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How Can You Not Love Chris Pratt

May 28, 2015 -- 6:18pm

Chris Pratt is the kind of guy that every girl I know wishes she could be with, and every guy I know wants to be friends with.

Exhibit A

A few days ago he posted a snarky pre-emptive apology for anything he might possibly say that could potentially offend someone in any fashion while on press tours for Jurassic World.

Photo via Facebook

And now, an adorable video of him teaching his young son the pledge of allegience has surfaced.

via Buzzfeed

So basically what I'm saying here is Chris Pratty deserves the kind of loyal fan following celebrities like Beyonce have. Unlike Beyonce.

Ryan Seacrest's New Gig

May 27, 2015 -- 5:09pm

If you were concerned about Ryan Seacrest's livelihood following the series finale of American Idol next year, fear not! For one thing, he's worth 300 million dollars, so he really wouldn't have to work another day in his life if he didn't feel like it. On top of that, he's already got another hosting gig lined up with Fox on a show called - and I am not making this up - Knock Knock Live.

Photo via Entertainment Weekly

The premise of this show sounds as entertaining as it does quirky. Every week, while Ryan Seacrest hosts from LA, his team will show up at the doorstep of an unsuspecting person and offer them the chance to win cash prizes, meet celebrities, and "turn their dreams into reality." Seriously, they're just gonna knock on people's doors with games, cash, and celebrities in tow. It's a gameshow that comes to you. Knock Knock Live premieres July 21st (so you don't even have to wait for the end of Idol). You can get all the details here and you can even sign up to be part of the show here.

As for Seacrest's former American Idol co-host, Brian Dunkelman? Well he just got verified on Twitter yesterday, so he's not doing too poorly for himself either.

How to Get Back Into the Swing of Things After a Long Weekend

May 26, 2015 -- 5:01pm

It's Tuesday, which is naturally my worst enemy as far as days of the week go. Couple that with the fact that we're just coming out of a long holiday weekend and I figured today might not be the smoothest of work days.

So I turned to the internet, and there it was. A list of ways to reboot your productivity and get back into the swing of things after a long weekend. You can check out the full list here, but I'll give you a little preview in the form of Step 2: Look at pictures of cute baby animals. Yeah, I can dig this kind of list.

Photo via alifeofproductivity.com

That's certainly a good start. I also came prepared with a buttload of caffeine today, so that also helps.

Your Bad Blood Name

May 21, 2015 -- 5:29pm

Taylor Swift's new music video for "Bad Blood" features a bunch of celebrity guest appearances, and they all have outlandish aliases that I would probably refer to as "fierce" if I didn't feel silly using that word. Turns out you can generate a name for yourself here. Mine's Tempest, which I suppose is androgynous to work. Slayonce might have been a bit much.

Photo via Buzzfeed

Nicki Minaj/Beyonce - Feeling Myself Music Video

May 19, 2015 -- 5:21pm

Nicki Minaj and Beyonce made a music video for the song "Feeling Myself," and since it's Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this is a big deal. It's an even bigger deal because the video is only available on Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service. Which you have to pay for.

Not cool, Jay.

Fortunately, you can pretty much find anything on the internet if you know where to look. And if you wanna watch the video without buying into an overpriced streaming service (seriously, it costs 10 bucks a month, or 20 bucks a month if you want CD quality sound. That's way more expensive than Netflix), look no further.

WARNING: THIS IS THE EXPLICIT VERSION OF THE SONG SO THERE'S A LOT OF LANGUAGE AND STUFF.

So there's my Robin Hood style good deed of the day.

Billboard Music Award Highlights

May 18, 2015 -- 5:08pm

The Billboard Music Awards were on last night guys! GUYS! ANOTHER AWARDS SHOW YEEEAAAAH!

I don't like awards shows. I've said it before and I'll certainly say it again. I'd rather stuff my face with Taco Bell and play League of Legends than watch a room full of drastically overpaid famous people pat themselves on the back.

At the same time, I'm still always morbidly curious as to who won what, and what kind of culture-warping moments (a la Kanye & Taylor at the 2009 VMAs) that I might have missed. If you're like me, LOOK NO FURTHER! These are the highlights of the show, concisely packaged for your convenience:

Complete List of Winners

Moments of Potential Cultural Importance

Basically, it was a huge night for Taylor Swift. She premiered a new music video, all but confirmed her relationship with Calvin Harris, and won 8 awards, including Top Artist.

And then of course there's this little nugget, wherein Kanye West closed out the show with an unexpectedly explicit version of his song "All Day," prompting the censors to have to bleep out hefty chunks of the song (sometimes up to 15 seconds at once):

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