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Coolio remembered by Michelle Pfeiffer, 'Weird Al' Yankovic and more: 'A life cut entirely too short'
"I was lucky enough to work with him on 'Dangerous Minds' in 1995," Michelle Pfeiffer wrote in her tribute. "He won a Grammy for his brilliant song on the soundtrack — which I think was the reason our film saw so much success."
Toronto Film Fest: Brendan Fraser, Daniel Radcliffe and Jennifer Lawrence's transformative roles kick off Oscar season
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The parody master revealed his ninth-grade crush had saved a drawing he made of her
In a rare touching moment to come out of 2020, “Weird Al” Yankovic reconnected with his grade school crush after nearly 50 years — and she still has the portrait he gave her when she sat behind him in ninth-grade math class.The parody singer shared the story of how he found his long lost cursh on Twitter all these years later, bringing him a rare moment of joy in a year that was otherwise “pretty sucky.”“I was 12 years old in the 9th grade – younger than my classmates, and (as you may possibly be able to imagine) pretty awkward, shy and nerdy. And I had a crush on Patrice Y., the girl who sat directly in front of me in math class (because the seats were all arranged in alphabetical order for some arbitrary reason). Of course, Patrice would never in a million years have suspected that I had a crush on her, because like I explained… painfully shy. But one day I decided I would make my big move – I decided to draw a picture of her and present her with it,” Yankovic explained in a Facebook post on Tuesday.Also Read: Watch 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'Hamilton Polka' Music Video Made From Mashed up Disney+ Footage (Video)But Yankovic didn’t want Patrice to know that he liked her, so he decided to draw a portrait of every single other person in their class, too, “just to throw her off the scent.” Smooth.“Everybody seemed to like their drawings, and, as you may have predicted, my love life remained completely dormant for the next several years,” he continued. Okay, fast forward nearly half a century later… I’m checking my Twitter feed and I see some woman on there talking about how she used to sit in front of me during 9th grade math class.”Here’s where the story gets interesting — Yankovic DM’d her on Twitter to see if it was really the Patrice her remembered.“It was her – my 9th grade crush. I then followed up and asked, ‘Hey, by any chance do you happen to remember that one time I drew pictures of everybody in class?’ A minute later she sent me this photo. She had saved it all these years,” he wrote.“I just felt like telling this story because, well… 2020 was arguably a pretty sucky year overall, but there were some real moments of joy sprinkled in here and there – and for me, this was definitely one of them.”See the very good portrait below. Seriously, ‘Weird’ Al was really good at drawing.‘Weird’ Al Yankovic on Facebook Read original story Weird Al Reunited With His 9th Grade Crush, and She Still Has the Portrait He Drew of Her at Age 12 At TheWrap
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The “Ant-Man” star made an interesting choice when trick-or-treating with his daughter, who dressed up as the Wasp.
Even "Weird Al" Yankovic gets told to beat it sometimes
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It was one particularly nasty line in "One More Minute" that got Al Yankovic beeped by Dick Clark and ABC.
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Paul Rudd calls 'Clueless' remake 'very exciting': 'It's nice to be part of something that still holds a place of importance for many people'
The internet can debate all it wants, but Paul Rudd is like, totally OK with the "Clueless" remake.
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While accepting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he asked, "Please don't pickaxe my star. I know it's all the rage these days, but that's not cool."
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“Eat It” singer Yankovic co-wrote Wednesday’s edition of the New York Times crossword puzzle, and as you might expect from someone who brought the world songs such as, well, “Eat It,” the resulting work has its share of food puns.
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"Weird" Al Yankovic created a 'New York Times' crossword puzzle filled with cheese puns.
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"Weird Al" Yankovic broke out Billy Idold's "Rebel Yell" at a show in Indiana
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The latest installment in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #HamilDrops, "Weird Al"exander Hamilton isn't going to throw away his shot.
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Yankovic has been quoted as saying, “If there hadn't been a Dr. Demento, I'd probably have a real job now."
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Weird Al Yankovic joins the hosts of "Good Mythical Morning" for a sexy musical game.
“We’re just a bunch of simple, fidget-spinning, goofy dorks who probably couldn’t find your country on a map”
To cap off the final debate and all of the buzzworthy viral moments it spawned, The Gregory Brothers worked their magic to turn the entire thing into a song. To push it over the cliff, they got a little help from “Weird Al” Yankovic, former UPROXX person of the year award winner, all around nice guy, and possible 2020 presidential candidate. Auto-tune has lost its luster over the years, but “Weird Al” is always a welcome sight.
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'Hamilton' creator surprises fans by belting out a quick chorus at song parodist's sold-out Radio City Music Hall show
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If you blinked, you probably missed “Weird Al” Yankovic’s cameo in this summer’s Lonely Island joint Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The UHF alum and musical parodist extraordinaire turned up in the film’s closing moments looking nearly unrecognizable (and a bit like an older version of Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray) as the lead singer of the band Hammerleg, who introduces Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) at the Poppies award show. Weird Al gave co-directors (and co-writers and co-stars) Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone a few different takes to choose from, and they’ve included a look at them on the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release.
'Weird Al' Yankovic Says Prince Turned Down at Least 4 Parody Ideas, But Michael Jackson Was 'Very Supportive'
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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic & the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s ‘We All Have Cell Phones’ Is the Anthem of Our Times
MTV has just announced the launch of MTV Classic, a new nostalgia network entirely devoted to ‘90s programming like Daria and TRL reruns. And that’s fly, all that and a bag of chips, crunk, and phat (or whatever else kids used to say in the ‘90s). ...
On "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," the host walked in on Weird Al reading poetry and listening to classical music, which surprised him. But it shouldn't have.
On Tuesday’s "Conan," Weird Al shared the motivation behind his more than 30-year career of making huge parody hits: to prevent a particular type of remorse.
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Shout Factory TV has assembled a 14-episode playlist of Christmas episodes from such classic comedies as 'Dennis the Menace,' 'The Bob Newhart Show,' and 'Weird Al' Yankovic.
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The Star Wars universe is big enough for fans of all ages and genders, as 8-year-old Layla Murphy learned firsthand. The Norfolk, Virginia girl fell in love with the adventures of Luke and Leia when she found some of her father’s old Star Wars toys. Layla’s mother Nicolette Molina told CNN that the bullying started when her daughter moved to a new school.