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Aubrey Plaza and her intramural basketball team make a fake Burger King commercial


Somehow, some way, Aubrey Plaza and her intramural basketball team, The Pistol Shrimps, made “commercials” for Burger King in 1996. The commercials are filmed like ’90s ads, complete with a brief mention of Space Jam.


This Week's Cover: The Bellas are back in 'Pitch Perfect 2'

SPOILER ALERT:  The Barden Bellas have split up.

But before you scream “A ca-scuse me?!” it’s just a temporary separation. On this muggy June day in Baton Rouge, La., the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Universal’s sleeper about a college a cappella group, is pulling double duty. Rebel Wilson (returning as blunt bombshell Fat Amy) and Brittany Snow (back as dim bulb Chloe) are cloistered in the production offices, recording and preparing for dance rehearsal.

Meanwhile, a few miles away, Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin, reprising their roles as vocal power couple Beca and Jesse, are shooting Beca’s first day of work as an intern at a recording company. “Any first-day jitters?” Jesse asks. “No,” Beca responds. “I’m just going to be moody and distant—artists love that, right?” If anyone has slight jitters, it’s the woman behind the camera: actress Elizabeth Banks (the Hunger Games franchise), who produced the original and appeared in a small role as sassy judge Gail. She’s now making her feature-directing debut. “This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever had,” she jokes during a break in shooting. “My first movie is this huge studio movie that a lot of people care about that also happens to be a musical with massive dance numbers. I don’t know what I was thinking.” READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart gets a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart has had hundreds, if not thousands, of guests on The Daily Show, but there have been few that he develops a crush on during an interview.


Bill Cosby rape accusations: There's smoke, but what happens when it blows away?

As difficult as it might be, for a few minutes, let’s disregard the critical question of whether Bill Cosby is guilty of rape or not.

Instead, let’s focus on the public reaction to the blooming scandal, as expressed both through traditional media and social media. What’s particularly fascinating about the current outrage is that Cosby’s name was linked to date-rape allegations nearly a decade ago—and back then, barely anyone batted an eyelash. One accuser went on the Today Show in 2005 to tell her story of allegedly being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in the 1970s. People Magazine dug into similar accusations in 2006, soon after Cosby had reached a financial settlement with a Philadelphia-area woman who’d claimed that she’d been drugged and sexually assaulted by the TV icon. Thirteen other women had come forward with similar stories about Cosby, and were willing to testify if that civil case had reached a courtroom.

Months later, he was the celebrity commencement speaker at Carnegie Mellon University; in 2009, he was honored with the the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. READ FULL STORY

'Big Hero 6' meets 'The Departed' in totally unnecessary censored trailer

Baymax’s low-battery sequence is one of the funniest sequences in Disney’s latest animated hit, Big Hero 6. Scott Adsit essentially plays the lovable robot as a drunken android, and now fans can see how the scene would play out if Baymax were actually inebriated.


Press Pause: How one game's success proved players are tired of bugs


Press Pause is a weekly column that takes a look at the biggest releases and news in the video game industry.

The old adage that consumers should vote with their wallets seems to finally be sticking with video game players.

November is often a busy month for releases; publishers pack it with games they hope will be big holiday sellers and receive plenty of critical praise. More than 15 major releases debuted between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 this year alone—enough to last any gamer not just the month, but probably an entire year or two.

But a strange thing happened over the weekend: A re-release of a 2008 Japanese role-playing game became the highest-selling game on Steam, gaming’s most widely-used digital distribution network. Though not even the game’s publisher anticipated such a reception, it’s emblematic of how ridiculous the year-end rush has become.


Tony Hawk rides a hoverboard (for real this time, apparently)


After ruining the dreams of every Back to the Future fan earlier this year, Tony Hawk is once again trying to sell the masses on hoverboard technology. Only this time, it’s real.


'Rock of Ages' to close on Broadway

The head-bangers are leaving Broadway. Producers of Rock of Ages announced that the production will play its final Broadway performance Jan. 18, 2015.  READ FULL STORY

'Dragon Age' trailers shows off a wonderful world... full of dragons


Of the many video-game releases this week, Dragon Age: Inquisition is among the most anticipated. To help prepare fans for the mayhem that awaits, EA and Bioware have released one final trailer.


Natalie Dormer reveals the 'diva' of 'Game of Thrones' cast in Reddit AMA

Natalie Dormer has had a busy few years in Hollywoodincluding playing Cressida in The Hunger Games, Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, Moriarty on Elementary and with that comes plenty of stories to tell. In a Reddit AMA on Monday, she regaled her fans with some of them, and even outed one of her Game of Thrones co-stars as a major diva.

Here’s what she revealed:


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