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PopWatch Planner: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men' premiere, 'New Girl' features a special date, and 'Jurassic Park' returns to theaters

Early April is one of entertainment’s awkwardly quiet down times, in which the summer blockbusters aren’t out yet, television shows are winding down but not quite at their finales, and most new albums are awaiting a  release. But that doesn’t mean that your week has to be boring. You still have some great options. Unless, of course, you don’t think that the premiere of Game of Thrones, the return of New Kids on the Block, and  the re-release of Jurassic Park in 3-D are great …
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Backstreet Boys do the Harlem Shake -- VIDEO

If you’ve ever dreamed of watching Nick Carter gyrate in his underwear or AJ McLean dance around in a Spiderman costume, then today is your lucky day. The Backstreet Boys have officially joined the Harlem Shake trend, releasing their own video, complete with a bunny costume, group choreography, pelvic thrusting and even a tutu. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve never seen BSB like this before.

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Simon Cowell's 'You Generation' launches today -- VIDEO

Good news for the world’s six remaining undiscovered singers: Simon Cowell’s new Internet talent search, “The You Generation,” officially begins this afternoon. As the X Factor head honcho’s company, Syco Entertainment, first explained last month, the contest will be conducted via YouTube and welcomes all sorts of “unconventional and original talents” — including photography, cooking, visual art, makeup application, and magic as well as music.

One Direction — a band formed on Cowell’s original, British X Factor — will kick things off with a live stream interview at 3 p.m. ET. After that, fans are welcome to upload their own auditions to TYG’s YouTube page. The competition includes 26 distinct categories. Winners of each individual contest will be announced every two weeks; those victors will go on to compete for a grand prize, to be awarded one year from TYG’s launch.

Cowell himself explains the impetus for his newest venture in the video below, which also introduces the contest’s cheery host, Will Best. (Somewhere, Steve Jones weeps.) “Years ago you’d have these awful showcase. You’d have to trek across London, all the record companies would be there, the acts were normally terrible. The system’s changed now,” Cowell says, speaking from an office apparently outfitted with padded walls. “[YouTube] has literally changed the music business for the good.”

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PopWatch Planner: Saying goodbye for now to 'Girls,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' and hello to 'Bates Motel,' 'Admission'

We’re not going to lie: Other than a little crooning on the part of Justin Timberlake, and a visit from Tina Fey, this week’s offerings are pretty serious, but in a good, high-quality drama kind of way. There’s controversy, psychopathy, lying, scandal, spies, and danger. You’re welcome.

Kick off your week tonight by catching what is sure to be the highly polarizing season 2 finale of Girls, and then I recommend you shut your eyes and, without looking back, jump into the intense and oh-so-entertaining drama from Scandal, The Americans, and more during the rest of your week.

Here’s what you need to look out for this week:

SUNDAY
Girls, 9 p.m., HBO

It’s season-finale time for the anti-sitcom comedy’s second go-around. And after the controversies we’ve already seen, we’re willing to bet that tonight’s episode is going to be the talk of the town come Monday. READ FULL STORY

Is the 'Call Me Maybe'/Nine Inch Nails mashup as good as these classics?

The greatest mashup artists don’t just find two songs with similar-sounding titles, smoosh, them together, and call it a day – they make ingenious connections between two or more tunes that seem as though they’d have nothing in common, combining them in a way that’s both totally surprising and perfectly coherent.

Take, for example, pomDeterrific’s “Call Me a Hole,” a crazy/good/crazy good mashup of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and NIN’s “Head Like a Hole.” There may be only one thing on which both fresh-faced teens and NIN fans can agree: This song is awesome.

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Happy birthday, Justin Bieber! How will he spend his last year of teenagedom?

Today isn’t just the first day of March — it’s also the one-year anniversary of you officially not having to feel weird about being attracted to Justin Bieber.

That’s right: The Biebs turns 19 today. He’s reportedly celebrating the occasion by stalking shirtless around England before throwing a lavish, £10,000 (that’s $15,043 in real money) circus-themed party in an unnamed London hotspot.

There’s a certain poetry to this location — Bieber was born in London 19 years ago, albeit the one in Ontario. The theme, too, makes sense for someone who’s not a boy, not yet a man; a setting that combines clowns and a ringmaster plus scantily-clad acrobats and (presumably) booze perfectly represents Bieber’s in-between state. Though to really mark the occasion, he should probably sing about it in the desert.

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Johnny Depp plays guitar, talks near-death experience on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

Johnny Depp might be an uber-famous Hollywood actor, but he isn’t ready to let go of his love of music just yet. Last night, Depp headed to The Late Show to talk about his upcoming movie The Lone Ranger and then took the stage to rock with pal Bill Carter.

First things first, Depp sat down for a quick chat. In his typical fashion, Depp was decked out in layers of necklaces, scarves, and his signature hat. He discussed moving to L.A. with his band, the Kids, back in the day and then becoming an actor purely out of the need to pay rent. “You realize at some point you’ll have to deal with the inevitable,” Depp said. After telling pal Nicholas Cage about his money situation, Depp met up with Cage’s agent and went on his first read: A Nightmare on Elm Street. And the rest is history.

This July, Depp is starring alongside Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger, a movie that required a lot of horseback riding, which wasn’t a problem for the Kentucky-born actor… until things “went very sideways.”

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Gloria and Emilio Estefan developing biographical Broadway musical

The rhythm is going to get Broadway!

The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises announced today that Latin music legend Gloria Estefan and her husband of nearly 35 years, 19-time Grammy winner Emilio, are developing a musical based on their life stories. Bernie Yuman, producer and manager of Siegfried & Roy’s long-running Las Vegas magic show, will also produce the Estefan’s show. The title, creative team, and more details have yet to be announced.

“We are very excited to share this story, which is based on hope, determination and the belief that with hard work and passion, our dreams can become our reality,” Gloria and Emilio Estefan said in a joint statement. “Our music has been a true reflection of who we are, where we came from and the journey that has brought us to where we are today…Sharing our life story through music will give us a new opportunity to honor our roots and, hopefully, to be able to inspire generations to come.” Not to mention lead a conga line down the Great White Way each night.

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The 'Game of Thrones'/'Downton Abbey' mashup you didn't know you needed -- VIDEO

What’s better: the tinkly elegance of Downton Abbey‘s theme music, or the rhythmic intensity of Game of Thrones‘s title tune? If you just can’t choose, you’ll love this video — in which pianist Sagar Jethani seamlessly melds the two songs into one glorious mashup (with just a little help from Duncan, his loyal canine companion). It’s all the goodness of Sunday night’s best shows, compressed into one handy three-minute video!

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Caption this: Justin Bieber grabs one less lonely girl's chest

JocelynnBieberThe place: Miami. The time: A few days ago. The girl: Jocelyn, a 17-year-old Belieber who may have gotten more than she bargained for at a meet-and-greet event. The crime: See above. The photo’s been removed from Bieber’s official fan page, but it lives on as Jocelyn’s Twitter avatar, pictured here.

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