The Bronx Zoo's Egyptian Cobra
What do you do when a mild-mannered snake becomes a celebrity? You name it!
The Bronx Zoo is holding a contest to name the Egyptian cobra that escaped from its enclosure on March 25. The liberated serpent captured the public's imagination, started its own Twitter account and was found safe and sound six days later in a remote corner of the Reptile House.
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon concluded a successful week-long project to raise $26,000 with a song-and-dance extravaganza on Friday. What did they sing? Rebecca Black's "Friday," of course.
The collaboration began when Colbert auctioned off a painting of himself, which raised $26,000 for DonorsChoose.org, and claimed that Fallon would be matching the donation. The only problem was that the late night host never promised anything of the kind. But the two agreed if Fallon could raise the money in a week, Colbert would sing "Friday" with The Roots live on Late Night.
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The new version of "Friday" has it all -- a heartfelt beginning, a rap interlude, Auto-Tune and even a few surprise guests.
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The beauty of adapting the King Arthur legend is its historical vagueness. If experts can't even agree whether or not the man lived, then that leaves plenty of freedom to mess around. At turns the legend has been magical (Excalibur), sanitized (The Sword in the Stone) or cheeky (Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Friday's premiere of Starz's Camelot had moments both unexpected and unsettling. Here's how this umpteenth version distinguished itself:
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I thought our quickstep was a lot of fun. And the kiss was a total surprise! I'm not kidding. We never even talked about doing it in rehearsals. But I think it made sense at the end there. Kirstie's funny. She's a comedienne and she went for it. It was as shocking to me as it was to everyone else. It was funny and fun. I think it shows that we have an amazing relationship and everything's going well ...
After four grueling matches, it's come down to this: Chopped will crown its all-star champ, who, in addition to bragging rights, will receive $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
It's been an intense and entertaining competition so far with many chefs underestimating the time limit, unique mystery ingredients and back-to-back challenges. Only four chefs remain: Michael Proietti, Anne Burrell, Nate Appleman and Aaron Sanchez.
ABC has reason to sing: The buzzed-about Grey's Anatomy musical episode delivered big numbers, winning its timeslot and boosting the network to second place overall Thursday night.
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