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Ke$ha on her first celeb crush: Will Smith 'was my everything' -- VIDEO

Few people may be able to relate to Ke$ha’s plight with the ghost in her vagina, but her crush on Will Smith? Yeah, we’ve all been there.

The singer opens up about her days of crushing on the Fresh Prince and more in this EW Pop Culture Personality Test, taken a few weeks ago while Ke$ha was promoting the new season of her MTV docuseries Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life. The show, which airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m, ET, premiered last week.
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Who should be cast as Tupac? Five actors to consider for the late rapper's biopic

When an actor is selected to play the role of a slain music legend, scrutiny and criticism often comes fast and furious.

We’ve seen it happen again and again. Remember the uproar after Zoe Saldana was set to play Nina Simone, or the long road the Marvin Gaye biopic with Jesse L. Martin has taken coming to the big screen?  Days after the 17th anniversary of rapper Tupac Shakur’s murder, Deadline has revealed that the long-awaited biopic of the late artist has been picked up, with production starting in February next year.

Since the role of Tupac hasn’t been cast yet, in an effort to save the drama for producers and to ensure a really good portrayal of a legend on the big screen, we’ve listed five actors who should be in consideration for the role of the legendary rapper.  Holla if your hear me!
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Fourth of July TV listings: James Gandolfini's Iraq war doc, marathons of your favorite shows, and more

Happy 237th birthday, America — let’s celebrate with TV marathons and specials!

Although we encourage enjoying the sunshine with a hot dog and a cold beverage in hand, you never know when some channel-flipping assistance may come in handy. With this list of choices, there is something for everyone — kid-friendly binge-watching, cable favorites such as The Walking Dead, and Independence Day classics like … Independence Day.

In the event of gloomy weekend weather, a nasty sunburn that sends you indoors, or simply the need for new drinking-game inspiration, check out all the TV marathons and specials happening this Fourth of July weekend:
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Comic-Con: Kanye West's art director delivers 'Head Smash' to comics

There’s a long history of comic book artists treading into the neighboring world of album cover art especially when psychedelia, counter-culture, fantasy or heavy metal bridged the distance between the art table and the turn table. Usually it’s an art table star — like R. Crumb, Berni Wrightson, Barry Windsor-Smith or Paul Pope to just a few — playing the tourist in turntable territory but the exact opposite is the case with the cover for Head Smash.

The haunting image is the handiwork of Joe Perez, the designer and art director best known for his work with Kanye West and Donda. Perez’s portfolio includes the Cruel Summer album cover in 2012, for example, but never a comic book. That changes with the brutal dystopian visions of Head Smash , which features interior art by Dwayne Harris and the original cover by Tim Bradstreet. The world is the creation of Vlad Yudin of The Vladar Company and was co-written with Erik Hendrix of Arcana and premieres down at Comic-Con International. We caught up with Perez to get in tune with his mixed media. See the art below.

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Teen Choice Awards nominations: 'Pitch Perfect' and 'Glee' have a musical face-off

The second wave of Teen Choice Awards 2013 nominees is full of aca-awesome. The Monday announcement revealed that Pitch Perfect received four nods, only coming second to Fox’s Glee, which swept round two with five nods.

Whether you find these musical sensations aca-amazing or aca-awful, the show is sure to feature something for everyone. Other nominees include Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke, Adam Levine, and Demi Lovato, who will all join the previously announced nominees across a fun bundle of categories, ranging from Choice Comedian to Choice Twitter Personality.

The show is shaping up to be quite the medley of teenage favorites in film, television, music, fashion, comedy, and sports. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once-a-day per category for their favorite Teen Choice nominees at the TCA website. Voting ends at 11:59 PM PT on Saturday, Aug. 10. A list of second-wave nominees is below, and the two-hour ceremony airs Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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'Michael Jackson: One': Cirque du Soleil gives us a sneak peek -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Michael Jackson may have left us exactly four years ago today, but his music continues to live on in various forms. If you happen to be in England, you can catch Thriller Live (now in its fifth year on the West End), and in Las Vegas, you can see Cirque du Soleil’s latest wowza extravaganza, Michael Jackson: One (opening Saturday at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino).

The new Cirque show promises 22 MJ tunes accompanied by acrobatics and death-defying feats galore, and below we have an exclusive look behind the scenes of the production to show what you’ll be in store for as an eager audience member. One hint: surround-sound speakers in the seats. (Seriously. In your seat.)
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Listen to the 'Pippin' Broadway revival cast album -- EXCLUSIVE

Okay, so you may have to imagine Patina Miller’s Leading Player swiveling hips and the circus-trained ensemble dangling from ropes and jumping through hoops. But there’s no doubt you can still groove to the new recording of Broadway’s mega-acclaimed revival of Pippin, up for 10 Tony Awards at the June 9 ceremony on CBS.

The album will feature all of the Stephen Schwartz faves like “Magic to Do,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “On the Right Track,” as well as four “Sing Along with the Pippin Orchestra” tracks featuring a 700-person chorus as backup. Below, listen to an early preview of the entire album before Ghostlight Records releases it digitally on June 4 in advance of a disc launch on July 9. READ FULL STORY

'Annie' Broadway cast album with Jane Lynch bonus tracks -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN

No more “Hard Knock Life” for us! The 2012 revival of everyone’s favorite copper-topped orphan Annie has a new cast album featuring all of the tunes “Little Girls” (and okay, perhaps some boys too) sang and danced around their living rooms growing up, including “Maybe,” “Tomorrow,” “N.Y.C.,” and “Easy Street.” And EW has every track, streamable below with added bonus tracks featuring the musical’s new addition to the cast, Glee’s favorite baddie Jane Lynch, who began an eight-week stint as the crusty alkie Miss Hannigan just last week. (Though we did already get an aural hint of her take on one of the tunes some time ago.). Click below for access to the entire cast album, available as a digital download on May 28 and for purchase on June 18. READ FULL STORY

'Kinky Boots' original cast recording -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN

Everybody say yeah! Get ready to dig your heels into a 15-track exclusive first listen of the original cast recording of Kinky Boots, the high-energy Cyndi Lauper/Harvey Fierstein musical currently nominated for 13 Tony Awards — including all three principal actors (Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford). Adapted from the 2005 British indie movie chronicling the turnaround of a middling shoe factory that starts manufacturing thigh-high ‘kinky boots,’ the musical has Lauper’s signature sass and pop pep galore — we think you’ll be listening to this one… time after time. (The official CD will be on sale May 28.)

Kinky Boots is now playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. Tickets are available at the show’s official website. READ FULL STORY

Which online music service should you use?

Google’s plan to take over the entire Internet — and with it, the world — continued full steam ahead this week with the news that it’s launching its own online streaming music service, Google Play Music All Access. We broke down how the new service compares to other popular current streaming options.

Google Play:
Cost: $9.99/month for all access, currently at $7.99 month discount
Type: On demand/radio (not available on iOS)
Song Selection: only saying “millions” currently
Quality: Unknown
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