Minnie Driver, Ellen DeGeneres
This week, kids got together to film their own versions of the Best Picture Oscar nominees, with hilariously adorable results. Also adorable in a non-hilarious way: a paralyzed French bulldog learned to walk with the help of some prosthetic feet. In celebrity news, Ellen DeGeneres and Minnie Driver auditioned for Downton Abbey, Josh Groban saluted Jimmy Kimmel's 2,000th episode, and Fred Armisen and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to The Beatles. And Netflix got in a few jabs at its competitor Amazon with a parody advertisement of its new "Drone to Home" DVD delivery service. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Phil Everly, Don Everly
Phil Everly, one half of the popular music duo the Everly Brothers, died Friday of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 74.
"We are absolutely heartbroken," his wife, Patti, told the newspaper, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking. "He fought long and hard."
Allan McKeown, Tracey Ullman
Allan McKeown, the husband of Tracey Ullman who also served as a producer and co-creator of her comedy shows, died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday after a battle with prostate cancer, Variety reports. He was 67.
Lea Michele, Chris Colfer
Glee is approaching its milestone 100th episode, and as part of the celebration, fans will be able vote on which songs the cast should perform during the hour.
Check out Glee's best and worst performances
Starting today, viewers can choose from a pool of 30 songs that have been performed throughout the past five seasons. The top 10 vote-getters will be remixed and performed by the current members of thye show's New Directions.The episode will feature the seniors reminiscing about their favorite high school moments as graduation approaches.
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss
Despite the show's title, it's a little tough to feel happy and excited about Glee this season. Following the sudden death of Cory Monteith this past July, many of the headlines about the series have been about the death of his character, beloved quarterback and New Directions member-turned-substitute director Finn Hudson, and how the series will move forward without one of its most important characters. For Gleeks across the country and around the world, the thought of watching Glee without Finn is a sad one. However, like any good musical, the show must go on, especially when that show is known for delivering heart, humor and those feel-good moments. Glee returns for its fifth season Thursday (9/8c, Fox), and although there's something missing from the new season, there are plenty of other reasons to tune in for Season 5...
Let it Glee!
Glee is devoting the first two episodes of its fifth season to covering Beatles songs — and a newly released teaser video shows how Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) gets the New Directions gang on board to tackle the music of the Fab Four.
Tony Sheridan, who fronted the Beatles on their first recording, died Saturday in Hamburg, Germany. He was 72.
Terry McDermott, Cassadee Pope, and Nicholas David
It's no secret that this wasn't The Voice's best year, but thankfully the quality of the finalists was never compromised by this season's exorbitant changes. As we approach the finale, we'll soon be asked to choose between three — not four — artists: Team CeeLo's Nicholas David and Team Blake's Terry McDermott and Cassadee Pope.
So who has what it takes to win?
Indian musician and composer Ravi Shankar, the father of Grammy winner Norah Jones and the man George Harrison called "the godfather of world music," has died. He was 92.
"It is with heavy hearts we write to inform you that Pandit Ravi Shankar, husband, father, and musical soul, passed away today, December 11th, 2012," his family said in a statement on his website. "His health has been fragile for the past several years and on Thursday he underwent a surgery that could have potentially given him a new lease of life. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the surgeons and doctors taking care of him, his body was not able to withstand the strain of the surgery. We were at his side when he passed away."
Ed Weeks and Mindy Kaling
Ed Weeks, who plays the smarmy gynecologist Jeremy on The Mindy Project, recently spoke to TVGuide.com, and now he has us rethinking our career choices! The actor dished about the familiar Dunder Mifflin faces popping up this season, what it's like working with Mindy Kaling and other general reasons to be jealous of his job. So why is The Mindy Project one of the best gigs ever?