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What we hope to see at tonight's launch of Britney Spears' Vegas residency

Last week’s E! documentary I am Britney Jean revealed that Britney puts on a decent British accent (thanks, Grandma!) as well as some of the choreography and the 24-song set list for her two-year residency Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, which starts tonight. (Check back tomorrow for EW’s review of the inaugural show.)

The drama – will “Alien” make the list? – is gone, and we know what to expect when Britney takes the stage. Or do we? Planet Hollywood’s new theater is barely finished, Britney’s album sales are miserable, and it’s anyone’s guess how Friday night will go.

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Happy B'Day, Beyonce! Let's count down why you're fabulous -- VIDEO

One score and 11 years ago, Mathew and Tina Knowles brought forth on this continent a new diva, conceived in Texas and dedicated to the proposition that all ’90s pop stars are not created equal. The same year that she reached legal voting age, a fresh-faced Beyoncé found superstardom as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. And 13 summers later, she’s still one of pop culture’s heaviest hitters.

Today, Bey turns 31 — the age at which women are most beautiful, if a QVC poll is to be believed. But Mrs. Jay-Z has been and will be fierce at any age. So, in honor of the occasion — and this funky single from 4 — let’s count down precisely why we love Queen B so. Here are five reasons to get the ball rolling.

5. Because she knows the show must go on, even when one of your girls takes a tumble. Proof:

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Kelly Clarkson covers Eminem, Coldplay, and Foo Fighters -- VIDEO

Remember how much fun we had watching every single one of Kelly Clarkson’s covers from her Stronger tour?

Well, now that ABC’s singing competition Duets has (mercifully) wrapped, the original American Idol is back on the road for a summer tour with The Fray, and when she’s not recording theme songs for the Dallas Cowboys, she’s serving up more nightly fan-requested covers. Guess what? They’re as jaw-droppingly gorgeous as ever.

Over the last three weeks, Clarkson has brought her powerhouse pipes to songs like “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry, “We Are Young” by Fun., and “Not Over You” by Gavin DeGraw. On Friday, she even donned a zip-up hoodie and rapped “Lose Yourself” by Eminem.

Basically, you need to see these 14 performances, and because we care about you faithful readers so much, we’ve compiled them all below. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

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