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'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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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

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