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Watch Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' reimagined as a horror film

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The video for Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” has rightly been billed as the singer’s Gone Girl moment. But why not take the comparison one step further, and match the film’s horror-like trailers with a similar cut of Swift’s video?

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' gets the 1980s VHS treatment

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a pretty fantastic action movie that was also plugged in to some of the Big Issues of today—stuff like drone warfare, surveillance, and the morality of pre-emptive measures. Turns out it also works as a solid and relevant 1980s action movie as well.

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Watch DirecTV's 'Downton Abbey' parody, starring 'the charming Mr. Hitler'

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Downton Abbey doesn’t return to American televisions until January, but CollegeHumor and DirecTV paired up to give us something to satisfy our British-period-drama thirst with The Britishes, a series of Downton Abbey parodies.

Adolf Hitler visits the Britishes’ (yes, that’s the family’s last name) estate in the first episode, titled “The Charming Mr. Hitler.” In the sketch, Hitler woos the ladies with his Germandrawing skills, and desire to traveland somehow escapes accusations of his evil. READ FULL STORY

Hear the debut single from 'South Park's' Lorde

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South Park already revealed that Lorde is actually the middle-aged father of Stan Marsh. But that doesn’t mean Lorde can’t make great music, as evidenced by “Push (Feeling Good on a Wednesday),” which has been released in full. READ FULL STORY

'Mean Girls' star Daniel Franzese parodies Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

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Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” is a sweet song about how the singer wants his one-night-stand to last a little longer. Daniel Franzese’s parody “Please Go Home” is the opposite.

The Mean Girls star plays a man who wants his hookup to get out of his house in the “Stay With Me” spoof; Franzese sings about how his sex-friend needs a mint and needs to take a cab home. READ FULL STORY

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus parody a pawn shop

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Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are done with the meth business—maybe—and they’ve moved on to a much less dangerous venture: Running a pawn shop called Barely Legal Pawn.

In a new promo for next week’s Primetime Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul play two pawn shop owners who are clueless when Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus comes by to pawn off her Emmy statue. “I knew I recognized you,” Paul screams once the actress introduces herself. “I love your show, Weeds!”

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Mary Poppins gets political in Funny or Die bit starring Kristen Bell

In a new Funny or Die shortFrozen star Kristen Bell plays iconic nanny Mary Poppins—and she performs a version of “A Spoonful of Sugar,” but instead of trying to coax children into cleaning their room, the perpetually cheery caregiver is trying to coax the government into raising the minimum wage. Turns out poor Miss Poppins is underpaid, which is, as she puts it as she opens her broken umbrella, “supercalifragilisticexpiali-bulls–t.”

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Pete Holmes spoofs Sherlock Holmes -- VIDEO

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Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have quite the detective skills we think he does — but he does have a pretty impressive imagination.

Comedian Pete Holmes plays Sherlock in a spoof of the BBC series that stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson), revealing that the famous detective actually has horrible deduction skills. In the video, Holmes’ Sherlock makes assumptions about James Watson’s (Matt McCarthy) life based on things like the kind of phone he has and the shoes he’s wearing which all end up being completely wrong. Maybe he was just having a bad day?

Check out the parody from The Pete Holmes Show below:

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Jimmy Fallon will take on Walter White this September

After sending up Jersey Shore, Downton Abbey, and Game of Thrones — and transforming them into The Jersey Floor, Downton Sixbey, and Game of Desks, respectively — what’s left for Jimmy Fallon?

Oh, just a little show you may have heard a lot about yesterday… and last week… and the week before that as well. Hint: Think yellow hazmat suits, wire-framed glasses, and a badass joke-writer-slash-drug-manufacturer who goes by The One Who Knocks.

Still don’t get it? Take it away, Jimmy:

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Lena Dunham and pals 'Can't Stop' making fun of Miley Cyrus -- VIDEO

Lena Dunham is young but prolific. In her 27 years, she’s already written, directed, and starred in two feature films, a pair of web series, and the Golden Globe-winning HBO “comedy” Girls; she’s also working on a $3.7 million book for Random House.

But though she’s one of Hollywood’s busiest bees, Dunham somehow found time over the weekend to write, direct, edit, and star in another high-profile project: a 15-second parody of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” music video, co-starring her old pal (and fellow Girls castmate) Jemima Kirke.

Don’t expect big things; the brief video, which Dunham calls her “first (and last!?)” foray into Instagram filmmaking, can’t hold a candle to more sustained parodies like Taran Killam’s masterful re-creation of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” video. It does, however, feature Dunham paddling Kirke’s British bum with a wooden spoon. Who among us hasn’t wanted to do the same thing to Jessa at some point?
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