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Oscar-winning 'Frozen' song: The top 10 YouTube covers of 'Let It Go' -- VIDEO

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Now that it’s crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, it would be safe to say the Oscar-winning film Frozen has become a global phenomenon, partly thanks to the song “Let It Go” and the countless covers posted online. Now YouTube has compiled a list of the top 10 covers of the song posted on its site. The popular Africanized Tribal Cover of the song by Alex Boye takes the No. 1 spot with over 21 million views.

Is your favorite on the list? Check the complete list below! READ FULL STORY

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God talks Sex Pistols and Will Smith movies, then sings some Pet Shop Boys

While making the rounds in support of As the Palaces Burn – the documentary, in theaters now, chronicling Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe’s legal ordeal and trial in the Czech Republic last year – Blythe and director Don Argott took a minute to sit down for a Pop Culture Personality Test. Unsurprising: Blythe loves the Sex Pistols and doesn’t see the point to writing love songs. Somewhat more surprising: He really likes the Pet Shop Boys, even though they are “the antithesis of everything that I stand for.” Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

U2 perform 'Ordinary Love' at the 2014 Oscars -- VIDEO

Beloved Irish rockers U2 completed their hat trick of major media events, appearing onstage at the Oscars to perform their nominated song “Ordinary Love.” The song was written to honor Nelson Mandela, the subject of the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — and an image of the late Mandela appeared onscreen at one point. Around the two-minute mark, Bono got down on his knees and thrust his arms in the air in a pose that vaguely suggested Willem Dafoe in Platoon. Watch the performance below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: The Oscars go live, 'Bates Motel' premieres, 'True Detective' ends, and more

I sincerely hope your DVRs aren’t full, because this week has quite a few must-watch events. For starters, tonight features the most glamorous evening of the year — the Academy Awards. Speaking of which, be sure to check our site around showtime for all of your coverage needs.

And come Monday, it’s time to welcome back the Bates family for another season of mystery and general creepiness. Add in a new Pharrell album, Wes Anderson’s latest film, and the True Detective season finale, and we’d say your week is looking pretty good right about now.

Here your entertainment plan for the week:

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Dixie Chicks, more perform at David Lynch Foundation's Rick Rubin tribute: On the scene

The David Lynch Foundation paid tribute to Rick Rubin, famed producer and founder of Def Jam Records, on Thursday night in an event full of live music and emphasis on the healing powers of transcendental meditation. The foundation honored Rubin with the Lifetime of Harmony Award for his lifelong dedication to transcendental meditation, both as someone who practices it and as a mediator who has introduced many to the benefits of meditation.

British indie folk artist Jake Bugg, indie rock artist Damien Rice, and the Dixie Chicks all performed in tribute of Rubin who has served as producer on some of their most popular records. READ FULL STORY

'Star-Crossed' reminds us of pop culture's greatest breakup line: The 'different worlds' excuse

It only took two episodes of Star-Crossed for someone to utter the line we’d all been waiting for (and secretly hoping would kick off the pilot): “We’re from two different worlds.” To be fair, in Star-Crossed‘s case, that is an accurate statement. Emery is from Earth and Roman is from Atria, a planet we know little about other than that it’s dying and yet somehow superior to Mars. Intergalactic drama, amirite?

But in watching Roman pull the “different worlds” card, I couldn’t help but be transported back to the second episode of The O.C. Fans of the show will remember the moment well. It was the first time Ryan and Marissa confessed that they had any sort of feelings for each other. She showed up at the model home on his last night asking to stay, and he told her, “We’re from different worlds.” She tried to deny it, but he followed it up with, “I’m not like you.” Basically, he was comparing her privileged, party-filled upbringing to his grainy, misdemeanor-filled life in Chino.

Long story short, this got me thinking: How many times have I heard some version of this “different worlds” crap, and what does it even mean?! This is what I came up with: READ FULL STORY

How do you really feel about those Tinker Bell rumors, Miley Cyrus?

Miley Cyrus really doesn’t want to play Tinker Bell. In fact, her lack of desire for the part is so strong that before sprinkling pixie dust around on a stage, she’d rather choke on her own famous tongue. Dramatic? Just a bit.

A tabloid recently published a blurb saying that the star is “going for her dream role” as “Tinker Bell in a live broadcast of Peter Pan,” NBC’s planned follow-up to 2013′s incredibly successful The Sound of Music Live. A “friend” of Miley elaborated to the magazine, saying, “With her short haircut, she does resemble Tinker Bell! She could nab this role.” Oh, so that’s how casting is decided. By haircuts.

Unfortunately, Cyrus as Tink is about as likely as Justin Bieber playing Captain Hook. First of all, the musical’s version of Tinker Bell is played by a tiny flashing light rather than an actual person. And secondly, the pop star herself has no intention of strapping on fairy wings anytime soon:

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'Glee' star Lea Michele drops her 'Grandma' image in racy Terry Richardson photos

Apparently, Lea Michele’s friends call her Grandma; they obviously haven’t seen the photos of her taken by photographer Terry Richardson for the spring issue of V Magazine.

The shots feature a toned Michele gazing straight into the camera wearing skin-revealing pieces. “My friends call me Grandma, but like, Grandma’s killing it right now. I’m pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay?” Michele told reporter Mary H.K. Choi. The nickname comes from Michele’s interests: “I don’t like things that other people like. I don’t like clubs or crazy, loud music,” Michele says in the story. “I’d rather be in bed watching Homeland with my cat, Sheila, eating a sandwich.” Sounds like the perfect Friday night to us!

Michele also comments on how she dealt with the death of her boyfriend, fellow Glee star Cory Monteith, this past summer. She says Stevie Nicks, whom she met on the set of Glee, helped her a lot and compared the singer to a “fairy.” “She’s given me so many gifts along the way, and when I say gifts, I mean tools and advice and support.”

Glee returns Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, and Michele’s debut album, Louder, arrives Friday.

Kids' Choice Awards: And the nominees are...

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards are coming up, and now we know who the kids have to choose from.

The just-announced nominees range from good ol’ SpongeBob SquarePants for favorite cartoon to Miley Cyrus’ “Wreckling Ball” for favorite song — guess the kids have a wide range of tastes these days. Mark Wahlberg, who most recently starred in Lone Survivor (which did not get a nomination), will host the show on March 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon. Check out the list of nominees below, and head on over to Nick.com to vote for your favorites: READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry share quick kiss -- VIDEO

In the weekend’s least shocking development, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry locked lips. Crazy, right?! (And by crazy, I mean not crazy at all.)

Cyrus was singing the Bangerz ballad “Adore You” at an L.A. concert when she climbed off the stage and summoned Perry, who was in the front row, to come lean in for a quick peck. Cyrus then backed up and squealed like she was surprised by her own mischief, which, okay, was pretty adorable. And the whole thing was caught on video, because of course it was. But really, did everyone forget that Perry’s first hit was called “I Kissed a Girl“?

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