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Celebritology 2.0 Archive: Viral Video

'Already married' syndrome: The video montage

In honor of the release of the new movie adaptation of "Jane Eyre" -- which, as all good English majors know, involves a major reveal about Mr. Rochester's wife -- Vulture has put together this montage of classic "Wait, you're married?" moments from TV and film. Watching them all in a one-minute-and-40-second-long clip makes one realize how even the best uses of this narrative device -- "Up in the Air," "Casablanca" -- can seem cliche when rolled into a viral video. Also, for the record, I'd just like to point out that the clip of Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper in "He's Just Not That Into You" shouldn't count because Johansson's character already knew Cooper's character was married. In that particular scene, she was merely angry because he just had sex with his wife (Jennifer Connelly) while Johansson was hiding in a bathroom. Yes, it is pathetic and sad that...

By Jen Chaney  | March 11, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Viral Video, Movies  
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Jon Cryer responds to Charlie Sheen, admits to being troll

Jon Cryer has finally responded to Charlie Sheen's assertion that he is both a turncoat and a troll by appearing on television and admitting that he's actually a troll. Granted, Cryer did this on Thursday's episode of "Conan," so the seriousness of his response is obviously questionable. Nevertheless, the first step to overcoming trollness is admitting that one has a troll problem. So kudos to you, Mr. Cryer....

By Jen Chaney  | March 10, 2011; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Charlie Sheen, TV, Viral Video  
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Video: Sam Rockwell, busting moves

It's lunchtime. You need something to do while sitting in your cubicle, quietly peeling away at that string cheese. Why not watch a montage of Sam Rockwell's infectiously awesome dance moves? Yes, you're definitely welcome. Via Vulture...

By Jen Chaney  | March 9, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Movies, Pop Culture, Viral Video  
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On Funny or Die, Katie Couric investigates the sillies

In a Funny or Die clip that will likely cause intense debate in newsrooms and Journalism 101 classes across the country, Katie Couric launches an investigation into whether or not it's possible to "shake your sillies out." She goes deep into the hallways of an elementary school in search of answers. And reporters will probably look deeply into their souls as a result, asking questions like: is it OK for a respected newswoman to appear in a Funny or Die clip? Is it appropriate for CBS News to use its branding on what is clearly a satirical viral video? Is CBS attempting to be both a beacon of journalistic integrity and The Onion? I don't have the answers, but I do have the video. Watch it below. Katie Couric Investigates the Sillies from Katie Couric...

By Jen Chaney  | March 6, 2011; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Pop Culture, Viral Video  
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Charlie Sheen meets 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

Perhaps you're getting fatigued by all these Charlie Sheen interviews. To be fair, it is hard to keep track of them without the assistance of a Microsoft Outlook calendar, a personal assistant or, preferably, both. So in lieu of again watching Sheen explain himself, his behavior or why he's a rock star from Mars, just watch Sheen's commentary in the form of a Charlie Brown cartoon, courtesy of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." (Side question: Does this make Snoopy the equivalent of a live-in goddess?) Via Buzzfeed...

By Jen Chaney  | March 1, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Charlie Sheen, Viral Video  
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Justin Bieber: The Grammy loss reaction videos

We've all had a day to process the news. But some Americans clearly are still reeling from the fact that Justin Bieber lost the best new artist Grammy to Esperanza Spalding. Take poor young Jonah in the YouTube video above. His Grammy grief was so extreme that Conan O'Brien shared the above clip during an interview with Bieber on his show last night. Jonah isn't the only weeping/outraged individual to respond to the Biebs Grammy snub on YouTube. There are a number of similar videos circulating, and I've highlighted a few of them here. Are these people genuinely reacting, or just acting? It's unclear in some cases. Either way, it's pretty fascinating to watch. Here's another little boy who can't stop crying during the Grammys and a parent who clearly can't stop filming:...

By Jen Chaney  | February 15, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Justin Bieber, Viral Video  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Video: The evolution of Nicolas Cage's hair, Jen Chaney , January 19, 2011
Video: It's a 'Glee' thing, Jen Chaney , January 11, 2011
Film's best fictional bands: A video montage, Jen Chaney , January 7, 2011
Josh Groban, singing the tweets of Kanye West, Jen Chaney , January 5, 2011
Shaquille O'Neal becomes an orchestra conductor, Jen Chaney , December 21, 2010
The films of 2010, in video montage form, Jen Chaney , December 15, 2010
Harry Potter knows his periodic table, Jen Chaney , November 15, 2010
How to stage a musical in a busy airport, Jen Chaney , November 2, 2010
Strutting Leo DiCaprio meme hits warp speed, Liz Kelly , October 4, 2010
Sean Penn on 'Between Two Ferns', Jen Chaney , September 1, 2010
 
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