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This Teacher Gives Bruno Mars a Run For His Money

January 27, 2015

I can’t get enough of Bruno Mars, and I especially love his song “Uptown Funk.” It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve heard it, when it comes on, I’m dancing. Turns out I’m not the only one. In this video, Scot Pankey, a teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Texas, and his students put together a highly choreographed video to the song.

Even more amazing than the color-coordinated routine is the fact that Pankey says the video was shot all in one take. Check it out below

 

This Guy Will Make You Love Pizza Even More Than You Already Do

January 20, 2015

I love pizza and people helping other people, so my new favorite person is 27-year-old Mason Wartman. Wartman owns Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philly. Though it may appear to be just like any other pizza joint, Rosa’s is far from ordinary. The spot attracts a lot of homeless people due to its inexpensive prices (pizza is just $1 per slice), and to help serve this population in need better, Rosa’s has a wall of brightly-colored Post-It notes. Each note represents a slice of pizza that a customer has paid for in advance for any person who comes into the restaurant that day who’s short on cash.

When someone’s hungry but can’t afford to buy a slice, they simply grab a Post-It off the wall and bring it to the register. As an added bonus, these Post-Its often have inspiring messages written on them from the customer who has made the purchase. So far, Rosa’s has served up 8,400 slices of pizza over the last nine months to people in need in the Philly area.

Want to help out? Visit this link and you can buy a “Little Rosa” (a Post-It note that someone can redeem for a free slice) from anywhere in the country!

Mason Wartman made an appearance on Ellen recently, where she presented him with a check for $10,000 to help keep his business growing. Check it out below!

The List of Oscar Nominations is In!

January 15, 2015

This year’s list of Academy Award nominations is officially in! There are some surprises (Jennifer Aniston got snubbed! How did ‘ The Lego Movie’ not make the list for Best Animated Feature Film?) and some “well, duh” moments, like when you notice that Rosamund Pike earned a nod for her perfectly creepy performance in ‘Gone Girl.’

Best Picture looks like it’s going to be a tough race. ‘Birdman’ has earned a lot of buzz, but then again so has ‘Boyhood.’ And there are plenty of people who rave about ‘Selma’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’

So, let’s hear YOUR opinion. Who do you think deserves a little gold statue at this year’s ceremony? Which movies did you see this year? Are there any that you missed and will be checking out on Netflix?

For a complete list of this year’s Oscar nominations, click here. 

We’ve Got Anything and Everything You Need to Know About the Golden Globes

January 12, 2015

I’m a sucker for awards shows, particularly acceptance speeches at awards shows. There’s something magical about watching people get tearful as their childhood dreams come to life, you know? If you’re also an acceptance speech enthusiast, you can check out five of the best from last night here.

Perhaps you tuned into the Golden Globes strictly for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, which I also totally understand. If you’re like me and believe that this dynamic duo should host every event ever until the end of time, you can rewatch their hilarious opening monologue here. 

Who do you think looked amazing at last night’s awards? Personally, I thought Jennifer Lopez looked stunning. Does she age? No. She doesn’t. Naomi Watts looked beautiful too. Click here to see what other stars wore.

Looking for a full list of all of last night’s winners? You can find that here.

You Won’t Believe How This Sassy Would-Be Bride Handled Being Left at the Altar

January 05, 2015

Five days before her wedding, Shelby Swink’s fiancé announced that he was calling their marriage off. Can you imagine the heartbreak? First of all, you’re losing the person you think you’re going to spend your life with. To add insult to injury, you then have five days to let all of your family and friends know that they should cancel their travel plans because the wedding’s off. Then there’s the embarrassment of canceling all of the arrangements with florists, photographers, caterers, and the venue. It sounds like a nightmare. But instead of building herself a nest on the couch and only wearing sweats and watching Netflix until the end of time (which would be totally understandable), Shelby did something a little different. And much sassier. She got her parents and her would-be bridesmaids together to trash her dress in a fun, inspiring, and colorful shoot.

The dress went on display at a bridal shop in her hometown, where a portion of sales while it’s there will go to a charity.

Check out the video of Shelby and friends in action below (via UPROXX).