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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:


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:


Chris Rock thinks YouTube has ruined stand-up comedy

Chris Rock hates YouTube. The comedian stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote his film 2 Days in New York and discussed his reluctance to perform stand-up in the era of YouTube. Rock thinks the platform deprives comedians of small-stage practice time and prevents them from ever re-telling jokes. ”It’s hard to go to the clubs cuz’ people [videotape] your sh– all the time, like before it’s ready,” he said.

Jon Stewart compared YouTube’s effect on stand-up to the adverse impact of television on vaudeville, and Rock concurred. Unlike musicians who are encouraged by fans to perform old hits, he said comedians are booed for repeating old material: “[Audience members say] ‘How dare you say the same funny thing you said last year!'”

Watch the video below (scroll to the five-minute mark, if you’re in a rush): READ FULL STORY

'Karate Kid': John Avildsen's rehearsal tapes '...are the best!... around!!'

“Daniel Larusso’s gonna fight?… Daniel Larusso’s gonna fight!

Fans of the original Karate Kid might be disappointed to learn that the famous exclamation from the announcer at the All-Valley Under-18 Karate Tournament was not in the original script. Or at least it wasn’t in the scene when it was rehearsed for director John Avildsen’s video camera in 1983. In one of a series of lengthy audition and rehearsal clips that the director has posted on YouTube over the years — and recently showcased on Slate — the late Bruce Malmouth doesn’t deliver that oft-quoted line of incredulousness. Instead, he simply holds the trophy away from the villainous Johnny Lawrence and says, “Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on… hold on… Isn’t this what it’s all about folks?”

Hold on, hold on… hold on? Oof. Kudos to the script doctor — or Malmouth himself — who made something out of nothing before the cameras actually rolled. Scroll to 3:30 in the video clip below to see that specific scene, but by all means, start from the beginning of the fight sequences, which help explain some of the mysterious scoring decisions that have baffled obsessive Karate Kids fans for years. READ FULL STORY

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is now a YouTube musical -- VIDEO

Fifty Shades of Grey has already spawned fan fiction — but now it has inspired a YouTube fan musical.

The new parody, published by AVbyte, addresses through song the ongoing debate about the value of E L James’ adult novel. The video’s three stars represent three archetypes of the book’s critics: the housewife who loves it, the feminist who hates it, and the guy who hates that he loves it.

Watch the video below and tell us what you think of the novel. Is it ”mommy porn at women’s rights’ expense,” ”does every word describes exactly how [you] want to feel within,” or is it a little of both? READ FULL STORY

Andrew Garfield explains that weird 'Spider-Man' video

A video surfaced Friday of The Amazing Spider-Man costars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone doing a bizarre musical promo for their film, complete with a German exclamation at the end. When asked by Vulture about the ignominious 14 seconds, Garfield marveled, “Is that online? That’s hilarious!” Below, watch the original sing-a-wrong and find out exactly what was going through Garfield and Stone’s heads to inspire the weirdness. READ FULL STORY

Watch a striking Jon Hamm on 'Chris Hardwick's All Star Bowling' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

To the already superhuman list of things Jon Hamm can do — win Golden Globes, kill on SNL, pour a mean drink, fill out a suit like its nobody’s business, etc. — we have a new addition: The Mad Men star can effortlessly bowl a perfect strike. Need proof? Check out this exclusive video clip from Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling, a new show on YouTube’s The Nerdist Channel. (Note: The clip has some NSFW trash talk. And be sure to watch the show’s cool Mad Men-style promo afterward by clicking on the second video in the playlist below.) READ FULL STORY

My Damn Channel readies live online comedy show! Read our Q&A with host Beth Hoyt


Tomorrow, the website My Damn Channel, home to funny webisodes like Wainy Days, will launch its first live series. Hosted by actor-comedian-writer Beth Hoyt, My Damn Channel LIVE will air weekdays at 4 p.m., with 30-minute shows every Wednesday and 10-minute segments on the other four days of the workweek. Before Hoyt takes the online stage tomorrow, EW asks the comedian what celebs she hopes to nab, whether she’s expecting the unexpected, and how she plans to translate a late-night format to an afternoon airtime. Get to know Beth Hoyt, and be sure to check out a promo for the show after the jump:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why should people tune in to the show?
BETH HOYT: Because it’s unlike anything out there and because it’s live. While anything can happen, we are planning a lot of exciting and crazy stuff. With the combination of what we’ve planned and what we are unable to plan… I don’t know what we’ll be hit with, but I’m ready for it. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Remembering the Japan tsunami, counting down to 'The Hunger Games,' and 'Idol' heats up

The Hunger Games film release is less than two weeks away – are you ready for the reaping? Join us on EW.com for the livestream of the premiere on Monday! But that’s hardly all that’s going on this week – there’s a bunch of Oscar-nominated films coming out on DVD so you can catch up on what you may have missed, plus Discovery Channel investigates life on ice and Idol is already down to the Top 12. Have a great week!

YouTube: Japan in a Day 

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. In commemoration of the disaster and to focus on the resilience of Japan, filmmaker Ridley Scott is using today to kick off work on his new project, Japan in a Day, which asks people around the world to film whatever they are doing today, March 11, and submit it for inclusion in a crowd-sourced documentary. Scott previously collaborated with YouTube on Life in a Day, which gathered footage from around the world and told a story of humanity. You can watch the trailer on YouTube now, and submit a video from anywhere in the world up until midnight tonight.

The Hunger Games premiere, live on EW.com

The big day is almost here. You can officially start planning your Katniss/Effie/Peeta costume –The Hunger Games premiere in Los Angeles is Monday night and we’ll be streaming it live on EW.com! The movie officially opens around the country on March 23, but catch Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and co. on the red carpet here first. And if you’re in LA, you’d better already be downtown at the Nokia Theater where they are allowing fans to camp out overnight for a chance to attend the big event.

Major DVD releases: Melancholia, The Descendants, My Week With Marilyn, Young Adult, The Adventures of Tintin

It’s a big day for home viewing – catch (nearly) everything you didn’t get a chance to see in the theaters before Oscar week as some major films come out on DVD. One of our favorite ‘Nominated for Nothing’ flicks, Melacholia with Kirsten Dunst, is in the mix, along with The Descendants, Michelle Williams’ nominated turn in My Week With Marilyn, animated film The Adventures of TinTin, and the edgy Jason Reitman-helmed Young Adult.

American Idol : The Top 12 perform, Fox, 8p.m.

We’re getting there – American Idol is already down to its Top 12 contestants and tonight they take the stage for the judges. The theme hasn’t been announced yet, but rocker Daughtry will perform on the follow up results show Thursday, so maybe there will be a harder edge to the songs this week?


Community, NBC, 8 p.m.
Bonus: DVD rental The Ides of March

As one astute commenter pointed out, Community makes its valiant return tonight on NBC. Will the fan favorite hold its own being scheduled up against ratings winner Big Bang Theory?

Also, just for fun – it’s the Ides of March– March 15, like the real ides of March — but this year there’s a film out on DVD to go along with the ever-ominous date. So grab a copy of the George Clooney/Ryan Gosling political thriller The Ides of March and do your best Caesar impression at home.

Film releases: 21 Jump Street, Casa de Mi Padre

March is notoriously slow for movie releases, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fun (although perhaps a bit mindless) comedies hitting the multiplex. 21 Jump Street is a fun ride down memory lane (where’s Johnny Depp?), with Channing Tatum and Oscar-nominated Jonah Hill as a pair of ne’er do well cops sent to break up a school drug ring. Also out this weekend: hear Will Ferrell’s reportedly impressive Spanish in Casa di mi Padre.

Chasing Leprechauns, Hallmark Channel, 8 p.m.

Don your favorite green outfit and check out Hallmark’s latest cutesy holiday-themed endeavor – the story of a corporate hack (Adrian Pasdar) sent to Ireland to close a deal on a construction site that – get this – is rumored to be inhabited by leprechauns. I kid you not, this is really on TV. Or there’s always the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day-themed horror flick, Leprechaun (1993), starring Jennifer Aniston in her film debut.

Frozen Planet, Discovery Channel, 8p.m.

Penguins, and polar bears, and sea lions, oh my! In this new co-production with the BBC, Discovery Channel explores life in the polar areas of the world, giving a new view of these vast, frozen landscapes. Alec Baldwin narrates the seven-episode series.

OK Go 'Sesame Street' video will edu-tain you about primary colors

The guys who previously taught us how to properly use a treadmill and master the art of canine-based dance are now tackling another subject: color theory.

Rock band OK Go, known for their offbeat viral videos, created an educational music video called “3 Primary Colors” for the folks down on Sesame Street. If we know anything, it’s that Sesame-related music videos are a special breed of wonderful.

The video features the same creative stop-motion style that the band commonly employs, with kid-friendly lyrics that explain the basics of primary colors: red and blue make purple, yellow and blue make green, red and yellow make orange, and so on and so forth. (If any of those statements came as a shock to you, then you might want to tune in when the clip airs on February 2nd.)

Check out the song after the jump, and let an educational palette of primary hues wash over you:

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