Entertainment

03.09.13

Shaq, Rand Paul, Mila Kunis, and More Viral Videos

From the basketball icon’s long-awaited revenge on Aaron Carter to Dennis Rodman’s bizarre trip to North Korea, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

10. Best Bruno Mars Cover Ever?

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Watch out, Quvenzhané Wallis. There’s a new cutest kid in Hollywood. This 4-year-old may not know all the words to ‘Grenade,’ or even hit the right notes, but the fedora-wearing, arm-waving, über-emotive youngster hits us where it counts: the heart.

9. Shaq’s Revenge on Aaron Carter

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This rematch has been overdue for more than a decade. After getting shown up by a pipsqueak pop sensation at the turn of the 2000s, Shaq finally got his vengeance on Aaron Carter.

8. Rand Paul: ‘Stuff and Nonsense’

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“’Release the drones,’ said the Queen, as she shouted at the top of her voice.” Senator Rand Paul quoted Lewis Carroll during his interminable filibuster of John Brennan’s CIA nomination, wondering whether the Obama administration’s targeted killing program is turning “America the Beautiful” into “Alice’s Wonderland.” Paul’s 13-hour speech earned general praise from conservatives, and his name is now being thrown around as a potential presidential candidate.

7. JT Forgets His Suit and Tie

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JT and KT are in the house! This week, Justin Timberlake will both host and play musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.” There’s just one crucial thing missing from the equation… 

6. Colbert vs. Franco: Nerd-Off

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On Tuesday’s “Colbert Report,” James Franco once again challenged Stephen’s Middle Earth expertise in a Tolkien showdown. And the host did not disappoint.

5. Hugo Chavez Dead at 58

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After a long battle with cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died Tuesday. The outspoken leader was known for his socialist agenda and anti-American stance. In this notorious 2006 speech at the United Nations, he referred to then-U.S. President George W. Bush as “the devil.”

4. Mila Kunis’s Best Interview

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It’s like a scene out of a Hugh Grant rom-com. Mila Kunis beguiled a nervous BBC radio interviewer during a London press junket on Monday. Watch as Radio 1’s Chris Stark banters with Kunis about everything from soccer to alcohol, but only talks about her new film, “Oz: the Great and Powerful,” once prompted by her publicist.

3. Mobama Teaches the Dougie

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For the first lady, the fun never stops. After appearances on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and the Oscars, Michelle Obama joined a Google Hangout to share health tips with kids. But really, she just wanted to dance.

2. Romney: Minorities Like Obamacare

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In his return to the national stage, Mitt Romney told “Fox News Sunday” that his campaign underestimated the appeal of Obamacare to minority voters, which he attributes as one of the main factors to his loss in the 2012 presidential election.

1. Rodman: King Jong-un Wants a Call From Obama

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“He loves power, he loves control,” but Kim Jong-un is also “very humble,” said Dennis Rodman on “This Week.” Rodman surprised the world by taking a trip to North Korea to enjoy an NBA game alongside the country’s authoritarian ruler last week. “He don’t want war,” Rodman added, saying the dictator and President Obama should bond over a shared love of basketball.