Viral world: what caught fire on the internet this week
Legolas parodies a viral video, the best wedding toast ever and One Direction lyrics are put to the test
GOODBYE TO LEGOLAS Filming for the third Hobbit movie, Battle of the Five Armies, has just finished and director Peter Jackson couldn't resist shooting a special goodbye to Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom. Jackson and Bloom recreated the 2006 "They're Taking The Hobbits To Isengard" viral video, which has been viewed more than 12 million times since it was posted, and shared it on Youtube.
MAID OF HONOUR CHANNELS EMINEM DURING TOAST
Maid of honour Jennifer Gabrielli has been crowned the queen of wedding speeches after she showed off her rapping skills with a toast set to the tune of Eminem's Without Me. At her sister's wedding in California, Gabrielli seems about to deliver a run-of-the-mill toast to the bride and groom when the beat kicks in and she dons a black hoodie. As the guests, and her sister, go wild, Gabrielli raps "this looks like it's meant to be, so everybody just toast with me, raise your glasses if you're thirsty, because tonight we're here to par-party".
GUYS TEST OUT ONE DIRECTION CHAT-UP LINES
Casper Lee and his friend Jack put teen-heartthrobs One Direction's pulling prowess to the test by using their lyrics as chat-up lines. The video, which has racked up more than one millions hits, shows the teenage boys heading to a park and approaching unsuspecting women with lines such as "Oh I just wanna take you anywhere that you like/We can go out any day any night". Unfortunately the lyrics don't have the same effect when they're not coming from the mouth of Niall, Liam, Louis, Zayn or Harry.
KATIE HOPKINS ANGERS HOLLY WILLOUGHBY
Katie Hopkins has renewed her campaign to become TV's most reviled personality by expressing her distaste for working-class children on ITV's This Morning. "I think you can tell a great deal from a name," said the former Apprentice contestant. "For me there's certain names that I hear and I think, 'Urgh'. For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, 'Do I want my children to play with them?"
GEORGE NORTH LIFT PARODIED
When the Lions' Welsh winger scooped up Aussie rival Israel Folau and ran with him on his shoulder, it was the stand-out moment of the Test. Within hours the image had become an internet meme, with fans lining up to describe North as a beast, monster, machine or tank.