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Join us for a Google Hangout with James Van Der Beek and Brooklyn Decker

UPDATE: Find the Google Hangout video below!

After Monday’s series finale of How I Met Your Mother, a new gang of friends is going to vie for your hearts via CBS’s new comedy, Friends with Better Lives.

And to celebrate the series premiere, EW is hosting a Google+ Hangout with two of the show’s stars, James Van Der Beek and Brooklyn Decker.

The chat kicks off Monday at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT. To watch and/or take part in our Q&A, visit the event page here. There will be fun, games, and probably more than one reference to Dawson’s Creek, so you won’t want to miss it. READ FULL STORY

Leighton Meester and Dana Williams cover Fleetwood Mac -- VIDEO

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Who knew Blair Waldorf could really sing? Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester got together with singer-songwriter friend Dana Williams to cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” in a poolside performance.

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'How I Met Your Mother': How we picked our top 50. Plus: What are your picks?

A question like ‘What’s your favorite episode of How I Met Your Mother?’ can prompt dozens of possible answers. Some fans like the humor of “Slap Bet;” some like the emotion of “Last Words;” some think the the show has never been better than when it introduced “The Naked Man” (two out of three times!). And, well, some are still waiting for that magical moment when Ted finally (finally!) meets the Mother.

So when EW’s HIMYM superfans set out to rank our Top 50 episodes, we knew the task wouldn’t be easy. First, we went through the entire show, dividing the episodes into 8 rough groups based on quality (RIP, “The Burning Bee Keeper”). After re-familiarizing ourselves with early-season hidden gems, we had a list of about 75 contenders. That’s when the debates began — and the chats resembled the HIMYM gang’s arguments at MacLaren’s, minus the booze. (Sample: “‘How Your Mother Met Me’ is simply a perfect 30 minutes of television. Lawyer’d.”)

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'How I Met Your Mother': Remembering Slap Bets, the Lemon Law, and more

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How I Met Your Mother is known for many things: A sweet love story, a surprisingly heavy mythology for a comedy, an episode structure that gives fans one tiny morsel of information about twice a year, etc.

But one of the most enjoyable aspects about the long-running comedy is its ability to coin catchphrases that speak to some real issues in the modern world. I mean, how would we solve disputes without Slap Bets? (Relax. Rhetorical question. You shouldn’t slap people in the face.)

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Throwback Thursday: Remember 'Brotherly Love'? Who was/is the hottest Lawrence brother? -- POLL

Before we had the Hemsworth brothers, we had the Lawrence brothers. Joey, Matthew, and Andrew Lawrence taught me a lot as a young girl. By watching that family on television, I learned just exactly what “good genes” meant, and how to spell it. I also learned the importance of a good head of hair on a man (and how everyone looks hot with a little engine grease on their face). That’s right, ’90s babies, I’m talking about Brotherly Love!

Brotherly Love was a television show that only lasted from 1995 to 1997, but somehow, it has worked its way into all of my childhood memories. I was in love with “Joe” from day one. And yes, I loved him even after he cut his hair. But I remember how I watched closely as the effects of this foreign idea called “aging” worked its magic. As a small child who was still learning her times tables, this concept was fascinating to me. For example, how was Matthew suddenly getting hotter than Joey? Was he taking some magic potion? Nope, it was just aging (and years later it’s called not over-manscaping).

Brotherly Love had a simple concept: Three brothers who worked in their family garage and grew up together, and I always loved it. I can’t really tell you anything they ever did, so it’s possible I only watched because they were all attractive, but that still holds true for a number of the shows I watch. However, I do remember the theme song.

It went a little something like this: READ FULL STORY

Monopoly is adding your favorite house rules to a special edition of the game: Join the debate!

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Are you one of those people who likes to make up their own rules to Monopoly? Maybe you start the game by giving each player $2,000 instead of the designated $1,500, or maybe you don’t allow players in jail to collect rent while they’re still behind bars? Or maybe you prefer to be a total rebel and not even read the game’s instructions. But no matter your degree of rebellion, if you’re a Monopoly fan who likes to make a few adjustments of your own, we have good news. Now is your chance to take your own personal house rules and turn them into official rules.

Starting Tuesday and continuing through April 3, fans of the game are invited to join the Great Monopoly House Rules debate on Monopoly’s Facebook page. After crowd-sourcing fans globally, 10 house rules were selected for fans to debate. Then, after the debate, Hasbro will weed out the top House Rules and add them to Monopoly: House Rules Edition, which will be available in stores this fall. The added rules will also be included in the 2015 classic Monopoly game guide.

Here are the 10 rules up for debate:

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Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys may do a reunion tour -- Your dreams are coming true!

Something that has quickly skyrocketed to number one in the History of Good Ideas: the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys maybe joining forces for a reunion tour, according to MTV UK. If you are now screaming in your office cubicle, welcome to my life fifteen minutes ago. ZOMG, I would pay untold sums for a ticket to see the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys in concert. (Granted, I really wish I could rewind life and see them as they were ten years ago, but I’ll take what I can get.) We have not heard back from the bandmembers’ reps with a confirmation of this good news, but fingers crossed it’s true.

The current status of the bands don’t exactly scream reunion tour, but it’s not a definitive “no” either. The Backstreet Boys will be doing shows around North America this summer for their “In A World Like This” tour with Avril Lavigne listed as a special guest. Not to mention the Backstreet Boys Cruise, which sails from Miami to Half Moon Cay in October. (Yes, they absolutely wear sailor outfits.) The Spice Girls had their last group show at the London Olympics in 2012. After that performance, Victoria Beckham put the kibosh on any future performances in an interview with Vanity Fair Italy, saying the Olympics was the “perfect time to say, ‘That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.’”

But let’s dream a little dream here and say they do go on a joint tour, what do we want to see at this show?

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'Troop Beverly Hills': Phyllis Nefler's Unawarded Patches

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The 1989 Shelley Long luxury vehicle Troop Beverly Hills turns 25 today, which means 1) You’re even older than you thought, and 2) It’s high time Phyllis Nefler — troop leader to us all — receives the (likely waist-cinching) sash of Wilderness Girl patches she has always deserved. Join me on this stroll down memory lane before those stinkin’ Red Feathers swarm in like poisonous water moccasins and corrupt the route!

The Anne Shirley Commemorative Puffed Sleeves patch:
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The Putting Things In Perspective patch:
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“Smokey the Bear isn’t going through a terribly messy divorce.”

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Bradley Cooper proves Louis C.K.'s 'Inside the Actors Studio' theory wrong -- VIDEO

Louis C.K.’s got some pretty strong feelings about Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio and the probability of students who ask questions actually making it in the industry, as the comic actor made very clear in a 2009 radio interview.

Well, the joke’s on C.K. this time around. As it turns out, his fellow American Hustle star, Bradley Cooper, once appeared on Inside the Actors Studio as a second-year acting student — and asked a question of the very actor Louis C.K. brings up in the interview.

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Emma Stone tears up over the Spice Girls: 'Is Mel B talking to me?!' -- VIDEO

I have officially lost my title as biggest Spice Girls fan ever. But if I had to go down, I’m happy that I lost out to the ridiculously charming Emma Stone.

During an interview about The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma Stone was presented with a video that former Spice Girl Mel B recorded for her. Through tears of excitement, Stone began her freakout: “Oh my God. Is Mel B talking to me?!”

In the video, Mel B thanked Stone for being a fan and then asked her to sing a Spice Girls song as her punishment for choosing Baby Spice as her favorite. The “legitimately excited” and downright adorable Stone granted the request by performing Mel B’s rap from the hit song, “Wannabe.”

Watch all the excitement unfold below. Warning: You will fall in love with Stone (for the hundredth time):

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