Friday Afternoon Distractions

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

The Top Gear lads have been getting quite a bit of flack over Richard Hammond's comment on the show (which aired in the UK last week) that has been deemed offensive to Mexicans. As new episodes air several weeks later in Australia, we won't be seeing the segment on Channel Nine as BBC Worldwide has decided to cut the segment from the international broadcast. What would we do without the internet?!

Kim Kardashian was told to "get off the stage" by Prince after freezing when she was brought on stage to dance during his "Welcome 2 America" tour at Madison Square Garden on Monday. The reality star cited nerves (not the skintight dress and skyscraper heels) as the reason she froze but if being kicked off the 2008 season of Dancing With the Stars after just three episodes was and indication, maybe she just can't dance? Who cares...

Did you find Dramatic Chipmunk hilarious? Thought Surprise Panda was the cutest thing ever? IF not, you'll probably hate this. But if internet animal memes are your thing, you'll love "Dramatic EVERYTHING!!!!" featuring owls, kittens, a lemur, mouse, eagle, and the aforementioned panda, and chipmunk (which is really a prairie dog.)

This is exactly what it says -- a behind-the-scenes look at Willow Smith's Teen Vogue shoot. In it, the "Whip My Hair!" singer describes her style as going from [insert sounds of faux-throwing up] to "school girl meets punk rock" and includes her dad Will Smith when talking about who is on her play list. We still can't decide if she's cute or just obnoxious, but she's got great hair.

So Tony Abbott was left speechless during an interview on Seven News this week. While it's pretty awkward to watch -- presumably more so for him -- shouldn't we just be glad? (Disclaimer: The author's political views do not necessarily reflect that of

So Ben Elton's Live from Planet Earth premiered on Tuesday with an average of 455,000 viewers. Ouch. But with skits such as this one, with the premise that Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen shared a house, we can see why... wonder how long this one will last?

If you missed the previous Friday Afternoon Distractions, see it here.

Comments (1)
Feb 11, 2011
lol yeah Ben Elton's show was not very good. I can kinda see what they were trying to do, but it wasnt very funny. I think maybe they need funnier skits (writers)? The 'interview' with Ruby Rose was good and Genevieve Morris (also Barbara from the ANZ bank ad and Comedy Inc) portrayed the ignorant yet highly realistic baby-boomer interviewer exceedingly well.

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