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All hail the king of internet pranks, Jimmy Kimmel. (Source: Wiki Commons/MGN Online) All hail the king of internet pranks, Jimmy Kimmel. (Source: Wiki Commons/MGN Online)
Eminem and Brent Musburger are officially the new odd couple. (Source: ESPN/YouTube) Eminem and Brent Musburger are officially the new odd couple. (Source: ESPN/YouTube)

(RNN) – I tried to kill twerking for everyone a few weeks ago. No one listened and instead let Jimmy Kimmel bamboozle you.

Way to go, America. Another pop culture fad taken too far and all because you want to know what your kids are talking about and were tricked by a stunt woman and Kimmel.

And for those saying "I knew it was fake!" you're lying; you were fooled just like everyone else.

Thankfully, Kimmel has officially killed twerking and all it stands for.

Music: Tariq from The Roots spits fire in NFL Week 1 review on Fallon

It's surprising that people don't realize that The Roots were an established, popular hip-hop group before they became the best house band in late night television.

People also don't realize that Jimmy Fallon featuring the individual members frequently is one of the things that make Late Night with Jimmy Fallon so good.

Tuesday night was no exception. Fallon had Root's leader Tariq recap the NFL's Week 1 in 90 seconds and the gifted lyrist did not disappoint.

Even Fallon had to bow down.

Jam of the week: Korn, Never Never – The personal lyrics of Korn front man Jonathan Davis take front and center as the rock band comes back after a long hiatus. Never Never is the first single from their upcoming album The Paradigm Shift, set to release Oct. 1.

Other music news: Sweet-singing pop princess Ariana Grande's debut album Yours Truly debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, selling 138,000 copies in its first week. The pop newcomer was the first female act to take the top spot since Kesha's debut album Animal did the same in January 2010.

TV: Eminem and Brent Musburger should be together more often

ESPN's primetime college football showing was improved not by the matchup of Notre Dame at Michigan, but in the best segment ESPN commentator Brent Musburger has been a part of since he drooled all over AJ McCarron's girlfriend.

ESPN was the first to debut the music video for Eminem's latest single Berserk, from the rapper's upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song is the new official theme of ESPN college football broadcasts.

The video debuted at halftime, and at the beginning of the third quarter, Eminem joined commentators Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit to talk about the song.

Much has been made of Eminem's awkward behavior during the interview. At the beginning, the controversial rapper seemed out of it. Though he became conversational and interacted with the two commentators, he seemed awkward and uncomfortable.

Maybe it was because Musburger was calling him Marshall. Maybe Eminem was afraid Musburger was going to ask, "So, can you hook me up with the pretty ladies of Detroit?" Or ask him what Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner's girlfriend looked like.

Eminem didn't help the awkwardness. He just fed Musburger, called him a legend and linking him with Al Michaels, John Madden and the late Pat Summerall.

Part of me wants to say it was an act; the other part of me wants Eminem to replace Herbstreit in the booth.

Sports: Manning Bowl III highlights NFL Week 2

The NFL started last week with a seven touchdown performance by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Peyton will now take his laser rocket arm to East Rutherford, NJ, to face his brother Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. This series is affectionately known by NFL lovers as the Manning Bowl, and many often call the AFC-NFC matchup a potential Super Bowl preview starring the first brothers of the NFL.

The third installment of the series comes after the Broncos defeated the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 49-27 on Sept. 5 to open the 2013 NFL season. The Giants lost to NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys 36-31 on Sunday.

Peyton is 2-0 against his little brother in the series. It's his first meeting as a Denver Bronco.

But it's always great when the brothers team up, like when rapping about watching football on your phone. It will never get old.

Movies: ‘Riddick' takes over the top spot from ‘The Butler'

Finally, The Butler has a worthy foe that isn't named One Direction (sorry, not sorry, Directioners).

Riddick, the latest action sci-fi flick starring Vin Diesel unseated the docu-drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey from its nearly month-long reign atop the box office.

Lee Daniels' The Butler might not fall as far as One Direction: This is Us did (falling from No. 2 to No. 6) with this week's new films, but with a sequel to a popular thriller kicking off the fall movie season, the film's time at the top might be done.

Here's last weekend's top five, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):

  1. Riddick $19,030,375 (NR)
  2. Lee Daniels' The Butler $8,401,729 (1)
  3. Instructions Not Included $8,149,289 (4)
  4. We're the Millers $7,695,027 (3)
  5. Planes $4,120,811 (5)

New in theatres: Sept. 13

The Family – A mafia family is forced into the witness protection program in France and seem to have a problem both fitting into their new surroundings and hiding from the mob who wants them silenced. The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and John D'Leo.

Insidious: Chapter 2 Friday the 13th flick - The sequel to the 2011 hit thriller, the Lambert family is still being followed by evil ghosts that continue to haunt the patriarch (Patrick Wilson) and his children. The movie also stars Rose Byrne.

Blue Caprice(WARNING: TRAILER MAY BE UPSETTING TO SOME) INDIE FLICK OF THE WEEK - The film is an adaptation of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks and the people behind them - John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo. The movie depicts how an orphaned Malvo (played by Tequan Richmond) was manipulated by Muhammad (played by Isaiah Washington), a tortured man who wanted the world to suffer as much as he had.

Also new in theatres: Grand Masti, Wadjda, Herb & Dorothy 50X50, Informant.

A little something from YouTube: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake = the bromance of the millennium

If Jimmy Kimmel is the king of fooling the masses, Jimmy Fallon is the king of short segments meant for YouTube. On Tuesday, he and his best celebrity buddy Justin Timberlake took on football's gift and curse – the end zone dance.

Mixed in with these jewels of sports entertainment were various pop culture icons like the pottery scene from Ghost, Aaron Hernandez, Tim Tebow and Timberlake's previous job as a boy band member.

Fallon and Timberlake are reminiscent of another bromantic couple.

Honorable Mention

VIRAL: Sedated man shocked by wife's hotness

Alabama bar features Johnny Manziel piñata for patrons to smash

'Epic twerk fail' girl pulls curtain back on prank

Raccoon crashes through ceiling of police station

Duke's Coach K confesses love for Beyonce

(Dis)honorable mention

Florida pastor arrested with thousands of kerosene-soaked Qurans

AT&T has marketing mishap with 9/11 tribute tweet

Attorney: Red Lobster customer denies writing slur on receipt

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