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Top 3 Musical Performances from Oscars 2014

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Did you catch the awards show last night? In case you missed it: Ellen DeGeneres played host; Jennifer Lawrence fell on the way into the venue; there was plenty of selfie-taking (including this gem); and we got to see A-list actors eat pizza. Oh, plus a bunch of awards were given out or whatever.

So that pretty much catches you up to speed on the ceremony portion. But in addition to that, there were several musical performances. While music may seem out of place at an award show created strictly to pay homage to the film industry, most of the performances were actually of the songs nominated for "Best Original Song." There was also an impromptu number by Darlene Love and an "In Memoriam" tribute. Here are the top 3 from last night's show:

Pharrell, "Happy"

Pharrell and his infamous hat kicked off the evening's performances. "Happy," which was on the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack, is a fun, upbeat song that received an equally fun and upbeat performance by Pharrell. It featured a bunch of young kids dancing around onstage; Pharrell himself ventured into the audience and brought some of the A-listers to their feet, including Lupita N'yongo, Amy Adams, and Meryl Streep. Plus: we can't forget the minions on the giant screen at the back of the stage. Cute!

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Sunday Morning Cute: Paralyzed Dog Walks With Brace

Do dog videos belong on entertainment blogs? Yes. Dog videos belong everywhere. Here's an especially cute one to get your Sunday morning going. Spencer the bulldog is paralyzed in his hind legs, so he's never actually been able to go for a walk. But that all changes with a pair of custom braces.

Jimmy Kimmel Creates Another Viral Video with #SochiFail

You may a few months back when a video of a twerking girl who caught on fire made the rounds on the internet. Then we learned that Jimmy Kimmel was actually the mastermind behind the video. It was an interesting experiment in how things go viral. Kimmel and his team simply recorded the video and uploaded it to YouTube and let the internet run wild.

Within a week, the video had amassed more than 9 million views and was featured on news programs across the U.S. including "The View" and "The Today Show." Now, the original sits at 15 million views, with their confession that it was all a joke racking up 18 million views.

Kimmel managed to create another viral video this week — this time, in relation to the Sochi Olympics. Those who have been following the Olympics know that there have been plenty of documented "fails" related to the Olympics. Namely, journalists have complained about the accommodations available in Sochi, even inspiring a twitter account called @SochiFails documenting every way these winter Olympics allegedly "fail."

The latest #SochiFail came from a tweet by luger Kate Hansen.

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Yesterday we talked about the success of "The Tonight Show" featuring Jimmy Fallon as its new host. As further proof of Fallon's success, we present to you: Harry Styles.

Okay, so, if you want to get technical about it, this interview features Kristen Wiig as Harry Styles in a hilarious (and slightly strange) bit she and Fallon do. Previously, Wiig has been interviewed as Michael Jordan and it was just as amazing. See for yourself and let us know what you think.

10 Movie Roles that Almost Went to Another Actor

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Last time I did a post like this, I talked about famous television roles that were almost played by another actor (Matthew Broderick as Walter White on "Breaking Bad," for example). This time, let's look at which beloved movie roles were almost played by someone else.

#1 Charlize Theron as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde"

You probably know Charlize Theron from films like "Prometheus," "Monster" and "Snow White & the Huntsman." In truth, I know her best from her role in "Might Joe Young" — but she was almost the adorably perky, Harvard Law student Elle Woods. Theron was offered the part but turned down the role, giving Reese Witherspoon what's arguably the most memorable role of her career. (Interestingly, there is a rumor Theron also later turned down a lead in "Sweet Home Alabama," which also went to Witherspoon, so props to Theron for single-handedly providing Witherspoon with a career.)

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