TIME Television

Watch SNL Spoof Love Actually in This Unaired Sketch

A funny new version of that 'To Me, You Are Perfect' scene

A Saturday Night Live sketch spoofing everyone’s favorite (and everyone else’s least favorite) Christmas movie Love Actually was reportedly “cut for time” and thus never aired on this weekend’s show.

The parody stars featured player Pete Davidson, who confesses his love to Amy Adam using cue cards, à la that famous scene with Andrew Lincoln and Keira Knightley where he tells her: “To me, you are perfect.” The sketch plays up the creepiness of the whole silent-cue-card-declaration-of-love thing, and things get real weird, real fast.

Adams has her back to the camera for most of the scene, but if you look closely you’ll see she’s having a very hard time keeping a straight face. Davidson struggles too, because the whole thing is just totally ridiculous. In a good way.

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TIME Music

Watch Garth Brooks Crash Justin Timberlake’s Concert for a Surprise Duet of ‘Friends in Low Places’

The country singer made an unexpected appearance at JT's show in Nasvhille this weekend

Justin Timberlake apparently doesn’t have time to do things like attend his former NSYNC bandmate Lance Bass’s wedding — but he does have time to do things like bring Garth Brooks on stage for a surprise duet.

Because he’s JT, and he does what he wants.

At his sold-out show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nasvhille Friday night, Timberlake began singing Brooks’ hit song “Friends in Low Places.” After a few verses, though, he said, “Something don’t feel right.” And then he was all, “Garth?” And then Garth walked onstage to launch into a duet with JT.

Everyone went nuts — which means the two artists have more of an overlapping fan base than you’d thought.

TIME celebrity

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Kiss in New Balmain Ad Campaign

Will these photos "break the internet" too?

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West were photographed embracing and posing for a kiss in a new ad campaign for haute couture brand Balmain’s spring/summer 2015 menswear collection. The fashion designer’s creative director Olivier Rousteing spread the word by posting a few Instagrams of the photos by Mario Sorrenti, and wrote “#itsallaboutlove” in the Instagram photo of the kiss.

As People StyleWatch points out, the star of E!‘s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, also wore a similar dress designed by Olivier Rousteing during her bachelorette party.

(h/t People StyleWatch)

TIME society

This One-Man Band Playing ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ at Seattle Airport Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Killing time at the airport before the flight to your holiday destination? This video of a “one-man band” singing “Jingle Bell Rock” and marching through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will make you wish there was more of this kind of entertainment at airports nationwide.

Eric Haines, the dexterous guy behind the music, regularly entertains at the airport and throughout the Seattle area with a bass drum on his back and a banjo over his shoulder.

The YouTube user who uploaded the band video, “Matthew Morris,” also filmed a man dressed like Elvis riding a dual-wheeled unicycle. An “Elvis” has also been spotted doing a similar stunt at the Seattle Space Needle in years past.

 

TIME technology

Here’s What Happens When You Boil an iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola

You just can't stop watching it

In a video that will make everyone coveting an iPhone 6 cry a little bit, Ukrainian YouTube celebrity TechRax drops a supposedly “brand new” one into a pan of boiling Coca-Cola.

While you will not hear the voice of Siri crying out for help in this clip, you will see a fair amount of the phone’s material slowly melt away.

“The results made my house smell like smoke for 2 hours,” the tech blogger writes in the stunt’s description on YouTube. “I would NOT recommend trying this at home.”

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The footage has racked up more than 1.8. million YouTube views so far since it was uploaded a couple of weeks ago. Turns out this mad scientist-type blogger has also baked an iPhone 6 inside a turkey for four hours and drilled a hole into one with a power tool.

Although, we could see parents using this video as a threat to sons and daughters who will not stop texting during family meals over the holidays.

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TIME animals

Hero Monkey Revives Simian Pal Electrocuted in India

He performed C.P.Awwww

Passengers at a train station in India Sunday watched a monkey attempt to revive a fellow monkey that was shocked unconscious by electrical wires.

The simian rescue occurred after one of the monkeys was electrocuted while walking on high-voltage wires, according to Reuters.

In this video footage from Kanpur in India, the monkey appears to try to wake up the other monkey by patting it and dragging it into a pool of water, while ticket-holders standing on the platform just watched and snapped photos with their smartphones.

After about 20 minutes, passengers could be heard cheering when the unconscious monkey seemed to come back to life.

[Reuters]

TIME Television

This Hilarious SNL Serial Parody Is the Ultimate Christmas Present

Watch as Sarah Koenig begins a thorough investigation of the mysteries of Santa Claus

Ever since the wildly popular true-crime podcast Serial began in October, fans have been wondering if Saturday Night Live would dedicate any sketches to it. No way, some people thought, a podcast could never be big enough to get the SNL treatment.

But those people were wrong! The spinoff of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig, was judged zeitgesty enough to earn itself a five-minute sketch — and a really, really great one at that.

Cecily Strong stars as Sarah Koenig, who investigates the story of a man named Kris, who has claimed to to leave presents in every home across the globe in just one night. Strong pulls it off beautifully — as does the person who voices Kris (who sounds just like Adnan Syed.)

Thank you, kind SNL writers, for this wonderful Christmas gift.

TIME People

Woman Gives Fast Food Employee $10,000 Coat

All it took for the mink coat was a simple compliment

Cheryl Semien is a cashier at Whataburger in Liberty, Texas. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, she was working at 10 a.m., which is kind of a shame, because it was her birthday.
When a customer came into the drive-thru at Semien’s Whataburger wearing a mink coat, Semien casually complimented her, telling her she thought her coat was beautiful.

“She was a perfect stranger. I didn’t know this lady from nowhere,” Semien told ABC affiliate KTRK. “I didn’t see her come through my drive-thru window as long as I’ve been at Whataburger, for nine years.”

The woman’s response to Semien’s compliment? She took off her coat and gave it to Semien, passing it through the drive-thru window.

KTRK eventually caught up with the woman, who asked only to be identified as Nadine. “The lady said, ‘That’s a beautiful coat,’ and she was so sweet,” Nadine told the station. “So I took it off and handed it to her,” she said, adding that the gesture “felt right.”

“She didn’t ask for it,” Nadine added. “But she would have loved to have had one.”

For a kicker, she disclosed the coat’s value to KTRK): $10,000. “I do fun things,” she said of her gesture. “It makes me happy.”

This article was originally published on People.com

TIME Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Stands at Attention in Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo Statue
Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid poses during the unveiling ceremony of a statue of himself in his hometown of Funchal, Madeira Island on Dec. 21 2014. Jose Sena Goulao—EPA

It made a big impression

After Cristiano Ronaldo won the Club World Cup with his team Real Madrid, the Portuguese soccer star traveled back to his hometown, Madeira, to unveil Sunday a new bronze statue of himself — but the statue’s overside fold on his shorts, combined with the lighting, created a suggestive illusion.

TIME Food & Drink

Hotel Apologizes for ‘Apartheid’ Cocktail

Icelandair says an employee did not understand what the word meant

Words: sometimes they’re just so hard. A Reykjavik hotel owned by Icelandair has apologized for offering a cocktail called “Apartheid” on its bar menu, saying an employee was “unaware of its meaning.”

To make matters worse, when someone shared an image of the Hotel Reykjavik Marina’s menu on Twitter, Icelandair at first responded, “Simply scrumptious, enjoy! Happy Holidays.”

The company later apologized and explained the mix-up: “[The staffer] thought the word just meant separation and did not understand the connotation and historical significance.”

For the record, “separation” apparently tastes like vodka, stout liqueur, cream and roasted hazelnuts.

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