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Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory’ Interview: ‘Word Crimes,’ the ‘Tacky’ Video & Prince, Who Still Won’t Say Yes to a Parody

The longtime parody artist talks his latest targets — and how Prince still won’t give him permission.

07/18/2014

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Acoustic Sunrise Playlist – July 20, 2014

Good morning, D.C. It’s going to be a hot one today, so start your day off with something much cooler – Acoustic Sunrise.

07/18/2014

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Free Summer Meals For Kids Offered at 19 D.C. Locations

The District of Columbia is expanding a program that provides free meals for children and teens during the summer.

07/18/2014

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Listen: Brandy Covers Coldplay’s ‘Magic’

Brandy took a soft approach on her music journey as she took on Coldplay’s massive hit “Magic” this week.

07/18/2014

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Lady Gaga’s Former ‘Hood Rat’ Assistant To Write Tell-All Book

Lady Gaga has always seemed to take a honesty is the best policy approach with her fans, but a new tell-all book by a former assistant may reveal more than Mother Monster ever imagined.

07/18/2014

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Watch Weird Al Recreate His Video For ‘Tacky’ on Conan

What’s better than Weird Al’s dance-filled video for his Pharrell “Happy” parody, “Tacky”? The polka loving performer recreating it in one shot for Conan O’Brien.

07/18/2014

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Pharrell, Beyoncé Lead in MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

2014, just like 2013, continues to be the year of Pharrell. And Beyoncé.

07/17/2014

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Watch Drake Duet With Brian McKnight, Sing ‘Let It Go’ & Blow in Lance Stephenson’s Ear at ESPYs

If you thought the craziest thing Drake would do during his first time hosting the ESPYs was appear in a comedy sketch with supposed nemesis Chris Brown, you were wrong. Very wrong.

07/17/2014

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Man Breaks Into Kennedy Family Compound Looking For Katy Perry

A man who was arrested for breaking into the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port yesterday (July 16) claims he was there looking for President John F. Kennedy and Katy Perry. He found neither.

07/17/2014