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Blast from the past: Steve left 'Blues Clues' because he was... balding?

When Steve Burns left Nickelodeon’s Blue Clues without warning in 2002, he broke children’s hearts everywhere. Some just sobbed; some whispered that he had actually died of a drug overdose. But the explanation for his departure was hardly as dramatic in real life.

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Donald Faison and Zach Braff reprise 'Guy Love' live -- VIDEO

It’s guy love between two guys — live and in person!

During an event promoting Zach Braff’s latest film, Wish I Was Here, the ex-Scrubs star reunited with his on- and offscreen BFF Donald Faison to sing a live version of the classic Scrubs tune. Seven years ago, Faison and Braff first performed “Guy Love” in a special musical episode of the medical sitcom, cementing their status as TV’s cutest (platonic) couple. Though Scrubs is over now, they still remain best friends in real life — making their embrace at the end of this performance even more adorable.

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'Donnie Darko' reimagined as an 8-bit videogame -- VIDEO

It’s Donnie Darkobut without Donnie’s impassioned Smurfette monologue and with 8-bit graphics — the result looks like a very, very mad world, indeed. READ FULL STORY

Barry Williams remembers 'Brady Bunch' costar Ann B. Davis: 'She didn't even know how to make meatloaf!'

Ann B. Davis, best known as Alice on The Brady Bunch, died Sunday. Barry Williams, who portrayed oldest brother Greg Brady on the show, remembered his longtime friend and costar on Today Monday morning.

“When she came on our set she was already a big star, having won a couple of Emmys,” Williams explained. (Davis won a pair of Supporting Actress in a Comedy statuettes for her work on NBC’s sitcom The Bob Cummings Show.)”So I knew even as a young teenager she was someone I wanted to pay attention to.”

Williams also remembered one time where paying attention too closely got him called out. “She turned and stopped the rehearsal — I guess I was interrupting her rhythm — and said, ‘Barry, comedy is not funny!’ And I was crushed,” Williams recalled. “I thought I’d disappointed her. Later I snuck over to her and I said, ‘What did you mean by ‘comedy is not funny?’ And she said, ‘Oh, I was just kidding with you.’ Which was her sense of humor.”

Williams noted that while Davis was “a wonderful, wonderful woman,” there’s one thing about her that fans should know: “Most people think of her as a really wonderful cook. But she didn’t even know how to make meatloaf!”

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LeVar Burton talks Kickstarter success, why we need 'Reading Rainbow' now more than ever

On Wednesday, actor LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to bring back Reading Rainbow. On Thursday, the $1 million was raised. And by Friday, nearly $3 million had been donated — and there are still 32 days left to contribute to the campaign. Talk about a fundraising success. READ FULL STORY

Throwback Thursday: 'The Wonder Years' cast reunites -- PHOTOS

This Throwback Thursday is full of good news for children of the 1980s and 1990s: The Wonder Years is coming to DVD. And to promote that release, the cast recently reunited — a mere 21 years after the show finished singing out of tune. Let’s just say that after 21 years, the gang has really stepped up their selfie game.

Check out some photos of Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Danica McKellar, Jason Hervey, Josh Saviano, Alley Mills, and Olivia d’Abo below: READ FULL STORY

Meet Sonic the Hedgehog's new pal, Sticks the Jungle Badger -- EXCLUSIVE

Yep, that’s right: Sonic the Hedgehog, the smirky icon who served as Sega’s mascot and chief asset in the console wars of the 1990s, is back. And this time, he’s bringing a new friend along with him.

Specifically: The image above shows Sticks, a new character who will play a major role in every facet of Sega’s upcoming “Sonic Boom” universe — a multiplatform franchise extension that will include Wii U and Nintendo 3DS vide games, a Cartoon Network series, and, of course, merch. The “jungle badger” — yeah, that’s a thing now — is “a force of nature in every way,” according to Sega — one who’s slowly acclimating to the company of other animals after a long stint alone in the wilderness. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime's 'Petals on the Wind': Is it as bananas as the book?

The short answer, alas, is “no.” And really, how could it be? V.C. Andrews’ Petals on the Wind is in a class of its own, one where movie adaptations dare not go — a world in which it’s perfectly fine and great for a 40-something widower to fall in love with a gorgeous, 15-year-old shut-in who’s just been raped by her equally beautiful brother. (Don’t worry about the lack of consent, though; according to Andrews, the girl kind of wanted it anyway. Also totally normal and okay.)

So yeah: In Lifetime’s version of Flowers in the Attic, the rape was reimagined as a consensual act, probably because watching 14-year-old Kiernan Shipka engage in incest is already traumatic enough. And though there is no universe in which Lifetime’s version of Petals could reasonably be called “understated,” its decision to flash forward 10 years after the events of Flowers allows it to sail right past many of the book’s most disturbing elements — though it does meet others head-on. And while this movie, like the first, tends to be disappointingly muted — psst, actors: this material is ridiculous! Why are most of you taking it so seriously? — it does have occasional flashes of insanity that meet (and, at one point, possibly exceed) the book’s own ludicrous level. In fact, if I could do it all over again, I might recommend watching the movie this way, just to get past the dull bits: READ FULL STORY

Memorial Day: Which pop culture cookout would you crash?

The sun is shining, the smell of summer is finally in the air…and naturally, you’re still thinking about TV and movies. Which is fine, because so are we. Specifically: Not long ago, your pals at EW had a conversation about the pop culture cookouts we’d most love to attend. Three serve pretty standard barbecue fare; two feature whole roast pigs; one makes itty bitty alligators the main course. But all feature great company, from ace Miami detective Marcus Burnett to  growly, grizzled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski to the scrappy kids who spend their days hitting homers on their local baseball diamond. (Or trying to, at least.)

Check out our picks for pop culture’s best outdoor shindigs below — and feel free to add your own: READ FULL STORY

'Girl Meets World' premiere is online: Two 'Boy Meets World' fans discuss

About 18 months after the spinoff news heard ’round the world was first announced, Girl Meets World‘s pilot is now available to watch via Disney’s tablet app. (The series’ official TV premiere date is still a month away; it debuts on Disney Channel June 27.)

Could the show possibly meet fans’ sky-high expectations? EW writers (and Boy Meets World obsessives) Hillary Busis and Erin Strecker checked it out separately, then emailed back and forth about GMW‘s plot, its catchy theme song, and where the heck Topanga was for most of the episode.

If you’ve watched already — or don’t mind some minor spoilers — check out the discussion below. READ FULL STORY

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