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Throwback Thursday: Did you ever eat Spice Girls pizza? (And other memorabilia!)

In my lifetime, there have been a handful of big boy bands, but there was only ever one girl band that reached the same level of extreme stardom: The Spice Girls!

When I was young, the Spice Girls were everything. On the playground at school, everyone would have to decide which Spice Girl they wanted to be. Inevitably, someone would fight over who would be Baby Spice, and the game would be ruined. But then you’d go home, pop in your CD (or was it still a cassette tape back then?), and learn every single dance move to “Stop,” which I might still remember (Spoiler: I do).

And after Spice World hit theaters in 1997, things only got bigger. For starters, I wanted nothing more than to live on that bus. But in the realm of reality, I remember owning the Spice Girls-branded lollipops that Baby Spice enjoyed in the film, and my brother even bought me my very own pair of Skechers platform sneakers. The Spice Girls were more than a band; they were a brand. And years later, that’s still true. Confessional time: My college roommates and I might have dressed up as the Spice Girls for Halloween, and it’s very likely that I spent $60 on a pair of ridiculously high platform boots. And yes, I still own Spice World on DVD.

All of this is to say that the Spice Girls brand will never die. But today, we want to reminisce about when it was at its height. And Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is here to help us. READ FULL STORY

Matthew McConaughey's 'Wolf of Wall Street' chest thump gets a remix -- VIDEO

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For a character quirk that was never written into the original script, Matthew McConaughey’s now-infamous chest thump in The Wolf of Wall Street has clearly struck a chord — especially with the folks over at Eclectic Method who have taken it upon themselves to remix the rhythmic beat into an uptempo tune.

McConaughey’s chest thumping, laced with a dance rhythm, serves as the back beat for the remixed track, which also cuts in other sounds heavily used throughout the Martin Scorsese film.

Watch Eclectic Method’s “The Wolf of Wall Street Chest Thump Mix” below: READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez perform sexy dance routine -- VIDEO

Proving that their young love is meant to be — seriously, guys — Justin Bieber posted a pair of steamy videos in which he dances a choreographed routine (to John Legend’s Ordinary People, of all things), allegedly with his on-again, off-again lady love Selena Gomez.

Bieber reportedly posted two back-to-back clips on Instagram on March 10. But before the posts could earn thousands of angry comments from heart-broken Beliebers, the young singer took them down from his social media account.

Bieber’s representative did not respond to EW’s request for comment.

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Justin Bieber winks, refuses to talk Selena Gomez in deposition -- VIDEO

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In today’s Justin Bieber news, the little troublemaker is — surprise! — hilariously resistant in a just-released video of his deposition from last week.

The deposition was not for his egging or his drunk-driving cases, but for a paparazzi-related battery lawsuit from the summer. And by Bieber’s actions, it was clear he did not want to be there. Some highlights:

“I don’t have to listen to anything you have to say,” he says in a childlike mumble when told to listen up. Aw, Baby Justin is pouting!

Selena Gomez is off-limits. After he’s asked if he knows Gomez, Bieber puts his face in his hand, takes a deep breath, then pops back up: “Don’t ask me about her again.” So dramatic, so funny. He repeats this, oh, six, seven, 50, times, all while wagging his finger.

He doesn’t remember if he’s been to Australia. Oh, to be rich and famous and Justin Bieber and not remember if you’ve been to Australia. “I don’t know if I’ve been to Australia.” He turns to his lawyer. “I been to Australia?”

Footage of paparazzi does not qualify as film to Justin. When told to look up at a TV screen to watch a film, Bieber is unhappy to see that it’s just some documentary-type footage. “Is this a film?” he asks so many times they have to pause the video. What did he think? They were putting on Wolf of Wall Street?

He winked. Bieber looked at the camera and winked. Classic deposition move.

Falling asleep is one of his avoidance tactics? At one point, the lawyer asks  a question Bieber doesn’t want to answer so how does he deal with it? He closes his eyes and rests his head against the chair. Classic deposition move #2.

He has a rocky relationship with Usher. “Usher? That sounds familiar.” Bieber says. You know, Usher is the reason why Bieber became famous but his name only “sounds familiar.” But later, Bieber’s memory seems to be refreshed and when asked if Usher is a confidante, he replies, “I guess? Yes?” Poor Usher.

He gets “instrumental” and “detrimental” confused. “Isn’t it true that Usher was instrumental in starting your career?” the lawyer asks. “I was found on YouTube, I think that I was detrimental to my own career,” Bieber replies. Yes, yes, you are.

Watch the deposition clip after the jump.

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Kanye West and Big Sean join Rick Ross on 'The Arsenio Hall Show' -- VIDEO

Arsenio Hall is really bringing it this week. On Wednesday, the late night host welcomed a Prince takeover. And last night, he brought together Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Big Sean for their first live performance of “Sanctified.”

Hall introduced the surprise performance only by saying that Rick Ross was there with “some very special friends.” Naturally, the audience squealed away when West appeared on stage. Sadly, Big Sean didn’t get the same reaction. Big Sean, living in Kanye’s shadow — just like the rest of us.

“Sanctified” is from Ross’ latest album, Mastermindwhich we learned when Ross wouldn’t stop repeating, “Mastermind is in stores right now!” during the song’s opening bars. Probably not part of the original lyrics — but hey, you’ve gotta get in that self-promotion when you can.

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Throwback Thursday: Aaron Carter still publicly pines for Hilary Duff

Long before the Great Aniston/Pitt/Jolie scandal of ’05 or the Less Great Stewart/Pattinson/Guy from Snow White and the Huntsman melee of ’12, Hollywood was home to the modern age’s most scintillating celebrity love triangle. It involved fresh-faced Disney stars Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff, both beautiful and talented and destined for great things… and, for whatever reason, both totally in love with Aaron Carter.

Aaron Carter! Sure, he could beat Shaq and throw the most slammin’ G-rated soirees this side of Mickey’s House of Mouse (“Then walked in/The girl I’m crushin’/And a kid spilled juice/On my Mom’s new cushion”), but it’s hard to believe that this little dweeb was truly charming enough to win over two of the biggest tween stars of the ’00s . He’s no Nick Carter, is what I’m saying.

Here’s the short version of what happened: In a 2006 interview, Aaron explained that he and Hilary started dating on his 13th birthday — which makes their anniversary December 7, 2000. (A day that will live in infamy!) What was their relationship like? “We kissed, and we hugged, and we’d hold hands, and go to the movies,” he said. “I was actually dating her for like a year and a half.” Enter a certain red-headed Parent Trapper: “Then I just got a little bored, so I went and I started getting to know Lindsay.” But Carter’s tangled web doesn’t end there: “And then I didn’t want to do that anymore, so I got back with Hilary. And then I ended up cheating on Hilary with her best friend.” READ FULL STORY

'West Side Story': Why a Steven Spielberg remake could work

Naya Rivera, get your agent on the phone.

Yesterday, we learned that Fox has unlocked West Side Story for a possible remake — because Steven Spielberg, of all people, has expressed interest in directing a new version.

Since making movies based on beloved stage shows like Les Misérables and Into The Woods is “in” again — something I wholeheartedly encourage — it makes sense tha Spielberg might want to try his hand at directing a musical. But it’s surprising to hear that he’s interested in something that already has such a prestigious history: The original West Side Story film is as close to a sacred cow as movie musicals get. The stage show debuted on Broadway in 1957; the legendary film, starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, premiered in 1961. It went on to win 10 Oscars, including Best Picture. So, yeah, those are some big character shoes to fill. READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele talks past year: 'I couldn’t have done it' without friends -- VIDEO

Lea Michele is ready to take her victory lap.

After years on Glee, Michele’s debut album Louder dropped this week. The actress/singer spoke with Good Morning America Wednesday about her professional triumph — and her recently turbulent personal life. (Michele’s onscreen and offscreen boyfriend Cory Monteith passed away in July.)

George Stephanopoulos didn’t waste any time, asking right off the bat how Michele’s been doing over the past few months. “I’m really very, very, very thankful for all the amazing people I have in my life,” the 27-year-old replied. “I know that sounds like something everyone says, but honestly, my friends and my family, they got me through this and really, really have been there for me and I couldn’t have done it without them.” READ FULL STORY

k.d. lang reflects on her big band Broadway debut in 'After Midnight'

Four-time Grammy winner k.d. lang is finishing up her run in the dance-heavy Broadway tapper After Midnight, having taken over for Fantasia Barrino as the second in a string of starry guest artists.

Singing classics like “Stormy Weather” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” the show is a callback to lang’s jazz roots — and it’s an opportunity she’s relished as she prepares to end her Broadway debut. (lang will perform through Sunday, March 9, and the show will then welcome Toni Braxton and Babyface.) Before she packs up for good, lang chatted with EW about the lessons learned during her stint on Broadway.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When you’re on the Broadway stage, what are the biggest differences you’ve noticed from your other shows?
k.d. lang: Certainly the energy of the cast and the high intensity of the show rubs off, and that’s a wonderful thing. I love the energy of the dancers and certainly the energy of the big band. That’s pretty new for me. READ FULL STORY

Idina Menzel sings 'Let It Go' with Jimmy Fallon and classroom instruments -- VIDEO

Go ahead and hit pause on Adela Dazeem — sorry, Idina Menzel’s — performance of “Let It Go” at the Oscars, because now there’s an even better version of Menzel singing the Frozen megahit.

On Monday’s Tonight Show, Menzel stopped by to debut the latest holdover sketch from Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night days: “[Song] with Classroom Instruments.” Accompanied, as always, by Fallon and The Roots, Menzel sang the catchy tune and looked like she was having a total blast. (This is what happens when John Travolta butchers your name, and now everyone knows who you are.)

Watch the fun below. Come for the tune, stay for the thrilled audience cheers throughout. And don’t worry: Idina totally crushes that glory note this time around. READ FULL STORY

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