From Michele Bachmann’s campaign departure, to the Jersey Shore season premiere and the arrival of 2011, see our countdown of the week’s buzziest videos.
10. Asian Adele
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In this case, it’s the sincerest form of competition. Adele better watch out for this 15-year-old singer who brilliantly belted out one of the Grammy winner’s hits on a Korean talent show.
9. NYC Rings in 2012 With a Kiss
Three, two, one… happy new year! True to form, NYC went all out to usher in 2012, gathering the likes of Lady Gaga and Mayor Bloomberg to lead the ball-drop countdown before sealing the night with a brief kiss.
8. Pro-Paul Ad Calls Huntsman “Manchurian Candidate”
7. Is Kris Humphries Homophobic?
Thanks to E!, we’re starting to see why that Kardashian marriage lasted only 72 days. On Kourtney & Kim Take New York, the NBA star showed his less-than-charming side while harassing his ex-wife’s best friend.
6. Santorum: I’d Bomb Iran
How’s this for taking a stance: Rick Santorum came out swinging on Meet the Press, saying if he were elected president, he would implement targeted airstrikes in Iran to stop that country from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
5. Newt: I’m Going Negative
Looks like it’s time for Plan B: After admitting Mitt Romney stole his thunder in Iowa, Newt Gingrich told ABC News he’s resorting to a new, more aggressive campaign strategy. Should we be on the lookout for “Gingrich-boating” in the near future?
4. Explosive Night on ‘Jersey Shore’
3. Mitt Romney’s Victory Lap
2. Casey Anthony Video Blog
So much for a big, exclusive first interview: Casey Anthony has reportedly posted a video diary online, speaking about her life in hiding and “how much things have changed since July.”
1. Michele Bachmann: I’m Dropping Out
That’s all, folks: Iowa marked the last stop for Michele Bachmann’s presidential bid. Still, the Minnesota congresswoman went out in dramatic form by calling President Obama a socialist several times during her final campaign speech.