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Jared Padalecki and More Supernatural Stars Cameo in 'Shake It Off' Parody (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/21/2015 08:25PM

If you're still reeling from Wednesday's finale of Supernatural, levity has arrived in the form of a mashup that combines the Winchester brothers with Taylor Swift.

The "Shake It Off" parody stars Hilly and Hannah Hindi of The Hillywood Show, who are delightful as Dean and Castiel, respectively, and SPN alum Osric Chau (R.I.P. Kevin Tran) stars as Sam, wearing a truly spectacular wig.

The video is pretty perfect – a favorite moment is when Dean shakes and shimmies in between two dead bodies while brandishing the First Blade – but the real treat for SPN fans comes at the end of the video, when several of the show's biggest stars make cameos.

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Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles Teams Up with Jared Padalecki to Raise Mental Health Awareness | Supernatural, Jensen Ackles

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Jensen Ackles Teams Up with Supernatural Costar Jared Padalecki to Raise Mental Health Awareness (Plus, What's in Store for the Finale)

Originally posted 05/06/2015 07:30PM

With his charity campaign "Always Keep Fighting," Supernatural star Jared Padalecki raised ample funds for To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization that helps those struggling with depression, addiction and suicidal ideation. However, he was most keenly interested in destigmatizing mental illness following the suicide of a close friend.

Thanks to the help of the Supernatural fandom, which continues to thrive even as the show gears up for its 10th season finale, the T-shirt campaign was a rousing success.

Now, Padalecki and costar Jensen Ackles have joined forces. The two have set up a joint, donor-advised fund – "a junior version of a foundation," Ackles tells PEOPLE – to support a variety of like causes that, chiefly, work to help those suffering from mental illness and mood disorders, among other causes. In the future, the pair may even decide to partner up with costar Misha Collins' foundation, Random Acts, but Ackles tells PEOPLE that they're just getting their feet wet with their "junior foundation" for now.

In a chat with PEOPLE, Ackles, 37, reveals his personal reasons for joining the charitable fray and how he helped Padalecki when he "went down a dark road" while filming the third season of Supernatural. Ackles also shares that he, too, has dealt with these issues and says it's not only important to have somebody in your life to listen to you when things get dark, but also to have the courage to reach out and ask for help.

These issues are also germane to Ackles' current plotline on Supernatural as his character, Dean, fights against the Mark of Cain which, without a cure, may overtake him completely. (Yes, don't worry – we also chatted about what's next for the Winchester brothers.)

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Why Supernatural Star Jared Padalecki Is Speaking Out About Mental Illness

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Why Supernatural Star Jared Padalecki Is Speaking Out About Mental Illness

Originally posted 03/10/2015 04:25PM

Both as Supernatural's Sam Winchester and in real life, Jared Padalecki hopes to save lives.

The actor, 32, has recently taken part in a campaign for To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization which aims to help those struggling with depression, addiction and suicidal ideation.

"Always Keep Fighting" is the slogan for his T-shirt campaign which has far exceeded its goal of 1,000 sold thanks to the cause's message and thanks to his passionate fanbase (his face emblazoned on the front of the shirt probably hasn't hurt).

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Jared Padalecki: Why Babies Are Tough for 'Grown Men' | Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

Jared Padalecki: Why Babies Are Tough for 'Grown Men'

Originally posted 01/23/2014 04:00PM

"When they're babies, you're like, 'I don't want to break you. I have big hands, I'm sorry,' " the Supernatural star explains

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It's a Girl for Jensen & Danneel Harris Ackles

It's a Girl for Jensen & Danneel Harris Ackles

Originally posted 06/07/2013 09:25AM

The Supernatural star and his actress wife welcomed daughter Justice Jay on May 30

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Baby on the Way for Jensen Ackles | Jensen Ackles

Baby on the Way for Jensen Ackles

Originally posted 01/07/2013 06:15PM

The Supernatural star and wife Danneel are expecting their first child later this year, they tell PEOPLE

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CW Stars Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris Tie the Knot

CW Stars Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris Tie the Knot

Originally posted 05/16/2010 09:30AM

It's a match made in CW heaven.

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and longtime girlfriend, One Tree Hill actress Danneel Harris, got married Saturday in Dallas.

"I've never seen a more stunning bride," a wedding guest tells PEOPLE, "and the couple looked happier than ever."

Ackles, 32, and Harris, 31, who dated for three years and costarred in the 2007 romantic comedy Ten Inch Hero, announced their engagement in November.

"Ultimately [I] want someone who you can pal around with and also be intimate with," Ackles told PEOPLE in 2006 about what he looks for in a woman. "Someone who can laugh at your jokes. It may sound cheesy, but someone who can be your best friend as well as your love."

• Reporting by Elaine Aradillas

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The Guys of Supernatural

The Guys of Supernatural

Originally posted 10/05/2006 05:00PM

After a season of slaying demons (and confronting the evil spirit that sent Mom bursting into flames), Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are charged up for more paranormal adventures as brother tag-team Sam and Dean Winchester in the second season of horror series Supernatural (now on The CW). And this time they've got Dad working with them, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who guest-starred as Grey's Anatomy's heart-transplant cutie Denny Duquette). PEOPLE recently caught up with the Winchester men on the Vancouver set of their show to dish about their too-close encounter with bees and their real-life father-son dynamics.

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Tonight's TV: What's Hot

Fall TV Watch: What's Hot on Thursday

Originally posted 09/28/2006 09:30AM

NEW SHOWWatch It: Ugly Betty (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) A bizarrely, blissfully successful hybrid of comedy, drama and soap, Ugly Betty is based on a Colombian telenovela and executive-produced by Mexican actress Salma Hayek. I assume those two factors have something to do with the show's sensibility, a campy cheerfulness that's unlike anything in primetime. The basic story, though, will remind viewers of The Devil Wears Prada. Frump princess Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) lands a job as assistant to Daniel Meade, the new playboy editor of Manhattan fashion bible Mode. She's been positioned outside his office precisely because she's so unattractive that Mr. Meade (Eric Mabius) will stay focused. This is cruel. But Betty is smart, smarter than her boss, and guides him past the tiger pits being dug in the fashion jungle by a rival editor. Meanwhile, there are bigger, preposterous mysteries – Mode's previous editor, presumed dead, seems to be alive – and a parade of ridiculous fashionistas: a corporation full of wicked stepsisters to Betty's Cinderella. The show is a fairy tale that doesn't need the payoff of a glass slipper.

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