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Can This Be Unheard?

Lady Gaga did quite nicely with her reboot of Julie Andrews' songs from The Sound of Music during Sunday's Oscars celebration.

Now a pair of metal musicians have cut into another Julie Andrews classic - this time "Supercalifragilisticexpialidoscious" from Mary Poppins.

I'm not 100% sure this was necessary.

And I'm pretty sure you won't be able to unhear it.

You are warned!

 
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Giuliani Gets Stewartized

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has been taking a lot of heat over comments he made about President Obama not loving America.

The reaction has come from all quarters - even some conservative quarters that Giuliani probably considered safe havens until now.

No surprise that Jon Stewart - never once considered a conservative safe haven - would have some choice words for the former mayor.

To say that Jon eviscerated him is a very fair comment indeed.

Nice to see that even as Jon's retirement from The Daily Show draws near, he's still got a lot of bite left.
 
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A Snow-Covered Cottage Industry

When Mother Nature dumps 100 inches and counting of frozen white precipitation on you, you spend an awful lot of time cursing as you move that stuff around.

Not Kyle Waring. This entrepreneur, who lives on the Massachusetts coastline north of Boston, had a better idea.

Package the white stuff, and sell it to people in warmer climates who don't get their fair share of snow.

And that's how ShipSnowYo.com was born.

It started with half-liter bottles for $19.99, but a lot of it melted by the time it got where it was going.

That's when he started packing six pounds of snow and shipping it for $89.

He told Boston.com that even though some will melt along the way, there's still enough frozen stuff to make 10 to 15 snowballs.

You can also get ten-pounds - a snowball party pack, I guess - for $119. Ingenious.

Time to start thinking about ways to sell my grass clippings this summer. Stay tuned!
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Like a Tumbler

Madonna was closing out the show for the Brit Awards, roughly the equivalent of the Grammys in the UK, with a rendition of "Living for Love" on Wednesday.

And during the song, something happened with her cape, and she went for a tumble off the stage and down some stairs.

The folks at Hollywood Life have the story...

 

Not to worry - she's fine. And she blamed the whole thing on her Armani cape being tied too tightly.
 
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Get Off Your Duff For The DUFF

Seems like all the movie talk these days has centered on 50 Shades of Grey.

A little bit of controversy, a best-selling book series, and boom! You've got a blockbuster before it was even released.

Other movies tend to get put in the shadows by films like that.

Here's one that looks like it could stand a little light.

I stumbled on this while I was looking for something else - isn't that always the way with Internet surfing?

The movie is called The DUFF - an acronym for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. It's from a Young Adult novel, written by a 17-year-old while she was a senior in high school, about being a senior in high school.

The trailer sure catches your attention - enough to make me want to go to see it. It's got elements of Mean Girls to it, but it doesn't feel quite as mean.

It opened on February 20, and you don't need to bring any paraphernalia to watch it either.

 
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"Unless You Know How to Make Jokes, Don't Do It!"

Giuliana Rancic's comments about Zendaya's dreadlocks - smelling like patchouli oil and weed - during the Fashion Police episode focusing on the Oscars is still stirring controversy.

Yesterday on The View, Whoopi Goldberg took the others on the show to school about the difference between the late Joan Rivers, who made Fashion Police the iconic show it was, and Giuliana Rancic, who is not Joan Rivers.

Whoopi didn't defend Giuliani - not even close.

But she doesn't think she was being racist either. "She was just ignorant," says Whoopi.

Check out the clip....

 
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"A Soulless Twitter Troll"

ESPN suspended host Keith Olbermann after he made some thoughtless comments about some students at Penn State who raised $13 million in the school's annual dance marathon to fight pediatric cancer.

A Penn State alumna tweeted the news to Olbermann, and he responded with "Pitiful."

And that started a Twitter war that resulted in Olbermann's ouster - but only for the rest of the week.

Check out a few of the salvos... For the record, he did apologize. The timing seems to roughly coincide with the announcement of his suspension...
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Bad Girl, Bad Girl, Whatcha Gonna Do?

When your world freezes, you've got to do what you've got to do.

A couple of weeks ago, a police department issued a warrant for the arrest of Punxsatawney Phil, the groundhog who promised six more weeks of winter - but failed to tell how severe those six weeks would be.

This week, in Hanahan, South Carolina, the local cops slapped cuffs on Elsa, the snow queen for Disney's Frozen, after she tried to put the freeze on the water fountain outside the PD HQ. South Carolina's been getting some uncharacteristically cold weather, including black ice, and the law hoped that putting Elsa out of commission, even for a bit, would make things better.

I'm not sure it helped. You watch the news account, and judge for yourself.

And see just how quickly Elsa ratted out her friend, Jack Frost...

 WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather
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Wheel of Musical Impressions with Christina Aguilera

Wheel of Musical Impressions is becoming a semi-regular feature on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

This week, Christina Aguilera visited, and played the game with Jimmy.

The concept is simple. Hit a button, and it presents another singer and a silly song for the player to sing in that singer's voice.

Jimmy did nicely with David Bowie and Michael McDonald.

But Christina hit it out of the park with her impressions of Cher, Britney Spears and Shakira.

Check it out...

 
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Thundersnow, Songified

An enterprising musician has taken the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore's delight with the meteorological phenomenon called thundersnow and set it to music.

You probably remember seeing the raw video of Jim going out of his skull outside Boston during their most recent big snowstorm.

As he stood outside - properly attired, of course - thunder roared overhead. A rare occasion in winter, but this was the perfect storm.

Well, for Jim, anyway.

The song isn't anything you can dance to, but it sure is fun to watch.

 
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