Jennifer Lawrence, LeBron James, Fake Lena Dunham & More Viral Videos
From the Harlem Shake on a plane to Jack Nicholson’s Oscar pickup attempt, see the week’s buzziest videos.
10. (Rap) Battle of the Pacifists
They may have stood for peace and nonviolence (or in this case, “naan violence”), but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t have beef with each other. In their latest sketch, Key and Peele pit Martin Luther King Jr. against Gandhi in an epic war of words!
9. ‘Zero Dark Fiddy’
All it took to capture bin Laden was a pumpkin spice latte and some gunchucks. At least according to rapper 50 Cent, who takes on Zero Dark Thirty in this Jimmy Kimmel Live spoof.
8. Wait, What’s a Sequester?
Is it like, equestrian? Funny or Die breaks down the fiscal crisis with a mock White House press conference—and, no, it’s not about horses.
7. LeBron James Rocks the Rim
Although the NBA’s reigning MVP refuses to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest, he’s not shy about showing off his chops during pregame warmups. LeBron’s acrobatic dunk routine has become a subject of some controversy, but fans are hoping he never stops.
6. LeBron, Miami Heat Harlem Shake
LeBron’s high wire act was expected when he announced that he was “taking his talents to South Beach,” but these awkward dance moves might be the cherry on top. James took off his shirt and donned a king’s crown, leading the fun-loving defending NBA champs in a raucous edition of the viral dance craze that just won’t go away.
5. Harlem Shake on a Plane
This lends a whole new meaning to the mile-high club. The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating this wild video, in which a packed plane breaks into the Harlem Shake. (via Conor Crowle)
4. The Greatest Sequel Never Made
What happens when you combine sexy vampires, magical robots, and a flamethrower-wielding baby (plus A-listers like Matt Damon, Channing Tatum, and Salma Hayek)? Next year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture! Teenage girls and their weird moms don’t stand a chance.
3. JLaw, Meet Jack
Heeeere’s Jack! Seriously, Jennifer Lawrence: Jack Nicholson is behind you. During a GMA interview, this year’s Best Actress got a surprise visit from a fan. “I loved you in the movie,” Nicholson said. Then Lawrence almost fainted.
2. Lena Dunham’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Audition
What would’ve happened had the Girls auteur tried out for the role that ultimately went to Jessica Chastain? “If I actually have to waterboard you,” says this Dunham impersonator while eating a cupcake, “that is really gonna scar me emotionally.”
1. Seth MacFarlane’s Worst Oscar Jokes
Argo won Best Picture, and the world can’t stop talking about JLaw, but Seth MacFarlane may have created the most buzz during the Oscars. Whether you found him hilarious or lame, the Academy Awards host gave an undeniably provocative performance. Watch MacFarlane’s most controversial comments, as he ripped on everything from George Clooney’s supposed pedophilia to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.