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Have a Very '90s (and Early '00s) Christmas

Is it even possible to reminisce about Christmas in the '90s without getting Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" or *Nsync's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" stuck in your head? How about TLC's "Sleigh Ride"? And I still have a vivid memory of listening to Adam Sandler's hilarious classic "The Chanukah Song" on the radio back before the days of Spotify. If you want to take a trip down holiday season memory lane, listen to our '90s - and early '00s, because it just wouldn't be complete without Britney Spears and Destiny's Child - playlist below! For more holiday tunes, get our romantic Christmas playlist here. "8 Days of Christmas," Destiny's Child "All I Want For Christmas," Mariah Carey "All I Want Is You (This Christmas)," *Nsync "Baby It's Cold Outside," Vanessa Williams and Bobby Caldwell "Carolina Christmas," Squirrel Nut Zippers "The Chanukah Song," Adam
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The Voice Top 12 Performance Recap: Who Rocked You Enough for a Vote?

The Voice Top 12 Performance Recap: Who Rocked You Enough for a Vote?
Finally, with Monday’s episode of The Voice, the power shifted from the coaches to the audience. At long — long! — last, we got to vote for the contestants whose singing was music to our ears. But which of the Top 12’s performances were dazzling enough to inspire a tweet of support? Read on, and after we review the vocalists’ efforts, you can not only vote for your favorite but choose your overall pick to win Season 13.

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Eminem Performs Throwback Hits Like ‘Stan’ for Three-Song Medley on SNL

Eminem Performs Throwback Hits Like ‘Stan’ for Three-Song Medley on SNL
He might have a new album about to drop, but Eminem is sticking to the fan favorites.

The 45-year-old rapper changed the format during his Saturday Night Live performance this weekend — rather than treating viewers to two separate songs, as is the norm for the show’s musical guests, he appeared only once and played a nearly nine-minute medley of three songs.

Backed by a string section and band, he started with new single “Walk on Water.” The Grammy-winner was accompanied by the song’s writer, Skylar Grey, who played piano and performed the vocals provided by Beyoncé on the official recording.
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Miley Cyrus & Adam Sandler Open 'Tonight Show' With Tribute to Las Vegas Victims, Late Night Hosts Weigh In

Miley Cyrus & Adam Sandler Open 'Tonight Show' With Tribute to Las Vegas Victims, Late Night Hosts Weigh In
In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Jimmy Fallon opened Monday's Tonight Show with an emotional performance from Miley Cyrus.

The Younger Now artist, joined by Adam Sandler on guitar, performed a moving rendition of Dido's "No Freedom," which Cyrus said was in remembrance of the victims of the attack.

Introducing Cyrus' performance, which kicked off her five-day "Miley Week" on the Tonight Show, Fallon addressed the tragic events that unfolded Sunday night at the Route 91 country musical festival, where 59 people were killed and over 520 people injured by a lone gunman with automatic weapons.

"This morning we woke up to the news of another senseless shooting -- this time in Las Vegas," Fallon said. "In the face of tragedies and acts of terror, we need to remember that good still exists in this world. We’re here to entertain you tonight and that’s what we’re going to do."

Watch:
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Twin Peaks Recap: Da Bomb Diggity?

Twin Peaks Recap: Da Bomb Diggity?
Here’s the simple recap of Twin Peaks Part 8: Colors! Lights! Sounds! What am I watching?

Now for the longer version, let’s take a careful look at the truly wild (but deceptively simple) phantasmagoria that exploded gorgeously across the world’s television screens on Sunday night:

In South Dakota | We started off in a very normal way (considering what was to come). Bad Coop and Ray have escaped prison, and are driving towards a place called “The Farm” (is it Big Ed’s Gas Farm? Doubtful). Bad Coop still wants that mysterious and vital information from Ray. But
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7 Unforgettable Teen TV Show Theme Songs You Should Still Listen to, Ranked

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Show of hands if you spent a lot of college listening to Remy Zero or Paula Cole on your Winamp?

Okay, you can put your hands down. (We can't see them.) But, we can see why you opened up your ears to the aforementioned artists -- they blessed us with two of the best teen TV show theme songs in the history of time.

From "Smallville's" apt "Save Me," to "I Don't Want to Wait" from "Dawson's Creek," we've assembled more memorable themes you shouldn't feel embarrassed adding to your Spotify.

7. "My So-Called Life Theme" From "My So-Called Life" (1994 - 1995)

If high-school angst and nostalgia had theme music, this would be it. No lyrics, just all the feels.

6. 'Where You Lead" From "Gilmore Girls" (2000 - 2007)

The Gilmores arguably have the most "fall as f**k" theme ever made. Which probably explains why we never fast-forward through it during our binge watching sessions.
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The 6 most heartbreaking moments on The X Factor ever

It always starts the same way. The opening few piano notes of something slow by Coldplay or Labrinth. A contestant swallows hard, then starts talking about their sick mum/child/dog. And suddenly, before Cheryl can even grab a tissue, you're sat on your sofa blubbing like a toddler.

Yes: The X Factor has given us some of the most heartbreaking moments on TV over the years. And from hysterics at Judges' Houses to Simon Cowell's own rare, salty tears, here are 6 moments that shattered us, ruined us and gave us every feeling possible.

1. Gamu Gate

The so-called 'Gamu Gate' has become a central part of X Factor lore. 18-year-old Zimbabwe-born Gamu Nhengu had given flawless performances throughout the whole show, right through to her rendition of 'Cry Me Out' for Cheryl and will.i.am at Judges' Houses. Surely she was a dead cert for a spot in
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Can you ace HitFix's brutal 21-question Oscars quiz?

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Can you ace HitFix's brutal 21-question Oscars quiz?
The Oscars are less than 96 hours away, so you only have a limited amount of time to brag about your insane knowledge of Academy Awards history. Ready for a brutal 21-question foray into Oscar's grisly past? Let's roll. (We give you the questions on the first page. Jot down your responses, then check the answers, along with the accompanying questions, on the next page. The videos embedded here aren't related to the questions. They're just fun!) 1. What ‘90s Best Actor winner gave the shortest onscreen performance ever nominated (and therefore awarded) in that category? This is measured by total minutes and seconds spent onscreen. 2. The first (and so far only) black female nominee in the Best Original Screenplay category was a co-writer of what biopic released in the 1970s? 3. From 1937 to 1945, the Academy guaranteed nominations in one particular category to any studio that submitted a qualifiable entry. What was the category?
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Musical Break: Mommy's Céline

Manuel here trying to turn this wet and slushy frown upside down with some help from the movies.

Um...

As Nat noted this weekend, that might be one of the better responses to an alleged Oscar snub in recent memory but as with all "snubs," we have the films and boy has Xavier Dolan's Mommy seared itself into my brain. And so I'm using it today to help me brave this icy, cold, rainy weather we're having in the North East today (anyone buried under lots of snow?)

One of the best scenes in Dolan's film is set to Céline Dion's "On Ne Change Pas" and that song has been in constant rotation on my Spotify ever since (actually all of the songs from that film have!) Dolan has quite the gift for pairing radio-stamped hits with transgressively appealing scenes that don't just work as stylistic juxtapositions but as helpful characterizations.
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EW's 'Mean Girls' reunion: The cast looks back on the 2004 hit

EW's 'Mean Girls' reunion: The cast looks back on the 2004 hit
One sure sign of a film's legacy: Does it inspire its own holiday? If you happened to be anywhere near the Internet on Oct. 3, you probably noticed an outpouring of nostalgia for 2004's Mean Girls. The reason? A throwaway line uttered by Lindsay Lohan's Cady: "It's October 3rd." That may seem a pretty slim thread to hang an entire day on, but it's indicative of the fervent fan base for this new-classic teen comedy. Written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy), Mean Girls stars Lohan as a high school student at a new school who infiltrates the Plastics,
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Everything mentioned from 2000 and 2001 in VH1's 'I Love the 2000s'

Everything mentioned from 2000 and 2001 in VH1's 'I Love the 2000s'
Before VH1′s I Love the 2000s special began on June 17, I polled my roommates (whom I forced to watch with me) about their favorite pop culture moments from the year 2000. For about three minutes, everyone was stumped—what’s actually from the year 2000, instead of just under the umbrella term “the 2000s”? It turns out that remembering specific years is a lot harder than you think.

That’s why there’s a saving grace to VH1′s nostalgia-bait series, a 10-part anthology spread out over five days this week. It’s hugely entertaining to hear no-name comedians praise specific
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“American Idol” Recap: Oh Boy?

Fifteen men. Fifteen layered “rocker” outfits from H&M. Fifteen obligations to make preteen girls clap, whinny, and vote. Who will win? Who will whinny?

I did a couple of times. Not raucously, but overall, the first showcase of American Idol‘s male contestant crop was much better than the distaff half’s debut on Tuesday night. Some areas of improvement over the ladies: less screaming; more looking-like-they-belong-on-a-stage; handsomeness; guitar antics; palpable sensuality; faces for gay men to enjoy. Maybe we didn’t get a tender, tearful moment in the vein of M.K. Nobilette‘s whispery triumph on Tuesday, but I think we clearly saw five dudes fulla feelings emerge as frontrunners. Which is convenient, considering only five are guaranteed to proceed.

I know this isn’t news to readers of TheBacklot, but it must be stated: Adam Lambert, who again appeared as a guest mentor alongside the world
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Dido Reflects on Her Greatest Hits

For most of my childhood, Dido's music was inescapable; on the big screen, on the small screen, on the radio, in my shower. Although given her marvelous melodies, lyrical mastery and haunting voice, I'm at a loss for why anyone would ever choose to evade her tunes. And judging from her Billboard chart dominanace, and omnipresence for the last two decades, it's clear no one else could settle on a reason either.

Now Dido's most popular songs have been culled together for a Greatest Hits album. ETonline recently chatted with the Grammy and Oscar-nominated performer about the odd experience of compiling this collection, her favorite tracks ever and the most bizarre moment in her career.

ETonline: What was your reaction to being asked to compile a Greatest Hits album?

Dido: To be honest I was a bit taken aback [laughs]. I was in the middle of making another record when Sony suggested I put out
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Jessie J quits 'The Voice' UK: Who should replace her?

Jessie J became the first coach to jump out of the good Voice UK ship today (July 5), claiming that her music commitments rule her out of the BBC talent show's third cycle of spinning chairs.

It's not yet known whether Sir Tom, Danny or will are back for series three, but the search is already on to find a female popstar to replace J-j-j-Jessie.

The bookmakers have already started listing the usual suspects (Cheryl, Kylie, Adele), but here at Digital Spy we've come up with a list of serious replacements, who we believe to be genuine possible contenders for series three.

Joss Stone

If the BBC wants a like-for-like Jessie J replacement, personality-wise you couldn't get much closer than Miss Stone. She has a Marmite effect on the general public, she isn't afraid of speaking her mind and she's fond of an impromptu warble. We can easily imagine her dancing
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Dido On Her Disappearing Act

West Hollywood, Calif. -- Dido had been planning a relatively quick return to the spotlight after 2008's "Safe Trip Home." She holed up in Los Angeles and London studios to record a set of electronic-tinged songs.

"I was busy telling everyone there was an album on the way," Dido said. "And then I found out there was a baby on the way instead."

She and husband Rohan Gavin welcomed their first child, a son named Stanley, in July 2011. Dido packed up the recordings to focus on family.

But then late last year, the 41-year-old English singer reached out to her brother, producer Rollo Armstrong, to finally put the finishing touches on her fourth album, "Girl Who Got Away," released Tuesday.

Quick to laugh and full of self-deprecating asides, Dido recently sat down with The Associated Press to discuss her new songs, her son's musical tastes and her tendency to retreat from fame.
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Dido on 'X Factor' 'White Flag' covers: 'I quite liked them'

Dido has said that she "quite liked" the covers of 'White Flag' she has heard on The X Factor.

The singer's 2003 hit has been reworked many times on both the UK and Us versions of the show, including for Diana Vickers's 2008 farewell performance where she was embraced by Eoghan Quigg.

"I've seen a couple of them and quite liked them," Dido told Metro of the covers.

"The best one was Stars in Their Eyes - why isn't that still on TV? I sent the contestant my Brits outfit to wear."

She added: "I saw Howard Jones doing 'White Flag' on one of those shows where musicians do one of their own songs and a cover.

"I thought, 'Oh my God, this is the circle of life', because I was obsessed with Howard Jones during my teenage years. That was quite a moment."

Dido this month released comeback album Girl Who Got Away,
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Dido struggles to lose baby weight

Dido is still struggling to lose her baby weight. The 41-year-old singer gave birth to Stanley - her first child with husband Rohan Gavin - in July 2011 and admits she still hasn't lost the pounds she gained during her pregnancy, but she isn't too worried as her priorities have changed. She said: 'I still haven't quite managed [to lose the weight]. It has definitely been a bit of a struggle because you need to eat to have energy and I ate for Britain. I was so hungry the whole time. 'That whole 'weight drops off you when you're breastfeeding' thing is a complete myth. I haven't worried about it so much because your attitude shifts to thinking about how
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Dido struggles to lose baby weight

Dido is still struggling to lose her baby weight. The 41-year-old singer gave birth to Stanley - her first child with husband Rohan Gavin - in July 2011 and admits she still hasn't lost the pounds she gained during her pregnancy, but she isn't too worried as her priorities have changed. She said: ''I still haven't quite managed [to lose the weight]. It has definitely been a bit of a struggle because you need to eat to have energy and I ate for Britain. I was so hungry the whole time. ''That whole 'weight drops off you when you're breastfeeding' thing is a
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Dido struggling to lose baby weight

Dido is still struggling to lose her baby weight. The 41-year-old singer gave birth to Stanley - her first child with husband Rohan Gavin - in July 2011 and admits she still hasn't lost the pounds she gained during her pregnancy, but she isn't too worried as her priorities have changed. She said: 'I still haven't quite managed [to lose the weight]. It has definitely been a bit of a struggle because you need to eat to have energy and I ate for Britain. I was so hungry the whole time. 'That whole 'weight drops off you when you're breastfeeding' thing is a complete myth. I haven't worried about it so much because your attitude shifts to thinking about how
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Dido struggling to lose baby weight

Dido is still struggling to lose her baby weight. The 41-year-old singer gave birth to Stanley - her first child with husband Rohan Gavin - in July 2011 and admits she still hasn't lost the pounds she gained during her pregnancy, but she isn't too worried as her priorities have changed. She said: ''I still haven't quite managed [to lose the weight]. It has definitely been a bit of a struggle because you need to eat to have energy and I ate for Britain. I was so hungry the whole time. ''That whole 'weight drops off you when you're breastfeeding' thing is a
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