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PopWatch Playlist: First-time TV tunes that struck a chord -- LISTEN

Last night’s flashback-tastic New Girl episode, “Virgins,” was a treasure trove of music to set the mood — some songs more successfully than others — as the loftmates looked back on their first sexual encounters. Anchoring the eclectic mix (which ranged from Sublime to Boyz II Men and even figured in Lisa Loeb), Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” kicked in during a fan-fulfilling scene between Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel).

It got us thinking of some of our favorite first-time anthems from shows of yore. Below, our ultimate Spotify playlist of coupling tracks! READ FULL STORY

'New Girl': Jess & Nick's showmance gets Auto-Tuned -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s well-established that She & Him songbird Zooey Deschanel doesn’t need the assistance of Auto-Tune. All due respect to her hilarious New Girl co-stars, but they have certainly reaped the benefits of in this exclusive DJ John Boswell’s pitch-perfected mash-up of season 2 lines.

Just like the series itself, “Kiss Me Like a Man” is at turns hilarious and sexy. It tells the story of roomfriends Jess (Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) but has plenty of laugh-out-loud diversions courtesy of Schmidt (Max Greenfield), Winston (Lamorne Morris), and Cece (Hannah Simone) — not to mention gone-but-not-forgotten characters Trench Coat Nick and Jess as a Kenyan Olympic runner. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2013: A timeline

Oh, Biebs, not again!

Justin Bieber has always made headlines, but lately, the the 19-year-old superstar is making news that doesn’t cast him in the most positive light. The latest report: Swedish police discovered a small amount of drugs (reportedly marijuana) and a stun gun on one of Bieber’s tour buses. It’s the latest in a series of incidents that have plagued the singer throughout the European leg of his Believe Tour. From orphaned monkeys and on-stage spewage, to late-starting concerts and ill-thought-out messages left at solemn historical sites, Bieber isn’t doing much to dispel claims he’s shaping up to be pop-music’s foremost enfant terrible. Indeed, Bieber’s 2013 has thus far been marked by one unfortunate escapade after another.

We’ve rounded up some of Bieber’s bigger missteps over the last few months to put this latest incident in perspective. Check out our timeline of Bieber’s decidedly un-swaggy 2013 below. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' theme played from university bell tower -- VIDEO

File this under Things That Are Awesome! (which we have). Lyle Anderson, who’s been the official carillonneur at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for almost 30 years, treated the campus to the Game of Thrones theme song. Watch the video, posted on the university’s YouTube channel today, below. The only thing it’s missing is a crowd cheering at the end.  READ FULL STORY

Listen to three tracks from the upcoming musical 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812' -- EXCLUSIVE


Brush up your Tolstoy! The conventional practice of dinner-and-a-show is getting a shake-up in NYC’s downtown meatpacking district this season with the revamp of the electropop musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. A small-venue hit last year, the production is now creating an immersive supper theater (think Sleep No More) exclusively for this event. The new 6,000 square foot club Kazino is slated to open May 1st as a full-on Russian supper club (your $125 show ticket entitles you to a full Russian dinner), and will be open for drinks, food and live entertainment from opening to closing.

Tickets for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 are now on sale at on the show’s official website. The performance schedule will be as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at noon and 8pm, and Sunday at noon and 7pm. The show will run until September 1st.

EW has three exclusive tracks to get you in the mood to get your goulash on (all written and composed by Dave Malloy). READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon wrap up 'Timberweek' with 'History of Rap 4' -- VIDEO

You knew that Justin Timberlake wasn’t doing to spend an entire week with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night and not deliver another “History of Rap” medley. After four nights of mostly comic schtick, the duo saved the best for last on Friday night, a crowd-pleaser that bridged the tunes of Master P to the Beastie Boys to Salt ‘n’ Pepa to Eminem. It was Timberlake’s swan song for the week, and he teased that, “This is the last time [for 'History of Rap']…”

“…until the next time we do this,” said Fallon.

Watch the video below, along with their previous three collaborations. READ FULL STORY

Grammys 2013: The night's most 'What Memo?' outfits

So, now that the 55th Annual Grammys have officially ended, it’s time to ask the most important question of the night: Were all of the televised buttocks and female breasts adequately covered?

This year, CBS issued a memo outlining their preferred list of dos and dont’s regarding Grammy outfits. In addition to banning inadequately covered buns and boobs, the pearls-clutching network also advised against such scandalous sartorial cues as “thong type costumes,” “bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,” “female breast nipples,” and other similarly steamy phrases.

And, of course, the Grammy guests didn’t listen to any of that noise. Below, check out our list of stars who dared to bare at this year’s Grammys: READ FULL STORY

Grammys: We're live-blogging 'em!

Who will violate CBS’ wardrobe advisory? How close will our predictions match the winners list? And what will everyone be saying about Justin Timberlake’s return? Join us tonight for our Grammys live blog and find out. Annie Barrett and Mandi Bierly get us started with E!’s red carpet coverage at 6 p.m. ET, while Darren Franich and Adam Markovitz take over for the ceremony itself, starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.


Read more:

UPDATED: See the winners so far…
EW’s Grammys Central
Grammys: Who Should/Will Win
Grammys producer: Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars among show’s ‘keepers of the flame’

Inaugural Balls: The Obamas and Bidens dance, but so do Piers Morgan and Chris Tucker

The Obamas had their first dance to a Jennifer Hudson cover of “Let’s Stay Together,” and the Bidens were serenaded by Jamie Foxx singing “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” But there was another dance to watch during the inaugural balls: That of CNN’s indoor coverage, which had to juggle politics and a party. The tone was set early when Piers Morgan and Erin Burnett tried to interview San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Rep. Joaquin Castro while Rihanna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music” blared in the background. Ultimately, Piers just gave up:

Piers: By the way, I’ve never met any Latino that can’t dance, so are you guys gonna be — [Julian and Joaquin laugh and say he just met his first two].

Erin: Pierce’s first highly inappropriate comment of the evening.

Piers: That’s not inappropriate. I never have.

In case you were wondering, I’d say Piers’ second inappropriate comment came when he segued from a taped interview with performer Stevie Wonder to a live chat with the Black Eyed Peas will.i.am by referring to him as “almost as big a legend now in the music world as Stevie Wonder.” READ FULL STORY

'2 Broke Girls' star Matthew Moy takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test

Playing diner owner Han Lee on the ribald 2 Broke Girls, Matthew Moy has one very memorable role on the CBS comedy. That’s mostly because the show’s creators have been criticized for making Han one big stereotype after another: The character speaks with a heavy accent, often doesn’t understand American slang and turns of phrases, and is regularly made fun of for his small stature and clueless nature.

Behind the silly role, however, is Matthew Moy, an actor who, truly, couldn’t be further from who he plays on TV. Moy is very clued into pop culture, which is why we put him through the ringer with the EW Pop Culture Personality Test. As we head toward tonight’s new episode of 2 Broke Girls (9 p.m. on CBS!) — titled “And Too Little Sleep,” which finds Han and Co. helping Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) prepare a huge cupcake order — study up on Moy by hearing a lot about his love for Katy Perry, Steel Magnolias, and (yes, really!) the ceramic statue of Jeri Ryan he has in his living room.

Name a TV show that makes you cry.
Actually, there was an episode of Taxi that was really emotional, and I didn’t expect it because it’s a sitcom. Danny DeVito had a very emotional scene, and it was really great. I didn’t expect that from a comedy. It had a lot of heart to it. I was watching it late at night and he had a really meaty scene.

At what moments do you yell at the TV?
I was thinking about this the other day. When I yell at my TV, it’s usually watching…usually it happens during the election. There’s when I’m watching CNN and MSNBC.

What kind of sitcoms do you watch?
I watch the weirdest things. I watch old episodes of Golden Girls because my mom watches it, so I grew up watching that. Sometimes I watch reruns of Futurama, which is a cartoon and not based in the real world at all. There’s also 3rd Rock from the Sun. It’s really neat to watch the different people interact.


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