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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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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West grace Vogue's April cover -- VIDEO

Kim and Kanye may not be tying the knot for another two months, but the two are giving the world a preview of their wedding look on Vogue‘s April cover.

Annie Leibovitz photographed the couple for the issue, which features the soon-to-be Wests prom-posing it up, with Kardashian in a flowing, strapless gown. But the real highlight is a video Vogue posted of a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot, featuring the most adorable clips of baby North West. Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel duet with an iPad -- VIDEO

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Does Jimmy Fallon want to join Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden?

It certainly seemed that way on yesterday’s Tonight Show, when the fanboy host pitched a duet sing-along to Joel — with a twist. “I’m a little nervous,” Fallon admitted. “You’re one of my all-time favorites, so even just to talk to you is the craziest thing.” Feeling their chat had gone well, Fallon went all-in and  broke out an iPad with an app that allows users to record and loop their voices to make their very own doo-wop groups.

Watch Fallon talk a surprisingly game Joel into performing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” and then witness what must be Joel’s first iPad-assisted performance:  READ FULL STORY

Emma Stone tears up over the Spice Girls: 'Is Mel B talking to me?!' -- VIDEO

I have officially lost my title as biggest Spice Girls fan ever. But if I had to go down, I’m happy that I lost out to the ridiculously charming Emma Stone.

During an interview about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma Stone was presented with a video that former Spice Girl Mel B recorded for her. Through tears of excitement, Stone began her freakout: “Oh my God. Is Mel B talking to me?!”

In the video, Mel B thanked Stone for being a fan and then asked her to sing a Spice Girls song as her punishment for choosing Baby Spice as her favorite. The “legitimately excited” and downright adorable Stone granted the request by performing Mel B’s rap from the hit song, “Wannabe.”

Watch all the excitement unfold below. Warning: You will fall in love with Stone (for the hundredth time):

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'Archer': Download wallpaper featuring the ISIS team -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGE

Was it easy to photograph the entire cast of Archer for a feature about the hit FX show in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly? Not really. Were we surprised when they arrived with an ocelot, a literal ton of cocaine, and several boxes of the now-available-to-buy eponymous album from Cherlene? Yes, absolutely. Did a large quantity of the aforementioned cocaine disappear down the gullet of a certain ISIS human resources director in the course of the shoot? We’re going to have to take the Fifth on that.

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Musicians get Lego treatment in epic photo series

And we thought Lego peaked.

Lego enthusiast Adly Syairi Ramly took his passion for the plastic figures and turned Legos into famous musicians for a series of photos he shot and edited on his iPhone 5s.

Ramly, who is an assistant vice president for a TV station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, started collecting Legos in 2011 and that’s when he decided to take it a step beyond. “One day I thought I should try something fun, like Lego-lize the bands I love,” Ramly tells EW. “It helps me relax, wind down.”

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Tell us YOUR criminally underrated picks

Our March 21 issue of Entertainment Weekly explored our staff’s — and celebrities’ — picks for shows, movies, music, books, games that are criminally underrated. Editor Matt Bean wrote about recommending and sharing these picks in his editor’s letter, and wants you to tell us what you think is a criminally underrated piece of pop culture. Read it below:

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Madonna wears 'Game of Thrones' outfit for Jewish holiday

If you’re a huge fan of 1980s pop music and have a soft spot for the Mother of Dragons, we have a photo for you.

Madonna dressed up as Game of Thrones heroine Daenerys Targaryen to celebrate the Jewish holiday Purim.

The 55-year-old entertainer posted the results on Instagram on Saturday (below) with the caption: “Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty.” Madonna, already no stranger to corsets, wore a platinum-blond wig and added toy dragons to each shoulder.

The annual festival of Purim commemorates “the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews.” Madonna was raised Roman Catholic, then converted to Judaism-based Kabbalah in the late 1990s. She dresses up and goes to the Kabbalah Center every year for the holiday. Methods of Purim celebration include exchanging gifts, donating to charity, celebrating with a meal and, yes, wearing costumes.

Given that Daenerys has been traveling to desert cities and freeing oppressed people on the HBO show, one could argue that the costume is more thematically on target than most. Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season on April 6.

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