Parodies by Celebrities

Wrecking ball

Screenshot from Ron Jeremy’s new music video
Darick Earney
Staff Writer


Normally, celebrities are associated with high dollar clothes, limousines, and really expensive mansions. What some forget about celebrities is that they, too, are human beings.

 They love to sing their favorite songs, dance to their favorite tunes, and even re-enact their favorite videos with some of their celebrity acting buddies.

“The Fast and The Furious” star Vin Diesel doesn’t fail to participate in this Hollywood trend as he boogies down for 7+ minutes in a recent YouTube video.

From the start of the video, Diesel lip-syncs some of his favorite lyrics, and occasionally drowns out the music with his own singing voice. He also pantomimes singing into a small microphone and makes a series of hip-hop influenced hand gestures.

Diesel demonstrates a plethora of modern, and possibly made-up, dance moves to Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and Beyonce’s “Drunk on Love”.

About 3 minutes and 12 seconds into the video, Diesel takes time to deliver a personal message from him to his fans for making his recent film “RIDDICK”  #1 on the DVD charts. He also asks his fans for their opinion on the 2014 Grammys, just before breaking off into another improvised dance routine.

5 minutes and 42 seconds into the video, he attempts to hit a falsetto note sung by Beyonce, as he proceeds to sway back and forth, shaking his hips. Perhaps Diesel busting a move is a victory dance? Either way, it’s quite entertaining.

Vin Diesel isn’t the only star who was bored out of his mind recently. In fact, James Franco and Seth Rogen had to get in on the action as well.

In the midst of shooting a new comedy film titled “The Interviewer”, Franco and Rogen participated in a shot-for-shot re-enactment of Kanye West’s “Bound 2”.

After Kanye West released his 6th studio album, “Yeezus”, he shot a video alongside his wife, Kim Kardashian. The video gained notoriety for its low budget background effects, explicit lyrics, and a topless Kim Kardashian.

All of the video’s fame didn’t stop Seth Rogen and James Franco from, deliberately, parodying the video, with a topless Seth Rogen embracing a fully clothed James Franco, riding a motor-scooter.

If seeing Seth Rogen topless isn’t enough to satisfy (or horrify), there is always the instant classic cover of Miley Cyrus’’ “Wrecking Ball”, featuring America’s favorite adult film legend, Ron Jeremy, on vocals.

Jeremy doesn’t fail to entertain the audience with shock and disgust as he licks the end of a sledgehammer and rides a wrecking ball half naked. This video is bound to have anyone saying: “Wreck-ek-ek” with the same unenthused emphasis as Jeremy once the chorus drops.

If nothing else, Ron Jeremy sure gives tank tops and tighty-whiteys a good advertisement out of it.

As aforementioned, celebrities are people too. They have their views on other celebrities as much as anyone else. But, of course, not everyone has the time, or the money, to record shot-for-shot parodies of other artists.

That’s why YouTube has allowed fans around the world to enjoy celebrities like Vin Diesel, James Franco, and Ron Jeremy, for using their fame to express what the fans want to say. Even if it includes wearing tighty-whiteys.

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