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Hankygate!, Jim Lehrer’s Gonna Let You Finish and More Viral Videos

From Hankygate to Jim Lehrer’s debate performance, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.


The blogosphere was abuzz Friday morning over allegations that Mitt Romney managed to sneak notes into Wednesday night’s presidential debate, while the GOP candidate’s camp insists the white object in question was a handkerchief. Watch three key Hankygate moments.

Exclusive: David Blaine Dishes on ‘Electrified’

What happens when the human body endures electric shocks for 72 hours? Master illusionist David Blaine will find out this weekend, when he’s kicking off his new stunt, dubbed Electrified, at Manhattan’s Pier 54. In an exclusive interview, Blaine reveals why he chose the stunt—and casts a spell on the newsroom.

Bowling with the Beast: Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco might just be America’s most outspoken rapper—and he didn’t mince words for Beast TV. Watch our interview with the controversial artist as he broke down his new album, the presidential election, and Newsweek’s ‘Muslim Rage’ cover.

Jim Lehrer’s Gonna Let You Finish

Knock knock—who’s there? Interrupting candidates. Watch every frustrating debate moment in which moderator Jim Lehrer got verbally steamrolled Wednesday night.

Happy Anniversary, ‘Sweetie’!

President Obama kicked off the first presidential debate with a shout-out to his wife, Michelle. ‘Twenty years ago,’ he said, ‘I became the luckiest man on earth.’

Gangnam Style Goes Political

Mash up Mitt Romney and Korean pop sensation Psy and you get ‘Mitt Romney Style,’ the latest incarnation of America’s obsession with the song ‘Gangnam Style.’ Just more great work by our friends over at College Humor!

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Nicki Minaj Blows Up On Idol

American Idol auditions got heated in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, as Nicki Minaj threw a fit about ‘her highness’ Mariah Carey. Luckily for gossip-lovers, TMZ captured part of the fight on tape.

Bieber Gets the Fever

While on his ‘Believe’ tour in Phoenix, Justin Bieber got a little more than he bargained for. The Biebs vomited multiple times on stage. He later tweeted that milk was a bad choice.

Secret Schwarzenegger Payments

On ‘60 Minutes,’ the former governor said he made the payments to his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, to care for their son, Joseph. But he denied it was ‘hush money.’

Romney’s Newest Attack Ad?

After taking on PBS during Wednesday’s debate, Mitt Romney’s campaign targets the single biggest threat to America: Big Bird.