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Throwback Thursday: Did you ever eat Spice Girls pizza? (And other memorabilia!)

In my lifetime, there have been a handful of big boy bands, but there was only ever one girl band that reached the same level of extreme stardom: The Spice Girls!

When I was young, the Spice Girls were everything. On the playground at school, everyone would have to decide which Spice Girl they wanted to be. Inevitably, someone would fight over who would be Baby Spice, and the game would be ruined. But then you’d go home, pop in your CD (or was it still a cassette tape back then?), and learn every single dance move to “Stop,” which I might still remember (Spoiler: I do).

And after Spice World hit theaters in 1997, things only got bigger. For starters, I wanted nothing more than to live on that bus. But in the realm of reality, I remember owning the Spice Girls-branded lollipops that Baby Spice enjoyed in the film, and my brother even bought me my very own pair of Skechers platform sneakers. The Spice Girls were more than a band; they were a brand. And years later, that’s still true. Confessional time: My college roommates and I might have dressed up as the Spice Girls for Halloween, and it’s very likely that I spent $60 on a pair of ridiculously high platform boots. And yes, I still own Spice World on DVD.

All of this is to say that the Spice Girls brand will never die. But today, we want to reminisce about when it was at its height. And Posh Spice Victoria Beckham is here to help us. READ FULL STORY

Matthew McConaughey's 'Wolf of Wall Street' chest thump gets a remix -- VIDEO

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For a character quirk that was never written into the original script, Matthew McConaughey’s now-infamous chest thump in The Wolf of Wall Street has clearly struck a chord — especially with the folks over at Eclectic Method who have taken it upon themselves to remix the rhythmic beat into an uptempo tune.

McConaughey’s chest thumping, laced with a dance rhythm, serves as the back beat for the remixed track, which also cuts in other sounds heavily used throughout the Martin Scorsese film.

Watch Eclectic Method’s “The Wolf of Wall Street Chest Thump Mix” below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Voice' premieres, 'Scandal' returns, and The Fray's new album hits shelves

Aaaannnd exhale. After weeks of Olympic coverage, it’s just about time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. My DVR might not be happy about, but I’m over the moon.

This is the week when your favorite shows find their way back to your TV screens. From the long-awaited returns of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy to the season premieres of Dallas and The Voice, it’s hard to go wrong with your television choices. Meanwhile, at the theater, Liam Neeson is heating up the screen, and elsewhere, we’ve found book and album releases that are not to be missed. Basically, you’ve got a lot of work to do this week. Enjoy!

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'The Voice': Who should replace CeeLo?

CeeLo Green is done with The Voice, it seems. And that means one thing: The producers have a swiveling chair to fill.

Now, while I’m sad about his departure — judging panel chemistry is hard to find; just ask The X Factor — I have to admit that I’m not Simon-Cowell-leaving-Idol devastated. More than a loss, this is an opportunity. And it should not be squandered.  READ FULL STORY

What WON'T Meat Loaf do for love? Now we know! -- VIDEO

Who really shot JFK? What happened at Area 51? Where do ships go in the Bermuda Triangle? These are all great mysteries of the world that you will never have the answers to — unless you’re Nic Cage in The Rock and you get a hold of some microfilm full of state secrets.

Until today, we all assumed “What won’t Meatloaf do for love?” was another one of those gaping holes in public knowledge, nagging at you as you fall asleep at night. What did Meat Loaf mean when he sang, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that?” I mean, other than the obvious that. The that that no one would do for love? That. Well, today, friends you are Nic Cage and this big secret has been painstakingly discovered by Ali Wentworth on Yahoo’s Daily Shot. Natch.

See for yourself below: READ FULL STORY

Who should win 'The X Factor'? *Crickets*

“You never cease to… not blow me away,” Demi Lovato blundered during Wednesday’s finals on Fox — while deftly summing up my overall impression of The X Factor!

We stopped recapping this mess early in season 3 — not only because, as previously established, The X Factor has no soul, but because ratings dropped by a lot and we noticed barely anyone wanted to read about it. Yet the show has sputtered on, this time with bright yellow lights on the front of the judges’ table instead of red or blue, and Paulina Rubio wobbling around in her chair instead of Britney Spears sitting there like a sad statue. There’s still a lot of lasers. Alex & Sierra (pictured) have emerged as a duo you might have heard of this fall even if you don’t watch The X Factor. So that’s certainly new! Good for them. They’re lovely.

Overall, though, the show strikes me more than ever as a scripted yet poorly executed celebration of both the judges’ wealth and the contestants’ poverty. It could all change for them if they win the million-dollar recording contract. Meet the finalists in all their destitute glory, and run through their final performances with me, below.

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PopWatch Planner: 'Anchorman 2' in theaters, 'The X Factor' finale, and more

As we head into the holiday season, this week has a little bit of everything. From Beyoncé’s surprise album — which you should download now — to Ron Burgundy’s return in Anchorman 2 and every fall finale in between, here’s what we recommend you put on your schedule:

SUNDAY 12/15
Homeland season finale AND Beyoncé on iTunes

Homeland wraps up its third season this week — what’s in store for Brody and Carrie? Other than an hour of twists and turns, we can’t be sure!

Plus: Queen B’s newest album was secretly released on iTunes and is the perfect soundtrack for any weekend activity.


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Adapt This! Pulp's 'Common People'

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There’s nothing new under the sun — but somehow, these awesome properties have never been adapted for screens big or small. Psst, Hollywood: Let’s change that.

It’s the plot of Titanic. And The Notebook. And Aladdin. Also, Good Will HuntingPirates of the Caribbean, Wild at Heart, Say Anything, A Knight’s Tale, Atonement, The Great Gatsby, The Princess Bride and thousands of other stories that we’ve seen and read time and time again.

She’s rich (and beautiful). He’s poor (and beautiful). And he worships the privileged ground she walks on. Obviously they must end up together.You’d think that all love stories were really about class.

Because what’s more appealing than a tale of a scrappy, devilishly handsome fellow from the wrong side of the tracks who lusts after the privileged, sheltered beauty raised with silver spoons and gold forks and strands of pearls and eventually wins her pretty little heart?  No, not a reverse gender take. We’ve seen that a million times too. (Hi, Love Story, Pretty Woman, Maid in Manhattan, etc.)

Maybe what we need is a devilishly handsome fellow from the wrong side of the tracks who realizes that the privileged, sheltered beauty raised with silver spoons and gold forks and strands of pearls was full of sh-t? That’s why we should adapt Pulp’s “Common People.” Here’s my modest proposal.

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From the makers of 'Friday': Finally, an alphabet song for the YOLO generation! -- VIDEO

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Are you an entitled millennial who never learned to read good? (Are you making your overprotective helicopter dad read this post to you right now?) If so, Internet “hitmaker” Patrice Wilson has just the “song” for you.

In “Friday,” he taught you the days of the week. In “It’s Thanksgiving,” he taught you that there is a holiday called Thanksgiving. And now, with this latest purposefully terrible wannabe viral music video, he’ll teach you something even more basic: The letters of the alphabet. Or at least everything before “Q.”

The new song’s title, no joke, is just “ABCDEFG.” (Somehow, I feel like we should give props to Patrice for managing to get the order right.) It’s sung by Alison Gold of questionable “Chinese Food” fame, and its faux-inspirational nonsense lyrics make “Friday” sound like Faulkner. Seriously, don’t play this song for anyone hoping to learn English; it’ll only confuse them.

Also, the video features Wilson peering into 11-year-old Alison’s bedroom window, and the tween confusedly flipping through an ancient paperback dictionary before getting into a strange van that has just pulled up outside her front door, which takes her to a club where she drinks a glass of punch that Patrice Wilson has drugged. With “Puppet Potion.” Also, at one point, she sings solfège syllables without tying them to any recognizable diatonic scale, which is super confusing.

I guess you can watch it if you really want:
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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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