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Sir Ian McKellen Recites Lyrics From Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars Songs — And The Results Are Amazing! Watch!

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Ian McKellen has graced us with many iconic roles over his career, from powerful wizards to telepathic professors!

But the 76-year-old takes on a whole new form when he performs a reading of Taylor Swift's Bad Blood!

[ Video: This Weatherman Just Did His Entire Forecast With Taylor Swift Lyrics ]

On Tuesday, the Mr. Holmes actor used his robust voice to belt out some of Swifty's finest lyrics — and the results transformed the vicious frenemy anthem to a dignified threat!

The Oscar nominee also recited a verse from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk, and his "wooh"s were definitely on point!

Check out the actor reciting some of today's biggest pop hits in the video (below)!

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Watch Rick Astley Cover Uptown Funk By Bruno Mars — You Aren't Getting Rick Rolled We Promise!

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Rick Astley puts his spin on Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's hit song!

Rick Astley is never gonna let you down!

Especially when it comes to covering songs you'd NEVER expect to hear him sing! The 49-year-old took the stage at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park during the Let's Rock London festival over the weekend.

[ Video: Watch This 60-Year-Old SLAY Uptown Funk! ]

But during his performance, he surprised fans by straying from his own stuff and actually took a page out of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's songbook!

Donning a suit and tie, the iconic artist tried his hand at the huge hit Uptown Funk, and he actually did a pretty good job!

Rick was moving and grooving while he sang the sassy song, and the crowd was totally into the impressive cover! Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Have To Split Uptown Funk Royalties ELEVEN WAYS Due To Similarities To This Classic Funk Hit!

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Uptown Funk gonna give it to ya! And by "it" we mean a sizable royalty check!

With 575 million YouTube hits and 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Uptown Funk was a massive hit for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

Oh, and four other people too.

[ Video: This Harry Potter Uptown Funk Parody Is Full Of Dark Magic And Fresh Beats! ]

The song originally had six credited songwriters — Mark, Bruno, Bruno's partner Phillip Lawrence, producer Devon Gallaspy (for the All Gold Everything excerpts) along with Trinidad James, and co-producer Jeffrey Bhasker.

But now, thanks to a new legal settlement, the megahit is being credited to five more writers!

After a claim that part of the song sounded similar to

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Hoda Kotb Defeats Michael Strahan In An Epic Lip Sync Battle! Watch Their Full Performances Here!

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Hoda Kotb funked up Michael Strahan real good this week when the two faced off on Lip Sync Battle!

The Today host channeled her inner Bruno Mars to ensure her victory battling against the Live! with Kelly and Michael host.

Kotb's first booty-popping performance of the night was to Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back — and she knew every word!

But the 50-year-old really brought down the house with Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, complete with an ensemble of backup dancers as she danced in a fedora and blazer!

[ Related: Kendall Jenner Vs. Hoda Kotb: Who Wore It Better??? ]

Strahan gave a valiant effort in his performance of Fergie's London Bridge and the Bell Biv Devoe hit Poison, but the ex-NFL player just didn't want it as bad as his opponent.

Kotb took home the win, which we're sure will be a good excuse for her and co-star Kathie Lee Gifford to celebrate with some wine!

Ch-ch-check out the videos (below) to see clips of their performances!

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The Wiz Is NBC's Next Live Musical! But Who Will Star?? See Our Top Picks HERE!!

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NBC is doing it again!

Peter Pan Live!'s numbers may have been somewhat disappointing in comparison to The Sound Of Music, but they were still impressive for a live show.

So the network is putting together another live Broadway show! And this time — you voted for it — they're getting more ethnically diverse with an adaptation of The Wiz!

[ Related: Shonda Rhimes SHUTS DOWN Controversial Ethnic Diversity Op-Ed ]

Partnering with Cirque Du Soleil to help bring the magic of Oz to life without the help of visual FX, NBC hopes this will be the best live show yet!

But it'll only work if they get the right cast! And since many fans remember Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in these roles from the big screen, they're going to have their work cut out for them!

But if it were up to us, here's who would be easing on down the road:

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This Harry Potter Uptown Funk Parody Is Full Of Dark Magic And Fresh Beats! Get Your Dark Lord Funk On HERE!

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We thought we'd already seen the best parodies of ​Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' hit Uptown Funk. But this one is just MAGIC!

[ Video: This Family Guy Cover Of Uptown Funk Is Freakin' Sweet! ]

Because they replace Bruno with He Who Must Not Be Named, singing all about taking down Harry Potter!

They even mixed in a little of the John Williams score! 50 points to House Slytherin!

Ch-ch-check out Dark Lord Funk (below)!

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