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Jim Carrey covers Radiohead, becomes latest in long line of 'Creeps': See it here!

Is there an actor in the universe more ’90s than Jim Carrey? The guy rose from stand-up notoriety to national prominence on the sketch show In Living Color, which premiered in the spring of 1990, and then to international superstardom thanks to flicks like The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

He finished out the decade with a series of strong dramatic roles—including his turn as Andy Kaufman in the biopic Man in the Moon—but since the turn of the century, he has wavered between the broad stuff he used to be known for (Bruce Almighty, Yes Man) and down-the-rabbit-hole head-scratchers (The Number 23, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Really, the guy might as well be Billy Corgan.

Which is why it makes perfect sense that Carrey’s band played a gig in New York over the weekend and dropped in a pair of ’90s alt-rock covers into the mix. He channeled Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins during his read-through of “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” but he really got into the groove during a version of Radiohead’s “Creep,” which you can check out below. READ FULL STORY

Boyz II Men, 'More Than You'll Ever Know' feat. Charlie Wilson -- AN EW EXCLUSIVE STREAM

In the ’90s, they shattered Billboard records seemingly daily, spreading their cooleyhighharmonies far and wide and swiftly becoming the most commercially successful R&B group of all time.

Now the Men have most definitely left their Boyzhood behind (and become a trio in the process, saying goodbye to original member Michael McCary), but on the track here exclusive to EW—it will go live on iTunes tomorrow—the group has picked up another honorary member in the process: Gap Band legend Charlie Wilson.

Listen to their collaboration after the jump, and find the song on their upcoming Twenty (due Oct. 25), a celebration of their two decades in the business that features both new songs and reworkings of their hits: READ FULL STORY

Ricky Martin on VH1's 'Behind the Music': On hiding his sexuality during his rise to success -- EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW VIDEO

Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin sold more than 60 million albums during his run at the top of the charts in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits such as “Living La Vida Loca,” “She Bangs,” and “La Copa de la Vida.”

Through it all, though, he was hiding a big secret about his sexuality that didn’t come out until much later.

Martin has done VH1′s Behind the Music once before, but he returns for a second round to discuss his amazing success and, yes, the latest beat in his career and life — his coming out as a gay man — in an episode, Behind the Music: Ricky Martin, that airs on the cable network this Sunday, Aug. 14, at 10 p.m. EW has the exclusive preview clip from the hour-long episode.

“I was trying to believe so hard from the bottom of my heart that I was not gay because what I was presenting on stage was not that,” Martin candidly says in the clip, which you can find below. “So it was very confusing.” He goes on to discuss his relationships with men — and women! — while he was a rising star in the ’90s.

EW has the exclusive first look at the episode here:

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Do you recognize the girl in this photo? A Tuesday-afternoon quiz

Her parents were one of the most iconic musical couples of the ’90s—if not of all time.

You’ve watched her grow up for nearly two decades, but you’ve probably never seen her like this. So who is she? READ FULL STORY

Enrique Iglesias on 'Behind the Music': His meteoric rise to stardom -- EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW VIDEO

Only a handful of stars have rocketed to fame as quickly as Latin singer Enrique Iglesias did when he cracked the global pop market in 1999.

A string of hits that included “Be With You” and “Hero” solidified him as a superstar here in America. That meteoric rise is chronicled in the latest episode of VH1′s Behind the Music: Enrique Iglesias, which will air on the cable network Sunday, July 31, at 10 p.m. EW has the exclusive preview clip of the hour-long episode.

“My first album had just sold, like, six and a half million copies in Spanish,” Iglesias remembers in the preview clip, “and two million in the U.S. with the Spanish album, which was crazy.” The clip also features an interview from a much-younger Iglesias, talking about his pre-fame romantic trials back in 1999. “Before I was a singer, I used to get dumped all the time,” he says. “Suddenly, you become a singer, and someone’s sex life can definitely get a lot better.”

The episode, of course, also retraces the rest of Iglesias’ career and what led him to sell more than 58 million records worldwide. Iglesias discusses how he came to be the man he is today, what the people in his life mean to him, and his 10-year relationship with tennis superstar Anna Kournikova. Plus: He reveals his thoughts on the rumors and issues that have plagued him during his career.

EW has the exclusive first look at the episode here:

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Smashing Pumpkins pitchman? Watch the video here

As his trip to Bonnaroo this year proved, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar loves him some alternative music. In fact, he’s so excited about the forthcoming Smashing Pumpkins album Oceania that he grabbed enough air to dunk a pumpkin.

In what must be one of the most unusual album promos of all time, Abdul-Jabbar palms a gourd before slamming it through a basketball hoop and letting it smash on the ground. (Get it?)

He then reminds the world that Billy Corgan’s band has a new album coming out soon. Check out the clip here: READ FULL STORY

Nirvana's 'Nevermind' getting five-disc 20th anniversary treatment, but is there really that much left to hear?

This September, Nirvana’s Nevermind will officially turn 20. It’s hard to believe that album that rewrote the rules for pop music (at least for a few years) is now two decades old.

It actually feels even older than that, if only because the days when Mudhoney got on the radio and MTV cared about alt-rock never-weres like Velocity Girl might as well have been the Mesozoic Era.

An album as important as Nevermind deserves the deluxe re-issue treatment, and fans will be obliged with five discs worth of Nevermind-era music and ephemera. According to the press release announcing the reissue, the four CDs and one DVD will feature “previously unreleased recordings, rarities, b-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety.”

That’s an awful lot of Nirvana, and it begs the question: is there really that much Nirvana to be heard? READ FULL STORY

Tupac shooter cops to an old crime, but what does it mean for Tupac and Biggie's murder cases?

Had he not been cut down in his prime by a (presumably) still-at-large assassin in 1996, rapper/actor/activist/poet/cultural lightning rod Tupac Shakur would have turned 40 years old today.

But on a day when we would normally be discussing his legacy—or what his creative place in today’s hip-hop world might have been had he lived—the attention has now turned instead to a man named Dexter Isaac, who gave an interview to AllHipHop wherein he admitted to being the man who shot Shakur in a famous unsolved incident outside a New York recording studio back in November of 1994.

Isaac claims he was paid $2,500 by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond to take out Shakur. The New York Police Department is currently investigating the issue, and if they find the claims to be credible, they plan to speak with Isaac, who according to AllHipHop is currently serving a life sentence in prison. Will the information that Isaac has—or claims to have—have any bearing ultimately on the notoriously still-unsolved cases of both Tupac’s and Biggie’s murders? READ FULL STORY

Gwen Stefani and No Doubt on their next step - EXCLUSIVE

It has been nearly 10 years since No Doubt dropped their last studio album, Rock Steady; five years since singer Gwen Stefani dropped her last solo album The Sweet Escape; and two years since the group reunited for a big summer tour.

But Job-like No Doubt fans are about to be rewarded: Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal and drummer Adrian Young sat down with Entertainment Weekly in Santa Monica this past weekend to chat about where they’ve been—and where they’re going.

And while we’re keeping the big news a secret for now (you can read the whole interview in this week’s coming issue, which is on newsstands this Friday), Stefani did tell us that the days of her being a solo artist are probably over.

“That was a moment in time,” Stefani said firmly when asked about the future of her solo career. “It went on a little longer than we all thought it would, because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you’re at in that time in your life … [But] everything works out how it should.”

For the rest of the No Doubt’s revelations—including how life has changed since they now have nine(!) kids onboard between them, and what they think of the current state of the music industry—check out this week’s issue.

And in the meantime, let us know in the comments section below if you’ll miss the solo version of Stefani, and hollaback if you still spell out “B-A-N-A-N-A-S” every time you’re in the produce aisle. (Or maybe that’s just us?)

Read More at EW.com:
Gwen Stefani strikes a pose for L’Oreal Paris
No Doubt sues over unapproved ‘Band Hero’ use; say they are ‘bitterly disappointed’
Gwen Stefani possibly confirms her solo music was crap; hopes her kid doesn’t turn out to be a ‘freak’

Courtney Love tweets herself into another lawsuit, this time with a law firm

Some celebrities have made Twitter work for them; Courtney Love is not one of them.

The perpetually-embattled Hole mastermind just settled a Twitter-related lawsuit in March (she paid out $430,000 to fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir after making statements on Twitter and MySpace that suggested she had some sort of criminal past), and now she faces yet another defamation suit thanks to a tweet.

Lawyer Rhonda Holmes has filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court that Love libeled her and her firm following the termination of their attorney-client relationship in 2009 (she is seeking unspecified damages). Love had hired Holmes’ firm to recoup money she thought was stolen from the estate of her late husband Kurt Cobain.

When Love began to second-guess attorney Keith Fink’s strategy—and later when the firm demanded that Love refrain from substance abuse during their working relationship—Love fired them and walked away. She returned a few months later seeking their representation again, but Holmes declined to work with Love a second time. That was when Love fired up her Twitter account.

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