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This Week's Cover: The casts of 'Boy Meets World,' 'The X-Files,' 'Mystic Pizza,' and more get together in the Reunions Issue!

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Missing Mulder and Scully? Can’t cope without Cory and Topanga? Entertainment Weekly has you covered with our fourth annual Reunions Issue, in which we’ve brought 10 of your favorite casts back together again. The stars of Boy Meets World, Do the Right Thing, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The School of Rock and more reassembled to chat about their iconic characters and swap stories about life on the set. (Fans of Frasier, Mystic Pizza, or The X-Files can even purchase one of three special collector’s edition covers. Click here to learn more.) Check out what’s in store for this year’s Reunions Issue:

Boy Meets World: ABC’s long-running coming-of-age comedy Boy Meets World gave the ’90s generation the picture-perfect teen romance between Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel). “People saw it from the very beginning, when Cory and Topanga were hanging out and playing basketball with a pair of socks,” recalls star Savage, who will reprise his onscreen pairing with Fishel for Disney’s upcoming spin-off Girl Meets World. “[The Cory-Topanga relationship is] something that’s very special to people who grew up with the show.” (Head to Facebook for an exclusive video with the cast of Boy Meets World.)

Do the Right Thing: It only took 12 days for director Spike Lee to write his blistering 1989 classic about racial tensions in Brooklyn on the hottest day of summer. “It was going to be what we hoped was an honest portrayal of the race relations in that present-day New York City,” says Lee, who was an up-and-coming young filmmaker at the time. Ruby Dee remembers her first time meeting Lee: “When I first saw him, I thought he looked so young, like a teenager. I didn’t know he was the boss of the joint. But he smoothed any doubts that I had because he knew exactly what he wanted.”

Mystic Pizza: An entire generation fell in love with the small-town drama about three young women (and pizza-joint employees) entering adulthood, which made a star out of then-unknown Julia Roberts. “I went to meet the director and there were tons of kids there Julia’s age, and I remember meeting Julia in the lobby and going, ‘Wow, who’s that chick?’” recalls star Vincent D’Onofrio. Recalls Roberts, “We were just…happy. Happy to have jobs, happy to be working hard, and enjoying each other’s company.”

The X-Files: For nine heart-pounding seasons, Chris Carter’s groundbreaking sci-fi saga kept both believers and skeptics glued to their televisions, thanks to the unmistakable chemistry between stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. “Gillian and I got [to the audition] about the same time, and we ended up running lines in the hallway,” recalls Duchovny. “We had developed a comfort level with each other when we did the audition. Over time, we grew into ourselves as actors, and refined what those characters meant to each other.”

Click through to check out three special collector’s edition Reunions Issue covers.
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'Dancing With the Stars': Elizabeth Berkley finally channels Jessie Spano in an 'I'm So Excited' jive

Have my 17 (SEVENTEEN!) seasons of watching Dancing With the Stars just been validated? Don’t you dare answer that realistically. On tonight’s “Most Memorable Year of My Life” show (read our full recap), Elizabeth Berkley Lauren paid homage to the finest and fiercest caffeine pill dance party in television history: Jessie Spano’s “I’m so excited! I’m so… scared!” breakdown in a 1990 episode of Saved by the Bell.

Young Jessie and A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez, visiting from the Extra! set nearby) could never have predicted…that Zack Morris would be tweeting @ them, 23 years later, as they re-proclaimed their love in a televised ballroom! (Last part did not happen.)

Revel in the nostalgia/weep for humanity below. Don’t be scared! You need it to study. Here’s the video: READ FULL STORY

Are old movies more creative than new ones? A new study weighs in

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We could debate the question of “are old movies more creative than new ones?” for hours. Everyone has their preference in terms of a time period when movie-making was tops. But thanks to a new study by physicist Sameet Sreenivasan of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York (originally published in Nature Scientific Reports), we now have some data to add to the mix.

Surprisingly, what many consider to be their favorite time in film wasn’t necessarily the most creative. “You always hear about how the period from 1929 to 1950 was known as the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Sreenivasan told Wired. “There were big movies with big movie stars. But if you look at novelty at that time, you see a downward trend.”
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A 'Gossip Girl' movie? We imagine the scenarios

Gossip Girl ended its six-season run with a five-year flash-forward, in which Nate was considering a mayoral run, Chuck and Blair had a young son named Henry, Lily and Rufus had found happiness with other people, and Serena and Dan finally said “I do.” However, Gossip Girl promised, “You may be rid of Dan Humphrey, but you’ll never be rid of me. There will always be someone on the outside wanting to get in. Who I am now … that’s one secret I’ll never tell.” And so the cycle continues.

But Vulture recently spoke to Kelly Rutherford (Lily) about a possible Gossip Girl movie. “I was wondering if they’d do a movie,” she said. “I don’t know, we’ll see if we can get Blake [Lively] on. I think it would be a lot of fun for everyone.”

So the question is: How would a movie come together? And where would the characters be? Here’s what we imagine:
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There Should Be a Sequel: 'The Truman Show'

Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.

Fifteen years ago, The Truman Show felt like science fiction. In 1998, the conceit — that a man who, unbeknownst to him, has been living in a giant Hollywood set so that his entire existence could provide easy entertainment for the masses — read like a paranoid fantasy. Bold and imaginative, with just the right balance of the far-fetched and the familiar, it felt like it would’ve been a good fit for The Twilight Zone. Today, it’d be a good fit for Discovery Channel: the idea that millions of Americans would raptly devour a nonstop broadcast of an unexceptional person’s daily life is a given in this post-Snookie age.

Which is why I demand there be a sequel. The universe brought to life by director Peter Weir and writer Andrew Niccol satirized reality TV and social media before most people had even thought of such word combinations. The Truman Show can even claim its very own mental disorder. Imagine where the story could take us now. Besides, Jim Carrey’s already revisiting another of his ’90s masterpieces — why not add this one to the mix?

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Throwback Thursday: Remember when 'Zenon' told us we would all live on space stations by now?

Remember back in the day when the “21st century” was some dangerous and amazing place? Computers would take over the world! We’d all live in space! Cars would fly! Well, we can’t technically say that won’t happen by the end of the century, but now that we’re more than a decade into things, we can’t help but wish some of those theories had already come true.

Example A) Everything about Disney’s 1999 film Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. The fact that we aren’t currently wearing sparkly tights, living in a space station, and saying “stellar” at the end of every other sentence is unacceptable. Is this not the 21st century? Because Disney taught us that by this point, being “grounded” should mean being sent to Earth, because gravity is the WORST punishment ever.

Also, pop stars should be named things like Protozoa, and they should sing catchy jams like this:
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There Should Be a Sequel: 'My Best Friend's Wedding'

Every week, EW will imagine a sequel to a movie that we wish would happen — no matter how unlikely the idea really is.

After 1997’s My Best Friend’s Wedding grossed $127 million at the domestic box office, there was talk of a sequel. After all, did we really think sports writer Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and young, tone-deaf Kimmy (Cameron Diaz) were going to last, even if restaurant critic Julianne (Julia Roberts) conceded defeat and loaned the couple her song with Michael for their wedding dance? No! A quick Google search shows producer Jerry Zucker being quoted in 2001 saying that one idea bandied about was, in fact, My Best Friend’s Divorce, which would find Michael and Kimmy on the rocks and Julianne having to decide whether to stage another coup. “It seemed like a contrived way to get those people together again. … We cared too much about the original story to ruin it,” he said.
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'Suits' star Meghan Markle takes EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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Having already gotten to know Suits star Patrick J. Adams better with an EW Pop Culture Personality Test, it’s only right that we bring in Meghan Markle, who plays his onscreen love interest Rachel, for questioning. And her answers do not disappoint. Watch the video below to find out which Beverly Hills, 90210 actor was her first celebrity crush and which Baywatch lifeguard received the only fan letter she’s ever written. READ FULL STORY

'Saved by the Bell' flashback: Mr. Belding is now a karaoke crooner -- VIDEO

Whatever happened to Saved by the Bell‘s Mr. Belding? In short: He’s now a karaoke crooner. Well, at least the guy who played him, Dennis Haskins, is, as is revealed in tonight’s coming episode of VH1’s new update-on-pop-culture-stars-of-yesteryear series Miss U Much. READ FULL STORY

Yes, Ruthie Camden from '7th Heaven' did a 'Maxim' photo shoot

Where can you go when the world don’t treat you right — and your TV show got canceled six years ago?

The answer is Maxim!

Like Danielle Fishel, Amanda Bynes, and Hilary Duff before her — not to mention Alyssa Milano, who pioneered the trend way back in 1998 — 23-year-old Mackenzie Rosman has decided to prove she’s all grown up by posing for a spread in the men’s magazine. (Unfortunately, she didn’t snag a cover of her own; fittingly enough, that honor went to Milano this month.)

The pictures show the onetime child actress posing in her underwear, seductively lifting a cover-up over a beige bikini, and lying topless on a bench in a plaid skirt that sort of looks like a Catholic school uniform, which makes thematic sense until you remember that 7th Heaven‘s Camden family wasn’t Catholic.
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