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'Les Mis' meets 'Boy Meets World' in new parody -- VIDEO

Disney’s upcoming Boy Meets World spinoff is kind of a big deal. So naturally, its producers wanted to get a big name to sing the new show’s theme song — and who could be a better choice than Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway, a celebrated double-threat whose breakout role happened to be in a Disney movie?

Okay, so maybe there’s actually no good reason for this video of a Hathaway sound-alike sadly singing a modified version of Boy Meets World‘s seasons 5-7 theme song. Either way, it’s pretty funny:

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'Less complaining, more dancing': Kid President wants YOU to make the world more awesome

Kid President, aka Robby Novak, 9, and his brother-in-law Brad Montague, 31, first started creating videos for fun, but after their pep talk video got more than 3 million views on YouTube (now more than 10 million), they started to realize that they weren’t the only ones looking for some fun.

“We never imagined it would go this far. But now that it’s happening, we’re trying to figure out the best way to use this to help kids change the world. That’s our mission. The big thing we’re trying to figure out is how can kids and grown-ups work together to make the world more awesome,” Montague said. READ FULL STORY

Streamy Awards: Chris Hardwick on the viral video myth. Plus an insider's picks to win!

Since the birth of YouTube in 2005,  the platform that hosts EVERYTHING, including actors, artists and comedians — has spread like wildfire, launching careers and shining a spotlight on many outstanding talents beyond that dog on the skateboard. Eight years later, rather than being a springboard for these creatives to move to TV or labels, the Internet has become another medium for them to showcase their work. The third annual Streamy Awards will honor that work this Sunday.

Chris Hardwick, comedian and host of The Talking Dead on AMC, will host the show. He is an advocate for the global, niche audiences online shows reach.

“It’s exciting for me as a performer because I remember the days when the fate of your entertainment career depended on someone at a network in an office. None of those things exist that way anymore,” Hardwick says. “The medium still exists but there really is a much truer meritocracy at work, which is that talented people now have the delivery system to get their voices out into the world and they don’t need big media companies anymore to deliver them to people or decide if they’re good enough.”

Hardwick’s advice for anyone looking to create a video is to forgo the idea of a viral video.

“The audience will decide if they want to make them viral or not. Focus on quality, don’t focus on … ‘I want to be trendy.’” READ FULL STORY

'Downton Abbey' does One Direction in a cracking good mashup

You’re insecure? The residents and servants of Downton Abbey don’t know what for — you’re turning heads when you walk through their (elaborately designed) do-o-or!

Need even more reassurance? Just watch mashup artist Richard Sandling’s awesome new video, which features Matthew, Mary, Bates, Anna, and even the Dowager Countess herself “singing” One Direction’s romantic/insidious hit “What Makes You Beautiful.” Though some of the clips repeat after the first chorus, you’ll want to watch all the way to the end anyway — especially to see how Sandling handles the “na-na-na-na” part.

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'Daily Show' does the Harlem Shake, ditch edition -- VIDEO

If you — unlike us — were out celebrating your Valentine’s evening with a certain special someone, then woe to you, readers, for missing The Daily Show‘s take on the latest viral-video dance fad to sweep the Interwebs: the Harlem Shake.

Since last week, thousands of iterations of the dance have surfaced online. From My Little Pony to the Kardashians, the UGA Men’s Swim and Dive team to Today, everyone’s getting in on the trend. The basics: Take DJ Baauer’s 2012 Harlem Shake remix, add one person pelvic-thrusting, writhing, or performing any other vaguely uncomfortable dance move while the rest pointedly ignore him, wait for the music to really kick in, then everybody dance! Or at least that’s usually how the story goes. Unless you’re Jon Stewart, that is. Check out the video below, courtesy of last night’s Moment of Zen: READ FULL STORY

'The Notebook' gets an 'Honest Trailer' makeover -- VIDEO

How many jokes about The Notebook have you heard today? No movie romance of the last ten years has generated more headlines – or aired more times on cable.

So it seems only natural that Screen Junkies would finally release their parody of the Rachel McAdams/Ryan Gosling flick just in time for Valentine’s Day. The trailer explains that The Notebook is there to remind us “no matter how much you love each other, you’re both going to grow old and die,” and that this is the film “that paved the way for people to form unrealistic expectations of their real-life relationships.” That tends to happen when you cast Ryan “Perfection” Gosling in a lead role.

Watch “the Olive Garden of love stories” below:

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'Burning Love' premiere features a nervous Michael Cera and a dancing Adam Scott -- VIDEO

The best Valentine’s Day treat of all has arrived: The premiere of Burning Love is online.

The web series, which is a spoof of The Bachelor/Bachelorette, returns for a second season. Last season it was a guy looking for love; this time around, crazy Julie (June Diane Raphael) is back, but now she’s looking to get married. The eligible dudes? Adam Scott, Adam Brody, Michael Cera, Jerry O’Connell, Colin Hanks and many more, all playing the various types that these reality shows cast: a“Bad Boy,” a “Rapper,” a “Single Dad,” and even a “Luxurious Lifestyle Consultant.”

Hosted once again by the cheesy Bill Tundle (Michael Ian Black), this is a show for anyone who has ever watched The Bachelor and asked themselves why anyone would subject themselves to that level of embarrassment. And it’s also a show for people who want to find love – or at least want to get really drunk and maybe start a fight.

Check out the first two episodes below and find out whom Julie asks to “hold her box”: READ FULL STORY

Zach Galifianakis gets weird(er) with 'Between Two Ferns: Oscar Edition, Part 2' -- VIDEO

Oscar season has brought out the best in Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns,” his Internet talk show-slash-thought experiment. (How long can you be questioned by Zach Galifianakis?) Months after saying that the video series was probably dead, it isn’t: This week, Funny or Die released a special “Oscar edition,” featuring a lot of famous people all at once, in dresses.

Part 2 debuted this morning. Unlike part 1, it features 100 percent less look-I’m-drunk Anne Hathaway and “Christ of Breakdance Waltz.” But it does feature an “average looking redhead in a weird dress” (Jessica Chastain) and Sally Field — who has a confession to make: “I just have to tell you something really, really honestly: I hate pennies. I hate them.”

To be fair, she was answering Galifianakis’ question, “Do you look at a penny differently now that you’ve been in Lincoln?”

All that and Brad Lee Cooper, too, who channels his anger-challenged character from Silver Linings Playbook.

Watch the NSFW video below. Are we alone in hoping for a part 3 (set destruction notwithstanding)?

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Dave Franco talks new Funny or Die video: 'It probably appears that we let everything hang out' -- VIDEO

Apparently, Dave Franco’s penis is less impressive than DeAndre Jordan’s. We learn this and other fun “facts” (Franco can’t rap…or jump!) in Franco’s latest slightly NSFW video for Funny or Die, “Real Life H-O-R-S-E!”

The title says it all: We watch Dave and DeAndre compete in series of absurdly escalating challenges. Basketball is only the beginning.

EW talked with Franco about his Funny or Die collaborations, stripping down with DeAndre, and his desire to one day direct.

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'Pete & Pete' reunion will make you laugh even as it destroys your childhood -- NSFW VIDEO

Revisiting the TV you loved as a kid generally leads to one of two things — realizing that you had horrible taste in elementary school, or being pleasantly surprised by how well your old favorites hold up. Happily, Nickelodeon’s eccentric, proto-hipster sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete is bound to inspire the second reaction — especially once you’re old (and wise) enough to recognize its guest appearances by unlikely stars including Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Janeane Garofalo, and Steve Buscemi.

It’s no surprise, then, that the ultra-hip SF Sketchfest chose to stage a Pete & Pete reunion in San Francisco last month. But before the cast appeared before a cheering crowd of ’80s babies, they stopped by a local bar for a pre-show drink — and Funny or Die’s cameras were there to capture everything that followed.

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