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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

How do Tumblr's Entertainers of the Year compare to ours?


If we sat all the millions of Tumblr users with their 150 million-plus blogs in one room and asked them to compile their list of this year’s top entertainers, it would look like this:


Fine, bad idea. Instead, the minds at Tumblr HQ compiled a 2013 Year in Review, listing the top reblogged names in each category, including actors, actresses, bands, and solo artists.

But we at EW HQ have a bone to pick with Tumblr users: Out of the 100 entertainers listed as the most popular, only three names match our list: Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, and Macklemore. With that discovery, we figured we’d take a closer look and investigate the differences between our picks and those of Tumblr-ers. Below, our findings:

The Horrifying Tab I Couldn't Close All Week: Disney Princesses' heads exploding

beauty and the beast head exploding

When I was younger, I’d imagine Snow White leaning juuuust a bit too far into the well, or human Ariel ironically drowning under her oppressive wall of bangs, or the mice turning on Cinderella and devouring her in her sleep (thanks a lot, cheese curd remnants). But nothing like this. The Disney Princesses’ Heads Exploding video was easily the most horrifying Internet oddity I’ve seen all week. READ FULL STORY

Dan Harmon apologizes for trashing 'Community' season 4: 'I was not thinking about anyone but myself'

And thus another Harmontroversy draws to a close — at least, until the Community creator ruffles another set of feathers. (In other words: Watch this space.)

In a lengthy post that appeared on his personal Tumblr about five hours ago, Dan Harmon apologized profusely for badmouthing Community‘s fourth season during the most recent edition of his “Harmontown” podcast. The brutally, suicidally honest writer was recorded comparing the experience of watching those 13 episodes to “flipping through Instagram just watching your girlfriend blow everyone” and “being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach.”

The general gist of Harmon’s apologia: He spoke without considering anyone’s feelings but his own. “After five seconds of thinking, I realized, as usual, that other people might be hurt, and that I really need to do this whole ‘saying things and thinking about other people’ cycle in a different order at some point,” Harmon admitted. “I was very much not thinking about anyone but myself while watching that season, which was the crime [...] I was just indulging my petty feelings about being left out. It seemed kind of funny at the time because it seemed at the time like I was the only person with feelings.”


Yahoo buys Tumblr: Should users of the meme machine be worried?


Citizens of the Internet, we’ve reached a milestone: This may be the first major web acquisition announced via GIF.

Today, Yahoo and Tumblr officially revealed that the former is buying the latter for a cool $1.1 billion. (Guess all those Game of Thrones memes are worth more than just a chuckle.) As the biggest acquisition Yahoo has made since ex-Googler Marissa Mayer became its CEO last summer, this has the potential to massively change both companies forever. Since the announcement, though, both Mayer and Tumblr founder David Karp have largely refrained from trumpeting what the future may hold. Instead, they’ve spent most of the day asking Tumblr users not to panic — and reassuring them that the site will retain its idiosyncratic identity.


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

New Tumblr reimagines movie stills as Google Street View shots

google-street-sceneHere’s hoping whoever shot this photo made a quick getaway.

The image above  — a doctored image from The Godfather — comes from Google Street Scene, a nifty new Tumblr that tracks down movie stills that look plausibly like shots that could have been taken for and posted on Google Street View. “I got the idea after someone posted this very fake image on a message board,” blog creator Tre Baker told EW via email. “We started talking about making fake street views, and I put up that Mystery Train one. That led to the Tumblr.”


Darren Criss and Team Starkid return to Hogwarts -- VIDEO

Before Darren Criss was a star of the Broadway stage and the small screen, he was just a wizard, standing in front of Ginny Weasley, asking her to love him.

Criss shot to fame in 2009, when a Harry Potter parody he co-wrote went viral on YouTube. A Very Potter Musical‘s various parts have since been viewed millions of times, allowing Criss and his comrades — collectively, they’re known as Team StarKid — to create a similarly popular sequel in 2010, as well as a variety of other productions. But when Hollywood beckoned that same year, Criss moved on to bigger things, and plans for a third Potter parody — A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year — had to be put on hold. Until now.


Move over, Dragon Lady! These assistants tell it like it is...in animated gif form

Ever fantasized about working for a big-time Hollywood producer/agent/actor? There have probably been enough movies, airport novels, musicals, and tell-all blogs about the high-pressure drama of working in this town, but a new Hollywood Assistants Tumblr of animated gifs sets the record straight.

From the struggle with bosses who can’t print their own call sheets (cue a Gossip Girl reference), to asking for time off in vain (Adele on Graham Norton gives a big ‘no!’), to the little triumphs of a client getting hired or the notoriously quiet month of December, the #hollywoodassistants Tumblr takes you through a day in the life of the lowly Hollywood help.

All joking aside, those types of Hollywood jobs aren’t easy to get — but they are easy to lose. If the prankster is actually an assistant, how long will this Tumblr survive? Make your best guesses in the comments below.

Tumblr Watch: Bon Iver Erotic Stories, a.k.a. hipster porn!


Call it Fifty Shades of Grey for the folk scene. The latest Tumblr to catch our eye is Bon Iver Erotic Stories, or as the blog’s handle would have it, Boniverotica. Yes, behind the delicate portmanteau is a scary thought: What would happen if you crossed the ethereal crooners with the subtle raunch of Ryan Gosling’s Hey, Girl meme? The result is surprisingly soothing. Take a peek at some of our favorite passages below:

–“Bon Iver heard me cough from the other room. I heard the door slam, and moments later he returned: with armfuls of lemongrass, humanely terminated free-range chickens and fresh greens, and he whipped up a soup to cure me. As he spooned it into my mouth, he kissed my throat and whispered, ‘That was a close one, baby.’”

–“I’m at the farmer’s market with Bon Iver. We can’t decide which artisan cheese we like the most! We propped our bicycles against a bush and made love by the creek and then had raspberry pie.”

–”Last night we took a bottle of local wine to our goat field, spread out a blanket and made love under the stars. Bon Iver knows all the constellations and all the Native American myths.”

Now, it doesn’t help matters that Bon Iver, in its pronounciation alone, can be warped into dozens of dirty sayings that involve not-so-clever puns on the word “bone” (though none as clever as the all-male XXX-rated boy band Bone Direction). Is this the start of other inspired music-romance novel-esque mash-ups? Share your best title ideas in the comments, but keep it clean(ish)!

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