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Ylvis' 'The Fox' cover: Ohio University marching band knows what the fox says -- VIDEO

Ylvis’ “The Fox” is hitting all the viral-video milestones. First, it’s racked up nearly 30 million views on YouTube. Now, it’s been covered — in epic, choreographed fashion — by a college marching band.

The Ohio University band performed a John Philip Sousa-approved version of the jokey EDM song during halftime on Saturday, even setting down their instruments and busting a move in the middle. Watch the foxy footage below:
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'Man of Steel 2' trailer spoof: Batman and Superman (and Bryan Cranston)

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We’re still two years away from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel 2 (feat. Batman), but there’s already a trailer for the onscreen pairing of Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman. Of course, this trailer is actually just a spoof, but it’s a well-edited spoof created by YouTube user Soylent Brak 1, who created it from the raw material of Man of Steel footage and lots of shots of Ben Affleck looking tense. There’s also a timely appearance by Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor, which is the hottest casting rumor of the moment. Watch! READ FULL STORY

Watch 'Cinderonce': The Cinderella musical set entirely to Beyonce songs -- VIDEO

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If you’ve ever wondered what happened to former American Idol finalist Todrick Hall and/or what would happen if Beyoncé’s music narrated fairy tales, well, today is your lucky day. Turns out Hall is now a “YouTube personality” who had the same question you did! Only Hall has an answer for you.

What happens when Beyoncé’s music narrates fairy tales is simple: Cinderella — sorry, Cinderoncé — finds her “Freakum Dress,” the “Single Ladies” get their groove on at the ball, and Prince Charming ultimately puts Cinderoncé’s “Love on Top.” And did we mention RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Shangella shows up as Cinderoncé’s fairy drag mother?

Sorry, Cinderella, but we might have to choose Cinderoncé’s version of things. It’s more upbeat — and fierce.

Watch Cinderoncé below:

What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you Team Cinderella or Team Cinderoncé?

The 'Stranger' tease: Five theories about J.J. Abrams' newest pop culture mystery

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J.J. Abrams cast a meaty hook into the Web waters on Aug. 19, a teaser for a new entertainment project that we may or may not know anything about. The mystery box angler loves using this kind of bait: “Stranger” is reminiscent of his puzzling promo stuff for Super-8 or the crypto-content that the Lost brain trust used to feed fans during hiatus. (Remember “The Last Supper” ads prior to season 6?) Decoding this kind of stuff isn’t for everyone. And for some, it annoys as much as it amuses. Regardless: We’re biting. Because we are easily amused, and because we ran out of Breaking Bad analysis to read, and because no one  knows how to bait a hook quite like J.J. Abrams. We love how he turns marketing hype into storytelling fun. What’s “Stranger” about? Five theories — none of which involve Star Wars Episode VII (we assume it’s still wayyy too early for that). READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' re-edit turns show into thrilling Walt/Jesse rom-com -- VIDEO

Slow clap, MHK Productions. Slooooow clap.

Creative editors have been reframing movies and TV shows for years, at least since that brilliant The Shining Recut” clip hit the Internet way back in the primordial days of 2006. But few work as perfectly as this reimagining of Breaking Bad, which casts sad sack Pilot Walt as a chemistry teacher in need of a little excitement.. and Jesse as the Manic Pixie Meth Cook of his dreams.

Watch out for perfectly chosen musical cues, a gasp-worthy plot curveball, and an underlying sweetness that might just convince you that this is the story Vince Gilligan’s been trying to tell all along. One warning: You’ll never be able to look at that awesomely awkward dinner scene from “Buyout” the same way again.

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Vocal impressionist sings 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' as 19 different divas -- VIDEO

Turn around, Bright Eyes, and sit down — because you’ll never be able to top Christina Bianco’s recent rendition of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

First of all, you’re probably not a Drama Desk Award-nominated musical theater performer. Secondly, chances are you haven’t spent years honing spot-on impersonations of everyone from Adele to Edith Piaf to Shakira. And thirdly, even if you have, you may still find it tricky to switch from one diva to another at a moment’s notice. Bianco, though, has the transitions down to a science.

Though Bianco’s strongest impressions are of beloved Broadway performers — her Liza Minnelli and Kristin Chenoweth voices should be in a museum, or something — she’s also great at channeling poppier voices like Britney Spears and even Zooey Deschanel. Here, just watch:
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'Breaking Bad' catchup: The entire series in 8 minutes -- VIDEO

Can’t quite remember the intricacies of Breaking Bad‘s first few seasons — or haven’t seen a single episode in the first place? (If so: What is wrong with you?! The second half of season 5 premieres on AMC in five days; that gives you plenty of time to watch the whole series, provided you don’t plan to go to work or sleep.)

Ahem. Anyway! If you’d like to brush up on your BrBa before Sunday’s midseason premiere, you can’t do much better than this video by the Fine Bros. — a whirlwind summary of the entire series’ plot thus far, complete with yellow hazmat suits, magnet gifs, flippant asides about dull subplots (“Who cares about Ted? GET BACK TO THE DRUG WARS!”), and an ever-increasing body count (RIP Emilio, and Krazy 8, and No-Doze, and Tuco, and Tortuga, and Combo…).

Bonus: Watch all the way through for a tighty-whitey cameo!
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David Cross and Amber Tamblyn release women's health PSA -- VIDEO

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Although the debate about healthcare in this country is far from a laughing matter, professional funny people David Cross and Amber Tamblyn (who are married in real life) managed to find the humor in a not-so-hilarious situation, all while making a succinct point about the United States’ issues with reproductive care.

In a new spot, written by “concerned American citizens Amber and David Tamblyn,” “Gynotician” features Cross and Tamblyn portraying a “doctor” and a patient who needs some medical attention. Sadly, Cross may be wearing a white lab coat, but he’s actually a politician who has no idea what he’s talking about. Imagine that!

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'Blurred Lines' + the theme from 'Growing Pains' = perfection

Don’t waste another minute on your crying — it’d be better spent listening to this awesome mashup, which matches the cheese-tastic vocals of Growing Pains‘s theme song with the groovy beat of Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines.”

The singer, of course, is the son of Alan Thicke, who starred in Growing Pains as all-knowing psychiatrist Dr. Jason Seaver. His photoshopped image also stars in the mashup’s video; who knew Dr. S got so nasty in his free time?

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'Taylor Swift' (or Billy Eichner) learns life isn't always 'Glitter and Ribs' -- VIDEO

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Billy Eichner, host of Fuse’s hilarious pop culture trivia/takedown show Billy on the Street, has debuted the music video for the new “Taylor Swift” single “Glitter and Ribs” on Funny or Die. Watch it below. The song, which laments love found and lost at summer’s last barbecue, is also now available on iTunes. Eichner’s trademark frustration is a perfect match for Swift’s angst.
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