04.28.12

President Obama, Alfonso Ribeiro Flashmob, and More Viral Videos

From President Obama’s slow jam, to Russell Brand’s antidrug speech, and the world’s largest flashmob, see our countdown of the week’s buzziest videos.

Shuttle Flyover Comes To NYC

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Paging Captain Kirk: New Yorkers were treated to a historic sight Friday when the space shuttle Enterprise flew over the west side of Manhattan. Watch the view from the Newsweek & Daily Beast offices for something you truly don’t see everyday.

Ellen DeGeneres’ Mini-Rappers Return

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They’re baaaaack: Nicki Minaj’s littlest fans strike again, this time with their adorable “Starships” rendition. Watch Sofia Grace and Rosie melt hearts with their latest performance on Ellen.

The Real Life Hangover

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In The Hangover, the cast wakes up from a crazy night to find a tiger in their bathroom. Watch as three friends bring the movie to life when they awake from drunken night to discover that they’ve stolen a penguin.

Palin’s Choice Words for Secret Service Agent

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Colombian prostitutes weren’t the only victims of the Secret Service. Sarah Palin speaks up about some interesting online posts made by ousted agent David Chaney.

Meanwhile, at a Different Parliamentary Hearing ...

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While the Murdochs were busy testifying at the Leveson Inquiry, a very different media figure was in the hot seat: Russell Brand. The former addict delivered an energized antidrug testimony at a parliamentary committee hearing to review the U.K.’s drug policy.

Wyclef Jean’s Trayvon Martin Tribute

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While many celebrities are tweeting their thoughts on the controversial Trayvon Martin case, Wyclef Jean is using his music to get his message out with his song “Justice (If You’re 17).”

Driving to School With Bohemian Rhapsody

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And now for the coolest dad award: Watch as a father and his three children rock out Wayne’s World style on their way to school. Parents take note—this is real life.

Zimmerman Apologizes to Trayvon’s Family

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George Zimmerman took the stand during his bond hearing Friday, issuing a statement to the Martin family. “I’m sorry for the loss of your son,” he told the court before answering a series of questions about the case.

The World’s Largest Simultaneous Flashmob

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Alfonso Ribeiro became a household name as Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but many remember his character’s signature dance moves as the thing that made him famous. Watch him put his skills to use as the leader of this flashmob.

President Obama Slow Jams the News

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Who knew a song about college and interest rates could be so fun to watch? The POTUS stopped by Late Night where he and Jimmy Fallon broke out into song—slow-jam style. Watch the “Barackness” monster break it down.