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Friday Morning Laughs: The Mostly Movies Edition

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Happy Friday, ladies and gents! The weekend is here at last and we’re celebrating with a roundup of some of the funniest videos of the week. This week’s Friday Morning Laughs is inspired by The Oscars so it’s made up almost entirely of videos related to the movies—with the exception of an adorable baby video, a scare prank and one awesome video of Michelle Obama dancing! Enjoy!

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Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Sandy Hook Pages | Viddy Layoffs


Facebook To Remove Exploitative Sandy Hook Tribute Pages (AllFacebook)
Not long after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., several people set up tribute pages on Facebook to encourage donations to help affected families. Some did so out of the kindness of their hearts, while some were just trying to cash in. Facebook has agreed to take down Sandy Hook tribute pages that people feel exist solely to exploit the tragedy.

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The People Have Spoken: Seth MacFarlane Is Not the ‘Worst Host Ever’

Seth MacFarlane (photo by s_bukley/Shutterstock.com) and Christopher Knight (photo by Charles Edwards/Shutterstock.com)

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane might have rubbed a few critics the wrong way while hosting the 2013 Academy Awards, but most viewers didn’t think he was the worst host they’d ever seen. Social media research firm Fizziology analyzed Twitter and Facebook posts about the Oscars to find out what viewers thought of MacFarlane while he was on stage joking about Lincoln’s assassination and singing about actresses’ boobs.

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Oscars Recap: Best Moments and Winners (Mashable)
From host Seth MacFarlane singing about actress’ bare chests to Jennifer Lawrence’s major fall while accepting her award, the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night did not disappoint. Sure, the event honored the very best talent in film today, but viewers were also treated to some unexpected moments, including quirky pictures taken backstage.

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