Welcome To The New Celebrity #IceBucketChallenge

Kanye meets King Lear. Madonna meets Macbeth.

1. First we had the #NoMakeUpSelfie initiative, then we had the #IceBucketChallenge.


*Just another excuse to show you those again tbh.

2. And now celebrities are flooding the web with another challenge. And it’s hilarious.

3. Welcome to #15SecondShakespeare – which involves people dramatically reciting pop songs as if they were in a Shakespeare play.

4. And celebrities are flooding Twitter with their renditions.

5. Here’s Minnie Driver using Kanye’s lyrics.

6. And Ralf Little’s “Gold Digger” is pure genius.

Ok @CHIMPSINSOCKS here's my #15secondShakespeare (at 25 secs). Nominate @jackwhitehall and @Sheridansmith1

— Ralf Little (@RalfLittle)

7. True Blood’s Stephen Moyer also gave it a go.

it's over 15 but U can't rush The Bard Of Woking. I nominate @alistairpetrie & @IAmJohnAles #15secondshakespeare

— Stephen Moyer (@smoyer)

8. Not only are they damn amusing.

@FisayoAkinade @rebeccacallard nominate: @RalfLittle Martin Freeman and @daisy_haggard #15secondshakespeare

— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS)

9. And brilliantly enjoyable to watch.

Thanks for the nom @amyhubcast Calling @Jason__Watkins @EnzoCilenti and @EdStoppard #15secondshakespeare

— Mark Bonnar (@mark_bonnar)

10. But it’s also for charity, raising awareness and money for the British Red Cross.

Hey. @davidfynn here is my #15secondShakespeare I nominate @neilhimself @JoeSims10

— Arthur Darvill (@RattyBurvil)

@JAHollingworth ! #15secondshakespeare #redcross I nominate @RubyBentall @tomoausten @FionaHampton

— Heida Reed (@ReedHeida)

#15secondshakespeare @JaneSlavin @garybeadle @RonanSummers #WBstudios #Supergirl I nominate @alistairpetrie

— David Harewood (@DavidHarewood)

13. Here’s how to donate and get involved btw.

In case you're wondering what #15secondshakespeare is all about... http://t.co/tW3yilgvmm Text ACT to 70600 to donate £10

— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross)


Now can we please see Patrick Stewart’s nomination happen…

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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