HLN’s New ‘Anchor’ Morgan Freeman Reports on ‘Twerking’

The media may be slowly moving on from Miley Cyrus madness, but apparently “twerking” is still all the rage. Today on HLN’s Morning Express, guest Morgan Freeman gamely took on the role of anchor to report a story on that word’s addition to the Oxford Dictionaries Online.

The actor used his gravest voice to read the definition aloud to viewers: “To dance to popular music in a sexually-provocative manner. Involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance.” He noted that “selfie” and “girl crush” have also been added, all without cracking a smile. Freeman has played God and president, but perhaps the role he was born for was cable news morning host.

With a performance like this, Freeman really gives James Earl Jones, of “This is CNN” fame, a run for his money.

Watch video below, via HLN:

[h/t TVNewser] | [photo via screengrab]

[Ed. note: This post has been updated to reflect that the word “twerking” was added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online, not the Oxford English Dictionary.]

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