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Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,... More »

Best Moments From the Emmys

Big kiss for Louis-Dreyfus, big win for 'Colborg Report'

(Newser) - People are talking about the Emmy Awards on a Tuesday morning instead of a Monday because "this year we're doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August—which, if I understand television, means the Emmys are about to get canceled," quipped host Seth Meyers. Some of... More »

Weird Al Nabs His First No. 1 Album

Even weirder: that it took parody master Yankovic this long to top the Billboards

(Newser) - With an A-list cast that includes Jack Black, Margaret Cho, and Eric Stonestreet, it’s not surprising that "Weird Al" Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun album, released last week, has been garnering attention. It’s also not surprising that the accordion-playing satirist’s 14th album debuted at No. 1 on... More »

Weird Al's 'Tacky' Has A-List Cast

Yankovic's new video features Jack Black, among others

(Newser) - Weird Al Yankovic's latest album, Mandatory Fun , is out today—and to celebrate, the parody artist is releasing eight music videos in eight days, Nerdist reports. Yesterday's was "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's "Happy" that features Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet,... More »

'Perform This Way': Weird Al Channels Lady Gaga

If you ever wanted to see Weird Al in a meat dress, now's your chance

(Newser) - After a little bit of drama , the music video for Weird Al Yankovic’s Lady Gaga parody, “Perform This Way,” is here. It’s basically what you’d expect: A truly scary-looking Weird Al’s head is superimposed on a woman’s body, and is featured wearing, among... More »

Lady Gaga Apologizes... in Rhyme?

'R-word' gaffe was an 'honest mistake'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga stirred up a bit of controversy when she used "the R-word" in a recent interview—but she tells Perez Hilton that "an honest mistake, requires honesty to make." Furthermore, she insists the gaffe was "furiously unintentional" and apologizes for "not speaking thoughtfully."... More »

Weird Al Pokes Fun at Craigslist

(Newser) - Ready or not, Weird Al is back. The king of geeky parody music has released a new single making fun of Craigslist, CNET reports. There’s no reference to, say, prostitution ads—just Yankovic’s goofy riff on the site’s strange brand of commerce. It’s also a musical... More »

These Twittering Geeks Need Your Support

(Newser) - With all the normal people suddenly overrunning Twitter, “we have to stick together, and keep the geek community thriving,” writes GeekDad Ken Denmead for Wired. He’s compiled a list of 100 geeks worth following. Here are a few:
  • Wil Wheaton (wilw): Blogger, writer, and, oh yeah,
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