Entertainment Buzz: Facebook's top 10 moments of the week

Anyone who's missed the weird, wonderful stylings of "Weird Al" Yankovic got a treat this week in the form of a new album full of parodies and hilarious videos to go with it.

But that's not the only thing that got people talking -- there was also a wow moment on "American Ninja Warrior" and Marvel's announcement that one of its well-known heroes will now be a woman. Plus, we have to talk about that creepy (but fan-made) "American Horror Story" teaser.

Facebook has tallied the top 10 buzziest stories in entertainment this week, and all of those topics made the most-talked-about list. What had you talking? See what you missed in this exclusive list on CBSNews.com.

1. Weird Al Yankovic's "Foil," a parody of Lorde's "Royals"

Yankovic basically won the Internet this week as he premiered video after video (he'll do eight in as many days) to promote his new album, "Mandatory Fun." The gems included "Tacky," a spoof of Pharrell Williams' "Happy," the grammar-championing anthem "Word Crimes" (from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines") and a parody of Lorde's "Royals" called "Foil," in which he sings about preserving leftovers and exposing Illuminati conspiracies.

2. A hoax over the cancellation of "Orange is the New Black"

"OITNB" fans can rest assured that the Emmy-nominated series isn't going anywhere. A satirical news website published a report this week that said the show had been "permanently canceled," leaving fans who didn't realize the story was fake bemoaning its demise.

Thankfully, Kate Mulgrew -- that's Red to you, "Orange" fans -- set the record straight and reminded viewers (as if they could forget) that the show has already been renewed for a third season.

3. Beatles buzz as Ron Howard announces documentary

The director and former "Happy Days" star is set to tell the story of the Beatles in a new documentary about the Fab Four. Howard will helm the film, about the touring years of the band. He plans to interview surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for the project, along with Yoko Ono and George Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison.

The documentary is expected to be released in late 2015.

4. Jon Voight vents frustration about President Obama on Fox News

The "Ray Donovan" actor stopped by Mike Huckabee's Fox News show this week for an appearance in which he slammed President Obama and aired political grievances about the IRS scandal, Benghazi, immigration, the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case, the treatment of veterans, the turmoil in Iraq and the Democratic Party.

"Five years ago, I stated that Obama would take the country apart piece-by-piece, that he would cause a civil war in this country," Voight said Saturday in a statement Huckabee's show. "In hindsight we can see how many things have come to pass."

5. Drake hosts the 2014 ESPY Awards

Sports, teams and athletes were all celebrated at the 2014 ESPY Awards Wednesday night at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. Tossing in some humor, Drake poked fun about LeBron James' recent announcement to return go to the Cleveland Cavaliers and also made digs at Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the United States' recent World Cup games, including U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard.

The rapper earned mostly positive reviews for his efforts hosting the annual awards show. Head here to see who took home awards.

6. Singer Colbie Callait releases new music video "Try"

Callait is taking a stand against Photoshop and celebrating beauty in all forms in the music video for her song "Try." In the video, the singer starts out fully made up but removes the extensions, false lashes and makeup as it goes on. By the end she's completely bare-faced, and joined by a diverse group of fellow women who also faced the camera makeup-free (one woman even removed a wig, smiling while showing off her bald head).

Read an interview from Callait and watch the video at the link below:

7. Kacy Catanzaro becomes first woman to make "American Ninja Warrior" finals

If you haven't seen this video of this 5-foot-fall, 100-pound former gymnast absolutely crushing various feats of strength on "American Ninja Warrior," stop everything you're doing and watch it now. What makes it even more impressive is that Catanzaro made history while doing it -- she's the first woman to ever qualify for the show's finals.

The inspiring athlete later thanked fans for their support on her Facebook page (see below). Next up for her: the "American Ninja Warrior" finals in Las Vegas. Something tells us she'll have plenty of fans in her corner when she gets there.


8. Marvel's new Thor is a woman

Marvel Comics announced Tuesday that one of its most popular superheroes will be re-envisioned as a woman. "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads, 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well it's time to update that inscription," Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement. "The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more."

Moss added that this isn't a temporary female substitute or a character offshoot, like Batwoman. " She's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy," he explained.

9. Fan-created teaser for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" goes viral

Eerie music, a sinister figure, an angel who isn't what she seems -- this teaser for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" had all the signatures fans have come to know and love from Ryan Murphy's horror series.

Except that it didn't come from him, or FX, and while the network was quick to clarify that the teaser was fan-made and not an official teaser for "Freak Show," that didn't stop fans from watching.

10. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opens to strong reviews

Could this be the rare sequel that's better than the original? That's what some people are saying about this "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" follow-up. The film, which earned praise for both its powerful storyline and impressive special effects, won the box office in its opening weekend and currently holds a 91 percent "fresh" rating on the review aggregator site RottenTomatoes.com.

*Buzz rankings reflect the top entertainment topics being discussed on Facebook, July 13-16, in the United States. Rankings are based on both frequency and momentum: the Facebook conversations that not only got a lot of buzz during the week, but also saw a notable increase compared with the previous week.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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