Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? A number of today's stars reenact scenes from the 1995 classic Clueless, Jimmy Kimmel blames Matt Damon for Oscar diversity controversy and The Walking Dead mocks Glenn's controversial story line. But wait, there's more! Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson "breaks up" with Star Wars villain Darth Vader and a cat that bears a striking resemblance to Kylo Ren goes viral. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Dakota Johnson's "Break Up" Call With Darth Vader
Anyone who has seen The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon knows he loves plays a number of various games with his guests. Earlier this week, Dakota Johnson stopped by to promote her new film How to Be Single, where she actually gave the late night host a new game to play. During the first installment of "The Acting Game," the actress explains that one person needs to give the other a scenario, which they are to act out during a fake phone conversation. The first scenario Dakota Johnson was given is that her fiancee Darth Vader calls to break up with her.
Kylo Ren Cat Goes Viral
One never knows what the next viral sensation may be. It could be a YouTube video that gets over a million hits, or it could be a Brooklyn cat that bears a striking resemblance to Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Emily McCombs adopted the cat on Monday, after photos of the 2-year-old Balinese cat were posted by the Monmoth County SPCA that went viral. Time spoke to the cat's new owner, who said that Adam Driver has an open invitation to meet the cat, if he's ever in New York.
Bradley Cooper, Seth Rogen and More Reenact Clueless
W Magazine brought together stars such as Bradley Cooper, Seth Rogen, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano to reenact a scene from the 1995 classic Clueless. The result is quite hilarious, and we have the original scene with Alicia Silverstone that you can check out above.
Jimmy Kimmel Blames Matt Damon for Oscar Diversity Controversy
Anyone who has watched Jimmy Kimmel Live! knows the talk show host has had a long-standing feud with actor Matt Damon. This rivalry continued this week when Jimmy Kimmel addressed the Oscar diversity controversy, essentially blaming the entire thing on the actor, who is nominated for Best Actor in The Martian. The video shows the host with an AMPAS "PR director" where he addresses how the Academy is "fixing" this issue.
The Walking Dead Mocks Glenn's Controversial Story Line
AMC's hit series The Walking Dead returns to close out the back half of its sixth season next month, but during its hiatus, a new show has become all the rage, Netflix's Making a Murderer. Earlier this week, The Walking Dead's Twitter feed posted a hilarious mashup of both shows, inserting Steven Yeun's Glenn into the Making a Murderer poster, now entitled "Faking a Murder." This pokes fun at the controversial story line where many fans thought Glenn had died, only to learn several episodes later that he's still alive and well. Well done, The Walking Dead Twitter person.
HBO's Girls Gets a Sesame Street Mashup
Last week, the long-running PBS series Sesame Street transitioned to HBO, with new episodes first airing on the pay cable network before airing again on PBS. Jimmy Kimmel took it upon himself to add the audio from HBO's hit series Girls to a scene from Sesame Street, and the result is hilarious.
100-Foot Starkiller Base from Star Wars: The Force Awakens Re-Created in Abu Dhabi
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens started production last year, the first location it shot in was Abu Dhabi, which represented the desert planet Jakku. To honor this amazing blockbuster, 2454abudhabi turned a massive Aldar Properties building in Abu Dhabi into a 100-foot recreation of the Starkiller Base. It's quite incredible, so if you're ever in Abu Dhabi, be sure to check it out.
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