08.26.11

The Week in Viral Videos

From the Muppets’ hipster theme song to Ryan Gosling’s street fight intervention and Jim Carrey’s creepy love letter, see our countdown of the week’s buzziest videos.

10. Paul Rudd’s Hitchhiking Guide to the Airport

Paul Rudd has some advice for getting around in a pinch—when things go wrong, just stick out your thumb. Watch him tell David Letterman why he recently bummed a ride, and meet the woman who got him out of the scrape.

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9. Coulter: Where’s Ad to Find Obama’s Coke Dealer?

A Ron Paul supporter has placed an ad in a Texas newspaper looking for people who’ve had sex with Rick Perry. This prompted Ann Coulter to wonder why the ad isn’t looking for “Obama’s cocaine dealer now that he’s two years into his presidency.” That makes sense, right?

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8. Meet Apple’s New CEO

Watch Tim Cook deliver the 2010 commencement speech at Auburn. The company’s former COO will succeed Steve Jobs—apparently there isn’t an app for that...yet.

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7. Craig Ferguson Laughs Off Anthrax Scare

Looks like the (possible) terrorists have lost another round in their battle with late-night comedians. Watch Craig Ferguson have some fun with the police investigation into a suspicious bag of white powder he received Tuesday.

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6. Inside Muammar Gaddafi’s Compound

Porn, saunas, flat-screen TVs, oh my! Rebels broke into the Libyan dictator’s lair, where they took video of his opulent—and enormous—bathroom. What will they find next?

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5. Jihad Threats No Match for David Letterman

David Letterman, tough guy? Who knew, but the Late Show host showed no fear when he returned from vacation Monday, making light of recent death threats from al Qaeda in the best way possible. Watch his slew of jokes at the terrorists’ expense.

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Zoe Saldana surprised everyone, especially Chelsea Handler, on Tuesday’s Chelsea Lately. See the actress reach out to give Handler an unexpected compliment.

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3.  The Muppets Go Hipster

Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang join forces with OK Go! for a revamped rendition of their theme song. No word yet if Statler and Waldorf approve.

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2.  Jim Carrey’s Love Letter to Emma Stone

Funny? Creepy? Both? An apparently smitten Jim Carrey, 49, posted a message to Emma Stone on his website, saying, among other things, that he wants to have “freckle-faced kids” with the 22-year-old actress.

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1.  Ryan Gosling Breaks Up a Street Fight

So it wasn’t exactly a brawl, but it was a real scuffle quashed by an actual celebrity. How often do you see that? Watch Ryan Gosling in New York City, shopping bag in hand, as peacemaker.

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