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Bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision Song Contest -- VIDEO

The Eurovision Song Contest is an extravagant, eclectic showcase/musical Olympics that pits Europe’s nations against each other in song. And this year’s winner — bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst — didn’t fail to bring both talent and theatrics.

The alter ego of 25-year-old Thomas Neuwirth, Wurst’s power ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix” helped secure the win. Take a look:

“This is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom,” Wurst said while accepting her trophy from Emmelie de Forrest of Denmark, who won last year’s contest. “We are unity.”

Neuwirth’s drag persona had been met with some protests before the 59th annual contest began, particularly in more conservative nations such as Russia, where President Vladimir Putin introduced a law last year prohibiting so-called gay “propaganda.”

After her win, Wurst said, “I don’t know if [Putin] is watching this now, but if so, I’ll say it: ‘We’re unstoppable.'”

PopWatch Planner: Cristina leaves 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Godzilla' takes over theaters, a new Black Keys album, and more

Too many finales, too little time! That seems to be the theme of the week, with eight finales on the agenda in eight days. But don’t think that’s all this week has to offer. Thanks to Godzilla, your summer blockbuster tour can continue. Plus, there’s a new Black Keys album to keep you company in all of your post-finale mood swings.

Here’s what your week looks like:

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The Black Keys' Patrick Carney has some choice words for Justin Bieber... again

Back in February 2013, an unlikely Twitter war broke out — Justin Bieber and his millions of Beliebers began attacking The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney after the drummer made some off-handed comments to TMZ.

When a paparazzo asked Carney if he thought the pop star should feel snubbed by his lack of a Grammy nomination, the rocker replied: “Grammys are for music, not for the money, and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.”

Bieber didn’t take too kindly to that response, telling his followers via Twitter that “the Black Keys drummer should be slapped around haha.”

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Carney is reflecting on the incident, which lasted for months as Bieber’s fans berated the drummer on social media. READ FULL STORY

Tupac musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me': Watch the cast record Shakur classics -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tupac Shakur was an exceptional rapper, writer, actor, and incendiary public figure who was cut down in his prime in 1996. But his work lives on, and his legacy will be getting its boldest treatment yet when Holler If Ya Hear Me opens on Broadway.  READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber responds to Seth Rogen hate on Twitter -- VIDEO

Justin Bieber found out Seth Rogen doesn’t like him, and he seems bummed about it.

Earlier this week, Rogen spoke to Howard Stern on Sirius and reminisced about the first time he met the Biebs. They were at a German talk show, and someone told Rogen that Bieber was a fan and wanted to meet him. But when the two had their meeting, Bieber didn’t exactly show his excitement. “I was like, ‘He’s a little bit of a motherf—er. Whatever. He’s a bit of a d—,'” Rogen told Stern.

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'Nashville' in concert: On the scene in New York

The first-ever Nashville cast concert tour hit New York City on May 6, with Charles “Chip” Esten (Deacon), Clare Bowen (Scarlett), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar), Chris Carmack (Will), Chaley Rose (Zoey), and Will Chase (Luke) in tow. They performed songs heard on the show, as well as originals. In honor of Bowen’s song “Cheap Red Wine,” which will be on the album she’s currently cutting, Mandi Bierly and Samantha Highfill grabbed a couple of glasses after the show and discussed their notes on the set list, Esten’s biceps, and the adorableness that was Chase’s girlfriend, Debra Messing, filming him on her phone from the balcony. READ FULL STORY

'The Voice': Gwen Stefani and Pharrell perform 'Hollaback Girl' -- VIDEO

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are joining The Voice as coaches next season — and they went on the show Monday night to give everyone a taste of their skills. Naturally, their performance was bananas. (B-A-N-A…you know the rest.)

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Anna Wintour shuts down Madonna's Met Gala outfit

We’re all for expressing yourself — but no, Madonna, you can’t wear a tiny strip of cloth to the Met Gala.

There were plenty of crazy ensembles at Monday night’s Anna Wintour-run Met Gala. Sadly, though, there wasn’t one from Madonna, because she chose not to attend. Why? Just check out the singer’s Instagram. “What i wanted to wear to Met Ball but Anna said Not this year! So I’m gonna work on music instead? #artforfreedom,” Madonna wrote, next to a picture of her alleged dream look. The outfit appears to be a series of long band-aids that would have fully exposed the Material Girl’s breasts. #Fashion.

And that’s how you make sure your name stays in the headlines without even showing up to a major event. Sorry, Jay Z mock proposing to Beyoncé on the red carpet: Madonna is the best at Being A Celebrity that there ever was or will be. Check out a photo of her insane outfit below: READ FULL STORY

Don't worry: Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are still friends

Everybody breathe. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez totally got back together.

Some background, for those who are adults (but inexplicably care about this stuff anyway): For weeks, your niece has been devastated over rumors that the cover stars of BFF Magazine were fighting.  It all began last month after Coachella, when Gomez unfollowed a bunch of people on Instagram — including Taylor Swift. No one knows exactly what caused the shut-out. (Ugh. It was probably Justin Bieber-related. Sure, Taylor may have known he was trouble when he walked in — but when your friends make bad dating choices, you have to let them be. Or just write a song about it.)

But! Now Swift and Gomez are ready to prove they love each other like a love song once again. On Monday, both attended the Met Gala — such a teenage dream — and Gomez uploaded the video  below to her Instagram account, along with this message: “Sometimes you wanna just be you with someone who knows all your secrets.” Cue the music, pretty dresses, and twirling — it’s a regular Taylor Swift chorus up in here. READ FULL STORY

Walter White vs. Rick Grimes: 'Epic Rap Battles of History' goes antihero -- VIDEO

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Two of TV’s biggest badasses are finally facing off — in a rap battle, of course.

With already more than 1.5 billion views to date, Epic Rap Battles of History creates comedic arguments between historical and pop culture figures, all set to rap music. To kick off their third season, co-creators Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD) have taken on The Walking Dead‘s Rick Grimes and Breaking Bad‘s Walter White in a battle for the ultimate TV antihero with swag. Watch it break down below: READ FULL STORY

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