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'VH1 Divas' Jordin Sparks, Melanie Fiona, and Ledisi celebrate Whitney Houston -- VIDEO

Divas may not be known for playing well with others, but there’s one thing on which they can all agree: Whitney Houston was their queen. And at last night’s VH1 Divas concert, the grand dame of divadom got a fitting tribute from a trio of young upstarts. Of course, none of those ladies sounded quite as wonderful as Whitney in her prime — but the number was moving and groove-worthy all the same.

After an introduction courtesy of Brandy — who played the title character to Houston’s Fairy Godmother in 1997′s CinderellaAmerican Idol winner Jordin Sparks kicked things off with “I’m Every Woman.” As colored lights glinted on a giant, crystal-encrusted “WHITNEY” sign, the song bled into Grammy-winner Melanie Fiona’s joyous take on “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” which she sang while leading a crowd of dancers through a psyched-looking audience. Once she reached the stage, Fiona switched gears for a few verses of “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” — paving the way for the jazzy soul singer Ledisi, who couldn’t quite hit all of “How Will I Know”‘s punishing high notes.

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'Today' crew gets down, 'Gangnam Style' -- VIDEO

Congratulations, Britney — you’re officially a trend-setter! Just three days after the X Factor‘s new judge learned how to groove  Gangnam Style, Korean sensation Psy stopped by Today to give the show’s anchors a dance lesson of their own. Soon, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, and even Meet the Press‘s dignified David Gregory were wearing shades and busting a move onstage — a sight that ought to make the world’s GIF creators awfully happy. Check it out, and don’t be afraid to dance along at home:

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YouTube sensation Psy teaches Britney Spears 'Gangnam Style' -- VIDEO

Even a hitmaker like Britney Spears isn’t immune to the wacky allure of Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” Spears is on record as a fan of the Korean star’s catchy tune and sick dance moves — something that Ellen DeGeneres didn’t miss when the new X Factor judge visited Ellen yesterday afternoon. (Side note: Remember when Ellen was an American Idol judge?)

Soon enough, the host pulled out Psy himself, who proceeded to teach Ellen and Britney how to Dougie the finer points of Gangnam Style. The main takeaway: “Dress classy, and dance cheesy.” Done and done!

By gamely dancing along, Spears proved that she still knows how to move — even in five-inch heels. Check her out:

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Spontaneous subway dance party! What song would get you moving?

The greatest love of all may be the fondness Americans share for peak-era Whitney Houston. Want proof? Check out the following video — courtesy of Gothamist — which shows what happens when a pair of buskers start performing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” on a Brooklyn subway platform:

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PopWatch Confessional: What's YOUR go-to song for a dance party of one?

Fair warning, don’t click through if you don’t want to hear a SPOILER from New Girl‘s finale. Last night’s season-ender centered on whether Nick (Jake Johnson) would vacate the loft to live with his on-again girlfriend Caroline. After packing up the moving van and taking all the roommates on an odyssey of togetherness, everyone returned home to the loft without Nick. But then! Nick returned and with a fitting fanfare: AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.” The roommates each rocked out in their respective rooms, and it was a wonderful close to a strong first season.

But New Girl wasn’t the only recent show to feature solo dancing. The April 29 episode of Girls found Hannah (Lena Dunham) pepping herself up, appropriately, to Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” These two scenes got us thinking about our own favorite solo dance party jams. For me, it’s Simply Red’s “Sunrise (Love To Infinity Radio Mix).” Sometimes a girl just needs to bounce around.

What gets my esteemed colleagues going? And what Celine Dion song made not one but two appearances on the list? Click through to find out, then share your favorite below! READ FULL STORY

'Kinect Star Wars' features Slave Leia dancing to Christina Aguilera. Awful? Incredible? The end of pop culture?

So Lando Calrissian is throwing one of his famous dance parties in the carbonite sewers of Cloud City, which I guess is the rough equivalent of a rich Manhattan socialite hosting a chicly unchic party in outer Brooklyn. Stormtroopers are dancing. My boy Lobot is spinning the discs. “Cloud City’s always lookin’ for new talent,” says Calrissian, who is a club promoter in his spare time. “You think you have what it takes?” At that point, Han Solo emerges from the carbonite container and starts dancing. And the song he’s dancing to is called “I’m Han Solo,” a reinterpretation of Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo,” which sampled the Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” which sampled an orchestral recording of the Rolling Stones’ “One Last Time.” While Han Solo is dancing — his moves include “The Trash Compactor,” the “Not a Scratch,” and the “Falcon in Flight” — here are the lyrics that fake Derulo (or maybe real Derulo?) sings:

I’m pickin’ up my blaster
Put it on my side,
I’m jumpin’ in my Falcon
Wookiee at my side
I’m Solo, Han Solo
I’m Han Solo
I’m Han Solo, Solo.

And then, just when you think this fever dream cannot possibly become more insane, Lando Calrissian decides to show up Solo by dancing to the same song…while wearing a cape. READ FULL STORY

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