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ACM Awards: Best and Worst of the Broadcast -- VIDEO

The 49th Annual ACM Awards were held Sunday night in Las Vegas, where George Strait took home Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert earned her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist title, and Darius Rucker stole the show. Here are a few more honors from the telecast. Feel free to add your own in the comments. READ FULL STORY

'Jesus Christ Superstar' to tour North America with a punk legend and boy band star

The 1970s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon.

The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the last days of Jesus will start a 54-city tour in New Orleans on June 9.

It will star punk legend John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon as King Herod, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas and JC Chasez of `N Sync as Pontius Pilate. Ben Forster, the winner of the U.K.’s prime-time contest show Superstar, will play the son of God.

“I’m looking forward to the experience,” said Chasez. “This is honestly my first theater experience so I’m being thrown into the fire a bit. But I’m excited because the fact that we’re doing something that feels pretty unique.” READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' coaches treat lucky few to intimate concert at L.A.'s Sayers Club: On the Scene

The Voice’s Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher took a break from their coaching duties to treat a room of about 150 guests at Los Angeles’ Sayers club to a private concert, and EW was lucky enough to score a seat at the intimate soiree. READ FULL STORY

Throwback Thursday: O-Town's reunion and the 7 dirtiest boy band songs -- VIDEO

Word broke earlier this week that O-Town — the One Direction of the aughts, except less cute and not nearly as famous — is plotting a reunion. (Okay, an almost-reunion; frontman Ashley Parker Angel, the group’s answer to Harry Styles/Clone High guest star extraordinaire, is apparently out of the band. So much for “all or nothing at all.”)

This is great news, primarily for one reason: It gives us all a chance to reexamine “Liquid Dreams,” which has to be the grossest thing to come out of the late ’90s/early ’00s boy band boom. (Besides Chris Kirkpatrick’s hair.)

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Madonna writes for BuzzFeed, asks readers to submit art for her review

Pop music chameleon Madonna has unveiled her latest persona: listicler.

The music superstar made her debut as a BuzzFeed contributor this morning, when her post,  “11 Freedom Fighters Who Have Inspired Me,” went live. Madonna’s heroes are artists and revolutionaries, icons, and legends-in-the-making — from John Lennon to Malala Yousafzai, the people who inspire her have made an everlasting impact on the way we view the world. READ FULL STORY

'Nashville' cast is going on tour: Here's what you can expect

It’s official! The stars of Nashville are heading out on their first-ever concert tour. Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, and Chris Carmack are hitting the road on April 25, where they’ll put on their first show in Chicago. From there, the tour will continue to Washington D.C. on May 4, and New York City on May 6. And for NYC fans only, fellow cast member Will Chase will also take the stage. READ FULL STORY

Nick Cannon talks whiteface controversy on 'Good Morning America'

Nick Cannon stirred things up on Instagram last week by posing for photos in which he wore skin-lightening makeup. Captions for the photos indicated that Cannon was playing a white character called “Connor Smallnut.”

Cannon went on Good Morning America this morning to talk about the stunt, which he did to promote his upcoming album — his first in over 10 years — which is titled White People Party Music.

“It was one of those things, obviously, even when naming my album title and doing the character, I knew it would spark some controversy,” Cannon said. “But I feel like it’s a conversation that’s needed because we all have differences, we embrace it.”

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Justin Bieber gets booed at the Juno Awards

Have Canadian fans stopped Beliebing? It certainly seems that way, given their reaction to the Biebs at this year’s Juno Awards.

After beating out the likes of Celine Dion, Robin Thicke, Arcade Fire, and many others to win the Juno Fan Choice Award, Bieber’s name received a mix of cheers and boos when he was announced as the winner. Sadly, or perhaps happily, Bieber himself was not there to witness the booing and/or defend himself. Then again, his absence might be the very reason why some fans finally decided they were ready to take a stand against him.

Watch the booing below:

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Leighton Meester and Dana Williams cover Fleetwood Mac -- VIDEO

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Who knew Blair Waldorf could really sing? Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester got together with singer-songwriter friend Dana Williams to cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” in a poolside performance.

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College offers Miley Cyrus course (no twerking required)

It’s already been pretty much established that you can take a college course in just about anything. So why not gain school credits studying Miley Cyrus?

A New York college is offering a course called “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media.” The summer class delves deep into cultural issues inspired by the tongue-protruding pop princess for 2.5 hours per day, three days a week. The course is offered by Skidmore College, a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, which confirmed the news to EW.

“Miley Cyrus has grown up in the public eye, trying on and discarding very different identities onscreen and off,” reads visiting assistant professor Carolyn Chernoff’s course description. “She provides rich examples for analyzing aspects of intersectional identities and media representation.” READ FULL STORY

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