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Are You Watching Lip Sync Battle?

One of our recent finds on YouTube is Lip Sync Battle, a show that needs a little explanation – but also doesn’t. The easy part is that they get two celebrities on and have them battle it out, Lip Syncing a song, and the crowd picks the winner. It’s on Spike, and hosted by LL Cool J.

And so they opened with Dwayne Johnson versus Jimmy Fallon.

Yes, that’s the Rock singing Taylor Swift. Alright, so they had us hooked.

It’s based on a segment that Jimmy Fallon ran occasionally (thus bringing him in to kick off the stand-alone show). Fallon’s segment is based on an idea by Emily Blunt and her husband. Another reason to love Emily Blunt, as Holly will tell you!

Given that it’s also based on Jimmy Fallon’s success, they are of course posting full videos of the songs on YouTube. So even though we don’t have Spike, we have this show, which is great.

They added an online-only element to the show, as well. So they brought in YouTubers to run this – and that’s the last piece that caught our attention. One of their hosts? Elliott Morgan. We’d wondered where he went when he was suddenly no longer on Mashable.

So after the break, check out the pre-show with Elliott Morgan, and then you can watch to see how round two of the Lip Sync Battle worked out between The Rock and Jimmy Fallon!

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LitFlix: Edge of Tomorrow or All You Need is Kill

I admit the books for this month got away from me and we actually saw the movie before I had finished the book, so here is the delayed LitFlix. Now the first obvious difference is that they decided to name the movie different than the book, which I actually appreciate because the movie takes the basic premise of the book, but tells a completely different story. Edge of Tomorrow is a decent action movie that does a great job playing with time travel, but it is not the book All You Need is Kill. Both the movie and book were good, but were presenting pretty different stories. (Spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow and All You Need is Kill after the jump) Continue reading