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Go ninja, go ninja, go! Turtles and Vanilla Ice team up for 'Gangnam Style' parody -- VIDEO

Have you ever seen a turtle get down? Of course you have; like any nostalgia hound, you’ve watched this clip of Vanilla Ice’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze rap so many times that you could do the turtle-ography in your sleep. But you’ve never seen a video of men in giant turtle suits, rooms full of Nickelodeon employees, a Lady Gaga impersonator, and, for some reason, Perez Hilton doing PSY’s “Gangnam Style” dance while frolicking around New York City. Such a video existed only in your deepest, gnarliest fever dreams.

Until this morning, that is. Proof:


Actors from failed NBC pilot make their own web series

Rejection sucks. Just ask the co-stars of failed NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile. The trailer park sitcom, which would have reunited Roseanne‘s Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, wasn’t picked for NBC’s fall lineup, leaving the cast in a lurch. But, undeterred, the five secondary leads — Jason Antoon, Mary Birdsong, Greg Cromer, Tricia O’Kelley, and Romy Rosemont — have taken to YouTube to continue working together. The resulting web series, called Bitter, Party of 5, subscribes to the adage that “art imitates life.” The setup: five actors who learn that their NBC pilot (called…Downwardly Mobile) wasn’t picked up take to the web to produce a low-budget talk show.

YouTube is becoming a viable launchpad for entertainers – notable examples include Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and the Comedy Central hit Workaholics. And as the cable market continues to embrace these sorts of TV biz meta-comedies – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Episodes – this cheeky series could well take off in its own right.

Watch the first episode after the jump, and let us know in the comments if the show’s got staying power.


'Gangnam Style' video without music: Is it art?

Youtube user Moto2h has done what any enterprising fan would do in our digital age: replace the backing music from the Korean pop hit “Gangnam Style” with found sound that replicates the setting. But is it art? Of course that depends on what you consider art. But if Damien Hirst can convince the world a stuffed shark is worth millions of dollars, then this clever little video belongs in the Louvre.

In the reimagined version of “Gangnam Style,” we’re left with Psy, the world’s flavor of the split-second, rapping a cappella and doing his pony dance without the contextual benefit of throbbing synthesizers. So instead of being cheeky and fun, now it’s got the jarring hyper-realism of a Lars Von Trier flick.

Granted, any music video without the music would make the artist look insane. But in the spirit of relevance – “Gangnam Style” has approximately 13 kajillion likes on Youtube – it’s poking fun at what is truly a cultural phenomenon.

Check out the video after the jump, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.


'Rampage' Jackson dances to 'Gangnam Style' -- VIDEO

Psy’s viral sensation ‘Gangnam Style’ has morphed from quirky K-Pop kitsch into a global pandemic — its newest casualty is MMA champion/The A-Team actor Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The brawler appeared on Ariel Helwani’s talk show The MMA Hour yesterday and busted out his interpretation of the Korean star’s ubiquitous dance.

“I watch the video at least twice a day,” Jackson admitted. Alas, so do the rest of us.

Check out Jackson’s valiant effort after the jump, and let us know how his performance stacks up against the recent slew of celebrity renditions.


'Gangnam Style' breaks world record for 'most liked' YouTube video

Move over LMFAO, South Korean superstar PSY’s ”Gangnam Style” music video is the most ”liked” clip on YouTube. Who knew that horse-trotting moves could land you a Guinness World Record?

With 2,265,499 likes as of press time, Guinness World Record reports that “Gangnam” has trumped the former most liked video, LMFAO’s ”Party Rock Anthem” (1,574,963 likes), as well as Justin Bieber’s ”Baby” (1,327,147 likes) and Adele’s ”Rolling In The Deep” (1,245,641 likes). The video was posted on July 15 and has since eared PSY, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, a number one hit on iTunes as well as appearances on the VMAs, Today, Ellen, and Saturday Night Live.


Even North Korea can't resist 'Gangnam Style'

North Korea and South Korea have been divided since World War II. But even these opposing nations — which are technically still at war, since they never signed a formal peace treaty — can unite over one thing: Their love of “Gangnam Style.”

Well, sort of. CNN writes that a North Korean government website now features a video that pokes fun at South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye. The clip begins with an image of Park’s face Photoshopped onto the body of a figure doing rapper Psy’s signature horse-riding dance. The picture is followed by a mocking photo montage set to a jaunty big band tune.  READ FULL STORY

'Today' crew gets down, 'Gangnam Style' -- VIDEO

Congratulations, Britney — you’re officially a trend-setter! Just three days after the X Factor‘s new judge learned how to groove  Gangnam Style, Korean sensation Psy stopped by Today to give the show’s anchors a dance lesson of their own. Soon, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, and even Meet the Press‘s dignified David Gregory were wearing shades and busting a move onstage — a sight that ought to make the world’s GIF creators awfully happy. Check it out, and don’t be afraid to dance along at home:


YouTube sensation Psy teaches Britney Spears 'Gangnam Style' -- VIDEO

Even a hitmaker like Britney Spears isn’t immune to the wacky allure of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” Spears is on record as a fan of the Korean star’s catchy tune and sick dance moves — something that Ellen DeGeneres didn’t miss when the new X Factor judge visited Ellen yesterday afternoon. (Side note: Remember when Ellen was an American Idol judge?)

Soon enough, the host pulled out Psy himself, who proceeded to teach Ellen and Britney how to Dougie the finer points of Gangnam Style. The main takeaway: “Dress classy, and dance cheesy.” Done and done!

By gamely dancing along, Spears proved that she still knows how to move — even in five-inch heels. Check her out:


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