Friday Afternoon Distractions

Whiling away your last few hours at work? These videos should help make time fly extra fast!

When a child of a music and/or film star makes moves towards a career in a similar industry, people normally batten down the hatches and prepare themselves for disaster.

But for the children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, fate is definitely working in their favour.

After Jaden Smith's lauded turn in the remake of The Karate Kid, attention has now turned to his nine-year-old sister Willow Smith and her foray into the music industry.

Her new song "Whip My Hair" has already received more than 4 million views in just a matter of days, and she has sealed the deal with a cockatoo dance homage.

Is Glee primed to suffer from overexposure?

With each episode seemingly now reduced to a rehash of pop music videos that are largely irrelevant to the storyline, critics and viewers alike are growing fatigued with the tenuous storylines.

This week's target? The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

In fairness to the crew, they do a pretty good job, with Kurt (Chris Colfer) doing an excellent turn as Rif Raf. But Quinn (Dianna Agron) as Magenta? Really?

Sometimes, losing a talent show is the best thing that can happen to aspiring artists.

This is certainly the case with American Idol's Adam Lambert, who came second to ... um? Exactly.

Citing his loss as an example of American homophobia, his fan base rallied together and propelled his debut album to the high reaches of the charts.

A mere matter of months later, he has already embarked on a massively successful international tour that is certain to push his popularity ever higher. The clip above is from his Sydney show at The Enmore Theatre.

Zach Galifianakis has gone from a relatively unknown to one of the most recognisable faces in comedy today after starring in hits such as The Hangover, Up in the Air and the new film with Robert Downey Jr -- Due Date.

A sideline project of his is on Will Ferrell's website "Funny or Die". See Zach's cringe-worthy interview with Sean Penn above. How he manages to keep a straight face is really beyond us.

The fight for global warming is getting ever more vicious.

This controversial ad from the UK, featuring Gillian Anderson and footballer Peter Crouch, is very True Blood in its depiction of blood and gore.

But how successful is it in putting across its eco-friendly message?

If you missed last week's Friday Afternoon Distractions, see it here.

Comments (1)
Oct 22, 2010
I like Dianna Agron as Magenta....And I wish they had let Kurt sing more instead of Cory, otherwise they should have let him be Frank-N-Furter.

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