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by Jamie Lee Curtis Granderson at . Comments

I love this so much! 

Former Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton's response to a little girl's question about being called a nerd at last year's Denver ComicCon has gone viral - for all the right reasons.  

Wil Wheaton

His touching response urges kids everywhere to embrace who they are and to not pay attention to bullies who call them names.  

"When I was a boy I was called a nerd all the time — because I didn’t like sports, I loved to read, I liked math and science, I thought school was really cool — and it hurt a lot. Because it’s never ok when a person makes fun of you for something you didn’t choose. You know, we don’t choose to be nerds. We can’t help it that we like these things — and we shouldn’t apologize for liking these things."

He explained to her that other people's cruelty is never about about the person they are being cruel to, but they are dealing with something internal.  And then he encourages her to be kind and to reach out to the person she's being bullied by.  

Kindness being encouraged?  Love it! 

He went on to say, "It absolutely gets better as you get older," before concluding with, "Don't ever let them make you feel bad because you love something they decided is only for nerds."

Watch the touching video below!

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by Jamie Lee Curtis Granderson at . Comments

Kevin Bacon proves he still has the moves with this Footloose flashback entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

After Jimmy announces that The Tonight Show has banned dancing, Kevin Bacon breaks the rules with an epic entrance.

The segment opened with Jimmy announcing a new "No Dancing" rule for the Tonight Show.  That led to Kevin Bacon performing an iconic shot-for-shot recreation from "Footloose" - vintage outfits included.

At the end of his dance, Jimmy Fallon ripped up the "No Dance" decree, and a totally tubular 80s dance party commenced.

"Footloose" is celebrating 30 years and Kevin Bacon's dance was the perfect tribute!

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by Jamie Lee Curtis Granderson at . Comments

Singer Tom Fletcher, who is in the British pop rock band, McFly, photographed his wife, Giovanna's, pregnancy every day until she delivered their son, Buzz.  He then took those photos and made them into an adorable video, along with a song he wrote for his son called "Something New."

Can you watch it without getting teary?  So sweet!

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by Meg at . Comments
jimmy fallon makes 2013 youtube rewind

With 2013 coming quickly to an end, it is time to reflect on the viral videos that captured the attention of the world over the past twelve months.

Check out an interesting mash-up that includes dancing foxes, screaming goats, the Harlem Shake, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' Macklemore's 'Can't Hold Us,' Jimmy Kimmel, faux politician Kid President, and a 'Wrecking Ball' spoof.

We revisit the curling iron tutorial that went awry and the guy who created "conversations with my 2 year old."

The top trending 'Music Video' of 2013 was South Korean rapper Psy's song 'Gentlemen' with 598 million views.  The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) was no slouch as the top trending 'Video' with more than 275 million views.

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Production company Portal A created the video that was shot over four days in Los Angeles and includes clips from around the world.  The video, featuring cameo appearances by more than 50 people, is interactive too -- just hover your cursor over it for links to extended footage.

The montage wouldn't be complete without Daft Punks' 'Get Lucky' playing in the background.  Check it out below:


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by Missy at . Comments
katy perry

Katy Perry has released the music video for her latest song 'Unconditionally' this week on YouTube with 4.5 million views during the first two days.

In the past Katy has been all about rainbows and lollipops but the new video is a departure with a decidedly Victorian-style that she uses to express the serious side of love "with gowns by Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Wes Gordon" -- according to a comment she made on social media.

The music video doesn't have a complete narrative and is reportedly influenced by such films as 'Dangerous Liaisons' and 'Anna Karenina.'

'Unconditionally' director Brent Bonacorso told MTV, "When she sings this song she doesn't sing it lightly. This love that she speaks of is like a force of nature, epic storm and a tempest, and that's definitely something I wanted to capture... a more mysterious, elegant and sophisticated world to live in... less about a time period and more about creating an impression and a feeling."

Perry ends the video with flowers and car parts splattering behind her.  Regarding that spectacular video climax, she tweeted this question to her 47.7 million followers, "Yes, unconditional loves sometimes feels like being hit by a car... Or being on fire... How does it feel to you?"

It is the fifth song from her recently released album 'Prism.' She'll kick off a world tour in May 2014 with the first stop in the UK.

Check out the video below:


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by Missy at . Comments
i quit viral video girl

Marina Shifrin decided to quit her job in a novel way -- by creating an interpretive dance video titled 'I Quit,' that quickly went viral on YouTube. "

During a guest appearance on the 'Queen Latifah Show,' the host mentioned that she was looking for someone "creative and fearless" to work for her and offered Marina a job.  The out of work comedic video producer thought she might be pulling her leg.

Queen Latifah responded, "I'm a boss!  And bosses can hire!"

The clever dance clip was set to Kanye West's rap tune 'Gone' and utilized subtext to get her message across as she grooved at her empty workplace at 4:30 a.m.  She ends the sequence by shutting out the light and closing the door as "I quit" flashes on the screen.

Marina worked as a comedy writer for Taiwan's Next Media Animation, producing humorous cartoons tied to news events.

Her resignation subtext read: "For two years I've sacrificed my relationships, time and energy for this job, and my boss only cares about quantity and how many views each video gets, so I figured I'd make one video of my own to focus on the content instead of worrying about the views."

Next Media spokesman Mark Simon said, "We run a creative shop, not a sweatshop. We are not really upset as we know Marina and she is a good egg. This was seen by her as a funny way to leave. She was right, it is awesome."

The video has received 13 million views.  Check it out plus Queen Latifah's job offer below:



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by Missy at . Comments
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Bizarre... Miley Cyrus stars in Big Sean's 'Fire' video - Allie is Wired

Justin Bieber and his entourage get into a bar brawl - Stupid Celebrities

It's Official! Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Oscars again - Popbytes

Terrance Howard is accused of physically harming his ex-wife - Evil Beet

Photos: Check out 5 celebs who like smoking Hookah - Daily Stab

Russell Brand disses Katy Perry with unkind bedroom details- Huffington Post

Seriously? Lindsay Lohan throws a few jabs at Kristen Stewart - Celebitchy

Mumford & Sons orchestrated a parody video for their new song 'Hopeless Wanderer.'  They hired a few big name body doubles to take over their roles: Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis.

Check it out below:


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by Meg at . Comments
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YouTube is set to launch a first ever star-studded Comedy Week that will stream live from May 19-25 featuring Vince Vaughn, Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogan.

The worldwide event will begin at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET beginning May 19, 2013.  YouTube VP of Marketing Danielle Tiedt acknowledges, "We're the home of comedy for the next generation."

She added, "If you like to laugh, come join us during Comedy Week as we celebrate the best of comedy with sketches, pranks, stand-up routines, sit-down routines, parodies, blunders, fails, live shows and unexpected collaborations in a way that only YouTube can."

Other top-tier talent associated with the upcoming event: Rainn Wilson, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Norm Macdonald, Craig Robinson, Rhett & Link, Beardyman, Eric Andre, Garfunel and Oates, Grace Helbig, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Jenny Slate, Justin Willman, Jerrod Carmichael, Nathan Fielder, Pete Holmes, Reggie Watts, Ryan Higa, Tig Notaro and The Lonely Island.

We would be remiss if we didn't also mention The Onion, College Humor Epic Meal Time, Funny or Die, Above Average, Barely Political, Improv Everywhere, Three Loco and Tummy Talk.

Photos:  WENN

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by Andrea at . Comments
big bang theory flash mob

I'm not sure how I missed this, but the cast and crew of "The Big Bang Theory" surprised the live audience and executive producers with a flash mob during an October 23, 2012 live taping of the show.

Big Bang Theory cast members Kunal Nayyar (Raj), Simon Helberg (Howard), Johnny Galecki (Leonard), Mayim Bialik (Amy), Melissa Rauch (Bernadette), Jim Parsons (Sheldon) and Kaley Cuoco (Penny) -- act surprised when they hear Carly Rae Jepsen's hit "Call Me Maybe" playing in the studio as the crew breaks out into dance during a take for she show as unsuspecting show-runners Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Molaro look on.

Cuoco came up with the idea, which was intended as a surprise for the audience and executive producers, and enlisted the help of her sister who choreographed the routine. Cast members jumped into the coordinated "Big Bang" flash mob delighting the audience and show-runners.

Bazinga!

Watch The Big Bang Theory flash mob full video below.

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