Weird Al’s Back With a ‘Happy’ Parody That’s Entirely Worth Your Time

One thing that’s brilliant about Weird Al’s parody of Pharrell’s “Happy” video/song, “Tacky” — no matter how lame that screenshot makes it seem before pressing play — is its outfits and dance routines. The next great part is that those outfits are worn and those dances are danced by some very game collaborators — Eric Stonestreet, Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Kristen Schaal, a twerking Jack Black. But the best thing about all of this is that you, at some point, have called Weird Al tacky. And now he’s got you.

Michael McKean’s role in AMC’s Better Call Saul? Bob Odenkirk’s brother. There are a bunch of new details, actually, and two new photos.

There could be more Maya Rudolph Show on the way.

Amazon’s seemingly awesome Transparent is going to premiere its entire first season, Netflix-style, one day in late September.

The Sopranos x Grand Theft Auto was bound to happen at some point.

Rihanna had a better World Cup than you. [via]

Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over that car crash. So Tracy Morgan might become unbelievably rich soon.

All 17 seasons of South Park are on Hulu.

Mike O’Malley is developing the new Cosby show and may costar.

Neil Berkeley’s Harmontown documentary just got North American distribution.

Jay Z joined Jay Electronica onstage at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest. [via]

A premiere for Bravo’s new show Game of Crowns turned into ear-biting mayhem.

This Vanity Fair Expendables photo shoot is nothing short of amusing.

Check out the way Rob Reiner brought Harry and Sally together with visual spacing.

And here’s Kanye’s appearance on a failed 2010 reality show about his travel agent. [via]

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