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Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson bring The National doc to 'Broadway'

In Hollywood, when big celebrities discover a splendid little documentary, they’re sometimes tempted to adapt it into a big-budget feature film—which may destroy what they loved about that little doc in the first place. But Ted Danson and Zach Galiafanakis aren’t your typical power-mad narcissists. They fell in love with Mistaken for Strangers, the poignant music doc about slacker Tom Berninger and his brother, Matt, who happens to be the lead singer of The National. Rather than turn it into a film, the two former Bored to Death co-stars took that pure story to the only place it could truly be told: the stage.

In a new Funny or Die video, the perfectly-cast Galifianakis talks about his dream to come to Broadway—after playing Shrek off-Broadway. READ FULL STORY

What does Beyonce have to do with 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?

This Thursday, Fifty Shades of Grey fans will get their first peek at the film when its trailer finally debuts. But much like its teaser, the full-length trailer won’t premiere on any website. Instead, it will debut on the Queen of Pop’s Instagram account, which prompts an important question: What does Beyoncé have to do with Fifty Shades of Grey?

So far, the only connection between Beyoncé and the film is her Instagram account, and the fact that she can be heard singing what sounds like a slowed down, sultry version of “Crazy In Love” at the end of the teaser. Could that be her only connection to the movie? It’s a possibility. But just in case it’s not, we’ve come up with a few more theories: READ FULL STORY

Kanye West is a blowfish, and other ridiculous things from his 'GQ' interview

Kanye West is a blowfish—not a shark, a blowfish. At least, that’s how he describes himself in a new interview with GQ that, predictably, features many other gems from the candid star.

Sure, some of the interview is actually pretty sweet—he talks about wanting to make sure his daughter’s life is better than his own, how much he loves his wife, Kim Kardashian, how special it is to have someone to call “Mom” once again. (He also basically confirms that every insane rumor you heard about the Kimye wedding was 100 percent true.) But when we look to Kanye West, we’re hoping to get some more of his signature out-there statements—and luckily, there’s no shortage of them in this latest interview. The best examples, totally out of context:

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Video: Mood music is not something the stars of 'The Night Shift' agree on

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With The Night Shift having already scored a second season on NBC, co-stars Jill Flint and Eoin Macken will be spending a lot more time together. As we discovered when they visited EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test, they still have a lot to learn about one another, especially when it comes to celeb crushes and music preferences. READ FULL STORY

Kanye gives tips for airport navigation in unearthed reality show clip

Kanye West doesn’t have the best history with airports: He’s been arrested twice, once in 2008 and another time in 2013, for getting in altercations with photographers at LAX. But in a clip TMZ obtained from a failed 2010 reality pilot about West’s travel agent, the rapper claims he likes being in airports—he just has to have a few strategies for dealing with the people in them.

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Video: Ellie Kemper imagines sci-fi for women with Neko Case and Kelly Hogan

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The future according to the world of sci-fi is really appealing—if you’re a teenage boy.

In a wacky video for their new song, “These Aren’t the Droids,” singer Neko Case and her longtime collaborator Kelly Hogan slyly highlight the extent to which popular visions of the future are designed to appeal to teenage male fans. Case wears a Star Trek uniform and Princess Leia wig (probably just to make you angry about that combination), while Hogan sports a full-on Chewbacca costume. Ellie Kemper (The OfficeBridesmaids) also appears as a woman unfulfilled by her relationship with a Star Wars stormtrooper.

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You weren't invited to Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party, but Lena Dunham and Emma Stone were

So okay, you’re probably going, “Is this, like, a Noxzema commercial or what?” But seriously, Taylor Swift actually has a way normal life for a 24-year-old millionaire pop-country songstress. She goes to the beach with her famous friends on the Fourth of July… READ FULL STORY

Here's what you need to know about Internet-famous rapper Yung Lean

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About a year ago, the Internet—at least, the not-insubstantial part of it where hip-hop, contemporary art, and online culture overlap—went suddenly, seriously crazy over a Swedish rapper named Yung Lean. He had just released a song and video called “Hurt,” and was about to release a mixtape in conjunction with the influential Brooklyn streetwear brand Mishka. It was crudely made, from its rudimentary beat to its garishly computerized video, and the ambiguity of whether it was serious was part of the appeal.

“Hurt” seemed like the sort of weirdly entertaining diversion the Internet likes to obsess over briefly, just until the next one shows up—but Yung Lean’s fan base has only grown and strengthened since then. A little less than a month ago, he released a new single, “Yoshi City,” that significantly ups the quality in all respects, from the catchiness of the hook to the professional production quality of the video.

Now Lean’s about to start his first American tour and is prepping for the release of a new album later this year. He’s also on the verge of making the leap from an Internet cult to a real-life one, a la Odd Future. Here’s a primer on the unexpected next big thing in rap (maybe):

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BET Awards 2014: Full list of winners

Last night, Beyoncé dominated the Chris Rock-hosted BET Awards in L.A., picking up statues for both Best Collaboration (with Jay Z) for her ode to chairs “Drunk in Love” as well as Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, beating out Janelle Monáe, Jhené Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna, and Tamar Braxton.

Pharrell Williams continued his big year by taking home the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist as well as the night’s biggest prize, Video of the Year, for “Happy.” (Beyoncé was nominated twice in that category, but clearly split her own vote.)

The night wasn’t without a few (inadvertent) surprise moments. The screen misspelled Lionel Richie’s name wrong during his Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech, and Robin Thicke made everyone uncomfortable with yet another public plea for wife Paula Patton to take him back. Perhaps it’s time for Patton to burn him a mix tape of Taylor Swift.

Check out the full list of winners below. READ FULL STORY

Erykah Badu tries to kiss a TV reporter during his live shot

Let’s say that you were a PIX11 reporter doing a live shot on the 5 p.m. news about Shia LaBeouf’s arrest, and you were going to wind up getting videobombed as you tried to wrap up this segment on a Manhattan street. Who would be the perfect suspect to perpetrate this devious and disorienting crime? If you said Shia LaBoeuf… well, that’s actually a really good and meta choice. But it was actually Erykah Badu, decked out in a HOI (hat of interest). Standing behind PIX’s Mario Diaz, the singer made a family-unfriendly gesture in which one of her fingers made the acquaintance of a few fingers on her other hand in the shape of a circle and also grabbed him to plant a kiss. Without registering exactly who was making the advance, he instinctively pushed her away with an “excuse me” while gamely continuing his report. Badu later tweeted a playful “sorry” to him, and Diaz (who, coincidentally, once had a shot crashed by Tiger Woods before his first pro win) accepted her apology while citing some fitting Prince lyrics. He also noted that his wife, who was watching off-camera with their two-year child when the incident happened on Friday, approved of her move.

Watch Badu in action below. READ FULL STORY

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