Viral video: Star Wars stormtroopers dance with Barack Obama

Watch the Potus throw some shapes with R2-D2 and Gwen Stefani, George Clooney and Julia Roberts sing carpool karaoke

If you are the president of the United States you can do almost anything you want – and for Barack Obama that meant celebrating May the 4th with a Star Wars dance. Potus was joined by wife Michelle, R2-D2 and and a couple of stormtroopers in the White House.

Obama may have got the thumbs up for his moves but he earned a scathing “Oh really” from the Queen when he sent a supportive message for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in Orlando. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau was quick to respond with his own “boom” message to back the sports event, which is open to all wounded, injured and sick serving military personnel and veterans.

James Corden’s carpool karaoke with Gwen Stefani got a little star crowded when he ended up in the high occupancy vehicle lane and had to pick up a couple of extra passengers – Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

Police across the globe are tuning into the Running Man challenge and creating their own dance videos. The challenge began with a video by New Zealand officers who filmed the running man dance as part of a recruitment drive. They want to sign up 400 new officers by the end of 2016, particularly of Maori, Pacific Island, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian descent. They asked: “Are you up for it Victoria police, NSW police force, Western Australia police, Queensland police service, South Australia police, ACT policing, Tasmania police, LAPD headquarters, Isles of Scilly police and NYPD?” The challenge was picked up by the NYPD who were filmed dancing by New York’s Brooklyn Bridge and then by police officers in Edinburgh who danced in front of the castle. Who will be next? It’s back to “may the force be with you” …

Gwen Stefani carpool karaoke

1) Obama Dances with Star Wars Robot R2-D2 and Stormtroopers
The Empire Strikes Barack

2) Gwen Stefani Carpool Karaoke (w/Surprise Guests)
The sweet escape

3) New Zealand Police Running Man Challenge
Un-beat-able …

4) NYPD Running Man Challenge
… or is it?

5) Queen and Prince Harry challenge Barack Obama’s Invictus Games challenge
Royal boo-m

6) PM Trudeau delivers a message before the Invictus Games
Justin time

7) Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift dancing at Met Gala 2016
Quick moves

8) Radiohead - Burn The Witch
Camberwick Green meets Burning Man

9) Spider-Man Pranked By Thor | Spider-Man Sam
Getting hammered

10) Marvel’s Daredevil Supercut: “This City”
Netflix’s urban myth


Janette Owen

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