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'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

Ginuwine sings 'Pony' on 'Arsenio Hall' -- VIDEO

Here’s your requisite ’90s flashback for the day.

Ginuwine (along with Tank and Tyrese) stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show Tuesday night — and, caving to crowd demand, performed the 1996 hit “Pony” alongside TGT. Come for the memories; stay for the thrilled audience members’ dance moves when Ginuwine makes his way into the crowd.

Watch below:

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Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys may do a reunion tour -- Your dreams are coming true!

Something that has quickly skyrocketed to number one in the History of Good Ideas: the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys maybe joining forces for a reunion tour, according to MTV UK. If you are now screaming in your office cubicle, welcome to my life fifteen minutes ago. ZOMG, I would pay untold sums for a ticket to see the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys in concert. (Granted, I really wish I could rewind life and see them as they were ten years ago, but I’ll take what I can get.) We have not heard back from the bandmembers’ reps with a confirmation of this good news, but fingers crossed it’s true.

The current status of the bands don’t exactly scream reunion tour, but it’s not a definitive “no” either. The Backstreet Boys will be doing shows around North America this summer for their “In A World Like This” tour with Avril Lavigne listed as a special guest. Not to mention the Backstreet Boys Cruise, which sails from Miami to Half Moon Cay in October. (Yes, they absolutely wear sailor outfits.) The Spice Girls had their last group show at the London Olympics in 2012. After that performance, Victoria Beckham put the kibosh on any future performances in an interview with Vanity Fair Italy, saying the Olympics was the “perfect time to say, ‘That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.’”

But let’s dream a little dream here and say they do go on a joint tour, what do we want to see at this show?

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The 'Idiot's Guide' to understanding music snobs -- VIDEO

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If you choose your favorite bands based on their obscurity, the following video is not for you. (Unless you have a sense of humor. Do music snobs have a sense of humor?)

For everyone else, the comedy network Above Average has created a guide to interacting with the world’s most picky music fans. It’s the second installment in their tongue-in-cheek Idiot’s Guide to Smart People series, and it’s quite humorously spot-on.

The video opens by explaining to viewers (a.k.a. “idiots”) that “it takes a smart person to love music in a way that takes all the fun out of it.” When interacting with a “smart person” in a situation that involves music, here are some of their tips:

Be as painstakingly specific as you possibly can when telling a music snob what kind of genres you like. “Louisiana Swamp Pop” would be a particularly good choice.

The more mainstream success a band has, the less a smart person will like them. Bon Iver is so 2007.

Do not, under any circumstances and bouts of common sense, wear a band’s T-shirt to said band’s concert.

And remember: When in doubt, heavy metal is the answer.

PopWatch Planner: 'The Good Wife' big episode, 'Teen Wolf' finale, 'Noah' in theaters, more

Between big episodes, season premieres, and a new Johnny Cash album, it’s safe to say that we’ve got another solid week of pop culture in front of us. For Good Wife fans, tonight’s episode is sure to leave a mark. Then we’ve got the Teen Wolf finale, new series Surviving Jack, and two big theater releases.

Here’s what your week looks like. Enjoy: READ FULL STORY

Billy Joel surprises audience with a very special AC/DC cover -- VIDEO

Billy Joel doesn’t always cover other people’s songs, but when he does…he invites the original band’s singer onstage for lead vocals, apparently.

Joel surprised the audience at his Madison Square Garden concert on Friday night with a special rendition of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” — featuring none other than the rock band’s singer himself, Brian Johnson. In video taken by a concertgoer, Joel calls AC/DC “maybe the best band I ever saw in my life.” Johnson is greeted with wild applause as the familiar opening riffs of the song begin and he belts out the ’80s anthem:

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