Brian Williams

Brian Williams Is Back on His Rap Game with “Baby Got Back”

Jimmy Fallon’s team is at it again, manipulating Brian Williams’ talking head into what is essentially a rapping ventriloquist dummy. This… Read More

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2012’s Best Celebrity Commencement Speeches

With the 2012 college graduation season nearly wrapping up, and the unofficial start of summer just days away, we thought that now would be a good time to round up clips of all of the fantastic celebrity commencement speeches that have taken place so far. From Mayor Bloomberg’s topical response to North Carolina’s referendum banning same-sex marriage at UNC Chapel Hill to Andy Samberg’s much more lighthearted (and impression-filled!) appearance at Harvard — as well as contributions by not one, but two Obamas — you’ll find a treasure trove of interesting life advice from some of pop culture’s biggest names after the jump. Check out the videos, and let us know in the comments who you think needs to quit their day job and become a full-time inspirational speaker. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Remember the nude sketch that Tony Bennett did of Lady Gaga for Vanity Fair per Annie Leibovitz’s suggestion? Well, it’s now up for auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and Bennett’s Exploring The Arts. [via NME]

2. “I have heard that Lady Gaga… Read More

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Video of the Day: Jack Donaghy as a Superhero

Tonight marks 30 Rock’s 100th episode(!), and to celebrate this fact NBC is releasing three animated webisodes based on the show. Click through to check out the first in the series, which features Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy as an executive with secret super powers that he must use to time travel in a battle with his old friend Brian Williams over some frozen yogurt. As he explains, “If I don’t have frozen yogurt, how am I supposed to spend my Friday afternoon listening to Vince Lombardi speeches and eating frozen yogurt?” Seriously. … Read More

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Why Brian Williams Is the Most Wonderful Person on TV

As part of the generation that gets its news from the Internet, we have to admit that we don’t spend much time watching it on TV. But recently, a TV news anchor has attained such indisputable awesomeness that we can no longer ignore him. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you our newest favorite person on television: Brian Williams. Let us count the ways after the jump. … Read More

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Video of the Day: Play Would You Rather with Dan Rather

Our friends at Comedy Central worked the red carpet at the New York Comedy Festival’s Stand Up For Heroes Event, eschewing traditional celebrity reporting to play a game of “Would You Rather?” with Dan Rather, taunt Brian Williams about his newscaster rivalry with Jon Stewart, and temporarily fluster Lisa Lampanelli, otherwise known as the Queen of Mean. Tracy Morgan’s at Carnegie Hall tonight and iconoclastic headliner Bill Maher closes out the festival on Sunday at Lincoln Center; you can also catch Andy Sandberg that same evening at Town… Read More

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This Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

1. Fox’s Sarah Connor Chronicles has been officially canceled. Ditto for CBS’s Without a Trace and ABC’s The Unusuals. On a positive note, Chuck lives. [via ABC]

2. “Robert Draper’s GQ piece on Donald Rumsfeld being called out by former colleagues, they’re running covers of his White House morning defense briefings. You have to see these.” Yes, you do. [via… Read More

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