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Rebecca Black Q&A: EW talks to the 'Friday' viral video star about getting compliments from Gaga, donating her song profits to Japan, and using her dad as a 'bodyguard'

In the two weeks since since it began its viral rise to Internet infamy, Rebecca Black’s “Friday” music video has amassed a staggering 42 million views on YouTube and shows no sign of slowing down.

That’s an absurdly high number of hits for any singer, but it’s jaw-dropping when you consider that Black is an unsigned 13-year-old from Orange County who only made the video for fun with her friends (and a little help from a vanity production company).

With her song in the iTunes Top 40 and a guest spot on The Tonight Show under her belt, we caught up with Rebecca (after she got finished school for the day, naturally) and talked to her about what she’s doing with all this money, how her dad scares off gawkers in public, and how she felt to hear Lady Gaga call her a “genius.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: On Leno you said that you are donating most of your YouTube and iTunes proceeds to earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan. That’s really cool. What made you decide to do that? I don’t think anyone would hold it against a 13-year-old for keeping the money from her first hit record. READ FULL STORY

Nick Pitera sings a Disney mega-medley: Watch 'One Man Disney Movie' here!

YouTube viral video star—and legitimately talented singer—Nick Pitera has unleashed a musical medley of Disney hits that he calls his “One Man Disney Movie.”

Initially Internet-famous for his “A Whole New World” video—which shows him convincingly switching between the male and female vocal parts—Pitera returns the world of Disney covers after his more recent forays into Glee and Adele territory.

Only this time, he’s singing every part: princess, villain, hero, sidekick and even the town chorus. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga reveals she’s directing her next video, talks Rebecca Black, and more in fan-generated Q&A taped at Google HQ

Confirming suspicions that Google is the coolest place to work on the planet—free laundry rooms! Sand volleyball courts! Dinosaur skeleton!—Lady Gaga appeared at their California headquarters yesterday to reveal, amongst other things, that she will be making her directorial debut on her next music video for the upcoming single “Judas.”

In an hour-long Q&A panel, Gaga fielded questions submitted via Google Moderator and Twitter as well as in-person inquiries from the lucky Little Monsters working at the Internet search engine giant.

Since you probably don’t have a spare hour and thirteen minutes to watch the whole “Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga” YouTube video, we have kindly excerpted the highlights for the edification of you Little Monsters, casual fans and Internet trolls: READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black's 'Friday': The Internet's latest bizarre music video obsession

In this era of anonymous Internet ridicule, are we really the kind of culture that shares the music video of an aspiring teenage singer just to laugh at it? When the object in question is as bizarre as Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” the online community’s answer seems to be a resounding “YES.”

Coming from the L.A.-based Ark Music Factory (which is apparently pop music’s answer to Uwe Boll), Rebecca Black is the first teen singer to successfully marry the vocal stylings of Miley Cyrus and HAL 9000. While the video to Black’s debut single “Friday” had less than 4,000 views on Friday, in the last three days it’s racked up 2 million YouTube hits [UPDATE: It has soared past 5 million views as of Tuesday morning] and shows no signs of stopping. Watch it here:

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Josh Groban, Pharrell, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and more star in Sara Bareilles' new ‘Uncharted’ video: watch here!

Sara Bareilles’ new video for “Uncharted” sounds like her, but looks like a whole lot of her famous friends mouthing the words, viral vid-style.

We counted more than 15 celebrity cameos in all, including Josh Groban, Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, and indie twins Tegan and Sara.

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and YouTube lip-sync sensation Keenan Cahill bring the most personality, and Professor Ben Folds geekily schools us on the meaning of what it means to be “Uncharted.” You see some of Bareilles from the neck down throughout, but she gives us a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance toward the end: READ FULL STORY

Hear Youtube star Kina Grannis' newest track, 'The One You Say Goodnight To' -- EXCLUSIVE

Kina-GrannisImage Credit: Jeremy PangilinanWe’re already on the record as being fans of Kina Grannis, the Youtube chanteuse who’s charmed her way to nearly 60 million pageviews with songs like “Valentine” and “World In Front Of Me.”

Now we’re pleased to debut Kina’s latest single, the sweetly hooky “The One You Say Goodnight To,” from the upcoming remixed and remastered edition of her last album, Stairwells, set for release April 5th. (Click here to pre-order.) READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry covers Rihanna, Jay-Z, Willow Smith: watch the video here

Put her on a candy-cane stool and Katy Perry can actually bring it pretty well live, haters.

Looking like a bridesmaid at Julia Goolia‘s wedding and singing like Sophie B. Hawkins with a Hova fetish, Perry tore into acoustic versions of friend (and birthday girl) Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World,” Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’,” and Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” at a concert in Lisbon last night.

Bonus points for bedazzled-flute karaoke, delivered via velvet pillow: READ FULL STORY

Paul Rudd joins castmembers of 'SNL' and 'The Daily Show in cameo-crazy New Pornographers video 'Moves'

Behold, the Oceans 11 of indie rock and alt comedy: A video so stuffed with stars of stage, screen, and stand-up that it can hardly be contained by the mere parameters of YouTube—or, apparently, the confines of Paul Rudd’s third-trimester-preggo belly.

Watch below as Rudd, Kevin Corrigan, SNL‘s Bil Hader and Horatio Sanz, Community‘s Donald Glover, Daily Show-ers John Hodgman, Jon Oliver, and Wyatt Cenac, and many others (that’s a rough wig game, Ted Leo) gather for Canadian collective the New Pornographers‘ anthemic jangle “Moves”—a cocaine-pizza-fueled fable of show business “rise and rise”: READ FULL STORY

Cee-Lo says official 'F**K You' duet with Gwyneth Paltrow is on the way

Gwyneth-Paltrow-Cee-Lo-GreenImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com; Michael Buckner/WireImCee-Lo Green’s spiteful throwback “Forget You” (or “F**K You” for fans of the uncensored) was an internet sensation when it hit Youtube months ago. Then it got that much bigger when Fox’s cheery phenomenon, Glee, put their spin on it courtesy of actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s fun remix. The reception was so great that the two hit the studio recently to record the song as a duet. And though he doesn’t know exactly when, in an interview with Access Hollywood Cee-Lo promises we’ll get to hear it soon.

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OK Go do it again: Watch their epic 'Back from Kathmandu" video

DIY video vanguards OK Go—coordinators of canines, Rubers of elaborate Goldbergs, artistes of old bread—have now taken their high-low concept the streets, literally, in a sort of massive, GPS-assisted human Etch-a-Sketch.

Watch as the band, with the assistance of Crayola-colored, instrument-outfitted friends, traces its own name in an 8.4-mile parade route through Los Angeles. OK? Go: READ FULL STORY

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