John Oliver Plays With the Best Invention in History: A Salmon Cannon

Jay Hathaway · 11/10/14 02:03PM

A "salmon cannon" has been deployed in Washington state to launch fish safely over a hydroelectric dam, and it's giving John Oliver hope for the future. If we can use the cannon to fix the salmon-spawning process (that we broke in the first place, but whatever), who knows what else we can achieve with this wondrous invention?

Otherwise Boring Game of Thrones Features Shocking Coldplay Cameo

Caity Weaver · 06/04/13 11:16AM

If you maintain a cordial to friendly relationship with any creepy nerds on the Internet, you know that many people are freaking out about an episode of Game of Thrones that aired on Sunday, in which many things happened. The most shocking thing that happened—the thing that people saw happen with their own two eyes and still cannot believe—is that Will Champion, the drummer from Coldplay, had a small cameo in the episode.

Anthony Weiner Asked to Cameo on Entourage

Richard Lawson · 06/17/11 09:49AM

Sex-shamed congressman and budding amateur photographer Anthony Weiner is of course, following his resignation from the House of Representatives yesterday, considering his next move. Well, consider no further, sir! Entourage wants you.

Watch Aaron Sorkin's Brilliant 30 Rock Cameo

Matt Cherette · 03/24/11 09:29PM

On tonight's 30 Rock, Liz Lemon got news that TGS was going into a forced hiatus due to Tracy Jordan's absence. So, Liz explored other opportunities—like Nick Lachey's The Sing-Off. And, whoa: Aaron Sorkin was there, too!

Meet (Virtual) President Obama

Remy Stern · 07/28/10 02:47PM

You haven't seen President Obama until you've seen him computer-generated by your PlayStation. If your team wins the Super Bowl in the upcoming Madden NFL 11 video game, you earn the honor of a visit to the White House.

Lady Gaga's $1 Million Cameo: Meet 'Alejandro'

Maureen O'Connor · 06/23/10 03:15PM

The baby-faced leather daddy cop from Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" video has a name: Arkady. He is a 30-year-old Russian billionaire, and he paid $1 million for the cameo in Gaga's video, reports a Russian tabloid. Do we believe it?