In case you hadn’t ever noticed, Will Ferrell and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers are practically twins. But do their similarities extend beyond the physical? Can, say, Will Ferrell drum his balls off like Chad? “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” wanted to find out, so Chad and Will stopped by for a drum-off. What’s next? A sing-off between Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel? Yes please!
When a horrific tornado damaged the community of Cedarville, Ohio, local news station WHIO went to the scene to cover the damage. Weatherman Rich Wirdzek was filming a segment about the devastation when he heard loud mews for help coming from a kitten buried in the rubble. Wirdzek warmed up the kitten in the station’s news van and eventually set out to locate his owners. WHIO later found out that the kitty had been one of several born in a barn belonging to the Dobbins family, who live in the area. The barn has since been destroyed, but this little nugget miraculously made it through the storm. Two of his siblings were also found alive. His family previously thought he didn’t make it, and I can’t imagine how overjoyed they must have been when they heard he was okay. He and his siblings have been named Twister, Storm and Lucky after the ordeal. It’s so comforting to see something sweet come out of such an awful experience. Rich Wirdzek and his team are total heroes! [Jezebel]
Police in Iran arrested six young adults over the weekend for posting a music video on YouTube in which they dance and lip synch to “Happy.” Tehran’s police chief reportedly called the video “obscene” and said it “offend[ed] public morals.” Particularly problematic was how the women were not wearing headscarves and men and women are shown dancing together.
After an outcry from human rights groups, the six were released yesterday and have posted appreciation for the worldwide support they’ve received over social media. However, the director of the amateur music video is still in police custody. Keep reading »
When high school junior Brett Nichols performed this Michael Jackson-inspired “Billie Jean” dance routine at Pitman High School’s Talent Rally (the action starts around 1:12 on the video), he probably didn’t expect to become an overnight internet star — but then, how could he not expect to get attention with moves like that!? When a Pitman High alum saw the video posted on the school’s Facebook page, he hightailed the link over to Reddit, where the video launched into an internet obsession, and I am now mildly mesmerized by Nichols’ moonwalking skills. MTV even claims Nichols’ footwork is better than Michael Jackson himself, which sounds a little blasphemous to me, but needless to say, I’ll be watching this on repeat every time I need a smile today. I kind of hope he finds a way to bank on this oddly specific skill after high school — everyone needs a quality MJ impersonator now and then, right? You rock, Brett! [New York Post, MTV]
We’ve got 15 months to go until “Magic Mike XXL” hits theaters, but the movie’s Big Dick Richie has something to whet your appetite in the meantime. Joe Manganiello — who plays the well-endowed Richie in “Magic Mike” — directed “La Bare,” a documentary about the world’s most popular male strip club, La Bare Dallas, which hits theaters on June 27. “Men wanted to see naked women, women want a show,” one person notes in the Red Band trailer above, and the film takes a look behind the curtain (and beneath the banana hammock) at just how that show comes — oh whatever, blah blah blah, SHOW ME SOME ASS.
Jennifer Lawrence has got to be an interviewers dream guest because she’s always comes prepared with hilarious stories and wacky facial expressions. Last night on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Jen talked about bringing her BFF to the Oscars, meeting Brad Pitt — “He smelled like sandalwood. It was unbelievable” — and finally confirmed the rumor that, yes, she puked at Madonna’s Oscar party. When Miley Cyrus is telling you to “get it together,” you know you’re in a bad way.
This is my dream job — no exaggeration, my dream job: a panda caretaker at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China. For one year, the panda nanny will aid the center’s professionals to care for bears young and old while serving as a “pambassador” for panda conservation. The job comes with a $32,000 salary, free room and board, and an SUV. All that’s required is that you’re over 22 (check), in good physical health (check), have a deep and abiding love for pandas (obviously), and a willingness to uproot one’s life and move to humid, subtropical Sichuan province (errr). I am going to quite seriously think about applying for this, because I would be such a good panda nanny. [Bring home a panda and I will hold your job for you. -- Amelia] [NBC News]
Oof, last night’s episode of “True Tori,” one of the biggest car wrecks of a reality show I’ve ever watched, was a doozy. Quick recap: “True Tori” is a Lifetime celeb reality show about Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, in the wake of his cheating “scandal.” Some think the cheating was concocted for the reality show, but while I think Tori and Dean are often acting their D-list balls off, the events are real. It’s a very odd show to watch, because it feels both so real and so fake all at once.
Anyway, on last night’s episode, Tori and Dean were at couples therapy and Dean was trying to explain what compelled him to cheat while he was in Toronto filming “Top Chef Canada.” Apparently he was sore about the fact that he and Tori didn’t have sex before he left on his trip, an excuse that Tori immediately called out as bullshit. As Tori explained it, they had not only been intimate in the weeks before his trip (if not the night before), but that she had “done things” she’d never done before and that the couple had paid two visits to a sex shop. Dean was quick to leave the room — because apparently talking about your sex life on TV goes too far, but putting your four kids on a show about the breakdown of your marriage does not — and viewers were left guessing what “things” Tori was talking about. My first hunch was obviously ANAL, but the two sex shop trips indicate that they needed special supplies. I don’t believe for a second that Tori and Dean have been in a seven-year marriage and have never used sexy toys in the bedroom, so the obvious conclusion — to me and echoed by Jezebel — is that they bought a strap-on and Tori pegged Dean with it. CASE CLOSED. Pegged it! (P.S. Ain’t no shame in stimulating that prostate, Dean. No judgement here!) Keep reading »
This skit goes on waaaaay too long, but I give a tip of the hat to Drew Barrymore for her utter graciousness playing a rather insane game of “Would Drew Barrymore Like That?” with Billy Eichner from “Billy On The Street.” The premise goes like this: Billy asks whether Drew Barrymore would like something and Drew Barrymore has to guess yes or no. Can Drew Barrymore beat Will Ferrell’s level of Drew Barrymore knowledge? You’ll have to watch to find out. [Funny Or Die]