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Mariah Carey directs husband Nick Cannon in hilarious 'Mean Girls' re-enactment -- VIDEO

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It’s not a huge surprise that superstar Mariah Carey would be a fan of Mean Girls, because she’s so fetch and knows exactly the right day to wear pink.

To celebrate the teen comedy classic’s 10th anniversary, Carey and her husband Nick Cannon re-created the infamous cafeteria scene, in which queen bee Regina George (as played by Carey) meets new girl Cady Heron (played by Nick, of course) for the first time. Should Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan be honored or horrified by the tribute? Compare the two scenes below and decide for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Gary Oldman, rapper? Actor takes over for Pitbull and Ke$ha on 'Timber' -- VIDEO

And you thought Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” was great enough as is.

Gary Oldman performed his very own version of the song at a radio station, and it is the most amazing thing you’ll see today, if not ever. He raps (if you can call it rapping) the lyrics in a way that sounds like a British grandpa reading a bedtime story to his granddaughter, and his accent-tinged pronunciation of “twerking” is the best thing to ever happen to twerking. Can we just watch this over and over again instead of seeing Oldman in the Robocop reboot?

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Throwback Thursday: Lindsay Lohan covers 'Edge of Seventeen' and reminds us all of 2005

Just like the white winged dove sings a song just like she’s singing, so does Lindsay Lohan.

It’s easy to forget that once upon a time, Lindsay Lohan was not only an actress but also a singer — not only belting pop tunes in her family-friendly movies (“Ultimate” was really fun!), but also releasing two albums that gave us such songs as “Rumors” and the sob-fest “Confessions of A Broken Heart (Daughter to Father).” (Ugh. That video is still a knife through the heart.)

But often forgotten among those is a cover of the Stevie Nicks classic slow burner “Edge of Seventeen,” which Lohan recorded as part of her 2005 album A Little More Personal (Raw).  Happily, as of today, it’s forgotten no more! Lohan performed a karaoke version of the the song this week in New York City. TMZ  — which got the footage, naturally – reports the impromptu show was for a birthday party. (For New York Republican Party Finance Committee chairman Matthew Mellon, of all people.)

The video isn’t the best quality, but Lohan looks happy and sounds pretty good — which, given her history as the human embodiment of exhaustion,we’ll count as an entry in the ‘Win’ column. Is she testing the waters for a new album, perhaps? Or maybe we’ll be treated to a musical performance or two on Lohan’s upcoming OWN reality show, which premieres next month.

Check out the karaoke footage below: READ FULL STORY

Drake claims he's done giving magazine interviews

That’s it, guys: No more interviews for Drake!

This morning, the rapper posted on Twitter that he’s “done doing interviews for magazines” after Rolling Stone published an interview in which Drake criticized Kanye West’s latest album, Yeezus. “There were some real questionable bars on there,” he says in the story. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some s— like that.” Drake claims in a tweet that he “never commented on Yeezus” during the interview, implying that Rolling Stone fabricated quotes. Drake is also mad that the magazine “took my cover from me last minute.” Philip Seymour Hoffman is the magazine’s cover subject this week… which makes sense, because that story might just be more important than whatever Drake has (or doesn’t have) to say about Kanye West. Maybe.

The rapper goes on to say that he’s “disgusted” by the cover change, but makes sure to add in an RIP for the Oscar winner. Real convincing, Drizzy. (Maybe he should have gone with #NoDisrespectToPhilipSeymourHoffman?) See what Drake had to say below:

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ESSAY: Melissa Joan Hart remembers Shirley Temple













With the sad news that Shirley Temple passed away yesterday, tributes have been rolling in for the beloved star. Melissa Joan Hart even Instagrammed the above photo of herself with Temple. But both being child stars isn’t their only connection — Hart produced the 2001 ABC television movie Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story based on Temple’s autobiography.

Below, in her own words, Hart remembers her meeting with the legend and what she’s learned from her idol.

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Idina Menzel beyond 'Frozen,' 'Wicked,' and 'Rent': A closer look at the Oscar performer -- VIDEO

Idina Menzel has had one amazing career. She’s helped create three very different roles that have become global cultural phenomenons, from Maureen in Rent (both on stage and film), winning a Tony as Elphaba in Wicked, and now as the voice of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen. So why isn’t she a household name in non-Broadway-obsessed houses?

Well, unless you’re a die-hard theater nerd, you’re likely to only know the name of Menzel’s projects or roles rather than the New York native herself. Now that Menzel has officially been announced to perform Frozen‘s smash hit (and nominated) “Let It Go” at this year’s Oscars, we decided to delve deeper into Menzel’s past performances to show that she is so much more than just a frozen bohemian witch. READ FULL STORY

'Frozen': For the first time in forever, you can watch the cast sing live -- VIDEO

After Sunday’s magical Frozen concert, fans were left itching to see footage from the once-in-a-lifetime event. Good news: The wait is already over!

Check out the video below to check out some clips from the performance as well as interviews from the cast and creative team. READ FULL STORY

Fred Armisen's music career: A pre-'Late Night' primer -- VIDEO

It’s no joke: Comedian Fred Armisen really has joined Seth Meyers’ Late Night as bandleader-slash-music-”curator.” He’ll be helming the talk show’s house band — a talented group that also includes guitarist Seth Jabour of Les Savy Fav, bassist Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, keyboardist Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys, and drummer Kim Thompson of Beyoncé’s touring band — even when he’s busy with other projects, like IFC’s Portlandia.

For those who know Armisen only as “that weird guy from SNL,” this news may seem more than a little random. But Armisen’s actually got plenty of music industry bona fides — his showbiz career began with a gig as a punk rock drummer, he made his first steady paycheck as a drummer for the Blue Man Group in Chicago, and he’s frequently showed off his multi-instrumental skills on both SNL and Portlandia. So before Armisen picks up his Late Show guitar — he’ll be both strumming and singing for Meyers’ 8G Band — let’s take a look back at his second, slightly more obscure career… which frequently bleeds over into his comedy.

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On the Scene: 'Frozen' cast performs live for the first (and probably only) time ever

It’s rare to be a part of a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. But on Sunday night, I was lucky enough to be in the audience for Disney’s Frozen live cabaret, featuring cast members of the animated hit singing songs from the film’s No. 1 soundtrack. Though the event was timed perfectly (and purposely) in the middle of Oscar voting to promote the movie’s two nominations, including one for Best Animated Feature, it was the music that owned the night.

Josh Gad, who voiced the snowman Olaf in the film, hosted the evening and joked that though he was happy for the film’s huge success, he was no longer getting live-action film offers any more. “Apparently Disney didn’t realize they have a concert hall named after them, so we’re here at this bat mitzvah venue,” the funny guy quipped about the intimate Bel Air venue. Gad said co-star Jonathan Groff — who was supposed to co-host — couldn’t attend because he was trying to boost the ratings for his HBO show Looking. Of course, he was again joking and said that Groff was actually sick. Though it doesn’t really matter since he only has one song in the film, “Reindeers Are Better Than People” — or, as Gad referred to it, “The only Disney song without a beginning, middle, or end.”
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PopWatch Planner: 'House of Cards' returns, 'Pretty Little Liars' goes black and white, and more

Newsflash: This week is all about the Olympics. So if at any point, you feel the need for a good sports fix, simply change the channel to see what’s happening in Sochi. It is always acceptable, and often encouraged. That being said, we wanted to make sure you had a list of entertainment options that didn’t involve skin-tight uniforms and/or Bob Costas’ pinkeye.

Olympics aside, here’s what you’re looking at for your upcoming week of pop culture adventures:
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