way” (Picked by Emblem 3)
Emblem 3 picked this song because they said it’s their mother and father’s favourite song (Aww!). I’m a sucker for oldies, and I felt like their cover was really modern and creative; I wasn’t a big fan of the rapping part, but I still liked that they put their own personal spin on a classic. Like LA said, they’re super charismatic and they’re good at getting the audience into every performance. Demi said it was the first time she felt they actually lived up to what she expected of them. Twitter user @sassquatchet tweeted “I actually really think Emblem 3 deserves to be in the finals — they have such a unique, raw sound that’s so different than everything today”
Tate Stevens – “Fall” by Clay Walker (Picked by LA)
LA picked an emotional song for Tate, and he performed it so well I felt like he was singing on his wedding day. I don’t even know what to say about Tate anymore – I think everyone understands that his voice is impeccable and unwavering in every performance, and even if he doesn’t win first place, this show won’t be the last we’ll see of him. Demi said: “Your wife must feel like the luckiest girl in the world, spending your fifteenth anniversary singing your heart out to her.” Simon said he was happy that Tate decided to enter the competition.
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If you’re still scrounging for some last minute holiday ideas, why not pick up the phone and buy a convenient product from late night TV? To make it easier for you, Jimmy Kimmel curated the best of the best products from various informercials. Included is a fake singing parakeet, an inflatable neck brace and a condiment shaker.
Don’t worry, if your boyfriend isn’t into the ear wax vacuum you bought him (hint hint) then there’s a good chance they’ll send you your money back.
These phone headphones are strong enough to hold a five pound laptop. Because, why wouldn’t you?
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No holiday is complete without someone wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, whether your aunt is legitimately wearing it because she thinks it’s funky or because your hipster friend Wheatgrass thinks it’s ironic. And when you really shop around, there’s an ugly holiday sweater for everyone!
Ellen premiered some of her favourite ugly Christmas sweaters on her talk show this morning and they were positively horrendous, but in the best way possible. The best thing is, they’re all REAL sweaters that you can purchase… we promise. Here are her favourites.
For the mom that means business:
For the holiday Ho Ho Ho
For the Jewish fashion diva
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By Kelly O’Brien
It’s a night of last chances as the gleeks look for purpose and NYADA gives Kurt one last shot.
Here’s what you need to know from last night’s episode, “Swan Song.”
Moving on – After collapsing last week, Marley is thankfully okay. However, the New Directions were forced to forfeit sectionals after coming to her rescue during the performance. With Sue taking over the choir room, there’s nowhere for the club to rehearse, forcing the kids to find new extra-curriculars. Blaine looks pretty good as a Cheerio, but I would pay money to see Artie perform alongside the marching band (plume and all).
The golden ticket – Freshmen DO NOT perform at the NYADA’s Winter Showcase. Unless that freshman happens to be Rachel of course. After proving her voice is unmatched during the Cassandra vs. Rachel sing-off of “All That Jazz,” she goes on to win the showcase. She may not have the best moves, but nobody slays a ballad like Rachel Berry.
Santana who? – Santana and Brittany are officially over, and that means Sam aka Trouty Mouth is free to make his move on Brittany. While the wrath of lesbian bloggers holds her back at first, the allure of those luscious lips proves to be too much for Britt to bear, and the two share an adorable kiss. Good thing Sam has extra Chapstick on hand.
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The world has fallen in love with Tardar Sauce the grumpy cat (you might know him as Tard), but according to The Soup’s Joel McHale (who actually speaks cat fluently) Tard has a message for the Redditors who made him famous: “I’m not pretty happy, my name is Tardar Sauce. Would yo be happy if you were named after a dipping sauce for fish or named after any sauce for that matter? My life is a joke. F*ck you Reddit.”
So there you go Reddit, straight from the cat. Is Tard’s angry stare the result of adorable bone structure or a deeper existential crisis?
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By Jessica Galang
Tonight’s show was unique as the contestants had to perform two songs each. One of those songs was chosen by the very people that keep the show going: the fans. The Pepsi Challenge assigned three songs to each contestant and the songs that got the most votes was performed on last night’s show. The contestants even tweeted what they were wearing; CeCe Frey tweeted a photo of her shorts and asked “denim or no denim?” The other song wasn’t revealed until they actually performed it — it was called the ‘unplugged’ song.
For tonight, here are my top three favourites:
Emblem 3 – “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart (From the Pepsi Challenge)
Emblem 3 is so adorable; they remind me of a boy band from the 90s. I felt it was really appropriate that they sang ‘Forever Young’, since they really embody youth and that boyish charm that makes preteen girls go nuts. I felt they did a really good rendition and they all sang the song on point. While not all their performances are amazing, they really know how to keep in harmony together and make it work. Demi had the biggest smile on her face and told they judges they all know she’s a fan, but she wants to see them command the stage more. However, @SimonCowell tweeted “I have no idea what Demi is talking about @emblemthree were amazing.”
Carly Rose Sonenclar – “If I Were A Boy” (From the Pepsi Challenge)
This performance can literally be summed up by one line she sings towards the end: “But you’re just a boy, no you don’t understand.” As soon as I hard her vocalize that line, I pretty much just accepted that the competition is probably over because Carly is phenomenal. Though this is an overplayed song, she performed it just as well as Beyonce herself, and it looks like she’s getting more confident every week. “As a fan I get very excited because you never let me down, you are so talented,” LA says. Demi said her vocals are amazing, but she wants to see her sing more up-tempo because it is predictable – Simon quickly interrupted and told Carly not to listen to anything Demi has to say. I must agree with Demi; it would be nice to see Carly go beyond the slow tempo and do something different rather than pick the same kind of song every week. Still, it was a flawless performance.
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In Glee’s upcoming Christmas special “Glee Actually,” Sam and Brittany live their lives to the fullest before the much-heralded Mayan Apocalypse. Meanwhile Jake and Puck spend some quality sibling time together for Hanukkah.
As if this doesn’t make me excited enough, I just got a little taste of the music with their version of “Silent Night.” The slowed down track is sung by the now-graduated Santana, whose incredibly soulful voice makes the song even more moving. The track will be featured in the upcoming album Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Volume 3.
What do you want the Glee kids to get for Christmas this year? I personally hope Rachel gets a Broadway show, Blaine gets Kurt back and Britney gets a brain. I’ve heard rumours of Finn taking a special winter walk with Marley. How would you react?
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Backstage before the show, Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey and The Roots grabbed some instruments you’d find in an elementary school classroom and stopped by the Late Night music room to sing Mariah’s holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
If you aren’t already in the holiday spirit, this video will make you feel like you just chugged a mug of warm cocoa by the fireplace while someone blows mini paper snowflakes by your head. Inviting an elementary school choir join in on the chorus gave their rendition even more heart and you can’t help loving their sparkly red attire.
Don’t forget to check out their version of “Call Me Maybe” with Carly Rae Jepsen. What song do you want to hear them cover next?
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