Entertainment

08.17.13

Colbert’s Olympic Solution, ‘Breaking Bad’ Romcom & More Viral Videos

From a man who tilts his brother’s room 90 degrees to ‘Breaking Bad’ the romcom and Lea Michele’s touching Cory Monteith tribute, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

10. Why Oprah Won’t Use the N-Word

On Thursday night’s AC360, The Butler star Oprah Winfrey discussed the historical context of the n-word within America’s complex racial background. “Out of respect to those who have come before and the price that they paid to rid themselves of being relegated to that word,” said Winfrey, “I just don’t use it.”

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9. Lea Michele Dedicates Award to Cory Monteith

After winning Choice TV Comedy Actress at Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards, the Glee star teared up while delivering a touching tribute to her late boyfriend and castmate Cory Monteith. “Whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts, and that’s where he’ll stay forever,” said Michele. 

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8. John Oliver Rips Chris Matthews the ‘Witch’

In a playfully censorious segment Monday on the absurdity of making 2016 presidential predictions so soon, the interim Daily Show host lambasted the MSNBC anchor for his political prognostications. “Is he a psychic or a time traveler?” asked Oliver. “Either way, we must burn him as a witch.” 

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7. ‘Get Your Head Out of the Bucket’

After losing his wedding ring while paddle-boarding down the River Tame, Richard Ford went on a desperate search/ scouring the bottom of the river to find it. Unbeknownst to Richard, his friend had found the ring and decided to film his elated reaction in a now-viral video.

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6. Lady Gaga’s Weird Non-Promo

Leave it to Gaga to publicize her upcoming album in the strangest way ever. In what feels like a performance art piece gone wrong, the mask-wearing songstress stares piercingly through flashing lights and a chorus of boos. Meanwhile, anti-Gaga phrases like “Lady Gaga is no longer relevant” appear across the screen. Remember, “DO NOT buy her new single.” 

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5. Man Tilts His Brother’s Room 90 Degrees

Sibling rivalries can get intense...and creative! After turning his brother Jamiro’s room pink as a prank, Dutchman Tobias Mathijsen grabbed some power tools and kicked it up a notch, tilting Jamiro’s room 90 degrees. Who knows what Jamiro will do to settle the score?

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4. John Oliver’s Epic ‘Daily Show’ Finale

What a wild summer it was. On Thursday night, John Oliver graced the anchor’s desk for the last time, ending an admirable tenure as hilarious interim replacement for Jon Stewart. And in the final send-off, the Daily Show correspondents could not have been more glad...to see Oliver go.

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3. Stephen Colbert’s Olympic Solution

“What are gay men doing but boycotting women?” says Colbert of the Olympic committee comparing homosexuality to an act of protest. His proposal? “Take the Olympics back to their Greek roots, where nothing gay ever happened.”  

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2. Do You Know the Pledge of Allegiance?

If you do, you’re officially part of the 1 percent. Jimmy Kimmel’s team took to the streets on Tuesday’s show and asked people to recite the pledge—and the results were disastrous.

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1. ‘Breaking Bad’ the RomCom

Someone with some time on their hands decided to re-imagine your favorite meth drama as a modern romantic comedy. Decide which you like better. 

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