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'The Matrix' set to 'Mambo No. 5': A little bit of Trinity all night long!


Remember 1999? When we were afraid of the lights going out on Y2K? When President Bill Clinton was acquitted? When Sega still made game consoles? Those were good times. Boy bands were still “hot” and Saving Private Ryan won best picture (wait… what?).

Sadly, those days are gone, but thanks to some web genius we now have a perfect union of two of 1999’s most notable contributions to the pop culture lexicon: The Matrix and Mambo No. 5. (Fun fact, my friend Trevor and I went to our 8th grade Halloween party as Lou Bega and Neo, respectively.) Check out the pitch-perfect and amazingly awesome video below (wait until 1:00 for things to really look good). READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez in talks to star in 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?'

She’ll ransack Pakistan and run a scam in Scandinavia but Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego right now? The Chief is no doubt on it, but we’ve discovered that at some point she’ll be at a theater near you. Walden Media confirmed to EW the reports that they have acquired the rights to turn Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? from a beloved 90’s kids show/computer game into a live-action movie. (That’s right, you’ll get to shout “The warrant!” and “The loot!” all over again.)

According to Walden Media’s statement, they are “developing it as a potential starring vehicle for Jennifer Lopez.” READ FULL STORY

Poll: What '90s classic do you want to see rebooted?

On Monday, we asked which ’90s TV shows you’d like to see rebooted, and received a flood of responses. After wading through your picks, we pared down the list to 15 top contenders and decided to throw things back to you one more time with the poll below.

So what favorite ’90s classic would you most like to see brought back? Do you think Daria‘s sardonic musings deserve another shot? Should Buffy or Xena slay the competition? Perhaps you can help a cult favorite like Sports Nights, Twin Peaks, or My So-Called Life finally get its due….

We’ll announce which show took top honors in next week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. Until then, what are you waiting for? Vote below!


'In Living Color' is coming back -- what '90s reboot do you want next?

Now that we’re officially in the post-millennial aughts, all eyes have turned to the ’90s for artistic inspiration, it seems. Between the recent news that Fox is bringing back In Living Color, last week’s well-received return of Beavis and Butt-Head, and TeenNick’s decision to upgrade The ’90s Are All That block to primetime, it’s obvious there’s a huge appetite for ’90s content. In the spirit of Color‘s remake, we wondered: What other ’90s shows should be brought back?

Do you think there’s room in today’s line-up for a retread of classic sitcoms like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Mad About You? Maybe tweaking a classic family drama like Party of Five is what’s needed? Or do you have some hankering for local color à la Picket Fences and Northern Exposure?  What about a gone-too-soon show that was great but never really got off the ground like My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, or Twin Peaks? Tell us what you think — list your favorite shows in need of a reboot in the comments!

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‘In Living Color’ returning with Keenen Ivory Wayans

'Pop-Up Video' is back! Do people still care about the words in the bubbles?

Those of you who thought you’d been Terra Nova’d back to the ’90s when you saw both Clarissa Explains It All and Pop-Up Video on your programming guide last night, know this: Pop-Up Video is back with brand new episodes. After a nearly decade-long hiatus, the VH1 show that paired popular music videos with bubbles of trivia about their artists returned yesterday with 10 years’ worth of pop culture to catch up on. READ FULL STORY

U.S. Postal Service to make stamps with living celebrities on them: Who would you like to lick the most?

On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that, for the first time ever, they will make commemorative stamps that feature living celebrities on them. Typically, the standard rule is that you have to be dead at least five years to get the prestigious honor of being licked and sent to exotic locations like… Milwaukee, but in an attempt to boost sales and interests (stamp collecting is cool, you guys), the U.S. Postal Service is now open to suggestions on Facebook and Twitter for which living stars should be put on a stamp. Their only stipulation? That the star has “made enduring contributions to the United States of America.” Ah, so close Kim Kardashian!

Since we love any opportunity to honor our favorite celebrities and decide which of them we’d like to lick without getting in serious trouble (we’ve been putting some thought into that for quite a long time), we came up with some of our own suggestions (Jon Hamm, Betty White, Robert Pattinson, Tina Fey, Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.) We also wanted to see who you think should be sitting pretty on the right hand corner of your envelopes. Check out our dream stamp gallery and vote in our poll below! READ FULL STORY

Dorothy's 'Wizard of Oz' ruby red slippers to go up for auction. If I only had the funds!

With Halloween but a few weeks away from us, it’s time to start considering your costume. If you’re sticking with the oldie, but always goodie, choice of going as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, your get-up could be the most authentic one on any road, yellow brick or otherwise.

That’s because one of the pairs of the iconic ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic, will be sold to the highest bidder on Dec. 16 (okay, so you’ll have them for next Halloween) during Profiles in History’s three-day “Icons of Hollywood” auction. READ FULL STORY

Steven Spielberg says Lincoln biopic will cover final months of his life -- so what will we miss?

A few years, a couple stars and a lot of rumors later, the long-awaited Abraham Lincoln biopic looks to be making its first steps toward theaters.

Director Steven Spielberg told the Orlando Sentinel that although Lincoln will be based on Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, it will focus on the last four months of Lincoln’s life — meaning the film would cover roughly the time from Dec., 1864 until his death on April 15, 1865.

Obviously, a lot happened during those four months, but a good deal happened outside of them as well. READ FULL STORY

Bus, do your stuff! A tribute to 'The Magic School Bus'


Seatbelts, everyone! When I was in elementary school, I used to long for the days when we’d pause our typical classwork to watch some type of “educational” programming. (Thank you, PBS, for those breaks from learning my multiplication tables. Twelves were hard!) And easily my favorite of these educational shows — perhaps only second to Reading Rainbow — was The Magic School Bus. I never much cared for science in school, but cram basic science principles into a TV show and wrap them with a super catchy theme song sung by the one and only Little Richard? Sold! READ FULL STORY

'Tiny Toon Adventures': Did you secretly like some of the Tiny Toons more than the Looney Tunes?

Tiny Toon Adventures is sort of the overlooked middle child of Warner Bros. animation. The series was conceived during the late-80s, post-Muppet Babies boomlet for younger versions of beloved cartoon characters, and the series could never match up to the original Looney Tunes animation. At the same time, Tiny Toon only rarely achieved the full-scale madcap insanity of Warner’s later  cartoon Animaniacs. (Much as I love “Particle Man,” I have to agree with John Young that nothing beats the musical sequences on Animaniacs.) Still, I loved Tiny Toon Adventures when I was a kid, for one simple reason: In the heresy of my youth, I liked the one-two combo of Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny much, much, much more than their icon/inspiration, Bugs Bunny. READ FULL STORY

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