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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

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

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