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Ansel Elgort in 'Hairspray' and 'Rent,' Taran Killam in 'Evita,' and more stars in high school musicals

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There is nothing else to say except this: Ansel Elgort, whose charming swagger won your heart in The Fault in Our Stars, played Link Larkin in a high school production of Hairspray.

Elgort has made frequent mention of his theater (and tap-dancing) past — but the video evidence below is really just too good to be true. Not only is there proof of Elgort’s basically perfect casting as Tracy Turnblad’s well-coiffed love; there’s also footage of Elgort’s performance as Collins in a theater camp production of Rent at the famed Stagedoor Manor.

And Elgort, of course, isn’t the only celebrity who tread the theater boards as a student. In honor of these videos surfacing, we’ve rounded up a handful of other stars who were surprise dynamos in their high school musical theater programs. Let them entertain you in the clips below: READ FULL STORY

Samuel L. Jackson still has his 'Pulp Fiction' speech ready, just in case

Pulp Fiction, motherf—er; do you remember it?

On a recent visit to The Graham Norton Show, the actor revealed that he still remembers his famous speech from Pulp Fiction on Ezekiel 25:17  — cadence and all. In fact, Jackson can recite the monologue on cue, complete with a little background music. Even without the afro and gun, Jackson remains truly terrifying.

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Judy Greer really wants Ben McKenzie...to date her best friend in Funny or Die sketch -- VIDEO

Being somebody’s best friend requires dedication. The best friend is going to be there through the laughter, the tears, the family drama, the relationship drama, the illnesses, the fetishes, the wardrobe malfunctions, and just about everything life has to offer. But what if being a best friend consumed all your time, and therefore, your life? Well, then you’d be Judy Greer.

OK, not literally, but in a new Funny or Die video, Judy Greer plays “the best friend” — as she’s done so well and so often in rom-coms from 2001’s The Wedding Planner to 2008’s 27 Dresses. She’s the woman who cheers from the sideline and puts her friend’s happiness before her own. Example A? She passes up an opportunity to date Matt, played by Ben McKenzie, for one reason and one reason only: so Matt can date her best friend. Oh, Judy. That tub of ice cream will never fill that Matt-sized hole in your heart.

Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Celine Dion responds to viral 'All By Myself' video with an invitation -- VIDEO

When Richard Dunn found himself stuck in the Las Vegas airport overnight, he made a decision: to spend his time wisely by making a music video set to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”

The lip-synching clip went viral, and eventually found its way to Dion — who recently decided to send Dunn a message of her own. Although she’s not lip-synching, it’s still pretty cool.

In the video, Dion calls Dunn’s piece “hilarious and very touching,” and invites him to her Vegas show if he ever finds himself stuck overnight again. Oh, and he’s more than welcome to use her bathroom. READ FULL STORY

Meet the man who will die in the next 'Game of Thrones' book

When you play the game of thrones, sometimes you win and you die.

ABC News reports that Dave Goldblatt, a 30-year-old Facebook employee, has won the highest prize in author George R.R. Martin’s most recent charity auction, which is raising money for Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot of Santa Fe. Goldblatt coughed up the Braavos-level sum of $20,000 to enter the “martyr” donation level — for which Martin promised to name a character after the donor (and then kill that character later in the series).

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'Game of Thrones' meets 'The O.C.' in fan-made video

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[SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t seen Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones.]

The internet might not always give us what we want, but it always gives us what need. And we definitely needed this mash-up of The O.C. and Game of Thrones. READ FULL STORY

'Orange Is the New Black': What if Uzo Aduba played every part? -- VIDEO

Tatiana Maslany isn’t the only actor who’s prepared to take on multiple roles in a television show. She’s also not the only actor who knows how to rock a wig (or five).

In a new Funny or Die video, Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba “auditions” for various other roles on the show, including Piper, Red, Taystee, and more. There’s stretching, singing, and even a Lil’ Wayne impression of sorts. They might’ve wanted her to read for the part of Crazy Eyes, but it’s obvious Aduba could’ve taken on a number of characters.

Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Dave Chappelle claims he's just 'seven years late for work' on 'Chappelle's Show'

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just decided to stop showing up to work? Dave Chappelle has. And in 2005, he did — walking away from his hit Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show midway through its third season.

The reclusive comedian explained his reasoning in an interview with David Letterman on Late Night Tuesday. “Technically, I never quit. I’m seven years late for work,” he joked. Work briefly continued in his absence, however, as the network aired three episodes from the show’s incomplete third season in 2006 before calling it quits.

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Lena Dunham performs interpretive dance while Sia sings on 'Late Night'

Today in “sentences that once seemed impossible”: Lena Dunham performed an interpretive dance to Sia’s latest hit, “Chandelier,” on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night.

As fans of Sia — a singer who’s also written songs for Beyonce and Katy Perry, among others — are aware, the musician doesn’t like appearing on camera. “Chandelier” is the first single off her upcoming solo album 1000 Forms Of Fear, Sia’s first since 2010’s We Are Born.

Inspired by the song’s official video, the Late Night performance finds Dunham (wearing a blond wig not unlike the one Hannah Horvath wore last season on Girls) dancing around a bedroom set, smashing things and rocking out. You know, as one does. Important note: For this entire performance, Sia is also lying facedown on a bed.

Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

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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