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Right Said Fred is too sexy for Bashar al-Assad on 'Last Week Tonight'

Among Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad’s many sins is his poor taste in music. CNN recently learned that the Middle Eastern president has been buying music off iTunes — and that his purchases include “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO and “Look at Me Now” by Chris Brown. Chris Brown? Really, Assad?

Assad also purchased a song by Right Said Fred, the band behind the early ’90s hit “I’m Too Sexy.” So naturally, John Oliver brought the group onto Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, where they returned the favor (sort of). Brothers Richard and Fred Fairbrass performed a custom version of their most popular song, replacing lyrics like “I’m a model, you know what I mean” with “You’re a monster, we hate your regime.” They even generously offered to refund Assad on his purchase, singing, “Stop downloading our tracks, here’s your money back!”

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'Time' 2013 Person of the Year finalists: Miley Cyrus, President Obama among top 10

What do Miley Cyrus, Barack Obama, and the Pope all have in common? They are among the 10 finalists announced by Time magazine for the annual Person of the Year issue.

Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs announced the list on the Today show Monday morning, saying the POTY is a “person who has had the most impact on events this year, for better or worse.” Here’s the complete list (in alphabetical order):
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