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Pharrell Williams sheds some 'Happy' tears with Oprah -- VIDEO

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say, but seeing Pharrell Williams cry makes me happy!

On Sunday night’s episode of Oprah Prime, the Grammy-winning singer sat down with Ms. Winfrey to discuss the global success of his Oscar-nominated hit song “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Williams got emotional after watching a compilation of fan videos from around the world of people singing and celebrating with his song. Obviously, they were tears of happiness, but it’s hard not to get a little choked up yourself watching Pharrell. Oprah did! Watch part of the interview below: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce, Jay Z, Pharrell among Webby nominees

This year’s list of nominees for Webby awards celebrating Internet achievement range from celebrities such as Beyoncé and Ellen DeGeneres to Google and GoPro, the maker of popular mountable video cameras.

The organizations with the most nominations are Vice Media with 11, The New York Times with 10, and Google Inc. with nine. Among the online videos nominated is “24 Hours of Happy,” a 24-hour music video starring Pharrell Williams. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Anna Kendrick is a (pitch) perfect Disney princess

Disney fans, this was a Saturday Night Live for you.

Going into the episode, it seemed likely there would be at least one musical sketch moment. After all, Anna Kendrick was a Tony nominee when she was just a teenager, starred in the cult classic Camp, and is perhaps best known as the lead in the a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect, which somehow spawned a huge radio hit for the actress with her cover of “Cups.” (Don’t worry. That was – cleverly – spoofed last night as well.)

While a little singing seemed to be a safe bet, no one could have expected that the show would go full Disney princess, with no less than four music moments by Kendrick. The program wholly embraced the host’s musical side, and likely recruited a few more fans eager to see Kendrick’s upcoming interpretation of Cinderella in December’s highly anticipated (and slightly feared) adaptation of the musical Into the Woods. (Other upcoming Kendrick musical performances: The Last Five Years and Pitch Perfect 2.) While the show – and Kendrick – were more charmingly amusing than laugh-out-loud funny, this episode will still go down in the “success” column thanks to a combination of clever writing, higher-than-normal energy, and a host that somehow rapped more than Drake did a few months back. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2014: Pharrell (and his hat) get everyone dancing to 'Happy' -- VIDEO

Pharrell’s hat made its first Oscars appearance when the musician glided onstage to perform the first song of the night, Despicable Me 2‘s “Happy.” But seeing the little star in the giant hat wasn’t even the highlight of the performance: Pharrell joined a group of very enthuasiastic dancing kids onstage for the performance and made his way off the stage to enlist some of the lady nominees to dance along with him. First was Lupita Nyong’o, who jumped up out of her seat and showed off some moves that made America swoon over her for the millionth time. Next came Meryl Streep, who shimmied away — she was only a few seats away from Jennifer Lawrence, who made one of those “please don’t pick me” faces and unfortunately for us didn’t get a turn, but Amy Adams did and it was delightful. Then Jamie Foxx and his daughter showed up onstage, because if you’re Jamie Foxx and related to Jamie Foxx, it’s totally cool to just crash Pharrell’s Oscars performance. Thanks for a “Happy” start to the show, Pharrell.

Check out the performance below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: The Oscars go live, 'Bates Motel' premieres, 'True Detective' ends, and more

I sincerely hope your DVRs aren’t full, because this week has quite a few must-watch events. For starters, tonight features the most glamorous evening of the year — the Academy Awards. Speaking of which, be sure to check our site around showtime for all of your coverage needs.

And come Monday, it’s time to welcome back the Bates family for another season of mystery and general creepiness. Add in a new Pharrell album, Wes Anderson’s latest film, and the True Detective season finale, and we’d say your week is looking pretty good right about now.

Here your entertainment plan for the week:

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These Russian policemen recorded the year's most delightful 'Get Lucky' cover -- VIDEO

Why are these uniformed Russian cops singing a heavily accented, stage-fog-obscured, dorkily funky cover of Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams’s “Get Lucky”? Unless you can read Cyrillic script, you’ll have to be content with this Google Translated explanation: “Go to our office got the video for Get lucky, that ensemble MIA, probably preparing for the Kremlin concert on November 10.” Well, there you go!

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Drink tequila with George Clooney -- and 22 other celebrities in the business of booze

Have you ever wanted to share a bottle of tequila with George Clooney until he got so drunk that he mistakenly thought you were Stacy Keibler? OK, so we can’t really help you out with the second half of that scenario, but the first half is suddenly much more plausible thanks to Clooney’s latest business venture.

The sexier-with-age movie star is teaming up Rande Gerber to create Casamigos, a new brand of tequila. According to Vanity Fair, Gerber and Clooney will sign every bottle that is made, number it and even taste it themselves (aka you’re sharing a drink with George Clooney … get it?). But as delicious and tempting as it all sounds, we always imagined that Clooney was more of a scotch neat kind of guy.

But Clooney isn’t the first celebrity to surprise us with his taste in alcohol, and we’re sure he won’t be the last. Here’s a rundown of some celebrities who have given the business of booze a try. Who matches up best with his or her drink of choice?

Hanson: MMMHop IPA beer
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See Pharrell's new YouTube show, featuring intellectuals & naked ladies -- EXCLUSIVE

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Like Johnnie Walker Blue Label or extra fancy potato chips, the videos on YouTube’s Reserve Channel are just a little more special than the rest. And this fall, the Inter-network is premiering a slate of programs that should appeal to the online epicure in all of us — including three talk shows hosted respectively by actress Joy Bryant, Top Chef‘s Tom Colicchio, and Renaissance man Pharrell Williams.

We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the latter’s series, called ARTST TLK, below. Press “play” to hear some big ideas from writers Ben Mezrich (The Accidental Billionaires, Bringing Down the House) and Andy Greenberg (This Machine Kills Secrets)… and if you really want your mind to be blown, fast forward to the 19 minute mark. According to our sources, we can expect to see this happen in every episode.

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