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'Gilmore Girls' meets 'Girls' in new mashup -- VIDEO

Well, how about that — if you cobble together a group of Girls clips that don’t include nudity or anybody smoking crack, take away the sound, and set it to Carole King’s “Where You Lead,” HBO’s edgy comedy could totally pass for an old school WB dramedy. It’s not quite The Shining as a gentle family comedy — but the following fake credits sequence is still pretty amusing for fans of either show. God have mercy on Stars Hollow, though, if Hannah and the gang ever decide to spend a weekend there.

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Neil Patrick Harris on his YouTube show 'Neil's Puppet Dreams': 'I have a puppet workshop in my garage' -- VIDEO

The idea of a web series featuring Neil Patrick Harris and puppets seems like such an obvious thing the world needs, it’s a little shocking no one’s come up with it until now. Produced with the Jim Henson Company’s “Henson Alternative” division, Neil’s Puppet Dreams premieres today on the Nerdist’s YouTube channel. While upcoming episodes promise drag queens, puppet sex, and a surprising amount of nudity — this ain’t a family webseries — the first episode features a simple fear of falling and a vividly illustrative song penned by co-creator and producer Janet Varney. You can watch the first episode below, and then check out my interview with Harris about how this all came about, the powerful pull puppets have on his life, and, yes, whether How I Met Your Mother is returning for a ninth season.  READ FULL STORY

MTV finally reveals why it stopped playing music videos

Some complaints are so pervasive that they eventually become their own cliches — think “The Simpsons hasn’t been funny since Season 8!” or “Saturday Night Live hasn’t been funny since [whatever year the complainer was 16]!” Chief among these is the stale lament that MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore — “It’s called Music Television, dadgumit!” (Somehow, you never hear those same people complaining about The Learning Channel‘s similar misnomer.)

But listen up, people: MTV’s head of programming* has heard your cries, and he’s finally ready to give you the answers you crave. All will be revealed in the following video:

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See Pharrell's new YouTube show, featuring intellectuals & naked ladies -- EXCLUSIVE

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Like Johnnie Walker Blue Label or extra fancy potato chips, the videos on YouTube’s Reserve Channel are just a little more special than the rest. And this fall, the Inter-network is premiering a slate of programs that should appeal to the online epicure in all of us — including three talk shows hosted respectively by actress Joy Bryant, Top Chef‘s Tom Colicchio, and Renaissance man Pharrell Williams.

We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the latter’s series, called ARTST TLK, below. Press “play” to hear some big ideas from writers Ben Mezrich (The Accidental Billionaires, Bringing Down the House) and Andy Greenberg (This Machine Kills Secrets)… and if you really want your mind to be blown, fast forward to the 19 minute mark. According to our sources, we can expect to see this happen in every episode.

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Actors from failed NBC pilot make their own web series

Rejection sucks. Just ask the co-stars of failed NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile. The trailer park sitcom, which would have reunited Roseanne‘s Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, wasn’t picked for NBC’s fall lineup, leaving the cast in a lurch. But, undeterred, the five secondary leads — Jason Antoon, Mary Birdsong, Greg Cromer, Tricia O’Kelley, and Romy Rosemont — have taken to YouTube to continue working together. The resulting web series, called Bitter, Party of 5, subscribes to the adage that “art imitates life.” The setup: five actors who learn that their NBC pilot (called…Downwardly Mobile) wasn’t picked up take to the web to produce a low-budget talk show.

YouTube is becoming a viable launchpad for entertainers – notable examples include Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and the Comedy Central hit Workaholics. And as the cable market continues to embrace these sorts of TV biz meta-comedies – Curb Your Enthusiasm, Episodes – this cheeky series could well take off in its own right.

Watch the first episode after the jump, and let us know in the comments if the show’s got staying power.

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Obama's got 99 problems, but a Mitt ain't one -- NSFW VIDEO

If you thought that video of Barack Obama “singing” “Call Me Maybe” — or, even better, “Never Gonna Give You Up” – was amazing, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet.

A few hours ago, remix artist Diran Lyons posted a new video on YouTube. It strings together various clips of the president, ordering them so it looks like he’s performing a modified version of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” — complete with lyrics like “The year is 2009, and the White House is mine/But the economy’s in full motherf–ing decline.” (It’s unclear where Lyons found audio of Obama swearing, but the audio version of Dreams From My Father is the most likely source.) The video isn’t exactly the most flattering portrait of our president — Obama also “raps” about how he “work[s] for the banks” and “traffic[s] weapons in their drug-cartel war” — but either way, it’s a masterfully crafted supercut.

Watch all the way through for a special guest appearance by MC Mitt Romney himself — and check Lyons’ website if you want all the motherf–ing lyrics.

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'The X Factor': Trevor Moran needs an ambulance; Fox needs to stop it with the lame ambulance cliffhangers

Fox continues to use minor tragedies and ambulances to shamelessly promote its musical reality competitions. Earlier this year, during American Idol auditions, we got our first auditions episode CLIFFHANGER when Symone Black fell off the stage during Hollywood Week. This time it’s 13-year-old YouTube sensation Trevor Moran, the little kid who danced around the Apple Store. READ FULL STORY

Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein snags $700,000 in donations

Is there anything more heartwarming than seeing a gigantic novelty check get handed over to someone who deserves it? We think not — which is why this video of Karen Klein receiving over 700,000 Washingtons really hits home. Klein is the bus monitor from upstate New York who made headlines this summer when a video of her getting taunted by 12 and 13-year-olds went viral. After seeing the clip on YouTube, friendly Canadian Max Sidorov started a campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise enough money for Klein to take a vacation — and his project instantly took off, eventually raising over $700,000. (Sidorov’s original goal? $5,000.) The Good Samaritan presented Klein with the total on Tuesday.

“It’s hard to believe that people donated like that,” Klein tells Global TV Toronto in the clip below. “I paid my car, I paid my house off.” Having officially retired, she’ll also never have to endure snotty kids on a school bus again.

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YouTube sensation Psy teaches Britney Spears 'Gangnam Style' -- VIDEO

Even a hitmaker like Britney Spears isn’t immune to the wacky allure of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” Spears is on record as a fan of the Korean star’s catchy tune and sick dance moves — something that Ellen DeGeneres didn’t miss when the new X Factor judge visited Ellen yesterday afternoon. (Side note: Remember when Ellen was an American Idol judge?)

Soon enough, the host pulled out Psy himself, who proceeded to teach Ellen and Britney how to Dougie the finer points of Gangnam Style. The main takeaway: “Dress classy, and dance cheesy.” Done and done!

By gamely dancing along, Spears proved that she still knows how to move — even in five-inch heels. Check her out:

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Back to cruel: Jimmy Kimmel has parents dress kids in awful outfits -- VIDEO

Jimmy Kimmel is continuing his crusade to ruin childhood milestones — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Last Halloween, Kimmel convinced parents to pretend they’d eaten all of their offspring’s candy and videotape the fallout. Next, he had parents gift the worst Christmas presents ever. Now he’s set his sights on back-to-school season, asking moms and dads to give their children new outfits that are ugly, uncomfortable, out of style, or just plain weird.

The results: “What boy has flowers on their shirt? Even the teacher will probably laugh at me,” moans one kid, rolling on the floor in distress. A girl named Isabella pouts in her frilly tutu before deadpanning, “I look like an idiot.” As for the boy asked to wear a burlap sack so he can look more like Jesus? Let’s just say he doesn’t take it very well. See for yourself:

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