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"Coming 2 America": How to Follow Up a Classic

Hollywood's love of reboots doesn't have to be depressing.

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in costume behind the scens of "Coming 2 America"

Eddie Murphy's 1988 movie Coming to America is the latest classic movie to get a Hollywood revival decades later.

At this point it's a familiar formula. Rather than investing any money in the risk of an original concept, a film studio will dig up a beloved movie—long after anyone was expecting anything out of it—and run it through the reboot assembly line.

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Music Lists

The 6 Strangest Music Collaborations Of All Time

Some things just don't go together.

We all remember how mortified we felt in 2019 when Adam Levine and Travis Scott started bouncing around the stage together, Levine strumming a few power chords on the guitar, trying to excite a crowd that he knew was vehemently disinterested in him.

But the embarrassment we felt for the Maroon 5 frontman's dated rocker boy antics didn't distract us from seeing the performance in its shirtless, misogynistic entirety. There's a particular sort of dread that comes when celebrities clash–when fans' rose-tinted glasses come off and we witness something highly anticipated dissolve into a debacle. We can't look away, as much as we so desperately want to.

In music especially there's been a slew of uncomfortable collaborations that we can't believe actually happened. Fergie actually butchered "Sweet Child O' Mine" next to Slash himself at Super Bowl XLV in front of millions of people. We didn't just have a fever dream.

Here are other absurd music collaborations that should never have happened, but unfortunately did.

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Culture Feature

Best Celebrity Death Hoaxes, RANKED

Celebrity death hoaxes are pretty funny.

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Why would anybody want to make up a story about a celebrity dying, knowing fully well that it's a blatant lie?

Attention? Power? Notoriety? Such is the mystique of the celebrity death hoax, a bizarre practice whereby someone spreads a fake rumor about a famous person's death.

Of course, celebrity death hoaxes are easily dismissed, considering the fact that the celebrity in question is always alive. All the celebrity needs to do is, y'know, absolutely anything, and then everyone with a brain will think to themselves, "Oh, that celebrity can't send a tweet if he's dead, so he must be alive." But as long as they manage to last, celebrity death hoaxes can be a great source of entertainment–especially the unbelievably stupid ones.

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