Miley Cyrus Twerk Video Goes Viral (Well, Kinda)

I wouldn’t call it a viral — at least not yet — but a video that Miley Cyrus recently uploaded has been making a lot of buzz around the Internet lately. The video, which she uploaded on Wednesday night, shows her dancing – or shall I say twerkin’ it – to rapper J. Dash’s single WOP while wearing a hooded unicorn onesie.

The singer/actress actually had posted a couple of photos of herself already wearing the outfit on her Facebook page prior to uploading the video, but since no one, not even her hardcore fans, had any idea as to why she was wearing it, no one managed to anticipate what soon followed.

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Just shortly after she tweeted about the video, the hashtag #MCtwerkteam quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as both her fans and celebrity friends showed their support. Among them include Pharell Williams, French Montana, Amber Rose, Cara Delevingne, Nelly, and will.i.am.

Vibe even managed to gather up a good collection of funny Twitter reactions to the 20-year-old’s latest stunt.


Planet Money Podcast

If you’re looking for a easy listening program that focuses on the world of business and the economy then you might enjoy Planet Money podcast.

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Planet Money is a business- and economy-oriented audio podcast produced by NPR and currently has 8 active hosts circulating through the episodes. They are Adam Davidson, Caitlin Kenney, Zoe Chace, David Kestenbaum, Chana Joffe-Walt, Jacob Goldstein, and Alex Blumberg. Its episodes have an average runtime of 20 minutes and are released at least twice a week.

What’s great about the show is that unlike CNBC and Bloomberg, the hosts try to keep the discussion on layman's terms, so it's geared toward the average listener.

In this featured episode, which aired on March 12, 2013, Caitlin Kenney and Adam Davidson talk about the recent hype surrounding the Dow Jones industrial average hitting a record high. Adam gives a point-by-point analysis on why he thinks people shouldn’t be celebrating as much about it as they have been for the past few days since it happened.

Listen now or head over to their iTunes page for a list of all their episodes.

Jude Law Leaves Natalie Portman Movie Following Director’s Exit

Natalie Portman’s independent film project just couldn’t seem to catch a break. First it was Michael Fassbender who left just weeks prior to the beginning of the production, then it was director Lynne Ramsay herself who dropped out by pulling a no-show on the very first day of the shoot. Now it’s Jude Law, who ironically was a last-minute replacement himself that pulled out. He was actually already cast in a different role but then had to take on Joel Edgerton’s place, who in turn took Fassbender’s role.

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According to Deadline, the reason behind Law’s exit wasn’t because of creative differences but rather because of the simple fact that he specifically signed on to work with Ramsey. And since that Ramsey is now out of the picture, it should be understandable (and expected) that he follow through in her footsteps.

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“I have millions of dollars invested, we’re ready to shoot, we have a great script, crew and cast,” said producer Scott Steindorff as he expresses his feelings about Ramsay’s exit. “I’m shocked and so disappointed someone would do this to 150 crew members who devoted so much time, energy, commitment and loyalty to a project, and then have the director not show up. It is insane somebody would do this to other people,” he added.

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The movie titled Jane Got a Gun is an independent western drama about a farmer's wife who must defend herself from her outlaw husband’s gang that has decided to turn against him. It’s supposed to come into theaters sometime this year. It currently stars Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Rodrigo Santoro, River Shields, Kristen Rakes and Jacob Browne, with Gavin O’Connor at the helm.


Slate’s Culture Gabfest Podcast

Culture Gabfest podcast is Slate.com’s audio podcast program that focuses on what’s currently in pop culture.

Slate is an online magazine that offers analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Culture Gabfest is basically where resident critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner pick out some of Slate’s trending articles of the week and talk about it for about 40-60 minutes, just long enough to get you through your average work commute.

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In this 235th episode of Culture Gabfest titled I Remain Your Ever Fond Servant Edition, Dana sits in for Stephen and is joined by John Swansburg and June Thomas as they discuss the new mini-series from the Sundance Channel called Top of the Lake by Jane Campion. June enthuses over the series, while John points out that it's almost like Twin Peaks and The Killing combined.

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Also in their discussion is David Bowie’s latest album where writer Geeta Dayal joins in to talk about the seemingly ageless singer, his latest album The Next Day, and explore his cultural legacy.

Lastly, do you still use signoffs like “cheers”, “best”, or even “xoxo” oi your e-mails? Dana and the rest debate about signoff etiquette, which you can listen to here.

Howard Stern Talks About Taking Over Jay Leno’s Tonight Show

He may have debunked the stories about him taking over Jimmy Fallon’s hosting job at Late Night just a few days ago but now it sounds like radio host Howard Stern is singing a totally different tune when it comes to Jay Leno’s hosting gig at The Tonight Show.

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In his radio show on Tuesday, March 19, the Sirius XM shock jock casually mentioned how he’s “taking over The Tonight Show” after contacting Matt Lauer, while discussing Ann Curry’s controversial exit from the Today show with his sidekick Robin Quivers. Stern even went on saying that NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told him, “You’ve got to take over the show.”

You can listen to the actual discussion between Stern and Quivers below at just around the first minute:

The America’s Got Talent judge is also known to have a beef with the Tonight Show host and bashes him every chance he gets. So it’s kinda hard to tell whether or not there’s some truth to what he said.

Furthermore, Entertainment Weekly, the same news source that was first to report about Stern’s comments, also said that there were no confirmed talks that transpired between Stern and the network.

New Images Surface From Del Toro’s Monster Flick ‘Pacific Rim’

To those of you who can’t wait to see Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming monster flick Pacific Rim, here’s a little something to whet your appetite as you wait for another full trailer. It’s a couple of newly released production photos that give us more information about the gargantuan creatures that we can expect to see once the movie hits the theaters on July 12.

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The picture above has been given the title “This is as close as you ever want to get to Kaiju blood,” and it shows an image of a blood-soaked hand (‘kaiju’ being the proper [Japanese] name for the giant beasts or monsters), which implies that – like the xenomorphs in the Alien movies – you might want to keep your distance once these creatures incur a flesh wound because it might not be safe to come into contact with their blood.

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In the second image, we see what is likely to be one of the giant beasts’ footprints as shown from a Japanese news broadcast.

Pacific Rim is Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated film set in the future about humans piloting gigantic robots to fend off an alien attack. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and Charlie Day as the robot pilots.

Comedy Bang Bang Episode with Doug Benson, Steven Yeun and Paul F. Tompkins

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Earwolf’s Video Podcast Network presents Comedy Bang Bang with host Scott Auckerman. In its latest episode, the show is joined by Steven Yeun, a 29-year old Korean-born actor from the popular hit series The Walking Dead, which has the biggest audience since Nash, along with co-host of the day Doug Benson.

They talk about Yuen’s background and filmography, the audience’s reaction to The Walking Dead, and what they can expect on the show's next episodes. Also stopping by is Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss, who dishes out about the most erotic cake that he has ever made, the worst pie guys he has encountered and a game of 'Would You Rather'.

Watch the episode.

The Moth Podcast

Today’s podcast pretty much possesses the same format as one of my previous posts (Funny, Cuz It’s True), a show that features people from different walks of life sharing their each of their own funny real-life stories and experiences on stage.

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The Moth Podcast is a show that puts a spotlight on some of the favorite stories that were told and shared from some of The Moth’s live shows that were held in various literary and art scenes from across the country, in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit.

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The Moth is actually a non-profit organization founded by poet and best-selling novelist George Dawes Green who wanted to recreate the feeling he gets whenever he and his friends would gather on the porch and share stories with each other on a sultry summer evening.

In this featured episode posted on February 25, we get to listen to the legendary Christopher Hitchens as he talks about a man who gets deified in Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. It was recorded back in 1999 in New York so it’s a little dated but still a classic ‘Hitch’ and is worth listening to, so listen up now!

Windows 9 Rumors: Improve Touch Support And IE11

You might have already heard about the rumors that Microsoft is already working on a successor to its Windows 8 operating system. Now, the succeeding OS version – Windows 9 – might come with the stable release of Internet Explorer 11. The upgrade to Windows 8, reportedly called Windows Blue, will also carry IE11 but sources say that it is likely a beta version.
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In addition to the full version of its web browser, said operating system will also have improve touch support, meaning that it is expected to come with a tablet version as well (aside from a mobile phone version, according to the same sources).

One evidence that could support this possibility is a job post in the software giant’s site that reads, “We utilize cutting edge technologies across the stack from Bing metro application development using WinJS and HTML5, innovative features in IE10 such as flip ahead and much more! The team will be constantly delivering great products in areas including Windows 9, IE11 services integration, touch friendly devices including iPad and more.”

Windows 9 is rumored to be released on November of 2014.

The Sports Sports Sports Podcast Eps 60

There’s nothing wrong about being passionate about sports but sometimes it can go overboard. That’s why it’s better if we could just take things lightly by adding humor! And that’s where sports comedy shows like The Sports Sports Sports Podcast comes in.

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Hosted by comedians Joel Anderson, Jordan Pomaville, and sports outsider Phil Ranta, the show separates itself from your typical sports talk show by making sure that you get an equal share of comedy and sports information: 50% sports material, 50% comedy. The show is so evenly divided that you don’t have to be sports savvy in order to keep up with the discussion nor do sports fans have to worry about not getting enough sports-related information.

In this featured episode which aired on March 1st, 2013, the guys will go over a few newsmakers in the world of sports such as game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, Kobe Bryant’s response to Mark Cuban’s amnesty clause via Twitter, and Manny Ramirez’s short-term contract with a Taiwanese team.

In their comedy sketch, Jack Nicholson drops by and confuses everyone as he talks about the Lakers and the Oscars. NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson also makes an appearance and then engages in a conversation filled with internet memes.
And n this episode’s Weird Sports, it’s a French martial art called Canne de Combat! So listen up now, or get the full show via iTunes!

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