Celebritology 2.0: Viral Video


Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Watch Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

“The writing is exquisite,” declares Ferrell.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Movies

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Gary Oldman rants against actor-athletes. Does this mean he hated ‘Kazaam’?

And proves once again that he is both a master thespian and a total boss.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Viral Video | Tags:  Gary Oldman

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Watch Rufus Wainwright make gum jingles poignant (Video)

“Make it last a little longer with Big Red” sounds so ... touching.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Music

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Mister Rogers’ wisdom remixed into song ‘Garden of Your Mind’

Autotune is involved.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video | Tags:  Mister Rogers

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Watch the touching montage from Pixar’s ‘Up’ as a Cialis commercial

Once you lose the Giacchino music and the context, the whole thing has a remarkably different meaning.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Movies | Tags:  Pixar

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Kids reenacting Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ video is best thing you’ll see all day

A pretty awesome tribute to Adam Yauch.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:50 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video | Tags:  Adam Yauch

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Watch Jon Hamm rap to the theme from ‘Taxi’ (Video)

Watch the video. Here’s a taste: “Hilarity abounds at the ‘Taxi’ garage.”

By Jen Chaney  |  11:56 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video | Tags:  Jon Hamm

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 05/02/2012

The Shia LaBeouf cannibal song: The story behind the viral track

The guy behind the LaBeouf-related earworm explains why he wrote it.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:38 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video | Tags:  Shia LaBeouf

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/01/2012

‘West Wing’ cast reunites for Funny or Die: Video and behind-the-scenes photos

Martin Sheen and Allison Janney do the “walk and talk” all over again.

By Jen Chaney and Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video | Tags:  West Wing, Funny or Die

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/16/2012

‘Fat Betty’: A musical tribute to ‘Mad Men’s’ Betty Francis

Yes, it’s to the tune of “Black Betty.”

By Jen Chaney  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video | Tags:  Mad Men

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Jason Segel gives serenading fan a night on the town

She wrote him a song on YouTube, then she got to go to the Chicago Film Critics Awards as his date.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:42 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Celebrities

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ is YouTube’s most watched video of 2011

Apparently, the Internet had to get down on “Friday” a lot.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:52 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Fake Kristen Stewart explains real-ish Christmas story (Video)

The holidays have come early this year, thanks to this video of fake Kristen Stewart explaining what she thinks is the real story of the first Christmas.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:11 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/20/2011

George Clooney gets married ... in Norwegian TV commercial

Haven’t we all dreamed of waking up bleary-eyed, only to discover that we are married to the Oscar winner?

By Jen Chaney  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Viral Video | Tags:  George Clooney

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian mocked on air by news anchor (video)

Apparently at least one person at Fox 29 in Philadelphia finds the Kardashian sisters ridiculous.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Kim Kardashian, Viral Video

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Darth Vader, Mel Gibson and others just say ‘No!’ (Video)

A montage that celebrates cinema’s reliance on the opposite of yes.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Viral Video

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Emile Hirsch gets loopy after wisdom teeth surgery (Video)

He starts talking about unicorn girls. Or something.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Celebrities

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Anderson Cooper explains his live laughing fit

“I went to bed telling myself, ‘I doubt anyone will notice the giggle fit,’” the CNN newsman tells Entertainment Weekly. Obviously, he thought wrong.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Great crossword puzzle moments in entertainment history (Video)

Vulture has created a mash-up of movie and TV segments in which someone always knows the answer to 43 Across.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Severus Snape promises: It gets better

Life is not a basket of Every Flavor Beans. But take it from a guy who sounds a lot like Alan Rickman: it does get better.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Tom Felton talks inappropriate Harry Potter banter and photos (Video)

Apparently some fans have no qualms about offering to show Draco Malfoy their golden snitches.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Movies, Viral Video

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Rebecca Black doesn’t care about the haters, this is her ‘Moment’ (Video)

This is her “Moment.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Viral Video

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Rebecca Black declares this is ‘My Moment’ (Video)

But that moment happened a couple of Fridays ago.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  05:32 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Adam Sandler in world’s worst trailer for ‘Jack & Jill’

Featuring Adam Sandler in drag, Adam Sandler as the twin brother of himself in drag, Al Pacino hitting on Adam Sandler in drag with help from a hot dog weiner and Katie Holmes attempting not to look embarassed by her involvement in this motion picture.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Viral Video

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Taylor Lautner saves the NFL (Video)

He builds a football field on an Iowa farm in “Field of Dreams 2: Lockout.” And the players come.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:46 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Watch John Krasinski and Jason Segel do karaoke in Michigan

As it turns out, they get by with a little help from their friends.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:08 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Celebrities

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 06/15/2011

‘Spider-Man’ issues spoofed by ‘Sesame Street’

Grover has some issues staying airborne in “SpiderMonster, the Musical.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:53 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebritology 2.0, Viral Video | Tags:  TV

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Michael Sheen reads ‘Twilight’ fan fiction (Video)

Fan fic never sounded so good.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:38 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Viral Video

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Rebel Wilson dares to acknowledge Nicolas Cage’s wig

During an interview with Conan O’Brien, she was also quite candid about Olivia Newton-John’s obsession with digestive enzyme pills.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Celebrities

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Kate Middleton plays prince, then marries one: Will this work for me?

The Duchess of Cambridge plays a prince in a 1992 school production.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:41 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Viral Video, Royals

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Andy Samberg’s revealing interview with Bert from ‘Sesame Street’

Finally, in this revealing back-and-forth, we learn what kind of fabric Samberg would be if he could be any fabric.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Celebrities

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Rebecca Black is ‘absolutely not’ pregnant

The “Friday” singer is the victim of a nasty Internet rumor.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Rumor Mill

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Michael Bolton appears with the Lonely Island on ‘SNL’

Michael Bolton made the move from soft rock to hip-hop on “Saturday Night Live.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video | Tags:  TV

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 04/13/2011

In case you missed it, here’s ‘Lost’s’ Damon Lindelof getting kicked in the crotch on ‘House’

Guess Olivia Wilde didn’t care for the finale.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:35 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lost, Viral Video

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/08/2011

The Beastie Boys, as played by Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Elijah Wood

Watch a reprise of “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party).”

By Jen Chaney  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Wile E. Coyote stars in ‘127 Hours’

The Looney Tunes star makes like James Franco in a video parody.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:05 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Movies

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 03/13/2011

On SNL, Zach Galifianakis kills and Charlie Sheen gets involved in March Madness

By Jen Chaney  |  09:09 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Charlie Sheen, Celebrities

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/11/2011

‘Already married’ syndrome: The video montage

n honor of the release of the new movie adaptation of “Jane Eyre” -- which, as all good English majors know, involves a major reveal about Mr. Rochester’s wife -- Vulture has put together this montage of classic “Wait, you’re married?” moments from TV and film.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Movies

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Jon Cryer responds to Charlie Sheen, admits to being troll

Jon Cryer has finally responded to Charlie Sheen’s assertion that he is both a turncoat and a troll by appearing on television and admitting that he’s actually a troll.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:10 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Celebrities

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Video: Sam Rockwell, busting moves

Why not watch a montage of Sam Rockwell’s infectiously awesome dance moves?

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Categories:  Viral Video, Celebrities

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Video: The evolution of Nicolas Cage's hair

Like untamable tectonic plates, Nicolas Cage's hairstyles have shifted numerous times during his career. One intrepid video editor has now dared to capture all those transformations and post them on YouTube to the swelling, climactic sounds of "In the Hall of the Mountain King." Watch and enjoy. For added viewing pleasure, try to identify the moments where Cage starts to look like Kevin Spacey and the subsequent moments where he briefly resembles Tim Allen. Found via Buzzfeed...

By Jen Chaney  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/12/2011

Chet Hanks: The son of Tom Hanks is an aspiring rapper. Either that or he's kidding.

Tom Hanks has a son named Colin. But, as noted by Gawker, he also has one named Chet whose fame is rapidly rising online thanks to the release of his new rap song, a riff on both "Black and Yellow" and a Northwestern University-tribute track entitled "White & Purple." Yes, you read that right. Tom Hanks has a son who is a Northwestern University student and an aspiring hip-hop artist. Some other fun facts about Chet Hanks: 1. His professional rap name is Chet Haze. 2. His film credits include roles in the movies "Bratz" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Surely you remember him from that 2008 summer blockbuster as Student in Library. 3. His Twitter feed reads like a toned-down version of Kanye West's. It's unclear whether that's intentional. 4. According to his Facebook page, his motto in life is: "Keep on Hating,...

By Jen Chaney  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 01/07/2011

Film's best fictional bands: A video montage

This YouTube clip attempts to pack as many awesome non-real musical artists from the movies (and at least one from television) into eight minutes as it possibly can. And it does a decent job; kudos for squeezing Marvin Berry and the Starlighters, Spinal Tap, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and Wyld Stallyns into one video. But of course, it's hard to watch without thinking of the bands that got left out. Where's the Commitments? Hey That's My Bike from "Reality Bites"? Citizen Dick from "Singles"? And, to echo one of the commenters on this video, where is Sex Bob-omb? The video promises there will be a part two, so perhaps we'll see the aforementioned acts there. In the meantime, watch part one, then feel free to comment on which faux artist you wish had made it into the clip. Found Via IFC...

By Jen Chaney  |  09:20 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/03/2011

Snooki's New Year's Eve ball drop (in case you missed it)

Watch what "Jersey Shore's" Snooki did on New Year's Eve.

By Liz Kelly  |  11:34 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video | Tags:  Snooki

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Jeff Bridges visits Little Lebowski store, reaffirms Dude status in new video clip

Jeff Bridges -- who further cemented his place of affection in Americans' hearts by singing "Silver Bells" with Cookie Monster on "Saturday Night Live" (see video below) -- is the subject of a new American Masters documentary that's scheduled to run next month on PBS. Undoubtedly sensing a spike on the Bridges-in-the-zeitgeist meter, PBS has released a preview clip of the documentary. It features the "Tron: Legacy" star visiting New York's Little Lebowski store, a shop full of "The Dude is My Boyfriend" T-shirts that's (obviously) inspired by Bridges's most beloved White Russian-sipping character, the Dude from "The Big Lebowski." Watch Bridges explore the place of Dude-ly commerce ("Cool shop, man"), explain his initial reluctance to appear in "The Big Lebowski" (he didn't want to saddle his daughters with a reputation as a "pothead father") and express his happiness about agreeing to take the role ("Boy am I glad I...

By Jen Chaney  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Christian Bale caught on video ... singing the Powerpuff Girls theme song

Christian Bale is known for his seriousness and intensity as an actor. But guess what? When pressed, he will break down and sing the theme song from "The Powerpuff Girls." And this video proves it. A few things I love about this video. 1. The look Bale gives Peter Travers when he insists that Christopher Nolan beatboxed during a previous interview. 2. How Bale asks "Do you know it?" after his rendition of the "Powerpuff Girls" theme in a way that suggests he genuinely is eager for Travers to know it. 3. Mark Wahlberg's version of "You Got the Touch" from "Boogie Nights," which doesn't outshine his "Fighter" co-star's musical work here but is still pretty nice. 4. How absurdly hot Bale is throughout the duration of this video. When seen in a still photo, the goatee and long hair may give at least some of our readers pause. But...

By Jen Chaney  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Norwegian talk show gathers stars of the '80s for puzzling Beatles cover song video

What better way to close out the week than by watching Huey Lewis, George Wendt, Steve Guttenberg, Tonya Harding, Roger Moore, Philip Michael Thomas, David Faustino, Alphonso Ribeiro and basically every other bold-namer who we thought was safely stowed away back in the '80s sing "Let It Be" in front of a green screen in a promo for a Norwegian talk show? But, um, what is Glenn Close doing with this crowd? I guess "Fatal Attraction" qualified her for inclusion? Credit for this juicy find goes to BlogPost's Melissa Bell, tireless locator of really important stuff. (If your appetite has only been whetted, there's more after the jump, )...

By Liz Kelly  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Cookie Monster launches his own 'SNL' Facebook campaign

The resounding success of Betty White's "SNL" Facebook campaign was bound to inspire imitators. One we didn't expect? "Sesame Street's" Cookie Monster.

By Liz Kelly  |  04:46 PM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video | Tags:  Cookie Monster

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Harry Potter knows his periodic table

Daniel Radcliffe proudly let his geek flag fly during an interview on "The Graham Norton Show." In a tribute to Tom Lehrer -- songwriter, humorist and mathematician -- the actor otherwise known as Harry Potter decided to sing his version of "The Elements," Lehrer's musical salute to all the elements in the periodic table. Watch closely and count the times fellow guests Colin Farrell, Rihanna and comedian Rhod Gilbert shift positions uncomfortably at precisely the same second. Those moments are almost as amazing as Radcliffe's off-the-charts level of nerdy-cuteness here. (Video Via Buzzfeed)...

By Jen Chaney  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Dude! What? Hurley and Don Draper have a conversation

Okay, so it gets old after about the first 40 seconds, but kudos to YouTuber keaggy for mashing up clips of "Lost's" Hugo "Hurley" Reyes and "Mad Men's" Don Draper, resulting in one minute and 45 seconds of more "dudes" and "whats" than you'd hear at a four-hour Phish concert: ---- A big thanks to Going Out Guide restaurant guru Justin Rude (whose last name does in fact rhyme with "dude") for the link. Related: "Lost" Central...

By Liz Kelly  |  04:12 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 10/29/2010

The Siemens 1924 hearing aid: Apparently the answer to the Charlie Chaplin time travel mystery

The mystery of the alleged time traveler at the 1928 premiere of Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus" has now been solved. As first posited yesterday by a writer at the New York Daily News as well as other bloggers and online commenters, the device in the woman's hand definitely seems to be a 1924 Siemens hearing aid, based on the video below: But some questions remain....

By Jen Chaney  |  09:10 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Justin Bieber and the water bottle: Autotune remix

This was inevitable. Given the interest in the video of Justin Bieber getting nailed by a water bottle, it was only a matter of time before someone did the autotune remix. Just to clarify: It's not nice to throw objects at people, whether it's the Biebster or someone else. That said, if you can watch this video without spewing Coke Zero all over your computer monitor, you are a far, far better person than I am....

By Jen Chaney  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Viral Video | Tags:  Justin Bieber