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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

Prom Confessional: Amy Schumer, Theo Rossi, Paul Wesley and more celebs share their stories -- VIDEO

It’s not just finale season, it’s also the month of proms. As celebs visited EW’s video studio, we asked them for memories of their big night. Who thought they’d get lucky and didn’t? Who never actually made it to the prom after imbibing in the limo? Whose date went on to become a congressman? Watch our special PopWatch Prom Confessional below to find out.

Sharing their stories are Inside Amy Schumer‘s Amy Schumer, Sons of Anarchy‘s Theo Rossi, Kyle MacLachlan, Ari Graynor, Donald Faison, Awkward‘s Molly Tarlov, Gillian Anderson, Christopher Meloni, Krysten Ritter, Unusually Thicke‘s Alan Thicke, Veep’s Timothy Simons, and The Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley. READ FULL STORY

Lance Bass pretends to be a singing fish on 'Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

Just what we’ve always wanted: Lance Bass as a Big Mouth Billy Bass.

Jimmy Fallon opened his suggestion box Wednesday night only to find an entirely reasonable request: that someone pretend to be Big Mouth Billy Bass live on The Tonight Show. The right man for the job was, of course, former ‘N Sync-er Lance Bass. Hopefully this means Bass Pro Shops will be stocking their shelves with Big Mouth Lance Basses ASAP.

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'Friends': A definitive and completely objective ranking of Phoebe's original songs

Yes, I’m a day late to observe the 10th anniversary of Friends‘ series finale. However! It’s always the right time to celebrate the song stylings of one Phoebe Buffay, the best/worst singer/songwriter of the mid-late ’90s and early-mid ’00s. (Tough luck, Lisa Loeb.)

Looking at this list, you may be surprised to see that Phoebe sang as often as she did. (I certainly was after I agreed to write this post!) Given that, I had to set down some ground rules: I’m only counting original songs that Phoebe intended to perform, which means both her “Endless Love” duet with Chandler and the two impromptu ditties she improvised in the finale are out. Even so, Friends‘ 10-year span gave us nearly 40 Phoebe songs to contend with — which is why I’ll cut the introduction here and get right down to the ranking. Oh, and spoiler: “Smelly Cat” ain’t No. 1.

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'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers': Where are they now?

It’s happened: the Power Rangers are heading back to the movies. And with luck, this time around Ivan Ooze won’t be anywhere within a twelve-mile radius of the theater.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers remains one of the last glorious bastions of my childhood. Somewhere deep in my bedroom back home, there’s probably at least one expensive action figure (I got the kind that morph, because I was spoiled) hiding away. Although the brand has survived dozens of tinkerings and reboots over the years (Jungle Fury? Really?), the original three-season series is unsullied — in my mind, at least. I can’t speak for the current series, but the old-fashioned Rangers delivered my necessary weekly dose of action, fantastic creatures, high school ennui, and a theme song that refuses to be forgotten.

With the announcement of a new movie franchise, I hope the brand I knew and loved will find its way to a new generation of fans who are currently settling to enjoy whatever form the modern Power Rangers take (which is Power Rangers: Coffee Shop Force, apparently). Frankly, they don’t even know what they’re missing — so my actual deepest wish is for Lionsgate to base its new films (likely a trilogy, likely with a love triangle, likely in some ridiculous dystopia) on the original Mighty Morphin series.

As with any revival, it’s always fun to look back and see what the franchise’s original cast members are up to. Diehard fans of the 1993-96 series should wonder whether we’ll get to see any cameos from some of the first Rangers (sorry, Rocky and Aisha). Spoiler alert: They’re almost all available. READ FULL STORY

Power Rangers are heading back to the big screen

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Go, go Power Rangers — and get ready to head to the movie theater.

Lionsgate and Saban Brands announced Wednesday that they’re teaming up to make a live action Power Rangers film.

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