Sandra Bullock Rapping 'Rapper's Delight' on Talk Show Is Perfect

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 11:31 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock rapping on a British talk show just cements her place in the cool club. The actress revealed to host Jonathan Ross that she was once down with the Sugar Hill Gang and their one-hit wonder "Rapper's Delight," and then thrilled by proving it.

Ross pushed Bullock into doing her version of the hit rap song after the star admitted that she memorized the lyrics of the song to impress a boy she liked in high school.

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"I learned the words because I liked this guy in high school," she told Ross. "I was like, 'Next time I go to that dance, I'm going to know every word. I'm going to make sure he sees me lip-syncing it and I'm going to catch his eye and I'm gonna, like, say the words. And he's going to like me.' And sadly, it worked."

Ross's studio audience cheered loudly as the host encouraged her to rap the first verse of the song, which Bullock performed almost flawlessly.

Bullock was on the show to promote her new movie "Gravity," in which she stars with George Clooney.

"Gravity" continued to score at the box office, raking in $43.2 million and coming in at No. 1 again this week. The film outranked Tom Hanks' "Captain Phillips," which pulled in $25.7 million, according to Businessweek. 

"Gravity," which has received positive reviews, is about two astronauts who are left stranded in space after an accident.

Bullock plays Ryan Stone, a newly minted medical engineer, while Clooney plays a veteran astronaut who talks Stone through her panic when debris from a satellite hits the shuttle and damages it.

While "Gravity" is receiving Oscar buzz, some have said the film is fictitous and does not depict real life.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson told The Wrap that "Gravity" got the orbits for the Hubble Telescope and the International Space Station wrong and that George Clooney's astronaut character would not have used a jetpack. He also said and that Sandra Bullock should have been wearing an adult diaper when she removed her space suit.

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