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Further proof that everyone needs to stop making Harlem Shake videos

Harlem Shake videos aren’t just played out — they’re also potential career-killers.

Up to 15 gold miners in Australia were sacked recently when their mine’s owner saw their take on the YouTube sensation. Apparently, dancing shirtless in an underground mine shaft is a safety violation — even if you’re wearing a helmet. Suddenly, “Gangnam Style” parodies are starting to look almost tolerable by comparison.

Worse still, some of the folks who were canned didn’t even appear on camera; they were punished simply for watching their coworkers dance. Australian gold mines officially equal the puritan town from Footloose. Here’s the video that caused all this trouble in the first place:

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Nicki Minaj's 'Idol' eye rolls are really irritating

Nicki Minaj eye roll 'American Idol'

Perhaps threatened by the high-impact stage presence of Mariah Carey’s boobs, Nicki Minaj has begun to fancy her constant side-eyes as two more main characters on American Idol (read EW’s full recap here). Can she please cut it out and cede the spotlight to the real stars of the show — Keith Urban’s highlights? So rude! Oh, or the contestants. That’s right.

See this devastating performance in action below…. READ FULL STORY

'Law & Order: SVU': Chris Brown/Rihanna episode is one of the show's biggest bummers

There are two kinds of people who watch Law & Order: SVU — those who are legitimately captivated by its lurid storylines and hyper-competent characters, and those who enjoy the show as an example of ridiculata at its finest.

Unfortunately, members of the second camp may find themselves disappointed by last night’s episode, “Funny Valentine” — a tale of love and hip-hop that’s all too familiar to anybody who’s ever gaped at an upsetting Instagram photo. Sure, moments of absurdity crept in here and there; for example, here’s the exchange that led to the show’s version of Brown’s infamous pre-Grammys assault:

Fake Rihanna [after catching Fake Chris Brown flirting with a backup singer]: “I can’t leave you alone for five minutes without you getting trashy?”
Fake Chris Brown [menacingly]: “Who you steppin’ to?”
Fake Rihanna: “You! With this… beef cookie.” [She gestures toward the backup singer] READ FULL STORY

The Onion draws ire for offensive Quvenzhane Wallis tweet -- UPDATE

Well, this ought to harsh your Oscar buzz.

Shortly after last night’s Academy Awards ceremony ended, America’s finest satirical newspaper crossed the line on its Twitter page, as is its wont — but this time, there weren’t many people laughing. The Onion targeted 9-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis, joking that the diminutive star (and future Little Orphan Annie) isn’t quite as sweet as she seems. [UPDATE: The Onion has apologized for the joke. See their mea culpa below.]

Here’s the tweet; beware of crude and offensive language.

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Happy birthday, Rihanna!

Happy birthday, Rihanna!

The “Diamonds” singer turns 25 today, and it’s no secret she had quite the up and down year – especially in fans’ opinion of her and her life choices. But it’s her birthday today, so in the spirit of positivity, let’s take a look at some of the recent professional highlights in the life of Rihanna (and don’t worry, Vin Diesel covering her latest single is definitely on the list!). READ FULL STORY

Grammys: J. Lo saves Adele from hydrangea huckster with a quick disco jerk of the thumb

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Crisis averted! As if oozing Angelina Leg in a stunning Hefty Sack wasn’t heroic enough, Jennifer Lopez ended up saving Adele from a sure-to-be-obnoxious encounter with Grammys crasher Vitalii Seduik — the same Ukranian TV personality who tried to make out with Will Smith on the red carpet of Men in Black III‘s Moscow premiere and gifted Madonna those absolutely loathsome hydrangeas! Seduik somehow got onstage as Adele came up to accept the Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance, but luckily J. Lo was there to throw him a scathing “Set Fire to This Pain in the Ass” glare and then shoo him away with a quick jerk of her thumb. Behold an international hero at work in the short clip below.

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The Melissa McCarthy dilemma: Where'd you go Sookie St. James?

Melissa McCarthy has more than one setting, but you wouldn’t really know that from her recent slate of film characters.

Ever since she made a splash–and earned an Oscar nomination–with her Guy Fieri-inspired bridesmaid, McCarthy seems to have set herself up to repeat a certain type of role: loud, crass, and obnoxious. Her next three projects, including the new-in-theaters Identity Thief and June’s The Heat are all described as raunchy comedies, and she has a few more projects in the works with her new production company that sound as though they will go that route as well.

She can do much more than these roles might suggest–Gilmore Girls fans already knew that.

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One Star Netflix Reviews is reading your hatorade -- and republishing it

There are a lot of bad movies on Netflix. There are also a lot of bad reviews of bad movies, and bad reviews of good movies. And weird reviews.

Along comes One Star Netflix Reviews, which compiles — you guessed it — one star reviews on Netflix. If you enjoy any of the following — really specific complaints about generally beloved things, clearly defined lists, and poor grammar — you’ll love this site. Here are our favorite reviews below: READ FULL STORY

What was the worst commercial of Super Bowl 2013? -- POLL

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There’s no such thing as bad publicity, right? Some companies are certainly hoping so after last night’s big game. While there were plenty of commercial highlights – Who knew horses could make viewers tear up? – it was the lowlights that had people turning to their friends and making sure they weren’t the only ones who just saw a close-up of  that over-the-top Bar Refaeli kiss.

USA Today has an “Ad Meter,” which allowed fans to vote on their favorite and least favorite commercials. The unlucky winner of the worst spot? The Refaeli-starring ad for GoDaddy, which featured that already-infamous smooch of the model kissing a stereotypical “nerd.” (The spot was online prior to its airing last night, and EW commenters weren’t impressed). The GoDaddy spot did capture viewers’ attention, according to TiVo stats, which measured how engaged the audience was second-by-second.

Search “Worst Commercials” on Twitter and it seems to tell the same story as USA Today – people are tweeting their shock and outrage mainly about three spots: The aforementioned GoDaddy one, the Dodge Ram “Farmer” commercial (which was polarizing: many people seemed to love it as well), and a Budweiser Black Crown “Coronation” spot (which was also the second-lowest ranked commercial on the Ad Meter rankings).

Check out our poll below, culled together from the talk on Twitter as well as EW commenters’ reactions on our best/worst commercial post last night. Which spot do you think was the worst commercial of Super Bowl 2013? READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl 2013: Best and Worst Commercials

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My overwhelming thought following tonight’s rippling terrain of pricey Super Bowl commercials was that Doritos missed a great cross-promotional opportunity by not joining forces with Calvin Klein. There’s always next year. Below, zip through a bunch of 2013’s most memorable — best AND worst! — Super Bowl ads. READ FULL STORY

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