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Your Week in Pop Culture: Dave Chappelle returns to stage, internet finds documentary

Dave Chappelle is back and so is an amateur documentary that sucks you into the life and times of America's most dangerous comic. (Source: MGN Online) Dave Chappelle is back and so is an amateur documentary that sucks you into the life and times of America's most dangerous comic. (Source: MGN Online)

(RNN) – This week ends the triumphant return of comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage at New York City's Radio City Music Hall for nine shows – the last of which is Thursday.

His appearances on the late night talk show circuit have made all of us miss his honest and amazing sense of humor.

Also an amateur documentary resurfaced on Vimeo called Chappelle's Show: The 50 Million Dollar Question, which breaks down the deterioration of the comedian's show, his friendship with fellow comedian and show creator Neal Brennan and other rumors. It shows that 10 years after the show's end the controversy still matters to the comedian's fans.

The documentary is a little more than two hours long, so whenever you're bored this weekend (or at work), give it a watch. In the meantime, check out Chappelle telling this story that will actually make you like Kanye West.

After all this time, it's still possible to like Kanye West.

TV: Chef Gordon Ramsey closes doors on 'Kitchen Nightmares'

After 10 years of making Americans weary of every restaurant they've ever walked in, international cooking god Chef Gordon Ramsey is ending both the U.K. and American editions of Kitchen Nightmares, he announced on his website Monday.

"As filming comes to a close on the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares, I've decided to stop making the show," Ramsey said. "I'm currently filming four new episodes, Costa Del Nightmares, for Channel 4 which will be my last. I've had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across two continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries. It's been a blast but it's time to call it a day."

A few factoids from the show's remarkable 10-year run: there were 10,197 curse words (which probably includes Ramsey saying them), nearly half a gallon of tears and one walkout – the infamous walkout at Amy's Baking Company in Arizona.

Fortunately for fans of the show, BBC America runs a block every weekday afternoon and the series is available on Hulu and Netflix.

A little something from YouTube: Latest 'Epic Rap Battles of History' is the greatest yet

If you aren't hip to Epic Rap Battles on YouTube, then you know nothing about online comedy.

With Season 3.5 of Epic Rap Battles in full swing, its latest effort brings great lyrics to a cross-century scientific beef with Sir Isaac Newton and Bill Nye.

And yes, that is Weird Al Yankovic, whose 15th studio album, Prepare for Mandatory Fun, comes out July 15.

So you should prepare for a few hours of losing yourself in these rap battles and all the random celebrity cameos in various videos.

Music: Bow to leave name, puppy-like days behind him

Fans of Bow Wow can now refer to him as the artist formerly known as Bow Wow.

According to him, he's going to go by his real name Shad Moss following the BET Awards. The current 106 & Park host said on Instagram that the name change pinpoints the adult state of his life.

"Now its time for the next chapter and challenge. Bow Wow does not fit who I am today. Ima father, business man, TV host, Actor, and rapper! Time for MR Moss to take over!"

So, rest in peace, the name "Bow Wow." As a tribute to you, here is our favorite Bow Wow song.

Bow Wow ft. Omarion – Let Me Hold You

Movies: Sequels continue to dominate 2014 at the box office

If the movie is the second version of a smash hit, it will be its own smash hit in 2014.

The first three films atop this week's box office winners are all sequels, including Think Like a Man Too debuting at No. 1. The Clint Eastwood-directed Jersey Boys debuted at No. 4.

Here are last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):

  1. Think Like a Man Too (NR) $29,241,911
  2. 22 Jump Street (1) $27,460,995
  3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2) $24,719,312
  4. Jersey Boys (NR) $13,319,371
  5. Maleficent (3) $12,910,766

In theaters: June 27

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Usually in his movies, Mark Wahlberg is either a cop, a soldier or talking to a teddy bear mixed with some sort of crime fighting. Well, in this Michael Bay masterpiece of BIG explosions, Wahlberg is an auto mechanic who finds a wrecked Optimus Prime, and is bringing the head of the Autobots, Decepticons and a mischievous government on their trail. The movie stars Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Nicola Peltz. Check out the trailer here.

They Come Together – In an obvious comedic mockery of You've Got Mail, Molly (Amy Poehler) and her quaint life as a shop owner are threatened by the corporate giant and the employer of Joel (Paul Rudd) and their hate turns into romantic-comedy love. Check out the trailer here.

Also in theaters: Begin Again, Snowpiercer, Whitey: United States of America v. James. J. Bulger, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Yves Saint Laurent

Tweet of the Week: This meme has won the World Cup

As many of you know, Uruguay soccer player Luis Suarez was banned from soccer for four months by FIFA for allegedly biting his Italian competitor in their World Cup match Wednesday.

Since Suarez has a history of biting his opponents and is called "The Cannibal" in European soccer circles, it's been the main soccer discussion for the last few days. His eagerness to sink his teeth into his opponent has delivered this week's best tweet/internet meme courtesy of Lauren Sokol.

By bringing FIFA World Cup fever to the endearing vision of Lance Stephenson blowing his sweet, non-intimidating breath into LeBron James's ear during the Eastern Conference Finals, Sokol could be miles away from Brazil and won the World Cup. You go, girl. 

Plus, the Lance Stephenson thing really is the gif/meme that keeps on giving. So are the Suarez ones.

Honorable mention

It's all right … to test your 'Saved by the Bell' knowledgeBeamly

Your Week in Music: Robert Plant makes comeback with new band, new sound – Raycom News Network

Diane Sawyer steps down as 'ABC World News' anchor Deadline

Lifetime's unauthorized ‘Saved by the Bell' movies has found its Mr. BeldingUPROXX

University offers athletic scholarship to ‘League of Legends' gamers – Raycom News Network

Dishonorable mention

LeBron James opts out of contract with Miami Heat - Miami Herald

Photos: American student wedged in statue of female anatomy in Germany – Raycom News Network

Gary Oldman apology blasted as 'insufficient' by ADLVariety

Teen loses finger at wave because ‘bass was hard', hot girlsElite Daily

29 people who shouldn't be allowed on FacebookBuzzFeed

Burglar signs into Facebook, gets caught – CNN

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