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VIDEO: Our 22 Favorite Grammy Memes

The Grammys are almost upon us, and as with any and all events, that means that the internet is here to give us the memes that we so dearly desire. Give us the memes, Mr. Internet, we shout, and so here they are! If you want images showing the likes of Shrek reflecting the lessons of Ariana Grande, of Matt LeBlanc from Friends hugging the cover to Ariana's Sweetnr, and countless parodies of Lady Gaga in her hit role as Ally from Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born".

The Grammys are almost upon us, and as with any and all events, that means that the internet is here to give us the memes that we so dearly desire. Give us the memes, Mr. Internet, we shout, and so here they are! If you want images showing the likes of Shrek reflecting the lessons of Ariana Grande, of Matt LeBlanc from Friends hugging the cover to Ariana's Sweetnr, and countless parodies of Lady Gaga in her hit role as Ally from Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born".

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WHAT’S GOOD VIDEO: Video ofYoung Men Helping Old Woman Into Her Car Goes Viral

A video is going viral of three young men helping an 89 year old woman into her car and it’s reminding people that good samaritans still exist. Officer Kanesha Carnegie of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in Bronson, Florida captured this video showing young men coming to the aid of Rose Griest and her 100 year old husband David struggling to get her back into her car.

A video is going viral of three young men helping an 89 year old woman into her car and it’s reminding people that good samaritans still exist. Officer Kanesha Carnegie of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in Bronson, Florida captured this video showing young men coming to the aid of Rose Griest and her 100 year old husband David struggling to get her back into her car.

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VIDEO: Cameron Dallas CLAPS BACK at Noah Cyrus?

Cameron Dallas is a Vine star tuned social media mogul who has over 5.6M subscribers. His single Why Haven’t I Met You is getting 150K plays a day and it’s music video sitting at 4.6M views and counting. Cameron has an upcoming album called Secrets set to release soon, and he gave fans a taste of the work in progress:

Cameron Dallas is a Vine star tuned social media mogul who has over 5.6M subscribers. His single Why Haven’t I Met You is getting 150K plays a day and it’s music video sitting at 4.6M views and counting. Cameron has an upcoming album called Secrets set to release soon, and he gave fans a taste of the work in progress:

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Gucci Pulls Blackface Resembling Accessory After Being Called Out

It has been a TOUGH beginning for Black History Month. What should be a celebration of black talent, history and excellence (making it the perfect time to bring back the Boondocks), February has been inundated with disappointing stories of Senators wearing blackface, and Liam Neeson revealing how close he came to committing a hate crime. And now, Gucci joins the ranks of the businesses who have elected to make this month just a little more racist by revealing their $890 black-knit women’s balaclava which featured a red ring around the mouth. The mouth on the balaclava is a red ring, making the mask look like a classic depiction of blackface.

It has been a TOUGH beginning for Black History Month. What should be a celebration of black talent, history and excellence (making it the perfect time to bring back the Boondocks), February has been inundated with disappointing stories of Senators wearing blackface, and Liam Neeson revealing how close he came to committing a hate crime. And now, Gucci joins the ranks of the businesses who have elected to make this month just a little more racist by revealing their $890 black-knit women’s balaclava which featured a red ring around the mouth. The mouth on the balaclava is a red ring, making the mask look like a classic depiction of blackface.

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Aaron McGruder Back With New “Boondocks” Comics

The characters have been missed, and it's their personalities that are the crux of some of the most beloved comic strips here. RIley not knowing who the Russians are, and Huey discussing the Resistance against Trump as white people fighting against their twin brother is incredible stuff, and Grandad's moving on from R. Kelly right to Michael Jackson is fantastic. In the message posted to Charlamagne's Instagram from McGruder, McGruder says that these strips are a test to see what would happen and if he could do them, saying:

The characters have been missed, and it's their personalities that are the crux of some of the most beloved comic strips here. RIley not knowing who the Russians are, and Huey discussing the Resistance against Trump as white people fighting against their twin brother is incredible stuff, and Grandad's moving on from R. Kelly right to Michael Jackson is fantastic. In the message posted to Charlamagne's Instagram from McGruder, McGruder says that these strips are a test to see what would happen and if he could do them, saying:

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VIDEO: New Pet Sematary Trailer Will Freak You Out, Folks

Look, how you react to this trailer will have to do with your general stomach for witnessing the death of children and scary kids in animal masks. I mean, Hereditary screwed me up so bad I had nightmares, so I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to feel after I watch Pet Sematary -- and this latest trailer just sort of hits home that feeling of... geez, they're not going to have to carry me out of the theater as I blubber in fear, are they? Maybe! Watch the trailer above, and keep an eye out for the big change to the original Stephen King story that has horror fans mumbling to each other, "Why, they changed the original story, they did! Blimey and cocklebush! Zowie!" Anyway, watch the thing above.

Look, how you react to this trailer will have to do with your general stomach for witnessing the death of children and scary kids in animal masks. I mean, Hereditary screwed me up so bad I had nightmares, so I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to feel after I watch Pet Sematary -- and this latest trailer just sort of hits home that feeling of... geez, they're not going to have to carry me out of the theater as I blubber in fear, are they? Maybe! Watch the trailer above, and keep an eye out for the big change to the original Stephen King story that has horror fans mumbling to each other, "Why, they changed the original story, they did! Blimey and cocklebush! Zowie!" Anyway, watch the thing above.

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VIDEO: Good Dog Really Digging This Incredible Petting Machine

I love a good comic strip crazy contraption. Wether it's a delightful Rube Goldberg, or something more in the vein of the great gear infused madness that is this incredible petting machine, look, we love it. And we love this video of a dog getting pet by the machine. Granted, the video shows off some of the machine's flaws -- such as the very tiny dog whose little back just can't reach the wooden carving of a hand above -- but look, can all incredible petting machine be perfect? No! Then we'd live in a ridiculous world where we don't eat, don't go to work, just get our backs pet by the incredible petting machine every day. And such a world would quickly go to ruin. Such a world would result in a hurricane of infinite jest, engulfing us, murdering us, drowning us in its cruel sense of obligation and mecha-cuddles.

I love a good comic strip crazy contraption. Wether it's a delightful Rube Goldberg, or something more in the vein of the great gear infused madness that is this incredible petting machine, look, we love it. And we love this video of a dog getting pet by the machine. Granted, the video shows off some of the machine's flaws -- such as the very tiny dog whose little back just can't reach the wooden carving of a hand above -- but look, can all incredible petting machine be perfect? No! Then we'd live in a ridiculous world where we don't eat, don't go to work, just get our backs pet by the incredible petting machine every day. And such a world would quickly go to ruin. Such a world would result in a hurricane of infinite jest, engulfing us, murdering us, drowning us in its cruel sense of obligation and mecha-cuddles.

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VIDEO: James Charles TEASES Ariana Grande COLLAB?!

James Charles is a beauty blogger and makeup entrepreneur who counts over 14M subscribers on his YouTube channel and made history as Covergirls’ first male spokesperson. He additionally caused a media firestorm with his Morphe palette tour.

James Charles is a beauty blogger and makeup entrepreneur who counts over 14M subscribers on his YouTube channel and made history as Covergirls’ first male spokesperson. He additionally caused a media firestorm with his Morphe palette tour.

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VIDEO: Shane Dawson RESPONDS to ANGRY Fans After PUSHING Release Date of New Video

Shane Dawson is responding to angry fans after pushing the release date for part 2 of his extremely popular conspiracy series. Shane Dawson has released Part 1 of his highly anticipated Conspiracy series, which touched on subjects like iPhones, subliminal messaging, the Woolsey and Camp fires in California, and deepfakes.

Shane Dawson is responding to angry fans after pushing the release date for part 2 of his extremely popular conspiracy series. Shane Dawson has released Part 1 of his highly anticipated Conspiracy series, which touched on subjects like iPhones, subliminal messaging, the Woolsey and Camp fires in California, and deepfakes.

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Consumer Report States E-Scooters Responsible For 1,500 Injuries

Bird Scooters and their e-scooter ilk -- look. They're annoying. They litter the sidewalk making it slightly filthier than it needs to be, and it always feels like the people speeding by you at top speed, sans helmet, barely knowing what they're doing, and you wonder: "how is it that there hasn't been a massive amount of injuries for these?" Well, it turns out, there are! According to the Consumer Report, as reported on Boing Boing (and now you're getting it from us!), there have been 1,500 injuries recorded thus far, and this is a conservative amount compared to the real one considering that this was found through researching 110 hospitals and five agencies in 46 cities.

Bird Scooters and their e-scooter ilk -- look. They're annoying. They litter the sidewalk making it slightly filthier than it needs to be, and it always feels like the people speeding by you at top speed, sans helmet, barely knowing what they're doing, and you wonder: "how is it that there hasn't been a massive amount of injuries for these?" Well, it turns out, there are! According to the Consumer Report, as reported on Boing Boing (and now you're getting it from us!), there have been 1,500 injuries recorded thus far, and this is a conservative amount compared to the real one considering that this was found through researching 110 hospitals and five agencies in 46 cities.

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VIDEO: #PelosiClap Become Meme Following Trump SOTU Speech

Those who are in opposition to Trump or any of his policies (concentration camps filled with children, Muslim ban, needless wall, needless government shutdown to build a needless wall) breathed a sigh of relief last November when the Democrats took back the house, and found an unlikely hero in a woman who has been a career politician, but put up a strong fight during the shut down without caving in, Nancy Pelosi. The speaker of the house has become a meme friendly figure for a specific audience at 78 years old, and that reached its zenith when Nancy Pelosi was observed giving Donald Trump a particularly sarcastic clap at the end of his usually anti liberal, lie filled, State of the Union speech.

Those who are in opposition to Trump or any of his policies (concentration camps filled with children, Muslim ban, needless wall, needless government shutdown to build a needless wall) breathed a sigh of relief last November when the Democrats took back the house, and found an unlikely hero in a woman who has been a career politician, but put up a strong fight during the shut down without caving in, Nancy Pelosi. The speaker of the house has become a meme friendly figure for a specific audience at 78 years old, and that reached its zenith when Nancy Pelosi was observed giving Donald Trump a particularly sarcastic clap at the end of his usually anti liberal, lie filled, State of the Union speech.

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Analyzes the State of the Union on Late Night

When we get hit with the brunt force of a difficult complex news story, leave it to one of the dozen or so Daily Show alums who've become Late Night staples in recent years, the most public and celebrated of which is of course Stephen Colbert, and he did not fail us when it came to the surreal lucid nightmare that was the White House's State of the Union speech. And Stephen Colbert, recognizing his role in explaining politics to the country (or at the very least, the part of the country that agrees with him that things are kind of in a dire state right now), made sure to do a live special after the State of the Union giving the blow by blow and play by play of the speech. Check it out below in order to get the righteous eye rolling that a speech like this deserves.

When we get hit with the brunt force of a difficult complex news story, leave it to one of the dozen or so Daily Show alums who've become Late Night staples in recent years, the most public and celebrated of which is of course Stephen Colbert, and he did not fail us when it came to the surreal lucid nightmare that was the White House's State of the Union speech. And Stephen Colbert, recognizing his role in explaining politics to the country (or at the very least, the part of the country that agrees with him that things are kind of in a dire state right now), made sure to do a live special after the State of the Union giving the blow by blow and play by play of the speech. Check it out below in order to get the righteous eye rolling that a speech like this deserves.

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VIDEO: Here’s The Teaser For Tommy Wiseau’s New Movie, “Big Shark”

Look. I don't know when underground movies turned into a celebration of weird ass sensibilities, to gently chuckling at weird ass sensibilities, but the weird ass sensibilities are here, and no underground movie has dominated the last fifteen years more than Tommy Wiseau's "The Room". "The Room" had it all, trash dialogue, the director's trash instincts on display, and best of all, the audience got to laugh and feel smarter than somebody, as was all the rage back then. Well, now Tommy Wiseau is back. We'll see if an iota of self awareness has changed him, or we'll find out wether or not audiences actually want a follow up to a movie they loved because it was bad. In any case, I'm just going to say "Oh hi Mark", as is customary when writing about Tommy Wiseau and go into the explanation of "Big Shark", which Wiseau introduced during a screening of "The Room" during a Q&A at the Charles Theater in London.

Look. I don't know when underground movies turned into a celebration of weird ass sensibilities, to gently chuckling at weird ass sensibilities, but the weird ass sensibilities are here, and no underground movie has dominated the last fifteen years more than Tommy Wiseau's "The Room". "The Room" had it all, trash dialogue, the director's trash instincts on display, and best of all, the audience got to laugh and feel smarter than somebody, as was all the rage back then. Well, now Tommy Wiseau is back. We'll see if an iota of self awareness has changed him, or we'll find out wether or not audiences actually want a follow up to a movie they loved because it was bad. In any case, I'm just going to say "Oh hi Mark", as is customary when writing about Tommy Wiseau and go into the explanation of "Big Shark", which Wiseau introduced during a screening of "The Room" during a Q&A at the Charles Theater in London.

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VIDEO: Conan O’Brien Talks About His Bizzare DNA Test

Conan O'Brien is making a renewed splash in our consciousnesses, forcing us all to go: "Oh man, this guy really is the best, huh?" Conan returned with a sharper and sleeker half hour format, a podcast ("Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend" from Earwolf), and a sharper, more grounded, and often wonderfully nihilistic persona. All of this was on display when Conan O'Brien went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after the Super Bowl, and proceeded to put a bow around his incredible stories about his feelings towards his body, which he showed off with great aplomb, and tied it off with the story of the DNA test that shocked his doctors.

Conan O'Brien is making a renewed splash in our consciousnesses, forcing us all to go: "Oh man, this guy really is the best, huh?" Conan returned with a sharper and sleeker half hour format, a podcast ("Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend" from Earwolf), and a sharper, more grounded, and often wonderfully nihilistic persona. All of this was on display when Conan O'Brien went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after the Super Bowl, and proceeded to put a bow around his incredible stories about his feelings towards his body, which he showed off with great aplomb, and tied it off with the story of the DNA test that shocked his doctors.

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VIDEO: DeepFake Puts Nic Cage’s Face EVERYWHERE, On Cast of Friends

If deepfakes weren't such an obvious tool to someday be used by destructive powers to manipulate the masses, I dare say, they might be pretty cool. We already showed off with awe and horror that footage of Steve Buscemi's head on Jennifer Lawrence's body at a Golden Globes after show interview, and now we present to you a bevy of Nic Cages taking the place of some of your favorite characters in pop culture. Nic Cage's face on Data from Star Trek's body, Nic Cage's face on Hugh Jackman Wolverine's body and, most unnvervingly of all, Nic Cage's face on the bodies of all the Friends from Friends, with Ross' face looking-- honestly, pretty much the same. Yeah, I guess David Schwimmer always kind of looked like Nicolas Cage. But check out the incredible Deep Fakery below! Let us know which deepfake Nic Cage was your favorite. Man, I hope foreign agents don't use Nic Cage as an attempt to destroy American democracy in the 2020 election. Everyone has already fallen for so much hoopla, please don't let us fall for something as goofy as this garbage.

If deepfakes weren't such an obvious tool to someday be used by destructive powers to manipulate the masses, I dare say, they might be pretty cool. We already showed off with awe and horror that footage of Steve Buscemi's head on Jennifer Lawrence's body at a Golden Globes after show interview, and now we present to you a bevy of Nic Cages taking the place of some of your favorite characters in pop culture. Nic Cage's face on Data from Star Trek's body, Nic Cage's face on Hugh Jackman Wolverine's body and, most unnvervingly of all, Nic Cage's face on the bodies of all the Friends from Friends, with Ross' face looking-- honestly, pretty much the same. Yeah, I guess David Schwimmer always kind of looked like Nicolas Cage. But check out the incredible Deep Fakery below! Let us know which deepfake Nic Cage was your favorite. Man, I hope foreign agents don't use Nic Cage as an attempt to destroy American democracy in the 2020 election. Everyone has already fallen for so much hoopla, please don't let us fall for something as goofy as this garbage.

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X-Men OFFICIALLY Headed To Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wolverine to Be Recast

I guess this is how you hide a massive merger with insane layoffs, you go "Hey! What if Cyclops met Rocket Raccoon! You kids would love that, right!?" And indeed, you would, because the X-Men are headed to the Cinematic Marvel Universe, under the vision of current MCU super producer Kevin Feige. Kevin Feige, as many know, got his Marvel producer start with the original X-Men franchise at the turn of the millennium before transitioning to the Disney owned MCU. Now, due to a deal with Fox that is no doubt a result of the merger, and similar to the one with Sony that brought Spider-Man to the cinematic universe, where Sony shares the rights and gets to do some of its own thing, the X-Men will indeed be transitioning to the MCU, with a new Wolverine in tow.

I guess this is how you hide a massive merger with insane layoffs, you go "Hey! What if Cyclops met Rocket Raccoon! You kids would love that, right!?" And indeed, you would, because the X-Men are headed to the Cinematic Marvel Universe, under the vision of current MCU super producer Kevin Feige. Kevin Feige, as many know, got his Marvel producer start with the original X-Men franchise at the turn of the millennium before transitioning to the Disney owned MCU. Now, due to a deal with Fox that is no doubt a result of the merger, and similar to the one with Sony that brought Spider-Man to the cinematic universe, where Sony shares the rights and gets to do some of its own thing, the X-Men will indeed be transitioning to the MCU, with a new Wolverine in tow.

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Pixar Releases ‘Purl’, Beautiful Short About Trouble Fitting Into Male Dominated Workplaces

The cartoon, directed and written by Kristen Lester, is the story of a pink ball of yarn named Purl who was thrown into the all-but-her white male work environment of B.R.O. The employees of B.R.O. ignore her, mistreat her, and not until she tries to become one of the guys do they even acknowledge her. But when a new ball of yarn comes in Purl wonders... what's the right thing to do here?

The cartoon, directed and written by Kristen Lester, is the story of a pink ball of yarn named Purl who was thrown into the all-but-her white male work environment of B.R.O. The employees of B.R.O. ignore her, mistreat her, and not until she tries to become one of the guys do they even acknowledge her. But when a new ball of yarn comes in Purl wonders... what's the right thing to do here?

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VIDEO: Dolan Twins Hope to ‘Make Dad Proud’ in RETURN to YouTube

Ethan and Grayson Dolan are internet creators, with over 9M subscribers and a loyal fanbase. Their father, Sean Dolan passed away recently following a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. The twins have understandably stepped away from creating as they grieve with their family, only going on to social media to check in with fans, and tell them that they miss them.

Ethan and Grayson Dolan are internet creators, with over 9M subscribers and a loyal fanbase. Their father, Sean Dolan passed away recently following a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. The twins have understandably stepped away from creating as they grieve with their family, only going on to social media to check in with fans, and tell them that they miss them.

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Liam Neeson Tells Story of Almost Committing Hate Crime During Press Junket

So, this story is uhh... look, it's odd. During a press junket for his new movie, "Cold Pursuit", while sitting next to co-star Tom Bateman, Liam Neeson dropped a terrifying story that makes him look like a terrifying person when he talked casually about waiting to murder random black men on the street due to a sexual assault that happened to a relative of his. In an article titled: "Liam Neeson interview: Rape, race and how I learnt revenge doesn’t work" for The Independent, Liam Neeson said the following:

So, this story is uhh... look, it's odd. During a press junket for his new movie, "Cold Pursuit", while sitting next to co-star Tom Bateman, Liam Neeson dropped a terrifying story that makes him look like a terrifying person when he talked casually about waiting to murder random black men on the street due to a sexual assault that happened to a relative of his. In an article titled: "Liam Neeson interview: Rape, race and how I learnt revenge doesn’t work" for The Independent, Liam Neeson said the following:

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VIDEO: The Instagram Egg Turned Out To Be A Mental Health Campaign

Then, something beautiful happened. The World Record Egg ad aired... and it turned out to be for mental health awareness. Which is just a lovely thing to be aware of in a world that becomes harder and more complex to make your way through. It's hard to be cynical about an ad that basically wants you to check through your own head and seek out help if you're feeling alone. Who knows why the Instagram famous egg was involved, but we're writing about it in our breathless coverage of the big egg photo, so the egg knows what it's doing, I suppose.

Then, something beautiful happened. The World Record Egg ad aired... and it turned out to be for mental health awareness. Which is just a lovely thing to be aware of in a world that becomes harder and more complex to make your way through. It's hard to be cynical about an ad that basically wants you to check through your own head and seek out help if you're feeling alone. Who knows why the Instagram famous egg was involved, but we're writing about it in our breathless coverage of the big egg photo, so the egg knows what it's doing, I suppose.

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VIDEO: Game of Thrones… Uhh… Killed the Dilly Dilly Knight

The ad aired during the Super Bowl and was one of the few exciting ones of the knight. It started out normal enough, as we saw our generation's Allan Ginsberg, the Dilly Dilly Knight, approach, hearing the cries of his beloved catchphrase, "Dilly dilly". And if you roll your eyes and go, "Ugh, more trash for the senses", then take a breath and then watch as the Dilly Dilly knight is violently beaten by a knight almost twice his size. At first you think the Dilly Dilly Knight will get powered up by the power of a Bud Light or something, but as the beating continues and grows more violent we uhh... we sense something is off. This isn't the fun lighthearted Dilly Dilly commercial of old... which is when we discover we're more right than we could imagine.

The ad aired during the Super Bowl and was one of the few exciting ones of the knight. It started out normal enough, as we saw our generation's Allan Ginsberg, the Dilly Dilly Knight, approach, hearing the cries of his beloved catchphrase, "Dilly dilly". And if you roll your eyes and go, "Ugh, more trash for the senses", then take a breath and then watch as the Dilly Dilly knight is violently beaten by a knight almost twice his size. At first you think the Dilly Dilly Knight will get powered up by the power of a Bud Light or something, but as the beating continues and grows more violent we uhh... we sense something is off. This isn't the fun lighthearted Dilly Dilly commercial of old... which is when we discover we're more right than we could imagine.

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VIDEO: Toy Story 4 Trailer Drops After Super Bowl, Features Bo Peep, Key, Peele

Sure, it was a historically low rated and dull Super Bowl, and sure, most of the ads seemed like dumb fluff from advertisers who grow more and more bored with the world around them in a risk averse culture, or robots being tortured, or depression done ironically or both. But one thing all Americans can agree is good wholesome fun: the new Toy Story 4 ad, folks! It was thirty seconds long but gave us a lot of good clues about where this new franchise will go, from Bo Peep's new kickass return, to Key and Peele's return as a stuffed duck and rabbit on the carnival grounds.

Sure, it was a historically low rated and dull Super Bowl, and sure, most of the ads seemed like dumb fluff from advertisers who grow more and more bored with the world around them in a risk averse culture, or robots being tortured, or depression done ironically or both. But one thing all Americans can agree is good wholesome fun: the new Toy Story 4 ad, folks! It was thirty seconds long but gave us a lot of good clues about where this new franchise will go, from Bo Peep's new kickass return, to Key and Peele's return as a stuffed duck and rabbit on the carnival grounds.

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VIDEO: Instagrammers Are Taking The Bratz Make-Up Challenge

When it comes to noseless toy dolls that could have a devastating effect on the minds of the young women who play with them, it's admittedly hard to beat the Bratz franchise. These noseless girls who dress a little too old for their ages (which I think is high school age, I guess), and they're a big dumb part of 2000's culture. Thus, the Bratz Challenge enters our mental sphere, and The Bratz Challenge is taking Instagram by storm.

When it comes to noseless toy dolls that could have a devastating effect on the minds of the young women who play with them, it's admittedly hard to beat the Bratz franchise. These noseless girls who dress a little too old for their ages (which I think is high school age, I guess), and they're a big dumb part of 2000's culture. Thus, the Bratz Challenge enters our mental sphere, and The Bratz Challenge is taking Instagram by storm.

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VIDEO: Fans SHOOK at Trisha Paytas’ ‘Six Feet Under’ Music Video

The song is titled Six Feet Under and shows Trisha imagining how people might remember her after her death. The video shows Trisha in a casket as flashbacks from her life play over the screen, and fans are having a visceral reaction.

The song is titled Six Feet Under and shows Trisha imagining how people might remember her after her death. The video shows Trisha in a casket as flashbacks from her life play over the screen, and fans are having a visceral reaction.

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VIDEO: Ellen Page Issues Impassioned Call For An End To Hateful Leadership

We're at a crossroads in our American history, and we're faced with a simple question, not dressed up in the sexiness of any 1960's style movement: do we want to be better? There are clear political forces in the likes of the MAGA supporters who beat Jussie Smollett for being black and gay, or the boys who harassed a Native American man that say, no, being bad as a culture, where the bully can get more sympathy than their victim if he has the right PR firm, benefits them personally, and they would like to continue down on this direction. However, we have to get better, for the sake of our marginalized communities, and the sake of the world at large, we have to get better, and it is armed with that powerful message that Ellen Page comes to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss, at time getting emotional, and at all times on message, informed, and discussing the world.

We're at a crossroads in our American history, and we're faced with a simple question, not dressed up in the sexiness of any 1960's style movement: do we want to be better? There are clear political forces in the likes of the MAGA supporters who beat Jussie Smollett for being black and gay, or the boys who harassed a Native American man that say, no, being bad as a culture, where the bully can get more sympathy than their victim if he has the right PR firm, benefits them personally, and they would like to continue down on this direction. However, we have to get better, for the sake of our marginalized communities, and the sake of the world at large, we have to get better, and it is armed with that powerful message that Ellen Page comes to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss, at time getting emotional, and at all times on message, informed, and discussing the world.

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CRAZY KIDS VIDEO ALERT: Watch This Weird Chicken Thing

How do you write about a video that is pure mood, pure energy, and pure... one of the funniest, strangest things I've seen on the internet for a while. People with parents know, I am sure, that the universe of children's YouTube videos is a messed up and surreal place filled with "Johny Johny Yes Papa" and untold videos of like-- pregnant Elsa getting an infection or whatever the hell and untold army of freaks is decided is an appropriate thing to put into the eyes of the children around them. And now enters this beautiful act of strangeness that's been passing through the universe, I mean, mere words would only ruin the incredible effects of the video above which look-- it begins with a bunch of multi colored chickens, but the directions it goes into... oh baby!

How do you write about a video that is pure mood, pure energy, and pure... one of the funniest, strangest things I've seen on the internet for a while. People with parents know, I am sure, that the universe of children's YouTube videos is a messed up and surreal place filled with "Johny Johny Yes Papa" and untold videos of like-- pregnant Elsa getting an infection or whatever the hell and untold army of freaks is decided is an appropriate thing to put into the eyes of the children around them. And now enters this beautiful act of strangeness that's been passing through the universe, I mean, mere words would only ruin the incredible effects of the video above which look-- it begins with a bunch of multi colored chickens, but the directions it goes into... oh baby!

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The First Trailer For “Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw” Is Extremely Insane

It's shocking to think that Hobbes and Shaw, the Fast and the Furious spin-off starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham, is more than just an impetus for Vin Diesel to continue to be mad at The Rock for petty as hell reasons. No, it's also a movie, and the movie, judging from the trailer is INSANE. In a franchise known mainly for neon car chases through crazed alleys, we now get Idris Elba as a dangerous mutant who looks dressed like an 80's Marvel character? Yes, absolutely sign me up and then some, let's go, I don't have all day!

It's shocking to think that Hobbes and Shaw, the Fast and the Furious spin-off starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham, is more than just an impetus for Vin Diesel to continue to be mad at The Rock for petty as hell reasons. No, it's also a movie, and the movie, judging from the trailer is INSANE. In a franchise known mainly for neon car chases through crazed alleys, we now get Idris Elba as a dangerous mutant who looks dressed like an 80's Marvel character? Yes, absolutely sign me up and then some, let's go, I don't have all day!

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Jussie Smollett Gives First Statement Following Attack: “My Body Is Strong But My Soul Is Stronger”

Jussie Smollett has given his first statement following his violent, hatefully motivated attack earlier in the week by two men who beat him, poured bleach on him, and put a rope around his neck. The man then yelled slurs and "MAGA" at him then ran off. The attack has brought to light the continuing rise of hate crimes in our current culture, and the dangers a black and gay man faces in the world. Jussie Smollett's family issued a statement yesterday, and Smollett issued a statement to Essence.com, saying:

Jussie Smollett has given his first statement following his violent, hatefully motivated attack earlier in the week by two men who beat him, poured bleach on him, and put a rope around his neck. The man then yelled slurs and "MAGA" at him then ran off. The attack has brought to light the continuing rise of hate crimes in our current culture, and the dangers a black and gay man faces in the world. Jussie Smollett's family issued a statement yesterday, and Smollett issued a statement to Essence.com, saying:

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VIDEO: Ariana Grande’s Tattoo Does Not Say What She Thinks It Means

Ariana Grande's new tattoo is a huge botch. The singer got a new palm tat in honor of her song "7 Rings." but one fan was quick to point out one HUGE mistake: the Asian characters spelled out "Japanese style barbecue grill" and NOT "7 Rings", as Grande meant to do.

Ariana Grande's new tattoo is a huge botch. The singer got a new palm tat in honor of her song "7 Rings." but one fan was quick to point out one HUGE mistake: the Asian characters spelled out "Japanese style barbecue grill" and NOT "7 Rings", as Grande meant to do.

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VIDEO: Andy King RESPONDS to Viral ‘Fyre’ Doc Memes

Two competing documentaries about the infamous Fyre festival premiered, but this break out star stole the spotlight. Andy King was one of the organizers who was duped by Fyre founder and alleged scam artist Billy McFarland and he has a story that really shines a light on just how desperate this festival became.

Two competing documentaries about the infamous Fyre festival premiered, but this break out star stole the spotlight. Andy King was one of the organizers who was duped by Fyre founder and alleged scam artist Billy McFarland and he has a story that really shines a light on just how desperate this festival became.

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VIDEO: Cold Chicagoans Watching Boiling Water Freeze

What an insane nightmare Chicago is right now, as with the windchill, its -40 degree Fahrenheit temperatures, and "ice quakes", where the cracking ice creates sounds resembling gunshots, create an unthinkable amount of danger for the people of Illinois! Well, at least there's a new fun boiling water challenge that doesn't end with people in the hospital -- although horrifying dangers are still very, very much in the air -- as Chicagoans fling a vat of boiling hot water in the air and watch in terror (it should be terror, anyway) as the water freezes into vapor.

What an insane nightmare Chicago is right now, as with the windchill, its -40 degree Fahrenheit temperatures, and "ice quakes", where the cracking ice creates sounds resembling gunshots, create an unthinkable amount of danger for the people of Illinois! Well, at least there's a new fun boiling water challenge that doesn't end with people in the hospital -- although horrifying dangers are still very, very much in the air -- as Chicagoans fling a vat of boiling hot water in the air and watch in terror (it should be terror, anyway) as the water freezes into vapor.

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Jussie Smollett Family Releases Statement After Hate Crime

"Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive. Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed. We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable."

"Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive. Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed. We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable."

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VIDEO: Drunk Man, Cops, Tumble Down Miami Heat Bleachers

Look, we know what you blood thirsty freaks who crawl onto our website and beg for more truly want: you want more violence. More blood lust. Let's just get it out into the open: you freaks want more fights. And sure, I gave you a perfectly good super tumble through the bowels of an airplane, but just like Eminem's straw man fans in his song "My Name Is", you want more violence than you know what to do with... and now you do! Here's a video of a group of folks tumbling down the bleachers at a Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls game. You can go to 1:48 if you want to get to the meat of the fight, but if you want the all important build up that comes before the cops just roll down a flight of stairs clutching a dude to their chest, then watch the entire video below! Oh heck yeah! Fights! Fights! Fights! Fights!

Look, we know what you blood thirsty freaks who crawl onto our website and beg for more truly want: you want more violence. More blood lust. Let's just get it out into the open: you freaks want more fights. And sure, I gave you a perfectly good super tumble through the bowels of an airplane, but just like Eminem's straw man fans in his song "My Name Is", you want more violence than you know what to do with... and now you do! Here's a video of a group of folks tumbling down the bleachers at a Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls game. You can go to 1:48 if you want to get to the meat of the fight, but if you want the all important build up that comes before the cops just roll down a flight of stairs clutching a dude to their chest, then watch the entire video below! Oh heck yeah! Fights! Fights! Fights! Fights!

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VIDEO: Kermit the Frog Enters Rap Battle on TBS’ “Drop the Mic”

Man, it's weird watching a completely scripted, drama free rap battle where we know deep down that all the participants are good friends, but then again, what, we're going to say no to The Muppets? They're America's greatest entertainers! So lo, and behold, Pepe the Prawn and Kermit the Frog in a deathly no holds barred rap battle against Beaker and Ms. Piggy on TBS' Method Man hosted Rap Battle show, "Drop the Mic". Well, it's time to make the music, light the lights, drop the rhymes and drop the mic! Check out the video of the Muppets pretending they could ever have any real conflict rather than being puppeteers who wrote these ahead of time who have to then go back to work with each other, and were they actually to hurt anyone's feelings, it would result in an extensive HR meeting.

Man, it's weird watching a completely scripted, drama free rap battle where we know deep down that all the participants are good friends, but then again, what, we're going to say no to The Muppets? They're America's greatest entertainers! So lo, and behold, Pepe the Prawn and Kermit the Frog in a deathly no holds barred rap battle against Beaker and Ms. Piggy on TBS' Method Man hosted Rap Battle show, "Drop the Mic". Well, it's time to make the music, light the lights, drop the rhymes and drop the mic! Check out the video of the Muppets pretending they could ever have any real conflict rather than being puppeteers who wrote these ahead of time who have to then go back to work with each other, and were they actually to hurt anyone's feelings, it would result in an extensive HR meeting.

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Marvel Releasing Black Panther For Free For Black History Month

It may have taken twenty movies to do so, but Marvel, under the direction of Kevin Feige, managed to squeeze out a bonafide classic on par with any of the action movies that came out of the 80's, mixed with the exciting artistry that a movie that introduced Afro-Futurism -- Black Panther. The movie was released in 2018 during Black History Month to success beyond that of any superhero movie, with record Box Office in the United States and a Best Picture Award nomination. Well, Marvel is thanking its fans, celebrating the movie's celebration of blackness, and probably shoring up some press during the Academy's voting season in the process, by presenting free screening of the movie during Black History month! So if you wanted to see this modern classic, and want to be reminded that it's more than just another superhero movie, this screening may just be the ticket you need.

It may have taken twenty movies to do so, but Marvel, under the direction of Kevin Feige, managed to squeeze out a bonafide classic on par with any of the action movies that came out of the 80's, mixed with the exciting artistry that a movie that introduced Afro-Futurism -- Black Panther. The movie was released in 2018 during Black History Month to success beyond that of any superhero movie, with record Box Office in the United States and a Best Picture Award nomination. Well, Marvel is thanking its fans, celebrating the movie's celebration of blackness, and probably shoring up some press during the Academy's voting season in the process, by presenting free screening of the movie during Black History month! So if you wanted to see this modern classic, and want to be reminded that it's more than just another superhero movie, this screening may just be the ticket you need.

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VIDEO: Casey Neistat BLASTS Burger King for EXPLOITING Him

Casey Neistat is calling out Burger King for its shady marketing tactics. Casey Neistat is a creator known for his unique and innovative vlogging style and is widely admired for his cinematic videos, with over 10 million subscribers. Casey is never one to hold back sharing what he thinks and calling people out... and his newest video aimed at Burger King does just that.

Casey Neistat is calling out Burger King for its shady marketing tactics. Casey Neistat is a creator known for his unique and innovative vlogging style and is widely admired for his cinematic videos, with over 10 million subscribers. Casey is never one to hold back sharing what he thinks and calling people out... and his newest video aimed at Burger King does just that.

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VIDEO: Emily Ratajowski Used To Be On iCarly!?

Did you know -- model Emily Ratajkowski featured was on iCarly! Pretty cool, right? At 18-years-old she got her start on the show playing "Tasha," Gibby's girlfriend. She made her first appearance in season 3 episode 3 as Gibby's date to a school dance, and she came back for season 3 episode 11 to join the cast at a "hobo" themed party.

Did you know -- model Emily Ratajkowski featured was on iCarly! Pretty cool, right? At 18-years-old she got her start on the show playing "Tasha," Gibby's girlfriend. She made her first appearance in season 3 episode 3 as Gibby's date to a school dance, and she came back for season 3 episode 11 to join the cast at a "hobo" themed party.

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Richard E. Grant Tweets His 47 Year Old Letter to Barbara Streisand and She RESPONDS

Maybe that's what helps make actor Richard E. Grant -- currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role alongside Melissa McCarthy in Marielle Heller's "Will You Ever Forgive Me" -- such a force of nature -- that pure boldness that allowed him to write a letter to the legendary Barbara Streisand, inviting her to stay at his hometown at the young, weird age of fourteen. And now, forty seven years later, after Richard E. Grant posted the letter on Twitter, Barbara Streisand has at last responded!

Maybe that's what helps make actor Richard E. Grant -- currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role alongside Melissa McCarthy in Marielle Heller's "Will You Ever Forgive Me" -- such a force of nature -- that pure boldness that allowed him to write a letter to the legendary Barbara Streisand, inviting her to stay at his hometown at the young, weird age of fourteen. And now, forty seven years later, after Richard E. Grant posted the letter on Twitter, Barbara Streisand has at last responded!

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Deep Fake of Steve Buscemi on Jennifer Lawrence’s Body Proves We Will All Be Fooled

We covered it a little bit earlier today with the whole "FaceTime Glitch" thing that uhh... will probably get us all landed in prison, but in case you go "well I've done nothing wrong, all I am is the most gullible idiot in the world who just wants to affirm his awful biases", then I have bad news: deep fakes will probably kill us all too. We've covered deep fakes -- the technology which puts the face of anyone whose had enough media appearances -- onto a body. It was in the past spotlighted for being used on porn (for example -- putting a famous actresses' face on the body of a porn star which is... look, it's not good), but most of us aren't huge creepy perverts, so maybe we weren't aware of the power of Deep Fakes. A video from Jordan Peele later in the year helped illustrate things a little better, but I don't think it's until this video of Steve Buscemi's face being placed onto Jennifer Lawrence's during an awards show that everyone collectively took a deep breath and went...

We covered it a little bit earlier today with the whole "FaceTime Glitch" thing that uhh... will probably get us all landed in prison, but in case you go "well I've done nothing wrong, all I am is the most gullible idiot in the world who just wants to affirm his awful biases", then I have bad news: deep fakes will probably kill us all too. We've covered deep fakes -- the technology which puts the face of anyone whose had enough media appearances -- onto a body. It was in the past spotlighted for being used on porn (for example -- putting a famous actresses' face on the body of a porn star which is... look, it's not good), but most of us aren't huge creepy perverts, so maybe we weren't aware of the power of Deep Fakes. A video from Jordan Peele later in the year helped illustrate things a little better, but I don't think it's until this video of Steve Buscemi's face being placed onto Jennifer Lawrence's during an awards show that everyone collectively took a deep breath and went...

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FaceTime Glitch Lets Users SPY on People They Call

Modern technology will probably doom us. We've completely surrendered our lives to it, and in exchange, modern technology has made clear that it won't care if we live or die, which is very unfortunate, because we'd much rather do the former than the latter. Case in point, Apple is facing lawsuits over a FaceTime glitch which allows users to listen in in to the people they call before they even pick up the phone. Gulp! This is what I got to say!

Modern technology will probably doom us. We've completely surrendered our lives to it, and in exchange, modern technology has made clear that it won't care if we live or die, which is very unfortunate, because we'd much rather do the former than the latter. Case in point, Apple is facing lawsuits over a FaceTime glitch which allows users to listen in in to the people they call before they even pick up the phone. Gulp! This is what I got to say!

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VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens Stands Out in Rent Live!

Everyone is talking about Vanessa Hudgen's performance as Maureen Johnson in RENT Live. She even got an endorsement from original cast member, Idina Menzel. The role has had a big impact on Vanessa, but this isn't Vanessa's first performance of Rent.

Everyone is talking about Vanessa Hudgen's performance as Maureen Johnson in RENT Live. She even got an endorsement from original cast member, Idina Menzel. The role has had a big impact on Vanessa, but this isn't Vanessa's first performance of Rent.

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VIDEO: ACE Family is Taking a BREAK Amidst CONTROVERSY

The ACE Family has grown a massive following on YouTube for branding itself as a family-friendly channel that vlogs, films pranks and random hijinks. The channel has over 15 M subscribers and features Dad, Austin, Mom, Catherine and Daughters Elle and Alaia. Despite being family-forward, Austin received some major backlash after a video surfaced online showing a toddler picking out a penis-shaped lollipop in Spencer’s and Austin purchasing it for her.

The ACE Family has grown a massive following on YouTube for branding itself as a family-friendly channel that vlogs, films pranks and random hijinks. The channel has over 15 M subscribers and features Dad, Austin, Mom, Catherine and Daughters Elle and Alaia. Despite being family-forward, Austin received some major backlash after a video surfaced online showing a toddler picking out a penis-shaped lollipop in Spencer’s and Austin purchasing it for her.