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This Master Robin Williams Impressionist Is Back With More Spot-On Celebrity Imitations

The comedian who went viral for his spot-on impression of the late actor Robin Williams is back with another impression—this time of a few famous people.

In just under a minute, Jamie Costa pretends to be Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film series, former President George W. Bush and Matthew McConaughey.

He also reprises his Robin Williams impersonation, mugging for the camera as the Academy Award-winning actor in Good Morning Vietnam.

Costa’s impression of the Academy Award-winning actor boasts more than 3.5 million views on YouTube.

TIME Bizarre

This Photo Proves Promposals Have Officially Gone Too Far

Did "Destiny" say yes? Talk about a cliffhanger

Someone has taken the promposal to new heights.

Idaho police are looking for the person who appears to have asked someone to prom by spray-painting the Black Cliffs, east of Boise.

Climbers first noticed the spray-painted message, which reads “Destiny, Prom?” on Saturday afternoon, according to a Facebook post by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Police described this “illegal” act as “a misdemeanor charge of injury by graffiti, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.”

The stunt is the latest in elaborate promposals, from the student who pretended to strap bombs to himself to the one who popped the question on a Jumbotron at a college basketball game.

Ada County Sheriff's Office
Ada County Sheriff’s Office
Ada County Sheriff's Office
Ada County Sheriff’s Office
TIME Sports

This Is One of the Most Epic Table Tennis Rallies Ever

You'll be sitting on the edge of your seat

Ma Long, 26, and Fang Bo, 23, duked it out in a gripping rally at the Qoros 2015 World Table Tennis Championships earlier this week. The world number one Long, ended up walking away with his first men’s singles title at the event in Suzhou, a city in the southeast of the country’s Jiangsu Province. Long even jumped on the ping pong table to celebrate the victory, which makes him the 11th world men’s singles champion from China, according to the South China Morning Post.

 

TIME Family & Relationships

This Guy Had the Police Pull Him Over So He Could Pop the Question

Watch how a prank ends in a proposal

A man who got pulled over by a police officer on April 17, 2013, while on a first date asked the police department to pull him over again exactly two years later so he could propose to the same woman.

In a clip uploaded by the YouTube channel for the police department in Royal Oak, Mich., an officer tells the couple to get out of the car and asks the woman named Ashley, “Can you explain what this is?” She starts laughing hysterically, then says yes.

Police in Galveston, Texas, participated in a similar stunt, helping a fellow cop pull over his girlfriend for a broken taillight and outstanding warrants. (She also said yes.)

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These Are the Most Googled Baby Names by State

Charlotte doesn't make an appearance...yet

In light of the hype over the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge naming their newborn baby daughter Charlotte, Google has revealed the most Googled names for boys and girls by state. The maps were created using data on searches for “meaning of” and “common baby names” between March 2014 and March 2015.

The search engine says the top three most popular names for girls are Elizabeth, Olivia and Emma (in that order), while the top three for boys are Michael, James and Avery.

Google
Google
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The Honest Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Proves How Desperately Unsexy the Movie Is

It's all about abs and Audis

Just when you thought Fifty Shades of Grey movie parodies were a thing of the past, YouTube channel Screen Junkies released an honest trailer for the flick based on the bestselling book series by E.L. James.

The narrator describes the Christian Grey character as “a mysterious billionaire who runs a mysterious multinational corporation which is mysteriously able to function without him doing any actual work.”

The best part is the fake blurbs from film critics starting at the 3:07 mark and the parody of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” from the movie soundtrack.

(h/t Entertainment Weekly)

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Rihanna’s Met Ball Dress Inspired the Best Memes

The Internet was on fire last night

Grammy Award-winning artist Rihanna stole the show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala celebrating the Costume Institute Monday night. Her golden Guo Pei gown inspired several memes, as some joked that her dress looked like a pizza or an omelette, while others thought she resembled Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

😊😊😊 more #METBALL for you guys xx I knoooow I’m super late on this

A photo posted by MARFA JOURNAL (@marfajournal) on May 5, 2015 at 3:57am PDT

#Rihanna

A photo posted by Esber Nieves (@esoniz_82) on

A yes from me #metgala

A photo posted by Káyonce Fenty♥ (@kayshaleeknight) on May 4, 2015 at 6:30pm PDT

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How Did British Gamblers Guess the Royal Baby’s Name?

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Depart The Lindo Wing With Their Daughter
Anwar Hussein/WireImage—Getty Images Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a Jenny Packham dress, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with their new born baby daughter on May 02, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge safely delivered a daughter at 8:34am this morning weighing 8lbs 3oz.

Bookmakers say they'll pay out $1.5 million in the U.K. after thousands placed bet on the name Charlotte

While many may have been surprised by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Catherine “Kate” Middleton named their newborn daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana (especially people named Charlotte), the news comes as no surprise to British bookmakers.

The name Charlotte had been the odds-on favorite for several days — and bookmakers now estimate they will be forced to hand over about 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) to “punters” (a British term for gamblers).

So why were the people so confident the name would be Charlotte? Bookmakers are not exactly sure, but some speculate that a rush to make bets on the name “Charlotte” in the last 8-10 days indicates someone on “the inside” knew what the name would be.

“It sets off alarm bells that maybe there has been information leaked from the palace, and so the public followed the money,” says Nicola McGeady, a spokesperson for the bookmaker Coral, which saw more than 60% of bets on Charlotte in the last 24 hours, producing the company’s largest payout for this type of contest. Likewise, referring to bets made on the baby’s gender in the last six months, McGeady adds, “It should have been a coin toss, but the money was so lopsided in favor of the girl.”

That said, Charlotte had always been spoken of as a favorite, as were the princess’s other names Elizabeth and Diana. It’s the female version of her grandfather’s name, after all — and the middle name of her aunt Pippa.

Before the surge of betting on Charlotte, Alice was the favorite because the Duchess of Cambridge is said to have written a dissertation on Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll, according to Rupert Adams, a spokesperson at William Hill.

William Hill maintains it saw more bets surrounding the birth of Prince George, arguably because he is the heir to the throne. Over at rival Ladbrokes, however, betting on the princess was a record—the most individual bets on a royal baby, according to Jessica Bridges, a spokesperson for the gaming company.

And people are wasting no time to make picks regarding the next member of the royal family. At William Hill, gamblers predict Will and Kate will stop at two kids — but if they have a third, then it will be a princess named Alice.

TIME Family & Relationships

Watch These Students Help Two Teachers Get Engaged

This adorable proposal involves Ring Pops and a New Orleans jazz band

Students recently helped two Teach for America alums get engaged at the school where they teach in the New Orleans area.

In the first half of the video, Chalmette High School teacher Jonathan Holt gets the students in a classroom to propose one by one to his girlfriend and fellow teacher Iris Howorth with candy Ring Pops. The joke proposals all lead up to the real one, when Holt gets down on one knee in front of the entire class.

She says yes, and a band plays “When the Saints Go Marching In” as the two walked out of the classroom and down the hallway together.

TIME Bizarre

See the Hilarious Moment When a Mayor Leaves His Mic on During a Bathroom Break

Bringing a whole new meaning to the term "livestream"

Everything about this April 28 city council meeting in Georgetown, Texas, sounded completely civilized and serious — until the mayor forgot to turn off his mic when he went to the bathroom.

It all starts when Mayor Dale Ross gets up from his seat at the beginning of this clip from the live-stream of the meeting. Thirty seconds later, as Mayor Pro Tem Rachael Jonrowe talks about friends and family members who have contracted antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases, the man can be heard urinating and then flushing afterward.

What could be more embarrassing than having that private moment amplified on a loudspeaker? The Internet alleging that he did not wash his hands because no one could hear the sink running. A sassy Facebook comment suggests the city should raise money for hand-washing supplies for the facilities.

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