It's common practice for celebrities to publicly endorse a candidate, but what if that candidate happens to be in high school? Two stars from AMC's "Breaking Bad," Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, are appearing in a YouTube video as their "Breaking Bad" characters to support Maxwell Ulin for student body president of the posh Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California. Ulin's competition, Summer Kennedy, enlisted another "Breaking Bad" star, Giancarlo Esposito, to appear in her own stump video. It's unclear how these high-profile gets came to be, but Crossroads has no shortage of well-connected students. The prep school is the alma mater of Kate Hudson, Jack Black, Zooey Deschanel, and Maya Rudolph, to name a few.
In honor of "Star Wars Day" on -- yes, there is such a thing -- on May 4 (mark your calendar for next year), enterprising musician Nick McKaig released a completely a cappella version of the "Star Wars" theme song, and it's taking the Web by storm. In it, McKaig airplays the many instruments in the original orchestral piece. His version required 90-plus audio tracks and 300 hours of production time. And he clearly has a thing for theme songs. On his YouTube channel, McKaig has posted videos of himself re-creating the theme songs for everything from "The Muppet Show" to "The Office." But his "Star Wars" effort, which has received more than 350,000 views thus far, is his most popular. Have a theme song you'd like McKaig to try? Like a true piano man, he takes requests.
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