New Orleans Pelicans — didn't we just go through this creepy mascot thing, like, two weeks ago with Pierre the Pelican? If you're not familiar with the story of Pierre, click here to the full rundown. Basically, the New Orleans Pelicans unveiled a new team mascot back in October, but it was so terrifying that just a few short months later, it needed a facelift.
And, apparently, the team has learned absolutely nothing from that fiasco. They unveiled King Cake Baby as the face of Mardi Gras (which starts March 3) — a giant step backwards in the realm of "not creepy mascots."
The idea behind King Cake Baby is fine, since King Cake is a type of cake associated with Mardi Gras. The baker of the King Cake hides a plastic baby inside of the food and whoever finds it in their slice "either receives good luck, gets pregnant or has to bake next year's cake," according to SportingNews.com. But its relevance to Mardi Gras does little to quell the fact that King Cake Baby is horrifying.
Part of me believes the New Orleans Pelicans knew exactly what they were doing when they gave the world King Cake Baby, and the other part of me just wants to forget I've ever seen the mascot nightmares are made of.
What do you think of King Cake Baby?
With news that Eminem and Rihanna will be teaming up for a very brief, three-city tour in August, I'm daydreaming about other artists I'd like to see together. It seems to be becoming a bit of a trend for popular artists to co-headline tours — Jay Z and Justin Timberlake; Paul Simon and Sting; Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5; Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green; and Fall Out Boy and Paramore have all recently taken part.
These are a few other artists I'd like to see co-headline a tour together.
Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga
After the release of their version of "Do What U Want," they could easily justify a co-headlined tour. Both women have big voices and likely share some overlap in fans; they both release radio-friendly pop hits that tend to top the charts. It's been a while since Aguilera went out on tour (her last was in 2010 for her album "Bionic") so a co-headlined tour with one of music's biggest superstars could be just what she needs.
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.
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.