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Eight unexpected trends inspired by Disney's 'Frozen'

Friends, reindeer, ice harvesters, lend me your antlers: I have been tumbling through the wormhole that is the Internet fandom of Disney’s marvelous blockbuster Frozen. I have trudged through the snowy hills of fan-fiction, braved the icy winds of Deviantart, and prowled hashtag upon hashtag devoted to the greatest thing to happen to Disney musicals since July 22, 1949 (Alan Menken’s birthday, whaaat).

Beyond my Tumblr-inspired downward spiral, my social media feeds have abounded with proclamations of Frozen love following the film’s release in the now-ancient November 2013. The sprightly little musical has topped the box office charts, rivaling Avatar and Titanic, and gifted the world with a top-notch soundtrack that I haven’t been able to “let” “go” (get it? GET IT?) for weeks. But most interestingly, Frozen has given birth to some pretty bizarre trends—let’s examine. READ FULL STORY

Happy birthday, Neville Longbottom: A top 10 tribute to the character everyone forgets about

Dear Neville Longbottom, Professors’ Wing, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:

While the rest of the world is planning out their joint Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling birthday celebrations for tomorrow, I want to take a moment to celebrate you. You’re the perennial groomsman of the Harry Potter series, never as much of a sexy bad boy as Draco, not as funny as Ron, not as endearingly wacko as Luna, and you missed being The Chosen One by one day. (So close yet so far!)

So today, on your 33rd birthday, let’s look back on your Hogwarts years and highlight some moments where we were cheering for you. While your friend Harry Potter may have a crazy-popular book series named after him, you were great and managed some mischief on your own as well — and we haven’t forgotten that. Read on below for 10 of our favorite memories, and then add your own. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' viewing parties: Little severed heads, Iron Throne beers, and more

If you aren’t serving dragon wings at your Game of Thrones viewing party, you’re probably doing it wrong.

HBO’s incredibly violent, incredibly intricate swords-sorcery-and-salaciousness drama is premiering its third season on Sunday, March 31. It has potential. But more importantly: it has potential to inspire great parties.


Twihards, Psych-os, Cumberbitches -- which fan community has the most creative name?

Guys. GUYS. Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch — the “blue eyed sexbomb” who stars in the BBC’s Sherlock — apparently call themselves Cumberbitches.

We’ll pause for a moment to let that sink in.

That name must be recognized as one of the most creative in fandom history. It’s one thing to simply riff on a title (Trekkies/Trekkers, Whovians); it’s quite another to design a perfect pun, or to go even further by naming your fandom after a made-up word (Insane Clown Posse fans = Juggalos). Cumberbitches, welcome to an elite squad comprised of those who have gone the extra mile in the name of fan love. Your compatriots include:

Hookers, ladies who love Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook

Juggalos, who derive their name from an ICP song called “The Juggla.”

Bronies, the male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic


Han-believable! Cast yourself in carbonite during Disney World's 'Star Wars' Weekends

For some, Disney World’s newest souvenir is just another pricey geek trinket, but for others, it’s a lifelong dream made real. As part of its Star Wars Weekends events in the springtime, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (one of four parks that make up Disney World) has announced plans for its new Carbon-Freeze Me experience, which allows Star Wars fans to freeze a likeness of themselves into a 3-D eight-inch figurine a la Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VThe Empire Strikes Back. READ FULL STORY

Samuel L. Jackson has tweeted 57 different spellings of 'motherf---.' See the completely unnecessary list here.

He’s admitted it everywhere: legendary bad-ass Samuel L. Jackson has a favorite word, and it rhymes with brother trucker. Ever since Jackson (currently taking names as Nick Fury in the indie arthouse flick The Avengers) joined Twitter in October 2011, the man has eschewed any kind of filter and tweets whatever he wants with no regard for censorship… which is exactly how we like our SLJ.

I could give you some kind of reason why I spent my time prowling through Jackson’s eight-month-old Twitter for the various spellings of his favorite swear word, but there’s really no motivation aside from utter fascination and curiosity. Here is a man who is on such a high tier of cool that he can effectively spell words with no discernible logic and get away with it. Not once, not twice, but a whopping 57 times. Let’s see Noah Webster demonstrate that much creativity.

DISCLAIMER: If you’re going to read this list of variant spellings of a matronly obscenity, I trust that you know exactly what you’re getting into. READ FULL STORY

‘Community’ theater: Alison Brie and her band The Girls cover Hall & Oates -- VIDEO

Alison Brie just won’t stop. It’s not enough that she’s part of one of TV’s most-loved comedies (Community) as well as one of its most-loved dramas (Mad Men). And it’s certainly not enough that she just co-starred with Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in The Five-Year Engagement. Now you can add budding songstress to her list of credits.

As part of the pop trio The Girls (along with friends Cyrina Fiallo and Julianna Guill, also actresses), Brie took the stage at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles on Cinco de Mayo to perform, among other songs, a cover of Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl” that we’ve quickly fallen in love with. It’s not so much that Brie’s voice is a revelation; rather, it’s simply the fact that we’ve got yet another reason to geek out about Alison Brie.

Check out the video below, and decide for yourself whether you’d pay to see Annie Edison in concert:

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