‘Gangnam Style’ becomes 1st video to reach 1 billion views
“Gangnam Style” has just become the first video to reach and surpass one billion views.
This morning, Psy’s mega-hit reached this unprecedented milestone just 27 days after surpassing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most watched video on YouTube, Billboard reports.
Photo: Psy performs “Gangnam Style” on the “Today Show” on Sept. 14, 2012. (TODAY)
A first for Disney: Classic Disney characters performed on North Korean stages for the first time ever this weekend. The country’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, has a “grandiose plan to bring about a dramatic turn in the field of literature and arts this year,” according to the KCNA. The performance featured performers dancing around while dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and other characters as footage from Disney movies were projected onto the backdrop.
Fiery-haired Scottish princess Merida, the star of Pixar’s Brave, boasts a mane comprising 1,500 individually animated curls. Pixar is very detail-oriented. Here, a numerical look at how that bit of trivia stacks up to the minutiae of other Pixar films:
270 — Types of food created for Ratatouille, the film about a rat-turned-gourmet-chef
1,150,000 — Individual hairs rendered on Ratatouille’s rodent hero, Remy
110,000 — Individual hairs that the average real-life person has
20,622 — Balloons used to elevate Carl’s house in Up.
200 — Turtles in Finding Nemo’s turtle dive sequence
2,500 — Different sounds recorded for WALL-E, twice the average of a Star Wars movie
Yes Ron Swanson is blogging for us about woodworking. Life is now complete.
“I can honestly say I never drank at work on ‘Harry Potter.’ I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work. I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes.”
“Winter is coming.” —Game of Thrones
“It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.” —Rebecca Black
“Winning!” —Charlie Sheen
“What is a ‘weekend’?” —Downton Abbey
“Treat yo self.” —Parks and Recreation
“Tween wave.” —South Park
“Fuck this shit!” —Homeland
“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” —The Help
“Adorkable.” —New Girl
“That shit cray.” —Watch the Throne
“Me and my boo[f].” —Beyoncé, “Countdown”
2-D TV Placeholders are seen during a preview of the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences’ 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards venue on September 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Valerie Macon / Getty Images via MSNBC.com)
"I just hope there are hot chicks to fuck at the Emmys" -Johnny Drama to Turtle.