Eat your heart out, Eleanor Roosevelt. You might have been a powerful force behind the New Deal, but we’ve got a First Lady who can Dougie… and do the Running Man. After the jump, check out a video of First Lady Michelle Obama encouraging kids to dance to Beyoncé’s “Move Your Body” by showing them a few of her own moves. Now, this is how you combat childhood obesity. After all, the Obamas have got a lot to dance about. READ FULL STORY
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Baby baby, Evian’s hoping their revived babies campaign will put your heart in motion. Just two years after releasing its “Babies on Skates” commercial — which ranked above Gary Busey but slightly below Sixth Sense-era Haley Joel Osment on the creepy-adorable scale — Evian has launched a new ad channeling the spirit of the energetic infants. (Fun fact: The 2009 commercial holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for being the most viewed ad on the Web.) The spot is pretty awesome and mesmerizing, but the Ally McBeal fan in me wishes the company had opted to use “Hooked On a Feeling” as the background track instead of “Chicks on Speed.” Click the jump to see the commercial. Warning: The hypnotic ad might suddenly make you feel parched. READ FULL STORY
Joseph Gordon-Levitt tosses table on 'Conan' set in headbanging rage, Will Ferrell vows to shave Conan's beard: Watch!
Remember yesterday when we asked what the male equivalent was to Heather Morris’ sexy dance moves? I don’t think headbanging in a bad wig is it, but it is fun to watch if it’s Hesher star Joseph Gordon-Levitt destroying the Conan set. Gordon-Levitt, a longtime headbanger, showed Conan the art. “It’s a beautiful meditation of sorts, except it rocks,” he said. It also flips tables and breaks flower vases. (“Sorry I broke your show, Conan,” Gordon-Levitt said. Okay, maybe it’s sexy.)
Perhaps Gordon-Levitt really could stop Will Ferrell from shaving Conan’s beard off when he visits the show May 2. Watch Ferrell’s taped threat below as well. Will we miss the beard? READ FULL STORY
Somewhere deep in the heart of Afghanistan, there are U.S. Marines upholding our freedom to listen to Britney Spears whenever and wherever we want to. And considering this is the best thing we’ve seen all day, we thank them. Watch the video below. You won’t think it could get any better than the two guys at 1:15, pictured, but then you hit the dance break at 2:25, and the guy with handmade fringe T-shirt sleeves at 3:01, and the Arnold Schwarzenegger poster in the background at 3:32. There is a definite step up in production value from the previous morale booster, Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” (Via BestWeekEver/ONTD) READ FULL STORY
First, Natalie Portman’s Black Swan body double Sarah Lane told EW that she, and not the Oscar-winning Portman, had performed 95 percent of the full-body dance shots in the ballet thriller. Then, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and co-star Mila Kunis denied Lane’s claims. Finally, Portman danced around the controversy in her one and only comment on the topic to E!, saying “I’m really proud of everyone’s work on the movie and of my experience.” And now comes video that has no bearing on the controversy whatsoever (though many will likely try to spin it into an argument defending or criticizing Portman): Footage of the actress dancing at the Stage Door Manor Performing Arts Summer Camp in New York’s Catskill Mountains as a pre-teen. (You can see Portman starting at the 2:30 mark.) Though it certainly does not prove Portman’s dance skills during the filming of Black Swan — this was, after all, shot more than a decade earlier — the fun footage does at least show that Portman did had a passion for the art. Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Oak Ridge Boys celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Elvira': 'It was the kind of song that everybody was singing'
My earliest memory is when I was six-years-old, standing beside my nine-year-old sister in the kitchen of my grandparents’ farmhouse, both of us holding brooms and singing the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” into the handles. I know I’m not alone. Most of my friends now in their mid-to-late thirties have a similar memory of belting out Joe Bonsall’s boozy verses and imitating bass Richard Sterban’s infamous “Giddy up, oom papa oom papa mow mow” chorus. The song went viral — or “Elviral,” as one of Bonsall’s friends says — in 1981, at a time when there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no YouTube. There was just country radio, and then pop radio, which helped it sell well over 2 million 45s.
For nine straight months, “It was the kind of song that everybody was singing,” Bonsall says 30 years later. READ FULL STORY
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