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Miley Cyrus inadvertently fuses Nirvana and 'Seinfeld' in incredible '90s tribute performance

Miley Cyrus loves the 1990s. For one, she was born in 1992, about a year after Nirvana ushered in a new age of rock music with the release of Nevermind. Twenty years later or so, the two collided again on stage in South America. At her concert last week in Ecuador, Cyrus covered “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the song that inspired her to want to follow her dreams. (Thanks, Dad, but nah.)

Cyrus has the hearty voice to make this song interesting, at least, but… um, that dancing. What’s with the dancing? Or as another 1990’s icon George Costanza might have said, “It’s more like a full-body dry heave set to music.” Scroll to the 47 second mark below and stand back. Sweet fancy Moses! READ FULL STORY

Cory Monteith versus Carrie Underwood as hockey playoffs shift to Nashville

How would Finn Hudson look in a grizzly beard? Because it’s Stanley Cup playoff season in the National Hockey League, the time when superstitious players refuse to shave as long as their team’s alive, and Glee‘s Cory Monteith is a passionate Vancouver Canucks fan. His team advanced to the second round on Tuesday night with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory in a Game 7 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Wearing a green Canucks t-shirt, the Canadian native stopped by NHL.com to relive his team’s glorious cliffhanger, which he witnessed on TV in a midtown New York pub. “I literally stood up … and started screaming,” crowed Monteith. “And everybody was like, ‘What is this guy doing?'” READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Petition: We'd like to see an Adele-Trisha Yearwood 'CMT Crossroads'

We’ve said it before: CMT’s best show is CMT Crossroads, a concert series in which country artists team with artists from different genres to perform each other’s songs. Check out the full list of pairings, but think Sugarland and Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and Def Leppard, Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett, Keith Urban and John Mayer, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge, and the Dixie Chicks and James Taylor, to name a few. Our new dream duo: Trisha Yearwood and Adele. READ FULL STORY

NBC to auction off 'Friday Night Lights' props. Would you rather have Panther gear or Lion gear?

Great news, Friday Night Lights fans: NBC is going to be auctioning off props from the show — things like coach’s sunglasses and Tim Riggins’ farm coat. But there’s one decision that’s sure to raise at least an internal debate while casting your bids: Would you rather own Panther or Lion gear? READ FULL STORY

'Justified': What was in Coover's bag? We've got the answer.

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You’ve gotta love Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), and you’ve gotta love to hate those Bennett boys, Dickie (Jeremy Davies) and Coover (Brad William Henke). This week, we saw the duo bring a little friend along while trying to intimidate Harlan resident Reggie, and later our beloved Boyd (Walton Goggins, pictured), so they’d halt relations with Black Pike, the mining company Boyd has been helping secure land. Ava (Joelle Carter) put a bullet in the bag, and broke Coover’s heart. “You killed Charlie!” But what was he?  READ FULL STORY

Oak Ridge Boys celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Elvira': 'It was the kind of song that everybody was singing'

My earliest memory is when I was six-years-old, standing beside my nine-year-old sister in the kitchen of my grandparents’ farmhouse, both of us holding brooms and singing the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” into the handles. I know I’m not alone. Most of my friends now in their mid-to-late thirties have a similar memory of belting out Joe Bonsall’s boozy verses and imitating bass Richard Sterban’s infamous “Giddy up, oom papa oom papa mow mow” chorus. The song went viral — or “Elviral,” as one of Bonsall’s friends says — in 1981, at a time when there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no YouTube. There was just country radio, and then pop radio, which helped it sell well over 2 million 45s.

For nine straight months, “It was the kind of song that everybody was singing,” Bonsall says 30 years later. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus talks bong video to 'Marie Claire': 'It was a bad decision.'

The newly 18-year-old Miley Cyrus chatted with Marie Claire magazine, speaking extensively for the first time since her parents announced their intention to divorce. And, for the first time since she was recorded smoking from a bong.

Cyrus was contrite about the videotaped inhaling, which involved the legally-sold herb salvia. When reminded that there are plenty of teenagers out there puffing on more serious fumes, she responded, “But they’re not Miley Cyrus… They’re not role models. So for me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for.”

But what does she stand for? READ FULL STORY

Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi all set to sing at the Oscars

country-strong-soundtrackImage Credit: Scott GarfieldGwyneth Paltrow will sing “Coming Home” from Country Strong at the Oscars, the Motion Picture Academy announced today. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, accompanied by Alan Menken, will sing “I See the Light” from Tangled, Randy Newman will sing We Belong Together from Toy Story 3, and A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch will sing “If I Rise,” from 127 Hours.

Paltrow demonstrated her live-performance chops on the CMAs, but if I’m gonna watch the GOOP scion warble on television, I prefer Glee‘s Fake Substitute Teacher Singing Gwyneth to Country Strong‘s Fake Country Star Singing Gwyneth. Still, the Chuck fan in me is secretly really excited to see Zachary Levi perform, so it all comes out in the wash, or whatever metaphor means “I know I’ll watch the whole thing anyway.” READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' cowboy John Wayne Schulz has a record

John Wayne Schulz, rancher and Timothy Olyphant look-alike, wowed the American Idol judges last night and became the audition phase’s buzziest hopeful. But it’s not Schulz’s first foray into the music industry. According to Billboard, Schulz released an album in 2002, when he was just 14. Sing it, cowboy! READ FULL STORY

Josh Turner trends after 'Idol': Let us introduce you

josh_turnerLast night, after 16-year-old Scotty McCreery from Garner, N.C., auditioned for American Idol singing “Your Man” — and sounding pretty much like the song’s original artist, deep-voiced country singer Josh Turner — the name Josh Turner trended on Twitter. On the show, Randy Jackson compared McCreery to Randy Travis (whose songs Turner grew up singing, incidentally), so if you were left wondering who Josh Turner is and how deep his voice goes, watch a few of his music videos below. I can also tell you he has a good sense of humor: My 63-year-old mother LOVES him and is in his fan club. She got to meet him backstage last year at a concert, and she told me she was going to tell him she loves his voice. Not that original, I thought, so I suggested she say something like, “I love your voice, and the rest of you isn’t bad either.” Well, she actually did it. He laughed — and said he felt a song coming on. Just thank us in the liner notes, Josh.

P.S. That’s his wife in the “Your Man” video with him. She’s also his keyboard player. READ FULL STORY

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