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Kate Upton calls her would-be prom date, still checking her schedule -- VIDEO

Jake Davidson, the 17-year-old who asked supermodel Kate Upton to his prom, had no problem talking to Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Today about his adorable YouTube video. But then, Sports Illustrated‘s two-time swimsuit issue covergirl dialed in, and well, he acted like you or I would.

Watch the exchange below.

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Save our spandex! Jimmy Kimmel creates PSA for yoga pants shortage

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Yoga sportswear maker Lululemon — as you may have already heard — has been forced to recall hundreds of their basic black yoga pants due to a manufacturing error that made the stretchy, slimming leggings too see-through. Now, Lululemon is experiencing a shortage of the pants, the company’s stock is dropping, and the world of yoga as wealthy, new age-y ladies once knew it is changing forever.

Jimmy Kimmel, patron saint of the yoga pants crisis, has taken it upon himself to create the public service announcement below, which sheds some light on the seriousness of the situation. Without the hundred dollar pants, what will yoga enthusiasts wear? Cardboard? Bubble wrap? Yo … gurt pants?

Check it out, and let us know what you’ll be wearing without the option of designer workout pants.
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'Game of Thrones': Which actor's take on the theme song is your favorite? VIDEO

Singing along to the Game of Thrones theme song: It’s not just for Stark kids anymore!

MTV Geek asked 10 members of the fantasy drama’s cast to perform their own rendition of the tune at the show’s season 3 premiere party earlier this week. The actors obliged, albeit with slightly varying levels of enthusiasm. (Minor quibbles: There was no rapping, and nobody sang the song’s true, NSFW lyrics.)

Sophie Turner’s version is probably my favorite, though I could be swayed — whose “na na, na na na na”s do you like best? And which cast member’s out-of-character appearance blows your mind the most? (Carice van Houten, I’m looking at you.)

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How YouTube is boldly becoming more like TV

When Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, a pair of 25-year-olds known as Smosh, posted a silly YouTube video of themselves lip-synching the Pokémon theme song in 2005, they weren’t trying to become Web phenoms. But that’s exactly what happened. The clip went viral, thanks to some incalculable combination of millennial nostalgia and absurdist Internet humor.

Eight years later, Smosh run the most popular channel on YouTube, boasting more than 8.2 million subscribers. The guys also have a Spanish channel, a vlog channel, a cartoon channel, a newly launched gaming channel, and a website/social network (Smosh.com) with exclusive video content and merchandise. They may have started as a one-off viral sensation, but their enduring success — and the success of fellow YouTube pioneers — has helped reshape the site into a vast entertainment entity that produces so much more than Web-based novelty acts.

Smosh, like so many of YouTube’s other top content creators, landed an audience via professionally produced videos, a consistent release schedule, and help from a slew of ahead-of-the-curve thinkers and producers. READ FULL STORY

'A Very Potter Senior Year': Darren Criss & Team StarKid's last Potter parody hits YouTube

In the beginning, God and Darren Criss created Harry Potter: The Musical, a madcap Harry Potter parody originally performed at the University of Michigan in 2009. The musical, cowritten by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, and Brian Holden and produced by StarKid Productions, arrived on YouTube that summer and quickly went viral, inspiring a 2010 sequel that helped to launch Criss into mainstream stardom. (Its popularity also inspired a name change meant to stave off the litigious Warner Bros; that’s why you now know the show as A Very Potter Musical.)

Potter‘s Harry soon joined the cast of Glee, and StarKid’s other members moved on to other projects as well. Still, though, the story didn’t seem quite finished — which is why a whole passel of StarKids (including Criss) reunited for a one-night-only performance of a second Potter sequel at Chicago’s LeakyCon convention last summer. Though the gang released the show’s cast recording in December, the full musical itself remained absent from YouTube… until this past Friday.

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Viral video song 'After Ever After' tells us what happens next for Disney princesses -- VIDEO

What happens after happily ever after?

It’s a topic that’s been explored many times, but never before in four-part harmony. Jon Cozart — who knows his way around YouTube, having made several super-popular videos before — has another hit on his hands with “After Ever After,” which tells the tales of Disney princesses Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, and Pocahontas after the credits roll. It’s not a pretty picture: Ariel is concerned about the BP oil spill, Jasmine’s boyfriend is a maybe-terrorist, Belle is accused of bestiality, and Pocahontas is now more than a little bloodthirsty for every Englishman.

Currently #2 on the iTunes Comedy Song chart, the tune has garnered nearly 200,000 YouTube views in just two days. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Another day, another 'Game of Thrones' parody: Westeros parties like it's 1995 -- VIDEO

Was School of Thrones just a tad too modern for your delicate sensibilities? If so, a new Game of Thrones homage might be more your speed. The latest viral riff on Westeros imagines how the HBO series would look if it had been produced in 1995. Check out the Xena-esque production values, ’80s-inflected theme song, and close-ups of fond smiles below.

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Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' filmmaker breaks his silence tonight -- VIDEO

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Just in time to truly capitalize on the scorching-hot pop culture phenom that is Mitt Romney, the guy who filmed the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign-changing “47 Percent” video is finally coming clean tonight.

We won’t know the filmmaker’s name until this evening’s edition of MSNBC’s The Ed Show, which will feature an exclusive interview with 2012′s very own Deep Throat. Still, a few facts about the guy are out there already: He worked as a bartender at Romney’s now-infamous May 2012 fundraiser, he previously worked at a Clinton fundraiser, and the contrast between those two events partially inspired him to make the video in the first place.

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'Game of Thrones' gets transported to high school: 'Prom Night Is Coming' -- VIDEO

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Between the constant backstabbing, betrayal, and ever-shifting alliances, Westeros really is a lot like a big, medieval high school. So it was only a matter of time before somebody decided to give Game of Thrones the Carrie Diaries treatment. (Minus the ’80s, plus some really awful excellent wigs.)

In the first episode of the new web series School of Thrones, new girl Dani Targaryen gets a Mean Girls-style introduction to the cliques of Westeros Valley High School. The Starks are cooler-than-thou hipsters in thick-framed glasses; the Lannisters are wannabe rappers, for some reason; the Baratheons are dumb jocks, except for nerdy outcast Stannis; the Greyjoys are all members of the swim team.

It’s a pretty clever re-purposing of George R. R. Martin’s characters, complete with a truly excellent credit sequence that apes HBO’s 3-D map with a set of drawings on notebook paper — and fans of The Lizzie Bennett Diaries will be pleased to see Mary Kate Wiles, a.k.a. Lydia, starring here as Sansa Stark.

Check out the first episode, “Prom Night Is Coming,” below; along with EW’s Thrones countdown, it just might tide you over before GoT returns March 31.

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Justin Timberlake's top 10 'SNL' moments -- VIDEO

On Saturday night, Justin Timberlake will be inducted into the Five-Timers Club — an elite squad of the few funny people who have hosted Saturday Night Live five times. (Technically, this is actually Timberlake’s sixth official appearance on the show; when Joshua Jackson hosted in 2000, ‘N Sync served as musical guest and also performed in a few sketches.)

The multitalented musician certainly deserves a spot alongside Christopher Walken and Tom Hanks. As he’s proved over and over again since his first hosting stint ten (!) years ago, Timberlake’s pretty much the best modern SNL host this side of Alec Baldwin — which means that narrowing down his best Saturday Night Live moments is about as tough as getting the “Barry Gibb Talk Show” theme song out of your head once it’s stuck there. (Er, sorry in advance.) Still, we managed to sift through an embarrassment of JT SNL clips somehow — and though many of them were gems, these 10 stand out.

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