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'Veronica Mars' trivia: Does the cast remember Aaron Paul and other guest stars? -- VIDEO


It’s been almost 10 years since the first episode of Veronica Mars aired in the fall of 2004, and in that decade, a lot of the pretty young faces who traveled the halls of Neptune High have made names for themselves.

A few of those now-famous guests include Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer (season 3’s “Wichita Linebacker”) and Glee cheerleader Dianna Agron (season 3’s “President Evil” and “Weevils Wobble but They Don’t Go Down”), and there are plenty more. During the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot for the Veronica Mars movie, we put the cast to the test to see if they had any idea they were rubbing elbows with future Oscar and Emmy winners way back when.

If you want to play along, find the three questions we asked the cast, plus a couple of bonuses, below. Or just watch the video as Krysten Ritter breaks Chris Lowell’s eardrums with her enthusiastic guesses. (For more Veronica video, check out our on-set chat with the cast and our Facebook-exclusive interview with Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring.) READ FULL STORY

Who said it? 'ARTPOP' creator Lady Gaga or Pop Art creator Andy Warhol? QUIZ

Andy Warhol once said that in the future, we’d all be famous for 15 minutes – but then, the man that popularized Pop art never met pop provocateur Lady Gaga, who’s coming up on five years in the pop culture spotlight.

It’s no secret that the singer takes many cues from Warhol (and is openly a huge fan of his); nowhere is this admiration more on display than her fourth album, titled ARTPOP.

Gaga has said of the title, “For ARTPOP, I instantly had an initial cosmetic experience with words, so I spent some time reflecting on exactly what it is that I wanted to say. When I’m thinking about the title for an album, I think about the marketing, I think about the cultural implication of the words, what the words mean. How the words will change the meaning after the music has been put out as well as the visuals. I spent some time and I kept seeing those two words, “art” and “pop,” put together in a reverse way, instead of Pop Art, which is the way I had always seen it. And then quite quickly, the more work that I did, ARTPOP became something that had a nice ring, you know?”

The Pop Art/ARTPOP similarities don’t end there. Take our quiz below and guess which quotes belong to the woman behind ARTPOP and which belong to the man behind Pop Art. READ FULL STORY

Jay-Z 'Magna Carta' lyric or Miley Cyrus tweet? Take our quiz!

In 1992, Jay-Z retired from dealing drugs and went in search of a record deal. Also in 1992, Miley Cyrus was born. And somehow, the universe (and lyrical shout-outs. And the Internet.) has brought these seemingly disparate artists together.

It all started with Miley getting pumped about a Jay-Z song playing on the radio in 2009’s “Party in the USA,” and the connection continues with Jay’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album, which hit stores today. “Feds still lurking/They see I’m still putting work in/’Cause somewhere in America/Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’,” Jay-Z raps on “Somewhere in America,” in reference to the Hannah Montana alum’s new favorite dance move.

During a Twitter Q&A on Monday to promote the album, Hov was asked about the line and said Cyrus “represents an old world’s worst nightmare: Black neighbor, and the daughter not seeing color,” even calling the singer/actress “a GOD” for her twerking skillz. Miley relished the recognition, tweeting, “Call it what you want. But I don’t see Mr. Carter shoutin any of you bitches out. #twerkmileytwerk.”

Well, they definitely like talking about each other, but how alike are they, really? You might be surprised. Below is a sampling of Magna Carta lyrics mixed with Miley’s recent tweets. Can you tell the difference? Put yourself to twerk!

Kanye West 'Yeezus' lyric or Lucille Bluth quote? Take our quiz!

Kanye West loves comparing himself to great talents — Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, even Jesus H. Christ. But if you really listen to Yeezus‘s endlessly quotable “I Am a God” — subtle, ‘Ye — you’ll realize that West’s true kindred spirit is none other than Lucille Bluth.

Think about it. If Arrested Development‘s matriarch ever deigned to write a rap song, don’t you think she, too, would spend the duration commanding a subordinate to “hurry up with my damn massage” and “in a French-ass restaurant/hurry up with my damn croissants”? Like Kanye, she’s a wealthy narcissist well-versed in the language of Swaghili; like Lucille, Kanye probably thinks a single banana costs $10.

And the similarities go beyond “I Am a God.” Look deeper into the wilds of Yeezus, and you’ll find even more lines that could have come straight from Lucille’s patrician mouth. Try to guess which of these 14 sentences are Kanye lyrics, and which are quotes from Arrested Development — figuring out the answers may be trickier than you think.

PopWatch Pop Quiz: 'The Bachelor' or 'Intervention'?

Last night’s Intervention featured Kimberly, an alcoholic who lives in a big house and spends all of her spare time drinking. The Bachelor features “ladies” who “live” in a big house and spend all of their spare time drinking. It’s only a matter of time before the Champagne Flute of Fate will get us all.

Try to determine which quote is from which show. It may be harder than you think!


1. “I am 100 percent thinking I cannot do this. I’m scared.”
2. “I sat there and I was just crying in the street.”
3. “F—- her! F— her!”
4. “I almost want to rip her head off and verbally assault her.”
5. “I am one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.”
6. “I just can’t listen to this because it’s too absurd.”
7. “It’s always about you, you, you, you, you. One is a lonely number, and you’re going to die.”
8. “It’s the most painful thing in this world. I want what I couldn’t get here. I want all that good stuff; I want it to last and I want it to be right. And I’m skeptical that it even exists anymore.”
9. “I wonder if you’ll take this seriously enough.”
10. “The only emotion I feel when I look into that house is shame.”

GOOD LUCK! And the answers are…. READ FULL STORY

Who had the best same-sex kiss of the week?

same-sex-kissImage Credit: Bateman: Splash News; Bullock: Jeff Kravitz/GettyThis past week has been an historic one for fake lip-locking between famous people of the same gender. On Thursday, Miley Cyrus mimed smooching one of her back-up dancers (a lady!) on Britain’s Got Talent, shocking the very easily shockable. The next day, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman got carried away by the romantic mood lighting at a Lakers-Celtics game and wound up K-I-S-S-I-N-G on the Jumbotron. Last night’s MTV Movie Awards yielded a twofer: Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson exchanged a quick peck during Sandy’s MTV Generation Award acceptance speech, and Get Him to the Greek guys Jonah Hill and Russell Brand made out in the audience. And today, Justin Long and Mike White are swapping spit as the married couple in a new “Overturn Prop 8” PSA that you can enjoy after the jump.

The question is: Which of these pretend same-sex kisses was the best? Only you can decide, dear PopWatchers. Vote below!


Sacha Baron Cohen or Liam Gallagher?

guess-whoImage Credit: Chris Ashford/Camera Press/Retna Ltd.Or, as Christian would say, “Is it James Dean or Jason Priestley?”


The 'Ugly Betty' cast: What are YOUR ideas for what they should do next?

First things first: May ABC’s darling comedy Ugly Betty rest in peace. When it signs off at the end of this television season, Betty will have had four up-and-down-and-then-back-up seasons on television. And not for nothing, the show undoubtedly features one of the most talented casts out there, including America Fererra (at left, in Betty’s original iteration in the show’s pilot episode), Eric Mabius, Vanessa Williams, Judith Light, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, and others.

The Hollywood Reporter ran a story today, citing the hot commodity that are these now-free-to-join-pilot-season Ugly Betty actors. Which definitely piqued my interest: What should this cast do next?

Is there a place for Becki Newton’s comedic chops, possibly, on CBS’ hit The Big Bang Theory as a foe to Kaley Cuoco’s Penny? Could she possibly parlay her Betty stint into a What Not to Wear-esque hosting gig on a fashion show? What about Eric Mabius? What kind of a show should he join—or what kind of new show should he headline? Could he go dark and sexy with a turn on True Blood? Will Judith Light head into the world of Lifetime and Hallmark movies? Or what are the possibilities for her? Is America Fererra (who supposedly wants to focus on her film career) too big for television now?

This is where you come in, PopWatchers: Where should these actors go? What should they do? Are there television shows out there that are screaming for Michael Urie and Mark Indelicato’s acting talent? Does Vanessa Williams’ spot-on bitchery belong in the Gossip Girl universe by chance? Tell me in the comments below! And remember: No suggestion is too crazy. Think big! Like Betty big!

More from EW.com:
Exclusive: ABC cancels ‘Ugly Betty’
Exclusive: ‘Ugly Betty’ will end with a [spoiler alert]!
‘Ugly Betty’ poll: Who should she end up with?

Photo: ABC

'American Idol': The complete Joe Jonas transcript!

You thought all evidence of Joe Jonas’ near-catatonic appearance on last night’s American Idol would disintegrate into the ether? Yeah, well, not so fast, history, because PopWatch has exhumed the EXCLUSIVE COMPLETE JOE JONAS ‘IDOL’ TRANSCRIPT. Make your best guess as to how many words the low-impact guest judge uttered during last night’s telecast of the Dallas auditions, then click through for the chance to hold on to the Brother’s riveting prose forever.


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