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March 29th, 2013
11:17 AM ET

Parents surprised by skill of two-year-old pillow pet bandit

Here's a question: What would you do for a unicorn pillow pet?

How about breaking and entering?

Kyle Moser, a two-year-old 'bedtime bandit' as his parents labeled him in this YouTube video, was caught using a nail clipper to pick the lock of his sister's bedroom door to get at that highly coveted pillow pet.

When his sister's toys went missing, she always pointed at Kyle. Their parents set up the sting operation in the hopes of catching him in the act...and they struck web video gold.

This morning on "Starting Point," Kyle's parents Joann and Mike Moser, tell Soledad about catching their little bandit in the act.

Filed under: A little fun • Viral video
March 22nd, 2013
12:27 PM ET

Finding humor in college 'Admission': Actors Wallace Shawn and Gloria Reuben talk about their new comedy film

Wallace Shawn and Gloria Reuben can both be seen in the new film “Admission." They sit down with John Berman on "Starting Point" to talk about their new movie, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

The premise of "Admission" revolves around the competitive college admissions process. Fey plays a college counselor competing with another admissions officer, played by Reuben, for a job as dean of admissions at Princeton. Shawn plays their prospective bosses.

Shawn says the humor lies in the competition for the role of head of admissions. Fey was “great, obviously highly intelligent and so easy to work with. It was a great, fun experience all the way around,” he says.

Reuben has had some pretty serious past roles on the hit TV show “ER” and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar nominated film “Lincoln”. She is very “proud of the work on both”, but says that acting in a comedy “was a relief.”

Shawn, who many know from his role as the iconic villain in “The Princess Bride,” says he's glad people have an emotional connection to the classic. "It's nice that people have had a nice moment out of” the “Princess Bride,” but he admits the response to the movie has been “odd” for him.

“Admission” opens in theaters nationwide today.

Filed under: A little fun • College • Entertainment • Movies
March 20th, 2013
09:25 AM ET

VIDEO: Model Kate Upton asked to prom in adorable viral video

A video of a high school senior's prom invitation to model Kate Upton has gone viral. Will she say yes?

Filed under: A little fun • Viral video
March 18th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

Movie 'The Sapphires' called Australia's version of 'Dreamgirls' – stars sit down with John Berman

The movie "The Sapphires" is being called the Australian's version of "Dreamgirls."

It's the story of four young Aboriginal women in the 1960s who form an all-girl soul group who are then sent to Vietnam to entertain U.S. troops.

The movie opens Friday for U.S. audiences in New York and Los Angeles.

CNN's John Berman had the chance to sit down with the stars of "The Sapphires" - Jessica Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell, Deborah Mailman and Shari Sebbens - to talk about the true story behind this remarkable movie, and the global response to the film.

Filed under: A little fun • Entertainment
March 14th, 2013
11:45 AM ET

VIDEO: How the 'Bushwhack Boogie' flashmob came about

Casi Buch and Carly Hilley talk about organizing a flash mob at Texas A&M University for fmr. President George H.W. Bush.

Filed under: A little fun • Flashmob
March 13th, 2013
10:10 AM ET

VIDEO: Flash mob surprises President George H.W. Bush

Texas A&M students surprise former President George H.W. Bush with a dance to Books & Dunn's "Boot Scootin' Boogie."

Filed under: A little fun • Trending
March 8th, 2013
11:27 AM ET

Comedy veteran Tommy Davidson returns in Cartoon Network animated show 'Black Dynamite'

Comedian Tommy Davidson on the second season of his hit animated series "Black Dynamite" on Cartoon Network.

Filed under: A little fun
March 8th, 2013
11:14 AM ET

Actress Abbie Cornish talks to Soledad about her gritty new film 'The Girl'

Abbie Cornish sits down with Soledad on Starting Point to talk about her new gritty film ‘The Girl.”

In the movie, Cornish plays a struggling single mother from Texas named Ashley, who has just lost her son to the foster system. She’s “trying to get her life back together, but is full of anger and regret, and sort of this negativity and darkness,” Cornish notes. At her father’s suggestion, Ashley starts to smuggle immigrants across the border to try to make ends meet.

Cornish admits she had to master a Texas accent for the film, and she had to learn Spanish. She also researched for the role extensively, doing field research by visiting "safe houses for migrants that were making the migration up north, we actually spent time with those people.”

"The Girl" will be released in New York on Friday, and opens in Los Angeles on March 15th.

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March 7th, 2013
11:32 AM ET

Half-court shot winner: I told the mascot I would make it

Sinking a halftime shot from half court never an easy feat, but Heath Kufahl, a high school boys basketball's coach in Dell City, Oklahoma. But he did just that and took home $20,000 in prize money. It happened during the Thunders/Lakers game Tuesday night.

It turns out there's lots more to the story. On TV, the game took a cut away of Heath's wife who was cheering him on. It turns out that his wife, Jenny, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and since then medical bills have been piling up for the couple. They also have seven kids.

This morning on "Starting Point," Heath and Jenni talk about the amazing shot and coping with cancer treatments

Filed under: A little fun • Basketball
March 7th, 2013
11:28 AM ET

BBC Radio 1's Chris Stark explains his nerves before his 'unconventional' Mila Kunis interview

It has been referred to as the best interview ever. The interview between a star-struck BBC Radio 1 reporter and a starlet actress has gone viral with over 5,500,000 views on YouTube.

Chris Stark, who acts as a side-kick on the Scott Mills radio show, was only given 10 minutes notice that he was being sent to interview actress Mila Kunis for her movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful." This morning, Stark talks about the interview with Soledad O'Brien on “Starting Point.”

Stark says his boss sent him to the interview because he “thought it would be really funny to send me out and see what happens.” As he left to go to the location of the interview, Stark says he panicked and “tried to think of just what questions can you ask a megastar.”

Reflecting on the interview that has since gone viral, Stark says “it all just seems like a bit of a blur.”

“In my eyes it felt like it was going badly. I remember the first thing I asked her because I tried to give her a compliment I mean she’s gorgeous she’s really hot. I think I said something along the lines of was it hard to play someone ugly and I think it just came across really badly,” he says.

During the interview Stark asked Kunis if she would be his “plus 1” to his friend’s wedding, to which she replied “well I’ve gone to a Marine Ball, so what's another?”

But since the interview Stark says he has not heard from Kunis. He adds, “For me it was just an amazing experience and… She just made me feel really comfortable and then I could just chat to her about things that I sort of I was interested in.”

Filed under: A little fun • Celebrity • London • Mila Kunis
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