Welcome to the latest edition of Nerd Alert, where we have compiled all of today's geeky news for you in one convenient place. What do we have on tap for Tuesday? Anna Kendrick takes on the iconic role of Indiana Jones for a good cause, Jaden Smith shows up to his prom as Batman, Jimmy Fallon offers a touching tribute to David Letterman and much more. Check out all we have to offer in today's Nerd Alert.
Anna Kendrick Plays Indiana Jones For Red Nose Day
On Thursday, NBC is airing a star-studded comedy special entitled Red Nose Day, to raise money for impoverished children in the U.S. The network has released a preview of one sketch that will air, featuring Anna Kendrick playing Indiana Jones, reenacting the famous Holy Grail scene from Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade. Could this put her in the running for Indiana Jones 5?
Jaden Smith Goes To Prom As Batman
Never one to shy away from the spotlight, 16-year-old Jaden Smith attended his high school prom over the weekend, where he dressed up as his own unique version of Batman. This isn't the first time he has donned a custom all-white Batman suit, since he made an appearance at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding last year in the Batsuit, complete with mask.
Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute To David Letterman
With David Letterman's final Late Show with David Letterman broadcast airing tomorrow, May 20, several stars have paid tribute to the late night legend over the past few days. Last night, Jimmy Fallon offered his thanks to David Letterman on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he showed an eerie prediction from one of his grade school teachers, who thought that he would end up replacing David Letterman.
Star Wars Endor Symphony Orchestra Artwork
Artist Marcelo Braga has created some new artwork entitled The Endor Symphony Orchestra, which features some of your favorite Star Wars characters in ways you may not expect. Jabba The Hutt is seen on the timpani drums, Chewbacca on cymbals, Luke Skywalker and the Emperor on violins, with Darth Vader serving as conductor. This star-studded orchestra could surely give John Williams a run for his money, provided that they actually know how to play musical instruments...
Back to the Future Part II Is Real With Billy Zane
YouTube star Sam Macaroni has teamed up with Billy Zane and Jackass star Steve-O for a new parody video entitled Back to the Future Part II Is Real, which shows how the 1989 sequel predicted everything about 2015 "perfectly." Of course, sports fans will have to wait and see if the Chicago Cubs actually do win the World Series, but it would be quite fitting to see them finally win this year, after it was predicted by Back to the Future Part II.
Keegan Michael Key Stars In Whiplash Parody
Key & Peele star Keegan Michael Key is no stranger to parodying other works, and the actor recently spoofed J.K. Simmons' Oscar-winning performance in Whiplash for Bhi Bhiman's new music video "Moving to Brussels.' This hilarious video even includes a Star Wars reference to boot!
Avengers: Age of Ultron Superhero Texts
Given the success of Avengers: Age of Ultron at the box office, it's natural that parodies will follow, and Texts From Superheroes have compiled a series of hilarious texts between Ultron and Thanos, Thor and Heimdall, Iron Man and Captain America, and more. Be warned, there is some adult language shown in these "texts" so read on at your own risk.
Man At Arms Makes Real Predator Wrist Blades
The industrious folks at Man At Arms have taken upon themselves to design real retractable wrist blades used by the nefarious Predator. This seven-minute video shows you exactly how they did it, but it's clear that these can't be made at home, that is, unless you have metal-forging equipment in said home.
Action Movie Kid Has a Field Day
Youtube sensation Action Movie Kid has teamed up with Field Day and YouTube Spaces to create the innovative action short Action Movie Kid Has a Field Day. This six-minute short shows Action Movie Kid joining forces with his new super sibling Sofia to take down an evil organization called the Alpha Tots Academy.
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