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'Reaping Ball': A 'Hunger Games' parody of 'Wrecking Ball' we didn't know we needed until now

Catching Fire fever burns strong, this time incorporating that other “girl on fire” — Miley Cyrus. Posted by YouTube user twentyfirstrecords, “Reaping Ball” is a hilarious — and super-catchy — Hunger Games parody video set to the tune of Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”

Created by parody band The Arena, the song is just the latest Hunger Games-inspired single. Last year, The Arena debuted “We Found Love (In the Hunger Games) – Peeta vs. Rihanna Remix.” Not to leave Team Gale without a radio-worthy theme song, this year’s track is sung from Gale’s perspective, pining for Katniss, who is in a “complicated” relationship with Peeta. “Gale” croons such perfect lines as “We don’t have to live this way,/ You’re my Mockingjay./ Let’s win this one for Rue.”

What makes the “Wrecking Ball” re-work even more interesting is that Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale in the films, was engaged to Miley Cyrus, who may or may not have recorded the breakup song about her relationship with the Aussie actor. So that means it’s a parody video from the perspective of the character, played by the actor the original song might be about. So many layers!

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'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Was Lady Gaga born to host? -- VOTE

If Saturday Night Live has an unofficial theme song this season, it might be “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” The female hosts have dominated so far, and Lady Gaga added another colorful performance this weekend. Me personally, I thought there was a little too much self-deprecating winking at the camera — Miley Cyrus leaned on that crutch a bit too — but Gaga took the job seriously and will certainly make her presence felt in Week II of our Ms. Saturday Night Live contest. (Guys… until you make your mark, it’s definitely Ms. SNL this season.)

Two weeks ago, we had our first round of voting for this season’s best host. Kerry Washington, the most recent guest, made an impression and scored more than half the votes. Tina Fey, who hosted the premiere, was a strong second, and Edward Norton edged out Cyrus for third place. Bruce Willis was eliminated, leaving Norton to face a quartet of talented ladies in this week’s poll. READ FULL STORY

Sinead O'Connor talks Miley, mental illness, and getting 'crazied' by the media

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Believe it or not, Sinead O’Connor actually thinks that something resulted from October’s big Miley Cyrus brouhaha — though it wasn’t a conversation about the music industry’s habit of sexualizing young women.

“The music business is corrupt,” the Irish singer-songwriter explains to Time in a new interview. “It’s full of nothing but vampires and pimps. What was more important that came out of the Miley thing was being able to conversate about mental health and human rights. The two of us, without meaning to, did quite a good job.”

As you’ll recall, the feud began after Cyrus told Rolling Stone that her “Wrecking Ball” video was meant to pay homage to O’Connor’s intimate, iconic “Nothing Compares 2U” clip. O’Connor responded to the news by writing an open letter to Cyrus, urging her to not “let the music business make a prostitute of you;” Cyrus shot back by mocking O’Connor on Twitter, posting a screenshot of tweets sent by Sinead shortly before her January 2012 suicide attempt coupled with this caption: “Before Amanda Bynes… There was…”

Though O’Connor doesn’t seem angry at Cyrus anymore, she still feels passionately about the shabby treatment Americans give to sufferers of mental illness — especially famous ones.

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'Styled to Rock' designer on Miley Cyrus' mom: 'I just pretty much sketched out her daughter as a whore'

Not exhausted from Miley overexposure yet? Though she’s clearly an authority on all things provocative, is the pop star a fashion expert too? Cyrus will guest star on Rihanna’s style competition, Styled to Rock this Friday.

Rihanna is the executive producer of the Bravo reality series in which designers compete in challenges where they design looks for celebrities. In this preview clip, the designers freak out when it’s announced that Miley will be judging their designs. But when they hear that she’s not alone, that “Miley’s mom-a-ger,” Tish Cyrus, is coming along too, the news hits them like a wrecking ball. “I just pretty much sketched out her daughter as a whore,” says one worried designer.

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PopWatch Planner: Award shows galore, 'Parks and Recreation,' the 'Best Man Holiday,' and more

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? Let’s start off with a double-dose of award shows tonight: One features an overexposed pop star and the other features Benedict Cumberbatch. Your choice. Then we take a scary sojourn with Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story: Coven. The Voice live eliminations air between those two, which is fitting because watching dreams get crushed is also a kind of horror. Speaking of eliminations, Park and Rec‘s Leslie Knope faces a recall election arrives on Thursday. You can then cap off the week with an early Best Man’s Holiday and a Revenge stand-off in the Hamptons.

All times listed are Eastern.
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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Kerry Washington or Tina Fey? Let the vote begin!

Saturday Night Live has been around for 39 years. Think about that for another sec. Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for only 30 years. Both shows became late-night institutions, NBC breadwinners, and comedy king-makers. To be on Johnny Carson at the height of his reign was the ultimate for a young comedian, just as SNL‘s Lorne Michaels has plucked comedians from obscurity and turned them into stars who can eventually carry their own movies, sitcoms, and late-night talk shows.

Saturday Night Live is still the ultimate testing ground for comedy, and that challenge can be especially intimidating to a green guest host. Always has been. In less than a week, an actor, rock star, athlete, or — dear god — a politician has to metaphorically jump onto a speeding bus — a three-wheel bus, mind you, according to Alec Baldwin, “careening towards a blown-out bridge.”

Many are called, but few are called back. Those guest-hosts who ace the test join a certain club; not necessarily the Five-Timers, but a small fraternity of performers who did it right. Baldwin, SNL‘s current Joe DiMaggio of sorts, went on to tell Edward Norton that the guest needs to be “facile, nimble, ready for curveballs,” but it’s more than that. You’ve got to have the goods in the first place, because the SNL experience can be the cruelest example of the Emperor’s New Clothes in entertainment. No one wants to end up there buck naked.

For the last two years, Entertainment Weekly’s readers have selected the best Saturday Night Live host of the season in a series of weekly polls. That they chose Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, two savvy, versatile entertainers, sets the bar for our third season. At the very least, we know what it means to be great at this. Now that we’re five episodes in to this new season, it’s time we begin our contest anew to see who’s got the goods and who’s just standing naked in the spotlight to a chorus of crickets.

Thus far, we’ve enjoyed Tina Fey, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Kerry Washington. They all had their moments, but someone is doomed to go home. Our rules are simple: Who was the best host? More specifically, who looked like they belonged? Who surprised you with a side of them you never thought existed? Whose hilarious sketch did you post on Facebook? Whose show were your boss, your mom, and your roommate all giggling about on Monday morning?

Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five hosts, just to remind you of their recent performances. Vote, and the host with the least support will be eliminated, and the other four will advance to compete against Lady Gaga on Nov. 16. Ultimately, we’ll eliminate the less memorable hosts and crown a new Mr. or Mrs. Saturday Night next May. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Simpsons' honors Marcia Wallace, 'Thor,' and MTV's European Music Awards

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? We begin with a tribute to a beloved Simpsons character, a rock star documentary, a post-Halloween scare, and an Arrested Development reunion. Then a Norse god makes his return to the big screen on Friday. And depending on your Miley Mania levels, you may or may not want to stay clear of social media next Sunday night/early Monday morning …

All times listed are Eastern.
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Lil' Kim on Miley Cyrus' costume: 'She did me very well'

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then rapper Lil’ Kim is all smiles.

After Miley Cyrus tweeted her Halloween garb as the Queen Bee in the purple jumpsuit from the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, Lil’ Kim not only gave her praise on Twitter, but complimented Cyrus for pulling off one of the most talked about outfits in the past decade.

“How awesome was that! Put it this way, she did me very well I think she looked gorgeous. I love her; she’s one of my besties,” Lil’ Kim told MTV News. “She’s like my bestie-slash-wifey. You know what’s so funny? As soon as she tweeted the picture, she texted me and was like she was like, ‘Happy Halloween, babe!’ … I think she did me well.” READ FULL STORY

Surprise! Miley Cyrus shows some skin for Halloween

She’s just bein’ Miley Lil’ Kim.

While the rest of us are strapping on teddy bears and seeing just how far our tongues can stretch for our Miley Cyrus costume tonight, Cyrus herself is channeling a different musical provocateur. The One Who Twerks uploaded a bunch of photos to her Twitter account last night that show her channeling Kim’s get-up from the 1999 VMAs — purple pastie and all.

Check out the slightly NSFW pics below: READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: Inside the wild world of Katy Perry

What does it means to be the biggest pop star on the planet in 2013?

In this week’s cover story, Katy Perry gave EW an all-access pass to her crazy world (spoiler alert: we saw her boobs), as we spent a week criss-crossing the globe with her from L.A. to London, Berlin, and New York.

“You’re gonna see all different kinds of things,” Perry warned in L.A. at the outset of our trip. And she wasn’t kidding: Closing out the mammoth iTunes Festival. Sipping champagne with a giant German gentleman with bedazzled eyebrows named Bubbles (he’s a member of the superfan contingent known as Katycats). Late-night tea in a London hotel lobby with a rock icon. Twitter accounts named after her breasts. Near-constant jet lag. Being Katy Perry (or even just being her plus-one) is an exhausting, exhilarating ride.
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