7 Best 'Weird Al' Yankovic Sight Gags: Gaga, Amish and Obi-Wan

7 Best 'Weird Al' Yankovic Sight Gags: Gaga, Amish and Obi-Wan
Only five days into "Weird Al" Yankovic's brilliant Mandatory Fun daily video release, and we've already seen him transform into an inarguably tacky dresser, a blond handyman and a paranoid foil salesman on television. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films But throughout his long and hilarious career, the parody master is one of both sound and sight. The Hollywood Reporter recalls Yankovic's top sight gags (from before the fun was absolutely mandatory): "The Saga Begins" The Obi-Wan Kenobi impersonator pokes fun at Episode I: The Phantom Menace in this hilarious Star Wars parody, set to Don McLean's "American Pie."   "Perform This Way" The costumes and

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It's Been 55 Years Since 'The Day the Music Died'

It's Been 55 Years Since 'The Day the Music Died'
February 3, 1959 has become one of the most mythic days in rock 'n' roll history. It's the day the 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza 35 carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson crashed in an Iowa cornfield. To many, it's simply the day the music died. Buddy Holly was touring with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, on a jaunt that was scheduled to hit 25 Midwestern cities in three weeks. Angered by rough bus tours that left band members sick with the flu and one hospitalized with frostbite, Holly decided to charter a plane from Iowa to Minnesota. The official
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Bill Fagerbakke Legally Separated -- Wife Sponges Off Spongebob

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The actor who voices the Spongebob's best friend, Patrick Star, is lookin' fresh these days, because his estranged wife just took him to the cleaners ... TMZ has learned.Bill Fagerbakke and his wife, Catherine, just got legally separated.  For some reason, without even getting divorced, they entered into a property settlement agreement ... obtained by TMZ.Here's the lowdown:-- Catherine gets 50% of all earnings, including what Bill made on "Coach" and "Spongebob" -- he averages around $700K a year.
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DVD Release: Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation

DVD Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013

Price: DVD $29.95

Studio: Kino Lorber

Judy Collins circa 1963 performs in Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation.

The 2012 music-filled documentary film Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation combines talking heads with rare archival footage and new live performances to tell a story about a community that created a generation-defining music.

Between 1961-1973, many musicians in New York’s Greenwich Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time. As these new singers emerged, Greenwich blossomed as a place that promoted a better future. Their music challenged the status quo by singing about taboo subjects – fighting for civil liberties, protesting the Vietnam War, and holding governments accountable for their actions.

Featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries, Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation
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Josh Groban Charms Audience During "In The Round" North American Tour - Chicago

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Few artists are as utterly engaging on stage as Josh Groban. For real. When the 32 year-old singer stepped into the spotlight at Chicago's United Center Sunday night for a concert in the round, it was not just his celebrated vibrato that ingratiated thousands of fans. As it turns out, the guy is...well, endearingly charming and funny. As if the obvious mind-bending vocals weren't enough, Groban thoroughly delighted the crowd with his self-effacing humor and spontaneous wit as he moved through his two-hour set like a hot knife through butter. Backed up by a world-class band that came with all the strings and horns one would expect, Groban opened with his current single "Brave" and "False Alarms" off his latest album titled All That Echoes. Groban's powerful baritone bonanza continued, featuring a vocal journey of newer and older songs from an impressive catalog plucked from the artist's six studio albums.
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Watch: Did This Band Ambush A Google Street View Car?

When Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys posted their latest music video on Youtube, the country band claimed it had friends at Google who "bent the rules to make this video possible."

However, Reddit posters were quick to point out Gunnar and his Grizzly Boys could not actually have ambushed a Google Street View car.

The giveaway? Well, for starters, the band member's faces were not blurred out to protect their privacy in typical Google Street View fashion.

The next tip-off was the name of the Youtube account where the music video was posted: RobBlissCreative.

As one Reddit user notes, Rob Bliss is fairly well known for his involvement in viral marketing ideas. The Michigan native launched his own marketing company in November after splitting from Status Creative, a firm he created in 2011 with Jeff Barrett and Scott Erickson. While at Status Creative, Bliss helped create a popular lip-dub video of
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'American Pie' singer Don McLean fined for speeding

Don McLean has been fined for a speeding offence. The 'American Pie' singer was accused of breaking the speed limit in his Chrysler while driving through a school zone in Rockport, Maine last September. McLean had contested the charge at the time and requested a trial, reports The AP, saying that the school zone warning lights had not flashed. Police told Rockland District Court on Thursday (January (more)
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The X Factor Recap: Rickrolling in the Deep

The X Factor Recap: Rickrolling in the Deep
We interrupt your regularly scheduled recap with a warning to the quintet of lovely brunettes who make up The X Factor Season 2 girl group Fifth Harmony: Do not stand too close to Khloé Kardashian Odom. She can sense your youth. She is beginning to feed off your effervescence. She has been instructed to assimilate you into the Kardashian collective.

With that housekeeping detail out of the way, we can now focus on the important business of Top 8 performance night: A world premiere “video” from “will.i.ann” (hey, that’s what Mario Lopez called him!) and a robot rendering of Britney Spears 2.0 (airbrushed into submission,
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: The best and the worst of this year's Turkey Day mainstay

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t the type of parade that gives out awards to the best floats, what with nearly all the floats being the same every year. So EW’s here to make sure that the highlights of this year’s parade all get their due accolades. Here are the moments from this year’s kickoff to Turkey Day that were deserving of recognition, for better or worse.

Best Marching Band Uniforms: This one goes to Father Ryan High School Band from Nashville, Tenn. Any trombone player that looks like a combination of a hockey player, Judge Dredd
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Nicholas Braun and Kyle Kaplan parody Gotye's 'Somebody I Used to Know'

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ABC Family "10 Things I Hate About You" stars Nicholas Braun and Kyle Kaplan use Gotye's hit "Somebody I Used to Know" to show how you just can't ignore an annoying song. The actors instead fall prey to the hit in the Youtube video "That Gotye Song".

They talk for over a minute about how they hate the song and how much it is played on the radio, but end up singing along to the catchy tune. Song parodies are popular on Youtube with comedian Weird Al Yankovic famous for his takes on Coolio, Lady Gaga, and Don McLean's hits.

Videos often parody annoying or overplayed songs. To some, Gotye's 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" fits this category. The song claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks and is nominated for two Teen Choice Awards -- "Choice Rock Song" and "Choice Break-Up Song
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Soccer Am's raspberry blowing the perfect remedy for pre-match tension | Martin Kelner

If anything, the programme is more enjoyable than when I last saw it and remains a reliable source of light relief

I was once mistaken for Martin Keown. Not on a football field – that could never happen, he's an inch-and-a-half taller than me – but by a TalkSport producer who rang me early one Sunday morning to ask if I could talk about "the Tony Adams situation".

"What, the prog rock band?" I replied, to audio tumbleweed. "You know, like the Alan Parsons Project."

This should maybe have rung alarm bells, but he ploughed on. It was when Adams was Portsmouth manager some years ago, and Keown was rumoured to be joining him to help shore up Pompey's leaky defence. I was within seconds of giving my views on defensive systems to the radio audience – and possibly even talking myself into the job – before confessing that my proximity to the Arsenal
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30 Tracks Our Editors Are Listening To

30 Tracks Our Editors Are Listening To
It's Hump Day, so we've collected 30 songs we've been listening to for your perusal. Compiled by HuffPost Entertainment's editors, the list features everyone from Kelly Clarkson to N.O.R.E. We tried to make a list that was uncomplicated and honest, resisting the "editor" urge to present a bunch of obscure throwbacks and little-known "up and comers." Take a listen in the Spotify playlist below and see our song-by-song explanations (and, in some cases, excuses) for the 30 songs we're feeling at the moment.

Editor Key: Km is Kia Makarechi, Cb is Crystal Bell and Cr is Christopher Rosen. Now listen and judge away.

1. College - A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth)

From last August, when I first saw "Drive," until five minutes ago, this song has played on a loop on my Spotify playlist. - Cr

2. Tanlines - All of Me

The song of the summer! Never mind that it's April.
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'American Reunion': Have we entered the era of late-'90s nostalgia?

'American Reunion': Have we entered the era of late-'90s nostalgia?
It’s been 13 years since Jason Biggs was first caught red-handed and in flagrante delicious with his mom’s apple pie, and that’s pretty much exactly the right amount of time for us to get nostalgic about it. At least, that’s the hope of the producers of American Reunion, which brings the whole crew together for another go-round, and where even the wacky sexual exploits seem to be done with a bit of wistful remembrance of days gone by, like Proust (if instead of eating the madeleine, he had intercourse with it).

Between American Reunion and the new 3-D release of Titanic,
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Don McLean, The Dubliners for 'Radio 2 Lifetime Achievement Award'

BBC Radio 2 has announced this year's 'Lifetime Achievement' prizes for the upcoming Folk Awards. 'American Pie' singer Don McLean and Irish band The Dubliners will be recognised for their contribution to folk music at the awards ceremony on February 8. Mike Harding announced the awards on Radio 2, and called McLean a "truly great songwriter". He said: "The truly great songwriters, who create works of such quality that they become standards across genres, are owed a debt of gratitude by the music world and I think it's fantastic that we're presenting Don McLean with this award." On The (more)
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Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leap, Captured in Song

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) was emotional as Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong received a Congressional Gold Medal at the Capitol in Washington Wednesday. Astronauts John Glenn, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin also received medals.

Can you really blame Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) for getting all emotional as Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong received a Congressional Gold Medal in Washington Wednesday? (See accompanying photo.)

Ever since he became the first
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Report: Clay Aiken, Victoria Gotti, Debbie Gibson and Teresa Giudice join 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Report: Clay Aiken, Victoria Gotti, Debbie Gibson and Teresa Giudice join 'Celebrity Apprentice'
If I were “Invisible,” I would sneak into the taping of season 5 of Celebrity Apprentice. Because not only have Cheryl Tiegs and Marco Andretti signed on to star in the next season of Donald Trump’s hugest-show-in-television-history-no-it’s-not-oh-well-let’s-pretend-anyway, but Celebrity Apprentice has reportedly attracted four more cast members: Debbie Gibson (totally rad!), Teresa Giudice (table-flippin’ awesome!), Victoria Gotti (bada bing!), and Clay Aiken (holy argyle!).

As a former Claymate — I was excommunicated five years ago after informing a close friend that, despite her gut feeling to the contrary, she likely would not end up marrying the American Idol runner-up
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Buddy Holly receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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On what would have been the legendary singer's 75th birthday (Sept. 7), Buddy Holly finally received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The musician, who recorded such hits as "Peggy Sue" and "That'll be the Day," was a driving influence in 1950s rock music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was named #13 on Rolling Stone magazine's "Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time."

Holly was just 22 years old when he was killed in the same plane crash that took the life of Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Their deaths were later called "The Day the Music Died" in the Don McLean song "American Pie."

The unveiling of the star was attended by his widow Maria Elena Santiago, Phil Everly from the Everly brothers and Gary Busey, who portrayed the singer in "The Buddy Holly Story."

Here's a video to remember him on this day.
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U2's Classy Amy Winehouse Salute Reminds Us Of Classic Tribute Songs

At the Minneapolis, Minn., stop on their record-shattering "360 Tour," U2 dedicated “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” to the late Amy Winehouse, who passed away Saturday at the age of 27. "We wrote this next song for Michael Hutchence, but you will understand tonight if we play it for Amy Winehouse,” Bono said before playing the song.

“Stuck In A Moment” was written for Hutchence, the lead singer of Inxs who committed suicide in 1997. The singer was a close friend of the members of U2.

The gesture is the latest of many that have flooded in since Winehouse’s passing. On Saturday night, just hours after the news broke, M.I.A. released the demo “27” on her Soundcloud in the “Back to Black” singer’s honor. “I recorded this song B4 vickileekx and never put it out,” M.I.A. said on Twitter. “It's a unfinished demo.
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How the Michigan Lip-Dub Filmmaker Took His Revenge on Newsweek

Poor Michigan. First the governor slashed the state's production incentives, then in January Newsweek listed three Michigan cites in their roundup of America's top 10 dying cities. Many filmmakers fled the state, but Grand Rapids native Scott Erickson stuck around and decided to do something pro-active with his friend Rob Bliss. Together they devised a record-setting, one take lip dub to Don McLean's "American Pie" that showcases Grand Rapids in ...
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