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08.25.12

Larry David, Beyonce, Prince Harry, and More Viral Videos

From Beyonce’s performance at the U.N. to Prince Harry’s swimming contest with Olympian Ryan Lochte, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

Larry David’s Voter Appeal

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Finally, a political ad that won’t make you cringe: Larry David encourages young voters by putting his signature wit to use in this “Our Time” message.

Prince Harry vs. Ryan Lochte

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Apparently what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there. Prince Harry made waves during a party on Monday when he leaped into a pool and challenged Olympic gold-medalist Ryan Lochte to a race.

Beyonce’s U.N. Stunner

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As a girl who runs the world, Beyonce knows when her help is needed. Watch the superstar take her activism global in this music video for World Humanitarian Day.

Daily Beast Exclusive: Byrne & St. Vincent Go Indie

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Former Talking Head David Byrne has teamed up with Indie queen St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, on the upcoming album Love This Giant. In a video exclusive to The Daily Beast, the duo offers an inside glimpse into its creation.

Crowe and Smith Break It Down

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It’s not everyday a movie star and rock legend sing a duet—but that’s what happened when Russell Crowe and Patti Smith teamed up for a low-key version of “Because the Night” during a recent trip to Iceland.

Piers Morgan: Akin a ‘Gutless Little Twerp’

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Well that’ll teach you never to cancel on CNN. Watch Piers Morgan skewer Representative Todd Akin—now notorious after his  “legitimate rape” comment --for dropping out of a primetime interview at the last minute.

Inspiring ‘X Factor’ Audition

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After a near-fatal car accident earlier this year, Curtis Golden told himself he would do two things: come out to his father as gay, and audition for Britain’s X Factor. Watch his incredible turn on stage.

Assange: End the ‘Witch Hunt’

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In his first public appearance in months, Julian Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, asking the U.S. to end its ”witch hunt” against WikiLeaks.

MLK Jr. Audio Discovered in Attic

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While sifting through a dusty family attic, a Tennessee man unearthed a previously unheard interview with Martin Luther King Jr. that the man’s father conducted for a book that was never published. Listen to the recording.

Todd Akin: ‘I Ask For Your Forgiveness’

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In a new campaign ad released in Missouri, Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin tried to repair the seemingly irreparable damage done by comments he made on Sunday concerning “legitimate rape.”