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How the Macarena and Many Bar Mitzvahs Helped Psy Break Big with “Gangnam Style” (Video)

If you get the guys who manage Madonna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga onstage together, you’re going to hear some great stuff. Here’s one of the highlights from their session at the D11 conference: The origin story for Psy. Or, more accurately, the story about the way manager Scooter Braun found the Korean pop singer and recognized an instant hit.

Semi-spoiler: This tale involves the Macarena, Cotton Eye Joe, Snow and a lot of Bar Mitzvahs.

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”