Your Week in Pop Culture: French teen's impersonation of Elvis' 'Blue Christmas' is haunting
Elvis Presley's 'Blue Christmas' is an iconic tune - did a 16-year-old French Canadian teen upstage him? (Source: MGN Online)
(RNN) – Is Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas your favorite holiday song? Well, one French-Canadian teen is going to either impress or scare you with his impersonation.
David Thibault is the 16-year-old whose voice emulates the King of Rock 'n' Roll to the astonishment of a Quebec radio audience and its disc jockeys. Thibault sings and plays the guitar in this amazing performance that almost makes one believe he's lip-syncing.
"David Thibault, 16, Elvis impersonator was passing in Nonos radio to 102.1 CKOI Quebec. He performed Blue Christmas to the delight of Julibou!" the YouTube description reads.
A little something from YouTube: Let's beat proper grammar use into your head with WWE Superstar CM Punk
I thought I was sensitive about poor grammar.
Whenever I see or hear poor grammar, I internally say what WWE Superstar CM Punk says out loud in a five-part series called Grammar Slam, produced by the fun-loving group Nerdist for YouTube's Geek Week this summer.
The brilliant idea for Grammar Slam was born from a podcast/interview Punk had with comedian, television host and Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick (if you have an hour and a half to kill, check out the podcast here) where they talk about the hateful tweets and letters they receive from internet trolls.
So, if you're going to hate on CM Punk or anyone on Twitter, make sure you're articulating yourself perfectly; Punk might verbally hit you with his finishing move, the "Go To Sleep." It's a knee to the face - you don't want that.
Sports: Please enjoy the Ron Burgundy/Peyton Manning interview in full
The interview is a part of the ESPN the Magazine Interview issue that features both Manning and Burgundy, and continues to promote Will Ferrell's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Music: Benedict Cumberbatch brilliantly recites lyrics to R. Kelly song
On the Dec. 5 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, one actor's fan base got the seductive recitation of R&B lyrics that they've always wanted.
Kimmel called it the most eclectic list of guests he ever had at one time: British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and "The Pied Piper of R&B" R. Kelly.
This recitation must have had "Cumberbabes" (what his female fans call themselves) across the world pretty excited, as he read the lyric's to Kelly's Genius. You'll enjoy it - promise.
Jam of the Week No. 1: Nine Inch Nails, Came Back Haunted (WARNING: Video has been identified by the Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.)
Trent Reznor has had a good year with the first NIN release since 2008. Come Back Haunted, a track from the album Hesitation Marks, reflects on the results of choices someone makes and how they stick with him forever.
Jam of the Week No. 2: Ro Ransom, CM Punk(WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT - PARENTAL DISCRESION IS ADVISED): In my excitement about Grammar Slam and CM Punk, my YouTube searching stumbled upon the lyrical brilliance of Ro Ransom, who named this rap after the punk-rock loving wrestler, and he did it while wearing a Misfits shirt. Punk would be proud.
Movies: ‘Frozen' takes over the top spot
Disney's Frozen took over the No. 1 spot from the box office smash The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Christian Bale-led Out of the Furnace debuted at No. 3, but its opening weekend gross was far below expectations and the two films above it.
Here's last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):
1. Frozen (2) $31,616,230
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (1) $26,185,886
3. Out of the Furnace (NR) $5,220,288
4. Thor: The Dark World (3)$4,811,545
5. Delivery Man (6) $3,742,544
In theaters: Dec. 13
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – In his quest to turn every J.R.R. Tolkien story into the most elaborate films ever made, director Peter Jackson goes back to the beginning of the Hobbit story and the beginnings of Bilbo Baggins. The movie stars Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, James Nesbitt, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch and Orlando Bloom.
Hours – In the last film completed before his death, Paul Walker stars as a man trying to keep his infant alive in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The film also stars Lena Clark, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave and Shane Jacobsen.