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Lindsay Lohan hangs with fellow 'Mean Girls' alums: Sup, Kevin G?

The Mean Girls reunion continues! Last night, Lindsay Lohan was hanging out with Daniel Franzese and Rajiv Surendra — a.ka. Damian and Kevin G — according to her Instagram. Her caption on their group photos includes a hashtagged version of the forever great Mean Girls line “you can’t sit with us,” and also “#soquiche,” which must be what the kids are saying these days.

Franzese also posted the photo on his Instagram with a slew of relevant hashtags: “Whhhat!? North Shore Reunion continues!@lindsaylohan #RajivSurendra and @whatsupdanny #DamiansYearbooks#NorthShore10yrReunion #klangkarussell #DamnAfrica #ImissLizzyCaplan.” And yes, it has actually been 10 years since Mean Girls first changed our lives when it hit theaters in 2004.

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What WON'T Meat Loaf do for love? Now we know! -- VIDEO

Who really shot JFK? What happened at Area 51? Where do ships go in the Bermuda Triangle? These are all great mysteries of the world that you will never have the answers to — unless you’re Nic Cage in The Rock and you get a hold of some microfilm full of state secrets.

Until today, we all assumed “What won’t Meatloaf do for love?” was another one of those gaping holes in public knowledge, nagging at you as you fall asleep at night. What did Meat Loaf mean when he sang, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that?” I mean, other than the obvious that. The that that no one would do for love? That. Well, today, friends you are Nic Cage and this big secret has been painstakingly discovered by Ali Wentworth on Yahoo’s Daily Shot. Natch.

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Gary Oldman, rapper? Actor takes over for Pitbull and Ke$ha on 'Timber' -- VIDEO

And you thought Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” was great enough as is.

Gary Oldman performed his very own version of the song at a radio station, and it is the most amazing thing you’ll see today, if not ever. He raps (if you can call it rapping) the lyrics in a way that sounds like a British grandpa reading a bedtime story to his granddaughter, and his accent-tinged pronunciation of “twerking” is the best thing to ever happen to twerking. Can we just watch this over and over again instead of seeing Oldman in the Robocop reboot?

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Olympics recap, Day 6: A historic tie, Kaitlyn Farrington takes gold, and Russia wins pairs skating (and our hearts!)

Day 6 of NBC’s Primetime Olympics coverage saw more action than the Tinder-using athletes on the prowl at Olympic Village.

The biggest shock of the night? Something we thought only happened at the Producer’s Guild Awards — A TIE! Dominque Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia tied for gold in the women’s downhill, a race in which “nine one hundredths of a second” is an actual thing. For Gisin, the win comes after the athlete has endured nine knee surgeries (!!) , which [S.H.I.E.L.D. spoiler alert] is more surgeries than Agent Coulson received to come back to life. In other words, she’s amazing. And while we’re on the subject of fascinating facts, Maze, too, is a rock star. Literally. In her native country, the skier is a well-known pop star and model. The crown jewel of her country. Meaning, the Beyoncé of Slovenia. The T-Swift. The Britney. But more badass than all of those combined because she’s now also a gold medal-winning Olympian.

On the American front, Kaitlyn Farrington scored the US another gold by rocking the halfpipe, besting event fave and fellow American Kelly Clark, who took bronze. On a night that saw a number of upsets — Julia Mancuso and Shani Davis, who competed in downhill and 1000-meter speed skating, respectively, failed to medal — Farrington’s surprise victory was a spirit-lifter.

We also saw the conclusion of the pairs skate, where Russia’s powerhouse duo Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar took the gold, which was not a surprise. More surprising? How incredibly interested I was in their romantic lives. Actually, no, that was not a surprise either. I have no self-control.

Time to give out some EW Gold Medals for the night: READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Dad': Why Greta Gerwig casting is a good sign

When you love something, you want to protect it.

So when it was announced a few months back that the beloved, long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother was getting a spinoff, fan reaction was pretty mixed: On the one hand, great! Let’s continue the party at MacLarens. On the other hand, the television landscape doesn’t have a great history of spinoffs based on recent popular sitcoms (RIP Joey). While How I Met Your Father Dad will have the same creators, many fans –myself included – still thought that after nine seasons, it might be best to leave well enough alone and not tarnish the memory of a sitcom that gave us Interventions, the Dobler-Dahmer Scale, and five best friends who we’ve truly come to care about.

But then yesterday came the news the spinoff had cast indie film star Greta Gerwig as the star. She’ll play Sally, “a female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life.” Like the original, the show will be told via flashbacks, but beyond that not much is known about the project. But for the first time, the Gerwig announcement made me genuinely excited to check the show out this fall. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'Veronica Mars' lives!

A long time ago, we used to be friends with a whip-smart teen sleuth named Veronica Mars. And now, thanks to a historic Kickstarter campaign, Mars is back in Neptune — this time on the big screen. In this week’s cover story, star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas take EW along for the roller-coaster revival of the beloved cult TV series. Just a year ago, a big-screen revival of Veronica Mars was still a pipe dream. But after a groundbreaking and breakneck turn of events, on March 14 it will be a dream come true for tens of thousands of fans that made it come true by donating $5.7 million last spring to a Kickstarter campaign — organized by Mars creator Rob Thomas — to finance the revival they’ve wanted since The CW canceled the series in 2007. Even Veronica is pinching herself. “Never before have we had a platform that allows people to engage us and tell us what they want,” Kristen Bell told EW when we visited the set of the movie last summer. “We said, ‘Guys! Maybe we’re crazy, but we really want to do it again. Do you?’ And they answered!” Adds Thomas, “We’re guinea pigs for a whole new model of filmmaking. It would be nice to be a success.” READ FULL STORY

Maybe vodka can cure Bob Costas' eye infection

If laughter is the best medicine, then Bob Costas…. well, no, screw laughter, Bob Costas needs a few more stiff Russian vodkas.

“Is this the Hoda and Kathie Lee portion of this evening?” Mary Carillo wondered following her special segment on Russian vodka production during the Monday-Tuesday overnight Olympics telecast. Damn straight, Carillo — and you’re the Hoda.

“I’m not really a vodka guy, but look at it this way: My eyes can’t get any redder, no matter what I do,” Costas joked. He’s laughing about his double pinkeye! Get this man some more shots.

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Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor' episode 6

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On The Bachelor, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to travel all around this beautiful globe of ours. We’ve had some interesting long travel days before but this trip from Da Nang, Vietnam to Lake Taupo, New Zealand is one for the record books. We had a nice long buggy ride from the hotel in Da Nang. Then we hopped our first flight up to Ho Chi Minh City. After some pretty good noodles in the airport we jumped on a nice long overnight flight to Sydney, Australia. We all got off and enjoyed a little lunch before getting on a flight to Auckland, New Zealand. Once we finally landed in Auckland, thirty hours after we left Da Nang, we were happy to hear that none of our luggage had made the trip with us. So after everybody took their turn at filling out luggage claim forms we headed out on a nice two-hour bus ride to our final destination, Lake Taupo. The first morning was spent shopping for clothes and necessities before getting ready for another week of dates. We’ve been to New Zealand before, and I was happy to be back. Lake Taupo and the surrounding area is just stunning. The ladies stayed at the famous Huka Lodge and if you’re ever anywhere near this area you have to at least book a dinner at this lodge. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

Once we all got settled the date card arrived and Andi finally got her first one-on-one date. The date started with Juan Pablo and her walking through a section of rocks called “the squeeze.” As tough as it was for them, you have to imagine how insane it was for our camera and audio crews to make it through while shooting. They did an incredible job in some difficult conditions. The walk and the climb might have been difficult but the chemistry between Juan Pablo and Andi is nothing but smooth and easy. They seem to really enjoy and understand each other. She easily got a rose and is safe to move on to the next week. READ FULL STORY

Olympics: Curling coach answers 5 burning questions

No Winter Olympics sport takes more abuse from TV viewers than curling. With 12 days of curling on tap in Sochi (daily play continues until medals are awarded to the women on Feb. 20, and the men on Feb. 21), it’s time we change that. We phoned 2010 Olympics coach Phill Drobnick, who’s now the Project 2018 National Coach for USA Curling, to ask a few burning questions, like why the sport’s three-hour matches are interesting and if we could, theoretically, become Olympians if we started training today.  READ FULL STORY

Spend a year with 'SNL' rookie Brooks Wheelan (in less than 10 minutes) -- VIDEO

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Back in September, Brooks Wheelan was announced as one of the six new cast members who would be joining Saturday Night Live for its 39th season. But for months before that, Wheelan was already in the middle of creating a “second a day” video for 2013.

The Iowa native was living as a stand-up comic in Los Angeles at the beginning of the year, surfing and skateboarding included. Wheelan chronicled his travels across the country performing before moving to New York at the end of August, providing a fun and unique perspective behind the scenes with his fellow cast members at SNL.

Check out a year in his life below: READ FULL STORY

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