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Boy Band Battle -- Day 2: Which group had the best music videos?

Between NSYNC reuniting (however briefly) and the One Direction documentary hitting theaters this weekend, EW’s PopWatch is getting a serious wave of nostalgia—and the urge to revive one of the most important debates: What is the all-time greatest boy band?

Any good fan girl (or guy!) knows this debate is about so much more than just the hits. There’s things like group appearance, harmonies, music videos and dance moves to consider. For the next week, each day all the bands listed below will be competing in various categories. While an EW writer will be advocating for each, the final decision is up to you. Each day a band wins the vote, they’ll receive a point. At the end of a week, whichever band has the most points will be declared EW’s Ultimate Boy Band.

Yesterday, Backstreet Boys won a victory over the others for Best Group Appearance with 42% of the vote. Today’s category? Best Music Videos. READ FULL STORY

Boy Band Battle -- Day 1: Which group has the best appearance?

Between NSYNC reuniting (however briefly) and the One Direction documentary hitting theaters this weekend, EW’s PopWatch is getting a serious wave of nostalgia—and the urge to revive one of the most important debates: What is the all-time greatest boy band?

Any good fan girl (or guy!) knows this debate is about so much more than just the hits. There’s things like group appearance, harmonies, music videos and dance moves to consider. For the next week, each day all the bands listed below will be competing in various categories. While an EW writer will be advocating for each, the final decision is up to you. Each day a band wins the vote, they’ll receive a point. At the end of a week, whichever band has the most points will be declared EW’s Ultimate Boy Band. Today’s category? Best Appearance. READ FULL STORY

On the scene: One Direction fans wait days outside for entrance to 'Today' concert

Note to morning shows: You don’t want to mess with fangirls.

Hundreds of excited teenage girls have spent the past few days camped out at Rockefeller Center in New York City, eager to snag a spot at One Direction’s Today show concert taking place Friday morning. But when EW went to check out the scene around 5:00 p.m. Thursday night, the rain-drenched girls (and their moms!) at the front of the line weren’t exactly upbeat. The problem? Due to the out-of-control nature of so many people being contained in groups by metal rails, the guards seemingly got overwhelmed and had just given out wristbands (which gives the wearer VIP, front-of-the-crowd access) to fans who, according to some, had cut in line. The only thing worse than waiting out for two-plus nights to see Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson in person? Waiting out in the rain – and then not getting in.

A rep for the Today show clarified in an email to EW, “As we’ve done in the past, due to the tremendous response from fans, we handed out wrist bands on a first-come first-serve basis to give fans a break from having to wait in the line.  We needed to use this process per NYPD’s recommendation to alleviate street crowding.  We understand how exciting this is for fans and we want to accommodate as many as possible on the Plaza.  We apologize to those who did not receive wristbands, but hope they can stay and enjoy the show.”

“I love my daughter, but if I told you what I did to get here, you’d think I was crazy,” said visibly frustrated Marjory Pante, a mom to two excited teens. “I drove two hours from Cape May County [New Jersey], got on a bus, sat on a bus for two hours, booked a hotel room to stay overnight so my girls could take a shower before the show, and they weren’t even 300 people deep into this line and people cut the line today and got wristbands. … My daughters love [One Direction] and it’s breaking my heart that they spent the night out here, they’re probably going to end up sick. I turned down a job interview to come here, so I could have had a job! I’m unemployed and been trying to get a job and I had to turn down a job interview to come and do this.” READ FULL STORY

Your heart can finally go on: Celine Dion is on Twitter

There were days when the sun was so cruel that all the tears turned to dust and I just knew my eyes were drying up forever. But not today! Today is the best day because Celine Dion is finally on Twitter.

The Canadian songstress joined the social networking site this morning. Her first message? “Hello Twitter! How are you? Excited to talk to you more…”

She then uploaded a Vine (Fancy!) saying, “Hi everyone. Very excited about my new album Loved Me Back To Life. Can’t wait for you to hear it.” That album will be released in November.

The technology jump signals a new day for the performer. She made headlines in 2011 when her legal team effectively shut down the Tumblr “Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion.” The star clearly didn’t realize that being made into a meme is how the Internet shows it cares.

While so far her official Twitter account is all business, one can hope that the cheesy star will eventually get in on the fun. Psst, Celine…. fans will love you forever if you tweet this out: READ FULL STORY

Teen Choice 2013: The esteemed bonus awards!

The official Teen Choice surfboards have all been handed out, but after absorbing Sunday’s two-hour awards ceremony on Fox, I felt there were simply not enough awards! This year’s bonus prizes are…

CHOICE BLEEP

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A wetsuited Rebel Wilson thought it was funny there’s a group called One Direction, because “That’s also the name I gave to my asshole.” Lovely!

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CHOICE BEST AND WORST MULLET

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Demi Lovato

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Aggghh, don’t touch it! READ FULL STORY

Attention all insane single women: 'The Bachelor' is casting!

Are you looking for someone to share your life with? Do you pepper every other sentence with the words “journey,” “amazing” and “right reasons”? Are your eggs rotting? Then listen up: As you may have heard, rose lovers, Juan Pablo — the sexy, soft-spoken former soccer player whom Desiree dumped on The Bachelorette — will be the star of season 18 of The Bachelor beginning this January. For some of us, this news is bittersweet, as we may already be happily married with a child and therefore theoretically ineligible to compete for Juan Pabs’ heart. But for all the single “ladies” out there, this is your moment. ABC has just released an official casting announcement that also doubles as a fantastic work of comedy writing. Read on for the casting call, as well as our in-depth analysis:

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'The Bachelorette' finale part 1: 'Worst day of my life!'

Wow. Am I right, rose lovers? Just wow. There’s really no way for me to discuss what just went down in Antigua without revealing some major spoilers, so I’ll just ask, did any of you see that coming? I sure didn’t. While of course there is still a chance that Des’ journey isn’t “over,” as she put it, and that some miracle occurs in part 2 of the finale that allows her to have a happily ever after, but… even if that did happen, it seems like all of the air has been sucked out of the romance balloon for our Bachelorette. I will admit, as someone who does read the “spoiler” sites, it was actually pretty nice to be surprised by this show — it hasn’t happened in a long time. Kudos, Team Bachelorette, for whatever voodoo you did to keep tonight’s events under wraps. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over for Kristen’s full Bachelorette recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive behind-the-scenes Bachelorette blog), and in the meantime let me know your thoughts on what just happened. Are you shocked, mad, sad, elated, giddy — or all of the above? What will happen next week? And this season suddenly just got a whole lot more interesting, didn’t it?

Sorry, 'New York Post' -- we're more disappointed in you than Anthony Weiner

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Postie. Postie. (Can I call you Postie?)

What happened, dude?

When Anthony Weiner’s first cybersex scandal broke two years ago, your professional punsters went into overdrive. Your June 2, 2011, cover offered a delightful double-header: “Battle of the bulge: Weiner Exposed.” Five days later, you went with something a little classier: “Naked Truth,” superimposed on that now-famous image of Weiner’s bare torso. On June 8, you urged Weiner to “Fall on [His] Sword”; on June 10, you noted that Weiner planned to “stick out” his congressional term. (The cover story’s first line: “He’s taking a hard line.”)

On it went, for what seemed like weeks: “Obama Beats Weiner.” “Weiner’s Rise and Fall.” “Weiner’s Second Coming.” Even after he resigned from Congress and retreated from the spotlight, you couldn’t resist the opportunity to poke fun at Weiner: “A little Weiner,” you crowed when his son Jordan was born. “Weiner shows off his little one,” you blared when he posed with the kid last summer. (Points off for redundancy, but we admire the effort.)

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'Blurred Lines' + the theme from 'Growing Pains' = perfection

Don’t waste another minute on your crying — it’d be better spent listening to this awesome mashup, which matches the cheese-tastic vocals of Growing Pains‘s theme song with the groovy beat of Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines.”

The singer, of course, is the son of Alan Thicke, who starred in Growing Pains as all-knowing psychiatrist Dr. Jason Seaver. His photoshopped image also stars in the mashup’s video; who knew Dr. S got so nasty in his free time?

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'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All': 'I still think he's muy caliente'

Not that I’m complaining, rose lovers, but there was an awful lot of attention paid to Juan Pablo on tonight’s Men Tell All special, don’t you think? Is it possible Team Bachelorette is conspiring to make my dream come true by anointing El Guapo the next Bachelor? I don’t suppose we’ll know the answer to that for awhile, so for now let’s focus on what we do know (mild spoilers ahead): Ben is still an a-hole, Zak is still in love with Des (for the love of God, dude, stop singing!), and Des cries a lot in the upcoming “two-part finale.” Did anyone surprise you tonight, rose lovers? I suppose Jonathan the “fantasy suite” freak did seem slightly less creepy once he apologized, and Dan (I think it was Dan?) sure came out of nowhere with that story about Ben’s baby mama in Vegas. Other than that, it was a fairly standard Tell All, but I could have done without the visit from Ali, the Mesnicks, and Ashley and JP. (If you’re not currently handing out/receiving roses, you are dead to me.) Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over for Kristen’s full Bachelorette: Men Tell All recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelorette blog), but in the meantime post your thoughts about tonight’s Tell All brawl below. Go Juan Pablo!

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