TIME celebrity

Watch Chris Pratt, Lena Dunham and Other Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

The beloved Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment is back with yet another hilarious installment

One of Jimmy Kimmel’s favorite things to do on his show is to recruit a bunch of celebrities to read mean tweets about themselves. They usually read the messages then stare, despondent, into the camera. Or they just laugh. Or they shoot back with an equally mean quip. Either way, the recurring segment is always highly entertaining.

On Thursday’s show, Kimmel rounded up a new batch of A-listers, including Chris Pratt, Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ty Burrell and more. Even though this is the eighth installment of the recurring gag, it somehow has yet to get old. Of course, that could be because some of these tweets may have been dreamt up by Kimmel’s writers rather than by real-life mean tweeters.

Oh, special shoutout to Chloë Grace Moretz, one of TIME’s most influential teens of 2014, for the solid quip she fires back to a very mean tweet.

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TIME Television

Watch Seth Meyers Make the Perfect Bill Cosby Joke

It's a four-minute sketch that carefully explores the challenges of making light of the rape allegations against Bill Cosby

Late night TV hosts have (understandably) been hesitant to make jokes about the growing sexual assault allegations against comedian, sweater enthusiast and Jell-O pitchman Bill Cosby. But on Thursday’s episode of Late Night, Seth Meyers decided to tackle the topic with something that was more of an elaborate meta-joke than a simple, straightforward quip.

A planted audience member begins pestering Meyers about his take on the scandal and eventually gets fellow audience members to begin chanting “Bill Cosby joke! Bill Cosby joke! Bill Cosby joke!” Meyers eventually gives in, and the audience member soon realizes that he had, uh, misunderstood what the whole scandal was even about.

The four-minute sketch becomes more of a general commentary on why it’s not a good idea for comedians to make light of this issue — and how challenging it is to do so effectively.

Conan O’Brien also made a Cosby joke Thursday night, though his was more of a quick quip thrown hastily into an otherwise unrelated sketch. Watch about two and a half minutes in:

So far, it seems other late night hosts are still hanging back and avoiding the scandal altogether.

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TIME viral

Watch a Comedian’s Spot-On Impressions of Celebrities Stuck in Traffic

She imitates everyone from Taylor Swift to Angelina Jolie to Sofia Vergara

In this video, comedian Lauren O’Brien shows off her impressions of 14 female celebrities by imagining how they’d act while stuck in traffic.

What really sold us was her Sofia Vergara, about 25 seconds in, when she yells angrily at someone in the street. (Really, the way she yells “Ay” is flawless.) Some of her impressions are of course better than others, but overall, this is a very solid effort. (Her Taylor Swift, for instance, is not the best, but her Olsen twins impersonation is pretty great.)

In some cases, she makes herself not only sound like the celebrity, but also really look like them, like her Angelina Jolie impersonation at the end of the video. It’s kind of uncanny.

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TIME Sports

Watch Canadian Hockey Fans Help Finish the U.S. National Anthem After the Singer’s Mic Fails

This is sure to warm even the iciest hearts

At a Toronto Maple Leafs game Tuesday night, singer Michelle Madeira was partway through The Star-Spangled Banner when her mic cut out. She continued singing, but of course, the crowd couldn’t hear her. Without missing a beat, the entire crowd picked up where Madeira left off, completing the U.S. national anthem in unison.

Fans kept up the enthusiasm and sang O Canada right after.

See? Hockey fans aren’t just drunken and rowdy and prone to fighting. They’re also sometimes really awesome.

(h/t Daily Dot)

TIME movies

Watch the Totally Aca-Awesome Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer

The Bellas are back, and this time they're going for world domination

Unfortunately, we have to wait until May 2015 to see Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 hit about a college women’s a cappella group. That feels like forever. Luckily, though, we now have a full-length trailer to tide us over.

The Barden Bellas are back, and this time they’re heading to an international a cappella competition. No U.S. team has ever won, because, as Elizabeth Banks’ character explains, the “whole word hates us.” But of course, that won’t stop the Bellas from trying.

Fun things in this trailer include: a new a cappella arrangement of Anna Kendrick’s hit song “Cups,” Anna Kendrick making fart noises, gleeful pillow fights, Rebel Wilson being Rebel Wilson and more. So much more.

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TIME World

These Maps Show Which Countries Are the Happiest

Costa Rica is number one, according to the Happy Planet Index

If you’re looking for a change of scenery and considering moving to a new country, you may want to consider Costa Rica. According to the Happy Planet Index (HPI), it’s the happiest country on Earth, followed by Vietnam, Colombia and Belize.

These maps, created by MoveHub, show the happiness level of each country across the globe. The HPI is calculated using “global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint.” It’s an “efficiency measure,” ranking countries on “how many long and happy lives they produce per unit of environmental input.”

Check it out:

Happines Index Around the World

As you might have noticed, some of the world’s high-income nations have considerably low happiness ratings, and that’s because many of those countries have high ecological footprints. Also, as MoveHub points out, “the data does not take into account internal inequality measures and human rights issues tied to some countries which are high up in the rankings.” So keep that in mind as you browse the maps. Still, though, we do believe that Costa Rica seems really, really nice.

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TIME weather

This Insane Time-Lapse Video Shows Snow Blanketing Buffalo

By Wednesday, more than six feet of snow had fallen

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Tuesday for several counties in the Buffalo area as a severe winter storm brought more than three feet of snow. By Wednesday, more than six feet — six feet! — of snow had fallen in certain areas.

The above time-lapse video, recorded Tuesday, shows the lake-effect storm creeping over the surface of Lake Erie and into the city.

TIME viral

This Might Just Be the Most Absurd Music Video Since ‘Gangnam Style’

The song is called "Chick Chick" and we have Chinese singer Rong "Rollin" Wang to thank for this

South Korean rapper Psy set the bar pretty high for totally absurd yet totally hypnotic music videos that become global phenomena with his 2012 smash hit “Gangnam Style.” It’s just going to be really tough for anyone to beat that — but it looks like one singer in China is trying.

Seriously, it’s gonna be tough. The “Gangnam Style” video has 2.1 billion views. Let that sink in.

But anyway, this valiant effort comes from Chinese pop star Rong “Rollin” Wang for the song “Chick Chick.” The video features women in sexy bird costumes line dancing, many animated farm animals, and men wearing nothing but tiny white shorts, knee socks and animal masks. Also, a whole bunch of chicken sounds.

So far, the video has racked up 6 million views, so it has a long way to go until it matches “Gangnam Style” levels of world domination. But it certainly has the raw materials.

TIME celebrity

The 6 Best Celebrity Versions of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift performs on stage at CBS Radio's second annual We Can Survive concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. Todd Williamson—Invision/AP

From Steve Carell to Kelly Clarkson, famous people just can't stop won't stop grooving to this song

If you keep finding yourself singing “Shake It Off” quietly (or loudly) to yourself at weird times, you’re definitely not alone. It seems nobody can get Taylor Swift’s ultra-catchy hit out of their heads — and that includes a whole bunch of celebrities.

And so, to honor the recent TIME cover star, here’s a look at some of those celebrities proudly belting the unshakeable hit. Some of these people are professional singers performing polished covers, others are just amateur vocalists proudly showing their love for Tay-Tay.

Steve Carell

In an appearance on ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers, the actor was asked what music has been playing in his head. He responded without missing a beat.

Kelly Clarkson

At a concert in Buffalo, N.Y., Clarkson treated fans to a soulful, gospel version of the song.

Kendrick Lamar

In a radio interview with The Fader, the rapper — whose respect and admiration for Swift has been documented — launched into an impromptu “Shake It Off” sing-along. (He later free-styled over the song’s beat.)

Barack Obama (kind of)

No, the President of the United States didn’t actually sing “Shake It Off,” but it sounds like he did thanks to some clever editing by the folks at The Tonight Show.

Meghan Trainor

She’s best known for her hit “All About That Bass,” but this time, Trainor grabbed a ukelele and performed a mellow but still totally catchy cover.

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa didn’t actually sing, but she did channel Swift and recreate the music video with an astonishing attention to detail. A bunch of other celebrities — including Anderson Cooper, Sofia Vergara, Emma Stone and even Tay herself — make appearances in the spoof video.

Taylor Swift herself

Because, well, obviously.

TIME celebrity

Steve Carell Declares His Love for Taylor Swift by Singing ‘Shake It Off’

"I actually love Taylor Swift. I think she's great."

During a recent appearance on ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers to discuss his new movie Foxcatcher, Steve Carell treated us all to an unexpected little surprise.

Travers asks the actor about the music that’s been playing in his house lately. Without missing a beat, Carell takes a breath, keeps his face stoic and launches into the chorus of Taylor Swift’s total earworm “Shake It Off.” He maintains serious eye contact with Travers before eventually turning to sing into the camera.

Travers just laughs, apparently very surprised about this response. (Kinda being a hater, in fact.)

“I love it. I actually love Taylor Swift,” Carell says, unironically. “I think she’s great.”

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