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Black Simon and Garfunkel are back, this time singing Lorde's 'Royals' -- VIDEO

Black Simon and Garfunkel made their first appearance on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, performing Lorde’s “Royals” with their special brand of folky, Uptown hep.

Frequent guests on host Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night, the duo — made up of The Roots’ Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas  – were a special request out of the Fallon’s Suggestion Box.

Our only suggestions: These segments should be a little longer, and Tonight needs to let us know where to pick up that Black Simon and Garfunkel box set.

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If you're Taylor Swift, you have a garden birthday party with Lorde -- PHOTOS













For Taylor Swift, the perfect 24th birthday party included flowers, red balloons, and a “Royal” friend.

Lorde attended the Australian garden party (a quick trip from the singer’s native New Zealand), and Swift shared a handful of photos from her big day on Instagram, letting fans in on the classy-but-fun soiree.

Check out all the action below:
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This Week's Cover: Our Top 10 movies, TV shows, albums, singles, and books of 2013

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It’s time for Entertainment Weekly‘s annual top 10 lists of the best movies, TV shows, albums, singles, and books. You know, all the things that ruled, shocked, and rocked this year.

Inside this week’s issue find our top 10 lists of…

The Best Movies: Critics Owen Gleiberman and Chris Nashawaty agree: Gravity’s got pull and 12 Years a Slave is brutally brilliant. Find out who fell equally hard for period pieces, high-tech epics, and some surprising thrillers, and who was won over by wrenching romances and harrowing journeys (but still loves himself a little horror).

The Best TV Shows: Critics Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz both felt the Netflix effect this year, though they have divergent takes on the final season of Breaking Bad: One critic says a certain franchise’s epic insanity reigned supreme, while the other declares Walter White took down all comers.
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On the scene at People's Ones To Watch party: Anna Faris, Kathy Griffin and more tell us who they are obsessed with

People and Essie came together this week to celebrate Hollywood’s next generation of talented stars at People’s Ones To Watch event.

L.A.’s trendy Hinoki & The Bird played host to the swanky soiree, which turned out a nice mix of fresh-faced stars on the rise and familiar faces. Read on to find out who Anna Faris, Kathy Griffin, and more had to say about which newcomer they’ve got their eye on right now!

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Lorde's 'Royals': Who covered it best?

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New Zealand pixie pop savant Lorde shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 last week with her ode to normalcy and fantasy, ”Royals.” And with great popularity, comes great YouTube covers.

The song’s admission to the regularity of everyday life, versus the ”luxe” life that so many of our big ”royals” sing about makes it a fun cover for celebrity artists and dreamers alike. Let’s see who’s done it best…so far. READ FULL STORY

Lorde: Five fast facts about the new alt music 'it' girl

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If you’ve been jamming to the song Royals lately, chances are you’ve asked yourself: ‘Who is Lorde?’ We’re here to catch you up on some tidbits about Ella Yelich-O’Connor– the  New Zealand teenager with a vocal range way beyond her years who has made quite the splash.

Within six months of releasing  The Love Club EP in March, this cool girl from Auckland has caught the attention of many ears–having her song of the summer covered by contestants for X-Factor and serving as the soundtrack of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. Currently on Billboard’s Hot 100 sitting at No. 3 with Royals, we’re running down five fast fasts about the budding songstress.
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'Game of Thrones': Florence + the Machine turned down 'Rains of Castamere' -- who's on your Westeros playlist?

I don’t want to bring it up. I really don’t, but I’ll get it out of the way very quickly, as if I’m ripping off a band-aid, getting my eyebrows waxed, or having my heart ripped out in one swift motion: The Red Wedding. There, I said it! Don’t worry, I’m not going to spill anything of major importance here. But can we at least talk about “The Rains of Castamere”? Man, is that a song. I’m talking an eerily foreboding, spine-tingling, tear- and fear-inducing piece of music.

Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi (try to argue with me that the GoT theme song is not as iconic as Harry Potter‘s) came up with the melody for “Rains of Castamere.” Hit indie band The National, however, was asked to utilize said melody and create the actual song that we mostly hear now (besides when characters are simply whistling it): “It was us saying internally, ‘Hey, it would be cool if we took this theme and had a band do it.’ We asked them, ‘This is what we’re thinking — would you guys be into it?’” Djawadi told New York magazine.

They obviously agreed and everyone is pretty much fond of the result. Need a refresher? Take a listen:
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