Savannah Guthrie, Jimmy Fallon, Matt Lauer
This week, a news anchor caught Taylor Swift fever in the middle of a broadcast while his co-worker looked on, unamused. Ellen DeGeneres pranked Daniel Radcliffe by staging an earthquake in the middle of his interview, and Jimmy Kimmel resurrected his cruel annual joke of telling kids their parents had eaten all their Halloween candy. Also, a new trailer for Into the Woods was released — with singing! Oh, and Bette Midler established a Kickstarter to plant a tree on the moon. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Bazinga all the way! The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons will provide the voice of Buddy the Elf in NBC's upcoming stop-motion animated holiday special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, the network announced Friday.
Al Roker, Matt Lauer
Sharknado 2: The Second One featured almost as many celebrities as flying finned fish, including Kelly Osbourne, Wil Wheaton, Andy Dick, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. But perhaps the most memorable of the cameos were Matt Lauer and Al Roker. With remarkably deadpan performances, the Today show cohorts (playing themselves) charted the shark-filled storm's bite into the Big Apple, providing some of the funniest moments in last summer's shark-tacular sequel.
Savannah Guthrie is a mom!
The Today show co-host gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday, her first child with husband Michael Feldman.
The polar vortex wasn't the only freakish weather system to invade New York City this winter. The sequel to Syfy's Sharknado, last summer's over-the-top, Twitter-busting pop-culture phenomenon, was filmed amid frigid conditions throughout the Big Apple. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reprise their roles as recently reconciled couple Fin and April, who barely survived last year's series of shark-infested waterspouts that tore through Los Angeles.
On the set of Sharknado 2: The Second One in February, Ziering wasn't feeling the pressure of expectations to top the original, which spurred more than 300,000 tweets during its original broadcast. "Either you like it or you don't like it," the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum says. "I didn't have high hopes for the first movie, and look what happened."
Duck for cover! The sharks are back!
Ian Ziering returns in Sharknado 2, the follow-up to Syfy's surprisingly awesome and totally shameless flick. This time around, Fin (Ziering) is tasked with saving the day in the Big Apple. From chainsaws and guns to even his bare hands, Fin stops at nothing to kill every last shark swept up in the hurricane-like tornado. And with cameos from celebs including Kelly Osbourne, Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Billy Ray Cyrusand more, the sequel has plenty of bite.
Our top moments of the week:
10. Worst Coping Mechanism: On Switched at Birth, John tries to cheer up Daphne and Bay by planning an impromptu trip to Chicago, where Daphne meets a student who invites her to a pre-med mixer. Before they go, she asks if they can get any marijuana. The pothead next door doesn't have ...
Sharknado 2: The Second One
"You just jumped the shark," Mark McGrath says in the latest trailer for Sharknado 2: The Next One, probably one Sharknado movie too late. Syfy rolled out a new extended trailer for the next chapter of its social-media phenomenon, and it's heavy on Big Apple pride, airborne toothy fish, and surprise celebrity cameos.
This week, Pippa Middleton gave her first televised interview on theToday show, and Funny or Die threw a surprise birthday party for America in honor of the Fourth of July. Jimmy Kimmel exposed bandwagon fans who were rooting for the U.S. in the World Cup, and also rewrote the lyrics to Trey Songz' "Na Na" so that old people could understand them. Chris Rock hosted the BET Awards, where he showed a video of himself interviewing white people at a monster truck rally about the show. Also, Showtime debuted the trailer for Season 2 of Masters of Sex, and Hulu geared up for the premiere of its original series The Hotwives of Orlando.
Matt Lauer, Pippa Middleton
Pippa Middleton recently sat down with the Today show's Matt Lauer for her first TV interview. Their chat will air in two parts on Today on Monday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 1.