The Week in Viral Videos

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The Week in Viral Videos

5. James Franco’s Booty-Text Apology

“You know, I’m embarrassed… I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky.” With those words (and more), actor-filmmaker-performance artist multi-hyphenate James Franco apologized on the morning show Live with Kelly and Michael for his recent Instagram-and-text dalliance with a 17-year-old Scottish fan, who took it upon herself to post screenshots of their booty-text correspondences online. It ain’t easy bein’ Franco.

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4. Dave Letterman Is Outta Here

For 32 years (!), Dave Letterman has hosted Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. This week, he announced that his 33rd year will be his last and he’ll be hanging up his coffee mug in 2015. In typical Dave fashion, the late-night TV god did it with a bit of a wink and a smile.

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3. A Two-Legged Boxer Melts Our Heart

Try not to smile: in this video, taken with a GoPro camera, a two-legged boxer puppy who goes by the name of Duncan Lou Who visits the beach for the first time. The rest, well, we’ll let you see for yourself.

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2. The Lion King Joins the Mile-High Club

On a flight from Brisbane to Sydney, Australia, cast member Toni Stewart captured this jaw-droppingly awesome impromptu performance of “Circle of Life” by the Australian cast of the musical The Lion King. Wow.

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1. Jon Hamm Gets Rejected??

Someone actually rejected Don Draper. Back in the ‘90s, a 25-year-old Jon Hamm—sporting an excellent hairdo straight out of Boy Meets World—appeared on the dating show The Big Date, where a woman picks one of three single fellas to take out. Here’s Hamm’s ideal version of a date: “Start off with some fabulous food, a little fabulous conversation, with a fabulous foot massage for an evening of total fabulosity.” Unfortunately, the lucky lady wasn’t buying it, and gave Hamm his walking papers. And ever since, she’s probably been begging for a do-over.

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