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10 musicians who threw first pitches as badly as 50 Cent (if not worse) -- VIDEO

Did 50 Cent really throw the worst first pitch in baseball history Tuesday night? When the rapper tossed the ceremonial ball before the New York Mets-Pittsburgh Pirates game, Fiddy nearly took out a photographer standing at what normally would have been deemed a safe distance from home plate. It was, by all accounts, terrible.

But 50 Cent has plenty of competition when it comes to Most Embarrassing Pitching Performance by a Celebrity. And for some reason, musical artists in particular seem to be lacking in throwing skills. Here are the 10 wildest first pitches by pop stars, rappers, and rockers, ranked from nearly hittable to hittable if they’re suddenly playing golf.


Carly Rae Jepsen: 'Call Me Maybe' singer reflects on her Broadway 'Cinderella' story

Carly Rae Jepsen: singer, songwriter…Broadway star? While the “Call Me Maybe” songstress is best known for her international, record-breaking single, she’s making a name for herself on the Great White Way in the title role of Cinderella in the Rodgers + Hammerstein musical of the same name, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre. And since starting the role Feb. 4, she’s found the experience has been “the greatest of my life.”

“It’s amazing. I think every little girl that I know dreams of living in New York one day, and I’m no different. I always thought one day I would land here for a period of my life,” Jepsen said when EW spoke with her at Gray Line NYC’s Ride of Fame event, where the singer was honored with a ceremony that unveiled her photo on the popular double-decker tour buses. “And it’s incredible to get to do that, and then not only land here, but land here and be on Broadway…and then a bus! It’s strange, but it’s a huge honor.” READ FULL STORY

Carly Rae Jepsen to play Cinderella on Broadway

The “Call Me Maybe” queen is officially royalty.

Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will make her Broadway debut beginning February 4 playing the title role in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, replacing original star Laura Osnes (who earned a much-deserved Tony nomination for the role).

The 28-year-old singer has signed on for a 12-week run, two weeks longer than fellow Broadway debut Fran Drescher, who joins the show (also on Feb. 4) as Cinderella’s stepmother Madame.

“Broadway has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and I look forward to working with this incredibly talented cast to tell this classic tale,” Jepsen said in a press statement. “These last few years have been a real fairy tale come to life for me, so I feel especially blessed to play this part and be reminded that you must never stop dreaming!”

Jepsen’s theater credits include high school productions of Annie, Grease and The Wiz in British Columbia. The star posted her own excited announcement of her casting on Instagram.

The new Broadway staging of Cinderella re-tells the iconic princess tale with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes and a new book by Douglas Carter Beane. The show opened on March 3, 2013 at the Broadway Theatre and earned nine Tony Award nominations, winning one for costume design.

Is the 'Call Me Maybe'/Nine Inch Nails mashup as good as these classics?

The greatest mashup artists don’t just find two songs with similar-sounding titles, smoosh, them together, and call it a day — they make ingenious connections between two or more tunes that seem as though they’d have nothing in common, combining them in a way that’s both totally surprising and perfectly coherent.

Take, for example, pomDeterrific’s “Call Me a Hole,” a crazy/good/crazy good mashup of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and NIN’s “Head Like a Hole.” There may be only one thing on which both fresh-faced teens and NIN fans can agree: This song is awesome.


This is crazy: 'Jeopardy!' goes all out with 'Call Me Maybe'-themed clues

Well, that’s one way to make contestants in the Teen Tournament feel welcome.

These are the clue categories Jeopardy! gave its high school-aged competitors during the first round of a game earlier this week. And this is how stately, dignified Alex Trebek sounded when reading those category names aloud:


Tops on Facebook in 2012: 'Hunger Games,' fun., Channing Tatum, and (no joke) 'Duck Dynasty'

This morning, Facebook announced its “2012 Year in Review,” a series of lists of the top trends of the year. And befitting a website that boasts hundreds of millions of users, popular, youth-skewing taste ruled the day — with one very hairy exception.


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: The best and the worst of this year's Turkey Day mainstay

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t the type of parade that gives out awards to the best floats, what with nearly all the floats being the same every year. So EW’s here to make sure that the highlights of this year’s parade all get their due accolades. Here are the moments from this year’s kickoff to Turkey Day that were deserving of recognition, for better or worse.

Best Marching Band Uniforms: This one goes to Father Ryan High School Band from Nashville, Tenn. Any trombone player that looks like a combination of a hockey player, Judge Dredd and the Power Rangers we saw a few minutes before is definitely the clear winner for a prize like this.

Worst Lip-Syncer: It saddens me to present this award to Don McLean. The poor guy got off to a bad start when he totally missed the recorded spoken words “Sing it with me!” The rest of his “performance” of “American Pie” on the Mount Rushmore float just didn’t feel authentic at all. And then he also missed the spoken “Good and loud!” Of all the music acts here, he’s probably the one least used to the insult of having to lip-sync (Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted and Cody Simpson seemed well-practiced in that particular art), so maybe in some small way, we can look at it as a good thing he’s not skilled in the art of lip-syncing.

Best Effort to Match the Theme: Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn gets this one for sporting a red headband and dark green pea coat for his appearance on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float. READ FULL STORY

Now there's a 'Call Me Lochte' video out there

Oh, what hath the Olympics wrought?

First there was the U.S. swimming team’s parody video of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” which we thought might be the only one we’d come across during the Games. But we were fools for thinking that — fools

It only took a couple days, but there’s already a Carly Rae parody video named “Call Me Lochte” that’s popping up all over the place. The gag, produced by the folks at the NOC, re-imagines the Ryan Lochte-Michael Phelps rivalry like so:

“Hey, I’m not Michael, don’t eat at Subway/But this is my year, so call me Lochte/It’s hard to swim right, by Phelps baby/But this is my year, so call me Lochte.”

And so forth! Check it out in the video below:


Last call for 'Call Me Maybe'? -- VIDEO

The end of “Call Me Maybe” fever is near.

The song of summer — and the meme that threatened to take over the Internet — seems finally to be winding down. This video combines all the major “Call Me Maybe” lip-syncs into 2:20 of viral perfection. The Harvard baseball team, President Obama, Cookie Monster, and even Carly Rae Jepsen herself all make appearances.

Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards: EW's alternate-category winners -- plus the real ones!

All of those crazy kids’ favorite vamps, wolves, “unique” hairstyles, a bunch of promos for Fox’s fall TV lineup, and scores of unwanted brightly hued surfboards came out to party at last night’s 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

The X Factor‘s Demi Lovato and Glee‘s Kevin McHale co-hosted. Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, and Carly Rae Jepsen performed, and — get this — No Doubt sang live. Hey, it is the ’90s!

The full list of TCA winners is on page 3 of this post; my own personal winners of Fox’s two-hour telecast are below. By all means, list your own in the comments.

Choice Approximation to a Horse’s Ass

Demi Lovato’s head  READ FULL STORY

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