It was one of 2011′s favorite memes, and it’s not showing any signs of stopping in 2012. Yes, PopWatchers, I’m talking about those ubiquitous online fan dating invitations. The first celeb to ring in the new year with an ask was Jason Segel. So what made superfan Chelsea Gill’s YouTube proposal stand out from the pack (besides the fact that she could be Mena Suvari’s younger sister)? What inspired Segel to post the video on his Twitter feed, calling it, “My favorite thing, maybe ever”? See her online plea below. READ FULL STORY
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Since the debut of his ridiculously adorable viral video in 2010, Marcel the Shell has achieved two of his biggest goals in life: He’s published a beautifully illustrated biography, and now it looks like he owns a dog (although it terrifies him). Finally, we have a sequel from creators Dean Fleischer-Camp and Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate, who provides Marcel’s signature, pipsqueak voice. In it, we get some burning questions answered about our favorite shod shell: What does he use as a bed? What does he use as a car? Does he have any siblings? Find out below: READ FULL STORY
Between penning his memoir My Song, serving as the subject for the documentary Sing Your Song, and speaking out for Occupy Wall Street, sometimes a man just needs to sleep. Harry Belafonte was scheduled to appear via satellite on a Bakersfield, Calif., morning news program Friday, but the 84-year-old “King of Calypso” dozed off before the interview even began. Seeing that Belafonte was out for the count, the anchor explained that he was “taking a little nap.” Update: Belafonte’s rep Ken Sunshine has issued a statement that the singer was meditating and couldn’t hear the anchor’s prompt due to a “technical glitch” with his earpiece. See the full statement after the jump.
If this video doesn’t get you out of your mid-afternoon slump, nothing will. Courtesy of a rather industrious and puerile blogger, behold a stream-of-consciousness-style supercut of everyone’s favorite expletive that rhymes with “cluck.” The entries in this mash-up — a second installment in what I’m sure will become a celebrated series — range from the maternal to the pointed. See the full NSFW clip, featuring recent hits like The Hangover, The King‘s Speech, and Friends With Benefits after the jump. READ FULL STORY
'Hey girl!' Watch this hilarious, super gay reimagining of the opening song from 'Beauty and the Beast'
Like you really need an excuse to watch our beloved Belle adopt a Honey Badger-esque attitude and saunter around her “little town full of queens and homos” this morning. Do yourself a favor and press play on the brilliantly NSFW “Bonjour” spoof below. As soon as Belle encounters that rude bitch who wanted Marie to hurry up with the baguettes, you’ll be glad you did. But probably sooner, girl. READ FULL STORY
For just under 24 hours, the Internet provided us with an offer we simply couldn’t refuse. An account claiming to be Sony Pictures UK uploaded The Godfather in its glorious entirety on YouTube yesterday, garnering significant press coverage until the video unceremoniously disappeared Wednesday afternoon. Mere minutes ago we had free access to 2 hours and 57 minutes of cinematic history, and now we have this: “This account has been suspended due to a violation of YouTube’s policy prohibiting content designed to impersonate another person or user.” Ouch.
A rep for Sony Pictures issued the following statement to EW: “On Wednesday, August 24 reports surfaced alleging that Sony Pictures UK had posted a copy of The Godfather movie to a YouTube account ‘SonyPicturesUK.’ The YouTube handle in question is, in fact, not a Sony Pictures account and is in violation of Sony Pictures’ rights. Upon discovering the existence of this fraudulent account, Sony Pictures Entertainment worked with YouTube and the account was deactivated. Sony Pictures is investigating the violation.” READ FULL STORY
It all started with a viral music video. “Friday” — ever heard it?
It produced an avalanche of Internet attention, and over the next five months, singer Rebecca Black became the constant target of vicious bullying, death threats, hate mail, and even CNN-reported pregnancy rumors. Then she emerged relatively unscathed, made friends with Katy Perry, went back into the studio to record a second song… and turned 14.
Two prime-time TV appearances last night — a taped interview on ABC’s Nightline and a live performance on America’s Got Talent — showed that the teen phenom, if slightly unaware at times, is nothing if not resilient.
Last night on a Nightline segment with the alarming title “Rebecca Black: Dark Side Of Fame,” Black revealed that she has recently switched to home schooling after constant bullying at her school became too much for her to handle. “When I walk by, they’ll start singing ‘Friday’ in a really nasally voice,” Black said. “Or they’ll be like, ‘Hey, Rebecca! Guess what day it is!’”
Still, Black soldiers on: ”I’ve had a lot of experience with not being liked,” she said. “You just can’t let it get to you.”
Footage from the interview showed Black signing autographs, taking photos with fans, and even talking openly in her bedroom about the varied types of cyber-bullying and hate mail she receives. Black and her mother both spoke candidly at their home in California about her career and how her home life has changed since that fateful “Friday” — which served as a startling reminder that, international pariah or not, she’s still a sensitive, precocious kid fresh out of seventh grade.
Black also made a live appearance on America’s Got Talent, where, after opening with a subtle nod to her second single, “My Moment,” she performed “Friday.” With the AutoTune off and the high-contrast video editing subtracted, Black looked and sounded refreshingly like a friendly teenager having a good time:
Tell us your reactions, PopWatchers: After watching Rebecca Black be a kid and be a star on her separate TV appearances last night, do you think she deserves all that negativity?
Read more on EW.com:
Friday, round two: Katy Perry and Rebecca Black re-team onstage
Rebecca Black’s behind-the-scenes footage of My Moment’ video: Watch here
Rebecca Black’s new single and video ‘My Moment’ has arrived — watch it here!
Tom Hanks didn’t start The Onion‘s campaign to win a Pulitzer Prize, but the grassroots movement has really taken off since the Oscar-winner chastised the Pulitzer committee for making him angry. Today, author Neil Gaiman is the latest to join Hanks, Ricky Gervais, Pulitzer-winning writer Dave Barry, Paul Reiser, a cat, and an army of advocates at Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes. “We here at AFAJP (pronounced Affahjjp) are dedicating our lives to exposing the Pulitzer committee’s despicable bigotry against the Onion and making sure that America’s finest news source receives the prize it so richly deserves,” said the organization’s president Stephen Forbeck, in a video. “Americans from all walks of life are standing up and telling the Pulitzer committee to stop the ignorance, stop the bias, and stop the neglect.” Watch some of the latest video pleas after the jump: READ FULL STORY
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