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Watch G I Joe 2 Online Despite being on the air for more than fifty years, Walters remains one of the more popular journalists working today. Her segments on the year’s most fascinating people remain extremely popular. She’s always a potential candidate to be chosen for pressing interviews, and while she’s had some minor health problems, she’s in remarkably good shape for eighty-three. She easily could plunge forward another few years. That being said, Walters told The New York Times she’s interested in traveling on non-business which she hasn’t done in forever, and she’s looking forward to not having to chase down people for interviews. That certainly sounds like a great reason to retire, but considering once you leave the limelight it’s really hard to return, she better be really serious about actually leaving. After all, people still hold Jay Leno’s decision to bump Conan and return to The Tonight Show against him.
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Watch MAMA Online Vulture reports Neil Patrick Harris will lend his universal appeal to the already impressive cast. Harris appeared on MacFarlane’s Family Guy a couple of times playing Barney, the How I Met Your Mother role that catapulted him back into the public consciousness. His last feature role was in the The Smurfs adaptation, and he will be appearing in its sequel this summer. He’ll also be reprising his role in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. None of those films are very musical, but his 2008 starring role in Joss Whedon’s Internet-borne Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog showed off many of his singing and dancing skills. And when combined with the off-centered lyrical stylings of co-star Sarah Silverman, the Mamma Mia! background of Amanda Seyfried, and MacFarlane’s throwback sensibilities, Harris’ casting seems to cement at least one musical number for Die in the West, which also co-stars Giovanni Ribisi, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson. The film is about a coward farmer who wants to win his woman back, and enlists the assistance of a gunslinger’s wife, so expect some derogatory gun humor.
In a nod to the Backstreet Boys, the guys don white suits and dance around in choreographed moves before attempting a parody of N*Sync’s groundbreaking “Bye Bye Bye” video, with the guys in The Wanted tied up like moveable puppets on marionette strings. In the song, the guys aren’t trying to break up with a chick, however. Instead, they make fun of some chick about sucking at life before noting that she’s pretty hot because she “walks like Rihanna.” This song isn’t exactly the band’s best moment, but I do appreciate the nod to the heyday of boy bands that pops up in the video.