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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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PopWatch Planner: 'The Voice' premieres, 'Scandal' returns, and The Fray's new album hits shelves

Aaaannnd exhale. After weeks of Olympic coverage, it’s just about time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. My DVR might not be happy about, but I’m over the moon.

This is the week when your favorite shows find their way back to your TV screens. From the long-awaited returns of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy to the season premieres of Dallas and The Voice, it’s hard to go wrong with your television choices. Meanwhile, at the theater, Liam Neeson is heating up the screen, and elsewhere, we’ve found book and album releases that are not to be missed. Basically, you’ve got a lot of work to do this week. Enjoy!

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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake bring 'History of Rap 5' to 'Tonight Show'

The setting might have been new, but the beats were strictly old-school when Justin Timberlake dropped by pal Jimmy Fallon’s new home at The Tonight Show to team up for the latest installment of “The History of Rap.” That would be Chapter No. 5 for those of you scoring at home.

From NWA to the Beastie Boys up through Jay Z and Kanye West, Timberlake and Fallon dropped the proverbial science on an audience that’s seen Jay Leno’s successor pull out all the stops in his first week as the new host of NBC’s long-running late-night institution. The bit came a couple of nights after Fallon partnered up with guest Will Smith for “The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing” and his inspired edit of Brian Williams’ stentorian “Rapper’s Delight.”

Check it out and weigh in on whether the bit is getting tired or still hilarious…

'Loser Keeps Bieber' billboard goes viral

Justin Bieber made headlines once again (thankfully not for egging houses or getting arrested this time, though) when his face was plastered on a Chicago billboard. The electronic billboard features a photo of Bieber sandwiched between an American and a Canadian hockey player that says “Loser keeps Bieber.” Man, the stakes for the Olympics are higher than I thought! READ FULL STORY

Last night on 'Tonight': Enter Rapping Brian Williams and #MartinScorsese -- VIDEO

Again with the viral videos, Jimmy Fallon!

Tonight‘s new host continues to pull out all the stops during his first week on the job. Night No. 1 brought a parade of cameos from celebrities, including Tina Fey, Lady Gaga, Mike Tyson, Stephen Colbert, and, perhaps most notably, Joan Rivers — making her first Tonight appearance since Johnny Carson banned her from the program in the ’80s. (He was furious at his guest host for getting her own talk show on Fox.) Night No. 2 welcomed the return of Fallon’s Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet (singing the remix of “Ignition,” naturally), as well as a boy-band member who looked an awful lot like Kristen Wiig.

Night No. 3 followed suit, presenting a pair of videos sure to blow up on YouTube. First up, we’ve got the sequel to Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s immortal “#Hashtag,” this time starring Jonah Hill as Jimmy’s partner in Twitter speak. #Funny #NostalgiaBait #GuessWhoShowsUpIt’sMartinScorsese #SpoilerAlert #Oops.

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'20 Feet From Stardom' backup singers Tata Vega, Merry Clayton take center stage in L.A. -- VIDEO

Former backup singers Tata Vega and Merry Clayton took center stage Monday night at an intimate soiree to celebrate the success of Morgan Neville’s Oscar-nominated music documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.

At Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz in Los Angeles, Neville gave a heartfelt speech about the journey of making the documentary, which tells the untold story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical acts of the 21st century. In a touching moment before the live music began, Neville thanked the late Gil Friesen, who had the original idea for the documentary and served as producer for the film before passing away in December of 2012.

Immediately following the short speech, Neville introduced Vega, who kicked off the night with a performance of Sam & Dave’s “Hold On (I’m Coming)” that was so energetic, the singer herself was left slightly out of breath. READ FULL STORY

With 'The Tonight Show' looming, one last look at Jimmy Fallon's best 'Late Night' music bits

Tonight, Jimmy Fallon officially launches the next wave for The Tonight Show when he kicks off his reign as host. (Fallon shared his own excitement about taking over the late night institution with fans on Instagram.) Though he has been saying for months that his version of The Tonight Show won’t waver very much from the format established by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, we won’t know whether or not that is true until after the credits roll on this evening’s premiere (and really, we won’t truly know until Fallon settles into a groove a few months from now).

His first week is packed with huge stars. Will Smith and U2 appear on tonight’s show, with Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, and Lady Gaga handling guest duties on Tuesday. Wednesday includes Bradley Cooper and Tim McGraw, while Thursday’s show welcomes Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, and Arcade Fire. Longtime Fallon friend and collaborator Justin Timberlake will be the sole visitor on Friday.

But there’s at least one thing we can take for granted going into tonight’s kick off, which airs at midnight to accomodate NBC’s ongoing coverage of the Olympics. No matter what bits, characters, and themes make the shift from Late Night to Tonight, the Roots will continue to serve as Fallon’s musical accompaniment and secret weapon. When the hip-hop collective took the job back in 2008, it seemed like a step down for a group who had already won a Grammy and scored a couple of gold records along the way. But now, they’re as big a cultural institution as they’ve ever been, and much of Fallon’s success has been fueled by The Roots’ ability to act as a savvy improv troupe and roll with the host’s musical whims.

In fact, most every one of the best moments from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon are music-related. In honor of the five years Fallon ruled the after-hours slot, here are five highlights of his run.  READ FULL STORY

We asked celebs to name the sexiest song, and the answers are hilarious -- VIDEO

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If you want to get to know someone’s sense of humor quickly, ask them to name the sexiest song in their collection. In honor of Valentine’s Day, that’s what we did with the actors who’ve recently popped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personalty Test. Watch the video below to see who admits to having a “really, really good” playlist to set the mood, who finds that INXS’ “Need You Tonight” closes the deal, and who thinks Ginuwine’s “Pony” is “hot stuff.”

If you care to wager, interviewees include the cast of Workaholics, Girls‘ Andrew Rannells, The Following‘s Sam Underwood, Fatherhood‘s Hank Azaria, The Walking Dead‘s Emily Kinney, Saturday Night Live‘s Bobby Moynihan, Enlisted‘s Chris Lowell and Geoff Stults, Black Sails‘ Toby Stephens and Luke Arnold, Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, Whiplash‘s Miles Teller, The Originals‘ Danielle Campbell, Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland, Arrow‘s Colton Haynes, Being Human‘s Meaghan Rath and Sam Witwer, Downton Abbey‘s Julian Ovenden, and Community‘s Jim Rash and Gillian Jacobs. READ FULL STORY

Drake apologizes for complaining about 'Rolling Stone' and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drake is cleaning up the mess he made yesterday when he told Twitter how mad he was when Rolling Stone replaced him with Philip Seymour Hoffman on this week’s cover. He’s since deleted the offending tweets and even issued an apology on his website.

“I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman,” Drake wrote. “I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment.”

Turns out Drizzy was just really excited to get his own cover, and he was hoping his story would be postponed for a later issue. “I would have waited until it was my time because I understand the magnitude of the cover they chose but I just wasn’t given that option and that made me feel violated,” he said. But in the end, the rapper respects Rolling Stone “for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover.” So Drake is still same humble, polite Canadian he’s always been. (I actually have no idea if he has ever been humble).

It’s a nice apology and all — but what I really care about is whether he was serious when he swore off magazine interviews Thursday. Because if this is what happens when Drake gets a magazine story, keep ‘em coming.

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