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TV on the Radio Spells ‘Trouble’ In New Music Video: Premiere

The struggle is real in the band's latest clip

The phrase “Don’t worry, be happy” is practically ingrained into our culture, but in their latest video, TV on the Radio tackles the issue of what happens when Bobby McFerrin’s famous maxim just doesn’t cut it anymore.

The band’s latest single, “Trouble,” off of their 2014 album Seeds, picks up where their song “Happy Idiot” — and R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” — left off, pondering the inner lives of everyday people on the street. “I just happen to like looking at people and wondering what’s up,” says Tunde Adebimpe, frontman for TV on the Radio. “We got some people together, some of whom we ran into on the street while we were shooting, and did that. We asked if they could quietly (or not) go to brighter or darker places inside themselves let us be there with them for a little while. Everyone’s sifting through something, right?”

The result is a melodic meditation on loss, living, and the struggle of those left behind. While it sounds dark, the video, which features Adebimpe doling out hugs to those in need, turns out to be surprisingly uplifting.

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Never Invite Jon Snow to Your Dinner Party

The Game of Thrones star is not the best conversationalist

Jon Snow may be dreamy, but he’s a nightmare of a dinner guest.

Seth Meyers proved that when he invited the Game of Thrones character (played by Kit Harington) to a dinner party on Late Night. While most of Meyers’s guests were thrilled to talk about the arrival of spring, all Jon Snow could manage to add to the conversation were dire warnings that winter is coming, deep intel on his uprooted family tree and a haunted stare.

After Meyers kindly pulled him aside to point out that discussing the looming threat of White Walkers and their hounds tearing people limb from limb are not exactly small talk, Snow, ever the warrior, gamely re-entered the fray that is a New York City dinner party.

It’s an important lesson for everyone who is planning a Game of Thrones dinner party to mark the show’s return.

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Dancing With the Stars Watch: Memorable Years Mean Many Tears

CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, JULIANNE HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI
Adam Taylor—ABC

The contestants take a walk down memory lane

Welcome to Dancing With the Stars annual tear fest, where the stars perform interpretative dances to their most traumatizing memories. Each year the stars seem to try and outdo themselves as they recount their most memorable years and wait for Carrie Ann Inaba to tear up at the judges table, while the audience is lucky enough to be able to ugly cry on the couch in the privacy of their own homes. It’s pretty much the best night ever in the stars’ relentless pursuit of the Mirror Ball trophy.

Here’s what happened on Dancing With the Stars:

Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: The Olympic gymnast chose the year that she represented the U.S. in Beijing. In rehearsal, she shows Derek her gold medal and he oohs and aahs over it while she reminds viewers that you can make your dreams come true. For their Argentine tango, she chose to dance to “Variations on Dark Eyes” by Lara St. John, which is what she performed to during the Olympics. It was a “wonderful and athletic” routine, according to Len Goodman, but it didn’t affect his heart (probably because he doesn’t have one). The other judges poo-pooed him with Bruno Tonioli giving them the first 10 of the season. 36/40

Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: It’s always unfair when a competitor is told they are in jeopardy and is then forced to dance, but luckily Michael Sam is a pro at not letting things get into his head. For his most memorable year, Michael chose the year that he came out as the first publicly gay NFL prospect turned player — and also the year that he reconciled with his father and then cut ties with him when he made homophobic comments to the media. To soundtrack his rumba, he chose the song “Not My Father’s Son” from Kinky Boots, which should win a prize for most apt song title ever. By the end of the song, everyone was crying. Julianne Hough declared it “awesome,” Bruno applauded Michael for his bravery. 30/40

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: Riker chose 2014 as his most memorable year, because that was the year his band, R5, started to take off. In case you have been anxiously awaiting for R5’s next album, they just announced that their sophomore LP, Sometime Last Night, will come out on July 10, ideally with a Mirror Ball Trophy on the album cover. Riker chose the very fast-paced “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon for his tango, which is an odd choice, but they made it work. It was proficient, dramatic, and the judges appreciated the effort, but none so much as Julianne Hough. 34/40

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: Michael Sam may have squeezed out a few tears from the crowd, but Robert brought the waterworks. He dedicated “The Last Waltz” by Engelbert Humperdinck to his beloved mother, who loved Dancing With the Stars, but died of cancer before she could see him waltz on the dance floor. Carrie Ann Inaba had to dry her eyes before she could declare the sophisticated routine truly memorable. 34/40

Chris Soules and Witney Carson: The former star of The Bachelor teared up talking about breaking off his first engagement to his college sweetheart, but was thrilled to find love with his fiancee Whitney Bischoff on The Bachelor. Then in grand Bachelor tradition, Witney and Chris danced a rumba to a private concert by Gavin James performing a cover of the Magnetic Fields’ “The Book of Love.” The audience loved the routine, but the judges were unimpressed. Len put it bluntly, “It wasn’t that great.” 27/40

Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: Only a true diva would choose to mark her most memorable year by dancing to her own song. Miss Patti hit the dance floor for a jazz routine to “Dan Swit Me” by Patti LaBelle. It was not technically proficient, but a lot of fun to watch Patti shake her fringe. Julianne said it made her want to get out there and dance with her, Carrie Ann just shrieked in excitement, and Len declared it “a cappuccino” of a dance that was frothy and fun, with “plenty of giggles and plenty of wiggles” (which are not things I want in my cappuccino). 30/40

Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Rumer chose 2014 as her most memorable year, because it was the year her sister went to rehab and taught her that haters are going to hate, and she just has to shake, shake, shake it off. Instead of waltzing to Taylor Swift, Rumer chose to dance to her second Adele song, “Turning Tables.” Her mother Demi Moore sat unfazed in the audience as her daughter talked about all the cyberbullying she suffered as the daughter of famous parents. The judges loved the emotion of the contemporary-inspired waltz. 35/40

Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: Suzanne aimed straight for peak nostalgia by dedicating her dance to her former Three’s Company co-star John Ritter, promising that by the end of the foxtrot to the “Three’s Company Theme” Jack and Chrissy and John and Suzanne would have said good-bye. Carrie Ann said she may have been saying good-bye, but she was “saying hello to the competition.” 28/40

Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: Willow, who is basically a toddler, chose 2011 as her most memorable year, because that’s when she was cast as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games. To prove how memorable it all was, she showed snapshots of her far more famous co-stars and then Mark choreographed a contemporary routine set in a Hunger Games stadium built inside the ballroom complete with fog, fireworks and multiple deaths. The judges were impressed, even Len who has never seen the movie. Willow was in jeopardy going into the dance, but as Carrie Ann put it, “Jeopardy, shmeopardy.” 39/40

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: After the high of watching Willow kill Mark in the Hunger Games arena, Noah’s most memorable year was a stark downer. He chose 2005, the year his Humvee was blown up and he woke up Christmas morning in Walter Reed Medical Center to find out he had lost his arm and leg. Noah claims that the struggle and journey has made him a better man, and being on Dancing With the Stars is just the cherry on top. He chose to dance his contemporary routine to “American Soldier” by Toby Keith, and Sharna emoted all over him during the routine. Julianna and Carrie Ann were both in tears by the end of the performance, and Len ordered everyone to give him a standing ovation. 32/40

In Jeopardy: Willow and Mark, Michael and Peta, and Riker and Allison.

Who Went Home: Michael Sam had to turn in his dance pants and go back to throwing footballs.

The Leaderboard: Willow and Mark, Nastia and Derek, and Rumer and Val are leading the pack.

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The Bachelor‘s Chris Soules on Dancing With the Stars: ‘I Am a Straight-Up Amateur’

CHRIS SOULES, WITNEY CARSON
Craig Sjodin—ABC

That said, he still wants you to vote for him

When Chris Soules, a.k.a. Prince Farming, left The Bachelor with his newly-minted fiancée Whitney Bischoff on his arm, the plan was to go back to Iowa and start their life together. Then the producers of Dancing with the Stars called.

“I didn’t have any goals or desires to be on the show,” admits Soules. “But we met a couple of weeks before ‘The Final Rose’ actually aired, and the producers started telling me about the show and what it was actually like. I had watched the show before, and it looked like an interesting deal. So after talking to them and my fiancée about it, and they made the offer, I signed up. It sounded like something fun.”

For Soules, it has proven fun, even if it’s much more difficult than he originally realized. “It’s exceeded my expectations,” says Soules. “It’s really rewarding, both physically and mentally. I’ve accomplished things I never thought I could accomplish.”

Before signing up for the show, Soules had never danced before aside from what he described as “busting a few random moves at fair dances and wedding dances.” “It is incredibly hard,” said Soules. “Going on stage to perform is a huge adrenaline rush. It’s pushing me completely out of my comfort zone.”

His first week on the show was particularly challenging, because—due to his commitments to The Bachelor—he had less time to prepare than other competitors. “When I first started, Witney [Carson] didn’t know if I was going to be able to get there! But after a few days of training, it started to click,” says Soules. “It’s really challenging. And those professionals make it look so easy. It’s just incredible the way they make their bodies move. When I watch them during the live show, I just don’t know how they do it.”

Soules says he counts himself lucky that his professional partner, Witney Carson, and his fiancée, Whitney Bischoff, have first names that are homonyms. “It’s good because I never get the two confused. I never make a mistake, because it’s always Whitney,” says Soules, who denotes “Dancing Witney” and “Fiancée Whitney” when speaking with friends. As for working with Carson, Soules doesn’t mind her tough-love method of teaching. “She’s a firecracker and keeps me in line, that’s for sure,” he says. “She’s 21, but she doesn’t act like a 21 year old. She’s focused on us making it to the very end. So I don’t mind her being stern with me, because I am a straight-up amateur and she’s got her work cut out for her.”

While Soules is enjoying the dancing, he knows that farming is his calling. “Once I’m done with Dancing with the Stars, I am headed straight back to Iowa,” he says. Not that he’s ready to hang up his jazz shoes just yet—in fact, he’s looking forward to pushing himself further and further as a dancer. “Hopefully I’m here for a while, and have a nice long run on Dancing before heading back to Iowa and doing what I do.”

This week, Soules will take part in the annual Dancing with the Stars tear fest, where each dancer does an interpretive dance to their most memorable year and everybody cries. Soules has chosen to mark the year 2014—the year he met his fiancée on The Bachelor—by dancing a rumba to “The Book of Love” by Gavin James. “Finding the love of my life and getting engaged and living with her for a short time in LA and being on Dancing with the Stars—all those things rolled into one have been the most absolute memorable year,” said Soules, who says he’s been rehearsing particularly hard this week. “This is a really special one for me, and I really want to be able to perform it.” As ever, expect to see Bischoff in the audience, cheering him on.

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Watch John Oliver Tell Edward Snowden No One Knows Who He Is

Oliver also talked to Snowden about your naked pictures.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his disclosure of government surveillance activities have been vindicated by American awareness of the issue. John Oliver says, eh, not so much.

“I think we’re seeing something amazing, which is that if you ask the American people to make tough decisions to confront tough issues to think about hard problems, they’ll actually surprise you,” Snowden said in an interview with Oliver in Russia for Last Week Tonight.

“OK, here’s the problem,” Oliver responds. “I did ask some Americans, and boy, did it surprise me.” He went on to play clips of Americans befuddled by questions about who Snowden is.

Oliver also talked to Snowden about your naked pictures. Watch the full segment below:

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Watch The Rock Crush Jimmy Fallon With His Lip-Sync Cover of ‘Shake It Off’

The Rock's got moves

Lip Sync Battle, the Tonight Show sketch turned Spike TV show, premiered last night and featured a thrilling throwdown between Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Rock, fresh off his fantastic Saturday Night Live hosting gig, opened the show with a spirited take on Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off.” The Furious 7 star put his massive frame to use while shaking it off to the music and in a move straight out of the WWE taunting playbook, wagging his finger in Fallon’s face.

The best part of the performance might be the realization that there is no way The Rock got this good at this song without engaging in a lot of Taylor Swift car karaoke. Of course he’s not the only celebrity caught singing along to the earworm. (Check out TIME’s list of the six best celebrity covers of “Shake It Off.”)

Round two featured Fallon tackling Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” with a full choir, while Johnson delivered a dazzling, hip-swiveling version of the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive.”

 

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Watch Billy Eichner and David Letterman Yell at People on the Street

What do you think David Letterman should do next?

As you have probably heard, David Letterman is leaving the Late Show and Stephen Colbert is taking over as host. But what should Letterman do next? To find out, he took to the street with Billy Eichner for a special edition of Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street.

Eichner takes Letterman on a walking tour of New York City and, in his traditional fashion, yells questions at strangers as they walk down the street. While in the past, Eichner has forced people into impromptu Christmas caroling sessions with Amy Poehler and harassed people about the Emmys with Seth Meyers, this time he just wanted to know one thing: What should Letterman do next?

As per usual, most people they encountered were far too confused to actually have an answer, and even if they did, Eichner is far too impatient to wait for one.

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Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Made a Secret Lifetime Original Movie

Getty Images (2) From left: Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig

A Deadly Adoption will air on Lifetime this summer

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have teamed up for a new film—but this isn’t going to be a summer blockbuster playing at your local megaplex. Instead, it will air alongside such films as A Daughter’s Nightmare, A Warden’s Ransom and A Wife’s Nightmare. That’s right—it’s airing on Lifetime.

The film, called A Deadly Adoption, sounds like a very serious and dramatic reboot of Baby Mama with Wiig and Ferrell playing a successful couple who hope to adopt the child carried by a young woman, played by 90210 alum Jessica Lowndes. If the title is any hint, things quickly go awry. They might even turn deadly.

The news broke yesterday, but Lifetime confirms that this is no April Fools’ joke. The film was made to mark the 25th anniversary of Lifetime’s reign over the made-for-TV movie genre. Apparently, Ferrell is a huge fan of the genre; he will executive-produce the film with his frequent collaborator Adam McKay. The film reunites Wiig, Ferrell, and screenwriter Andrew Steele, who worked on the epic Thornbirds-inspired miniseries The Spoils of Babylon.

The two-hour movie has already been filmed and is slated to premiere on Lifetime this summer.

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Gonzo From The Muppets Is Really Good at The Humpty Dance

Digital Underground's tune never sounded better

The Muppets’ The Great Gonzo, who is known for his trademark swagger and unearned bravado, is the perfect choice to perform Digital Underground’s “The Humpty Dance” in a new video that’s going viral. While the original video definitely didn’t include chickens on backup vocals or Rowlf the dog playing piano, this mashup makes you wonder if maybe it should have.

In the clip, Gonzo steps in for emcee Shock G to cover the hip-hop classic from the West Coast rappers. The widely sampled song, which was technically performed by Shock G’s alter ego Humpty Hump, came out in 1989 and climbed the Billboard charts thanks to its ridiculously catchy beats and swaggering, laughable rhymes.

The mashup comes courtesy of YouTube’s Mylo the Cat, who has earned a reputation by making viral videos that mix the Muppets with music hits like Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend” and The Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want.”

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Watch Helen Mirren Accept a Fake Award After Inhaling Helium

Helen Mirren deserves all the awards

Dame Helen Mirren may not have known what she was getting into when she stopped by The Tonight Show, but that didn’t stop her from participating when Jimmy Fallon handed her a helium balloon and asked her to inhale.

The 69-year-old Woman in Gold star told Fallon she hadn’t sucked on a helium balloon since she was 12 years old, but she quickly got the hang of it. The Academy Award-winning actress then asked Fallon to give her a prize so she could make an acceptance speech.

The actress is a true professional, and even when she started to get light-headed, she continued to play, struggling to rush oxygen to her brain before proudly answering Fallon’s question by loudly declaring, “Spotted dick!”

 

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