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02.11.12

M.I.A. Shocks, Michelle Obama Duels, and Skrillex Speaks (Videos)

From M.I.A.’s middle finger to Michelle Obama’s physical fitness duel, and Skrillex’s musical takeover, see our countdown of the week’s buzziest videos.

10. Why Die Antwoord Didn’t Meet David Fincher

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Die Antwoord’s leader, Ninja, talks with The Daily Beast about working with Alexander Wang, whom he’d like to collaborate with, and those Dragon Tattoo rumors.

9. Ron Paul on Rape and Abortion

Is abortion OK in cases of rape? Watch as the Texas congressman answers this hypothetical question—with more hypothetical questions.

8. Martin Shakes It on Glee

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Livin’ la vida Glee: Ricky Martin stops by McKinley High School to teach a little Spanish and remind us all that he’s sexy—and he knows it.

7. Obama to Matt Lauer: ‘I Deserve a Second Term’

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In an interview during the Super Bowl, the president insisted that the economy has made enough progress for him to be reelected.

6. Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Preparation

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What did Tom Brady do the night before the Super Bowl? We can’t be sure, but this SNL skit gives us a glance at how the Patriots’ quarterback cut loose before the big game.

5. Michele Bachmann Makes Fun of Herself

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What’s the first thing to do after a failed presidential campaign? Poke fun at said failed bid, of course. Michele Bachmann kicked off her CPAC address with some jokes at her own expense before launching into a speech about foreign policy.

4. In Search of Skrillex: Is a DJ worthy of 5 Grammy Nods?

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Skrillex (Sonny Moore) opened up to Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern, but the megapopular DJ now refuses to talk on camera. Undeterred, Beast TV assigned director Jacob Septimus to go “In Search of Skrillex.” This short documentary investigates one musician’s very human struggle to bring electronic music into the mainstream.

3. The Super Bowl’s Best Ad?

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Sure, it’s debatable, with so many to choose from. But can Ferris Bueller, David Beckham, or Adriana Lima really compete with Clint Eastwood’s stirring “Halftime in America” spot? Watch and see for yourself.

2. The First Lady vs. Jimmy Fallon

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Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign has a new participant. Jimmy Fallon stopped by the White House to challenge the first lady to a fitness face-off.

1. The Super Bowl’s Super Flip-Off

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M.I.A. certainly wasn’t missing-in-action at the Giants-Patriots throwdown. During the much-anticipated Madonna performance, the controversial rapper had her own Janet Jackson moment: giving the middle finger to football fans everywhere.