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Matthew McConaughey on the origin of 'Alright, alright, alright' -- VIDEO

After Matthew McConaughey took home an Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club, CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight decided to post a 2011 interview with the actor. Why? Because it explains the catchphrase that McConaughey has uttered in just about every awards acceptance speech this season: “Alright, alright, alright.”

And now, the interview has caught people’s attention on Reddit. Not surprisingly, post-McConaissance Matthew seems to have a bigger following that the young kid who once made Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.

In the interview, McConaughey discusses getting into character as David Wooderson in his first film, Dazed And Confused. And thanks to a little inspiration from Jim Morrison and a Doors live album, McConaughey uttered the three words that will forever be associated with the raspy-voiced Texan.

Fun fact: There are only three “alrights” because of a math malfunction in McConaughey’s nervous first-time actor brain. Celebs! They’re just like us!

Watch the interview below:

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'Saturday Night Live' women (plus Lena Dunham!) try to move like Beyonce -- VIDEO

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Everybody wants to be able to dance like Beyoncé — even the ladies of Saturday Night Live.

Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever tried to perform the “Single Ladies” routine for friends knows, being Bey is a lot harder than it looks. In this Saturday Night Live web exclusive, cast members Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant — as well as this past week’s host Lena Dunham — watch Vanessa Bayer attempt to re-create the “Drunk in Love” “Blow” “Partition” video, while wishing they could just get back to discussing Adam’s fate on Girls. (Don’t you dare kill him, Dunham!)

Watch below, and then weigh in on how much you’re dying to see the rest of McKinnon’s “Drunk in Love” Queen Bey impression: READ FULL STORY

Matthew McConaughey's 'Wolf of Wall Street' chest thump gets a remix -- VIDEO

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For a character quirk that was never written into the original script, Matthew McConaughey’s now-infamous chest thump in The Wolf of Wall Street has clearly struck a chord — especially with the folks over at Eclectic Method who have taken it upon themselves to remix the rhythmic beat into an uptempo tune.

McConaughey’s chest thumping, laced with a dance rhythm, serves as the back beat for the remixed track, which also cuts in other sounds heavily used throughout the Martin Scorsese film.

Watch Eclectic Method’s “The Wolf of Wall Street Chest Thump Mix” below: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce, Jane Lynch and more fight to 'Ban Bossy' -- VIDEO

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Beyoncé and her newfound feminism strike again. (Hooray!)

In a new video for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation (in partnership with Lifetime TV), Sandberg has recruited Hollywood celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jane Lynch, and Jennifer Garner (as well as people like former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) to advocate banning the word “Bossy.”

Noting the term is mostly applied to women in leadership roles as a way of keeping them down, all the people in the video point out that it’s time for change. “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.’ Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys — a trend that continues into adulthood,” the new site BanBossy.com explains.

As Beyoncé notes: “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” #Flawless.

Watch the PSA below: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Kimmel enlists 'Scandal' stars for Spanish series 'Escandalo' -- VIDEO

It’s no secret that Scandal is a big hit in the United States — but Jimmy Kimmel would like everyone to know that there’s also a Spanish-speaking version of the Shonda Rhimes drama, and it’s kind of a big deal in Mexico.

Welcome to … Escandalo! For Kimmel’s version of the show, he enlisted actual Scandal actors to create a telenovela that’s just a smidgeon crazier than Shonda Rhimes’s actual show. Whatever you’re picturing, it’s even better. Plus, it has Guillermo in the role of El Presidente. Let’s just say, Kimmel has this handled.

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Lindsay Lohan teases possible 'Mean Girls' reunion on 'Tonight Show', has water war with Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

It’s the power of Oprah: This is the Lindsay Lohan people want to see.

The actress stopped by the Tonight Show last night to promote her upcoming reality show, which premieres on OWN this Sunday. Lohan charmingly giggled her way through a light discussion about being a selfie-taking pro, as well as her new life in New York.

But the big bombshell was Mean Girls-related. (That’s the very best kind of bombshell.) As anyone who’s been on the Internet recently is aware, the beloved high school comedy’s 10th anniversary is next month. And, according to Lohan, when she was backstage with Tina Fey before Fallon’s first Tonight Show, the two spoke about doing some kind of reunion. Viral-happy Fallon instantly volunteered to host the shindig on his show. So fetch.

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J.J. Abrams made you a mystery box

Anyone who watched Lost knows that creator J.J. Abrams is into mystery. And now he’s using his love of mystery for charity — kind of.

In 2007, Abrams gave a TED talk in which he spoke about a box his grandfather gave him. Abrams never cracked open the lid. Why? On principle: “The thing is that it represents infinite possibility,” Abrams explained. “It represents hope. It represents potential. And what I love about this box, and what I realize I sort of do in whatever it is that I do, is I find myself drawn to infinite possibility, that sense of potential. And I realize that mystery is the catalyst for imagination.” Ahh, so that’s why he’s so into creating mysteries that we never find out the answers to.

Bitterness aside, Abrams’ entire TED talk is worth watching for anyone interested in why his work is the way it is. And it serves as a fitting setup to his latest project: the Mystery Box.

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'Gravity': Astronauts congratulate film on Oscar wins ... from space! -- VIDEO

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Though 12 Years a Slave may have won the top prize, Gravity was the big winner at this year’s Academy Awards, taking home seven gold statuettes, the most of any film, including Best Director and Best Visual Effects.

Now the Gravity team is receiving a congratulatory message from some guys who really do know a lot about the subject. NASA astronauts Michael S. Hopkins and Richard A. Mastracchio, along with JAXA (Japan’s NASA equivalent) astronaut Koichi Wakata, were so impressed by the film’s production team after watching the movie about the International Space Station, that they decided to film themselves out in space to show their enthusiasm for the film and its realistic depiction of their everyday lives – besides the whole stranded in space thing. Sorry, Sandra, you’re on your own with that one.

Watch the out-of-this-world message below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch PSA: You really need to watch Judith Light snort cocaine on 'Dallas' -- VIDEO

TNT’s Dallas is gunning for more watercooler moments in its third season, and scene-stealer Judith Light, who recurs as sharp-tongued matriarch Judith Ryland, certainly provided one in Monday’s episode (read our full recap). You’re going to want to watch it below.

The backstory for those who haven’t been tuning in: Judith Ryland made her triumphant return in the hour after her son, Harris (Mitch Pileggi) — the bastard ex-husband of Bobby Ewing’s wife Ann, with whom Harris shares a conniving daughter — pushed her down the stairs and locked her away in a “rehab” facility in season 2. She insisted upon taking back control of the family transport company, which she’d just learned was muling cocaine for a Mexican cartel. She also wanted to renegotiate the terms of that arrangement: “I made my bones dealing with psychopaths and criminals while you were still playing with your Easy Bake Oven,” she hissed to Harris. Together they went to Nuevo Laredo, where mama not only liked the idea of the cartel honcho frisking her for a wire but also the concept of product-testing.  READ FULL STORY

Aaron Paul hosts 'WWE Monday Night Raw,' and it is as glorious as you'd expect -- VIDEO

Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who is now promoting the March 14 big-screen release of his movie Need for Speed, guest-hosted WWE Monday Night Raw last night in Chicago. And honestly, he looked as happy as he did at his wedding — which is why we love him.

Watch the video below to see Paul make his entrance behind the wheel of his Need for Speed Mustang with WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler, stand on the ropes to hype the crowd, and then stand on the commentators’ table to taunt Ziggler’s opponent, Alberto Del Rio. (We assume if he’d called him “bitch!” it would have made the highlight reel.) READ FULL STORY

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