It takes a lot of confidence to perform the awkward dance routine from Napoleon Dynamite. This guy did it 100 times.
You might not know Marc Breaux's name, but if you had a lucky childhood, you were almost certainly captivated by his creations. Breaux choreographed the chimney sweep scene in"Mary Poppins," and hid in the bushes and yelled at Julie Andrews to turn on a mountaintop for "The Sound of Music."
"Gangnam Style" is the year's biggest viral dance sensation. Now it's also its most deadly — and not because it drove someone insane from overexposure. A 46-year-old man attempting the dance — created and popularized by Korean rapper Psy — at his office party collapsed with chest pains and died over the weekend, prompting a warning from a cardiologist:
Lifetime, the TV network that "celebrates, entertains, and supports women," has finally pushed its schadenfreude reality programming too far. After airing an extraordinarily child-sexualizing episode of Dance Moms once, the network pulled the episode from rotation and scrubbed it from the internet. The episode in question? "Topless Showgirls," in which a troop of 8- to 13-year-old girls simulate toplessness and perform a burlesque.
America's Best Dance Crew judge Lil Mama, of VMA stage crashing fame, has become known for delivering heartfelt critiques to the contestants. At times, they're a source of inspiration. Other times—or really, most of the time—she butchers the English language, leaving one dumfounded at the degree to which words can be mispronounced and expressions can be misspoken on television. Here's a "Best of the Worst" compilation of Lil Mama's six seasons on the show.
A new study finds that men who participate in "cultural activities" — either as creators or audience members — are happier those who don't. (The effect is less pronounced in women: "Men seemed to get more of a percieved health benefit from being involved in different receptive cultural activites than women did," study author Koenraad Cuypers told LiveScience.) Is there truth to this? Well, I am very cultured — I know all the art, like the one with Jesus (?), and the one that's just one color (white, I think, or black?) — and I am very, very happy. So... yes. [dons monocle] [LiveScience]
There are ways to summon magical beings: A tooth under the pillow summons the tooth fairy. Clapping saves Tinkerbell. And a gymnasium full of school children line dancing to "Move Your Body" guarantees that Beyoncé shows up. Here's another video of stiletto-clad Beyoncé materializing during a "Move Your Body" workout, this time at P.S. 161 in Harlem. Apparently giving tween girls heart attacks is part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign? Although these girls are actually pretty blasé. I can't decide if they knew that Beyoncé was coming, or were just like, "Oh, like the viral video. Duh."
Want to see Russian President Dmitry Medvedev shaking his groove thing at a techno dance party? Of course you do.
Did you know that Kirstie Alley is 60 years old? Did you know that she's a contestant on this season of Dancing with the Stars, which premiered tonight? Did you know that she actually danced a really good Cha-cha-cha?
Remember when, before iPods, et al. became ubiquitous, record stores—like the Virgin Megastore in Chicago, for example—had those cool listening stations that allowed you to jam out to your favorite tune in public? Those were the days.
We can't say what would possess a man to dress in a tight silver swim trunks and goggles to dance seductively in front of a video camera, but we can say that we're glad when it happens.
If you've ever wondered what happened to the man behind the popular "Evolution of Dance" video, you're not alone. As it turns out, he's doing just fine in his regular day-job as a motivational speaker. Then Daniel Tosh showed up.
On BBC2's Fast and Loose, comedian David Armand mimes the words to Phil Collins' "You Can't Hurry Love," in hopes that onlookers will be able to name the tune based on his dance moves. Their baffled faces say it all, but his interpretation is one not even Diana Ross should miss.
Here's a video from a cover band performance of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" at the Winstar Casino. But the true star isn't the singer—it's the elderly couple performing an interpretive dance to the song. Awwwwww!