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01.07.12

Michele Bachmann Drops Out, Casey Anthony Speaks and More Viral Videos

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

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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

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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”

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A Web ad by Ron Paul supporters questions whether Jon Huntsman is more loyal to the U.S. or China.

7. Is Kris Humphries Homophobic?

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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

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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

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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’

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Love is a battlefield–and apparently so is hooking up. In the season premiere of Jersey Shore, the crew’s plans for a fun night exploded when the bar is filled with “grenades.”

3. Mitt Romney’s Victory Lap

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Romney may have just squeaked through an Iowa caucus win, but he used his victory speech to look beyond the GOP field at a bigger target. In short, watch out Obama.

2. Casey Anthony Video Blog

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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

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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.